Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Nephilim and Unions

I like reading the Bible.  Part of the excitement of the Bible is finding nuggets of truth and how they apply to today.

So one of those quirky truths or at least interesting oddities is the six finger fist the Wisconsin public unions are using as their banner in the battle between them and other working people.

Genesis 6 mentions an interesting time when angels somehow were able to marry and impregnate women. The how and why's aren't important here, but the results of these unholy encounters are.

The Nepihilim or giants were the result.  Easily the most famous of them was Goliath. An often passed over fact is that Goliath had 4 brothers (David grabbed 5 stones thinking he might have to battle whole clan (1Sam 17:40).

One of the interesting characteristics of the Giants was that they had 6 fingers and toes on each hand and foot. We learn of this in 2Sam 21:20 and in stories from around the world.  It's believed that the greeting of the American Indians of a raised hand was so they could count the number of fingers on a persons hand.

So how does this pertain to the madness in Madison earlier this year? 

Well with the their six finger banner prominently displayed, the fleeing 14 hiding behind state lines and the boisterous behavior it's not very difficult to correlate the unions with the Philistines and with their determined and workmanlike demeanor during this time, the similarity to the Jews isn't a stretch for the conservatives / Republicans. 

The blow between the eyes of the unions was Act 10.  Was it a death blow like the stone that hit Goliath?  Not really, it was more like a life saving act for the state of Wisconsin.  Either way I find the six finger fist a freaky logo no matter how you look at it.

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