I. Our Lady of the Pillar
This year the big picture can't help but be drawn by recent unfortunate events. It features the woman known as "Our Lady of the Pillar." She is hip deep in waters drenched black with oil, and is making a magickal gesture with her arms known as "The Sign of the Mourning of Isis." Her body is stained by the oil along with tattoos of other unfortunate events in US history. In this way in these drawings she often embodies material reality through the tattoos displayed on her body. That theme has been repeated on other yearly drawings, but she can only really be the embodiment in illustration of the personal Neschamah of the artist who makes these drawings. According to legend, Isis, in morning for the dead Osiris, sought out his pieces that were scattered across the Earth by the evil god Set. She retrieves all the pieces of her dead husband except for the great god's reproductive phallus, which was lost with the fish of the oceans. Is any explanation needed for where all this oil comes from to darken an honest artist's work? The global corporation currently going by the name "British Petroleum" has negligently caused a deep water gusher of leaking crude oil. It has lasted more than forty days, all but breaking the south coastline of the United States of America. This began on April 20, 2010 when the oil rig known as The Deep Water Horizon, ran by a company called Transocean, exploded, setting fire to an oil spill catastrophe dwarfing the Exxon Valdez every week by millions and millions of gallons of crude mixed with natural gas.
We all could not escape the video footage of our incompetence reminiscent of the movie "Idiotocracy" existing 4,132 ft. beneath the surface of the water from oil tapped 31,000 ft. beneath the sea floor. The great bleeding of our planet occurred after a series of well documented unsafe shortcuts were taken such as removing mudd from the drilling pipes too early to save time, which contributed to an unsafe situation compounded by uncontrollable pressures that wouldn't stop bucking against our poking into the veins of the planet. A company named Schlumberger was hired to do a cement log test on the very possibly shoddy Halliburton cement job done for the blowout preventer of this deep water oil rig. The testing company was arguing with the BP representative in charge that day who had evidently been insisting on cost saving shortcuts. Evidently the bucking from these pressures of the deep were so unsafe that Schlumberger wanted to evacuate their people and were told that no helicopter would be provided and that they had to complete the test. In defiance, and at Schlumberger's own expense, a helicopter was charted to remove their people from the Deep Water Horizon. Six hours later the deep water oil rig exploded, killing 11 people and the rest is emerging history.
In response to this disaster a chemical called Corexit, which we are assured is no more toxic than the already lethal crude oil spewing into the Gulf, is being used to disperse the oil beneath the surface of the oceans out of sight. In actuality Corexit is a neurotoxin. The government and BP have responded with a fortune in PR stunts and media underwriting that leaves us all now in the lie before the storm. They actually had the audacity recently to announce a couple of weeks ago that over 70% of the oil is now all gone. That lie is in the process of not working in the media at least that uncooperative with the government/BP underwriters narrative. While we confine our ecological arguments to the weather and carbon dioxide the planet bleeds death itself into the currents of the Gulf of Mexico as a blatant result of well instituted greed over safety. This is not the first disastrous blunder from this corporate foreign BP greed machine, obviously here in America to enjoy and abuse for profit our deregulated house of cards of an economy. Behind the woman in the drawing are images of underwater oil gushing from the ground itself creating the picture's underwater river of oil beginning to be reported in the news as an unexplainable "underwater plume" of enormous proportions.
In the foreground of the drawing are dead fish that have been washing on our shores by the thousands regardless of what PRAVDA is distracting the television zombies with. At the time of this writing massive and unprecedented collections of fish and other marine life carcasses have been washing onto shores all along the southern and east coasts of the US from Louisiana to as far up the east coast as Massachusetts so far. The general bullcrap explanation is that it is oxygen depletion in the water caused by global warming. This global warming problem has caused massive cover-ups such as a mass grave of fish and marine life at Magnolia Springs Landfill, which is currently guarded by armed guards. Internet rumors abound of operations out at sea where even air traffic is forbidden. There is where a holocaust of sea life are being gathered and dispersed of. Not everyone is turning a blind eye to this as instructed, and how could our fellow Americans in the southern states possibly be blind to this? Some are documenting the history here. On August 3rd 10,000 dead fish were reported washing on the shores of the state of Mississippi. August 4th Hampton Virginia reported 20,000 dead fish on their shores. On August 5th the Alabama news acknowledged the toxin sicknesses of the residents of that state, demonstrating that this benzene neurotoxin mix is even getting in the air. On August 6th Port St. Joe Florida reported "many" dead fish washing ashore. Then there are conspicuous beach closings such as Salem Massachusetts on August 8th due to "bacteria," then also in Main on August 11th followed by thousands of dead fish on the South Sore of Massachusetts the same day. The next day on August 12th more mysterious beach closings for bogus reasons in Boston and Cape Cod followed by thousands more dead fish washing on the shores of Delaware Bay New Jersey the same day. Providence Road Island closed its beaches the next day because of "bacteria." The same day, August 13th dead fish are discovered in Alabama and Colair County Florida. This continues to be a problem apparently solved by Corexit, lies and PR stunts. In truth there has been an Exxon Valdez, (the standard measurement of oil in water disasters,) happening every week off the coasts of Nigeria and has been happening for the last 50 years. The Nigeria government shares 60% of oil profits with the polluters intended to clean up the mess made, but we all know the corruption that gobbles money like that away in countries like Nigeria.
The woman on the drawing looks angry this year. She seldom seems to manifest in these drawings unless provoked to anger. She has played the role of the "Child of the Pentagram's" mother who hasn't appeared in these works of art for many years, or else seems to have grown up like the Pentagram Man on the 2007 drawing. She embodies many female archetypes, and this year plays the biblical woman of Babylon who has been raped by the other nations of the world, and rides the archetypal beast that is now awakened today and will not be contained by any of the boxes intended in vain to capture and frame it, and it is this beast that will not go back to sleep no matter how potent the anesthesia administered by the circus of FOX cable TV. The straw that breaks the camel's back is not that camel's only problem. BP has currently created an escrow(?) compensation fund for victims of this Gulf oil disaster, which is supposedly an already established account however, it is currently being tied to an agreement debated with the US government to assure BP the right to continue their trademark sloppy profit-obsessed to the exclusion of safety oil drilling business in OUR Gulf of Mexico. How many more last straws can this metaphor-a-logical camel take? This could indeed ruin a very successful Obama Presidency if it becomes too obvious to the American people that his tongue is hopelessly stuck up BP's ass. The President recently released staged photos from a PR stunt of swimming in the Gulf with his daughter to encourage others that the Gulf is now safe for swimming, however he wasn't even actually in the oil damaged Gulf, but a very safe tributary area of Florida. This could come back to bite a President trying to be re-elected if by that time millions of Americans are dieing of the latest cancers and a new version of Gulf Syndrome caused by swimming in contaminated waters. Even Lobsters in Louisiana have been observed fleeing from this water not wanting to even touch it.
While oil/Corexit polluted waters slap the United States like karma, history is tattooed on the woman's body to map seemingly connected events from the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979 to the present Gulf oil bleed. These tattoos are events in history where more does seem to be going on than the official story that conventional wisdom is willing to admit. With these drawings we take a step from reality back into a world of allegory to see the big picture similar to the CIA program that recently came to light in the news called "River Glass Scanner," which reads the entire Internet to assemble an intelligence picture. These allegorical drawings are notorious for exhibiting prophetic qualities of foresight beyond the artist's conscious hand. For instance last year's 2009 drawing is encircled by a train. In the upper right corner is a planet that resembles the astrological planet of misfortune called Saturn right next to a train car filled with coal. This was drawn months before the unfortunate coal mine disaster this year on April 6th 2010 where 29 men died in a methane explosion caused by substandard ventilation at a mine owned by Massey Energy. April was definitely the month of the fool this year. Another deregulated BP-like corporate performance putting the profits of rich investors above anyone who actually does the work. That is so America these days. That is so much a priority in America today that the regular worker in this country is all but excluded from the very idea of priority. The entire government approach to this potential great depression reeks of similar priorities, and THAT has made people angry.
Some very un-American history has been just shoved down the throats of the American people since the US Patriot Act, which President Obama signed another 1-year extension of. Our constitutional scholar of a President has to do this because this recent writing into OUR Constitution is so grossly unconstitutional. People are angry, and what is shoved down the throat suffers indigestion threatening to regurgitate. On November 4, 2009 23 CIA agents were convicted in absentia by an Italian court. All are sentenced to five years for kidnapping Osama Moustafa Hassan Nosr in the US rendition program for this fascist war on terror so that he could be tortured to prove his own innocence. The next day on November 5th a military psychologist at Ft. Hood, who was being deployed to Iraq, went ballistic with two pistols killing 13 people and wounding over forty others. Also in November of last year, the Ukraine, who had refused to participate in the Baxter pharmaceutical industry artificially orchestrated swine flu vaccine bonanza, now suffers from half a million cases from out of the blue of the Bubonic Plague. November 2009 was also the month that five British troops were shot dead by a fellow Afghan police officer who had worked with NATO forces for four years.
Speaking of war, recently released statistics calculate 18 suicides are happening in the US military every day. The Taliban couldn't dream of shooting as many American casualties a day. The war recently went through a seismic change of command into an identical command, in a move that looks like a media career assassination or else a career suicide. General Stanley McCrystal resigned amid the flames of a way-too-candid Rolling Stone magazine interview. He was replaced with General Petraeus, which on it's face doesn't resemble a change at all, however General McCrystal was much more notorious for Dick Cheney ordered covert murders that might explain a lot of bloody sectarian violence that has dragged these wars out for so long now. There isn't enough optimism available to predict this change of command heralds the coming to an end of these unnecessary wars, but it does leave a faint almost detectable aftertaste of hope. North of the Afghan war stage in Kazakhstan where we maintain a base of operations for the war, the people have exhaled their leader. There goes another example of Natural Democracy at work in the world. This endless war in Afghanistan was dealt another blow by truth recently when the Wikileaks web site posted 91,000 documents from radio communications of the war that reveal proof that the Taliban have been working intimately with the ISI of Pakistan. This comes as no surprise in these writings that have been chronicling history for many years now. And guess what? War is also a racket.
Meanwhile in Columbia, a mass grave of over 2,000 people, dressed in army fatigues after they were killed, have now been dug up. Also the corporate takeover of the world shows it's face again when Google locks horns with the nation of China after a sophisticated cyber attack. The confrontation is over privacy and freedom on the Internet issues. Google has also joined forces with the National Security Agency to assist in preventing future cyber attacks. That news adds credence to the theory that Google is the current physical manifestation of G-d in the world today. Speaking of the corporate gods, Goldman Sacs was caught again with it's pants down and money sticking in its hole. The news reported this government string-pulling corporation's involvement in the austerity arguing bankruptcy of the ancient nation of Greece by dumping off-market corporate swaps that drenched the country in unloaded toxic foreclosure debt. Now what to do about the ghost towns of abandoned foreclosed housing booms here in America that have now gone bust. Another corporate folly was paraded through the news when Toyota called a massive recall over malfunctioning accelerators resulting in several deaths. Among these deaths were 3 people killed when a 1996 Toyota Camry shot up an interstate ramp. As a result, Kava Fong Lee who is serving an 8-year sentence for the accident gets to have his case reconsidered. An under-reported fact about the Toyota recall is that Toyota uses a wireless electronic control mechanism for the accelerator.
The people of America are showing, more and more, a swelling anger easily misdirected by those who know the value of misdirected anger. On February 24th Littleton Colorado experienced another Columbine-like school shooting when 32 year old Burce Strongeagle Eastwood entered the Peer Creek middle school and shot two students before being tackled and disarmed by math teacher David Benke. On February 18th Joseph Andrew Stack, angry over IRS tax troubles, flies his plane into an Austin Texas IRS building, leaving 2 dead and 13 injured. This from a guy who owned a plane, and after a year that left a generous Obama signed tax cut on everyone's paychecks to this day, which for this writer, happened to be the only pay raise received last year. Evidently that tax savings was passed onto employers who suddenly didn't feel a need to produce a cost of living raise last year. One way the anger of the American people is easily misdirected is over the issue of illegal immigration, which is a patented right-wing favorite issue that we get treated to while the left wing rules. I know, lots of readers taking issue with me for even writing that last sentence. The right-wing has been predictably successful at controlling the political narrative for the spineless Democrats they now have to influence every passed bill through. That is if they can't filibuster the whole thing away. The thing about illegal immigration in America is that when unemployment is over 10% it becomes a big deal in our great melting pot of a nation, but if unemployment is under 6% the whole issue of illegal immigration is nothing but moot. The real problem with Mexicans coming to America to "take over" is that they are unable to "take over" their own country, and that issue now is growing into rivers of blood from a vicious civil drug war south of the border.