The Illustrated Declaration of Bondage

One thing can be said about the secret cabals that run the slavery racket: they love their symbology. Like any gang, they use their symbols to tag their shit and send a message to other gangs that the property is owned. They also use these symbols as a meta-language to subvert the meaning of Declarations such as the one below: the word story is for the slaves, framed by a completely different symbolic pictorial story for those in the know. A classic “double cross” in the best occult tradition.

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Today, in the age of internet, such a profusion of occult symbolism in a single image may seem heavy-handed, but back in 1789 when this Declaration was drawn up in France, the meaning of these symbols was still very much unknown; they were included for the amusement of a very refined strata of society, which ironically was soon to meet the guillotine at the end of the revolution which began that very same year.

This illustrated Declaration of Human Rights is made up of three levels of meaning which correspond to the masonic (bricklayer) worldview: layout, structure and filling. Each of these levels is targeted to a particular public but, as always, it is the layout (the architect’s view) that commands over the other layers.

The layout –positioning of the elements on the page– is the highest level of meaning, denoting the heirarchical relationship between the parts. In this case, the layout places all the written dispositions literally standing under several higher authorities, the divine ones in the sky and the mortal ones in the stone (material) structure (note the female figures strategically bridging the two). That alone pretty much sums up the true meaning of the document: no matter what the words say, you are still a slave.

Next comes the structure, or how the symbolic elements are put togther to “build” structural meaning. At the base of the structure, a big ol’ slab of granite labelled “The French People”. From this foundation rise the two Pillars of Hercules, that lead to the path of illumination, except in this case the pillars are not open but topped by a capstone which symbolizes the human intermediaries between the people and illumination, at that time (nominally) the General Assembly and the King of France.

The fact that the structure is literally imprisoning the written text is a clear indication that the meaning of “human rights” has been subverted, because real human rights cannot be granted by others: they belong to us from the moment we are born –not birthed– as humans. Human rights can be exercised, protected and defended, but never granted. Granted rights are not human rights but slave rights, period.

The rest of the structure is made up of the usual mishmash of illuminated masonic/druidic/roman imagery. At the very top, the Eye of Providence symbolizing the Great Architect and the allegorical figures that mediate between it and the rabble, namely Madame Slavery (disguised as Liberty) on the left and Madame Occultism on the right.

Mdme. Slavery didn’t put much effort into her costume for this gig… basically she put on the red, white and blue of the French flag, but didn’t bother taking off the crown or the cape that denote her aristocratic or illuminated status. Ironically, after three years of revolting peasants, Mdme. Slavery reappeared as Liberty again, but with a lot more care for the costume… as an allegory for the revolution, she wears a Phrygian Cap instead of a crown, is holding a gun instead of chains and is giving up some titty for the randy commoners. Same difference, same meaning.

liberte, fraternite et tittey

The broken shackles in her hands, which supposedly represent liberty from the chains of slavery, are more likely to actually represent “slavery by other means”, much like the gun in her revolutionary costume (war = the rabble killing each other = slavery). The shackles of physical restraint are now broken, but the chains remain in her hands… and are surreptitiously attached to the oak leaf garland that hangs over the declaration.

The garland, the Ouroboros serpent eating its own tail and Madame Occultism with her wand made of wood of the holly bush and her raven wings are all part of the druidic symbolism used to denote that the rights contained in the text stand under the power of occult knowledge or black magic.

The use of black magic –which is laughable to anyone standing under common knowledge– is one of the reasons the illusions of modern slavery are so pernicious, because they tweak us in ways we don’t know we can be tweaked. Again, implying that such dark arts even exist is patently absurd, and yet… anyone who reads and understands any declaration automatically stands under it, legally and mentally. How’s that for a trick? And that is only the beginning of the long list of illusions created by the holly wood wand.

As a sort of third pillar in the middle, holding up the heavy capstone of domination and neatly slicing the declaration from navel to nape, are the symbols which mean that Roman slave laws apply. The Fasces represents those “bundled” by the rule of law, the Spear represents the force of Rome (that killed JC) and the Phrygian Cap at the top is the very headress freed slaves wore in Ancient Rome (freed by manumission, ie by buying themselves with their life savings… mortgage, anyone?).

In sum, an illustrative example of bondage in the symbolic realm that spares no allegorical expense. Some may say, hey, it’s just a bunch of friggin’ pictures, so what? To which the only sane response is: hey, all those laws and regulations we stand under…? Just a bunch of friggin’ words printed on paper.

That’s how powerful the human mind is.

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Original 1789 French Declaration of Human Rights image from:

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