Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Don Quixote and the Dark Knights




At the speech when Javier Solana was receiving the "Golden Fleece" this week, the following happened:

"After receiving the award from King, who embraced Solana warmly and exchanged with him a few comments distended, Solana reaffirmed his commitment to Spain and the Crown, in compliance with membership of an Order which, since its inception, was forced "to become more legitimate in adventure, or unattended facilities profits." Solana quoting Don Quixote to explain that, in his ministerial responsibilities during his journey for Europe, he sought to follow the path of those who "measure the whole earth with their own feet, exposed to the sun, to the cold, to the air, to the inclemencies of heaven, by day and night" against those who "without quitting their chambers, or the threshold of the court, range the world over by looking at a map"." Link

Solana citing here interesting words from Cervantes "Don Quixote", the whole praragraph reads:

"Recollect, my friend," said Don Quixote, "all knights cannot be courtiers, nor can all courtiers be knights–errant, nor need they be. There must be all sorts in the world; and though we may be all knights, there is a great difference between one and another; for the courtiers, without quitting their chambers, or the threshold of the court, range the world over by looking at a map, without its costing them a farthing, and without suffering heat or cold, hunger or thirst; but we, the true knights–errant, measure the whole earth with our own feet, exposed to the sun, to the cold, to the air, to the inclemencies of heaven, by day and night, on foot and on horseback; nor do we only know enemies in pictures, but in their own real shapes; and at all risks and on all occasions we attack them, without any regard to childish points or rules of single combat, whether one has or has not a shorter lance or sword, whether one carries relics or any secret contrivance about him, whether or not the sun is to be divided and portioned out, and other niceties of the sort that are observed in set combats of man to man, that you know nothing about, but I do. And you must know besides, that the true knight–errant, though he may see ten giants, that not only touch the clouds with their heads but pierce them, and that go, each of them, on two tall towers by way of legs, and whose arms are like the masts of mighty ships, and each eye like a great mill–wheel, and glowing brighter than a glass furnace, must not on any account be dismayed by them. On the contrary, he must attack and fall upon them with a gallant bearing and a fearless heart, and, if possible, vanquish and destroy them, even though they have for armour the shells of a certain fish, that they say are harder than diamonds, and in place of swords wield trenchant blades of Damascus steel, or clubs studded with spikes also of steel, such as I have more than once seen. All this I say, housekeeper, that you may see the difference there is between the one sort of knight and the other; and it would be well if there were no prince who did not set a higher value on this second, or more properly speaking first, kind of knights–errant; for, as we read in their histories, there have been some among them who have been the salvation, not merely of one kingdom, but of many." Part 2, Chapter 6. LINK

It looks as if Solana, by citing Cervantes in his speech, he wants to say to the watchmen and critics on the internet, that they have no clue, as they just "sit in their rooms", not having experienced what he did and not having the information he has won. He also promises to fight his enemies (which could sometimes be also the other knights) by all means. "On some of the new issues, such as cyber-crime or new forms of terrorism, attempts to build regimes, rules and institutions are still incomplete. A key task for Europe for the next 50 years is therefore to protect and develop a system of strong institutions able to tackle the problems of a new age and to progressively build a rules-based international order." (Solana in 2007, "Countering Globalizations Dark Side", LINK

Interesting enough just these days news are coming up that Freemason Terry Gilliam ("The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"Link, Link) would like to finally finish his 10-year old film project "The man who killed Don Quixote". Also we hear news that Joel Silver ("Matrix") plans to release his own version of "Don Quichote" soon. LINK, LINK

Wikipedia writes: "By 1570, Cervantes had enlisted as a soldier in a regiment of the Spanish naval elite corps, Infantería de Marina, stationed in Naples, then a possession of the Spanish crown. He was there for about a year before he saw active service. In September 1571 Cervantes sailed on board the Marquesa, part of the galley fleet of the Holy League (a coalition of the Pope, Spain, the Republic of Venice, the Republic of Genoa, the Duchy of Savoy, the Knights Hospitaller based in Malta, and others, under the command of King Philip II's illegitimate half brother, John of Austria) that defeated the Ottoman fleet on October 7 in the Gulf of Lepanto near Corinth, at great cost to both sides. Though taken down with fever, Cervantes refused to stay below, and begged to be allowed to take part in the battle, saying that he would rather die for his God and his king than keep under cover. He fought bravely on board a vessel, and received three gunshot wounds – two in the chest, and one which rendered his left arm useless. In Journey to Parnassus he was to say that he "had lost the movement of the left hand for the glory of the right" (he was thinking of the success of the first part of Don Quixote). Cervantes always looked back on his conduct in the battle with pride: he believed that he had taken part in an event that would shape the course of European history." Link

"...Let us look more closely at Skull and Bones and its grotesque initiation ritual. April 23, 2001, ABC News reported on a Hidden Video Capture [9] of the Skull and Bones initiation ritual. From this video we know that the initiation takes place on the campus of Yale University in a building called “The Tomb.” Ron Rosenbaum, columnist for the New York Observer, hid out on the ledge of a nearby building and videotaped the nocturnal initiation ceremony in the Tomb’s courtyard. He says that in the room “The death’s-head logo stamps everything from crockery to painted borders on the wall.”[10] There were three people officiating—one dressed like the pope, another like Hiram Abif (the Masonic Messiah) and a third like a Don Quixote [D].[11] LINK

So what order are the "true knights" Solana was talking of? I guess its the "Knights of Malta" (King Juan Carlos is one of those) and the "Jesuits", in any case men who want to bring about the New World Order as fast as they can. The Cross of Malta is the Sun Symbol of Nimrod. In the British Museun in London there is the Assyrian sculpture of Ashurnairpal II (883-859 B.C.). Originally this stela was erected outside the Temple of Ninurts at Nimrod. Around his neck the king wears a Maltese Cross, he is holding a Mace upon which is a globe, the symbol oh the earth and his divine authority. Above his right hand the star/planet Venus, symbolizing Ishtar, "mother earth", godess of Babylon. See picture: Link (See also "Gladiator" by John D. Christian, p.111).

"Another book was opened, and they saw it was entitled, "The Knight of the Cross.""For the sake of the holy name this book has," said the curate, "its ignorance might be excused; but then, they say, 'behind the cross there's the devil; to the fire with it." Cervantes, Don Quixote, Book 1, Chapter 6 LINK

On the link between the Golden Fleece and the Knights of Malta I have written here: http://freiberg.blogspot.com/2010/01/solana-made-knight-of-order-of-golden.html

stay tuned!

farmer


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