S01E122: The Greenroom Goat Massacre
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A TOMB OF GOLD
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George Floyd, the man who died / was killed in Minneapolis in 2020 (sparking violent race riots around the country), has been carted around the country in a Golden Coffin, promoted as a martyr for people throughout the world. Golden Coffins are a major symbol in American Black culture, as titans such as James Brown and Michael Jackson also were buried in them.
Floyd did not deserve to die, despite a criminal record and, as a younger man, allegedly robbing a pregnant woman at gunpoint with five other dudes. He didn’t hurt or kill anyone. As a man, he would have no idea of the scale of influence he or his death would have, and there the individual of Floyd needs to be separated from the public’s use of his memory.
Floyd had several public and private funeral services, and his body was carted roughly 1,100 miles from Minneapolis to his hometown of Houston, Texas. This stretch effectively covered the length of the nation from top to bottom.
The final public funeral service was held at the Fountain of Praise Church in Houston, attended by celebrities such as Rev Al Sharpton, Jamie Foxx, Channing Tatum and others. The Golden Coffin was at one point lifted up by a group of men, and they danced around with it. He was ultimately buried next to his mother.
Many movements have been started with the death of a man, a “martyr” as they call it. Particularly with being buried by his mother, it invokes images of Christ.
A historical figure with a similar funeral procession?
THE GREAT GREEK
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We find details of Alexander’s Golden Tomb from Quintus Curtius Rufus, 1st century Roman, and what little remains of his multi-volume manuscript as copied by Haimo in central France during the times of Charlamagne (7th Century), and also of the Greek Diodorus of the 1st century.
A magnificent tomb was constructed to look like a temple, with Ionic pillars and artwork of the man and his soldiers, covered in gold. It was drawn by 64 mules, also draped in gold. The body was to be transported from Babylon back to Greece, a trek of about 2000 miles (3200 km). It never made the journey and is allegedly lost to the sands of time, although I imagine it’s under the Vatican or something.
Golden Sarcophagus started in earnest in Ancient Egypt.
Gods were said to have bones of silver, skin of gold, blue hair
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A Golden Coffin is also a financial term.
The term golden coffin refers to a death benefit package awarded to the heirs of high-ranking executives who die while still employed with a company. Benefits awarded can include unearned salary, accelerated stock options, and insurance proceeds. Provisions of golden coffins are normally outlined in an executive's contract including which benefits are paid, to whom, and for how long after the individual dies.
Originally heard on That Larry Show Episode 382: Happy Meals and Headless Goats. Take no shit! If you like this topic, please please please please please please please please listen to this:
Goin Down To The River - 2021. What’s this getting dumped in this Georgia river? It’s starting to bloat. Listen closely for that splash as it hits the water! They have to be coming from somewhere…right?g
Do Our Part - Similar happenings occurred in Florida turns out, linked to Santeria.
Details a river keepers experience finding the goats with his mother for the first time. He’d find dozens at a time, at least one every time he went out. Has seen over a 100, the most in one trip was 30.
A homeless man named “Hot Dog” actually filmed a goat body being dumped off a bridge.
This article surmises it’s a cult of Santeria and drug traffickers asking for protection to do business.
“Drug dealers who are not part of the religion but are making it up as they go along based on what they read on the Web,” as he put it. He offered an analogy. “It’s like not knowing anything about Catholicism and bathing in holy water because you think it’s gonna help you.”
The national park logs 3.2 million visitors per year. Patronage has steadily increased for three reasons, according to Wissinger: Metro Atlanta vacationers, mired in a slumping economy, are electing to save money by staying closer to home; the oppressive heat of last summer and this spring; and the perception that the river is cleaner, after decades of conservation efforts and dumping restrictions.
Gwinnett's water rescue team has reported a steady uptick in river visits in recent years, as patronage has climbed. The team responded to the river seven times in 2008, nine in 2009 and 11 times last year. They worked two fatalities -- a fisherman and a swimmer -- in that span.
Three river patrons -- a 67-year-old kayaker in April near Roswell, a fisherman, 51, near Johns Creek last month, and Vanhorn -- have died on the river this year. Wissinger stressed that the earlier deaths weren't related to dam releases, and the notion that most Chattahoochee fatalities occur near the dam is a misnomer, she said.
Funny enough, Lake Lanier which is featured north on the Chattahoochee River, was created to provide hydro power to Atlanta. The US Army Corp of Engineers bought up all the land so that they could flood it. The same thing happened to the small town where my great grandmother was buried, Baileysville WV. Both were done at the behest of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 from what I understand.
4 Years Ago - This happened.
3 Years Ago - And… it kept happening.
This Story Had Me Like What? - Bags and bags of these heads can be found in June of 2022.
Not In My Front Yard - Goats ended up in someones backyard in Atlanta in March 2018. The city can’t get their hands dirty. Take it to the streets!
Jesus Already Did This - 2018, near Athens but the county over.
The goat stands here in the same relation to the peace-offering from the herd as did the turtledove and pigeon to the bullock of the whole burnt sacrifice. The poorer sort might bring the goat; when he could not bring the blood of bulls he brought the blood of goats. And thus stilt they were prevented from attaching importance to the mere type. The goat represents Jesus, as one taken out of the flock for the salvation of the rest.
Public Dumps - Can’t forget your chickens!
There’s Something Else - It’s not only goats…
We’ll Sacrifice You To Satan - A rather rather clip about a man who was almost used as a human sacrifice in the charming city of Clarksville TN.
In the rough neighborhood of Tepito, Mexico City, in 2004, authorities arrested a local car thief who later died in prison. A powerful criminal figure, he killed virgins and babies once a year and offered them as sacrifices to Santa Muerte to gain her favor and magical protection.10
During 2008 in Nuevo Laredo, Gulf Cartel enforcers captured Sinaloa Cartel members, took them to public Santa Muerte shrines, and executed them. Analysis by a U.S. law enforcement officer suggests that the perpetrators killed them as offerings to Santa Muerte.
In Ciudad Júarez in 2008, authorities found decapitated and stacked bodies at crime scenes in five separate incidents. Links were inferred to Santa Muerte worshipers.
In December 2009 and January 2010 in Ciudad Júarez, perpetrators murdered individuals in apparent Santa Muerte ritual killings. Regarding one incident, authorities found at the crime scene the remnants of an apparent altar and the words “Santa Muerte” and cuídanos flakita (take care of us, skinny) spray painted. In the second crime, gang members burned a victim behind a house containing an altar and a small Santa Muerte statue. Interviewed neighbors said that the killers—part of the Hillside 13 Gang—asked for “something big”; as a result, the perpetrators performed multiple human sacrifices.
In Culiacan in January 2010, a suspect placed a decapitated head by the tomb of deceased cartel leader Arturo Beltran Levya. Earlier, after Beltran Levya was killed in his apartment, authorities found items related to the cult of Santa Muerte, suggesting that one of his former fellow gang members may have presented the head as an offering.
In April 2010 in Camargo and Miguel Aleman, perpetrators tortured and decapitated individuals, carved the letter “Z” into their chests, and placed the victims’ heads on the roof of a desecrated, graffiti-covered roadside chapel. Based on the graffiti messages, the victims belonged to the Gulf Cartel. The perpetrators comprised members of the Los Zetas Cartel, which has embraced Santa Muerte as its patron saint. Many of the group’s members have tattoos of her image on their upper arm or chest.
In Cancun in June 2010, investigators found the bodies of six tortured victims, three with their hearts cut out and with the letter “Z” carved into their abdomens, in a cave outside of the resort city. Presumably the killers belonged to the Los Zetas Cartel, and the victims belonged to a competing group.
In July 2011 in Ciudad Júarez, Mexican police discovered a skeleton dressed as a bride at a Santa Muerte altar in a house used to hold kidnap victims. The perpetrators left two skulls and numerous cigarette packs as offerings. The circumstances behind the origins of the skeleton and skulls—if they were prior cult victims—remain unknown.
Permissionless - Turns out Joey Diaz still practices Santeria. Let’s hear a little about what went down in the 70’s.
The Powder - It’s pretty easy to turn yourself into a folk hero with the right kind of hype.
One Big Club - Ed is a badass. It’s a dark freemasonry type thing. He would know.
The Female Folk Saint - Author and VCU professor Andrew Chestnut reads us into some additional details on Santa Muerte. It’s all about the folks saints.
The Grim Reapress - Or. . .Faucette? There’s a few different versions.
As Mary, So Muerte - Mary and Muerte marry so well.
Inside The Church - An inside look at a church that has arose for Santa Muerte in LA. It’s a little culty.
Spooking The Church - What does the Vatican have to fear? They’re about as open as Santa Muerte now.
The Saint Of The People - What is in a name? Why is Santa Muerte so approachable? She will gift the fuck out of you with miracles. These folk saints I tell ya!
History of the Saint - What was her murky origin? Listen carefully for a familiar name.
Colors Of The Candles - A brief explantion on what some of the colors of the candles can mean. Also, how did Santa Muerte factor into Covid-19? Does this make followers anti-science?
Candles Of The Templars - What can special task forces in Austin TX expect when raiding the home of drug dealers? Also bonus points for some fast candle stats.
The Mexican Civil War - Further dive into the origin of Santa Muerte, and some background on what is at the core. Turns out it’s practiced by a lot of people.
The Godmother - Galarza gets into why the term godmother is so apt for Santa Muerte. Very interesting food for thought.
Repurpose - Symbols can always get stronger when you take them for yourself. I should note he continues on to compare the loyalty of followers of Santaa Muerte to the Branch Davidians, who were ready to die for their Messiah.
The Hand of Death - This ritual is crazy. Maybe we should give it a try! It highlights how far individuals are ready to go.
Highway of Santa Muerte - Galarza believes just because you think this can’t happen in your neighborhood, doesn’t mean that it isn’t. The reach spans most of North America.
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