Today I am going to reveal to you a new conspiracy concerning the Statue of Liberty. I have never heard this conspiracy before on any other site or in any Google search I have performed thus far. I have been reading Rob Skiba’s book Babylon Rising. The Babylon Rising book is teaching me about occult symbolism in American symbolism. I admit I had a rather naive opinion of the American Founding Fathers before reading this book. Basically I erroneously assumed that since Mr. Adam Weishaupt is credited with establishing the Illuminati around 1776 that there was not enough time for the Illuminati to influence the early USA Founding Fathers. Silly me. Freemasonry itself traces its roots back to Nimrod! After reading Babylon Rising I have a much better understanding of what happened in early America. This got me thinking about symbols of America. I have some unique things to say about the Statue of Liberty. Also I have a brand new conspiracy to share with you about it.
A background on the history of the Statue of Liberty …
The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. The copper statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor, was built by Gustave Eiffel and dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was a gift to the United States from the people of France. The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. – Statue of Liberty Wikipedia
The project is traced to a mid-1865 conversation between Édouard René de Laboulaye, a staunch abolitionist and Frédéric Bartholdi, a sculptor who was inspired by an 1855 visit to Egypt and admired the colossal statues on the facade of the Abu Simbel temples. – Statue of Liberty Wikipedia
Bartholdi and Laboulaye considered how best to express the idea of American liberty. In early American history, two female figures were frequently used as cultural symbols of the nation. One of these symbols, the personified Columbia, was seen as an embodiment of the United States. – Statue of Liberty Wikipedia
The other significant female icon in American culture was a representation of Liberty, derived from Libertas, the goddess of freedom widely worshipped in ancient Rome. – Statue of Liberty Wikipedia
Bartholdi was a Freemason who loved Egyptian monuments. This is not according to me. It is according to the official park service page! The original design wasn’t even intended for the United States. The original design was for a colossal statue of a woman holding a torch in Egypt but it got turned down! Many people know these things but I felt like I had to provide some historical background.
I am absolutely stunned that the Libertas goddess explanation is provided as “factual” on the official Statue of Liberty Wikipedia Page. Before moving on I feel like I have to explicitly say this. People hear the word paganism but they really don’t know what it is. Erecting a giant statue of a goddess in your homeland is definitely paganism! For sure it is an abomination Biblically. I am specifically reminded of Leviticus 26:1. There are many more Bible passages concerning this. I encourage you to learn what paganism is so that you can identify it when you see it!
There is absolutely no shortage of conspiracy theories concerning the Statue of Liberty. I know that. The fire of Prometheus has been compared to her torch. Lucifer the light bearer has been compared to her torch as well of course. Then there are the comparisons to ancient goddesses Isis and Ishtar. That is the key connection I need to make in this post. If I can make that connection I can show you a wild conspiracy. To start down that path I have heard it said that Cicero of Rome called Libertas the “Mother of Harlots”. This is significant because the “Mother of Harlots” is a direct quote in the Bible from Revelation 17:5 referring to Babylon …
And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. – Revelation 17:5 KJV
This would be a direct relation from Lady Liberty to Babylon and the Mother of Harlots. This is one of the ways the Statue of Liberty is traced back to Ishtar. However I am having a hard time finding the exact text where Cicero says this. I need more proof – or at least several stronger signals. I have found some more fascinating things establishing the Statue of Liberty as a symbol of the ancient Babylonian goddess Ishtar. Consider the Ishtar Gate …
The Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon. It was constructed in about 575 BCE by order of King Nebuchadnezzar II on the north side of the city. It was excavated in the early 20th century and a reconstruction using original bricks is now shown in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin. – Ishtar Gate Wikipedia
The Ishtar Gate helps me establish a better correlation to Ishtar. Why? Because the Statue of Liberty at Ellis Island is considered “The Gateway to America”! Google “the gateway to america” if you do not believe me. If you look at the pedestal on which Lady Liberty rests you may see a resemblance to the Ishtar Gate! I sure do.
It looks very similar to me – but we can do better yet. Do you recognize “The New Colossus” poem?
“The New Colossus” is a sonnet that American poet Emma Lazarus (1849–1887) wrote in 1883 to raise money for the construction of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. In 1903, the poem was engraved on a bronze plaque and mounted inside the pedestal’s lower level. – The New Colossus Wikipedia Page
Now the “old” Colossus was the Colossus of Rhodes. The Colossus of Rhodes was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. It was a giant statue of the Greek god Helios. This further reinforces that the Statue of Liberty is a pagan goddess statue.
Circle back to Emma Lazarus. Do you know any of the other poems by Emma Lazarus? I do. Her last poem is entitled “By the Waters of Babylon”. It happens to be a poem about Jews in exile. Please note the Statue of Liberty is by the waters. Is Emma – the person who helped fund raise for the statue’s completion – calling America Babylon? Emma is known as a faithful Jew in many historical references. What faithful Jew writes a fund raiser to erect a giant goddess statue? Something doesn’t add up. One final point about this Babylon connection. The base of the statue looks like this from an aerial view …
The star shape of the base sure does resemble the “sigil of babylon” to me. You can Google it if you want to see the sigil. At this point I have found quite a few solid Babylon connections in Lady Liberty – and there are likely many more. And so if we can say with confidence that the Statue of Liberty has Babylon references then we can link her to Ishtar. And if we can link her to Ishtar then we can link her to Astarte. Consider the Astarte Wikipedia Page which tells us that Astarte is the Hellenized version of the goddess Ishtar. In plain English they are the same goddess. I have traversed the goddess family tree from Libertas to Ishtar to Astarte. One more step. We have to analyze the word “grove” in the Bible.
If you look up the word “grove” in e-sword (e-sword is free software that provides Hebrew definitions of words found in the KJV Bible) you will find that in the KJV the word “grove” means “Asherah or Astarte – a Phoenician goddess – also an image of the same”. In the NIV version of the Bible the word “grove” is translated slightly different on occasions. It is sometimes translated as what is called an “Asherah pole”. Now we have found a correlation from the symbolism in the Statue of Liberty all the way to the Asherah pole. Herein is the conspiracy I put forth …
I propose that the Statue of Liberty is a giant Asherah pole as described in the Old Testament.
Do not set up any wooden Asherah pole beside the altar you build to the LORD your God – Deuteronomy 16:21 NIV
He took the Asherah pole from the temple of the Lord to the Kidron Valley outside Jerusalem and burned it there. He ground it to powder and scattered the dust over the graves of the common people. – 2 Kings 23:6 NIV
I prefer the KJV Bible but there are times the NIV version is very useful! If you look at the Statue of Liberty you will notice that near her feet the robe resembles a tree trunk. The statue appears such that she totally *could* be carved out of a single (yet giant) tree. Even the angle at which she holds the torch is extraordinarily parallel – much like a pole. From torch to toe the Statue of Liberty resembles a pole.
I understand she isn’t made of wood. She is a symbol of many things. Add the Asherah pole to the list. Realize that in the Old Testament specifically 1 Kings and 2 Kings that most kings are judged by their decision to build groves or raze groves to the ground. This is a big deal in the Old Testament!
In conclusion I will say this. If the President of the United States is a true Christian he or she will start calling for the demolition of these occult monuments. If the President is calling for the Statue of Liberty to be taken down you know a true Christian is in the office. Isn’t that fascinating? I realize how radical that sounds. We can find better ways to celebrate patriotism than a giant Asherah pole.