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Oil Spill Eschatology: Dirty Dealings, Oilcanes, and 100-year-old Prophecies
“This is the Seventh Sign: You will hear of the sea turning black, and many living things dying because of it.” - Hopi Prophecy
We live in interesting times. The world as I perceive it gets
stranger by the day, as if it was all thought up by some eccentric
science fiction writing genius and we are living out a semi-comical
apocalypse scenario, waiting for the big event that derails the train
of human civilization completely, paving the way some strange new world to arise out of the oily muck.
You've got to admit choking to death on oil has a certain amount of poetic appeal as an ending to this current chapter of human history. It would make for great morality lessons for future generations, if any arrive to learn what happened to us, how we became so set about our ways of doing things and our constant need to take what we don't need, we end up literally drowning in one of our commodities. Previously, our government would invade a country and kill thousands of innocent people to get at it - now there's so much pouring out of the ground it might end up killing us.
I won't pretend to know what is happening in the Gulf of Mexico, anymore than I'll pretend to know anything about anything. Lately, I've come to accept that I'm not an expert of anything, just a guy who enjoys throwing around a few maybes and what-ifs.
The "alternative research community" is awash in contradictory information, agreeing only in principle that someone is lying. Some have claimed that the Deepwater Horizon was blown up on purpose. Others claim that there isn't really an oil spill at all, this is just the powers that be playing "Wag the Dog." Sounds far-fetched, but then I think back to the Swine Flu pandemic that never was and wonder. It would be wonderful news, at least for the people, plants, and animals that would be affected by the oil spill, but unfortunately it does not seem to be the case. As for the former claim that the oil leak is not an accident, here are a few things to consider:
Some people just get lucky...
First of all, who owns BP? The original name of course, is British Petroleum, but the largest percentage of stockholders are American companies, and the largest over all stock holder is J.P. Morgan Chase. Another large shareholder is Goldman Sachs, as I will be discussing shortly. Point being, BP or any other giant international corporation, should not be viewed as an individual corporate entity with its own owners, board of directors, and CEO's who are loyal to BP alone. BP is an entity that is firmly enmeshed in the web of the oligarchical power structure that I refer to as the Empire. It is one tentacle of an enormous creature that does not mind losing an arm every once in a while if it becomes convenient. It can always grow more.
company that figures into the equation is Halliburton, Dick Cheney's
old construction company. They were the ones that built the faulty
well-head that cracked and initiated the problem. Eleven days before
the Deepwater Horizon explosion, Halliburton bought up a company called
Boots and Coots that "focuses on oil prevention and blowout cleanups,"
and is now being contracted by BP to help with the response. That's
pretty lucky for Halliburton, isn't it? Of course, Halliburton gets
lucky a lot.
Then there is the interesting "coincidence" of BP CEO Tony
Hayward, who sold a third of his BP stock just three weeks before the big
"setback" (that's what these corporate types call it when they blow up
11 people and cause what may be the worst environmental disaster in
history).That manoeuvre saved him the equivalent of a cool $630,000. Lucky bloke.
The wonderful people of Goldman Sachs also made some fortuitous transactions, selling around 44% of their stock in BP during the quarter before the oil spill. Perhaps one of the most amazing "coincidences" surrounding this spill, is found in an email sent out by Goldman Sachs employee Fabrice Torre, in which he brags about the company's move to bet against BP on March 19th, one day before the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
"One oil rig goes down, and we're going to be rolling in dough. Suck it, fishes and birdies!"
How wonderful for Mr. Torre, the exceptional human being that he is, that an oil rig would go down the very next day, causing all those birdies and fishes to have to "suck it".
I'm inclined to believe the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent spill was an intentional act, performed for the benefit of the Empire and for the further subjugation of the rest of humankind. I say this, while admitting that the evidence is far from conclusive and that my inclination is mainly based on a feeling, which some could argue was the feeling of paranoia and prejudice. This, to me, just feels like something the Empire ( Phillip K. Dick's phrase, also might appeal to fans of Star Wars) would do to us, especially if they were attempting to or in the process of "immanentizing the eschaton." It almost feels too evil to have happened on accident. Are we really that unlucky?Or are we really that stupid? "Yes!" I can imagine some of you screaming enthusiastically.
But why would they want to do such a thing intentionally? I am not "they," and more often than not there seem to be a multitude of reasons for all of the things "they" do. If I were "they", and I happened to be planning to bring about an oppressive, scientific, global dictatorship that would make slaves of all but a tiny minority of obscenely rich families, I would not want to go at in a straightforward manner, so as to avoid pissing too many people off. Amongst the most pissed off would be the people of the United States who, compared with the rest of the world, have enjoyed many years of material comfort, and would be quite resistant to any force attempting to take that comfort away from them. It would probably be to my benefit to stage a series of events that would in combination achieve the desired result of lowering the American standard of living to such an extent that the American citizens would beg to be brought into my oppressive, scientific, global dictatorship and look upon me as a savior. Perhaps I could stage a huge terrorist event that will propel them into never-ending, costly wars (for that I'll use my lackeys in the CIA and Mossad), a financial meltdown (thanks Goldman Sachs, J.P Morgan), and finally an environmental disaster that will further destroy the economy as well as causing untold other forms of suffering (Thank you BP and Halliburton.)
Our next question to ponder, is how much damage and devastation are we in for? There are many apocalyptic scenarios on people's mind and much thought has been given to certain future turns of events which could make matters much worse. We are right at the onset of the Gulf Hurricane season, and some are wondering about the effect of a giant storm with 150 mile an hour winds drenching south eastern portions of the United States in a deadly mix of water, oil, and the highly toxic dispersant Corexit 9500 (use of which has been banned in Europe because it is more toxic than the oil itself). In short, we would have an "oilcane" that will poison or kill anything in its path.
One of the more alarming scenarios, although I can't attest to its validity, is that the oil in the Macondo prospect (that's the name of the region where the leak is occurring) shares forty percent of its space with highly pressurized methane gas, which, as situations deteriorate, may end up bursting upwards from the seafloor in an eruption more powerful than that which happened to Mt. St. Helens. An enormous cloud of methane would arise that, if it didn't ignite into a giant fireball, would fly over the mainland poisoning who ever was still around - that is, whoever is still around after the enormous Tsunami caused by the eruption completely destroyed the state of Florida and a good portion of every other Gulf bordering state. That's just one possibility, I don't know how credible it is, just thought I'd throw it out there.
Not that things need to be much worse than they already are to bring on an end of the world type scenario. At the moment, it really doesn't seem like anything can or will be done to stop the thousands and thousands of gallons of oil that are gushing out from multiple leaks in the seafloor every day. Obviously nothing has worked so far, and given my inclination that this was an intentional act, and given our government's less than stellar performance in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and other disasters, I don't think they are going to be solving this problem any time soon. The oil will continue to leak, and I see no reason why it wouldn't make its way into the Gulf Stream to be carried up the eastern United States and over to the shores of Europe, after turning the entire of Gulf of Mexico into a dead zone.
Curiouser and curiouser...
Many who have studied the occult aspects of the control system we live under, have come to the conclusion that the minions of the Empire have a strange tendency to forecast their actions before seeing them through. For instance, months before the 9/11 attacks, a television show called "The Lone Gunmen" aired an episode that basically outlined some of the major aspects of the false flag operation that would take place months later - a rebel faction of government takes control of a commercial airliner via remote control (this is old technology folks) and attempts to crash it into the World Trade Center, for the purpose of starting a war on terror that would reinvigorate the military industrial complex, which had been in a lull since the end of the cold war. Apparently writer Chris Carter's got the story from contacts with high level intelligence officials, whom he would often consult for information and anecdotes that he would use to enrich "The X-Files" and "The Lone Gunmen" series.
Lets play with the idea that we are either facing a long planned conspiracy, or a life changing, possibly apocalyptic event that will change the course of history forever. What are some of the stranger indicators this may be the case? Have we seen anything in the past in the way of omens, prophecies, or conspiratorial foreshadowing that may have hinted that such an event would be taking place? The answer is yes, unless you want to hold firm to the idea that such tidbits as I am about to share are merely random coincidence. I, based on my own experiences, no longer believe in random coincidence, but that is a debate which I do not have time to go into here. Whatever forces you may attribute to the manifestations of such "omens," whether they be purely random or whether there may be some deeper connection between them, I hope that you find the following interesting.
In 2009 a movie was released called "Knowing," about an astrophysics professor (played by Nicholas Cage) who opens a time capsule that contains encoded predictions for the future of the world, and ultimately for the end of the world. In one scene of the movie, the protagonist sits down in front of the television to watch the newscasts for confirmation that the predictions are coming true. He skips from channel to channel until he sees a newscast about a burning oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, and then he stops channel surfing to watch the entirety of the broadcast before falling asleep. The images shown in the newscast are strikingly similar to those taken of the Deepwater Horizon as it burned and fell into the see. It seems to me an amazing coincidence, especially when combining the footage of the oil rig explosion with the apocalyptic theme of the movie, and the questions posed about inevitabilty and determinism, or randomness and chaos. (I watched the movie as I was in the process of writing this blog, its better than the typical hollywood garbage, and had many elements that I found synchronistically relevant)
The image to the left is a card from an 80's and 90's's role-playing game called Illuminati which, according to Wikipedia, is loosely based on Robert Anton Wilson's Illuminatus trilogy ( where I picked up the phrase "imminentizing the eschaton"). Here's a sampling of the rules:
"The game is played in turns. The primary Illuminati (player) activity is taking control of groups. During an attack to control the attacker must overcome the Resistance of attacked groups with combined Power of his groups (affected by Alignment of attacker and attacked), money spent, and influence of special cards."
Oil Spill is apparently one of the special cards the "Illuminati" can use to attack and overcome the resistance of an attacked group. The instructions printed on the card are worth reading. The Terrorist Nuke card at right and the Pentagon card, (which shows a huge fireball erupting from the center courtyard) gained a lot of attention after 9-11, for obvious reasons. Other cards included in the game have names such as Rewriting History, Subliminals, Population Reduction, Epidemic, and so on. It actually looks like a highly entertaining game, and educational too. Maybe I'll ask for it for Christmas, if the world hasn't completely sunk into chaos by then.
In 1990, Steve Jackson (the game's creator), had his Austin office raided by Secret Service officers, in what they claimed was an investigation of data piracy. They stole files related to Illuminati and a manuscript of a book Jackson was writing.
The Viennese Prophet
"To make sure I'm credited with being the first who had this prophecy, I note that the following story was written in 1903."
The above can be found at the introduction to the short story Petroleum, Petroleum, by the Austrian author Gustav Meyrink. The story is about an embittered scientist named Dr. Jessegrim who, having taken it upon himself to become a personification of Shiva, destroys the world by leaking huge amounts of oil from underground caves into the Gulf of Mexico. Eventually the oil spreads across all of the oceans of the world, preventing the water from evaporating and therefore preventing rain. Here are a few quotes, though I do recommend reading the entire story (its much shorter than this blog is):
"- - - Meanwhile, the oil flowed, exactly as Dr. Jessegrim had calculated, without a problem from the underground caves in Mexico into the sea and formed a shining layer, which became bigger and bigger and, driven by the gulf stream, soon seemed to cover the entire gulf.
- - - The shores were barren, and the population withdrew into the interior of the country. - Pity for the blooming towns!
--'If the oil continues flowing at the same rate as before, according to
my calculations in 27-29 weeks all oceans on Earth will be covered with
it and rainfall will never occur in the future, as water can not
evaporate anymore - in the best case scenario, when it rains it will
only rain oil.'-
- - -This frivolous prophecy caused a storm of disapproval, but gained credibility by the day, and as the invisible flows didn't seem to slow down, - on the contrary, seemed to increase quite extraordinarily, a panic fell over all mankind."
There are some details of Gustav Meyrink's biography that are worth mentioning here, especially in light of his remark that Petroleum, Petroleum was a prophecy. Meyrink was a Viennese banker who was also heavily involved with occult and spiritual studies. In an autobiographical story, he told of a night when he was twenty four years old, standing in an apartment preparing to shoot himself in the head, when he heard a scratch at his door and saw that someone had slipped under it an occult text entitled Afterlife. That was apparently his introduction to the world of esoteric knowledge, and from then on he became highly dedicated, joining some of the most important esoteric orders of that time period, such as the Theosophical Society and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. In 1902, he was, perhaps unjustly, convicted of fraud for allegedly using spiritualism to benefit from banking transactions. After that, he turned to writing, although his primary interest seems to always have been his spiritual studies, and writing came secondary.
So what are we to make of this? How seriously do we take Meyrink's assertion that Petroleum, Petroleum, is a prophecy rather than just a mere work of fiction? How seriously did he take it himself? Could Meyrink's use of practical magic in banking also have carried over to his writings, thus explaining the prophetic element? We'll never know for sure. There are numerous examples of works of fiction that portrayed events that would later come to pass. The writings of Jules Verne, H.G. Welles, James Joyce, Phillip K. Dick, and many others contain examples of this. There is always the possibility of the lucky guess, of sheer "coincidence," but perhaps there is more at work here. Perhaps such "lucky guesses" or ideas, rather than popping out of nowhere, are drawn from some ethereal source of knowledge akin to the Vedic Akashic records or Jungian collective unconscious - a source that can occasionally be tapped by the imaginative and brilliant minds among us, providing us with a rare glimpse of the future events and deeper truths.
So much in this universe depends on how we choose to look at things. Each of the events I have discussed could be viewed as purely coincidental, or connected. I have not attempted to offer any concrete explanations, nor do I have any to offer.
I do not want to worry anyone with dire predictions of "oilcanes" and methane eruptions and the end of the world as we know it. Worrying will not solve the problem. What is the problem? The oil spill is not the problem, it is a symptom of the problem. The economic decline is not the problem, it is a symptom of the problem. The endless wars are not the problem, they are a symptom of the problem. The politicians, the priests, the banksters and the police are not the problem, they are symptoms of the problem.
The problem lies in the consciousness of each human being, and all of us collectively. We have allowed our egoic illusions to carry us into the situations we are facing today, to the point where we no longer know how to function outside of the illusions. That's why no one will be able to stop the oil spill, no one will be able to stop the economic collapse, and no one will be able to stop these endless wars. But we can not go on functioning in a false reality. The real is outside, pounding on the doors and walls and windows of our black iron prison. Reality will break in, and for many this might be a painful, terrifying experience, especially for those who want to cling to their illusions. But it must be... illusion can not stand up to reality anymore than a single person can stand up to a tidal wave or a hurricane. Get ready, the walls are coming down.
- Andy Borowitz: Goldman Sachs Reveals it Shorted Gulf of Mexico
In what is looming as another public relations predicament for Goldman Sachs, the banking giant admitted today that it made "a substantial financial bet against the Gulf of Mexico" one day before the sinking of an oil rig in that body of water.
- Energy Tribune - An Oilcane?
- BP chief Tony Hayward sold shares weeks before oil spill - Telegraph
The chief executive of BP sold 1.4 million of his shares in the fuel giant weeks before the Gulf of Mexico oil spill caused its value to collapse.
- How the ultimate BP Gulf disaster could kill millions - by Terrence Aym - Helium
Disturbing evidence is mounting that something frightening is happening deep under the waters of the Gulf of Mexicosomething far worse than..., Terrence Aym
- Gustav Meyrink Petroleum Petroleum
- Gustav Meyrink - Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica
- Gustav Meyrink - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia