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Joyner ‘Prophecies’ Martial Law

For the looney right, it seems, we are forever just on the verge of having martial law declared. This was standard John Birch Society rhetoric for decades and now wingnut preacher and “prophet” Rick Joyner says the Lord has revealed to him that the entire world economy is going to collapse and martial law will be imposed:

Factors will converge that cause a lightning fast collapse of the U.S. dollar, and the world economy will be shaken to its foundations. If you do not change your direction, you will end up where you are headed. We are headed for an economic collapse, followed by the worst civil unrest America and much of the world has ever experienced, followed by martial law…

Trauma, and especially economic trauma, has been the biggest open door for tyranny throughout history, and if we have not turned to the Lord in a way that compels Him to heal our land, we will face the worst form of tyranny. This is a very real threat for as long as we remain in this vulnerable condition.

And the solution, as always, is to “turn back to God.” Which really just means we should let theocratic lunatics like him run the country. No thanks.

Comments

  1. ohioobserver says

    Oh…and the best way to turn to JAY-SUS! is to send ME money. (It always cmes dwn to a buck, doesn’t it?)

  2. D. C. Sessions says

    So in other words, to avoid a possible tyranny of unspecified nature, we need to impose a theocratic tyranny.

  3. brianthomas says

    The only thing collapsing is the “good ole days” fantasy these looney tune teabaggers keep touting, along with the rest of their delusions. They and their fantasies are on the way out….deep down inside they probably know it, and are projecting their self-collapse onto the world at large.

  4. KG says

    Factors will converge that cause a lightning fast collapse of the U.S. dollar, and the world economy will be shaken to its foundations.

    Well currently, it looks more likely the value of the U.S. dollar will continue to rise, as the Eurozone gurgles down the austerity plughole.

  5. alanb says

    For those of you reluctant to read the linked article I will reveal the factors that will lead to the “the worst civil unrest America… has ever experienced,” including, presumably the period from 1861 to 1865: they are gutless politicians, the Federal Reserve, over-regulation, and the number one biggest factor in this total collapse is … public service unions.

  6. raven says

    I don’t see why martial law even matters.

    According to Ronald Weinland, the world ended yesterday with the Apocalypse and we are all dead.

    “Weinland has changed the prophesied date for the return of Christ to Pentecost of 2012 (May 27)[12]

    These self proclaimed prophets aren’t very convincing, reliable, or accurate.

    FWIW, yesterday was the End of The World. Wikipedia:

    “Weinland has changed the prophesied date for the return of Christ to Pentecost of 2012 (May 27)[12]

    and recently began to ordain women in his church as elders.[13"

    If you laugh at Ronald Weinland for being wrong, you will die of cancer. Wikipedia again. "Weinland warned in a 2009 sermon critics who mock him or COG-PKG will be divinely cursed with "a sickness that will eat them from the inside out".[6]“

  7. says

    Ironic — the people who are working 25/7 to bring about economic collapse are worried about what could happen if the economy collapses.

  8. raven says

    These self proclaimed prophets aren’t very impressive.

    I have as much Superpower and Spiritual Authority as anyone in the world. This includes the Pope, the Mormon Pope, the Dalai Lama, and all the fundie toadlike leaders put together.

    So does my cat.

    It’s actually zero but that is exactly the same as theirs.

    I suppose the main difference is that while the cats and I are world class spiritual superheroes, we aren’t always asking for people to send us money. But whatever, you can send us some if you want to.

  9. steve oberski says

    If you do not change your direction, you will end up where you are headed.

    Tee-shirt wisdom.

    There is a zen like quality to that.

  10. vmanis1 says

    I for one thoroughly approve of Martian Law. I think Martians would do a great job of running things.

  11. says

    alanb “For those of you reluctant to read the linked article I will reveal the factors that will lead to the ‘the worst civil unrest America… has ever experienced,’ including, presumably the period from 1861 to 1865: they are gutless politicians, the Federal Reserve, over-regulation, and the number one biggest factor in this total collapse is … public service unions.”
    Obviously. It’s right there in Paul’s Epistles. Written by [Ron] Paul of Tarsis.

  12. dan4 says

    Under the “Solution” subheading in the link: “Good is what God defines as good, and evil is what He defines as evil.” Sounds like the biblical equivalent of “moral relativism.” Amusingly, the right-wing Joyner also echoes an infamous comment by liberal Rahm Emanuel when the former writes that all of the crisis we are facing “could begin the process of turning every crisis into an opportunity.”

  13. pa747sp says

    I love how these peanuts are always going on about economic collapse, and yet I don’t recall the bible containing any particularly relevant economic theory that would save us from the said collapse. All the bible has to say about economics is some rules about selling slaves.

  14. Aliasalpha says

    @Larry

    More like fortune cookie wisdom. Ancient chinese proverb, eh?

    I was thinking it sounded like a GPS that was in a philosophical mood

  15. Cliff Hendroval says

    alanb @ 5

    For those of you reluctant to read the linked article I will reveal the factors that will lead to the “the worst civil unrest America… has ever experienced,” including, presumably the period from 1861 to 1865: they are gutless politicians, the Federal Reserve, over-regulation, and the number one biggest factor in this total collapse is … public service unions.

    I’ll have to let my wife know about that, as she’s a rep for her union. Since she’s also Jewish, she’s a double threat.

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