I've been thinking along the same lines as what you say, Randy. I think this is a huge money-making business for the controllers, the el-ites, and not for the person we see out in front doing all the work.... if "person" is even the right word for it.
The way my research comes out at this time, and to go to the very, very, very bottom line, or the top of the pyramid, it would be an off-world intelligence controlling the international banking cartels who is in control of this, but they stay extremely well-hidden. They walk among us, of course, as clones, robotoids, androids, hybrids, etc. They are those in visible positions of so-called governmental power, hiding behind human-looking masks. The Queen, the Pope, the Jesuits, the Talmudists, they are the minions taking orders.
The most current information I have about Reptilians is, they were created right here on this planet by another race from a different world. Those who have the very most Reptilian DNA are too obviously not human, so they stay hidden underground. The others that we see "shapeshifting" are the ones with a higher ratio of Reptilian-to-Human DNA. They are the criminals, the serial killers, the greedy and lustful ones among us. It's the Humanitarians, the soulful Poets, the writers of true Love Songs, etc., the Artists of beauty, who are the true Humans. That's my take on it thus far from all this research. For example, the eye at the top of the Illuminati pyramid is not human, so what is it; what or whom does it represent?
Where I'm at right now in my findings is they lost their ancient advanced technology in a nuclear war in pre-historic times. One of the reasons for all these invasions into Middle-Eastern countries via "wars" is to try and un-earth this lost technology, and reopen the portals to get back out of here. They are using HAARP to try and penetrate through the membrane that was placed around the Earth long ago to quarantine and entrap them.
Why would they care if they ruin our ozone layer if it helps get them back out of here? They were chased out of another star system long ago, and ended up here. This is a very foreign atmosphere for them, and they've been living mostly underground. This might be why they're terraforming; if they can't leave, they want to make this world hospitable to themselves, and phase us out of the whole picture. They use the money they make off of these billionaire clones to finance their projects and wars.
That's my opinion unless and until better and more current information surfaces. I'm always open to changing my mind, and I would love nothing more than to be proven wrong about Beatle multiples, but we've seen too much evidence for it to be just a 'normal' human operation.
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