posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 11:43 PM
I live on the same island as you OP, and I too am sitting here at work looking at the various headlines and news stories. Probably the only difference
is that I hold to a biblical view of the future.
Fwiw I will make the following comments.
As for historical events, sure there have been major world changes long before now, as mentioned, the most common cited being the great depression and
WWII. You can google the newspaper headlines at the time around WWII using the key words ‘new world order’ and discover that there were calls for
it quite often back then. Frankly, there was a huge shift in the world order post WWII with the founding of the UN, Bretton Woods system and so on.
The major 20th century world wars could well be cited as major birth pangs of those times, much bigger, more destructive and world-changing than any
other events previously (with some exceptions perhaps, such as the black plague, freat fire of London 1666 etc) that we now are heading toward yet
again. The last major birth pang coming to a dramatic end was the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Had there ever been a man-made
destructive event like that occur on such a scale prior to that in history? Clearly, with each mounting world crisis, there is a concomitant increase
in its world shaping effects following its destructive climax. The next imo will be no less severe. Another new order is needed on the horizon as the
current system unravels and goes into a painful demise, as history clearly shows us.
I was watching a documentary just a couple of weeks ago about the fall of ancient Pacific Islander civilisations. Scientists and archaeologists
discovered some very telling developments of what occurred in the times immediately preceding the demise of these civilisations. Their societies had
typically come into extreme economic hardships, which led to a social and political breakdown, increased wars and general chaos that characterised the
civilisations prior to their collapse. I understand that such a fate has been shared by many civilisations in the past.
The only difference today, is it occurring more on a global level as we are now a global economy and community. So while a couple of posts above like
to point to historical data to quell concerns and fears about what is happening with contemporary world events as we are seeing, it is historical
events that actually, and perhaps ironically, give just as much, if not more credibility to the claim that there is a major shift of the paradigm on
the horizon! No less profound and extraordinary as the world changing events in the 20th century. In fact, given the infrastructures and technologies
in place, it is plausible to suggest it will be a lot more incredible than what the vast majority of people can imagine.