My apologies to everyone for having been MIA this past year. Part of this was due to the strange behavior of this website, and the fact that once I had published my angle on Presidential candidate John McCain as a "Manchurian candidate" ... a story that was widely distributed, and which appeared in Wonkette as well as in some Polish and Asian websites (for some reason) ... the site went down and the McCain story (as well as a number of others before it) disappeared into the ether.
I suspect foul play. But I have no proof.
What I want to discuss here is something that I have been holding onto for quite some time. I have resisted publishing it because I did not want to contribute to the national insanity on this issue. However, now that Sister Sarah has jumped on the mule train, I figure it is about time I joined the fray.
Now before I go much further, I want to be explicit: I am not a "birther." I do not believe that Barack Obama was born outside the United States. I believe that the arguments set forth by the "birther" movement are without foundation because one would have to believe that a conspiracy existed as long ago as the day of Obama's birth in 1961 (or even earlier) to defraud the presidential election process in 2008. I study conspiracy theories, as you know, and this one is beyond the pale. Efforts to prove that Obama was born in Kenya (for instance) have been demonstrated to be false and the result of amateurishly-forged documents, etc. I feel that there is a tangible element of racism and paranoid hysteria in these allegations that devalue honest journalistic investigation.
Okay, that being said ...
There is a synchronistic element hidden within the "birther" allegations that no one has noticed so far. It is truly bizarre, and its existence suggests to me that the fury of the birthers has its origin in the "sinister forces" of which I write. I even hesitate to bring this up, knowing full well what the reaction will be among the birthers and how they will use this synchronistic piece of "evidence" to add more fuel to their fires, full as they are of heat and no light. But, here it goes:
In the two birth announcements from the Hawaii newspapers mentioning that a son was born to Mr and Mrs Barack Obama on August 4, 1961 we notice that the next announcement in the series, directly below that of Barack Obama, is for a son born to a Mr and Mrs Norman Asing on the same day.
Okay. Wait for it. Wait for it ...
"Asing" is a word in the Indonesian national language, Bahasa Indonesia, and means ... "foreign"!
(You will recall that Barack Obama spent four years in Indonesia growing up and still has a good command of that language.)
Now the birthers will say that this is evidence that there was a conspiracy back in 1961 when Barack Obama was a week old, and that the birth announcement for Mr Asing was a coded message to their followers that "the eagle has landed" or something (much, I assume, to the real Mr Asing's dismay).
My interpretation, of course, is somewhat different. I believe that the birther movement was so intense that it created a ripple in space-time (I write about this in Sinister Forces, you may recall, in connection with the Kennedy assassinations, the Texas Tower Sniper, etc. all of which were predicted in novels and plays long before the events took place). I believe that this announcement is a clue, but not of a conspiracy. It is a prediction of what would occur, a prediction created by the intensity of the debate and the passions of the individuals involved whose quantum effects were felt not only in the present and presumably in the future but -- like the Kennedy assassination prefigured in the work of Maurice Maeterlinck -- also in the past.
I would never have noticed this had I not spent many years living in Malaysia which uses a national language quite similar to Indonesia's, and in which the word "asing" has the same meaning, so it was only serendipity that brought my attention to the birth announcement where the word "Asing" jumped out at me because, you see, in Malaysia and Indonesia I was also "asing": a foreigner.
Thus, in the immortal words of Linda Ellerbee, "and so it goes."
ASING is also Aser - Osiris (Όσιρις, also Usiris; the Egyptian language name is variously transliterated Asar, Asari, Aser, Ausar, Ausir, Wesir, Usir, Usire or Ausare) was an Egyptian god, usually called the god of the Afterlife, underworld or dead
Connect that ... to sinister forces, and you must give serious consideration to sinister forces being outside our three dimensional sphere.
I noticed the word specifically because of the Indonesian link to Obama and the fact that "asing" is an Indonesian word.
That said, I agree that the sinister forces exist outside our three dimensional sphere, but that they impact us from whatever sphere they reside. We are like Flatliners, and there is something impinging on us from another dimension that we can only notice when points of that force manifest here. The various points may seem unrelated to us, but they may be facets of a single adamantine substance (so to speak!).
How does a cover-up in recent times manage to create a newspaper notice in 1961? My reasoning is consistent with that explained in Sinister Forces. If quantum physics is a valid way of understanding how the world is constructed, then I feel that it should be applied to historical events as well as to the waves and particles that make up our reality, and hence of our history.