The phrase ‘reality check’ takes on a whole new meaning after reading this latest uncompromising book from David Icke, the bestselling author, public speaker and professional conspiracy researcher.
Icke has been researching the question of ‘who really runs the world?’ for nearly 30 years and in Everything You Need to Know, But Have Never Been Told he brings together the fruits of that research, and much more besides, with the aim of issuing a dire warning.
As you’d expect of the author, dubbed one of the world’s most controversial figures, he pulls no punches as he sets out to show that what we perceive as reality is, in fact, an intricately-layered and manufactured deception with one purpose: our imminent enslavement.
It’s a bold task, and this is reflected in the page count, which comes in at over 700 pages, but whatever side of the fence you sit with regards to Icke, his latest book is certainly an impressive and comprehensive work.
Everything You Need to Know, But Have Never Been Told lives up to its name, with a wealth of seemingly unconnected conspiracy theories brought together in a bid to uncover a bigger, and far more ominous picture.
What may be surprising is that there are also detailed chapters about cutting-edge science such as the nature of time and space, and the evolution of the solar system. The author has clearly read far and wide, and he imparts this clearly and with good humour as he gets us to think again about those supposedly undisputable truths that define our existence.
What may be equally surprising for those who have never picked up a David Icke book before is that these are not the rantings of a mad man. Yes, the media has taken great delight in pillorying him ever since that notorious Wogan interview but there’s far more to the man than the tabloids would have you believe.
Icke is open about his past and addresses the big media elephant in the room. Yes, he says, people laughed at the theories and dismissed him, but with a swelling global following that appreciates his relentless investigating, he’s having the last laugh.
The world he describes, however, is anything but a laughing matter. He talks about the march towards global domination, being planned and executed by ‘the Web’ – a vast network of secret, semi-secret and publicly-known organisations ultimately controlled by what he calls ‘the Spider’ – a non-human force that is not only extra-terrestrial but extra-dimensional in origin.
Whether you subscribe all the way or not with this view, it’s fair to say that the public don’t always get the truth from those at the top. In an era when the President of the United States is accused of as much ‘false news’ as he declaims, it’s no wonder that people are searching for alternative voices, and Icke is by far the most literature and fluent of those oracles.
If Icke is correct, then we have only a few years to wake up and take back control before it’s too late. The author tackles the biggest issues of the moment, from terrorism and media manipulation to the rise of transhumanism, as he tries with urgency to shatter the simulated life we are all, he says, plugged in to.
He is also open in his criticism of the educational system, organised religion and the excesses of political correctness – all of which he sees as being more designed for imprisoning the mind and censoring free speech than the opposite.
For those who already appreciate his books, Everything You Need to Know, But Have Never Been Told will prove essential reading.
For those who have previously dismissed Icke and his theories out of hand, this could well be a revelation and the closest thing to swallowing a Matrix red pill.
Everything You Need To Know But Have Never Been Told by David Icke (David Icke Books) is out now, priced £14.99. Visit www.davidicke.com