Monday, March 27, 2006

From the Mouths of Kooks. . .

Some of the sharpest political analysis and commentary you will find on the World Wide Web comes from David Icke, a former Times of London reporter. If you take a look at some of his views of the present US administration, you’ll find yourself agreeing with much of what he has to say--that is, until you get to the part where he states, unequivocally, that George W. Bush, the current occupant of the Oval Office, is in fact a shape-shifting reptilian alien, just like his father.

You might understandably peg Icke as a kook, a nutcase, a crackpot, a weirdo, a quart low, or one pancake short of a stack. If you do, don’t expect me to disagree with you. Such could very well be the case. Icke might, however, be a disinformation specialist, for one aspect of this bizarre belief rings true: namely, the fact that legends of space-alien reptilian descent have surrounded Bush’s ancestors for over a millennium-and-a-half.

Citing Burkes Peerage, author Kevin Phillips (in American Dynasty) wrote, “Harold Brooks-Baker, publishing director of Burke’s, allowed that some other U.S. presidents had royal connections, ‘but none as royal as George Bush.’” In fact, W. is descended on his father’s side from the House of Tudor, and on his mother’s side from the House of Percy (or, as they called themselves after settling in the US, the Pierce family).

The royal and “noble” families of Europe ultimately trace their lineage directly, or indirectly (matrilineally) to the Merovingian dynasty of early-medieval France. (For geneological samples click here, or here.) The patriarch of the dynasty, King Merovech (also referred to as Merovæus, Merovée and Merowig) ascended to the throne around 430 AD, during the twilight of the Roman Empire.

According to the history books, Merovech’s dad was none other than King Clodio and Queen Argotta (aka Siegse) of the Salian Franks. But the legend has it that a five-horned reptilian monster abducted Argotta, at the time pregnant with Merovech, as she bathed in a pond. This monster took her to his underwater lair, and added his own ‘blood’ (or what we would nowadays refer to as ‘DNA’) to the foetus.

While virtually everyone has heard of UFOs, the phenomenon of USOs (unidentified submerged objects--sometimes referred to as UUOs, unidentified underwater objects) has managed to fly under the public radar. But even if you are unfamiliar with USOs, the alien abduction scenario is probably quite familiar to you.

True, folklore is not history. Nevertheless, this particular mythology raises some interesting questions. Who would have conceived of genetic manipulation in the Fifth Century? Has Bush himself heard this story of his origins? If so, who told him? How did they tell him? How did he respond? Most important, why is Icke reviving this centuries-old legend, and adding the twentieth-century sci-fi device known as shape-shifting to it?

The moral of this post: when you do your homework, you can have a lot of fun listening to what the kooks have to say.


Blogger Suki said...

Aren't all of those royal families inbred? Maybe Bush is stoopid because of inbreeding.

3:59 PM  
Blogger X. Dell said...

Well, some branches of Merovingians, the legendary keepers of the Holy Grail, have exhibited genetic defects over the years, the most notable of which is the Hapsbourg-Lorraine Harelip, a minor facial deformity (For photo, go to http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.msu.edu/course/lbs/333/fall/images/Charles2.JPG&imgrefurl=http://www.msu.edu/course/lbs/333/fall/hapsburglip.html&h=194&w=150&sz=14&tbnid=fzMgThGGW1sWoM:&tbnh=98&tbnw=75&hl=en&start=6&prev=/images%3Fq%3DHapsburg%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D)

Mental retardation also runs high in Grail families, for precisely the reason you mentioned: century upon century of inbreeding.

4:34 PM  

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