You’ll be happy to know that after months of delays, I’ve finally been able to order a copy of Scott Wolter’s new book, From Akhenaten to the Founding Fathers: Mysteries of the Hooked X®, which I should receive sometime next week. You can look forward to a thrilling chapter-by-chapter review of…what exactly? I’m not sure, but we’ll find out together.
Wolter also gave a two-hour interview yesterday to Rita Louise of Just Energy Radio, an ancient astronaut theorist and a “medical intuitive” who promotes a wide range of “alternative” and New Age systems for cash. If you think, though, that I have time to sit through two hours of talk about the Kensington Rune Stone, you have another thing coming. I jumped around and listened to excerpts because I’ve heard most of what he had to say many, many times before. The complete interview is below followed by some thoughts.
Things did not start off well when Wolter repeated his claims that scientists and scholars are ignoring him and his work and are conspiring to suppress the truth. As he later says, “Academics who quite frankly didn’t know what the heck they were talking about” are freezing out normal, everyday people who have something to say about lost white invaders of Minnesota. It’s nearly word-for-word identical to his recent interviews on other shows, and, frankly, it’s tiresome.
“I found out there was apparently some paradigm in history that no one was there before Columbus,” he said, “and I didn’t know that that was the rule, and I broke the rule apparently.” Thus he reveals that his knowledge of history extends to 1950s textbooks and not much beyond. Obviously, Columbus never set foot in the United States, and it has been established since the 1960s (and widely believed before that) that the Vikings were the first Europeans to make landfall in North America.
I’ll admit that his next claim is a new one on me. Pay careful attention to the sleight of hand here: Wolter claims that the Kensington Rune Stone (KRS) is in the Golden Ratio (!) and, in summarizing the text of the KRS, now claims that the Northmen listed on the stone are not Norse, but rather “I’m beginning to think it means Normans,” specifically “French” Normans. Oh, how clever. These Normans, of course, are the progenitors of the Santo Claro-St. Clair-Sinclair Holy Bloodline of Templar Kings, thus allowing Wolter to fold the KRS into his Templar conspiracy more fully. But it ought to be fairly obvious that the Anglo-French Normans were long and far removed from the Northmen who gave them their name. The KRS uses the word “norrmen,” while the Normans were typically called Norðmaðr and Norwegians could be either Norðmaðr or Norrœnn in Old Norse, Latinized as Nortmanni, and given as Normand in Swedish. Never mind that by 1362, thanks to the Hundred Years’ War, the Normans had come to self-identify as English, Scottish, French, Neapolitan, etc. and were no longer a distinct ethnic group, nor did any of them use Old Swedish or Old Norse, the language of the KRS, as their preferred language.
But the linguistic arguments are irrelevant because Wolter wants to move the authors of the KRS from the north of Europe to its heartland where the Templars and the Sinclairs were in better evidence, all the more “evidence” for the Holy Bloodline “theory.” Thus, as Wolter “translates” the KRS, it now has sprouted “French” people privy to the secrets of the Hooked X®, since as we all know, the Normans conquered the Merovingians, who were the guardians of the Holy Blood in the conspiracy literature. Only by ejecting the Norse and making the Götlanders into servants of the Normans can the KRS become “proof” of Templar-Sinclair penetration of America in the name of claiming the Mississippi watershed for the Holy Bloodline Grail Kings.
Based on who I’m convinced created this—well, first of all I know there’s more going on with this inscription than it appears to be on its face—there are codes embedded within it, there’s double-dating, and who knows what else. I think a lot of the inscription is probably allegory and code, and I don’t know if it would be a good idea to take it just as it reads.
In short, the KRS does not support the Holy Bloodline theory as written, and it is only by rejecting everything about the stone that we can re-create it in the image of the Holy Bloodline and the Templars. This method of inquiry frees us from facts and allows us to fill the gap with fancy and fantasy in support of nearly any idea we wish to impose upon it. To wit: The stone is “evidence” of the “land acquisition” and “land claim” but we must also reject the actual words—including the specific word acquisition that Wolter used to spin the land claim yarn—to find the hidden Templar Bloodline conspiracy? Methinks one cannot have it both ways.
Wolter also returned to his new favorite theme: The U.S. government is conspiring to hide the truth to maintain its legitimacy.
Call me a conspiracy theorist if you want, but I really believe that this all goes back to Manifest Destiny in this country. And what I mean by that is that there were a couple of tenets in that doctrine that basically set the precedent for what we’re dealing with today. One is that the Native Americans are savages, not Christians, and therefore it’s OK to persecute them because we’ve got to get rid of them and, you know, we want this land. The other things is there was nobody here prior to us, so this is virgin land free for the taking. Right? That’s basically what the two main tenets were. But let me ask you this: What do you think would happen along the way when you know they found a Kensington Rune Stone or a Bat Creek Stone or something that told them that somebody from the other side of the Pond was here before us? What does that do to Manifest Destiny?
At this point Louise jumps in to say that such issues would threaten America because by “denying” Columbus, “they”—it is not clear if she meant Native Americans or Europeans—would say “we’ll just take our land back—ha, ha, ha, ha.” The “ha” was the anti-Americans sneering, not Louise giggling. Wolter replies by saying he thinks Thomas Jefferson and Lewis and Clark had knowledge of “things like the Kensington Rune Stone.” Zebulon Pike, he said, was also in on the conspiracy to find and destroy “land claim stones” to secure America.
It makes my head hurt. We’ve been over this before, so I will spare you Wolter’s misunderstandings. Suffice it to say that Andrew Jackson endorsed the ancient white race theory in a speech to Congress, senators and representatives debated which white people were really here first, and every American and European government eagerly sought evidence of various ancient European colonies in America, which they trumpeted to all who could hear, as a way of justifying oppression of Native Americans—the “we were here first” argument. Manifest Destiny, incidentally, was more of a media strategy than anything; the government never formally adopted it as an official policy, and prominent politicians like U.S. Grant, Abraham Lincoln, and (late in life) John Quincy Adams rejected it. Its most prominent use had nothing to do with taking land from Native Americans (whom all European powers agreed had no real right to it) but rather to take land from Mexico in the Mexican War!
Wolter claims that America was the place where the Templars came to practice religious freedom, and he claims that they married Native Americans—which he says Native Americans told him themselves. He also believes this “truth” (that Native Americans are hybrid French-Scottish Templars) will “come out” because “it’s in the blood,” as in the DNA tests Steve St. Clair is doing, which Wolter hopes will prove that Sinclair DNA flows in Native American blood. Louise claims, and Wolter agrees, that Native Americans have “Jewish” blood. (The allegedly Jewish DNA is actually a DNA marker shared with populations of Siberian or Central Asian ancestry, as some Ashkenazi Jews and all Native Americans are.) Wolter adds that this is “the tip of the iceberg,” but that he can’t reveal the DNA results he’s been privy to, which supposedly show Native Americans are “really” European Holy Bloodline migrants. He says that “the internet” and “cell phones” will prevent academics from using a “nonsensical review process” to suppress these findings the way peer review suppressed earlier research.
As the interview wheezes to a conclusion after almost half an hour of bashing academics, Wolter talks about Cahokia. He celebrates the city for Monk’s Mound, the earthen pyramid whose perimeter is larger than the Great Pyramid of Egypt. Wolter claims that the Knights Templar are responsible for the collapse of Cahokia. He dismisses all scientific and archaeological explanations for the Mississippian collapse such as ecological degradation—calling them racist claims that Native people were too stupid to maintain their cities—and instead argues that his Native informants told him (700 years after the fact) that the Knights Templar warned the Native Americans that they (the Templars) were coming, so the Natives picked up and left to make way for the superior spiritual power of the Great White Hope. He says that the Natives had a prophecy that they had to “abandon their cities and go wild if they had any chance to survive” the coming of the Knights Templar. And this is the non-racist story.
Wolter is upset that archaeologists scoffed at this theory. “You know what I say to them? Prove me wrong.” Cahokia was not suddenly abandoned in 1312 when the imaginary Templar fleet arrived. It began a long, slow decline, usually dated to around 1200, but was still occupied, at least partially, until about 1400. The Mississippian chiefdoms began to disintegrate in the 1200s—a century before the Templars “invaded” America. A similar collapse happened at Teotihuacan in Mexico around 500-600 CE, but I don’t see anyone claiming white visitors scared all the Native Mexicans away there.
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