Monthly Archives: February 2013

Crisis of Confidence in the Government—there are only lies in the Media? There is no truth…. Tragedy of Sandy Hook is not Murder, but National Hoax….

I don’t say these are the best or most accurate or even a representative sample of the youtube videos available challenging the official story of Sandy Hook, but they do reflect a widespread distrust of the government for which I think both the government and mainstream media MUST take full responsibility and to which these groups of institutions must collectively respond or lose all claims to legitimacy.

In my Freshman year at Tulane University, I took a course called “Crisis in Culture as Reflected in Modern Literature” taught by the then just retired Yale Professor Cleanth Brooks.   He detailed the relationship between early twentieth century literature and socio-political change and the comments of many of the participants in that change later in their lives.

Today the Crisis in Culture is basically “old news”—the Victorian and Edwardian worlds vanished in the bombs of Europe’s Great War of 1914-1918, what we now call “World War I”, and whatever was left of the colonialist American, British, and French Empires was wiped away by the United Nations’ nascent New World Order after World War II.

Somehow, though, it seems that the desire for the appearance of democratic choice in the transition from freedom to some form of totalitarian government has made it essential that governments lie, that they stage or re-characterise all events so as to “ritually shape” history to conform to “mythological” expectations.  This is no different from what anthropologists from James G. Frazer through, Georges Dumezil, Edmund Leach, and Claude Levi-Strauss, to Clifford Geertz and Marshall Sahlins have been teaching us about the role of ritual and mythology in shaping history for most of the past century.

But now, it seems that every minute change in the law must be micro-managed through false events.   Real confrontations such as Ruby Ridge and Waco in the early 1990s created at least as much counter-reaction against the government as support for it, if not more.  So, after Waco (“Mount Carmel”, the Branch Davidian Compound) in 1993, and starting with Okalahoma City in 1995, the government appears to have orchestrated terrorism to its own playbook, with no silver linings at all, only dark clouds of oppression.

I for one remain convinced that the “conspiracy theorists” who speak of both Aurora, Colorado, and Sandy Hook, Connecticut, as staged “false flag” events are absolutely correct.  I challenge the authorities in government to come forward with a better explanation than they have yet propounded, and make more evidence publicly available.

It is a remarkable coincidence that neither Osama bin Laden’s body nor the bodies of any victims at Aurora, Colorado, Sandy Hook, Connecticut, have ever been released or made public.  Compare this with the deaths of Bonnie & Clyde or Benito Mussolini or John Dillinger or John F. & Robert Kennedy, for that matter.   The American public has never been squeamish about seeing dead bodies.

In criminal law they teach us in law school that there cannot be any conviction of murder without evidence that a human being has died.   In the absence of a body, a coroner’s report, there is no “corpus delicti” meaning no physical evidence of crime, and there can be no prosecution for murder.

The evidence of connexions between Aurora and Sandy Hook are disturbing in the extreme.  The evidence that Sandy Hook parents may have been paid actors is much more disturbing.   The threats of prosecuting people who ask these questions on some sort of theory of “sedition” is so cravenly unAmerican….  I just cannot go on.

The Government and Mainstream Media should not ridicule or belittle, but respond by showing all available evidence of the how what and why of the alleged crimes and produce all photos and other evidence of corpus delicti which exist.

Plus Ca Change, Plus c’est la meme chose: The more things change the more things stay the same—looking back at 1949 (with credit and thanks to Barbaratzin from the Original Confederate Capital City of Montgomery, Alabamal)

04-11-1949 Ode to the Welfare State We’ve All Been Subsidized

04-11-1949 Ode to the Welfare State We’ve All Been Subsized

We've all been Subsidized

You do too damn much thinking, son, to be a Democrat…. OK, that’s unfair, Republicans may care more about unmerged corporations than unwed mothers, but welfare and “stimulus spending” to the rich is every bit as much welfare as direct payments to the poor, and both result in the same deplorable state of national economic and moral bankruptcy.  We must have the discipline to ween ourselves from Government as the great provider and restore actual freedom and thus democracy to America.  Currently, America is ruled by Corporate Chains (AAmco, Albertson, American Airlines & Apple through CVS, Doubletree, General Motors and Home Depot, to Marriott, Randalls, Target, Tom Thumb, Vons, Walgreens, and Walmart), and the American People can truly be said to be the only people in the world incapable of living without their chains even a single day.  New Orleans, Louisiana, is slightly less “enchained” than other cities, but only slightly, and rumor has it that large portions of the city are utterly dependent upon government spending for both the rich and poor…..

Are the National (or Global?) Puppeteer’s Trying to Push us into “Civil War”? In the First American “Civil War” the Original Constitution and Spirit of the Land of the Free was mortally wounded in the name of freeing the slaves. Are we now facing a Second “Civil War” in which (in the name of health, safety, and welfare) we will all become slaves?

An Australian pen-named “Max Igan” from Queensland has produced a video or series of videos with the purpose of arguing that Sandy Hook, the Aurora “Batman” Shooting, and other related events are not merely a staged series of propaganda attacks on the Second Amendment, but a provocation of the “alternative” or “truther” minority movement to engage in violent confrontations which could be characterized as “civil war” necessitating, perhaps, the imposition of martial law.

(Sidebar: I have often written that it is both an insult and a travesty to call the war of 1861-1865 a “Civil War”—although you COULD call the period of Reconstruction after 1865 a “Civil War” in some if not all parts of the South—but for purposes of introducing Max Igan’s ideas, this particular quibble holds but little relevance)

I find his argument cool and persuasive and devoid of some of the sensationalist and fanciful attacks on the government which lead some to posit truly “other worldly” explanations for the current transformations in the status quo.  

I particularly like Igan’s use of the terminology of “Trust” and “Breach of Trust” to describe the relationship between the government and the people.  A “False Trust” of course lies at the heart of the U.S. Welfare State—the unfunded, empty trust of government “out of thin air” securities which constitute the “Social Security Trust Fund.”

In this video, Igan proposes that the release of highly suspicious, obviously fraudulent material in relationship to the Sandy Hook shooting in Newton, Connecticut, was designed (basically) to drive already angry people over the edge:

I have been writing very little these past two months as I take classes  at my old Alma Mater of Tulane and try to improve my somewhat old and aging mind.  The “Unified Serenity” site carries a lot of very disturbing videos, but I find Igan basically focused on the “real world” and the “contradictions inherent in all things” without  any dependent reference to occult mythology or ancient symbolism.  

The interpretation of the use of ancient iconography for modern messages in

is just too much for me, although I understand and appreciate that the methodology of tracing hermeneutic images and metaphors is neither significantly worse (nor significantly better) than the academic program advanced by late great Linda Schele (University of Southern Alabama during the 1970s, thereafter University of Texas at Austin until her untimely death from cancer), her students, and others during the 1980s and 1990s relating to the decipherment of Maya hieroglyphics and the interpretation of ancient Maya (and Mexican and Central American) society.  

“Schele Youth” as I used to call them engaged in some fairly fanciful comparisons and drawing of lines—but it was all part of the process of trying to discover the truth about ancient society, and competing conspiracy theories about modern society (and last year, of course, during the countdown to December 21, 2012, we saw the great conversion of Schele-esque thinking with new age mysticism and alien-abduction conspiracy theories).

The Academic exercise known as “Deconstruction”, especially “Post-Modern Hermeneutic Deconstruction” is fundamentally identical in logic to what is called “Conspiracy Theory” in popular and political culture.  I’m not sure that’s a criticism of either academic deconstruction or post-modern Popular and Political conspiracy theories—it’s just a fact that the use of fuzzy logic and fuzzier images of images (icons, symbols) juxtaposed without regard to time and space is very similar—and such juxtapositions may or may not reflect real patterns.  Somewhere in one of these videos is a series of words “Easter/Eostre/Astarte/Ishtar/Ashtaroth” which would seem to be “the mother of all false etymologies” and irrelevant to almost absolutely everything.  I firmly believe 

February 1—Saint Brigit’s Day (Brigit of Kildare), February 2—Candlemas or Presentation of the Lord Jesus in the Temple (now only remembered as “Groundhog Day”)—but February 3 is the real Religious Holiday in US—SUPER BOWL SUNDAY! Panem circensesque….

Has it really already been six full weeks, the first intercardinal of the year 2013, since the world was supposed to end on December 21, 2012?  Some predict (I would say pray for) a major disaster this weekend, another 9-11 to catapult us into yet another war.  I certainly wouldn’t be surprised—Sandy Hook and the Batman shootings not having had quite sufficient effect yet….sufficient effect to inspire Americans to surrender the ragged shreds of their last constitutional rights….  

I make no secret of the fact that I love New Orleans at the same time that I do not completely share in all its vices.  I love the French Quarter, but I do not drink (“well, hardly ever”), having burnt the candle at both ends (unrelated to Candlemas) a little bit too much in my undergraduate days here at Tulane and my early graduate career at Harvard.  I do not miss getting drunk even one little bit, but take great glee at watching all the unwashed masses get plastered all over town here, most especially on Bourbon Street (talking of unwashed masses—it’s not JUST an expression you know—most of those folks are…..unwashed is just putting it mildly.  

But drinking itself is a ritual of as much ancient dignity as Dionysus and the Eleusinian Mysteries, Bacchus and Comus, or even of Jesus at the Wedding in Cana, or Jesus at the Last Supper.  There is ONLY Vice and no ancient dignity, however, in Football or the Superbowl, or the hundreds of thousands who have converged on New Orleans to watch two rows of (mostly) black men wearing gigantic amounts of padding and helmets crash into each other like two rows of opposing tractors (without any mud).

And this is the true high holiday of America’s Great Unwashed—Superbowl Sunday—and the masses have poured into New Orleans.  Some cynics think that Obama might want to use this occasion to stage another “False Flag” simulated terrorist event this Sunday (1) to finally light the fire under a possible war with Iran and (2) to wipe out a good number of White, Football Loving Red State Republican Rednecks who’ve come to the Big Easy to drown their sorrows and forget Obama has been tragically elected to a second term.  

I have previously compared the unending parade of slightly demented, drunken and debauched revelers on Bourbon Street to the mediaeval “Wild Hunt” or “Night Riders” processions known from history (and ethnohistory, notably Carlo Ginzburg’s brilliant “Night Battles.”  But there is no conscious awareness of anything except booze and flesh, alcoholic intoxication and sexual arousal, on Bourbon Street today, and these are the “values” celebrated by the Football Religion, especially but not at all limited to SuperBowl Sunday in that most unholy modern Coliseum or Circus Maximus: the New Orleans Super Dome.

We plainly live in a new era of Bread and Circuses, every bit as brutal as the Ancient Roman and futuristic Hunger Games models… I have despised Football my entire life and don’t mind saying so ESPECIALLY when I see this town invaded by the teaming hoards of seemingly brain dead football fanatics.  I don’t exactly know how the religion of football fulfills the needs of the people EXCEPT as grotesque gladiatorial entertainment.  

My grandfather Al preserved an idealized notion of what football was and represented until he died.  I don’t think he quite fully realized, or if he realized he simply could not accept, how totally different modern professional football was and remains from the completely amateur college football of his youth, of Harvard-Yale and Army-Navy games that were the center of all educated attention.  For my grandfather, American Football represented ideals of teamsmanship and strategy—“military tactics” writ small and peacefully (by comparison), with no corrupt politics intervening.

But the economic corruption of football is directly akin to the corruption of Christmas and everything else.  Only money, only corporate profits, seem to matter in America (or anywhere in the “developed” world) anymore.

But to my mind, the worst feature of the “Religion of Football” is that it occupies the minds of the great majority of people in this country and so permits them to avoid learning, focusing, on the grim and horrible realities of life here, of the decadence of absolutely everything.  Yes, Football is Modern Corporate Religion, nothing more but certainly nothing less.  A religion of Welfare and Entertainment run amok.  The people here for the event will all go to worship in the Superdome (while Tens of Millions Watch at Home) and pray for ….. more corporate profits to support the Socialist Government?