Thursday, July 08, 2004

An Interpretation of "Future News--John Kerry"

Bill Tenuto
An Interpretation of "Future News--John Kerry"
Written on July 3, 2004
Published on July 8, 2004

There may well be several interpretations of this vision.

I actually wrote "Future News--John Kerry" on June 30, 2004. I posted this prediction on the Future News Blog on July 2nd at 5:49pm ET. A few hours after posting it, I noticed a news report about John Kerry's campaign tour through the Midwest. The report aired on CNN Headline News late in the evening of July 2, 2004. By the time I got around to seeing the report, it was already past midnight and July 3rd had officially begun. The report focused on a campaign speech Kerry was giving and showed some videotape of him during and immediately after the speech. As I watched the videotape, I noticed that John Kerry's movements, gestures and facial expressions closely fit many of the details I had foreseen and described in "Future News--John Kerry."

For example, the report showed Kerry looking "in front of him" and "smiling" at the crowd of on-lookers. Kerry then placed both of his hands over his heart in a gesture of caring and good will. His smile did appear "soft" and there was "a childlike glint in his eyes", as the prediction had said, and Kerry did seem "pleased yet unassuming about the crowd cheering for him." Kerry's body language and facial expressions did suggest he felt "a sincere and solid contact with the people", and the scene did occur at a time "when Kerry's speech (was) over." It was at that moment that Kerry "put his hand over his chest."

Could Kerry's gestures and facial expressions, as shown on CNN Headline News on July 3rd, have been the fulfillment of the vision described in "Future News--John Kerry"? Yes, it could be, but with the predicted gasping, coughing, bending over and air of seriousness absent.

We know that some, but not all, of the details predicted in "Future News--John Kerry" did actually occur during his Midwest speech, given on July 2nd. Now we need to wait for the Democratic National Convention which starts on July 29th. Then we will find out which of the remaining predicted details might actually happen. Later, at a time when all of us will have the clarity of 20/20 hindsight, we can analyze the entire prediction and compare it to the actual events that will have occurred.

Interpreting this vision from another perspective can also be of value. If "Future News--John Kerry" were in fact predictive of the onset of a health problem for Kerry, then what would follow?

Let's step into this scenario from the perspective of a logical sequence.

If Kerry's health suddenly failed, the broadcast media would do what the broadcast media loves to do. They would stretch this into a long-term story, expanding on new facts day after day, and we know the media spin would be negative. That is unfortunately the standard media approach for grabbing attention and boosting ratings, and that approach would hurt Kerry and bolster Bush's chances of getting re-elected. (I believe Bush will get re-elected, although I have not yet focused on this with my gift of foresight.)

In his second term of office, George Bush would be free of any concerns about running for re-election again. Completely unfettered from any concerns about voters' opinions of him, Bush automatically would have free reign to behave as he and his associates chose. A second term for Bush, I feel, would contribute greatly to bringing about (as I had written in "The Vision of Future News--To My Friends") those major "events (which) will mark our evolutionary direction, bringing with them the trouble and peril we must soon confront...."

I invite and value your comments.

Copyright 2004 by William L. Tenuto


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