Nostradamus and photo of persecution of Falun GongA Poem on Nostradamus’s July 1999 Prediction, by Daniel Magdalen The Society July 20, 2022 Culture, Human Rights in China, Poetry 4 Comments . A Prophecy the East Fulfilled The year 1999, seventh month, From the sky will come a great King of Terror: To bring back to life the great King of the Mongols, Before and after Mars to reign by good luck. —Nostradamus, Century X, Quatrain 72 Falun Gong was banned by the Chinese Communist Party on July 20, 1999 Though Nostradamus left a warning, it went by Above our heads—A king of terror, last in line, Would come, the seventh month of 1999, The ghost of Marx, evoking Mars, to vivify. One hand spreads fear, the other hate by way of lies. To rule within all minds beneath the blood-red flag, It wakens primal drives that lead and even drag In fights the closest; each thus envies, plots and vies. Such reign’s by chance, all brought about by human flaws, Dark, foolish thoughts and deeds. The deep divide, Diabolos, is planted thus where wisdom’s died; It’s hazard’s toll, since one sees no transcendent cause. The red one’s war is waged with truth and faith, to make The world forsake the Lord so He’ll forsake the world. Campaigns of violent words and actions have unfurled To crush all righteous faiths so people’s souls would break. It’s why the kind and truthful hearts of Falun Gong Are not embraced but met with chains and knives By those who rule so they’d ensure what’s wicked thrives, As specters preach what’s wrong as right and right as wrong. . . Daniel Magdalen is a doctoral student in the Faculty of Letters at the University of Bucharest, in Romania. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 4 Responses Margaret Coats July 20, 2022 A thought-provoking interpretation of the prophecy: wisdom opposed by violent hatred that seems to arise by chance. The poem is most profound when you write, “The red one’s war is waged with truth and faith, to make/The world forsake the Lord so He’ll forsake the world.” “Those who rule” on behalf of wickedness have the transcendent Lord as ultimate enemy. Reply Daniel Magdalen July 22, 2022 Thank you for your kind words. Reply Cheryl Corey July 21, 2022 Although some speculate that Nostradamus had a scrying mirror, while others denounce his writings as fakery, his quatrains remain intriguing. Your fourth stanza is my favorite. Thanks, Daniel. Reply Daniel Magdalen July 22, 2022 Thank you! Reply Leave a Reply to Daniel Magdalen Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.