Thursday, November 06, 2008

A Very Sirius Election: Phoenix Phlashback


Let's go back to this enigmatic shot of the Phoenix-on-Globe taken at the end of Obama's victory speech. I had almost forgotten there was quite a brouhaha among the far right conspiracy crowd during the Clinton years, pertaining to a similar brooch that Hillary and some other prominent Washington women wore.

Some screamed it was proof Hillary was an "Illuminist Witch," and the like. Of course, these are the same kinds of people who swore up and down that "Illuminati sources" assured them that Hillary would be our next president.

Ah, that Illuminati. What a zany bunch of hoaxsters. All they seem to do these days is feed bad information to money-grubbing paranoia peddlers.

No one could seem to figure out what the Phoenix meant, though it's possible it was related to a woman's prayer group in DC. Here's Hillary with the brooch in question....

Here's Bill Clinton's secretary Betty Wright wearing it....

...and Cindy McCain circa 2000 wearing hers....

And here's Cindy circa 2008 wearing a new model version.

Which is similar to the Phoenix used in this early version of the Great Seal, featuring our friend Columbia and her pet dove.

Here's the same motif with an "eagle" from that great Hermetic temple, Grand Central Station in New York. If I'm not mistaken, this is the one on Lexington Ave that stares directly down the street at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. This is directly in the center of old school Masonic Manhattan.

OK, so let's take a closer look. That is definitely not an eagle, the neck, the body and the legs are much too long. And that pose is also taken from classic Phoenix iconography...

Such as this. I'm not exactly sure where the icon of the sphere comes from (I'm guessing it may have some connection to, oh, world domination or something like that) but let's take look at the classic image of the Phoenix rising from the flames...

And then take another look at Michelle Obama's "controversial" dress. If looked at in context with the Phoenix, one could easily deduce that that those may be flames. Which makes sense in where they emanate from and also the fact that she is easily our hottest First Lady ever.

And, of course, for my money the fact that Yahoo News featured the "controversy" on their front page is a good indicator that there was definitely some symbolism at play here. Oh wait, allegedly some symbolism at play. We all know only wackjobs think politicians believe in the power of symbols.

I don't know about you, but so far I've had quite a time picking apart (alleged) Obama symbology, especially after 8 years of mopey, militaristic Neo-Mithraic symbolism (allegedly) from the Bush boys. Come to think of it, the Clinton Impeachment thing was a blast, too. Allegedly. Damn, I gotta find my old Impeachment notes...

In the meantime, check out Michael's look at Son of Cain's concession speech, Gosporn: Black Gold.

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