Spirit Daily is a popular website among conservative Catholics who also abide a belief in prophecies and conspiracy theories. Its founder, Michael Brown — who writes books in the “Spiritual Warfare” genre–has written about the symbolism at the Denver International Airport and even encouraged travelers to sprinkle holy water and “Blessed Salt” as they pass through the gates of DIA.
Brown recently hosted a retreat for his followers in the Denver area. One of his more recent articles sought to weave a connection between the ongoing economic troubles afflicting the U.S. and Europe and symbolism many see displayed at the Georgia Guidestones and DIA. Specifically he wonders if there “a small cabal” of international elite “that does — that has — anticipated a future breakdown” of the global economy?”
He points to the hellish Mustang sculpture outside DIA and other artwork inside:
Why all the esoteric symbols on the floors? What purpose? Who went haywire with creativity? It seems too brazen to be a plot. And why the truly bizarre murals? “A burning city, children sleeping on piles of bricks, a line of mourning women in rags with dead babies, limp in their arms. A huge, looming military figure in a gas mask brandishes a sword and machine gun. Part of an actual note written by a child interred in a Nazi death camp. Strange words embedded in the floor with no explanation about what they mean,” notes one writer. (There is also a dove; and one woman looks just a bit like the weeping Virgin.)
Brown is not the first to evoke links between DIA and the Georgia Guidestones, of course. This was a major theme in the film 2012: The Odyssey created by Jay Weidner and Sharron Rose in 2007. Brown wonders:
Is it simply that such symbols long have pervaded culture — and simply pop up on occasion? Or are they connected humanly? Is it — more than a human conspiracy — a spirit moving?
Pyramids. Capstones. Some go so far as to wonder about the dollar. (The same all-seeing eye can also be found on the state seal for Colorado, coincidentally.)
While Brown acknowledges that such thinking can lead one to become “paranoid,” he transports his observations on the state of the global economy into a conservative Christian worldview that “the root of economic woes in America and the West comes down to the simple truth that capitalism fails without God.” He continues:
It also fails when everyone is “rich.” Minus morality, any nation is as destined for the dust heap of history as was Godless Communism. We are not at that point but we ignore how much “progress” we made without His guidance and often against His Will in structuring falsity as well as how current woes trace back to the ideal of greed that percolated to the surface during the 1980s in the wake of a new wanton (and Godless) libertarianism (see: Ayn Rand). “Do what thou wilt” became the rule of the land; all was right that “made” money (made — out of thin air — it was). The false economy was first engendered in Manhattan as everything became a commodity and source for speculation and as false wealth was contrived by the shuffle of paper, with nothing to back it and now — having spread elsewhere, like mold — bringing us to this point where all will melt down until all the paper, all the falsity, is burned in the open air.
Whatever you think of his argument, Brown’s writing is at least more stylistic and intriguing than the majority of half-baked internet ruminations we come across here at the Files.