I recently drove up to Buffalo NY for an anniversary celebration. Nothing ever much changes in the Buffalo New York area, at least not for the better. The Buffalo Bills still suck, the politicians in NY State still have a slug-fest and roll in the mud all the way to office. The Seneca Indians are still fighting with the state over tobacco taxes. The route 219 expressway extension is still under construction. The weather from September to May is still about the worst in the nation and many people in that area still find their own rationalization to pilfer whatever they can from whoever they can.
The main change in Buffalo over the last 50 years is that the city lost over half the population and lost all of its good paying blue collar jobs. I think most in Buffalo that are not in government or on disability or retirement now work for $10 an hour delivering pizza and wings to each other.
I have heard that efficiency is up at some Catholic Churches in the Buffalo area. I heard that one priest actually did a Mass service last Sunday in just 20 minutes. I was told that his usual service that includes his 3 minute homily normally takes about 35 minutes. for some reason Catholics seem to be proud of fast services. It almost seems to me that they are bragging that their priest is faster than yours. I guess there is nothing like Catholic priests performing “mass” efficiency for God!
Maybe I should suggest to my pastor that God wants these ultra fast services and we should not be undercut by the Catholics. After all, everyone knows that God want us to spend time with our families on Sunday. We could fit the whole Bible study and worship service into the 20 minute football game half-time break. As a church family we could all watch football together, look for Hail Marys and get wings every Sunday and not just on Holy Super Bowl Sunday.
By this time next month we will know what America thinks about Congress and the Obama agenda that Congress passed. Dick Morris thinks the Republicans will also take the Senate. I am not even going to try to predict this one. All I know is that the Democrats will then blame the Republicans for whatever happens between now and 2012. The real problem with that is that nothing much good is going to happen in the United States between now and 2012.
I hope you realize that the world markets should now be compared to gambling casinos. Those playing there do have their own systems but all system betters in casino’s eventual go broke. Our government is about to start the printing presses again because they fear deflation but all world commodities are screaming inflation. The truth is that we are likely to have an inflationary depression where costs of imported things go up while the value of most investments at home do not keep up with inflation. In fact, that is happening right now.
You know as well as I, that most things are still getting more expensive. However, the government CPI includes housing and rent and that is still going down in some places. Therefore, what that means is that you need to move into lower cost housing if you expect to keep up with inflation. Likewise, if you are only getting 2 percent returns on your bank CD’s you are actually losing wealth because the cost of living went up more than 2 percent for the vast majority (Then you are even forced to pay income taxes on that phony 2 percent wealth increase).
These distortions will become much more apparent in the future. Gold is not over $1300 oz because investors think deflation is coming and that prices of goods will go down. What the price of Gold really reflects is fear of price inflation or fear that government backed paper money will lose value. Both amount to the same thing. You can afford less, so you become poorer.
It seems Europe is now about to become the major target for terrorists. Terrorism is much more easy to carry out in Europe than it is in the United States. The Muslims have already established no go zones for European police. These Muslim enclaves become terrorist staging areas. I guess these terrorists think if they kill a few hundred people in Europe that the European nations will stop supporting the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan. They are correct because the liberals appeasers of Europe will force their governments to get the NATO forces out. Nevertheless, Europeans will soon find out that Islam will not let the natives live in peace no matter how much the natives try to appease them.
Some in Europe are even catching on already and that is the reason for the rise of the Right in recent elections. But, in the short term when any terrorism comes to Europe the Liberals in Europe are going to blame the Right rather than blame the Muslims. A prime example of Liberal warped thinking is those that brought Geert Wilders to trial. All he did was make a short film about what Islam teaches and what Islam carries out, but now he is being tried for hate crimes by the Liberals for just telling the truth. These Liberals are cowards, always wanting to appease the bully even if that means bullying those that help protect them from the big bully that they fear.
By the way, I read that Glenn Beck called Geert Wilders a Fascist. Wilders is no fascist. He started a Freedom Party that has similar ideals of the “tea party” that Beck claims to represent? When Glenn Beck makes ridiculous statements like this, one has to wonder why real conservatives still beck others to follow this rather odd glen?
This will all backfire on the Liberals of Europe because they are rapidly becoming out of touch with the feelings of most of the natives living in Europe. I have been saying for years that a backlash against Islam is coming, and now we do see the start of the rise of the Right in Europe. Actions like putting people like Wilders in jail, death threats from Muslims against critics, and the inevitable soon coming Islamic terrorist attacks on Europe, will only accelerate an anti-immigrant anti-Islamic right wing movement that will sweep across Europe.
Once the natives in Europe get restless, Europe might see a civil war that once again eventually brings about a very Far Right outcome. It won’t be pretty. It might even end with the Antichrist. But don’t blame Geert Wilders for that. Blame the Liberal appeasers and the Islamic fanatics that only gave the natives one choice. A grass roots nationalist revolution.
Don Koenig founded www.thepropheticyears.com website in 1999 after almost thirty years of independent study on the Bible and learning from many astute teachers within Christendom. Don created his website to write about Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and his Christian worldviews. Don wrote a free Revelation commentary ebook in 2004 named "The Revelation of Jesus Christ Through The Ages". The World and Church and Bible Prophecy section of this website was started in 2007.