posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 06:29 AM
We had an Olympics ceremony that portrayed this and showed in it a fairly brutal form - a significant political and historical point - and yet nary a
mention of it here. If anything, I'd say much of this wasn't a message from 'the elite to the elite' at all. On the contrary. Even the Queen's
role in much of it was reduced to a James Bond joke and blatant advertisement for the new Bond film, 'Skyfall'. Something else, that's pretty
mind-boggling (the most famous member of Royalty in the world reduced to a walk on part in an advert), but I suppose it's a double-bluff to distract
us from her reptilian evil doing. And I say that as someone who wants to see an end to the monarchy in his lifetime.
The poem/hymn Jerusalem-related posts were genuinely interesting as a lurker as it seems weird that the only part that people seemed to hear was the
line about 'dark, satanic mills'. Some of the interpretations of what Blake wrote in "And did those feet in ancient time" are bewildering. Blake
was a man obsessed with Jesus and his role in bridging the divine and the human. Whilst he wasn't an orthodox Christian he was a Christian and was
concerned with how technology and even science would impact Christianity. Frankly, if he was still here, he'd go bloody spare at the idea of people
interpreting his religious vision as even being associated with 'satan' in the way people are trying to do. Blake was important to the Olympic
narrative as people like Blake (and William Morris etc) were massively influential in the how a post-Industrial world would relate to an earlier,
bucolic Britain. This was pretty important to what was being shown regarding the *massive* change in this country's landscape etc with the Industrial
Revolution. Similarly, with the forging of the Olympic rings from these Victorian foundries, Tolkien's work is often interpreted through a similar
lens: Mordor vs the Shires &c. Also, Tolkien was pretty devout in his faith too (just in case people are looking for satan there as well).
The reading here (and elsewhere) of John Milton's inclusion (Pandamonium, Hell, Paradise Lost &c) is pretty strange, considering the basis and
context of Milton's work. Again, an incredibly religious man and a Christian: pretty much the antithesis of the satanic.
It's quite obvious that things that weren't apparent or known to people on the night created fertile soil for speculation to spring out of and
Googling denotatives for earlier connotatives for a doesn't really count.
The scenes about Great Ormond Street Hospital were obviously pretty lost on a lot of people abroad who don't really appreciate or understand the
affection that most people have for the NHS or hospitals like Great Ormond Street. Again, a political point that people seemed to miss whilst looking
for rebirth and 2001 references. It took balls for Boyle to include this at a time when the government are destroying the NHS: something that was
actually picked-up on by a Tory politician (Jeremy Hunt) who wasn't pleased at the potential to link public anxiety over NHS 'reform' with the
People seemed to query the inclusion of Voldemort (a villian from children's literature appearing during a sequence where children in bed are reading
bed-time stories), completely skirting round the fact that Rowling's books are some of the biggest and fastest selling books in history. Whilst being
no fan of her work, it's hardly surprising that the 'scary villain' gets an inclusion. Similarly, it's hardly surprising that 'good wins the
day' in the form of another children's classic: Mary Poppins. As for "but Harry Potter is satanic!" style conspiracies, people might want to read
Alan Moore's recent work on Mary Poppins (tl;dr: basically, she's God in another form). So if Voldermort or even Potter is the devil (Moore had him
cast as a teenage anti-christ), then any satanic vibe is pretty much undermined by the fact that, in whatever reading of the conspiracy you want to
make, good prevails.
As for the giant baby, it's hardly surprising that a baby featured in a segment about a children's hospital and, usually, everyone loves babies,
apart from on here of course, where giant babies = evil, probably.