Here Are the 29 GOP Senators Who Voted Against the Balanced Budget Proposal | Main | #ButMuhStormyDaniels
May 18, 2018

Suspect in Santa Fe Shooting Has Trenchcoat Adorned With Symbols of Imperial Japanese Kamikazes, Baphomet (a Devil), Cthulhu, the Soviet Hammer and Sickle, and the German Wehrmacht Iron Cross

Hmmm... I wonder which of those the media will play up: the Satanist or Communist symbols, or the Iron Cross?

It's a mystery to me. Could go either way!!!

BTW, although the Iron Cross was used by Nazis as a decoration in war, it is actually older and dates to King Freiderich Wilhelm III. It was a Prussian symbol, and later a decoration of the German Empire in World War One. (Hence, the WWI biplanes sporting it.)

There is no such ambiguity of meaning in the case of the Communist hammer and sickle or the devil Baphomet.

Baphomet has an interesting history, being the devil the Knights Templar were (likely falsely) accused of worshipping, which resulted in the arrest and torture of the Templars on Friday the 13th of October 1307. Baphomet may be a corruption of "Mahomet," which in turn could be a corruption of Mohammad; it could be that the Templars (who'd spent years in Islamic lands) incorporated some Islamic icons into their religion.

Which would indeed be blasphemous, yet not quite the same as devil-worship.

And I don't buy that anyway. Yeah I know the business about "going native" but...

I've always just thought they probably captured Islamic icons as spoils of war and kept them on display, as a military order might, and this display of the enemy's stolen idols got misreported as them worshiping those idols.

The Wikipedia page notes that the Templars had a couple of reliquaries (containers for the body parts of venerated persons such as saints), which had the bodliy relics -- heads, specifically -- of a couple of Christian saints inside them (yeah, that kind of thing went on a lot back then and wasn't considered heretical or anything). So one theory is that reliquaries for the heads of Christian saints were mistaken for idols of the devil's face.

One could imagine someone easily mistaking something that looks like this or like this for a blasphemous occult object.

That Wikipedia page offers a lot of theories about what "Baphomet" is and how it came to be. A lot of interesting speculation for something I'm pretty sure was either a mistaken interpretation or knowing slander (or a bit of both).

But for Current Year young people, "Baphomet" is almost certainly just taken to be a devil -- if not the Devil -- the goat-headed devil frequently seen in Crowely-era "magick" books and whose horned head is drawn within upside-down pentagrams.

None of that matters; they'll focus on the Iron Cross.

Sorry to go all off on the Templars. I just think there was a lot of #FakeNews about them and a Deep State agents of French king Philippe IV framed them with salacious and unverified dossiers. Might have had something to do with them being very rich, having invented banking and all.

Update: I saw an article claiming the shooter carried an "AR-15-style" weapon -- what's that?

This article says he carried a sawed-off shotgun and pistol. Doesn't mention an AR-15-style weapon.



Maybe he took Joe Biden's advice and "got a shotgun."

Another Symbol To Be Ignored:

"Texas shooter wore a bisexual pride heart pin on his hat in a photo from his Instagram account reposted by the Dallas CBS affiliate."

digg this
posted by Ace of Spades at 03:24 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Tami [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u]: "374 364 A Rush needs to appear and soon. Posted b ..."

Tonypete: "I thought Joetato cancelled the trip so he could s ..."

rhennigantx: "Let the 'education camps' begin! Posted by: Tami ..."

J.J. Sefton: " Posted by: JT at October 28, 2021 08:28 AM (arJlL ..."

Moron Robbie - the vax for kids is brand new and never tested on ANYONE, see p14: "It will be blamed on the pope. ..."

Humphreyrobot : "When the government starts drafting for war....Mar ..."

[/i][/b]andycanuck (UHVv4)[/s][/u]: "126 'injured' cops just like Kerry's three Purple ..."

JT: ""Chopped liver?" - - JJS Posted by: J.J. Sefto ..."

Tami [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u]: "@bennyjohnson Biden backs down over vaccine man ..."

Ziba: "TruthforHealth.org. All the facts you need to kno ..."

Jordan61: "[I]Disclose.tv @disclosetv 2m JUST IN - Vatic ..."

rhennigantx: "Great consolation when a person dies or their hous ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64