Beijing’s South China Sea Strategy Is Succeeding—Here’s Why

Though unintentionally, North Korea is greatly aiding China’s drive to dominate the South China Sea.

In July 2016, conflict between China and the United States seemed possible. China had many of the smaller Asian nations worried by its aggressive behavior to control the South China Sea. A year later, without having to wage a war, China has won de facto control over the South China Sea.

Mira Rapp-Hooper, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, recently stated that the fight for the South China Sea is effectively “now game over.”

This highlights three trends we can see:

  1. America’s influence is rapidly fading.
  2. China’s power is rapidly rising.
  3. Smaller Asian nations are realigning themselves accordingly.

This conflict centers on China building and militarizing islands in the South China Sea. Last July, the International Court of Justice, located in The Hague, Netherlands, passed a ruling that stated China’s claims and activities were illegitimate and illegal. This should have been a blow to China and a win for the Philippines and other claimants in the area. The ruling needed the backing of a more powerful nation’s military to gain legitimacy. This would have been given if the U.S. had conducted a freedom of navigation operation. Instead, then-President Barack Obama’s administration simply conducted an innocent passage exercise, which doesn’t carry the same message.

Because of the lack of support from the U.S., the Philippines and others in the area decided not to acknowledge their victory from The Hague.

In May of this year, President Donald Trump’s administration did conduct a freedom of navigation exercise. This effort has been deemed too little, too late. North Korea poses a more volatile, and therefore greater, threat than China’s actions in the area. The U.S. needs China on its side, putting pressure on North Korea.

The belligerent actions of North Korea have figuratively tied the United States’ hands. The South China Sea belongs to China.

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This Week: Five Events You Need to Know (June 11)

This Week: Five Events You Need to Know (June 11)

Britain’s election chaos, fracturing alliances in the Middle East, a $400 trillion debt bomb, and more.

British Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election to strengthen her political position. That call backfired on June 8. On Monday, several Sunni Arab states cut off relations with Qatar and sharpened an important dividing line in the Middle East.

Here are the five most important news stories this week, as well as relevant links to the full articles and videos here on theTrumpet.com.

UK election chaos: What next?

On April 18, British Prime Minister Theresa May called for snap elections to increase her mandate to negotiate Brexit and boost Conservatives’ control of the government.

She failed to do that on election day, June 8; May’s party remains the largest in the British Parliament, but it lost its effective majority and will now have to form an unstable, minority government with the support of the Democratic Unionist Party.

Brexit negotiations, which were already tough, will now become torturous.

Where does Britain go from here?

Sunni states cut off relations with Qatar

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt severed relations with Qatar on June 5 and threatened to fracture a 36-year Gulf state union.

Qatar’s alleged transgression is funding terror and sidling up to the world’s number one sponsor of terrorism: Iran.

Germany to station troops in Jordan

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen announced June 5 that the German government plans to relocate its troops at Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base to a base in Jordan.

The planned move has been necessitated by an increasingly deteriorating diplomatic row between Germany and Turkey. It will not require an additional mandate from the German parliament, and it is scheduled to be completed within three months.

Six German Tornado jets, a refueling plane and 270 military personnel currently at Incirlik may soon relocate to the heart of the Middle East and provide the Germans with tremendous strategic advantage.

Shanghai security bloc now covers nearly half of humanity

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (sco)—a Beijing-dominated security alliance of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan—formally accepted India and Pakistan into its ranks during its summit on June 8 and 9. It now includes nearly half of humanity’s total population.

The sco is part of the many blocs positioned as alternatives to America’s dominance.

The insidious $400 trillion threat to the world economy

In May, the World Economic Forum released a report that looked at government-provided retirement plans, public employee pensions, private employee pensions, and individual savings from eight countries with the largest established pension systems or populations and added up the shortfalls for 2015.

The report’s estimated retirement savings gap was $70 trillion. Projected toward 2050, the estimated gap came to $400 trillion, a nearly half-quadrillion-dollar shortfall that reveals a dangerous governmental addiction to debt.

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Week in Review: Britain’s Shock Election, Iran Hit by Terrorism, SCO Expands, $400 Trillion Debt Bomb, and Much More

  • Britain’s prime minister called a snap election to strengthen her political position—and it backfired. She was weakened politically as 40 percent of Britons voted for the party of terrorist-loving Marxist Jeremy Corbyn.
  • Several Sunni Arab states have cut off relations with Qatar, sharpening an important dividing line in the Middle East.
  • The Iranian capital was hit by brazen coordinated terrorist attacks, and the Islamic State has claimed responsibility.
  • The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is adding two new members in a move that further unites Asia and strengthens Russia’s leadership.
  • We’ll also talk about Germany moving its Middle Eastern air operations to Jordan, evidence of Cuba still sponsoring terrorism, why one analyst says China has won its bid to gain control over the South China Sea, and how the world is sitting on a $400 trillion financial time bomb.
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Illinois Imposes LGBTQ Agenda on Families

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Illinois Imposes LGBTQ Agenda on Families

State of Illinois redefines morality and family, threatens punishment for dissenters.

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services now requires foster parents and government workers to “promote the safety, adjustment and well-being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (lgbtq) children and youth in the department’s care,” according to its newly instituted standards and procedures.

The department’s comprehensive revision of state policies, published May 11, leaves department staff, volunteers and foster parents who reject lgbtq values with few options: redefine your values, enroll in mandatory lgbtq competency training programs or lose your job or foster child.

Below are excerpts from the department’s Procedures 302—Appendix K (emphasis added):

  • dcfs [Illinois’s Department of Children and Family Services] will not tolerate exposing lgbtq children and youth to staff/service providers who are not supportive of children and youths’ right to self-determination of sexual/gender identity.
  • In no instance should lgbtq children/youth be placed with a non-affirming caregiver who is opposed to sexual orientations that differ from the caregiver’s own. Nor should lgbtq children and youth be placed with caregivers who are unwilling/unable to support children and youth whose gender identity or gender expression differs from traditional expectation.
  • All dcfs/pos staff, providers and foster parents are required to be culturally competent in serving the needs of lgbtq children and youth …. Therefore, any person who is involved with dcfs children/youth will complete mandatory training in lgbtq competency. … dcfs and pos staff must complete additional, mandatory standalone lgbtq training at least once per year. … Annual training in lgbtq competent care is required for all child-welfare providers; whether or not they believe they have care for or currently care for any lgbtq child/youth. … dcfs will require all staff to attend ongoing training and education regarding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
  • All dcfs/pos staff, providers and foster parents shall treat lgbtq children and youth in an affirming manner and proactively work to create a respectful space.
  • All staff should recognize that many adolescents are still exploring their sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression. … Caseworkers and caregivers should facilitate exploration of any lgbtq matters through an affirming approach with children and youth ….
  • [lgbtq] children and youth are to be supported and respected without any effort to direct or guide them to any specific outcome for their exploration.

The department refers to these policies as mere “mandatory minimum standards.” But they are far-reaching changes that essentially demand the acceptance of lgbtq values and training in lgbtq competency. Anyone “unwilling/unable” could lose his job or foster children.

These new policies impose a redefined morality on society!

The policy document instructs, “Do not … address a child/youth as deviant, pathological, immoral or in need of changing because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or questioning status or allow a child/youth to receive services from such providers.” According to the document, transgenderism and related practices “are developmental milestones, not problematic behavior.”

Peter Sprigg, a senior fellow at the Family Research Council told the Christian Post, “It almost means that only if you are a liberal secularist can you be in service of foster kids.” “And, frankly,” Sprigg added, “I don’t think there are enough liberal secularists who are interested in serving as foster parents and maintain the system. I think it is ultimately going to hurt them by driving potential foster parents out, a negative consequence by anyone’s standards.”

Even regular volunteers and state contractors could be negatively impacted by Illinois’s childcare mandate, because the “dcfs will not accept the services of volunteers who fail to abide by Appendix K, and will not contract with private agencies who fail to adopt lgbtq policies that are at least as extensive as Appendix K.”

Apparently, self-evident common sense has been completely turned on its head, as Melanie Phillips wrote in her book The World Turned Upside Down. ”[S]elf-designated ‘victim groups’ have turned right and wrong, victim and aggressor inside out.”

Pro-lgbtq organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union and the Pride Action Tank reportedly influenced these new policies.

This brings to mind the Prophet Isaiah’s assessment of today’s upside-down world: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! … Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!”(Isaiah 5:20, 21, 23).

LifeSiteNews.com quoted Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute as saying something that ought to be commonsensical: “There is no research proving that children are best served by having gender dysphoria affirmed. Quite the contrary, the best research to date suggests that if gender dysphoria is not affirmed in young children, it diminishes over time.”

Instead of allowing authorities to “direct or guide” lgbtq children to diminish their gender dysphoria, the state of Illinois is compelling them to promote it. It’s a clear-cut fulfillment of the prophetic warning in Isaiah 1 and Isaiah 3 about severe leadership crises and about children ruling society.

Request a free copy of our booklet Redefining Family. It explains the significance of today’s state-sanctioned immorality in a way that makes Bible prophecy come alive!

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    Alleged Islamic State Attack Foiled in Canada

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    Alleged Islamic State Attack Foiled in Canada

    On Saturday, June 3, while a horrific terrorist attack was being carried against civilians on London Bridge, another attempted attack was taking place in Scarborough, Ontario. A 32-year-old woman, reportedly wearing a niqab and a bandana that looked to be an Islamic State flag, walked into a Canadian Tire store and began attacking employees with a golf club while shouting “Allahu Akbar.” She then proceeded to pull a large knife out from under her clothing but was quickly apprehended by store employees. One employee suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

    On Tuesday, the attacker, Rehab Dughmosh, appeared in court where she faces two counts of assault with a weapon, assault, two counts of possession of a weapon, threaten death or bodily harm, and carrying a concealed weapon. When the courts asked her to identify herself, she responded by saying, “ISIS—I pledge to the leader of the believers—Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.” She is set to appear in court again on June 21.

    While Canadians can breathe a sigh of relief that this attack did not mirror the tragedy of the London attack, troubling realities are beginning to show through from this attack. For one, it appears that Canada’s response to the attack will be very similar to that of Britain: Keep calm and carry on.

    Reporting on the incident, Global News stated:

    When asked about the incident Tuesday evening, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said the public shouldn’t be “concerned about safety in any way, shape or form.”

    “It was a very isolated situation, and we have taken all the steps I believe necessary to make sure that we have kept the community and city safe,” he said.

    The rcmp [Royal Canadian Mounted Police] confirmed its Greater Toronto Area Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (inset) continues to investigate the incident in partnership with Toronto police and there is “no outstanding risk to public safety.”

    While it’s in the interest of the police to keep the residents of the city calm and feeling secure, there is a resounding sense in that statement that nothing is going to change. No hard questions will be asked. Life will continue as normal.

    But the reality is that this isn’t an isolated situation. In April, the rcmp arrested a 27-year-old Toronto man for leaving Canada to join the Islamic State. The man, who had been under investigation beginning in January 2016, traveled to Turkey on or around Oct. 22, 2014, allegedly to join the Islamic State. He was detained by Turkish officials before being sent back to Canada.

    As the Toronto Sun brought out, “That would be the very day that Parliament Hill was attacked and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was murdered by a man who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and just two days after another follower ran down Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu” (April 5). Yet it still took two years for him to be apprehended and formally charged. The rcmp said at the time of his arrest that there was never any risk to public safety.

    While you want to believe that police forces acted in the best interest of Canadians in that situation, the fact is that there are Islamic State sympathizers out there that do pose a risk to public safety, but these incidents are not getting the coverage they deserve. A story broke in late March that suggested that Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport had been “infiltrated by radicalized individuals.”

    The report found that several employees had been stripped of their security clearance because they had been radicalized and supported the Islamic State. Attacks like that in Scarborough can be reasoned as just “isolated incidents,” but here is a case where several people were working together, in an airport, and they all supported the Islamic State in some way.

    The Toronto Sun reported the story as such on March 28:

    The investigation found that one employee with airport security clearance reportedly shared Islamic State propaganda videos, including graphic imagery of torture and murder, through social media accounts.

    Another individual, according to the report, suggested that the November 2015 Paris massacre, carried out by Islamic State agents, needed to be replicated.

    One of the radicalized employees reportedly had direct access to runways and aircrafts at Montreal’s airport. This employee allegedly had a great deal of knowledge and documentation about military-caliber assault weapons.

    Here is a situation that could have been horrific had they not been discovered. But what is most terrifying is the pathetic response to these terrorist sympathizers. No charges were laid, just a few revoked security clearances, and as for the individual who had direct access to runways and aircrafts, he still works at the airport, just at a different post—away from the runways and aircrafts!

    This is the reality in Canada today. Like Western nations throughout the world, Canada is not immune to terrorist threats, but wants to ignore that reality. Like Britain, the United States, Europe, terrorist sympathizers, supports and even hardened fighters walk freely in Canadian society. The Toronto Sun reported on April 5,

    The 2016 Public Report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada found 180 people with Canadian connections are suspected of traveling abroad to fight for the terror group. “Canadian extremist travelers represent a small but notable part of the broader international problem,” the Public Safety report said. And at least 60 are now back in Canada.

    If you haven’t yet, be sure to listen to the recent Trumpet Daily Radio Show titled “About Those 400 ISIS Soldiers Who Returned to London—Where Are They?

    This is the reality that Canadians, Brits and Americans want to ignore. Here are 60 Canadians who went to Syria to fight against Canadian interests, against Canadian troops and against Canadian values. Yet there are at least 60 walking freely, implying that there could be more that they don’t know about.

    Despite these troubling news stories, Canada has been largely unscathed by Islamic terrorism. No blood has been shed since twin attacks left two Canadian soldiers dead in 2014. But is that because Canada has dealt with the problem? These news stories show that they haven’t.

    The troubling truth is that Canadians have simply pushed it out of their minds and buried their heads in the sand. They don’t want to face the reality that terrorism is a real threat to society. If one wants to find any information on the above-mentioned stories, you really have to dig to find it. A casual Google search of “isis in Canada” won’t bring up much about these stories.

    One element to Saturday’s attack in Scarborough proves this. When the Toronto Police released a statement about the attack, a few key details were left out, as reported by the Toronto Sun. For one, there was no mention of the Islamic State bandana, or of her shouting “Allahu Akbar,” or of the fact that she is alleged to have left a note inside one of five Korans she dropped off at a neighbor’s just before the attack. All these details are being provided by witnesses. Added to this, there is a publication ban placed on the initial court hearing, so other key details may be left out.

    And so life in Canada will continue as normal. No changes will be taken to prevent further attacks. In fact, the solution in this case seems to be muzzling the media so that the truth of the case can’t be revealed. But burying our heads in the sand will not deal with the problem. Canada is not immune to these violent attacks, and Bible prophecy says it will intensify. Keep your eyes glued to the Trumpet to understand where world events are headed.

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    Meet the Radical Communists That Almost Took Over Britain

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    Meet the Radical Communists That Almost Took Over Britain

    Another shocking election in the United Kingdom

    Once again a British election has shocked the world.

    The June 8 snap election was announced by British Prime Minister Theresa May on April 18. Her Conservative Party had a working majority of just seven seats. At the time of the announcement, polls indicated the Conservatives were even more popular than they had been when they were elected, and predicted that if elections were held again, her party would win in a landslide. So May chose to hold elections again.

    Part of the reason the Conservatives were thought to be so popular was attributed to the radical views of their opposition. In 2017, the Labour Party is so extreme in its views that it seemed unimaginable that Britons would vote them anywhere near power.

    But on June 8, just two months later, British voters handed Labour 32 more seats than it won in the 2015 general election, and May’s party lost its majority and is only able to remain in power with the support of the Democratic Unionist Party (dup).

    This means that as extreme as Labour’s socialist views once were, they are now mainstream. Under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party just won 40 percent of the vote, its biggest share of the vote since Tony Blair’s landslide victory in 2001. And Blair’s Labour Party was downright conservative compared to Corbyn’s.

    Let’s look at the views of Jeremy Corbyn, his supporters and the manifesto they stood on—the manifesto that came within a whisker of governing the country.

    A quick glance over the resumés of Labour’s top leaders reveals some dangerous commonalities. Whether it is running an organization that believes Britain is “no less sociopathic” than the Islamic State or believing that “the British invented racism,” all of them have a deep-seated hatred of the West and what it stands for.

    All of them also support Britain’s enemies. Corbyn, especially, has reached out to radical Muslim terrorist groups and has literally been in the pay of Iran, the world’s top state sponsor of terrorism. All supported the Irish Republican Army (ira)terrorists who have attacked and murdered British citizens and even members of the royal family and tried to murder members of the government.

    These dangerous views are actually popular in Britain in the 21st century!

    Name: Jeremy Corbyn

    Job Title: Leader of the Labour Party

    Work History

    2009–2012: Guest on Iranian television. Was paid £20,000 (us$25,570) for five tv appearances on Iran’s propaganda channel Presstv. Presstv is now banned in the UK because of its involvement in Iranian government torture. The Iranian government beat and tortured a Newsweek journalist, and Presstv broadcast the results.

    2011–2015: Chairman of the Stop the War Coalition. During Mr. Corbyn’s tenure, this group wrote that “the United States, Britain and their allies are no less sociopathic” than the Islamic State. However, they supported Russia’s invasions of Georgia and Crimea and have refused to condemn Syrian President Bashar Assad.

    Known Associates

    1984: Invited the leader of the ira’s political wing to the House of Commons, as well as convicted ira terrorists. This came just weeks after the ira attempted to blow up then Prime Minister Margret Thatcher’s government.

    1988: Was an honored speaker at a commemoration event for dead ira members and “soldiers of the ira.” The event’s official program stated, “Force of arms is the only method capable of bringing about a free and united socialist Ireland.” This came just three weeks after the ira murdered three British servicemen in the Netherlands.

    2002: Spoke at a rally held by the terrorist group al-Muhajiroun, which is now banned. Its members include at least one of the terrorists who rammed a van into crowds of people along London Bridge on June 3 and then jumped out and began stabbing people to death. At that rally, some members of the crowd dressed as suicide bombers. Slogans displayed in the crowd included: “Skud, skud Israel” and “Gas, gas Tel Aviv.”

    2009: Invited his “friends in Hamas” and “friends in Hezbollah,” as he called them, to Parliament.

    2014: Attended a wreath-laying ceremony for Palestinian Liberation Organization (plo) terrorists. One of these men was involved in the 1972 Olympic massacre, where 11 Israeli athletes were taken hostage and later murdered.

    2014: Was part of a group welcoming Abdallah Djaballah to Finsbury Park Mosque. Djaballah is an imam who calls on his followers to “wage holy Muslim war” against the United Kingdom and the United States. Mr. Corbyn has been a longtime friend of the mosque—now infamous as a haven for Islamists who encourage terrorism.

    Notable Quotes

    1987: “I’m happy to commemorate all those who died fighting for an independent Ireland”—on observing a minute of silence to honor ira terrorists who had been shot dead while they were on their way to attack a police station.

    2015: Called Osama bin Laden’s death a “tragedy.”

    Other Notable Events

    1991: Seconded a piece of legislation in Parliament that would have abolished the monarchy.

    2015: Refused to sing the national anthem “God Save the Queen” at a memorial event for those who died in the Battle of Britain

    Police Record

    Both Britain’s MI5 and the Metropolitan’s Police Special Branch kept a file on Corbyn, fearing that he might be a threat to the country. An unnamed Special Branch official told the Telegraph that the police monitored him for 20 years as he was “deemed to be a subversive.” The Special Branch defines someone as subversive if they are involved in “activities intended to undermine or overthrow parliamentary democracy by political, industrial or violent means.”

    “You cannot have a Special Branch file just randomly; the commander had to have evidence that they were satisfied with,” the official told the Telegraph.

    Name: John McDonnell

    Job Title: Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. Essentially Mr. Corbyn’s number two, and the Labour Party’s head of economic policy.

    Notable Quotes

    2011: “I don’t want to just bring down the government anymore. I want to destroy the system.”

    2013: “I’m honest with people. I am a Marxist ….”

    “Parliamentary democracy doesn’t work for us. Elections aren’t working for us.” Instead, the country needs “what we used to call insurrection; now we’re polite and say its direct action. Let’s get back to calling it what it is. It’s insurrection. We want to bring this government down by whatever means we can.”

    Name: Diane Abbott

    Job Title: Shadow Home Secretary. The home secretary is generally regarded as the third-most powerful person in the British government and is in charge of both police and justice system. Diane Abbott is in charge of Labour policy on these issues.

    Notable Quotes

    1984: “Ireland is our struggle—every defeat of the British state is a victory for all of us.”

    1985: On describing her time working at the Home Office as a graduate trainee 10 years ago: “I thought it could be transformed from within. I was wrong. I was just one token black person in a fundamentally racist institution.” She also said, “I am an extremist.”

    1988: Britain is “one of the most racist” nations. “The British invented racism.”

    2008: “Some people would judge that on balance Mao [Zedong] did more good than harm. … He led his country from feudalism, he helped to defeat the Japanese and he … left his country on the verge of the great economic success they are having now.”

    2012: “White people love playing ‘divide and rule.’ We should not play their game.”

    A Communist Manifesto

    It would be easy to continue with more minor officials who worked for the Irish terrorists or who think Stalin was an OK guy, for example. But the patterns are clear. Britain nearly elected a leader who won’t sing his own country’s national anthem. It nearly handed its economy to a man who wants to smash Britain’s financial system. It nearly handed its police and justice system over to someone who thinks the greatest mass murderer in history, in terms of numbers, was not all that bad.

    But perhaps British voters were ignorant of all this. After all, in the election campaign, John McDonnell told an interviewer that he was not a Marxist, and Corbyn said he “had never met the ira.” People with no memory may have believed these patent lies.

    However, the campaign promises these men wrote into their manifesto made their radicalism clear.

    The manifesto is about high taxation, high spending and even higher borrowing. Labour planned to raise almost £50 billion ($64 billion) in extra taxation. The government would take over running the railways, water system, electric system, mail system and more. Labour would spend £35 billion on infrastructure, £6 billion on the National Health Service and £5 billion for schools.

    The tax increases they would impose would not come close to covering these expenditures. Even if Labour’s taxes somehow brought in every last pound that the party claims they would, and did not simultaneously cripple Britain’s economy, the government would still need to borrow tens of billions more.

    Telegraph assistant editor Jeremy Warner wrote, “Jeremy Corbyn proposes himself as a kind of Hugo Chávez on steroids; he promises an economic ruin so great it would make the 1970s look like a golden age of British prosperity.”

    “This is a whole new order of magnitude: It’s the kind of spending that you would only expect during an existential crisis like a war,” said Julian Jessop, chief economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs think tank. “This is a massive increase in spending and a massive increase in tax and borrowing to [go] with it.”

    “They are getting involved in almost every aspect of life,” he said. “It’s like they are trying to reverse all the postwar liberalizations in one go. It’s unprecedented.”

    Britain is already drowning in debt. Its debt, as a percentage of its economy, is at its highest level since 1966, back when it was still paying off debts from the worst existential crisis in its history, World War ii.

    In 2010, the outgoing Labour chief secretary to the Treasury famously left a note to his Conservative successor: “I’m afraid there is no money.” Since then, Britain’s debt has grown every year. The Conservative government promised to balance the budget, to stop borrowing. It failed.

    Yet millions of British voters want the party that promises them even more borrowing—much more. They supported a manifesto that would put Britain on the road to becoming a bankrupt, Communist country.

    What’s Next?

    Britons may have voted for Corbyn’s radical agenda in droves, but what does this mean, practically? After all, Jeremy Corbyn is not the prime minister—yet.

    Before the election, Mr. Corbyn’s politics were considered so extreme that many even in his own party were against him. Now, he has proved that these policies can actually be a vote winner. And the moderates in the Labour Party are changing course. They are getting behind the radical agenda!

    Lord Peter Mandelson is one of the most significant figures on the right wing of the Labour Party. He was one of Prime Minister Blair’s closest supporters. Earlier this year, he said, “I work every single day” to bring down Jeremy Corbyn. After the election, he said he was wrong about Mr. Corbyn.

    Owen Smith is still a left-wing figure within the Labour Party. But in 2016, he tried to push Jeremy Corbyn out of the leadership, considering him too extreme to succeed. Now he says, “I was clearly wrong.”

    “I don’t know what Jeremy’s got but if we could bottle it and drink it we’d all be doing very well,” he said.

    That’s not to say the Labour Party is now 100 percent behind Corbyn. But what was once extreme is now a viable election strategy!

    At the same time, the next election may not be far off. With her tiny majority—and even then only with the support of another party—it will be very hard for Theresa May to govern effectively. “The normal pattern is for the minority government to limp along for a short period and then collapse, forcing the country back to the polls,” wrote the Economist.

    The dup and the Conservatives are much more closely aligned ideologically than other parties that have tried to work together in the past, and David Cameron held his coalition together despite widespread skepticism, so collapse is not a given. But elections are still a real possibility even in the near future. Could this be only the start of the march of the radical left in Britain?

    How to Make Britain ‘Great Again’

    Britain has a Communist Party. But this year, it decided not to stand for election and instead directed its supporters to vote for Corbyn’s Labour Party. This is the first time in the Communist Party’s nearly 100-year history that it has ever done something like this.

    That makes clear what just happened here. Britain just came close to a Communist takeover. But that takeover may have merely been postponed. Right now, 40 percent of Britons are in favor of it.

    Earlier this year, Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry published an updated version of his booklet Great Again. It exposes the alarming truth behind the stunning rise of the radical left in the United States.

    This latest election proves that many of those trends are just as prevalent in the United Kingdom.

    “What do you know about communism?” he asks in that booklet. “A growing number of Americans support the government taking over health care and other major segments of the national economy. They fail to understand the dangers that accompany a Communist system.” Nothing could be truer of the UK, when nearly half the country just voted for a Communist government.

    “Modern proponents of communism downplay its subversive goals,” he writes. “But subversion is its very foundation!” In private, men like John McDonnell don’t even bother downplaying those “subversive goals.”

    “The crisis facing this nation is not because of a bad president!” Mr. Flurry writes. “The cause is far deeper.” This election proves that there are similarly deep, deep problems in Britain as well. The hard truth is, those deep problems aren’t just with politicians, they are with voters—with us. Mr. Flurry writes that America’s political leadership “speaks volumes about our people. We get the leaders we deserve. Especially in a democratic republic, we the people must accept the blame for the problems!”

    When out-and-out Communists win 40 percent of the vote, we British have to take a good, hard look at ourselves. When a nation mired in debt almost votes for “the kind of spending that you would only expect during an existential crisis like a war,” that indicates there is something appallingly wrong with the entire educational system.

    Something is wrong with the thinking of ordinary British voters! Something is wrong with us!

    In Great Again, Mr. Flurry explains where the real blame for America’s predicament lies: “God blames the people for their sins, not the leaders!” To blame Britain’s problems on sin might sound old-fashioned. But it is only as Britain has gotten further and further away from even a basic understanding of the Bible and biblical morality that these kinds of extreme politicians have flourished.

    But there is another dimension behind this shift to the radical left in Britain. Mr. Flurry writes, “There is a spiritual dimension to America’s decline that most people do not see.” That is true of Britain’s decline as well. To learn more about that spiritual dimension, read Great Again. The rise of the radical left it describes is dangerous, and yesterday’s election proves this is not just an American phenomenon.

    Understanding this spiritual dimension exposes the true solution. “America, the British peoples (including Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa) and the Jewish nation are facing horrendous problems,” writes Mr. Flurry. “Only God can save these nations.”