FROM THE JOLLY ROGER and TOMBSTONES to APRONS with SKULLS –
While the Templars may not have succumbed to the temptation of thinking that they killed in a spirit of hate and fury, nor that they seized booty in a spirit of greed, for the Templars did not hate men, but men’s wrongdoing.
These Templar vessels often flew the famed Jolly Roger, which took its name from
King Roger II of Sicily, a famed Templar who, during a public spat with the Pope
in 1127, was the first to fly this flag.
Opportunistic buccaneers were quick to see that vast wealth could be gained in pursuing the Templars’ harassment of the Pope’s interests on the high seas, and they spread a reign of terror across the shipping lanes of the New World. Some unaffiliated pirates, in admiration of the Templar egalitarian ideals, even formed their own secret societies, and together with the Templars were part of the ferment that gave rise to independence movements in France and the New World and contributed to the growth of Freemasonry.
The Templar Pirates is the story of the birth and actual conduct of piracy on the seas of the New World and of the influence the Templars had on their constituents, and, by their wealth, on the governments of nations old and new.
Though they themselves were Christians, in fact many Templars were of Palestinian birth, spoke perfect Arabic, and were familiar with every religious sect, cult, and magical doctrine, including that of the Islamic Assassins. The Grand Master Philip of Nablus (1167 A.D.) was a Syrian. They were great statesmen, politically adept economic traders, and they were allied with the great sailor-fraternity that had created a worldwide trading empire in Phoenician times. They became immensely powerful – had the largest fleet and the most successful banking system in Europe.
One legend has it that the Jolly Roger obtained its appellation from the French name for the red flag, the “Jolie Rouge.” And so it may be, for the flag was first used by a French order of militant monks known as the “Poor Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon” – commonly known as the Knights Templar.
The best known Templar pirate ship was the Falcon, the greatest that had been built at that time. She was in the harbor when the fortress of Acre fell and rescued many ladies and damsels and great treasure and many important people by evacuating them to Atlit.
Just as a terrorist to one is a freedom fighter to another, so it was with the Templars and their fleet. Wanted by the Pope and all the crowns of Europe, they came to be viewed, by the “comfortable folks on the mainland, as pirates.
Throughout Scotland, as well as within Rosslyn Chapel, there are carvings and tombstones dating back to the 15th, 16th, and 17th century using combinations of Templar imagery (skull and crossbones, Templar swords, Templar crosses) and Masonic symbols (compass and square). They fought like men possessed, either prevailing in their cause, or suffering death under the banner of Gol’gotha – the place of the skull.
By the 17th and 18th centuries, the skull and crossbones was a symbol with a powerful reputation but identified with no official organization. The Templars had long since gone underground and evolved into other organizations. The symbol was usurped and came to be associated with the pirates of which we are more familiar. They changed the flag to suit their needs replacing the crossbones with swords, adding hourglass or other symbols.
Human Skulls were popular among the Templars because they were believed to hold the spiritual power of their original owners – as well as to continually emanate this essence throughout their environment. The skull of John the Baptist discovered by the Templars during the Fourth Crusade in Constantinople was such a skull.
Further, a flower being “…the glorified reflection of last year’s sun…that flower is not a product of the present years Earthly and Spiritual activity…[but is] a manifestation of forces engendered in the previous year…”, the implication of drawing an analogy with humans is “…the head-forces of man are the transformed forces carried over from a previous growth into the present lifetime.” This transmission through incarnations occurs via the thigh-bones, wherein it is the Alchemical ‘fixed salt’ thus situated where a person’s being, their very essence is recorded. Moriendo Renascor (In Death I am Reborn). The femur is thus an ‘inheritor’ and an ‘organ of generation’, the intimation though is obviously not sexual, for the ‘indestructible nucleus’ that is “…the fixed salt transports the consciousness acquired by an individual demanding a modification of form in order to provide his consciousness the means of expressing itself.”
This goes a long way in explaining a ‘ritual cannibalism’ such as in the imbibing of the host in Christian churches and perhaps was the reason behind the quasi-masonic group ‘Skull and Bones’, numbering among them Prescott Bush – George Dubya’s grandfather, raiding the Native American leader Geronimo’s grave and taking his remains back to their lodge.
EARLY GERMAN TOTENKOPF (DEATHS HEAD) –
Already aged sixty-five at the beginning of World War I, Mackensen remained in command of XVII Army Corps as part of the Eighth Army, first under General Maximilian von Prittwitz and later General Paul von Hindenburg.
During the German elections of 1932 Mackensen supported Hindenburg over Adolf Hitler. Mackensen’s high-profile public visibility in his distinctive black Life Hussars uniform gave rise to two separate Third Reich formations adopting black dress with Totenkopf badges.
Although Mackensen appeared in his black uniform at some public events presented by the German government or the Nazi party, he objected to the killings of Generals Ferdinand von Bredow and Kurt von Schleicher during The Night of the Long Knives purge of July 1934, and to atrocities committed during the fighting in Poland in September 1939. By the early 1940s Hitler and Joseph Goebbels suspected Mackensen of disloyalty but could do nothing. Mackensen remained a committed monarchist and appeared in full uniform at Kaiser Wilhelm II’s 1941 funeral. Mackensen died at the age of 95.
Victoria Louise of Prussia (Viktoria Luise Adelheid Mathilde Charlotte; 13 Sept. 1892 – 11 Dec. 1980) was the only daughter and the last child of William II, German Emperor and Empress Augusta Victoria.
Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941) was the last German Emperor and King of Prussia. With the goal of making Germany an important country in global affairs, Wilhelm launched an inconsistent foreign policy that alienated many of the world’s major powers.
Following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary on 28 June 1914, Wilhelm and his Chancellor, Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, incited Austria-Hungary to exact revenge against Serbia. Events spiraled out of control resulting in the First World War.
In the early days of the NSDAP, Julius Schreck, Adolf Hitler’s bodyguard unit, resurrected the use of the Totenkopf as the unit’s insignia. This unit grew into the Schutzstaffel (SS), which continued to use the Totenkopf as insignia throughout its history.
As they had done with the Swastika, the Nazis simply adopted the Totenkopf from the historical tradition and used it for their own purposes, leaving it marked with a stigma that has continued to the present.
Honor ring, imbued with talismanic Runic symbols, were issued to SS members by Himmler.
A BIT OF SKULLDUGGERY –
BY NOAM RUDNICK – 24th October 2003
An axe pried open the iron door of the tomb, and Patriarch Bush entered and started to dig…Patriarch James dug deep and pried out the trophy itself…I showered and hit the hay…a happy man…”
So recounts a document thought to be an internal record from the Skull and Bones Society. “Patriarch Bush” is Prescott Bush, father of an American political dynasty. His “trophy” is the skull of Geronimo, the Native American spiritual and military leader laid to rest in 1909 at Fort Still, Oklahoma, where Bush and fellow Bonesmen were stationed nine years later.
Geronimo’s descendants have sued Skull and Bones — Amongst others their lawsuit also names President Barack Obama as a defendant. Justice Department spokesman said the government will “review the complaint and respond in court at the appropriate time.”
Remains of indigenous ancestors have been exploited and desecrated for centuries in the name of anthropology or simply for idle curiosity. But even by these standards, it’s bizarre and embarrassing that a supposedly elite group would use the remains of any human being for its own entertainment.
For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.
Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed. It conducts the Cold War, in short, with a war-time discipline no democracy would ever hope or wish to match.
Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed– and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. And that is why our press was protected by the First (emphasized) Amendment– the only business in America specifically protected by the Constitution– not primarily to amuse and entertain, not to emphasize the trivial and sentimental, not to simply “give the public what it wants”–but to inform, to arouse, to reflect, to state our dangers and our opportunities, to indicate our crises and our choices, to lead, mold educate and sometimes even anger public opinion.
This means greater coverage and analysis of international news– for it is no longer far away and foreign but close at hand and local. It means greater attention to improved understanding of the news as well as improved transmission. And it means, finally, that government at all levels, must meet its obligation to provide you with the fullest possible information outside the narrowest limits of national security…
And so it is to the printing press–to the recorder of mans deeds, the keeper of his conscience, the courier of his news– that we look for strength and assistance, confident that with your help man will be what he was born to be: free and independent.
~ John F. Kennedy’s speech given at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on April 27, 1961, to the American Newspaper Publishers Association.
TODAY THE HELM TO THE SHIP OF STATE IS OCCUPIED BY OPPORTUNISTIC BUCCANEERS OF LOOTING, LARCENY, MURDER AND FRAUD
The black flag, death’s head, Jolly Roger or skull and crossbones still flies prominently—although hardly visibly—from the ship of American foreign policy as she plows through uncharted waters. Truthfully, the days of swashbuckling pirates never really died in North America but became more secretive, sinister and far more dangerous. The flag of convenience hoisted by our captains of industry, banking, law, military and media (or propaganda) resembles not Old Glory but the death’s head pictured in center banner above (322). While you and I sing garbled stanzas of Stars and Stripes; to the tune of Bombs Bursting in Air, the most powerful men in America salute the death’s head banner of a secret society at Yale University in Connecticut. Death’s Head: Piracy, Plunder and Foreign Policy.
“Those on the inside know it as The Order. Others have known it for more than 150 years as Chapter 322,” said Antony C. Sutton, author of the book, America’s Secret Establishment, a revealing look inside the Skull and Bones Society. “It was also once known as ‘The Brotherhood of Death’,” Sutton added. “The power of the place remains unmistakable . . . . To rival institutions and academic reformers there was something irritating and disquieting about old Yale College.”
The elite and powerful, some say altogether sinister, cult of the Skull and Bones Society—think of the masked revelers in the movie “Eyes Wide Shut”–traces its origins back to Germany. From there the philosophy of an all-powerful state, sharing many of the same tenets and rituals of the Third Reich, took root with the WASPs of New England, many of whom could trace their roots, ironically, to buccaneer brethren. Not surprisingly, the Nazis adopted a parallel vision, decorating the military badges of their SS special forces with a death’s head lifted, as was that of Yale’s Skull and Bones Society, from the existing flags and symbols of piracy, murder and mayhem.
Within the Skull & Bones Crypt, also known as “the Tomb,” there is what is referred to as a “sacred room” with the number 322, On the arched wall about the vault entrance is inscribed in German: “Who was the fool, who was the wise man, beggar or king? Whether poor or rich, all’s the same in death.”
This quotation from a German Freemasonic ritual remains a source of controversy surrounding the origins of Skull & Bones. It is one of the bits of “evidence” cited by some of the Order’s most ardent critics that the group is “Nazi like” and singularly “Germanic”.
During initiation ‘Bonesmen’ shriek as the initiate is escorted into the inner temple before he is compelled to sign his name to an oath of secrecy. The initiate is pushed to his knees before a human skull filled with blood placed at the foot of a human skeleton called Madame Pompadour. The crowd ‘implores him to ‘Drink it! Drink it! Drink it!’ and he does. Then he is hurried to a man dressed as the Pope. The initiate bends to kiss the Pope’s slippered toe resting on the skull.”
While many Bonesmen of Yale downplay the symbolism and fascist pageantry that occurs in the windowless meeting hall–known as “The Tomb”–as nothing more than youthful merriment and harmless initiation rites, some critics see a darker side, suggesting the “double cross” of the black flag signifies a truer ambition, similar to the more explicit motto of the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad—“By way of deceit, thou shalt make war.”
In the early 1960s, America’s top military leaders drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Cuba. Code named Operation Northwoods, the plans included the assassination of Cuban émigrés, sinking boats of Cuban refugees on the high seas, hijacking planes, blowing up a U.S. ship, and even orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities. The plans were developed as ways to trick the American public and the international community into supporting a war against Cuba.
The ransacking of Iraq’s historical treasures is explainable when one considers what the blood cult Christians really think about Islam. Swashbuckler, Franklin Graham, the heir to the empire built up by his anti-Semitic father, Billy Graham, decided that being anti-Muslim is far more financially rewarding than being anti-Jewish.
MERCENARY PIRATES MASQUERADING AS CHRISTIANS –
A Blackwater employee, described founder of – Plunder for Hire – Blackwater, Eric Prince’s mission in Iraq and Afghanistan as follows:
In a declaration under penalty of perjury, a former employee of Erik Prince’s Blackwater defense contracting firm said that ‘Prince views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe’, adding that ‘Prince intentionally deployed to Iraq certain men who shared his vision of Christian supremacy, knowing and wanting these men to take every available opportunity to murder Iraqis’.
Prince is a member of the Knights of Malta, and his gang of marauding swashbucklers are known to emulate the Templars in their use of secretive call signs between each other.
THE VATICAN AND ITS CULT OF DEATH –
The Vatican has its own Totenkopf Death Cult. Here are images of its hierarchy parading skulls and visiting the corpses of the dearly departed.
Pope calls Catholics to venerate 1600 year old skull and corpse.