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OKLAHOMA CITY – Just last month, with my Dust Devil Dreams post “One love,” I noted the synchromystic appearance (during a break on a radio show) of the 1986 Europe hit “The Final Countdown.”

And while the song is primarily about leaving Earth to find a new home among the stars, I have long taken the song to have a more nuclear war/apocalypse interpretation. But that is because it was released at a time when nuclear war was a real possibility between the two superpowers of America and the Soviet Union.

So, yesterday, while checking out The Huffington Post website, I noted the main story and headline, which read: FINAL COUNTDOWN, over a picture of the representatives of Iran and six world powers – the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany – meeting in Switzerland to work out a plan for Iran’s “nuclear ambitions.”

According to Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper, “Iran’s foreign minister met again with the six world powers in Lausanne, Switzerland on Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to reach a breakthrough in stalled negotiations, with just hours to go before the deadline expired for a ‘framework agreement’ over its contentious nuclear program.” 

Back to the "One love" post. In that post I sync "The Final Countdown" with Neil Young's 1970 song "After the Gold Rush." The theme of escaping Earth as things fall apart, post-apocalyptically speaking, are quite similar. I talk about that Neil Young song in my October 2014 DDD post "After the gold rush." The UFOs appear "fly into the yellow haze of the sun." At the time, I had had a dream about some post-apocalyptic scenario where men in shabby uniforms are going from town to town along the (California?) coast, seeking blood samples. Dreams taking place in California - and with UFOs - seem to happen a lot, as I noted in my recent "Nostalgia for a clean wind's kiss." I should also mention this curious "pyramid UFO" photo taken in front of the sun (and some chemtrails) by someone in New Orleans on March 15, 2015 - the same day I took a picture of the sun and chemtrails and got a strange "orb" image ... the same day!

You may remember a story I wrote back in June 2012 headlined "With its strange history, Memphis Pyramid to become a Bass Pro Shop." The troubled pyramid in Memphis, Tennessee allegedly had a crystal skull (sync Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) placed in a box in the apex of the pyramidal structure, which was later found by workmen, upsetting New Age businessman Isaac Tigrett, the mystical son of John Tigrett, the "man behind the Pyramid." Isaac Tigrett, who helped found the Hard Rock Cafe in 1971, was married to ex-Beatle drummer Ringo Starr's ex-wife, Maureen Cox Starkey, for five years, before her death in 1994.

And then the other night I had a dream involving three women, dressed in red-and-white, candy-striped "burkas" who were roaming through a wooded median on an abandoned highway, similar to Orson Scott Card's late 80's, post-apocalyptic book collection The Folk of the Fringe, about Mormons struggling to survive in a ruined America after World War III. The three women synced with the three prophetic witches in Shakespeare's Macbeth. They certainly struck me as ominous and foreboding.

It was interesting, last night, to watch the 1986 film The Mosquito Coast and how the inventor/survivalist Allie Fox (Harrison Ford) drags his deferential-yet-dutiful wife "Mother" (Helen Mirren) and four children to the Central American Caribbean coast (Nicaragua, or Belize?) to start life over again, away from rampant American consumerism and crime, as well as the impending threat of nuclear war. It is that threat that plays a big role in keeping Allie and his struggling, confused family in this remote jungle area where a brief utopia turns dystopic. I plan to examine The Mosquito Coast even further in a future post. A fascinating film and a cautionary tale, not unlike Apocalypse Now.

UPDATE: (3:22 p.m. March 31, 2015) - We have been monitoring a story today where a Russian analyst has suggested that Russia protect itself from U.S. aggression by nuking both Yellowstone and the San Andreas Fault. This syncs with our posts involving Superman: The Movie, which features villain Lex Luthor nuking San Andreas Fault. This also syncs with my Superman dream sync with the Fukushima disaster four years ago. This, on a day that I review a book titled Red Sun.

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