This is too crazy to be true… right?!
According to Christian tradition, the Antichrist will come to the Earth first hailed as a new messiah, until suffering rains down upon the people by the unsuspecting super villain — and some are saying that is an uncanny description of Donald Trump!
Saying a Presidential pick you don’t like is the Antichrist isn’t exactly new — Republican weirdos have been saying it about Barack Obama for years — but with The Donald, well, there are a few pieces of compelling evidence that might make you think that this time, it’s different!
There was Trump’s massive fight with Pope Francis, for one. After all, who gets into a public bout with His Holiness but… the Antichrist?!
That’s not what really has people talking, though — this is more along the lines of a prediction made by 16th century philosopher Nostradamus that is proving to be oddly accurate in our current political times.
At one point in his writings, Nostradamus includes a bunch of references to a “trumpet” that theorists have seized on to be a particularly, well, Trumpian reference:
“The fals trumpet concealing madness
will cause Byzantium to change its laws.
From Egypt there will go forth a man who wants
the edict withdrawn, changing money and standards.
The trumpet shakes with great discord.
An agreement broken: lifting the face to heaven:
the bloody mouth will swim with blood;
the face anointed with milk and honey lies on the ground.
The great Senate will ordain the triumph
For one who afterwards will be vanquished, driven out:
At the sound of the trumpet of his adherents there will be
Put up for sale their possessions, enemies expelled.
The republic of the great city
Will not want to consent to the great severity:
King summoned by trumpet to go out,
The ladder at the wall, the city will repent.”
There’s a lot to uncover in there, not the least of which surrounds the word “trumpet.” Considering an old English word for trumpet was actually “trump,” it’s been easy for people to replace one with the other there, and draw parallels to The Donald.
Byzantium was a Greek settlement that later became Constantinople, then Istanbul — and Turkey was just briefly under martial law during an attempted military coup…
From there, obviously “the ladder at the wall” reference and the final stanza is thought by many to be a direct reference to Mexico, and The Donald’s plan to build a wall on America’s southern border.
In other paragraphs there are other interesting tidbits, too; like in the first, which seems to grasp Trump’s anger and unique personality in addition to his desire to change America’s laws and work outside the constitution.
The second paragraph, too — “an agreement broken” — is thought by many to be a reference to how badly Trump wants to get out of NATO, NAFTA, and other agreements which he thinks are bad deals for the American people.
There are plenty of other Nostradamus passages that are broad enough to be linked to Trump — that’s kind of the point of Nostradamus, after all, as he’s generally pretty broad and generalized — but another passage caught our attention when digging into this conspiracy theory.
“The blood of innocents, widow and virgin,
so many evils committed by means of the Great Red One,
holy images placed over burning candles,
terrified by fear, none will be seen to move.”
Whoa!! Is “the Great Red One” a reference to Trump’s incredibly tanned face?! His wild red hat?? The Red of the Republican Party??
And the blood of innocents — that wouldn’t be a reference to Megyn Kelly and THAT whole controversy, would it?!
Crazy, crazy stuff — but some people are buying into it!
What do YOU think, Perezcious readers??
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