Nostradamus: Century 1, Quatrain 40:
The false trumpet concealing madness
will cause Byzantium to change its laws.
From Egypt there will go forth a man who wants
the edict withdrawn, changing money and standards.
Is Nostradamus predicting current events in Egypt?
“The false trumpet concealing madness”
Could the “false trumpet” be the Islamic call to prayer, which hides the decay of Islamic society under dictatorship? I call it using religion to justify the madness of central control of a population by an elite. Another interpretation of the “false trumpet” could be it signified the campaign of misinformation and news censorship used in an attempt to conceal the madness of the crowds of protesters.
“Will cause Byzantium to change its laws.”
Byzantium was the Eastern Roman Empire. Does this mean the Christian West will change its policy (laws) towards Egypt and the Islamic world in general? However, if “Byzantium” instead represents the Ottoman Empire that ruled Constantinople during the lifetime of Nostradamus, then the change in Egypt will cause the nations of the former Ottoman Empire to change their laws. This would be the Arab world. Very big changes are ahead!
“From Egypt there will go forth a man who wants
the edict withdrawn, changing money and standards”
This speaks for itself: it is happening. It is a call for CHANGE! An economic change (money) and a change of ethics (standards). But who is the man from Egypt who will make this change happen? This remains to be seen…perhaps the new leader of Egypt? Or maybe someone even greater.
UPDATE FEBRUARY 1: MUBARAK WON’T SEEK REELECTION!
It appears Mubarak is on his way out of Egypt’s leadership. This article from the Christian Science Monitor caught my attention with these words:
President Mubarak, bowing to pressure at home and apparently from the US, said Tuesday he will not seek reelection in September. Dissatisfied, protesters look to Egypt’s military to take their side.
Egypt’s Mubarak won’t run again, but protesters look to speed his exit
What is curious is the United State’s role in facilitating the change. Has today’s “Roman Empire”, the USA, changed its policy (law) and quietly pushed Mubarak out of leadership? Change has come to Egypt, with a shove from outside world powers. Now the question is who will be the new man from Egypt? From Egypt there will go forth a man who wants the edict withdrawn. Will Mohamed ElBaradei become Nostradamus’ Man From Egypt? Or is there another individual who has yet to appear?
NOSTRADAMUS UPDATE, February 11, 2011: MUBARAK RESIGNS!