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Sinister Sites: IRS Headquarters, Maryland

The IRS headquarters in New Carrollton, Maryland is a government building that, despite being constructed with public funds, contains art referring to elite secret societies. More importantly, the art conveys a strange message about the U.S. Constitution and the American people in general. We’ll look at the symbolic meaning of the art found in front of the IRS headquarters in Maryland.



The IRS was originally created as a “temporary measure” during wartime but there is nothing temporary about it now. The gigantic IRS complex in New Carrollton, Maryland was built in 1997 and is still growing today, indicating that this institution is indeed here to stay. This modern building has all of the state-of-the-art amenities one can think of, but it is the odd public art in front of it that is the most noteworthy. While these sculptures might be merely “decorative” to most people, they conceal a meaning that is infinitely profound to those who are versed in occultism. In fact, fully understanding the origins and the meaning of the symbols in front of the IRS building means understanding who is truly in power in America (and around the world). It also provides the key to understanding what they believe in and how they perceive the masses.

The IRS is not known to be a very artistic institution and there is not much art present at its headquarters in Maryland. However, the few pieces that are on display manage to convey everything that needs to be known about those who built the complex.

General Layout

The entrance to the IRS headquarters is guarded by two black and white pillars made of the highest quality marble, topped with white hands. Between the two pillars is a dark pyramid with a metallic capstone on which is written “We the People”.

Sinister Sites: IRS Headquarters, Maryland

The art in front of the IRS Headquarters features a pyramid with a capstone between two pillars. The black and white stripes refer to the Hermetic concept of duality.

What does all of this represent? Here’s an “official” description:

“The most striking elements are the huge, white marble hands atop each column. Each hand points skyward, one with the forefinger extended; the other is an open hand, the fingers ever so slightly cupped.

The 1997 work is called “Vox Populi,” which is Latin for “the voice of the people.” The hand with the raised index finger represents deliberation, argument, the gesticulation of a speaker giving his or her opinion. The hand with an open palm represents the act of voting or taking an oath.”
– The Washington Post, “The Big Hands of the Law”

That is all well and good, but what does “Vox Populi” have to do with the IRS? Can citizens weigh in or vote on anything about the IRS? Why are the pillars black and white? Why is there a pyramid with a capstone in the middle? As it is the case for most occult symbols, there’s as basic (and unsatisfactory) interpretation given to the masses and a “real” meaning for those in the know. For those in the know, the art is a nod to the highest degrees of Freemasonry.

Sinister Sites: IRS Headquarters, Maryland

This Masonic monument in Israel contains exactly the same elements: A pyramid with a capstone between two pillars. The stripes on the ground represent duality.

Let’s look at each element of this (not so) public art.

Twin Pillars

The symbolism of the twin pillars is ancient and profound. It refers to the core of hermetism which is the basis of secret society teachings. The pillars represent duality and the union of opposites. In Freemasonry, the twin pillars are called Jachin and Boaz.

” These two pillars respectively connote also the active and the passive expressions of Divine Energy, the sun and the moon, sulphur and salt, good and bad, light and darkness. Between them is the door leading into the House of God, and standing thus at the gates of Sanctuary they are a reminder that Jehovah is both an androgynous and an anthropomorphic deity.”
– Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages

Sinister Sites: IRS Headquarters, Maryland

Two pillars guard the entrance of the IRS building the same way pillars guard the entrance of Masonic temples.


Sinister Sites: IRS Headquarters, Maryland

Masonic art depicting the twin pillars named guarding the entrance of a Masonic temple.

While not all pillars are necessarily Masonic, those in front of the IRS building contain other features that leave no doubt regarding their secret society connection.

Sinister Sites: IRS Headquarters, Maryland

The IRS pillars feature exactly 13 black and white stripes and a very significant hand sign.

Sharply contrasting with the rest of the building, the pillars are stripped in black and white, a pattern evoking duality. This concept visually represented on the Masonic mosaic pavement.

Sinister Sites: IRS Headquarters, Maryland

The black and white checkerboard floor is probably the most important feature in Masonic lodges.

To make things even more explicitly Masonic (for those in the know) each pillar is comprised of exactly 13 stripes, a number that is of the utmost importance in Masonic lore. Considering the constant attention to occult numerology in Masonic art, this fact alone should be very telling.

Above each pillar are white marble hands. It is interesting to note that formal Masonic attire requires white gloves. One of the hands points upwards, towards the sky. While the official meaning claims that it refers to the act of public discussion, this hand sign, placed in the esoteric context of the artwork, takes on a much more ancient and mystical meaning.

Named the “hand to god”, the “sign of Preservation” or the “hand of the Mysteries”, the sign of the hand pointing upwards can be found in many works of art that bear an esoteric meaning. It is nearly always associated with figures that are seen to possess “knowledge from the gods”.

Sinister Sites: IRS Headquarters, Maryland

The classic depiction of Hermes always depicts him pointing towards the heavens. Known as the “messenger of God”, Hermes is a central figure in Masonic lore. He is considered to be the teacher of theurgic sciences, therefore helping humanity ascend towards godhood (the word Hermetism derives from Hermes).

Sinister Sites: IRS Headquarters, Maryland

“Plato, an initiate of one of these sacred orders, was severely criticized because in his writings he revealed to the public many of the secret philosophic principles of the Mysteries.” – Manly P. Hall. In this classic depiction of Plato by Raphael, he is pointing upwards.

Sinister Sites: IRS Headquarters, Maryland

This Masonic item for sale features the same hand sign as found in front of the IRS building.

In the context of esoteric teachings, a human pointing towards God represents the ultimate goal of the Mysteries: Ascending from the state of a mere mortal to achieve godhood.

The hand above the other pillar does not point towards the sky but is rather opened. While pointing towards somewhere means moving in that direction, an opened palm is traditionally associated with “stop” or “halt”.  In Masonic symbolism, the twin pillars are often topped with contrasting symbols (the sun and the moon or globes representing earth and heavens). Could the white hands above the pillars represent the same opposite notions of godhood (pointing towards god) and earthly materiality (halt sign)?

On these Masonic pillars are etched various quotes regarding the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Some of them are quite odd in such this one by Barbara Jordan:

Sinister Sites: IRS Headquarters, Maryland

“The Bill of Rights was not ordained by Nature or God.”

Considering the fact that a bunch of laws blatantly violating the Bill of Rights (notably the First and Fourth Amendment) were enacted shortly after this building was erected, one can ask if this quote wasn’t some kind of a warning. As we see new police-state-style laws violating privacy, free speech and encouraging oppression, we can definitely conclude that the elite views the Bill of Rights as something “very human, very fragile” that can easily be violated. While the above quote can be interpreted as a reminder to not take the Bill of Rights for granted, in the context of its location, it conveys an unsettling message about how it can easily be tampered with.

The Pyramid

Sinister Sites: IRS Headquarters, Maryland

Between the two pillars is the most recognizable symbol representing the occult elite: A pyramid with a shiny capstone. On the pyramid is written the US Constitution, which famously starts with “We the People”. A close look at the sculpture leads to several questions.

First, why is the U.S. Constitution etched on a symbol that is associated with occult secret societies whose highest degrees are restricted to “elite men”? Isn’t there a contradiction here? Second, in occult elite symbolism, the base of the pyramid represents the masses, while the capstone represents the “illuminated”. Conveniently enough, the words “We the People” is written on the charcoal-colored based. Does the capstone (which is placed above the pyramid and the U.S. Constitution) mean that the elite is above the law?

In Conclusion

Far from being decorative, the art in front of the IRS building in Maryland describes the true source of power behind the American government, its spiritual and political philosophy, and its perception of the masses.

While the IRS doesn’t shy away from collecting money from every single American worker in the United States, the occult symbolism in front of its headquarters is definitely not meant for every single American worker. It is meant to be understood by a very few “select” ones. The fact that a public building is adorned with symbols of an elite secret society is abhorrent.

Contrarily to the “official” meaning of the pointing hand, no citizen has a say on the policies of these institutions or even what they display in front of their building. It is rather those in the capstone who dictate what will happen to “We the People”. As the official IRS motto goes: Service plus Enforcement equals Compliance. Maybe the finger that is pointing upwards should be the middle one.


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"In short, maybe the finger that is pointing upwards should be the middle one."


We briefly studied body language in my communication and culture class in college. We watched a video on a woman talking about when people raise their hands to oath in court. If the hand is stretched out and straight it usually means that person is willing to give out the whole truth and nothing but the truth, whereas if they were to slightly cup their hands it means that they will tell the truth but will withhold certain information that may have a negative impact on their judgement.

Says a lot about the cupped hand on the striped pillar, eh? 🙂


IRS only created via the Federal Reserve as an interest payment for the debt fiat money the Fed loans out to us. And we all put up with it because putting 1 and 1 to make 2 is just too much for the American people. Interesting article about the meaning of this sinister structure. Good work.


I find it disgusting that our government can not only build a buiding like this but then thumb their noses at us saying,"Look what we made you pay for!". Adorning taxpayer built government buildings with any type of ritualistic symbolism is beyond disgusting. I certainly don't want any of my tax dollars promoting this sort of ugly, creepy s--t.

If I lived in Maryland I would have to find out exactly who is responsible for this pile of dogcrap!


A Pyramid scam is what it is, take from the poor and give to the rich the IRS is an illegal and unconstitutional agency


I was born and raised in the DC/Maryland area. My aunt actually works works in this building, and has for years. I used to pass it catching the train and bus back and forth to school too. Smh. Its amazing to me how distracted we can be with things that have no meaning or value while the elite control and sway us into thinking that certain things are normal and even acceptable. The world is going where its fated to go. I thank God for Jesus and his word. Great article Vigilant.

Mack the knife

"The world is going where its fated to go." To hell in a hand basket jumped straight into my mind.


god created the heavens and earth and put man there. Man does what he will. Every day we can choose to do good in the world or choose evil. Man keeps choosing evil and creating hell on earth. When man decided he was god he created a god to justify mans will. Choose god and good instead and we can create a heaven on earth and live once again in the garden of eden helping each other instead of hating and killing each other. Quit blaming god for your evil inclinations


The Criminal Elite are drunk with power and blind with lust. They are ripe and ready now for their karmic fate. May they be spared any unnecessary suffering, for We The People are merciful and just. Kyrie, eleison.


The main thing I get pissed off about is that you can't put Jesus anything anywhere. However these pagan gods are idolized at every government site when there's supposed to be separation of church and state. Another annoying thing is that it's assumed we are ALL ignorant to their presence and agenda (the illuminati). More people every day are waking up to their treason and corruption. So I'd say their "culling of the herd" is on the horizon.




World Peace—Why So Elusive? The Bible’s answer Human efforts to bring world peace have failed and will continue to fail for several reasons: – “”It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step.”” (Jeremiah 10:23) Humans weren’t created with the ability or the right to rule themselves, so they won’t be able to achieve enduring peace. – “”Don’t put your trust in human leaders; no human being can save you. When they die, they return to the dust; on that day all their plans come to an end.”” (Psalm 146:3, 4, Good News Translation) Government leaders, even those with the best motives, can’t devise lasting solutions for the root causes of war. – “”In the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. For men will be . . . fierce, without love of goodness, betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride.”” (2 Timothy 3:1–4) We live in “”the last days”” of the present wicked world, a time when prevailing attitudes make peace difficult. – “”Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing he has a short period of time.”” (Revelation… Read more »


Where in the world does anyone reading the Bible come up with the idea that human efforts are to bring world peace? in fact, it is exactly the opposite: of man will only come confusion, war, tribulation and violence. Only by the eventual intercession of Jesus Christ Himself will there ever be peace, and even then, some will seek to stand against Him. Man is wicked as the day is long.


christ is coming back with the sword – do you read your own book?


uh, just read what the Pope said about the UN being “mankind’s last hope for world peace”. Lots of “Christians” and others i know are betting their nuggets on that man-made organization. Glad youre not gullible like so many. Stay awake and help wake others!


so if we dont have the right to self govern then we are the property? did you just agree with the elitists? am i seeing something here i had over-looked before? is this WHY they feel they were chosen by ‘god’


maybe you don’t see the whole picture. Just read the scritures he quoted. Only God the Creator has the right to rule, no man. Only God is all knowing , all powerful, full of justice and love so he alone qualifies as ruler and to dictate what is good and bad. What happened is Satan in the Garden of Eden challenged God’s way of ruling, got Adam/Eve and other angels to rebel with him. God couldve destroyed them all right away, but chose not to. Why? To let all intelligent creation bear witness that creation can not rule itself. For +/-6000yra man and evil spirit have experimented with self-government, and even its “Golden Years” have been suckville. Whats good is the experiment has a deadline, called The Last Days and it ends with Armageddon. I’m laughing right now thinking about how the Elitist powers will soon be shaken, and they will “become faint out of fear and expectation of things coming upon the inhabited earth. ” (Luke21:26) “You though, hold your head high knowing your deliverance is near.” (vs28) Exciting times!!


I suspect there is a religious group that is involved with the U S Gov. they want to establish a new world order,with only one religion world wide and only one world Government.


Check “Lucis Trust” and the UN


what is the luciferean doctrine – what are its tenants.


jesuit nazis


What is with the script: "We The People" ? Why did they scribble it right on the side of the pyramid?
Does this mean, they OWN us, the People? … OR they call themselves, "the People" ?


You, the incorporated citizen by legal birth certificate, are nothing but a subject aka an animal. Have you sat in a court house? “We The People” is a Federal Government Employee. You need to learn legalese, “We The People” IS The GOVERNMENT. You are the subject and are to pay for your existence and your voice means nothing.

While you are researching check out Galatians 4:22-24, it’s a myth just like the Greek nonsense, all for mass control.

Enjoying Tesla’s crazy weather today, Trump’s uncle apparently made that a reality. Major federal crimes last year again. The new season is almost here….I wonder what’s in store this year!

Seriously post medieval Humans are the craziest of all revisions. Soon the oil period will end, plastics will litter the place killing off the wild, famine etc. Just like domino’s it will all go to hell real fast.

Enjoying purgatory? I know it’s fake as is hell. Galatians 4:22-24


The hamds on top of the black and white pillars mean "As above, so below" a hand gesture made by the satanic baphomet goat image. 110% Satanic


Do not worry about the antics illuminati. Above is the inexorable law of creation and their iniquities will end certemente


You really don't need any NWO symbology present for the IRS headquarters to be considered a "sinister site". Those people are the devil!


Notice “We The People” on the pyramid.

“We” = the elite and is separated from “The People” by a distinct line

The capstone on top is Lucifer and not the elite.


I see this building almost everyday when I take the train to work, I've always wondered about it.


The Great Lie: This is, my friends, the very core of the Game, the wrold structure we live in. Here we go: A long, long time ago, God (please, don't crucify me for mentioning His name, I also have the right to speak my mind) created a bunch of amazing guys. They were mighty, had wings and stuff. He decided to call them Angels. One of those Angels, called Lucifer, was the most beautiful of them all. He was so shiny and gorgeous he decided to "be like Daddy", so he convinced some of his buddies to take down God's government and become God himself. But, alas, God kicked their sorry a---s so hard they fall to Earth and beyond, thus creating Hell. Once he recovered from his wounds, he was mad as f--k. "Why Daddy, why? I just wanted to be like you!" he said. "Alright, I'll make you pay for what you did to me, your most beautiful creation, by f-----g the lives of those filthy, stupid humans you seem to love so much". And so the Game began. Lucifer told humans the ultimate lie, and we humans believed it blindly: that we can become gods, even bigger… Read more »


lol at your analogy. you're funny!


who still thinks the 13 still represents 13 colonies now?? that interpretation won't fit in everywhere will it, it seems so apt thirteen this, thirteen that stand for the 13 colonies, lets shut them up with this perfectly plausible explanation. yeah right! Anyway, I guess the idea with these pieces of 'art' was to be esoteric, more than half the people who see it everyday are blind to it's meaning and that's just what the elite wants. the more we content ourselves with just accepting what 'they' tell us, the worse off we are.

face in the crowd

Who respects the IRS? Not I.

This building can be transformed into rubble, just like any other. Pop stars fade and buildings can crumble. Personally, I find fire to be more interesting that auto-tune and crappy style.

The are watching the internet, trust if you speak up now, you are on a list to be taken down at some point in history.

Who respects the IRS? Not I. I hope they've enjoyed paying me every tax season, its not fraud if you don't technically exist. The internet made it possible for to show NO respect for their implied authority. IMPLIED AUTHORITY.

Remember, the FED the IRS the Govenrment wants to know WHERE YOU ARE in real time. If you can go underground, you become a serious, anonymous threat. Good luck everyone.


#25 – Indonesian above:

It is so clear that the Qur'an is the final impediment to the zionist/illuminati cabal's world conquest. True Muslims still believe the teachings of Muhammad. Usury (interest) is EVIL. Modesty is good.

Were this not a big deal, the US would never have spent billions and billions and billions of paper dollars to invade Iraq and Afghanistan. The phony 'revolutions' of Egypt and Libya would not have been financed by the west. Israel would long ago have been condemned as an Apartheid State and held accountable for their actions.

We're constantly shown images of the 'Muslim brotherhood' and told 'Hamas' represents the Palestinians… when in truth the MB was created by the Brits and Hamas is an Israeli creation!

I'm not of the Islamic faith but I have complete respect for those who believe. And my heart goes out to those constantly under physical and psychological assault by my US govt. As an American, am sorry.