This doesn't prove there is an American contingent of the prieure. It proves you can sell just about anything.
Well, I think HBHG established that fact pretty well, wouldn't you agree? I suppose it boils down to what one considers the "Prieuré" to have been - an authentic secret esoteric order of long provenance, or a clever marketing scheme of a more recent origin and construct. If you're suggesting that others - Americans, British, Irish, Spaniards, Italians, even the miscreant Frenchman here and there - weren't writing similar scripts for their marketing ventures, using the same plot devices, well...
Without having to go into more detail of the neo-chiviliric orders et al.
a series of books, articles, pamphlets, and other documents relating to Berenger Sauniere and the enigma of Rennes-le-Chateau began to appear in France. This material had steadily proliferated and is now voluminous. Indeed, it has come to constitute the basis for a veritable “industry
”. And its sheer quantity, as well as the effort and resources in producing and disseminating it, implicitly attest to something of immense but as yet unexplained importance.
Since 1956 a quantity of relevant material has been deliberately and systematically “leaked” in a piecemeal fashion, fragment by fragment. Most of these fragments purport, implicitly or explicitly, to issue from some “privileged” or “inside” source. Most contain additional information, which supplements what is known before and thus contributes to the overall jigsaw. Neither the import nor the meaning of the overall jigsaw has yet been made clear, however. Instead, every new snippet of information has done more to intensify than to dispel the mystery. [...] And underlying it all is the constant, pervasive intimation of a secret — a secret of monumental and explosive proportions. The material disseminated since 1956 has taken a number of forms.
Some of it has appeared in popular, even best-selling books, more or less sensational, more or less cryptically teasing. Thus, for example, Gerard de Sede has produced a sequence of works [...]
[...] The information disseminated since 1956 has not always been contained in as popular and accessible a form as M. de Sede’s. Some of it has appeared in weighty tomes diametircally opposed to M. de Sede’s journalistic approach.
In additional to published books, including some that have been published privately, there have been a number of articles in newspapers and magazines. There have been interviews with various individuals claiming to be conversant with one or another facet of the mystery.
[Chapter 4: Secret Documents]
The author then proceeds to use all these disparate sources — without sense or justification — and refer to them as some kind of amalgamated entity under the single title “the Priory Documents”, as though they were always intended to be put together in the first place! And, remember from the first paragraph: they are all being released and leaked intentionally, at great cost and difficulty. After all, it would take a whole industry. Where would one find such an
? Who could conceive that there would be a media industry, or an entire economy constituting an information economy
?!? HOW COULD IT BE?!?! IT’S ALL UNDER CONTROL!!! THE PRIORY OF SION! THE PRIORY!