The Economist 2015 Cover is Filled With Cryptic Symbols and Dire Predictions


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 Piper’s flute.

Clueless Boy


Right under the Pied Piper, we see a young boy with a 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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Paris attacks November 13, 2015 – Alice in Wonderland inset – post attack speculation ————————————————————————————————————————- There has been discussion on the internet about the possible prediction of the Paris attacks in the Alice in Wonderland inset at the bottom right of the Economist cover, but discussion seems scattered and incomplete. After studying the available commentary I would like to consolidate it and add a few speculative comments of my own–admittedly ex post facto and consequently subject to the appropriate level of scepticism. 1. Arrows: 11.5 11.3 —————————- If these six digits are to represent a date for a prediction of a 2015 event, then we immediately remove a "1" and a "5" leaving the digits "1 1 1 3". The month must be between 1 and 12 so we immediately get "11". The day has two possibilities "13" and "31" which are valid, but November has only 30 days so… Read more »

where have the rest of the comments gone VC?
There was about 939 comments the last time I checked.

VC – Thank you very much for taking the time to break this down for us. To be illuminated and yet not be on the inside, or not having had the benefit of ridding oneself of guilt via the cremation of care ceremony, makes all of this painful to me and anyone with a heart. While there is a place for your work — it's almost an academic exercise, really — I feel energy ebb from me as I am sucked into the elite's mindset. I would rather go about my business without considering such overarching malice. But it is hard to ignore the elite's activities when they are spraying heavy metals on us from above and filling our minds with garbage via public education and hollywood. I'd rather that the elites would vanish like ghouls at sunrise, but it appears that a violent confrontation will be required if we… Read more »

Merkle forms an Eye with her hands and in the centre, her black button– the pupil.
The Pied piper is also putting his horn in Putins hand.
Clown fish suggest their thoughts on Putin.
Turn the date around a bit and it looks like the date of Paris attacks 151113
The Portrait is a Da Vinci Portrait that is in the Louvre Museum in Paris.
Clinton is mocking Putin.
Obviously terrorist attacks with balaclavas in the background.
The Queen is driving a land rover at their feet– is she something to do with all this?

i think the queen does have something to do with this there was a rumor plus something i read way back when some of this started was that our federal gold reserve has all been transferred to one of her volts i do not know how true or accurate that info is though!

Notice the pig in front of David Cameron. Hmmm. It's in the news recently that Prime Minister Cameron put his private part in a dead pig's mouth for initiation into a secret society.

I think this magazine cover is more relevant today then it was in 2015. The sickening display of symbols were telling a story of what was to unfold in 2016 and possibly beyond. Black &white racial division, Obama’s suit being literally what Trump wore election day, pied piper misleading=possibly the msm misleading the masses with all kinds of stories, and the east snarling at the west (we all can only imagine what relations will be like between America & Russia if something is done that Putin does not like). We could go on & on and speculate about what’s to happen next but, Thankfully we were given a manuscript of how all of this will end…what manuscript? THE BIBLE……2 Peter 3:11 says ” Since all these things are to be dissolved in this way, consider what sort of people you ought to be in holy acts of conduct and deeds of… Read more »

This is truly unsettling… The fact that there are a few elite pulling everyone's strings and implying all these weird symbols in broad daylight really scares me. As far as I'm concerned the current ISIS problem also probably is a planned initiative from an elite group of people. And the fact that free masons are involved…

okay first let's be clear about something here

people know they are real and no one does anything about it so why bother

seriously they planned everything from A to Z

they even planned what will they do when people realize the truth

and realize the media is nothing manipulating tool

it's all written on the illuminati card game

they know we know the truth but they are so calm because we won't do anything about it and they are right

but i have to thank VC for his effort

hi I believe what is termed the piper is a UN law firm called the piper i had found in an article about the queen of england and the death of princess diana.

Just realised that the Land Rover Defender is being driven by the Queen, so are we being warned/advised of her demise by associating her with the doomed vehicle which is being terminated because it can't be modernised, as it is, to meet modern requirements. There is some pretty convoluted thought gone into all this….. if it's what they are actually doing.

Did this magazine cover predict Trump being elected?! The blue suit and red tie President Obama is wearing on the cover match exactly what Trump wore at his original announcement speech… Even the posture in similar.

Yes it did but most are not listening or paying attention. Trump is the cheshire cat! notice/compare the grin/smile from cheek to cheek to trumps smile. he is there alright.But do not fear, God is watching. Look at my ealier post because Christ is hidden in that picture under cameroons foot.

Thanks for the response! They do have similar smiles… Very creepy! Another observation: Trump has been playing the role of the Pied Piper. His campaign/election completely demolished the real liberty movement in this country; the media portrayed him as anti-establishment and lured Americans into supporting him. The truth is he’s on the elite’s team, just like Clinton and the rest of them.

I tried finding the hidden picture based on your other post but I couldn’t see anything. 🙁

ok, look at the bottom right hand side, if you go from left to right it is inline with alices beige skirt.
now go to the left under the queens jeep and you will see two black shoes on the guy in a yellow skirt , under his right shoe is an eye and his left is the nose, under camerons shoe is the other eye, now zoom out because it is in plain sight and very very cleverly hidden.
Do you see it yet?

i am surprised you didn’t make mention of what looks to be Ann Boleyn right in front of Alice!?

Too much attention to unhealthy fantasies of the psychos & lazy-bones. All attempts to desipher their criminal designs look like catching reflection of a sunbeam on the wall to their entertainment and satisfaction. I would place one more picture – simple and no less meaningful: wide steppe(prairie), a road through it from behind the horizon that ends up with the door across the road. A couple yards to the left and to the right from the door stretch remnants of the half-destroyed wall. A man in shabby clothes knelt before the door, sobbing…Inscription on the door reads " NO EXIT".

I read it then and to revist this today. HOLY S**T! Event after event outlined.. -The piped piper is standing right next to Putin, because hes the only one who WANTS the syrian immigrants. -James Cameron wants to take MILLIONS of funds form poor people which will disproportionately affect Black& Brown people -The arrows were two fold, Nigeria had about 10 attacks this year with the first killing over 2000 ppl in early 1/15 then the Paris attacks. Only the Paris attacks have gotten world coverage.. of course. -We got brand new chips in our credit cards, a more easily monitored and controlled way to track monies, hence the Phoenix on an "outsiders " head next to the man with virtual reality goggles. he's the next person in color. -Angry globe: The east and west are certainly at odds, the black/brown man (brown eyes) and white man are certainly at… Read more »

OMG.. did I really forget that James Cameron put his c**k in a dead pigs mouth.. LMAO

DAVID CAMERON!!!!!!!!!!!!

11.3 and 11.5

11.13.15 date of Paris attacks. All the numbers and decimals represented.

You forget to mention Merkel's hands doing the upside-down illuminati sign.

Why has no one noticed…….?
Both Napoleon and Churchill are present……both leaders in times of massive war?

I do notice that, and I wonder why did they place Napoleon’s face there (too)…

Notice that German Chancellor Marcel is making the Pyramid with the Eye (button on her coat)

The Ghost holding the holiday brochure, could this be the recent Tunisia event.
Maybe the death of the holiday industry in general, people becoming to scared to go abroad.

If we know the meanings. The question remains for us the masses, "What can we do?"

What i saw: The left eye of putin is on color. There's a open hand above his head – hillary's, who's also watching him? The pied piper flute end on his right hand. Maybe the aircraft have something to do with him, too. The drums, in the bottom, have the word "ozzy" behind the plate, upside down, really small. Theres something else written too, but i can't understand, seems to be numbers. I found it something to notice that the 50th that becomes a 20fy in the reflex. wht's with the guitar (with uk flag) crashing on the the drum (usa flag)? Churchill making this symbol with his hand right near and atomic explosion; is that only a victory symbol? Obama right hand's shadow going for the usa flag on the left side of his chest, which seems not be really part of the outfit but pasted artificially there. The… Read more »

I think Putin is first leader going into liquidation after Ukraine (Modi's dress in Ukraine flag) related war, next to Obama. Also, map of World indicates economically ascent of East, especially China and India.

You didn’t mention the fact that the Cheshire cat has no eyes….hmmm?!?

my colleague wanted TAA Form 11-D some time ago and discovered a website that has lots of fillable forms . If people want TAA Form 11-D as well , here’s a

I know we are no longer in 2015 but an arrow or bolt (unsure at this stage if it is from a bow or a crossbow) has just been fired onto the pitch during a Cricket match between Surrey and Middlesex at The Oval Cricket Ground in London. The game has been abandoned and the ground is being evacuated by armed Police as I type. It is headlines on the BBC. Is it coincidental that the two arrows are located next to a cricket ball on the 2015 cover? Also if you take the 3 & 1 and add the remaining numbers up you have the 31st of the 8th – todays date. I previously thought that the numbers clearly related to a warning of the horrific Paris attacks as that is the only date from 2015 that could be made from that sequence of numbers – an amazing “coincidence”.… Read more »
I don’t really think Alice is looking at the cheshire cat. If you check out the original illustration that the Alice images are taken from, her visual sight line perspective is in fact directed at a different location than where the Cheshire cat is positioned. In fact, her perspective would be looking – more or less – at Spider Man, possibly on his pelvic region. Spiders are, or at least were, a common symbol for p********s – the analogy being that, like a spider, a p*******e seeks out its victim and then cocoons them in webbing and then sucking them dry. This is often linked to the p********s use of drugs on their victims. The Cheshire cat is on a branch stemming out of Obama’s leg. Think about it – the Cheshire cat lives in the shadows, it appears and disappears, it remains mostly hidden and only comes out to… Read more »

I rebuke you in the name of Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit.
REPENT and turn from your ways.

Also look at the ones in black/white or shadow, is anyone of them in so called power now? Just like a domino effect and colour of domino! You should now realise that their game is planned. I bless the inhabitants of the earth, with the Holy Spirit, God’s children. I make null and and void all birth certificates created through deception. Because they are trying to turn everyone into a corporate being which enables a corporation to be able to kill a corporation, but a corporation cannot kill a human being/ God’s child. Not one of the Wicked /rich/leaders have a birth certificate relating to them (when born ), as of here and now because their certificates are all in different names ( the same as actors for their agenda),. I will give you 4 examples as proof to an agenda. 1.Obama’s original birth certificate? 2. trumps? 3. the supposed… Read more »

Well, I’m interested with your statement about colorful people and domino effects. Can you explain about it more? I think I have to know, because my President (Indonesian president) is there, somewhere behind those people and in colorful face.
It makes me wonder: does this trash power do something in my country? Or, in other words, were everything happened in my country planned and it’s shown here, along with my President’s period of ruling my country? Communism propagandas, racist conflicts, and many other riot things…
I don’t know, but…. As a common citizen, I can see that my country is in danger…. Having a cruel government regime with a powerless president, and somehow I feel like there’s an effort to infiltrate Illuminati things into my country. Oh God!

They know the second coming is here hence wanting to sensor everything on the earth. God does not consent to sensoring of his information.

Trump is the cheshire cat! notice/compare the grin/smile from cheek to cheek to trumps smile. he is there alright.But do not fear, God is watching. Look at my ealier post because Christ is hidden in that picture under cameroons foot.

And yet nothing about trunk… Which means he wasn’t part of the plan. LOL! Have fun cleaning up that mess, Illuminati.

Trump is the cheshire cat so he is there. compare the smile.

Even though it’s already 2016, this article catch my attention. Well… What the heck they did with Mr. Joko Widodo’s face there?! It’s in a colorful state, though, but I feel a lil horrid.
Mr. Jokowi won the election in 2015, and so many controversial things had happened during his presidential period.

i see my president

Hello! Why do you think , they included the chilean president Bachellet?? its the only character from latin America. and it’s curious bcause is a very small country, and so far away from the groups of power… or not??

Hi guys , this isn’t a bad review, but too many ifs, please see the groxt2 , mark there has the exact meaning behind this enigmatic picture

Sad there was no response to my last post but I am just analyzing like everyone else. Perhaps I saw something that wasnt there.
I thought i saw the letters Rvv in the cloud on the left above the red cap holding the singapore scarf, also under o'bamas foot and on the queens jeep. but maybe im wrong.
maybe the 50 on the left is referring to the age of Christ today which coincides with the shemitah, and the Cheshire cat depicting he was conceived in Cheshire.
but alas maybe this shows how unbelieving and ungodly we have all become that we cannot see and have all been deceived, like rabbits focused on the headlights.
Maybe if Christ knocked on your door, you would deny him entry and call the police.
Sad times.

Not quite sure where the SSC Bloodhound (world land speed record attempt vehicle) and the Land Rover Defender fit in to all this, unless they're a tip-of-the-hat to utter futility and the end of an era, as the Defender ceased production recently after 69 years. Who knows?

VC please look at your photo again, because I deem this worthy of a full article on its own. You have God on your site! I believe the bloodhound has been searching for Our returning Christ and this picture depicts the bloodhound coming to a sudden halt after finding our Lord; hence the cracking of the marble under the wheels when it halts, (that is not a puncture), with the face of Christ hidden in plain view, underneath the only entity dressed in yellow/blue. if you have eyes to see, you will see. go a third down of the 11.3 arrow,look underneath the black shoe and you see the left eye!!!!!!!,then trace west to see the nose and right eye! I have kept on coming back to this over the past so many months and each time i am more convinced a face is hidden in plain view and I… Read more »

Sorry but you may have to adjust the brightness, or contrast, colour, hue, gamma or saturation to see the names and initials.

Angela Merkel is portrayed front and centre making her personal standard secret masonic recognition gesture standing between two secret Freemasons – Vladamir Putin and Barry Obama. Other prominent secret Freemasons shown include the French, British and Chinese leaders. So yes, not much different from a Bilderberg bum grab, an old Jerry Lewis Telethon or any of todays late night tv talk fare.

Oh and I now see Bro. Napoleon and Bro. Churchill lurking in the background. It is the Economist and yes of course. Maybe if you had someone like me write some of these pieces now and then? Youve gots my email. I have a very nice website. Thank-you

If you consider the clown fish to be a water spirit guide…. Clown Fish — Ability to hide within dangerous situations, use of beauty as camouflage, ability to move as your enemies move, transmutation of poison

Clown fishs are also hermaphrodites, maybe its a hint towards the transgender agenda?

Russell Brand keeps talking about his fondness of the Pied Piper and even wrote a children's book about where the Pied Piper had an uncanny resemblance to himself. He made his own News channel in the lead up to the UK general election where amongst talking a lot of sense also told people (mostly young people his audience) not to vote… until he had a change of heart after the deadline to register to vote.

seargnt pepper album cover, check it out so similar

Trust in Yahweh with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding !

China did have a so called "chemical explosion" back in august

the seeing eye in the TRIANGULAR hands next to OBAMA, MAN DO I HATE HIM!

It´s happenig!, China, Japan, France and the migration crisis

11.5 and 11.3 mixed up is 13.11.15

One of the first things I noticed was Merkel's hands and the perfectly placed button, the Illuminati symbol the eye, having seen this cover a few weeks ago I thought i would come back and check the numbers on arrows and yes switched they are 11.13.15 mmmmmm, scary, I think we need to stop being so passive I believe things are starting to get ramped up, chaos equals easy targets for take over by the bankers and the elites.

Why is Putin wearing sunglasses? And is he looking at Alice?

11.13.15, Aung San Suu Kyi’s Party Wins Majority in Myanmar’s Parliament .Her face appears between Chinese President and Indian Prime Minister.

And we can see what’s going on in Myanmar… A great genocide

I had read an article here that said that the elite not to have any bad karma, they warn the "clueless" and "ignorant" mass of people about danger but we, supposedly, ignore it and carry on. Otherwise, they wouldn't even bother putting so much propaganda and cryptic messages in mass media. Anyway, it's an opinion.

That Asian officer wearing face mask…. = Indonesian forest fires? This is creepy.