Recall that A. A. Asbury was killed in Scotland while searching for
Wire’s teeth and that Boozer met Alice in Wonderland after he fell
down a rabbit hole in Saw Mill Hollow. As it turned out, Alice Ann
is the twin sister of A. A. and she found that she can communicate
with A. A. through a medium. The spirit of A. A. is actually
“living” two centuries in the future and he can somehow communicate
with Alice in the present. Due to this time anomaly, A. A. is often
able to tell Alice of current and past events and tell her of his
concern about the possible results of these events. Since A. A. is
“living” two hundred years in the future, he already knows the
outcomes, but he can’t tell Alice of the results since the future is
flexible and can be changed by the actions of the people who reside
in the present. The Librarian, who resides in the same domain as A.
A. and who is the keeper of all books written since the beginning of
time, has indicated to A. A. that the free will of people must be
respected. If A. A. told Alice of the results of past and current
events, then that would fix the future and he is not permitted to do
that. The Librarian indicated that the outcomes of these events are
already recorded in the history books in the library, but if the
people in the present take different actions and change the
outcomes, then the history books will automatically be rewritten to
reflect these changes.
A Telephone Call
Boozer received a phone call from Alice, who seemed to be very
frightened by something. Alice wanted to meet Boozer at the Big
Wheel in Alderson as soon as possible to tell him of something she
had learned from A. A.. Boozer and Alice meet at the Big
Boozer: Hello, Alice, nice to see you again.
Alice: Same here; let’s find a booth in a back corner. I want to
tell you something that I learned from A. A.. I think it’s quite
disturbing and I want to see what you think.
Boozer: O.K. How about the booth over there?
At this point Alice and Boozer go to a booth in the back of the Big
Alice: I spoke with A. A. last night through my medium and he told
me of current and past events that are taking place in America. A.
A. indicated that he didn’t think that the people are completely
aware of the possible implications of these events. I asked A. A. if
he would tell me the results of these events, but he said that he is
not permitted to do that. He said that the future is flexible and is
determined by the actions of the people in the present.
Boozer: What did A. A. have to say that’s so important?
Alice: Well, A. A. said that there is a fairly large and loosely
knit group of mostly “super rich” people in America, whom he called
the Controllers, that is trying to determine the direction of our
country. He didn’t tell me exactly who the Controllers are. He
didn’t say Republican, Democrat, Independent, Tea Party, so exactly
who they are is something that has to be determined, probably by the
American people themselves. A. A. did say, however, that many of
them hold high-level positions in banks, in investment firms and in
international corporations and that the actions of the Controllers
are, for the most part, directed toward maintaining their “super
rich” status. It also very likely that some members of the
Controllers are members of our government; they may even be members
of congress who have risen over the years to leadership levels and
who are willing to do the bidding of the Controllers in order to
continue in their positions.
Boozer: Anything else?
Alice: A. A. indicated that a great deal of it began with the
protests of the Vietnam War. The Controllers realized that something
must be changed if America is to continue to be able to engage in
“wars of choice” around the world. College students across America
will very quickly object and go “to the streets” to protest a war
they judge to be unjust. In fact, many of the mothers and fathers of
these college students will also object to their sons and daughters
being drafted to participate in such wars. So the Controllers were
able to quietly convince the military and the leaders of our
government that the draft should be ended and that the military
should be a volunteer army.
Boozer: Wars of Choice?
Alice: Yes, it appears that America has, for reasons unknown to most
Americans, decided that it must police the world. Most Americans do
not know that the military of the United States is deployed in more
than 150 countries around the world. A. A. indicated that this
policing policy is very tightly tied to American business interests
abroad, particularly to the acquisition of natural resources that
will benefit these businesses.
Boozer: The Controllers? I haven’t heard of this group before. Also,
if the military is to be made up of volunteers, then how were the
parties involved convinced that there would be enough volunteers?
Alice: No, you probably haven’t heard of the Controllers before. I
had never heard of them either until A. A. told me of them. It seems
that this group works in secret and behind the scenes to try to
direct the outcomes of events toward their interests. With regard to
enough volunteers for the military, the Controllers decided some
years ago to create a permanent underclass of people with low wages
and to give the young men and women of this class an incentive to
join the military.
Boozer: But how can they do that?
Alice: One aspect of the plan is to slowly make a college education
so expensive that it will be mostly “out of reach” of the youth in
the underclass and then by using the GI Bill. For example, in the
1950’s the minimum wage was 50 cents an hour while college tuition
was about $40 per semester. To see exactly what has happened with
regard to the costs of a college education, let’s look at the ratio
of tuition to minimum wage. Today, the minimum wage is $7.25 per
hour, so let’s see what the tuition should be today to be comparable
to what it was in the 1950’s. If we let X be this tuition, then
40/.50 = X/7.25. Solving this for X gives X = $580. Thus, the
tuition today should be $580 per semester if college tuition today
were to be comparable to what it was in the 1950’s. However, the
tuition at a public college or university is currently somewhere
between $3,000 and $4,000 per semester. Let’s split the difference
and suppose that the tuition is $3,500 per semester and see what the
minimum wage should be today so that the ratio of tuition to minimum
wage would be the same as it was in the 1950’s. If X is this minimum
wage, then we have 40/.50 = 3500/X. This gives a minimum wage of X =
Boozer: O.K. If the parents are in the underclass, then a college
education is probably out of reach for their sons and daughters,
unless a student performs well enough in secondary school to receive
a scholarship of some type. How does the GI Bill fit in?
Alice: Simple. Eliminate government loans and Pell Grants and offer
the young people of the underclass a chance at a college education
if they serve in the military. The current GI Bill provides
financial support for education and housing to individuals who serve
in the military for a sufficient period of time. This seems to have
worked even with government loans and Pell Grants in place, but it
will probably work much better if loans and grants are no longer
available. Surveys indicate that most of the “foot” soldiers in the
military are from the underclass. These surveys show as well that
young men and women have very little incentive to join the military
when they come from families with incomes sufficient to pay for
their education. The Controllers also know that almost nothing will
be heard from Americans in the way of objecting to a “war of choice”
when they perceive that the soldiers going to war are volunteers.
This is exactly how the Controllers want it and little does the
underclass realize that this is exactly how it has been
Boozer: But how can the Controllers create a permanent underclass?
Alice: A. A. indicated that this has taken a bit of time and
continues to be an ongoing and mostly successful effort. The
following are some of the steps A. A. pointed out that have been
taken or are currently taking place to achieve this end.
(1) Keep the wages of the underclass low. This can be partly
achieved by eliminating unions from the workplace whenever and
wherever possible. This not only helps fill the ranks of a volunteer
army but it also helps to maintain the “super rich” status of many
of the Controllers.
(2) Eliminate as many as possible of the underclass from the voting
rolls. A. A. indicated that this is an ongoing effort in many states
with the passage of certain requirements to vote such as photo ID
cards, among others. The Controllers know that it is much easier to
influence the outcomes of elections if the underclass is unable to
vote in large numbers.
(3) Eliminate family planning for the underclass. If family planning
is eliminated, then there will be many, many more unplanned births
per year among the underclass. This will ensure that cheaper labor
will be available for the businesses of the “super rich” and that
there will enough young men and women to fill the volunteer ranks in
(4) The “super rich” have a tendency to look upon those who are not
“super rich” with disdain. The “super rich” with their mega
mansions, their yachts, and private jets view even those with a
fairly decent income who can afford to send their sons and daughters
to college as poor. The aim of the Controllers is to convince these
folks that if they don’t vote in congressional and presidential
elections in a certain way, then they will lose “beans from their
plates.” This is what the Controllers secretly call the “live poor
and vote rich” tactic that they employ. This is at the heart of much
of the “information” they been able to continuously have others
place before the American people in one form or another. A. A. said
that it is unfortunate that many of the people who can afford to
send their sons and daughters to college identify with the “super
rich” in hopes of conveying to others that they themselves have
“made it”, while at the same time not realizing that they have
fallen prey to the “live poor and vote rich” techniques used by the
(5) Control the outcomes of elections with money and with electronic
voting machines that leave no paper trail. Manufacturers of these
machines insist that they cannot release the computer programs that
run these machines because that would give their manufacturing
competitors an unearned advantage. These machines can be programmed
so that an election worker can, after the polls close, “flip” the
election results toward their candidate by pressing a sequence of
keys on the screen, a sequence known only to the election worker.
(6) Eliminate the statistical calling of elections by exit polls.
These exit polls have proven over the years to be extremely
accurate, except for the flawed and probably corrupt Bush-Gore
election in Florida. A. A. says that this election was no
justification for eliminating exit polling since it is well known
that people in Florida can’t count anyway. The Controllers know that
with exit polls eliminated and without a paper trail for the voting
machines there will be no way whatsoever to determine whether or not
the results on voting machines have been flipped.
(7) Keep the underclass and, in fact, the American people scared. If
necessary invent a group of evil-doers or an evil country that is
perceived to pose a threat to America in order to keep the people on
edge. The Controllers know that in such an environment it is much
easier to manipulate the people.
These are just some of the tactics that the Controllers are using.
A. A. says it’s up to the American people to realize what is going
on and insist that it be corrected. If not, he is afraid that
American will soon be a democratic country in name only.
Boozer: Alice, I don’t believe a word of this. Yes, it’s clear that
some of these things have happened or are currently taking place,
but that doesn’t mean that there is a grand conspiracy going on or
that the group called Controllers even exists. It may just be that
our politicians are ignorant of the harm their actions may cause.
Alice: Well, I’m convinced of it since A. A. knows the future.
Boozer, I’m concerned and I need your help. I’m counting on you to
help me come up with a plan that will expose the Controllers. Can I
count on you?
Boozer: Not really, but when Private Detective Stone Cold returns to
Alderson, maybe he will be willing to investigate the Controllers
and get to the bottom of the story you have told. For my part, the
Mayan Calendar indicates that the world will end on December 21,
2012, so I’m going home, get in my recliner and wait for the
Recall that Private Detective Stone Cold is a retired CIA agent who
recently moved to Alderson. Stone is trained in the art of the
silent kill and he holds a Ph.D. in Shape Shifting from the renowned
Shape Shifting Institute in Tibet. Stone is currently somewhere in
the world investigating the International Brotherhood of Walnut
Heads. But if Private Detective Stone Cold returns to Alderson and
should he choose to investigate the Controllers, then it is assured
that he will get to the bottom of the story told by that apparently
liberal leaning Alice and her dead twin A. A. Stone is a
“dyed-in-the-wool” conservative and, in fact, he is so conservative
that if he were to let his toenails grow long, then they would curve
off to the right. However, Stone is a man of unquestionable
integrity, so we can rest assured that any report that he might give
will be without political basis.