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The 2012 London Summer Olympics - more than meets the "eye"?

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The hideously ugly 2012 London Summer Olympics logo.
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OKLAHOMA
CITY – Beginning at the end of July, the 2012 Summer Olympics are going to be held
in London. We are noticing increasing discussion on certain forums and sites
suggesting that something – and we emphasize something – may happen at the London Summer
Olympics.

We already
know there are anti-terror
drills
 being conducted in
advance of the games, and a recent report said terrorists are "plotting (a)
cyanide poison hand cream attack," according to the London Telegraph.

Is this simple fearmongering to justify their tyrannical police state or is something in the works?

And just
today we see a report out of Reuters noting that Pool Re, the state-backed British
reinsurer that covers terror attack-related commercial property losses, has
$7.3 billion of assets to cover the Olympic Games." Just in case.

Of course
we hope it's simply a time of sportmanship and friendly competition between
nations. But Olympic events seem to draw attention to other things, things like
occult rituals and hidden symbols. For instance, there is talk that the
one-eyed Olympic mascots represent something ancient,
dark and sinister
.

But London
2012 organizers will laugh it off. After all, they are for children. And the
kids? They seem to like the mascotsbecause "they remind you of aliens, which
is really weird and cool," as one child told a British paper.

But humanity
needs ceremony, right? Nothing wrong in that. Of course there's nothing wrong
with it as long as the organizers of said event are upfront and honest about
the symbolism and rituals that people are taking part in. Why be
deceptive? 

For
instance, the Olympic torch, which is related to the myth of Prometheus
stealing fire from the Greek god Zeus. It is lit as a result of the Sun's rays
focusing on a parabolic mirror and lighting the torch. It is extinguished at
the end of the games, during the closing ceremony. The Olympic torch relay will begin on May 18, 2012 and over 70
days have 8,000 torchbearers. The Olympics start on July 27th and it ends on Aug. 12. The Paralympic Games start on Aug. 29th and end on Sept. 9th.

Do people
even know this mythology? 

As The Vigilant Citizen website notes,
"In esoteric teachings, the act of 'carrying the torch' is symbolic of
man's awareness of his own 'divine spark' and represents his aspiration to
become 'one of the gods.' This is, in a nutshell, the core philosophy of the
world's elite, which is heavily influenced by the hermetic teachings of
Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism and Illumnism. For this reason, Prometheus' Torch
of Illumination is often found in the occult elite's symbolism."

But they
don't mention that on the London Olympics website. Not that we found, anyway.

Oh, and did you know that the London Eye will be rotating "five times faster" during the Olympics? And why is it "one eye"? It's the eye that watches London and the world. Perhaps that is why the alien mascots for the Olympics are featured with a single eye. And then there was that bad film from 2008, The Day The Earth Stopped (w/ C. Thomas Howell and Judd Nelson), about intergalactic robots taking over the world, with images of the London Eye and Dome of the Rock (Jerusalem) overlayed.

But let's
go back to that hideous logo. Yes, a lot of eyebrows were raised when
that odd and ugly London Olympics 2012 logo was unveiled. You know, the
pink one  where “2012” appears to spell out the word “ZION.” Of course in
ancient times, the word “Zion” was used to describe the holy city of Jerusalem,
now Israel’s largest city. This “2012/ZION” controversy has already caused an
uproar in Iran, and last year the Iranian National Olympic Committee complained
about the logo saying the logo was “definitely spawned out of some people’s
racist spirit.” The International Olympic Committee dismissed the Iranians
concern, saying,
"The logo of London means London Olympic Games 2012, nothing more and
nothing less."

As we
noted, the logo is ugly. Back in 2007, when the logo was first announced and
shown, it was shown "flashing" and ended up triggering epilepsy in
some people, as noted in the UK Sun.
Not quite the unifying image the Olympics organizers were probably looking
for. 

More
intriguing is the idea that the William Blake poem “And did those feet in
ancient time,” known as the moving anthem “Jerusalem,” which is about the
“apocryphal story that a young Jesus, accompanied by his uncle Joseph of
Arimathea, traveled to the area is that is now England and visited Glastonbury.”
This would have been during Jesus’s “lost years” a time period between the age
of 12 and 30, which is also discussed in Nicolas Notovich’s controversial book The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ,
which suggests Jesus spent time in India during the “lost years.” The poem, set
to music in 1916 and titled “Jerusalem,” has become England’s unofficial
national anthem. And that would link the London Olympics “ZION” logo and the
notion of “Jerusalem” being in England. This couldn’t be mere coincidence,
could it?

Here is the
text’s of Blake’s poem published in 1808:

And did those feet in ancient time.

Walk
upon England's mountains green:


And was
the holy Lamb of God,


On
England's pleasant pastures seen!

And did the Countenance Divine,

Shine
forth upon our clouded hills?


And was
Jerusalem builded here,


Among
these dark Satanic Mills?




Bring me
my Bow of burning gold;


Bring me
my Arrows of desire:


Bring me
my Spear: O clouds unfold!


Bring me
my Chariot of fire!




I will
not cease from Mental Fight,


Nor
shall my Sword sleep in my hand:


Till we
have built Jerusalem,


In
England's green & pleasant Land

Note the
reference to “chariot of fire.” A reference to Elijah and Elisha in the Old Testament (2 Kings  and his separation from Elijah by a "chariot of fire and horses of fire" and how this "separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into the heavens." 

Specifically it reads (2 Kings 2:11) "As they were walking and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind. Elisha saw this and cried out, 'My father! My father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel! And Elisha saw him no more."

Where did Elijah go? And what took him there? What was that "chariot"? 

And what of the Old Testament's Ezekiel and his vision of a "wheel within a wheel," like a UFO sighting, as he notes "an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal.

Of course that line we noted in 2 Kings was also used as the title for the Academy
Award-winning 1981 film Chariots
of Fire
. The film is about two athletes, both runners – a devout Scottish
Christian named Eric Liddell and an English Jew named Harold Abrahams fighting
anti-Semitism -- who both go on to win gold medals at the 1924. Note the connection - England and Israel. Is that what that logo is linking? And what is the overall message?

But back to Chariots of Fire. The dreamy
and hypnotic theme song, composed by synthesizer master Vangelis, was used
during the “film’s iconic beach-running scene” remains popular 30 years later
and is being linked to this summer's Olympics. Appropriately, Vangelis (full
name Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou) is Greek, culturally linking him to the
origins of the Olympics. His work can be heard accompanying a choir singing "Jerusalem" at the end of the film. 

Interestingly,
Wikipedia also notes that Chariots
of Fire
 “is a recurring theme
in promotions for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The film’s theme tune was
featured at the 2012 London New Year’s fireworks celebrating the Olympics.”

And starting
on May 9, a play based on Chariots
of Fire
 will run for five
weeks at London’s Hampstead Theatre and the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West
End.

And that reference to "chariots of fire" and so forth? Could it be that a UFO sighting will take place at the home of Greenwich Mean Time? Something else, perhaps related to the Royal Family?

Other
recent references in popular culture include U2’s Bono incorporating lines from
the poem/song "Jerusalem" in their sweeping song “Bad” when they
performed last June at the UK’s Glastonbury festival on the “pyramid stage.”
Bono said “it was a tribute to Glastonbury’s historical significance.” Bono is familiar with Glastonbury's mystical past and it's current popularity as a destination for neo-pagans and New Agers.

Glastonbury is linked to the legends of King Arthur and is believed to be the
site of the legendary island of Avalon. It is also where Joseph of Arimathea
stuck his staff into the ground and the Glastonbury Thorn flowered miraculously
at the site.

As UK Guardian reporter Dorian Lynskey noted in his review of U2’s Glastonbury performance:
“Aside from an acapella verse of ‘Jerusalem,’ Bono wisely keeps the Avalon
blarney to a minimum. ‘Could be the ley lines,’ he begins. ‘Could be the jetlag.
But it’s a very special feeling here.’ He has an instinct for the right
gesture.”

Or perhaps
an insider like Bono, who regularly rubs shoulders with some of the most
powerful figures in the world, knows more than he is letting on, only giving
little hints when he can. As The Washington Post suggested two years ago, Bono "is the leader we need."

NOTE* Portland, Oregon-based radio host Clyde Lewis and his "Ground Zero" radio show addressed a number of the above issues on a recent program and was an inspiration for this article. His terrific show can be found at: www.groundzeromedia.org

*(EDIT: April 28, 2012, 7:51 a.m.)

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