Friday, July 27, 2012

London Disaster?

Is there a general sense that the London Olympics may result in a disaster? Why is that? There's nothing here but doom, gloom, and missteps, methinks. And those seem only be Romney's.

Well, according to some, it is in the cards. Or by coincidence, actually, it is shown on a card hinting at Big Ben toppling. (It's not. It's a Japanese site.) The card's art was created 17 years ago and holds some credibility due to the fact they show other images matching red dawn moments today we call simply "9/11."

Combined disasters. Shared disasters. Disasters. A bad star rising. A red dawn.

From Italian disastro, disaster; originally meaning "unfavorable to one's stars", from dis-Italian, dis-, bad (compare dys-), + astro, star, celestial body, from Latin astrum, from Greek astron

The Advent of Deception site made the following observation:
Steve Jackson created The Illuminati Card Game in 1995 that consists of 330 cards. Two of the cards portray the Twin Towers of New York bombed and the Pentagon. Out of the 330 cards, there is one card that projects Olympic colors that are within the "Combined Disaster Card." We view Big Ben in the background and five people wearing the colors of the Olympics.

Big Ben? Apparently not: Most have identified it as the Ginza Wako clock tower from Tokyo, with 11:11 on the clock face. (See comments below.)

But the World Trade Center/Twin Towers card sure has the blogosphere talking.

The comparative imagery between the 1995 cards and
the photos of the 2001 events is haunting.
What are we to think about the wild imaginings coming from some circles being associated with these Olympics? I previously posted some of this imagery. Below is another example, via RPJ:
Credit: Boing Boing

Do you think London is a little tense right now?

On Thursday night, July 26, 2012, the following came across Twitter, via "Breaking News UK ‏@BreakingNewsUK"

London police briefly evacuate Westfield mall outside Olympic Park - @AP

and then

Update: People are being let back into Westfield mall near Olympic park; no word yet on what triggered the alarm - @AP

Media accounts later mentioned:
Police said a fire alarm forced authorities to briefly clear the sprawling mall beside the Olympic Park. The alarms sent hundreds of people into the streets amid wailing alarms a day before the opening ceremony of the Summer Games. Fears of terrorism have been at the center of preparations for the Olympics, and authorities have twice been forced to deploy troops when security arrangements fell short. Police allowed shoppers to return after a few minutes. Westfield mall authorities said the alarm was triggered in a restaurant area.

Mitt Romney remarked almost as soon as he arrived in the UK that security levels at the London Olympics were "disconcerting." Mitt Romney appeared to be raising questions about safety at the London Olympics. The newspapers reacted quickly to his comments:
A headline Thursday on the Web site of the Guardian newspaper said, “Mitt Romney’s Olympics blunder stuns No. 10 and hands gift to Obama,” while the Telegraph published an opinion column with a sub-headline that read: “Mitt Romney is perhaps the only politician who could start a trip that was supposed to be a charm offensive by being utterly devoid of charm and mildly offensive.”
Anniversaries, of course, are on the minds of British subjects:
The 7 July 2005 London bombings (often referred to as 7/7) were a series of co-ordinated suicide attacks in London which targeted civilians using thepublic transport system during the morning rush hour. On the morning of Thursday, 7 July 2005, four Islamist home-grown terroristsdetonated four bombs, three in quick succession aboard London Underground trains across the city and, later, a fourth on a double-decker bus in Tavistock Square. Fifty-two civilians and the four bombers were killed in the attacks, and over 700 more were injured. The attack happened 24 hours after the city was selected to host the 2012 Summer Olympics.
And...for tomorrow...
At 21:15 hrs on 28 July 2003 a bomb placed under a seat of a B.E.S.T. bus exploded on the busy Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg in Ghatkopar, India. The bomb was placed in the rear of the bus and killed 4 people and injured 32. A man who was riding a motorcycle behind the bus and a woman who was in a rikshaw travelling near the bus were among those killed. An eyewitness claims that the woman was thrown at least 10 feet away from the rikshaw and died on the spot.

Meanwhile, back in the States, one of our eyes is on possible Aurora copycats or some other storms coming. Rumblings are already here. It seems an Ohio man called 911 threatening a Colorado shooting for Ohio. They arrested him. Other weird incidents have happened, some seem to be bad choices of behavior related to costumes.

You have noted here my awareness of the "name game."

MAH shared an intriguing paragraph from yesterday's Los Angeles Times about the "curse invoked by Holmes' name" with regard to a call for suppressing Holmes' name as a way out of the copycat syndrome:
Names have always been the subject of magical thinking -- the ancient Romans buried lead tablets invoking the names of spirits, gods or the dead in order to curse their enemies, just as one example -- so maybe it shouldn't be too surprising that many people think uttering the name "James Holmes," like an unguarded mention of the name "Voldemort" in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, will cause bad things to happen...The curse invoked by Holmes' name, according to some, will take the form of other mass shootings. Indiscriminate killers seem to crave fame and notoriety; take those away, the theory goes, and there will be no reason for troubled loners of the future to strap on weapons and shoot up the local post office/mall/campus/movie theater.
More about other things soon, after we get through July 27th and the rest of this weekend.


Red Pill Junkie said...

The artist drew the clock in the Big Ben with the hour 11:11

We will have to be mindful, though. With things as tense as they are now, there will be a lot of desire to jump at any little small incident occurring tomorrow; specially from mainstream media.

Chris said...

As I read your article the Police song "When the World is Running Down, You Make the Best of What's Still Around," started playing on my pandora station. And now it's playing David Byrne's "Burnt by the Sun." Kind of goes with the Red Dawn theme. I have a bad feeling about these Olympics too.

purrlgurrl said...

OK. The "Terrorist Nuke" card is downright spooky.

I've often wondered if some events are so powerful and have such a tremendous impact that they ripple backwards through time and affect minds that are open enough to perceive them before they occur, as might be the case with the artist who designed the card.

Anonymous said...

That's not Big Ben on the card.

What is the building that has been circled? Is it somewhere near the Olympic area?

Mark said...

Geopolitics these days doesn't have to look to odd card games to hints of disaster. China is certainly going to center-stage at the Olympics trying to prove themselves a true global superpower. What's happening in China?

1) The glamorous wife of a controversial politician has been charged with a high-profile murder.

2) Not long before, a real-life James Bond type was murdered in China. What was found in his apartment? " Investigators also found more than $30,000 worth of women’s designer clothes and accessories in his apartment, as well as a woman’s brightly colored orange wig."

Real life these days is far more interesting that card games and most movies.

Mark said...


In the comment I just submitted, talking about the murder charges against the China politician's wife and the British spy found dead, if I said the British spy was found in China I was wrong. There is no explicit link between the two stories, other than the closeness in time. The Brit spy was found dead in Britain. Sorry for mis-stating that.

Anonymous said...

The sense that comes out most strongly in these recent posts is the notion of a coming storm. Nothing could be more true. The alignments of classical Jungian synchronicity are undeniable, but also too convenient and profound. This whole affair is being gamed - somehow carefully and subtly manipulated - and we are the audience. Thank Providence we aren't the playing pieces, and I really wonder what true fate awaits the players. For all the spiritualism and mysticism they exalt, they are betting on a distant or else non-existent God. If they are wrong, things may come out very differently than they anticipate.

Mark said...

Vicar Lee>The sense that comes out most strongly in these recent posts is the notion of a coming storm. Nothing could be more true.

Loren mentioned the big bell used at the Olympics but I haven't seen anyone mention the quote the Brits put on the bell (sorry if this is old news). It's from THE TEMPEST and seems to acknowledge that some people are worried:

His ‘Isles of Wonder’ theme for the ceremony is inspired by William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and the bell will be inscribed with a line from the play: “Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises.”

from the article--

Anonymous said...

That's not London. That's the clock tower atop the Wako department store on the Ginza, in Tokyo. It's a very famous building in its own right.


Unknown said...

That is not Big Ben!!! It's the GINZA clock in Japan!!!

Anonymous said...

“Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises.”

And the use of the bell is a subtle thing, from old memory: Evil spirits cannot abide the sound of bells. Hermetically, they are said to be unable to stand the resonance produced by bells, since they are energetic beings. The interference is too much for them.

The spirit of John Dee still informs the guardians of the UK. Somebody knew what they were doing using the bell motif.

Anonymous said...

It may not look like Big Ben on the card but this is a combined disasters card - and the Ginza Clock Tower in Wako Japan plays the same famous Westminster Chimes of the Big Ben bell tower in London. Earthquake.