Saturday, May 20, 2017

AMERICA: LAND OF THE PLUMED SERPENT

Serpent symbolism is ancient, and seems to date all the way back to the origins of modern civilization. Despite its "wicked" reputation in the biblical sense, serpent symbolism pervades many significant aspects of our modern lives. When we go to the pharmacy we don't even blink when we see the double headed winged serpent symbols on walls, signs, bottles and logos. When we go to Starbucks, we barely notice the jolly serpent lady holding up her two tails on the logo. When we are driving, we might see a truck with a "MARINES" sticker on the bumper and a Snake Flag sticker next to it which says "Don't Tread on Me." The word AMERICA, the dollar sign, the Google logo, countless films, even the Apple logo subtly references the temptation of Eve by the serpent...And yet we rarely assume this symbolism is of any significance, if we even consciously notice it at all. But if it was not significant, why would it appear in so many important places and with such consistency over the years? Before exploring this, it is important to briefly look at some of the origins of serpent imagery, in order to fully appreciate its influence in America.

One of the most widely accepted theories about the origin of the universe among western scientists is "the Big Bang Theory." As the name suggests, it basically states that the universe expanded outwards billions of years ago, presumably from an incomprehensibly dense inward state. Ancient Hebrew Kabballah actually has a name for this: the Ein Sof (translates to: "without end"). Above you can see it depicted as a bright circular emanation from behind the highest point on the Kabballistic Tree of Life, Kether - indicating that everything has its origin in the Ein Sof. You could say it represents the very seed of all things in reality, and even those things unknowable. The original "primordial dot" of all creation. A circle would then seem to be the simplest, most profound symbol the human mind may conceive of which can represent the entirety of existence and thought. Although slightly different terminology might be used, both the ancient and modern scientists seem to inadvertently agree on this point.

You will notice above the number "1" contained within the Sefira called "KETHER." This represents the expansion of the Ein Sof into subjective existence. Notice the number one, in contrast to the CIRCLE is phallic. If we imagine a massive rock, shooting out from the center of "the big bang," its path would be that of a LINE, or a number 1 (symbolizing expansion). When we combine the phallic symbol with the circle we get the basis for our symbol of eternity, otherwise known as the ouroborose (translation from Greek: "Tail Devourer"). This seems to be one of the earliest serpent symbols, along with the Caduceus, which is Sumerian in origin. Both take a phallic symbol, put a "head" and a "tail" on it, and depict circular or wave like movements. This is why "the Universe" card in the Tarot often depicts a serpent somewhere within it's iconography. The movements of the serpent have long been associated with the movements of planetary objects, oceans, reality itself, time, and at even genetics/DNA.

Above is pictured the entire Tree of Life from the ancient Hebrew Kabballah. Mastery of this system is often symbolized as a serpent moving through the left and right pillars, to finally arrive at perfect balance within the middle pillar. This is similar in concept to the Egyptian "Raising of the Djed Pillar," and is why the Pharoahs wore a serpent upon their ornate royal gold helms. This obviously corresponds on some levels to the serpent's role in the garden of Eden as a "bringer of knowledge," if presented in a decidedly nefarious context. The image of a serpent coiled around a cross is referenced in "Numbers" of the old testament, and is again referenced in the New testament by Jesus. This may seem unimportant right now, but is intimately connected with our dollar sign, as I will explain later.

The ouroborose symbol has been around probably as long as humans have kept records. It almost seems to coincide with the very creation of modern man. From the serpent's mouth, its' body is created. But by the same mouth, it is consumed. Therefore, we have the perfect balance between creation and destruction, not unlike the yin/yang symbol of ancient China - who revered dragons as gods and EVEN CLAIMED TO BE DESCENDED FROM THEM (recalling the genetic/DNA reference above). We also have the end/tail meeting with the beginning/mouth. So here is where time is represented. Infinity, alpha/omega, god. There is the zero/circle/ein sof representation, but also the phallic/Kether/number "1" representation encapsulated together (the serpent being a phallic symbol). So we have both the seed of infinite potential and all that emanates from that potential represented here with perfect simplicity. This all may seem very abstract until we look at our own modern number system, which begins with "0" then "1". It is highly improbably that this is mere coincidence.

Everyone reading this is no doubt familiar with the above symbols. The double headed serpent symbol is known as the caduceus. The single coiled serpent is called the Rod of Asclepius. The first picture is ancient Sumerian clay artifacts, dating from the dawn of modern civilization, 3000+ BC. (notice the winged, reptilian beings who present the rods, evoking a high ritualistic, royal countenance) Through the ages these symbols have persisted, both within occult brotherhoods and upon prominent medical institutions (cannabis dispensaries have also widely adapted this symbol). Bottom picture is the current logo for the World Health Organization (W.H.O.), a branch of the United Nations. Of all things, why is a serpent coiled around a staff super imposed upon a picture of the planet earth? Doesn't this recall Genesis a bit, where the Serpent coiled around a tree tempts eve, leading to the Fall of Man? Why would such an important institution even begin to consider such a logo? For starters, people might get the wrong idea - regardless of what the supposed meaning is. The alleged explanation states it is simply an ancient Greek symbol for health and medicine. But symbols such as these are not chosen lightly, and always contain many more layers of meaning than most would ever bother to contemplate. This is what we mean by "hidden in plain sight," because only the "illuminated" are intended to perceive the deeper meanings of such symbols. With that in mind, let's look at a less obscure symbol.

As far as occult corporate logos go, this is one of the most talked about. Why do I call it "occult?" Because occult means "hidden," and since most people look at this and say "so what, it's a dumb cutesy little mermaid" they are missing the deeper meaning, simply because they couldn't be bothered to assume there is any significance to it. But anyone who takes a few minutes to seriously research this logo will find there is indeed plenty of information hidden within it. And quite deliberately.

The character depicted is called, or is heavily based upon Melusine. She is often playfully referred to as a "mermaid," which is basically true. But she is always equally associated with being "half serpent." And in fact, one version of the story has her transforming completely into a dragon, not a fish! Although "serpent" and "fish" seem to be used interchangeably to reference the same creature here - probably due to the scaly, circular movements of both. However the 2 tails do recall symbolically the double headed serpent of the caduceus - while the image of Melusine may serve as a "tree trunk," "phallic symbol," or the middle pillar in the tree of life.

Melusine is a figure of European folklore, a feminine spirit of fresh water in a sacred spring or river. She is usually depicted as a woman who is a serpent or fish from the waist down (much like a mermaid). She is also sometimes illustrated with wings, two tails, or both. Her legends are especially connected with the northern and western areas of France, Luxembourg, and the Low Countries. She is also connected with Cyprus, where the French Lusignan royal house that ruled the island from 1192 to 1489 claimed to be descended from Melusine. - Wikepedia

There are a few different versions concerning the myth of Melusine, but here's how most of them generally go:

A Duke, or a King, or some sort of high ranking member of a royal family goes out into the forest hunting. While in the forest, he discovers a beautiful nymph, and instantly falls in love with her. She agrees to marry him upon one condition: that he leaves her to bathe privately on Saturdays. Of course he accepts this offer, but later breaks his oath out of temptation or curiosity of some sort. He is shocked to see that she has become half serpent, and when she sees him, she angrily turns into a Dragon and flies away, never to return.

Aside from the very basic elements of the ouroborose being present within the Starbucks logo (that is, a combination of the circle and a serpent), the story behind Melusine has many of the same basic elements contained within the story of Adam and Eve. We have a serpent, a lady, a man, forbidden knowledge, a garden (or remote forest), a command not to SEEK that hidden knowledge, a serpent who is linked with that hidden knowledge, and finally a trauma/punishment associated with the revealing of that knowledge. There is a degree of shame associated with nudity in both Genesis and the tale of Melusine, putting a curious spotlight on either sexual lust, procreation, or perhaps the act of creation as a metaphor. The fact that the word "genesis" basically means "creation" hints pretty heavily on the latter. It's worth noting that it also contains the word GENE (as-in GENES of the human DNA) In the logo she holds up her 2 tails (which might as well be legs), and between her legs is where the water of her bath would presumably be, since she is said to change form in fresh water. Her expression is of joy. The water can just as easily represent sexual excitement as it can the waters of an embryo. There are themes of genetic manipulation within the shape shifting nature of Melusine's character, but also in the deformed offspring produced with her Royal lover, as depicted in some versions of the story. There are many cultures who's Royal figures claim lineage from serpents or dragons. As mentioned above, the French Lusignan royal house that ruled the (Cyprus) island from 1192 to 1489 claimed to be descended from Melusine.

Many people have asked the question, "so what has this got to do with coffee?" To which the answer is generally "nothing." I'll chance a theory here which I have not yet seen proposed elsewhere...The original 1971 Starbucks logo depicts a 15th century Melusine image in either dark brown or black. Coffee beans, when roasted, are dark brown or black. The 1987 logo then features a GREEN outer circle, with a dark brown, or black inner circle. Coffee beans are GREEN when picked, so this is their natural color. The final depiction reveals 2 circles, now both green, with a white outline. The process of coffee being roasted, ground up, mixed with water, and transformed into an "elixir" for people to drink in exchange for MONEY can be compared to the process of alchemy. In classic alchemy the ultimate goal is to transmutate a seemingly useless substance into gold or an "elixr of life." Starbucks symbolically does both by taking one substance (the coffee bean)and transmutes it into an "elixir" (coffee) in exchange for money (gold.) Melusine's joyful expression, as she bathes and transmutates into a serpent, hints at the alchemical process (there is a connection between alchemy, the serpent, and currency - as we will show in the section concerning the Dollar sign). The waters of her bath mirror the waters of coffee. In both cases, FRESH water is the substance which causes transmutation. "Current" or "currency" can be a reference to both WATER and MONEY. Green is also the color of money. So we have this idea of alchemy reinforced from multiple angles, which could not be mere coincidence.

The words STAR and BUCKS can be read also as "Star Dollars" (BUCKS being another word for dollars). The 1987 Starbucks logo has 3 stars and 2 hidden stars (see if you can find them!) The 1992 logo has 3 stars, and the current logo has 1. So the word STAR is also being depicted in image form to underline its importance. The logo is typically GREEN, referencing both the color of the raw coffee bean, but MONEY (bucks)itself. I checked to see if there are any stories involving "Star Dollars" out there, and quickly discovered one by the Brother's Grim called "Star Taler" or "Star Money."

"Star Taler" involves a young girl, an orphan, who wanders into the forest. While there, she encounters first a hungry man, whom she gives her last loaf of bread. She then encounters several children in need and gives away all the clothes she is wearing. By the time she is asked for her last remaining garment, the sun is down and she reasons that since it is dark, nobody will see her naked body - this is explicitly pointed out in the story before she gives away her last article of clothing. Once she has given away her last garment and is left nude, some stars begin to fall down and she finds herself wearing a dress of the finest linen. The stars turn into thalers (dollars) as they hit the ground, and she lifts her new skirt in joy to catch them.

Note the stamp image above, which depicts the orphan girl lifting her dress in joy to capture the falling thalers (lifting her dress for money, recalling Melusine lifting her 2 tails as she is transmutated into a serpent by fresh water). Images of this scene often depict her next to a tree and a fresh water lake. The tree is phallic and the water is the alchemical catalyst (Money is made from paper, so in fact, money DOES grow on trees.) This is the story of a girl stripping naked to help others. Her good will combined with the stripping of her clothes is then alchemically transmutated into dollars, by way of the stars.

We are told that America was named after the Italian explorer depicted in the above statue, Amerigo Vespucci, around the time of Christopher Colombus. It is rumored that this man's birth name was Alberigo Vespucci. This name change allegedly occurred after he returned from the Americas. It's interesting to note that locations typically assume the LAST NAME of the person they are being named after, not the first. The possibility that it wasn't even his real first name suggest the name was already chosen and taken from an alternate, lesser known narrative. The name Amerigo is supposed to be derived from the latin version of the name, "Americus." Several sources indicate this name is ultimately from the Germanic "Emmerich/Heimrich." This name translates to WORK/LABOR POWER - which certainly fits the general activities Americans would soon be put to. Note the lizard at his feet, who stares up subserviantly to Vespucci's coded hand gesture.

Another explanation is based in native American Indian history. Túpac Amaru (ca. 1540–72) was the last indigenous leader of the Sapa Inca royal dynasty in Peru and led the final stronghold of Inca resistance against the Spanish conquest. "In Inca mythology, the amaru is a huge double-headed serpent that dwells underground." This explanation was corroborated by Manly P. Hall, respected Canadian/American lecturer and high level Freemason, who stated that the name "America" is derived from "the God Quetzalcoatl in Mexico, Gucumatz in Quiché; and in Peru he was called Amaru. From the latter name comes our word America. Amaruca is, literally translated, 'Land of the Plumèd Serpent.' The priests of this God of Peace, from their chief centre in the Cordilleras, once ruled both Americas." Being that the serpent was often depicted as FEATHERED and that he was DOUBLE HEADED, this seems to make a pretty good case that our double headed American Eagle was derived from the older Serpent symbolism of the native Americans.

It is interesting to note that in the former explanation, the "serpent" sits at the feet of man. In the second explanation, the serpent is referenced in an exalted manner and seems to hold a very high position in the minds of men. There is also the curiously vast more modern depictions of the American eagle capturing, killing, or devouring a serpent. Clearly, this symbolism indicates a European suppression of an existing culture and a reversal of the meanings behind the native mythologies. And if anyone is curious, murdered American rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur was named after the Inca leader, according to his former Black Panther mother. That is also a topic worth exploring, but way too vast to get into here in any detail.

We are told that the exact origin for the symbol of the US dollar is not completely known, but that it was likely derived from the Spanish symbol for "Peso" ("P" with a small "S")The picture above shows the alleged evolution of this symbol. However, this decidedly LAME explanation becomes far more ridiculous when one simply researches the origin of the word DOLLAR, which is well documented. The word DOLLAR is derived from the word THALER (or Taler, as referenced in the above section regarding the Starbucks logo) and has its roots in the early Czech Republic of the 1500s. One version of an early Thaler features a crucified serpent on one side and a crucified Christ on the other (pictured above). This is a reference to the old Testament Numbers Chapter 21: 6-9, where Moses puts a bronze serpent upon a crucifix and instructs people who have been bitten by a poisonous snake to stare at the crucified snake and they will be healed, which then happens, according to the story. (note: serpent poisons the people, but then heals them)This scene is referenced in the new Testament as well in John Chapter 3:14-15, where the crucifixion of the serpent by Moses is compared to Christ ("Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”) It is also a well known fact that in Hebrew Gematria (an ancient system of giving numerical values to letters and words) the word for "Messiah" and "Serpent" both add up to the same number, 358.

The pendent symbol above depicting a serpent with an apple in its mouth and an arrow through it is called the "Seal of Cagliostro." Count Cagliostro was a profoundly influential occultist, an accomplished forger, thief, pioneering pharmacist, alchemist, and humanitarian (many of these traits mirror those of greek god Hermes, who is associated with the caducius and alchemy). The fact that Aleister Crowley claimed that Cagliostro was one of his previous incarnations should hint at his regard within secret societies. He was ultimately sentenced to death by the Pope for accusations of being a Freemason (which illustrates pretty clearly that the idea that some Freemasons are a danger to society was not always regarded as mere "conspiracy theory") In any case, this insignia, which Cagliostro said represented Alchemy, was "found" among his belongings upon his death in 1795 - very close to the year America adapted the dollar sign, 1792. Cagliostro traveled internationally quite a bit and mingled with many elite members of society. It is said he was once recommended, as a pharmacist, to one Benjamin Franklin. Franklin who had more than a casual interest in the occult was known to frequent gatherings of secret orders such as The Rosicrucians, The Hellfire Club and the Lunar Society. Therefore, it is not difficult to imagine that Franklin was one of America's founding fathers who was likely familiar with the Seal of Cagliostro - if not intimately aware of its deeper meanings.

"As explained by the cabalistic letters of the names Acharat and Althotas, it [seal of Cagliostro] expresses the chief characteristics of the Great Arcanum and the Great Work. It is a serpent pierced by an arrow, thus representing the letter Aleph, an image of the union between active and passive, spirit and life, will and light. The arrow is that of the antique Apollo, while the serpent is the python of fable, the GREEN DRAGON of Hermetic philosophy. The letter Aleph represents equilibrated unity. This pantacle is reproduced under various forms in the talismans of old magic… . The arrow signifies the active principle, will, magical action, the coagulation of the dissolvent, the fixation of the volatile by projection and the penetration of earth by fire. The union of the two is the universal balance, the Great Arcanum, the Great Work, the equilibrium of Jachin and Boaz...." - Eliphas Levi


"Join, or Die is a political cartoon, drawn by Benjamin Franklin and first published in his Pennsylvania Gazette on May 9, 1754.[1] The original publication by the Gazette is the earliest known pictorial representation of colonial union produced by a British colonist in America"

"The rattlesnake was the favorite animal emblem of the Americans even before the Revolution. In 1751 Benjamin Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette carried a bitter article protesting the British practice of sending convicts to America. The author suggested that the colonists return the favor by shipping "a cargo of rattlesnakes, which could be distributed in St. James Park, Spring Garden, and other places of pleasure, and particularly in the noblemen's gardens." Three years later the same paper printed the picture (as seen above) of a snake as a commentary on the Albany Congress. To remind the delegates of the danger of disunity, the serpent was shown cut to pieces. Each segment is marked with the name of a colony, and the motto "Join or Die" below. Other newspapers took up the snake theme...By 1774 the segments of the snake had grown together, and the motto had been changed to read: "United Now Alive and Free Firm on this Basis Liberty Shall Stand and Thus Supported Ever Bless Our Land Till Time Becomes Eternity" Other authors felt the rattlesnake was a good example of America's virtues. They argued that it is unique to America; individually its rattles produce no sound, but united they can be heard by all; and while it does not attack unless provoked, it is deadly to step upon one. -USFlag.org

Benjamin Franklin's use of the Rattlesnake as a thinly veiled allegory obviously had a very profound impact on how we perceive America to this day. On the outside, it is a perfect symbolic representation of the "spirit of the land of the free." But when we know that Franklin was a member of the Rosicrucians, we cannot take his choice of symbolism at face value alone, for this connection confirms Franklin's occult knowledge and awareness of alchemy and its related symbols. Among them the serpent and the rose.

"No symbol inspired the alchemists of the Rennaisance more than the rose. The flower is one of the fundamental symbols of alchemy. and became the philosophical basis for the Rosicrucians, an alchemical movement that flourished in the 17th century." - the complete idiot's guide to alchemy

The Green Dragon Tavern is where, legend has it, the "Sons of Liberty" planned the American revolution and formed the Boston Tea Party.

"In front of the building there projected from the wall and iron crane, upon which was crouched a Green Dragon. This peculiar mark of designation was very ancient, perhaps as old as the building itself...when the building was taken down, this curious relic of the handiwork of the ancient mechanics of the town disappeared and has never since been found..." -The Historical Magazine: And Notes and Queries Concerning the Antiquities

If you have read this far then the above image should be pretty familiar by now. A dragon and an arrow. The seal of Cagliostro, yet again, but in different form. Notice the updated version of the logo removed the arrow upon which the dragon was initially perched.

"In 1697 the tavern was kept by John Cary, and was at that early day, and perhaps earlier, known as the Green Dragon Tavern. In 1764 the property was purchased by St. Andrew's Lodge, when it took the name of "Freemasons' Arms," - the new proprietors having placed a large Square and Compass on the front of the building. It however soon after dropped this title, and was more popularly known as "Masons' Hall"; by which name it continued to be masonically designated until the removal of the Lodge, when it resumed its ancient title of "Green Dragon Tavern....It is to be regretted that no authentic record of the names of the persons who composed the Boston Tea Party in 1774, has come down to us." - MasonicWorld.com

The origins of the Green Dragon Tavern and it's curious logo have never been thoroughly explained, although there is probably plenty of information to dig up if one wants to find it. Most of what we know is in reference to the planning of the American Revolution, which we may gather from the above quote, was also shrouded in a bit of mystery. Nonetheless, references to this building, and its logo in particular, are usually mentioned along with the word "Ancient." Although the earliest colonies of America appeared quite a long time ago, I'm not sure "ancient" applies, does it? It's almost as though this word is being used to somehow exalt the location and it's mascot.

The above Eliphas Levi quote concerning the Seal of Cagliostro makes a curious reference to a "Green Dragon of Hermetic philosophy," further solidifying the potential occult nature of The Green Dragon Tavern. The above variation of the ouroborose incorporates the square and compass of Freemasonry, while incorporating a ROSE, rather than the more well known "G" letter, referencing the Rosicrucians. Being that the tavern was a center for Freemasonic activity, this further contributes to the idea that this Green Dragon was not just a random piece of art work by some clever artist. The meaning behind this symbol is quite lengthy, but briefly, the green dragon represents the raw form of substance alchemically speaking. It's untamed, wild nature (whereas the Red Dragon represents the control and maturation of that nature). This could again be compared to the green used in the Starbucks logo, which represents several things. But in both cases, a certain level within alchemy - which by now it should be abundantly clear that alchemy is not just about changing one form of matter to another, but a VERY DEEP spiritual concept. This concept is deeply interwoven into the philosophies of some of our most important institutions - all of which seem to be involved with these secret brotherhoods. Perhaps "the brotherhood of the snake" is simply a general term for "those who keep the secret knowledge." It would seem then, that the serpent, or dragon's true function is not to prove its physical existence, but to serve an extremely fundamental spiritual function that the majority of Americans are simply not meant to know completely.

"The term was coined in 1920 by 9-year-old Milton Sirotta (1911–1981), nephew of U.S. mathematician Edward Kasner....A googol is a large number. In decimal notation, it is written as the digit 1 followed by one hundred 0s. A googol has no special significance in mathematics. However, it is useful when comparing with other very large quantities such as the number of subatomic particles in the visible universe or the number of hypothetical possibilities in a chess game. Kasner used it to illustrate the difference between an unimaginably large number and infinity, and in this role it is sometimes used in teaching mathematics. - Wikepedia"

The Wikepedia entry goes on to state that the founders of Google thought it was a good word to represent the seemingly infinite amounts of information which would be culled from the world wide web by the new search engine. The change in spelling was allegedly an accident. However, the "double O" seems to compliment the idea of infinity as represented by the ouroboros. The number "1" followed by what might as well be an infinite amount of zeros recalls, crudely and simplistically abbreviated, the relationship between the EIN SOF and KETHER, as explained near the beginning of this blog.

There is also the fact that the letter G recalls a pictorial representation of a serpent (as depicted above.) As mentioned in an earlier blog about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and as suggested by one of the above Rosicrucian symbols - one theory about the G within the compass and square of Freemasonry, is that it can represent a serpent. This corresponds with another more widely acknowledged definition, which states that it stands for "Gnosis" (knowledge).

Last but not least, the APPLE logo.

The first version was a charming hand drawing which depicts Isaac Newton sitting under a tree, glowing apple above his head. We can take this for what it is for the moment, and just assume this humble startup company was merely trying to conjure the moment of genius when Isaac Newton developed his theory for gravity and physics. Notice the letters "Apple Computer Co" are written inside a ribbon which curls around the entire image recalling the movements of a serpent. The glowing of the apple indicates that our attention be drawn to it. At this point, especially after so many examples, its almost laughably obvious - but let's just point out what is right in front of us: a thinly disguised serpent wrapped around a tree of knowledge upon which dangles the fruit which will soon reveal knowledge to the dope sitting under it.

The second logo, a brilliantly simple apple outline with a bite missing, indicates that Mr Newton had a taste of his "ah ha!" moment, and the Apple products would seem to be the results of that genius moment of forbidden knowledge. Speaking of "forbidden knowledge," Isaac Newton is known to have been deeply into the occult. In fact, he was also a member of the Rosicrucian Society, like Benjamin Franklin.

Despite ridiculous explanations I won't even quote, it's pretty obvious where the rainbow colors come from within the 2nd Apple Logo. I didn't even know this until I looked into the logo, but Isaac Newton was greatly responsible for our current understanding of rainbows and the color spectrum they conjure. It was his experiments with prisms that led to what we know today. This seems to compliment the Isaac Newton theme so well, it's highly unlikely to be a mere coincidence. The colors of the rainbow are ordered from outside to inside according to the abbreviation: ROY G BIV. That is, RED ORANGE YELLOW GREEN BLUE INDIGO VIOLET. However, the Apple Logo seems to have them reversed at least partially. In the case of a "double rainbow," the colors reverse themselves mysteriously. Therefore, the Apple Logo with the rainbow colors somewhat reversed calls our attention to the idea of reflection. For this reason, I decided to include what I thought was initially a bit of a stretch. But given the idea of reflection hinted at within the logo, this image seems a little more plausible:

Another odd fact is that the inventor of the very first Apple computer, Steve Wozniak, presented the machine on July 1976 at a price of US$666.66. When asked why he chose this number, we get a few different answers. One is that he simply "liked repeating digits." If you search for interviews, you will find he states that he was, and remains Atheist. This is his excuse for claiming he did not even know the biblical significance of this number at the time he selected it. Although I am not sure if this was the case yet, it is known that Wozniak became a Freemason as early as 1979. Freemasons typically have a pretty thorough understanding of the Bible and the deep significance of numbers and symbols. This is the man who basically INVENTED the personal computer. This is no ordinary man, he is someone we could count among the brilliant genius' of our age. On top of this fact, he admits he loves "3 digit numbers." It is very hard to believe that given all of that, he did not have any idea the biblical significance of the number 666, even in 1975. This also fits well into the theme of the Serpent, in as much as the serpent is associated with Satan in the bible. It also ties money into the symbology (yet again).

To summatize, the name of the company recalls the forbidden knowledge revealed by the serpent. When we buy Apple products, we too can take a "byte" of this apple and partake of the knowledge. This would then suggest that we are, metaphorically, PAYING to take a bite of the fruit from the forbidden tree and cause our own SECOND fall. Now I haven't invented this theory, but it is so new to me I can't even remember who I heard suggest it. Anyway - the 2nd fall of man was suggested to be some form of artificial, technological takeover of mankind. This obviously gets deeply into other topics which there are many Science Fiction books to reference regarding. But there really is no way of avoiding some of these suggestions, as it all fits together way too well to be an accident.

"When Jean Louis Gassée (executive at Apple Computer from 1981 to 1990) was asked about his thoughts to the Apple logo he answered: One of the deep mysteries to me is our logo, the symbol of lust and knowledge, bitten into, all crossed with the colors of the rainbow in the wrong order. You couldn’t dream of a more appropriate logo: lust, knowledge, hope, and anarchy."

We come again to the great Tree of Life shown near the beginning of this blog, where the serpent's movements depict the circular movement through the spheres of positive and negative, finally arriving at completion of "the great work" within the middle pillar. Perhaps the point of all of this imagery is to REVERSE the "Great Work" upon man. To reverse the original knowledge of the serpent. To INVERT it by some hidden agenda from some hidden enemy. But this is not to say "the end is nigh." Surely, it is becoming harder and harder to discount outlandish theories of a "worldwide aganda" to enslave or destroy mankind. But the purpose of blogs like these is to hopefully bring attention to these issues. Awareness is the first step to resolution.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

"Terror Wars: The Bataclan Shooting"

On Sunday, October 30th 1938 a radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" was presented to the American public by Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). This was before everyone had television or computers, so radio programming was a common form of entertainment. The story was presented as a news broadcast, which fooled many listeners (this show can still be found online.) Thousands of people called the police, panicking as the radio continued to report what they thought was an extra terrestrial landing and the destruction of urban areas, as if it was occurring in real time. CBS continues to be one of the largest media giants today, producing all sorts of programming, including news broadcasts.

“Perhaps we need some outside universal threat to make us recognize this common bond. I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world.” - Ronald Reagan During a speech before the United Nations in 1987

We might look back to 1938 and laugh at how naive people were to think the "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast was real. But how do we know we aren't being subjected to much more advanced forms of deceptive entertainment today? Do we think the people at CBS sat around a table and went, "well, that was a disaster! Let's not do THAT again!" We only need to imagine ourselves wielding such power to manipulate the perception of the masses, and what we would do with it if we lacked a bit of morality. Given the technological and psychological advancements of science and the military, combined with an increasingly shorter attention span of the average person, there is surely an argument to be made that we have never been as SUGGESTIBLE as we are today - and yet so reactionary to anything contrary to "the program" as we perceive it.


Many people, myself included, thought the original "Blair Witch Project" film of the 90s was a real documentary because it was presented as such. It is now called "fictional," many years after. As I was writing this blog, another film has been announced, "Phoenix Forgotten." This film is also being presented as a "non fiction" account, only this one has replaced a "witch" with "UFOs." Here is how the story is being presented to the public:

"On March 13, 1997, several mysterious lights appeared over Phoenix. Three teens went into the desert shortly after the incident, hoping to document the strange events occurring in their town. They disappeared that night and were never seen again. Now, on the 20th anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition."

As we can see, these types of films and programs have a history. We see the same thing happening in "reality tv" shows. In fact, current US president Donald Trump has more reality TV experience than he does political experience! Have we gotten to the point where "reality tv" is now influencing who we choose for president? Perhaps "Celebrity apprentice" was created specifically to prepare us for a new president which was ALREADY chosen. In this sense, "reality TV" is merely continuing into our reality, seamlessly. We become part of the script. Many people believe that most, if not all, reality TV shows are either heavily scripted or completely fictional. If mainstream media is willing to release fictional films as "true events," why stop there? Why not present NEWS as reality, when in fact they are fictional stories? Given what we've seen here, how are we even to know the difference anymore?


Actual billboard for the new film, "Phoenix Forgotten" suggests that the news media has been lying to the public about Alien/UFO visitation

If we recall Ronald Reagan's speech quoted above in reference to a serious catastrophic event, such as 911, we can actually make out a consistent narrative, not unlike a film or tv series. Was 9/11 not "an alien threat from outside this world?" If freedom is OUR WORLD and SHARIA LAW is theirs, then 9/11 was indeed an ALIEN ATTACK. And are we not beginning to "recognize this common bond" we have in "defending freedom" against those who's ideologies stand firmly against it? This post traumatic event call of "unity" is becoming as predictable and scripted as the mass shootings themselves. United we stand where? In a quarantined security cage awaiting the next slaughter? It seems the "War of the Worlds" has simply been renamed "Terror Wars," and we are still being fooled. We just can't tell the difference between "the show" and "reality" anymore...

The Paris terrorist attacks of 2015 have been called "the deadliest in France since WWII," however most casualties occurred at the sold out Eagles of Death Metal show at the famous Bataclan Theatre. We are told this was carried out by 3 groups of 3 people, all of whom are now dead. "[French President] François Hollande said ISIL organised the attacks with help from inside France. Claimed motives were an ideological objection to Paris as a capital of abomination and perversion, retaliation for airstrikes on ISIL in Syria. I'd also like to add that with 89 murdered at the Bataclan alone, this was probably the worst mass killing to ever occur at a Rock concert, something strangely downplayed by the media, but that should have many more fans of rock music asking questions, even if they are NOT fans of the band. Given the lack of coverage from that angle - I will be going a bit more into the band "Eagles of Death Metal" than others have. NOT to implicate an innocent party, but to objectively determine whether they may have played a larger role than we have been lead to believe.

THE ISLAMOPHOBIA ISSUE

This growing "common bond" of categorical hatred against Muslims in the world cannot be based on truth, if the ones funding those terrorists groups such as ISIS/ISIL are not clearly identified. Given that Qatar and Saudi Arabia have been implicated in funding such terrorist organizations, we may want to take note of the U.S.A.'s relationship to these countries. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama have close and strong relations with senior members of the Saudi Royal Family. Qatar and the United States are strategic allies. In other words, the United States is FRIENDS with those who are thought to finance ISIS/ISIL. Until this relationship between the U.S.A. and the financiers of Muslim extremists is fully understood, it isn't possible to rule out whether the UNITED STATES themselves are involved or not with the manufacture of these terrorists. We've already hinted at the motivation for doing so. We've already seen what films and reality TV can do. Imagine what the "Terror Wars" can do? Well, we don't have to imagine anymore, because we're already on a new episode: The Bataclan Massacre.

DATES AND SYMBOLISM

BAND NAME: We already know the name "Eagles of Death Metal" is inherently deceptive. The band doesn't sound like the Eagles and they don't sound like Death Metal. Josh Homme explains this away with his typical clever/ironic humor, basically stating it is nothing but an inside joke asking "what if the Eagles played Death Metal?" But if we simply ignore the band's own explanation and take the name for what it is, we actually get a name that makes a little more sense...The Bald Eagle is native to North America, and is often used on flags, banners, and official US Military attire because it represents America. Jesse Hughes in particular has been consistently presented with "conservative politics" in the media, as well as going the extra step to prove what a "white trash, gun toting, god loving patriot" he is - whilst retaining a "socially liberal" stance on sex and drugs and even satan. He basically embodies a sort of Rob Zombie fantasy version of an "all American" band front man. Eagle = America ('merica). What is a "Death Metal?" We already know the band doesn't play Death Metal, so let's take the term more literally. A metal which causes death is a weapon. Eagles fly, so our weapon must also fly while it causes death. Bullets are typically made of lead, a heavy metal. Death Metal = Weapon/Bullet. So the name is a metaphor for AMERICAN WEAPON/BULLET. In fact one of Jesse Hughe's nicknames is "Fabulous Weapon." He claims he got this from his father, who had a band called Fabulous Weapon. Jesse also said about the Bataclan shooting that if EVERYONE had guns less people would have died. There's also the segment in "Redemption of the Devil" where Jesse is shooting up a Muslim flag. So we have plenty of blatant references to America, politics, and guns within Jesse's own dialogue to back this up.


Ex-porn star "Tuesday Cross" (aka Marina Cardenas), girlfriend of "ordained Catholic Minister" Jesse Hughes. Note the upside down cross on her chest

REDEMPTION OF THE DEVIL: EODM singer Jesse Hughes, "Trump supporter" and gun rights advocate, uses many different nicknames, including "The Devil"... and "Fabulous Weapon." In an interview, Hughes revealed that his band mate Josh Homme gave him "The Devil" nickname when he was 13 (interesting number). Vice Media produced a documentary about Jesse Hughes called "The Redemption of the Devil," which was set for release on October 2nd, 2015 - one month before the Bataclan massacre (interesting timing). The film "follows Jesse as he gets ordained as a Catholic minister, begins an intense relationship with an ex porn star [Tuesday Cross, who has an upside down cross tattooed on her chest, and a crucifix tattooed on each middle finger], explores the political arena, and fights for custody of his only child, all while preparing for the fervently awaited release of his first album since 2008." This film presents Jesse's story through the stylized lens of a Rob Zombie film trying to evoke the violent charm of Quinton Terantino film. The result is more of a seemingly pointless, amateur collage of imagery and symbolism than a proper documentary, or even mockumentary. It was directed by Alex Hoffman, "personal friend" of Jesse Hughes and head of VICE UK's music department. It was pulled from the Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival in November of 2015 because "the filmmakers felt the timing was inopportune in light of the tragedy. Note VICE's use of the word "inopportune." This word is more indicative of finances than it is of moral responsibility, making the reasoning behind the pulling of the film almost as confusing and pointless as the film itself. If anything, it highlights the relevance of this otherwise seemingly pointless collage of "gun/devil/god/politics/," in relation to the Bataclan massacre. There is a very strong argument to be made that this film was simply propaganda created to exploit the same "target audience" that the Bataclan shootings were aimed at exploiting. And yet the media, who's existence is typically BASED upon psychological exploitation, is completely ignoring this connection that even VICE MEDIA seems to be highlighting.

911: Joel and Pascal Laloux owned Bataclan since 1976. They sold it on Sept 11th 2015, 2 months before the terrorist attacks. Giant multinational corporation Lagardere Group changed their name to Lagardère Sports and Entertainment in September of 2015. On September 11th of the same year, they bought 70% of the Bataclan company from its owners. According to Lagardere's own website "history" section, one of their subsidaries "Matra BAe Dynamics" was "the leading weapons manufacturer in Europe and the third largest in the world" as of 1996. The Largest shareholder to the Lagardere group is the Qatar, a known financier of the Muslim brotherhood, and has long been suspected of funding ISIS/ISIL. This was recently supported by a Wikileaks disclosure of an email sent by Hillary Clinton in 2014. This was exposed, conveniently near the US election, towards the end of 2016 and reads in part that Qatar and Saudi Arabia were “providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL.”

FRIDAY THE 13TH: The Bataclan shootings occurred on Friday the 13th in Paris. On "Friday, 13 October 1307 (a date sometimes linked with the origin of the Friday the 13th superstition) King Philip IV ordered Grand Master Jacques de Molay and scores of other French Templar [known today as FREEMASONS] to be simultaneously arrested. The arrest warrant started with the phrase: "Dieu n'est pas content, nous avons des ennemis de la foi dans le Royaume" ["God is not pleased. We have enemies of the faith in the kingdom"]. Many of the accused confessed to these charges under torture, and these confessions, even though obtained under duress, caused a scandal in Paris.... Sentenced to burn alive at the stake, de Molay called out from the flames that both Pope Clement and King Philip would soon meet him before God. His actual words were recorded on the parchment as follows : "Dieu sait qui a tort et a péché. Il va bientot arriver malheur à ceux qui nous ont condamnés à mort" (translation : "God knows who is wrong and has sinned. Soon a calamity will occur to those who have condemned us to death"). Pope Clement died only a month later, and King Philip died in a hunting accident before the end of the year."

ORIGIN OF THEATER NAME: From thejewniverse.com: "...composer Jacques Offenbach emigrated to Paris to study music. The libretto he famously set to music, “Ba-Ta-Clan,” was written by his friend Ludovic Halévy, the son of a Parisian Jew who converted to Christianity for marriage. (Though with a name like Halévy we can’t imagine he made a very convincing Christian.)....Halévy seems to have cast his own multilayered religious identity into the operetta, which revels in ethnic cloaking and mayhem. The storyline involves three Frenchmen masquerading as Chinese, and a French country “bumpkin with ambitions to rule,” àla Napoleon III. The operetta opened in Paris in 1855 and eventually made it to Broadway under the dubious title “Ching Chow Hi.” (Did we mention this is 19th-century ethnic humor?) The Bataclan music hall opened ten years later with a whole chinoiserie theme."

What are we to make of all of these dates and symbolism? Is this giant production the work of some primitive towel headed religious nuts plotting out in some obscure location among the dirt and the rocks? We are dealing with a profoundly intelligent, dark, internationally powerful entity with great attention to detail and a deep understanding of what goes on in the minds of "regular people." If WE represented such a force, logically rock bands (as well as RAP), being a particularly "American" symbol of freedom and individuality, would HAVE to be infiltrated if global propaganda is to be affective on all levels. Given that, a band like the Eagles of Death Metal could be completely manufactured to direct a certain subculture of society in order to help "manufacture" rebellion in the western world before it can occur naturally. In this way, the inevitable "social revolution" can actually be controlled from the INSIDE by the same forces we think we are fighting against. This is why the band comes off as a contrived Rob Zombie invention. Perhaps they have been created by someone who understands Rock and Roll, but who CANNOT identify with it fully. This is probably why we see so much of Jesse Hughes trying to prove how much he embodies Rock and Roll. Because the OPPOSITE is true. He even tells us he is being deceptive by these incessant, tacky symbolic mixtures of "the Devil" (the father of lies) and god. I'm not religious, but I'm pretty sure the bible says that you cannot serve 2 masters. And what is this guy CONSTANTLY saying through symbols and dialogue? TWO MASTERS TWO MASTERS TWO MASTERS!

PUZZLING RESPONSES

..."what really shocked me at first was...we're a loud rock band...the power of the band off the stage through the P.A. is...hard to trump...the initial shots were so powerful for me I immediately...I knew something was wrong..." Julian Dorio, Stand in Drummer during TEODM Bataclan performance 11/2015 VICE INTERVIEW

In the first sense, he is comparing the sound of the band to the sound of the first blasts of the terrorists' gun shots. What did we say earlier about the name of the band being a metaphor for American bullets? He's saying the blasts of the terrorists was louder than the blasts of the band. The ALIEN weapon was louder than the AMERICAN weapon. The TRUMP reference compliments the Eagle/American symbolism in the band name, and brings it out into the scene of the massacre. This is now the THUNDERING voice of TRUMP, via the band, being overpowered by the sound of terrorist blasts. So we're talking about the anti Muslim, anti refugee, anti ALIEN narrative of the Trump administration being echoed in this short statement. There's also the more crass interpretation which says "our sound has a hard on for Trump." This only echoes Jesse Hughe's very vocal support of Mr Trump.

It took a second to believe that...that's really occurring because it wasn't on the news yet..." - Josh Homme, 11/2015 VICE INTERVIEW

This quote by Josh Homme suggests first that nothing is REAL until it is on the news, which his friends at VICE and others on his long list of corporate sponsors control. Josh also does not explain in this interview, or any others I have seen, why he wasn't present during this particular concert, even after offering that he was SUPPOSED to be there. Given what occurred that night, wouldn't it have been smarter to simply make something up or just say "I rarely tour with them, that's why I wasn't there?" By offering that he wasn't there "by a stroke of fate" [NY Times Interview] and then not explaining why anywhere - this leaves an odd opening in the story for people to ponder. It's also worth noting here that the terror attacks in France that night began at 21:25 (9:25) at a bar/cafe in Paris. The Bataclan shootings began at 21:40 (9:40). That's a 15 minute gap. Paris was already on "high alert" from previous threats and attacks (In fact, Bataclan specifically had been threatened due to "pro Israel" events held there by the previous Jewish owners who conveniently sold the club on 9/11/15, 2 months before the attacks after 40 years of ownership.) TEODM are represented by WME, who's CEO is media giant Ari Emanuel, who's father was part of a militant Zionist group, Irgun). The EODM had also played in Tel Aviv the previous July. Are we to believe that despite ALL OF THIS justification for increased security, and even a 15 minute gap between when the first Paris attacks occurred and when the Bataclan shootings began, nobody suspected or prepared for an attack like this? At the very least, someone in the sold out show should have noticed something on social media, via their cell phone - which nobody goes anywhere without checking these days, that attacks have begun in another part of the city.

Our friends went there to see Rock and Roll and died. I'm gonna go back there and live." - Jesse Hughes, 11/2015 VICE INTERVIEW

This quote by Jesse Hughes has the sound of a heroic response to a traumatic event. But what does he really mean by this quote? He's literally saying he wants to go live where people died. Specifically, where people were SLAUGHTERED. Wouldn't a "traumatized" person want to stay as far away from the scene of the bloodbath as possible? Especially so soon after the fact? This guy goes by the nickname "The Devil." The Devil wants to go live where people were slaughtered, while he was singing "Kiss the Devil." Sounds more like an occult ritual than a tribute to the fallen.

We're gonna recruit people to be part of life, to be citizens of the earth." - Josh Homme, 11/2015 VICE INTERVIEW

Josh Home makes a subtle military reference here, specifically by using the word "recruit." (Jesse Hughes has echoed military themes in reference to the band as well in the obviously scripted OCT 2015 gigwise.com article where he said "We're like the special forces of rock n' roll") Although Josh is a master at delivering obscure lines like this in a seemingly natural, harmless way, if we really break it down what does he actually mean by this? Why do people need to be "recruited" in order to be "citizens of the earth?" What power or authority does this man represent which gives him the inspiration to make such a statement? Are we not citizens of the earth already? Why would we need special recruitment to join a class we are already part of as a birth right? This is more of the "united we stand" narrative, which basically says "be one of US and be protected." There is a subtle threat there as well, which states - "if you aren't UNITED with US, you aren't a citizen of the earth. You are an ALIEN (Muslim), and you must be destroyed."

VICE: What do you want to say to your fans? What do you want to say to your people out there? JOSH HOMME: Don't move, we'll come to you.

If you're injured and hiding in the middle of a battlefield, trying not to be seen - this is something a fellow soldier might say just before leaving to get help. Josh delivers it this way as well with his facial features and voice tone. "Help is on the way!" These words are not meant to EMPOWER anyone, they are meant to make you feel like an INJURED defenseless rock fan in need of protection. An injured soldier cannot fight. He is a victim. Josh has been painted as this sort of "fatherly/protective" figure by the media. Part of this narrative is the story about how him and Jesse "The Devil" met. Supposedly as kids, Jesse was a trouble maker and Josh protected him from bullies at school. Now he's playing the role of "protector" to his fans against the bullies (terrorists). His story is slowly being reeled out into the world to encourage people to just basically, don't do anything and wait for Josh to come save them. This guy who wasn't even at the concert where his fans were slaughtered, and never explained why he wasn't there. I don't think this is Josh talking anymore, this is a message from the government/military industrial complex, who manufacture the crisis and then encourages you to give up all your rights in exchange for protection, while you're in a fearful (injured) state. Where is the angry Josh who threatened to beat up a kid who threw a shoe at him on stage? Where is the angry Josh who threatened someone who wanted an autograph? 89 of this man's fans were SLAUGHTERED. He doesn't want to kick anyone's ass?

"Although bonded in grief with the victims, the fans, the families, the citizens of Paris, and all those affected by terrorism, we are proud to stand together, with our new family, now united by a common goal of love and compassion." -Eagles of Death Metal Facebook page, 11/18/15

Posted a mere 5 days after 89 of their fans were BRUTALLY MURDERED - The band is suggesting that the slaughter of 89 of their fans has UNITED them with a new family and that they are feeling PROUD. I've heard of always looking on the bright side of life, but this is a bit extreme. At best, this seems to be more of the "united we stand" rhetoric the Bush administration gave us after 9/11 - just put a different way. This was the phrase we chanted as the U.S. charged into Iraq to get the weapons of mass destruction which, to this day, haven't been found. So whether it's GW Bush or Syd Vicious telling us to "stand together united" after a traumatic event, it's the same response that does nothing to bring justice and nothing to prevent it from happening to people in the future. If anything, it lays over and says "it's ok just take more of my rights away as long as I'm with my family of prisoners and am protected for another year by big brother Homme!" This is not the response of empowered individuals, this is the response of CAGED individuals who are simply glad their food was thrown into the prison cell for another day. It does nothing to address the fact that our "prison cell" is growing smaller every year as a result of new "security measures" and the fact that these measures seem to be having a reverse effect.

"36 year old Nick Alexander, who worked the band's merchandise table during the group's European tour, was among the people killed."

"It's a waste of life but it wasn't a waste of life, and we need to focus on that message of positivity. It's not worth our energy to focus on misery. We need to move forward with life, and life is for living and life is for laughing, and that's how we intend to remember Nick" - Zoe Alexander, interviewed 2 months after the Bataclan massacre

This was the worst terrorist attack on France since WWII. The Bataclan concert was where the most casualties (89) were reported. At a rock concert, featuring an American band. We are told by the media that not only were people killed, but in some cases were tortured and mutilated beforehand. Families of the victims would be justified in feeling furious and demanding answers and JUSTICE for these crimes. Yet, Zoe Alexander (sister of victim Nick Alexander) doesn't seem to have any questions or fury about what happened to her brother. While interviewed on camera [now viewable on youtube] she sheds not one tear, in fact she smiles while offering "we need to move forward with life" just 2 months after her brother was brutally murdered in public! She also urges us to not focus on "misery." Why is she speaking like we're patents and she is a therapist? Why is she addressing US as if we are victims? Isn't SHE supposed to be the victim?

"Lamenting the loss of so many innocent people, Bowdery adds that she "feels privileged" to have been present for their last breaths." - Washington Post interview of witness

This is one of many weird "witness responses" that can be found in various news articles pertaining to the Bataclan shooting. Here we have a "Ms Bowdery" going on about "feeling privileged" to see people perish. You can try and put into words a positive spin on what this person is saying, but in the process you will find yourself perplexed. Are we supposed to imagine the beauty of watching someone take their last breath in the midst of a bloody massacre? While I can see this viewpoint depicted in some fucked up horror story about necrophilia, I'm not buying it from an "alleged witness" of this massacre. No, beholding last breaths taken where 89 people are being tortured, mutilated, and slaughtered is not a privilege. I'm sane, thank you.

"FIGHTING TERROR" BY REMOVING OUR RIGHTS

So what are leaders doing to protect the people against these "freedom hating Muslims?" Exactly what "Muslim extremists" are trying to do of course, take more freedoms away!

Similar to the USA's response just after the 911 attacks, "In response to the [2015 Paris] attacks, a three-month state of emergency was declared across the country to help fight terrorism, which involved the banning of public demonstrations, and allowing the police to carry out searches without a warrant, put anyone under house arrest without trial and block websites that encouraged acts of terrorism...Cities in the United States took security precautions, especially at sites where large crowds were expected, as well as sports events, concerts, the French embassy and other French government sites. William J. Bratton, the New York City Police Commissioner, said the Paris attacks have changed the way law enforcement deals with security. Singapore raised its national security alert level, stepping up border checks and security across the city-state. Police and military authorities in Manila were placed on full alert in preparation for the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting."

Whenever a "state of emergency" is declared, certain laws and rights are suspended, presumably for the protection of the masses. This allows the police, government, and military to act more quickly and freely to restore order. The problem is, multinational corporations are now so powerful and technologically advanced, that a false disaster of almost ANY type can now be manufactured to justify the transfer of power over to the military industrial complex. We think that fancy 3D movies is the best our media's got? Holograms of Nat King Cole singing a duet with his daughter? The more convincing the THREAT, the more willing we are to hand over our rights for "protection." Therefore, we have a very strong motive for the "powers that be" to manufacture false disasters and acts of terror. The greater the threat, the more extreme the response. If we want to imagine the ultimate threat, we are looking at either a nuclear threat, natural disaster (such as what occurred in New Orleans in recent years), or an extra terrestrial one. And what is the most extreme potential response to such threats? Martial Law.

"Martial law can be used by governments to enforce their rule over the public. Such incidents may occur after a coup d'état (Thailand in 2006 and 2014); when threatened by popular protest (China, Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, 2009's Iranian Green Movement that led to take over by Revolutionary Guards); to suppress political opposition (Poland in 1981); or to stabilize insurrections or perceived insurrections (Canada, The October Crisis of 1970). Martial law may be declared in cases of major natural disasters; however, most countries use a different legal construct, such as a state of emergency."

IS IT ILLEGAL FOR THE NEWS MEDIA TO LIE?

Given the media's extremely selective reporting on the Bataclan Shooting, and their complete hesitance to sensationalize any of the MANY controversial facts regarding the shooting, a logical conclusion would be that we're simply being lied to. And it's probably being done legally.

From the FCC website:

"The FCC cannot interfere with a broadcaster's selection and presentation of material for the news and/or its commentary. However, the FCC does regulate content in some narrow areas. Federal law prohibits or limits the broadcast of obscene, indecent or profane language as defined by U.S. courts. Also, the FCC may issue penalties for knowingly broadcasting false information."

According to a Florida case involving Jane Akre and Steve Wilson VS (FOX) WTVT, "the FCC's news distortion policy is not a "law, rule, or regulation" under section 448.102 of the Florida Statutes." "Wilson and Akre planned a four-part investigative report (for FOX broadcasting] on Monsanto's use of rBGH, which prompted Monsanto [manufacturer of rBST] to write to Roger Ailes, president of Fox News Channel, in an attempt to have the report reviewed [censored] for bias and because of the "enormous damage that can be done" as a result of the report. "rBGH is a genetically engineered artificial hormone injected into dairy cows to make them produce more milk. Despite opposition from scientists, farmers and consumers, the US currently allows dairy cows to be injected with recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), also known as recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST)."


Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is the eighth and current Emir of Qatar. Tamim has held a variety of government posts within Qatar and also worked to promote numerous sporting events within the country.

CONNECTIONS

Is there a connection between The Eagles of Death Metal and Lagardere group? I don't just mean because they played a venue Lagardere owned, I mean do they have an actual link?

"Because of our position in the music industry, we have direct ties to what has happened in France: Eagles of Death Metal are one of our own artists; Bataclan is owned by one of our shareholders, Lagardère group; one of our own family members, who is also an artist manager, has worked with victim Nick Alexander on tour" By Bandsintown - Nov 16, 2015

I'm not sure how much one can read into the above quote from Bandsintown, but clearly a connection is being made from Lagardere to the Eagles of Death metal, down to the deceased merch guy, Nick Alexander. After what we've seen, this draws a link from ISIS/ISIL (by way of Qatar) to the band. Either this is not considered "newsworthy" or the "journalists" reporting these types of events cannot properly use GOOGLE SEARCH. At the very least, this could be sensationalized to hell. And since when does the media pass up on an opportunity to do that? The only reason the media would have to ignore this obviously suggestive information is if it is assisting with the cover up by focusing on stories which grab attention but do not point towards certain lines of thinking or reasoning (and of course, makes a mockery of anyone who attempts to do so.)


Ari Emanual and Donald Trump. Emanuel was once Trump's agent. He is CEO for WME, who currently represent The Eagles of Death Metal.

Robby Frasier is EODM’s band manager. He works for what was the William Morris Agency (also known as WMA). Under CEO Ari Emanuel’s leadership, in April 2009, WMA merged with the Endeavor Talent Agency to form William Morris Endeavor, or "WME” for short. WME currently represents the band, according to their own website. Ariel Zev "Ari" Emanuel, who was once Donald Trump's agent, purchased the Miss America pageant from Trump on September 14th, 2015, (the day after the Bataclan shootings - I guess he was too busy to comment on the shooting because of this?) coinciding with Trump's announcement that he was running for president.

"[Ari] Emanuel...is a powerhouse talent agent who is notorious in the entertainment business for his aggressive, hard-charging negotiating style. His lineage is also legendary—he is the brother of Ezekiel, or “Zeke,” a renowned oncologist and one of the architects of Obamacare, and Rahm, the former White House chief of staff and current mayor of Chicago." -The Daily Beast

"Emanuel gained widespread media attention in July 2006 when he called on Hollywood to blacklist Mel Gibson because of Gibson’s “anti-Semitic remarks.” Emanuel wrote, “People in the entertainment community, whether Jew or Gentile, need to demonstrate that they understand how much is at stake in this by professionally shunning Mel Gibson and refusing to work with him, even if it means a sacrifice to their bottom line.”

Ari Emanuel's "father, Jerusalem-born Dr. Benjamin M. Emanuel, is a pediatrician who was active in the Irgun, a hardline Zionist militant group whose activities in Mandatory Palestine during the 1930s and 1940s led to its listing as a terrorist organization by the British authorities, the Jewish Agency and the 1946 Zionist Congress. His mother, Marsha Emanuel (née Smulevitz), was a civil rights activist, and the one-time owner of a Chicago-area rock and roll club."

A good question for Ari Emanuel might be, "so Ari, what are your feelings on this massacre, the worst terrorist attack at a concert in modern times, where one of YOUR company's bands was playing?" This is the man who basically RUINED Mel Gibson because of drunken antisemitic remarks. He has NOTHING to say about this slaughter of Eagles of Death Metal fans? One would think he'd be raising hell right about now. Maybe he has already. Just not the "hell" we think.

SELECTIVE REASONING

According to Rolling Stone, "Hughes said he felt something was amiss when he first arrived at the venue and noted the security guard for the backstage area didn't look at him. "I immediately went to the promoter and said, 'Who's that guy? I want to put another dude on,'" Hughes claimed. "And he goes, 'Well some of the other guards aren’t here yet,' and eventually I found out that six or so wouldn't show up at all...It seems rather obvious that they had a reason not to show up." [Hughes later apologized for making these statements publicly]

Josh Homme formed TEODM with friend Jesse Hughes. According to a New York times interview, Homme had planned to be onstage at that show but changed his plans. “I wasn’t there by a stroke of fate,” he said. In that article, there is no particular explanation as to what this "stroke of fate" was.

So why is it that Jesse Hughes is so quick to assume security guards who decided not to show up "knew something," but his own band member and drummer was also not there and this gets no mention? Obviously Jesse knew the reason Josh wasn't there, but why don't we? Why would Jesse put this viewpoint out there without explaining where his own drummer was that night?

PROMOTE PROMOTE PROMOTE

Let's take a quick look at the intense promotional campaign for TEODM before and after the Bataclan massacre:

As stated earlier, "Redemption of the Devil" was released by VICE a month before the Bataclan attacks. This focused on issues of guns, god, politics, patriotism, drugs, sex, the devil, and rock music.

Following the attack, a Facebook campaign was created by Jon Morter with the intention of getting the band's cover of the Duran Duran song "Save a Prayer" to number one on the UK Singles Chart. The campaign was promoted by Duran Duran and headed up by Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon who promised to donate their proceeds from the sale to charity. While this seems to come from a good place, it was also done with the not so subtly stated goal of getting the band's song "to number one on the UK Singles Chart." It also associates TEODM with one of the UKs biggest pop rock bands, Duran Duran. Capitalizing upon tragedy is still capitalizing, even if charity is thrown into the mix.

Josh Homme encouraged musicians of any genre to cover the band's song "I Love You All the Time", and all of the subsequent proceeds due to the band would be donated to his charity Sweet Stuff Foundation, which would then be donated to the victims of the attack. Again, brilliant way to capitalize - even using OTHER BANDS to spread the music of TEODM. But it's ALL for charity, right?

"On December 7, the band - without Homme - appeared on stage at a U2 concert at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris in their first concert appearance since the attack. The bands performed a cover of Patti Smith's "People Have the Power" together before Eagles of Death Metal performed "I Love You All the Time". In a statement following the performance, Hughes thanked U2 and said that the band would return to Paris in February 2016. The following day, the band revisited the Bataclan to pay their respects to the victims of the attack." 2 HUGE publicity stunts in 2 days. Again, associating themselves with a HUGE pop band (U2), justified with "positive vibes and messages," followed by the famous non event where Jesse Hughes is allegedly denied entrance to the Bataclan - but according to his manager he never even tried to go in. Well which one is it Mr News Journalist? Right, a little manufactured controversy the day after sharing the stage with U2 - well played EODM - more press coverage for the band.

Less than a month after the attacks at Bataclan, VICE, producers of "Redemption of the Devil," release a mini documentary interview of the group, recalling the attacks. If you type "Eagles of Death Metal Bataclan" into youtube, it's the 2nd result that comes up. As of today it has nearly 5 million views. This one is basically presented in the "reality tv" fashion, in order to "set the record straight" or something. In actuality, it's just more promotion for the band and further solidifies the narrative which we are supposed to buy about the shootings.

In February of 2017, another documentary on the band and the Bataclan massacre released by HBO. It was directed by Colin Hanks [son of Tom Hanks] about the band and the aftermath of the Bataclan attack, titled Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends). So now we have the son of one of the highest paid actors in the United States and HBO behind the band. Why? Well because we haven't documented the band's response to the shootings enough. I haven't seen the film, but I assume from the description that the film raises no questions at all as to who the attackers were, who owned the venue, the weird date it was sold, or where all the money leads. That might lead to answers. Why would we want to take these big names and big money and produce a documentary which actually told us something new or informative?

"If you think about it, the majority of victims last night are music fans. This is the first direct hit on music that we've had in this so-called War on Terror or whatever it's called. It's very upsetting. These are our people. This could be me at a show. You at a show, in that venue. It's a very recognizable situation for you and for me and the coldblooded aspect of this slaughter is deeply disturbing and that’s what I can’t get out of my head." - Bono, U2

A BIT ABOUT JOSHUA AND THE TWO AMERICAS

af·flu·ent: (especially of a group or area) having a great deal of money; wealthy.

Born in Joshua Tree, CA, "Josh Homme...is from one of the more affluent families in Palm Desert. His grandfather Cap Homme has a park named after him in an exclusive enclave in Coachella Valley, where retired movie stars, former American presidents and Microsoft’s Bill Gates all live. There’s a Homme Street where the family ranch used to be located – now the location of the very posh Monterey Country Club [of which his Grandmother was a member], 375 acres of luxury homes tucked underneath the shadow of the Santa Rosa Mountains." - http://www.uncut.co.uk

“I didn’t grow up as a rich kid,” he protests, squirming a little. “I grew up in an 800-square foot condominium. Money doesn’t mean anything in itself, it’s just a way to keep people off of you, or keep yourself free, keep your options open. But it’s hardly something to stack or think about. Although maybe it looks cool stacked." - Josh Homme, UNCUT.co.uk, 2013

Corporate sponsors for the first Eagles of Death Metal album included Ask.com, Comcast, Payless ShoeSource, Nissan Motors, Budweiser, Pontiac Motors, Wendy's, Microsoft, Globe Shoes, film "Thank You for Smoking," promotional disc for the film Grindhouse, soundtrack for PS2 game Gran Turismo 4...

The band that was center stage during the Bataclan Massacre was The Eagles of Death Metal. Everyone knows Josh Homme is the main man behind this band, even though he doesn't always appear live with them. Therefore, why isn't anyone asking the very fundamental question of, "why would ISIS/ISIL want to attack Josh and his fans?" It's a reasonable question, I'm not sure why nobody is asking it. Instead we are absolutely inundated with every inch of Jesse Hughes and his "god/devil/guns/religion/politics" montage of symbolism. But this guy was a nobody pulled out of the desert by Josh Homme. And as far as I know, his band played a show where the largest slaughter of rock fans in history occurred, and he called in absent for it, without explanation. While that doesn't mean he is guilty of anything, any competent detective trying to make sense of this massacre would ask this question. But the problem is that this case was considered "closed" the second "ISIS/ISIL" was announced as the perpetrator. Any other details are considered "inadmissible" because frankly, logic and reason are not as factual as "news media determinations." It's like Josh said in the quote above, that facts are hard to believe before they are on "the news." So I guess the strategy here was to KEEP facts from appearing on the news at all, so that people won't consider them?

U2's "The Joshua Tree received critical acclaim, topped the charts in over 20 countries, and became the fastest-selling album in British history. According to Rolling Stone, the album increased the band's stature "from heroes to superstars". Bono said, "I started to see two Americas, the mythic America and the real America", hence the album's working title, The Two Americas. Having toured the US extensively in the past, the group were inspired by the country's geography. As such, the desert, rain, dust, and water appear as lyrical motifs throughout the record."

"The name Joshua tree was given by a group of Mormon settlers crossing the Mojave Desert in the mid-19th century. The tree's unique shape reminded them of a Biblical story in which Joshua reaches his hands up to the sky in prayer."