The 'Surreal & Sinister' World In 2015 (According To The Economist)

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Originally posted at The Vigilant Citizen blog,

The magazine The Economist published an issue named “The World in 2015″. On the cover are odd images :  A mushroom cloud, the Federal Reserve in a game called “Panic” and much more.


I wouldn’t normally dedicate an entire article analyzing the cover of a publication, but this isn’t any publication. It is The Economist and it is directly related to the world elite. It is partly owned by the Rothschild banking family of England and its editor-in-chief, John Micklethwait, attended several times to the Bilderberg Conference – the secretive meeting where the world’s most powerful figures from the world of politics, finance business and media discuss global policies. The outcome of those meetings is totally secret. It is therefore safe to say that the people at The Economist know things that most people don’t. For this reason, its “2015 prediction” cover is rather puzzling.

The bleak and sinister cover features political figures, fictional characters and pop culture icons that will surely make the news in 2015. However, most importantly, it also includes several drawings that are extremely symbolic and allude to important elements of the elite’s Agenda. Here’s the cover :



(You can view a larger version of the cover here).

At first glance, we see political figures like Obama and Putin, references to the Rugby cup and the new Spider-Man movie. But a closer look reveals a plethora of disturbing elements. Here are some of them.

Two-Faced Globe


One side of the globe gazes stoically towards the West while the other side appears irate. Does this represent a confrontation between the East and the West? The cover features a few other symbols referring to the “rise of the East”. What’s more unsettling is that, immediately under that angry globe, are pictured a mushroom cloud (the kind that happens after a nuclear bomb goes off) and a spy satellite launching into space.

High tech surveillance and nuclear warfare. The Economist is not very optimistic.

High tech surveillance and nuclear warfare. The Economist is not very optimistic.

The Color of the Faces

Take a closer look at the faces of the personalities featured on the cover. Some of them are in full color while others are in black and white. Why is that?


Among those in black in white are Putin, Merkel, Obama, Hilary Clinton and David Cameron. Among those in color are David Blaine, a young person holding a “Singapore” banner (Singapore is the host of the 2015 SEA games) and a random guy wearing virtual reality equipment. A quick compilation of this data reveals that those in black and white appear to be part of the elite (including the ISIS guy who probably works for them) and those in color are “outsiders”. Is this how the elite perceives the world?

Pied Piper


The presence of the Pied Piper on this 2015-themed cover is downright unsettling. The Pied Piper of Hamelin is a German legend about a man who used his magical flute to lure away the children of the city of Hamelin, never to be seen again.

The Pied Piper leads the children out of Hamelin. Illustration by Kate Greenaway for Robert Browning's "The Pied Piper of Hamelin"

The Pied Piper leads the children out of Hamelin. Illustration from Robert Browning’s “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”

This folkloric figure dating from the Middle-Ages is said to represent either massive death by plague or catastrophe, or a movement of massive immigration. It also perfectly represents today’s youth being “lured” and mystified by the “music” of mass media. Conveniently enough, there’s a small boy right under the Piper’s flute.

Clueless Boy


Right under the Pied Piper we see a young boy with dumbfounded look on his face. He is watching a game called “Panic”. The words “Federal Reserve” and “Chi” (which probably stands for China) are on top while the words “Green light!” and “sis!” (which probably stands for “Isis!” or “Crisis!”) are at the bottom. The little boy watches as this twisted game of Plinko unfolds the same way the clueless masses watch powerlessly while various events unfold on mass media. As the name of the game states, the ultimate goal is to cause Panic around the world as crises are almost randomly generated by those who control the game. And that’s on a magazine cover owned by the Rothschilds.



In front of Putin is a small aircraft on which is written Crop-O-Dust. This refers to the concept of crop dusting which is “the process of spraying crops with powdered insecticides or fungicides from an aircraft.” Right under the helicopter is a kid … eating something. Unsettling.


Sitting right under the crop-o-dust, this kid is eating a heavily processed package of noodles. Is he ingesting the poison that was spread by the aircraft?



A panda bear wearing a China-flag Speedo while flexing its muscles is a rather clear way of portraying the fact that China is gaining power. Next to it is a sumo wrestler holding a big battery on which the polarities (+ and -) are clearly indicated. Are they alluding to a switch in polarity in world power from the West to the East?



Emerging from behind Obama’s leg is a ghost reading a magazine entitled “Holiday”. Why is this ghost, which represents a dead person, planning a vacation? Does it represent the fact that the masses will be so impoverished that the only time they’ll be on a holiday is when they’re dead? Does it relate to the countless people who died while traveling in the past months? Creepy.



Standing in front of everything else, gazing right into our souls is a turtle with emphasis lines around its shell. What does it represent? Will turtles make a huge comeback in 2015? Probably not.

An angry tortoise is the symbol of the Fabian Society, an extremely powerful organization that has been working for over a century towards to formation of a single world government.

when i strike i strike hard.jpg

The motto of the Fabian Society is “When I strike, I strike hard”.

The philosophy behind Fabian socialism is basically the blueprint of what we call today the New World Order.

The Fabian Society is a very old group originating in England in 1884, with the purpose of forming a single, global socialist state. They get their name from the Roman general Fabius, who used carefully planned strategies to slowly wear down his enemies over a long period of time to obtain victory. “Fabian Socialism” uses incremental change over a long period of time to slowly transform a state as opposed to using violent revolution for change. It is essentially socialism by stealth. Their original emblem was a shield with a wolf in sheep’s clothing holding a flag with the letters F.S. Today the international symbol of the Fabian Society is a turtle, with the motto below: “When I strike, I strike hard.”
– The Fabian Society, The Weather Eye

The Fabian Society used to openly advocate a scientifically planned society and supported eugenics by way of sterilization. Its original logo was a wolf in sheep’s clothing … But I guess that was not the best way to conceal the wolf from the masses.

The original logo of the Fabian Society was a wolf in sheep's clothing.

The original logo of the Fabian Society.

Bringing forth a global system through small incremental changes is exactly what the world elite is currently doing. This is probably why there’s an angry tortoise on the cover of this Bilderberg-connected publication – standing in front of the chaos behind it.

11.3 and 11.5


The lower right side of the cover features some more cryptic symbols. There’s a pile of dirt on the ground and two arrows on which are inscribed 11.5 and 11.3. Are those dates to remember? Why are they next to a pile of dirt? If you look up these figures as coordinates, they point to somewhere in Nigeria. Displaying numbers that can only be truly understood by “those in the know” is one of the occult elite’s favorite hobbies.

Standing in front of the dirt is Alice in Wonderland looking upwards towards the Cheshire Cat.


This iconic cat is known for disappearing entirely, leaving only visible its creepy grin. We therefore see another allusion to a world of fantasy, illusion and deceit as perceived by Alice – a representative of the masses. Along with the somewhat unnecessary inclusion of David Blaine – a magician – the cover mixes real world events with illusions.

Other notable symbols on this cover include a piggy bank flying from James Cameron’s pockets;  A model wearing an Alexander McQueen creation (the elite’s favorite designer who died in strange circumstances) and an Asian officer wearing a facemask to protect him from a deadly disease.


2015 seems great, doesn’t it?

In Conclusion

The Economist is not a random newspaper that publishes quirky 2015 predictions to sell a few additional copies. It is directly connected to those who shape global policies and who make sure that they are applied. The publication is partly owned by the Rothschild banking family of England and its editor regularly attends Bilderberg meetings. In other words, The Economist is connected to those who have the means and the power to make “predictions” a reality.

The 2015-themed cover basically reflects the overall Agenda of the elite and is peppered with cryptic symbols that appear to be included for “those in the know”. And the masses, like Alice watching the Cheshire Cat disappear, will focus on illusions while the wolf in sheep’s clothing will strike … and strike hard.

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Barnaby's picture

"One night I scarfed mushrooms and I became so fucked over I could hardly pee straight. My friends thought I was fucked over so they left me in my own juices while they danced away the night in my university town." ~ Any Economist Editor of the last 10 years. Also, ref historical documentarians Messrs Hall and Oates: Out of Touch.

I am more equal than others's picture



Shouldn't the black in the middle of the picture be shinin' someone's shoes?


Proofreder's picture

Looks more Asian to me ...

should be fixing raman perhaps ?


actionjacksonbrownie's picture

There's only 1 black on this cover and he's wearing a hat.

knukles's picture

Has anybody figured out the 11.5 and 11.3?  I got most of the the rest of the symbolism (My daughter and I being avid readers of VC...)

TeamDepends's picture

Earthquake magnitudes (aka Fred Sanford's Big Ones)?

DeadFred's picture

It happens when the asteroid hits. You can see the falling star on th 'Panic' board.

actionjacksonbrownie's picture

Maybe the arrows are landing in progression, and the next arrow will hit the girl. That arrow would be 11.1

TeamDepends's picture

Shhhhhhhh!!!! Ebola be nappin'.

MontgomeryScott's picture

"The Economist' is trying to party like it's 1934. All the 'world leaders' are on board.

ADOLF HITLER SPEECH - Nürnberg 1934:


Philo Beddoe's picture

Hand-painted oil painting by Leonardo Da VinciPortrait Of A Lady From The Court Of Milan one of the most famous paintings. As in many of Leonardo's portraits, the composition comprises a pyramidic spiral and the sitter is caught in the motion of turning to her left, reflecting Leonardo's life-long preoccupation with the dynamics of movement.

Given the view from the perspective of the Portrait of the Lady,the order of events 11.5 to 11.3 run in that order. First 11.5 and then 11.3. The girl has a beem of light under her left heal reflectng victory/defeat. The reflection of 11.3 is very large compared to 11.5..signalling a much larger event. 


Lumberjack's picture

Nov. 5th is Guy Fawkes night.



Election Day in the United States is the day set by law for the general elections of public officials. It occurs on the Tuesday right after the first Monday in November (this does not necessarily mean the "first Tuesday" in a month because the first day of a month can be a Tuesday). The earliest possible date is November 2, and the latest possible date is November 8. The 2012 election was held on November 6, 2012.


Election day will be on the 3rd this year:

MalteseFalcon's picture

I didn't see Paul McCartney in there.

Does this mean he's dead?

DeadFred's picture

Who is the female right behind the pied piper?

MontgomeryScott's picture

The name's Yellen.

Mr. Janet Yellen, DF.

HA! You thought it was 'Angela Merkel'!

angel_of_joy's picture

Don't care about their symbols as long as their NWO "front cover man" is Obozo ! That choice alone shows they aren't very smart, no matter how many Rothschilds are among owners, or how many Bilderberg meetings they attend. Alas, even the "elites" ain't what they used to be...

Implied Violins's picture

The reason they are doing this is to put this bullshit front and center in our minds. They can't create what they want without consent from us, and if we don't outright reject this crap, that implies we passively consent to it. Meanwhile, just having been exposed to this shit and not speaking up about it gives power to their creation in the minds of the clueless masses. So: my advice is to take what you can from it, analyze it for hints at what they intend, but do NOT give it any power. DO NOT CONSENT TO THEIR BULLSHIT.

angel_of_joy's picture

Smart people don't promote morons, because it makes THEM look stupid. When TPTB get to employ morons, that means they're re not much better off either.

TeamDepends's picture

Let me print the money and run the MIC and I care not who makes the laws.
-Some Douche

Mr Pink's picture

Is Merkel flashing Illuminati signs?

TeamDepends's picture

She may be, but it's the look on Barry's face that will be keeping us up tonight.

TheReplacement's picture

What I get out of that is that Barry is just an illusion and he will be going on permanent holiday this year.

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

Yeah that face could give a kid night terrors. Add a couple of neck bolts and he looks like Herman Munster to me.


AndyM's picture

Actually looks like she is offering her "opening".

ZH Snob's picture

I'd like to know why Oboy is the central figure who towers over everyone else in the picture.  I hope it doesn't symbolize a plan to make him the leader of the new world order.

MontgomeryScott's picture

The 'Wet Dreams' of 'Mice and Men' are not only unfathomed, but cannot be fathomed in your world, Horatio.

Obola isn't gay enough for us. Lord Satan knows, we TRIED to sell this hapless Mullato to the masses...


Kissinger And Associates (fucking the world since 1971)


thegr8whorebabylon's picture using your high def enlarged pic, thanks!!'s what I found,
Amazon gets levitated in 2015.
go long drones.
Leonardo's fine art is safe from nukes behind a pile of dirt.
The cymbol on the drumset is a symbol, see the inverted image reflected on the floor below- 50 th becomes 20 fy for the uk and us.
The kid watching the crash is wearing a beany, a helicopter beanie... reminicent of the bernank's helicopter policies.
Using the Christine LaGarde system of numerology, 11.5 and 11.3 are 7 and 5 and 12 combined equaling 3. So march and possibly 22/8 which is aug 22.
The turtle can hide in it's shell when shtf.
could it be shell oil?
There is safety in art/jewels and shiny in these times, but best you bury them.
the Queen's licence reads A4.
Who is the piper? msm ptb, antichrist?
Why does India figure so prominently? nukes?
May the odds be ever in your favour/McQueen hat.
Not up on my Japanese but I see they mention Hitlery and Carl Icahn and maybe david green in the headers.

thegr8whorebabylon's picture

The ghost- Holiday means HOLY DAY so Passover this year bombs away?

SickDollar's picture


you want to know what the elite have planned  for the sheeple, in 2015. well the answer is given by the elite on this cover, good luck deciphering it though!!

 it's all codes BITCHEZ

logicalman's picture

This wasn't put together randomly, that's for sure.

There's for sure a lot of symbolism in there, and it's pretty much a given that it only really means something to a few.

The bit I'm finding fascinating is the reference to Ludovico Sforza via his mistress (chick in the painting next to Alice). Ludovico is known for commissioning Leonardo to paint The Last Supper.

Proofreder's picture

Highly evocative of Hieronymus Bosch in their use of graphic symbolism ...

See for yourself, but be prepared for the very, very weird.

Would not show the paintings to my children until college age.

Payne's picture

Clearly they are sending out a message and one that is not meant to be interpreted by the masses.  The very fact that it is being sent means big things are a foot.

wmbz's picture

The bar scene in the first Star Wars had a much better looking group, and far smarter.


Brazen Heist's picture

Its one big shit show unfolding before our eyes with sociopaths and crazies in charge.

TeethVillage88s's picture

I guess I have to go back and re-read the article.

What was it talking about? What kind of Socialism? What were the main goals of this kind of Socialism? What makes the Author say that the New World Order is about his kind of Socialism?

Why not Neo-Fuedalism, Fascism, or Communism? Why not an Inverted Totalitarian State built on A Military Republic?

The socialist political movement includes a diverse array of political philosophies. Core dichotomies within the socialist movement include the distinction between reformism and revolutionary socialism and between state socialism and libertarian socialism. State socialism calls for the nationalisation of the means of production as a strategy for implementing socialism, while libertarian socialists generally place their hopes in decentralized means of direct democracy such as libertarian municipalism, citizens' assemblies, trade unions, and workers' councils[11] coming from a general anti-authoritarian stance.[12][13][14][15][16][17][18] Democratic socialism highlights the central role of democratic processes and political systems and is usually contrasted with non-democratic political movements that advocate socialism.[19] Some socialists have adopted the causes of other social movements, such as environmentalism, feminism and liberalism.[20]

The term "socialism" was created to contrast against the liberal doctrine of "individualism", which stressed that people act or should act as if they are in isolation from one another.[25] The original socialists condemned liberal individualism as failing to address social concerns of poverty, social oppression, and gross inequality of wealth.[25]

Robert Owen in 1827, father of the cooperative movement.[27][28]

Yeah, Socialism was invented before Communism. Marx & Engels thought that the Owners of Capitalism, Factories, the Means of Production were getting wealthy and had the money, control of the money.

- Social Socialsim
- reformism
- revolutionary socialism
- state socialism
- libertarian socialism.
- State socialism calls for the nationalisation of the means of production

Where does Socialism say they Want Fiscal Spending on Contracts for Big Banks, Big Corporations, Funding of Research, Influence by Corporations on Drug Testing, and Huge Fiscal Spending on Military Corporations??? We spend $10 Trillion in 12 Years from 2002-2014 for Military Industrial Security Complex. That ain't Hay nor Chicken Feed...

Fascism is a Marriage between Government, Military & Corporations. But if you prefer Neo-Fuedal since we are ruled by Elites... I'll listen to what you have to say.

We will all be Debt Slaves soon, just as you might expect from Mafia Running the USA.

Oldwood's picture

It doesn't really matter what the definition is, it is how it is being used, like every other theme. I understand that we all have ideas that tend to align with one ideology or another, but they are always used against us. The powers align themselves with these themes and use them to aggregate more power.

Think small

TeethVillage88s's picture

Exactly. That seems the problem with the Article in the Economist... You know have you ever seen some New Age or Esoteric Art Work? Sort of like Dante's Inferno with more Salvador Dali... but with Masonic Symbolism.

This picture didn't have clear symbolism, but you can't really tell the meaning of Esoteric Art either. I guess Artists work in this Realm all the time. But we don't notice it normally until they over crowd the work.

Oldwood's picture

I don't think they were trying to communicate with me.

MontgomeryScott's picture

It's a big club, and you ain't invited:

R.I.P., George Carlin


Czar of Defenestration's picture

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band


Enough with the (that's supposed to be funny?!) over-analysis!


LostandFound's picture

Who knows what this cover means, but overall and put into perspective my gut tells me it aint going to be a good fucking year for humanity and society.