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Veterans Day Holiday, Nat Turner,& Angola Independence: The Theory Of Oppositional Synchronicity


The theory of “oppositional synchronicity” addresses when two or more groups whose interests are in opposition to each other, have events that are important to both occur on the same day or take place in the same “space”.

From the perspective of the sacred arts, the simultaneous events or dates may have the same metaphysical representation in numerology, astrology and other branches of the esoteric sciences . This is especially the case if one or more of the two groups share the same language whether by imposition, acculturation or by common ethnicity.

The theory of “oppositional synchronicity” is used to explain how divergent views could exist about what appears to be on the surface the same phenomenon or why different groups would have different meanings attached to their experience occurring at the same time, day or date.

We observe the theory of oppositional synchronicity throughout history.

This why the so-called swastika the dreaded Nazi symbol has negative meaning for European Jews, yet the same symbol which in Africa and other parts of the world existed thousand of years before there was a Hitler was a positive symbol affirming life.

Frederick Douglass expressed the sentiment of  oppositional synchronicity when he refused to celebrate July 4th  holiday. Douglass declared:

“What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim.

To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sound of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciation of tyrants brass fronted impudence; your shout of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanks-givings, with all your religious parade and solemnity, are to him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy — a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of the United States, at this very hour.”

The theory of oppositional synchronicity applies to the U.S. holiday Veterans Day.

Veterans Day is an American holiday celebrated every November 11th to honor the millions of soldiers who have donned military uniforms in service of their country.

Given the United States’ history as well as current record on race, it is not surprising to observe that soldiers of African ancestry have never enjoyed the fruits of their labor even though they too risked their lives in the service of America.

Despite the ascendancy of Colin Powell to the highest levels in the military hierarchy, America’s soldiers of African ancestry have had to fight on two battlefields overseas and on American soil. This has been the case in every war, persons of African ancestry have participated in from the American Revolution to the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

In World War II, the defeated German soldiers were treated better in America as war prisoners than the Black soldiers who were supposedly on the side of America who was the victor.

Examine the obstacles and struggles soldiers of African ancestry experienced in order to be allowed to bear arms in defense of a country that oppressed them. The history of the Tuskegee Airmen validates and demonstrates that this observation is rooted in a factual rendering of history!

Malcolm X in his speech “Message To The Grass Roots” on November 10, 1963 pointed out quite sternly the misguided thinking displayed by people of African ancestry serving in the American military:

“As long as the white man sent you to Korea, you bled. He sent you to Germany, you bled. He sent you to the South Pacific to fight the Japanese, you bled.

You bleed for white people, but when it comes to seeing your own churches being bombed and little black girls murdered, you haven’t got any blood. You bleed when the white man says bleed; you bite when the white man says bite; and you bark when the white man says bark. I hate to say this about us, but it’s true. Persons of African ancestry have not received any lasting  benefits from serving in America’s military. They have experienced racism while in service as well as when no longer enlisted.

How are you going to be nonviolent in Mississippi, as violent as you were in Korea? How can you justify being nonviolent in Mississippi and Alabama, when your churches are being bombed, and your little girls are being murdered, and at the same time you are going to get violent with Hitler, and Tojo, and somebody else you don’t even know?

If violence is wrong in America, violence is wrong abroad. If it is wrong to be violent defending black women and black children and black babies and black men, then it is wrong for America to draft us and make us violent abroad in defense of her. And if it is right for America to draft us, and teach us how to be violent in defense of her, then it is

right for you and me to do whatever is necessary to defend our own people right here in this country.”

Their participation in the American military justifies and maintain not only their own oppression but the enslavement of Africans on the continent as well as other aboriginal people. It makes no sense given this track record that persons of African ancestry should serve in the American military. As Muhammad Ali stated when he refused to be inducted in the draft to fight in Vietnam: “No Viet Cong called me Nigger!”

The tension expressed in the theory of oppositional synchronicity  is clearly evident with other events that have occurred on the same day as Veterans Day holiday such as the execution of Nat Turner and the independence of Angola. Veterans Day is about honoring those who gave their lives to maintain America, while Nat Turner and Angola remind us on the negative role that the power of America has played in its history. They reveal what is at the core of why there is oppositional synchronicity.

Nat Turner was executed by the authorities of the state on November 11, 1831. The country of Angola became independent on November 11, 1975.

Nat Turner was an enslaved African who wanted to be free. America, including its military i.e. Veterans supported slavery and maintained that for any enslaved African to rebel was indeed against “national interests”.

America along with other western powers have and continue to exploit the African continent, Angola is no exception. Jonas Savimbi, leader of UNITA was a puppet for western interests who supported him as he and his group carried out a destabilizing civil war. According to one source:”Arms flowed to UNITA, despite U.S. leaders’ reluctance to support the war effort openly for fear of antagonizing surrounding African countries.”

Angola with support from Cuba was able to not fully disintegrate into complete chaos.

In response to the invasion by the South Africa of Angola, on November 15 1987, Cuban President Fidel Castro had decided to send more troops and weapons to Angola — his best planes with his best pilots, his most sophisticated anti-aircraft weapons and his most modern tanks.

In the work Conflicting Missions,  by Piero Gleijeses insight is provided on Cuba’s actions:

“Conflicting Missions provides the first comprehensive history of the Cuba’s role in Africa and settles a longstanding controversy over why and when Fidel Castro decided to intervene in Angola in 1975. The book definitively resolves two central questions regarding Cuba’s policy motivations and its relationship to the Soviet Union when Castro astounded and outraged Washington by sending thousands of soldiers into the Angolan civil conflict. Based on Cuban, U.S. and South African documents and interviews, the book concludes that:

  • Castro decided to send troops to Angola on November 4, 1975, in response to the South African invasion of that country, rather than vice versa as the Ford administration persistently claimed;
     
  • The United States knew about South Africa’s covert invasion plans, and collaborated militarily with its troops, contrary to what Secretary of State Henry Kissinger testified before Congress and wrote in his memoirs.
     
  • Cuba made the decision to send troops without informing the Soviet Union and deployed them, contrary to what has been widely alleged, without any Soviet assistance for the first two months.”
  • The relationship of the American military in maintaining oppression at home and abroad is best understood by retired general Major Smedley Darlington Butler. Butler was the most decorated Marine at the time of his death in 1940. Butler stated:

    “I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.

    I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914.

    I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in.

    I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903.

    In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”

    It is activities such as those described by Major General Butler why America honors its soldiers on Veterans Day.

    In regards to specifically the metaphysical aspect of the Veterans Day holiday as opposed to the execution of Nat Turner and Angolan independence, we are able to observe other elements of the effects of oppositional synchronicity.

    Nat Turner was born on October 2, 1800. This makes him a Libra under the tropical zodiac system. The sign of Libra appears also with an astrological analysis of Turner’s full name. Nat Turner’s full name according to most sources was “Nathaniel Turner”.

    Nathaniel is the other name for the apostle Bartholomew in the Christian tradition. According to Christian astrology, Bartholomew corresponds with the astrology sign of Libra under the tropical zodiac system. The zodiac sign of Libra is unique for it is symbol is not of an animal or person. The symbol of Libra is the “scales” and it is the sign for “justice”.

    No one could deny that Nat Turner was concerned with “balancing the scales” by seeking justice.

    Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day. Armistice Day was originally created by Woodrow Wilson, who wanted to recognize the end of WWI in 1918, when Germany surrendered on the 11th month, on the 11th day of the 11th hour.

    There are metaphysical signatures where Turner and elements of the Veteran Days holiday are the same and thus reflect oppositional synchronicity  

    Nat Turner was a Christian minister.

    Woodrow Wilson’s father was a Christian minister, who identified with Confederacy, owned slaves and set up Sunday school for them.

    Turner was born on October 2, 1800=10+2+1+8+0+0=21=2+1=3. 

    Woodrow Wilson began his tenure as president on March 4, 1913= 3+4+1+9+1+3=21=2+1=3. Wilson’s date of death on February 3, 1924 also equals 21, which gives us 3.

    Nat Turner was born in Southampton, Virginia.

    Woodrow Wilson was born in Staunton, Virginia.

    Nat Turner was 31 years old when executed by the slave holding government of Virginia on November 11, 1831 for his role in leading a slave rebellion. “31”=3+1=4.

    Woodrow Wilson died on February 3, 1924 at the age of 67. “67”=13=1+3=4.

    The first president of the liberated Angola, Agostinho Neto was born on September 17, 1972=9+17+1+9+2+2=40=4+0=4.

    With the date of independence of Angola on November 11, 1975 we arrive to more current identifiers of oppositional energy.

    The date of November 11, 1975= 11+11+1+9+7+5=44. The number “44” which marks the metaphysical expression of Angola’s date of independence also “marks” the current president of the United States, Barack Obama.  

    The theory of oppositional synchronicity asserts that the expression of metaphysical energy accompanying events of two or more groups may appear the same but are upon analysis fundamentally different.

    With the Veterans Day celebration in the United States, we observe that events important to African people occurred on the same day in different years. These events highlight the contrasting value system of the American white ruling class and African people who are oppressed.

    Due to the same or similar metaphysical signatures as seen with Nat Turner and Woodrow Wilson, as well as with the date of Angola’s independence and Barack Obama, persons of African ancestry many times are confused.

    These metaphysical signatures spiritually “call” persons of African ancestry to participate in holidays and other activities that are counter to their interests. Without being centered in their identity they are unable to act in their own self interests and resolve or identify the oppositional synchronicity that exists.

    Thus many persons of African ancestry will feel the urge to identify those who died in defense of them but due to ignorance will not identify Nat Turner or the Freedom Fighters of Angola. This disconnect leads to gross over identification with the oppressor’s agenda. Especially with Barack Obama as president, the critical faculties of persons of African ancestry have been rendered dormant.

    Rather than use this Veterans Day to highlight the crimes of the American military including maintaining slavery and the imperialistic rape of Africa, too many descendants of Africa will be focused on celebrating an institution which is based on their demise.

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