Archive for May, 2009

Outcrazying the Crazies


The Samson Option is a term used to describe Israel’s alleged deterrence strategy of massive retaliation with nuclear weapons as a “last resort” against nations whose military attacks threaten its existence, and possibly against other targets as well. Israel refuses to admit it has nuclear weapons or describe how it would use them, an official policy of nuclear ambiguity, also known as “nuclear opacity.” This has made it difficult for anyone outside the Israeli government to definitively describe its true nuclear policy, while still allowing Israel to influence the perceptions, strategies and actions of other governments.

The butcher, Ariel Sharon, expressed the Samson Option (before it was called such) as his personal philosophy in 1982:

“I personally don’t want to be any better than Khomeini or Brezhnev or Ghadafi or Assad or Mrs. Thatcher, or even Harry Truman who killed half a million Japanese with two fine bombs. I only want to be smarter than they are, quicker and more efficient, not better or more beautiful than they are. Tell me, do the baddies of this world have a bad time? If anyone tries to touch them, the evil men cut his hands and legs off. They hunt and catch whatever they feel like eating. They don’t suffer from indigestion and are not punished by Heaven. I want Israel to join that club. Maybe the world will then at last begin to fear me instead of feeling sorry for me. Maybe they will start to tremble, to fear my madness instead of admiring my nobility. Thank God for that. Let them tremble, let them call us a mad state. Let them understand that we are a wild country, dangerous to our surroundings, not normal, that we might go crazy if one of our children is murdered - just one! That we might go wild and burn all the oil fields in the Middle East! If anything would happen to your child, God forbid, you would talk like I do. Let them be aware in Washington, Moscow, Damascus and China that if one of our ambassadors is shot, or even a consul or the most junior embassy official, we might start World War Three just like that!”

Yoo hoo…krazy kat…Ok he’s now a vegetable but there are others, like Bibi Dearest.

“We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq,” Ma’ariv quoted the former prime minister as saying. He reportedly added that these events “swung American public opinion in our favor.”

It’s no secret that Israel has nuclear weapons, and lots of them, and that Israel would like to start a war with Iran because Israel wants to maintain world hegemony. However, Israel needs to control it’s military arm, meaning the US military, and so far that has not been a problem either thanks to organized Jewry wielding massive, disproportionate control over the media and financial industries, the end result being that our political system has become completely subservient to Jewish interests, which are not the same as American interests. That’s how we got into Iraq, and that’s how Israel would like to get us into Iran.

So it’s getting interesting with North Korea, because acting crazy is one thing when Israel does it as a calculated tactic while controlling massive American resources and public opinion, and it’s quite another thing when crazy Kim Jong-il does it. He might ruin everything with getting the war on Iran on. It’s like he’s cutting in the lunch line.

On the one hand, this trouble with North Korea could remove some obstacles to starting a war with Iran, because if diplomacy fails in Pyongyang, that will be used as an excuse not to bother with diplomacy in Tehran. That opens the door to a military conflict, which Israel desperately wants as long as the US military takes the losses. But on the other hand, North Korea could tie up the US military first. And if the US military is not available to fight Israel’s desired war with Iran, that sort of leaves the job to Israelis and possibly calls the Samson Option bluff, because you know someone will get hurt. And as crazy Ariel Sharon said back in 1982, it only takes ONE to set them off.

Here’s a rather hysterical Israeli opinion-maker claiming that WW III has already started.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0%2C7340%2CL-3722339%2C00.html


One needs to be deaf, blind, and an idiot at this time in order not to understand that the nuclear bomb tested in North Korea two days ago also exploded in the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem.

The North Koreans blatantly disregarded the Americans and publicly presented them as a meaningless power, yet officials in Jerusalem are still reciting the “Road Map” and making note of the evacuation of some minor West Bank outpost. The world is changing before our eyes, yet here we see Knesset members earnestly explaining that the Americans will agree that we stay in Judea and Samaria if we only evacuate some tin shacks.

Do you see how upset he is that the North Koreans insulted the Americans? It’s almost like the Israelis feel personally insulted. Hmm. Either the Israelis are just being our really good friends, OR, the Israelis run America and the insult is actually directed at them. A commenter to this Press TV story left this remark: “Strength to the DPRK! Keep up your artillery and strike any blows necessary. Death to any zionist puppets who dare to intimdate you. Your a very honorable man Kim Jong Il.” Mmm hmm. Crazy Mr. Kim is standing up to the bullies.

Back to Israeli opinion…

Two days ago, in North Korea, World War III officially got underway – the war that would pit “crazy” states such as North Korea and Iran, for example, against states we shall characterize as “moderate,” including Egypt, Gulf states, and Saudi Arabia, which at this time leads the Arab initiative for peace with Israel.

Ever since Sunday, the world has gone crazy, and this crazy world is monitoring with horror the struggle between the “moderate” and “crazy” states. The problem is that some of those crazy states – Iran, Pakistan, and North Korea [note the quick addition of Pakistan from one paragraph to the next - ed.] – already have, or will have, a nuclear button to push, while the moderates, headed by the United States, are not eager to rush into battle.

Why? Because America is already entangled in wars, [for Israel - ed.] and there was someone who recently won the presidential elections there, among other reasons because he pledged to remove US troops from the Iraqi and Afghani quagmire. That same president promised that we shall live in a world free of nuclear weapons. Remember that?

This is the same North Korea that spat in America’s face three years ago, and this week it did it again. Based on the reactions in Washington (unless they are part of a deception campaign,) it doesn’t appear that the great America will respond. Now all we need is for Iran to blatantly disregard America and Israel in order to prompt us to slide into real emergency turmoil (as opposed to the drill planned for the coming days.)

Iran is here already. There is a direct and intimate link between the Korean bomb and the planned Iranian bomb; between Iran’s and North Korea’s spit in America’s face, Washington’s desire and ability to lead the fight against the crazy world, and the Israeli government’s conduct.

One does not need to be a supporter or rival of the settlement enterprise in the territories to understand this Gordian knot – and the question is whether we want the American sword to undo it for us.

If the answer is positive, we need to be familiar with the Americans to realize that three tin huts removed from the Maoz Ester outpost are not good enough.

It seems to me that man is not confident in Bibi and Avigdor’s ability to finesse the diplomacy enough to control the American sword (the US military), presuming it is even available. Army Chief of Staff General Casey met with an unnamed think tank (AEI? JINSA? Heritage Foundation???) on Thursday and stated that it would take 90 days to shift gears in case of a military confrontation with North Korea. That’s kind of a long time, and if in the middle of that the US military has to turn around and redeploy people to Iran…well, something would just have to give. And by that time more people will have died, and meanwhile the economy is collapsing. The old lies might just not work anymore. That’s Israel’s problem.

The Worry

1999: She intimated that things would not play out the way “they” planned, and that the war [WWIII against Iran] would spin out of all control.

2009: Bilderberg fears losing control in chaos-plagued world

Investigative journalist Daniel Estulin, whose information from inside Bilderberg has routinely proven accurate, states that the global elite’s plan to completely destroy the economy and ultimately lower global population by two thirds has stoked fears even within Bilderberg itself that the fallout from such chaos could ultimately result in the globalists losing their control over the world.

In a telephone interview, Estulin re-iterated his original points about Bilderberg’s 2009 agenda, which were released in a pre-meeting booklet to members. These include the notion that investors, whipped up into a false state of euphoria by the belief that the economy is recovering, are being suckered into ploughing their money back into the system as a set up for “massive losses and searing financial pain in the months ahead” as the stock market reverses its uptrend and plummets to new lows.

But this all has to be finessed or they could get into something called “demand destruction,” which means that they killed the goose that lays the golden eggs, and the geese that remain have rabies and shotguns.

Tucker said that Bilderberg are keen on stressing the problems caused by the economic crisis, as well as the threat of a disease pandemic, as a means of justifying centralization of power.

According to Tucker, Bildt also discussed global warming in the context of a global tax on carbon emissions, which has long been a part of Bilderberg’s agenda.

…Tucker confirmed the information first released by Daniel Estulin, that Bilderberg were discussing whether to sink the economy quickly or drag on a long agonizing depression. “Treasury Secretary Geithner and Carl Bildt touted a shorter recession not a 10-year recession….partly because a 10 year recession would damage Bilderberg industrialists themselves, as much as they want to have a global department of labor and a global department of treasury, they still like making money and such a long recession would cost them big bucks industrially because nobody is buying their toys….the tilt is towards keeping it short,” said Tucker.

Tucker concluded by noting that Bilderberg members seemed grim faced at this year’s meeting and that geopolitically, “Things are going bad for them, Americans are responding, Europeans are responding, and their program is being blocked.”

By the way, these are all the people Obama sent to Bilderberg to find out the plan, lest anyone suggest he is somehow out of the loop:

The Obama administration was heavily represented at this years Bilderberg meeting. Among the attendees were Keith B. Alexander, a Lieutenant General of U.S. Army and Director of the National Security Agency, the massive spying agency of the United States; Timothy Geithner, US Treasury Secretary and former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Richard Holbrooke, the Obama administration’s special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan; General James Jones, United States National Security Advisor; Henry Kissinger, Obama’s special envoy to Russia, longtime Bilderberg member and former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor; Dennis Ross, special advisor for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; David Petraeus, Commander of CENTCOM, (U.S. Central Command, in the Middle East), Lawrence Summers, Director of the White House’s National Economic Council, former Treasury Secretary in the Clinton administration, former President of Harvard University, former Chief Economist of the World Bank; Paul Volcker, former Governor of the Federal Reserve System and Chair of Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board; Robert Zoellick, former Chairman of Goldman Sachs and current President of the World Bank;[30] and Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg.[31]

So Obama’s job is to keep the American people subdued with lies. This is the exact same job that Bush had, except Obama does it ‘better’ from the perspective of his bosses.

12/17/2007: “This economy is pretty good. There’s definitely some storm clouds and concerns, but the underpinning is good, and we’ll work our way through this period.” President Bush

5/28/2009: “When you look at the economy right now I think it’s safe to say that we have stepped back from the brink, that there is some calm that didn’t exist before.” President Obama

Oh Really?

A country run by psychopaths, for psychopaths

My God, only in America. Only in American can psychopaths get fluffed like this.

In retrospect, it appears that Paulson was not the callous titan of Wall Street, but rather an earnest, sometimes bewildered man caught in a whirlwind he could not tame or even fully understand. He did the best he could, reaching, sometimes lurching for answers, but in the end he was rescued by the sort of nerdy professor type who might have been devoured on the trading floors of Wall Street. To the extent that there was a hero during those weeks, it was arguably Ben Bernanke, the quiet, shy chairman of the Federal Reserve, whose problem-solving and salesmanship before a skeptical Congress were critical to avoiding financial disaster.

…Yet Paulson can be oddly inarticulate for such a powerful man. He is not a Wall Street smoothie: no trophy wife (he remains married to his college sweetheart), and at Goldman he was known for wearing penny loafers, not handmade Italian shoes. He’s an avid bird watcher. A nonsmoking, nondrinking Christian Scientist, he did not head for the Hamptons on the weekend but visited his mother in Barrington, Ill. Yet, physically imposing, radiating a confident forcefulness, he came to stand for the dominating Goldman brand. In the Wall Street hierarchy, Goldman is the smartest and most confident of them all: the firm makes bets, but only ones it feels sure to win.

You see kids, we got it all wrong about these guys. These guys, Ben and Hank, they are the Nicest Guys EVAH, ok? Quiet. Shy. In over their heads. Visiting their mommas and staying loyal to their high school sweethearts.

Look at that face. How can you not feel sorry for him, going through life with a snake eye? Poor thing.

[Regarding a different psychopath...] Notice the transition from arrogant bullying and braggadocio…to abject begging. In my experience, sociopaths are both shameless and prideless – whatever works is their credo. Prideless begging is simply the manipulation he thinks the situation calls for (while bullying was the manipulation called for in other situations). [Like when forcing the Bailout down our throats back in September. - Ed.]

Righto. And if you can get Newsweek to help you, well, then more power to you man. I mean, this is AMERICA.

Lucky Charms

More on these….

They are winged human headed bulls, a symbol offering protection (via magical powers) against enemies. They were sculpted during the reign of Sargon II to guard one of the gates of his palace, which was excavated (1843, 1928-35) in present day Khorsabad, Iraq, near Mosul.

This information is from the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago:
http://oi.uchicago.edu/research/projects/kho/

Khorsabad takes its name from a modern Iraqi village that stands on the ruins of an ancient city called Dur-Sharrukin. Dur-Sharrukin (”Fort Sargon”) was constructed as a new capital city by the Assyrian king Sargon II shortly after he came to the throne in 721 B.C. The city had not been completed when Sargon died in 705 B.C. His son and successor, Sennacherib, moved the capital to the old established city of Nineveh, about 15 miles to the south, and Dur-Sharrukin appears to have been largely abandoned.

…Early in April of 1929, workmen excavating outside what would later prove to be the throne room of King Sargon II uncovered fragments of a colossal human-headed winged bull. The sculpture had fallen face downward onto the pavement, had then been covered with the debris of the falling building, and was thus perfectly preserved, although broken into a number of pieces. The expedition’s field director, Edward Chiera, [newly appointed to the University of Chicago] was uncertain what to do with this new discovery and immediately cabled Breasted:

  • “FOUND WINGED BULL FIVE METERS BY FIVE FACE TURNING SIDE WAYS GOOD CONDITION STOP SHIPPING POSSIBLE MONTH MAY ONLY STOP COST TRANSPORTATION ABOUT TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS STOP DIVISION APRIL TWENTY SIXTH STOP SHALL WE ASK FOR BULL.”
  • Breasted promptly cabled Chiera to ask for the piece during the division and to make all necessary arrangements to transport the bull to Chicago, even though he had no money in his budget with which to foot the bill. Pierre Delougaz was placed in charge of the transportation, which proved to be an extremely arduous task.

    So the bull went to Chicago, but it seems that it now resides at the Louvre. The antiquities found at Khorsabad went to the following museums: the Iraq National Museum in Baghdad (looted), the Oriental Institute Museum in Chicago, the Louvre in Paris, and the British Museum in London.

    Sargon II was one of the first to use numerology in construction.

    Numerology, the science, is based on the understanding that each number has an inherent vibration which provides the key to greater self awareness. This ‘ vibrational quality ‘ of each number originated before an alphabet was created! When sounds were originated, they were originally assigned a number as a way of counting - eventually this numbering system was used by the Babylonians: King Sargon II, who ruled Babylonia in the 8th Century BC used the numerical value of his name to determine the length of a wall in the city. Hebrews applied this method to one of their first alphabets. Through this way of applying sound and number they were able to determine that by adding the numeric values of letters and words together they could create values that equaled the ‘vibration’ or ‘quality’ of the actual letter or word that was being spoken. This method was eventually named Gematria: “a system for discovering the true and hidden meaning of words, using numbers and letters of the alphabet. The numerical values of the letters of words are added together, and then interpreted according to other words with the same numerical values“, from Harper’s Encyclopedia of Mystical and Paranormal Experience.”

    Note: Solomon building?


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    Here is a diagram of the Palace of Sargon at Khorsabad. The lucky charms were at one of the gates, but I don’t know which one.

    Here’s some history about Sargon II:

    Sargon II (721-705 BC) was an Assyrian King. He took the throne from Shalmanassar V in 722. It is not sure if he was the son of Tiglatpilesar III or an usurper unrelated to the Royal family. In his inscriptions, he styles himself as a new man, rarely referring to his predecessors, and he took the name ‘Sharru-kinu’, true king, after Sargon of Akkad, a mighty king who had been found in a wicker basket, a child of a temple prostitute and an unknown father. Sargon is the name given by the bible. Beset by difficulties at the beginning of his rule, Sargon made a pact with the Chaldean Marduk-apla-iddin. He freed all temples, as well as the inhabitants of the towns of Assur and Haran from taxes.

    [snip]

    Sargon plundered the fertile lands at the southern and western shore of Lake Urmia, felling orchards and burning the harvest. In the Royal resort of Ulhu the wine-cellar of the Urartian kings were plundered, wine was scooped up like water. The Assyrian host then plundered Sangibuti and marched north to Van without meeting resistance, the people having retreated to their castles or fled into the mountains, having been warned by fire-signals. Sargon claims to have destroyed 430 empty villages. After reaching lake Van, Sargon left Urartu via Uaiaish. In Hubushkia he received the tribute of Nairi. While most of the army returned to Assyria, Sargon went on to sack the Urartian the temple of the god Haldi and his wife Bagbartu at Musasir (Ardini). The loot must have been impressive, its description takes up 50 columns in the letter to Assur.

    Energy Extraction

    From the Matthew Delooze Website, describing his visit to Paris and the Louvre:

    Caption under this picture:

    I realised that all the artifacts in the museum were actually set around the pyramid that was located outside.

    Hmm. That looks like the same antiquity on the cover of Mr. Cumo’s book. (As you may recall, Mr. Cuno is president and director of the Art Institute of Chicago.)


    Things started to get interesting for me and I suddenly had flashbacks in my mind of walking down the Champs-Élysées in a straight line towards the pyramid from the Arch de Triomphe, past the obelisk, past the Hexagon shaped pond, past the Ferris wheel and past the Arc de Carousel and into the Pyramid. I immediately felt drained. What the hell is going on here I thought. I was in a spiritual daze. Like I was pissed (drunk). (No I hadn’t touched a bloody drop and at 8 Euro a pint I wasn’t able to.)

    Yes I had indeed walked part way along an invisible energy line but I somehow knew that the monuments were just as important as the actual invisible energy ‘line’. I realised in my daze that the ‘creators‘ of the monuments were actually feeding from energy that was being created by the visitors, and the mass thoughts of others, and the energy was somehow being passed through the monuments and they, the creators of the monuments, somehow had exclusive rights to the energy they had extracted.

    I realised that ‘They’ are syphoning off energy because ‘We’ automatically adore or simply accept the monuments as being idols deserving respect.

    ‘Just like we drink a milkshake through a straw they suck energy through the monuments’. ‘The more symbolic the monument the bigger the size of milkshake’ comes to my mind. Do you know what I mean? Lets go a little deeper while we can eh? Don’t worry most of the plastic sheeple of the spiritual communities will have long left this article by now, so there is only us serious folk left to trigger our inner memories within. So please come with me…

    Thousands of humans beings are being led into the pyramid at the Louvre but its not for their own benefit in my opinion. Far from it. The fact that the Louvre is full of ancient symbolic monuments, that literally surround the pyramid, only confirmed my thoughts that spiritual energy extraction is taking place.

    Note the language describing the architectural exhibits at Millennium Park in Chicago.

    Some people know how to celebrate an anniversary

    They build things.


    From The Matthew Delooze Website:

    The Ferris wheel was also created for the World Fair in Chicago (1893). It appears to me that the secret societies actually arranged the layouts of the symbolic buildings and symbolic monuments that were used at all World Fairs and the World’s Columbian Exposition (another name for the Chicago World’s Fair) is no exception. Indeed a bloke named Daniel Hudson Burnham played a big part in the Chicago Exhibition. I don’t want to drone on about him, and you can click on his name to know more about him, so I will just say that he built this. (pictured on left, the Masonic Temple Building in Chicago)

    Again I have researched World Fairs and please believe me when I say that the trouser leg lifting Freemasons and other sun worshipping liars and conmen had their crafty fingers involved in all of them. 100%. They literally used them to built replica temples and occult monuments and then literally placed them right under the noses of the unknowing sheeple. Just like the Atomium and the Eiffel Tower were in the Brussels and Paris ‘World Fairs’ respectively, simply has an excuse to build them without any serious questions asked.

    I will also say the world fairs were massive events and had the same hypnotic powers as the main stream TV has today. Yes they really were that big an event. It is time to wake up folks or the bastards are going to grind you to dust. Sadly some of you are already salt pot filling material.

    Anyway lets move on. We now know the Ferris wheel was created in Chicago by George Washington Gale Ferris Junior after he was selected by Freemason Daniel Burnham to do so. Another fact (or coincidence) is that the Ferris wheel was not only created by a symbolic founding father of the USA ‘George Washington’ Gale Ferris. It was also created to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of another secret society member Christopher Columbus and also celebrate, wait for it, the ‘New World’.

    Indeed the Ferris wheel is totally laden with symbolism that is linked to the illuminate and the Serpent Cult. It literally is an obelisk, a benben stone (pyramid), an all seeing eye, the Sun and an acknowledgement of famous secret society members all rolled together in one monument.

    I tell you the truth, there is enormous symbolism behind the Ferris wheel and the secret rulers of this world have tricked you for at least a century about its symbolism and its true meaning. The Ferris wheel is literally a very powerful symbolic Sun God monument and it is literally being hidden right under our noses and I believe you would be a fool if you under-estimated its true symbolic meaning and therefore under-estimate its true spiritual power. Again your state education will kick in here and get you to fob the information off.

    (Pictured: the current ferris wheel at Navy Pier in Chicago)

    September 13, 2008
    A bigger Navy Pier Ferris wheel? Let’s get the wheels of creativity turning
    http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/theskyline/2008/09/a-bigger-navy-p.html

    A giant Ferris wheel at Navy Pier?

    Why not? The Ferris wheel was invented in Chicago at the world’s fair of 1893, and there’s no reason, as pier officials say, that the city can’t contribute a new creative chapter to the Ferris wheel tradition.

    But it would be better still if the new wheel gets the wheels of creativity turning about the future of the entire pier.

    Ever since a Canadian firm’s lackluster plan for reinventing the pier was shot down a few years ago, the 3,000 -foot-long lakefront attraction has languished in an urban design netherworld. Chicago architects including Helmut Jahn, Dirk Lohan and Laurence Booth were invited by pier officials to brainstorm its future. But nothing ever came of those meetings.

    So the proposed Ferris wheel, which would be at least 300 feet tall (twice as high as the current model), begs the question: Will the new wheel be an isolated, one-shot deal aimed at juicing up interest in the pier or will it form the iconic image of a comprehensive reinvention?

    If pier officials answer that question in the right way, they could have a new Millennium Park on their hands. And if they answer the wrong way, they may get the hot new tourist attraction they’re after, but they’ll blow an opportunity to uplift the public realm.

    You’re getting very sleepy

    Verbatim from these pages celebrating the Plan of Chicago…www.burnhamplan100.com…

    “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die.”

    Architectural exhibits in Millennium Park designed by London-based Zaha Hadid and Amsterdam-based Ben van Berkel of UNStudio emphasize the importance of boldly imagining a better future for all. Both are intended to echo the audacity of the 1909 Burnham Plan, which proclaimed, “What we as a people decide to do in the public interest we can and surely will bring to pass.”

    Zaha Hadid’s pavilion is a tent-like structure made of light weight aluminum and dressed in a tensile fabric. The exterior skin rises and falls along its aluminum ribs—the lines for which were derived from the diagonal lines and avenues in Burnham and Bennett’s 1909 Plan. Louvers in the pavilion’s ceiling will bring an interplay of light and shadow into the space as the sun changes position during the day. Exterior lighting will highlight the pavilion at night.

    The interior of the Hadid Pavilion will serve as a screen for an immersive video installation created by UIC-trained and London-based artist Thomas Gray for The Gray Circle. This film will tell the story of Chicago’s transformation, including visions for Chicago’s future by local architects. The pavilion envelops visitors in its sinuous form, but the addition of Gray’s film leads to an even more engaging experience. This pavilion and video exhibition will inspire public discourse about the history and future of Chicago.

    The aluminum structure for this fabric pavilion was donated by Marmon/Keystone Corporation, a member of The Marmon Group of companies. The Pavilion can be dismantled and re-installed in another location.

    The sculptural UNStudio pavilion is highly accessible and functions as an urban activator. Framed by Lake Michigan on one side and Michigan Avenue on the other, it relates to diverse city-contexts and scales. The edges of the roof are parallel, but toward the center there is more complexity in the form.

    At night, UNStudio’s pavilion becomes a responsive architecture with LED lights that change color and pattern. These lights will be in constant flux as the number of visitors to the pavilion changes. Programmatically the pavilion invites people to gather, walk around and through the space—to explore and observe. It’s sculptural form and reactive lights will spark curiosity and wonder in its visitors.

    The UNStudio pavilion is made of steel, clad in plywood, and is covered in high-gloss white paint to reflect the city and pavilion visitors. It will be built of steel donated by Chicago-based ArcelorMittal, and after October 31 will be de-constructed and recycled.

    One almost doesn’t know what to say. Shall people walk around inside a snake like form and be programmed, or shall they walk around in a state of curiosity and wonder and pretty lights and be programmed and activated? Hmm. Tough decision.

    For more information on creepy architecture, see here.

    Signatures

    This is the logo for the Burnham Plan Centennial.

    Daniel Burnham designed the plan for Chicago. The actual centennial anniversary of this plan is on July 4, 2009.

    When I saw the logo, it immediately made me think of this crop circle reported in early May 2009, particularly the part on the far right end of this picture.

    Here’s some analysis of this glyph by Clif High at halfpasthuman.com.

    I’m sure that’s just a total coincidence that the bottom section of this glyph and the Burnham logo have an eerie similarity, right?

    Two nested circles and a big arc touching a smaller circle.

    I have two circles for you, and they go like this: o_O


    A Hue and Cry

    Hue and cry, from Wikipedia (links removed):

    In common law, a hue and cry (Latin, hutesium et clamor, “a horn and shouting”) is a process by which bystanders are summoned to assist in the apprehension of a criminal who has been witnessed in the act of committing a crime. By the statute of Winchester, 13 Edw. I cc. 1 and 4, (1285) it was provided that anyone, either a constable or a private citizen, who witnessed a crime shall make hue and cry, and that the hue and cry must be kept up against the fleeing criminal from town to town and from county to county, until the felon is apprehended and delivered to the sheriff. All able-bodied men, upon hearing the shouts, were obliged to assist in the pursuit of the criminal, which makes it comparable to the posse comitatus. It was moreover provided that a hundred that failed to give pursuit on the hue and cry would become liable in case of any theft or robbery. Those who raised a hue and cry falsely were themselves guilty of a crime.

    In contemporary terms, the hue and cry is also used figuratively to describe the behavior of the news media, seeking a scapegoat for some complex public calamity or instigating moral panics.

    Can you imagine the hue and cry that would ensue if, for example, some terrorist incident destroyed an iconic American painting like, let’s just say for shits and giggles, American Gothic?

    Let’s pause here for a moment and imagine that. Think about Charlie Gibson and Brian Ross with their sad eyes, shaking their heads sadly, regrettably, as they report the World News Tonight. Think of Diane Sawyer, her face all magically blurred into wrinkle-free perfection on high def teevee, and think of all the talking heads who deliver “the news.” Imagine the graphics and the crawl and the music for their next terrorist production extravaganza.

    You might need some tissues.

    OK, nevermind. It turns out that the American Gothic painting “lives” at the Art Institute of Chicago. It’s totally safe in a beautiful and famous building designed by Daniel Burnham, in a museum under the direction of a Mr. James Cuno. There is NOTHING to worry about. Mr. Cumo has even written books about antiquity.

    {Hmm. That’s an interesting book cover. Ancient Egyptian art guarded by machine gun toting white guys in black uniforms…can’t quite make out the patches but they look like private security.}

    http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8602.html

    Cuno argues that nationalistic retention and reclamation policies impede common access to this common heritage and encourage a dubious and dangerous politicization of antiquities–and of culture itself. Antiquities need to be protected from looting but also from nationalistic identity politics. [which are bad, see?] To do this, Cuno calls for measures to broaden rather than restrict international access to antiquities. He advocates restoration of the system under which source countries would share newly discovered artifacts in exchange for archaeological help, and he argues that museums should again be allowed reasonable ways to acquire undocumented antiquities. The first extended defense of the side of museums in the struggle over antiquities, Who Owns Antiquity? is sure to be as important as it is controversial.

    “…an illuminating…book.”–Edward Rothstein, New York Times

    Oh indeed, Edward (winkedy wink wink wink).

    “It would be a mistake to see this deeply felt and carefully reasoned argument as self-serving. [or maybe not a mistake] The crux of his argument is that modern nation-states [which are bad bad bad] have at best a tenuous connection with the ancient cultures in question, and their interests are political rather than scientific…Cuno advocates instead a universal, humanistic approach [kind of like a new world order approach] to the world’s shared cultural treasures…Cuno’s pleas for a more expansive approach to cultural artifacts must be taken seriously.”–Publishers Weekly

    “The author’s message is that stewardship [ie: control], not ownership, is what matters. Trade in antiquities should be dictated not by politics, but by the demands of conservation, knowledge, and access. The argument presented here is thought-provoking. Cuno may be over-optimistic. But you can’t help feeling that he is right.”–Financial Times [Go ahead, just try and help yourself from feeling that he is right. You can do it because he is wrong.]

    Stay tuned. There could be something to worry about after all.

    The Hail Mary Pass

    The Illuminati hide their plans in the open by going big and long — grand plans executed over many years. They use buildings and structures. They use symbols and numbers and dates. A lot of it is out in the open. That way if you ever point anything out they can scoff and brush it off and call you a paranoid conspiracy kook. Also, they use the good energy people innocently put into things that the Illuminati control, like ancient artifacts in museums for instance.

    I offer the following posts for your consideration, jumping off from the ten year old American Gothic prophecy I stumbled across and posted about yesterday.