Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Conspiracy Theory Tuesday: Barcodes


This is a new Tuesday series. We're going to focus on some lesser-known conspiracy theories.

From this site:

Some conspiracy theorists have proposed that barcodes are really intended to serve as means of control by a putative world government, or that they are Satanic in intent.

Mary Stewart Relfe claims in "The New Money System 666" that barcodes secretly encode the number 666 - the Biblical "Number of the Beast".

This theory has been adopted by other fringe figures such as the "oracle" Sollog, who refuses to label any of his books with barcodes on the grounds that "any type of computer numbering systems MANDATED by any government or business is part of the PROPHECY of the BEAST controlling you."



(from) Mary Stewart Relfe, The New Money System 666, 1982

"The Prophet John identified this Cashless System of Commerce 1900 years ago as one in which business would be transacted with a 'Mark' and a Number; the Mark will obviously be a Bar Code; the Number will be '666;' the combination of the two, about which you will read in this book, will be an integral part of the '666 System'. . .

RECEIVING OF ONE'S OWN VOLITION THE MARK (BRAND) IN THE RIGHT HAND OR FOREHEAD; which I believe will be a Bar Code facsimile incorporating a concealed use of '666,' unintelligible to the eye,. . ." Mary Stewart Relfe, The New Money System 666, 1982, pp. xii, 206)


So, what do you think? Are we headed for hell?

22 comments:

  1. Bar Codes are Passe(with an accent). RFID is the new rage in possible number of the beast schemes.

    Just for the record. I will not get an RFID in my hand or forehead :)

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  2. What, you won't? I almost got the recycle symbol tattoo'd on me. Yeah, I'm an eco-weenie, but I also kind of like to think of myself as bits and pieces of the gene pool I emerged from. I'm recycled red hair genes, double earlobe genes, tall genes, and a few odd genes--oh hell! A lot of oddball genes!

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  3. Headed for Hell?

    Me??

    Hell, I have a front row, center stage seat reserved for me, dear...

    ~shoes~

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  4. I'll bring the unpopped popcorn shoes (being as to how we'll be in hell and can roast it fast). BTW, do you like S'mores, dear friend?

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  5. Sure... once you get past the color of them...

    No... wait... I was thinking of smurfs... ;o)

    yeah, wouldn't Hell be the greatest place on Earth... er... inside the Earth to have a S'mores factory???? :oD

    ~shoes~

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  6. I say we run the barbecue and hot sauce factories in hell. You know what they say, if you can't stand the heat...

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  7. Hmmm.... if ya can't stand the heat, get out of my bed??? ;o) :oD

    HAR!!

    ~shoes~

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  8. Obviously, I'm very bored this afternoon... all of this stuff about M1 and M2 money supply has me bored to tears...

    *yawns*

    ~shoes~

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  9. Hey, I'm typing up stupid medical reports--not even interesting ones, things like a branch whacking someone in the face and a dude not taking his medicine so he gets sick (running theme these days). I see your yawn and raise you one.

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  10. (ponders whether or not to leave a comment saying "I have something you can raise???)

    ((~shoes~~))

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  11. Oh, if these right wing religious wackos are right, I'm more than just damned, I'm the Devil himself!

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  12. HN;
    You're just enlightened, dear. That frightens people who don't want to peer over the walls of their self-imposed boxes. Some folks need to be children forever, have a parent-figure telling them what to do and how to do it and in turn they feel safe and as if they'll be rewarded in the afterlife. Life is scary and any way folks can get through it, bless them. I might not need a parent figure in my life because I feel a helluva lot safer in my own hands. Unlike a deity, if I need a helping hand, I give it to myself instead of standing around wondering why nothing got done after a prayer. I have a lot of relatives who are extremely religious. I don't get it at all, but I see that they need it and I need freedom, so we should respect each other for getting our needs met and finding a way through life that jives for us. There's no hell for you, HN, just a bright and satisfying future with no limits. Develop your own relationship with yourself, prove to yourself you make things happen and get what needs to get done, done and you will have a lifetime companion that will never let you down. If there is a parent called "God," he/she would be immensely proud that you took this lump of clay called human form and made something so incredibly unique, brave, and intelligent. It's what every parents wants for the child they give life to.

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  13. I knew there were conspiracy theories about barcodes. Didn't know some people associate them with Satan though I'm not totally surprised.

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  14. Andrea; Seriously. It always goes back to an obsession with the dark side. I wonder what a therapist would say? Hey, your blog is being showcased on Hug-A-Blogger on Thursday and Friday.

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  15. If I am going to be "branded" with an i.d., I prefer it be a Tag so people can use their smart phones to go directly to my web site.

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  16. MM;
    Marketing--always the first consideration! You are a smart primate.

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  17. I think Dale needs a bar code tattooed on his butt.

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  18. I am not so sure about the barcode thing, but I have noticed a scary coincidence in regards to that number. The sixth letter in the Hebrew alphabet actually corresponds with the Latin "W".

    And what does almost every Internet address start with?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waw_(letter)

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  19. I have a barcode on my balls. Should I be concerned? Maybe you should be......

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  20. MM, I think I'd only be concerned if you ran your balls over the UPC reader every time you left a store.

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  21. I hadn't heard about this particular theory. There is a certain element out there that is willing to seize on just about anything in order to get that adrenalin high of being constantly paranoid and up in arms about SOMETHING.

    I'd be interested to get your take on the Fema prison camp conspiracy theory!

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