Author Jerry Warrington answers a question to scholarly friends:
Do you think we are close to being at the same “welfare state” as Europe?
Definitely! The US and the EU are both saddled with debt, taxes and demographics that will not long term support a country. Japan also has many of the same problems and worse demographics. So, the leading world economic powers cannot survive for long on the course they are on. Moreover, the programs seem intractable, so chaos and/or collapse seems inevitable.
It could be the catalyst for a world-wide economic/government crisis that would bring in radical change, marshal law, etc.
I’m confident that end-time prophecy centers on the EU as the world power, the “dragon” of Revelation 12 & 13, the embodiment of Satan, that is ridden by the harlot. It now appears that the beast-out-of-the-sea of Revelation 13 will be the Muslim Brotherhood. Together, I think they are the metaphorical toes and feet of iron and miry clay of the statue of Daniel 2 (or the Islamization of Europe):
Whereas you saw the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, it shall be a divided kingdom; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, because you saw the iron mixed with miry clay. 42 As the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. 43 Whereas you saw the iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men; but they shall not cling to one another, even as iron does not mingle with clay. [Here is actually what will happen in the end] 44 In the days of those kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed, nor shall its sovereignty be left to another people; but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. 45 [Here is the allegory you saw that depicts the actuality] Because you saw that a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; [all previous civilizations] the great God has made known to the king what shall happen hereafter: and the dream is certain, and its interpretation sure.
(SN) The video shows us how socialism in France is destroying the country. Business executives are leaving France, and they warn The US is following in the foot steps of France. Welfare states chase business, jobs, and prosperity away. Anyone who truly understands what Marxism and Socialism are about understands this is the ultimate goal of these belief systems, with the end in site to be a dictatorship running a country of citizens caught in wage-slavery.
The United States has ONE last chance to change this. The next president had better be an Independent or a Libertarian. The Dems are socialists and the Grand Old Party is a shell of what it once stood for. They all must be replaced with honest people. If not, the US is going to be a comma in the history books.