A Proper Gander At Propaganda

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"Propaganda in the United States is spread by both government and media entities. Propaganda is information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to influence opinions. It's used in advertising, radio, newspaper, posters, books, television, and other media."  -  Propaganda in the United States - Wikipedia

"A man without a government is like a fish without a bicycle.” Alvaro Koplovich

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The Art of The Visual Con Job: Red Bull YouTube Propaganda

 

Getting Lost with Wings of Fanciful Flights of Folly

Welcome to the age of social media guru guided flocks of internet subscribing followers. Your thoughts now belong to the collective community.

Like all good sleight of hand style "spooks", YouTube and other sorts of Google-able gurus seek to define where you should look for the so-called "truth".

 

Do You Believe in (Movie) Magic?

These are still the early days of augmented social media reality.

There are numerous traditional and digital ways to craft believable visual illusions. Word of mouth lies have becomes post modern high resolution digital video flights of folly.

Physically impossible feats fuel too many imaginations, crafting stagnating minds that do not seem interested in asking real questions.

 

Red Bull's Mind Blowing Side Show:

How can helicopters fly upside down?

Aerobatic helicopter tricks with Chuck Aaron  source: Red Bull 

A Proper Gander In A World of Extremely Productive Propaganda Stunts

Duck & Covering Mythic Mother Goose Marketing

"In a world full of publicity stunts, Red Bull absolutely takes the stunt cake. Red Bull has whole teams of athletes, skydivers, motorcycle riders, and race drivers that execute a seemingly endless array of stunts. They race. They climb. They execute stunts on the ground and in the air. And Red Bull teams with athletes and stunt men to stage some pretty off-the-wall, one-off stunts as well. It sponsors every kind of competition you can think of, from rally driving to mountain bike riding.

And money seems to be no object. When Red Bull staged a stratosphere parachute jump a few years back, the cost was said to run around $50 million. Some even claim that Red Bull’s annual marketing budget is in excess of $1 billion. But, as it sells some 5 billion cans of the drink per year, that $1 billion does not seem excessive."

source: 15 Red Bull Publicity Stunts That Will Blow Your Mind - TheRichest

Red Bull Stratos 'Space Jump' Helped Sell a Lot of Product | Special ...

 

Red Bologna Gives You Wings:
Publicity Stunt or Scientific Style Feat?

Methinks high altitude Red Bull sky dives are more than likely fake too.

 

Use YouTube To Help You Begin To Learn How Things Work

Learn about how things work for yourself. The internet blows away the legendary library of Alexandria. YouTube videos are a good starting point for self education.

Questioning Red Bull Claims:

There does not seem to be any way anyone could use the helicopter controls to achieve the Red Bull feat.

What do you think?

How does a Helicopter fly ?  source: Learn Engineering 

 

Post Modern Jetsons For The YouTube Generation

Live action cartoon characters unite!

Amazing Video: 'Jet Man' stunts alongside fighter jets over Alps  source: RT 

THE SON OF THE JET AGE HAS BEGUN!

Saturday Morning Cartoon Physics Sold As Mainstream Science & Technology

Do not tell the Wright Brothers that flight is so amazingly easy.

Who needs wide wing spans anyway? Ironman and Superman do not.

Most seem to truly feel that if Hollywood screens show superhuman flight, such things must be real.

 

When will we be able to all have chance to wait on a line for an upside down helicopter or a jet pack ride?

Can't just anyone hitch a ride on an upside down Blue Angel-type of flight?

Those of us without such magical security clearance might want to begin to try to really figure out how to unite.

 

Film fakery isn't new.

 

How Hollywood Special Effects Crafting Works:

Want to learn how theaters of war are crafted?

Secret World War Weaponry Revealed: The First Motion Picture Unit

Hollywood loves to go to war.

First Motion Picture Unit: Army Air Forces  source: US National Archives 

 

Want to learn how real human flight works?

How do Airplanes fly ?  source: Learn Engineering 

 

Black Death & Abandoned Buildings: Depopulation Is Good For The Economy

 

The Landlords of England: The Origin of Rent & The Consumer Caste

FOREVER BUILDING A BRAVE NEW WORLD ORDER

Our economic Yggdrasil world of credit card debt, endless mortgages, property taxed homes and global banking roller coaster rides grew from an old feudal seed.

Masonic pilgrimages evolve into our world of bar hopping hotel chains and global passenger jet travel.

English Architecture: Coming of Age, 1408-1530 - Professor Simon Thurley  source: GreshamCollege

 

$

ONE SYMBOL TO RULE THEM ALL

$     Money Makes The World Turn     $

Erecting feats of architectural mastery provide people with places to stay and labor to get paid for.

 

Architecture as art reinforces cultural paradigms and social order.

 

Masons Enjoy Building Social Pyramids, Castles & Holy Day Inns

Traveling Free Stone Nomadic Masons Needed Hotel-Like Lodges

"Masons in Medieval England were responsible for building some of England’s most famous buildings. Masons were highly skilled craftsmen and their trade was most frequently used in the building of castles, churches and cathedrals.

Masons were highly skilled craftsmen and they belonged to a guild. However, a mason’s guild was not linked to just one town as the members of the masons guild had to move to where building was required. The Mason’s Guild was an international one and even in Medieval England, the guild was sometimes referred to as the Free Masons as ‘free’ stone was the name of stone that was commonly used by masons because it was soft and allowed the masons to complete intricate carvings."

"Masons tended to lead nomadic lives. They went where there was employment. Other tradesmen could effectively stay where they were as there was enough trade for their skill to allow them to settle. However, masons had to move on to their next source of employment once a building had been completed – and that could be many miles away.

A mason who was at the top of his trade was a master mason. However, a Master Mason, by title, was the man who had overall charge of a building site and master masons would work under this person. A Master Mason also had charge over carpenters, glaziers etc. In fact, everybody who worked on a building site was under the supervision of the Master Mason. He would work in what was known as the Mason’s Lodge. All important building sites would have such a building that served as a workshop and a drawing office from which all the work on the building site was organised. Anyone who arrived at the building site and claimed that they were a master mason would be tested by the Master Mason and by master masons already working on the site. By doing this they ensured that quality was maintained – and that they would have a good chance of future building work.

A mason would have an apprentice working for him. When the mason moved on to a new job, the apprentice would move with him. When a mason felt that his apprentice had learned enough about the trade, he would be examined at a Mason’s Lodge. If he passed this examination of his skill, he would be admitted to that lodge as a master mason and given a mason’s mark that would be unique to him. Once given this mark, the new master mason would put it on any work that he did so that it could be identified as his work.

There can be no doubt that masons in Medieval England were highly skilled craftsmen. The testimony to their work stands today in the numerous cathedrals and castles that still exist."

source: Medieval Masons - History Learning Site

United Grand Lodge of England - Wikipedia

United Grand Lodge of England - History of Freemasonry

What Is the Third Estate? - Wikipedia

 

Welcome Outcasted Cattle To The Crafted Casta Castle

"Caste is a form of social stratification characterized by endogamy, hereditary transmission of a lifestyle which often includes an occupation, status in a hierarchy, and customary social interaction and exclusion. Although caste systems exist in various regions, its paradigmatic ethnographic example is the division of Indian society into rigid social groups, with roots in India's ancient history and persisting until today. However, the economic significance of the caste system in India has been declining as a result of urbanization and affirmative action programs. A subject of much scholarship by sociologists and anthropologists, the Indian caste system is sometimes used as an analogical basis for the study of caste-like social divisions existing outside India. The term is also applied to non-human populations like ants and bees."

"The origins of the term 'caste' are attributed to the Spanish and Portuguese casta, which, according to the John Minsheu's Spanish dictionary (1599), means "race, lineage, or breed". When the Spanish colonized the New World, they used the word to mean a "clan or lineage."

"However, it was the Portuguese who employed casta in the primary modern sense when they applied it to the thousands of endogamous, hereditary Indian social groups they encountered upon their arrival in India in 1498."

"The use of the spelling "caste," with this latter meaning, is first attested to in English in 1613."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caste

 

George Lucas Explains The Importance of The Artist (Architect)

Art is technology and monkeys can't create paintings.

I recommend watching this interview, it is very insightful.

George Lucas Calls Disney “White Slavers” in Charlie Rose interview  source: Laurent Touil-Tartour

 

Future Hollywood Technology Will Be All The More Immersive & Interactive

From the U.S. Military to Overgrown Cosplay Kids, Everyone Loves Virtual Reality!

The future architects of human behavior will use virtual three dimensional cubes to construct worlds of wondrous bread & circus to explore.

Intel demos world's first 'walk-around' VR video experience  source: CNET

Intel & The Californian Silicon Rush

"Intel Corporation (also known as Intel, stylized as intel) is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California (colloquially referred to as "Silicon Valley") that was founded by Gordon Moore (of Moore's law fame) and Robert Noyce. It is the world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers based on revenue, and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers (PCs). Intel supplies processors for computer system manufacturerssuch as Apple, Lenovo, HP, and Dell. Intel also manufactures motherboard chipsets, network interface controllers and integrated circuits, flash memory, graphics chips, embedded processors and other devices related to communications and computing." "

source: Intel - Wikipedia

 

The History of Hollywood Grand Masters:

Builders of The American Dream or The Californian Nightmare?

The California Masonic Experience: Such A Glittering Gold Rush

Builders of Dreams: The California Masonic Experience  source: MasonsofCA

 

Hollywood & Freemasonry:

"The mysterious all-male society lured entertainment's most powerful..."

 

"Inside Hollywood's Secret Masonic History, From Disney to DeMille"

"The mysterious all-male society lured entertainment's most powerful, and now the Guess brothers' new art museum in Los Angeles reveals its hidden relics, tucked in among works by Takashi Murakami and Jeff Koons.

In Disney's 2004 action-adventure film National Treasure, Nicolas Cage plays a historian hunting for fortune hidden by Founding Fathers who were Freemasons, including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. The baroque plot, with its allusions to far-reaching power across time and geography, plays into the public's long-running, conspiracy-minded fascination with the male secret society's lore.

As it happens, Walt Disney himself was a member of a Masonic offshoot youth organization, and many of the founding fathers of the entertainment business — including Louis B. Mayer, Tom Mix and Cecil B. DeMille – were Masons. When California membership peaked at 245,000 in the mid-1960s, L.A.'s nexus for the group, the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple, had just been erected on Wilshire Boulevard in tony Hancock Park. (It later was used as a location in National Treasure.)"

"Now the Scottish Rite Temple, which the Masons reluctantly sold in 1994 amid declining local membership (today there are roughly 60,000 brothers in the state), will be reborn May 25 as the Maurice and Paul Marciano Art Foundation, a cultural center showcasing the extensive private collection of the mogul brothers who created the Guess empire. The 110,000-square-foot property's famed Millard Sheets murals have been restored, while white-hot art star Alex Israel, who works out of the Warner Bros. lot — Jack Warner was, natch, another Mason — has added his own mural in the lobby. It was Israel who suggested the property to the Marcianos. They'd been in search of a flexible public showcase for grand displays of their pedigreed 1,500-object collection, which includes pieces by Takashi Murakami, Sterling Ruby and Mike Kelley.

For one of the opening exhibitions at the foundation — first revealed at a 500-person dinner May 20 that drew Ryan Seacrest, Owen Wilson and Sharon Stone, along with such name-brand museum fixtures as Murakami and Jonas Wood — artist Jim Shaw made use of some of the temple's relics, including backdrops from past theatrical productions. "Their size, their height — it's unbelievable," says co-founder Maurice Marciano. "You get a sense of the power and spirit of what went on here."  "

"An international fraternity that traces its roots to England three centuries ago and is inspired by medieval craft guilds — specifically stonemasons — Masons utilize an extensive system of ritual and symbolism, mostly centering on biblical stories and conveyed through intricate plays they stage for themselves. The idea is to spur what amounts to a continuing moral education through adulthood. Kulapat Yantrasast, the architect responsible for the Scottish Rite Temple's renovation into the foundation, muses that the building's history of occult creativity makes it particularly appropriate as a home for fine art. "What's special," he says, "is that this space has always been about self-exploration."

It's no wonder that a club whose central activity is staging elaborate theatrical productions would lure so many who've made their career in entertainment. (AMC has a drama in the works, Lodge 49, about a Long Beach fraternal order; perhaps fittingly, producer Paul Giamatti didn't respond to a request for comment about the show's connection to the Masons.)

"Political and religious enemies have attacked the secretive group for centuries. The fact that Richard Pryor, Oliver Hardy, Don Rickles and Bugs Bunny (Mel Blanc) saw fit to join — and that even the red-fezzed Shriners (of L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium) is a Masonic fellowship — hasn't dimmed its sinister glow.

Masons have long been more welcoming than other established institutions of American and European privilege in accepting Jews, which may explain the strength of the organization in early Hollywood. (The association also has exacerbated problems for both groups: During the Holocaust, the Nazis spoke of a Jewish-Masonic conspiracy.) Bard professor Susan Aberth, an expert on secret societies, has curated an exhibition at the foundation of artifacts left behind by the Masons (including lavish costumes) when they sold the building, leaving it to be used for everything from hip-hop concerts to weddings before Marciano purchased it four years ago. The central premise of the group's storytelling is the construction of the Temple of Solomon, says Aberth. "It doesn't get more Jewish than that."

Visitors stepping away from the foundation's Cindy Sherman and Jeff Koons works and out onto the top-floor terrace at the newly restored Scottish Rite Temple can glimpse a sweeping view north over Hancock Park, all the way to the Hollywood sign."

source: Inside Hollywood's Secret Masonic History, From Disney to DeMille ...

Walt Disney War Bond Certificate | Walt Disney - Thorn Books

 

Hollywood Loves Selling Masonic Bonds

Girl Scouts Bully The Public To Support War & Growing Government

"In 1917 and 1918, the United States government issued Liberty Bonds to raise money for its involvement in World War I. An aggressive campaign was created by Secretary of the Treasury William Gibbs McAdoo to popularize the bonds, grounded largely as patriotic appeals. The Treasury Department worked closely with the Committee on Public Information in developing Liberty Bond campaigns. The resulting propaganda messages often borrowed heavily from military colloquial speech. 

The government used famous artists to make posters, and used movie stars to host bond rallies. Al Jolson, Elsie Janis, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin were among the celebrities that made public appearances promoting the patriotic element of purchasing Liberty Bonds. Chaplin also made a short film, The Bond, at his own expense for the drive. Even the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts sold bonds under the slogan "Every Scout to Save a Soldier". The campaign spurred community efforts across the country to sell the bonds and was a great success resulting in over-subscriptions to the second, third and fourth bond issues. According to the Massachusetts Historical Society, "Because the first World War cost the federal government more than $30 billion (by way of comparison, total federal expenditures in 1913 were only $970 million), these programs became vital as a way to raise funds." 

Through the selling of Liberty Bonds, the government raised $21.5 billion for the war effort. The majority of sales were not to individuals but to banks and financial groups that ignored the patriotic appeal and bought the bonds principally as an investment opportunity. The bond campaigns themselves proved relatively ineffective at gaining widespread public support. The majority of Americans were simply uncomfortable converting a significant portion of their savings into what was, for them, a new and uncertain form of investment. The forceful sales atmosphere associated with the Liberty Bond campaigns ultimately produced disappointing sales figures. As such, the bond campaigns are remembered more for their associated level of coercion and bullying than its patriotic and voluntary nature. Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr. would face a balancing act between coercion and volunteerism in his bond campaigns during World War II."

source: War bond - Wikipedia

 

9/11: Liberty Bondage

"A Liberty bond (or liberty loan) was a war bond that was sold in the United States to support the allied cause in World War I. Subscribing to the bonds became a symbol of patriotic duty in the United States and introduced the idea of financial securities to many citizens for the first time. The Act of Congress which authorized the Liberty Bonds is still used today as the authority under which all U.S. Treasury bonds are issued."

"Securities, also known as Liberty Bonds, were issued in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to finance the rebuilding of the areas affected."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_bond

 

JFK MEETS THE MASONS

"KN-C17478. President John F. Kennedy Greets Freemasons"

"Description: President John F. Kennedy greets a group of Freemasons in the Rose Garden, White House, Washington, D.C. The group represented the eighth International Conference of the Supreme Council of Freemasonry, and had just completed a tour of the White House." April 10, 1961

source: https://www.jfklibrary.org/Asset-Viewer/Archives/JFKWHP-KN-C17478.aspx

 

Earl Warren of The JFK Assassination Warren Commission Fame Was A Freemason

"Warren was very active after 1919 in such groups as the Freemasonry, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Loyal Order of Moose (obtained the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, the highest award given in the fraternity) and the American Legion. Each one introduced Warren to new friends and political connections. He rose through the ranks in the Masons, culminating in his election in 1935 as the Grand Master of the Freemasons for the state of California. Biographer Jim Newton says that Warren, "thrived in the Masons because he shared their ideals, but those ideals also helped shape him, nurturing his commitment to service, deepening his conviction that society's problems were best addressed by small groups of enlightened, well-meaning citizens. Those ideals knitted together Warren's Progressivism, his Republicanism, and his Masonry." "

"Warren was the nominee of the Republican Party for Vice President in 1948, as the running mate of Thomas E. Dewey. He was appointed to chair what became known as the Warren Commission, which was formed to investigate the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy."

source: Earl Warren - Wikipedia

 

Never Forget Fellow JFK Assassination Warren Commissioner & Future Appointed President Gerald Ford

He Was a Mason Too!

"Brother Gerald R. Ford (1913 – 2006) was Initiated into Freemasonry on September 30, 1949, in Malta Lodge No. 465. (Grand Rapids, Michigan). At the same ..."

source: Last Masonic President Dies - The Grand Lodge of Scotland

 

Freemason Presidents

"George Washington
James Monroe
Andrew Jackson
James Polk
James Buchanan
Andrew Johnson
James Garfield
William McKinley
Theodore Roosevelt
Howard Taft
Warren Harding
Franklin Roosevelt
Harry Truman
Gerald Ford"

source: United States Presidents who were Freemasons - MasterMason.com

 

The United States Hearts Freemasonry

"Of the 44 people who have been President of the United States, roughly one-third (14, or by some counts 15*) were Freemasons. Along with the presidents listed below, Lyndon Johnson had been initiated into the 1st Degree of Freemasonry (an "Entered Apprentice") but did not advance any further and did not become a full member of his lodge, Ronald Reagan was made an honorary Freemason, and Bill Clinton as a youth was a member of the Order of DeMolay."

*Because of LBJ's initiation into the fraternal organization, many lists of Freemason Presidents include him, with a total of 15."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States_who_were_Freemasons

 

Ronald Reagan Digs Manly P. Hall

“The Secret Destiny of America”

"This article below about U.S. President Ronald W. Reagan and the occult appeared in the January 2014 of Salon magazine. It tells how Reagan's worldview was directly shaped by his reading of 33rd Degree Freemason and Gnostic thinker, Manly P. Hall."

"Hall's epic masterpiece, “The Secret Destiny of America,” which describes how America was the product of a “Great Plan” for religious liberty and self-governance, launched by a hidden order of ancient philosophers and secret societies had caught the eye of Reagan.

It is not clear whether or not Reagan was a Freemason himself, but it appears he did have Masonic connections and support of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. In this image taken on February 11, 1988, several high level U.S. Masonic officials visited President in the Oval Office of the White House. According to a press release issued by the D.C. Grand Lodge, the two Scottish Rite Grand Commanders jointly gave President Reagan a Scottish Rite Certificate, and the Imperial Potentate gave him a Shrine certificate."

"Among the Masons present with Reagan were Brothers Raymond F. McMullen (Grand Master of Masons of the District of Columbia), Stewart W. Miner, PGM (Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia), William E. Chaney, Jr. (Grand Marshal of the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia), Francis S. Paul (Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction), Sidney R. Baxter (Assistant to the Sovereign Grand Commander, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, A.A.S.R.), Ill. C. Fred Kleinknecht (Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction), Carroll M. Bowman (Assistant Grand Secretary General, Southern Jurisdiction, A.A.S.R.), Ill. Voris King (Imperial Potentate of the A.A.O.N.M.S. of North America) and Jack H. Jones (Imperial Recorder, A.A.O.N.M.S. (Shrine) of North America.

The Grand Master of D.C. presented President Reagan with a "Certificate of Honor," which said that President Reagan's life was a testament to his firm belief in brotherly love, relief, and truth, and his service to the public has broadened the applications of temperance, fortitude, prudence, and justice to the benefit of all mankind. This Certificate further said that in recognition of President Reagan's efforts to promote good will and understanding throughout the world, this certificate was issued to him by the Grand Master of D.C. on February 11, 1988. A complete copy of the Certificate is printed at page 67 of the 1988 D.C. Proceedings.(Source: Bessel.org)"

source: Ronald Reagan and the Secret Masonic Destiny of America ...

 

His Name is Senator Bob Dole, He Once Ran for President and He is a Mason

"The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics opened in July 2003 on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, Kansas. The institute, which was established to bring bipartisanship back to politics, was opened on Dole's 80th birthday. The opening festivities included appearances by such notables as former President Bill Clinton and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Bob Dole’s great strength as an American leader is his dedication to the things he believes in and his tenaciousness in getting things done, no matter how great the challenges, no matter how long the road, or no matter how impossible the goal may seem. Even in his retirement, he has continued to lend his leadership and his good name to those things that mean something to him."

"The Illustrious Robert J. Dole, 33° became a member of Russell Lodge No. 177 in Russell, Kansas, in 1955. He was a member of the Scottish Rite and was honored as Supreme Temple Architect in 1997. Brother Dole, a survivor of prostate cancer, has been a long standing financial supporter of the Kansas Masonic Foundation. Senator Dole notified the Kansas Masonic Foundation of his desire to create a Partnership for Life Campaign. He donated $150,000 to create a prostate cancer research fund at the University of Kansas Cancer Center. To date, the Masons, through the Kansas Masonic Foundation, have given more than $13.5 million to the important cause. "

"He never forgot where he’d come from nor what he’d been through during the war. Both of those made him into the man he later became. He came from simple, Midwestern, small-town beginnings during the Great Depression. He knew all about poverty because he’d lived it. But he escaped and made his way in the world. Years later, in his plush Senate offices in Washington, D.C., he kept a picture of his father in Key brand bib overalls to remind him of his humble beginnings. His father had worn bibs to work everyday as he toiled countless hours in the creamery and in the grain elevator, making barely enough to support his family. His father’s words never left him: “There are doers, and there are stewers.” His father was a doer, and so was he.

He also carried the reminders of his World War II experiences. His right arm, withered from the wounds he’d received so many years before, wouldn’t allow him to forget. He’d received the wounds in the flash of a second, hit in the back and the arm with a burst of machine-gun fire. He’d waited for nine hours on the battlefield before receiving medical attention. Even as strong as he’d grown during his hardscrabble youth, he wasn’t prepared for the battle he’d go through to survive his horrendous injuries—with infection and complications threatening his life at every turn. In the end, his right arm was paralyzed—he never regained the use of it. His two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star were little compensation.

He was wounded as a young lieutenant in the 10th Mountain Division during an assault against a Nazi fortified position in the Italian Alps. The assault was scheduled, then delayed a day because of the death of the President of the United States—Franklin Delano Roosevelt. As sad as he was at the loss of such a great President, he couldn’t help but wonder, during his long recovery—What if Roosevelt hadn’t died on that day? What if the assault had been launched on time? Would I still have been wounded? 

His recovery was hard, both mentally and physically. He was in an army hospital for three years and three months. There were times he felt bitterness about what had happened and times he felt sorry for himself. But eventually, he was able to take that long, painful, mentally challenging experience and turn it into something positive because one of the things he learned was that he wasn’t the only one who’d been badly injured—war created many casualties. He was one of tens of thousands who came home from the war disabled and scarred for life. 

He ran for public office and was elected to the United States House of Representatives. He spent eight years there before moving to the United States Senate in 1969. He gave his maiden speech before the Senate on April 14, 1969, twenty-four years to the day from when he was wounded during World War II. The first thing he did as a senator from Kansas was to call for a Presidential commission on people with disabilities—using personal experience to explain that the disabled form a group that nobody joins by choice, but “It’s an exceptional group I joined on another April 14, 1945.” It took more than twenty years, but his persistence paid off. In 1990, Congress passed his bill—the Americans with Disabilities Act. It was only one accomplishment in his long career, but it was one with deep personal meaning for him in his decades in Washington, D.C. 

His name is Senator Bob Dole."

source: http://www.midnightfreemasons.org/2017/07/famous-american-freemasons-veteran.html

 

""While he was commander in chief of the American armies during the Revolutionary War, Washington frequently attended the meetings of military lodges. He presided over Masonic ceremonies initiating his officers and frequently attended the Communications of the Brethren (lodge meetings)."

 

George Washington's Masonic Connections

"General Lafayette and General Washington shared not only a close friendship but membership in the Craft, a commonly used name for Freemasonry. On two occasions General Lafayette presented Masonic aprons to Washington (see Figure 4). One of these aprons, embroidered in colored silks by Madame Lafayette, bore the emblems of the Holy Royal Arch degree. The fact that this apron was especially made for Georgc Washington has led to much speculation that he was raised to that degree. This may be of considerable importance, for the "Royal Arch degree is the salient, spiritual degree of Freemasonry, not excepting the degree of Master Mason" (Steinmetz, 1946, 67)."
"While he was commander in chief of the American armies during the Revolutionary War, Washington frequently attended the meetings of military lodges. He presided over Masonic ceremonies initiating his officers and frequently attended the Communications of the Brethren (lodge meetings). Washington was nominated for Grand Mastership of the Independent Grand Lodge, an office he declined. In 1805, this lodge was renamed Alexandria Washington in his honor. To Masonic authorities, the evidence is clear that Washington was the master of a lodge. Testimony given by Timothy Bigelow in a eulogy before the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts two months after Washington's death indicates that Washington's Masonic experience was more than perfunctory."

source: George Washington's Masonic Connection and America's Secret Destiny

 

From Mooning NASA Masons

"Masonic Astronauts"

One Of Many: Buzz Aldrin, Mason

"The second man to walk on the moon, Aldrin was the first Freemason to set foot upon the celestial globe."

source: Masonic Astronauts – Freemason Information

 

To Famous Flat Earth Freemasons

"Shaquille O'Neal says he believes the Earth is flat, agrees with Kyrie Irving"

source: http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/03/shaquille-oneal-shaq-earth-flat-kyrie-irving-podcast

Freemason Shaquille O'Neal Says Earth is Flat! - YouTube

ATHLETE FREEMASONS: The 10 Most Famous Sports Stars To Take ...

 

Don't Forget Snake Oil Salesmen Masons Like The Mystically Minded Mr. Crowley

"IT MAY SURPRISE some and horrify others to learn that Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), the 20th century's best-known mage, was ever remotely associated with the Masonic Fraternity. Although, unbeknown to him at the time of joining, all his affiliations were with unrecognized and irregular bodies, Crowley's status as a freemason went largely unquestioned by non-masons throughout his life. Events show that the distinction of his Regularity meant much to his Masonic contemporaries and little to the rest, where his reputation as a freemason preceded him, as when the Nazi Geheime Staatspolizei arrested Crowley's German disciple Karl Germer in February 1935 for the 'crime' of being a friend of the 'Hochgradfreimaurer Crowley'.  This paper examines Crowley's Masonic contacts, Regular and otherwise, with the express purpose of separating out the myths from the masonic realities, a task never previously attempted, and thereby elucidating the life of an influential figure in esoteric studies whose writings attract growing critical attention. From Nesta Webster and the British Fascist movement down to Lyndon LaRouche, Crowley's name and association with Freemasonry, much like that of Albert Pike, has been dragged in as a red herring in the 'orgy of cant' that typifies the anti-masonic outpouring of right-wing conspiracy theorists; it is hoped that some documentation might prove useful to Brethren in rebutting similar nonsense. In a masonic context, Crowley is perhaps best remembered as a literate early 20th century enthusiast of the esoteric school of Freemasonry. Yet despite his interest in founding (if not running) organizations Crowley was a social revolutionary and had little use for existing structures; this would prove to be his bane where English Freemasonry was concerned. Crowley's life was significantly afrected by a number of Brethren whose careers have been the subject of articles in recent volumes of AQC, including Dr. William Wynn Westcott (AQC 100 (1987), pp. 6-32) and Theodor Reuss (AQC 91 (1978), pp. 28-46), and some that could benefit from further scholarly attention, most prominent among them being John Yarker, whose Sovereign Sanctuary of the Antient and Primitive Rite of Freemasonry devolved to the Ordo Templi Orientis, a non-masonic esoteric society now largely identified with Crowley's work. The present paper does not attempt to delineate the history of either organization, but refers to each in its place when Crowley attempted to obtain the recognition or involvement of the Regular masonic authorities."

source: Aleister Crowley: Freemason - Mastermason.com

 

Aleister Crowley & The Golden Dawn

"The three founders, William Robert Woodman, William Wynn Westcott, and Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers, were Freemasons and members of Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia(S.R.I.A.). Westcott appears to have been the initial driving force behind the establishment of the Golden Dawn."

"By the mid-1890s, the Golden Dawn was well established in Great Britain, with over one hundred members from every class of Victorian society. Many celebrities belonged to the Golden Dawn, such as the actress Florence Farr, the Irish revolutionary Maud Gonne, the Irish poet William Butler Yeats, the Welsh author Arthur Machen, and the English authors Evelyn Underhill and Aleister Crowley."

source: Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn - Wikipedia

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Post Humorously Made A Freemason

"In 1999, Most Worshipful Brother, Benjamin P. Barksdale, Grand Master of Prince Hall Freemasonry in Georgia, posthumously made Dr. Martin Luther King a Mason at sight.

The action was controversial.  It is one of the few instances (if not the only one) when a man was declared by a Master Master after his death. Dr. King's widow, Coretta Scott King, accepted the honor on behalf of her late husband.

It does seem to have been Dr. King's intention to become a Mason.  Prince Hall documents indicate that Grand Master X. L. Neal had arranged for Dr. King to become a Freemason upon his return from Atlanta in 1968.  Unfortunately, his assassination in Memphis on April 4th, 1968 prevented that from happening.

Without question, Dr. Martin Luther King would have made a fine Mason.  He was builder, and his legacy forever changed the world."

source: http://toddecreason.blogspot.com/2013/08/martin-luther-king-freemason-or-not.html

 

Hollywood = The Land of The Free (Masons) & Home of The Brave (New World)

John Wayne, Harry Houdini, Mel Blanc, Mark Twain, Cecile B. DeMille, Sugar Ray Robinson, Michael Richards, Bud Abbott, Peter Sellers,Charles Lindbergh, and so many more mythical Newsreel celebrities are part of this legendary idolatrous & iconic order.

source: Famous Freemasons | List of Celebrities & Politicians Involved in ...

 

Artlantis Is America: The Founding of A Mythic Masonic Republic

"The idea that the United States may have been founded as a ‘Masonic Republic’ based on Utopian ideals is not a new one. In 1897, an American army officer named Charles Totten wrote “there are mysteries connected with the birth of this Republic”. Totten had been investigating the strange iconography of the Great Seal of the United States, and through his research became convinced that the birth of the American nation could be related to the Utopian vision of the Englishman Sir Francis Bacon, which he described in 1626 in his allegorical novel The New Atlantis. The esoteric author Manly P. Hall also claimed in his book The Secret Destiny of America that Bacon himself had decided that the Utopian dream could be realized in North America. 

Historian Ron Heisler suggests another link between Utopian visions in Europe and the new colony in America. Heisler discovered that the German occultist – and staunch Rosicrucian – Michael Maier was in close contact with a number of individuals connected with the Virginia Company. This group of wealthy individuals had been granted a royal charter by James I in 1606, giving them virtually unlimited power of government in the New World colony. This charter had been drafted by none other than Sir Francis Bacon. Heisler believes that Maier’s well-known alchemical tract Atalanta Fugiens “may have been deeply inspired by the Utopian vision of America.”"

source: http://www.thecryptex.com/node/25

 

"It is not an easy task to unite the efforts of the human race toward the accomplishment of any common good."

Manly P. Hall

source: The Secret Destiny Of America (1944, by Manly P. Hall) : Free ...

 

"She Blinded Me With Science!"

We've Been Bombarded & Bonded With Technology:

From Word of Mouth to Telegraph to Smartphones and Beyond...

“The older dictators fell because they could never supply their subjects with enough bread, enough circuses, enough miracles and mysteries. Nor did they posses a really effective system of mind-manipulation. Under a scientific dictator, education will really work - with the result that most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution. There seems to be no good reason why a thoroughly scientific dictatorship should ever be overthrown"

quote source: Aldous Huxley

 

The Grand Lodge of England & The Royal Society

All Is One & One Is All

"Here was a connection between the New Grand Lodge of England, Scottish Freemasonry and the Royal Society and now I just had to find out more about the Royal Society

I don’t want to get into a discussion about the transition of Freemasonry from operative to speculative, but I do want to point out that there were Speculative or Made Masons before the modern Grand Lodge era. James 1st of Scotland and 6th of England was made a Mason in the Lodge of Scoon and Perth in 1610 and both Charles 1st and Charles 2nd have been established as Freemasons. Among the Commoners who are known to have been accepted into Masonic Lodges were Elias Ashmole, Henry Oldenburg and Robert Boyle, to mention just a few.

Going back a bit further I found that In 1597 a college was founded in London by a Sir Thomas Gresham, the son of a Lord Mayor of that city. An unusual college by to-days lights in that it did not confer degrees nor did it offer courses, instead it had eight professors who offered lectures, each in his own field of study, and these lectures were open to anyone who wanted to attend, their salaries were paid from the rents of shops in Exchange Square, which Sir Thomas had built after having spent a few years dealing in the Burse, in Antwerp. These lectures have continued to be given by Gresham College, to this day, it is the oldest institute of higher learning in London. The original chairs were in Astronomy, Divinity, Geometry, Law, Music, Physic and Rhetoric, do these have a familiar ring to them? History and Psychiatry have recently been added and the lecturers all hold positions in such prestigious institutions as Oxford, Cambridge and Glasgow Universities, The London School of Economics, The World Health Organization, The Open University, The Church of England and in private business. Gresham’s Law of Economics is named after him and According to Preston’s “Illustrations of Masonry” he became a Mason upon his appointment as General Warden of Masons in the year 1567"

"Now let us look at some of the original twelve who made up that “Invisible College” and propagated the Royal Society, The first one to consider would be Christopher Wren, who, before arriving in London had been a Fellow of All Souls in Oxford, a college unique in that it did not accept undergraduates, where fellows were, and are, provided with rooms, a stipend and freedom from all teaching duties, in order that they might pursue their research. He also became a Savilian Professor at Oxford, (a chair endowed, along with one for Geometry by Sir Henry Sevile who was a York Mason and Warden of the University), before taking up his position as Professor of Astronomy at Gresham College. Only then did he became an architect and was given the position of “Commissioner for rebuilding the City Of London” after the Great Fire of 1666. As ‘Surveyor General of the Kings Works,” he rebuilt the cities churches, over 50 of them. Before his retirement he was Comptroller of Windsor Castle and of Greenwich Naval Hospital. During the Civil War he was a friend of Cromwell’s, was sympathetic to the Republican cause and he was a Freemason."

"We will look next at Viscount Brouckner, the first elected president of the Royal Society. One of the premier mathematicians of his time, I cannot even pretend to understand his algebraic equations. He was a Royalist and he was a Freemason."

"The Royal Society was the real wellspring of modern Freemasonry. From this original group came such things as spring driven timepieces, accurate telescopes, new designs for ships, diving bells, new designs for guns, the first observations of living cells in plants and animals starting the science of microbiology, work was done on solving the problem of longitude at sea. Modern Horticulture had its beginnings with this group who were dedicated, as we are directed in our Masonic rituals, to the study of science and nature.

The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge” has gone on to become the worlds leading independent, scientific academy, learned society and funding body. Along the way it has lost its Masonic majority of fellows, but still operates within the fundamental bounds of its original Masonic founders. Consider some of it past presidents: Christopher Wren – 1682, Isaac Newton – 1703 – 27, Lord Kelvin whom the Kelvin scale is named after, Lord Lister of antiseptic fame, Henry Dale who won the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his work on Chemical Neurotransmission."

"It received publishing rights in 1665 and has been producing work of its members ever since. Philosophical Transactions is the oldest scientific journal in publication."

source article: http://www.theeducator.ca/historyofthecraft/royal-society-freemasonry/

 

FREEMASONS AND THE ROYAL SOCIETY Alphabetical List of ...

Erasmus Darwin: Chalres Darwin's Masonic Grand Dad

"Best known as the grandfather of the biologist Charles Darwin, Erasmus Darwin was a philosopher, poet, scientist and physician. Well informed on all aspects of late 18th-century science and medicine, he had advanced ideas on cosmology and evolution which he recorded in verse of a high quality."Before coming to Derby in 1788, Dr. [Erasmus] Darwin had been made a Mason in the famous Time Immemorial Lodge of Cannongate Kilwinning, No. 2, of Scotland. "Sir Francis Darwin, one of the Doctor’s sons, was made a Mason in Tyrian Lodge, No. 253, at Derby, in 1807 or 1808. His son Reginald was made a Mason in Tyrian Lodge in 1804. The name of Charles Darwin does not appear on the rolls of the Lodge but it is very possible that he, like Francis, was a Mason. "As author of Zoonomia; or the Laws of Organic Life in 1794, he proposed the gradual evolution of animals and plants .Initiated: 1754 St. David’s Lodge No. 36, Edinburgh"

source: Erasmus Darwin - Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon

 

International Free Masons Work For British Royalty

 

Free Mason Traditions Promote Privacy

"The Inner Guard and the Tyler both have swords, differing only in that the tyler has one whereas the Inner Guard has two.  These have always been symbols of a protector and in particular have been associated with the defence of a faith.  The sword has the reputation of warding off evil because in the inverted position it forms a cross.  In addition, within the Lodge, we know that the Tyler's sword guards the Constitution and is a constant reminder to guard our thoughts, words, and deeds, remembering the masonic virtues of silence and circumspection."

source: http://www.mastermason.com/luxocculta/symbolis.htm

 

The Three Freemasonry Phases

"The history of Freemasonry encompasses the origins, evolution and defining events of the fraternal organisation known as Freemasonry. It covers three phases. Firstly, the emergence of organised lodges of operative masons during the Middle Ages, then the admission of lay members as "accepted" or speculative masons, and finally the evolution of purely speculative lodges, and the emergence of Grand Lodges to govern them. The watershed in this process is generally taken to be the formation of the first Grand Lodge in London in 1717. The two difficulties facing historians are the paucity of written material, even down to the 19th century, and the misinformation generated by masons and non-masons alike from the earliest years."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Freemasonry

 

The One Lodge To Rule Them All

"The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) is the governing body for the majority of freemasons within England and Wales with lodges in other, predominantly ex-British Empire and Commonwealth countries outside the United Kingdom. It claims to be the oldest Grand Lodge in the world, by descent from the first Grand Lodge formed in London in 1717. Together with the Grand Lodge of Ireland and the Grand Lodge of Scotland they are often referred to, by their members, as "the home Grand Lodges" or "the Home Constitutions"."

source: United Grand Lodge of England - Wikipedia

 

The Princely Masonic Grand Master is of Royal Birth

Master Masons Work For British Royalty

"Prince Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick was born in 1935, and educated at Eton and Le Rosey, Switzerland. He is a cousin both of the Queen and of the Duke of Edinburgh.

His father, who was Grand Master from 1939 until 1942, was the fourth son of King George V, and his mother, Princess Marina, was the daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece. He has been the Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England since he was first elected in 1967.

As the Grand Master is a member of the Royal Family he has powers to appoint a Pro Grand Master to be his principal adviser, and to act for him on those occasions when, due to royal engagements, he is unable to be present."

source: United Grand Lodge of England - Grand Master - UGLE

History of Freemasonry

 

Exploring Fantastic Freemasonry Follies

 

English Fantasies Put Real People To Work: The Art & Crafting Of Mock Historical Architecture

"In architecture, a folly is a building constructed primarily for decoration, but suggesting through its appearance some other purpose, or of such extravagant appearance that it transcends the range of garden ornaments usually associated with the class of buildings to which it belongs."

"18th century English gardens and French landscape gardening often featured mock Roman temples, symbolising classical virtues. Other 18th century garden follies represented Chinese temples, Egyptian pyramids, ruined abbeys, or Tatar tents, to represent different continents or historical eras. Sometimes they represented rustic villages, mills, and cottages to symbolise rural virtues. Many follies, particularly during times of famine, such as the Irish potato famine, were built as a form of poor relief, to provide employment for peasants and unemployed artisans."

"The Irish Potato Famine of 1845-49 led to the building of several follies. The society of the day held that reward without labour was misguided. However, to hire the needy for work on useful projects would deprive existing workers of their jobs. Thus, construction projects termed "famine follies" came to be built. These included roads in the middle of nowhere, between two seemingly random points, screen and estate walls, piers in the middle of bogs, etc."

Folly - Wikipedia

Architecture - An English Folly  source: ESL and Popular Culture

 

Walt Disney Crafted Worlds of Wonder Are Nothing New

 

The Triangular Lodge Folly

33: The Number of The Catholic Trinity?

Seems a bit masonic to me, but what do I know? I guess this guy was really into the power of three.

"The Triangular Lodge is a folly, designed and constructed between 1593 and 1597 by Sir Thomas Tresham near Rushton, Northamptonshire, England. It is now in the care of English Heritage. The stone used for the construction was alternating bands of dark and light limestone.

The lodge is Grade I listed on the National Heritage List for England. Tresham was a Roman Catholic and was imprisoned for a total of fifteen years in the late 16th century for refusing to become a Protestant. On his release in 1593, he designed the Lodge as a protestation of his faith. His belief in the Holy Trinity is represented everywhere in the Lodge by the number three: it has three walls 33 feet long, each with three triangular windows and surmounted by three gargoyles. One wall is inscribed '15', another '93', and the last 'TT'. The building has three floors, upon a basement, and a triangular chimney. Three Latin texts, each 33 letters long, run around the building on each facade."

Rushton Triangular Lodge - Wikipedia

 

Architectural Mythology & Freemasonry Explored:

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Hallowed or Hollowed Towers

Steel Replaces Stone

The Two Become A One World Pillar: Commercialized Freedom Ain't Free

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_World_Trade_Center

 

Walt Disney's Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Builds Sky Scrapers

"In Disney's 2004 action-adventure film National Treasure, Nicolas Cage plays a historian hunting for fortune hidden by Founding Fathers who were Freemasons, including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. The baroque plot, with its allusions to far-reaching power across time and geography, plays into the public's long-running, conspiracy-minded fascination with the male secret society's lore.

As it happens, Walt Disney himself was a member of a Masonic offshoot youth organization, and many of the founding fathers of the entertainment business — including Louis B. Mayer, Tom Mix and Cecil B. DeMille – were Masons. When California membership peaked at 245,000 in the mid-1960s, L.A.'s nexus for the group, the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple, had just been erected on Wilshire Boulevard in tony Hancock Park. (It later was used as a location in National Treasure.)"

source: Inside Hollywood's Secret Masonic History, From Disney to DeMille ...

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit - Sky Scrappers  source: TresorsDisney

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswald_the_Lucky_Rabbit

 

3 Disney Crafted Club 33's: Disney's World of Follies

"Club 33 is a set of private clubs located in three of the Disney Parks. The original is in the heart of the New Orleans Square section of Disneyland. Originally maintained as a secret feature of Disneyland, the existence of the club is now well known, with similar locations in Tokyo Disneyland and Shanghai Disneyland, and new locations coming to Walt Disney World's four parks. Membership of the clubs is non-transferable between resorts."

"Of the many stories regarding the origin of the name of Club 33, two stories are the most prominent. The first and official explanation states Club 33 gets its name solely from its address of 33 Royal Street in New Orleans Square at Disneyland."

"Club 33 members and their guests have exclusive access to resort experiences, which vary depending on type of membership. In addition to the Club 33 restaurant, access may also include Le Salon Nouveau, a jazz lounge within New Orleans Square, and 1901, a lounge in Disney California Adventure; neither are open to the public. Club 33 is the only location within Disneyland Park to offer alcoholic beverages, although the park has a park-wide liquor license and has set up bars for private events—and alcohol is served at several locations within Disney California Adventure (DCA). However, DCA is a separate amusement park with its own admission turnstiles, so the tradition remains that alcohol is not available within Disneyland Park itself during normal operating hours."

source: Club 33 - Wikipedia

 

Disney's Oswald The Lucky Bunny Gets A JFK/Warren Commission Shout Out:

Lee Harvey "Oz" or "Ozzy The Rabbit" Oswald.

"He reminded me very much of a cartoon character at that time."

Kerry Wendell Thornley on Lee Harvey Oswald, Warren Commission Report

 

The Warren Commission Testimony Of Kerry Wendell Thornley

The Wizard of Oz Meets Disney

"Mr. JENNER. Did Oswald have a nickname? 
Mr. THORNLEY. Not that I know of except Oz sometimes
Mr. JENNER. Did you ever hear him referred to as "Ozzie Rabbit"
Mr. THORNLEY. Well, yes; I didn't realize that anybody else referred to him as such but I always thought of him as such. He reminded me very much of a cartoon character at that time. It was kind of pathetic. There was something about this little smile of his, and his expression on his face and the shape of his head, just the general, his general appearance established a definite association in my mind with some Warner Bros. cartoon character, I believe Warner Bros. And I, very recently, in a discussion with someone, describing Oswald mentioned that he reminded you of--I said: "I think there is a character called Oswald Rabbit who appears in movie cartoons." And they shook their head. 
Now, I know where I got that particular example so I probably heard him referred to as "Ozzie Rabbit," though I don't recall specifically."

source: Testimony Of Kerry Wendell Thornley

 

Kerry Wendell Thornley: 1962's Idle Warriors

"Kerry Wendell Thornley (April 17, 1938 – November 28, 1998, is known as the co-founder (along with childhood friend Greg Hill) of Discordianism, in which context he is usually known as Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst or simply Lord Omar.[1] He and Hill authored the religion's seminal text Principia Discordia, Or, How I Found Goddess, And What I Did To Her When I Found Her. Thornley was also known for his 1962 manuscript, The Idle Warriors, which was based on the activities of his acquaintance, Lee Harvey Oswald, prior to the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Thornley was highly active in the countercultural publishing scene, writing for a number of underground magazines and newspapers, and self-publishing many one-page (or broadsheet) newsletters of his own. One such newsletter called Zenarchy was published in the 1960s under the pen name Ho Chi Zen.[1]"Zenarchy" is described in the introduction of the collected volume as "the social order which springs from meditation", and "A noncombative, nonparticipatory, no-politics approach to anarchy intended to get the serious student thinking."

Raised Mormon, in adulthood Kerry shifted his ideological focus frequently, in rivalry with any serious countercultural figure of the 1960s. Among the subjects he closely scrutinized throughout his life were atheism, anarchism, Objectivism, autarchism (he attended Robert LeFevre's Freedom School), neo-paganism, Kerista,[4] Buddhism, and the memetic inheritor of Discordianism, the Church of the SubGenius."

source: Kerry Wendell Thornley - Wikipedia

 

Never Forget 9/11: The Mythic Power of World Trade & The Apocalypse of Jacob's Stairway Like Ladder To Heaven

All That Glitters is Not Always Backed with Gold: Money Makes The World Spin

Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven - Live - Madison Square Garden New York - from the film, The Song Remains The Same

 

"I think this is a song of Hope."

This is where Bob Hope's endless World War USO Tours Led: The Modern Pop Concert

Ours is a world so absurd that Hollywood stars flew around the globe during a world war on a continuous comedy and entertainment tour.

Hollywood really love selling war to the public. It is profitable business.

Hollywood is a propaganda wing of the United States Government.

Hollywood has long been militarized and mobilized and the public is the target of this particular weapon.

"After being formed in 1941, in response to World War II, "centers were established quickly... in churches, barns, railroad cars, museums, castles, beach clubs, and log cabins."  Most centers offered recreational activities, such as holding dances and showing movies. And there were the well-known free coffee and doughnuts. Some USO bases provided a haven for spending a quiet moment alone or writing a letter home, while others offered spiritual guidance and made childcare available for military wives.

But the organization became mostly known for its live performances called Camp Shows, through which the entertainment industry helped boost the morale of its servicemen and women. Camp Shows began in October 1941, and by that fall and winter 186 military theaters existed in the United States. Overseas shows began in November 1941 with a tour of the Caribbean. Within five months 36 overseas units had been sent within the Americas, the United Kingdom, and Australia, and during 1942 1,000 performed as part of 70 units. Average performers were paid $100 a week; top stars were paid $10 a day because their wealth let them contribute more of their talents.[10]

These overseas shows were produced by the American Theatre Wing, which also provided food and entertainment for the armed services in their Stage Door Canteens. Funds from the sale of film rights for a story about the New York Canteen went toward providing USO tours of shows for overseas troops. 

After the Invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, Edward G. Robinson was first movie star to travel to Normandy to entertain the troops. He had already been active back home selling war bonds, and donated $100,000 to the USO. During his show, he said, "This is the most privileged moment of my life, the opportunity to be here with you." The following month, Camp Shows began in Normandy."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Service_Organizations

 

Mythical 9/11 Gold Treasure: Money Makes The World Go Mad

"Gold, Recovery of The Towers’ buried treasure."

By Geoffrey Gray 

"Earlier in the morning, before the attack, an ­armored truck had made its way through an underground tunnel below the World Trade Center. Inside the truck was millions of dollars’ worth of bullion. Through a maze of underground tunnels, the truck had just left a vault in which Comex, the commodities exchange, kept thousands of gold [G2] and silver bars stacked on pallets, a warehouse of megariches beneath the city surface."

"The armored truck and the bullion inside were found in the first couple of days of the recovery effort, crushed along with other cars in the subbasement by falling steel; the driver had evidently escaped before the collapse. People thought the gold in the vault might be accessible to looters. But it turned out that the most difficult problem was bringing in electricity to rewire the vault doors. Soon, under the watch of dozens of armed guards, thousands of bars of gold and silver were hauled out of the bi-level 6,000-square-foot vault. All told, there were 379,036 ounces of gold, stacked in 30-pound ingots. There was much more silver, in bars as big as bread loaves, weighing 70 pounds per loaf. Eventually, workers hauled out all 29,942,619 ounces.

All the precious metal under the Towers was accounted for. At one point, as workers were hauling out the treasure, they broke for lunch. There were no tables or chairs. Instead, they ate their meals on stacks of gold bars."

 Gold Buried Under the World Trade Center - 9/11 Encyclopedia ...

 

Crafting the Myths We All Love: Recommended Reading Authored by Joe Campbell

Get yourself a copy of the Masks of God: Creative Mythology.

I also recommend the entire series.

"Creative Mythology is Volume IV of Joseph Campbell's The Masks of God. The book concerns "creative mythology", Campbell's term for the efforts by an individual to communicate his experience through signs, an attempt that can become "living myth"."

"Campbell writes that in "creative mythology", "the individual has had an experience of his own - of order, horror, beauty, or even mere exhilaration-which he seeks to communicate through signs; and if his realization has been of a certain depth and import, his communication will have the force and value of living myth-for those, that is to say, who receive and respond to it of themselves, with recognition, uncorked.”  Campbell gives as examples Thomas Mann and James Joyce."

Creative Mythology - Wikipedia

 

The Masks of God

"The Masks of God concludes with the volume Creative Mythology, in which Campbell shifts his attention from the myths of the past, created by anonymous authors, to those of the present, which have been created by such artists and writers as Dante, Joyce, and T. S. Eliot. He argues that a new mythology is needed, one that speaks to the entire human race in modern terms, and one that is created by the individual artist from his own life. The book, the New Yorker critic summarized, "deals with the modern `secular' use of myth to express individual experience." Gerald Sykes of the New York Times Book Review saw a "major implication" of the book to be that "although we were once given our myths by the group that nurtured us, now we must mine them painfully from the depths of our own experience." Newlove claimed that in Creative Mythology Campbell "is out to show the face of God burning away the received masks of culture and to herald the birth within." A Choice reviewer called Creative Mythology "a landmark in its field," while Bram concluded that it was "a major work of inspired scholarship that no student of mythology will be able to ignore.""

Overview of Joseph Campbell - Student Resources in Context - Gale

 

Three Times Three

"Joseph Campbell’s understanding of the monomyth as the common pattern that lies hidden within the great mythologies of man can be useful in helping to understand the role of the nine muses in this great mythological wisdom tradition underlining all cultures. This is the music and melody of the mystical lyre of Apollo and David. Campbell also in his writings writes about the nine muses. He states: “…so are the Muses-clothed in the garments of this world-not opposed to the unclothed Graces, but in triple rhythm (3 times 3) the earthly heralds of their paradisial dance. And they are nine because (as Dante tells of his own Muse, Beatrice) their root (the square root of nine being three) is in the trinity above. Beyond the frightening visage of all-consuming time, the arts-the Muses-initiate us to the enduring harmony of the universe, the planes or aspects of which are controlled by the planets and their spheres…” "

A Catholic Jew Pontificates: Apollo and his Nine Muses and the ...

 
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The 9/11 Twin Pillars of Truth: Never Forget The Mythical & Magical Power of Money

Buildings need to be built, torn down and built back up again. Busy workers need to get paid. The coin of the realm keeps the wheels of industry turning.

Artistically crafted bills of currency reinforce notions of National identity.

Dead Presidents become mass-produced idols for the commercial enterprise & secular religion known as National Government.

What is a Dollar? A History of the United States Dollar  source:  HistoricalSpotlight

 

THE ARTIFACT KNOWN AS MONEY REINFORCES FAITH IN FEDERAL POWER