Jun 13, 2010

Narada Drilling Co.

I’ve been pretty down this past week. Apparently it’s going around. For me, I suspect the Gulf oil “spill” triggered it, but it could be anything.

Interesting Star Trek synchs with the spill: ST11 revolved around a renegade Romulan mining co., bent on revenge, drilling into the Vulcan planet’s core in order to create a black hole that will destroy the planet. Likewise, British Petroleum drills into the earth’s core, creating a “black hole” that threatens not only the Gulf, but the entire Atlantic Ocean. I have no inside scoop on BP’s motives, but in the Star Trek universe, James T. Kirk wildly claimed:
“It is not a natural disaster, it is an attack!”
The renegade Romulan mining ship was named ‘Narada’, which, besides being a New Age music brand is also:

Narada or Narada Muni is a divine sage from the Vaisnava tradition, who plays a prominent role in a number of the Puranic texts, especially in the Bhagavata Purana, and in the Ramayana. According to legend, Narada is regarded as the Manasaputra, referring to his birth 'from the mind of Brahma', the first living being as described in the Puranic universe. --wikipedia
A curious name for such a destructive vessel, I’d love to know what J.J. was alluding to. Anyway, recall that the Deepwater Horizon disaster has been called the “American Chernobyl”. Chernobyl means Wormwood. Wormwood is:
The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter. --Rev 8:10-11
How crazy that the Narada resembles a blazing black torch!

Besides all THAT, The sage at Superversity takes time out to rant, and I have to hand it to him, he’s as much a Jeremiah as I am. I love how I get super hero artistic appreciation, full frontal manhood AND the apocalypse in one tidy blog! Why go anywhere else? But even he ends on a positive note:
But, though it appears that all is lost, I have great hopes that something incredible will happen and divert mankind from the course it seems hellbent on pursuing. It could appear at first as a catastrophe, a plague, a disaster of Biblical proportions.
So perhaps even Narada (or Wormwood) has a higher purpose. A wake up call. Brahma (and Narada) only knows what it will take to wake up the insanely gluttonous and predatory ruling classes. Perhaps it will be a creeping film of black gold, lapping at their Kennebunkport waterfront property.

It was Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s 100 birthday a few days ago, and I was fondly remembering him, and John Denver’s musical tribute to ‘Calypso’. Which led me to one of my favorite JD songs: ‘The Eagle and the Hawk’ - a tribute to Horus if there ever was one. I found it uplifting...

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