All the dirt, news, culture and commentary for Oklahoma's second century.

Going underground

AboveTopSecret.com
Time to "JAM."
Fertile Ground Compost Service
Help support Red Dirt Report

OKLAHOMA CITY – It was during the week of March 16-22, 1980 that The Jam single “Going Underground” went to number 1 in Britain, according to the UK’s OfficialCharts.com.

Images of Uncle Sam, a “red telephone,” a trumpet and a black-and-white shoe are splashed on the screen of The Jam’s fairly-straightforward band video that is peppered with stock footage of atomic-bomb tests. A reflection – like The Clash’s “London Calling,” also popular at the time – of the apprehension a lot of people felt as the Cold War got colder.

You want more money, of course I don’t mind,” sings Paul Weller. To buy nuclear textbooks for atomic crimes / And the public gets what the public wants / But I want nothing this society’s got.”

Listening to this post-punk pop track, I’m reminded just how good The Jam was before Weller (“The Modfather”) suddenly broke them up and later former soul-pop outfit The Style Council.

But Weller’s solo material has received pretty positive reactions from critics and he is clearly a man who is “illuminated,” after all, his 2002 Illumination is considered one of his best solo albums.

But back to “Going Underground.” Why bring it up?

Well, in light of my recent “nuclear war” Dust Devil Dreams pieces and my straight news and opinion pieces on the increasingly perilous state of the world, I have had multiple people contact me about the Jade Helm 15 exercise that will, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution “involve all branches of the U.S. military with troops in seven states from Texas to California” and begin on July 15, 2015 and to conclude September 15, 2015.

Yes, the exercise will be the largest, domestic military operation conducted during so-called “peace time” since the 1950’s. And it has the Internet in a total uproar.

Admittedly, I have been busy and have not had the time to commit to investigating Jade Helm as much as I would like. Having seen similar domestic military exercises in recent years, and having written about them, noting the peripheral issues related to concerns about “martial law” and so forth, some say it's a lot of useless hysteria and "crying wolf."

I don’t mean to downplay the concerns people have. I have my own questions. But I also know how issues like Jade Helm can take a life of their own.

But something caught my attention from a synchromystic standpoint. It was a video I happened upon on one of the Facebook threads I happened to be following. It was put together by someone on YouTube I am unfamiliar with and the video was titled “Jade Helm JAM: ARE YOU READY to Go UNDERGROUND???

Did they mean The Jam? The mod-rocking revivalists from Britain with Paul Weller? Apparently so. And the song, I noted earlier, “Going Underground,” was playing a major role in this Jade Helm-linked conspiracy theory, after all, take the “J,” “A,” and “M” out of “Jade Helm” and you get “JAM,” just as was noted last year when a mysterious cube containing the word “JAM” was inserted into the Georgia Guidestones in Elbert County, Georgia.

As Red Dirt Report writer Louis Fowler noted at the time: “Completed in March 1980, the Georgia Guidestones have been a true American mystery that ranks up there with the Toynbee Tiles and the underwater pyramids of Wisconsin. But while those could be passed off as the ramblings of an eccentric madman, or the architecture of a dying culture, respectively, the Guidestones have, throughout the decades, taken an increasingly sinister turn into representing both.”

Now, recall the fact that “Going Underground” was a hit for The Jam the week of March 16-22, 1980. Oddly enough, the Georgia Guidestones were “unveiled” on March 22, 1980 before a crowd of several hundred people.

Quite a coincidence, eh?

I say that because it is often noted in conspiracy circles that the “elite” will go “underground” when whatever they unleashed on us – is unleashed. They often point to the first message on the Guidestones which reads: “Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.” Check out my September 2014 Dust Devil Dreams post "Flood of blood." I note the Guidestones and the destruction of my Carl Jung biography in a "flood" while addressing the "rivers of blood" Jung noted prior to World War I and the "river of blood" coming out of the elevator in The Shining - the image that frightened me so back in that synchromystic year of 1980.

Of course I have no idea if Paul Weller is truly "in the know" (being a well-known British rock music celebrity, with over 35 years in the business, I'm sure he knows Eyes Wide Shut is essentially a documentary) but looking at his music catalogue I would say he knows something. And what is even more curious is that on May 18, 2015 (there's that May 18th date (eruption of Mount St. Helen's) that keeps coming up - note my DDD "Fire on the mountain"), Weller is releasing an album titled Saturns Pattern!!!! The image for the Weller solo album is of a multicolored hexagon, like the hexagon photographed on Saturn's north pole, something that has perplexed scientists. Photos taken in - yes, 1980! - show the hexagon on Saturn, as I noted in my sync piece "Following the (sun) bear," which also has references to the onion-layered Stanley Kubrick film The Shining.

But with Saturn, we are also here to talk about Cronos, the god of time. Do you feel that there has been a shift in time? I was talking about that very thing today. And this morning, Huey Lewis & The News' 1985 song "Back in Time," from Back to the Future, was running through my head. That brings me to the Joe Alexander  video "Back to the Future: Secret Symbolism Myths and Archetypes." It really resonates with me.

As H.P. Blavatsky wrote of the occult significance of the hexagon in The Secret Doctrine:

This is good sense and logic. For if Pythagoras viewed the hexagon formed of two crossed triangles as the symbol of creation, and the Egyptians as that of the union of fire and water (or of generation), the Essenes saw in it the seal of Solomon, the Jews the Shield of David, the Hindus the sign of Vishnu (to this day); and if even in Russia and Poland the double triangle is regarded as a powerful talisman––then so widespread a use argues that there is something in it. It stands to reason, indeed, that such an ancient and universally revered symbol should not be merely laid aside to be laughed at by those who know nothing of its virtues or real Occult significance. To begin with, even the known sign is merely a substitute for the one used by the Initiates. In a Tantrika work in the British Museum, a terrible curse is called down upon the head of him who shall ever divulge to the profane the real Occult hexagon known as the “Sign of Vishnu,” “Solomon’s Seal,” etc.

The great power of the hexagon––with its central mystic sign the T, or the Svastika, a septenary––is well explained in the seventh key of Things Concealed, for it says: The seventh key is the hieroglyph of the sacred septenary, of royalty, of the priesthood [the Initiate], of triumph and true result by struggle. It is magic power in all its force, the true “Holy Kingdom.” In the Hermetic Philosophy it is the quintessence resulting from the union of the two forces of the great Magic Agent [Âkâsa, Astral Light.] . . . It is equally Jakin and Boaz bound by the will of the Adept and overcome by his omnipotence."

EDITOR'S NOTE: Louis Fowler reminded me of the Style Council's 1985 album Internationalists, writing: "The 1985 Style Council album INTERNATIONALISTS has two tunes worth looking into--"Walls Come Tumbling Down" and "Boy Who Cried Wolf".

Enjoy this? Please share it!

About the Author

Andrew W. Griffin

Editor & Owner.

Andrew W. Griffin received his Bachelor of Science in Journalism from...

read more

Enjoy this? Please share it!

About Red Dirt Report

Red Dirt Report was launched July 4, 2007 as an independent news website covering all manner of news, culture, entertainment and lifestyle stories that affect and interest Oklahoma readers and readers outside of our state. Our mission is to educate, promote civic engagement and discourse on public policy, government and politics. Our experienced journalists provided balanced in-depth coverage of news stories that affect Oklahomans. Our opinion/editorial stories come from a wide range of political view points. We carry out our mission by reporting, writing, and posting news and information. read more

Member of the Oklahoma Press Association
Member of Investigative Reporters & Editors
Member of Diversity Business Association
Member of Uptown 23rd
Rotary Club of Bricktown OKC
Keep it Local OK