Clive Hamilton in CounterPunch posted on May 25, “Bush’s Shocking Biblical Prophesy Emerges: God Wants To “Erase” Mid-East Enemies “Before a New Age Begins.”

In Mirror Reversal, I conceptualized the neologism “endmeme” back in 2004, a year after President Bush told the following to Jacques Chirac:
"This confrontation is willed by God, who wants to use this conflict to erase his people's enemies before a New Age begins".

After all, Hamilton continues, in Genesis and Ezekiel Gog and Magog are forces of the Apocalypse who are prophesied to come out of the north and destroy Israel unless stopped. The Book of Revelation took up the Old Testament prophesy:

"And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them."

An excerpt from Mirror Reversal says it in a nutshell:

The leaders of the church hierarchy don’t give a damn – ‘cause they believe the world is going to be destroyed anyway. And it looks like it will, in a self-fulfilling prophecy. What a cruel ironic cosmic joke! Books written by goat herders and fishermen, determining the destiny of mankind and the entire planet.

If screwball religious fanatics like George W. Bush and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad maintain power, the culmination of four billion years of life on Planet Earth is in serious danger. How about Sarah Palin? What a winner this one is: she believes that Christ will come again in our lifetime. And she can run with Mike Huckabee for vice president. Poor Earth, Poor Earth.

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Comment by Richard Goscicki on May 31, 2009 at 9:41pm
Here's the link to mrrorreversal.

My concern is the endmeme. I'm not sure about the truth of Hamilton's sources. I tend to believe it though, because I detest W for taking on a job that he had no qualifications for, and the world was at steak, literally. Look at the mess the world is in now, nine years after he took office. Perpetual war was described in the great book, 1984, and it looks like we're almost there.

My general point about the endmeme is that billions of people are infested by it, and that ain't healthy for the planet. Pakistan has at least a hundred nukes; what if some Islamic nut seizes control. All it would take is for the Pakistan army to refuse to shoot their countrymen and co-religionists.
Comment by Gecko, Seth...brother of Richie! on May 31, 2009 at 7:33pm
Just read the whole article,
First, Chirac has no credibility. His continued behavior with some of the most ruthless tyrants on the planet after participating in UN Sec.Coun. agreements to sanctions is probably the best known example. Bush is no religious fanatic who launched a war to bring about the End of Days. He was a simpleton who was led by those who thought we should have "finished" the job in 91. He refused to listen to his strongest advisor Gen. Powell. He was convinced that Iraq could be turned. His ignorance of te region, its people, and its history. And of course there were those that want to maintain and possibly cheapen our access to mid-east oil .
I would say , and granted I have no more access than you, but protection of Israel is about as far as any religious belief would take W.
This man lacked the intelligence, and the imagination for any grand apocalyptical conspiracy.
Please respond if Im way off on any of this hypothetical thought.
Comment by Gecko, Seth...brother of Richie! on May 31, 2009 at 7:07pm
Very interesting I need to read your other work, but Im curios as to where the info about the "alleged" statement to chirac came from? I do hope it eas a better source than his corrupted lips. As for the rest, its simple fundamental religious belief poses a grave threat to the world. Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, the U.S. right now is the least concern with the exception of weather or not Obama will react in the correct way when it happens. I believe while the fight is not over the tide has finally turned, and the religious right is weakening .
Comment by Richard Goscicki on May 31, 2009 at 4:42pm
Thanks Angie, speaking of the Assembly of God, did you know they are glossolaliacs? I talk about it in Mirror Reversal. My heroine was slipped some DMT as a dirty trick. Glossolalia is an actual symptom of psilocybin, the psychodelic agent. I’d like to get a video of Sarah “speaking in tongues” and put it on the internet.

Cynthia burst out in hysterical laughter, like a giddy four-year old. “Soooo…Boooo… Boooonnnngggg… Gooooooooo!” She could barely restrain a sudden unexplainable impulse to engage in glossolalia, the strange linguistic disorder that dates back to the priests of Apollo in ancient Athens. Words and sounds like: geegee, glubglub, buckluck, moogoo or fukkaluck; various palatal and lingual clicks, syllables of all kinds, phonemes -- even pursing the lips together and blowing air through the opening in the manner of a frolicsome baby chimp. Some charismatic Christian cults accept this gibberish as proof positive that a holy ghost has entered the body of the glossolaliac, who is explaining some profound religious tenet that only those with complete faith and unstinting devotion can understand.
Comment by Angie Jackson on May 31, 2009 at 4:14pm
Ironically, Palin (heretical branch of Assembly of God) and Huckabee (Baptist) might very well believe the other is destined for hell. "Peace, love and apocalypse"
Comment by Richard Goscicki on May 31, 2009 at 12:52pm
Mac, The endmeme is everybody's problem. Religious fanatics threaten the whole planet. Look at this nut in North Korea. I wonder if he believes some crazy god is coming again—some fuckin' giant turtle or something. If you're into Carl Sagan's Nuclear Winter, it won't take much of an exchange to make the whole planet radioactive.
Comment by Mac Rex on May 31, 2009 at 11:28am
I think that you Americans have to continue to push these religions reactionaries away from positions of power. The multitude of atheist social networks can help in this, provided that the individuals within these networks understand that it isn't a matter of voting, and campaigning for only one political party, but rather to push for a rejection of fundamentalist religious organizations participation in politics.
Here in Canada, with our parliamentary government system, we don't have the same problem. As well, we have such a small military, and no nukes, that we can only ever be a bit player in any of this.

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