The Devils Advocate

by Clyde Lewis

"The Devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape"—William Shakespeare

In all of the times that I have written for this website, in all the times I have written for magazines, I have never really had to struggle with a topic. You would think that there seems to be all kinds of stuff to write about and all kinds of things that I can put my twist on.

There are reasons why I write what I write. Many of the things I write about come to me at the oddest times. I am always waiting for the blockbuster idea that people will pay big money to read about.

Sometimes I over–think about what I should write about and I wind up getting a writer’s cramp somewhere between my neck and my brain. Something stalls and I wind up in a bar somewhere, having a drink and wondering if something is going to come to me.

I am always looking for that random original idea that will take on a life of its own.

For now, I am going to write about a news story that has taken on a life of its own. The reason I am writing this now is because of a few photos that wound up in the news recently.

Back in 1935, a movie was made called "Triumph of the Will". It was a Nazi propaganda film. I watched it with some friends a couple of years ago. It wasn’t that we were closeted Nazis looking for a thrill, I was just curious about the film after the death of its creator, Leni Riefenstahl.

The movie should be seen by everyone because of what it is: nothing more than a pumped–up, prettified, sensational look at the Sixth Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg. It was a movie that made Adolf Hitler look like the savior of Germany.

The film begins on an airplane. Hitler is flying into Nuremberg. We see the Führer coming through the clouds, the shadow of his plane cast upon the towering spires that peek through the mist.

The plane finally lands and the door opens. The anticipation of the gathering military crowd is overwhelming as Hitler steps out of the machine.

There he stands, giving sermons and preaching the deliverance of his people and his New World Order. In 1934 it was okay to advocate Hitler. Many people loved him. We look at him now and see everything that we think we can never become. But back then, we barely knew him and it wasn’t at all bad to call him a great leader.

Now we know the truth.

In May of 2003, off the coast of San Diego, scores of military personnel cast their eyes towards the blue skies over the U.S.S Abraham Lincoln. "Navy 1," an S–3B Viking from the "Blue Wolves" of Sea Control Squadron Three Five, was flying above the aircraft carrier.

The plane lands and the door opens. A man wearing a helmet steps out of the plane. The anticipation is overwhelming. The military crowd understands that the man that has just set foot on the Lincoln is their Commander in Chief, George W. Bush.

Mr. Bush then addresses the nation from the ship’s flight deck. He is there to reassure the nation that his New World Order is moving forward in Iraq.

"Major combat operations in Iraq are over, and America and her allies have prevailed."-George W. Bush

The whole exercise was considered a monumental moment for the war effort. Bush was seen as a hero or a savior, coming down from the sky to tell his men that all is well. As you can see, this piece of stagecraft was taken directly from that Nazi propaganda film.

It was later revealed that the whole affair was a vision the President had had. He hired a variety of strategists and producers to, in essence, create an event that smacked of Nazi propaganda about Hitler’s visit to Nuremberg. According to a CNN report:

"They choreographed every aspect of the event, even down to the members of the Lincoln crew arrayed in coordinated shirt colors over Mr. Bush’s right shoulder and the "Mission Accomplished" banner placed to perfectly capture the president and the celebratory two words in a single shot. The speech was specifically timed for what image makers call "magic hour light," which cast a golden glow on Mr. Bush." -From CNN/New York Times: "Keepers of Bush image lift stagecraft to new heights."

As I watched the carrier landing, I realized that it was nothing more than a metaphor for the phrase Deus Ex Machina.

In Greek tragedies, an apparently inescapable crisis was solved by the intervention of a god. This god was often lowered onto the stage by an elaborate piece of equipment. Deus ex Machina means literally "God from the machine."

George W. Bush may have remembered seeing "Triumph of the Will", as many people have seen it in history class. Or perhaps his choice goes far deeper than that.

Bush claims that he reads the bible, that he has a relationship with God and that God speaks to him and gives him revelations of the things he is to do. I believe that his handlers, and those in the media that shovel out propaganda on a daily basis, know full well of the impact of "religious" triggers. His speeches at both of his inaugurals were full of religious trigger words.

Especially those that speak of purifying fire.

"By our efforts we have lit a fire as well, a fire in the minds of men. It warms those who feel its power; it burns those who fight its progress. And one day this untamed fire of freedom will reach the darkest corners of our world-George Walker Bush excerpts from the Inaugural address 2005

In the book of Deuteronomy it says, "For the Lord thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God." In the book of Hebrews it states that God is a consuming fire and in Thessalonians those who are evil will burn in the light of the fire produced by the Second Coming of the savior of the world.

The savior, in all instances, returns secretly to earth from the air. He declares that he is here to save his people and commands that fire devour those who wish to thwart his kingdom or his ideology.

This all sounds frightening, and it should. It could very well be secret manipulation used to create a trigger that somehow ignites a meme. The majority of the populace is wired to react to the symbols and archetypes, and propagandists appear to use this tool for subtle mind control.

Recently I was reading a story about the confirmation of Condoleezza Rice as Secretary of State. The article was accompanied by a picture that triggered a meme in my mind.

The picture of Condi Rice had a light appearing as a jewel above her head. I know that it was most likely a bulb with a shade. However, the light fixture is blurred to make it appear to be a pyramid.

I saw it as a Merkabah.

The Merkabah is described throughout the bible as a light that burns like fire above the head of the anointed.

"Then I looked, and above the dome that was over the heads of the cherubim there appeared above them something like a sapphire, in form resembling a throne."–Book of Ezekiel

When it is seen from the side it appears like a jewel. As it rotates, it becomes a Tetrahedron. It was known anciently as the vehicle in which the spirit of God travels. It can be called the "Chariot of Fire" or the "Angels’ Fire."

It is literally the fire from the mind.

Back in 2002 I wrote an article called "Strange Simulacrum." In this article, I demonstrated that in the propaganda game, our media was snapping photos of our leaders that made them appear to be godlike.

In the article I showed pictures of our leaders that I believed contained religious triggers, tools to subtly show them as exalted beings, or even deities.

I have seen pictures with simulated crowns around the head of the President, light forming in the fingers of John Ashcroft, and strange pictures that manipulate Christian and spiritual romanticism to get a reaction from those who have it programmed into their subconscious. Even if the reaction is subtle, it still burns a familiar likeness in the minds of so many people.

I know that most people don’t see these things the way I do, but I cannot stress enough that we have had these types of images placed in our subconscious because of our religious backgrounds and our exposure to Renaissance art.

The new propaganda attempts to recapture moments from the glories of past empires. The art of these empires and the imagery from the bible seem to be showing themselves even more. The President and his cabinet use every trick they can find, from simulating halos and merkabahs to landing a plane on an aircraft carrier to simulate the coming of a god from the air.

Back in 1934, Hitler’s handlers knew of the power of religious memes. They knew of the powers of the occult. They used biblical prophecy and the prophecies of Nostradamus to show that Germany would rise like the Phoenix from the ashes of the purifying fires.

In the Riefenstahl film we hear the chief of Hitler’s propaganda machine say similar words in order to reaffirm the totalitarian charge.

"May the bright flame of our enthusiasm never be extinguished. It alone gives light and warmth to the creative art of modern political propaganda."- Josef Goebbels

Leni Riefenstahl knew that in her propaganda piece the savior of Germany could not just walk up to the podium and tell the German people that he was here to solve their problems. Hitler had to come down from the heavens in a staged event that would trigger a biblical meme of the god returning in his chariot to kill the evildoers, redeem his people, and lead them to a promised paradise.

When George W. Bush arrived on the Lincoln on May 1st, 2003, it was obvious that he was attempting a Deus Ex Machina.

The war in Iraq was losing favor. It was important that he not just walk up to the podium and tell the truth. He had to come from heaven to assure his people that all was going well, even though the truth was far more depressing and hope was waning.

Once the people see a leader as a savior, it is hard to convince them otherwise. Whatever the savior says, the people will support it, no matter how ghastly it may be.

People are slaves to their wiring. They fall victim to the triggers that cause them to accept certain people as supernatural and godlike.

Hitler in 1934 was not looked upon as a demon or even an antichrist.

He was the Christ to the many Germans who did not know that they were being sold a covenant with a man who would later become the most brutal monster to walk the earth.

While it is always fitting to declare Hitler a monster, it should also be pointed out to all that forget history that the monster came forward out of good intentions. Hitler saw himself as a man of destiny, who believed that his powers were anointed and blessed by the creator.

"No Earthly power gave us this command. For God-Our God who created our people gave us that command." ––Adolf Hitler 1934

George W. Bush sold everyone a lie when he told the world from the deck of the Lincoln that the mission was accomplished in Iraq. For the event, he chose a day that was significant in the world of the occult. Walpurgisnacht, or Beltane, is celebrated on May 1st. It is a day set aside for the ancient Druid fire festival celebrating the union of the Goddess and the Horned God. It is a day also set aside by Satanists as a day to once again pledge their loyalty to Satan

During his inaugural in 2005, there was controversy over the Bush family and their use of a hand gesture that is considered to be satanic. It is the sign of the horned god, known as the Cornu sign.

While many have argued that the symbol was used by the family as a high–sign for the University of Texas, it is obvious that this symbol used by rock stars and pseudo occultists has a deeper meaning and should not be used carelessly.

The sign of the Cornu is used in Shadowmancy, which is a satanic ritual. It is a symbol that, when given by the left hand, means in essence "In Nomine Satanas, Luciferi Excelsi!"

It is a strange coincidence that on the eve of Beltane or Walpurgisnacht, Adolf Hitler shot himself in his bunker. Many believe that the death by his own hand was his sacrifice for his vision of the New World Order, given that May 1st was a date set aside for sacrificial rites of the Satanists, a day of loyalty to all that is dark and satanic.

Does anyone find it odd that on May 1st, George W. Bush decreed that the day be set aside as a day where we show our loyalty to our nation?

May 1st is now "Loyalty Day."

By the President of the United States of America a Proclamation

To be an American is not a matter of blood or birth. Our citizens are bound by ideals that represent the hope of all mankind: that all men are created equal, endowed with unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. On Loyalty Day, we reaffirm our allegiance to our country and resolve to uphold the vision of our Forefathers.

Our founding principles have endured, guiding our Nation toward progress and prosperity and allowing the United States to be a leader among nations of the world. Throughout our history, honorable men and women have demonstrated their loyalty to America by making remarkable sacrifices to preserve and protect these values.

Today, America’s men and women in uniform are protecting our Nation, defending the peace of the world, and advancing the cause of liberty. The world has seen again the fine character of our Nation through our military as they fought to protect the innocent and liberate the oppressed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. We are honored by the service of foreign nationals in our Armed Services whose willingness to risk their lives for a country they cannot yet call their own is proof of the loyalty this country inspires.

Their service and sacrifice are a testament to their love for America, and our soldiers’ honor on and off the battlefield reaffirms our Nation’s most deeply held beliefs: that every life counts, and that all humans have an unalienable right to live as free people.

These values must be imparted to each new generation. Our children need to know that our Nation is a force for good in the world, extending hope and freedom to others. By learning about America’s history, achievements, ideas, and heroes, our young citizens will come to understand even more why freedom is worth protecting.

Last September, I announced several initiatives that will help improve students’ knowledge of American history, increase their civic involvement, and deepen their love for our great country.

The We the People initiative will encourage the teaching of American history and civic education by providing grants for curriculum development and training seminars. The Our Documents initiative will use the Internet to bring information about and the text of 100 of America’s most important documents from the National Archives to classrooms and communities across the country. These initiatives are important, for it is only when our children have an understanding of our past that they will be able to lead the future. This Loyalty Day, as we express allegiance to our Nation and its founding ideals, we resolve to ensure that the blessings of liberty endure and extend for generations to come.

The Congress, by Public Law 85–529, as amended, has designated May 1 of each year as "Loyalty Day," and I ask all Americans to join me in this day of celebration and in reaffirming our allegiance to our Nation.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2003, as Loyalty Day. I call upon all the people of the United States to join in support of this national observance. I also call upon government officials to display the flag of the United States on all government buildings on Loyalty Day.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty–seventh.


It was in the time of loyalty in the days of Beltane that the animals would be sacrificed upon the altars of fire.

While the times of spring are to bring peace and joy, the powerful who know the power of the darker realms use such a time to declare their loyalty to the Gods that they have fashioned for their own egos. Their ideologies are once again focused on the New World Order. In a macabre coincidence, there has been a special issue of collector’s guns issued, called "New World Order" Glocks. These guns were issued to those who were involved in the first stage of the New World Order and beyond. Of course this dates back to September 11th, 1990 and September 11th, 1991.

This sends a chilling message to those who wonder if there is a more ghastly exit strategy if it all comes tumbling down. Taking one’s own life also is encouraged when you are working for a group of death fetishists.

It demonstrates "loyalty" to the greater cause.

Statistically, the times of spring bring us death. It seems as if it is by design and those who seek a fascist form of control often encourage it. What better time to encourage loyalty than on a day of loyalty to the father of death and lies?

What better day to lie to the people and tell them that their mission is accomplished than on a day where you are asked to give your loyalty out of guilt?

Those who want to continue to enforce their power and wealth always have a fetish for blood and favor death. That is why they speak of peace and "mission accomplished" and in the same moment unleash war, poverty, and repression against those who oppose them.

We as a people do not want to admit the manipulation because all we can see are the emotional triggers that make us feel guilty. We give up our morality because we have no other choice but to sympathize with him and bow before him in our shame. We have been told that we are against human destruction and yet we must remain loyal and support the wars, which result in our own destruction.

It is that guilt that binds us. Many feel that we are all in this together and that no one is without fault. The lie is that we all have something to hide. We are all sinners. We are all worthless and we are all responsible for our own sorrow and pain.

The majority all live with the danger of being caught in the act of being murderous, hateful, and callous.

It is the fear of being found out that keeps us loyal. George W. Bush has sent our brothers and sisters, fathers and uncles out to kill for his agenda that he claims comes from God.

George W. Bush leads and defends our maligned country. We have been wounded and we live in the shadow of terror. Bush stands before our flag and he claims to worship our God, and for this we can’t help ourselves. We have been bound in the blood of his war.

It is the ultimate blackmail.

When we hear of American people who maintain that torture is good for the victims of Abu Graib and encourage all Americans to feel the same as they do, it can only be compared to what the Nazis called "Blutkitt" or blood cement.

If everyone can agree that these atrocities are necessary, then we all share the same blame if it is found to be evil. The leader of a gang involves all of the gang members in a crime. This way they will not question him or betray him in order to save their own skins. Hitler had the same philosophy. His killing of six million Jews was blood cement.

George W. Bush uses the victims of 911 as blood cement. Even though it is not prudent to blame our government for the crime, it seems that the new security laws and the usurping of civil rights indicate that the government blames us. What are 280 billion suspects going to do to save their skins?

They will obey.

What is a critical mass of people going to do when the government uses a fundamental belief in God as a tool to march into every country spreading democracy?

They will proclaim it a commandment.

How do I know this?

I have looked at history. I have seen how the grooming takes place. There have been countless examples to look at from Manson, Jones, and Koresh.

Gangs, cults, and nations alike act with these sure–fire tools of devotion in place.

The leaders become desperate and require that all of their followers take part in some sort of secret act of disobedience and rebellion. Once all take part in the act, they are bound by their secret. If they win in their quest to change the course of history, then they become heroes. Even in the midst of the fight they can either die in battle or kill themselves. This will yet again seal devotion. It can lead to a whole group following the leader into death as well.

This is how we all burn in the fires of destiny.

Remember that throughout history those who have been called heroes rarely have their integrity questioned.

Let us hope that we are on the winning side.