While I may not completely ascribe to Icke's reptilian hypothesis, I will certainly not take the juvenile backdoor of sarcastically belittling his work. David Icke, to paraphrase many, is ON TO SOMETHING. No matter how you look at it (unless through the hazy eyes of conventional conditioning) you have to notice that our leaders are simply not like us. David Icke states that they are a humanoid reptilian race that has breeded throughout the millenia in order to keep us in servitude to them. Well one thing is for sure - reptiles or not they HAVE interbreeded for centuries and they ARE keeping us in servitude to them. And I for one don't think it's anything to laugh about. I don't care if you call our leaders demons or lizards, it's obvious they're evil. And honestly, I don't think it's any more rediculous to think that our president is a reptilian than it is to think our leaders are benevolent. Wake up! I don't think this is a good book to start out in your quest to uncover the truth of our society, because you have to be de-conditioned in the first place to get past the first chapter. I'm fortunate in that I have read many books by many authors, notably "Rulers of Evil" by Tupper Saucey and "Behold a Pale Horse" by William Cooper so that by the time I read "Children of the Matrix" I had my blinders removed and came to it with an open mind. So if it helps, think of David Icke's reptilian theory as a metaphor for evil people in general, I know I've independently thought of these people as lizard-like without having read this book. I mean they operate through fear, violence, and hate - very reptilian for sure. They use fear to keep us ignorant, to stop us from questioning their disgusting motives. The fact is, these (most often) rich bloodlines are full of satanists who love nothing more than to ritually torture and murder children for the feeling of power it gives them. Remember, it's not what you believe that matters, it's what the "powers that be" believe, and sadly, many are satanist. Like I said, leave your sarcasm and illusion of knowledge at the door when reading this masterful book. True wisdom lies in knowing that you know nothing.