War Horse is a film that creatively forces the belief that wartime is acceptable. War is not. It is created for ulterior motives and we are placed at great risk for our lives. Unless we submit by working both sides of these wars, we are killed. In War Horse, they show us that if we obey, work hard, do them those war favors, look the other way, service to them… then our lives will be spared. But, only spared if lucky. This article will show how that is so.
Right: A scene from War Horse, Albert makes the sound of a train whistle by cupping his hands and blowing into it. If you observe and compare the sound of his whistle to that of a steam locomotive, Here is a sound clip of a similar steam locomotive horn that sounds similar to Albert’s call.
War Horse Storyline
Dartmoor,1914. To his wife’s dismay farmer Narracott buys a thoroughbred horse rather than a plough animal, but when his teenaged son Albert trains the horse and calls him Joey, the two become inseparable. When his harvest fails, the farmer must sell Joey to the British cavalry where the horse is shipped to France. Joey then is captured by the Germans and changes hands twice more before he is found, caught in the barbed wire in No Man’s Land four years later and freed. He is returned behind British lines where Albert, now a private, has been temporarily blinded by gas. At the mercy of a medic ready to euthanize Joey, Albert recognizes his beloved friend and convinces everyone that Joey is salvageable.
On the surface the movie War Horse shows us a natural majestic English and European cinematography that captures our emotions. A young man loses his only friend, a horse, to the war effort with an emotional reconnection at the end of the story.
Underneath, we see a young boy and his family suffer the trials of wartime.
To preface my opinion before going into the explanation of what I felt, for the first 15 minutes of the film I felt as if I was watching a made by Disney drama adventure where everyone was talking to an animal. I sat with my father and whispered my comment then wondered at what point he would get up to leave. After the show I asked him again what he felt and his reply was truly funny, “.. well, if the horse talked back, then that would be it and yes, I was prepared to leave the theater.”
The horse comes into the lives of a family looking to save their home from what we call foreclosure today. The horse is the only hope to help with the plowing and tilling of the soil. It happens that the animal is not a workhorse, but more of a race horse. They would not cast a below average horse and so “Joey” is one magnificent animal showcased for the film. But, when the scene where Albert names the horse “Joey”, I just about flipped. For no reason and without any reference, Albert talks to the horse saying, “For now on your name is Joey”. I asked myself why the name Joey? Out of a million names for a horse Albert calls him Joey.
What does this mean? The name is important and a movie that costs several millions of dollars that is syndicated worldwide does not occur by happen chance. Joey, you see, is JOE. Government issue ‘Joe’. The horse is symbolic of what war is really all about. Military tools and implements of war. A soldier is nothing more than an expendable piece of equipment and in this film, Joey’s purpose is to show is that hopefully he will survive and reconnect with his owner after being used in a military manner. And yes this happens while we leave the theater relieved.. we are being conditioned to think we’ll reconnect with our children or spouses if the same happens with us.
There are two main messages that are delivered. The first is that the horse, Joey, represents an American soldier that is expendable in wartime. To me, this is not the story of the English, an English horse, or otherwise. This movie is made for the American public to view and while it seems that it has nothing to do with America, it does for the reason that this country is being systematically reduced to rubble in silence. It is a stealth war. In War Horse, Joey plays the part of a military article that can perform a function for both sides if only it sacrifices its sovereignty. This is what we are being taught to do.
The other point is that the waring parties don’t seem to be waring with each other on a personal level. Sure, there is the firefighting and bodies blown to pieces, but in scenes where the opposing parties meet, I don’t feel the anger. The reason may be to appease the audience into the belief that members of foreign countries have the capacity to forgive. That lives can be spared if agreements are made between people in time of war. The United Nation forces are here in this land and are preparing for the take over of the United States. This movie’s intention is to create a false idea that it is okay and that these people are friendly.
The sound of a steam locomotive
Albert instructs Joey an how to identify a unique whistle. This whistle is not n War Horse,for example, while there is no true element of the train or the sound that comes from a train, there is an important sound made to be unique and is strikingly similar to the whistle of a steam engine that it is beyond uncanny. It is the call that the owner of “joey” Albert, trains his horse, Joey, with that is unusual from that of the typical shrill whistle, snap of the finger, or hoot or holler. It is the sound made between two hands coming together forming a bladder and blown into it. The method Albert uses is a two ‘beats’ sound that mimics a train horn correctly. The whistle is without a doubt the same.
The sound of Joey’s call can also be likened to the hoot of an owl. If this is so, it may mean that Molek, the symbol of the Illuminati, is making its on screen presence. I have a strong feeling that with so many train themes that it is closer to the conditioning sound of a train. The television trailer for War Horse showed the image of a steam engine, but used the sound of diesel train horn. There could be no mistake by the highly paid sound effects engineer to make such an error. The film, however, does not make this mistake. Because more people watch and listen movie previews, but don’t ever see it in theaters and wait to rent, the more people who hear the whistle of a diesel horn is their aim. As part of advertising it is the message that is being conveyed to the masses.
Again, the question asked is why is this so? The reason may be as an effort to enchant the movie goer with the sound of trains for the predicted slaughter of humans. People, it is said, will be transported by train to encampments similarly as during Nazi Germany of the early 1940′s. If one observes the growing rail system within our cities across the nation, it becomes evident that something is happening. And, that something isn’t the repair of degrading bridges, roadways, and the improvement of our transportation system other than rail lines. You can see the striking interchangeable costume of Polar Express conductor uniform to that of the train station patrolman of Hugo. These are subtle elements of the police state and they repeat themselves with films of different genres and for a variety of target audience markets.
Mark of the beast
Interestingly, the unique marking found on “Joey’s” forehead is remarkably similar to the Air Force Space Command symbol. The introduction of this sign is for creating identifying shapes in the minds of the youth destined to become a part of the space and aeronautical program.
Joey and Albert reconnect in the final moments of War Horse. Albert having been temporarily blinded in the battlefield is taken to a medical facility and bandaged over his eyes. Joey is also taken to the same place in serious condition completely covered in mud with wounds received from an entanglement with barbed wire. The medical doctor on duty makes a decision to euthanize Joey rather than treat him. All eyes are on the doctor as he moves his revolver to the horse’s head. Albert, who is lying down senses that his horse is in the vicinity and gently calls the distinct train whistle to Joey. Joey’s ears perk up and the doctor hesitates. Albert approaches even though he cannot see and meets Joey for the first time since they were separated. But, then he must prove that the horse belongs to him with the hope that the doctor will change his mind about either killing him, or treating Joey’s wounds.
Albert identifies the diamond shaped mark on Joey’s forehead using both his hands pointing a finger each and describes the shape drawing the image of triangle, not a diamond, in the air. This was unusual for the reason he clearly indicates the marking, but describes it as a triangle. As one can see, Joey’s mark is not at all shape with a flat base and that is how it was described. I believe this was intentional subtly symbolic to secret societies. Still unbelieved, a towel is used to wipe the mud away from Joey’s face revealing the white mark. I assume that this is the reference to ‘The Mark Of The Beast’.
Steven Spielberg has been criticized for making a film that although was nominated for awards, wasn’t the kind of box office smash one would expect. The reality is, War Horse is a statement made loud and clear. Its secret meanings are on display and hidden in plain sight.