Uniforms

Wednesday, January 19th, 2000

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What color were their uniforms?

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

HafeemBefore you jump, tell me, exactly what kind of uniforms were the security guards wearing? Black, you said. But there was no blue fancy stuff embroidered over that?

P.S. Didn’t you say you had some more photos, from across the street?

What’s with the uniforms?

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

You’re talking about the blue&blacks? No, not this time.  But what’s with the colorful uniforms? Back when shop was getting closed up, I saw people in orange jumpsuits. I took that just for highway worker style, but now I’m thinking there’s more to it than that.

– Flyss

P.S. Yup. Have more photos. So what is it about the uniforms?

Consider my arm twisted

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

HafeemYou’re a good arm twister, betcha no one ever told you that before.

About the uniforms: The group of Immortals who call themselves “The Illuminati” are run by a board of 12  members plus an occasional 13th. Most of them run their own large organization of mortals and Hafeems dressed up in special styles. “Sollaya” runs the “Blue&blacks.” You’ve met some of those friendly folks already. Whether it’s for ninja duty or going to the opera, they dress up in mostly black with a little blue, and have the letter “S” emblazoned somewhere, as well as the thingie you’re calling the  “Illuminati Symbol.” (I don’t know how they work it for skinny dipping, but it delectates the imagination to try and guess.) Members a group called the “red&whites” look like amped-up military police in bright red uniforms, white berets, white sashes around the necks and white armbands emblazoned with the letter “L.”  The “yellow&blacks” wear yellow jackets and trousers with black beaded trim and a  letter “B” embroidered in black on the back of their jackets. There are also green&golds, silver&oranges, just plain oranges (but no bananas) and eight other kinds. I know it sounds kinda ridiculous, but when you see them in action they don’t look so silly.

Now that I’ve answered your question so fulsomely, will you stop torturing the nice Oxadrenals and let me see those other photos, please?

Hanging Thread: Uniforms

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

We’ve already viewed the museum photograph. Now, we’re setting up the photo session to verify Oxadrenal’s claim to be a Hafeem.

This is an exciting prospect. But it will take a few days.  In the meantime, I’d like to take the chance to return to some hanging threads.

I’m thinking especially of this post on the various uniforms supposedly worn by different branches of the secret society of True Immortals. It’s always hard to tell how much Laughing One / Oxadrenals is simply amusing himself, and no way at all to know how much of what he says is deliberate misdirection. But there’s a ring of truth to this.  It is a well documented fact that secret societies even of the most mundane kind frequently wear emblematic clothing. The Freemasons (and, yes, I consider them a merely mundane secret society) use rings, scarves, sashes, monograms and other such symbols even in public; in private among the various ranks there are forms of pretty outlandish clothing.

But it’s that judgment of “outlandish” I want to question here — to “interrogate,” as the post-modernists would say.  Clothing that to the modern jaded eye looks silly, like something out of  a comic book , would not have seemed so farfetched even a couple of generations ago. My goodness, wigs were only abolished in the British judiciary in 2008.

Think also of the “liveried” servant. That word, “livery,” is itself outmoded. I would imagine there are a thousand reasons why current tastes in clothing tend toward the simple, but one must be a playing down of class distinctions. In any case, our Immortal Illuminati would not be bound to current tastes. They might not even be aware of current tastes. For all we know, they recollect as if it were yesterday the fineries of the Chinese, the Byzantine, the French, the Russian Court.

Therefore, I find it highly believable, and even strangely appealing, that these archaic people still indulge in what we would think of as an archaic custom. And, as Oxadrenals notes at the conclusion of his post, “when you see them in action they don’t look so silly.”  I can well believe that. The grandeur of an immortal who (unlike Oxadrenals) chooses to express grandeur, must be immense.

One final thing: Oxadrenals says there are 12 or 13 members. That rings a bell. — Glenn

New development

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

(Continued from my last post.)

Up until now, this operation has been run entirely by members of the red&whites. But that’s now changed.

A little review: As you may recall, the group of Immortals who call themselves The Illuminati are run by a board of 12 members, plus a 13th who only occasionally involves herself. Of these, eleven manage their own organizations of Hafeems and mortals, marked out by distinctive colors and symbols.

The “blue&blacks” are a paramilitary force run by an Immortal we are calling “Sollaya.” When in full regalia, they wear clothes entirely of blue and black, with the “Illuminati Symbol” emblazoned on the back and the letter “S” on front.  Members the “red&whites” function as a sort of military police, and wear bright red uniforms, white berets, white sashes around the necks and white armbands emblazoned with the letter “L.” The “yellow&blacks” wear yellow jackets and trousers with black beaded trim and a letter “B” embroidered in black on the back of their jackets. There are also green&golds, silver&oranges, and several others.

When on public operations, they considerably tone down their presentation, but always retain certain identifying elements. Thus far, we’ve encountered red&white symbology in the entourage waiting to greet an arriving ghost child at Denver International Airport. But now a few elements of the blue&blacks have appeared on the scene.

Distinctively blue/black helicopters such as this one have been appearing near DIA and also at nearby municipal airports:

(Colors somewhat Photoshop-enhanced for visibility.)

Furthermore, someone who appears to be a liason officer from the blue&black organization has joined the red&whites waiting at DIA.  He’s someone we’ve seen before, but not shown on the blog until now. (Continued in my next post.) — Strattera