Friday, June 25, 2010

Strength forged through sacrifice?

Been awhile since my last post but I'll try to get back in the swing of things and pick up where we left off. We've been talking about the twin pillars symbolism if I remember correctly and what I want to do now is combine this symbol with previous symbols we've seen here.

Taking a step back from ancient history for a moment and looking at the current international landscape I would say that there is one event that had a tremendous impact on the current foreign policy climate: 9/11. I'm not sure that there is a single person alive today that is not aware of the events that took place September 11, 2001. This event had a profound impact on the world's conscious and unconscious minds.

There is a wealth of conspiracy information out there regarding 9/11 so I will try not to rehash too much of that info and bring something new to the table here.


The then current U.S. President George W. Bush responded in his State of the Union address by saying, "States like these [Iraq, Iran, and North Korea], and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world. By seeking weapons of mass destruction, these regimes pose a grave and growing danger." He went on to say, "Many have discovered again that even in tragedy, especially in tragedy, God is near." I wonder what god he is referring to? Needless to say, this event took on a very spiritual significance after the words of George Bush.

Two of my favorite people: George W. Bush and Michael Jackson...wut wut?!

September 11th and this speech by George W. Bush marked a turning point for America and the world. It was after this that America went on to invade Iraq and Afghanistan claiming that there were Al Qaeda training camps and weapons of mass destruction housed there. We now know that there were never any WMD's found in Iraq and the supposed Al Qaeda training camp was a figment of someone's vivid imagination. Regardless of the false justifications given out by the U.S. Government, America is waging it's longest war in history in the war on terror and there is no end in sight despite the empty promises made by the current "Commander-in-chief" Barack Obama. Change we can believe in? Hardly, the guy's got the same Secretary of Defense for goodness sake! Thank the horned one for George Bush being properly scapegoated!

There is an entire posts worth of symbols in this thing!

A few months back I read an article about the new warship that was made using the steel from the Twin Towers. Interesting that the motto of the ship is "Strength forged through sacrifice." Straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak. Based on the mainstream understanding of 9/11, I don't understand how one would consider the event a 'sacrifice' or offering. But the ears of those of you who are regulars here at "It's an option" should be perking up at hearing the word 'sacrifice.' I think this motto calls for a closer look. Let's go to

sac⋅ri⋅fice   /ˈsækrəˌfaɪs/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [sak-ruh-fahys]noun, verb, -ficed, -fic⋅ing. –noun

1. the offering of animal, plant, or human life or of some material possession to a deity, as in propitiation or homage.

2. the person, animal, or thing so offered.

3. the surrender or destruction of something prized or desirable for the sake of something considered as having a higher or more pressing claim.

4. the thing so surrendered or devoted.

5. a loss incurred in selling something below its value.

6. to make a sacrifice or offering of.

7. to surrender or give up, or permit injury or disadvantage to, for the sake of something else.

8. to dispose of (goods, property, etc.) regardless of profit.

forge 1  /fɔrdʒ, foʊrdʒ/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [fawrj, fohrj] verb, forged, forg⋅ing. noun –verb (used with object)

1. to form by heating and hammering; beat into shape.

2. to form or make, esp. by concentrated effort: to forge a friendship through mutual trust.

3. to imitate (handwriting, a signature, etc.) fraudulently; fabricate a forgery.
–verb (used without object)

4. to commit forgery.

5. to work at a forge.

6. (of a horse at a trot) to strike the forefeet with the shoes of the hind feet.

7. a special fireplace, hearth, or furnace in which metal is heated before shaping.

8. the workshop of a blacksmith; smithy.

Sounds like a holocaust (read: burnt offering) to me. So this leads me to wonder, how exactly was 9/11 a sacrifice? The article goes on to quote Mayor Bloomberg, who had this to say, "This ship is actually a physical representation of that spirit with steel from the WTC built into it's bow so every friend that sets foot on it and every foe that dares challenge it will feel its power and know that it is literally made from the heart and soul of the city that has sacrificed so much."

Oh I think I get it now, 9/11 was a necessary sacrifice in order to ring in the new age of war and profit that we are currently in. There is no question, 9/11 marked a turning point in U.S. and world foreign policy, it marked the beginning of a new age: the supposed war on terror.

The USS New York: no doubt on it's way to make some sacrifices!

The time line of events here displays that concept of sacrifice almost perfectly: in order to receive we must first give; remember that one? In order to ignite the war on terror there must be a sacrifice to rally public opinion hence we have 9/11. This idea is not unheard of or unprecedented in the world of U.S. foreign policy. There is a heated debate over whether U.S. intelligence had prior knowledge of Pearl Harbor. You may be asking yourself, why would the U.S. stand by and let this happen? Because Pearl Harbor was a necessary sacrifice to rally public opinion behind an unpopular war waging in Europe.

Wave to lady liberty; we will be seeing her in the near future here. ;)

So it would appear that we, as humanity, have stepped through the gateway of the twin towers (read: pillars) making the necessary blood sacrifice to usher us into the new age of prosperity. But, what I wanna know is, who will prosper in this new age?