This the now famous and historical photo from the founding of the Committee of January 25. Note Egor Prosvirnin in the back, who faithful to his role as a planted Joker, does what he cannot help doing and what he does best--he is doing his best to subvert and invert the act by becoming the royal troll of what he is supposed to represent here together with others led by Igor Strelkov.
His thumb over his lips is an old sign of secrecy and silence. He is not the mission here, and the mission is not what it appears to be on the outside. But, as a joker, he cannot help leaving a clue, a teaser, and the clue itself plays a major role in Prosvirnin's subversion and inversion of the scene.
On his elbow he flashes the sign of the Star of Chaos:
According to the official legend or story, the Symbol of Chaos originates from Michael Moorcock's Eternal Champion stories. The plot of The Eternal Champion is built around the idea and vow of genocide directed against the humans by its hero Erekosë to "prove his love" to a Tanit-like superhuman character:
- "I swear I shall kill all the Eldren."
- "Every single Eldren life."
- "You will spare none?"
- "None! None! I want it to be over. And the only way I can finish it is to kill them all. Then it will be over—only then!"
- "Including Prince Arjavh and his sister?"
- "Including them!"
- "You swear this? You swear it?"
- "I swear it. And when the last Eldren dies, when the whole world is ours, then I will bring it to you and we shall be married."
The Symbol of Chaos comprises eight arrows in a radial pattern. In contrast, the symbol of Law is a single upright arrow. It is also called the Arms of Chaos, the Arrows of Chaos, the Chaos Star, the Chaos Cross, the Chaosphere, or the Symbol of Eight.
The allusion to "Eight" is cryptic too: it shows up on many of the contemporary depictions of Lady Luck or old Fortuna (Machiavelli's sought-after prize of his Prince).
Eight is considered a lucky number in Chinese culture because it sounds like the word meaning to generate wealth. In numerology, 8 is the number of building, and in some theories, also the number of destruction. In astrology, Scorpio is the 8th astrological sign of the Zodiac. In poker, a "Dead Man's Hand" consists of two pairs; aces and eights. An "eighth" is a common measurement of marijuana, meaning an eighth of an ounce. It is also a common unit of sale for psilocybin mushrooms. Also, an eighth of an ounce of cocaine is commonly referred to as an "8-ball." "Section 8" is common U.S. slang for "crazy", based on the U.S. military's Section 8 discharge for mentally unfit personnel. "Behind the eight ball" is an idiom for a difficult position from which it is unlikely one can escape.
Going back to Chaos and its Star: "Chaos theory suggests that small changes at the beginning of a trajectory will create large changes in the distant future. This is often called the butterfly effect.
The chaos star has – as one would expect from a star that symbolizes chaos." The meaning of chaos does also cover the sense of evil, negativity, and destruction. As a symbol of "all possibilities," it is then also a cry of freedom as well as nihilism and its slogan "Everything is possible," the corollary of which is "IF everything is possible, then everything is also permitted."
In strategy and politics (and this also applies to the way in which Russia is being handled and in which the Soviet Union was defeated), the emphasis is on non-lineal strategies--strategies that put the premium on subversion, inversion, surprise, the unexpected, the irrational, the fake, the false ... on something which, in war and in politics, comes as close as possible to (black) magic. Thus, not entirely whimsically, it may be said that the message of "Lady Luck" is "(Ha)lucin-ate!" When anyone pays attention to Surkovian propaganda and info war aimed against Russia's own people and society, then one begins to see that its goal is inducing hallucination in the minds of the people on massive scale (for example, through all the bogus deification of Putin the Little whom Surkov himself once called "empty," while elsewhere he claimed that he was sent by God or through all the fictitious triumphs and non-existent victories ascribed to Putin). Inducing such a state of society might be one of the highs of how "victory" feels on the other side of the Atlantic.
Chaos as No. 8 is Justice put on its side--into a position of seemingly infinite and unbreakable loops of injustice and untruth.
Going back to Prosvirnin. He is by his own very nature, intellect and talents almost as perfect an agent of Chaos as is Surkov.