3 responses to “Ilyumzhinov: Chuck Norris owes me a bottle of whisky”

  1. When Chuck Norris drinks whisky, entire Earth gets a hangover. Did you know that an anagram of ‘Chuck Norris’ is ‘Crouch Kirsn’?

  2. Amazing !!! The first instance I’ve come across on the Internet where someone says they believe everything is predetermined, or predestined — the foreordination of whatever comes to pass. Maybe I haven’t been observant enough (or a bit of a slacker on surfing the Net), because I feel there are lots of people who believe this. So, it must’ve been foreordained for me to feel somewhat alone in my sense for predestination, until today that is.

    And today is fairly special, as on this day, the 11th of July, something occurred in my life which, while maybe not quite a watershed event, is ‘appearing’ to change the tenor of my future. That ‘something’ must stay unnamed, but I can say that it was marked by the south Pacific Ocean Total Solar Eclipse at 19:42 ET (or for general purposes, GMT) at 19 degrees Cancer 24 minutes. Of course, from one point of view ‘appearing to change’ is simply an illusion. Here, I should add that a recent related personal event was also paralleled by an eclipse, the one that took place on June 26th.

    There’s an article on today’s eclipse, with map, on //blog.beliefnet.com/astrologicalmusings/2010/07/10-reasons-not-to-worry -about.html by Lynn Hayes, a professional astrological consultant who provides a fairly thorough astrological background on this celestial phenomenon as reasons for not getting too worked up about this particular event. Ms. Hayes often mentions the importance of choices we apparently make in life, as obviously whatever we choose seems to affect outcome accordingly. But I recall once making the comment that while we seem to have the freedom for choice, I felt that everything was predetermined at the same time. Now, from the ordinary way of looking at things that would imply a contradiction for sure, but one which could be acceptable if one would only acknowledge the reality of paradox in life. Well, on returning to the site I never saw any feedback to that point, but she could have added one later. So I don’t really know if Ms Hayes accepts that reality or not. And so what if she doesn’t; in fact many astrologers are of that inclination. Yet we find in astrology the expression “character is destiny,” or the variant: “character is fate,” and the interpretations are diverse. Interestingly, Ms Hayes site is often the meeting place for 2 main viewpoints in astrology — the western psychological one where emphasis is personal choice and transformation, and the eastern (more fatalistic), which is far more event-directed — a site where posters from the 2 camps sometimes can be found disagreeing (most times) agreeably. I feel the urge here to say that her site ‘seems’ to fulfill a need for that give and take (between eastern and western perspectives in astrology) among worthy proponents.

    But here in this interview I find the chess-expert-cum-astrologer, Ilyumzhinov, who ‘believes’ in predestination. He says astrology is “a component of my life. We’re born and we die beneath the stars. Everything in our lives is predestined: the position of the planets and stars influences certain events in the life of mankind.” It’s possible something could’ve been “lost in translation”…..in Ilyumzhinov’s “planets and stars” ***influencing*** our lives, and perhaps then we shouldn’t take this too literally. My sense is that while the various bodies in the Universe may “influence” us physically, just as the Moon ‘seems’ to do with the earth, there is much to be said for the additional view that these celestial events parallel, correspond to or synchronize with earth happenings, depending on location and timing. For astrology debunkers though, no which matter view is offered, it’s all ‘hocus pocus.’ Actually, as debunking, psychologically, is on a par with the thrill-seeking arsonist or rioting window breaker’s agenda, what astrology really is is irrelvant.

    But Ilyumzhinov, as a specialist in chess, sees life many moves ahead. And probably is way past most people concerning what the future holds. He probably ‘knew’ exactly what he was doing and how the heavens were arranged when he won the presidency of Kalmykia. That being said, i.e., that he has really gone places in life, I would still venture that there is much more he would like to know and understand regarding himself and his place in the Universe. I happen to know just the thing in his own Kalmykia that could give him a great boost into a totally fulfilling challenge and journey for the remainder of his life. If he happens to read this post (or someone translates / relays it to him), and Ilyumzhinov wishes Illumination as regards my offer, I’m sure he has the ability to find a way to get in touch with me so I could provide him with the necessary contact reference.

  3. Thanks to you for your translation! I’ll keep an eye on your blog for more interesting material :)

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