Deadwood Bonus Commentary
In my interpretation of Deadwood, Al Swearengen is Satan/Lucifer/The Devil/Marduk/Set/The Red Hippo/Hedes. The common Christian narrative presents Satan and Lucifer as the same being. But if one studies further into these beings, one will notice that Satan and Lucifer may be two entirely different beings? If they are two different beings (if they even actually exist), in Deadwood Al is still Satan, but Toliver is Lucifer.
The Esoteric Author Manly P. Hall describes these two beings in his treatise on Magic (1). In part two of the treatise Hall says that “Satan is the spirit of caution, prudence, and when perverted, negation.” Al was certainly prudent and cautious. His prudence and caution were useful in keeping his side from taking on Hearst (The Olympian) in a war that would have led to the destruction of the camp. And if by “negation” Hall means remaining silent in the face of wrongdoing, Al fits this description well.
Hall then describes Lucifer as “the spirit of excess, the flaming son of rashness and the ruler of sense-gratification, over which he wields dominion with a scepter of serpents.” Hall also says “those who fall victims to his power do deeds of violence, not because he wills it so, but because they have the spirit of energy and pervert him themselves.”
This fits Toliver’s character in Deadwood very well. Toliver tried to temp General Crook in first season with gold to try to get the General to give Toliver soldiers to take over the camp with. Toliver used vice and “sense gratification” to enslave men for his uses. He was also clearly a “flaming son of rashness.” Toliver could not control his temper as well as Al could. His temper almost led him to shoot Hearst in the last scene of series, which would have led to the destruction of the camp.
The main point to the reader is to understand that there may be multiple “Devils” and they might even be brothers? Cy calls Al his brother in the series. At one point they stood together over watching the camp on Al’s veranda discussing the camp’s situation. They spoke like they were close and knew each other, when they supposedly just met. This may be a game in itself that these two play. They act as rivals in public but are in cahoots in private? Manley P. Hall claimed that they opposed each other, but Hall may have been fooled by the game or may have been on their team himself? In his treatise on Magic, Hall claimed that Lucifer and Satan “are not evil.” Of course Hall (like most Christians and Muslims) described Satan and Lucifer as “spirits,” where this author (and the White Rabbit) speculates on them being flesh-and-blood beings. Hall was probably the most influential writer of esoteric subjects in American history. He was also a 33rd degree Freemason, so who knows who’s interests he worked for?
In talking about the globalist elites, the White Rabbit speculates that there may be a “Moses” faction that is higher ranking than the Israelites (the Jews). The White Rabbit speculates that the “Moses” types are the European Aristocrats and American “blue bloods” like the Bushes or Rockefellers ( I wrote an article called “Characteristics of the Globalist Elites” on this blog which I recommend reading to understand the dynamics of the globalist power-structure). These Moses types use the Jews as front-men/womyn to carry out their plan for the New World Order (global government with Satan at the top of the pyramid).
In Deadwood the Moses figure would have been Bullock. Bullock had more authority in Deadwood than Sol Star (Star represented world Jewry in Deadwood) and was given the law by Al (the law was symbolized by the star of Saturn aka the star of David). Of course, this would make Al “Yahweh” which makes matters even more confusing, but does fit with how the White Rabbit describes things. The White Rabbit says that Yahweh is actually a title just as “CEO” is a title. Using this model, Al (Satan) is Yahweh (The CEO) who passes the law to Bullock who is a Moses figure. I pointed out in the main Deadwood review that the Old Testament God makes people kill for him before becoming one of his “chosen people.” Al did this with Silas Adams when he had Adams kill the magistrate before he became one of Al’s flock.
To many of you reading this, I realize this must seem perplexing? Most of us who are raised around Christianity believe Yahweh to be “God,” meaning the father of Jesus. This is most likely not the case? The God of the Old Testament is probably not the same “God” of the New Testament whom Jesus calls his “Father.” For a good reading on Yahweh I suggest reading the book “Yahweh: The Two Faced God” by independent researcher Dr. Joseph P. Farrell (2).
Another mystery in Deadwood is what the box (with the Indian head inside of it) that Al talks to is supposed to represent? I think it may represent a computer? It might be a representation of Artificial Intelligence? This computer may be Satan’s supercomputer (technology from prior civilization) that he has for assistance of some sort? In one scene Al is upset and yells at the wooden box “you people are the original slow learners.” Are not computers slow learners? I see the wooden box (with a head inside) as Satan’s super computer that he discusses his plans with and uses for calculating his strategies. This computer may have been carried in the Ark of Covenant? The creator of Deadwood would not have just thrown in this wooden box for no reason at all? It has to mean something significant?
To end this bonus commentary I’ll discuss one more controversial topic. The independent researcher David Icke is famous for claiming that the elites of the world are actually reptilian shape shifting beings from another dimension (3). I realize this sounds bizarre, but I see it as being no more bizarre or unlikely than what Judeo-Christians believe regarding the “rapture.” Icke claims that all the myths about “the serpent” or dragons in the various mythologies are actually describing these reptilian beings.
So while watching Deadwood I looked for memes that may coincide with Icke’s theory. Both Al and Toliver (Satan and Lucifer) talked about “having tails” at some point in the series. Al talked about wearing pants to cover his tail and Toliver talked about having a tail when he reported to Hearst (4). Both Al and Toliver also stuck their tongues out a lot during the series. Reptiles stick their tongues out to observe the environment. I don’t know if Satan/Lucifer even exists (other than as a metaphor for the evil part of humans), much less as a Reptilian being, but I just wanted to include this observation to give the reader more to think about.
Expect more Deadwood bonus commentary in the future.