3.11 The Watergate scandal

The bones of the feet and the hands locked up,
because of the noise the house is uninhabited for a long time.
Digging in dreams they will be unearthed,
the house healthy and inhabited without noise. (VII-41)

This refers to various events in American history. This is one of those quatrains with several interpretations. «The house» refers to the White House. One of the things I was seeing that I did not bring out very strongly was the events of Watergate. I wanted to give a hint about Watergate because that would be a bad thing to happen, but not necessarily avoidable.

In secret the presidents of the supposedly free country have been steadily abusing the power to a greater and greater extent.  And something needed to happen to shake them up and to shake up the people so they wouldn't be so complacent.

There will be a time in another period of great social unrest, even more major than the social unrest that occurred during the Vietnam era. I saw the concept of a hung jury, so that a sentence cannot be decided upon in court, but I’m applying that concept to an election. A hung election with the nation being the hung jury, and with the vote being very finely divided between two different men for president.

The electoral college will not be able to make the decision either because the vote will be so even, so finely divided throughout the entire nation, that it will temporarily freeze the processes of democracy. The people will be clamoring for whichever candidate they voted for and it will cause a great noise across the entire nation. It will be a touchy subject due to the world situation in general at the time.

Thus, if one or the other candidate is put in office it would be at the risk of causing another civil war or at least a revolution. It will be a while before they work out a compromise and hold another election to come up with a candidate acceptable to all, one who can be installed in the White House without the threat of all the noise and confusion. «Digging in dreams» means that in the process of trying to find a solution to the problem there will be a lot of oratory.

Bringing up a lot of concepts about patriotism and love of country and such, and bringing up the dreams of the founding fathers of the nation.

In the case of Watergate, «the bones of the hands and feet being locked up together» refers to the president abusing the powers of the CIA for the interests of his political party against the other political party. It was like cutting off your hand or cutting off your nose to spite your face, for both parties want to work for the good of the country. And they let petty things, party differences, get in the way and become too big. The president abused his powers at the time of election against the other party so that it created a great noise. 

Watergate, in other words. (A play on words: the opening of a water gate would make a loud noise – «because of the noise the house is uninhabited for a long time»). It was not settled until the president stepped down from his position so that things could be quitened and another put in his place.

Note: We could understand the comparison now. In both cases someone would have to be appointed to fill the office until a president could be duly elected. This is what he meant by «the house being uninhabited». There was a period of time, in Watergate and in this future case, when the country was being run by someone who had not been elected by the people.

The man who took the office – Gerald Ford- was in a very delicate position for he had been appointed vice president after the other one had been impeached. Then the president resigned so he became president without ever having received a vote from anybody, except for his constituency in Michigan. Ford was in a very uncomfortable position. He did not ask for that to happen to him. He had not aimed for the presidency. The man did well in the circumstances and the way he handled the entire situation on his part caused a lot of good causes for his karma. The house was inhabited but it was not inhabited by an elected president. This other meaning about the election is more important because the Watergate episode has already passed.

The following year revealed by a flood,
two leaders elected, the first will not hold on;
for one of them refuge in fleeing shadows,
the victim plundered who maintained the first. (ΙΧ-4)

The «flood» refers to the Watergate by symbolism, having profound effects on the American political system - «the victim plundered». The «two leaders elected» refer to the President and the Vice President. One shall remain and the other - Spiro Agnew - will take refuge «in shadows», who will resign instead of being impeached. Years in your future when people look back upon the court records, it will appear that Spiro Agnew took the majority of the blame. And that Nixon was able to escape some of the blame by resigning before he could be impeached.

Garden of the world near the New City,
in the road of the hollow mountains.
It will be seized and plunged in the tank,
forced to drink water poisoned with sulphur. (Χ-49)

By «garden of the world» I refer to the New World since so much food grows there and you have so much surplus that you could feed the whole world. In the Rocky Mountains there has recently been or will be a «new city, in the road of the hollow mountains» built as part of a government project. It will be a complete city with all the services that are needed for the people who live there.

This will be adjacent to extensive underground chambers blasted into the mountains for the storage of secret records and such. Apparently there’s going to be some sort of meltdown. The water being pumped into the reactor to cool it will not be totally purified. There’ll be a mistake made and an element in the water will react with the radioactive elements of the reactor and will cause an accident to take place. The poison part that I refer to in the quatrain - «water poisoned with sulphur» – isreferring to radioactive poison rather than conventional poison.

The reactor is within the hollowed-out mountain but since the city is right there adjacent to it, it could be danger to the inhabitants of the city. The city is there because of the reactor, with the technicians and such.

Note: He might be referring to the NORAD facilities in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. In the book, "Bigger Secrets", by William Poundstone, he mentions the secret city that will be used to house the top officials of the government in case of nuclear attack. It is located within the hollowed-out Mount Weather, 45 miles west of Washington, D.C.

It is a true underground city consisting of office buildings, cafeterias, and hospitals. It is completely self-contained with its own waterworks, food, storage, and power plant. It is presently staffed with hundreds of government and maintenance workers. There is even an underground springfed artificial lake.