Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sometimes a Monument is Just a Monument

It looks like the folks over at Vigilant Citizen have some competition for the title of the most paranoid website, or at least the dumbest. This video shows scenes from Milwaukee's Veteran's Park along with commentary claiming to explain the "occult symbolism" of the monument located there. Just like the folks crying "false flag!" every time some nut with a gun kills somebody, the people who are convinced that sinister occultism is hiding behind every bush really are a special kind of stupid.

I don't have a transcript of the video, which is from a site called "American Intelligence Report," but you can watch it for yourself. It's only four minutes long. The crux of the creator's argument seems to be that since the monument at Veteran's Park consists of three pylons, said pylons are therefore "obelisks" which are associated with "occultic symbolism." Just as a point, you can go ahead and say "occult symbolism" rather than bothering with the modifyer "occultic," because they mean the same thing.

So I guess in this guy's opinion, any monument that includes a section taller than it is wide incorporates an "obelisk." Fair enough, but what he seems to not realize is that just because a monument includes pillars or standing stone, it doesn't mean that occultists built it or that it is used for some ritual purpose. Most of the time it's a practical, aesthetic choice that has no real magical significance.

The video argues that the obelisk is "occultic" because it represents the phallus (which the narrator pronounces like "FAIL-ick") of Osiris or Nimrod. We'll ignore that there's no real mythology surrounding the phallus of Nimrod, but clearly this guy doesn't know his mythology that well. There is the Egyptian myth of Isis resurrecting Osiris and creating a magical phallus for him out of wood so that she could conceive their son Horus, so I'll assume that's the myth being referenced.

The narrator adds "or whatever you decide it might be," so clearly this shows where he's coming from. He totally wants these three pylons to be "obelisks" (even though they're shaped wrong for Egyptian obelisks) representing the phallus of Osiris (even though there are three, when normally one would be used if that is the intended symbolism).

Now there is a supposed "myth" involving Nimrod and Semiramis, but it comes from only one source, a Christian minister named Alexander Hislop. Hislop's book The Two Babylons, published in 1853, used this made-up myth as part of a convoluted argument intended to show that Roman Catholicism was Pagan rather than Christian. More recently, certified moron David Icke has been referencing Hislop's invented mythology, which should probably tell you all that you need to know about the accuracy of "American Intelligence Report."

At any rate, the narrator goes on to note that there are "calendar stones" (that is, other evenly-spaced stones) placed around the pillars, the area around them is shaped like the sun (a rough circle) and a reflecting pool (a pond) stands behind them. So let's see - a monument incorporating a roughly circular space with pillars in the center and stones marking the edge, placed next to a pond, is sinister according to this guy. But I think that's like at least a quarter of the monuments on the planet.

Oh, and he finds a right angle, which of course is a Masonic square and could not be anything else - even though generally, Masonic squares are rendered along with the compass, and there's no compass to be found. And no, don't try to tell me that the circular shape of the monument is the "compass." Compasses used in Masonry don't look anything like the round ones used for navigation. They're entirely different objects.

Apparently, the pond is supposed to relect the moon and the pillars, and when it does, the site is used for "mating rituals," whatever those are. I mean, besides figments of this guy's warped imagination. I'm willing to bet that you could hang out at this park every night of the year and not encounter an actual "occult mating ritual." Probably, you'd just be bored the whole time. Also, if that's really how the monument is supposed to work, why are the pylons so far from the pond, and why is the line of sight between them obscured by trees?

Of course, as the author notes, you could just move into one of the hi-rise buildings next to the park and stay warm and dry as you observe "occult mating rituals" out your window. That's a great feature that doesn't show up on any real estate listings. But sadly, I expect that if you did move into one of these apartments or condos or whatever they are, you would be quite disappointed.

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SeekInfinity-ICTX said...

"Mating rituals"? Is he somehow under the impression that occultists or masons are some strange kind of bird and that public occult symbolism is the initial display of our prowess and placeholders to mark out our nesting sites(I'm an occultist) which, when accepted by other occultists will result in the mating rituals being performed and the female occultist choosing her mate through which one displays the best mating ritual after which the female occultist will lay her eggs, incubate and hatch them and then watch over her brood in a hidden compartment?

Scott Stenwick said...

It sure sounds that way. He wants to know where we spawn, probably so he can watch or something. Either that, or he just wants to go on and on to his friends about how depraved we all are for fucking in the park under "obelisks." You know, because that totally happens... ;)

"When a baby occultist, after being incubated by its mother for several months, finally breaks free of its protective shell... wait a minute. What the hell is going on here?"