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
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.