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Originally posted by Terrormaster
The Illuminati cards are NOT fortune telling cards. They are not based on regular playing cards. And they are based on Tarot or any other mystical card system. It's simply a card game similar to Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Pokemon. I will admit the imagery is a little creepy considering when it was printed in relation to events of the last decade. But other than that, it's just a game.
Originally posted by maybee
OK.. That's got to be one of the most bizarre cards in the deck. Some of them you can get an idea of what they're about...ie. oil spill, war etc. but this one is strange. Maybe something about inner/hollow earth? I thought about the 2012 movie. Looks like the earth is splitting, but the tape running out and someone in a cage??? Who knows.
Originally posted by CosmicCitizen
Someone brought up that I didnt mention that it was a reel to reel tape deck (basically obsolete even in 1995). I was looking for the symbolic not the obvious. But it got me to thinking....a tape player plays a recording (music, message, conversation, etc) so it could be construed that what we are witnessing is a pre-recorded message for a game plan (like a fake rapture)....which implies that this is all by design. Then the tape stops and things fall apart (literally) not according to plan. As to the cage....someone referenced the magnetic field. I think that will play a big part. Especially if the field goes down after the earth stops spinning for a 3 day period and we get hit with a CME at that time. A cage could also refer to a Faraday cage but I believe this guy is imprisoned (Alex Jones would say "Prison Planet") and not in some cage to protect him from solar radiation, etc. Good contributions tho. Keep em coming as this is the most important card in the deck IMO.
Originally posted by Seekeye2
I see the people of earth trapped in a cage (earth) The Devil has been in charge for 2000 years because he was given the earth for a period of time and when the rapture comes he is going to fight it. "They will never clean my cage"
Originally posted by sepermeru
The text on the card is a quote from the Church of the Sub-Genius circa 1980.
Here is the full original context for 'Tape Runs Out' quote
Here's the part with the quote, which also ends the piece:
I am a god damn visionary, I see the future and the past in comic books and wine bottles; I eat black holes for breakfast! I bend my genes and whittle my DNA with the sheer force of my mighty will! I steer my own god damn evolution! I ran 'em out of Heaven and sold it to Hell for a profit! I'm enlightened, I achieved `Nirvana' and took it home with me. Yip, yip, YEEEEEEE! I'm so ugly the Speed of Light can't slow me down and Gravity won't tug at my cuffs! When the Rapture comes, I'll make 'em wait! They'll never clean my cage! Now give me some more of..." (Tape runs out.)
edit on 22-3-2011 by sepermeru because: (no reason given)