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‘Game of Thrones’ predicted the zealotry of Extinction Rebellion eco-fanatics

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I have a long held a theory that film and television can be tools of prophecy used to glimpse into the future.

‘Game of Thrones’ in particular is a bellwether when it comes to entertainment as prophecy. The show’s first episode, ‘Winter is Coming,’ aired in 2011 and that phrase quickly became the series tagline. Billboards warning that “Winter is Coming,” portending an invasion by undead White Walkers and their zombie minions, soon loomed ominously over cities and towns across America. In the ensuing years, a metaphorical winter did indeed descend upon the US, as the cold wind of political correctness swept across the land while an army of mindless ‘woke’ scolds waged war on free expression and diversity of thought.

‘Game of Thrones’ ended this past May, but with every passing day its creator George R.R. Martin looks more and more like Nostradamus. Take, for example, the recent Extinction Rebellion climate crisis protests.

Why would eco-activists who snarled New York City traffic by supergluing themselves to a boat in Times Square, took a hammer to a government building in London, grounded a flight from London to Dublin, and plotted to use drones to shut down Heathrow, remind me of ‘Game of Thrones?’ Well, because these fanatics are eerily reminiscent of a group of religious zealots called the Sparrows.

The Sparrows and their leader, the High Sparrow, came to prominence in King’s Landing after the death of Tywin Lannister. The cult attracted great numbers of followers to their devout way of life, including some royals like Ser Lancel........

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