FURTHER THOUGHTS ON THE NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAIN II 51:
“In London the blood of justness will be mistaken.”
The disturbed humour of justness in London during outbreaks of plague and fire brought about the CESTUI QUE VIE ACT 1666 (Sections II and III of which were repealed in the last century).
This law of subrogation of human rights to the State still rankles with some people in the ex-British colonies as it could dispossess some absent subject and assume trusteeship over that legal person causing worried legalists to claim that the British Crown and Govt have legal arguments to treat living persons (Americans in particular) as if they fall under British custody. This seems obscure but some activists even claim that in 1666 the government – having made that law behind closed doors, so to speak – proceeded on the assumption that the whole population was in need of restraint and took trusteeship over everybody as if deceased. They were later to ‘berth’ new arrivals by a Certificate from a Manifest (under Maritime law) the better to utilize that title as loan collateral.
Labour as a function of Debt.
The ‘people’ may be pledged as the surety and must pay back the money-issuing private creditors (commonly represented as public institutions, another fiction) supporting the ongoing banking and currency bankruptcies although real people and businesses are often doing OK and under the present world system this needs remain so as they are the sole ‘pounds of flesh’ (just joking, more fiction but from Shakespeare this time) for national – as opposed to Interbank – credit.
In the modern age, three cities could be argued to be New City States – the Vatican (by rights agreed with Benito Mussolini) the City of London (by its undisputed specialized claim to independence) and ‘Washington District of Columbia’. This latter fold of land appears compromised by the Foreign Agents Registration Act which requires absolutely all US federal (meaning ultimately answerable to Washington DC) agency associates to register with an ‘Espionage’ section in Washington as ‘foreign agents’ acting within the United States of America.
However, when politics or even custom brushes up against rather theoretical law it is not always the law that prevails in practice. The USDOJ for example bears the slogan “The common law is the will of Mankind issuing from the Life of the People” and elsewhere arcane statutes that survive yet lack social context – or new laws imposed by donor nations upon developing countries that are counter-culture and disliked by local police – often do not attract any kind of enforcement. Oppositely, some folks have been arrested and even imprisoned by a submissive jury under judicial direction that is not aware that the exact supposed crime investigated does not exist ‘on the books’ yet is being deemed to do so by heavy-handed political bosses whose will must be obeyed.
Have you ever felt that your personal freedom was held in custody by the Government or that you were not the ultimate trustee over your own domain? ‘Legalese’ is used by ‘the Law’. It is a form of English (mixed together with old and exotic languages) that requires special knowledge. Curiously two British people may hold a technical conversation about controversy and liability in front of a third person who agrees that he stands under the other two on the misapprehension that he understands them. Admiralty/Mercantile Law has its procedures of course, requiring study. There are special rules – even CAPS can be compulsory – like being at school. Some other law systems make legal realities out of corporate fictions. The Law of England and Wales makes legal fictions out of corporeal realities. (Until that is – releasing the accredited legal debtors from the hoi polloi – they enter the High Courts of Justice).
I’m especially intrigued by the title of the CQV Act. Is it in Latin or in French? Neither satisfies because of that ‘ui’ bit. In modern Fr, ‘C’est tu que vie’ means ‘It’s you that lives’ but with ‘tui’ instead of ‘tu’ what would that mean? I suppose in Latin ’Cest ui que via’ could be tortured into something bizarre like ‘the way would be force’ or ‘cestui que via’ might give us more ‘girth that way’.
OF, or proto-French, could have ‘ces’ as ‘cease’ and ‘tui’ as some local derivative of ‘taire’, meaning ‘to stay silent’. (The ‘Ces tui que vie’ Act would have as its purpose ‘Stop that life and keep mum about it’?) Alternatively OF ‘huis’ has, of course, a silent ‘h’ and metaphorically would suggest that some portal was the access to some issue, as in ‘one door closes and another door opens’. Then there is the add-on ‘hui’ as in ‘aujourd’hui’ or else ‘hui, hui’ (sounds like ‘oui, oui’) the song of rare birds soon to disappear, as was onomatopoeia’d by Nostredame in the EPISTLE TO THE KING where it links them to the Antichrist. Apart from doves, most mentions of birds in the Bible are negative by the way. Why? I like them and so did St. Francis! (disgruntled)
Today I think this might read ‘C’est lui que vie’ or put more generally ‘C’est oui que vie’ meaning either ‘He is the Life/the Way’ or ‘This is so That’s Life’!
OF did use ‘ui’ as ‘today’, though, and so by a literal logic we can get to ‘It is today that lives’ which sounds quite good however non-sensical it may really be.
‘Cestui’ is to be found jumbled up in the letters of Line 4
‘Que’ and ‘Act’ may be similarly found within Line 3
‘Vie’ is jumbled into the letters used for Line 2
All are in the NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAIN II 51 accurately prophesying for London in the year 1666, published in the year 1555.