Pew Research: “Growing numbers of Americans believe that U.S. global power and prestige are in decline. And support for U.S. global engagement, already near a historic low, has fallen further. The public thinks that the nation does too much to solve world problems, and increasing percentages want the U.S. to “mind its own business internationally” and pay more attention to problems here at home.”
An even larger majority says the U.S. is losing respect internationally. Fully 70% say the United States is less respected than in the past, which nearly matches the level reached late in former President George W. Bush’s second term (71% in May 2008).
Opinion: Credit the mainstream media’s obsession with the Iraq war, Abu Ghraib, and Scooter Libbey for the 71% number. What is interesting is that we are back to 70% with a fully compliant press.
The Pew analysis lines up with Bible prophecy for the last days.
We know that in order for a global dictator to prosper on the world scene, an economic superpower with the strongest military in the world will have to diminish. The center of power will necessarily have to shift to Daniel’s fourth beast:
“Then I wanted to know the meaning of the fourth beast, which was different from all the others and most terrifying, with its iron teeth and bronze claws—the beast that crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. “
Daniel’s fourth beast is global government. The world is one cataclysmic event away and the rapture of the Church just might do it.