Barry McGuire – Eve of Destruction
In the following section, News reports have been grouped according to category. The heading has been linked to the original story and a brief synopsis has been provided. My comments and observations are in italics below the original report. Please click on the link to read the full story and / or to watch videos if included in the story.
The End of the World as we know it will have begun when we begin to see one or more of the following catastrophes and cataclysms begin to be inflicted on the whole world simultaneously. In essence we are not looking for one of these problems being experienced somewhere in the world, we are looking to see when every part of the planet will be suffering from one or more of these Biblically proportioned disasters at the same time, resulting in multiple millions of fatalities. Only when every part of the world is being impacted catastrophically and cataclysmically by one or more of the following, will be able to conclude with absolute certainty that the End of the World has begun. If within the next few years a quarter or more of the Earth’s population, roughly 2 billion people, have been killed by one or more of the following means then we can be 100% certain that we are the generation that will witness the end of the world as we know it.
7 News Categories divided according to ‘End of the World’ Biblical prophesies
This week I have decided to change the format of this category. Rather than list many stories detailing the collapse of the world economy, a topic that is being very well covered by many men and women more knowledgeable in this field than I am; I have decided to provide links to websites that I frequently peruse to get some real Economic News which is rarely covered by the mainstream media. I would recommend readers to visit some of these sites to understand what is transpiring in the Economic World today. As I have said many times before, it is my belief that the ‘End of the World’ as prophesied in the Bible will begin with a collapse of the world economy; we are currently witnessing this collapse in its early stages. In my opinion total global economic collapse will be signaled by the collapse of the US dollar, an event that was unthinkable, at least among mainstream academics and journalists as late as 2008. However, these days, not a day goes by when one or more reports come out that addresses this very subject. It is no longer debatable whether the US dollar will crash and lose its role as the world’s Reserve Currency; I believe it is a foregone conclusion. Although we can conjecture what the consequences of such a collapse will be, I do not believe any one person can fully evaluate the gravity of the economic catastrophe that will result from a collapse of the world’s Reserve Currency.
I am of the opinion that we may see the US dollar collapse as early as fall of this year, but no later than the end of 2012. I am leaning towards an earlier time because of the seriousness of the problems that are already being felt worldwide by the continuing devaluation of the US dollar. Since almost all commodities, specially Oil is priced in US dollars, inflation is beginning to cause serious pain to the poorest people of the world as food and energy prices continue to skyrocket. Tragically this is only the beginning of the problem, and even more tragically it is the poorest that pay the price of the greed of the wealthy. Starvation is coming to the world and under these circumstances I do not believe the US dollar will be able to last another 18 months; I am predicting its complete collapse within a year. When that day arrives, and it may just be a matter of a day in which it happens, the End of the World as we know it will have begun. So the Economic stories that I will be linking in these weekly News Updates will be focused primarily on the collapse of the US dollar. I will try and include a short video each week that would address the potential problems that common folks will encounter, if and when the US dollar does indeed collapse.
I recently posted a video on my website that presents a hypothetical scenario that assesses the consequences and the process of the collapse of the US dollar. I had made an observation that there are several possible events that would greatly hasten the demise of the US dollar; the first event on my list was Oil Shock. I found it interesting that the above article arrives at the same conclusion that an oil shock would greatly speed up the collapse of the US dollar. One or more of the following events may prove to be the catalyst for the crash of the US dollar, and the events or events will be blamed for the crash whereas in reality it is Federal Reserve and US Government policies that are the real cause for the demise of the world’s Reserve Currency.
The probability of one or more of the above scenarios coming to pass in 2011 is very high
Borrower nations are not blessed of God, and the US is now the most indebted nation in the history of the world, and this debt continues to multiply exponentially. The debt will increase even more as interest rates begin to rise. These economic problems that are affecting the whole world are transpiring in an environment of lowest possible interest rates; as interest rates begin to rise so too will the problems impacting the whole world.
FOOD INFLATION / SHORTAGES / FAMINES
Catastrophic food price inflation and shortages of food and famine are prophesied in the Bible.
I have focused on Food related problems being reported in India this week although such reports are now coming from all around the world. However India is in a special predicament because it has a population of over 1 billion people, some 70% of whom live in abject poverty. I fear that the poor population of India is going to suffer terribly from food inflation, food shortages and starvation. It is near impossible that the country will not suffer extreme civil unrest, maybe even a civil war in the next couple of years. With war in neighboring Afghanistan, and Pakistan already imploding, if India too begins to implode, we may see a nuclear holocaust that will surely claim millions of lives, maybe even tens of millions.
In the last News Update from Feb. 18th, I had cited a well documented News Report that Commodities trading plays a major role in pricing food out of the reach of the poorest people in the world. Goldman Sachs and other investment firms profit in the billions by causing malnourishment and outright starvation for millions, even billions across the planet. They steal food out of the mouth of the weakest, out of the mouths of the fatherless and the widows. In the above story food was literally stolen out of the mouths of the poorest, and tragically this is not the exception but rather the rule in India, and elsewhere in the world. These stories speak to the truth of God’s Word that tells us the heart of man is deceitful above all things, and this deceit is witnessed everywhere from top to bottom. The world’s banking and financial systems are set up, by design, to rob from the poorest and filter it up to the top. Then people wonder why would God judge this world?
In regards to the above story about Indian government planning on curbing lavish weddings, I would whole heartedly support such a move but in truth it will never materialize. Like some Latin American countries such as Brazil and Mexico, India has an unbelievably large income gap between the rich, the middle class and the poor . The income disparity between the wealthy and the poor is so large that within blocks one can find palatial homes of billionaires, and slums of the destitute poor whose living quarters resemble (and smell) like open sewers; their drinking water looks and smells like it came from a toilet. Yet in the same neighborhood one can see chauffeur driven Mercedes and BMWs driving around with the ultra wealthy, with women wearing enough gold to feed the whole city for a year. And the amazing part is that no one thinks there is anything wrong with this disparity, it is just accepted as a fact of life. The Reuters story above has some misinformation in it; India does not have a burgeoning middle class; as a matter of fact the middle class is being crushed by uncontrollable inflation. What India does have is a wealthy political – business class that is getting wealthier at the expense of the poorest and the middle class. The ultra rich are getting richer, the poor are starving, and the middle class is being squeezed as if in a juicer to squeeze the last penny out of them, as is happening all over the world. This policy of squeezing the middle class has come to be known by a very innocuous sounding word, ‘AUSTERITY’. It is the ultra wealthy in India that spend millions on weddings, as for example the Indian steel magnate, Lakshmi Mittal who spent $78 million dollars on his son’s wedding. Despite the rhetoric from the government, they will not dare to rein in any such spending by the billionaires who control and own the government.
GEOPOLITICAL TENSIONS: WAR / CIVIL UNREST / ‘TERRORIST ATTACKS’
The following News reports are confirmation that we may be witnessing, or will soon be witnessing the beginning of the days when ‘peace shall be taken from the whole earth’, the beginning of the time when ‘they should kill one another’.
The Bible leaves no doubt that the time of the end of the world will be one of ‘distress of nations’. Nations on every continent will experience internal unrest, revolutions, civil wars, and nations will also battle each other and kill millions of their own and their enemies.
EXTREME WEATHER / EARTH CHANGES
I understand that earthquakes are not uncommon on the planet; so how can we determine which earthquakes are ‘signs’ of the ‘end of the world’, and not just another earthquake that is experienced by the world from time to time? We can easily differentiate between historic earthquakes, even big ones, by keeping in mind that the earthquakes that signal the ‘end of the world’ have to be of ‘GREAT’ magnitude, must occur with great frequency (my estimate would be at least one big one every quarter), must occur in diverse places (not limited to one region), and finally they must be accompanied by warfare, famines and pestilences (pandemics), also occurring globally. When these other prophesied events are occurring and the world begins to experience major earthquakes in major cities that cause untold damage and loss of life, then we can conclude with absolute certainty that these earthquakes are ‘signs of the end of the world’. The big earthquakes of this century, Indonesia in 2004, Haiti and Chile in 2010, and Christchurch in 2011 are not yet the ‘great’ ones that we have been foretold must come; when those quakes start hitting, the whole planet will tremble and shake; both geologically and spiritually. Those quakes will cause damage never before experienced in history, and also fill men’s hearts with fear, they will be that dreadful!
I am no astronomer or meteorologist, so I really do not know how to interpret News Reports such as the one above. However the language used in such reports, Global Katrina as the report above terms it, may indeed be an exaggeration but The Bible does talk about signs in the heavens, about cosmic and atmospheric events that have a catastrophic effect on Earth and its inhabitants. The Sun is going to play a major role in climate problems of the last days; increased heat from the sun will result in disastrous consequences for mankind. Therefore I do not discount reports about solar storms, magnetic pole shifts etc. although I am not well versed in the science of weather and geophysics.
I do not understand the science of Volcanology but how do they come up with a figure of 26 years? Some of these reports makes one wonder if some of these ‘scientific’ conclusions are nothing more than educated guesses.
ANOMALOUS / UNCOMMON / PARANORMAL NEWS
There also have been problems reported with the migration of Salmon into the West coast of Canada, which is a reason given for the death of these birds, that they just don’t have enough food. I find this explanation a bit farfetched for Vancouver Island is a very rich habitat and I am sure that the Bald Eagles do not just survive on salmon alone, so there must be alternative sources of food available to these magnificent creatures. So what the real cause is for the continuing problems effecting bird populations, and fish population, and now also cattle and livestock remains a mystery at this time.
At the end of 2010, the last article I posted on my blog was titled 2011 Predictions. I am truly surprised by how many of the events that were expected to transpire based on Biblical prophecy have already come to pass in just the first two months of 2011. Are we witnessing, or will we be witnessing the beginning of the end of the world in the very near future? It is a bit too early to declare that this is indeed the case but there may not be much doubt left by the end of this year if events continue to unfold as they have been so far this year.