The following was written by a pastor's wife in Biblical prose, documenting current events and prophesying soon-to-occur events. It was passed on to me by a dear, elderly lady friend who was quite impressed by its prophetic nature. It rings eerily true. Here it is, with some embellishment by yours truly.
And it came to pass in the Age of Insanity that the people of the land called America, having lost their morals, their initiative, and their will to defend their liberties, chose as their Supreme Leader that person known as “The One.”
He emerged from the vapors with a message that had no substance, no meaning; but he entranced the people telling them, “I am sent to save you. My lack of wisdom and experience matter not, my radical associations in the days of old matter not, my cunning and ego matter not. For I shall save you with Hope and Change. Go, therefore, and proclaim throughout the land that all who preceded me are the true evil ones. They have defiled the nation, and all they built must be destroyed and rebuilt in my image.”
And the people rejoiced. For even though they knew not what “The One” would do, he had promised that it was good – and they believed.
And “The One” said “though some believe We live in the greatest land in the world, they deceive themselves, for it is not so. Our land is unjust and evil. I will tell the world, even our enemies of our wickedness. Come, help me change everything about this land– and we must do it now. And the people said, “Hallelujah – Praise Allah – all is good.”
“The One” declared, “we will tax those who produce and earn too much for they are the ‘fat cats’ of the land” And the people shouted “then there will be more for us – do it to them so that we will have more and won’t have to work for it.” And “The One” affirmed “Redistribution of wealth is good for all the people of my domain.”
And a commoner of the realm, known as Joe the plumber, asked “Are you going to partake of my money and give it to those who do little work?” And “The One” and his minions ridiculed and taunted him. And lo, Joe’s personal records were stolen and published throughout the land.
A lone scribe asked, “are not the declarations you make the same as those of evil dictators of foreign lands – those who steal from the productive and rich and give to those who are lazy and careless?” And lo, she was banished from the land.
A citizen asked, “With no experience in relations with foreign lands or military matters, how will you protect us from those who wish to destroy us – those called Islamic terrorists?” “The One” replied, “We will become like them – we will talk with them – we will become their friend, and they will embrace us. They will forget that they wanted to do us harm. For lo, we are indeed a Muslim nation – we are not a Christian nation. That is a myth taught by the evil ones. And the people said, “Hallelujah! Praise Allah! Praise “The One””. We are safe at last, and we can declare there is no more war on terror – we can beat our weapons into the booty of free cars, free health care. “The One” will take care of us.
Then “The One” declared “wait – there is more.”
“I shall cause the taxes of 95% of my victims, err, subjects to be lower.” And one lone voice said, “But 40% of us do not pay any taxes.” So “The One” said, “Then I shall give you some of the taxes the wealthy and productive of the land pay – and I declare it ‘change that is good’”. And the people said, “Hallelujah! Praise Allah! Praise “The One.”
Then “The One” declared to the people, “I shall tax the profits you make on the sale of your houses.” And the people yawned while the yawing housing market heaved down toward the abyss.
And “The One” said, “I shall mandate that those who hire workers shall pay for the health care of every worker – and I shall require that all workers be paid a higher wage. And I shall cause our government to provide every person unlimited healthcare and medicine and provide transportation to the clinics.” But then the countenance of “The One” turned sad as he said “but the lives of the little children and the elders among the people must be cut short should they need care, for the people cannot afford to care for those who cannot produce.” And the people declared, “It will be good for us.”
“The One” then declared “I shall bankrupt the evil coal industry for they pollute and make the world hot. Coal is dirty, coal is evil, no more coal. It matters not that the cost of the movement of electron particles known as electricity will cause the people to live in darkness, for darkness is good. The trees and animals will again prosper as the people adapt to the way “The One” and his holy advisors declare it should be. I promise I will increase your wealth from the public treasury and with the help of all the ACORNs that adorn the tree of life.
Then “The One” mused, “Those who trespass within our land against our laws feel scorned and slighted. I shall declare amnesty, free education, and free health care, and all the other benefits enjoyed by the people of this land. I will require that separate languages are preserved to imitate God’s decree in Babel to confuse the languages. Thus, cultural diversity to each group of peoples cam be attained to preserve their own identities, separate and apart from the unity that I declare is evil. And the people shouted “Hallelujah, “The One” is Great.”
And so it came to pass that employers, facing many plagues of higher wages, higher health costs, shortages of materials, and higher taxes, raised their prices, and let their workers go. Other employers gave up and went out of business. The people stopped building and inventing. More people became without funds Thus the value of businesses and governments and the people of the realm sank down to Hades.
Then “The One” said, “I am the ‘I am’, the Messiah – I am here to save you! We shall print more coin of the realm so everyone will have enough!” But the people in far away lands said unto Him, “Who dost though joke with? Your money is not worth a pile of camel dung! You will have to pay more!” And the people said, “No, that is unfair!” And the people in far away lands said, “Nor fair are the foolish and ill-conceived actions of your leaders. You have destroyed the goose that laid your golden eggs. You have chosen poorly the policies of failed peoples throughout history. You have become a third rate power and now must live by our rules.”
And the people cried out, “Alas, alas! What have we done?” But yea, verily, it was too late. The people set upon “The One” and spat upon him and stoned him, and his name was dung. And the once mighty nation was no more; and the once proud people were without sustenance or shelter or hope. And the Change “The One” had given them was as like unto a poison that had destroyed them and like a whirlwind that consumed all that they had built. And the people beat their chests in despair and cried out in anguish, “Give us back our nation and our pride and our hope!!” But it was too late, and their homeland was no more.