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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Global riot epidemic due to demise of cheap fossil fuels

Prophecy Sign:  Civil unrest and revolutions


The comment made in the following article is quite telling of the age we are now living in;  "A proliferation of civil unrest on a scale that has never been seen before in human history".  That couldn't be more definitive of the fulfilment of last days bible prophecy.  And as food prices tick up higher and higher due to increases in production costs, and decreases in food reserves due to drought, pestilence and war, expect uprisings and revolutions to be a daily feature on the evening news.

When you hear of wars and uprisings, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away. Luke 21:9 NIV

Global riot epidemic due to demise of cheap fossil fuels
If anyone had hoped that the Arab Spring and Occupy protests a few years back were one-off episodes that would soon give way to more stability, they have another thing coming. The hope was that ongoing economic recovery would return to pre-crash levels of growth, alleviating the grievances fueling the fires of civil unrest, stoked by years of recession.
But this hasn't happened. And it won't. Instead the post-2008 crash era, including 2013 and early 2014, has seen a persistence and proliferation of civil unrest on a scale that has never been seen before in human history. This month alone has seen riots kick-off in VenezuelaBosniaUkraineIceland, and Thailand. This is not a coincidence. The riots are of course rooted in common, regressive economic forces playing out across every continent of the planet - but those forces themselves are symptomatic of a deeper, protracted process of global system failure as we transition from the old industrial era of dirty fossil fuels, towards something else.

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