Considering The End-Times

by William Skink

Two things jumped out at me from JC’s open thread on the coup in Turkey that touches on stuff I’m reading about right now. This part of the analysis JC excerpted (link at original post):

Erdogan has been practicing magic, going to soothsayers and fortune tellers, and accessing the occult—issues that are strictly forbidden in Islam. He has also been murdering journalists who have exposed the criminal oil smuggling operation he and his son have organized. This is a sin against Islam, and must be cleansed from Turkey’s name and her people.

And comment from Swede:

The coup failed. I too feel sorry for the people of Turkey because of Ergodan’s new love affair with terrorists. All this was predicted over 2 thousand years ago.

“On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.”-Old Testament.

The real reason we left Iraq, green lighted Iran’s production on nuclear arms, destabilized Libya, and will leave Afghanistan like Viet Nam was to complete that prophecy.

Evil will have its day.

My recent research into the overlap between the occult underpinnings of Nazism and the emergence of the New Age movement has led me to some contemporary writers interpreting end times scripture from the Christian perspective.

Before getting into any of that, let me just reiterate a quick point I’ve made before: you don’t have to believe in this stuff to consider it. And the possibility that very powerful people believe they are fulfilling biblical prophecies should necessitate consideration.

I’m pretty sure I’ve cited this story before, but it’s worth repeating that Rumsfeld was known to slap biblical quotes on wartime memos because Bush was susceptible to envisioning himself playing an apocalyptic role in world affairs:

In 2003 while lobbying leaders to put together the Coalition of the Willing, President Bush spoke to France’s President Jacques Chirac. Bush wove a story about how the Biblical creatures Gog and Magog were at work in the Middle East and how they must be defeated.

In Genesis and Ezekiel Gog and Magog are forces of the Apocalypse who are prophesied to come out of the north and destroy Israel unless stopped. The Book of Revelation took up the Old Testament prophesy:

“And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.”

Bush believed the time had now come for that battle, telling Chirac:

“This confrontation is willed by God, who wants to use this conflict to erase his people’s enemies before a New Age begins”.

There are other phrases utilized by Bush in the speeches he of course didn’t write that some end-times Christian decoders say are heavy with occult/biblical significance, like ‘Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm?’, ‘By our efforts, we have lit a fire as well – a fire in the minds of men.’, and ‘When our founders declared a new order of the ages . . . they were acting on an ancient hope that is meant to be fulfilled.’.

Christians are right up there with conspiracy theorists as easy targets of ridicule and derision for their beliefs, especially from liberals who decry the pockets of anti-intellectualism and bigoted ignorance that exists among Christians.

At this point–and maybe in part due to an existential crisis I’m currently having–I’m not willing to discount anything that could help me understand what is happening. Hey, even some of us crazy people who claimed there were things about the 9/11 attack our government was covering up are right every once in awhile, so give us at least a little credit.

I’m referring of course to the fact that after 14 years of stonewalling, the release of the infamous 28 pages shows a clearer picture (though still strategically redacted at key points) of Saudi government support of 9/11 hijackers. Here is one quote from a Salon piece, now 4 days old:

“There was an awful lot of participation by Saudi individuals in supporting the hijackers, and some of those people worked in the Saudi government,” former commission member John F. Lehman said in an interview published by The Guardian in May.

Has there been a clamorous outcry from the American public over this scandal? Will Hillary supporters now suddenly find the Clinton Foundation donations from Saudi Arabia so odious they dump her at the convention?

No, and No. There will be no outcry, and Hillary will carry the day in November. The 28 pages were released on the ultimate lost Friday news cycle as France was hit and Turkey got thrown into turmoil, and more cops were executed.

And now the conventions–and whatever chaos and carnage our media and politicians (and Soros foot soldiers) can goad into occurring for the cameras–will dominate the numbed citizenry’s attention for the next two weeks. Whoopee!

As a part of my existential crisis, I’m debating how much longer I can keep this space going. I’ve got a large creative project slowly coming into focus and maybe a paid writing gig to consider. While I have no immediate plans to cease and desist, I may pull back on the pace of posting.

Thank you, readers and commenters, for the continued interest. I appreciate it.

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About William Skink

I'm a poet and political cynic living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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6 Responses to Considering The End-Times

  1. steve kelly says:

    “Much effort is needed for us to respond to events in a caring and humanitarian way, so that we can transcend our own boundaries to bring people together and truly connect with our environment. This is the only way to make use of the abundant energy thats coming in, rather then waste it on an immature urge for excitement and disruptive behavior. This is what the oppressors want, division and upheaval to keep us off balance. We must slow down and take a moment to face the reality of the bigger picture.”

    “Life is changing in dramatic ways and we are left struggling to find our place in this world, inner peace is eluded as we find it difficult to relax and live in the present. We need to Re-evolutionise our outlook and make peace with ourselves and each other.” – Kim Lovelace http://siderealist.com/index.html

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    • Big Swede says:

      Not going to happen Steve.

      “For the man in pursuit of absolute power dares not stop at anything. He dares not ever be humble and meek, nor dream of reconciling with his enemies. He must not concede; he must break them; he must be seen to break them. It is “triumph of the will.”

      Religion, by contrast, is ever commanding us to stop; to study and to know our limitations. It builds upon humility, not wrath.” -David Warren.

      Our problems are insoluble. http://www.davidwarrenonline.com/2016/07/18/why-our-problems-are-insoluble/

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      • Big Swede says:

        Here’s another one to brighten the day.

        “…In the end people just go and shoot without the niceties for the convenience. By and by we will miss civilization, which is what holds barbarism and our worse natures in check. The entire apparatus of civilization is geared towards moderating raw passions it must control. The purpose of churches, custom, culture, manners and law is to restrain the Beast, because the Beast needs restraining. Unfortunately we are at a juncture where restraint may have just left town. Not only have we, in our misguided wisdom, dismantled morality, civility and even law, but on both sides of the aisle the watchword is: power by any means necessary…-Wretchard.

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  2. Eric says:

    “No, and No. There will be no outcry, and Hillary will carry the day in November.”

    Are you watching politics in the same country as the rest of us? There is something going on, either it’s an anomaly, or a turning point. The ‘old’ GOP, consisting of the Bush’s / Boehners is gone. The Dem party of the Clintons is on it’s last legs.

    Trump will win, and win huge, in places you would never expect it. I think the same Tsunami that wiped out 16 other GOP candidates won’t stop.

    May we live in interesting times.

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    • steve kelly says:

      The ruling elite will need a “mandate” to pull off the next few moves. Whomever can deliver that, and media ratings, will be our next fake president.

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    • I am watching, Eric. I am watching the political establishment back Hillary, including Koch bros and Neocons. and I am watching the seeds of an American military coup being planted in the unlikely scenario that Trump beats the rigged “democracy” people in this country still believe in.

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