6. 'The Truth is Revealed'
A Transcript attempt, source: The X-Files: The Album, track 15 at 10:13
The following quote is taken from the above mentioned CD. When you find two dots indicating omission (..), I had had severe problems with one or two words, even after checking all my heavy dictionaries. If you can help me with that, please give me feedback. And, of course, the following quote is full of spoilers for those who didn't follow the show on a regular basis.
"The method, as they call it, though it was more so a germ-line procedure of singular medi-scientific complexity, have been given to them by the alien colonists as a quid-pro-quo. The Syndicate would help them to create a population of alien hybrids, who would hide in plain sight, cloned from human ova and alien bio-material. So there would be a cloned race immune to the effects of the Black Oil when they returned to the planet again. For this, the Syndicate would be sequestered, granted a sort of immunity or asylum, given a place in the grander scheme. They were the Vichy government to the German final solution, collaboration as soon as motivation was simple self-directed survival.
These cloning operations were spread across the country, the cataloging a record keeping done through a complex intra-institutional system that connected to every branch of government, from the social security administration to the department of defense. The operation under the working title 'Purity Control' had been launched in 1948, its original conception that brain-child of German scientists given immunity to themselves for war-crimes and allowed to continue the eugenic experiments that were Hitler's dark legacy.
The Syndicate had begun as a sub-set of a shadow intelligence agency whose original orders were to create plausible denial and an effective cover-up of Purity Control. But through fifty years, numerous US and UN administrations, the principles began to rest control, accumulating power and influence across international borders. Since then by 1990 the operation ceased to have a member accountable to any one government, and whose only orders would be taken from a man named Strughold, a German industrialist who had fled his homeland to Northern Africa. These men, whose knowledge and access provided control over foreseeable future, had in spite of this everything to lose. Their secret work, the cloning preparations and the cataloging, constituted their greatest
vulnerability: Exposure. Their detection would ensure not just their own demise but a far-reaching dissolution of social and religious order around the globe.
To protect against this, the Syndicate employed methods of disinformation using covert government programs that had been regretably discovered as a kind of
smokescreen. They'd dodge or blind with the transgression of congress and countable agencies, served to hide their own .. undertaking. They had even at times used the UFO phenomenon to create an hysteria that science and the intelligence .. denounced so completely as to make belief and believers seemed ridiculous and completely discreditable. They had also in a crisis used the tool of the colonists themselves: Alien bounty hunters who policed the cloning operations and perforced the rule and the countdown of the colonization. A double-edged sword whose cold-blooded tactics could help to skim? a leak or threat, but it also kept a watch on the Syndicate.
A threat in itself as the Syndicate had something to hide that not even the colonists knew of: a vaccine against the Black Oil, an inoculant against the substance in which the alien life-force was held, in fact the very medium of the life-force itself. To guard the secret was perhaps even more critical than the truth of the existence of alien life and of colonization. If the Syndicate's own secret vaccine were discovered, a vaccine that would make themselves immune from the effects of the Black Oil, they would certainly be destroyed and the time-table for colonization stepped up. They would protect this secret with their lives, they would kill to protect it as assemblelizing the only hope they had of avoiding enslavement when the planet was overtaken.
That they had been able to over decades conduct their work on the vaccine undetected was the result of a code among the Syndicate members, that put honor and the future above personal politics. But now this code is beginning to break down, an incipient scramble for power beginning to develop, a threat from within that doubled the threat from without, from Agents Mulder and Scully and the X-files."
Remarks on the text
What Chris Carter has provided us with is nothing really new, just sort of a loose summary of what has happened during the first five years of
The X-Files. A universal truth that would include concrete persons, concrete events, remains again shadowy. The Syndicate stays a mysterious
group of the style of the MJ12 theories, there is nothing said about how real UFOs really are, about who the aliens are that want to colonize the planet:
Is the Black Oil an alien life form in itself, does it need a host, is it used for biological warfare merely?
It would not be the same show anymore if the truth were revealed completely, for there is no real truth, information has changed and has been changed
so drastically that even the Syndicate members or their associates would not tell the same story. The general truth consists of single truths, semi-truths,
semi-lies and lies, it is not dividable because it can never be objective. We do not have access to something like a universal truth (see also: General Discussion Pages).
June 29th, 1998