The Peace of God to all that belong to the Light,
Many perhaps don't know what is the curse of Tecumseh, especially among the youngest readers of the forum, so just to introduce you to this thread I
am going briefly to describe it.
Tecumseh was a brave Native America warrior that decided to lead the wars of the red skins in the Midwest against the US Army, he was successful in to
win important battles and became a conundrum for the militaries and the federal government in the XIX century. Finally the authorities decided to
offer an apparently generous peace deal to Tecumseh that he accepted.
Tecumseh was assassinated in treason as part of a plot that it seems was smartly planned by General Henry Harrison that in the long run became elected
in 1840 President of the USA.
According with the legend the brother of Tecumseh was a Priest-healer of his tribe, and he was the one that cursed Harrison for the death of his
brother. In the popular culture it is said that the curse was against the Great White Chief, as the aborigins used to call the President. The legend
says that the curse was not only directed against Harrison but as the institution of the Presidence in General.
The interpreters of the so called Tecumseh curse claim that every 20 years a President die in office , since the death of Harrison in 1841 and also
this occur to every President elected on year ended in 0.
Now, since the last President that died was JFK in 1963 , who was elected in 1960 there is the extended belief that the curse was broken by Ronald
Reagan who was elected in 1980 but didn't die, and also by George W Bush who was elected in 2000 but didn't die.
Now, What if the interpretation of the curse is wrong? if the numerology analysis is incomplete?
First at all the Presidents that were deprived of the possibility to end the office for which they were elected seems to be the real extend of the
curse, it does not matter how this happen.
Why I believe this? because Zachary Taylor was never elected on year ended in zero, his only election was in 1848 and however he died in 1850, that
is, about 9 years after the first of the List, Harrison that died of illness, pneumonia in 1841. The interesting point is that Zachary Taylor was
also involved in the so called Indian wars against the native Americans.
Now, two of the Presidents that the classic interpretation of the curse use to cite as elected in zero were FDR and Abraham Lincoln, but the
interesting point is that they didn't die on the term for which that election took place, they died on a subsequent term after an election occurred in
a year ended in 4.
FDR in particular was also elected in a year ended in 2 (1932)and in 6 (1936). He faced the Great Depression and also WWII, two events that
challenged a lot his possibility to rule the country. Another President that also was elected in years ended in 2 and 6 was Bill Clinton who suffered
two attempts of Assassination, one being inside the White House and other one in a tour to Europe, when his motorcade was going to be bombed in a
bridge by Osama Bin Laden but in the last moment its intended path was changed. President Clinton also faced the terrible Sex-gate scandal for which
he affronted impeachment.
So what we have now? that it is not just the Presidents elected in zero who couldn't finish their office in that term, but also the ones elected in
year ended in 4 and in 8.
Following the claim that it is not just to die in office but in a more general extend to be deprived or in risk to lose the power what really means
the curse, we can understand the following Historic events:
- Ronald Reagan certainly survived the two terms for which he was elected, but he faced the worst attempt of assassination since Kennedy, he was
injured by a shot in his chest just less than an inch from his heart, and also he affronted a political scandal that was almost sending him to
impeachment ( The Iran Contras Gate) in his second term.
- Richard Nixon was elected in Year 1968 , a year that ends in one of the dam digits, 8, for the risk to die, but also in 1972, ending in the digit 2
that also is present in two other Presidents with difficult times, FDR and Clinton. Nixon is still until now the only President that resigned, he
faced the worst political scandal ever for a President and forced to resign in 1974.
- Gerald Ford is the only President never elected by the People in all the History, however, he was elected by the Congress and took office in 1974,
a year ended in other dam digit according with this theory , the 4. President Ford suffered two so serious attempts of assassination in 1975 both
performed by women.
- In the year 1988 George H W Bush was elected President for his only term, he was after Reagan who once was Head of State that was closest to die by
assassination, but this happened about 3 months after his term was ended when he flew to Kuweit to take part in a homage for his support in the war
against Iraq, In April 1993.
Nevertheless, there were a lot of rumors in his visit to Colombia in 1990 that the Medellin Cartier, leaded at that time Pablo Escobar planned the
way to attack the Air fore one with missiles. These rumors forced the change of the original plans for the trip of the President. Their plot failed
since the Presidential airplane didn't landed in Cartagena but in Barranquilla and President Bush was moved in fleet of military helicopters from that
city to his final destination to meet President Virgilio Barco and his colleagues of Peru and Bolivia.
- w.r.t the 2000 election, many claim that George W Bush didn't die in office. However, again if the real scope of the curse is to deprive of power
and not necessarily death, the things turn dramatically different, since The election of Bush in 2000 is highly controversial, even the decision of
the supreme court to give him the election said that " Probably no body never will know who really won the election, but we must decide in the best
interest of the country".
Hence, the curse in that year deprived of to arrive to power who was beyond doubt the winner of the popular vote Al Gore, that in such a case could
be the only President that never ruled at all. Now, even if you accept Bush as legally winner of 2000, he actually was targeted for plot of
assassination in his visit of 2007 to Colombia by the Narco revel group Farc, apart to have faced the Great recession and the 2001 attacks. In 2005
Also Bush suffered an attempt with a Grenade in Tiflis Georgia.
There is still a President waiting to see how Tecumseh is going to treat him, is Barack Obama, who was elected on the year 2008 first time, in a year
ended in 8, as it happened with President Zachary Taylor, who died in office or as Richard Nixon elected in 1968 , who was forced to Resign. Obama
was relected in 2012, a year ended in 2, as it was also 1972, the year of the relection of President Nixon.
Lets see if it is The Tecumseh Curse is really actually Broken, as many claim, or If suddenly is going to resurrect again of its ashes, being in such
a case the worst nightmare of the American History.
The thread is opened to who ever wants to contribute to the discussion of the Topic, respecting the rules of decorum and mutual respect in the
Thanks for your attention,
The Angel of Lightness
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