A Grave Danger Rises in Germany

A Grave Danger Rises in Germany

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From the July 2010 Trumpet Print Edition

The European Union just announced a trillion-dollar bailout of Greece. That means that most of that burden falls on Germany, the financial powerhouse of Europe.

One television commentator said that Angela Merkel wanted a $6 billion bailout, but President Obama pressured her to make it a $1 trillion bailout. Also, President Sarkozy of France and other EU leaders put severe pressure on the German leader to support a large bailout.

Immediately after the Greece bailout was announced, gold prices soared to their highest level ever. It was caused mostly by Germans buying gold. They remember the hyperinflation in their recent history. They know that the euro is becoming a weak and unstable currency.

About 90 percent of the German people are very hostile toward the bailout. They are alarmed because they know that Germany will have to carry most of the financial burden. The people are fearful about their future.

When Germany is strong and the people are alarmed, all of us should be alarmed—especially in a crisis like this. If you understand German history, you know that the Germans are decisive when facing serious crises. History shows that they have repeatedly turned to a very strong leader to deal with a potential or real crisis.

Chancellor Merkel has not sought advice from her coalition partners. That has offended them and makes her even more alone and vulnerable. Her political career is near its end! We are about to see a strong leader rise in Germany—it is prophesied to happen. We have been proclaiming that prophecy for over 60 years. (Request our free booklets Daniel—Unsealed at Last! and He Was Right. All of our literature is free.)

That strong man is undoubtedly plotting and planning even now to exploit the political turmoil. (That too is prophesied.)

Angela Merkel went from the queen of German politics to becoming close to a political outcast in six weeks!

We need to see how suddenly this world is moving toward a giant catastrophe! If these words don’t wake those people who are asleep, world events will.

A strong German leader could burst on the world scene as early as this year! He will be the decisive leader that Germans crave in a crisis. He will strike terror in nations as no leader ever has before! Our literature explains who we think he will be.

Several financial authorities are saying that the trillion-dollar bailout of Greece is only buying time. But time for what? Time to fix the problem.

Now let me tell you how it will be fixed. In the next few short years, the European Union will be reduced from 27 nations to 10 kings (or rulers) of the Holy Roman Empire. We have been prophesying this for over 70 years. It will be ruled by Germany, but guided by the Vatican—the only power that can unify those 10 kings. (Request our free booklet Germany and the Holy Roman Empire.)

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard wrote this for the Telegraph media group on May 16: “Chancellor Angela Merkel has put the best face on a deal that has so damaged her leadership. ‘If the euro falls, then Europe fails and the idea of European unity fails,’ she said. Too late, I think. The German nation is moving on. I was struck by a piece in the Frankfurter Allgemeine proposing a new ‘hard currency’ made up of Germany, Austria, Benelux, Finland, the Czech Republic, and Poland, but without France” (emphasis mine).

Yes, Germany is moving forward! Already, you can see the thinking that will lead to the 10 kings! But the real power in that union will be Germany. The Germans have been planning to rule Europe and a lot more since before the end of World War ii, when they realized they were going to lose. (That is explained in our free booklet The Rising Beast.)

That statement is shocking to many people. But it shouldn’t be. It is so well documented that a teenager can prove it. I challenge all of our readers to get and study the free booklets we are offering. Then you will know what is going to happen extremely soon in Europe and the rest of the world.

Prescription Drug Use Soaring Among U.S. Children

Prescription Drug Use Soaring Among U.S. Children

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One in four children took drugs for chronic conditions in 2009, according to a new report.

Prescription drug use among youngsters in the United States is growing at nearly four times the rate as among the overall population. A new report shows that nearly a quarter of insured children and almost one third of adolescents ages 10 to 19 took at least one prescription medicine to treat a chronic condition last year.

The annual drug trend report by big pharmacy benefit manager Medco Health Solutions Inc, issued May 19, revealed that prescriptions marketed to children and teens are the biggest growth factor for the pharmaceutical industry. Money spent on prescription drugs for children rose 10.8 percent last year—more than triple the increase among senior citizens.

“Looking at children was the real shocker for us,” Dr. Robert Epstein, Medco’s chief medical officer, said on a conference call from Medco’s drug trend symposium in Orlando, Florida.

The drastic rise in medication use by children is largely due to young people increasingly suffering from adult illnesses.

“What’s surprising is the type of drugs these kids are taking. All these adult drugs are popping up in children, which is really disturbing,” Epstein said. “Children are looking like little versions of adults when it comes to chronic illness.”

One trend fueling the increase in medication use is children being prescribed powerful antipsychotic drugs traditionally given to people diagnosed with schizophrenia. Now, they are commonly prescribed for conditions such as depression or anxiety.

“Atypical antipsychotics are extremely powerful drugs that are being used far too commonly especially in children given their safety issues and side effects,” said Dr. David Muzina, a specialist in mood disorders and national practice leader of the Medco Therapeutic Resource Center for Neuroscience.

Dr. Muzina went on to point out the counterproductive nature of such drugs: “We’re seeing them prescribed for a number of different conditions including depression and anxiety for which there is not good evidence that they are an effective treatment and yet we’re exposing children to the possibility of extreme weight gain that could lead to a host of health problems including diabetes.”

An analysis by Medco showed that the use of antipsychotic drugs has more than doubled in the past nine years.

Drugs used to treat obesity and diabetes are also contributing to the increased drug use among children. Epstein reported a 50 percent increase since 2001 in the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs among those ages 10 to 19, a 24 percent increase in use of blood pressure medicines, and a 147 percent jump in adolescents taking heart burn and acid reflux drugs. Drugs used to treat type-2 diabetes, once referred to as adult-onset diabetes, has risen more than 150 percent among children since 2001.

Sadly, our children, the segment of the population that should be healthiest—not to mention establishing the right habits for a healthy adulthood—are becoming more reliant on drugs than anyone else.

Children are being given the so-called quick fix of pills to alleviate their ills rather than helped to make lifestyle, diet and behavioral changes. This gross negligence has become accepted in a society that focuses on treating the symptom rather than addressing the cause.

For more on the failure of the medical industry, read “Does Medicine Deserve Your Faith?

The Great Australian Debt Delusion

The Great Australian Debt Delusion

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The “greater fool” theory is put to the test. Has Australia learned anything from America?

If you live in Australia, you had better find some hearing protection: A massive popping noise may be about to shatter the hopes and dreams of millions. A housing bubble of California dimensions could be about to explode. When it does, it will probably take the whole economy with it.

Yet Australians don’t seem worried.

Californians used to feel the same way too. Renting is just throwing money away. Buying a house is the best investment a person can make. Immigration is fueling demand. They aren’t making any more real estate. Better buy now or you will be priced out of the market forever.

These were the things that everyone from secretaries to engineers told their employers before quitting to become real estate agents during California’s bubble years.

And for a while, they seemed like geniuses. Sell one house for $500,000, collect your 6 percent fee, and pocket a cool 30 grand. You don’t need to sell very many houses before you are sitting on a beach in a swimsuit drinking mai tais with little umbrellas at 3:30 in the afternoon.

Now, the only ones sitting on a beach in California are the unemployed. With house prices down 40 percent in cities like Los Angeles—and with one of the highest jobless rates in the nation, record food stamp usage, and a budget that can’t be balanced even with massive federal handouts—California is dreaming of the good old days.

Even the illegal immigrants are leaving—that’s how bad it is.

Pay close attention, Australia. Los Angelification is coming to a city near you.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics just released its House Price Index for March, and it is shocking how much Australia resembles bubbly, pre-bust California. On average, house prices are up an astounding 20 percent in each of Australia’s capital cities compared to one year ago. Last year’s $500,000 average fixer-upper in Sydney now costs $600,000. In Melbourne the median house price jumped $116,917 to $549,980. Want to buy in Canberra? Get ready to fork over $495,000.

Property prices in Australia are going berserk. Even remote Darwin saw house prices rise 17.5 percent. The slowest growth was in Brisbane, which by most standards anywhere else in the world was a sizzling 9.1 percent.

And remember: These gains are compounded on top of last year’s average 13 percent rise.

For comparison, for the 70 years leading up to 1995, house prices only increased by 3 percent per year on average.

With prices so high, how can the average family in Australia afford to buy a home?

They can’t.

By all realistic measures, Australians cannot afford to buy homes at these prices. Yet, like sheep to a slaughter, buy them they do.

The 6th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey: 2010 ranked 272 housing markets in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States according to affordability. Of the top 20 most unaffordable markets, 12 were in Australia—including three out of the top five.

Twenty-two out of 23 major urban markets in Australia were considered “severely unaffordable,” with the remaining one considered “seriously unaffordable.” Moreover, all but one of Australia’s smaller markets were considered “severely unaffordable” too.

In Sydney and Melbourne, house prices have risen so high that it would take more than 50 percent of the average median household income to make just the mortgage payments of a median-priced home—and that doesn’t include upkeep, or taxes.

A typical house in Australia now costs 6.8 times the typical annual household earnings. Homes in Newcastle, Mandurah and Darwin cost around 7.1 times. Wollongong and Adelaide cost around 7.5 times annual household earnings. The most expensive areas are Sydney and the Sunshine Coast, where homes cost an astounding 9 times average household salaries.

Imagine spending 9 times your salary on a house. If you and your wife earn $110,000 per year and own a house in Sydney, it would be typical for you to be on the hook for a million-dollar mortgage.

Emphasizing how far out of line with salaries home prices have become is the fact that historically house prices have cost around 3 times household salaries (and for much of Australia’s history, there was only one bread earner in the household). Financial planners advise not paying more than 20 to 30 percent of your salary on all housing-related costs—around half of what people are paying now.

The housing frenzy in Australia has become so intense, and homes are so unaffordable, that banks are now promoting loans in which borrowers never pay off the principle. Borrowers make payments, but will never—as in never, ever—pay back the borrowed money.

ing Direct, Australia’s fifth-largest lender, is marketing these loans with the idea of creating a “mortgage partner for life.”

In reality, unless house prices keep going up ad infinitum, these borrowers will be debt slaves for life.

It is “economic idiocy at its finest,” says economic analyst Mike Shedlock. “[H]ome prices do not perpetually go up.”

Politicians are making the housing bubble worse too. Giving thousands of dollars to first-home buyers and reducing stamp-duty costs only encourages people who cannot afford a home to go into debt to purchase one. This artificial increase in demand has pushed prices even higher.

According to Shedlock, “Australia’s enormous housing bubble … exceeds the height of the bubble that long ago burst in the U.S.”

So why do people continue purchasing homes, when they are so obviously overvalued and unaffordable?

Greed.

It is all about the “greater fool,” says Shedlock. Just like the stock market, people are buying houses now because they think they will be able to sell them for more later—hopefully a lot more. It is a gamble, but one that many people are making.

During manias, “[t]here is a pervasive sense that it is ‘time to get on the train before it leaves the station’ and the exceptionally profitable opportunities disappear,” notes Charles P. Kindleberger in the classic book Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A history of financial crisis. “An increasingly large share of the purchases of these assets is undertaken in anticipation of short-term capital gains, and an exceptionally large share of these purchases is financed with credit.”

Sound like Australia today?

“During these euphoric periods an increasing number of investors seek short-term capital gains from the increases in the prices of real estate and of stocks rather than from the investment income based on the productive use of these assets,” continues Kindleberger.

“Then an event … occurs ….”

As Mike Shedlock says, “the pool of greater fools runs out.” There is no one left willing to pay an even higher price in the speculation that prices will keep rising.

What happens next?

Once the bubble pops, “assets prices will decline immediately … there is no plateau, no ‘middle ground,’” writes Kindleberger. “The rush to sell these assets before prices decline further becomes self-fulfilling and so precipitous that it resembles a panic.”

Bankruptcies surge, economic activity slows, and unemployment increases, forcing even those who want to hold on to their investments to sell. The wave builds upon itself until it slams home with devastating economic consequences.

The next thing you know, you look a lot like California: a landscape of broken banks, tent cities, rows of vacant homes and people living in their cars.

Australia’s housing market has all the hallmarks of a bubble. The only question is, how long can it last?

Don’t Read This Article!

Don’t Read This Article!

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From the July 2010 Trumpet Print Edition

How well do you know yourself? Not just your desires or interests—how well do you understand how and why you think your particular thoughts? What makes you do what you do?

Be honest. Are there ever times when you have thoughts you don’t like, or don’t understand—or, even worse, emotions you can’t explain? Do you ever feel disappointed because you keep doing things you’ve “promised” yourself you’d overcome? In your relationships, do you find yourself dealing with the same problems, making the same mistakes, time and time again?

Surely you can answer yes to at least some of these questions. Why? Because they are common to the human experience.

Even the Apostle Paul, a successful evangelist and one of the most prolific biblical writers, was well acquainted with these frustrations. He wrote, “I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate” (Romans 7:15, Revised Standard Version).

Why is this the case? Sometimes it seems as if our own minds are a big puzzle.

Take another example. The headline above is plain: don’t read this article. Yet here you are, reading it. With each word you take in, you further violate the instruction.

What makes that which is forbidden so compelling to us? Think about it. Why do books, movies or art exhibits that arouse scandal attract bigger audiences? Why does reverse psychology work on us—where we do something only because it is the opposite of what is expected?

Why do we naturally resist when we are told what to do? Why is it so hard to admit when we are wrong?

Can you explain these conundrums? Again—how well do you really know yourself, the inner workings of your mind?

Most people simply live with the problem; they don’t think much about it. Life is complicated enough without trying to unriddle yourself, they think. Others, desperate for a solution, believe every promise of every self-help book, television psychiatrist or psychic, and build their lives around humanly devised plans and programs.

The Bible states the problem in terminology that is shockingly explicit—so much so that most people would reject it, even though they are living proof of its truth. “The heart [that is, the seat of intellect—the human mind] is deceitful above all things, and desperatelywicked: who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9).

Do you disagree? Does that seem too harsh? It takes penetrating personal honesty to recognize the rightness in Jeremiah’s statement. 1 Kings 8:38 talks about the importance of every person knowing “the plague of his own heart.” Does that ring true in your life? Do you recognize that “plague” in your mind? If you don’t admit it, you can never change it.

The fact is, most of the problems in this world are caused by people who are woefully ignorant about themselves! They may be doing the best they know how—they may sincerely desire to do better—but they are stuck. “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Proverbs 16:25).

Why is the human mind so malignant? The Creator God designed it. Did He fashion into it all those deceptive intricacies? Did He make it “desperately wicked”? Most people have never even contemplated that issue.

Perhaps even more important: What can be done about it? Recognizing the problem is one thing—overcoming it is another. Are we destined to remain plagued by a self-deceitful and wicked heart?

You need the answers to these pressing questions.

We would like to offer you free copies of two booklets. The first, Human Nature—What Is It?, will explain to you why the human mind is the way it is. The second, Repentance Toward God, will show you the first steps necessary to begin to change. It will give you the universally overlooked key to self-mastery and lasting success. Don’t delay—contact us today!

Well-Toned: A Whole New Meaning

From the July 2010 Trumpet Print Edition

Could a song supply the equivalent of a vitamin? Could a symphony provide an immunity boost?

In fact, more and more studies are revealing the positive effects of music on the brain and even on physical health.

Not that this is revolutionary news. For ages, men have exploited the physical, emotional, mental and even spiritual health properties of music. Many trace this knowledge back to Pythagoras, the musical Greek mathematician who supposedly could tame animals through his lyre playing. But this knowledge actually traces back to even earlier. Why else would the men in the court of King Saul tell Israel’s first king to soothe his deep dementia by summoning a cunning harpist?

The human mind and body are extremely receptive to the harmony of numbers that is music. These sounds provide significant health benefits—much like clean air from the atmosphere and nutritious food from the ground. They have been proven to speed the body’s natural healing process and to strengthen the cognitive and emotional components of the mind.

msnbc.com contributor Bill Briggs explained, “Sound waves travel through the air into the ears and buzz the eardrums and bones in the middle ears. To decode the vibration, your brain transforms that mechanical energy into electrical energy, sending the signal to its cerebral cortex—a hub for thought, perception and memory. Within that control tower, the auditory cortex forwards the message on to brain centers that direct emotion, arousal, anxiety, pleasure and creativity. And there’s another stop upstairs: that electrical cue hits the hypothalamus which controls heart rate and respiration, plus your stomach and skin nerves, explaining why a melody may give you butterflies or goose bumps. Of course, all this communication happens far faster than a single drum beat” (msnbc Health, June 1, 2009).

Just as God created nutritious food, fresh air and clean water to enhance our health, He also made music with physically edifying properties.

A Cellular Dance

In 1998, a Nobel Prize-winning discovery showed how cells in our bodies create nitric oxide in waves, releasing the gas into the body tissue around them in a process called puffing. This “puffing” can boost cell vitality and vascular flow, aid in resisting stress, strengthen the immune system, diminish depression, improve digestion and impart higher levels of energy, stamina and mental clarity. Dr. John Beaulieu found that when humans listen simply to tuning forks—not to mention certain other types of music—their cells automatically puff.

More recently, Dr. Michael Miller of the Center for Preventive Cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center found a similar effect of this release of nitric oxide on the heart. He said that listening to music that we consider “joyful” can cause “endothelial tissue (a layer of cells lining the interior surface of blood vessels) to expand, thereby increasing blood flow to the heart and other vital organs” (medifasthealth.org, Aug. 31, 2009).

The American Heart Association published a study in 2009 stating that musical phrases 10 seconds or longer can cause the heart to synchronize its “inherent cardiovascular rhythm” to the beat of the music (americanheart.mediaroom.com, June 22, 2009).

Luciano Bernardi, head researcher in the study, said, “It is not only the emotion that creates the cardiovascular changes, but this study suggests that also the opposite might be possible, that cardiovascular changes may be the substrate for emotions, likely in a bi-directional way.”

The physical effects of music on the mental and emotional state is astounding.

Back to Center

Dr. Oliver Sacks, musician and neurologist, writes about the effects of music on schizophrenic patients: “Psychiatrists speak of schizophrenic people as having ‘negative’ symptoms (difficulties making contact with others, lack of motivation, and, above all, flat affect) as well as ‘positive’ ones (hallucinations, delusions). While medication can damp down the positive symptoms, it rarely has an effect on the negative ones, which are often more disabling—and it is here … that music therapy can be particularly useful and may help open up isolated, asocial people in a humane and uncoercive way” (Musicophilia, emphasis mine throughout).

Unlike medication, which can only take patients in one direction, music has the power to bring the patient back to center. Quoting music therapist Gretta Schulthorp, Sacks writes: “There are disturbed people who become calm, and silent people who give voice, frozen people who beat time.”

Sacks also discusses music’s profound effects on Parkinson patients and amnesiacs. He sums up one of his chapters: “As music seems to resist or survive the distortion of dreams or parkinsonism, or the losses of amnesia or Alzheimer’s, so it may resist the distortions of psychosis and be able to penetrate the deepest states of melancholia or madness, sometimes when nothing else can.”

This was the case with King Saul. In the first biblical record of music therapy, 1 Samuel 16:23 reads: “And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.”

At the end of his book, Dr. Sacks states that “to those who are lost in dementia,” music is not some trivial luxury of life, but “a necessity, and can have a power beyond anything else to restore them to themselves, and to others, at least for a while.”

With reporting by Ivory Vendig and Marcel Van Someren

How Arizona’s Immigration Bill Sparks Racial Hate

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From the July 2010 Trumpet Print Edition

Fed up with Washington’s feckless attempts to secure America’s southern border, Arizona lawmakers took matters into their own hands. In April, Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law an immigration bill that requires policemen, during law-enforcement action like traffic stops, to act on “reasonable suspicion” in order to verify a person’s immigration status.

“We in Arizona have been more than patient waiting for Washington to act,” Brewer explained. “But decades of federal inaction and misguided policy have created a dangerous and unacceptable situation.”

Democrats and civil rights leaders were quick to denounce the bill, saying it would lead to widespread racial profiling.

Arizonans, meanwhile, are justifiably frustrated—and scared. Their state has been flooded with illegal aliens. In just the last three years alone, nearly 1 million aliens have been caught trying to sneak into Arizona. That amounts to about 900 per day.

Those who aren’t caught roam throughout Arizona—and the rest of America.

Why Arizonans Support the Bill

In Arizona, the estimated number of illegal immigrants is just under a half million. Embedded among them, of course, are who knows how many violent criminals, drug traffickers and human smugglers. There must be thousands—perhaps tens of thousands—judging by the massive quantities of illegal drugs seized by federal agents. Every day, on average, law enforcement officials confiscate 1.5 tons of marijuana alone.

And in the high-stakes game of drug trafficking, it’s no wonder illegal immigrants are becoming more aggressive and reckless in their behavior. Earlier this year, for example, Arizonans were outraged when a prominent rancher was murdered while patrolling his property 20 miles north of the Mexican border. Footprints at the crime scene revealed that the assailants fled to Mexico after the senseless attack.

Arizona’s capital city, Phoenix, also has the dubious distinction of being the kidnapping capital of North America. “The city has averaged about a kidnapping a day in recent years,” reported the Associated Press, “some resulting in torture and death. Victims’ legs have been burned with irons, their arms have been tied to the ceiling, their fingers broken with bricks” (April 27).

Small wonder that 70 percent of Arizonans support the new immigration bill. Law enforcement agencies have also voiced their support for the legislation.

But not the race baiters. They see the law’s passage as yet another opportunity to fan the flames of racial hatred and division.

A Sign of Maturity?

The mayor of Phoenix called the measure “racist and unjust.” Civil rights activist Al Sharpton said the bill effectively “sanctions” racial profiling.

Attorney General Eric Holder criticized the bill as “unfortunate,” saying it had “the possibility of leading to racial profiling.” He also said it might be “unconstitutional” and that it could trigger some kind of federal lawsuit to stop the legislation from going forward. And yet, during a congressional hearing on May 13, when asked by Rep. Ted Poe if he had even read the legislation, the nation’s top law enforcement official responded, “I have not had a chance to. I’ve glanced at it.”

“It’s 10 pages,” Poe snapped back. “I’ll give you my copy of it, if you would like.” Poe said the government ought to be enforcing the immigration laws that are passed in order to secure the border—not challenging them.

The day after the attorney general admitted he hadn’t read the law, Michael Posner, the assistant secretary of state, told reporters he had been quite candid with Chinese officials—of all people—about America’s human rights violations. “Part of a mature relationship is that you have an open discussion where you not only raise the other guy’s problems, but you raise your own, and you have a discussion about it,” Posner said at the conclusion of a two-day human rights summit between the U.S. and China on May 14.

A reporter then asked if the new Arizona law came up during the human rights summit, and if so, who brought it up?

Posner responded: “We brought it up early and often. It was mentioned in the first session, and as a troubling trend in our society and an indication that we have to deal with issues of discrimination or potential discrimination” (emphasis mine throughout).

America’s leaders brought up the Arizona law early and often to the Chinese—the same people who lock down their own borders with oppressive force and murder their own citizens for opposing Beijing’s Communist rule.

At the same press conference with Michael Posner, America’s ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, said, “We’re talking about issues that are uncomfortable, quite frankly, but it is a sign of maturity that we can talk about specific cases.”

Groveling at the feet of dictators, confessing our supposed sins to the world, like the “troubling trend” in Arizona—this is now seen as a sign of maturity.

In fact, it is a shocking and shameful sign of immaturity—and it is prophesied in Isaiah 3:4.

Lighting the Fuse on a Race Bomb

Even President Obama hastily joined in on the chorus of criticism against the Arizona law. Within hours of Governor Brewer signing the bill, Obama scolded Arizona lawmakers for their “misguided” work. He said it threatens to undermine the “basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans.”

Should the law be enforced, President Obama envisioned life for Hispanic Americans to be something like this: “Now suddenly if you don’t have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you’re going to be harassed—that’s something that could potentially happen.”

Besides being factually incorrect on the specifics of the legislation, the president’s racially charged reaction failed to address another, more serious concern for Americans: being murdered or kidnapped by illegal drug-runners. The president’s gut-reaction comment, Kris Kobach wrote at the Washington Times, was true to form. “Just as with the Cambridge, Mass., arrest fiasco last year, he rushed to the microphone without knowing the facts in order to stir up and capitalize on accusations of racial profiling” (April 28).

That’s what much of the backlash against the Arizona law amounts to: stirring up racial discord. And as it happens, it comes at a time when hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants—an increasing number of them hardened criminals with sophisticated weaponry—are flowing across America’s porous borders every year. More than half of the illegal immigrants and drugs coming into America, by the way, travel through the Arizona-Mexico border.

Sixty-three percent of Americans nationally favor the Arizona law. But rather than do something about the mounting danger, America’s leadership is instead lighting the fuse of a much more explosive time bomb.

It’s an explosive mixture that will soon blow up in our faces.

When President Obama campaigned for office, he eloquently vowed not to use the race card and promised to bring the races together as president. Instead, the nation is becoming more divided by the day.

Two years ago, when then-Senator Obama was being lavished with praise for his efforts to heal the many race-relation breaches in America, my father warned that in the long run, it would only inflame more racism. “Poisonous race relations have everything to do with Bible prophecy,” he wrote on June 12, 2008. “This dangerous buildup within our society is a racist bomb that most of us will see explode in our faces!”

Regarding then-Senator Obama, my father wrote, “Many people believe that Mr. Obama is going to greatly improve race relations. But our racial problems are going to rapidly get much worse!”

Then, he added, “The race card is going to be played often for political gain!” So often, in fact, that even in the midst of a national emergency that has some Americans living in fear of being kidnapped, tortured or murdered by illegal aliens—and after Arizona passes a law that effectively makes it illegal to do something that has always been illegal—playing the race card and fanning the flames of hatred is what our leaders are concerned about most.

To learn more about the coming race wars in America, request our free booklet Ezekiel: The End-Time Prophet.