As a relative newcomer to David Icke’s controversial spiritual and conspiratorial views, I homed in on this book specifically, as a result of seeing a small segment from a lecture he gave. I could talk about how inspiring this video clip was, but you might as well take ten minutes to watch it for yourself and make up your own mind (see bottom). The complete video is entitled The Robots’ Rebellion and is a two-hour exposition of the themes of the same book.
The Robots’ Rebellion is a relatively early book by Icke, and I think it might be his first to tackle conspiracy in a big way. As an early book, you will not find any mention of Reptilians in here, nor will you find anywhere near as much detailed information on the illusory nature of reality. This book is essentially a retelling of human history from the point of view that humanity may have been massively manipulated. This manipulation is done, in one sense, by people in positions of power, but above that is something that Icke terms the “Luciferic Consciousness.” He doesn’t call it the Devil, because he’s not a believer in Christianity, but he is talking about the same concept.
In the early chapters, Icke talks about the ancient legends of Atlantis and Lemuria. This stuff had me going, “Hmm, that’s interesting, but I don’t quite know what to do with this information.” In other words, I couldn’t connect to it anything I knew to be true. My eyes widened at times with how specific he was prepared to be in detailing events that conventional history doesn’t acknowledge. Icke’s more recent books are loaded with footnotes for further research; sadly this is not the case with this one. Nevertheless, I persevered.
Aspects of the book on religion were fascinating. Icke’s view is that extraterrestrials came to earth and set themselves up as gods over mankind. This is certainly not a new view. After reading the book, I put a lot more credence behind the idea than I did beforehand.
Science also comes under fire, and this is where I personally had a major eye-opener about how I have been manipulated. Science is, or should be, a tool to help us understand the universe. But it is being used as a god-like authority. Scientists (and people of a scientific mindset) often assume that physics is the only reality, and since science can’t penetrate effectively beyond that to the realm of the spiritual, it has the audacity to claim that ideas like God and an afterlife are a farce. It’s essentially a case of “If I can’t see it with my microscope, telescope, etc., then it isn’t real.” When the sheer arrogance of this assumption clicked with me, I thought, “Wow. It’s just an assumption. That’s all it is. And I’ve been tossed to and fro by it for years without realising what was happening in my head.”
As the book moves from the ancient world to the modern, Christianity comes under fire in a big way due to the Crusades and the conquest of the Americas. Secret societies like the Freemasons are also said to play a large part in history, occupying a more powerful place in the pyramid of manipulation than even heads of governments. There are many quotes from a document called The High Protocols of the Elders of Zion, supposedly a leaked Illuminati document detailing how they plan to take over the world. In the mainstream it is believed to be fake, but Icke maintains it isn’t on the grounds of what it’s actually saying and its syncronicity with what we see happening in the world. It certainly is a complex and disturbing document that I’m not inclined to dismiss out of hand.
The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 is called “The Darkness” and is essentially this alternative look at history. Part 2 is called “The Light” and is a depiction of what the world could be like if humanity changed its ways – what the world might have a chance to be like in the event of the collapse of the present world system.
Icke brings to light the horrors of our own lack of responsibility – our thoughtless exploitation of the planet’s resouces, our greed for gain, our lack of love for others. He puts a spotlight on many things we’ve been conditioned to think of as normal life and dares us to change. It’s very, very inspiring.
Despite the complex nature of the conspiracy stuff and my inability to accept or deny much of it, there is enough in the way of self-evident truth in this book for me to give it a hearty recommendation. Inspirational.