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Nostradamus? Oh Please...

Before anyone passes me ANOTHER mutilated Nostradamus quote saying he predicted the Sept. 11 disaster:

http://skepdic.com/nostrada.html
http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/weekly/aa091101b.htm

"City of God"? New York City? No more than LA, Paris, Tokyo, Sidney, London or any other big city.

"Two brothers"? Really? Which two? I count at least three groups "involved". The Palestinians, the Israeli, the Canadians and the Americans. That's not counting the unknown/unofficial/underground groups.

"the fortress endures, the great leader will succumb"; "the third big war will begin when the big city is burning".

Sorry people, many "fortresses" have endured, "great leaders" have been succumbing for several thousands of years now and The Great Fire of Vancouver, BC that leveled the city was in 1886. There have been big fires in lots of cities since.

Nostradamus lived from 1503-1566. Pass me anything with a year outside that range, or even a fucked up section of that range (like 1504), and I'll SINGE YOUR ASS OFF.

Nostradamus does for BS what Stonehenge does for rocks. And he wrote enough of it to cover just about everything that could ever happen.

And anyone with a pebble for imagination could use Nostradamus, Shakespeare or, hell, even Isadore Freleng(!) as a script for acts of terrorism.

Yes, people. In a time of crisis, let's turn to a failed physician, wannabe beatnik poet, who was obviously on crack.

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xinit
Sep. 11th, 2001 05:38 pm (UTC)
Heheh.. not like Vancouver could be considered the big city.


But, here's the conspiracy-vision theory of that "prophecy"...

City of God does refer to New York City. What is their nickname? The Big Apple. What brought about the downfall of Adam and Eve? That apple.

Two brothers - twin towers.

The fortress - pentagon, and it does endure. The secretary of defense - did they die?

Burning - the city's still got major fires.

That said, Nostradamus' prophecies can be made to fit anything we might choose to make them.

You realize they're automatically looking to the Middle East. Of course no Americans could have orchestrated the attack, because there's nobody in the USA that hates the government.

bride
Sep. 11th, 2001 05:47 pm (UTC)
> Nostradamus' prophecies can be made to fit anything we might choose to make them.

That's exactly my point. And not only is there _always_ a way to _think_ of it so that fits, someone with a little imagination could have used Nostradamus, Shakespeare, hell even Isadore Freleng(!) as a script for acts of terrorism.
mayna
Sep. 18th, 2001 08:20 am (UTC)
You've probably found this out before, but the Nostradamus stuff is a hoax. There are no Nostradamus centuries that have these phrases in them, someone made them up to sound like something Nostradamus could have written..
bride
Sep. 18th, 2001 10:08 am (UTC)
Yup, =) It was actually written by Neil Marshall at Brock University in St. Catherines, Ontario. He wrote it to demonstrate how easy it is BS to fit _anything_. =)
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