Nostradamus’ 2017 Predictions Update: Could Alleged Russian Tampering With Trump Election Prove Experts Wrong?

Nostradamus’ 2017 predictions seemed to be as accessible as never before with the election of Donald Trump, as students of his quatrains immediately seized upon the “Trumpet” connection widely reported last week, including a potential Nibiru connection noted in the Inquisitr. Many Nostradamus researchers were predicting that a Trump election was a precursor to global war. Now the New York Times is reporting that Donald Trump may be in trouble before he is even seated by the Electoral College, due to the alleged assistance of Russian hackers in his election, which could jeopardize some of what many think were Nostradamus’ dire predictions for the coming year.

The effect that the accusations about Russian involvement in U. S. elections could have on attempts to decipher Nostradamus’ 2017 predictions is yet unknown, but roughly three broad options are available. What can be said for certain is little, but for analysis, one could start with three hypotheses. The accusations could completely throw current study of Nostradamus’ predictions into chaos, could have little, or no effect on Nostradamus’ predictions, or could be the absolute catalyst for the war many believe Nostradamus was predicting. Before getting to those scenarios, one must understand the nature of the accusations, and the context that makes them so potentially controversial.

Could teams of hackers have changed Nostradamus' 2017 predictions?
Could teams of hackers have changed Nostradamus' 2017 predictions? [Image by Patrick Lux/Getty Images]

Wait, Donald Trump is the President-elect, right?

That would be a wrong assumption. While Trump won the most electoral votes based on the states where he won the popular vote, he did not win the popular vote overall and is not technically the President-elect until confirmed by the electoral college. A group calling themselves the “Hamilton Electors” have targeted the electoral college to stop the election of Trump since shortly after he won the election. Their key argument was that he was under the influence of a foreign power. It would only take 37 electors to switch votes or vote for a third party to throw the election to the House of Representatives, which could then vote as it saw fit to seat a president.

What happens if all of the researchers are wrong about Nostradamus’ predictions?

Nostradamus’ predictions for 2017 produced a strong consensus among researchers that Trump would bring on war. Ninety-nine percent of the time, electors vote the will of their state. What if the allegations about Russia assisting Trump to win were substantiated in the next few days? That might well send electors scrambling for an alternative and could make all previous research about his predictions wrong.

In the relevant quatrains in his works, Trump is represented by “Trumpet,” according to researchers. If he is not the president, it will make it difficult for him to have the personal influence to start a war. One could argue that Nostradamus was not wrong and that his predictions for 2017 do not rely on Trump to start a war but use his election, or the strife it causes, to be a catalyst for war. This would be the farthest stretch of the interpretations of Nostradamus’ predictions, mainly because in the quatrains, names are frequently symbolic, while nations or movements typically get a cardinal direction, or astrological designation.

What if nothing changed with Nostradamus’ 2017 predictions, even if the allegations are proven?

This option does seem the most likely outcome. Getting 37 electors to switch votes may seem like an impossible task, as the daunting weight of precedent would keep most electors in line. In this scenario, Nostradamus’ predictions are not at all affected.

In this reality, nothing changes and Nostradamus researchers’ previous conclusions could unfold as they predicted. Given the scope of the accusations about Russian involvement, and considering that Senator John McCain is calling that interference “warfare,” it would take solid evidence to prove the allegations. Discovering that evidence before the Electoral College vote would take significant events falling into place quickly. That isn’t likely.

Could Nostradamus have accounted for the election turmoil in his predictions?

What if Nostradamus’ predictions accounted for the allegations? What if Nostradamus saw war as a natural outgrowth of the domestic strife he saw? A new president under the stress of accusations that make the Watergate scandal that engulfed the Nixon administration look like something worthy of a slap on the wrist, could be manipulated into making bad decisions.

Could pressure on Donald Trump force him to fulfill Nostradamus predictions
Could pressure on Donald Trump force him to fulfill Nostradamus' predictions? [Image by Drew Angerer/Getty Images]

In this scenario, Nostradamus’ 2017 predictions could be more plausible. A new president facing the most difficult decisions could make a serious mistake. Presidents are humans, and humans make emotional decisions. A president under constant pressure to make sound choices in spite of a large segment of the population’s refusal to accept his policies could make rash decisions to bolster his support. In the world’s current political state, that could be all that is needed to begin a war.

Of course, predictions are difficult on an easy year to decipher, and his 2017 predictions do not appear to be working within the confines of an easy year. But, the great thing about predictions is that they can be affected by human agency. Are researchers correct that Nostradamus’ predictions include global warfare? Maybe alleged Russian tampering could have altered Nostradamus’ predictions for 2017. Stranger things have happened, though rarely.

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