Sunday, June 17, 2012

Ever War: The Skulls of Chou Kou Tien, Part I: The Fall

Part I: The Fall

"And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;"-Genesis 3:17

On December 2, 1929, deep within a Chinese cavern, four scientists slid into a narrow chasm and discovered the site where the fall of man began nearly half a million years ago, where the original sin was committed. The crime scene that they uncovered was so vile that the artifacts were made to disappear and the implications covered up.  While deep in our psyches we still retain a memory of this horror, our elites work to erode the customs developed over eons to keep the terror at bay. This is the fascinating story of these artifacts, the forty skulls of Chou Kou Tien and the disastrous fate that awaits humanity.

Ever War Series

Winston Churchill once famously stated that only the victors write history. He was wrong. The vanquished do too only their history gets erased. Ever War is a history of the vanquished. It will soon disappear along with the remnants of our once proud, free society. Other Ever War Posts Include:

...and Nobody Gives a Damn, Part I
President Lancer and the Honeytrap
The al Qaeda, Iraq Connection
Stalin, Hollywood and the Editing of History

Dragon Bone Hill




The Chinese people prize "Dragon Bones" for their medicinal powers. What they call Dragon Bones are in reality the fossilized bones of ancient creatures. These bones are ground and sold in Chinese  apothecaries for vast sums. As with all underground lucrative trades, it is rife with theft and murder. For thousands of years, one of the centers of this trade was the hills around the town of Chou Kou Tien, China,where there were caverns full of these bones.


 




In 1899, a German physician K.A. Haberer began collecting these Dragon Bones as a hobby. When he returned to Europe he shared his impressive collection with a Swedish professor of paleontology, Max Schlosser. Schlosser became fascinated by one of the fossils that resembled a human molar that Haberer had found in a Peking medicine pharmacy.  The molar belonged to a previously unknown genus of man, Peking Man, and the tooth proved to be approximately two million years old.

Fascinated by this discovery, in 1921, a Swedish geologist stationed in China began excavating a site known for containing such bones 40 miles northwest of Peking near the town of Chou Kou Tien.  Thus beginning over 16 years of excavations of what would turn out to be the the richest records of life over the last several million years.




Into the Chasm

Late in 1929, after years of digging, the paleontologists at the site finally reached the layer that they were searching for, that held the remains of forty ancient human ancestors. The remains were found in a chasm uncovered after breaching a thick layer of black clay:

Crime Library - Dragon Bones: The Mystery of the Peking Man
Dragon-Bones by Penny Van Oosterzee

It was four o'clock in the afternoon on 2 December 1929, near sunset with a winter wind bringing freezing temperatures to the site. There were four men down in the chasm, working in a space so narrow that each had to hold a candle in one hand and work with the other Whats that? Pei cried out as a feeble candle flame of one of his companions flickered over a curved shape. Pei scrambled over to the spot, holding his breath in excitement. A human skull!

Pei found an uncrushed human skullcap half embedded in rock and sand. The men worked vigorously into the night to free the delicate skull. Once it was released Black examined it and confirmed that it was from the Pleistocene period. The discovery was an international news sensation catapulting Black and his colleagues to instant fame in the scientific community and world.

Oh Lord, Dem Bones - A Cornucopia of Death

The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2 He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. 3 He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” -Ezekial 37

Ezekiel cried, "Dem dry bones!"
Ezekiel cried, "Dem dry bones!"
Ezekiel cried, "Dem dry bones!"

"Oh, hear the word of the Lord."
Dry Bones - Written by Unknown




If bones could live, what story would they tell? Perhaps, it would be a dire warning, one that we best heed. Our Bible tells us that intact bones can hear the voice of the Lord. Perhaps, if these bones can hear the Lord's voice, they can also transmit His message. Unfortunately, the odds of finding any intact bones, particularly ancient ones, is almost nil so more's the pity when we uncover the biggest treasure trove of our ancient history ever discovered and manage to let it fall off the face of the earth.

Every student of Paleontology knows the slim odds of finding any remains let alone one virtually untouched skullcap dating from roughly one million years ago. What Dr. Davidson Black and his crew eventually uncovered at Chou Kou Tien were forty pristine skullcaps that did not appear to be placed haphazardly in the cave but that were deliberately placed there by our human ancestors. JohnQuincy invites his readers to ponder the implications of this: What conclusions would you draw if you found forty humanoid skulls aligned fairly symmetrically in a cave, ones placed there by ancient human hands. Dr. Black did draw conclusions, dark ones, that have deep implications to this day.

In fact, the conclusions Dr. Black drew were so sinister that the denials began at once.  The denials mostly centered trying to tie wild animals placing these skulls in the cave instead of humans so, once again, allow me to stress how implausible this is. Wild animals do not leave intact remains and do not place them fairly symmetrically in one location. Here is snippet from an eleven page lecture presented by Tulane University on how difficult it is to find intact fossilized remains:


Tulane University - History of Life Lecture

Man, A Killer of his own species...

What Dr. Black and his colleagues had uncovered was the site of the original sin, where man fell. In this below snippet from his excellent history of crime, Colin Wilson reviews these dark findings:

The ape-man of Peking clearly belonged to the same species. But the caves of the Chou-kou-tien hills yielded evidence that this was no missing link. Peking man had constructed hearths and used fire to roast his food - his favourite meal seems to have been venison. He was therefore more culturally advanced than had been supposed. This creature, who lived more than half a million years ago, was a true human being. 

He was also, it seemed, a cannibal. All the forty skulls discovered at Chou-kou-tien were mutilated at the base, creating a gap into which a hand could be inserted to scoop out the brains. Franz Weidenreich, the scientist in charge of the investigation, declared that these creatures had been slaughtered in a body, dragged into the caves and there roasted and eaten. By whom? Presumably by other Peking men. In other caves in the area, bones of Cro-Magnon man were discovered, and here too there was evidence of cannibalism; but Cro-Magnon man came on the scene more than four hundred thousand years later; he could not have been the culprit. The evidence of the Choukou-tien caves revealed that Peking man had fought against the wild beasts who occupied the caves and had wiped them out; after that, he had fought against his fellow men and eaten them. While editorials around the world were asking how civilised men could massacre the population of a large city, the Peking excavations were suggesting an unpalatable answer: that man has always been a killer of his own species.


Like all uncomfortable facts that the elites do not want us to know, the facts were made to disappear.

With the Old Breed: The Last Stand of the China Marines

"At the Chien Men, the western end of the mile long strip of wall, are the Americans, tall, lean, smart, capable men in Khaki, with slouch hats turned up at the sides....."- Mary Gault commenting on the Marine Legation Guard Detachment, Peking, 1913. 


No one really knows what happened to the forty skulls of Chou Kou Tien. They were last traced to the US Marine compound in Tai Pei during the Fall of 1941 where they were at the center of a furious race between the US Government trying to smuggle them out before the Imperial Japanese Army could seize them.  What is known is that the ship President Roosevelt sent to escort them home, the SS President Harrison, was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese Navy and that the US Marine garrison was surrendered expecting diplomatic immunity and suffered several years of maltreatment and death as a result of this naivete on the part of the US Government. Shown below are North China Marines being marched to their doom by their Imperial Japanese Army captors:

History of U.S. Marine Corps Operations in WWII

As a brief aside, JohnQuincy has always been fascinated by the story of the North Chinese Marines. For others who share this fascination, you may enjoy this video series featuring an interview with one of these incredible men:



For more on the history of the China Marines, the attempted rescue by the USS President Harrison and their captivity during the war, please refer to the below links:

North China Marines
USS President Harrison
4th Marines Chapter

When it became clear that the war was lost, the Japanese Imperial authorities, began a large scale purging all documents related to their war crimes so much evidence has been lost. What is clear is that the Japanese Imperial government was obsessed with taking control over the Chou Kou Tien skulls likely because their government had been taken over by a group of officers that celebrated cannibalism. Here is some excellent further reading on this subject:

MURDER AND CANNIBALISM - CAPTURED AMERICAN PILOTS
MURDER AND CANNIBALISM ON THE KOKODA TRACK

Cannibalism of Allied prisoners of war by the Imperial Japanese military was not a rare occurrence in the Pacific islands and was not necessarily related to an absence of normal food.This disgusting practice is probably indicative of the depths of depravity to which the Imperial Japanese Army had sunk after several years of genocidal behaviour in China. Japan's brutal and unprovoked war against China began in 1937, and this war was used to train the Japanese military for Japan's wider aggression that began with the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. Having brutally murdered millions of captive Chinese civilians and prisoners of war, both men and women, children and elderly, it is really not surprising to find that Japanese troops were capable of engaging in the disgusting practice of cannibalism.

Being aware that some people would question the reliability of this eyewitness evidence of murder and cannibalism, and that it was condoned by senior Japanese army officers, Lord Russell provides extracts from the testimony of Major Matoba before a military tribunal on Guam after the Japanese surrender. Major Matoba describes a number of occasions on which the flesh of murdered prisoners of war was consumed in the Japanese officers' mess. This disgusting behaviour took on the character of a festive occasion, with the flesh being washed down with sake. Very senior army and navy officers attended the officers' mess when human flesh was consumed and Major Matoba claims that they encouraged this vile behaviour.


A Tale as Old as Time...

At one time, it was common knowledge that Cannibalism was universally practiced by nearly all ancient peoples:

The Story of Civilization I: Our Oriental Heritage by Will Durant

It was only with the rise in agriculture when human labor became more valuable than human meat that this practice began to wane:

The Story of Civilization I: Our Oriental Heritage by Will Durant

The Tree of Life

"And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat."-Genesis 3:6

Silver Tree of Life Meat Platter


Human Nervous System



While there is no known fruit of any tree that will make one wise, modern research does point to one source of food that caused man to develop into who he is, meat. Our ancestors did not need modern science to understand this, it was part of their everyday understanding...

...from the traditional platters that meat was served on (and is to this day):

Silver Tree Of Life Meat Platter Tray

...to the very books that they read:

Fruit From The Tree Of Life: Or Meat And Medicine For The Soul

Here is what modern science confirms in this regard:

Man is Man primarily due to his freakishly large brain in relation to other life forms. This large brain comes at the expense of having smaller intestines. Meat, particularly cooked meat, was the source of this easily digested power that allowed for this trade off to occur:

Brains and guts in human evolution: The Expensive Tissue Hypothesis*
The Expensive Tissue Hypothesis

The brain is a very expensive organ in metabolic terms. Each unit of brain tissue requires over 22 times the amount of metabolic energy as an equivalent unit of muscle tissue. There is no correlation across mammals, however, between the relative size of the brain and the relative basal metabolic rate. The Expensive Tissue Hypothesis explains this apparent paradox by looking at the metabolic cost of the brain in the context of the costs of other metabolically expensive organs in the body. The results show that the increase in brain size in humans is balanced by an equivalent reduction in the size of the gastro-intestinal tract. In other words, the increased energetic demands of a relatively large brain are balanced by the reduced energy demands of a relatively small gastro-intestinal tract. This relationship also seems to be true in non-human primates.

While the phrase "We are what we eat" may seem trite, recent findings show that this phrase may be more accurate than we ever imagined. In fact, scientists now believe that humans became humans due to two main factors: The introduction of meat into our diet and the use of fire to cook our food. Below is an amazing BBC documentary on this subject:



 "Evolving to Eat Mush": How Meat Changed Our Bodies - National Geographic

Part II - Stranded on the Shores of Time

If you liked this installment of the Skulls of Chou Kou Tien, please stay tuned for Part II, Stranded on the Shores of Time.

In the next installment, JohnQuincy will explore the near exictintion of man nearly two million years ago and how meat saved us from this fate. JohnQ will also examine more recent findings that confirm our cannabilistic history and attempts by our elites to suppress this fact because it conflicts with their efforts to remove the societal safeguards that civilization has put in place to keep this horror at bay.

Appendix - The End

Since our next, our next installment begins on the shores of the ancient lake where man was tempted by the snake, let me close with this fitting ode by the Doors:

Ride the highway west, baby
Ride the snake, ride the snake
To the lake, the ancient lake, baby
The snake is long, seven miles
Ride the snake...he's old, and his skin is cold
The west is the best
The west is the best

-The End by Jim Morrison of the Doors

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