The Secret of Frequency A is another example of the “North Korea as world savior” genre of comic books. North Korea has been active in Africa for decades, unbeknownst to the typical American (you can read more about this issue in my introduction to Blizzard in the Jungle), but what a general reader will find more surprising in this story is that North Korea is more than familiar with much of what we, in the U.S., classify as “Conspiracy Theory.” Whereas the villains in Blizzard in the Jungle are the Mafia (oddly out of place in Africa, by our standards), the evil technology involved in Frequency A is associated with mysterious American military “research” projects like HAARP—the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, which has been blamed for things ranging from climate control warfare to mass mind control to last year’s Haiti earthquake—and the use of “chemtrails” (clouds of chemicals sprayed in the atmosphere by military aircraft) for similar purposes.
As Great General Mighty Wing demonstrated, North Korea, with its continued drought-induced famines, is very much concerned with the issue of climate control as a weapon of war. But why is it Frequency A? In Korean, A (ㅏ) is also the first vowel in the alphabet, so calling the mystery frequency “A” makes sense simply as a matter of primacy. On the other hand, since we are looking at a comic book from North Korea that explicitly raises the issue, a more conspiracy-minded explanation may be more appropriate, particularly when it also accounts for other elements in the story. One of the villains, in addition to the Americans, is a Nazi war criminal, Poe. In New Age and fringe circles, it has recently become public knowledge that the international standard for tuning instruments for concert performances, A above Middle C at 440 Hz (Concert A), was only established in 1955 (and reaffirmed twenty years later). You can play it for yourself here: “Concert A.”
Concert A has come under fire recently for being disharmonious and for being willfully implemented to produce anxiety in the general population. Alternate standard tunings of 432 Hz and 444 Hz have been proposed by various groups, but the extent to which the “Frequency A” at 440 Hz poses a problem for humanity can be read about in a fascinating article from the Conspiracy Theory front authored by Leonard G. Horowitz, DMD, MA, MPH, DNM (hon.), who sells alternative health products online. The title of the piece is “Musical Cult Control: The Rockefeller Foundation’s War on Consciousness through the Imposition of A=440HZ Standard Tuning,” and it covers everything from the Rothschilds to the Rockefellers and Joseph Goebbels. To give you a sense of how much the North Korean comic book is in line with conspiracy theory, according to Horowitz, “the A=440Hz frequency was instituted at the precise time WWII preparations were being finalized by the petrochemical-pharmaceutical war financiers. Hitler’s Germany invaded Poland officially starting WWII on Sept 1, 1939. Only three months earlier, following widespread rejection of the A=440Hz frequency vibration by musicians worldwide, Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels argued on behalf of this, apparently very important, intrusion into musical artistry, effectively persuading Hitler’s supposed enemies in Britain to adopt this allegedly superior standard tuning for the ‘Master Race’” (the full article is available online here). The only parallel missing in Horowitz’s piece is a reference to the Japanese, who also have a part in the conspiracy behind the mysterious Frequency A. That will be revealed in a future installment. Stay tuned.
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