Book review: “Makten bak Makten”

Norwegians read more newspapers than any other nation in the world. Over 500 copies are sold pr. thousand inhabitants, each Norwegian reads at least two newspapers pr. day. Being a citizen of this rather innocent small town (4.6 mill.) in the global village there are few public voices that represent my weltanschuung. In the media landscape of hundres of newspapers and publishers very few speak about the most important global questions confronting us today.

This has all changed with the publication of “Makten bak Makten” (The Power Behind the Power) by Per-Aslak Ertresvåg (born 1931). I consider this book to be one of the most important dissident books having come out of the Norwegian printing press since Jens Bjørneboe. Bjørneboe dealt with the mechanisation of society; the growing sickness of the cultural soul and the problem of evil. This book deals with the sickness of the planet, the sickness of the ruling elite and the historical trajectories and political developments of what has come to be known as the “New World Order”.

This book will either be percieved as unsubstantiated nonsense or as a collection of historical facts about the stronghold a few global organisations have on the world. The existence and background of the Bilderbergers, The Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission is no big secret. Scholars have examined the history and political roles of the Freemasons and the Jesuits in great detail. Much is know about the intricacy of international power structures, so are there anything more to add?

In recent years several new developments has appeared with the fingerprints of the New World Order on them. Chemtrails, in contrast to condensation trails left by planes, contain numerous biological and chemical compounds that are harmful to humans. HAARP (Highfrequency Active Auroral Research Program) are officially meant to study the ionosphere, but has dual military applications for weather manipulation and even mind control. These topics have seldom or never been brought up in Norwegian media.

The obvious comments on the book in Norwegian media goes along the lines of “in times of complexity it’s easy to reach for simple explanations” and claims of anti-semitism. Pointing out the historical fact that the Rothchilds, the Rockefellers and other monetary dynasties has played a significant role in the development of international banking has nothing to do with anti-semitism. Neither does explaining the formation of the world biggest privat banking cartel called The Federal Reserve.

Per-Aslak Ertresvåg shows that the newspapers, business journals and TV-stations don’t represent the actual state of the world. They are actually the “whores of the oil-soaked, spy-riddled monopoly press” that fellow conspiracy researcher Sherman Skolnick so precisely describe them. Exposing the threat of an international psuedo-aristocratic mafia (The Black Nobility) hell-bent on world domination is not easy in Norway, or anywhere else in the world, without being tagged a “conspiracy theorist”. I believe the author know this very well having spent more than 50 years in journalism. With this professional background and a foreword by a military officer the book is given a certain academic credibility.

The scope of the book is ambitious and bold, with topics ranging from the Illuminati and secret societies to corrupt international organisations and population control. Well-informed students of revisionist history will find the book somehow superfluous due to the very intensive use of sources like Carrol Quigley, Antony Sutton and John Coleman. Even oddities like Fritz Springmeier and William Cooper are mentioned. What makes this book more than a notch better than your average conspiracy theory is that it connects many of the major threads in conspiracy literature to real world research of the author. In addition to this the distinct academic prose and the Norwegian perspective make this book unique.

If you read Norwegian I recommend you to get this book immediately. Hopefully it will be taken seriously and wake the oil-drunk Norwegian populace up to the reality of the international occult power structure.

“Makten bak makten” av Per-Aslak Ertresvåg.
Koloritt Forlag 2006
Pris: NOK 278
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