I saw today that Danny Boyle, director of such films as 28 days later, has anounced his opening cermony for the 2012 london olympics.
It in itself is a rather odd idea, but the name of the installation "green and pleasant land" immediately reminded me of the hymm jerusalem.
which is a hymm based on the poem "And did those feet in ancient time" written by William Blake, which features lines such as
"And did those feet in ancient time.
Walk upon England's mountains green:
And was the holy Lamb of God,
On England's pleasant pastures seen!
I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand:
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In England's green & pleasant Land.
ENGLANDS GREEN AND PLEASANT LAND.
Im sure its no coincidence that he called it this, but to what end?
From the wiki page:
"The poem was inspired by the apocryphal story that a young Jesus, accompanied by his uncle Joseph of Arimathea, travelled to the area that is now
England and visited Glastonbury during Jesus' lost years. The legend is linked to an idea in the Book of Revelation (3:12 and 21:2) describing a
Second Coming, wherein Jesus establishes a new Jerusalem. The Christian Church in general, and the English Church in particular, used Jerusalem as a
metaphor for Heaven, a place of universal love and peace.
In the most common interpretation of the poem, Blake implies that a visit of Jesus would briefly create heaven in England, in contrast to the "dark
Satanic Mills" of the Industrial Revolution. Analysts note that Blake asks four questions rather than asserting the historical truth of Christ's
visit; According to this view, the poem says that there may, or may not, have been a divine visit, when there was briefly heaven in England"
Some of you may have gathered form my previous posts and threads that iam not religious, but this hymm always interested me. Its very popular in the
UK, sang on many sporting ocassions and national days. It was one of only THREE songs sang a Prince Williams wedding. Its always seemed sinistar to
me, like its hinting at something to come.
Are "they" recreating "Englands green and pleasant land" in preperation for something?
Im not a massive fan of the whole, "numbers have special meaning" thing either, but is there something in here?
"It will feature families taking picnics, sport being played on the village green and farmers tilling the soil while real farmyard animals graze –
including twelve horses, three cows, two goats, ten chickens, ten ducks, nine geese, 70 sheep, and three sheep dogs."
mj12 horses?, three cows holy trinity? (cows are sacred to hindus is it?), two goats? 70 sheep ie the masses and 3 sheep dogs to keep them in
"The idyllic scenery will then have typically British rain clouds overhead - just to make it feel like a genuine trip to the countryside - with one
that will actually provide real rain.
Mr Boyle revealed: ‘They will be real clouds that are hanging over the stadium, work that out if you can. "
What? REAL clouds?
‘You especially see it with the weather at the moment that we have an island climate. Just when you think over the past few years that we have been
developing a Mediterranean style climate more and more the island climate reminds you of where you really are.
‘One of these clouds will provide rain on the evening just in case it doesn’t rain, so we’re ready for all eventualities. If it does rain we
won’t need our rain , but we’re developing these clouds so we will have rain coming out of one of these clouds.’
So They are making real clouds directly over the stadium that can rain on demand?
Im not usually sucked into this kind of thing, but something seems odd about the whole thing......
And then there is the fact that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, a country that is no stranger to conspiracies:
And this (thanks randal):
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