Aug 21, 2011

Death of a Hidden Gay Icon

See below for article detailing new evidence into the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjold

God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason. Dag Hammarskjold

Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary General of the UN, seen here boarding a plane at Elizabethville, Congo 1961. He died in a plane crash not long after.

The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest for the source of his being.
Dag Hammarskjold  
One of the remarkable figures of the 1960's, Dag Hammarrskjold is now widely known to be gay, but during his lifetime he kept his orientation hidden except to his closest friends. After his death, his diary was published as Markings, which became an instant spiritual classic and shocked his most intimate friends, who had no idea of the spiritual depths of this enigmatic figure. His death (by assassination) puts him in the company of such figures of the 1960's  as JFK, Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, with the same dark powers responsible for all.

"Hammarskjöld's death appears to have been part of an attempt (by the CIA and MI5) to prevent Katanga's mineral wealth from falling under communist control." Mail & Guardian

Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment. 

NEW evidence has emerged in one of the most enduring mysteries of United Nations and African history, suggesting that the plane carrying the UN secretary-general, Dag Hammarskjold, was shot down over Northern Rhodesia - now Zambia - 50 years ago, and the murder covered up by British colonial authorities.

A British-run commission of inquiry blamed the 1961 crash on pilot error and a later UN investigation largely rubber-stamped its findings. They ignored or played down witness testimony of villagers near the crash site that suggested foul play.

But residents on the western outskirts of the town of Ndola, Zambia, have described Hammarskjold's DC-6 being shot down by a second, smaller aircraft. They say the crash site was sealed off by Northern Rhodesian security forces the next morning, hours before the wreckage was officially declared found, and they were ordered to leave the area.