Symbolism behind the EU

The obvious question about what appears below is – what the hell has it to do with the EU?

The short answer, in terms of what the EU has adopted as its symbols, is “everything”.

In terms of what the EU is banking on the average jo knowing – “not a lot really”.

As the central reason I oppose the EU, please read on …

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How much can we know of early history?

Let me look at it a different way. Throughout history, man has acted in certain ways, whether pleb or lord – it’s always been the same. It’s conceivable then that, short of Man having suddenly metamorphosed from a giant insect or whatever, he’s acted pretty much the same, going right back to Egyptian times and earlier.

Human nature is human nature, nephilim nature is nephilim nature, small furry creatures from alpha centauri pretty much act like small furry creatures from alpha centauri. Man has been aggressive, the hunter and Woman has been either virtuous … or not. Kids are kids.

So what to make of the various myths and legends? Well, the sanest way is to see which motifs keep recurring and accept that there might be something going on there. However, you could well argue that just because a motif is repeated over and over, that doesn’t necessarily make it right – it could be the perpetuation of a delusion.

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Key point 1

Fortunately, it’s not necessary to believe something exists or not during this post – the bottom line is that there are movers and shakers in today’s world who DO believe in something, e.g. the Green Religion and thus their belief is visited upon us. We have zero choice.

Key point 2

In history, SOMETHING must have happened. You can reject this myth or that legend but something happened – people didn’t sit twiddling their thumbs all day. The only question is – what?

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You’d probably already know that Nimrod was the warrior who built Babylon, Erech, Akkad and Calneh. From there he went to Assyria, building Ninoveh, Rehoboth-Ir, Calah and Rese. The Talmud calls him a hunter of the souls of men. His name means ‘let us revolt’ or ‘the rebel’.

He’s believed to have been born in what is now Ethiopia, later marching to the Tigris/Euphrates valley, which happens to have been the site of Babel. Myths and legends have him using sorcery and fire. The Babylonian word for ruler was Tur, which also meant bull.

From the references in the Old and New Testaments, Babylon dominated the Old but was hardly mentioned in the New. Yet Revelation speaks of Babylon in the future tense [cf. the Celtic Once and Future King]. Babylon had been taken by Cyrus and had lost its military and political power long before Jesus. That much is more history than legend.

At its peak, Babylon was a pretty big place:

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Key point 3

There can be different names for the same entity or deity and in a situation where someone fulfils a role in one culture under one name and under a different name does roughly the same thing in a different culture, odds are that we’re talking about the same entity.

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Four names which recur in different forms are Nimrod, Semiramis, Tamuz and Jezebel.

Many Pagans say Cush married a woman named Semiramis, then had a son she named Nimrod. Other traditions have Nimrod having sex with Semiramis in a brothel then cleaning up her image and marrying her. The Greeks have Zeus going into the water and raping a female on a beast, taking her and cleaning up the image, making her Queen of Heaven after she dies. That title has also been used when speaking of Ashoreh, Ashtoreth, Astarte, Ishtar, Diana, Europa.

It’s quite mixed up but the two figures who keep coming through are the male warrior Nimrod and the seductress and loose woman Semiramis. It’s the tradition or spirit of the latter which is the key. The original cougar?

Semiramis is a Greek form of her name, originally Sammur-Amat, which means “gift of the sea”, which comes back to the Greek story of Zeus. What is known is that there was Nimrod and there was a consort, call her what you will. That consort had influence on Nimrod. Nimrod’s other claim to fame was a tower:

… possibly resembling a mountain but more likely a ziggurat:

Either way, Nimrod and Semiramis were apparently ensconced up there, “most high” and they could see the surrounding flat land for miles around. Fancifully, they could be regarded as an all seeing eye. This would establish the fear factor among the plebs but they still needed a spiritual authority behind the military or temporal.

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Key point 4

Empire and nation building has always involved military power, followed by political consolidation but for the nation to survive and for the plebs to knuckle under and embrace it, it has needed traditions and these are always part spiritual. Hence the pantheon, hence Constantine seeing the value in Catholicism, hence Druids, hence elders of the tribe and so on.

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Nimrod was the military or temporal side so Semiramis needed to create a spiritual side, later reprised in Rome. If Nimrod was the Bull:

… the Sun, Set, then she was the Moon, the Stars, the Spiritual Earth Gaia:

… alternatively, the Whore of Babylon.

And voila – there was the Mystery Religion which would serve so well through the ages:

… beloved of everyone from the astrologers to the Masons. Two key words here are Occult and Arcane.

Remembering that her roots were as a prostitute, a giver of favours, this also permeated everything about the Mystery Religion, including Masons and the pagans’ fertility motif. The female or femen is a very strong influence which never left this religion, in counterpoint to female virtuosity and the family motif in Judaism and Christianity.

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Key point 5

There have always been two basic spiritual motifs running down through history:

1. The mystery religion warrior king [see Wagner, Nietzsche et al], based on violence and bloodshed, the constant cycle of boom and bust, rise and fall on one hand … and the sexual motif, the femen, on the other, both of which dominate high days such as Beltane and the Solstices.

2. The Judaeo-Christian protector shepherd and the virtuous woman, worth far more than the baubles she dangles round her neck, their marriage a covenant with God and their family blessed by God down through the generations.

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Pause for a question. If I were to blanket Europe with an ostensible worship of God but was actually pushing the virtual worship of a woman, to the point where to reach Heaven, you had to confess your wrongdoing and chant the name of this woman, would you say I was closer to the Mystery Religion or to the Gospel concept of Christianity?

Similarly, if I were to create a bloodbath, ankle deep in the Holy Land, is that closer to your concept of Nimrod or of Jesus, as presented in the Gospels? Ditto with the Inquisition with torture and murder – which is it closer to? Ditto with Mohammed and the way he went on – closer to Jesus and the early women of the church or to Nimrod and Semiramis?

It’s a point worth mulling over for a few seconds.

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So there they were, these two gods Nimrod and Semiramis [or whoever], up in their Temple and the only way to reach them was up a long sloping stairway to their heaven, the temple on top of the ziggurat. In practical terms, they could control who came to them and could foresee any danger to themselves early from their lofty perch.

The mystery religion reversed [not dissimilar to the way John Lennon treated his songs] the Torah account of Adam and Eve:

… and made the serpent the bringer of knowledge, the good one who allowed Man to realize himself by his own efforts, independent of any God. God is portrayed as a demi-urge, a destroyer who wishes Man to remain in ignorance.

Another quick question – if you were asked which model your worldview was closer to – the Torah/Bible version which says Man can’t do it alone and places a Deity at the top … or the self-realizing mystery/pagan/gnostic model which places Man at the centre, just as Nimrod and Semiramis did – which would it be?

If you chose the latter, then so did the Club of Rome, the EU, the UN and the oligarchical elite, so you’re in good company. Words associated with the latter are “liberation”, “enlightenment”, “illumination”. That path leads to what we have today.

Led Zeppelin said as much in Stairway to Heaven:

And there’s a corollary.

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Key point 6

Any Man-centred belief system has always entailed an elite or bunch of adepts with The Knowledge and a hierarchy based on how much each is allowed to know. It’s everywhere from the Druids to the Buddhists [who say you can perfect yourself by degrees] to the Masons to frat and sorority clubs, in-crowds and so on. The Mystery Religion model excludes and includes on the whim of those above. There has never ever been a non-hierarchical society for very long based on the self-perfectability of Man.

And in this hierarchy, there is an elite and this elite is dedicated to getting and holding onto power, putting mumbo-jumbo on the plebs to keep them in line. This is particularly so with a global elite like … say … oh … C300 or the EU.

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Who actually cares about Nimrod and Semiramus, Europa, the Bull and Zeus? Well, the EU cares for a start, as you’ll now see. Let’s start with Brussels and the EU HQ:

Would you accept that that’s a bull with a woman on it? No? No matter. How about this one, outside Strasbourg HQ?

… or perhaps this one:

But that’s just a pretty girl, nothing to do with Europe being raped, is it?

How about the coinage?

… or this?

How about this?

All right, you now accept that the EU is fixated by that motif, you still argue it is not Semiramis or that one taken away by Zeus. You insist it is Europa which, despite the google fragment above, you say has nothing to do with rape.

OK, let’s try some of the other symbolism. Remember this?

Those pentagrams are upside down, are they not? Oh my goodness, I wonder how that happened?

And one voice eh? Whose would that be?

That unfinished tower – I think I have it identified, think I can just about put a name to it – Ba, Bab, Baby — no, I’ve lost it. Perhaps this building will jog my memory:

Wonder why it’s unfinished? Needs some Masons brought in to complete it, just as they did the two statues in Paris and New York. And why would the EU logo now be enclosed between two eyelids? What’s the significance of the eyes?

Friedrich Schiller wrote [translated here into English]:

Joy, beautiful sparkle of the gods,
Daughter of Elysium!
We enter, fire-drunk,
Heavenly one, your shrine.
Your magic again binds
What custom has firmly parted.
All men become brothers
Where your tender wing lingers.

And here is a version with those words. It starts well with people of the world but suddenly drops into seemingly out-of-context symbolism between 0:27 and 0:59, before it gets back into the worldwide loving of each other. Why were those statues in the picture at all in the opening of the song? Could they possibly be significant? Pause at 0:57 again a few moments. Kind face, is it not? The type of face you’d like to entrust your future security to:

Puts a whole different slant on loving each other, does it not? Also, the EU thought it just might alter the words a teensy little bit:

Joyful spark of hope and glory
Unity with the divine
Drunken under fire, goddess
We approach thy holy Shrine
Thy magic shall unite, ever,
Those nations that which were not
Every mortal becomes one
and your rule shall not be forgot

Drunken under fire goddess, we approach thy holy shrine. Christian symbolism, given that Europe is supposedly Christian? Or someone else:

Welcome to the EU. Quick, let’s sign our nation away:

One Response to “Symbolism behind the EU”

  1. Caedmon's Cat July 4, 2012 at 08:54 Permalink

    Excellent, thought-provoking post, James. The Apocalypse references to Babylon also allude to its dependence on global trade and finance; its destruction is identified in part with the collapse of its commercial empire (Revelation 18). It is also fallen (present tense).

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