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"John Adams on the Politics of the End Times"
John Adams always impresses me with both his thoughtful research and sense of humor. I highly recommend this discussion.
John Adams on the Politics of the End Times source: thkelly67
"John Adams returns to Our Interesting Times to discuss the End Times, mega-churches, Dominionism, and the politicization and exploitation of religion by the CIA. John is an independent researcher and co-host of the Afternoon Commute. He is also a frequent contributor to Hoax Busters Call."
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The end of the World is always "nigh".*
"Ep. 6: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth — ‘Masks of Eternity’'
“The kingdom of the father will not come by expectation; the kingdom of the father is spread upon the earth and men do not see it.”
"JOSEPH CAMPBELL: But I think we know what Jesus said. I think the sayings of Jesus are probably pretty close. But when you read the Thomas gospel, the Gospel According to Thomas, which was dug up there in that, with those other gnostic texts, it has all the flavor of one of the synoptics, Matthew, Mark or Luke, except that it doesn’t say quite the same thing. There’s one wonderful passage, it’s the last one in the gospel, actually. “When will the kingdom come?” Now, in Mark 13, I think it is, we hear that the end of the world is going to come. That is to say, a mythological image, that is, the end of the world, is taken as a reference to an actual, physical, historical fact to be. When you read the Thomas gospel, Jesus says, “The kingdom of the father will not come by expectation; the kingdom of the father is spread upon the earth and men do not see it.” So I look at you now in that sense and the radiance of the presence of the divine is known to me, through you."
"2060: The date heard around the world"
"On 22 February 2003, the Daily Telegraph (London, England) published a front-page story announcing Isaac Newton’s prediction that the world would end in 2060. The story was based on interviews with myself and Malcolm Neaum, the producer of the BBC 2 documentary Newton: the dark heretic (first shown on 1 March 2003). I was asked to make myself available to the media because some of my academic research on Newton’s prophecy and heretical theology was used in the documentary and since I was not only interviewed for the documentary both in Jerusalem and Cambridge, but am also shown with the manuscript containing the 2060 date in Jerusalem. Although the 2060 date was not news to the small community of scholars who study Newton’s theology, this was the first time the wider public became aware of Newton’s prophetic views."
The End of Time or the End of The World is an Old Fear Based Marketing Tactic
Existential Fear, Like S-E-X, Sells.
The media has incentive to promote the same kind of end of the World nonsense that religions do. Government relies on (fake) existential threats to not only survive, but to thrive like deadly cancerous growth.
Too Many Millennial Fears
"Y2K bug, also called Year 2000 bug or Millennium Bug, a problem in the coding of computerized systems that was projected to create havoc in computers and computer networks around the world at the beginning of the year 2000 (in metric measurements K stands for thousand)."
Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven Live (HD) source: Jimmy Karlsson
A Stone Pillow Leads To A Heavenly Stairway
"And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran. And he lighted upon the place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took one of the stones of the place, and put it under his head, and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it."
source: Jacob's Ladder - Wikipedia • image source: Best 25+ Jacob's ladder ideas on Pinterest | DIY toys science ...
"To be a rock and not to roll..."
The Monolithic British Rock of Gibraltar was once one of the twin pillars that marked the "End of The World".
source: Pillars of Hercules - Wikipedia
Never forget the twin official languages of the "New World": Spanish and English
Languages of Economic Empire
The Rock of Gibraltar:
"The Rock is Crown property of the United Kingdom, and borders Spain."
"The Rock of Gibraltar, (Latin: Mons Calpe, Arabic: Jabal Ṭāriq, "Tariq's Mountain" is a monolithic limestone promontory located in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, near the southwestern tip of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. It is 426 m (1,398 ft) high. The Rock is Crown property of the United Kingdom, and borders Spain. Most of the Rock's upper area is covered by a nature reserve, which is home to around 300 Barbary macaques. These macaques, as well as a labyrinthine network of tunnels, attract a large number of tourists each year."
The Rock of Gibraltar: One of The Pillars of Hercules
"The Rock of Gibraltar was one of the Pillars of Hercules and was known to the Romans as Mons Calpe, the other pillar being Mons Abyla or Jebel Musa on the African side of the Strait. In ancient times, the two points marked the limit to the known world, a myth originally fostered by the Greeks and the Phoenicians."
source: Rock of Gibraltar - Wikipedia
The Pilars of Hercules: Nothing Further Beyond
"According to Plato's account, the lost realm of Atlantis was situated beyond the Pillars of Hercules, in effect placing it in the realm of the Unknown. Renaissance tradition says the pillars bore the warning Ne plus ultra (also Non plus ultra, "nothing further beyond"), serving as a warning to sailors and navigators to go no further."
source: Pillars of Hercules - Wikipedia
Prudential Financial, Inc.
"...is an American Fortune Global 500 and Fortune 500 company whose subsidiaries provide insurance, investment management, and other financial products and services to both retail and institutional customers throughout the United States and in over 30 other countries,"
"Prudential is composed of hundreds of subsidiaries and holds more than $2 trillion of life insurance. The company uses the Rock of Gibraltar as its logo."
"On August 1, 2004, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced the discovery of terrorist threats against the Prudential Headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, prompting large-scale security measures such as concrete barriers and internal security changes such as X-ray machines. In the same year, a joint venture was formed between Prudential Financial and China Everbright Limited."
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A Mythological "Factoid": Atlas The Titan Held Up The Celestial Sphere (Not the Earth)
"This is an article about Atlas, the Titan who carried the burden of the world and the heavens upon his shoulders as his punishment, the myths related to him, his ... One of these pillars was believed to be the Rock of Gibraltar at the Strait of Gibraltar whereas there were some disputes throughout the history ..."
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Of NASA, Monkeys and Monolithic Rocks: The Apes' Den & The Queen's Gate
The Apocalypse of a Wild Monkey Population: Macaque Monkeys & NASA's Legendary Atlas Rockets
NASA's work would seem to be nothing more than cartoonish, pun based propaganda derived from university library sources. 'Outer Space' is not a real place, but that is not the subject of this article. See the article index if you have any questions about international outer-space fakery.
"This time, the booster would be an F-series Atlas, and the rhesus monkey chosen for the flight was a much larger, four-pound Macaque malatta called Scatback. The reason for using this football terminology to name the primate has been forgotten. The monkey would be monitored by recorded telemetry throughout the..."
"The Barbary Macaque population in Gibraltar is the only wild monkey population in the European continent."
"The Gibraltar Barbary macaques are considered by many to be the top tourist attraction in Gibraltar. The most popular troop is that of Queen's Gate at the Apes' Den, where people can get especially close to the monkeys. They will often approach and sometimes climb onto people, as they are used to human interaction. Nevertheless, they are still wild animals and will bite if frightened or annoyed."
"Most of the macaques sleep within an area of 9 hectares (22 acres) around the Queen's Gate."
image and quote source: Barbary macaques in Gibraltar - Wikipedia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen%27s_Gate,_Gibraltar
Gibraltar: The End of The Mediterranean World
The Rock & The Pillars at The End of The Ancient World
"One of the highlights in Gibraltar is of course to go up the Rock. We weren’t sure how to manage this with everything closed when we stumbled upon a taxi about to take a group on a private tour. Luckily we were able to join the tour. The driver wound us up the Rock to the viewpoint called the pillars of Hercules. In Greek mythology it is claimed that Hercules marked this spot as the furthest place on Earth. The monument shows a map of the ancient world on one side and the modern world on the other. We could even see Africa, my first glimpse of it, just barely though as it was a cloudy day unfortunately."
image and quote source: Gibraltar – The end of Europe | Laur Explores the World
Gibraltar Water Gate
"Grand Casemates Gates, formerly Waterport Gate, provide an entrance from the northwest to the old, fortified portion of the city of the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, at Grand Casemates Square. The Rock of Gibraltar, linked to mainland Spain by a low isthmus, extends south into the Strait of Gibraltar which connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean. It is a strategic location that has been occupied in turn by the Moors, Spanish and British. The Rock is inaccessible on its eastern side, which rises in a tall and steep cliff. The town lies on the west side along the shore of the Bay of Gibraltar. For many years a gate provided access from the sea into the northwest of the town through the defensive wall that ran along the shore of the bay."
image and quote source: Grand Casemates Gates - Wikipedia
Gibraltar: The End of The Old World
The Rapture: An Earlier Version of "Outer Space"
" ...will rise into the sky and join Christ for eternity."
"...is an eschatological term used by certain Christians, particularly within branches of American Evangelicalism, referring to a purported end time event when all elect Christian believers—living and resurrected dead— will rise into the sky and join Christ for eternity."
The Rapture is Coming...
"...in 1590 Francisco Ribera, a Catholic Jesuit, taught "futurism"—the idea that most of Revelation is about the imminent future..."
"Though the Catholic Church does not generally regard biblical prophecy in texts such as Daniel and Revelation as strictly future-based (when viewed from the standpoint of our present time), in 1590 Francisco Ribera, a Catholic Jesuit, taught "futurism"—the idea that most of Revelation is about the imminent future (rather than containing certain prophecies that were already fulfilled in the early years of the church). He also taught that a gathering-of-the-elect event (similar to what is now called the rapture) would happen 45 days before the end of a 3.5-year tribulation.
The concept of the rapture, in connection with premillennialism, was expressed by the 17th-century American Puritans Increase and Cotton Mather. They held to the idea that believers would be caught up in the air, followed by judgments on earth, and then the millennium. Other 17th-century expressions of the rapture are found in the works of: Robert Maton, Nathaniel Homes, John Browne, Thomas Vincent, Henry Danvers, and William Sherwin. The term rapture was used by Philip Doddridge and John Gill in their New Testament commentaries, with the idea that believers would be caught up prior to judgment on earth and Jesus' second coming.
There exists at least one 18th-century and two 19th-century pre-tribulation references: in an essay published in 1788 in Philadelphia by the Baptist Morgan Edwards which articulated the concept of a pre-tribulation rapture, in the writings of Catholic priest Manuel Lacunza in 1812, and by John Nelson Darby in 1827. Manuel Lacunza (1731–1801), a Jesuit priest (under the pseudonym Juan Josafat Ben Ezra), wrote an apocalyptic work entitled La venida del Mesías en gloria y majestad (The Coming of the Messiah in Glory and Majesty). The book appeared first in 1811, 10 years after his death. In 1827, it was translated into English by the Scottish minister Edward Irving."
"They held to the idea that believers would be caught up in the air, followed by judgments on earth, and then the millennium."
image and quote source: Rapture - Wikipedia
The Catholic Counter Reformation - Futurism
"Francisco Ribera (1537-1591), a brilliant Jesuit priest and doctor of theology from Spain, answered Papacy’s call. Like Martin Luther, Francisco Ribera also read by candlelight the prophecies about the Antichrist, the little horn, the man of sin, and the beast of Revelation. The Jesuits were commissioned by the Pope to develop a new interpretation of Scripture that would counteract the Protestant application of the Bible’s prophecies regarding the Antichrist to the Roman Catholic Church. All the reformers’ studies pointed the finger directly at the Roman Catholic Church as the Antichrist power described in Daniel as the “little horn.” He then developed the doctrine of futurism. His explanation was that the prophecies apply only to a single sinister man who will arise up at the end of time. Rome quickly adopted this viewpoint as the Church’s official position on the Antichrist."
A Divine Jest
"The Divine Comedy (Italian: Divina Commedia [diˈvina komˈmɛdja]) is a long narrative poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c. 1308 and completed in 1320, a year before his death in 1321. It is widely considered to be the preeminent work in Italian literature and one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem's imaginative vision of the afterlife is representative of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Churchby the 14th century. It helped establish the Tuscan language, in which it is written, as the standardized Italian language. It is divided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.
The narrative describes Dante's travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise or Heaven, while allegorically the poem represents the soul's journey towards God. Dante draws on medieval Christian theology and philosophy, especially Thomistic philosophy and the Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas. Consequently, the Divine Comedy has been called "the Summa in verse" The Divine Comedy is composed of 14,233 lines that are divided into three canticas (Italian plural cantiche) – Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (Purgatory), and Paradiso (Paradise) – each consisting of 33 cantos (Italian plural canti). An initial canto, serving as an introduction to the poem and generally considered to be part of the first cantica, brings the total number of cantos to 100. It is generally accepted, however, that the first two cantos serve as a unitary prologue to the entire epic, and that the opening two cantos of each cantica serve as prologues to each of the three cantinas."
source: Divine Comedy - Wikipedia
The 1980s: Countdown to Armageddon
Tales of A Trinity of Anti-Christs
"Alleged Nostradamus predictions in The Man Who Saw Tomorrow"
"A "King of Terror", wearing a blue turban, described as "the terror of mankind", would rise to power from Greater Arabia during the late 1990s, wage war around the world and spread the influence of Islamic fundamentalism, along with the decreasing influence of Christianity. Nostradamus claims that the "King of Terror" would form an alliance with Russia. According to Nostradamus, the "King of Terror" and Russia would wage World War III against the Western world (United States, United Kingdom and France), starting with a nuclear strike on New York City ("the sky will burn at 45 degrees, fire approaches the great new city"). Nostradamus claims that World War III would last about 27 years, and the war would destroy cities and kill millions. The "King of Terror" would eventually be defeated himself."
"After World War III, there will be a "peace of a thousand years"."
"The end would come in the year 3797 A.D."
Orson Welles: The Man Who Saw Tomorrow
"The Man Who Saw Tomorrow is a 1981 documentary-style movie about the predictions of French astrologer and physician Michel de Notredame ( Nostradamus). The Man Who Saw Tomorrow is narrated by Orson Welles. The film depicts many of Nostradamus' predictions as evidence of Nostradamus' predicting ability, ..."
"The Man Who Saw Tomorrow is narrated by Orson Welles. The film depicts many of Nostradamus' predictions as evidence of Nostradamus' predicting ability, though as with other works, nothing is offered which conclusively proves his accuracy. The last quarter of the film discusses Nostradamus' supposed prediction for the then future of the 1980s, 1990s and beyond. There are no scientifically testable predictions directly included in this film, only suggestions and allusions."
"On February 20, 1991, during the Gulf War, NBC aired a remake of this film, hosted and narrated by Charlton Heston. Much of the same footage, voice acting, and musical score was retained from the original movie. Much of Heston's narration constituted a verbatim reprise of Welles' original presentation."
image source: F for Fake - Wikipedia
image source: The Late Great Planet Earth (1979) - IMDb
Orson Welles: The Late, Great Planet Earth
"The Late, Great Planet Earth is the title of a best-selling 1970 book by Hal Lindsey with Carole C. Carlson, and first published by Zondervan company. The book was adapted by Rolf Forsberg and Robert Amram during 1976 into a movie narrated by Orson Welles and released by Pacific International Enterprises. It was originally ghost-written by Carlson, whom later printings credited as co-author. Lindsey and Carlson later published several sequels, including Satan is Alive and Well on Planet Earth and The 1980s: Countdown to Armageddon."
"An Inconvenient Truth"
"An Inconvenient Truth presents in film form an illustrated talk on climate by Al Gore, aimed at alerting the public to an increasing "planetary emergency" due to global warming, and shows re-enacted incidents from his life story which influenced his concerns about environmental issues. He began making these presentations ..."
An End To Time: Transcending History As A Weapon
A lot of history is something best treated as allegory and metaphor and propaganda. Not all history is created equal and a lot of it is more marketing myth than actual fact.
“A government will not pay people to contradict directly, or even only indirectly, what it has had promulgated from all the pulpits by thousands of its appointed priests or religious teachers. … Hence the maxim improbant secus docentes [We reject and condemn the man who teaches something different].”
History Defined: It Was Always Made of Lies
"Late 14c., "relation of incidents" (true or false), from Old French estoire, estorie "story; chronicle, history" (12c., Modern French histoire), from Latin historia "narrative of past events, account, tale, story," from Greek historia "a learning or knowing by inquiry; an account of one's inquiries, history, record, narrative," from historein "inquire," from histor"wise man, judge," from PIE *wid-tor-, from root *weid- "to see." Related to Greek idein "to see," and to eidenai "to know." In Middle English, not differentiated from story (n.1); sense of "narrative record of past events" probably first attested late 15c. Meaning "the recorded events of the past" is from late 15c. As a branch of knowledge, from late 15c. Meaning "a historical play or drama" is from 1590s. Sense of "systematic account (without reference to time) of a set of natural phenomena" (1560s) is now obsolete except in natural history. Meaning "an eventful career, a past worthy of note" (a woman with a history) is from 1852. To make history "be notably engaged in public events" is from 1862."
History is a series of stories designed with National identity crafting in mind.
Whatever the details are or are not, what matters is the over all identity crafting narrative.
Word of mouth telephone game like gossip evolves into the mainstream News media industry of today.
Existential threats exist to maintain the illusory need for things like National borders and Nation States in the first place. History is the result of "News" and News was always made of many lies. News was never a trusted source of information. News is just gossip mistaken for sacred and Divine "gospel". News was always propaganda.
"Carving Up The World Again... A Wall And Not A Fence"
"The Irish and the English and the Scottish and the Welsh
A damp and misty history they keep it to themselves
All lost in dark antiquity and smouldering descent
Invisible divisions "behind a wall and not a fence"
Trouble at the border. In the eleventh hour
Ditch and wire and palisade in the line of fire
Call up the cavalry and double up the guard
Preparing for catastrophe inside the house of cards"
illuminated image source: Anonymous Man, Lion, Bull and Eagle с. 800 From the Book of Kells Illuminated manuscript Trinity College, Dublin
Armageddon & The Book of Kells
"This book is perceived as a "sacred relic of art", and so exquisite that it was once believed to be the work of angels. The first mention of the Book of Kells was in 1007, when it is recorded stolen — "impiously by night" — but, after "twenty nights and two months", it miraculously reappeared having been hidden underneath a small piece of turf."
"Around AD 1000, the troops of Emperor Otto were surprised by an eclipse of the sun. These fearless warriors were terrified and thought that Armageddon — the end of the world — had come; they climbed into barrels and hid under carts. Calculations and prophesies setting a date for the end of the world has long been a fixation: Christopher Columbus predicted it would happen in 1647, and the French astrologer Nostradamus (1503—1566) spoke of a "King of Terrors" who would come down from heaven in the year 1999. Just as no man knows the hour of his death, so too is the end of the world a mystery: ''The Lord of that servant shall come in a day, when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of ... ", according to the Gospel of Matthew (24: 50)."
"Though precisely when the last hour will be is not clear in the Bible, how it will happen is vividly described. St John the Divine writes in the book of Revelation that, at the end of time, God will come into the world and pronounce judgement upon mankind. His throne will be flanked by the Four Beasts of the Apocalypse: man, lion, bull and eagle. These beings are also interpreted as symbols of the earthly Creation, which is traditionally signified by the number four; hence the four elements, the four seasons and the four corners of the earth. The New Testament, which tells of the "new covenant" between God and man, opens with the gospels of the four Evangelists that form the majority of this work. Each Evangelist is represented by one of the Four Beasts of the Apocalypse: Matthew by the man, Mark by the lion, Luke by the bull and John by the eagle. In reference to this evangelistic and apocalyptic imagery, these four beings appear in the Book of Kells. An illuminated manuscript from the eighth or ninth century, this work contains the four Gospels together with magnificently painted illustrations and intricate embellishments with a mix of geometric and zoomorphic forms. The Book of Kells represents the climax of Irish manuscript illumination, an art influenced by the work of both the Celts and the Germanic peoples. A priceless legacy of the early Middle Ages, it is considered a supreme achievement of Western civilisation. It was probably created from around 800, but where it was made still remains a mystery: probably from a monastery library at Kells (sixty-five kilometres northwest of Dublin), in Northumbria, or perhaps even in eastern Scotland. This book is perceived as a "sacred relic of art", and so exquisite that it was once believed to be the work of angels. The first mention of the Book of Kells was in 1007, when it is recorded stolen — "impiously by night" — but, after "twenty nights and two months", it miraculously reappeared having been hidden underneath a small piece of turf."
image and quote source: http://www.all-art.org/history655_changed_world-g.html
Scaliger: A Holy Roaming Historical Scribe
Please note the Two Headed Eagle, a Twin Headed Beast Coat of Arms – This is the Twin Headed Symbol of the Holy Roman Empire
image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Justus_Scaliger
All Governments Lie
The few manage the many with the liberal use of a whole lot of lies.
“History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.”
– George Santayana, American philosopher (1863-1952)
"All governments lie. They lie about people, places, plans, wars, money and everything else. Would it be surprising that they lie about history. ...But what about everything else? The British Encyclopaedia names Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540-1609) as the founder of the consensual chronology we live with. Scaliger had considered himself a great mathematician and boasted to have solved the classical “ancient” mathematical ‘Quadrature of Circle’ problem that was subsequently proven insoluble. His principal works Opus Novum de emendatione temporum (1583) and Thesaurum temporum (1606) represent a vast array of dates produced without any justification whatsoever, containing the repeating sequences of dates with shifts equal to multiples of the major cabbalistic numbers 333 and 360. Numerology was considered a major science then and J.J.Scaliger was a prominent cabbalist of his time.
The English philosopher William Ockham (allegedly 1225-1279 AD) said: “entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity”. `Ockham’s razor` applied to history leaves us with a vision of humankind where civilization comes into being in the 8th-10th centuries at the earliest, if civilization is understood as a hierarchical system consisting of state, army, ideology, religion, communication and writing.
Neither J.J.Scaliger nor his followers, clergy or humanists have paid much attention to Ockham’s law when they crafted Roman and Greek Antiquity. Their clients were condottieri upstarts who were seeking legitimacy in days of yore in order to become Popes, Cardinals or to found regal dynasties such as the Medici. They paid exceedingly well for a glorious but fictitious past. Thorough research shows that there is literally no reliably datable information about events before the VIII century, and that there is only very scarce information originating from the 8th to the 10th century. As a matter of fact, most events of “Ancient” History took place from the 11th to the 16th century, were replicated on paper in 1400-1600 AD, and positioned under different labels in an imaginary past."
See:UnSpun 098 – Jacob Duellman: “Scaliger Notatus, Hallucinatio Scaligeri, Part 5” (source: GnosticMedia) for more.
(YouTube video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bovA18-oe-0 )
The Apocalypse of The Twin Towering Heads of Holy Roaming Enterprise: A Land & Sea Based Empire That Never Really Fell
The Holy Roman Empire rebrands and reimagines itself. The Holy Roman Empire is a long standing, centuries old, World-Wide Banking Business.
Twin Towering Crown Domes
One of the biggest historical lies is the lie of international boundaries and Nation States. The national, state and even more local governments are run from the top down by a caste of international banking managers. Governments do not serve any of us. We exist to serve Government. Nation States are necessary international banking backed fictions. The World has long been run as one from the top down. The so-called "New World Order" is nothing new. Nation Sttaes exist to allow for bogeymen threats.
War is an old international banking con job.
"IN GOD WE TRUST"
The Real Holy Symbol: We must have faith we need to keep working to pay our taxes for Governmental protection we do not need.
All the needless fees, fines and jail time need to be justified. Not all sins are crimes, but crime is so profitable, Government keeps growing like cancer. Things like the War on Drugs and other laws regarding victimless crimes are clear signs we do not live in the so-called and patriotically advertised "Lands of the Free and Homes of the Brave".
What adults do with their own bodies or other consenting adults is their own business to mind. We are conditioned to think we should mind each others business by News media, educational system and Government. We are indoctrinated to accept mental slavery as freedom. Pledges of allegiance and National anthems are not symbols of Freedom, despite all historical and patriotic advertising myth to the contrary.
Patriotism, a national identity generating process based on a whole lot of fake history, is an old international banking trick.
Fake Bogeyman Platonic Shadow Cave threats exist to justify the need for all the protective layers of government authority we do not need. Contrived and scripted and staged events create the artificial need for new laws and more fake television wars. One example of this kind of "problem, reaction, solution" style of human resource management would be the post 9/11/2001 Patriot Act as response to a contrived and hoax event which was nothing but an impressive demolitions job and media magic trick.
Government is GOD
""In God We Trust" is the official motto of the United States. It was adopted as the nation's motto in 1956 as an alternative or replacement to the unofficial motto of E pluribus unum, which was adopted when the Great Seal of the United States was created and adopted in 1782. "In God We Trust" first appeared on the Two-cent ..."
source: In God We Trust - Wikipedia
The Holy Roman House of Saxe-Caburg and Gotha: The House of Windsor
A reimagined and rebranded world-wide holy roaming banking enterprise revealed.
"The Wettins gradually rose to power within the Holy Roman Empire."
""The House of Wettin (German: Haus Wettin) is a dynasty of German counts, dukes, prince-electors and kings that once ruled territories in the present-day German states of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. The dynasty is one of the oldest in Europe, and its origins can be traced back to the town of Wettin, Saxony-Anhalt. The Wettins gradually rose to power within the Holy Roman Empire. Agnates of the House of Wettin have, at various times, ascended the thrones of Great Britain, Portugal, Bulgaria, Poland, Saxony, and Belgium. Only the British and Belgian lines retain their thrones today."
"Branches currently reign in Belgium through the descendants of Leopold I, and in the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms through the descendants of Prince Albert. Due to anti-German sentiment in the United Kingdom during World War I, George V changed the name of his branch from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to Windsor in 1917."
"The House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (/ˌsæks ˌkoʊbɜːrɡ ... ˈɡoʊθə, -tə/; German: Haus Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha) is a German dynastythat ruled the duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, which was one of the Ernestine duchies. It is a cadet branch of the Saxon House of Wettin.
Founded by Ernest Anton, the sixth duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, it has been the royal house of several European monarchies. Branches currently reign in Belgium through the descendants of Leopold I, and in the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms through the descendants of Prince Albert. Due to anti-German sentiment in the United Kingdom during World War I, George V changed the name of his branch from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to Windsor in 1917. The same happened in 1920 in Belgium, where the name was changed to "der Belgen" (Dutch) or "des Belges" (French), meaning "of the Belgians". The first duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was Ernest I, who reigned from 1826 until his death in 1844. He had previously been Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (as Ernest III) from 1806 until the duchy was reorganized in 1826. Ernst's younger brother Leopold became King of the Belgians in 1831, and his descendants continue to serve as Belgian heads of state. Léopold's only daughter, Princess Charlotte of Belgium, was the consort of Maximilian I of Mexico, and she was known as Empress Carlota of Mexico in the 1860s. Ernst's nephew Ferdinand married Queen Maria II of Portugal, and their descendants ruled Portugal until that country became a republic in 1910.
Ernest I's second son, Prince Albert (1819–1861), married Queen Victoria in 1840, and thus is the progenitor of the United Kingdom's current royal family, called Windsor since 1917. In 1826, a cadet branch of the house inherited the Hungarian princely estate of Koháry, and converted to Roman Catholicism. Its members managed to marry an imperial princess of Brazil, an archduchess of Austria, a royal princess of "the French", a royal princess of Belgium and a royal princess of Saxony. A scion of this branch, also named Ferdinand, became Prince, and then Tsar, of Bulgaria, and his descendants continued to rule there until 1946. The current head of the House of Bulgaria, the former Tsar Simeon II, who was deposed and exiled after World War II, goes by the name of Simeon Sakskoburggotski and served as Bulgaria's prime minister from 2001 to 2005."
"The House of Wettin (German: Haus Wettin) is a dynasty of German counts, dukes, prince-electors and kings that once ruled territories in the present-day German states of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. The dynasty is one of the oldest in Europe, and its origins can be traced back to the town of Wettin, Saxony-Anhalt. The Wettins gradually rose to power within the Holy Roman Empire. Members of the family became the rulers of several medieval states, starting with the Saxon Eastern March in 1030. Other states they gained were Meissen in 1089, Thuringia in 1263, and Saxony in 1423. The family divided into two ruling branches in 1485 by the Treaty of Leipzig: the Ernestine and Albertine branches. The older Ernestine branch played a key role during the Protestant Reformation. Many ruling monarchs outside Germany were later tied to its cadet branch, the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The Albertine branch, while less prominent, ruled most of Saxonyand played a part in Polish history."
"Agnates of the House of Wettin have, at various times, ascended the thrones of Great Britain, Portugal, Bulgaria, Poland, Saxony, and Belgium. Only the British and Belgian lines retain their thrones today."
THE APOCALYPSE OF THE LEGENDARY DOOMSDAY BOOK
The History of Taxes – The Great Survey
The Day of Doom Has Arrived: The History of Census Taking
• The Mark of The Census Taking Beast Revealed •
"The name "Domesday Book" (Middle English for "Doomsday Book") came into use in the 12th century."
"It was written in Medieval Latin, was highly abbreviated, and included some vernacular native terms without Latin equivalents. The survey's main purpose was to determine what taxes had been owed during the reign of King Edward the Confessor, which allowed William to reassert the rights of the Crown and assess where power lay after a wholesale redistribution of land following the Norman conquest."
The Doomsday Book: Retroactive Fake and Scripted "History" or Actual Historical Fact?
Does it really matter? What we do know is that the system itself promotes fees, fines, taxes and possible unnecessary jail time for victimless crimes, no conspiracy needed to explain a road to Hell paved with best intent. What we do know is that Government and taxes are all too real and that too many of us truly believe in the need for interventionist governmental policies in the first place. Government itself is a mental mind virus. Government ends up growing like cancer and it ends up taking power away from the individual. Government relies on cultivating a human resource that believes it needs governmental policies to guide them.
Government is indeed GOD in this context.
"Citizens" are identity slaves. Instead of being encouraged to be self reliant, most of humanity is encouraged to rely on governmental "leadership".
"Follow the Leader" is a Childish Game: Beware Idolatry
We need no conspiracy to explain how we submit ourselves and each other to systems of laws and rules that do not really serve humanity. Mob rule is just as bad, or perhaps worse, than direct rule by a King or Queen. Democracy or monarchy, and all flavors in between, are all unnecessary systems that exist to get we, the human resource of the World, to act in unison to build the technological post modern 'empire' we experience on a daily basis. It has taken centuries to build the human artificial world that many of us mistake for reality. We have been organized through institutionalized religions and other forms of identity crafting processes. These ego based National and religious identities still serve the same organizational purpose they always have.
Today we have an incredible number of cartoonish bread and circus identities to choose from.
"Domesday Book... Latin: Liber de Wintonia "Book of Winchester") is a manuscript record of the "Great Survey" of much of England and parts of Wales completed in 1086 by order of King William the Conqueror. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle states: Then, at the midwinter , was the king in Glocester with his council ... . After this had the king a large meeting, and very deep consultation with his council, about this land; how it was occupied, and by what sort of men. Then sent he his men over all England into each shire; commissioning them to find out "How many hundreds of hides were in the shire, what land the king himself had, and what stock upon the land; or, what dues he ought to have by the year from the shire."
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This is how Babel is built.
Babel is still being worked on to this day. Babel is a World-Wide (allegorical) human beehive that is symbolic of the very real 'world' of human artifice. Civilization is "Babel'.
Mining Monolithic Rock
Quarried (quartered) stone gets replaced with cement and then steel.
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A Revelation of A Long Standing (World-Wide) Banking Con Job
image source: City of London Coat of Arms
The Dragon: Symbol of The Banking City of London
"By the late 16th century, London increasingly became a major centre for banking, international trade and commerce. The Royal Exchange was founded in 1565 by Sir Thomas Gresham as a centre of commerce for London's merchants, and gained Royal patronage in 1571. Although no longer used for its original purpose, its location at the corner of Cornhill and Threadneedle Street continues to be the geographical centre of the City's core of banking and financial services, with the Bank of England moving to its present site in 1734, opposite the Royal Exchange on Threadneedle Street. Immediately to the south of Cornhill, Lombard Street was the location from 1691 of Lloyd's Coffee House, which became the world-leading insurance market. London's insurance sector continues to be based in the area, particularly in Lime Street."
St. Paul's: One of Two Twin British Banking Domes
Banking & Religion: Twin International Heads of World-Wide Governmental Beast
"In 1708, Christopher Wren's masterpiece, St Paul's Cathedral, was completed on his birthday. The first service had been held on 2 December 1697, more than 10 years earlier. It replaced the original St Paul's, which had been completely destroyed in the Great Fire of London, and is considered to be one of the finest cathedrals in Britain and a fine example of Baroque architecture."
"St Paul's Cathedral, London, is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London and is a Grade I listed building. Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604. The present cathedral, dating from the late 17th century, was designed in the English Baroque style by Sir Christopher Wren. Its construction, completed in Wren's lifetime, was part of a major rebuilding programme in the City after the Great Fire of London."
St. Paul's: One of Two Twin British Banking Domes
The Twin Cathedral Towers & Dome of St. Paul's
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Sir Christopher Wren: Architect of St. Paul's
"Here in its foundations lies the architect of this church and city, Christopher Wren, who lived beyond ninety years, not for his own profit but for the public good. Reader, if you seek his monument – look around you. Died 25 Feb. 1723, age 91."
"Sir Christopher Wren ...October 1632 [O.S. 20 October] – 8 March 1723 [O.S. 25 February]) was an English anatomist, astronomer, geometer, and mathematician-physicist, as well as one of the most highly acclaimed English architects in history He was accorded responsibility for rebuilding 52 churches in the City of London after the Great Fire in 1666, including what is regarded as his masterpiece, St Paul's Cathedral, on Ludgate Hill, completed in 1710. The principal creative responsibility for a number of the churches is now more commonly attributed to others in his office, especially Nicholas Hawksmoor. Other notable buildings by Wren include the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, and the south front of Hampton Court Palace. The Wren Building, the main building at the College of William and Mary, Virginia, is attributed to Wren. Educated in Latin and Aristotelian physics at the University of Oxford,"
"Wren was a founder of the Royal Society (president 1680–82), and his scientific work was highly regarded by Isaac Newton and Blaise Pascal."
Institutionalized religion is a human resource management tool.
"The dragon boundary marks are cast iron statues of dragons on metal or stone plinths that mark the boundaries of the City of London. The dragons are painted silver, with details of their wings and tongue picked out in red. The dragon stands on one rear leg, the other lifted against a shield, with the right foreleg raised and ..."
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The Fabled Knights Templar – The World's First Multinational Corporation
Locations: France • England • Scotland • Portugal
"The order, which was among the wealthiest and most powerful, became a favoured charity throughout Christendom and grew rapidly in membership and power. They were prominent in Christian finance. Templar knights, in their distinctive white mantles with a red cross, were among the most skilled fighting units of the Crusades. Non-combatant members of the order, who formed as much as 90% of the order's members, managed a large economic infrastructure throughout Christendom developing innovative financial techniques that were an early form of banking, building its own network of nearly 1,000 commanderies and fortifications across Europe and the Holy Land, and arguably forming the world's first multinational corporation."
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The U.S. Capitol Dome: The Second of Two Twin British Banking Empire Domes
Ringing World-Wide Twin Church Bell Towers Evolve into World-Wide Mass Media Broadcast Centers
Atlas Holds Up The Heavens
Atlas: The Titan That Holds Up The Sky
"Atlas is a bronze statue in front of Rockefeller Center within the International Building's courtyard in midtown Manhattan, New York City, across Fifth Avenue from St. Patrick's Cathedral. The sculpturedepicts the Ancient Greek Titan Atlas holding the heavens. Atlas was installed in 1937 and created by the sculptor Lee ..."
"Atlas and his brother Menoetius sided with the Titans in their war against the Olympians, the Titanomachy. When the Titans were defeated, many of them (including Menoetius) were confined to Tartarus, but Zeus condemned Atlas to stand at the western edge of Gaia (the Earth) and hold up the sky on his shoulders, to prevent the two from resuming their primordial embrace. Thus, he was Atlas Telamon, "enduring Atlas," and became a doublet of Coeus, the embodiment of the celestial axis around which the heavens revolve. A common misconception today is that Atlas was forced to hold the Earth on his shoulders, but Classical art shows Atlas holding the celestial spheres, not a globe; the solidity of the marble globe borne by the renowned Farnese Atlas may have aided the conflation, reinforced in the 16th century by the developing usage of atlas to describe a corpus of terrestrial maps. One of the Twelve Labors of the hero Heracles was to fetch some of the golden apples which grow in Hera's garden, tended by Atlas' daughters, the Hesperides, and guarded by the dragon Ladon. Heracles went to Atlas and offered to hold up the heavens while Atlas got the apples from his daughters. Upon his return with the apples, however, Atlas attempted to trick Heracles into carrying the sky permanently by offering to deliver the apples himself, as anyone who purposely took the burden must carry it forever, or until someone else took it away. Heracles, suspecting Atlas did not intend to return, pretended to agree to Atlas' offer, asking only that Atlas take the sky again for a few minutes so Heracles could rearrange his cloak as padding on his shoulders. When Atlas set down the apples and took the heavens upon his shoulders again, Heracles took the apples and ran away."
"In some versions, Heracles instead built the two great Pillars of Hercules to hold the sky away from the earth, liberating Atlas much as he liberated Prometheus."
Laboring Heracles: Perfect Metaphor For World Wide Traveling Freemasons
image source: Pillars of Hercules - Wikipedia
Who do you think built the churches and designed the pipe organs?
Artists employed by wealthy patrons of one kind or another.
"Freemasonry or Masonry consists of fraternal organisations that trace their origins to the local fraternities of stonemasons, which from the end of the fourteenth century regulated the qualifications of stonemasons and their interaction with authorities and clients. The degrees of freemasonry retain the three grades of medieval ..."
source: Freemasonry - Wikipedia
The Twin Biblical Beasts: The Appeal To External Authority of Religion & Government
One by sea and one by land. The expansion of European based culture and empire has been by sea and land. The expansion of this old "New World Order" was and is also by means of organized and institutionalized and highly contrived and controlled, religions that ultimately reinforce secular based religious faith in Government.
Religion and government have always been two heads of the same proverbial Satanic, internationally contracted banking beast of World-Wide human resource control.
"The Beast (Greek: Θηρίον, Thērion) may refer to one of two beasts described in the Book of Revelation. The first beast comes "out of the sea" and is given authority and power by the dragon. This first beast is initially mentioned in Revelation 11:7 as coming out of the abyss. His appearance is described in detail in Revelation 13:1-10, and some of the mystery behind his appearance is revealed in Revelation 17:7-18. The second beast comes "out of the earth" and directs all peoples of the earth to worship the first beast. The second beast is described in Revelation 13:11-18 and is also referred to as the false prophet. The two beasts are aligned with the dragon in opposition to God. They persecute the "saints" and those who do "not worship the image of the beast [of the sea]" and influence the kings of the earth to gather for the battle of Armageddon. The two beasts are defeated by Christ and are thrown into the lake of fire mentioned in Revelation 19:18-20"
The Flag of Russia, above. The Russian coat of arms, below:
Czar = Caesar
Et tu Russia?
The Twin Headed Eagle
"In heraldry and vexillology, the double-headed eagle is a charge associated with the concept of Empire. Most modern uses of the symbol are directly or indirectly associated with its use by the Roman/Byzantine Empire, whose use of it represented the Empire's dominion over the Near East and the West. The symbol is much older, and its original meaning is debated among scholars. The eagle has long been a symbol of power and dominion. The double-headed eagle motif appears to have its ultimate origin in the Ancient Near East, especially in Hittite iconography. It re-appears in the High Middle Ages, from ca. the 10th or 11th century, and was notably used in the Byzantine Empire, but 11th or 12th century representations are also known from Islamic Spain, France and Serbian principality of Raška, and from the 13th century onward it becomes more widespread, and is used in the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum, Mamluk Egypt in the Islamic sphere, and in the Holy Roman Empire, Serbia and Russia in the Christian sphere. Used in the late Byzantine Empire as dynastic emblem of the Palaiologoi, it was adopted during the late medieval to early modern period in the Holy Roman Empire on one hand, and in Orthodox principalities Serbia and Russia on the other, representing an augmentation of the (single-headed) eagle or Aquila associated with the Roman Empire."
"In a few places, among them the Holy Roman Empire and Russia, the motif was further augmented to create the less prominent triple-headed eagle."
source: Double-headed eagle - Wikipedia
Of Heraldic Revelatory Beasts & Their Masonic Minions:
King of The Romans
"The precise term "Holy Roman Empire" was not used until the 13th century, but the concept of translatio imperii,[d] the notion that he – the sovereign ruler – held supreme power inherited from the emperors of Rome, was fundamental to the prestige of the emperor. The office of Holy Roman Emperor was traditionally elective, although frequently controlled by dynasties. The German prince-electors, the highest-ranking noblemen of the empire, usually elected one of their peers as "King of the Romans", and he would later be crowned emperor by the Pope; the tradition of papal coronations was discontinued in the 16th century. The empire never achieved the extent of political unification formed in France, evolving instead into a decentralized, limited elective monarchy composed of hundreds of sub-units: principalities, duchies, counties, Free Imperial Cities, and other domains. The power of the emperor was limited, and while the various princes, lords, bishops, and cities of the empire were vassals who owed the emperor their allegiance, they also possessed an extent of privileges that gave them de facto independence within their territories. Emperor Francis II dissolved the empire on 6 August 1806, after the creation of the Confederation of the Rhine by Napoleon."
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"Don't Freak Out, But People Are Saying Nostradamus Predicted Donald Trump"
"The most popular theory online? Trump is the "third Antichrist" predicted by Nostradamus, after Napoleon and Hitler. This is kind of a big deal, because the third Antichrist will trigger the end of the world."
Napoleon, like Hitler, was a "World Stage" Actor.
The Devil is in the details of treaties that bind the world. The World is not run as advertised. It is really run as one big international banking enterprise and has been for a long time. The paper work trail of constitutions, contacts and treaties leads to the British Empire and "Old World" European 'blue blood' families, which is (essentially) the Holy Roman Empire rebranded and reimagined. The British Empire never fell, but has only grown all the more successful and has only reimagined itself for the post World War Two World; and this same centuries old enterprise continues to evolve and morph into new forms, all based on the same old Holy Roaming Banking Enterprise, to this day.
History of Freemasonry in France - Wikipedia see also: Freemasons Work For British Royalty - A Proper Gander At Propaganda • Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign — A Proper Gander At Propaganda • The United States is still a British Colony — A Proper Gander At ...
Samson = Hercules
"According to the biblical narrative, Samson died when he grasped two pillars of the Temple of Dagon and "bowed himself with all his might" (Judges 16:30, KJV). This has been variously interpreted as Samson pushing the pillars apart (left) or pulling them together (right)."
source: Samson - Wikipedia
“In philosophy at the universities truth occupies only a secondary place and, if called upon, she must get up and make room for another attribute.”
source: – Arthur Schopenhauer, as quoted in On Philosophy in the Universities, Sämtliche Werke, Bd. 5, p. 152, E. Payne, trans. (1974) Vol. 1, p. 140
“A government will not pay people to contradict directly, or even only indirectly, what it has had promulgated from all the pulpits by thousands of its appointed priests or religious teachers. … Hence the maxim improbant secus docentes [We reject and condemn the man who teaches something different].”
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Modern Governmental, News and University Education is Religious Indoctrination
Government is Secular Religion. Sin becomes crime. Tithes become taxes.
The apocalypse of the ultimate lie.
For all we know, the World has no beginning and no end. All origins of our species and evolutionary ideas about the creation of the World and "Universe" are speculative stories that are used to sew societies together. Metaphysical and superstitious fallacies lie at the foundation of world-wide hunan civilization. We are only supposed to have the twin official sanctioned false choices of Biblical based, "religious" imaginings or so-called "scientific" based fantasies to choose from. The educational system is more of a state indoctrination system than not. The State run News and educational systems are integral propaganda tools. These institutions are designed to primarily condition the public into being "good citizens". The purpose is not to teach people how to think critically for themselves, but what to think. We are supposed to be conditioned to look to external authorities for the answers. Peer pressured "peer review" Pavlovian style crowd psychological tactics are the (illogical) order of the day. Down is indeed defined as up by peer reviewed process. A lot of what is sold as science and history is no less mythical than what is sold as religion.
People Seem To Love Parroting Gossip & Rumor
Unverifiable claims make for "GOOD NEW$"
image source: Nostradamus Predictions - YouTube
False Prophecy = True Profit
"Rumor: Nostradamus predicted the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center."
"The turmoil of the events of 9/11 had us all scrambling, some to look for solace and meaning, others for the terrorists responsible, and yet others for signs that what happened could have been prevented or at least foreseen. The 11 September 2001 attack on America destroyed not only the two World Trade Center towers in New York City, a chunk of the Pentagon in Washington, and caused untold loss of life; it also shook America’s sense of invulnerability. No longer would Americans presume safety in a precarious world. ...Nostradamus did not write the quatrain that was widely attributed to him in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. (One wonders how a guy who died in 1566 could have written an item identified as being penned in 1654 anyway.) It originated with a student at Brock University in Canada in 1997, appearing in a web-published essay on Nostradamus. That particular quatrain was offered by the page’s author, Neil Marshall, as a fabricated example to illustrate how easily an important-sounding prophecy could be crafted through the use of abstract imagery. He pointed out how the terms he used were so deliberately vague they could be interpreted to fit any number of cataclysmic events."
International Iconic Twin Towers are a World Wide Phenomena
The Pillars of Hercules: Gateway to the "New World"
The Twin Towers were apt visual architectural allegory for a "World Trade Center".
The Pillars of Hercules are the Old World "Twin Towers" that lie on the opposite side of the Atlantic from the former location of the New World "Twin Towers". World trade is an old international banking backed 'game'. Money represents labor. Money is just a symbol that represents human effort and energy. Money itself has long been misused as a tool for social control rather than used as an easy and fair way to trade goods and services. Money simply represents human labor, but as a tool of social management it represents economic servitude to a system of external governance.
Institutionalized Religion Always Serves The State
"The labarum (Greek: λάβαρον) was a vexillum (military standard) that displayed the "Chi-Rho" symbol ☧, a christogram formed from the first two Greek letters of the word "Christ" (Greek: ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ, or Χριστός) — Chi (χ) and Rho (ρ). It was first used by the Roman emperor Constantine the Great. Since the vexillum consisted of a flag suspended from the crossbar of a cross, it was ideally suited to symbolize the crucifixion of Christ. Ancient sources draw an unambiguous distinction between the two terms "labarum" and "Chi-Rho", even though later usage sometimes regards the two as synonyms. The name labarum was applied both to the original standard used by Constantine the Great and to the many standards produced in imitation of it in the Late Antique world, and subsequently."
IN GOD WE TRU$T:
The Evolution of an Icon
Government mints money with mythic symbolism that acts to reinforce faith in Governmental authority. Money is an idol many of us worship.
Money is another relic of civilization. This is an example of art commissioned to serve a human resource management agenda
C-SPAN = State Sponsored Secular Church Service
Government is a secular religion. It is an intellectually crippling mind virus. All the (historical) scripted problem, reaction, solution, nonsense, we are sold and told is actual fact, is propaganda crafted with the sole purpose of growing more government. With more government comes more taxes, fees, fines and possible unnecessary, but quite profitable, jail time. All the layers of unnecessary government create many business opportunities that those with the correct connections can take advantage of.
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Traumatized by a Nationally televised event? Go $hopping.
"In some of his early remarks after 9/11, President Bush did urge not to be afraid to "go shopping for their families," as part of a general appeal not to be intimidated from an ordinary daily routine. And he even encouraged Americans to "go to Disneyworld," as part of broader appeal to renew confidence in the ..."
Do you think stress can cause maladaptive behavior?
Not all studies are created equal and the Devil is in the details and fine print, but I think there is a lot of truth to the idea that people stress shop and engage in other forms of binge-like activities as a result of trauma. I know how I personally behave and I have witnessed others behave in this manner. The News media and Government are the obvious sources of this kind of (fake and scripted) trauma based social conditioning.
"Stress seems to engender consumption behaviors that are mostly of a maladaptive nature (e.g., impulsive shopping), with a clear correlation between the level of reported distress and the propensity to buy (Mano, 1999). Drawing upon terror management theory (TMT), Mandel and Smeesters (2008) showed that awareness of imminent mortality tended to increase consumption. If purchased products promise a degree of distraction and comfort to stressed individuals, then maladaptive consuming could be in line with other stress-related dysfunctional behaviors such as abuse of alcohol (e.g., Jakupcak et al., 2010) or increased cigarette smoking (e.g., Amstadter, Broman-Fulks, Zinzow, Ruggiero, & Cercone, 2009). In light of this empirical evidence, in this study we focus on two maladaptive consumption behaviors: shopping escapism and hedonic shopping."
NEIL MARSHALL 'PREDICTS' 9/11 in 1997!
"Shortly after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the following spoof text was circulated on the Internet, along with many more elaborate variants (one of them signed 'Nostradamus 1654' – when he would have been 150 years old):
In the City of God there will be a great thunder,
Two brothers torn apart by Chaos,
while the fortress endures,
the great leader will succumb,
The third big war will begin when the big city is burning.
As it turns out, the first four lines were indeed written before the attacks, but by a Canadian graduate student named Neil Marshall as part of a research paper in 1997. The research paper included this poem as an illustrative example of how the validity of prophecies is often exaggerated. For example, the phrases "City of God" (New York has never held the title of "City of Angels"), "great thunder" (this could apply to many disasters), "Two brothers" (many things come in pairs), and "the great leader will succumb" are so ambiguous as to be meaningless. The fifth line was added by an anonymous Internet user, completely ignoring the fact that Nostradamus wrote his Propheties in rhymed four-line decasyllables called quatrains. Nostradamus also never referred to a "third big war"."
9/11 "Predicted" in 1968
"A civic group opposed to the building of the World Trade Center publishes a nearly full-page advertisement in the New York Times, warning that the new buildings will be so tall that a commercial airliner might crash into them. The group, called the Committee for a Reasonable World Trade Center, is mainly composed of New York real estate developers who are worried that the huge construction project will glut the market. Its leader is Lawrence A. Wien, a real estate mogul who is an owner of the Empire State Building in New York. [NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, 9/8/2002; NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, 9/8/2002]"
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The Beast at the End of The Book
"John saw it "rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy." (Revelation 13:1) It was like a leopard, with feet like the feet of a bear, and had a mouth like a lion."
image source: St. John Devouring the Book from The Apocalypse
"St John on the Island of Patmos receives Inspiration from God to Create the Apocalypse."
The "Great" Revelation of The Overlooked Obvious: Art is The Tool of Government
Government crafts an artificial world that it sells to the general populace as representing the actual Natural World. Government and religious institution have always relied on artists of all kinds to craft superstitious, Platonic Shadow Cave imaginings into concrete forms that the mass public associates with real things. Impressive governmental and Church architecture, pipe organ design, music and poetry and visual arts, as well as technology, all ultimately serve governmental agenda. "Important" and culturally influential art is always commissioned by the few to act as powerful imagination restricting relics that keep the human resource in its proper place. Art and theater are primary tools used by the few to manage the many. History is another crafted artifact of culture. History is indeed used as a cultural identity crafting propaganda weapon.