A popular fictional device is the powerful secret agency (see Da Vinci Code, Men in Black, Asimov’s Foundation) that manipulates history, unsuspected by the rest of humanity. Whether the agency’s intentions are good or evil is usually ambiguous and can only be grasped in the context of greater truths that are kept hidden. Powerful, secret organizations are anathema to an open society but we are fascinated by them nonetheless. They, like many notions of God, have a Master Plan that we can’t divine, but we yearn for their existence because we would like to believe that They will intervene in dire situations, if only to ensure their own survival.
So with Persia about to acquire the Bomb, Iraq falling apart, and Christian Europe about to be overrun demographically by its ancient enemy, this is a plea to the Knights Templar: boys, it’s time to come out of hiding and fix things. © 2007 Stephen Yuen