The Incorporation of the United States of America
Who do you work for? Few people would say they work for a corporation called the United States of America. But researcher Jordan Maxwell suggests what Americans call their country is actually a corporation that “employs” all of its so-called citizens. In “Incorporating America,” Maxwell leads us through an uncomfortable idea that started to took shape after the Civil War, and culminated in the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913.
Maxwell has been a student of the occult since 1959. His work has led him through hidden foundations of Western religions and secret societies, both ancient and modern. Emerging from his research, he has identified certain symbols that offer clues into how societies behave and who is behind the mass manipulation and abuse of the populace.
Maxwell’s book Matrix of Power, suggests there is a secret cabal controlling money, politics, and almost every facet of life without our knowing what’s really going on. Adding to his series Secret Life of Symbols, it stands as an intriguing interpretation of the symbolism in politics, religion, and corporatocracy.
Among the symbols Maxwell explores are references to water and its relation to the heartbeat of world commerce and politics, based upon what he calls the Law of the Sea. Water, he explains, is the female energy that delivers goods throughout the world. Further, he equates banks — the institutions that hold, lend, and dole out our money — with the banks of waterways. Riverbanks, Maxwell explains, direct the flow of the current/currency. Thus, money is cash flow, a liquid asset that ebbs and flows.
Another facet of Maxwell’s dissection of the economic corporate machine is the male-female interaction revolving around the sea. He explains how ships throughout the world, named after women and referred to with the feminine pronoun, give birth to the goods that are sold to sustain the economy. As a matter of tradition, ships have been given female names since the days they were dedicated to goddesses. Boating historians note that after beliefs in goddesses gave way to more modern ideas, shipbuilders and owners continued to name their vessels after important mortal women to guide their voyage.
School children may recall that Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic in a ship named after the Virgin Mary, La Santa Maria. And, Maxwell notes, it is no coincidence that a ship pulls into her berth before issuing forth the goods it has been carrying in the primordial soup of the sea. In this instance, berth, he says, is a metaphor for “birth.”
Maxwell suggests that Americans have seen a profound shift since the founding of the United States, away from the land’s inhabitants holding sovereignty — possessing a great many personal freedoms — to assuming their role as servants and property of the U.S. Government.
Maxwell says prior to the Civil War, Americans enjoyed complete freedom of movement, speech, and action. Now we are burdened with rules, policies, regulations, and symbols that have turned us into laborers for the government, with the power structure responsible for pulling the strings and indenturing the populace.
Maxwell has posited a number of theories on how the U.S. has changed as a nation, with personal freedoms surrendered to a central and secret government. Maxwell, of course, is not the first or last to pontificate about this devolution, but his ideas are part of the frustration in finding a cause for our collective decline as a society and our disillusion with representatives and institutions.
Among other interesting teachings, Maxwell states that on the ominously named Jekyll Island off the coast of Georgia is where a clandestine meeting of elite bankers was held to ideate the creation of the Federal Reserve. The meeting of the “First Name Club,” as no one used last names, was guised as a duck hunting trip. What resulted from it was the creation of an independent, hybridized banking system acting as a part public/part private entity.
Maxwell’s “Secret Life of Symbols” is a stepping-off point for those who may want to look beneath the surface of the history of our economy and political system.
Exploring Alchemical Symbols
Symbols and allegories were common parlance during the “golden age” of alchemy — the 17th and 18th centuries. An example is the 17th Century British folk song, “John Barleycorn,” which tells the harrowing story of poor John Barleycorn, subjected to torture, abuse, death, and ultimately, triumph.
“They ploughed, they sowed, they harrowed him in
Throwed clods upon his head,
Til these three men were satisfied
John Barleycorn was dead.”
Other verses describe John Barleycorn being cut off at the knees, tied around the waist, stabbed in the heart with forks, having his skin split from the bone and ground between two stones, and being drowned. The final verses are:
“There’s beer all in the barrel and brandy in the glass
But little Sir John, with his nut-brown bowl, proved the strongest man at last.
And the huntsman he can’t hunt the fox nor loudly blow his horn
And the tinker he can’t mend his pots without a little barleycorn.”
In John Barleycorn’s final incarnation, as distilled whiskey, he can lay low (intoxicate) any man who challenges him; others depend on him to ease their existence. The abuses our hero endures correspond to the stages of planting, growing, harvesting, and milling barley and distilling whiskey.