Did you ever get the felling you’re being followed?
Are you not familiar with the Revelations of Saint John, the final book of the bible, prophesizing the apocalypse? He forced everyone to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead so that no one shall be able to sell unless he has out that mark which is the name of the beast and the number of his name and the number is six, six, six.
What can such a specific prophecy mean? What is the mark?
Well the mark is the bar-code. The ubiquitous bar-code that you’ll find on every (something) and every (packet of jonnies) and every (poxy-pork-pie). And every bar-code is divided into two sections by three markers and those markers are always represented by the number six. Six, six, six!
And what does it say? No one shall be able to buy or sell without that mark.
And what they’re planning to do, in order to eradicate all credit card fraud and in order to precipitate a totally cashless society…what they’re planning to do and they’ve already tested it on the American troops, they’re going to subcutaneously laser-tattoo that mark onto your right hand or onto your forehead. They’re going to replace plastic with flesh!
In the same book of Revelations, when the seven seals are broken open on the day of judgment and the seven angels blow their trumpets, when the third angel blows her trumpet, wormwood will fall from the sky and wormwood will poison a third part of the waters and a third part of all the land and many, many, many, many people will die.
And you know what the Russian translation of wormwood is? Chernobyl!
On August the eighteenth, nineteen ninety-nine, the planets of our solar system are going to line up into the shape of a cross.
They’re going to line up in the big signs of Taurus, Leo, Aquarius, and Scorpio which just happen to correspond to the four beasts of the apocalypse as mentioned in the book of Daniel.
Do you think that the amoeba ever dreamed that it would evolve into the frog?
And when that first frog shimmied out of the water and employed its vocal chords in order to attract a mate or when it tired of gravity, do you think that that frog ever imagined that incipient croak would evolve into all the languages of the world, into all the literature of the word, possibly?
And just as that froggie could never have conceived of Shakespeare, so we can never possibly imagine our destiny.
Look, if you take the whole of time represented by just one year and put it in the first few moments of the first of January, it’s a long way to go. And no, we’re not going to sprout extra limbs and wings and things because evolution itself is evolving. When it comes, the apocalypse itself will a part of the process of that leap of evolution. By the very definition of apocalypse, mankind must cease to exist, at least in a material form. We’ll have evolved into something that transcends matter, into a species of pure thought. Are you with me?
(from the 1993 movie “Naked” by Mike Leigh )