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Friday, June 18, 2010

One Man's Secretive, Global Dominating Cabal Is Another Man's Fish Fry Club

On June 12, the RogueGovernment.coms website breathlessly reported that a prominent member of the We Are Change NYC activist group, a so-called "9/11 truther" organization that regularly peddles New World Order conspiracy theories in its materials, is in fact, a Freemason. Craig Fitzgerald (right) is seen here posing with his Scottish Rite 32° certificate.

In the video Truth To Power, created by Connor Boals and Evan Wexler, Brother Fitzgerald is seen admitting his Masonic membership ("a 32nd degree Mason, but not a Shriner"), and then goes on to denounce the Bilderbergers, the Trilateral Commission, and the Council on Foreign Relations for conducting their meetings in secret. This seeming contradiction is just too much for the folks at www.RogueGovernment.com.

The article calls it "a complete insult to the viewers intelligence." Not the "truther" movement, mind you, just the part about a Freemason being a prominent spokesman for it.

The article goes on to post photos of Brother Fitzgerald throwing up gang signs or holding his arms in a certain way, which they hilariously describe as "Masonic gestures." Cruising anti-Masonic websites, you'll frequently come across photos of men shaking hands, labeled hysterically as "secret masonic handshakes."

The nervous NWO conspiracists just aren't dealing well with a Mason being in their midst. Brother Fitzgerald may very well be a pillar of the community and a perfect gentleman—I've never met him. Unfortunately, some of his so-called "Truther" compatriots seem to regard his Masonic membership as a disqualifier for their trust.

Author Lee Rogers promises to keep digging for more information on Fitzgerald and the "significance of his admitted ties to the Masonic order." We await his findings breathlessly. No doubt they will be as well-reasoned as most of the claims of the "9/11 Truth movement."

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Denver Airport Just Got Even Weirder. If that's possible.

Conspiracists have long suspected there is something sinister about the Denver airport. Maybe it's the swastica-shaped runways.

Or the miles of subterranean tunnels that could be hiding anything from captured UFOs to internment camps for political prisoners. Then there's the really overt weirdness, like secret messages embedded in the terrazzo floors, or the Masonic "control panel" in the main terminal announcing it as ground zero for the New World Order™.

Or the downright creepy murals depicting women, children and doves being slaughtered by a bizarre soldier in a gas mask and wielding a scimitar.

And of course there is the 30 foot tall blue Satanic horse out front, with glowing eyes, whose artist died while sculpting it.

Now comes the latest in Denver's attempt to scare travelers witless. To mark the arrival of a traveling exhibit of the treasures of Egyptian King Tutankhamen, the airport has installed a 26-foot tall, 7-ton concrete statue of Anubis, the Egyptian god of the Dead.

Yeah. Good choice for travelers already spooked about getting on a plane.

Anubis is often shown in Egyptian illustrations attending to the mummies of the dead Pharaohs, or protecting their tombs. In the Book of the Dead, Anubis measures the heart to determine the worthiness of the deceased before they may enter the Underworld. If you believe the airport sits on a secret underground bunker, this takes on new and creepy symbolism that will undoubtedly make you consider connecting through Dallas/Ft. Worth instead.

Calling all Eschatologists: Signs of the Apocalypse in Greece?

More proof that The End is Nigh. As if Greece hasn't had enough troubles lately, now it is plagued by a rain of toads on the Egnatia Highway about 12 miles outside of Greece's second largest city, Thessaloniki.

From Frog horde is latest Greek plague:

On Wednesday, a horde of frogs caused a two-hour closure on one of Greece's major highways near the city of Thessaloniki. The city's traffic police chief, Giorgos Thanoglou, told the Associated Press that the "millions" of frogs were probably looking for food. Three accidents resulted, as drivers attempted to dodge the hungry hoppers.

Bilderbergers meet in Sitges, Spain June 4-7. No, you're not invited.

The infamous Billderberger conference opens tomorrow in Sitges, Spain, at the Hotel Dolce, surrounded by its usual cloak of secrecy, police tape, and barricades to reporters. Just the possibility of seeing of Henry Kissenger in a speedo is enough to keep me away.

The Guardian's Charlie Skelton comments in Bilderberg 2010: Plutocracy with palm trees:

Another year, another Bilderberg. The first "participants" (as the delegates are known) won't be arriving until Thursday, but already the Hotel Dolce in Sitges is buzzing with anticipation. This Catalan seaside town hasn't hosted an event as large and politically sensitive as Bilderberg since the legendary 2008 Foam Party at the Mr Gay Sitges awards night.

Last year, Bilderberg was held in Vouliagmeni, on the coast just south of Athens. The Greek minister of finance attended, the minister of foreign affairs, and the governor of the National Bank of Greece. A few months later, Greece was bankrupt and Athens was in flames. So … good luck, Madrid!

The group was created in 1954 by Polish exile named Joseph Retinger and Prince Bernhard in Oosterbeek, Netherlands, and is named after the hotel that they met in that first year. With Greece in an economic meltdown, and whispering around the world that the European Union could be nosing around for a good divorce attorney, it's probably no secret what's first on the Bilderberg agenda this week. The EU was partially cooked up as an idea at Bilderberg conferences in the 1950s and 60s as a way to prevent further sequels to WWI and II. The group may have some spirited discussion this year, since the EU has now violated Article 104b of the Maastricht Treaty of 1992 that created the Union with its bailout of Greece:

“The Community shall not be liable for or assume the commitments of central governments, regional, local or other public authorities, other bodies governed by public law, or public undertakings of any Member State, without prejudice to mutual financial guarantees for the joint execution of a specific project”.

Oh well. These little agreements. You make them, you break them. We did the same thing here with Prohibition.

Each year, 100 or so government, economic, and business leaders are invited to meet and talk freely without the pesky interference of the news media (or their own constituents). Between 30 and 35 are permanent members of the group, and the remainders are invited based on their ability to influence society through government, economics or culture. The list of attendees is made public (have a look, have-a-lookers), and members of the press may attend, but may not report on proceedings. Minutes are kept, but they don’t contain the names of who said what, only what was spoken.

The group is undeniably an elite collection of movers and shakers, and what they say behind closed doors is kept a secret. Conspiracy addicts see this as an evil plot for one-world government, yet the group proposes no legislation, issues no policy statements, and takes no votes. The participants regard it as an opportunity to chat informally with people who are their international peers without every word being scrutinized on the nightly news. Their rule of silence is strictly enforced, and squealers get booted to the curb.

According to Graham Keeley in the London Times ("Secretive Bilderberg Club ready for protests"), keynote address is being given by José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, the Spanish Prime Minister:

The Piigs — Portugal, the Republic of Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain — are of concern to the Bilderbergers. . . (They) are nervous that the erosion of the euro could nudge the world back into recession while public services cuts could trigger unrest and radicalise the political climate.

Plenty to talk about at the Dolce, then. The Bilderberg protesters, sure that they can smell a good old fashioned capitalist conspiracy, will be holding fringe meetings in the town. The hunt will be on to find a chambermaid ready to ransack hotel litter bins for evidence that evil work is afoot. It has been easier to get nuggets of information out of Bilderberg since hotel staff started to read Dan Brown and talk about the illuminati.