Monday, June 12, 2006

Upside-down stars on the GOP Logo?

Yeah, that and other stuff.
I got a spam billet-doux from the HuffPo folks, state of the art for modern muckraking.
I scan everything, though, to keep in touch. Never know what you might come across. This is a good example.

Speaking of the party blogs, Thom Hartmann brought this up last week on his show... What's the deal with the upside-down stars on the official GOP logo? I'm not making this up. The three stars on the official logo are upside-down. I thought upside-down stars signified, amongst other things, Satanism. At least that's what my Mom told me when I was 13-years-old and wanted to buy Motley Crue's "Shout At The Devil" album. From Carl Teichrib's Pentacles and Pentagrams:

"Going deeper yet, the upside-down star/pentagram has long been recognized as the symbol of Satan. Anton LaVey, author of the Satanic Bible and The Satanic Rituals, lavishly used this symbol in his ceremonies and rituals -- most often depicted as the 'goat's head.'"

There's a great example of the upside-down star logo on the
GOP En Espanol site.Wait -- what? The GOP has a website in Spanish? I thought they wanted English as our national language.

So let's get this straight. Right-side-up stars signify the American flag and the forces of good; the upside-down star signifies Satan, Motley Crue, the GOP, and a goat's head; and the upside-down star with two humps on top signifies the forces of
Bam Margera. Got it. Let's move on.

Lots more, opening with this. (Actually, I'm getting things out of order, but after scanning that's how I recalled them...according to what most caught my attention...)

I just can't get enough of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's dead, bloated face which predictably kicked off the Meet the Press opening montage. One question here: why did the government and the right-wing have such an issue with the Abu Ghraib photos, but this one gets the Thomas Kinkade treatment -- enlarged and tastefully mounted in a decorative oak frame and aired around the clock? It's worth noting that the House passed a law this week calling for a $325,000 fine for anyone who says "shit" on television. Bloated corpse face everywhere, good. The word "shit," bad. God bless America.

Pretty good point, if you ask me. Unfortunately, nothing new in Washington.

Love that Kinkade reference. In this case it strikes exactly the right note. I wanna make some reference to lipstick on a pig but I can't quite get all the parts to fit.

Comments run to another page, but I lost interest...


Anonymous said...

From Wikipedia....


The pentagram was used as a Christian symbol for the five senses,[8] and if the letters S, A, L, V, and S are inscribed in the points, it can be taken to mean a symbol of health (from Latin salus).[citation needed]

Medieval Christians believed it to symbolise the five wounds of Christ. The pentagram was believed to protect against witches and demons.[9]

The pentagram figured in the heavily symbolic Arthurian romances.[9] It appears on the shield of Sir Gawain in the 14th Century poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. In the poem the five lines of the star are given multiple meanings: they represent the five senses, five fingers, the five wounds of Christ,[10] the five joys that Mary had of Jesus (the Annunciation, the Nativity, the Resurrection, the Ascension and the Assumption), and the five virtues of knighthood which Gawain hopes to embody: noble generosity, fellowship, purity, courtesy and compassion.

Probably due to misinterpretation of symbols used by ceremonial magicians, it later became associated with Satanism and subsequently rejected by most of Christianity sometime in the twentieth century.[9]

Anonymous said...

The points made in the above comment may be all true, but the point is that TODAY when you see the five pointed star (upside-down or in a circle) in company logos or wherever you may see it (GOP logo) it is being used for the power it gives from the evil it is associated with.

It is ALWAYS used intentionally with full understanding on the part of the one(s) making the decision to have it in or as a logo or whatever. Check out Texaco, Criss Angel, American Idol, Northstar Glass for starters, and yes, dear Republicans, on your beloved elephant. Wake up and listen to what these people in powerful positions are telling you in symbol-language.

And don't be fooled by the above explanation of why it is "ok" for this too much ignored problem to be so prevalent today.