Feb 19, 2008

The Kentuckian

Been musing a bit about dead presidents, considering the season. Washington and Lincoln - the twin pillars of American mythology. Masonic Washington is given due credit as the Father, but Lincoln was the Savior. Lincoln preserved the Union, and like a certain other savior, Lincoln paid the highest price for his service.

The American Civil War was essentially between two economic systems - agrarian (feudal) slavery vs. industrial Capitalism. Perhaps that was also the germ of dissent in the War of Heaven - as above, so below - and always follow the money. Lincoln freed the slaves. Jesus came to set the captives free.

Another rebel, another X

Rebels vs. Loyalists; Gray vs. Blue; North vs. South; Israel vs. Judah; Brother vs. brother. The archetype that repeats itself in an endless loop, until pattern recognition software finally kicks in? It's deja vu all over again. It makes me wonder... the only downside to Capitalist magic is that it requires an ever expanding pizza pi - the American Way (Amway) - an infinite pyramid scheme. Foolish? No doubt.

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight. As it is written: "He catches the wise in their craftiness"; --1 Corinthians 3:19

Like Elvis and Jesus, Lincoln came from humble circumstances, and, sightings were common for years after their deaths. To put an end to the rumors and conspiracy theories, the government finally had Lincoln's grave exhumed (with his son as a witness) and the body encased in a solid concrete block - again echoing an earlier Messiah. It almost goes without saying that Lincoln was married to Mary.

As a boy, I loved playing with my Lincoln Logs®, and (scatalogic jokes aside) the association of Lincoln with the towering conifer is yet another phallic symbol. Judging by his ectomorphic proportions - Abe was hung like the proverbial horse. Naturally, the Gay Republican caucus calls itself the Log Cabin Club. If Lincoln was the beginning of the Republican party, then George Bush is the end - a perfect, reversed image of everything Lincoln stood for: the anti-Lincoln. The Shrub.

Lincoln was shot while seated in a box seat of the Ford Theater, and it's syncnificant that 'Lincoln' is the only automobile named after a president. Lincoln is a Ford brand, and interestingly, was co-joined to Mercury. The Lincoln logo is a cross sitting in a box. Lincoln was done in by a Booth, which makes me suspect the Doctor was involved. Kennedy was shot while riding in a Lincoln Continental presidential limousine - the X-100.

In Tim Burton's 'Planet of the Apes' (see Marky's Mark), The Lincoln Memorial shows Lincoln to be a giant ape - Thoth. That Tim is very clever.

Gay Bar, by Electric Six


Adam Star said...

Have you heard about Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln movie, long delayed, said to be his next release following the Crystal Skulls. Liam Neeson as Lincoln, Sally Field as Mary Todd.

Jake Kotze said...

Great Stuff


I Love Lisa

On Valentine's Day in Springfield, Lisa's class begins constructing paper mailboxes for all the cards they are about to receive. When Ralph gets no cards and begins to cry, Lisa hastily gives him a card out of sympathy (the card reads "I choo-choo-choose you" and has a picture of a train, much to Ralph's delight). Ralph immediately cheers up, and develops a romantic interest in his classmate.

Asssassination of Abraham Lincoln —Tying into a reference to The Terminator, Bart and Milhouse act out a scene depicting John Wilkes Booth's shooting of Abraham Lincoln, with Milhouse playing the part of the 16th president and Bart playing an Arnold Schwarzenegger-inspired Booth. Bart botches the scene when he says the line, "Hasta la vista, Abie!" a reference to the Terminator's oft-quoted remark.


Michael said...

Adam - thanks for the tip. I was thinking about the flying nun just the other day. She connects to Marky Mark through Burt Reynolds - Boogie Nights & Smoky & the Bandit.

Jake - what IS it about trains? My fav train story was the Little Engine That Could - he was blue.

FilmNoir23 said...

I just saw an AD for the New Lincoln MK(Ha)S in which the used a lunar eclipse with the quote "Something this awe-inspiring" doesn't come along that often"

FilmNoir23 said...

By the way...I've been having Lincoln syncs in my personal life for the past month.

If I was Obama, I'd be looking over my shoulder if I was elected.

Ed said...

Good Stuff! I wonder why they made the Lincoln Monument in the style of a Greek temple?

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