An Australian pen-named “Max Igan” from Queensland has produced a video or series of videos with the purpose of arguing that Sandy Hook, the Aurora “Batman” Shooting, and other related events are not merely a staged series of propaganda attacks on the Second Amendment, but a provocation of the “alternative” or “truther” minority movement to engage in violent confrontations which could be characterized as “civil war” necessitating, perhaps, the imposition of martial law.
(Sidebar: I have often written that it is both an insult and a travesty to call the war of 1861-1865 a “Civil War”—although you COULD call the period of Reconstruction after 1865 a “Civil War” in some if not all parts of the South—but for purposes of introducing Max Igan’s ideas, this particular quibble holds but little relevance)
I find his argument cool and persuasive and devoid of some of the sensationalist and fanciful attacks on the government which lead some to posit truly “other worldly” explanations for the current transformations in the status quo.
I particularly like Igan’s use of the terminology of “Trust” and “Breach of Trust” to describe the relationship between the government and the people. A “False Trust” of course lies at the heart of the U.S. Welfare State—the unfunded, empty trust of government “out of thin air” securities which constitute the “Social Security Trust Fund.”
In this video, Igan proposes that the release of highly suspicious, obviously fraudulent material in relationship to the Sandy Hook shooting in Newton, Connecticut, was designed (basically) to drive already angry people over the edge:
I have been writing very little these past two months as I take classes at my old Alma Mater of Tulane and try to improve my somewhat old and aging mind. The “Unified Serenity” site carries a lot of very disturbing videos, but I find Igan basically focused on the “real world” and the “contradictions inherent in all things” without any dependent reference to occult mythology or ancient symbolism.
The interpretation of the use of ancient iconography for modern messages in
is just too much for me, although I understand and appreciate that the methodology of tracing hermeneutic images and metaphors is neither significantly worse (nor significantly better) than the academic program advanced by late great Linda Schele (University of Southern Alabama during the 1970s, thereafter University of Texas at Austin until her untimely death from cancer), her students, and others during the 1980s and 1990s relating to the decipherment of Maya hieroglyphics and the interpretation of ancient Maya (and Mexican and Central American) society.
“Schele Youth” as I used to call them engaged in some fairly fanciful comparisons and drawing of lines—but it was all part of the process of trying to discover the truth about ancient society, and competing conspiracy theories about modern society (and last year, of course, during the countdown to December 21, 2012, we saw the great conversion of Schele-esque thinking with new age mysticism and alien-abduction conspiracy theories).
The Academic exercise known as “Deconstruction”, especially “Post-Modern Hermeneutic Deconstruction” is fundamentally identical in logic to what is called “Conspiracy Theory” in popular and political culture. I’m not sure that’s a criticism of either academic deconstruction or post-modern Popular and Political conspiracy theories—it’s just a fact that the use of fuzzy logic and fuzzier images of images (icons, symbols) juxtaposed without regard to time and space is very similar—and such juxtapositions may or may not reflect real patterns. Somewhere in one of these videos is a series of words “Easter/Eostre/Astarte/Ishtar/Ashtaroth” which would seem to be “the mother of all false etymologies” and irrelevant to almost absolutely everything. I firmly believe