3/16/20: IDES DAY THE XV
MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
I received a message from a listener who was disappointed that because of the COVID-19 virus, I did not present a show about Friday the 13th and that I also avoided talking about the Ides of March commencing on March 15th.
Well, I thought about the idea over the weekend and I pondered the strange coincidences that have happened over that past weekend leading to the unlucky 13 and the Ides of March that began yesterday.
I came up with the idea of combining the substance and so I decided that the Ides day the 15th would suffice because there always seems to be a paranormal pattern that needs to be exposed.
On March 9th, there was a super full moon that appeared in the sky. It was called the worm moon or the full crow super moon. This was one of the 3 super moons one on April 8th and May 7th. The closest moon will be April 8th.
What was most interesting about this moon is that in most areas where there was cloud cover because of storms, the moon formed a ring in the sky called a Corona.
Usually, Friday the 13th in the 20 year cycle close to the full moon renders a great deal of hardship into the Ides of March which is March the 15th. It is then that we begin to see patterns of chaos that people should prepare for.
This year we witnessed the 3/10 phenomena up until the Ides. An alignment of superstition and paranoia that the any seer would say is relevant.
On March 10th or in digital number 3/10 we were told that measures needed to be taken to limit gatherings of people in most of the major cities.
On Friday March 13th or 3/13 The president Declared a national Emergency.
On March 15th state governments suggested that bars and restaurants consider closing or limiting their capacity.
The three ten phenomena occurs with the full moon waxing on the date of 3/10 moving to another 3/10 or thirteen falling on a Friday, well into the ides of March on the 15th.
Thirteen is literally three ten or three plus 10 –
Three ten’s when heard quickly can be heard as another word.
That word is threaten.
The idea of what threaten or the threat means to us seems to be the subject that I want to discuss.
You may think I am being an alarmist but most of what I speak about is there to make you think. I fear numbers because they speak to me. Not in some psychotic break, but it is obvious to me that God speaks to us in numbers. Combinations of certain numbers increase their power.
Meanings of numbers can also create a powerful meme. If the meme becomes viral, then perhaps I have done my job. In the date of the three tens what threatens us is ignorance. What our ignorance will lead to is our decimation.
Decimation is a word that is taken from the Greek word deca, deci or tenth. The original name for the 10 commandments is the Decalogue. A decameter is 10 meters; a decade is 10 years. Decimation is a frightening word because it means to reduce something or remove something by a tenth.
Now Decimation can mean 10 reduced to 9 or 10 reduced to 1 but it is more commonly used to define a reduction or removal of a considerable amount.
Decimation was a punishment imposed on Roman military units for failure, cowardice, or mutiny in which one in ten or 10% of the soldiers were selected by their leaders to be slaughtered by their fellow soldiers and countrymen.
The murdering soldiers who carried out their orders were told it was done for the greater good of Rome. They would throw dice to see who would be killed. Nine soldiers would kill the one. Many times this was used for efficiency and keeping the men in line. There are others who have written that the practice was done to allow for more provisions, mostly wheat and barley to be divided among the men to survive.
When we take the threatening number of 13 and pair it whit the Ides we have the divisor or the dividing and the decimation.
In the ancient Roman calendar, each month had an Ides. In March, May, July, and October, the Ides fell on the 15th day. In every other month, the Ides fell on the 13th day.
The word Ides derives from a Latin word, meaning to divide. The Ides were originally meant to mark the full moons, but because calendar months and lunar months were different lengths, they quickly got out of step.
The Romans also had a name for the first day of every month. It was known as the Kalends. It’s from this word that our word calendar is derived.
In fact, our modern calendar is very much like the one that Julius Caesar enacted the year before his death. It had 365 days and 12 months each year. It even took into account the fact that Earth’s orbit around the sun isn’t a whole number of days, by adding a leap day every few years.
The Ides of March corresponded to March 15 in ancient Rome. We remember them thanks to William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar. Since the murder of Ceasar great seers have seen the Ides as foreboding – a time to settle debts, a time for war, a time where plagues and famine may come.
That is why the great seers and prophets have warned to beware the Ideas of march.
The day that strikes fear in the hearts of superstitious people. Although almost every month has an Ides, the Ides of March has had a history of unfortunate events.
An ides refers to days that land in the middle of the month, which in months with 31 days means March 15. It’s known as the deadline for settling debts in Roman times and the day William Shakespeare warned you about.
It also is the day where a window of time is designated for some of the most horrible calamities.
No one knows why March and April are the cruelest months but one can trace back in time to various calamities and a host of biblical prophecies associated with the month of NISSAN; generally, March and April.
Pesach is observed on the Jewish Calendar as Passover – the night when the destroying angel of pestilence took the lives of the first born at night.
The first born are associated with Aries and on the 15th day of Nissan the angel of death came and took the lives of Egyptian children. Hebrew homes were spared if they had ram’s or lambs blood spread along the doorway.
The next Super Moon will happen days before the Passover of 2020.
As the Ides are the times of the Seers – there have been many coincidences where well known seers have predicted this time we are in.
Perhaps we can look as far back at the 1500’s where Nostradamus gave prediction of what most interpreters see as the times we are in now.
Nostradamus wrote down supposed visions of the future in four-lined poems known as quatrains.
The bulk of the prophecies were published in 1555 in the book, Les Propheties.
In Century V, Quatrain 63, Nostradamus wrote:
“From the vain enterprise honor and undue complaint,
“Boats tossed about among the Latins, cold, hunger, waves,
“Not far from the Tiber the land stained with blood,
“And diverse plagues will be upon mankind.”
While this couplet certainly speaks of plagues there are others that have been interpreted as direct hits.
In Century 2 Quatrain 53 warns:
“The great plague of the maritime city. Will not cease until there be avenged the death. Of the just blood, condemned for a price without crime.”
Many amateur interpreters have been that the Maritime city is Wuhan – but Wuhan is land locked. What they have failed to observe is that the first cases in the United States happened in the maritime city of Seattle – or a suburb of the Seattle area.
Nostradamus also warned of plague in Century II, Quatrain 6.
“Near the gates and within two cities
“There will be two scourges the like of which was never seen,
“Famine within plague, people put out by steel,
“Crying to the great immortal God for relief.”
There is also an interesting Quatrain that bears no century that may not even be from Nostradamus but it is interesting none the less:
In the year of the twins – which is interpreted as 2020
There will arise a Queen—which is given the latin for crown or Corona
From the Orient—China or the east
Who will extend her plague
From the creatures of the night—which of course are bats
To the land of the 7 columns – or the seven hills which is Italy.
transforming into dust or death.
There is also and add on to this that is in Spanish or Italian— “Transformando en Polvo – meaning transforming into dust—hombres del crepusculo – or the elderly men –Para culminar en la sombra de la ruindad. – to continue in the shadow of ruin.
Of course Nostradamus was French and so again the sequence of words may have been from a contemporary.
Psychic Sylvia Brown also write in her 2008 book “End of Days” that:
“In around 2020 a severe pneumonia-like illness will spread throughout the globe, attacking the lungs and the bronchial tubes and resisting all known treatments. Almost more baffling than the illness itself will be the fact that it will suddenly vanish as quickly as it arrived, attack again ten years later, and then disappear completely.”
Some claim that she was predicting 2019 although skeptics at Snopes point out that COVID-19 is not a pneumonia like illness.
Moreover, we know in its extreme stage it can trigger pneumonia. Leave it to Snopes to be literal in their interpretation so that they can gain point in fear mongering.
There have been many times where I have seen parallels and similarities in history that mirror what we do in the present. The more you look over the old pages of history you realize that horror and humanity have coexisted ever since history was first scrawled the caves of the ancients.
In 1 Corinthians 13:12, it says: “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.”
Politicians, scientists, and preachers know what deep fears are clouding people’s minds. Rather than giving us hope in what appears to be a hopeless situation, they exploit our deepest fears and the uncertainty that comes with our preparation for an end-of-the-world scenario that has been programmed into us for millennia.
With this preparation and anxiety comes a wave of thought that continues to feed upon itself, eventually creating a negatively charged beast that devours any glint of hope that exists for our future.
If you are paying attention to what is going on now in our world, stop and consider that the end-of-the-world mindset is putting a critical mass of people into a semi-conscious state of despair.
The reality is that our apocalypse, and eventually our so-called Armageddon, begins as an internal and spiritual breakdown. Those in the Western culture have become far more materialistic in their view of what the apocalypse is and tend to ignore the warning signs of spiritual or mental decay.
If we wish for Armageddon – if we nudge the eschaton, we are certainly unaware of what we are in for.
I have been hearing it said that Americans are “in a panic” over the coronavirus outbreak in the US, and that mainstream media outlets are “feeding the fear”. There are also people who are embellishing the reports by posting that the CDC said that Ebola was going to kill us all, that the flu was going to kill us all or remember Y2K?
Well I really don’t remember hearing that any of these things were going to kill us all but there was a stern warning to be prepared for anything. While the past virus scares have amounted to big nothings. What is most concerning is that this time it is not that COVID-19 is going to kill us all – it is going disrupt our way of life for a while regardless of its lethality.
Until recently, the mainstream media was also been pumping out article after article on why Covid-19 is “no more dangerous than the flu” which flies in the face of those that believe the media is driving fear. In fact, the mainstream media has actually failed in reporting that now the official death rate is now at 2.3% to 3% – it is changing by the week.
So far, the COVID-19 virus is killing off the elderly, and those with underlying conditions.
It is official that COVID-19 has a higher mortality than the average flu.
It is official there seems to a chain reaction infection happening – and yet we are told that this is an overreaction—in some cases it is – in other cases it isn’t
The other night, I called COVID-19 Schrodinger’s Disease because we wonder if the disease is lethal or not. just like in the case of Schrodinger’s Cat – is it dead or alive –well in a quantum way it is both – dead alive lethal or not it doesn’t matter anymore because of something called the law of Contagion.
Some say it is the opposite of the Law of Attraction but there is more to the whole quantum proposal.
There is a sub law component called the Law of Contact, which is another way of saying the Law of Contagion.
The Law of Contact or Contagion, the second sub law of the Law of Association, follows from the Law of Similarity. This law states that things which have once been in contact with each other continue to act on each other at a distance even after physical contact has been severed.
For example, if you were at a Goodwill or second hand store and bought a sweater, it is guaranteed that you do not know the previous owner. However, you probably wouldn’t buy the sweater if you knew that the previous owner was exposed to or had COVID-19.
Yet, when you get change for the coffee you purchase, the money you received gets handled everyday by people who you do not know – the money also ends up in places that could be unsavory or unclean. It could have been in the panties of a stripper, or used for a drug deal, yet you are more than happy to take it.
The money could have been on someone who has COVID-19 and yet you would not hesitate to pick up a Benjamin if it was dropped in the subway toilet.
You seldom think about how the stuff you have or the money you get contributes to health problems – It’s all to do with environmental factors, trajectory, exponential spread and frequency that the money moves – it has to do with exposure.
It is something we don’t think about unless someone reports that a disease has been found on dollars with a certain serial number. Then you become a little uncomfortable having that dollar around. didn’t matter before until someone warned you.
This illustrates that Law of Contact or Contagion perfectly.
This is why we are told to wear condoms, or told to look both ways when crossing a street.
I always say that the truly paranoid person looks both ways when crossing a one-way street because of the Law of Contact – it is like the old axiom says “You never know.”
There is another part to that old axiom and that is “You never know until it is too late.”
When we were kids our parents gave us curfews because they wanted us to be safe and many times we thought they were unreasonable but it was because they thought of what would be the worst that could happen to you.
When people speak of the end of the world or at least the end of a paradigm, what they are doing is merely speaking of potential at of extremes.
Everything that we are experiencing now, the shut downs, the social distancing the over compensation are all happening because of the unknown and when faced with the unknown humans tend to over compensate.
As humans have spread across the world, so have infectious diseases. In fact, outbreaks are nearly constant, though not every outbreak reaches pandemic level as the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has.
Disease and illnesses have plagued humanity since the earliest days, our mortal flaw. However, it was not until the marked shift to agrarian communities that the scale and spread of these diseases increased dramatically.
Widespread trade created new opportunities for human and animal interactions that sped up such epidemics. Malaria, tuberculosis, leprosy, influenza, smallpox, and others first appeared during these early years.
The more civilized humans became with larger cities, more exotic trade routes, and increased contact with different populations of people, animals, and ecosystems, the more likely pandemics would occur.
In many ancient societies, people believed that spirits and gods inflicted disease and destruction upon those that deserved their wrath. This unscientific perception often led to disastrous responses that resulted in the deaths of thousands, if not millions.
Some of that old fashioned wrath of God thing still exists as the internet is buzzing with those who believe that COVID-19 is a punishment for either being gay or abortion laws.
What is most disconcerting is that this type of thinking is what created a chain reaction spread. People defiant and going to the market place or the churches run a bigger risk of contracting the flu or any other viral infection.
But that happens every day at any time—life is fragile no matter what it is up against and many people may find that they value it more when faced with a plague or a virus like COVID-19.
While the interactions created through trade and urban life play a pivotal role, it is also the virulent nature of particular diseases that indicate the trajectory of a pandemic.
When we figure the trajectory keep in mind that what is reported is worst case scenario so that you won’t be caught off guard if things get out of hand. The strict rules and enforcement are in play because if the virus has nothing to feed on it will eventually die.
Panicking leaders are enforcing this for the public health and the potential loss that can happen if the virus is not contained.
A new study in The Lancet entitled, “Real estimates of mortality following COVID-19 infection” (source), finds that the global death rate from the coronavirus is settling in at around 5.7%, which is 57 times higher than the seasonal flu. The study warns that “mortality rate of COVID-19 could be as high as 20% in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak.”
This is consistent with what we already know about what happens when local hospital beds get overrun and patients no longer have access to critical care. The death rate skyrockets to 10-20%.
There are already scores of people in emergency rooms demanding that they be tested. They are taking up valuable space that should be available for people with immediate life threatening emergencies like heart attack or stroke.
Many hospital systems across the US aren’t designed to handle a mass influx of patients from a viral outbreak, indicating that no state is ready for a pandemic.
During the next outbreak, USA Today notes that many West Coast states would experience 20-24 seriously ill patients per available hospital bed. The odds of getting a bed are significantly higher in Rocky Mountain and Plains states. As for the East Coast, sick patients in Maryland and Connecticut would have the most difficulty in obtaining a bed.
Scientists use a basic measure to track the infectiousness of a disease called the reproduction number, also known as R0 or “R naught.” This number tells us how many susceptible people, on average, each sick person will in turn infect.
This is all about exponential models and outcome. Those that are saying that the numbers of deaths and infected are too low to matter are looking at what is happening now—planners are seeing a huge surge in infections and how they can multiply if not contained.
With rising global connections and interactions as a driving force behind pandemics. From small hunting and gathering tribes to the metropolis, humanity’s reliance on one another has also sparked opportunities for disease to spread.
Urbanization in the developing world is bringing more and more rural residents into denser neighborhoods, while population increases are putting greater pressure on the environment. At the same time, passenger air traffic nearly doubled in the past decade. These macro trends are having a profound impact on the spread of infectious disease.
It has been our charge from the beginning that the world is being changed in phases and that these phases are to somehow bring about a New World Order. That phrase ‘New World Order‘ is uttered reluctantly in our circle because of its right–wing crank origins.
The idea of such an order is a reality; however, the popular theories surrounding it are so bizarre that it is reasonable to understand why skeptics want to poke at such an idea.
The skeptics can come off as being in denial when you put these theories and fears into an historical perspective and understand that there have been many attempts to centralize world power. In the realms of crank conspiracy yarns, the United States is without blame.
The New World Order, as it is diagrammed and explained, is always the work of a secret society in cahoots with a fascist government willing to create a super police state that rules from a centralized location. This ‘Order’ will allegedly eliminate our way of life and replace it with a form of secular humanistic socialism.
It is in its dogmatic and fanatical perspective that the New World Order is dismissed as paranoid delusion.
However, if we pay attention to the words that are spoken by our leaders and the actions taken, we will see that there will be a time where we will exhaust our resources and we will become needy and desperate for a new way of life.
All of the resources that we need to sustain a comfortable existence will be provided by a leviathan government.
This Order threatens to divide and decimate the people and their resources.