Hey, since you did ask for people’s thoughts on the Economist cover, I thought I’d submit mine. :)
The Tower Card
The card in regular tarot is often thought to represent the Tower of Babel. “This card follows immediately after The Devil in all Tarots that contain it, and is associated with sudden, disruptive, revelation, and potentially destructive change.The Tower is commonly interpreted as meaning danger, crisis, sudden change, destruction, higher learning, and liberation” (from wikipedia)
Now, my mind went to the same kind of thing yours did. Although… that’s the soviet flag. Not the Russian flag. While, the Soviet Union became Russia so it might be natural to think of it as representing Russia, I suspect it has more to do with communism. Many theorize that when the new world order is fully implemented, it will be a kind of communism. Part of the elite agenda is to dismantle the religions and replace them with the elites Luciferian/Satanic religion. This will be particularly easy since the Lord-God of Moses in the Bible actually is Lucifer. Funny, right - all of Christendom worshipping Satan and not even realizing it. Anyway, there will be a war but I don’t think it will be so much between nation states as ideologies. Communism will rear its head as total despotism and user in the new world order we have all feared for so long, whilst tearing down Christendom and ushering in the new religion. Babel, representative of Babylon, is the City of London - who, through the Rothschilds, Windsors, etc. is the financial hub of the planet. The banksters control everything. I suspect the destruction alluded to here will be involving London. On the other hand, people have called the one world trade center in New York the ‘economic tower of Babel’. So maybe it will be that. There has long been this idea that Putin would launch a massive attack on the USA, first hitting a major center such as NY with a nuke (this idea is even on the money now - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fafxhMLeGeA) , and then activating an electro-magnetic pulse device over the US to disable its electronics.
Either way this goes, the reason I think they chose to use the soviet flag is more about the political ideology it represents, and the threat of such ideologies over Christendom and, well, humanity. The destruction of the tower, whatever the literal reality of that may be (something in London, USA, or whichever actual landmark/structure), it’s all about the ‘sudden, disruptive, revelation, and potentially destructive change’. This will be either the new world order shifting into the public realm, total despotism, bringing Luciferian crap into the open, etc.
The Judgement Card
Usually this is connected to the day of judgement in the book of revelations. So, a pretty dismal concept for most of us. Some theorize that we are currently living out chapters 17-18 of revelations. Nice… There’s very little reason to get ones hopes up about Trump. I can tell you follow similar sources to me like David Wilcock/Corey Goode/Michael Tellinger, etc. and they make some pretty bold claims about what Trump is really doing - and that’s positive. It’s awesome that Clinton didn’t win, because she is pure evil. But aside from pure testimony, there’s no evidence that Trump is actually trying to take down the Cabal, defeat terrorism, bring about disclosure. He delcassified some patents, he’s fighting human trafficking, and seems to be forming some good relations. But ultimately the same agenda that has been unfolding across the last half dozen presidencies (since the assassination of Kennedy), seems to be continuing basically. So I see this as Trump bringing about the day of judgement of the revelations, more so than fixing what’s wrong with the world. But I still can’t make my mind up about what’s going on lately. It’s hard to believe anything you read, and therefore anything is possible.
The World Card
To me this one is clear. “The World represents an ending to a cycle of life, a pause in life before the next big cycle beginning with the fool. The figure is at once male and female, above and below, suspended between the heavens and the earth. It is completeness. It is also said to represent cosmic consciousness; the potential of perfect union with the One Power of the universe. It tells us full happiness is also to give back to the world, sharing what we have learned or gained.” (wikipedia)
With that in mind, it seems logical given what is depicted on the Economist version, that this is in reference to the hoarded/hidden/suppressed knowledge from antiquity. The kind of REAL cosmic information, both esoteric and scientific stuff, that has been basically stolen from humanity by the Cabal and hidden away/only accessed by elite occultists, etc. Imagine the treasure trove of truth and astonishing information held in the Vatican vaults. Think about things like all the giant skeletons that have been recovered and hushed up by the Smithsonian. The true origins and potential of humanity have been hidden, whilst religions have been made to control humanity. When that started to not work so well, they formed a similar sense of worship around science. But everything we’ve been told in either case is a manipulation designed to keep us from the truth. I think in this case, at least portions of this information are already starting to be announced - there’s been so many articles about space related stuff, ancient archaeological finds, all the weird things going on with Antarctica… there’s definitely a big disclosure coming. Will it be the full contents of the Cabal vault? Absolutely not. But they’re certainly gearing up for some form of disclosure which will change everything we think we know about the world - especially for those of us who actually spend heaps of time researching these things. Once they tell us some details, those of us who research will be able to fill in the gabs to a high degree. I suspect a partial disclosure process will only be so successful as when they give an inch, we’ll take a mile.
The Hermit Card I like your idea, but I don’t think it’s really the conspiracy theorists. Go and do a bit of research about when Pope Francis became Pope. As it was announced, and he trotted out on the little balcony, most of those in audience outside in the square were looking at their devices - they were looking him up! Nobody knew Francis. He was the first non-European Pope, and came right out of the woodwork of South America. As he was announced as Pope the world had to go and learn about who this guy is, where has he come from, what’s he been doing all this time. He was the hermit. Since becoming Pope he seems to be making himself out to be the most progressive Pope of all time. Something I am distrusting of. I think he’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing. I also think that when he, and Benedict before him, said that the book Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson was 'prophetic’, this was in reference to the 'Father Francis’ of the book who came to lead and rule the world. With the downfall of Christendom, I believe Francis may be the leader to unite everyone into a single world government, take leadership of it - be the 'lord of the world’ - and usher in the Luciferian religion. Who better to draw out of the Biblical texts, the Luciferian reality that has been hidden there for centuries, than the Pope?
The Death Card Seems to speak for itself. “According to Eden Gray and other authors on the subject, it is unlikely that this card actually represents a physical death. Typically it implies an end, possibly of a relationship or interest, and therefore implies an increased sense of self-awareness—not to be confused with self-consciousness or any kind of self-diminishment.
In fact, Eden Gray interprets this card as a change of thinking from an old way into a new way. The horse Death is riding is stepping over a prone king, which symbolizes how not even royalty can stop change” (wikipedia)
I think in our case it will definitely involve some death. The plan for the new world order always seems to have been the old 'order out of chaos’. Think of it like this, the world economy could pretty much die soon. You’ll have panic and poverty, which will result in violence and anarchy, and in order to alleviate this they will bring in the new order. Throw a world war into the mix - you’ve got decimated, frightened, starving populations throughout much of the world - certaily, it will take down the west. The third world is continually being raped and pillaged and taken over with all these phony, false flag type things using ISIS, and private Clinton Foundation armies - Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, etc. All part of a long running plan to take down the entire middle and near east in a very short space of time, displacing people from the mid east and northern Africa and pushing a forced mass migration into Europe which is creating destabilization and eventually will lead to denationalizing those nations. The same thing has been done in the Americas. This explains why we live in one of the most racially and religiously divided times in history, no matter where you look these issues are coming to the fore and everyone is too busy fighting among themselves to realize the puppet masters have nearly enslaved the entire species. Once the world is so messed up from all this, and battle weary and suffering after world war, they will implement a single world currency (bear in mind, a 1988 Economist cover predicted 2018 as the year of 'one world currency’), government, and religion.
Now, if they disclose certain truths, humanity will be given a kind of self-awareness. But that seems totally in conflict with the Cabal agenda. Perhaps the change of thinking from an old way into a new way will be the realizations of disclosure and us finally making our way into the cosmos to meet our cosmic cousins. Or maybe it will be the changes brought about by total despotism and new world order. It’s hard to say. But it’s also interesting that in the death card, fish are seen dead - indicating perhaps mass extinctions, disruption of the food chain. But you notice that insects seem to be thriving - the large insects flying around behind 'death’. This certainly suggests some ecological change, which is totally in line with nuclear fall out, etc. Either way, the usually fairly positive spin on this card is kind of being muddled by the current climate. Cross our fingers for a positive outcome, I guess.
The Magician Card
You may be right about this one. Trump has supposed declassified some long hidden patents. On the back of a disclosure, there may be a lot of new technologies being released. However there are some more ominous interpretations I could make. Have you seen the info about Facebooks new 'virtual spaces’? They’re basically soon going to be rolling out a kind of virtual reality platform for facebook services. It was eerie, because these things were announced only a month or two after this cover came out and it was blatantly in line with the 'VR’ headset in the magician card. It occurred to me that this is all in line with the transhumanism agenda the elites supposedly have. The fact that the card keeps the infinity symbol above the head of the person in 'VR’ could be to suggest that humanity will enter into a sort of synthesis with technology, a virtual reality type matrix of some kind that we will be stuck in for eternity. There’s a lot of info out there to support that… lol
The Wheel of Fortune Card
This one is the most provable of the bunch. I very easily identified the people tied to the wheel as European politicians. This is made somewhat obvious by the corresponding flags. So representing Germany you have Merkel, France is Marine Le Pen and for the Dutch it’s Geert Wilders. Now in front of the wheel are what look like ballot boxes, with crosses on them. I quickly worked out that this card was predicting outcomes of major European elections taking place this year. We’ve had two - Le Pen and Wilders were, at some stages, front runners in their nations elections. But dirty Cabal controlled mainstream media tricks muddied the waters, and in both cases they lost. The German election is yet to happen (it’s in September or August from memory), but you can bet your bottom dollar Merkel will be out. It’s interesting that lightning is striking in this one too…perhaps this could signify that major shit will go down once Merkel is ousted. Perhaps the lightning is the same as that which is striking the tower?
The Star Card I truly don’t know. I feel like the faces on the stars are significant but I can’t make any of them out. At any rate, it seems to speak to the idea that we are about to go through major cosmic changes. This could bring about the ascension of man from 3rd density into 4th. It could see some kind of Biblical 'second coming’ type scenario where extraterrestrials appear openly and address our civilization, who knows. I believe that 'Gods’ were all extraterrestrials though, so much of what is in the Bible is speaking of Gods, etc.
Anyway, those are my ideas. Take 'em or leave 'em. I could probably ramble even more than I did and give more and more background to why I’ve come up with these, but you seem to be someone who views plenty of material. Hopefully some of it makes sense.
“The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities. ”― Zbigniew Brzeziński, Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era (1970)
The Technetronic Era:
The Club of Rome commissioned Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carters National Security Advisor, (who also with David Rockefeller formed The Trilateral Commission in 1973), to write The Technetronic Era. This is a post-industrial zero growth plan designed in part to cripple U.S. industry in order to prepare us for the New World Order.
NATO-Club of Rome officials charged with urgent anti-NASA action were Harland Cleveland, Joseph Slater, Claiborne K. Pell, Walter J. Levy, George McGhee, William Watts, Robert Strausz-Hupe (U.S. ambassador to NATO) and Donald Lesh. In May 1967 a meeting was organized by the Scientific and Technological Committee of the North Atlantic Assembly and the Foreign Policy Research Institute. It was called “Conference on Transatlantic Imbalance and Collabora-tion” and it was held at Queen Elizabeth’s palatial property in Deauville, France.
The basic purpose and intent of the conference at Deauville was to end U.S. technological and industrial progress. Out of the conference came two books, one of which is mentioned herein, Brzezinski’s “Technotronic Era.” The other was written by conference chairman, Aurellio Peccei, entitled “The Chasm Ahead.” Peccei largely agreed with Brzezinski.
It's not a "jewish conspiracy" it's an illuminati conspiracy the illuminati are made up of elite internationalist bankers, aristocracy, and royalty. They are psychopathic/sociopathic by nature, and yes they are satanist who have a lust for power, control, and domination. Illiminati simply means "illuminated ones" they hoard their esoteric knowledge of natural law and human consciousness and use it against us. It has nothing to do with being Jewish but rather whos abusing their free will.
There would be so much to say about so called “conspiracies”, but let’s just say that the secretive power elite with a globalist agenda is nothing but the privileged class that is the owners of capital.
Their goal is to establish a synarchy, that is a union of politicians, lobbies, upper clergy, and the Mafia-controlled drug economy. This group has no other function than to concentrate capital in more and more restricted hands, so that they can more easily influence the lives of billions of people. One of the more concrete purposes of elitism is the use of techniques of eugenics as a function of imperialism and colonialism.
The real power however appears to be in the hands of those who have already wealth, and really Freemasonry becomes a mere tool in the hands of capital. As we said then, it is certainly a meeting of potentates determined to deceive ordinary people, and to take maximum profit from their business: finance, human trafficking, drug trade, weapons and raw materials.
As you see more than a conspiracy fairy tale, what we live in is a simple cyclical evolution of the capitalist system, which tends to monopoly and economic as well as cultural imperialism.
The names of the elite are not so hidden either, they can be found on the websites that list the names of the lucky millionaires of the earth, whose ultimate aim - namely the safeguarding of the capitalist system - led us on ‘brink of nuclear war.
“boohoo they’re just tired of being called bigots just cuz they don’t buy in to the liberal elite agenda” bitch no, the people I was stuck around got called bigots for doing shit like yelling racist slurs or beating the shit out of their kid and kicking them out of the house for being gay, stop making excuses for these motherfuckers and telling me I’m obligated to put on a sad little frowny-face for them