Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Of Prophets and War

Predictions abound. Even your stockbroker earns his keep by pretending to be able to forecast your stock performance and advise thereof.  The weather forecaster somehow maintains a straight face while talking fast about how your skies will behave at a future time. Here in election-year Kenya we are overwhelmed with the stargazing antics of "political analysts".

In a general sense, prophets of doom have become quite vocal of late. They speak literal Armageddon, the end of the world. Unfortunately, quite aside from the shock value inherent their statements, the evidence is on their side - for the most part. They have the precedents of history on their side. They also see the logical end for modern culture's current moral rot.

Just one fragment of evidence
In the real world there are rumors and realities of economic hardship. Right now, it coincides with near-global militarization (Syria, anyone? Russia? US? Israel? Iran? China? Anyone?) Historically, economics and war have gone hand in hand. Money funds wars, wars win money. Many of the grievances that sparked off wars in the past had an economic aspect of some sort. A simplistic blueprint: when society can no longer pretend that "Central Bank" has all their money SOMEWHERE, we rush the banks, then inflation happens, then squalor prevails, until government finds us an enemy to fight - whatever the pretext.

All the signs point to economic collapse in progress right now. Greece? Spain? Rumors of Italy?

There's a lot pointing to war. Unfortunately, nobody who can do anything about it will do it.  

The system is not broken, it was DESIGNED that way.

The Other Camp
 There also happen to be false prophets who, in the face certain destruction, are assuring the world of peace and peddling prosperity (rather than preparedness) to their followers.

Pay no attention to such. The blind leading the blind both fall into a ditch.

My Two Cents
It's quite a time to be alive. Keep faith alive; cling to hope with all your all.

Psalms 37:7
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

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