We urge you to pay close attention to this article; the very real fact of the matter is, the American elites are in a panic – a panic emanating out of the belief that average Americans may soon be coming after them with pitchforks; that, as a consequence, they are in REAL danger of being swept away. As a result – and contrary to popular opinion – the elites have been bending every effort to pump money into the economy, hoping against hope that it will reach into the pockets of the hurting masses on Main Street. But the MONSTER they have created – that is to say, the GREED that is inherent in the system they have built – is "eating up" all the money they have been throwing at the problem before that money can reach average Americans. [Please see our article, "Inside the American New World Order System."]
It's not that the elites care for average Americans – they do not; it's just that they fear they are dangerously close to suffering the same fate the French elite suffered as a result of the French Revolution.
IT IS PRECISELY IN CIRCUMSTANCES SUCH AS THESE THAT TYRANTS SUCH AS NAPOLEON AND HITLER ARE ABLE TO STEP IN AND SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY TO INSTALL A DICTATORSHIP - WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT NAPOLEON DID IN 1792, AND HITLER DID IN 1933. [The fact that the elites in America came very, very close to being swept away during the Great Depression is made plain in our article, "A Revolt against Elite Power Is in the Air, And the Elites Are Breathing Fire against It."]
In a remarkable article entitled "Goldman Sachs with Pistols," Alice Schroeder reveals the increasing angst of the super-rich regarding the attitude of average Americans toward them; she writes:
Schroeder goes on to say that many of the super-rich are trying to hide from the public; she describes what Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein has been doing:
And make no mistake about it: There is very good reason for Blankfein and his cohorts to be worried. Kate Randall reports on the misery of the masses:
Randall goes on to say that the arctic blast has been blamed for a least seven confirmed deaths. The number is likely far higher, and confirmed deaths can be expected to climb as packed shelters turn away people seeking refuge, and communities struggle to provide a warm place for the growing ranks of the homeless.
Other households may have a roof over their heads, but have had their utilities shut off due to non-payment. The use of space heaters, fires, candles and other unsafe sources of heating and electricity leaves families vulnerable to house fires. Three people died in Detroit when their home caught fire. It is believed the house—without gas or electrical service in below-zero temperatures—was being heated by a space heater. In Georgia, six families have lost their homes to fires, all of them trying to heat their houses with space heaters. The families narrowly escaped death.
At least four cold-related deaths were reported in Tennessee. Three people were found dead in Memphis within a 24-hour period. Leroy Jones, 68, was found frozen to death in his home in South Memphis. In Nashville, Tennessee, John Anderson, was found dead outside his home. His case exposes the plight of millions of elderly Americans across the US living alone with serious medical conditions and with little or no social assistance.
GROWING GAP BETWEEN RICH & AVERAGE AMERICANS
All this gives evidence to the conditions that growing numbers of Americans are suffering in as the Depression / Recession continues to spread – if not on Wall Street and among the super-rich, than certainly on Main Street and among growing numbers of average Americans who have lost their jobs.
The explosive nature of America's growing income gap between the super-rich and average Americans can be easily seen in the graph below. The graph reads:
THE MIDDLE CLASS IS BECOMING REVOLUTIONARY
Concerning all this, English economist Joel Hirschhorn writes:
Hirschhorn, citing a report from the British Defense Ministry (of all places), goes on to say:
Hirschhorn goes on to report that –
TRAPPED BY THE SYSTEM
The Third Horseman of the Apocalypse.
Clearly, the dynamic unleashed by the American elites (see above) is the dynamic expressed in this lyric – AND IT SHOULD BE UNDERSTOOD THAT THIS DYNAMIC WILL NOT BE STOPPED – BUT WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE TRIBULATION PERIOD. [In connection with this, we URGE you to see our article, "A Third Illusion Broken: That Antichrist Will Be a Man of Peace."]
As we explained several years ago in our article, "The Third World as a Model for the New World Order:"
"For the past several decades, a New World Order has been emerging. It is a globe-girdling "corporate-terrorist" state based on the model the CIA and United Fruit Corporation pioneered in Guatemala in the early part of the last century (i.e., the 1900s). The model calls for most of the nations of the world to be divided into two parts - an elite class of political / economic "managers," which in most countries approximates about 20 percent of the population, and a "worker-serf" class, which makes up the remaining 80 percent of the population. [United Fruit sold its properties in Guatemala to Del Monte in 1972 for $20 million. Under its new name of Chiquita Brands, it still maintains its empire in Central America.]
"The 'managers' rule the country at the behest and in the interest of American corporate power, which itself is sustained by the machinations and intrigues of the CIA, which in turn is backed up by the guns of the American military. It is an Orwellian realm of 'Newspeak' in which there is very little connection between perception and reality; where 'freedom' means 'slavery'; and 'democracy' means rule of the many by the few in the interest of corporate profits ... For the eighty percent of the population which falls into the 'worker-serf' category, it is a notably cruel and utterly despotic system. It's held together by police forces given to fascist-like brutality, torture, terror, and, on extreme occasions, the use of death squads ..." [Please see our movie, "GREED IS GOOD."]
Whipping a Slave, Virginia, 1850s
"The Last Daughter," shows a white man whipping a black woman while she holds onto her child. This illustration depicts a scene in which the author of this anti-slavery novel describes how slave children were sold away from their mothers who were past child bearing. In this case, a mother, all of whose children had been sold away, was unwilling to part with her only remaining child; while the girl clung to her mother's dress, the new master whipped the mother, telling her to hold her "cursed chatter" (p.94). We URGE you to see our article, "The Utility of Police Brutality in the Elite's War against the Poor."]
THE GROSS INCOME INEQUALITY ENGENDERED BY THIS SYSTEM IS NOW BEGINNING TO TAKE HOLD ON POPULATIONS IN COUNTRIES THAT HAVE HITHERTO NOT BEEN SUBJECTED TO IT: NAMELY, THE POPULATIONS OF THE FIRST TIER OF AMERICA'S CLIENT-STATE SYSTEM (England, Germany, France, Korea, Japan, etc.) AND ALSO THE POPULATION IN THE "HOME COUNTRY" OF THE EMPIRE ITSELF: AMERICA. [Please see our article, "The American Empire and the U.S. System of Client-States."]
Now in all of this – and, again, as surprising as it might seem - one should be very clear here: Unleashing the "rich / poor dynamic" (i.e., globalization in the form of "The Washington Consensus") in the American homeland is NOT something for which the American elites planned.
The beheading of Louis XVI and his queen, Marie Antoinette.
And it's not as if the turmoil in the American homeland against the elites has gone unnoticed in the outside world: One well-known Russian commentator, Professor Igor Panarin, a well-known academician and political scientist, predicts –
"The United States will erupt into civil war once the full extent of the rape and pillaging of these peoples by their banks and government becomes known to them." [Please see our article, "The Coming Bubba Revolution."]
The American economy: Collapsing like the great zeppelin Hindenburg.
Blankfein went on to announce that his company would give $100m per year to the fund. In making this gesture, Blankfein announced:
"We are going to fulfill our commitment and our obligation to the world to be good allocators of capital and make sure we're doing the right thing, making sure we're helping the country pull out of recession, grow businesses that help generate jobs."
These kinds of gestures by the super-rich, however, are being mocked by average Americans. For example, the on-line financial magazine Gawker reported:
"This [gesture] is beyond mocking."
Then there is the story of how Blankfein has dropped his salary 98% at Goldman Sachs, to which another commentator said:
"Oh please. This story about the Goldman CEO's salary dropping 98% is incredibly misleading. The first thought that crossed my mind was "how much did he make in 2007" when he was still cashing in on selling worthless (to everyone except AIG) trash? One of the missing issues remains the past payments and no matter how much the businesses take off the books, the bonuses remain untouched. Somehow we're supposed to sympathize or be in awe that Goldman CEO Blankfein allowed his compensation to fall to a paltry $1.11 million. Stout fellow! Hang in there!"
For example, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, writing in Forbes Magazine, says:
"The large-scale government intervention in the economy is going to end badly."
Paul goes on to say:
"Any number of pundits claim that we have now passed the worst of the recession. Green shoots of recovery are supposedly popping up all around the country, and the economy is expected to resume growing soon at an annual rate of 3% to 4%. Many of these are the same people who insisted that the economy would continue growing last year, even while it was clear that we were already in the beginning stages of a recession. [Please see our article, "Presenting a Lie as the Truth."]
A double-dip recession similar to the one that occurred in 1932.
"A FALSE RECOVERY IS UNDERWAY. I am reminded of the outlook in 1930, when the experts were certain that the worst of the Depression was over and that recovery was just around the corner. The economy and stock market seemed to be recovering, and there was optimism that the recession, like many of those before it, would be over in a year or less. Instead ... the depression worsened ... and the Dow Jones industrial average did not recover to 1929 levels until 1954."
Paul says that this is precisely what is likely to happen today; he writes:
"WHAT IS ... LIKELY TO HAPPEN IS A REPEAT OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION."
Paul goes on to say:
"Can anyone realistically argue that a few small upticks in a handful of economic indicators are a sign that the recession is over? We might have up to a year or so of an economy growing just slightly above stagnation, followed by [another crash] ... WORSE THAN ANYTHING WE HAVE SEEN. As the housing market fails to return to any sense of normalcy, commercial real estate begins to collapse and manufacturers produce goods that cannot be purchased by debt-strapped consumers, the economy will falter."
Homelessness in the Great Depression. Please see our article, "Making a Crime out of Being Homeless."
The Panic of 1873.
"Once the public gets a taste of [what's actually been happening], THERE WILL BE NO STOPPING THE PANIC ...
"When the panic does start, it may be an event perceived to be too-small-to-matter, like a Dubai that exposes several larger global players, which leads to a domino effect that will echo through the entire financial markets. It may start with debt defaults in an Euro Zone country like Greece or Hungary, or maybe with commercial real estate or Wave Two of the Mortgage Meltdown in the US. IT COULD BE A GEO-POLITICAL EVENT WITH IRAN AND ISRAEL, or a terrorist attack on a Saudi Arabian pipeline. [Please see our article, "The Tribulation – Part 3: A Catalyst for War in the Middle East – an Israeli Air-Strike against Iran."]
"Right now, the world is on edge. The citizens of the US, as well as the global public don't really know who to trust to tell them the truth. They are on alert, consciously or subconsciously, and if they perceive even a small threat, the fight-or-flight system will be activated.
"Some say that a year ago we faced economic disaster on a massive scale. In one year, governments around the world have printed money, and done little else, except to provide daily lip service and commentary. The contagion has been lying dormant and will become an epidemic.
"No bailout will stop it."
Once the super-rich lose the support of the so-called "masses" – that is to say, when they are no longer able to manipulate a democratic system in their favor – there is only one thing they can do: Seize power in a coup and set up a despotism. [Again, we urge you to see our article, "A Revolt against Elite Power Is in the Air, And the Elites Are Breathing Fire against It."]
Prof. Michael Parenti of Yale calls democracy as it is now practiced in America a "Government within a Government;" he writes:
"... 'the symbolic political system centered around electoral and representative activities including party conflicts, voter turnout, political personalities, public pronouncements, official role-playing and certain ambiguous presentations of some of the public issues which bestir presidents, governors, mayors and their respective legislatures ...' has been made all but meaningless, and a new system of elite power has taken hold of the country - what I call the substantive political system – '... involving multi-billion dollar contracts, tax write-offs, protections, rebates, grants, loss compensations, subsidies, leases, giveaways and the whole vast process of budgeting, legislating, advising, regulating, protecting and servicing major producer interest - now bending or ignoring the law on behalf of the powerful, now applying it with the full punitive vigor against heretics and 'troublemakers'."
UNFORTUNATELY – AT LEAST FOR THE SUPER-RICH – AVERAGE AMERICANS ARE BEGINNING TO CATCH ON TO HOW THE ELITES HAVE BEEN RIGGING THE SYSTEM IN THEIR FAVOR. AS A RESULT, THEY ARE BEING FORCED TO TAKE A DIFFERENT AND MUCH MORE BRUTAL ATTITUDE TOWARD AVERAGE AMERICANS IF THEY ARE TO MAINTAIN THEMSELVES IN POWER. This brings us at last to the strange "goings-on" relating to Northwest Flight 253 and the so-called "Underwear Bomber."
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab and his "explosive underwear."
Bill Van Auken of WSW writes:
"The general outlines of the Northwest bombing attempt and the 9/11 attacks are startlingly similar. One might even say that what is involved is a modus operandi. In both cases, those alleged to have carried out the actions had been the subject of US intelligence investigations and surveillance, and had been allowed to enter the country and board flights under conditions that would normally have set off multiple security alarms.
"Both then and now, the government and the media expect the public to accept that all that was involved was mistakes. But why should anyone assume that the failure to act on the extensive intelligence leading to Abdulmutallab involved merely 'innocent' mistakes—and not something far more sinister?
"If this episode is to be examined seriously, the question must be asked: What would have happened had Northwest Flight 253 been destroyed? [We URGE you to see our article, "The Events of September 11, 2001: What's Going On?" Also please see the article by Chaim Kupferberg entitled "There's Something about Omar: Truth, Lies, and the Legend of 9/11."
Van Auken continues:
"There is no question but that such a catastrophe would have had immense repercussions both internationally and within the United States. It would have seriously destabilized the Obama administration, politically strengthened the most extreme right-wing sections of the ruling class, and cleared the way for an even more massive expansion of military-intelligence operations overseas and a drastic curtailing of democratic rights at home. [Which would have meant the extension of the Police-State apparatus put in place by the Bush Administration; please see our article, "The Watchers Are Watching You."]
"Even the failed attempt has touched off a firestorm of criticism by the Republican right of the Obama administration's supposed laxity in the face of terrorism."
This is the kind of democracy Dick Cheney's "Secret Government" is promoting; please see our article, "The Evil in Our Midst."
Van Auken goes on to say:
"This found its distilled expression in a statement released Wednesday by former Vice President Dick Cheney. 'We are at war, and when President Obama pretends we aren't, it makes us less safe', said Cheney. The former vice president and de facto leader of the 'war on terror' in the Bush administration condemned Obama for proposing to close down the Guantánamo prison camp and try some of those held there in normal federal courts. He also denounced the US president for jettisoning the words 'war on terror' in describing Washington's continuing wars abroad and attacks on democratic rights at home.
"The statements from Cheney—who was at the center of a secret government for eight years, has the closest ties to the military-intelligence apparatus, and is a ruthless advocate of torture, assassinations and a sweeping curtailment of democratic rights—shed light on the political calculations THAT MAY HAVE ENCOURAGED ELEMENTS IN THE CIA AND RELATED AGENCIES TO KEEP THE "DOTS" SEPARATED AND, THEREBY, FACILITATE A TERRORIST ACTION."
We URGE you to see our article on the "Secret Government" to which Van Auken and Parenti are alluding; the very "Secret Government" that Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Seymour Hirsh described in The New Yorker Magazine as he probed the strange "happenings" of Vice President Dick Cheney during the Bush Administration – "The Evil in Our Midst."
"The wicked are wicked no doubt, and they go astray and they fall and they come to their own deserts; but who can tell the mischief the virtuous do?"
- William Thackery
What Hersh discovered about the "goings-on" of Dick Cheney in the White House should send shivers down the spines of all those American Christians who have tied themselves to the machinations of those who are connected to America's right-wing - which is about every evangelical Christian in the country.
Hersh reports that Cheney had his own SS-style political assassination unit that reported directly to him - AND WHEN ONE LOOKS CLOSELY AT THIS PARTICULAR UNIT, ONE CANNOT HELP BUT BE SHOCKED BY THE PERVASIVE PRESENCE OF CHRISTIANS IN IT (and we speak here of Task Force 121 and General Boykin, which is precisely the unit Hersh pointed at in his report of March 11, 2009). [Please see our article, "The Generals' Revolt against the Obama Presidency."]
The presence of so many Christians in what Cheney has been up to is so deep and pervasive that Christians - if they are honest with themselves - are forced to admit with Pogo:
"WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND HE IS US!"
Van Auken's conclusions regarding the strange "goings-on" surrounding Flight # 253 are echoed by Tom Burghardt of Global Research in Canada; Burghardt writes:
"The closer one looks at the available evidence surrounding the strange case of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the more sinister alleged "intelligence failures" become. As this story unfolds it is becoming abundantly clear that U.S. security officials had far more information on the would-be lap bomber than we've been told.
"The London Observer revealed January 3 that the British secret state had Abdulmutallab on their radar for several years and that he had become "politically involved" with "extremist networks" while a student at University College London, where he served as president of the Islamic Society."
"Examining 'e-mail and text traffic', security officers claim to have belatedly discovered that 'he has been in contact with jihadists from across the world' since 2007. Indeed, The Sunday Times disclosed that the 23-year-old terrorism suspect was 'reaching out to extremists whom MI5 had under surveillance'. The officials said that Abdulmutallab was 'starting out on a journey in Britain' that culminated with last week's attempt to destroy Flight 253.
"It is claimed by unnamed 'British officials' that 'none of this information was passed' to their American counterparts; on the face of it, this appears to be a rank mendacity. The Sunday Times further reported that security officials have 'now passed a file' to American counterterrorism officers that show 'his repeated contacts with MI5 targets who were subject to phone taps, email intercepts and other forms of surveillance'.
"None of this should surprise anyone, however. In light of multiple prior warnings which preceded past terrorist atrocities, the selective leaking of information to the British media in its own way, buttresses the official story that the near-tragedy aboard Flight 253 was simply the result of ubiquitous 'intelligence failures'. But as we have seen with Mohamed Atta, Richard Reid and Mohammad Sidique Khan, Abdulmutallab's 'journey' was one undertaken by many before, often with a wink-and-a-nod by British and American security officials when it served the geostrategic ambitions of their political masters." [Again, we URGE you to see our article, "The Events of September 11, 2001: What's Going On?" Also please see the article by Chaim Kupferberg entitled "There's Something about Omar: Truth, Lies, and the Legend of 9/11."
Burghardt goes on to say:
"As security researcher and analyst Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed wrote in the New Internationalist (October 2009): 'Islamist terrorism cannot be understood without acknowledging the extent to which its networks are being used by Western military intelligence services, both to control strategic energy resources and to counter their geopolitical rivals. Even now, nearly a decade after 9/11, covert sponsorship of al-Qaeda networks continues'. [Please see our article, "Radical Islam."]
"Ahmed's findings track closely with those of Michel Chossudovsky, Peter Dale Scott and Richard Labévière, who have painstakingly documented that the complex of jihadi groups known as al-Qaeda have enjoyed the closest ties with Western intelligence agencies stretching back decades. That intelligence officers, including those at the highest levels of the secret state's security apparat, did nothing to hamper an alleged al-Qaeda operative from getting on that plane--in a chilling echo of the 9/11 attacks--calls into question the thin tissue of lies outlined in the official narrative."
From left to right: Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, Michel Chossudovsky, Peter Dale Scott and Richard Labévière.
Bill Van Auken concludes:
"And so dear readers, we are left to ponder the question, cui bono?
Who would benefit politically from a major terrorist incident on American soil, ready, willing and able to step into the breach and exploit the catastrophic loss of human life that would follow in its wake?"
Now, if what Van Auken, Chossudovsky, Scott, Labévière and all the rest of them say is true – and there can be little doubt as to that – THEN WE MUST CONCLUDE THAT THOSE WE DESCRIBED IN OUR ARTICLE "THE EVIL IN OUR MIDST" ARE UP TO NO GOOD; that they have come to the conclusion that they are in very real danger of being swept away by an aroused citizenry who are "as mad as hell at them." [Again, we URGE you to see our article, "A Revolt against Elite Power Is in the Air, And the Elites Are Breathing Fire against It."]
The Neo-cons - They're back!
It is in this context that Lance Selfa, a left-wing writer who writes for Global Research is very worried about a right-wing resurgence in the United States; and he is very concerned that the Left is not taking this threat seriously; he writes:
"Last September ... thousands of conservatives responded to a call from Fox News's Glenn Beck to 'take their country back'. The September event followed a series of August town hall meetings in congressional districts in which conservatives, operating under the direction of right-wing Washington-based lobbying outfits like Freedom Works and Conservatives for Patients' Rights, protested—and in some cases, disrupted—Congress members' attempts to explain their support for health care reform legislation.
"In the November 3 off-year elections, Republicans swept the top state offices in Virginia, a state President Obama won by six points in 2008, and ousted Democratic governor Jon Corzine in New Jersey. Meanwhile, voters in Maine repealed a state law granting marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples by a 52 percent to 48 percent margin." [Please see our article, "The Christian Right: Creating a New and Ominous Strategy against the Left;" also our articles, "The Left Is in Danger of Creating a Monster" and "The Creation of an Enemy Absolute – Beginning First with the Gay and Lesbian Community."]
THESE STUNNING ELECTORAL VICTORIES BY THE RIGHT HAVE NOW BEEN REINFORCED BY SCOTT BROWN'S VICTORY IN MASSACHUSETTS, A STATE THAT IS A BASTION OF LEFT-WING ACTIVITY. Selfa believes that the Right – building upon these electoral victories – could stage a right-wing coup using the pretext of a terrorist incident. Nonetheless, according to Selfa, the Left remains relatively oblivious to what's happening. Selfa continues:
"If you read or listen to a lot of pro-Obama, liberal commentary, you'd think that this notion that the American right can recapture significant popular support is laughable. For example, liberal MSNBC hosts Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow, while often criticizing Obama, save most of their barbs for the right. To judge by their regular takedowns of the right, they assume that no one in their right mind takes Sarah Palin seriously, that Fox News is a joke, and that the GOP is about to tear itself up in a "civil war" between tea party kooks and moderates."
Olbermann and Maddow
Selfa warns of the "growing conservatism" in the American electorate and warns that when this "conservatism" is -
"... mixed with the mélange of right-wing ideology that appeals to traditionalism (anti-gay marriage), nativism (anti-immigration), and racism (against a Black president)—and amplified by the existing conservative network Fox News exemplifies—the conservative appeal to economic anxiety can tap into broader currents who 'want their country back'."
"If the resentment that has been welling up in the electorate was merely mobilized to bring the GOP back to parity with the Democrats in the next election, that wouldn't merit much more commentary. But in a time of sharp political polarization stemming from the worst recession since at least the Second World War, resentment could give way to much more sinister developments. The nonsense associated with "birthers" and "deathers," that mainstream politicians either tolerate or promote contributes to a "toxic atmosphere of rage in America," according to a recent Anti-Defamation League (ADL) report on the American right. This not only poisons the political atmosphere, but, as the ADL points out, it provides a medium in which the far right can grow."
"Birthers" and "Deathers"
STOP AND CONSIDER ...
Now, stop and consider what we have been discussing here in the light of the prophetic scriptures:
"A measure of wheat for a penny [literally - denarius, a Greek coin which represented a WHOLE DAYS wages], and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine." (Rev. 6:6)
Obviously, then, the elites will prevail in their struggle against the "masses" – most likely as the result of a COUP that will install a fascist-like "religio / political dictatorship; that we can determine that such a dictatorship will result from a coup is made obvious because it cannot possibly be imagined that the American populace – AS A WHOLE – would willingly subject themselves to the poverty inherent in the dynamic that the super-rich have unleashed on the world; what this means is that the state will no longer be able to justify itself by a resort to the "Will of the People" and will instead have to legitimize itself by a resort to the "Will of God." [We URGE you to see our articles, "What Is Fascism, and What Is Its Connection to the United States" and "Transitioning from Christianity to Fascism."]
The doctrine of the Antichrist and the Search for Moral Purity. Tristan and Isolde
We know this to be true because the Scriptures indicate that the dictatorship that shall arise in the "end of days" will be linked to an entity called the "Apostate Church." As F.G. Jennings suggests -
"In turning then to the seventeenth chapter of the Book of Revelation, we see the whole stage filled with two personalities only: a 'Beast' and a 'Woman' ... these two ... picture ... the future prophetic earth ... there can be no argument or discussion as to this speaking of both the CIVIL [political, economic, and military] and ECCLESIASTICAL [religious] conditions that will rule and characterize that part of the earth that is within the limits or boundaries of Prophecy.
"The whole of it will be filled with what shall answer to this 'Beast' and this 'Woman.' The two [the "Beast (which answers to the Civil Power) and the "Woman" (which answers to the Religious Power)] are thus indissolubly co-related, and tell us to what end all [this is] trending; that is that there will eventually be a one World-Empire and a one World-Church, and these will cover the whole of what is now called CHRISTENDOM; the one Empire supporting the one Church, [as] the 'Beast' in the picture supports the 'Woman,' and the 'Woman' is supported by the 'Beast' ..." [Please see our articles, "Apostasy – Christianity in the Service of a Religio-Political-Corporate-Terrorist State" and "Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth."]
The Woman (Apostate Christianity) riding the Beast (The American New World Order System).
In the light of the two points we have just discussed (see above), consider the other prophetic events that have been occurring recently:
We pause here to reiterate certain facts that we discussed at greater length in an earlier article – i.e., "The Tribulation: Part 4" - concerning these six "signs:"
Hands of a lifeless body lie amidst the debris of a collapsed home in the Haiti.
PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING
THE REMARKABLE INCREASE IN
EARTHQUAKE ACTIVITY OVER THE PAST CENTURY.
[Please see our article, "Fearful Sights and Great Signs from Heaven."]
Please see the following video of a lecture given at the University of California (Berkeley) by Stanford Professor Lucy Shapiro; Shapiro is renowned for her contributions to the fields of developmental biology, molecular biology, and genetics. She discusses the subject of "Emerging Infectious Diseases" and indicates how antibiotics are becoming ineffective because bacteria are becoming drug resistant.
Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health
It should be noted that Professor Shapiro says that the crisis we are facing is to a large extent a man-made crisis. Please see our article on this subject, "The Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse: Pestilence;" please also see our article, "The Drug Epidemic, Viruses, Ebola, and AIDS – It's not what You Think."]
Please see the following video on the Global Food Crisis.
The Global Food Crisis: Hunger Bites
Unemployment lines - 1933 & 2009
We URGE you to see the following video by Gerald Celente; it's nine months old, but it is even more prescient than it was earlier this year. When the video was first made, unemployment stood at 7.2% (real unemployment @13.7%); now unemployment stands at 10.2% (real unemployment @ 22%) [Please see our article, "A Permanent 30% Unemployment Rate."]
Worst Economic Collapse Ever
WARS AND OTHER CONFLICTS:
Michel Chossudovsky calls the "War on Terror" a pretext for permanent "New World Order" wars of conquest serving the interests of Wall Street and the financial community, the US military-industrial complex, Big Oil, and other corporate interests.
Specifically, Chossudovsky says:
"The US 'campaign against terrorism' is a 'war of conquest' for empire, threatening future humanity with devastating consequences. America's New War isn't confined to the Middle East and Central Asia. IT AIMS AT MILITARIZING VAST REGIONS OF THE WORLD, leading to the consolidation of what is best described as the 'American Empire'. The 'war on terrorism' is a cover to not only re-colonize Iran, Iraq and the Indian (subcontinent)," but also China and the former Soviet bloc."
If this is so – and it is – then very obviously what the "War on Terror" has done is to create the EXACT conditions described by Matthew 24:6:
"And ye shall hear of wars ad rumours of wars ..."
As we indicated in our article "As in the Days of Noah," SEXUAL PERVERSION – and that is precisely the kind of "iniquity" that the Bible is referencing in Matthew 24:12 - has already subsumed vast segments of America's population.
NOTE: In connection with this, one should pay particular attention to the PRECISE wording of Matthew 24:13 - "Because iniquity [i.e., sexual perversion] shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold."
This is a very interesting phrase. The Bible is not necessarily referring to our love for Christ per se, but to love itself: to the ability of human beings to have LOVING relationships with one another. In essence, then, what the Bible is saying is that there is a REVERSE (topsy-turvy, upside down) relationship between sexual perversion and one's ability to love others; the more that sexual perversions and/or "obsessions" takes root in the heart of man, the more his ability to have LOVING relationships with others is diminished. [Please also see our article, "Witchcraft and the Paranormal: Unlawfully Bridging the Gap between the Spirit World and the World of Man;" please also see our article, "As in the Days of Noah."]
Concerning this matter, Dr. Judith Reisman writes:
"For decades I have lectured on visual pornography as an "endogenous drug" that PERMANENTLY restructures the brain, mind, memory and conduct of unthinking users ... Pornography overrides cognition and causes dramatic changes in viewers' behavior. This can be simple coarsening, impairing the capacity to love (which is exactly what Matthew 24:13 says is occurring today in the hearts of men and women), or it can lead to brutal sexual crimes."
Dr. Mary Ann Layden, co-director of the Sexual Trauma and Psychopathology Program at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Cognitive Therapy, concurs with Riesman. Speaking on the seriousness of sexual addictions before the 2004 Senate Commerce Committee, Layden said:
"Sexual addicts have a more difficult time recovering from their addiction than cocaine addicts, since coke users can get the drug out of their system, BUT PORNOGRAPHIC IMAGES STAY IN THE BRAIN FOREVER."
Finally, one should consider the breath-taking precision that the Scriptures have revealed in positioning America's military forces in the Middle East - and most especially in the land of Ancient Babylon. Think, just for a minute, how incredible it is that they are positioned in the PRECISE location the prophecies of Daniel placed them app. 2,500 years ago.
Consider also the immediate nature of an Israeli air-strike on Iran – an air-strike that could inflame the whole of the Middle East, and complete the RADICALIZATION of the Islamic world, setting the stage thereby for the Gog / Magog War.
[Please see our article, "The Tribulation – Part 3: A Catalyst for War in the Middle East; an Israeli Air-Strike against Iran."]
More next time!
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We pray that you will remember the Word of God:
"IF WE HAVE SOWN UNTO YOU SPIRITUAL THINGS, IS IT A GREAT THING IF WE SHALL REAP YOUR CARNAL [MATERIAL] THINGS?" [1 Cor. 9:11]
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