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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Great Seal Symbolism, No Conspiracy

From Boston.com:

    Conspiracy theorists take note: The myths surrounding one of America's oldest and most enduring national symbols are about to be debunked ... if you believe the government, that is.

    The keepers of the Great Seal of the United States, the familiar emblem on the back of the $1 bill, want you to know what it is not. It is not a sign that Freemasons run the country, it has nothing to do with the occult, and it does not contain clues to a fabulous hidden treasure.

    It is rather the nation's stamp of authority, sovereignty and power, gracing our cash and embossing the most important of documents from its home at the State Department, which has held it since the days of Thomas Jefferson, the first secretary of state.


    The Internet age has seen an explosion in such conspiracy theories, many which have now been ingrained in public consciousness[.]


    Among them:

    --That the Seal proves the domination of the United States by a powerful, quasi-religious cult.


    That the Seal draws on Satanism...


    All rubbish, according to historians, who say the Seal's symbolism is far less ominous or revelatory than many believe.

But that's just what they want us to believe, right?

David, I thought you were smarter than this. You believe the the government?!? Alas, you are nothing more than one of the sheeple...
Shhhhhhhh - the CSM will hear you! Or - yikes almighty - Cheney might be spying on us or recording our key board strokes! Oh no! Everywhere I look there's a conspiracy!

Don't I sound like a cowering Lib?

Great to hear from you John!
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