The Economist Magazine 2016 Front Cover: What does it mean?

The Economist Magazine 2016 Front Cover: What does it mean?


The Economist Magazine 2016 Front Cover


The preceding picture is a partial version of the original artwork by Matt Herring that was commissioned by the The Economist Magazine.  Just like the 2015 cover of The Economist, their 2016 cover is also fraught with cryptic meaning and cabalistic symbolism.

Is The 2015 Economist Cover Sending A Dire Message(s) To Humanity?

CCRG Editor’s Note:
The CCRG has only recently had the opportunity to scan The Economist cover artwork of 2016.  As was just stated, it is obviously “fraught with cryptic meaning and cabalistic symbolism” which requires further contemplation and analysis.  There is no question that 2016 — the Chinese Year of the Fire Monkey — promises to be a HUGE year … on all fronts … in every sphere of life … on each continent … 24/7.  2015 has practically been a blur for every resident of Planet Earth, and 2016 will see a rapid acceleration of this phenomenon of the apparent ‘speeding up of time’.  Hence, it can be helpful to have a heads up regarding some the most consequential happenings coming down the pike.  The current Hebrew year is also known as the Super Shemitah within the Messianic Judaic tradition and will officially end on October 3, 2016.  Given the upcoming presidential election in November, the political landscape of the world’s remaining superpower — the United States of America — will be fundamentally altered in the most profound and unexpected ways. Particularly with Pluto cruising through Capricorn until 2024 will the USA experience cataclysmic shifts financially and economically, politically and socially.  As if 2015 hasn’t already seen one earth-shaking event after another, 2016 will see much more of the same.  If the prophetic artwork shown above (and below) is any indication, 2016 will prove to be 2015 on steroids.  In other words, from this point forward, anything goes, anytime, anywhere.  Welcome to the Year of the Fire Monkey.
Cosmic Convergence Research Group

What follows is the entire graphic of the original artwork which may be quite significant. For it is what The Economist chose NOT to publish which may hold some of the most important clues to what is really in store for 2016.


The CCRG has chosen to focus on one piece of the above photo depicted as follows:

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This screenshot captures the very essence and most critical message of the cover art.  The symmetry and positioning of each of these world leaders is crucial to the correct understanding. As follows:

The current chess match being feverishly played across the entire global geopolitical chessboard comes down to three major players — the USA, Russia and Germany.  That’s it—those 3 players now dictate the destiny of the present planetary civilization.  The other six players also play significant roles; hence, their positioning above is quite telling.

Chancellor Angela Merkel is in the Queen position—both literally and figuratively. Germany will ultimately dictate who wins and who loses this “War of the Titans”, just as it did during World Wars I and II.

President Barack Obama — the real Pawn in this global Game of Thrones — is operating from a position of total weakness as the USA is bankrupt and no longer has any real friends.  Nor is America the trusted defender of freedom and justice as it once appeared to be.

President Vladimir Putin is the true King who has surrounded himself with a phalanx of chess masters.  Although Russia appears weak due to unlawful sanctions, financial terrorism and economic sabotage, these challenges have made the Motherland much stronger and independent.

Notice Putin in living color with a smile as he is brimming with hope and promise, strength and perseverance.

Notice Merkel with a boldly optimistic look as if she knows that Germany will eventually follow the lead of righteous Russia.

Notice the somber black and white Obama always playing the tough guy but who in reality is nothing but an empty suit and talking head.

Now see the equidistance between Merkel and Putin, and Merkel and Obama.  The cold phase of the present World War 3 revolves around their 3 nations, as will the hot phase of a WW3 IF IT EVOLVES TO THAT POINT.  The symmetry and positioning hold the key to the ultimate outcomes.

Of course, each of the other six leaders is likewise prominently configured on this fast-moving chessboard.  In fact each character occupies a critical space which can determine just how smooth or harsh the flow of world events will be.  By way of a few examples:

•  FED Chair Janet Yellen (the Bishop always makes or breaks the King) can rain on Obama’s parade in a New York minute, just as previous Chairman Alan Greenspan set up the Crash of 2008 that crushed George W. Bush and guaranteed an Obama presidential victory.

•  Candidate Hillary Clinton (another glorified Pawn), if elected, will steer the destiny of the USA during a most critical and precarious period and is therefore close to the Queen.  Although close to Obama, she is far from him but still looking in the same failed direction.

•   Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China’s President Xi Jinping are integral members of the BRICS alliance and closer to the Queen — Merkel — than the other leaders. These two Rooks will likely help tie up the false king Obama

•  UK Prime Minster Davis Cameron and Japan’s PM Shinzō Abe, traditional collaborators of the Anglo-American Axis*, are furthest from the Queen and looking like they might bolt from the AAA.  With Knights like them, who needs enemies?!

•  Where Obama and Clinton and Cameron wear a face of angst and agitation, Modi and Jinping are forward-looking and resolved.  Yellen is as confused as ever and only taking orders from the true kingmaker—the Pope (See how he is situated furthest back as the power behind the throne).

For anyone who requires further confirmation that the conclusive outcome of this Great Game, as it is often known, comes down to the real relationships between the USA, Russia and Germany, the following essay spells it out in no uncertain terms.  This essay provides the single most important back story to the pivotal events unfolding on today’s global geopolitical chessboard.

STRATFOR Chief Reveals Zio-Anglo-American Plot For World Domination

The CCRG will post a followup analysis of the entire 2016 cover art shown above upon completion of our research and evaluation.

Cosmic Convergence Research Group

*Anglo-American Axis

The Anglo-American Axis is represented, first and foremost, by the major English-speaking countries of the world: USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Israel. The European member nations of NATO, such as Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands are also closely aligned with the AAA as are all the Scandinavian countries. So are the Asian Pacific Rim nations of Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines. Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, Pakistan, Kuwait, Jordan, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar also owe their allegiance to the AAA but some of these may be changing. The World Shadow Government is an ultra-secret, supranational organization which completely controls the Anglo-American Axis, as well as the European Union, NATO, among many other institutional entities which constitute the Global Control Matrix.
(Source: Vladimir Putin’s Russia: Perfect Foil To The Anglo-American Axis And Their New World ‘Order’)

Now, here are some rather superficial treatments of the same magazine graphic.  They are only being posted to enkindle a curiosity to comprehend the predictive, maybe even prophetic, nature of this pictorial message to humanity.


The cursory analysis below was found at

So many things are jumping out at me from this picture, the only way I can parse them out is in a list:

  1. World population chart of Eurasia and Africa in the lower center. World population and demography will finally be brought about at the UN and therefore become mainstream news and water cooler conversation everywhere. Incredibly interesting to say the very least.
  2. Upper center, chart of US bonds, very important election in November, look for a financial crisis beginning in the bond market. Remember the financial crisis in 2008? It’ll be a similar formula. Janet Yellen, head of the Fed, is also prominently featured on the cover, I think it ties in with the bond chart.
  3. Bill and Hillary both prominently featured on cover leads me to believe that Hillary will win the election. Say hello to President Clinton part II, I suppose.
  4. Obama being square between the heads of state of Japan and China leads me to believe that Obama / America will do something to keep those 2 countries from going to war in 2016. Which will seriously piss off China. Abe, from Japan, is smiling whereas Obama and China’s president are frowning. So I think Japan comes off good and keeps control of those islands in the South China Sea that Japan and China both want so badly.
  5. In the lower right, you see a businessman with goat legs and goat horns looking like the devil. Expect popular opinion to be critical of bankers and businessmen in 2016.
  6. In the upper right you see a picture of a man possibly a protester holding an Albanian flag. Maybe that could mean in 2016 there could be a color revolution in Albania for some reason.
  7. Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, and Vladimir Putin are seen next to each other smiling. Maybe this could mean that something significant happens between both countries that year that is positive. Possibly a UN vote or something of that nature.
  8. Christine Lagarde the head of the IMF is also on there which means the IMF could have an active year as well— just speculating.
    (Source: reddit)


Then there are these comment which were posted at: “follow the money” at

Just when you thought you had deciphered the 2015 version they come along with 2016..looking for links to more information gleaned from this image..

i note the american flag is now a rainbow flag?

no top nominees, but we see hillary…

pope at the back…

whats going on with the olympic rings?

who is peeping out from behind putin?

whats the bike rider doing?

who else of note is on there and who else of note has been omitted?

there are also a few things missing from the original image and then to the magazine cover ….
(Source: follow the money)


Here are some more observations which may be worth considering which were left as a comment by “UZA – people’s courts, forums & tribunals” at “follow the money”.

A solar event; something that we will consider “but a fly”, but would be more significant…

Francis heralds in the “Final Act” onto the world stage… enter the Messiah aka the Masih and the Antichrist, the Masih ad-Dajjal…

Quantum technology will be in our midst… and will be the “3D glasses” to “see” it with…

Putin can read the script…

9 Nations on the stage: Japan, Asian coalition, China, America, Germany, Israel, India, Russia…

The Northern hemisphere BRICS countries are following the “northern” strategy…
The Southern hemisphere begins their own journey of self-reliance and self-determination having their own vision and plans…

“Global Reset”… gold-backed currency will be parachuted in… Merkel is making sure she is the “trustee” (should have given her a “halo”)…

Angela the Angel will give the “benefits” to the people on a party plate; the “black-suit” is isolated;

Reset will be announced over the media;

In exchange for the “party” they will try and use the “American system” (NWO) to try and “bribe” us during the “reset”: the final deception;

Read the fine print before signing anything; do not be hasty… ensure you have full control or sign nothing… without your signature, there is NO/ZERO/ZIP commerce…

The “small round earth” theory will be debunked and the heliocentric model deflated…

Less chaos, more order… in peace

Here an additional comment left at “follow the money” by intriguedbyr.

Obama wearing a green tie

Green, the color of life, renewal, nature, and energy, is associated with meanings of growth, harmony, freshness, safety, fertility, and environment. Green is also traditionally associated with money, finances, banking, ambition, greed, jealousy, and wall street.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wearing Yellow

Yellow, the color of sunshine, hope, and happiness, has conflicting associations. On one hand yellow stands for freshness, happiness, positivity, clarity, energy, optimism, enlightenment, remembrance, intellect, honor, loyalty, and joy, but on the other, it represents cowardice and deceit.

President Xi Jinping wearing Purple

Purple combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red. The color purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. Purple also represents meanings of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and magic.


The following video was produced soon after the 2016 cover of The Economist was released.  It offers a variety of perceptions which seem quite valid on the face of it.


The CCRG does not endorse or disagree with the many opinions presented by the previous commentary and various columnists.  We are in the process of formulating our own full assessment of the 2016 cover of The Economist.  Surely, just like their 2015 cover, it is pregnant with great significance and deep meaning.  Ferreting out the correct understanding is particularly important because of the actual owners of The Economist, and especially their influence over world affairs for the past 200 years. As follows:

The Economist is owned by the Rothschilds: 2016 and 2015 Cover Art Cryptic and Cabalistic

Cosmic Convergence Research Group
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