Originally posted by Vicious Jones
"This is the Fifth Sign: The land shall be criss-crossed by a giant spider's web."
"This is the Sixth sign: The land shall be criss-crossed with rivers of stone that make pictures in the sun."
"This is the Seventh Sign: You will hear of the sea turning black, and many living things dying because of it."
... if this was BP spill then what was the 6th sign? I'm not one for prophecy but please do indulge me.
You could imagine that someone is describing what they see, or it's "metaphorical" representation of what is felt.
I thought the "spider's web" was Cables -- like power lines and telegraphs.
The "rivers of stone" would very likely be just plain roads. They kind of look like water because the blacktop glistens. I imagined him looking up
at a "turn pike" and those big clovers of bridges and access roads look like a lot of Hopi Indian art (or Keltic, because they stylized ropes and
knots and this influenced their drawn pictures).
Perhaps he "saw" from the very same point he was at, and saw snapshots of "progress" that changed the land around him.
>> So we would be waiting on the Eighth sign now. I don't think that all of these prophesies HAVE to come true -- but it's more like "seeing a
river and hearing the waterfall" -- there is a certain "kinetic potential" that history has. People seem to mostly be responding to events, and
believing what is most comfortable and puts themselves in the best light -- and this has a certain "direction." I also think, that there is a lot of
"knowledge" that people can tap into, because the Universe is infinite, and has been around forever, and we are not the first civilization to pull
itself out of the mud -- so perhaps there is a "universal subconscious" that has seen it all before, and can see the trends.
Europeans, blind to the earth, invade and conquer. Their arrogance and manifest destiny will allow only the most indecent to rise to the top, and
these people will command the power. A leader like George Bush or Mussolini is inevitable. When your allegiance is to people and corporations of
power, you fail to ever be able to change the course of things -- those who submit to the insatiable appetite of companies like BP or ENRON, or
Goldman Sacks, or GM, or the US Military -- it's all headed the same way. Wether it's an oil gusher in the ocean or a private company controlling
nuclear weapons -- eventually, the "profit motive" and the lack of accountability of some corporate entity that is too big to fail will create a
mistake that is too big for us to survive.
The course we are on right now, is predictable. And nobody who is in power, maintains the self-power to change this course. That movement to the
Natives for advice, makes a lot of sense, if you have people without homes and society doesn't feed them -- or people who leave the Dead Churches and
look for some meaning. Yeah, I think its the next new wave of the next generation. Maybe when the shores of the Gulf Coast are littered with dead
animals it's going to impact some kids growing up today -- realizing that Progress, requires more and more, and never has enough.