Saturday, July 18, 2015

Is a Eurozone Federation Inevitable?

France Calls for "Eurozone Government"

This week, the President of France has called for a "Eurozone government," at least twice. He plans to push forward specific proposals in the coming months. This Eurozone parliament would include a "specific budget" a "parliament" for democratic control, and a full time President. It will also include proposals for tax harmonization. Hollande said that the lack of unity was harming the Euro project, and they need to push forward to more unity.

He reiterated his call today (July 19) during the birthday commemoration of Jacques Delors, who founded the Euro. Unsurprisingly, Delors agrees with this plan. Hollande is interested in working with Germany, as well as forming a "vanguard" of countries who are ready to move forward with the plan. Surprisingly, David Cameron likely supports further Eurozone integration, because it sets a precedent for a "two speed" Europe, where he can opt to be on the second tier. 

Germany is the biggest road block to this plan. Ironically, Wolfgang Schauble, who lobbied hard against Greece on the July 13 EUCO, himself wants a Eurozone finance minister and Eurozone parliament. He is also an old school federalist.. Federalism inevitably involves financial transfers from the strong nations to the weak ones. So this could get interesting.


We must not neglect the "economic pole" of European integration. It is also very important for prophecy. To explain why, I will swing right back to the subject of Javier Solana:

Solana's Vision: An EDU & an EMU

In Solana's report, he states that he wants to build a "European Defence Union" in the same way a "Economic and Monetary Union" was built. After all...he claims....the Euro crisis is getting better*. So we must work on other priorities, such as defence integration, due to the threats surrounding Europe.

So Solana's vision seems to be a military pole to the EU, and an economic pole to the EU.

Funny thing is, the Bible seems to agree.

Revelation 13: Two Beasts

Revelation 13 talks about two beasts, one from the sea and one from the earth. The sea beast in Revelation 13 is extraordinarily similar to the sea beast of Daniel 7, who many commentators agree is talking about the same dictator/and his corresponding political structure. Later on in Revelation, it talks of the "beast" and the "false prophet" as if they are individuals who are thrown into the Lake of Fire. But of course, these two are heads of different aspects of the same political system.

The Antichrist: A Military/Political Power

Since the Revelation 13 beast is the revived Roman Empire/its leader, we know that this revived Roman Empire eventually expands its tentacles to the entire world, at least at the height of its power. However, the Antichrist will have trouble holding his empire together, as it will be very prone to fragmentation.

The Antichrist in Daniel, as well as in Revelation, is depicted as a military ruler.
People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?”
5 The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months. 6 It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. 7 It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. (Revelation 13:4-7 NIV emphasis added)
Revelation mostly describes his political power, but hints at the beasts previous military victories. The book of Daniel provides more details of the Antichrist's military conquests and personality.
37 He will show no regard for the gods of his ancestors or for the one desired by women, nor will he regard any god, but will exalt himself above them all.38 Instead of them, he will honor a god of fortresses; a god unknown to his ancestors he will honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts. 39 He will attack the mightiest fortresses with the help of a foreign god and will greatly honor those who acknowledge him. He will make them rulers over many people and will distribute the land at a price. (Daniel 11:37-39 NIV emphasis added)
(The passage then goes on to describe the Antichrist's specific military campaigns.)

The False Prophet: An Economic/Religious Power

The beast from the earth (the False Prophet) heads a political system that controls the religious and economic aspects of the Antichrist's empire on his behalf. Hence this:
16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. (Revelation 13:16-17 NIV)
 Notice, this is a giant, global monetary union. Its very intriguing that the Bible focuses on the monetary aspect, and not necessarily fiscal (though surely, the False Prophet will control that as well). Which is weird in and of itself, because that is how the EU operates today.

In summary, it is fair to say that the Bible describes the Antichrist (among other things) as a military ruler. And the False Prophet (among other things) as a monetary/economic ruler.

These two poles of European integration, military and economic, should be watched very closely.

Is the Antichrist Already Active?

This website promulgates a theory that many of the prophecies associated with the Antichrist have actually already been fulfilled in Javier Solana. These prophecies relate to a ten nation military alliance in Europe, a man with a weak political position rising up among those ten, those ten giving their political authority to him, and finally his subduing of a triumvirate of three of those ten leaders. (See Daniel 7) On top of all this, this same man is one of the primary architects of a contract between the EU and Israel which is now specifically confirmed for 7 years through the European Neighborhood Policy.

Despite a long absence from politics, and his relative old age, the Solana Antichrist theory looked like a bust. But he is kind of in the process of making a come back, promising to devote all of his remaining energy to "European defence integration." He did this by making specific policy recommendations to the European Council via a reputable think tank. He suggested making an integrated military force under a common command structure for the EU. This has been referred to as the "EU army" by others. He has been going on tour advocating this throughout Europe, and a few more presentations are due to be presented.

These fulfilled prophecies of course represent the basis of the general theory many have been following for some time now. As far as "evidence" we are in the end times, I would say this does the best anyone has ever seen. After all, many pastors and Bible teachers already thought the EU was the revived Roman Empire. So these are rather incredible developments.

However, we mustn't forget the other pole of European integration, which corresponds to the other beast.


The Eurozone Empire

The Bible is clear that the revived Roman Empire will be a very "divided" kingdom.
40 Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron—for iron breaks and smashes everything—and as iron breaks things to pieces, so it will crush and break all the others.41 Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay. 42 As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle. 43 And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay. (Daniel 2:40-43 NIV emphasis added)
This exactly describes the Eurozone troubles of the last 5 years. The EU is a heterogenous mixture of different ethnic groups and countries. Some of those countries are stronger than others. However, the kingdom is very divided. As we can see now, even back in 2012, investors were actually concerned the entire thing could break up. Even now, a lack of unity characterizes the EU's activities, as many analysts and articles will readily admit.

Ironically, this division and weakness is becoming fairly oppressive in nature. The Eurozone crisis is somewhat difficult to understand, and I have not understood it for some time now (I still don't fully understand it). But this article below is the best explanation I have seen so far. It is biased against the Euro, but is interestingly edited by a liberal American writer. If you are interested, have a look below. But if you don't want to wade through it, I will briefly summarize it and add other information as well.

Eurozone Crisis

After the financial crisis of 2008, the U.S. and European nations tried to spend their way out of recession. For better or for worse, this is the standard economic advice given on how to escape a recession. However, the U.S. got a little better after a while, whereas the Eurozone started getting worse again.

Investors were initially excited about the Euro, and lent money to all EU nations at really cheap rates, since they were all on the Euro. However, this bubble eventually burst. This causes lots of economic pain and debt. Normally, when a country starts to have a crisis like this, they can devalue the currency, which encourages exports and tourism. However, this is where the Eurozone is different. Once recession or financial trouble hits, people lose jobs. However, Spain, Italy, Greece, etc. do not have the option of devaluing their currency. So when all of the foreign money leaves and people lose their jobs...they just stay unemployed. Their is no boost in exports or tourism to fill in the pain to help recover, because the currency remains too expensive. Not to mention...they are still in debt and have to pay it all back.

Usually in a federal system, some money is shuffled around from the stronger states to the weaker ones, to even things out. Furthermore, the whole area is mutually in debt, not the individual states. Also, people in the weak economies can just get up and move to a better state. I did not know this until recently, but this is how the U.S. works (and evidently, also Canada). After all, the states don't have different currencies they can devalue to encourage tourism. As a result, the federation has to just give them the money.

However, the Eurozone is not a federal state. As a result, the fiscal transfers are politically charged bailouts that require intense negotiations and really harsh terms. Furthermore, in the Eurozone, some of the austerity measures are so harsh that they are counterproductive in getting the country to pay back its debt, since the economy shrinks so much. This results in losses of sovereignty for smaller nations, who cannot pay back their debt and cannot recover because they are on a really expensive currency. And moving out of the bad areas is hard, because they may not know the language of a new place they move to.

Three Options, But Only Two Solutions

There are three options for how to handle the Eurozone recession:
  1. Everyone gets off of the euro, especially the weaker economies
  2. The EU creates a "United States of Europe
  3. The EU does the same old same old, which either leads to collapse, or harsher and harsher bailout terms on weaker countries, leading to a loss of sovereignty
However, one solution is off of the table. It is clear the leaders of the Eurozone countries are determined that it never breaks up. So we are left with only two alternatives.
  1. The EU creates a "United States of Europe"
  2. The EU does the same old same old, which either leads to collapse, or harsher and harsher bailout terms on weaker countries, leading to a loss of sovereignty
"United States of Europe" might leave more fiscal autonomy for the member countries. But the "same old same old" would eventually become a very oppressive system where Brussels could control every detail of the nations budget in the weaker economies.

The point is, either one of these options is going to gradually move towards a loss of sovereignty for the member nations. 

The Eurozone crisis is something that in a sense, can force unity. However, it will force a marriage that "isn't meant to be." ( is meant to be...from a prophecy standpoint. But not from a governmental standpoint.)

The EU founding fathers knew that it would have problems, but hoped those problems would cause the European countries to form a federation. An influential European think tank even admits this in one of the articles:
The euro’s founding fathers foresaw this problem, but they believed that the necessity for political cooperation generated by the euro would be used by member states to move gradually towards political union. This was Helmut Kohl’s dream. Instead, these pressures were ignored by nations clinging to illusions of sovereignty until they broke free in the euro crisis, unleashing their full destructive potential.
Germany recently declassified some documents that admitted to knowing the Euro had flaws (especially because of Italy), but they went ahead with it anyway

So what to do about this?

Franco-German Motor

It is clear that the French President, and major political parties in France, are ready for federation. However, the EU has long had the "Franco-German" motor. After all, Recommendation 666 was based on a Franco-German proposal itself. One person on Twitter said "can you remember anytime a Franco-German proposal failed?" So if the French can get the Germans to cooperate, it will only be a matter of time until we have a eurozone federation on our hands. But getting cooperation will be tough.

Which brings us back to defence integration. If the EU controls the budget, its going to be a lot easier to provide incentives/budgetary controls based on defence spending and defence integration. Unfortunately, this is what the U.S. does. Theoretically, the individual states control their own education systems. But the federal government rewards states with money when they follow their recommendations. So in reality, the US federal government controls education, even though it is outside the area they are supposed to control. The EU could do something similar in defence, if it became a Eurozone federation. I think they are even already talking about small financial incentives for certain types of defence integration, even under the current system.

The Mark of the Beast

At some point, this is going to get so insane that the whole world will be forced to be on the same currency, through the mark of the beast. It is anyone's guess why it will seem like a good idea at the time. But most likely, it will be a bad economic idea that is politically motivated, just like the Euro is. This will be led by a person who acts on behalf of the Antichrist, controlling the religious and economic aspects.

We should keep a very close eye on Javier Solana. But we should also keep a very close eye on "economic integration." They already have the technology for the mark of the beast. The Verichip company formerly implanted chips into peoples  arms so they can use them like a credit card. If the battery were to leak, it would cause a painful sore. Manufacturing is now discontinued, but the tech is still there. Needless to say, the chip generated a ton of controversy.

All of this sounds terribly familiar from the book of Revelation.

Stay Tuned.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

EU Prophecy News X-Files

Hello everyone.

I first want to say thank you all very much for your comments. If I haven't replied to yours yet, I will do so soon. I really like to hear what everyone has to say.

There is some information I would like to to share with my audience. But I don't want it Google searchable or discoverable without the link. Why is this? Some of you may recall that I emailed the WEU five years ago, requesting information. Once they discovered that I was sharing the emails with a prophecy site, they stopped being willing to cooperate.

I am in a vaguely similar (though not exactly the same) situation. I have no plans to do anything unethical or illegal. But I really would like to share some things I know that I'm sure many of you would like to know, without needlessly ruffling someone's feathers about it. I still want all of my readers to be able to access the information.

I have mulled over what to do about this. I tried to make a new blog, and password protect that blog. But that would require you all getting the password. It is unlikely that any one will discover the posts, so I have opted away from the password protected site, but only having a sister site, called "EU prophecy news X files" (silly name I know). I have made the settings so the posts are not indexed by Google. If there is something I would post that I really really don't want anyone to find, I'll type the text of it, then post an image of it.

This website you are on right now, will absolutely remain the main website. But I plan to hyperlink over to the non-indexed site whenever there is a semi-sensitive post. I will post the link in a blog post without much fanfare or description. And potentially, I will remove the link to it after a few days. So perhaps bookmark the link. I will bury the link in this website as well, but not in a terribly obvious location. And of course, if you want the link back, you can always comment, and I'll make it live again.

Sorry this is such a hassle, but there is some stuff I would just like to share. I think it would also be fine to retweet on Twitter (if you desire), especially if the live link goes down after while. But of course, no obligation to retweet. Just no reason to hold back.

This will certainly not deter a determined visitor from finding the other site, nor will it stop the NSA, the government, hackers, etc. I just don't want to cause needless annoyance or unnecessary explaining to do to secular audiences.

So without further ado, I introduce to you the first hyperlink, Memo 001. 

This particular hyperlink will be deactivated in a few days. I still want you all to be able to access it, so I will archive it somewhere on this site that is kind of counterintuitive.