Previously I had resisted classifying the Tuscon shootings as a direct ritual instigated by the Cryptocracy. Gazing upon, and reading about, the truly grotesque statue dedicated to the youngest victim, Christina-Taylor Green, is making me start rethink things. MSNBC report:
"You think of Christina-Taylor Green when you see the patch of dirt where she scooped grounders at second base in Canyon del Oro Little League. You think of the youngest victim of the Tucson shootings when you see the batter's box where she knocked line drives.Superficially this monument comes off as wholesome as mom and apple pie -Angels and baseball, what could be more American than that? Yet the ritual drama is always with us, even in the most seemingly innocent aspects of day to day life as this piece testifies too. That's a lot of esotericia for such brief paragraphs. I'll try to break it down as best I can.
"And you think of her when you see the 9-foot, 11-inch-tall silver statue of an angel just beyond the outfield fence...
"The statue was unveiled just before the Little League season opener Friday evening, with Christina-Taylor's mother, father and brother present to watch as a fire truck pulled off a cover to reveal the glistening figure.
"The angel's hand extends out, its robes appearing to blow in the wind. It is intended to be a symbol of peace after the Jan. 8 shooting that killed five others and wounded 13, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
"The statue's height holds added significance because the numbers 9 and 11 are prominent in Christina-Taylor's life. She was born on Sept. 11, 2001 — the day of the terrorist attacks — and was featured in a book about other children born that day.
"Besides a 5 ½-foot long fragment of an I-beam from ground zero, the Freedom's Steadfast Angel of Love also incorporates a 3 ½-foot-long piece of steel from the Pentagon and a large rock from the Flight 93 crash site, sculptor Lei Hennessy-Owen said."
For starters, there's the choice of an angel. Angelic encounters have been mixed bags throughout history, at their worst leading to much bloodshed. For those interested, I have chronicled the legacy of angelic encounters in depth here.
The choice of a green ribbon for the unveiling of the angel is an interesting one as well. Green is the color associated with Isis and Osiris, both corn-gods. In very ancient times blood was commonly offered in the form of a human sacrifice to ensure the harvest. The myth of Lityreses in Greek mythology is symbolic of an earlier age in which human beings were sacrificed to the harvest. Frazer elaborates:
"There are some grounds for supposing that in these stories of Lityerses we have the description of a Phrygian harvest custom in accordance with which certain persons, especially strangers passing the harvest field, were regularly regarded as embodiments of the corn-spirit, and as such were seized by the reapers, wrapt in sheaves, and beheaded, their bodies, bound up in the corn-stalks, being afterwards thrown into water as a rain-charm. The grounds for this supposition are, first, the resemblance of the Lityerses story to the harvest customs of European peasantry, and second, the frequency of human sacrifices offered by savage races to promote the fertility of the fields."
(The Golden Bough, pg. 437)
And that's just the ribbon. There's also the date this statue was unveiled: April 1st, or April Fool's Day. Superficially, the dating is a kind of Masonic hoodwink, in which a cruel joke is played upon the profane for the sake of the initiated.
Beyond that, April 1st seems to have important occult significance. April Fool's Day has been around in Western culture for a very long time -the first reference may have been made by Chaucer in the 14th century. Yet its origins are carefully hidden and likely for good reason as it seems to go back to the first religions in Sumer and later Babylon.
"... the festival of the Sacaea... It was held at Babylon during five days of the month of Lous, beginning with the sixteenth day of the month. During its continuance, just as at the Saturnalia, masters and servants changed places, the servants issuing orders and the masters obeying them; and in each house one of the servants, dressed as a king and bearing the title of Zoganes, bore rule over the household. Further, just as at the Saturnalia in its original form a man dressed as King Saturn in royal robes, allowed to indulge his passions and caprices to the full, and then put to death, so at the Sacaea a condemned prisoner, who probably also bore for the time being the title of Zoganes, was arrayed in the king's attire and suffered to play the despot, to use the king's concubines, and to give himself up to feasting and debauchery, without restraint, only however in the end to be stript of his borrowed finery, scourged, and hanged or crucified."Modern scholars refer to the Sacaea as Akitu, and state that it lasted for 12 days. It traditionally started on the first day of the new year. The Vernal equinox was classically celebrated on March 25th and in many cultures was considered the beginning of the new year, but not all. To this day the Assyrian spring festival of Kha b-Nisan is still celebrated on April 1st.
(ibid, pg. 642)
The numbers nine and eleven play a key role in this statue as they did in Miss Green's far to brief life. According to Crowley the number 11 is the number of magic. Nine represents animal being, the unconscious self of the normal man that controls breathing, digestion, etc. In a way its symbolic of humanity as well -the divine degraded to animal being.
The 9/11 relics are a nice touch as well, and very in keeping with the theme of blood and sacrifice this piece seems to be going for. Early Christians were fanatic about consecrating objects with the blood of their martyrs.
"At the moment of death, a martyr became precious property; in Carthage, the mature Saturus, a Christian, took a finger ring from his accompanying guard, dipped it in his own blood and returned it as a 'pledge,' telling the guard to remember 'the faith and me.' Among pagans, the blood of executed criminals was credited with special potency, especially in spells to cure epilepsy: had Saturus had these powers in mind? If martyrs passed directly to the court of heaven, particular value was attached to the parts of their earthly body."
(Pagans and Christians, Robin Lane Fox, pg. 446)
These relics of 9/11 were consecrated in the metaphorical blood spilled by Islamo-fascism, or something to that effect, and have in turn been used to promote the further spilling of blood for years on end. The 5 and a half foot I-beam from ground zero adds up to 66 inches -that should be pretty self-explanatory. The three and a half foot piece of steel from the Pentagon is trickier. It adds up to 42 inches. In the Qabala 42 is the number of judges of the dead, as well the 42-fold name of God.
However, I find the most striking aspect of this mockery to be the choice of location for this statue: a baseball field. The thing is, sports stadiums have an extremely old history in the Americas. From Wikipedia:
"The Mesoamerican ballgame was a sport with ritual associations played since 1,000 B.C. by the pre-Columbian peoples of Mesoamerica. The sport had different versions in different places during the millennia, and a modern version of the game, ulama, is still played in a few places by the local indigenous population.
"Pre-Columbian ballcourts have been found throughout Mesoamerica, as far south as Nicaragua, and possibly as far north as the U.S. state of Arizona. These ballcourts vary considerably in size, but all have long narrow alleys with side-walls against which the balls could bounce.
"The rules of the ballgame are not known, but judging from its descendant, ball, they were probably similar to racquetball or volleyball, where the aim is to keep the ball in play. The stone ballcourt goals (see photo to right) are a late addition to the game. This later addition of the game changed the game entirely though, since an immediate win could be attained from them by tossing the balls in the ring, or points could be scored by simply tossing the ball so that it touched the ring.
"In the most widespread version of the game, the players struck the ball with their hips, although some versions allowed the use of forearms, rackets, bats, or handstones. The ball was made of solid rubber and weighed up to 4 kg (9 lbs) or more, and sizes differed greatly over time or according to the version played.
"The game had important ritual aspects, and major formal ballgames were held as ritual events, often featuring human sacrifice. The sport was also played casually for recreation by children and perhaps even women."
It's possible a severed human head was at times used in place of a ball. From the same article:
"The association between human sacrifice and the ballgame appears rather late in the archaeological record, no earlier than the Classic era. The association was particularly strong within the Classic Veracruz and the Maya cultures, where the most explicit depictions of human sacrifice can be seen on the ballcourt panels – for example at El Tajin (850-1100 CE) and at Chichen Itza (900-1200 CE) – as well as on the well-known decapitated ballplayer stelae from the Classic Veracruz site of Aparicio (700-900 CE). The Postclassic Maya religious and quasi-historical narrative, the Popol Vuh, also links human sacrifice with the ballgame (see below).
"Captives were often shown in Maya art, and it is assumed that these captives were sacrificed after losing a rigged ritual ballgame. Rather than nearly nude and sometimes battered captives, however, the ballcourts at El Tajin and Chichen Itza show the sacrifice of practiced ballplayers, perhaps the captain of a team. Decapitation is particularly associated with the ballgame – severed heads are featured in much Late Classic ballgame art and appear repeatedly in the Popol Vuh. With the Aztec version of the game, the skulls of losing teammembers were even placed in a 'skull rack' besides the field, and their blood was offered as 'food for the gods'. There has even been speculation that the heads and skulls were used as balls."
I've always been fascinated by these Mesoamerican ballcourts, and their highly ritualistic nature. Many modern culture critics are deeply disturbed by the fanaticism that Americans (and soccer hooligans the world over, but especially in Europe) place on ballgames, and not without reason. After all, the average American has seen their standard of living decline every year since 1973, yet they would much sooner throw down over a division rivalry during playoff season than with the Cryptocracy stripping them of their humanity on a daily basis. Yet the religious component of these stadiums and sports goes much deeper than many of us can imagine. Thus, cults build up around the franchises complete with their own talismans such as cheese heads in Green Bay and terrible towels in Pittsburgh. Fans and players alike develop their own rituals and relics -shirts that go unwashed during a winning streak, a specific way of opening a beer, the 'Fear-the-Beard' fetish the Orlando Magic are currently working, etc. Since the days of old the stadiums have demanded blood and devotion and the modern crop of 'fans' are no less fanatical than their forebears amongst the Mayans and Aztecs. As I've noted in prior pieces here, here, and here, the 'New World' is not remotely as new as we have been led to believe and much of our modern culture is still deeply effected by it. But I digress.
To recap: the statue to Christina-Taylor Green is about as thorough a tribute to human sacrifice as has been unveiled in recent years. There is nothing in this monument than even reflects Miss Green the individual -she herself has been reduced to another relic, no different than a beam from the Two Towers. Hell, the Tucson shooting itself is barely mentioned with the national demons of 9/11 dominating the statue. It reflects the blood letting of numerous cultures for the sake of renewal, or something to that effect. Undoubtedly the Cryptocracy is hoping that the mass bloodletting presently occurring the world over will instigate a similar change in human society.
And so, the ancient ritual drama plays on as the modern world degenerates before our eyes. The American hologram is now so complete that we no longer even realize what our youth (and those countless other victims) have been reduced too.