Can Numerology Predict War in Syria?

It’s happening again. The United States and its allies have encircled Syria amidst warnings of a chemical attack by Assad, and the Russians and Syrians are frantically trying to ward off a possible false flag. The video at the end of this article in which the Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic carefully and thoroughly explains that Syria has no chemical weapons, should dispense with this excuse. Obviously, the actual presence or absence of chemical weapons is not the fundamental issue. The fundamental problem is the determination to follow a well-known agenda for the Middle East. That’s why this threat keeps coming back. Therefore, it might be helpful to look again at numerology to see if we can find an auspicious day for military action. From what I can tell, there are at least two such days in the coming week, August 31 and September 4. If we assume that the number seven is a crucial number for an American war, September 4 would be more likely. If we include the numbers 9 and 11, it could also be August 31.

The numerological value of September is 10 or 1 (1+0=1). Add 1+4+2018 (1+4+2+0+1+8) and you get 16, which reduces to 7 (1+6=7).

The numerological value of August is 12 or 3 (1+2=3). Add 3+3+1+2018 (3+3+1+2+0+1+8) and you get 18, which reduces to 9.

The nine is more meaningful because in Syria’s case there is an additional correspondence. Eleven is the numerical value for ‘Syria’, and eleven is also the numerical value for ‘war’. Robert Eisler mentions this type of correspondence in his book, Orpheus the Fisher, where he uses this system to identify the bishop at Hieropolis, Aberkios, as a ‘fish’ or baptized Christian.

“Indeed, first of all, the name Aberkios itself is an isopsêphon or numerical equivalent for ‘fish.’ ΙΧΘΥΣ=9+22+8+20+18=77=1+2+5+17+10+9+15+18=ΑΒΕΡΚΙΟΣ (In other words, the letters may be different but they add up to the same value), implying that—according to the expression of Tertullian…Aberkios himself is a ‘fish’ or baptized Christian after the image of the ‘great Fish’ Jesus.”

I don’t know if it would be necessary to carry the Syrian calculation further, but if we add eleven (the value of Syria) to the value of August 31, 2018 (9), we get eleven. Furthermore, August 31 is the 243rd day of the year (2+4+3=9).

If we add eleven to the value of September 4 (7), we get 18, which reduces to 9. September 4 is the 247th day of the year (2+4+7=13).

Of course these are not just the dates of national disasters. Numerology has a biblical basis. Theologians have recognized numerological meanings in the Bible—positive and negative. Augustine thought the number 11 represented transgression of the law because it exceeded the number of the decalogue. The Hebrews thought 11 was a bad number as well. There are no Hebrew names with eleven letters.

The fulfillment of the number 11 is 66, the number of evil (1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11=66). On the other hand, Joseph was the eleventh son of Jacob and Rachel and although he was betrayed by his brothers he was the rescuer of his tribe.

The number 9 is also said to derive its meaning from the Bible, but through a diabolical reversal which associates it with destruction. Jesus ‘gave up the ghost’ at the ninth hour.

Keep in mind, this article is not proof of anything. It is a pitiful attempt at mind reading for the purpose of heading off war. However, the numerological aspect makes it clear that this is not just a battle for worldly supremacy.

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)

Priests Are Being Attacked in the United States: Now I’ve Seen Everything

Someone has been attacking priests. It’s supposedly a response to the Pennsylvania investigation. We don’t know if these are organized attacks, or if several people just happened to have the same idea at the same time. It seems more likely it was organized, but either way it is insane behavior. Of all the things that have happened since this conversation began, this is the most shocking and disturbing. These priests have done nothing wrong. They were doing the best they could to serve their communities.

One of the attackers is quoted as saying, “This is for the little kids,” but he obviously knows nothing about kids. The kids I have known would have sympathy for the victim. This attacker’s decision to go out and find someone to beat up is entirely his responsibility.

Maybe for the time being, church members could make sure their priests are not left alone. As for the men who carried out the attacks, they should be very worried. These priests belong to the Creator. He will watch over them and bring their attackers to justice.

Monetary Genesis of the Child Sex Abuse Scandal

I’m going to say something that will shock you: The sexual abuse of children is not centered in the Catholic Church. I’m not Catholic, but I find that I have a stake in this drama—the American media has imposed its biases on me. It is beyond creepy that a person can hold conflicting opinions about the Catholic Church, or any other subject, without realizing it, but that is the power the media has over its subscribers. I didn’t even realize I was sharing in this bias until reading David F. Pierre Jr.’s book Double Standard: Abuse Scandals and the Attack on the Catholic Church.

I have learned that the Church is not standing by and allowing abuse to happen, as the pundits claim. In the 80s medical experts discovered that the only way to protect children from pedophilia is to separate the offender from children. At that time, appropriate procedures and safeguards were put in place. They have been part of Church policy since 1983. Before that time, it was common practice both in the Church and outside the Church to treat the offender. Today the Church’s safeguards have proved effective, which explains why the cases in the Pennsylvania investigation are decades old. Current offenses are few and far between.

Clerical celibacy may be the main reason so many people accept the Catholic Church’s ownership of this problem, but there is no evidence for this connection.

…“[B]ased on the surveys and studies conducted by different denominations over the past 30 years, experts who study child abuse say they see little reason to conclude that sexual abuse is mostly a Catholic issue”;

…“Since the mid-1980s, insurance companies have offered sexual misconduct coverage as a rider on liability insurance, and their own studies indicate that Catholic churches are not higher risk than other congregations”; and

…”Insurance companies that cover all denominations…[do] not charge Catholic churches higher premiums. ‘We don’t see vast differences in the incidence rate between one denomination and another,’ says [an insurance company vice president]. ‘’It’s pretty even across the denominations.’ It’s been that way for decades.” (23)

And yet, even though surveys suggest that accusations of sexual abuse across all American churches since 1993 have averaged 70 a week, the Catholics get all the media attention. (Christian Science Monitor, 2002, as cited by Pierre)

Pierre’s book identifies another culprit in this phenomenon: financial gain. However, it should be noted that Church leaders and spokespeople don’t make excuses. They accept responsibility for the devastation caused by the behavior of priests and bishops. In 2010, Pope Benedict XVI acknowledged that the ‘greatest persecution of the Church comes not from her enemies without, but arises from sin within the Church…The Church thus has a deep need to relearn penance, to accept purification, to learn forgiveness on the one hand, but also the need for justice. Forgiveness does not replace justice.’ Today, Pope Francis continues to focus on the victims.

Pierre’s focus is different. It is based on the concern that media bias has resulted in a false understanding of the entire phenomenon. I agree. I am also concerned about the Pennsylvania cases, where repeated mentions of the statute of limitations are an ominous sign for the Church.

In 2002, SNAP helped lawyers in California petition for a new law (SB1779). The goal was to lift the statute of limitations of abuse claims. Never mind that the statute of limitations only existed because of the problems involved in defending against accusations that happened so long ago, when exculpatory evidence, such as written schedules and witnesses, no longer exist. It was a barrier to suing the Church for these older offenses, so it had to go. The proponents of the bill claimed it was not designed to target the Catholic Church, but that’s exactly what it did. Attorneys Jeff Anderson and Laurence Drivon, who already had experience suing the Church, helped to craft the bill. Then they were called in as ‘technical experts’ during hearings on the legislation. The author of the bill, state senator John L. Burton, a Democrat from San Francisco, publicly stated that it was focused on ‘deep pocket defendants such as the Catholic Church, and his press secretary admitted the bill was prompted by calls from people who claimed to have been molested by Catholic priests. (116-118) Shortly after the law was passed Jeff Anderson said,

“We got a new law passed in California that opens up the statute of limitations for all victims of sexual abuse. It’s something we’ve been trying to do in several states for years. And I’m not waiting for it to click in. I’m suing the shit out of [the Catholic Church] everywhere: in Sacramento, in Santa Clara, in Santa Rose, in San Francisco, in Oakland, in L.A., and everyplace else.” (118)

Under this law, the target had to be an employer or other responsible third party who knew or should have known of the abuse and failed to take reasonable steps to prevent it. However, in practice any ‘credible’ claim of abuse, no matter how long ago, became eligible for a law suit.

The national director of SNAP is David Clohessy. He claims to have been molested by a priest from 1969 to 1973, and to have repressed the memories until he was about 32 years old. (Memory recovery therapy is another controversial part of this story.) He filed a lawsuit but the statute of limitations had expired. Nevertheless, the accused priest was removed from the diocese in 1992. The priest reportedly resigned from the priesthood and now works as a flight attendant. (81)

Under Clohessy’s leadership, SNAP refuses to acknowledge the Church’s efforts at reform. In public statements, he emphasizes that church officials failed to protect children and calls on the Church to report abuse (which it has been doing). Clohessy is the brother of a priest who was accused of child abuse in 1991. He knew about the allegations against his brother during the time he was a spokesman for SNAP, but he couldn’t bring himself to report it.

Meanwhile, child sex abuse in the society at large goes largely unreported. In 2004, Hofstra University professor Charol Shakeshaft wrote a report for the Department of Education, Educator Sexual Misconduct: A Synthesis of Existing Literature.(8) This report included the results of a 1994 study in which 225 educators admitted to sexual abuse of a student. None of these abusers was reported to authorities. In addition, only 1 percent of them lost their license, and 25 percent received no consequence or were reprimanded informally and off-the-record. Nearly 39 percent chose to leave the district, most with positive recommendations or even retirement packages intact.

Shakeshaft’s findings were confirmed in 1998, when Education Week published a three-week study on educator misconduct in public schools. One of the articles in the series chronicled the practice of transferring an abusive teacher from one school to another, or cutting a deal in which the school promises to keep quiet if the employee resigns.

Dr. Shakeshaft later harmonized a number of large-sample studies of the nation’s public schools and concluded, “more than 4.5 million students are subject to sexual misconduct by an employee of a school sometime between kindergarten and 12 grade” She adds that it is likely that the findings underestimate educator sexual misconduct in schools. The most accurate data indicates that 9.6 percent of students are targets of educator sexual misconduct sometime during their school career. There are roughly 50 million students in America’s public schools. She concluded that between the years 1991 and 2000, United States educators sexually victimized 290,000 children. By contrast, individuals who allege abuse by Catholic clergy dating back to 1950 number approximately 11,000.

Days after the study was released a Google search revealed that only four publications had mentioned it, and two of them were Catholic outlets. The other two, the Christian Science Monitor and the Indianapolis Star, published brief mentions. The study was ignored completely by the Boston Globe, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. (16)

Three years later, the Associated Press published a three-part series on sex abuse in public schools, with similar findings concerning the practice of transferring accused molesters. It also found that between 2001 and 2005, the number of educators whose teaching credentials were revoked, denied, surrendered or sanctioned was 2,570. And then there are the awful details. In one case, a teacher kidnapped “more than 20 girls, some as young as 9. Among other things, he told prosecutors that he put rags in the girls’ mouths, taped them shut and also bound their hands and feet with duct tape and rope for his own sexual stimulation.”

The major American media was silent again, including the Boston Globe, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times.(17) However, lesser-known outlets, like the Oregonian and the Seattle Times, did investigations in subsequent years. Their shocking findings can be found on pages 18-21 of Pierre’s book. It is important to note that all of the school instances are recent. Abuse and coverups are happening today on a massive scale.

And in comparison to the court’s generosity to victims of abuse by Catholic clergy, the court system opposes victims who seek damages from a school district for the harm they have suffered. Public schools have a special immunity from being sued in most abuse cases, unless the victim can prove that the school system undoubtedly knew that a teacher was a molester. Apparently it is not enough that the molester was the subject of faculty gossip. In other words, there is no monetary reward for suing a school system.

Neoliberalism and the New Right versus Democracy

The Russian collusion debate was straight-forward to begin with. The Clinton campaign accused the Russians of hacking the DNC’s email account in order to embarrass the Democrats and swing the election to Trump. That was their explanation for Hillary’s loss.

Progressives had good reason to reject this argument, but it seems to me they’ve stopped paying attention. Although the investigation has uncovered plenty of troubling behavior by Donald Trump and his associates, we’re stuck on the possibility of Hillary Clinton foisting herself into the White House. The continued refusal to consider Mueller’s evidence begins to look like a defense of the 2016 election results.

There are good reasons to be suspicious of establishment fear-mongering, but it’s important to consider the evidence in each case. Otherwise while we’re busy fighting the neoliberal agenda we might ignore an agenda every bit as hostile to the progressive cause. I’m thinking of the rise of the alt-right in the United States and its apparent ties to the current administration.

American racism has increased with the election of Donald Trump, but the rise of White Nationalism represents racism of a different sort. It is legitimate to be alarmed about national security when presented with evidence of ties between Donald Trump, the White Nationalist movement, the European New Right, and Alexander Putin.

As it happens, the neocons are not the only ones forming think tanks and crafting ambitious plans for the world. According to an article in New Dawn Magazine, geopolitical groups have also been at work in Europe, laying the groundwork for the Eurasian agenda. That was the claim made by Romanian-born journalist and author, Jean Parvulesco (1929-2010), who compared the policies of these groups to the neoconservative Project for a New American Century. Parvulesco was influenced by the perennialist Traditionallism of Rene Guenon and Julius Evola, and was also associated with the European New Right.

“It is the confrontation of our imperial and catholic [universal] doctrines with the current political historical reality…which will see the final emergence of the catholic Great Empire which constitutes our ultimate objective, the Imperium Ultimum, the Regnum Sanctum, which should comport, in principle, three operational stages….

“The first stage was to be the creation of a Paris Berlin-Moscow axis that is considered to be the axis along which this major change will occur. This axis will tie together the destiny of three nations (France, Germany and Russia).

“The second stage is the integration of what was traditionally known as West and East Europe, together with Russia, Siberia, India and Japan.

“The final stage involves what is termed the destruction of the ‘global democratic conspiracy,’ led by the United States, including a revolutionary liberation of its people, after which America as a whole (North and South) will become one entity. We can only wonder whether the present drive by the US to expand NAFTA and create a North American Union are steps in this direction.”

There are a disturbing number of similarities between the ideas of the European New Right and the American Right. Parvulesco anticipates the death of the ‘democratic system’ of political correctness—political correctness is a pet peeve of Donald Trump. Parvulesco predicted that the United States will self-destruct in a second civil war due to irreconcilable differences between the liberal community and the archconservative religious community—conservative leaders in the US have spoken of the possibility of a civil war.

Parvulesco’s geopolitical model for what he had in mind was the sudden collapse of the Soviet Union. He thought it demonstrated that powerful empires can disappear from one day to the next, requiring a new society and structure to be built from the ground upwards. At the same time, he argued that the Soviet Union’s collapse was not as sudden as it appeared. The public collapse was merely the revelation of a death that had already occurred. This is what he believed would happen to Europe. “The collapse of ‘democratic Europe’ has already taken place, and all that is left is the public acceptance of this fact and the beginning of a new Europe.” And he also thought he knew what would replace it. His idea of a new Europe was the ‘Eurasian Empire of the End Times,’ and its symbol was Vladimir Putin.

Lately, we see the same choices playing out in the United States. For some, it is obvious that American democracy is worth protecting. Many of them supported Bernie Sanders in 2016. For others, who also call themselves progressives, the capitalist system at the basis of American democracy is finished. This faction did everything it could in 2016 to distract Sanders voters with a third-party candidate and to promote inane advice like, ‘vote your conscience’. They failed to mention that your conscience will have no say at all in what happens after the collapse. Could it be that they are closer to the imperialists of both the Left and the Right than they are to Bernie Sanders’ supporters?

Another article in the same magazine speaks of the part that Jean Parvulesco played in acquainting the world with the visions of French esotericist Raymond Abellio. Abellio and Jean Parvulesco are identified in this article as two prominent French esotericists who visualized and tried to implement a roadmap for what Europe – and the Western world as a whole – should become. “It is a future where the real role of the Priory of Sion comes into its own.”

The name ‘Raymond Abellio’ is the pseudonym of Georges Soulès (1907-1986). In 1942, Georges Soulès became secretary general of the MSR (Mouvement Social Rèvolutionnaire. “This group had evolved out of the sinister Comitè Secret d’Action Revolutionaire (CSAR), also known as the Cagoule. Soulès was now to become acquainted with Eugène Deloncle, head of the political wing, dedicated to secret direct, and violent action…so here we have a Socialist turned Fascist, deeply involved in political movements who actively collaborated with the Vichy government.” (Guy Patton, Masters of Deception, as quoted by the New Dawn Magazine)

According to Patton, Abellio’s thought is “typical of an extreme right-wing esotericism, the aim of which is to ‘renew the tradition of the West.’ He wanted to replace the famous Republican slogan, ‘Liberty, Equality, Fraternity’ with ‘Prayer, War, Work’, to represent a new society built on an absolute hierarchy led by a king-priest.”

Abellio chose his pseudonym because he identified himself with Apollo, and because his initials, RA, were those of the Egyptian sun god. His ideas were a mixture of Christian eschatology, prophecy, and gnostic doctrines regarding what it is to be human. His most famous work is ‘The Absolute Structure’ (1965). The absolute structure is a vital ingredient in his idea of the Assumption (destiny) of Europe.

Although Parvulesco and Abellio differed in some ways, they both believed in the need for a final battle against the counter-initiatory and subversive forces (the non-being), and they both saw themselves as freedom fighters, a theme that runs all through their writings.

“In the West, it was the task of freedom fighters – terrorists? – to bring about this change. These ‘heroic’ battles were brought to life in [Abellio’s] novels…many consider ‘The Pit of Babel’ to be his best work and it is here that he plots intellectuals that are disengaged from all forms of ideology and scruples engaging in widespread terrorism.”

Also mentioned is a familiar theme on YouTube, a polar shift.

“Parvulesco often uses the term ‘Polar’ in reference to the ‘polar fraternities’ with which Guénon had once associated. He sees these as important instruments in the creation of modern Europe. He also used the term to refer to the Hyperborean origins of the present cycle of humanity, which he argued would soon end with a polar reversal. Here he is close to Guénon but far from Abellio’s thinking, who had an altogether more optimistic vision of the future…”

(Some believe that Donald Trump inherited Hyperborean lineage, through his mother.)

The last part of this article, titled Russia, Putin and the New Europe provides the names of people important to the New Right and emphasizes the importance of the last message of Fatima, which was delivered in October 1917, at the moment when the Bolshevik Revolution began. For esotericists, the appearance of the Virgin Mary at Fatima and her messages concerning the future of Russia are part of this Great Empire. This not only has meaning on the political plane—it coincides with their vision as to how ‘real politicians’ work together with the ‘denizens of the other world’ to accomplish the Assumption. The apparition at Fatima inspired Abellio’s effort to unite the two factions of the Cold War.

Now for those who claim to be afraid of war above all else, it is clear that this movement provides a poor rationale for war with Russia. This fear misunderstands the nature of the struggle.

For those who see the value in continuing the struggle within the present system, it is important to know that democracy itself is on the front lines. Parvulesco argues that due to the extreme dissatisfaction within the United States and the disparity between the archconservative religious community and the liberals, it is impossible to be elected as president on a genuine agenda. This is his entire rationale for the end of democracy. Unfortunately for him, 2016 proved the flaw in this rationale with the sudden appearance of a genuine agenda and the support of the majority of Americans.

Considering the New Right’s focus on the demise of democracy it becomes obvious who the opposition was in 2016. It was every false actor who pretended to be like Bernie in 2016 and 2018, everyone who rigged the process, everyone who purged the voting rolls and closed the polling stations, everyone who lied and wheedled and bribed and cheated, everyone who thought they could win with platitudes and cliches, in short, everyone who helped to defame the democratic process. They played right into the arms of the imperialist devils. Little did we know that a campaign like the one Bernie ran in 2016 was the most logical response to this threat. It is the perfect defense of democracy against the defamations of the alt-right.

When you draw the battle lines in this way, the entire polemic of the New Right is absurd. If democracy is destined to fade away, as they claim it is, what could be the purpose of all those books and articles? All those marches and slogans? The same can be said for the neoliberal agenda. Why bother convincing people at all? Do they hope they can get us to accept the theft of our democratic rights as a default position? If so, the outcome must still depend on us.

Another Arizona Primary, Another Glitch

Independent voters in Arizona may vote in the primary if they choose which ballot they want: Republican, Democrat, Green, or a city/town-only. However, due to a computer error early independent voters who submitted their ballot choice before July 13 must resubmit their ballot choice before August 17, if they want to receive an early ballot.

The ‘glitch’ was discovered during a security update and initially impacted 2,000 independent early voters. More than 1,100 of the 2,000 had been contacted as of Friday. Voters can confirm whether their ballot choice was recorded by visiting maricopa.vote or calling 601-506-1511.

Maricopa County recorder, Adrian Fontes, who defeated the former recorder Helen Purcell after the 2016 primary debacle, said in an interview on July 26 that security would be his focus. This focus has already started to pay off. The primary is on August 28.

Voters can see whether their ballot was received and counted by visitiing www.ballotstatus.maricopa.vote.