Historical Timelines

Timeline Introduction

'The method', as they called it -- though it was more a germ-line procedure of singular meta-scientific complexity -- had 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 clone race immune to the effects of the black oil when the return to the planet began.

For this, the Syndicate would be sequestered -- granted a kind of immunity or asylum -- given a place in the grander scheme. They were the Vichy government to the German 'final solution'; collaboration as motivation, with simple self-directed survival. These cloning operations were spread across the country, the cataloging and 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, it's original conception the brainchild of German scientists given immunity, themselves, from war crimes, and allowed to continue the eugenic experiments that were Hitler's dark legacy.

The Syndicate had begun as a subset of a shadow intelligence agency whose original orders were to create 'plausible denial' -- an effective cover up of 'Purity Control'. But through fifty years, numerous US and UN administrations, the principles began to wrest control, accumulating power and influence across international borders. Such that 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 in northern Africa.

These men, whose knowledge and access provided control of a 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 insure 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 regrettably discovered as a kind of smoke-screen. A dodge or blind were the transgressions of congress. Accountable agencies served to hide their more odious undertaking.

They had even at times used the UFO phenomenon to create a hysteria that science and the Intelligencia denounced so completely as to make belief and believers seem ridiculous and completely discreditable. They had also in a crisis, used a tool of the Colonists themselves: alien bounty hunters who policed the cloning operations and enforced rule on the countdown to colonization. A double-edged sword whose cold- blooded tactics had helped to stem a leak or threat, but also kept watch on the Syndicate.

A threat in itself, as the Syndicate had something to hide that even the Colonists know of -- a vaccine against the black oil, an inoculate against the substance in which the alien life force was held. In fact, the very medium of the life force itself. To guard this 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 timetable for colonization stepped up.

They would protect this secret with their lives. They would kill to protect it, as it symbolized 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 as a result of a code among the Syndicate members that put honor and the future above personal politics. But now that code was beginning to break down. An insipient 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...."

Fight the Future (1998), album soundtrack. Written and narrated by Chris Carter.

Transcribed by Matt Allair. Special thanks to Brad Follmer and Chris Carter.

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Historical Introduction
Prehistory to 1970
1970 to 1992
1992 to 1994
1994 to 1995
1995 to 1996
1996 to 1997
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1998 to 1999
1999 to 2000
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