American Greatness: Is Joe Biden a zero, an empty suit? Will Biden eventually be replaced by some new figure like the Roman Emperor Nero? Americans will know the answer when the gap between what Americans demand and what they get becomes intolerable. Then, as Crane Brinton warned in The Anatomy of Revolution, all things are possible.
In April 1925, a German journalist wrote to a friend in England, “Today we vote for Zero. Tomorrow we get Nero.” When Germans voted to make a retired 77-year-old German Field Marshal named Paul von Hindenburg president of the Weimar Republic, many Germans like the aforementioned journalist feared the old war hero was a placebo for the republic’s deeper ills; at best a substitute Kaiser or a political “zero” who would be replaced by a dictator.
Four years into his presidential term, Hindenburg struggled to maintain the republic as it was in the throes of a severe economic depression. War debt and hyperinflation crushed the German economy. Political violence erupted as communists squared off against fascists in Germany’s largest cities. Criminality, prostitution, and drug abuse became widespread. In 1933, Hindenburg made Adolf Hitler chancellor of Germany.
Invoking images of the failed Weimar Republic is a harrowing prospect indeed. The parallels between Weimar Germany and Biden’s America may be instructive, however, especially given the poor prospects voters face to lead them out of this mess.
Let’s look at some of the similarities:
Criminality: America’s largest cities saw a 33 percent increase in homicides last year, a massive crime wave that continues into the present …
Political violence: The Antifa movement in the United States is a rather obvious analog to the Communist tactics during the Weimar Republic …
Economy: Inflation is soaring with the result that the prices of food, energy, and a host of consumer products are breaking household budgets across the United States …
National defense: The light-speed collapse of Afghanistan has cast doubt upon the conduct of America’s senior military leaders in the minds of the public …
America’s leaders are unpopular, but there is still great confidence that Washington has the tools in place to improve the economy and fix many of the nation’s structural problems in education, healthcare, and elsewhere. Still, at the center of the nation’s troubles is an entropic and soporific septuagenarian who seems to lack the awareness and, most importantly, the political support to put the country back on a positive trajectory.
Will these social disorders combine with economic hardship to produce a furious storm that overwhelms the Biden Administration like the one that overwhelmed Hindenburg and the Weimar Republic? Read the whole article HERE
Opinion: Of course we know that Weimar hyperinflation between 1921-23 led to the rise of the Nazi Party and Adolf Hitler.
“The party’s rise to power was rapid. Before the economic depression struck, the Nazis were practically unknown, winning only 3 percent of the vote to the Reichstag (German parliament) in elections in 1924. In the 1932 elections, the Nazis won 33 percent of the votes, more than any other party. In January 1933 Hitler was appointed chancellor, the head of the German government, and many Germans believed that they had found a savior for their nation.” (source Holocaust Museum)
In 1935, Winston Churchill wrote an assessment of the new German leader, Adolf Hitler:
“He might yet go down in history as the man who restored honour and peace of mind to the great Germanic nation and brought it back serene, helpful and strong, to the forefront of the European family circle” (source Antichrist: The Search for Amalek)
History will rhyme when the ‘son of perdition’, Satan’s man, comes on the world stage. Revelation 6 has him arriving as a relatively unknown politician with a message of peace (Rev. 6:1-2). The result will be war (Rev. 6:3-4), hyperinflation (Rev. 6:5-6), followed by massive death (Rev. 6:7-8).
He will deceive the whole world with a false resurrection (Rev. 13:3-4). He will be allowed to rule 42 months (Rev. 13:5) and will speak with great authority and even blaspheme God (Rev. 13:6).
“All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” Revelation 13:8
The Lamb is Jesus, our Kinsman Redeemer, who saved all who accept the full pardon for sin He paid for with His sacrifice.
See my favorite Sunday Post, “Our Kinsman Redeemer” and the true account of a convicted criminal who refused a life-saving presidential pardon, that my wife/Editor published two weeks ago. HERE