One of the topics of discussion on everyone's lips is the recent alleged coup d'etat attempt in Germany, allegedly run by a group of royalists, or right wing MAGA-like groups, or embedded "ultra ring wingers" (code for Neo-Nazi) in the German state structure, or whatever. In fact, if I were to say what's uppermost on people's minds just judging by the materials sent to me this past week in my email inbox, I'd have to say that this story easily eclipses all others, and accordingly, I'm going to spend some time going over it, and sharing my "take" on it, for whatever it's worth.

Firstly, a shout out of thanks to all of you who shared articles - some of which are referenced below - on this story: L.G.L.R., T.M., V.S., T.R., M., P.G., S.D., and our friend and colleague, Bernard Grover, for all the articles linked here:

The Global Zeitenwende

Heinrich XIII: Germany's far-right prince who planned a coup

Germans on the verge of a nervous breakdown

German police foil alleged ‘citizens of the Reich’ coup plot

Germany Arrests Dozens Accused Of Plotting To Overthrow Government

And last and by no means least, Bernard Grover's take on the restoration of royal symbolisms, and one of my "takes":

Royals, Reich or Wrong: One step over the bloodline

Rather than reviewing and commenting on quotations from these articles as is my usual practice, I want to jump right into my high octane speculations as these will more or less provide a summary of the articles' contents. The first thing that I suspect one must notice is the timing of this event. Increasingly I do not view the occurrence of events in isolation.  My inclination is to assume their interconnectedness until proven otherwise, and while I realize this assumption contains its own methodological risks of  massive misinterpretation, I think events of the past few years warrant such an approach; in the end, it saves a massive amount of time from having to argue for that assumption and then to argue a set of interpretations on its basis. We simply assume it, and proceed directly to the interpretations that it seems to imply.

Having done so, we notice several things about the timing:  (1) it occurs after the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the accession of King Charles III in Great Britain and after several changes of government in that country; (2) it occurs concurrently with German Chancellor Scholz announcing a massive overhaul of German defense policy and posture, an overhaul that, let it be noted, appears also to be an economic and industrial stimulus package for German industry suffering under collapse of demand: when demand is needed for heavy industry, look to military expenditure; (3) it occurs when the USSA has embroiled itself and its European colonies and satrapies in a useless and dangerous war in the Ukraine, and after years of American promise-breaking and meddling with respect to that country and Russia; (4) it occurs when  China is stepping up its pressure to woo American allies away from the West (think of Mr. Xi's recent trip to the Saudis), and finally (5) it occurs concurrently with German police also discovering two "moving" Chinese "police stations" in that country.  The last time I looked, such extra-territorial jurisdictional exercise was frowned on in international law (except of course, for the USSA, which insists its citizens must continue to pay American taxes even if they live overseas...go figure).  Finally, the event occurs concurrently with the ongoing financial and economic weakness of Europe, the EU, the European Central Bank, and of course, the whole FTX Bankman-Fraud Bankman-Fried scandal, which of course involves the Ukraine and thereby affects European security.

I belabor the timing aspect of the event because, amid some attempts of western media to downplay the significance of the coup plot, and to emphasize German "hysteria" and so on (the BBC for example), the plain fact of the matter is that the timing indicates that the plot was a serious effort, not merely the plaything of a disgruntled and elderly European royal. Rest assured, had a similar event occurred in France or Italy or Austria to restore the Bourbons, or the Hapsburgs, or the Savoys, it would have been taken very seriously. This is not, in my opinion, hysteria on the part of the German government. In fact, as news continues to develop, we're informed that there were arrests in Austria and Italy as well, making one wonder why anyone from those countries would be involved in a German Putsch. We'll get back to that in a moment.

It's that word Putsch that I want to discuss for a moment. Coups d'etat are risky affairs, and more often fail than succeed, especially in a country like Germany where the government is "muscular", which is a nice way of saying that if you want to have a bad day, just cross a German policeman. Coups are not known as being all that successful in Germany. In fact, off the top of my head, I can't really think of any, except perhaps one, and it doesn't really qualify as a coup d'etat, and that was the collapse of Wilhelm II's support (and Quartermaster-General Erich Ludendorff's support) in the German General Staff in late 1918 that led to Wilhelm's abdication and self-exile in the Netherlands. Otherwise, coups in Germany have had a track record of colossal failure: the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch in Bavaria? Failure. The 1950s Naumann coup against Adenauer? Failure. The July 1944 Bomb Plot and Coup attempt against Hitler? Failure. The 1938 Generals' plot? That one didn't even get off the ground. So I'm not surprised that this one failed.  If you think surveillance in the modern USSA is bad, you haven't been dealing with the BVD or BKA or BND lately, and trust me, they listen to everything in Germany, and always have.

What I'm more intrigued by is a question looming over all of this, that I have not yet seen be asked nor answered: given the size of this apparent conspiracy, why was no action taken earlier either by the plotters or by police? There is, in other words, something about the aspect of timing that we're not being told. Did the German security services delay a round up until they had more or less the complete outlines of the conspiracy? Or were they in fact forced to move ahead of schedule? I ask these questions, and particularly the last one, because if you followed the news reporting, the narrative seemed to subtly shift from royals wanting to reinstall an 1880s style imperial German monarchy, presumably with Prince Heinrich XIII as Kaiser und Koenig, to a group of "ultra-right" people with MAGA and Trump-like pretensions, a characterization that seems to me, on the surface, to be ludicrous because in all my years of dealing with Germans from boyhood until now, I've never met a single one on the left or right that even remotely resembles the American right wing Republican!  My point is, the narrative shifted a bit, but for the moment, it appears the media is sticking with the royalist plot narrative.

And here is precisely where getting a handle on this story gets "prickly".  We're being told that this was all about restoring some version of the old Second Reich, the imperial German Kaiserreich of 1871-1918.  Why then were Austrians and Italians involved? Neither Austria, nor the Austrian Tyrol, were parts of the Second Reich. Nor is the family of Heinrich XIII the royal and imperial family of that Kaiserreich. THat family is, of course, the Von Hohenzollerns, and its current head, Prince Georg Friedrich von Hohenzollern und Preussen is very much alive and kicking.  So, for that matter, is the revival of symbols of the old Kaiserreich in modern Germany (see my articles and   The only time Austria and large portions of Italy were part of the Reich was under the First Reich, or Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. That may be a clue as to the ultimate aim and designs of the coup plotters, I do not know, for certainly many German royal families, including the Hohenzollerns, held the right of electors of the Holy Roman Emperors.  After all, a "revived Roman Empire" is very much a part of the "dispensensationalist" template that I have long believed informs Mr. Globalooney's plans.

In short, my friend Bernard Grover in his article that I've linked above, has adequately outlined my (and my friend's) private discussions about a possible scenario of the "return of the royals", and I indeed think that this is a possibility in play. What Mr. Grover has done is to expand the context to include the royal and imperial houses of Asia as well, and while we're discussing the return of royal and imperial symbolism, do not forget that the ceremony of the installation of the Emperor Naruhito of Japan was broadcast on television just a few years ago.    Could we indeed, as Mr. Grover summarizes this speculation, be looking at a "restoration" scenario:

With the increased use of royal symbols, the decay of democracy, and the rumblings of a return to bloodlines, are we seeing a move towards regional if not a global monarchy? Could the perceived gangland wars - by me and others - be the royal houses re-establishing territories, and even settling who gets to run the planet? Are we seeing the rise of the Fourth Reich, or return of the Second Reich? Did monarchy come to an end in the 20th century, or did they just let us run free until we made a (ahem) royal mess of things?

Assuming the rise of the royals explains many things - the all-out attack on the middle class, the moral and ethical decay of secular democracies, and the global desire for beneficent if not benign leadership.

It also explains the incessant expansion of Socialism. Socialism, after all, is defined by State ownership of everything, and once in place, is easily transferred to a royal bloodline - especially one with established roots and “rightful” claims. Ownership of everything by a single individual defines monarchy.

It would explain the push for absolute dependence on the State, from cradle to grave, much like the feudal peasants of yore. After all, if all property and sovereignty are vested in the monarch, doesn’t that mean we will “own nothing and be happy”? Isn’t that essentially the defining characteristic of a “subject” to the crown?

Indeed, is Mr. Xi's quest for "lifetime" appointments but a clever disguise for bringing back the Han Emperors? Are we looking at the attempt to create (twelve?) regional kingdoms held together by a global Imperator Rex? Again, possibly.  Time will tell as we learn more about this story, but don't expect the media to cover it. I rather suspect the story will be quickly buried, and forgotten. But if this view of the possible scenario is correct, it needs to be followed closely.   If I hear or obtain any information, I'll keep everyone posted.

The second possibility here is equally plausible, and that it that this story is one big distraction, using a very real (and apparently amateurish) coup plot as a crisis of opportunity, and that the real goal here is - like the Reichstag fire - to create a false flag to allow a declaration of emergency, and a crackdown on internal opposition, for whatever reason, though again, here, Herr Scholz's recent calls for a much more muscular German military and foreign policy provide one possible connecting motivation.

The bottom line: regardless of which of these two views, or anywhere on the spectrum between them, that one lies, I view this story as being very significant, and one to watch closely. Not only that, but I also view it as further confirmation of that speculation I and my friend have entertained in private conversation, that the royals are fed up, and may be privately entertaining the possibility of a return to the visible and direct, rather than hidden and remote, exercise of power.

See you on the flip side...

Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".

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  1. SoCal G on December 17, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    In reading Dr. Farrell’s excellent outline, I couldn’t help by recall that all the way back during the Sumerian civilization Kingship was said to be “handed down from Heaven”, so if that “global Imperator Rex” scenario is in play it makes wonder who exactly is going to be that King.

  2. Timo Beil on December 16, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Well, things look different from over here in Berlin. What we saw with Heinrich XIII and his bunch was certainly not the real thing, although Heinrich may have been serious about it. It makes more sense as a sort of pre christmas psy op, establishing the words “Putsch” and “Verschwörung”, that is coup de’ etat and conspiracy in the official lingo. Otherwise the use of such words marked you as a lunatic and a N….. This is, what is interesting about this hugely blown up nothingburger. Oppositional commentators keep making jokes about the “Ravioli Putsch”, and if you follow lame stream covering, it is all very phoney with pitures of conficated weapons from 2017 and so on. So may be some deep state is prepping a narrative, but nothing more. Over here there is only one oppinion, and that is the truth, which is broadcast on state television. Everyonbe else…

  3. mirkogordan on December 14, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    Hi Doc,
    all wrong. Will try to explain a very complex situation in a few lines.

    The arrests were based upon mere conversations in a/several Telegram group(s). No military forces, which are needed for a revolt, in sight.

    Why do certain people think the German Reich has never ceased to exist? Look here, official statements of Deutscher Bundestag:

    To sum it all up: it never has. Official answer. Not my wishful thinking.

    Current situation in Germany:

    Since 2015 there is an enormous rise of murders on German population, mostly women or girls, by so called immigrants from muslim states.
    This time, only a few days before the arrests of the ‘Reichsbürger’ two teenage girls (14 and 13 years of age) were attacked by an Eritrean with a knife.
    The 14 year old girl named Ece (an immigrant kid of Turkish decent) died on the spot, the younger one is still being hospitalized.

    A repetition of these incidents is not welcomed by the German Führers. It had to be erased from the media news (successfully, by the way) by something bigger, spectacular and at the same time giving a signal to the rebelling population: Do as you’re told. Obey. We know what’s best for you. Freeze your asses off in a fight against Putin. Show solidarity with the Ukrainian puppet. Etc, etc.

    The whole ‘Reichsbürger’ incident isn’t justiciable and will disappear up its own ass. But the masses won’t notice. We’ll have another scandal by that time.

  4. Peter Sazonoff on December 13, 2022 at 2:59 pm

    In fairness, after my marathon war movie binge, I finished the evening re-reading your book “Hidden Finance”. You’ve provided a veritable library over the years. Perhaps I should dive back in.

  5. marcos toledo on December 13, 2022 at 1:50 am

    But the question I have always asked is who do these wannabe overseers serve? They must know they are not the ones giving the orders or are they that deluded?

    • anakephalaiosis on December 13, 2022 at 6:35 am

      The old playbook doesn’t work anymore, and narratives fall apart, because of rapidly exposed inconsistencies.

      It means, that the spooks aren’t really trying, just playing along for the giggles, whereafter heading for the beer hall, driven by thirst.

      It takes a lot of accumulated hysteria, to pull a putsch, and modern day Gauls aren’t impressed, with the Caesarian spookery from Rome.

      In Asterix & Obelix, magic brew makes Gauls invincible.

  6. Peter Sazonoff on December 12, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Note, my comments are to be read in reverse order .

  7. Peter Sazonoff on December 12, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Then, I’m 3/4 of the way through the Russian film epic, “Liberation”. The famous conference at Yalta between FDR, Churchill, and Stalin is depicted. The Soviet leader shows Roosevelt a photo taken secretly in Switzerland of a meeting between Allen Dulles (also said by Shrimpton to be a German agent!) and an envoy of the German Chancellor, whose name escapes me. Churchill looks surprised, like someone left out of the loop. As I stated, this is a Russian film. Should I go back and try to finish Carroll Quigley, or can you point me in what you consider the best direction?

  8. Peter Sazonoff on December 12, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Okay, the topic is Germany, so maybe I’ve got a shot at being on point for a change. I watched your sitdown with Tino Struckmann and Michael Shrimpton recently. Shrimpton claims to be MI5 or thereabouts, with an intel history going back to WWII. He also claimed that German intel is behind the deep state, with its paws into everything – Kennedy Assassination, Lyndon Johnson, Edward Heath, everything! I watched Tino Struckmann’s WWII movie, “Brothers War”, which made the point that German and British ‘good guys’ (masons, actually) tried to warn the Allied high command that the Russians planned to take over all of Europe after the war, and the American commander (Bradley or Marshall?) ordered the intel buried so as not to prolong the fighting after 6 long years. There is a long article by Cynthia Chung in the “Saker blog”, July 27, 2022 – ‘The Special Relationship ‘: How the British reconqured the United States and established an Anglo-American Empire. And Alex Mercouris recently spoke about the scheme to hand off the British hegemonic burden to the USA after the two world wars. Can you comment? Firstly, do you find Michael Shrimpton credible? Throw me a rope here, where are we and how did we get here? Many thanks, have a happy and restorative holiday break.

    • Tim H on December 17, 2022 at 5:42 pm

      Mr Shrimpton seems to think Henry Kissinger is a real nice guy with good manners.

  9. Richard on December 12, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    In one’s view, this is no [Beer Hall Putsch]. It’s far more, yet noticeably civil. Especially, considering that summer in the US. The strings from the pullers still seem intact as references were made for whom the “Reichsbürgerbewegung” boldly reached out to. They seem to have wanted it known abroad that their more than aware of worldly affairs and do not approve. (Very likely, many more remain silent yet feel the same way)

    Given the amount of infiltration, worldwide, by [Un-restricted Warfare] tactics, in the end like Japan, Germany will defend itself. That’s two sovereign countries that have taken a step toward re-evaluating their current position(s) in world affairs and have some idea what it means to do so, having done so in the past. They’re not fooled by those with special characteristics (trying to) concealing weakness superficially in the name of diplomacy & commerce while biding their time to strike with over whelming numbers and force once a foothold well established.

    Propaganda, so loose as it is, this seems more a façade to call attention to the indigenous folks, Die Bürger Deutschlands, of what is upon their threshold as well as manipulating politics from within. The cold winter might seem a prelude toward a weakened Germany, but those masks highlight the source of the actual threat from distant borders now on their doorstep.

    Such are the methods of opportunism. Another form of taking advantage-of-a-crisis and not letting it go to waist.

    Someone seems to be re-evaluating their 4 x 4 strategy of involving the US in four wars. There still are quite a few folks who know how to steer than a frigate or man-o-war dressed in sails dependent on the winds and ocean currents. They’re not several centuries old, either.

  10. anakephalaiosis on December 12, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Regardless how government spooks try, to reboot narratives, I have the runes of Odin, whose Scythian authority traces back to Abram & Co, proven and documented.

    • anakephalaiosis on December 12, 2022 at 6:55 pm


      A sword in a courtyard
      placed in a stone
      makes suitors try hard
      for the throne.

      Everyone can have a try
      for winner’s spoils,
      yet the cost is high
      in the toils.

      I bring no peace, only sword,
      and know that I am
      truth before the world,
      the Druid lamb.

      • Richard on December 12, 2022 at 7:23 pm

        Truth is sovereign over puppet states, administrations, or usurping ideologies with special characteristics.

  11. Laura on December 12, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator. Richard Branson

  12. Katia on December 12, 2022 at 2:31 pm

    It is widely circulating in the alternative media that the press had been informed 2 weeks in advance that the police would go after the “Reichsbürger”. The press was also conveniently positioned at many of the “top secret” razzias. I think it is possible that there are some royalist restoration streams active here. At the same time, I think at least the timing had a lot to do with our domestic political situation at the moment: Since the vaxx narrative is breaking down, the government needs to justify another narrative very badly in retrospective: that they were right in condemning and forbidding demonstrations against the vaccine mandates because they were being orchestrated by the “Reichsbürger”, which are also blamed for the coup.

  13. icu on December 12, 2022 at 11:56 am

    dear dr have a beautiful brain.very best wishes.

  14. Robert Barricklow on December 12, 2022 at 11:37 am

    Chinese Police Invade

    [speculating off headlines]
    Are the Chinese police associated w/the United Nations? [is that their cover?]
    Or, perhaps the WHO? [Going to quell a sudden surge of mental cases?
    Mental, being those that think globalized Chinese police, are something to be concerned about?].
    Or maybe, there cheap rent-a-cops for nation-states only. They come w/free state-of-the-art surveillance technologies; including, strategically designed governmental algorithms, that replace German humans from German bureaucratic government positions. This way, the German government, becomes the Chinese IT Department. Quite efficient. No humans.
    Sort of what the USSA did to the Chinese; except, the Chinese took IT, and made IT their own export; along w/the cameras and other surveillance tech. You might call it a digital Trojan Horse for the 20th-Worst Century.

    Running late…
    White Rabbit.

    • Robert Barricklow on December 12, 2022 at 8:48 pm

      You might call IT a digital Trojan Horse.
      The ultimate rise of enslavement of enslavement comes from AI; not the people, and/or the nations they represent. The Great ReSet vision creates the recipe to erase the limited checks & balances that exist today.

      An Americanized anti-Trump narrative trying to usurp an German anti-Royal narrative?

      Yes, back to the good old days of Kings, Queens and Aristocrats; but perhaps, w/a masquerade party twist? Agreed its much simpler to have a one party rule, like the royal bloodlines. They also, have the advantage of precedence – a long history of Shakespearean rule[royal backstabbing]. So the cover story, is rule by monarchies. The real ruler? AI? Think of AI hiding behind online systems masquerading as governments; seizing control from the local levels, to the international levels – by code. Code[computer code] being The Law. AI is automating governance from the lowest bureaucratic levels; to the highest policy making levels through AGI[artificial general intelligence]. Multinational AI’s through 5G-6G infrastructures and social media platforms, can connect East/West/South/North; in a ways that ultimately control their host populations. All that’s need is that cherry on top? A cashless globalized financial system that provides income to “citizens” regulated bu digital platforms that create wealth from automation. This would require all aspects to be connected virtually through platforms that link AI under the limitations or governance of the digital cashless platform; connect to virtually everything digitized on Earth, including you[located, identified, and tagged].

      • Robert Barricklow on December 13, 2022 at 11:10 am

        He who controls the code/algorithms; controls the governance.

  15. ragiza on December 12, 2022 at 9:51 am

    Serfs living under technocratic mediocrities whose positional authority comes via phony elections or phony royalty.

    All of it in service to maintaining the wealth and power of the inbred ultra-rich. Any new developments in science and technology will have to be examined and approved by the power structure as being safe to the power structure. Anything that allows the serfs to evade surveillance and control, much less fight back, will be crushed.

    All of it in service to maintaining the wealth and power of the inbred ultra-rich.

  16. Bizantura on December 12, 2022 at 6:14 am

    Sadly, Europe’s Middle Ages renewed World Wide, sounds very plausable. Certain infighting by crowned blood nobodies to be expected. I wonder about the lenght, the European one was 1000 years, a worldwide one 10 000 years to keep the symmetry?! Europe seems ideal for all shenanigans by Royals, all 3 letter agencies and various Gnostic groups. An unarmed populous with no pesky amendments to hide behind and totally vulnerable by psychological tricks for 2,5 years strait in an unseen economic depression. The European ground is fertile and ripe for slaughter in many forms, medical / psychological experiments, famine, Ukrainian cannon fodder, euthanasia, middle age torture and burnings, ect…. I mean, our politicians have sold Europe and the Europeans out for next to nothing as per their own complaint. Madam mad Merkel just admitted to be just as “agreement capable” as the Americans. For me, this was the last straw in ever trusting any politician in my lifetime. As far as I am concerned they can all be quartered middle age style.

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