Tag Archive | Prophetic Month Names

Animals in Heat ?

One of my favorite movies is 1000 clowns and in it Jason Robards makes this speech:

My favorite romantic tragedy

Murray Burns: Five months ago I was on the subway on my way to work, was sitting on the express same as every morning looking out the window watching the local stops go by in the dark with an empty head and my arms folded, not feeling great, not feeling rotten, just not feeling. And for a minute I couldn’t remember, I didn’t know, unless I really concentrated, whether it was a Tuesday or a Thursday or a… for a minute it could have been any day.

[Stands up]
Murray Burns: I gotta know what day it is. I gotta know what’s the name of the game and what the rules are without anyone else telling me. You gotta own your own days and name ’em, each one of ’em, every one of ’em, or else the years go right by and none of them belong to you. And that ain’t just for weekends, kiddo.

I am not this ambitious, not yet.  I can’t be bothered to name every day.  But i can certainly name every month, starting with the default of the English translations of the curious Czech month names which serve me perfectly well until i think of something unique to name the month.  Something inspired by world events, or the name of a Child born that month, or some delicious local food which we are harvesting.  I have used it for desired political forecasts and as is the case for all non-magical fortune tellers, i often guess wrong.

For about 20 years, since i was first inspired by Erik Piper (who had two “k”s in Erikk, before the recession hit) to adopt this practice i have been signing upwards of 95% of my non-marketing emails with my name, where i am and the date.  Like this

Paxus at Twin Oaks

11 Animals in Heat 2012

It is not unusual for me to be in correspondence with people for months – media people, folks interested in community, activists, and for me to use a different cryptic month name each month for some time before they ask me what is going on with them.  They almost always ask in September or March.

These months are, respectively, Animals in Heat and Pregnant Animals.  And there is something about animal reproductive schedules that really gets readers curious and breaks them out of their apathy of inquiry and gets them to finally say “Hey, where does ‘Pregnant Animals’ come from?”

All the days seemed the same, so she just gave up

August is Assad Falling

Predicting the future is an ultimately humbling experience.  And you i have a pretty good record with prophetic month names.

May 2012 Nuclear Free Japan – we knew the last operating reactors would go out this month and they did, an easy call.  And still quite worth mentioning.

Oct 2011 was No Restart of the North Anna reactors after the EarthQuake.  This was both a  forecast and a campaign goal.  The newly formed “Not on Our Fault Line” group wanted these reactors closed for longer than Dominion did and we succeeded, i love month names i can touch.

March 2011 and Sept 2011 i tried to predict Qaddafi falling and got it wrong, tho he did fall in Oct 2011, so i was pretty close.

Feb 2011 nine days before his resignation i correctly predicted Mubarrak Falls within the month and peg the month name.

Hajib was told “Become Prime Minister or die”

Today i a predicting Syrian dictator Basher al-Assad will Fall by the end of the month.  This means he will not have continue to have his current job as president.  He could resign, be deposed or be killed – all qualify as Fall.  [Assad has run twice for president 2000 and 2007 with no opponent, like his father before him.]

I am guessing i have something like 25% on getting this one right.  His days are numbered certainly, and best would be if he cut some deal and skipped the country (i suggest Iran) – best because it could happen quickly and that would both minimize suffering and maximize my chances for being right.   Assad is tenacious and despite huge popular support for regime change in the country, his brutal army continues to hold the population in check and prevent the rebels from overwhelming key military strong holds.  And there are all manner of factors which make revolution seem inevitable and i want to write about some of them.

And as the NY Times points out, Habij did not defect alone, he moved 10 prominent families from his extended family out of the country before he fled with his wife and 4 children “scrambling through the desert”   The defections were planned for months.  This coordinated mass defection indicates a loss of loyalty from the Sunni political forces, which provide critical support to the Assad regime.

The rebels are asking the west for weapons, especially surface to air rocket launchers.  The west is not formally giving them hardware (which would cause China and Russia to balk) but better weapons are starting to reach the resistance from unknown sources.

You likely dont remember that less than a month ago 4 top Assad aids were assassinated by rebels.  And one week back the rebels blew up the third floor of the government radio and television studio.  The studio which had been broadcasting the “we are in control” messages.

Also this last week Syria’s most popular astronaut defected to Turkey pledging loyalty to the opposition.  In June, a Syrian Air Force pilot simply landed his fighter jet at an airport in Jordan.

And i want to get in line with this likely prediction, because i want to support people who are throwing off dictators everywhere.

This image of Frida Kalo is a fake – and lovely

The man in this photo is futurist and propagandist Vladimir Mayakovsky and artist Frita Kola’s head has be photoshoped in.  Regardless, i love this image – the futurist looks ragged (tough work this guessing the future) and in this version of the story the artist is packing heat.

Addendum 8/8:  The Christian Science Monitor gave there 5 reasons why Assad might fall soon, tho  one of them has already been countered, he was on TV after this list went out, supporting Iran.