Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Trucidation Trump Tales & X-Files' Tipping-Point Trumpets

In The X-Files episode, "Babylon," (Season 10: Episode 5, first broadcast 2.15.2016 on Fox), "Fox Mulder" told "Dana Scully" of the enigmatic reports of the sounds of trumpets coming from the heavens.  He informed Scully that the people who have heard the trumpets believe them to be a “Herald of End Times,” as described the Bible's Book of Revelation.

Were the trumpets fictional precursors of another kind?

The leading Republican candidate, according to primary and caucus results is New Yorker Donald Trump, famed for his Trump Towers.

Donald Trump’s German wine-growing ancestors were named Drumpf, according to journalist Gwenda Blair’s book The Trumps: Three Generations That Built An Empire. (Thanks Michael Skotnicki.)

Historically, the surname Drumpf's meaning is unknown. However, the name appears loosely associated with a “deceased person” – a dead issue.

The name Trump has its origins from English (Devon), being a metonymic occupational name for a trumpeter, from Middle English trumps, "trumpet," From German (Bavaria), Trump is a metonymic occupational name for a drummer, from Middle High German trumps, "drum." Source.

The early English medieval surname Trump is derived from the pre 8th century Olde French Trompeor, and as such was introduced by the Norman invaders of England in 1066. It is a metonymic or job descriptive name either for a trumpeter or a maker of trumpets, and is recorded in the modern forms of Trump and Trumper. Amongst the many early recordings are those of Patrick Trumpe in the rolls known as the "Calendar of Inquisitions for the county of Cumberland" in the year 1275. Source.

This is the coat of arms that up till now has been used on clothing and promotional material by Trump in Scotland. His new coat of arms (granted in 2012) will show a double-sided eagle representing the dual nationality of Trump's heritage. There will also be three chevronels - one more than depicted here - which will represent sky, sand dunes and sea. Source.

Numquam Concedere is Latin for "Never Give Up."

The verb “trump” also once meant to fabricate or deceive (from French “tromper”). The phrase “to trump up” still means “forge” or “invent,” as in “trumped-up charges” or the many, many headlines punning on “Trumped-up rhetoric” or “Trumped-up politics.” If last week’s Washington Post report suggesting that Trump is a compulsive golf cheat is any measure — “the worst celebrity golf cheat,” according to Alice Cooper — this definition of “trump” may be as essential to Trump’s identity as the other. ~ The Boston Globe, "Why Donald Trump trumps Donald Drumpf," 9.9.2015.

Double-headed eagles have been present in imagery for millennia. The two-headed eagle can be found in the archaeological remains of the Hittite civilization, dating from a period that ranges from the 20th century BC to the 7th century BC. The Gandaberunda is another example of a mythological two-headed bird, which is in common use in India (The Kingdom of Mysore).

This symbol has more recent links to Freemasonry.

I wrote the chapter "The Double-Headed Phoenix" in An Illustrated Guide to the Lost Symbol, edited by Dan Weber (NY: Simon and Schuster, 2009). I discuss how Dan Brown in his book subtly uses the evolution of the "double-headed Phoenix" to the "two-headed eagle" of Freemasonry to alert his readers to the rebirth of the Masonic spirit in the founding of America.

The use of the two-headed eagle as Trump's personal coat of arms appears intriguing, to say the least.

In the midst of all the Trump talk, one of the dark shadows that few in the mainstream media wish to explore is the hints that there are some very real rumors of assassination of Donald Trump. It may be only a weird conspiracy thought (as shown here in this "Killing Trump"), but it appears to be one that Trump takes seriously.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reportedly always wears a bullet proof vest while he’s out campaigning. Sources 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Trump's inability to button up his coat is blamed on his wearing this bullet proof gear. Source.

During 2015, Trump asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to look into the threats allegedly made by notorious drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (who was eventually captured).

In such a strange political year, it is not out of the question that an assassination attempt might change the course of what's "predicted" now by all of the media pundits. There is good reason for Trump to protect against an assassination try on his person.

Assassinations in the past have redrawn the political map. It could happen again. It should not, and hopefully the U.S. Secret Service have stepped up their awareness across the board for all the candidates. These are strange days where body armor may not be enough.


Tom Mellett said...

Yes, the meme is spreading:

andrewbigdoor said...

this happened on Feb 3:

Trump Calls for Iowa Election Do-Over, Plane Makes Emergency Landing Hours Later

Andrew said...

Great post, Loren. I just wrote a piece where I reference "strange sounds" heard in Oklahoma, as we did just yesterday. I heard it as well and thought a plane was about to plummet to the ground. Other weird sounds have been heard - but never explained - in our area in recent years, as I note in this new article at Red Dirt Report:

Cory Panshin said...

Trump of Doom / Doom of Trump ??

andrewbigdoor said...

this is an old post, but just wanted you to be aware of these two recent things I've seen:


"[Glenn Beck's] show got a one week suspension, he is being investigated by the Secret Service, and Sirius is reevaluating if he will be in their programming in the future. Seems he had a caller that made the suggestion that the only way to stop Trump was to assassinate him. Beck's reply ...... 'I agree'."

andrewbigdoor said...

sorry, here's the link about Beck:

(and sorry it's Breitbart)

andrewbigdoor said...

A Candidate’s Death Could Delay or Eliminate the Presidential Election