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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Anti-Semitic Socorro?

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One of our readers discovered a United Press article [4/20/64] about the Socorro sighting which you can read by clicking on the link here:

UPI
From UFO Digest

In that article, the false Socorro symbol is proffered:

upi-2.jpg

This is the symbol that Hynek, the Air Force, and Ray Stanford tried to foist off on the public and media as the insignia that Lonnie Zamora saw.

Their contrived insignia didn’t fly as ufologists and researchers subsequently discovered the original drawing that Officer Zamora provided:

z1.jpg

But there is an interesting aspect of the concocted, fake insignia:

upi-3.jpg

The contrived symbol resembles an image used by anti-Semitics, as in the cover for the despicable Protocols of Zion:

zion.jpg

Why did they select and promote use of the Zion symbol they wanted the public to see as the insignia of an unidentified craft?

upi-1.jpg

Or is this just a mere coincidence?

RR

8 Comments:

  • Nothing is a coincidence, Rich.

    As Gray Barker liked to say,

    "It all fits the pattern!"

    Lance

    By Blogger Lance, at Sunday, February 19, 2012  

  • Sorry. But this one is stretched to the breaking point.

    By Blogger purrlgurrl, at Monday, February 20, 2012  

  • PG...

    I happen to agree, but one can't, when it comes to UFO hooey, dismiss anything, as Lance suggests.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, February 20, 2012  

  • This entry is ridiculous in its ignorance. It would be funny as that last scene in Mel Gibson’s History of the World Part I (Jews In Space), were it not so obvious that fundamental knowledge is lacking, making it not even a satire, but instead, provides us with irrationalist sentiments out of which dangerous myths are born. So let me correct.

    Since its first printing in 1903, 'The Protocols of The Elders Of Zion' went into innumerable editions in various languages with various cover illustrations – or none at all. See some examples here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Protocols_of_the_Elders_of_Zion

    While you do not list the bibliographical details of the edition that Protocols edition that you depict, I immediately recognized the symbol on the cover that you compare with the false Socorro symbol. It does not belong to 'The Protocols of The Elders Of Zion' at all, but was obviously added later for dramatic effect.

    The image on the cover is Eliphas Levi’s Great Seal of Solomon. It is the frontispice of his 'Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie', published in 1855. This title was eventually translated by Edward Waite as 'The Mysteries Of Magic, published in 1886, with a revised edition 'Transcendental Magic', published in 1923. http://www.google.nl/url?source=imgres&ct=ref&q=http://altreligion.about.com/od/westernocculttradition/ig/Ouroboros/Eliphas-Levi-s-Great-Symbol-of-Solomon.htm&sa=X&ei=cZNCT9y5OdHz-gbdoPm0BQ&ved=0CAIQ8wc4Dg&usg=AFQjCNGmvx86AycuyKu8xgQpH4BEcuPbDA

    The image was used as late as 1978 on an edition of 'The Protocols of The Elders Of Zion'. See for a discussion of it here: http://www.google.nl/url?source=imgres&ct=ref&q=http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Talk:The_Protocols_of_the_Learned_Elders_of_Zion&sa=X&ei=QpRCT-qoM8yd-wbrh-DEBQ&ved=0CAIQ8wc4Fg&usg=AFQjCNFLLZL5YcnorofktpNAkrOz8t0aTQ

    I note that other illustrations from Levi’s oeuvre, such as his Tetragrammaton and his Baphomet, were also used as cover materials for various editions of 'The Protocols of The Elders Of Zion'.

    Since Levi died in 1875, he could hardly have made any official complaint on a book that was first published in Russia in 1903 – and from then on, all over the world. Obviously, there are various editions of the antisemitic 'The Protocols of The Elders Of Zion' hoax with occult symbolism, see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Protocols_of_the_Elders_of_Zion

    So, therefore, the image is not a ‘Zion symbol’ at all, but was culled from Eliphas Levi’s 1855 title. See for a scholarly discussion of Eliphas Levi, and, by the way, the spurious 'The Protocols of The Elders Of Zion', the books by James Webb, 'The Occult Underground' and 'The Occult Establishment', or Norman Cohn’s 'Warrant for Genocide, The Myth of the Jewish World Conspiracy and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion', published in 1967.

    Best regards,

    Theo

    By Blogger theo paijmans, at Monday, February 20, 2012  

  • Theo..

    Thanks for your erudite clarification of The Protocols and Zion, but you miss the point, as happens with most who want to show off their knowledge of something.

    We didn't want to get into a discussion about Zionism or The Protocols.

    We wanted to point to the fact that the Socorro image was faked for media, and we showed the faked image.

    We added the anti-Semitic title to grab attention, hoping that someone might look beyond the Zion suggestion and come up with a source for the faked image.

    It was a dodge on my part, and I expected some fall-out, but I also expected that the gist of the posting would take hold with someone, and it hasn't, except by Lance Moody.

    About Zionism and The Protocols are a must-read, but the point here was to create at talking point from which the faked image might be discerned.

    I guess we have to be careful what we use to "market" a topic.

    Most visitors here are not smart enough too see what we're doing.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, February 20, 2012  

  • RR,

    While I honestly appreciate your publication of my post in the spirit of a free debate, your apology doesn't do it with me.

    I am all in favour of debating the most outré theories, but the foundation stones, i.e. the data, need to be as correct as possible when entering such a debate.

    You could have also opened up this very interesting debate on the source of the faked symbol without having to resort to cut-and-paste image analogy tactics, thereby creating an inherently false trail for, if I understand you correctly, mere shock tactics.

    Your explanation sounds to me like back pedalling - don't wanting to admit that this post was based on hasty or simply sloppy research.

    I am very interested in the Socorro symbol affair; but would loathe to see it go under amidst a sea of unwarranted speculations of the worst kind.

    Best regards,

    Theo

    By Blogger theo paijmans, at Monday, February 20, 2012  

  • Theo:

    We have people like you to provide correctives to our (my) bizarre interpolations.

    But while you eschew any anti-Semitism, unconscious or otherwise by the fake-makers, I'd be disinclined to be so readily dismissive.

    The point of the fake symbol was to throw off those who might find a truth in what Officer Zamora saw and drew.

    The USAF tried and used any and all tactics to mar UFO research.

    Beclouding Zamora's insignia would not be above a slur.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, February 20, 2012  

  • If a star with a top point in a circle with horizontal lines is wanted, why not the USAF Roundel? Zamora reported two of the three colors, too.

    Seems closer to home than the Protocols cover.

    Regards,

    Sourcerer

    By Blogger don, at Wednesday, February 22, 2012  

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