|Not long after I got home from Countdown on
4th October 2013, I watched the Prime early evening news at
5:30pm. There was the triumphant return of NZ’s heroic yachties,
Emirates Team New Zealand who had so brilliantly snatched defeat
from the very jaws of victory. Over some 10 days, they had gone from
8-1 up, when it was so obvious they were going to win the Americas
Cup that the bookies stopped even taking bets to 8-8 for the final
race on 26th September. And then in race 19, they finally went down
8-9. Why was that? It was meant to be a lesson for New Zealand in
particular. Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) had sold its soul to
the devil when it made the Faustian bargain to change its name from
Team New Zealand in 2007. They have never won anything since. But ETNZ is just a sad symbol
Zealand itself, for the whole country has sold its soul to the devil
in the guise of efficiency and profitability ie market forces. That evil
doctrine has changed New Zealand from one of the most egalitarian
countries in the world to one which has the greatest divergence
between rich and poor in the developed world, all in the space of
less than 20 years. New Zealanders truly are the world’s biggest
But was there not an omen half way through.
Team NZ were on the point of winning when someone made a mistake.
The boat ended up at 44.8 degrees of list.
That seemed a curiously precise number.
Nobody commented on it. They said that at 45 degrees the boat
would have gone over suffering the fate of Artemis in the trial
period in may 2013...total destruction. That team never took
part in any races and one British sailor died in the capsize.
Odd i thought 44.8 code 448 means Knowing
After the coverage of the great homecoming and the National
government’s new promise to throw more hard-earned taxpayers dollars
into a rich man’s sport - good money after bad with a vengeance,
came the finance figures, NZ stock exchange closing prices. Fletcher
Building shares had climbed to $9.46. It was a stunning echo of Perpignan - air disaster for New Zealand
with all the overtones of Erebus and
The Fates which comes straight back to the threads of fate of
course. Then the Fletcher Building shares were $5.57.)
And the newly 49% privatised Mighty River Power
share price had fallen from $2.65 to $2.26. No killing there for
greedy investors - is there any other kind? 946 means The Hammer of God and 226
is the code for Ra, Akhenaten and Ankhsoun's name for God. The first
Christchurch earthquake was predicted by code 946 on 15th August,
2010, two weeks in advance of a totally unexpected disaster for
Christchurch. Auckland has the unlikely prospect of a volcanic
eruption. Wellington, like San Francisco or Los Angeles has the
certainty of ‘The Big One’, a devastating earthquake, but only God
knows when. But the 'city of the plains' was safe no known threats,
or so the scientists imagined. That's why the city council
built whole suburbs on reclaimed land. Developers made a
killing. Liquefaction turned those suburbs into hell on earth
at least twice. Now they have largely been abandoned - too
expensive to fix. Christchurch was safe the experts said. The earth hadn’t
moved under Christchurch for at least 16,000 years. But when it did
move, on 4th September 2010, it was correct to the very day, 508 days after Jenny died and
Ankhsoun died for the second time.
The Christchurch earthquake was the first Hammer of God for New Zealand.
The America's Cup was a different kind of Hammer of God for New
Zealand - a different kind of ‘air disaster’ you might say for a
team that had sold its soul to the rich Arabs who own one of the
world’s largest and most aggressive airlines.
And now I see The America's Cup - best of 17
!! Two days after the Grand opening hoo ha on 4th July in San
Francisco had come a crash on the edge of San Francisco Bay....
Asiana 214, a South Korean Airline. The plane came in too low
and hit the airport harbour wall. It was written off but
miraculously only three people died. ejected from the damaged tail
after it struck the wall. It was a Boeing 777, the first 777
accident involving fatalities. But it was soon to be followed
by two more MH370 vanished on 8th March 2014, never to been seen
again....bit like the Eagle of the Ninth.
Then on 17th July 2014 MH17 was shot down by a
Russian missile...exactly as Korean Air007 had been in August
1983....MH17 is very much a 'Star of 17' somehow pointing to the
importance of 17 in destiny and the End of the World
Updated 3;55:57pm 9/2/15