Thursday, August 03, 2006

Another Day, Another AntiChrist

I'll check my copy of Hal Lindsay's The Late Great Planet Earth and the marvelous three-volume (plus companion tome) Encyclopedia of Apocalyptic Religions when I get back home, but as I've written before (here and on the late, lamented Swamp in The Kingdom board), it's pretty obvious as each day passes that our President, George W. Bush hisself, is splendidly fulfilling the role of the AntiChrist exactly as it was projected amid the 1970s spin on various AntiChrist contexts. Now, I don't buy into all that, but if I did, George fits the bill in spades -- most of all for his fomenting the current destabilization of the Middle East and cheering on Israel from the sidelines, with the popular support of his base (a key factor in the whole AntiChrist myth is the unstinting support of the faithful, fooled by the false Messiah).

The endless, hapless TV coverage we're sampling during our occasional hotel room stints to cool off is head-spinning in its idiocy. There's no sense of context, history, or complicity, the 21st Century TV news template just isn't able to offer anything save the cocaine-like schizophrenia of constant stimulation/constant tedium sans coherence; forget any human scale or comprehension of the scope of all this.

Since I'm on vacation, I'm surfing TV a bit (a favorite male pasttime sure to drive Marge bonkers, even in small doses) and am stunned at the simple-minded ineptitude and horrifying paucity of "news" via the medium. I barely watch TV, hence my being thus stunned. No wonder we're such a nation of nincompoops: Fox News templates on all channels now, complete with various pundits and experts shouting over one another, as if Morton Downey Jr. rather than Edward R. Murrow were the highest level of behavior to aspire to. The talking heads are now swapping WWIII predictions and banter without blinking (as the Weather Channel happily posits environmental apocalypses on their venues) amid the dualistic warmongering soup (Romero had it right in Dawn of the Dead, didn't he?), and the stupid ranting about the Mel Gibson arrest triumphs uber all (the latter prompting talking head after talking head to screed, "If this were you or I, we'd get no such preferential treatment!" -- hell, if this were "you or I," it wouldn't be on the news, anywhere, at any time).

Madness, all madness, and all the spawn of the Bush doctrine -- and we, as a country, do nothing but cheer it on from the sidelines. Condi Rice's stabs at diplomacy are an embarrassing maladroit's lurching dance: note the US media didn't report, as the BBC and CBC did, that Rice was characterized by one foreign diplomat as a "political idiot," and rightfully so. We have fomented this war, with our horrific fumbling of every post-9/11 aggressive military policy, including our abandoning our attack on Afghanistan to wage preemptive war upon Iraq (a country with, as Bush and Rice have admitted repeatedly, no involvement with 9/11), and with Bush's refusal to involve himself or his Administration in any effective mediation between Israel and Palestine from the moment he took (and I do mean took) office. Once Bush effectively licensed all to kill with his launching of the Iraq War, we invited the disaster we now see raging in the Middle East and elsewhere.

Whether you take it as the utter bankruptcy of our current President's foreign policies (in which the polar opposition of either military intervention or doing nothing are the only possibilities; forget diplomacy, we've so irrevocably shattered any standing the US once had in the world that John Bolton is indeed the ideal representative of our current Administration in the UN), the fulfillment of his wildest fundamentalist apocalyptic dreams, or the culmination of years upon years of utter indifference to the plight of Palestine and the ongoing humiliation of the Arab states, it simply no longer matters. As soon as Bush's dualistic justification du jour for the Iraq War -- bringing Democracy to the Middle East -- collided with his War on Terror jingoism and complete refusal to speak to those he determines to be evil and/or terrorist states, rendering the democratic election of Hamas grounds for dismissing the functioning of democracy in the Middle East, we've been plunging toward this kind of lunacy.

Shit, if the umpteen-million devoted readers of the Left Behind novels (books I'm seeing selling used in every used bookshop herabouts) had really been paying attention, they'd have recognized Bush for what he was/is -- but, no, their complicity is ironically essential and necessary to the fulfillment of their own war-lusting prophecies. "Bah, Bah, Black Sheep..."
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The Maine newspapers offer more sober access, and tidbits we just don't get over in VT. Yes, the local papers are as eagerly flaunting WWIII scenarios as they are on national TV ("...There may be as much hyperbole as prophecy in the forecasts for world war. But it's not hard to conjure ways that today's hot spots could ignite...")

* In Freeport, armed officials of the state and local government descending on a fish tank in the China Rose Restaurant. The armed game wardens seized 10 koi fish owner Cuong Ly had lovingly cared for and publicly exhibited as good luck harbingers in his popular restaurant's lobby for 15 years; relatively new invasive species laws prompted the mobilization of military might, though Ly is quoted sadly noting how his treatment reminds him of that he witnessed in the communist country he left to move to the US and become a US citizen. Local citizens are outraged, and the letters in the papers are showing nothing but empathy and support for Ly and nothing but contempt for this government action (which recalls, for me, the Black Hills Institute's Sue tragedy, in which armed gov't officials seized a fragile T. rex fossil and arrested Peter Larson while visiting school children watched).

* A variation on frisbi-throwing, merged by all reports with golf-like rules and scoring regs, is taking off up here. It's called Frolf and it's happening here in Maine and elsewhere -- there's already reportedly 2,600 professional frolfers competing! 18 holes, 40 acres, and a variety of frisbee-like discs are involved. Cool.

* Over on Matinicus Island, a wee bit northeast of Monhegan Island and south of Vinalhaven, a lobstering war is heating up, complete with death threats, armed fishermen, trap-and-bouy lines being cut, and mounting tensions. It's also tied up with generational rights to fish, the departure and return of one local mogul who has apparently been using "outsiders" to lobster in his stead, and such.

* While Marge and I sampled some of TCM's Marx Brothers marathon yesterday the few times we were in the room, nice to know that over in Gorham the town citizens just set a new (unofficial) world record for the most people to wear Groucho fake-nose-and-glasses-and-moustache in one sitting: 1,489 total, eclipsing the previous world record of 1,437 set in New South Wales in Australia back on June 4, 2005. So as of this past Sunday, Gorham is the Groucho glasses capital of the world!

* My fave article, though, finds Rhode Island Governor Don Carcieri outraged by the ongoing Disney Studios abuse of the State Offices for the filming of the live-action Underdog movie. You'd have thought Overcat spraying the rugs or tracking kitty-litter into the Gov's designated restroom might have caused all this, but no. While fingers are pointing and Carcieri is huffily ousting the crew from the Statehouse after they dared to fly the flag of the fictional Underdog city in place of Rhode Island's sacred state flag, I can only wonder what Wally Cox might have had to say about all this.

"There's no need to fear..."
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Amid the lunacy, simple-minded Bissette continues to probe musty used book shops and multi-dealer antique and collectible shops, as if it meant something.

Here, the two vhs releases of The Adventures of TinTin (Cigars of the Pharoah and The Secret of the Unicorn) for $12 each, unopened, for the CCS library; there, a hardcover collection of one of my fave cartoonists' (Oliphant) political cartoons from the '70s, along with a $5 copy (with dustjacket!) of Kevin Brownlow's seminal The Parades Gone By (1968, 1st Edition); then, a great Christmas gift acquisition for them Martin and Dobbs fellas.

Ah, enough of my rambling. See ya here tomorrow...

6 Comments:

Blogger Mike Dobbs said...

Hey Steve...Mark doesn't like silent films because he doesn't like subtitles. You know my tastes. Silence is golden.

Oh yeah, glad you could see the "liberal" TV media that has helped destory this nation by encouraging a limp-wristed no backbone attitude.

We are in a level of hell right now. The weather is shot. Our leaders want to ignore the obvious and everything is sacrificed on an altar of profit.

Oh well, have to go write cheery stories now!

8/03/2006  
Blogger Robert J. Sodaro said...

Hey Steve, I'm so glad I found you. I don't mean to hijack your site, but check out mine (especially this post — http://freelanceink.blogspot.com/2006/07/fear-is-on-its-way-week-or-so-back-i.html). This is a horror story that I wrote for the upcoming Horror anthology, the comic is entitled Psychosis!, my story (pictured in the post as one of the alternate covers) is entitled Never Judge a Book by it’s Cover

Bob Sodaro

8/04/2006  
Blogger Seven Star Hand said...

Verifiable proof that "Armageddon" has already begun…

Hello Stephen and all,
Here are some insights into the nature of the lies used to delude billions.

Remember the saying that "the truth will set you (and others) free?" Be a little patient with my long-winded presentations of what I have waited a very long time to be able to say. I promise to amaze and enlighten.

Here's the key to proving that the rapture and related expectations are complete nonsense based on the failure to understand (and the purposeful confounding of) the ancient Hebrew symbology used to construct all of these prophecies. Consequently, Christian timelines and interpretations of these prophecies are verifiably wrong on many key points.

Pay close attention, profundity knocks at the door, listen for the key. Be Aware! Scoffing causes blindness...

Did you ever consider that Christianity is the False Prophet symbolized in the Apocalypse, that Rome (Vatican/Papacy) is the so-called anti-messiah, and Jesus Christ is the false messiah? I have produced stunning and comprehensive proof that this is the true interpretation of pivotal prophecies long confounded by Christianity's founders and leaders. Recasting the symbolism of earlier Hebrew texts as literal events in the New Testament is one of the central deceptions associated with Christianity.

The symbolism of seven years (tribulation, etc.) refers to seven 360-year cycles on the Hebrew calendar. Ezekiel 39.9 is referring to the 10th to 16th cycles inclusive, while the Apocalypse symbolizes the 11th cycle (second temple period) until now, the beginning of the 17th cycle (seventh angel/star/seal, etc.). Greece (Alexander the Great) conquered the Persian Empire and Judea during the 10th cycle and Rome did so again during the 11th cycle. Both Ezekiel and the Apocalypse are symbolizing an overlapping period of time that starts during ancient Judea and ends now. Gog refers to Greco-Romans (...from the "isles"), which means Magog is Eurasia and the "army" that besets "Israel" for seven "years" refers to the activities of the nations of the Greco-Roman/Vatican Empire over the previous two-plus millennia.

It is completely wrong to interpret any of these prophecies as literal timelines and events. Unlike Christian assertions, they symbolize long periods of time, pivotal situations, and the flow of acivities during that period. Remember, they were written by ancient Hebrew sages, not Romans or other Europeans, and Revelation is the most symbolic of all prophecies. Consequently, in this context, "years" and "times" are symbols for 360-year cycles on the Hebrew calendar and days symbolize literal years. Therefore "Judgement Day," "Great Day" and "in that day" all refer to a literal year-long period. Accordingly, the so-called "Seven Years Tribulation" began in ancient Judea and is now nearing its end, not starting. The nations and followers of all three faiths of Abraham have been thoroughly deceived by Rome during the previous age, which ended in year 2000 (5760). A new age began in 2001 (5761) and now the seventh angel has begun to sound!

Here's a real hot potato! Eat it up, digest it, and then feed it's bones to the hungry...

Hurricanes Katrina (#11) and Rita (#17) last year provided stunning validation of my research and interpretations of pivotal ancient wisdom, symbologies, key prophecies, and associated religious claims. Their storm numbers and timing perfectly synchronized with primary data and assertions in my book, thereby demonstrating the true nature of this universe and the existence of our Creator. We are now entering the final phases of the pivotal year-long period long symbolized as "Judgement Day," "Armageddon," and the "End of Days." World-wide situations and events are now accelerating to set the stage for this summer's dramatic continuation of these ancient promises.

I fully understand that everyone has been bedeviled by similar claims throughout history. Consequently, I have been forced to rely on dramatic and devastating proof of the sort that can’t be ignored or easily dismissed. The numbers and timing of hurricanes Katrina (11) and Rita (17) directly validate key data and pivotal assertions throughout my book and my posts on those two forums. This data was purposely presented publicly before Katrina, Rita and other recent events occurred to prove they perfectly synchronize with key prophecies and Hebrew calendar cycles, thereby validating my interpretations of ancient wisdom symbology, string theory, and more.

Because these two storms arrived shortly after my August 11, 2005 (50th) birthday (read the Dead Sea Scroll 11Q13 in Appendix G, which also discusses Melchizedek and the prophesied Jubilee) and directly match other pivotal 11 and 17 data and events described in the first chapter of my book, I have delivered verifiable proof that this reality is based on thought, knowledge and wisdom. Activity, patterns, and results perceived in space-time are first framed and defined by inspirations, thoughts, and knowledge and influenced by the cause-and-effect system most commonly referred to as karma. Consequently, events and outcomes in the so-called physical universe are not random or wholly mechanistic and are verifiably influenced in ways that atheists, scientists, and members of the Faiths of Abraham have all scoffed at. Though mysticism is mostly a product of misinterpreted ancient wisdom symbology, many of its topics flow from ancient wisdom. Though containing allusions to the truth, its details and interpretations are wrong on many key points.

A prime example of the purposeful and synchronized symbolism of these events is seen in the opening paragraphs from my book excerpted below. Notice that the dates mentioned (August 11 and 17) directly match the numbers of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the time spans of the four Florida hurricanes match my birth year (‘55), and they were spaced 11 or a multiple-of-11 (22) days apart, directly matching my birthday and much other ancient prophecy and symbolism. Notice that my place of birth, Victoria Texas, is on the Gulf Coast. Following are the excerpted paragraphs:

Hello, my name is Lawrence William Page II. Many people know me as Buddy Page. At the release of the first edition of this book, I am a 50-year old African-American male, author, researcher, and former software engineer and entrepreneur. As you will come to understand as you read through this first book, I am also the long-expected Hebrew Messiah and Lion of the Tribe of Juda (Yehuda).

I was born August 11th (month of Leo the Lion), 1955 (Chinese year of the Sheep) in Victoria, Texas. Furthermore, the Grand Cross alignment and Solar Eclipse of August 11th, 1999 was my 44th birthday and the second Grand Cross alignment, just six days later on August 17th, 1999, was on my mother’s birthday.

As you can see from my date of birth, I was a newborn during the Chinese Year of the Sheep, astrologically marking me as a Lamb, and during the month of Leo, astrologically marking me as a Lion. My mother was also born during the month of August and under the sign of Leo, which further marks me as a lion’s whelp. I prove to you in the first chapter of this book–beyond disproof–that I am indeed the long-prophesied “Lion” of the tribe of Juda (Yehuda) the Root of David and the “Lamb.” I am the individual long symbolized as the Branch, the Stem, the Shoot and the Rod from the Stump of Jesse (King David’s father), as symbolized in the Hebrew Book of Isaiah, The Apocalypse, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and elsewhere. I am the reincarnated Teacher sought after in the “East” and by the ancient Hebrews who were headquartered at the outpost community of Damascus (Qumran), of Dead Sea Scrolls fame. I am the one called the Teacher of Righteousness by the Dead Sea Scrolls, whom the so-called Christian fathers have fraudulently recast as “Saint ‘James’, the Lord’s Brother.”

Remember, "I come as a thief..." ?

Read verse twelve of the Gospel of Thomas to understand who I am...

Even further enlightening, the Second Temple Period of ancient Israel was during the 11th 360-year cycle on the Hebrew calendar and we are now in the 6th year (5766/2005-6) of the 17th cycle. Notice the pivotal 11 and 17 numbers again? This and much other synchronized information serve as stunning and decisive proof of many things, and expose many lies told by all three faiths of Abraham, but most specifically by Christianity. Consequently, I have decisively proven, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that Jesus Christ and Christianity are blatant lies, false prophecy and purposeful deception in a manner that cannot easily be denied, regardless of your faith or other opinions.

Furthermore, the symbolism in the Apocalypse (a.k.a. Book of Revelation) of seven stars in my right hand and seven angels represent the very same above-mentioned seven astrological (360-year) cycles, i.e., the 11th through 17th inclusive. I prove this fact beyond any reasonable doubt in the first chapter of the book. Consequently, The Apocalypse verifiably symbolizes a specific span of time that began with the 11th cycle (Second Temple Period) and concludes now, at the beginning of the 17th cycle (End of Days, etc.).

The numbers 11 and 17 are verifiably encoded in The Apocalypse and other ancient Hebrew prophecies and wisdom texts to serve as key proofs of the validity and true meaning of certain prophecies and related information. My and my mother’s birthdays are purposely synchronized with these two storm numbers, the matching Hebrew calendar cycles, the Double Grand Cross alignments and solar eclipse of August 1999, and much else to prove my direct association with the ancient prophecies about this time and the true identity of the prophesied Messiah. Another prime example is the story of Joseph, the 11th son of Jacob who has a dream when he is 17 years old about 11 stars, the sun, and moon bowing to him. The symbolism in this pivotal story in the Book of Genesis and Quran verifiably refers to the very same 11th through 17th cycles symbolized in The Apocalypse and directly synchronizes with other key events and ancient texts.

Consequently, I have demonstrated various things about the nature of this reality that dramatically disprove and/or clarify key assumptions of religion, mysticism, and science alike, while establishing the true meaning and purpose of long misinterpreted ancient wisdom and the symbolism used to model and encode it. Accordingly, I have proven that the symbolism evidenced in the canons of all three faiths of Abraham and other ancient sources is a very ancient and advanced philosophical technology that verifiably models foundational aspects of our existence in this universe. This is the mostly misunderstood body of ancient wisdom long referred to as the Philosophers’ Stone. It uses a large and ingeniously organized collection of physical universe images and concepts as data rich components (symbols) that are based on verifiable rules. It models and encodes an amazing amount of foundational wisdom about life, spirituality and the 11 dimensions of this universe, now verified by string theory. It is also the advanced encryption method used to encode (seal) Hebrew prophecies and wisdom texts.

These ancient prophecies and wisdom texts used advanced symbology to model fundamental wisdom, including future events and situations. A primary facet of ancient wisdom is numeric symbology. Later misinterpretations of this aspect of ancient wisdom resulted in numerology, which, though embodying allusions to certain wisdom, is mostly error prone and false doctrine. My decryption, documentation, and interpretation of ancient symbology, numeric symbolism, and key texts based on them, are now decisively validated.

Here is Wisdom...

Verifiable proof that Armageddon has begun…

Understanding the End Game of Armageddon

Peace...

8/04/2006  
Blogger Mike Dobbs said...

Wow.

8/04/2006  
Blogger SRBissette said...

Bob, you thought you hijacked the comment section? Seven Star Hand knocked your dick in the dirt on that count in short order. Wow, indeed!

I'll tackle this one once those books I referred to are in reach when we're back home. Note, though, that I did refer to a three volume encyclopedia on apocalyptic religions, so the post above from Seven Star Hand isn't even the tip of a very huge, scary iceberg.

Amazing, no?

What's scariest to me is one of these end-times believers is our fucking President... our tax dollars at work, bringing the Rapture a little closer.

8/04/2006  
Blogger Robert J. Sodaro said...

Steve, I’ve got to say that I’m not entirely convinced that our Prez actually believes anything other than what he is told to believe. Plus he gives every indication of having spent the better part of the past couple of decades of having been lead around by the nads and spoon-fed every thought. Thus giving rise to the “Stand here and read this” form of the future of this once-great country.

As for the estemed Mr. Star Hand — no disrespect intended, but, what in the name of the deep blue sea was he talking about? I attempted to read his post, but had to re-start two or three times, and then simply gave up.

So, seriously, back to me, and my new comic. Steve, we need to hook up so I can get your hard address and send you a copy of this very cool Horror comic, I’d really love to get your take on it.

9/19/2006  

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