as if to prove my point

Just last night, I wrote here in The Astroblog that pirates would be one of the flagship symbols of Uranus in Aries (scroll down to find that post).

Then this morning I found this picture of militia members on The New York Times website. Note the skull and crossbones on his shirt. Militia’s are a kind of pirate group. Although not out for treasure, per se, they represent the same kind of rogue group mentality.

We saw and heard a lot about militia’s during the Clinton era, as they seem to surface mostly in response to Democratic administrations. Like pirates, militias are groups which operate outside of society. Although they tend to espouse some kind of philosophy or belief system, it usually comes down to a simple us-vs.-them, survival mindset, very reminiscent of scurvy buccaneers, indeed.