“War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.” – Ambrose Bierce
A sort of “mini war” erupting at the Washington, DC Navy Yard on September 16, 2013, in which one Aaron Alexis is supposed to have been the “lone nut” gunman responsible for killing twelve people, provides a local “geography lesson” for Americans. Americans are looking at maps and discovering, “Ah, so there is the Navy Yard.” (Background: Booth at the Navy Yard, Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of September 17, 2013.)
And who before the shocking incident of September 16th had ever heard of any “Lone Sailor” statue? But now, consequent to the “mini war” eruption at the Navy Yard, AP has reported on “the U.S. Navy Memorial” and a “Lone Sailor” statue. (“Police: Gunman heard voices”, AP. Published in the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, Sept. 18, 2013, front page.)
All this tends to support one of the findings of the Report From Iron Mountain, that a hidden function of war is the promotion of international understandings, e.g., the “geography lesson” of Ambrose Bierce. (Background: Findings Of Iron Mountain, Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of July 27, 2013.)
A foul miasma has hung over the atmosphere of the Navy Yard at least since the time of John Wilkes Booth, murderer of President Abraham Lincoln. Besides the suspicious crossings over the Navy Yard Bridge on April 14, 1865, reported upon in yesterday’s Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry, there were dark doings connected with the imprisonment of suspected Booth co-conspirators. David Herold, Dr. Samuel Mudd, and others were arrested and put aboard the gunboat Montauk, which was lying at anchor off the Washington Navy Yard. A cruel torture was devised for these suspects: Secretary of War Edwin Stanton ordered that these prisoners aboard the ironclads, “for better security against conversation”, were to have canvas bags placed over their heads. These canvas bags were to be tied about the neck, “with a hole for proper breathing and eating, but not seeing…” (Source: The Lincoln Conspiracy, by David Balsiger and Charles E. Sellier, Jr.)
Nowadays many are aghast at prolonged solitary confinement. But for these Navy Yard prisoners their solitary confinement included also sensory deprivation because they could not see.
And here’s something else about the dark doings at the Navy Yard: “The greatest curiosity is manifested here,” reported the New York Times on April 28, 1865, “to view the body of the murderer, BOOTH, which yet remains on the gunboat, in the stream off the Navy Yard. Thousands of persons visited the yard, today, in the hope of getting a glimpse at the murderer’s remains, but none not connected with the yard were allowed to enter.” The “dark doings” here is that the supposed remains of John Wilkes Booth may not have been Booth at all! Anyone who has studied the case of the Booth body will be familiar with the widespread doubt concerning its identity.
When enough of such dark doings associate themselves with the location of the Navy Yard, a psychometry develops. Psychometry is characterized by the claimed ability to make relevant associations from an object of unknown history by making physical contact with that object. In other words, a baneful spiritual miasma becomes associated with the “object” – the Navy Yard – and psychically sensitive persons such as Aaron Alexis pick up on the agonies of the hooded prisoners, deceptions about Booth’s body, and whatever else. Already in a weakened state of mental health, Aaron Alexis may have been pushed over the edge by the evil Genii and or wicked spirits inhabiting the Navy Yard.
(Acknowledgement to Wikipedia for psychometry information.)