All You Need Is Cash

All You Need is Cash was the name of a mockumentary featuring a fictional rock band  called the Rutles who parodied The Beatles.  The movie was made in the 1970s as a spin off from a TV comedy series by Eric Idle named Rutland Weekend Television. Actual Beatle, George Harrison, featured in and assisted in its creation.  The Rutles became an actual group and had two UK chart hits.

Rutland is a small county in England. The flag of Rutland features a horseshoe and acorns. It has been the symbol of the village of Oakham since William the Conqueror. In 2012 a well-being report found Rutland to be the happiest county in the UK. The motto of the county council is the Latin phrase ‘Multum in Parvo’ which means ”Much in Little.”

Flag of Rutland

A horseshoe is a key to happiness in The Earth Emperor’s Eye, whilst Charles Lamb’s journal records how an acorn falls on the head of Lucy Ebbs, Mother Nature personified, prompting her to cry, ‘The Sky is Falling In’.

Given the Beatles link it’s curious that Rutland has recently experienced two earthquakes centred around Oakham – one last April and another on 28 January 2015.

oakham earthquake

Is this the Earth Emperor’s doing? The messages are clear – money is king in the modern world when, in reality, there’s happiness to be found in less.

More sinisterly, perhaps, the parody of The Beatles suggests the Earth Emperor knows that humanity isn’t taking this seriously.  We’re playing a dangerous game.

I-Spy the Earth Emperor's Eye