United States of Europe One Step Closer to Reality?
The leaders of the 27-member European Union met in Brussels on December 8 and 9 under pressure to deliver a decisive solution to Europe’s two-year-old sovereign debt crisis.
But the high-profile summit — which was billed by many as the last chance to save the euro single currency — did little to resolve the immediate crisis at hand, namely the massive debt loads of most European countries and the spiraling costs of borrowing more money to pay off those debts.
So what did they accomplish?
Instead, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy (aka “Merkozy”) leveraged the crisis summit to secure a “historic” commitment from all of the 17 countries that use the euro single currency (aka “eurozone countries”) to transfer broad new economic and financial decision-making powers to unelected and unaccountable technocrats in Brussels, the administrative capital of the EU.
The new “fiscal compact” is a major step on the road to creating a single economic government in Europe.
Just digest that for a few minutes in the context of biblical prophecy.
By giving Brussels more power to codify and enforce debt limits and impose central oversight of national budgets, the agreement takes the EU one step closer to consolidated and centralized fiscal authority in Europe.
And fiscal authority always leads to more central authority in a general sense - we see the beginnings below:
Among other features, the agreement also gives the European Court of Justice the right to strike down national laws that conflict with diktats issued by bureaucrats in Brussels, although EU legal experts are still unsure about how this can or will be enforced.
And finally, we get to the conclusion:
But as long as the euro’s future hangs in the balance, expect European leaders to continue to exploit the crisis to consolidate more power in Brussels. They will argue: “There can be no currency union without fiscal union, and no fiscal union without political union.”
There is no way of knowing with any certainty how the biblical "10 kings" will form, or who/what will actually represent the 10 kings.
However, one has to wonder if the EU serves as a model for how 10 world regions (aka "unions") could ultimately form, and how it would quickly make sense to begin the consolidation of these unions via a central financial structure. In fact, the world economic crisis could trigger the 10 such unions (most of these unions have been formed or are in the process of forming).
Regardless, what we are now seeing is yet another crisis precipitating yet more central power and control.
That scenario seems to be an evolving world-wide trend doesn't it?