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The Christchurch Quake Conspiracy (plural) – Part Five – Falling and Free Masonry

Would you believe that there was a conspiracy to sell more lingerie behind the earthquake? No, nor would I, and this article doesn’t even suggest it (even though it does suggest the two are causally related). Still, if I were the writer behind the Bob Parker website, I’d be including it in the narrative.

The Eye in the Pyramid in the Field (in Christchurch)

Freemasonic plots are not common (as far as I’ve found in my reading of the local literature) in the conspiracy theories of Aotearoa. We don’t really do the “fear of what those ancient and secret societies are up to” thing; we just tend to think that the members of such fraternal orders are bit sad ((Sorry, guys, but it’s true. Your secret societies, your robes and your wacky handshakes aren’t going to get you into the parties you’d like to be going to.)). However, someone in Christchurch, writing in to The Press ((One of my bugbears, as a researcher, is that newspapers do not publish “Letters to the Editor” online, so I’d like to give a very special shout out to a friend down in Christchurch who goes out of her way to provide me with pieces like the following tidbit. Cher, mi’dear.)), thinks that there is something suspicious about the quake and the devastation it has caused to certain Masonic landmarks:

Thanks for the schematic of the epicentre. My attention was instantly drawn to the eye at the apex of a perfectly pyramidical paddock, itself part of a larger equilateral triangle formed by Kivers (Covers), Grange and Aylesbury roads.

Given that the eye in the pyramid is a classic Masonic symbol, it is strangely coincidental that much of what was destroyed in the quake involved the work of masons, my great-great-grandfather, William Brassington, chief among them.

As my Christchurch-based correspondent wrote:

Although I … [PROFESSION REDACTED TO PROTECT THE INNOCENT] make some sort of living decoding visual images, clearly it didn’t make such a profound impression on me as on the letter-writer, who is probably contacting Dan Brown with urgent new information as we speak.

Another example of this comes out from Clare Swinney. She writes:

The first earthquake report, which was numbered: 3366146/G, stated that the focal depth was 33 km and the magnitude was 7.4 on the Richter scale. Consider that 7 + 4 = 11 and that the numbers 33 and 11 are of pivotal importance to the highest echelons of the Freemasons.

The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry consists of 33 degrees and 11, 22, and 33 are deemed Master Numbers, numbers worshipped to empower them in their bizarre quest to destroy humanity.

Those evil Scottish Freemasons (whose natural home is Dunedin, which is the enemy of good old Christchurch ((Well, so I imagine.))). Anyway, Swinney goes on, making supposition after conjecture after, well, whatever passes for argumentation in her world, finally saying:

I have yet to find hard evidence to substantiate this. I will let you know if I do. ((She’s talking about evidence for Tesla’s rumoured earthquake machinery, but, really, it applies to the entire screed.))

Still, it gets better, trust me.

Obligatory “The Big Lebowski” Reference

Let me return to that letter to the editor of the Press. He finishes with the following classic flourish:

Christ said he would build his assembly upon a rock. Paradoxically, our city, ostensibly named for him, is built on sand, shingle and swamp – and some deeply concealed faults.

The religious angle on the Earthquake is interesting; a fair number of right-wing commentators in the States have either lamented that a place named after the Church of Christ might be destroyed in a quake (which is how a lot of people overseas seem to be reading our natural disaster) or claim that the people of Christchurch deserved it because they had the hubris to name their city after the Lord Someone’s God, who would appear to be a vengeful spirit who really only likes hypocrites and Conservatives. Or something; the dialectic about god-induced natural disasters is all very confusing and it tends to boil down to two things.

1) Can we find some (any) transgression by the locals to blame the disaster upon, and

2) Are we such complete arseholes that we’re willing to tell the victims, who are already suffering, that they deserve to suffer because they did (or, in most cases, where alleged to do) something we’re not comfortable with.

I suspect what this proves is also twofold.

1) (Some) Religiously-minded people are incredibly vindictive, and

2) The god (or the gods), that they hold so high, obviously sub-contract out these matters to incompetents (since some of the faithful always seem to get hurt in the process), which is why:

a) We really shouldn’t worship such entities if they aren’t going to bother to micro-manage (it is their job, for god’s sake ((Oh, my comedy instinct is really running on empty at the moment.))), and

b) Perhaps this suggests that the natural disasters weren’t induced by supernatural agency after-all.

That, one would hope, pretty much wraps it up for god (or the gods). Still, the religious angle is being played out elsewhere in our own conspiracy theoretic blogosophere. Over at Issues That Matter Most one post starts:

“The NZ CHRISTCHURCH earthquake is definitely a sign from God to the CHURCH OF CHRIST. The time 4:35 AM has been mentioned several times by the doves. However, no one seems to notice the coordinates: 43.55°S, 172.18°E (link). The number 435 is in the coordinates as well — 43.55°S! What is more, 29 cubits is 43.5 feet — a direct link to NOAH and our ESCAPE at the rapture !!!!!! The remaining digit 5 & the number 172.18 form two numbers that suggest HARPAZO (518 Greek gematria, from amalgam of digit 5 and .18°; link) on the 17th day of the 2nd month (from 172°) !

The local time 4:35 AM is 16:35 universal time. GET THIS RIGHT: It is 7 hours 26th minute from MIDNIGHT (G726 is HARPAZO) !!!!!!

Now, weird numbers, simple ciphers and symbolic architecture is really the play set of a certain class of conspiracy theorist. They “see” much more by the way of connection between events in the world, the landscape that makes up the world and a number of arbitrary features that exist in between. If there is a class of conspiracy theorist I do not understand, it is this kind, who I call the cabalist.

It is hard to know where to start a critique of this kind of conspiracy theorising. The use of numbers is, of course, meaningless; you can select and manipulate the names and symbols used in Numerology to get the right values and the values themselves only have particular import if you have already arbitrarily assigned meaning to them. As for finding meaning in architecture… Well, whilst it marks for best-selling pieces of fiction, in the real world sometimes a Square and Compass motif on a building usually just tells you who designed (or built) it, rather than revealing some hidden and sinister history.

Next time: It was written in the stars; the Astrology of the Christchurch Earthquake of September 4th.

The Christchurch Quake Conspiracy (plural) – Part Three – HAARP

HAARPing on about the weather ((Poor title pun the second. This is just embarrassing.))

Another installation which has been blamed for the Christchurch earthquake of September 4th is the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) installation in Alaska. HAARP, according to Wikipedia, is:

an ionospheric research program jointly funded by the US Air Force, the US Navy, the University of Alaska and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Its purpose is to analyze the ionosphere and investigate the potential for developing ionospheric enhancement technology for radio communications and surveillance purposes (such as missile detection).

although conspiracy theorists, like former wrestler and governor, Jesse Ventura, think that it is an above top secret weather control system and part of a geo-engineering effort run by the global elite. Aotearoa’s own Clare Swinney, one of the country’s leading conspiracy theorists ((Clare Swinney has written for Ian Wishart and Jonathan Eisen, which is real pedigree here in the Antipodes. Currently she is watching out for chemtrails in our southern skies, which are part of, apparently, some geo-engineering effort by the rich and powerful.)), agrees with him.

One of the chief tools of the geo-engineering elite is said to be the HAARP installation in Alaska, which, I am told, is based upon technologies developed by Nikola Tesla over a hundred years ago. Whilst the stated purpose of HAARP is the refinement of radio and satellite technologies, the real purpose, according to people like Swinney, is weather control for the overall purpose of population manipulation and the eventual installation of a One World Government.

Like the LHC conspiracy theories, the HAARP equivalents are examples of explanatory hypotheses only the “awakened” truly comprehend. The awakened are those people (although not those of us who are reading this post with approval) who have seen the connections between all things and realised the scary truth of what is really happening. Those of us who approve of blog entries such as this, are “sleepers;” we accept what the “mainstream media” say and trust in the words of scientists and other supposedly “qualified” experts whose goals are the dissemination of disinformation ((The grammar of this sentence seems odd; please send help.)).

Most of us are sleepers and have not yet awakened; we are not aware that there are people, out there in the world, who are manipulating the environment to subdue and control us.

Now, once again, the kind of people who believe this also tend to deny that Anthropogenic ((I always seem to type “Anthropomorphic” before “Anthropogenic,” which probably proves their point.)) Climate Change is occurring (as mentioned previously).

Now, I find it a little hard to take the LHC and HAARP theories all that seriously; whilst there is a possibility that scientists, in their scientific research installations, are out to get us, it is a slight one (and, let us face it, I’d rather it was mad scientists than cunning politicians).

However, conspiracy theorists, like Swinney, can detect that particular “natural” phenomena have been induced by acts of geo-engineering. Over at Issues That Matter Most ((A site which you won’t be able to get into unless you sign up; I’ve been lurking there for quite some time now.)) some of the citizens-cum-denizens seem to be able to tell that the Christchurch quake was engineered because it feels unnatural.

The awakened can do this because they can detect… Oh, I was about to say “disturbances in the Force” but I can’t pull that off without making it the subject of my self-deprecating wit. Anyway, the awakened can detect the difference between a natural disaster and an unnatural and induced act of seismic activity, in the same way that they can see that the clouds that surround them are not natural ((Clare Swinney’s Northland New Zealand Chemtrails Watch site is filled with pictures of clouds she and her cronies take to be examples of geo-engineering. No matter what we think of their conspiracy theories, such sites are going to be a internet treasure when it comes to a record of cloud types one day in the future.)). Now, I’m no connoisseur of quakes ((I’ve been in one, a very small affair, in Wellington. The children, who I was helping mind, didn’t even look up from their train set.)) but I’m fairly sure that even if I were, I’d find it hard to distinguish between a quake which was artificially produced and one that was entirely natural. The end result, presumably, is the same: the Earth moves! ((Exclamation mark used for effect; in the audiobook version of this site Orson Welles intones that last clause.)). To know anything else, well, I’d need to be a seismologist.

Now, perhaps I should give the conspiracy theorists some credit here; one of the ways you can apparently distinguish between a natural quake and the artificial alternative is by the mental fatigue HAARP activity brings about in the general populace. See, the HAARP installation doesn’t just affect the weather; it also makes people docile, confused and easily controllable.

Now, it is true that, post the quake, the population of Christchurch were fatigued, tired and looking for leadership. They were docile, confused and suspect to control. Now, call me a folk psychologist (and amateur student of the human condition), but I would have thought post any quake, natural or not, that the general populace would be confused, stressed, tired and looking for leadership. These are, I would wager, perfectly normal reactions for people, post a crisis (like, say, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake ((The conspiracy theorists are also concerned that the magnitude of the quake changed from a reported 7.4 to a 7.1, as if there is something sinister about that, rather than accepting that the initial estimation of the quake’s magnitude was refined as more measurements were received.))), to have. You do not need some additional theory to explain those reactions.

Now, the conspiracy theorists will go on to say that these symptoms were present in the build-up to the quake; the evidence predicts and thus lends support to the thesis that the quake was induced by the HAARP installation. The symptoms, which include itchy eyes, swollen lymph nodes, headaches and the like, are all so vague as to be easily satisfied by any feeling of unease or discomfort in the days prior to the event. If you felt unwell at any point prior to the quake, it seems, then that is proof positive that something was about to happen. This is simply not good enough, as evidence, to be a prediction that lends support to the explanatory hypothesis that the earthquake was caused by the HAARP facility. Predictions need to be novel; they need to be unexpected pieces of data if they are to support such an extraordinary. People feeling generically sick… Well, that happens all the time. Eyeballs leaking blood and cats transforming into all-singing, all-dancing chorus line-ups of Michael York impersonators… Well, if that is what the theory predicts and that had happened, then we would have something to talk about.

Quite how HAARP creates these effects (both physiological and seismically) is due to its manipulation of the Earth’s Magnetic Field (EMF), which is an example of those wonderful hand-waving theses in pseudoscience. We all know that the EMF is important and thus we should be rather worried if it turns out people that people are manipulating it. If you can suggest that some installation can affect that field, well, conspiracy theories will flow from that “fact.” Of course, if you then go away and do the calculations to work out how much energy that would require to have an effect on the scale the conspiracy theorists claim it had (and explain away why Alaska doesn’t seem to suffer cataclysmic disaster every time the facility is fired up), then the theory begins to falter. Much better, I think, to look for some principal cause which is local for the quake.

Mining is a bit of a buzzword at the moment; let us look at doing some exploratory drilling.

Next time: Some other sundry theories about the Christchurch Earthquake of September 4th.