And you, son of man, thus says the Lord God to the land of Israel:
‘An end! The end has come upon the four corners of the land.
Now the end has come upon you,
And I will send My anger against you;
I will judge you according to your ways,
And I will repay you for all your abominations.
My eye will not spare you,
Nor will I have pity;
But I will repay your ways,
And your abominations will be in your midst;
Then you shall know that I am the Lord!’
Ezekiel 7:2-4 (New King James Version)
Over 4½ years ago, I posted a piece on this blog, titled, “This is The End: The US As We Know It” (in fact, the above image was taken from that post). At that time, I warned that this nation needed to make some hard choices for it to survive the future. We were at the start of another election year (2012) and it appeared that nothing changed for the US of A as we smarted from the 2008 economic meltdown. Back then, we were warned of our infrastructure which was falling apart. We saw the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street get into their collective tizzies over the way the nation was ran.
Let’s time travel over 4½ years into the present. To be honest, things have gotten worse. We’re near the end of the 2016 election year with two candidates Americans are not crazy about (as compared to the Obama-Romney bout in 2012). We have sank further into the foreign war quagmire, adding Syria to the mix. We have “Patriots” ready to maintain a dying White Christian Heterosexual Male status quo, vs. groups of color like #BlackLivesMatter. We have a government that is letting the top dogs at Well Fargo getting away with banking chicanery that would have landed the Average Joe/Jane behind bars. Our infrastructure’s no better-especially our fragile power grid that covers the Northeast.
Folks, we are screwed. And if you don’t think so, read tonight’s Scripture. Although this was dealing with God’s warning of Ancient Israel’s destruction, we can easily cross out “Ancient Israel” and put in “Today’s America”. We have done serious sins which God is now repaying this nation for: genocide of First Nation peoples; the enslavement and discrimination of African peoples in America; discrimination against immigrants that didn’t fit the above “Patriot” mold; discrimination against women; mistreatment of GLTBQs based on faulty interpretation of scripture; fighting wars overseas that did not need involve us while destroying sovereign nations; economic disparity; environmental destruction; and even now, pandering politics that cater to the basest of human emotions: fear.
In fact, God is already exacting His/Her judgement against America. Our economy is still struggling. Our infrastructure sucks and is crumbling steadily. We have more political scandals that would make for a best selling novel with “Bridgegate” here in New Jersey. We have become the laughing stock on the world stage with even our old rival, Russia looking good. We’ve perverted the Bible and used it to create a wet dream called “Christian America,” which is now dying like the autumn leaves falling from the trees outside my window. Our economy is standing on shakier ground than the San Andreas fault; not fully recovered since 2008.
You see, God is not sending some apocalyptic shit on us in one fell swoop. No my friends, God is letting the above happen; like termites chomping away at the wooden supports in a house. Over time, this country is falling apart-bit by bit-until we’re toast. Soon, this nation will be so crippled that we won’t know what hit us. If we’re lucky, we may survive as a “banana republic” as a friend of mine stated. At worst, we can become a failed state.
The saddest part of it all is that no one seems to care. We’re so numbed by mindless entertainment, electronic toys, consumerism, and disconnected social structures; we are totally oblivious to the whole thing.
Is there hope for us? I really don’t know, yet I ope there is. I laid out my thoughts back in 2012, however they must’ve fallen on blind eyes. If you look at history, it took Israel many years from Ezekiel’s time (622-570 BCE) to 1948 CE when Israel finally became a sovereign nation again. If there is any hope left we better act fast, or we’re America the Screwed for sure.
God help the United States of America. Peace.