Front Page Mag: The French president, Emmanuel Macron, recently warned that the Western world had reached “the end of the age of abundance.” He did not specify at what date or at what hour this singular event occurred, but with strict rules coming into place in France and elsewhere in Europe (and California) for use of electricity, apparently, the age of lacking has already begun.
The French president would appear to be the heir apparent in the line from Thomas Robert Malthus through Paul Ehrlich that posited that the world cannot sustain so many people and catastrophic events including mass starvation and death must necessarily ensue. The failure of Malthusian predictions to come true has always been the result of applied technology. Malthus’ predictions and those of Ehrlich were based on static views of society and its capabilities. They never could factor in large increases in crop yields or better hygiene, yet when better methods of farming became available, the inevitable famines and mass death never occurred. One would expect the same to be true of President Macron’s somber declaration, but the one difference is that today’s society refuses to deploy all of the technology at its disposal.
Two years ago, the United States was energy independent for the first time in decades. The US produced huge amounts of gas and oil, and cheap energy prices led to large growth in energy-intensive businesses and lower prices for consumers for everything from eggs to cars. With the rise of the ideological Biden administration coupled with a green-focused Europe, the western world faces a very serious energy shortage—completely the result of political and ideological choices made in the name of a supposed “energy emergency.” In California, all future cars sold will be based on anything other than gasoline; yet within a week officials told residents not to charge their electric cars due to an extreme lack of electricity in the state. This would be high comedy coming out of Hollywood if it did not mean that many people who bought into the green dream may find themselves as stuck at home as they were during the height of the Covid lockdowns.
In Europe, business signs go off between 1 am and 6 am to save electricity. Citizens are encouraged to use fans and not air conditioners. As natural gas stocks are low due to Russian actions with the Nordstream pipeline, Europeans are looking at the prospect of a very cold and miserable winter. Germany is already planning public buildings where people can go to warm up. This is from a “first world” country. The price of electricity on the continent has gone up exponentially. But why? Is there an energy shortage? Yes. Does there have to be an energy shortage? No.
Macron is no more right than Malthus was, but he has the ideological support to keep energy out of the reach of citizens and truly realize his world lacking abundance. Read More …
Opinion: It is no secret to our regular readers that I have speculated on men, living today, as potential Antichrist candidates. Satan always has a man ready for the job.
Emmanuel Macron is easily the most formidable candidate just by the translation of his fist name that means ‘God with us, and the fact that he is now the defacto spokesmen of the European Union, the only group of nations that fits Daniel 9:26:
” … And the people of the prince who is to come Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary …” pointing to the Roman Empire of which France was most definitely a part of.
If that is correct, Manny, as I like to call him, is preparing the coming Western Alliance or Beast Army of Antichrist for what is to come. You see, in the final war of this age, there are no individual nations identified, just 4 power blocs:
- King of the North: Syria, nations to the north of Israel Dan.11:40)
- King of the South: Egypt, (North Africa), nations to the south of Israel (Dan. 11:40)
- Western Alliance, Beast Army of Antichrist – revived Roman Empire (Psalm 2:1-4; Dan. 11:40; Rev.16:14, 19:19)
- Kings of the East – China India, Nations to the east of Israel(Rev. 16:12)
It is the elite of the Western Alliance that will usher in Antichrist. And what better platform than climate change, that is hard to measure, will require decades to solve, that will use draconian measures that will cause the lives and livelihoods of billions of ‘useless citizens’ making it the perfect platform for the final dictator of whom a willing and powerful group of financial people are eagerly waiting for: