February 1, 2009
In the lead article in the February 2009 edition of the Philadelphia Church of God’s (PCG) Philadelphia Trumpet magazine, Gerald Flurry wrote the following:
And while Germany and the Vatican are interested in control, I do not have enough factual information to completely conclude that “Berlin has been planning for this crisis before it even adopted the euro.”
Did the Holy Roman Empire Plan the Greek Crisis?Greece is in trouble. Thousands of rioters rampaged through Athens. Angry youths attacked the Athens courthouse with petrol bombs. Broken glass and burned-out wreckage lay in the streets.
These riots are a sign of a far greater upheaval that is threatening to engulf much of Europe…
Many of the people rioting are angry about the government’s handling of the economic crisis…
The Greek government can do little to fix the nation’s economy though. Greece’s fate was, in many ways, sealed seven years ago.
In 2001, Greece adopted the euro as a member of the European Union. At that point, Greece’s succeeding economic boom and following bust became inevitable…
When the current European economic union was formalized, it became inevitable that countries like Greece would eventually face economic crises. Through the inclusion of Germany, the economic union allowed for European-wide interest rates that were much lower in countries like Greece than would normally have been possible. Low interest rates encouraged massive borrowing and artificially stimulated a boom. But as with all bubbles, eventually it popped. What Greece and other countries in southern Europe in particular are dealing with now is the aftermath.
The Holy Roman Empire
Romano Prodi was recently prime minister of Italy. He was eventually pushed from power by the Roman Catholic Church because he disagreed with the church on several issues. That illustrates the kind of power the Vatican exercises in EU politics. (The Catholic Church in Europe is very different than it is in the U.S.)
So the Vatican obviously approved of the EU plan to take more power for itself. The real power of the EU revolves around Germany and the Vatican—as it has throughout the history of the Holy Roman Empire…
Europe’s Financial Crisis
“Germany entered the euro with an overvalued exchange rate,” wrote Bernard Connolly…
The United States is currently trying to solve its debt-related problems by lowering its interest rates and making borrowing easier. This is treating the symptom: it may reduce the pain temporarily, but won’t fix anything in the long term. Nations like Greece, though, do not have even this option. They cannot change the interest rate to a level that suits them—they are stuck with whatever the European Central Bank (ECB) decides. And the ECB is most heavily influenced by Germany.
Greece isn’t the only nation caught in this trap. Spain’s economy has gone through a similar process to what Connolly described, and now the International Monetary Fund is predicting that its unemployment will reach 15 percent. Ireland and Denmark are also paying the price of overheating their economies.
Does this mean that it is over for a single European currency? Not at all.
As both the Trumpet and men like Connolly have been warning, Berlin has been planning for this crisis before it even adopted the euro. European elites knew it would eventually come. And they will soon present a solution…
However it happens, Germany is prophesied to come out on top in this financial crisis. Social unrest and riots will eventually force Europeans to succumb to a strong united government of Europe, led ultimately not from Brussels, but from Berlin.
Greece is just one of the first places to have trouble. But national economies across Europe are deteriorating, and soon, if trends continue, much of the continent will be in trouble…
Watch Germany. Watch for Germany to be at the helm in a restructuring not only of EU member nations’ economies, but of the entire European Union itself! That union will be united and then guided by the Vatican.
So who is now the real super economic power in this world? Germany.
That too was carefully planned. The Germany-Vatican combine is gaining power that this world can’t even imagine!
Gerald Flurry may himself wish to re-read Isaiah 10:5-7 as part of verse 7 states:
Yet he does not mean so, nor does his heart think so…Isaiah 10:7 indicates that not everything that Germany will do (referred to as Assyria in certain biblical prophecies) will be because it PLANNED all of it.
But PCG is correct with its overall view that an economic superpower supported by the Vatican is rising up in Europe. And there is little doubt that Germany wants dominance as it has sought it repeatedly in the past.
Perhaps I should also remind readers that there are a variety of Catholic private prophecies that predict there will be civil unrest in Europe that will lead to one many Catholics refer to as the Great Monarch (see Civil Unrest in Europe)–an individual who seems to be described in the Bible as “the Beast.”
The events in the world are lining up to fulfill biblical prophecies and the rioting in Greece may be part of that alignment.
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Ervin Laszlo, a member of the infamous New World Order non-governmental think tank, Club of Rome, came up with the idea of humans being the cause of global warming. In 1991, the Club of Rome published "The First Global Revolution," authored by Alexander King and Bertrand Schneider; on pages 104-105 is found the following statement:
The Common Enemy of Humanity is ManThe Club of Rome was formed at the Rockefeller's private estate in Bellagio, Italy in 1968. The club had significant influence in the birth of the modern environmental movement. Headed by Anglo-American elites and European nobility, the Club of Rome is an elite 'think tank' specializing in crisis creation via the Hegelian dialectic: Thesis + Antithesis = Synthesis.
In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we suggested that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. In their totality and in their interactions, these phenomena constitute a common threat which demands the solidarity of all peoples. But in designating them as the enemy, we fall into the trap about which we have already warned, namely mistaking symptoms for causes. All these dangers are caused by human internvention and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy then is humanity itself.
The main purpose of the club is to formulate crisis through which the world can be "united" under a world socialist government.
On September 17, 1973, the Club of Rome released a report called the "Regionalized and Adaptive Model of the Global World System," which was prepared as part of the "Strategy for Survival - A Club of Rome Project in the Predicament of Mankind Study." This revealed the Club's goal of dividing the world into ten political/economic regions... which would unite the entire world under a single form of government. These regions are: North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Japan, Rest of Developed World, Latin America, Middle East, Rest of Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and China.
A few notable past and present members of the club include:
- Al Gore - Former U.S. Vice President
- Mikhail Gorbachev - Former President of the Soviet Union; co-author of the Earth Charter
- Ted Turner - media mogul, founder of CNN
- Maurice Strong - head of the U.N. Environment Programme; co-author of the Earth Charter
- David Rockefeller - donated the land where the UN stands in NY
- Henry Kissinger - Former U.S. Secretary of State
- Javier Solana - Secretary-General of the EU
- Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
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