Some Of The Dumbest Taxes Throughout History

Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog, In the days of ancient Rome, it was tradition for the upper class to liberate their slaves after a set number of years. The Roman government, however, looked at this as an opportunity to generate revenue, and they taxed the newly freed slave on his freedom. I can’t imagine anything more repulsive than paying tax on freedom. But they gave it a pretty good try– In 1696, the English government under William III (William of Orange) passed a new law requiring subjects to pay a tax based on the number of windows in their homes. Not willing to pay such a ridiculous tax on something as basic as sunlight, many Englishmen simply reduced the number of windows in their homes. There was less light… and less ventilation… which ultimately became a public health problem. To follow that up, England introduced a […] Read More

Martin Armstrong Asks “Are We Headed Into Global Fascism?”

Submitted by Martin Armstrong via Armstrong Economics, Fascism has been a term applied to the manner of organizing a society in which a government ruled by a dictator/bureaucracy that is unelected or a republic with pretend “lifetime” politicians,  controls the lives of the people and in which people are not allowed to disagree with the government. Such systems have always placed the “good” of the state before the worth of an individual. The right to property is subject to constant search and seizure and courts only rule in favor of the state. That was the closing days of Rome. It was also the Soviet Union and especially the East Germany with respect to organization. I went behind the Berlin Wall before it fell. You could not speak freely on the street but had to wait until you were alone.The Soviet Union was a Communist/Fascist State where you could not […] Read More

1997: Star Nation: TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES

The following information was received between October 15-17, 1995, in a council with the Ascended Masters. In this council Wolf asked for clarity and guidance for this time. Present at this council were Kuthumi, Kuan Yin, Hilarian, Deganawida, Serapis Bay, and The White Calf Woman. There were other entities present as well, including those from the other dimensional realities and the worlds beyond our sun. Those beings who shared information in this meeting did so because they wished to contribute to the body of knowledge that will help hold the space for the preservation of human consciousness in the Universe, thus allowing for our ascension, or graduation into the higher octave of the Christos. The specific personalities of the individual beings present and their personal thoughts and visions through the Holographic time/space continuum are irrelevant. This body of information represents, rather, the collective thoughts of all those present in […] Read More

2001: ‘Secret’ Rome Meeting Recounted by AIPAC Spy Case Figure

A few years back Sheryl Crow recorded a haunting song called “Three Days in Rome,” about a lover’s treacherous retelling of their affair in a novel. Likewise, anonymous sources have been talking for years about a secret meeting two Bush administration Pentagon officials had in Rome with a notorious Iranian arms dealer, in December 2001. It’s been said that the officials, Larry Franklin and Harold Rhode, along with former Reagan White House intelligence operative Michael Ledeen, were scheming to sabotage a deal that Bush administration “moderates” were trying to make with Iran. Another version was that they were “rogue operators” plotting to overthrow the Iranian regime. Yet another tale about Rome has Italian intelligence officials passing along a fabricated document purporting to show that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, whom the Bush White House was plotting to overthrow, was buying uranium from Niger for a bomb. All such accounts were […] Read More

AN ILLUMINATI OUTLINE OF HISTORY

Alpha and Omega — Immanentizing of the Eschaton. 20,000,000 BC — Recent Epoch of geeology begins; Ice Age ends; human beings spread to all parts of the world. 30,000 — First Illuminatus, Gruad, rules in Atlantis. 20,000 — Mythical Lloigor inhabit continent of Mu. 10,000 — Approximate beginning of agriculture. Estimated date of inscriptions on stone disks by the Dropa tribe, a diminuative people of the Bayan-Kara-Ula Mountains on the border of China and Tibet; disks describe how the tribe came to earth in flying machines; ancient Dropa graves contain human remains with huge heads and small bodies. Earliest estimated date of carving of the Crystal Skull found at Lubaantun in the Yucatan. Hyborian Age in Europe. 9,000 to 10,000 — Date of Plato’s Atlantis. 6,000 — Picture writing develops. 5,000 — First alphabet begins to develop. 4,000 — Approximate date of discovery of metals, beginning of cities, constellations […] Read More

FAKE TERROR – THE ROAD TO WAR AND DICTATORSHIP

It’s the oldest trick in the book, dating back to Roman times; creating the enemies you need. In 70 BC, an ambitious minor politician and extremely wealthy man, Marcus Licinius Crassus, wanted to rule Rome. Just to give you an idea of what sort of man Crassus really was, he is credited with invention of the fire brigade. But in Crassus’ version, his fire-fighting slaves would race to the scene of a burning building whereupon Crassus would offer to buy it on the spot for a tiny fraction of it’s worth. If the owner sold, Crassus’ slaves would put out the fire. If the owner refused to sell, Crassus allowed the building to burn to the ground. By means of this device, Crassus eventually came to be the largest single private land holder in Rome, and used some of his wealth to help back Julius Caesar against Cicero. In […] Read More

A Posthumous Publication

We are glad to lay before our readers the first of a series of unpublished writings of the late Éliphas Lévi (Abbé Louis Constant) one of the great masters of occult sciences of the present century in the West. An ex-Catholic priest, he was unfrocked by the ecclesiastical authorities at Rome, who tolerate no belief in God, Devil, or Science outside the narrow circle of their circumscribed dogma, and who anathematize every creed-crushed soul that succeeds in breaking its mental bondage. “Just in the ratio that knowledge increases, faith diminishes; consequently, those that know the most, always believe the least” – said Carlyle. Éliphas Lévi knew much; far more than the privileged few even among the greatest mystics of modern Europe; hence, he was traduced by the ignorant many. He had written these ominous words . . . “The discovery of the great secrets of true religion and of […] Read More

1881: Apollonius Tyaneus and Simon Magus

In the “History of the Christian Religion to the year two hundred,” by Charles B. Waite, A.M., announced and reviewed in the Banner of Light (Boston), we find portions of the work relating to the great thaumaturgist of the second century A.D. – Apollonius of Tyana, the rival of whom had never appeared in the Roman Empire. “The time of which this volume takes special cognizance is divided into six periods, during the second of which, A.D. 80 to A.D. 120, is included the ‘Age of Miracles,’ the history of which will prove of interest to Spiritualists as a means of comparing the manifestations of unseen intelligences in our time with similar events of the days immediately following the introduction of Christianity. Apollonius Tyaneus was the most remarkable character of that period, and witnessed the reign of a dozen Roman emperors. Before his birth, Proteus, an Egyptian god, appeared […] Read More

1888: Star-Angel-Worship in the Roman Catholic Church

IN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH [The subject matter of the present article has not been chosen from any desire of “finding fault” with the Christian religion, as LUCIFER is often accused of doing. No special animosity is felt towards popery any more than against any other existing dogmatic and ritualistic faith. We merely hold that “there is no higher religion than truth.” Hence, being incessantly attacked by the Christians – among whom none are so bitter and contemptuous as the Romanists – who call us “idolaters” and “heathens,” and otherwise denounce us, it is necessary that at times something should be said in our defence, and truth reestablished. The Theosophists are accused of believing in Astrology, and the Devas (Dhyan Chohans) of the Hindus and Northern Buddhists. A too impulsive missionary in the Central Provinces of India has actually called us “Astrolaters,” “Sabians” and “devil-worshippers.” This, as usual, is […] Read More

1880: The Number Seven

A deep significance was attached to numbers in hoary antiquity. There was not a people with anything like philosophy, but gave great prominence to numbers in their application to religious observances, the establishment of festival days, symbols, dogmas, and even the geographical distribution of empires. The mysterious numerical system of Pythagoras was nothing novel when it appeared far earlier than 600 years B.C. The occult meaning of figures and their combinations entered into the meditations of the sages of every people; and the day is not far off when, compelled by the eternal cyclic rotation of events, our now sceptical unbelieving West will have to admit that in that regular periodicity of ever recurring events there is something more than a mere blind chance. Already our Western savants begin to notice it. Of late, they have pricked up their ears and begun speculating upon cycles, numbers and all that […] Read More

2012: Supreme Court Guts Due Process Protection

Reader Walter passed along this distressing sighting from Chris Floyd’s blog. American civil liberties were gutted last week, and the media failed to take note of it. The development? If the president or one of his subordinates declares someone to be an “enemy combatant” (the 21st century version of “enemy of the state”) he is denied any protection of the law. So any trouble-maker (which means anyone) can be whisked away, incarcerated, tortured, “disappeared,” you name it. Floyd’s commentary: After hearing passionate arguments from the Obama Administration, the Supreme Court acquiesced to the president’s fervent request and, in a one-line ruling, let stand a lower court decision that declared torture an ordinary, expected consequence of military detention, while introducing a shocking new precedent for all future courts to follow: anyone who is arbitrarily declared a “suspected enemy combatant” by the president or his designated minions is no longer a […] Read More

OBSERVATIONS OF TYRANNY

From Ancient Rome to OKC By William F. Jasper From antiquity to modern times, history is replete with examples of ruthless and corrupt politicians who have shamelessly exploited and manipulated tragic events and the criminal acts of a few to advance their own lust for power. In cases too numerous to mention, tyrants and aspiring despots have gone even further, engaging agents provocateur to carry out assassinations, foment riots and rebellion, precipitate financial panics, attempt palace coups, feign foreign invasion, initiate acts of terrorism, and perform other infamous acts – all for the purpose of establishing a mass psychology of fear, a sense of “crisis,” of imminent danger requiring the government to suspend normal liberties and seize vast new powers to deal with the “emergency.” History records that, far too often, these “temporary” assumptions of power have given way to permanent brutal oppression, and to terror and mass murder […] Read More

2007: NWO CODE FOR ASSASSINATION by CIA SS

PERSEUS BLACK HOLE “BONG” NUMBER 57 update.. 5-10-2007 http://mparent7777-2.blogspot.com/2007/05/shining-light-goes-out-in-africa-cia.html the assassination of ANTHONY MITCHELL JOURNALIST AGAINST THE NWO!!! EXCERPT FROM ARTICLE A Shining Light Goes Out in Africa Posted on May 8, 2007 By Amy Goodman On Saturday, May 5, Anthony Mitchell died in the crash of Kenyan Airways Flight 507, which killed all 114 people on board. Based in Nairobi, he was an Associated Press reporter who had recently broken a story on secret prisons in Ethiopia and the U.S. involvement in the detention and interrogation of prisoners there. The world has lost another journalist, one who was taking the necessary risks to get at the heart of the complex and often ignored story of Africa. Most Americans know of Somalia as the setting for the feature film “Black Hawk Down.” This film depicted the failed 1993 U.S. military assault on Mogadishu. Eighteen U.S. soldiers died. Less well […] Read More