Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Decline and Fall of the USA

This is a story that could be told on a daily basis now. In today's news review, it was all about America and the continuing decline that we watch every day now. Why is this part of biblical prophecy?

First of all, prophecy scholars have said for decades that America would experience a fall from previous status as the world's superpower for a variety of reasons:

- A dominate "free" U.S. would never allow for a "world dictator" to arise and control the world's economy and governance.

- The U.S. receives no attention at all in the detailed descriptions of the various powers in the book of Revelation - which describes, in great detail what happens during the Tribulation era. The existing world powers receive ample attention in this book, but there isn't even a tangential reference to the U.S. in this prophetic book. And it makes perfect sense, given the first point above.

- The omission of such a superpower is too glaringly obvious. Something has to happen to the U.S. to reduce the country to a "non-entity" during the Tribulation.

Why this happens also receives a lot of speculation in prophecy circles. My personal theory, for years, had been that the Rapture of the Church created so much disproportionate turmoil in the U.S. that a post-Rapture world would essentially eliminate the U.S. as a world power.

However, at the same time, we know that as the world approaches the Tribulation, all events would represent a progression towards this 7-year period, rather than a sudden and acute change in the world. No. As we approach the Tribulation, the world will become more and more like the biblical descriptions of this period over time and indeed that is exactly what we are seeing.

The same holds true for the U.S. Rather than see an acute collapse of America, we would expect to see a declining trend in this country and indeed that is exactly what we are seeing today.

Just look at a few sample articles and video links which bring us news as relating to the decline and fall of the USA. The current fiscal crisis in America is a perfect example:

You Are Being Lied To

For those of you who may have forgotten and for those of you who possibly never knew, regardless of what you are hearing in the news, there are NO spending cuts. There are only “budget” cuts.

The “natural” progression of expenditures in Washington, having its own localized financial physics, is that every budget item everywhere in the budget, always increases every year.

And any failure to increase the amount by the full expected amount, is scored by the CBO as a budget cut.

To the point, where if you simply did nothing more than freeze Washington’s budget at exactly the figures they are today, cutting nothing, the CBO would score this as a 9 Trillion dollar “budget cut” over the next 10 years.

The video link is worth watching for more detailed information.

Rep. Paul Ryan in Blistering Speech

Paul Ryan, who has been demonized by the MSM puts things in perspective. Of all circulating information, he puts things in perspective in the most succinct manner possible. I highly recommend viewing this brief video.

If you are a "visual" person, as I am, the following article puts things in perspective as well:

U.S. Debt Problem Visualized

The Country Is Literally On The Brink Of Complete Economic Collapse

The country is literally on the brink of complete economic collapse,a collapse that likely will bring on a global crash,throwing the world into apocalyptic chaos,and what is the reaction of our “leaders” in Washington? Smoke-and-mirrors,dithering-and-caving.

In November 2010,a crystal clear,unequivocal message was sent from the American people to the political class.

It told them a) Taxed Enough Already;b) reduce the size of government;c) drastically reduce spending;and d) honor your oath of office:“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies,foreign and domestic;that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same;that I take this obligation freely,without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion;and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter:So help me God.”

Obviously,the message is being ignored by all but about 100 of the 537 elected supposed servants of We,the People.

Around 435 senators,congressmen,and the “President” and Vice President,have,with malice aforethought,betrayed us and chosen to continue headlong down a path that they are completely aware will lead to the destruction of America as a free,capitalist nation. This can only be viewed as willful sabotage.

Five Things You Need to Know About the Economy

This article is worth reading. I'll just give the highlights of the five:

1. The U.S. remains in the grip of a debt-induced depression.

2. Interest rates can't stay low.

3. There is no non-disruptive way to resolve the debt.

4. The monetary system is irretrievably broken and will be replaced. For a recent edition of The Casey Report

5. The government is not your friend.

And a few quotes worth repeating:

To use a metaphor, the situation today is akin to a bunch of gunfighters facing off in a dusty street, hands poised over their six-shooters, eyes nervously shifting this way and that - to the eurozone, to the housing markets, to the situation in Japan, to the U.S. government spending, to the crumbling balance sheets of the banks, to the Fed.

Everyone is anxiously watching, waiting for someone else to start making the first move. The standoff can't last - and when the lead starts flying, there will be few places to hide.

As should now be clear to anyone, today's political apparatuses are not operating based on any core principles - other than getting members of the government re-elected, that is.

Ironically, the worse the situation gets - and today's GDP data again confirm the weakness in the economy - the greater the demands will be from the public for the government to do more, even though the government was mostly responsible for bringing us to this place. And so the government's reach into your private affairs, and especially your finances, will only grow.

More proof the Department of Homeland Security and TSA are actively destroying America

In previous articles I have detailed just one of the ways the TSA and DHS are tearing apart theConstitution and the most basic fabric of American society through the eradication of our right to privacy and protection from unlawful searches.

(that link is found here)

However, in this article I am going to detail some of the ways that the DHS is actively engaging in economic warfare against the people of the United States while lining their own pockets and those of their cronies at the helms of various corporations.

The most recent example is this: despite our teetering on the age of a possible default thanks to the clowns in Washington, $72 million in our non-existent tax dollars have been guaranteed to Lockheed Martin by the TSA.

Just when you thought you found your favorite airport that doesn’t use the radiation bathing machines, the TSA stepped in and spent our money on helping to ensure that you will never be able to avoid them.

Nothing short of the entirety of America stepping back and noticing the over-arching trend of wealth redistribution from the people to the elite carried out by corporations and their government cronies can stop this. Without all of America demanding that our money be accounted for and only spent when and where we decide it should be, the DHS and TSA will continue to economically rape our nation.

We are Rapidly Approaching A Dangerous Time

The only way that we can prevent blood from running in the streets is to offer a better idea of the proper role of government in a society that desires first and foremost, liberty. That is impossible without a firm commitment by our leaders to the ideas of freedom, the source of all creative energy and prosperity.

An all powerful ‘State’ is a threat to that ideal. The prevailing attitude of the people, as it once was in early America, must be that of liberty and self reliance, rather than the Nanny State and dependence. If this is understood, a smooth, although not painless transition to a free society is achievable. Ignoring this option will be very destructive to everything that is dear to the hearts of most Americans.

Rule Titled 'Martial Law' to be issued by Rules Committee for New Debt Bill

We need to find out why that irresponsible and inflammatory title was issued to this legislation. Is it just a nickname for their internal rule? Whatever it was, the use of that term must be condemned.
To verify that government should never use that phrase unless there are very extraordinary conditions, which threaten the freedom of the people — and never as a part of such a threat, we recommend, “A Primer on ‘Martial Law,’” by constitutional scholar, Edwin Vieira, Jr., Ph.D., J.D.

The referenced link above is found here:
A Primer on "Martial Law"

It is difficult these days not to come upon some pessimistic patriotic commentator expressing the fear that something called “martial law” may soon be imposed on this country, as the General Government’s response to a new “terrorist attack”, or to the economic and social chaos arising out of a collapse of the monetary and banking systems, or to some other dire event that frightens hapless Americans into trading a sure and certain loss of their liberties for a dollop of conjectural safety.

An optimistic patriot might scoff at such fears. But both pessimists and optimists typically share the same implicit first premise: namely, that the form of “martial law” they have in mind is legitimate. Most of the time, this is a rather glaring and dangerous error.

The Looting of America

A one-time limited GAO audit of the Federal Reserve that was mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has uncovered some eye-popping corruption at the Fed and the mainstream media is barely even covering it.

But it just wasn't U.S. banksters that were showered with nearly interest-free loans. It turns out that approximately $3.08 trillion went to foreign financial institutions all over Europe and Asia.

So who in the world gave the Federal Reserve permission to bail out financial institutions all over the world?

Nobody did.

But under our current system the Federal Reserve doesn't have to get permission. They literally get to do whatever they want.

The Federal Reserve is run like a dictatorship. They get to do what they want and nobody can stop them.

Not only did the Fed dish out over $16 trillion in secret loans to their friends, but they also paid their bankster friends over 600 million dollars to help them do it.

According to the GAO, the Federal Reserve paid $659.4 million to the very financial institutions which caused the financial crisis to help the Fed manage all of these emergency loans.

Can anyone say "conflict of interest"?

Bill Approved To Create Massive Surveillance Database Of Internet Users

Legislation that will force Internet providers to store information on all their customers and share it with the federal government and law enforcement agencies was significantly beefed at the last minute yesterday and approved by a U.S. House of Representatives committee.

It represents “a data bank of every digital act by every American” that would “let us find out where every single American visited Web sites,” said Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who led Democratic opposition to the bill. The Californian Representative described the legislation as a “mess of a bill” and a “stalking horse for a massive expansion of federal power”.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., noted that the bill would open a Pandora’s box of government abuse.

“This is not about child porn. It never has been and never will be,” Issa said. “This is a convenient way for law enforcement to get what they couldn’t get in the PATRIOT Act.”

There is NO Plan to CUT the Deficit

Of the current plans being considered, neither the Boehner nor Reid plan will actually eat into the $14.3 trillion dollar yoke that is being fitted for our grandchildren, and Lord knows how many generations to follow.

Because this nation spends about $100 billion more each month than revenues received, the deficit automatically grows by about one-trillion each year. And that does not include interest on the debt or unexpected emergencies.

Thus, when John Boehner or Harry Reid boasts of saving a couple of trillion dollars over 10 years, the simple truth is that that would barely enable America to keep up with the escalating deficit!

If either of these plans is enacted, in year 2021 America will still have a $14.3 trillion dollar deficit, or more.

Max Keiser: 'America will lose its sovereignty'

This is another video worth watching. Here is the preface:

The countdown to armadebtdon carries on and we are just 3 days away from the debt ceiling deadline. If a discussion is not reached will the US lose its AAA rating? The problem is we are not taking in enough revenue to continue spending like we are. Max Keiser of Keiser Report gives us his insight on what that means to the US.

Also see this video clip:

Martial Law And The New World Order

Obama's ineligibility: Prepare to defend America - The insanity must be stopped

It is a waste of time writing to your elected officials. They only care about their political careers. They are parasites. Ayn Rand described them accurately:

“When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get rich more easily by graft than by work, and your laws no longer protect you against them, but protect them against you. . . you may know that your society is doomed.”

During the recent recession, Congressional members’ net worth went up by 3,669 percent, while Main Street America is going broke.

With our current crop of career, elitist politicians, the US is indeed doomed.

We also witness a decline in the U.S. Military might:

Russia Downs U.S. Missile

In actions more reminiscent of the Cold War than modern times the foreign military intelligence directorate of the Russian General Staff (GRU) is reporting today that the Northern Fleet’s Yekaterinburg nuclear powered submarine successfully fired a RSM-54 Sineva (SS-N-23 Skiff in NATO classification) ballistic missile from the Barents Sea across the North Pole into the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean where upon its deploying of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) “device” succeeded in destroying an American Minuteman III ICBM fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

United States Air Force Colonel Matthew Carroll in a statement to American propaganda media organs stated that the destruction of this Minuteman III ICBM was caused by an unexplained “flight anomaly” failing to mention the rapidly deteriorating relations between the US and Russia that in fact caused this incident to occur.

It had to happen sooner or later, and we are watching the dismantling of America before our very eyes. What is even more amazing is the speed with which this is happening.

But our eyes need to be firmly set on Jesus and His return, as directed in the Holy Bible. We are not to watch these events with dismay - rather, we are to watch these events with excitement knowing that Jesus' return is near.

The decline of America is a fully expected event from knowledge of biblical prophecy, and watching it happen in real time should come as no surprise.

Rather than being depressed by this information (as tempting as it is) - lets get excited at the prospect of Jesus returning and gathering up His bride for something FAR FAR better than anything that this earth has to offer.

Therefore, we should be looking up with great anticipation because the signs are all around us. The fall of the U.S. is simply one more of these signs.


Anonymous said...

Scott-russia claims they shot down one of our missiles a day or two ago in the pacific. heard anything about this?

Scott said...

Anon -

I assume you mean in addition to the story above?

If thats the case, no - I hadn't heard - do you have a link for this? If so, I'll post it - many thanks Anon!

Ally said...

I found the quote by ayn rand interesting. she was the mistress of an ill u man ati and atlas shrugged is a big guidebook sort of for the satanist/witchcraft crew. neverless, there is truth in it, lets say a it foreshadows their plan indeed!

Caver said...

HI Ally,

I don't mean to be sticking my nose where it doesn't belong and is not wanted Sis.....but I feel the need to say something here.

There was a time I delved into the same type subjects. One or two were interesting and informative, but it lead me to the next and deeper one, and then the next. For was a trap and succeeded in getting me away from the Lord. It took me weeks to get my walk back to where it should be.

I don't know how it happened, but it did. The subject is fascinating and I truly felt I was just getting informed and armed against the enemy. But after more than a few of these rabbit trails it started affecting me in ways I still don't understand.

My warning and my lesson.....reading/listening to one or two of these to gain knowledge is one thing. Going deeper is another.....and you never even realize you're getting "hooked" in. When you realize you're getting fascinated by that "stuff", RUN! Its time to drop it. Focus and dig deeper into the Good Stuff, not the dark side. There are hooks there we can and will never understand this side of heaven.

This is my personal opinion and its based on what happened to me...I never saw it coming and it taught me why we are told to "focus on whatever is good"... Being aware of what is out there and how it works is one thing....we don't need to know the detail or go deeper.

IMHO Sis...just passing along my personal experience.

Ally said...

Caver-noted! I see that happenning sometimes to myself and then i run run run to spend more time in the word! I am currently attempting to make sure I spend more time with the Bible and Jesus than anything else. I don't know how Scott does it everyday. Sorting through so much for us. I'm so thankful he does!
I think some of why I watch so hard, is to see how close we are getting. The other reason is people just aren't ready to hear the word and recieve it currently. I'm like a racehorse waiting for the bell and the gate to open, Until then, I'm trying to prepare the soil to plant. People are starting to notice all the nature signs. Most have no clue about the m.e.
My usual ploy on the bus is to get people engaged about the nature stuff, maybe a little political stuff which they then bring up. By then half the bus is talking about all of this. To which I follow with "Boy I sure am glad I know Jesus! I'd probably be really scared or worried if I didn't!" A few people almost always agree and you can see that little lightbulb go off over people's heads.
I hardly ever push Jesus on anyone. If they are struggling I ask if they need help. If I can help them physically I do, and I ask if I can pray for them. I have never had anyone say no! They might not receive Jesus but there is a concious door opened in which to invite the HS to work.
Caver and all-I gladly accept correction from anyone here because I love and trust you and I know how the Lord works here! What a blessing!