For some reason, this old post has been 'searched' recently. http://veaterecosan.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=danse+macabre.
Strange that this rather obscure article was accessed at this time which just happens to be prior to the Jewish New Year.
I was reminded of this by the fact that BBC Radio 3 broadcasting Berlioz 'Damnation of Faust' - today 17th September, 2017.
BBC 2 just happens to be broadcasting two interestinf programmes: "Risk" about Julian Assange and a film following: "The Devil's Double" - "Dominic Cooper tackles a demanding twin role in this drama based on the real-life exploits of the Iraqi army lieutenant forced to become the body double for Saddam Hussein's sadistic son Uday."
Seventeen it seems has many meanings at many levels. In respect of just the Jewish calender there are these relevant important events:
Thu 21 Sep Rosh Hashana
Sat 23 Sep Shabbat Shuva
Sat 30 Sep Yom Kippur.
Perhaps we should also remember that the Israeli state put out an unusual and specific warning as related here: http://veaterecosan.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/be-warned-israel-calls-on-its-citizens.html.
Does any of this have any significance for us today or in the near future? Only time will tell.
The BBC position is represented by the following programme. All myth and fake news.
"The story of how the myth exploded reveals how fake stories spread today and the secrets behind the psychology of their fiercest proponents.
It’s the conspiracy theory to dwarf all conspiracy theories. A smorgasbord of every other intrigue under the sun, the Illuminati are the supposed overlords controlling the world’s affairs, operating secretly as they seek to establish a New World Order.
But this far-fetched paranoia all started with a playful work of fiction in the 1960s. What does this tell us about our readiness to believe what we read and hear – and what can the Illuminati myth reveal about the fake news and stories we continue to be influenced by today?"
The use of "Conspiracy Theory" to Neutralise the 'Truth'
"A War on Truth"