ADDENDUM TO THE NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAINS ‘X 74, VIII 34 and V 18 WHEN THE DEAD PUSH UPWARD’
A thoroughly alternative take on The Games of Slaughter may be arrived at by reviewing the original Judaeo-Christian beliefs that their dead were housed as if asleep whilst awaiting the day of return to the living again. Are there variations to that core idea available? Well, there is such a condition as a living death. It can occur to those totally incapacitated by a stroke or paralyzed, such as by a hard fall from a height. It can also be a state of depression when previous features of one’s essential life-force are removed (limbs, motor skills, balance) leaving us unable to do what we always succeeded at before as our second nature. The dire wars of the Millennial Age so far have indeed incapacitated many young men and women, the American and British and other active duty veterans who had once prided themselves on their rather outstanding physical or mental attributes at warfare. Taking part in the inter-nation Invictus Games has given many ex-military who may have been rendered forelorn, forgotten, foresaken through their disabilities a reason to come back into the social fold with a well-respected aim to fulfill and fire in their belly.
The word ‘invictus’ appears in the Roman demi-god’s name ‘Sol Invictus’ and is a quite famous poem by William Henley. Although he did not name this poem – actually it was unnamed in his Book of Verses at first and then named by his editor – nor does the word ‘invictus’ appear in the poem (although ‘unconquerable soul’ does) nevertheless Henley was a recent amputee when he wrote these words recovering in an infirmary and so it is appropriate. The last two lines are
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul
You will see the words I AM featured at the beginning of this oddly titled and, to me, slightly creepy video:
Watch Queen Elizabeth Drop the Mic in a Royals Obama Twitter Showdown
Of course YHVVH is self-explained as I AM THAT I AM in the English language versions of the Old Testament. This could spin the meaning of the couplet around if we were to substitute YHVVH for I AM in each line:
YHVVH the master of my fate:
YHVVH the captain of my soul
It would seem though that this is a secular video rather like a Muhhamed Ali character talking-up a forthcoming rumble. Even so, I am shocked that the three stooges behind POTUS and FLOTUS have signalled hideous possible deaths including annihilation from above by a wide-spreading explosive device, now an old American standby. The Games of Slaughter? When will they ever learn?
(Also see the Nostradamus Quatrains X 74, VIII 34 and V 18 WHEN THE DEAD PUSH UPWARD)
NIGELRAYMONDOFFORD (c) 2016