We can see that bankster aristocrats would love to cloak themselves with that word. That the “hands” have a special meaning is perhaps also hinted at by the famous Jewish handwashing, called netilat yadayim, and officially regulated by strict rituals. Entire Talmudic tractates have been written just about “hands”: Mishnah Yadayim & Tosefta Yadayim. I have to admit again that I can’t decrypt them.
But as the official meaning does not make sense at all, one thing is certain: These laws would not have been preserved for millennia, if they were about actual handwashing.
There is also uncanny “hand” symbolism used throughout the ages. The most prolific are the hands on Carthaginian grave steles. I bet we’d find them in the Levant too if it hadn’t been purged of all imagery. It’s often called “Hand of Tanit”, but there’s never any “Tanit” attached. Hands up, kids! Who of you has seen this gesture before somewhere? Interestingly, not all steles display an equal amount of wealth, see the cheap-looking scratchy one on the left, and many others.
Some of all that punnery & signaling may be a way to falsely reassure the smalltime spooklings that they’re somehow part of the aristocracy. Officially derived from these Phoenician hands, we even have the Bloody Hand of Chark and the Red Hand of Ulster, in faraway Britain & Ireland. [Miles: this last is what I first thought of when I saw these hands, and I wished Gerry had pressed the point a bit further. Remember, the Red Hand of Ulster is used as the sign for the Baronets in the peerage, although we have never salute, but was curiously not widely used, depicted or described in Ancient Rome.
Most of the few references are from Trajan’s column, where it is analyzed to be a gesture not known to everyone: On plate 99 (LXII, Scenes LXXXIV-LXXXV), six onlookers have their hand raised to Trajan,, half extended straight, half bent at the elbow. […] On Plate 167 (CII, Scene CXLI), three Dacians extend their right arms toward the emperor, their open hands held vertically and their fingers spread. None of the Romans are returning their gesture. On plates 122–123 (LXXIVLXXVI, Scenes CI-CII), the emperor on horseback is greeted by a unit of legionaries. None of the 15 legionaries is raising his entire arm. An officer facing Trajan has his arm close to his body, the lower arm raised, his index finger pointing up, and the other fingers closed.
Behind him, two right hands are raised with fingers spread wide. Trajan himself holds his upper right hand close to his body, extending only the lower arm. So Dacians know the Roman salute, but many Romans don’t? This couldn’t have been a half-secret handshake of the global spook aristocracy, could it? “Roman” Salute – official greeting or secret hand sign of the elite? Here, one guy opens his palm, but doesn’t lift it. Also note the “manus” symbol on each standard. There are several variations in each image, but only one guy in each seems to show the full palm. Given the various positions of arms & fingers, there are likely even specific gestures expressing the saluter’s status among the spook hierarchy. Maybe there are even more puns (e.g. index also means spy), but we’ll leave those for another day.
As for the hand, there’s gazillions of other possible references.
Miles immediately saw that the hand pun explains the Texan “Howdy” greeting, and the hand-in -vestgesture used by top spooks like Napoleon, Washington, Marx, Stalin, who all hail from crypto-“Jewish” in-sider in-vestor families.
Lots of spooky names could now be explained as hud and yod variants, from aristocratic ones like Haydn & Houdini to fictional ones like Robin Hood & Master Yoda. Even Adam Smith may have chosen his “ invisible hand ” expression for the hand pun. The Hebrew roots are yd- ˁlm, and ˁlm means ancient, eternal, conceal, world. So if that’s what Smith had in mind, then our economy is really guided by ancient-eternal-crypto-world leaders. I’ll wrap it up here, but we once again have confirmation: The hidden hand that misguides us is not a benevolent one, but one of spookery & banksterism!
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