paX marks the stop
It’s very big in this little world to call for World Peace.
But what exactly is it …
that we are summoning?
“The English word [Peace] came into use in various personal greetings from c.1300 as a translation of the Hebrew word shalom, which, according to Jewish theology, comes from a Hebrew verb meaning ‘to restore’.”
The above reads:
is dedicated to
and all those
who have fallen
in the struggle
to preserve it.”
Maybe it would be wise to have a rethink about…
‘the fallen’ are.
As well as wondering why preserving peace might matter so much to them.
Perhaps PEACE is …
not what we think it is.
peace (n.) mid-12c., “freedom from civil disorder,” …
This article exists because when reading the phrase “freedom from civil disorder” – I got the sense that Peace actually means ‘ORDER’ & I wanted to see where that might lead.
Looked at from this angle…
“Freedom from civil disorder”
may be translated as
(you know the New World kind.)
Using Matt Delooze‘s theory that we are tricked into worshipping & crafting our own enslavement, this would mean that every time we call for PEACE we are being tricked into calling forth the (New World) Order.
Looked at from another angle “peace” appears to have a lot to do with UNITY.
“peace (n.) mid-12c., “freedom from civil disorder,” …”… silence, permission” …”compact, agreement, … “to covenant or agree” (see pact).
pact (n.) early 15c., … “fix, join together, unite, make firm”
piece (v.)… Sense of “to join, unite, put together” is from late 15c.”
Please pause for a moment & get clear about what ‘peace’ means to you.
What kinds of words or images spring to mind???
If you’re like me, you won’t get very clear at all.
Instead there will be kind of wishy-washyness with vague notions of NO war & people hugging & holding hands & children dancing. There might also be some doves & rainbows.
Any time my mind starts to go foggy like this I know there’s something hidden or distorted that needs to be looked at.
How about another strange angle.
What if peace is …
… the TWIN of war?
Historically, Peace has rather imposing faces.
“Worship of personified Peace was organized in antiquity under the name Eirene (“Peace”) in Greek-speaking areas and as Pax (“Peace”) in Latin-speaking ones. Her idols depicted a full-grown woman, usually with a horn of plenty and scepter and sometimes with a torch or olive leaves.”
Eirene / Pax (pact?)
“The Romans believed there was an intimate relationship between war and peace. Mars, the god of war, had another aspect, Mars Pacifer, Mars the bringer of Peace…
He holds his spear and shield in his left hand so that he can lean forward and brandish an olive branch with his right.
Would you accept an offer of peace from this deity? Only with extreme caution, I would suggest. Though I do not think you would have had a choice. That olive branch is brandished just as forcefully as a weapon might be.”
“His spear is behind him, and he rests his foot on the helmet of a defeated enemy …
… This seems to equate peace with a field of dead enemies.”
Also hot off the press from the holyromanempire:
“The Ara Pacis Augustae (Latin, “Altar of Augustan Peace) is an altar in Rome dedicated to Pax, the Roman goddess of Peace. The monument was commissioned by the Roman Senate on July 4, 13 BC to honor the return of Augustus to Rome…
The sacrificial procession depicts animals being led to sacrifice … The interior of the precinct walls are carved with … ox skulls. [The] northern and southern walls depict scenes of the emperor, his family … in the act of processing to or performing a sacrifice. … scene depicts the sacrifice of a pig (the standard sacrifice when Romans made a peace treaty) … In 1938, Benito Mussolini built a protective building for the Altar.”
Getting a new picture?
“They make a wilderness and call it peace”
Let’s return to the traditionally accepted view.
is the brand that is…
“Many Christians call Jesus of Nazareth the “Prince of Peace”.”
Its hand-holding hugginess is found in…
“Islam derived from the root word salam which literally means peace.”
all major …
“Hindu texts contain the following passages:
May there be peace in the heavens, peace in the atmosphere, peace on the earth … and peace radiating from the trees … May everything in the universe be at peace. Let peace pervade everywhere, at all times. — Yajur Veda 36.17”
Including the New Age (of Unity) religion.
“Finding inner peace is often associated with traditions such as Buddhism and Hinduism as well as the New Age movement. Inner peace is also the first of four concepts to living life in the rave culture acronym PLUR (Peace, Love, Unity, Respect).”
As Unity continues to glue everything together, expect calls for
… ‘peace’ to be ramping up all over the place.
“[A] United Nations working group on Restorative Justice, have attempted to re-define justice in terms related to peace. From the late 2000s on, a Theory of Active Peace has been proposed which conceptually integrates justice into a larger peace theory.”
Peace is often obtained by force …
“The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achieving world peace.”
… and hides brutality
“Over the past 15 years, allegations of sexual abuse have been made against peacekeepers in each of the U.N.’s peacekeeping missions, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Liberia.”
Anyone else find a sexual connotation in the name of these soldiers?
“The forces [are] also called the “Blue Helmets”.”
Lovey, dovey Peace has been placed in dodgy, elite hands for centuries.
“The late 19th century idealist advocacy of peace … led to the creation of the Nobel Peace Prize, [also led to] the Rhodes Scholarships, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and ultimately the League of Nations, [and] also saw the re-emergence of the ancient Olympic ideal … this culminated in the holding in 1896 of the first of the modern Olympic Games.”
A quick look at these folks:
Alfred Bernhard Nobel (1833 – 1896) …
“Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, and armaments manufacturer [who was known] for …
… inventing dynamite.”
Cecil Rhodes – founder of De Beers …
“THE EVIL THAT MEN DO LIVES AFTER THEM – AND RARELY MORE MISERABLY THAN IN THE CASE OF CECIL RHODES”
“It’s easy to see why Spengler, and later Hitler, were fans … he urged his executors to use his fortune to establish a secret society that would aim to redden every area of the planet. He envisioned … an imperial world government”
“Rhodes’s vision over one hundred years ago was to develop … leaders for the world’s future … to promote international peace“
Andrew Carnegie: Philanthropist – (be wary of ‘philanthropists’) …
“Scottish American industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century… often identified as one of the richest people in history.
“Historians agree that Carnegie’s refusal to increase wages accordingly lead to the Homestead Strike in 1892. This violent strike ended in a dozen deaths.”
“If Pittsburgh is hell with the lid off,” observed Arthur Shadwell, an English visitor, “Homestead is hell with the hatches on.”
In his spare time Carnegie…
“was a powerful supporter of …promoting the spread of the English language”
“contributed $1,500,000 in 1903 for the erection of the Peace Palace at The Hague”
One of his biggest legacies is Carnegie Mellon University
“Carnegie Mellon consistently ranks in the top 25 in the national U.S. News & World Report rankings. It is home to the world’s first degree-granting Robotics … The university conducted over $703 million in research in 2015”
This university is one of the biggest researchers into understanding & managing human behaviour, a key ingredient of the Unity Agenda.
Lets now look at the two most venerated symbols of peace & ask is peace a whitewash?
We are told it all goes back the flood…
“The story of Noah in the Hebrew Bible ends with a passage describing a dove bringing a freshly plucked olive leaf”
Interesting to see the original story tells of a vesica-shaped olive leaf not a phallic branch.
One thing I find really interesting is the similarity of the words …
Interesting olive history:
“The olive branch was often a symbol of abundance, glory and peace … and they were used to crown the victors of friendly games and bloody wars.”
“Olive oil was used for … lighting, sacrificial offerings, ointment, and anointment for priestly or royal office.”
“It was burnt in the sacred lamps of temples as well as being the “eternal flame” of the original Olympic Games.”
“The olive was sacred to Athena”
“The Mount [of Olives] has been used as a Jewish cemetery for over 3,000 years and holds approximately 150,000 graves, making it central in the tradition of Jewish cemeteries”
“The biblical designation Mount of Corruption … derives from the idol worship there, begun by King Solomon building altars to the gods of his Moabite and Ammonite wives on the southern peak”
“apocalyptic prophecy in the Book of Zechariah states that YHWH will stand on the Mount of Olives and the mountain will split in two”
“The Mount of Olives is … the place where Jesus stood when he wept over Jerusalem”
“Jesus ascended to heaven from the Mount of Olives according to Acts 1:9–12.”
“The olive tree and olive oil … is mentioned in one of the most famous verses of the Quran, Ayat an-Nur: “Allah is The Light of the heavens and the earth; the similitude of His Light is as a niche wherein is a lamp, the lamp in a glass, the glass as it were a glittering star-kindled from a Blessed Tree, an olive that is neither eastern nor western, whose oil would illuminate, even if no fire touched it, Light upon Light”
And on the Great Seal of America we find:
“The design on the … front of the seal is … a bald eagle …From the eagle’s perspective, it holds … an olive branch in its right talon … the olive branch is usually depicted with 13 leaves and 13 olives … The eagle has its head turned towards the olive branch … In its beak, the eagle clutches a scroll with the motto E pluribus unum (“Out of Many, One”)”
If the Olive symbolises peace then this is not the wishy washy peace we’ve been fluffified with – this is serious stuff.
I’m sure you have all read lots of stuff out there about …
columbs, so no need to tell you that doves have nothing to do ‘peace’ as we think we know it.
So lets look from the angle that PEACE is not the opposite of war but rather the twin who murders his brother WAR & rises to greatness…
… from his corpse.
It is the Cain who kills Abel
It is the Romulus who kills Remus.
Now let’s go back & re-think a famous ‘joke’:
“”Peace for our time” is a phrase spoken on 30 September 1938 by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain in his speech concerning the Munich Agreement and the Anglo-German Declaration …
It is primarily remembered for its ironic value: less than a year after the agreement [it] was followed by declarations of war on Germany by France and the United Kingdom…
Chamberlain landed at Heston Aerodrome on 30 September 1938, and spoke to the crowds there:
“The settlement of the Czechoslovakian problem, which has now been achieved is, in my view, only the prelude to a larger settlement in which all Europe may find peace. This morning I had another talk with the German Chancellor, Herr Hitler, and here is the paper which bears his name upon it as well as mine.”
Later that day he stood outside 10 Downing Street and again read from the document and concluded:
“My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Go home and get a nice quiet sleep.””
On the subject of peace out of death, exactly fifty years earlier:
“1888 – Jack the Ripper kills his third and fourth victims, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes.
Stride’s murder occurred in the midst of the Jack the Ripper scare, when … However, unlike at least six other victims, who had abdominal injuries in addition to a slash across the neck, she had no mutilations beyond her slit throat … It is possible that the killer was interrupted before he had the opportunity to mutilate the body. Catherine Eddowes was murdered within walking distance less than an hour later, and both Stride and Eddowes lived in Flower and Dean Street.”
OK gonna wrap this up with some questions & odd bits’n’peaces to hopefully get you doing your own thinking & researching.
After all this was just a bit of crazy play.
Why is Jerusalem so important in end time prophecy?
“Jerusalem holy city in ancient Palestine, from Greek Hierousalem, from Hebrew Yerushalayim, literally “foundation of peace,” from base of yarah “he threw, cast” + shalom “peace”.”
Why is the phrase REST in PEACE used on gravestones?
“Grant’s Tomb, New York City, New York (USA).
“The largest mausoleum in North America. The bodies of Ulysses S. Grant [1822-1885], the Union Civil War General & 18th President of the U.S., and his wife Julia Dent Grant are entombed there. The phrase ‘Let us have peace‘ greets visitors at the entrance of the mausoleum.
the tomb is located … across the street from the monumental Riverside Church … conceived by … philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. [where] Martin Luther King Jr. voiced his opposition to the Vietnam War … Bill Clinton spoke at Riverside Church on August 29, 2004. Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan spoke there after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Cesar Chavez, Desmond Tutu, Fidel Castro, Arundhati Roy and Nelson Mandela have all spoken at Riverside Church.”
“The Landmark for Peace is a memorial sculpture in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park on the northside of Indianapolis … The memorial, which features King and Kennedy reaching out to each other.”
And lest we forget
“Get out there and get peace, think peace, live peace, and breath peace, and you’ll get it as you like it. – John Lennon July 1969 after the release of the Plastic Ono Band’s single “Give Peace a Chance”.”
Hey look there’s one of Matt’s Ferris wheels
“The Imagine Peace Tower (Icelandic: Friðarsúlan, meaning “the peace column”) is a memorial to John Lennon from his widow, Yoko Ono, located on Viðey Island … near Reykjavík, Iceland.
It consists of … 15 searchlights with prisms that act as mirrors, reflecting the column of light vertically into the sky from a 10-metre wide wishing well. …projected from a white stone monument that has the words “Imagine Peace” carved into it in 24 languages.
On a clear night it appears to reach an altitude of at least 4000m … Buried underneath the light tower are over 1 million written wishes that Ono gathered over the years …
Construction of the tower started on 9 October 2006 when Ono dedicated the location, and it was officially unveiled on the same date in 2007. … Yoko Ono said on the day of the inauguration that the tower was the best thing that she and John had ever done.”
I definitely recommend that you check out “peace” sculptures, monuments & exhibitions – they are a real eye opener & there’s a whole lot of them.