Sunday, October 10, 2010

Gang signs and major news events

There were 33 miners trapped in the Chilean mine collapse. Fine, 33 is just one number among many. But it happened on Aug. 5th and 8+5 = 13. I'm becoming less and less inclined to believe in coincidences in dates and other numbers in major news events.

This got me thinking about something I've been pondering for a while. If governments are basically just gangs that happen to have captured the moral high-ground of legitimacy (Rothbardian theory of government), then it makes sense that they might have gang-signs. Flags, emblems and other visible signs of affiliation have long served the same roles that gang signs serve: marking territory, vouching loyalty, intimidating victims, warding off enemies, and so on.

For example, this fellow insightfully noticed that the number of dead in the plane-crash that killed the President of Poland, Lech Kaczynski, and quite a few other high-ranking Polish officials was initially (correctly) reported to be around 95 persons but later (incorrectly) revised up to 132! What kind of journalistic mistake is that? More importantly, he noticed the occurrence of the number 32... 132.

The numbers 13, 32 and 33 are all well-known to have significance to the Freemasons. Now, I'm not so uncritical as to assume that this means that the Freemasons are, in fact, responsible for these acts. Perhaps the numbers also have meaning to other secret societies. Or, perhaps it's the fact that the numbers are simply well-known to have significance that they can serve as a signal - to those who know to look for such signals - that this was a staged or covered-up event.

I posted on 9/11 and numerology sometime back, just for fun. However, the more I look into this, the more I think there's actually some substance to this and it doesn't end with numbers. Shapes of things, such as the Pentagon, also matter. Symbols and shapes from esoteric societies - such as Bohemian Grove - can be found in TV shows (the interior decor of every other sitcom happens to have an owl hanging on the wall! Check out Frank and Marie's kitchen in the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond... I've also noticed owls in George Lopez and Everybody Hates Chris), music, even corporate logos. Just search YouTube, there's dozens of catchy videos (this is my favorite) illustrating my point. Are such references just large-cap versions of those designs left behind by spray-painting taggers?

Anyway, I'll be combing any big news story that hits the wire for this kind of thing. Call me crazy if it makes you feel any better.