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Imperial State Power in America
Now even US postage stamps will project the supremacy of American Imperial Power into the world. The new 57-cent stamp shows an eagle, which is an exact copy of the symbol of the Waffen SS, which in turn was taken from the Imperial Praetorian eagle of Ancient Rome. This is one of the first in a new series of postage stamps being released by the US Post Office to commemorate the New Age of State Power.
According to the Moh's color chart, the color of the stamp used to be called Nordic or Aryan Blue -- before the war. After the war, when those words became politically incorrect, the name of the blue was changed to the more neutral-sounding Icelandic Blue.
The stamp portrays an eagle resting on triple-perched pediments. It’s a beautifully executed design, if one wants to portray State Power. This eagle is man’s most ancient and recognizable symbol of State Power. The seven pediments on the eagle’s chevron shaped breastplate represent the seven hills of Rome. The three Ionic columned perch represents Order, Discipline and Obedience, which was the pledge undertaken by the Obsidian Order.
Any philatelist would recognize this eagle and any numismatist, who collects Third Reich or Caesarian coins, would also know it. This iconography is not original with the Third Reich, of course, since they borrowed it from the ancient Romans.
The symbolism is stark. The Germans also duplicated it during the time of the monarchy in the 18th century. During the subsequent reign of the House of Hohenzollern, you’d see many flags with the expression: Ruhe, Ordnung und Sicherheit (Calm, Order and Security).
The eagle then is not only a symbol of imperial power, but of the unity of the State. As long as the State remains unified under the symbol of Imperial State Power, then Calm, Order, Security, Discipline and Obedience will prevail. It took the Romans centuries to squash out dissent. This is a sublime warning for the people to be united under one banner, and that banner is the imperial power of the State. In Ancient Rome, it constituted a warning to any dissidents.
To get back to the design, the eagle is perched on the famed triple Ionic column, which was the symbol of the much feared and dreaded Obsidian Order of the Imperial Praetorian Guard, also called the Black Order. Obsidian is a very hard lustrous black stone that has been used for thousands of years.
In Ancient Rome, the Obsidian Order was the most elite of the elite Praetorian Guard, containing Caesar's assassins. They specialized in liquidating dissidents.
In dress, the only difference between the Obsidian Order and the Praetorian Guard was that their capes, instead of being blue like the Praetorian Guards' capes, were trimmed in black-dyed ermine to symbolize their power.
The Obsidian Order was the group, which quietly liquidated those who dissented and any who threatened to tell the truth.
On the stamp, this exact same eagle used by the Obsidian Order has neo-romanesque column in the background. This is also the same symbol that Mussolini adopted for the Obsidian Order of the Black Shirts. In the Third Reich, you could say that the counterpart was the Waffen SS. This symbol is often found within the imperial military ranks of dictatorships throughout history. Applying the word "Obsidian" to "State Security" or a "State Elite Military Force" is also a very old tradition.
This same Imperial Eagle design on the new US 57-cent State Security stamp will also be used for the triangular arm badges given to those participating in the new Neighborhood Watch program.
The Neighborhood Watch program will be distributing $27 street signs and orange and black knit caps as well as arm badges. A new commercial with Ed McMahon, the new Department of Justice spokesman, is advertising this program on TV. He's the pitchman for the Neighborhood Watch and the Civilian Defense Force in the new so-called "public service" announcements.
The triangular arm badges are red, white, and blue and the words "Homeland Security" are above and the Imperial State Eagle design is in the center. These are the sinister origins of the symbolism of the Neighborhood Watch program.
It's designed to make you react subconsciously. When you look at the stamp close-up, it simply bespeaks of State Power. It says to anyone in the world that whatever country owns this stamp, that this stamp is a symbol of the Power of the State. It is meant to be an internal projection of State power, to serve as a warning to those who would dissent.
The funny thing about the Ed McMahon propaganda commercials for the Department of Justice is that you can tell he's hung-over, like he usually is, recovering from his infamous "white ladies." Those are his vodka martinis. He talks about his "white ladies," which he calls his Achilles heels.
The commercials, narrated by Ed McMahon, suggest that you cooperate with the Neighborhood Watch Association and the Civilian Defense Force. You will be told how to spot "suspicious" characters or even people you might have known all your life, who are suddenly acting "out of character." Then the camera pans down a row of townhouses, and there's an American flag in front of every house. The voice-over says "inform the authorities of anything you see that's suspicious" and then the camera stops at the one house that doesn't have an American flag flying outside -- and then it continues to pan down the way. Then they show a picture of the Neighborhood Crime Watch representative with his orange and black State Security cap and the triangular Homeland Security Imperial State Power badge, holding a clipboard, smiling and asking questions. Then Mrs. Smith answers the door smiling.
But the tenor of this thing - if people can't see through it, there's something wrong with them. They're not just saying this is for anyone "different." They don't even use the term "anyone in the neighborhood you haven't seen before." They even talk about people you've known all your life who are suddenly acting "suspiciously." or "out of character."
Another commercial, which is now in production, will show a quiet peaceful neighborhood with American flags plastered everywhere. And everybody's got a George Bush bumper sticker. Then you'll see a troop of seven or eight year old kids coming home from elementary school marching, with their uniforms of white shirts and blouses and blue pants. They have their child's Civilian Defense Force volunteer armbands on and their Good Citizen badges that the local CDF chapter leader gave them. But they're actually marching down the street with big smiles on their faces. And the kid in the front who's leading them is holding up a little American flag. The child will be talking to the commander of the group, who's telling the child about being obedient to your parents and being obedient to your government. And this is what we're coming to.
When I was on the Dave Ross show in Seattle, every person who called was appalled and said I would never go along with something like this. And half of them didn't believe me. I told them that for every one of you Seattle suburban liberals that are appalled by this, there is an equal number, if not more from East Nowheresville, Nebraska, that can't wait to go along with it.
They're being so blatant about it, the psychology of it. They could never run an ad like this in Western Europe, where you have a more sophisticated citizenry. Here they can literally hit people over the head with it and think that it's sublime propaganda. It's like pounding people on the head with a rubber mallet and saying this is what you have to do with Americans. This is sublime propaganda. If we really wanted to propagandize, we would use a metal hammer.
Now we have the New Obsidian Order. And little Johnny, after informing on ten of his friends, has been given his gold Good Citizen's badge by the county CDF rep.
The camera closes in on the kid and he's asked, "What are you going to do now, Little Johnny?"
And Johnny says, "I'm going to Disney World."
If you don't believe it, look at the new 57-cent postage stamp yourself, and we'll explain to you what it means. Look at the new Ed McMahon commercials for the Department of Justice. Start looking for your new triangular State Security street signs. And the orange knit capped people on your street with clipboards.
Dave Ross said on the air that he didn't believe that the "sane and rational people" of the Neighborhood Watch Associations would go along with that. And I said, if you give the average downtrodden citizen an orange and black cap that says State Security and a clipboard, a whistle and an armband that puts a little sense of power in their bellies, there's going to be a hell of a lot of people, who not only get into it, but get into it in a big way. It'll go to their heads. If you give the little guy a little sense of power, he's going to run with it; and he's not going to want to give it up; and he's going to do what he's told in order to keep it. That's human nature.
Dave said the liberal audience of Seattle would disagree with that. I said all you suburban liberals in Seattle can stick your heads on the sand, until some twelve years old kid dressed up in a uniform and an armband comes along and kicks you in the ass.
It's interesting to note how the Bush Administration and its allies in the Pro-Government Media have carefully choreographed the situation regarding the "war on terrorism," more recently even Senator Daschle's speech on how he intimated that he would run for president in 2004. He laid out the Democratic Party agenda and what the plank will for the presidential election -- a platform of fiscal responsibility. He talked about the enormous amount of money the Bush Administration is currently spending on the war on terrorism and homeland security and asked -- is this enormous expenditure warranted -- given the type of foe that we face? After he gave this speech, Fox News immediately went to their 1-800 citizen call-in lines and asked the question -- do you think Senator Daschle is being unpatriotic in questioning the Bush Administration's aims?
This is the collusion of Pro-Government Media with the Bush Administration. Daschle was put on the spot and forced to say that he didn't mean that he didn't agree with the war on terrorism. What he meant to say was are we spending too much money on it. He then said that the table of organization of our armed forces is still ordered to fighting a large open field conventional enemy against an equal enemy with massive armor and support. In fact, the Bush Administration is still spending money this way, instead of developing a new military, which is highly mobile, with elite forces, which can be inserted quickly. We are still attempting a military posture as if the Cold War still existed.
So there's a discrepancy. When Bush says we're going to spend billions on new high tech weapons and anti-ballistic missile systems, this is not the type of weaponry we need to fight global terrorism. Daschle simply said that spending "fresh," and now "untold," billions on defense is not going to increase our military's capability to fight entrenched insurgent guerilla groups, which after all is what "terrorism" is.
The common misperception that the media is "liberal" is obviously untrue because we are in a new era, and have been for some time, of corporate bottom line journalism, in which the media is corporately owned and thus answerable to its shareholders. There is no more genuine political or investigative news.
The Bushites have squeezed out of the Republican Party: the Eisenhower moderates, the so-called liberal Rockefeller group, the so-called grass roots Buchananites and the populists, and now we have a wholly new Republican Right, which is different than the stereotypical right of the past. It's not even a right. It's a whole separate agenda which doesn't include social security deficits or paying down the national debt and which is prepared to spend endlessly. It is in fact "corporate socialism" with constant subsidies for the large corporations The question to ask is -- has the Republican Right become the new Socialist Welfare State of America?
All industries are being consolidated into tighter oligopolies. Last week the Supreme Court overturned the 30% market restriction law for the media and with the overturning of that law, it is now possible for any media outlet or syndicate to control 100% of print and electronic media market in any given place in the country, which then sanctions and legalizes the monopoly media. This effectively opens the door to a new era of media monopoly, in actuality, a new Pro-Government Media Monopoly. Corporate and government insiders are so intertwined in this that it becomes a New Syndicate of Power.
There are plenty of dark clouds on the horizon, and this new stamp is also highly significant. It should be noted that the three columns on the stamp symbolize Order, Discipline and Obedience. The eagle is an exact duplicate of the flag of the Obsidian Order of the Praetorian Guard of Julius Caesar. It is generally considered to be one of the greatest symbols of Imperial State Power that man has ever devised.
The design was taken from the flag outside the Imperial Roman Senate. In the background of the stamp, you can see the Roman columns. This is the standard that was hung in front of the Imperial Roman Senate, as the American flag would be hung in front of government buildings today.
During Caesar's time, this standard was used extensively. The flag would also be put up in neighborhoods in Rome where there were suspected dissidents. It would be a warning to all citizens that in this block there was a dissident. The Obsidian Order offered a standard reward of thirty Roman silver staters for information about the dissident. And the punishment for Roman citizen dissidents, who were caught criticizing State policy? The Obsidian Order cut their tongues out, so they could not raise their voices against the State again. It should be noted that national identity cards are nothing new either. Roman slaves had identity bracelets called tesserae.
This mechanistic eagle design with its bolted wings was adopted in 1928 by Mussolini and subsequently adopted by the Waffen SS. It is very mechanical looking, and it's meant to be that way because the State created it. It is a creation of State industry. It is a symbol of State Power, an industrial manufactured eagle, which rides above all other powers. This stamp is a statement that the State is more powerful than God.
It could be the creepiest stamp yet -- since the little man with the toothbrush mustache…
AL MARTIN is America's foremost whistleblower on government fraud and corruption. A retired US Navy Lt. Commander and former officer in the Office of Naval Intelligence, he has testified before Congress (the Kerry Committee and the Alexander Committee) regarding Iran-Contra. Al Martin is the author of "The Conspirators: Secrets of an Iran Contra Insider" (2001, National Liberty Press, $19.95; Toll FREE order line: 1-866-317-1390) He lives at an undisclosed location, since the criminals named in his book have been returned to national power and prominence. His column "Behind the Scenes in the Beltway" is published regularly on Al Martin Raw: Criminal Govt Conspiracy (http://www.almartinraw.com)
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