News Review - 29 Nov 2019
6000 Years Of Human Government

Aggression… corruption… coups… global financial chaos:

We are very close to the end of…

6,000 years of Human Government

No matter where we look in today’s world, we see confrontation, arguments, lies and even open hatred and wars. Worldwide, governments are in crisis. There are many questions and few answers. They have no solutions for most of the problems they face.

Welcome to the end of this age!

For the last 6,000 years, God has allowed mankind to try every conceivable form of government, but none have brought the lasting peace and prosperity that man desires. And the reason is simple. Mankind has rejected the one way that would ensure a peaceful prosperous world. But not for much longer!

There is a feeling that war could break out in the Middle East at any time. The situation is tense. The situation is also serious in the Far East, with China showing off its newfound military power. Democracy appears to be dead in both the UK and the USA, while German politics are in chaos and Europe is in danger of disintegrating!

An Obituary To The Western World

During the course of my life I have watched the Western World abandon all of the values that made it successful. But objective truth is no longer acceptable in the Western Woke World, because it is contrary to the woke ideologies, such as there is no difference between men and women, that there are many genders and that men and women can be born into the wrong bodies, that hurt feelings are more important than empirical facts, that many subjects are not subject to examination or debate, because they offend emotive beliefs of feminists, people of color, Jews, the new transgendered species, and whoever else can make a claim of victimhood.

We now live in a world in which a self-declared ‘victim’ can block truth, because truth offends them.

Today the Western World is based not on TRUTH but on LIES. A world based on lies is a false world, and that is what the Western World is today.

It is a LIE.( paulcraigroberts.org)

The Plain Truth About Today’s World News!

“Many believe that the mass media just tell whole-cloth, outright lies all the time, but that’s not usually how it works. What they do is selectively omit inconvenient facts, disproportionately amplify convenient facts, and uncritically report on dubious government assertions. Basically they only tell the truth when it’s convenient for them, and when it’s inconvenient they are silent. Only telling the truth when it’s convenient for you is effectively the same as lying all the time, only you can get away with it a lot easier.” ( medium.com)

UNITED KINGDOM

Democracy Is Dead In Britain

The British people voted to leave Europe in a referendum 3 years ago. The problem is that a majority in Parliament over-ruled that decision. Some say that this amounts to a coup! So now we have an election in a few weeks time… and then what?

The Dismal Choice At This Election Is Between Disaster And Catastrophe

“From a business perspective, the choice between Corbyn and Johnson is one of the most dismal of the post-war age. We deserve better. What a miserable choice awaits voters on December 12. On the one hand we have the unrealistic flag-waving optimism of Boris Johnson, determined to take us out of Europe on a wing and a prayer, and on the other the reckless socialism of Comrade Corbyn.” ( telegraph.co.uk)

No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time …” (“Churchill by Himself” Page 574)

The Battle For The Soul Of Great Britain

“Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Conservative candidate Boris Johnson are in an epic battle for the soul of Britain. The UK general election is less than 5 weeks away. The winner will change the face of the UK for decades.” ( zerohedge.com)

The Monarchy – Fit For Purpose?

Now, even the position of the monarchy is being questioned…

“Queen Elizabeth II sanctioned Prince Andrew’s retreat from royal duties on Wednesday after a ‘car crash’ BBC interview about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.

CNN correspondent Max Foster wrote on Twitter: ‘Prince Andrew didn’t just expose himself in his BBC interview. It also prompted the question of whether the monarchy is “fit for purpose,” which has become part of the British election debate. There is drift at Buckingham Palace, Philip retired, Charles away, the Queen will miss Lord Geidt, Sussexes unhappy, the interview – there are even rumours about a second one – was a disaster of Krakatoan proportions as for Andrew’s lifestyle.’

In a separate report, royal commentator Peter Hunt echoed such claims and told CNN: ‘The sacking of Prince Andrew, as it is, is unprecedented. We have to go back to the abdication of Prince Edward VIII in 1936 to see anything vaguely comparable,’ said Hunt.

‘The position of the monarch is now up for question in 2019 which it wouldn’t have been just a few weeks ago’ .” ( express.co.uk)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The Illusion Of Democracy

The notion that citizens of the United States don’t actually live in a democracy has been picking up steam for decades , with scars from economic, social and political decay inflicting themselves ever more deeply into our psyches as the years move on.

You would think that, with the rise of science and technology, we would have been able to build a far more prosperous nation.

Instead, we have seen a vast reduction in our standard of living, and are being forced to work longer and harder in increasingly menial and unfulfilling jobs across the board. We are ever more being subjected to the control-hungry vicissitudes of mega-corporations that are swallowing up American entrepreneurship and prosperous self-employment.” ( collective-evolution.com)

A Blueprint To Overthrow Government From Within

America is being torn apart by a “blatant abuse of constitutional authority…”

“The House began public hearings this week, furthering the partisan move by the Democrats to impeach President Trump in a blatant abuse of constitutional authority… But this is even bigger than the president. This is an attempt to overthrow the federal government from the inside.” ( zerohedge.com)

How America Ends

“Democracy depends on the consent of the losers. For most of the 20th century, parties and candidates in the United States have competed in elections with the understanding that electoral defeats are neither permanent nor intolerable. The losers could accept the result, adjust their ideas and coalitions, and move on to fight in the next election.

But not any more!

“Our radical Democrat opponents are driven by hatred, prejudice, and rage,” Trump told the crowd…Trump’s apocalyptic rhetoric matches the tenor of the times. The body politic is more fractious than at any time in recent memory.” ( theatlantic.com)

EUROPE

Prepare For An EU Crisis

“Leading officials in Brussels are on edge after recent economic forecasts pointed to an imminent collapse of the EU economy. The official forecast predicted that the EU’s economy ‘looks to be heading towards a protracted period of more subdued growth and muted inflation’. Hordern explained: ‘The worst is still ahead for the EU’.” ( express.co.uk)

Germany: Can The Centre Hold?

“The country’s traditional powerhouses on the centre-left and the centre-right face a moment of reckoning. Postwar German politics has a reputation for being moderate, consensual and a touch on the dull side. But… the agonies of Brexit and the rise of rightwing populism have claimed the political limelight around Europe. But those looking for clues to the continent’s future would do well to watch Germany closely over the coming weeks.( theguardian.com)

Far-right AfD Surges To Second Place In German State Election

“Anti-immigrant populists beat Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) to second place in an election in the east German state of Thuringia yesterday, building spectacularly on their steady momentum since first entering the Bundestag two years ago. According to exit polls, the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) took nearly 24% of the vote, beating the centre-right CDU…” ( theguardian.com)

Merkel’s CDU Call For AfD Coalition

As you read the following article, keep in mind that Hitler was elected by the people – legally! Are we seeing the formation of a new powerful right wing party in German politics? As was pointed out in a previous article… those looking for clues to the continent’s future would do well to watch Germany closely over the coming weeks .”

“Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union risks ‘tearing itself apart’ over her legacy in the wake of a string of poor election results, as some conservative politicians double down on her pro-immigration stance while others eye a pact with the nationalist far-right. The letter, which does not mention the AfD by name, demands a readiness for coalition talks with ‘all democratically elected parties’ – a breach of the CDU’s official party line.” ( theguardian.com)

Deutsche Bank Death Watch

At its peak, Deutsche Bank shares reached 110 euros – today, they trade under the 7 euro mark.

“The biggest bank in Europe is in the process of imploding, and there are persistent rumors that the final collapse could happen sooner rather than later. Germany is the glue that is holding the EU together, and so if the bank that is right at the heart of Germany’s financial system collapses, the dominoes will likely start falling very rapidly… those that understand the times we are living in are watching Deutsche Bank very carefully, because if it implodes global financial chaos will certainly follow.” ( theeconomiccollapseblog.com)

Macron: Claims NATO ‘Brain Death’

President Trump wants NATO countries to pay their full dues to NATO. However, some European leaders are using this pressure to call for an EU military force…

“Emmanuel Macron has said NATO is in the throes of ‘brain death’ and European countries can no longer rely on the US to defend its allies… NATO ‘only works if the guarantor of last resort functions as such. I’d argue that we should reassess the reality of what NATO is in the light of the commitment of the United States,’ he said.” ( theguardian.com)

‘Europe Is Dying!’

In Poland, people want to return to “traditional Catholic values”!

“Tens of thousands of far-righters march in ‘independence’ parade calling for ‘Polish Intifada’. The march also drew anti-abortion and anti-LGBT activists, with some demonstrators chanting in support of the ‘regular family’… Poland is increasingly polarized since the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party took power four years ago promising a revival of patriotism and traditional Catholic values.” ( rt.com)

CHINA

The Hong Kong protests

“Anti-government protests have rocked Hong Kong for months and the situation shows no sign of dying down. Hong Kong’s protests started in June against plans to allow extradition to mainland China.

Critics feared this could undermine judicial independence and endanger dissidents. Protests supporting the Hong Kong movement have spread across the globe, with rallies taking place in the UK, France, US, Canada and Australia.” ( bbc.co.uk)

China’s response…

“Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping called ‘the complete reunification of the motherland’ – by which he meant the annexation of Taiwan and solidification of control over Hong Kong and Macau – ‘inevitable’ and vowed to ‘unite all Chinese sons and daughters’ on Tuesday.” ( breitbart.com)

INDIA/PAKISTAN

“Nuclear tensions are escalating between south Asia’s two superpowers — India and Pakistan — following the Indian defence minister’s announcement earlier this month that India may revoke its current commitment to only use nuclear weapons in retaliation for a nuclear attack, known as ‘no first use’. Some experts watching the situation have told Nature that the risk of a conflict between the two countries has never been greater since they both tested nuclear weapons in 1998.” ( nature.com)

MIDDLE EAST

Political Chaos In Israel

At a time when Israel is under rocket attack from Gaza, and after two elections, Israel still hasn’t got a government, so a third election now looks imminent. Prime Minister Netanyahu is under attack, similar to President Trump, with what some claim to be false accusations…

“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been indicted on charges of fraud, bribery and breach of trust, the Israeli Justice Ministry said Thursday. The prime minister, who is the country’s longest-serving leader, has strenuously denied any wrongdoing, calling allegations against him a politically motivated witch hunt.” ( latimes.com)

Is A New Arab Spring Unfolding In The Middle East?

All around the Middle East, there are serious problems…

“As the last of the Middle Eastern summer fades away, is the region slipping into a new Arab spring? In Iraq, demonstrators are being shot dead in the streets. In Lebanon, protesters have paralysed the country and seem set to bring down the government of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri. In recent weeks the Egyptian security forces crushed attempts to protest against the police state of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi.” ( bbc.co.uk)

Middle East Is More Combustible Than Ever

The war that now looms largest is a war nobody apparently wants. During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump railed against the United States’ entanglement in Middle Eastern wars, and since assuming office, he has not changed his tune. Iran has no interest in a wide-ranging conflict that it knows it could not win. Israel is satisfied with calibrated operations in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Gaza but fears a larger confrontation that could expose it to thousands of rockets. Saudi Arabia is determined to push back against Iran, but without confronting it militarily. Yet the conditions for an all-out war in the Middle East are riper than at any time in recent memory .” ( foreignaffairs.com)

WORLD FINANCE

Global Debt Is Up To $188,000,000,000,000

“This is officially the biggest debt bubble the world has ever seen. The world is now 188 trillion dollars in debt, and that number continues to grow rapidly each year. Our mountain of debt has become so colossal that the only way to keep the game going is to borrow even more money, but by borrowing more money we make our enslavement even worse. Meanwhile, those that are holding our debt just continue to live the high life as they laugh all the way to the bank.” ( theeconomiccollapseblog.com)

Trouble Brewing On Horizon

“Why can’t 4 too big to fail banks worth $5.45 trillion pay back a $53 billion loan? there’s more here than meets the eye – trouble brewing on horizon! Banks can’t pay their debts – if that’s the case, and they have the government monopoly power to print and create money, how is the average man to pay his debts?” ( touchstoneconnect.com)

IS WORLD GOVERNMENT THE ANSWER?

Pope Calls For A World Government

Pope Francis, like other popes before him, desires global government. This was made clear in his call for globalism on Thursday, during a speech before the members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences within the Apostolic Palace. Francis demanded that a new ‘supranational, legal constituted body’ enforce the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and their climate change policies. I am beginning to think that Pope Francis, who is also the ruling king of the Roman Vatican City state nation, is perhaps getting ready to make a real power move soon.” ( 12160.info)

Forty years ago, Mr Armstrong explained:

“World leaders today are virtually unanimous in concluding that man’s only hope of being saved alive for even another generation lies in establishing an all-powerful super world government. Yet all confess that nations are utterly unable to bring it about.( Tomorrow… What It Will Be Like - Chapter 5)

There Is Good News!

The Perfect Government IS Coming!

Sir Winston Churchill, before the United States Congress said:

There is a purpose being worked out here below.

( Tomorrow… What It Will Be Like - Chapter 4)

The Perfect Government

Yes, Jesus Christ very soon is going to return to this earth. He is coming in power and glory. He is coming to rule all nations! But He is not going to do this ruling, supervising, all alone, by Himself. He is coming to set up world government. It will be a highly organized government. There will be many positions of authority.

Right here, it is time we stop to explain the mechanics of this perfect form of government. First, it is the Government of God – not human government. Man won’t acknowledge it yet, but man has demonstrated by 6,000 years of inefficient, bungling, wasteful efforts of human government that mortal man is utterly incapable of rightly governing himself.

As for man being qualified to rule and administer government, God says of government officials today:

‘None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity… Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.’

Then the people, under this human mis-government, say:

‘Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light [solution of civil, personal, national, and world problems], but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness. We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men’ (Isaiah 59:4, 7-10).

Then, in this chapter foretelling our time, the final solution is given: ‘And the Redeemer shall come to Zion…’ (verse 20). And, continuing: ‘Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the [Eternal] is risen upon thee’ (Isaiah 60:1).

The only hope of justice – of peace – of truth – of right solutions to all this world’s problems, is the coming in power and glory of Christ to set up world government.

Right government.

The Government of God!

In this, and many other passages, God shows in His Word to mankind how utterly helpless man is to govern himself and his fellows. Now 6,000 years of human experience has brought mankind to the very brink of world suicide. The world’s leading scientists and statesmen say the only hope, now, is world government. I attended the San Francisco Conference in 1945, where world leaders attempted to form a world organization of nations. They called it ‘The United Nations.’ There I heard chiefs of state ring out the warning that this was the world’s last chance.

But it has failed.

The United Nations has no power over the nations. It has no power to settle disputes, stop wars, or prevent wars. The so-called United Nations are not united. This effort has degenerated into a sounding board for communist propaganda.

Man has failed his last chance!

Now God must step in – or we perish!( Tomorrow… What It Will Be Like - Chapter 4)