On this day in the year 1800, the House of Representatives suggested the building of a pyramid, 100 feet square at the base and “of proportional height.” The notion that a pyramid would best represent the idea of George Washington. Hence, in accordance with Masonic practices, construction of the obelisk began on July 4, 1848, with a ceremonial laying of the enormous cornerstone, which had been donated by the Mason Thomas Symington who owned the quarries from which the monument’s marble was taken. The ceremony was conducted by Benjamin French, wearing the Masonic apron and sash George Washington had worn when he laid the cornerstone of the Capitol building in 1793.
Some say the obelisk was chosen because America wanted to look like it had been around for awhile, or as other’s have suggested, “put down ancient roots” by choosing the ancient Egyptian symbol. I don’t know, looks pretty much like a male phallic symbol to me from all the male energy that founded this country. Unfortunately, I have to break the news to ya’ll here: it’s Pagan! More precisely, Pan, the goat god of sensuality. The word ‘obelisk’ literally means ‘Baal’s shaft’ or Baal’s organ of reproduction.”
Another story links the obelisk to a different phallic myth – Osiris’ golden phallus.
Osiris was a king of Egypt who married his sister Isis. His brother Set wished to usurp the throne and so plotted his death. He tricked Osiris into climbing into a golden chest. As soon as he was inside, Set nailed down the lid and flung the chest into the Nile. It was carried off to Byblos in Syria where it came to rest against a small Tamarisk tree or Acasia tree, with the dead Osiris still inside. Isis found out what Set had done to Osiris, so she set off to find her husband. A vision led her to Byblos, where she recovered his body and took it back to Egypt.
Set stole it again and tore it into fourteen pieces, which he scattered throughout Egypt to prevent Osiris from coming to life again. Isis recovered all but one of the pieces – the penis – and gave Osiris a fit burial. Their son, Horus, avenged him by slaying Set. Another son, Anubis, resurrected Osiris with the ‘lion grip.’
Having triumphed over the grave, Osiris now reigns as king and judge of the so called dead. The piece of Osiris that Isis never recovered was the penis, which Set had thrown into the Nile where it was eaten by fish. Ever resourceful, Isis manufactured an artificial organ (the golden phallus) around which the Egyptians eventually established a cult or festival they could pay tribute to.
From this it is a small step to the conclusion that the obelisk was itself meant to be a phallic symbol.
Whether of Osiris, Baal, or fertility in general, it was a representation of fatherhood and patriarchy.
While the idea that the obelisk is a representation of the phallus may be a story that seems stranger than fiction, when you think of Washington as the founding father of the United States, and the obelisk being a representation of fatherhood/patriarchy, it makes a lot of sense.
In 1908 the U.S. Congress adopted a law making the phrase “In God We Trust” obligatory on certain American coins. It was placed there to replace the socialistic phrase put their by the framers of our constitution: “Out of Many, One” — E Pluribus Unum.
Yes, it wasn’t until 1908 that the political use of the word God found its way into politics. So, the next time someone tells you this is Gods country and holds up a dollar bill to prove it, tell them to open a f*&king history book, bozo.