Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics Re-Posted Nov 1, 2020 by Martin Armstrong
COMMENT: Dear Marty
Pope Francis is not the last pope Saint Malachy predicted as he shared one Pope office time with Benedict Unique in history). So it is as well very important that in Johns Revelations there is a chapter on the decline of the catholic church. Even more interesting are Marias prophecies in Fatima Portugal 1917 that three small shepherd children received (Sister Lucia revealed everything to the polish Pope).
Maria said that the devil took over governments in the West and the catholic church as well and that God will use Russia and China as the means to punish the pseudo-Christian world. It is shown that the church did not publish it in 1960 even though it was supposed to by Maria. There were some rumors that before the meeting of the Kennedys with Russia in 1963 a diplomativ version was sent to both parties. When Marias warning with the destruction of the Vatican is about to happen the Pope in the Vatican will be tried to be assassinated and lots of Vatican people will be killed. But the Pope can flee maybe… So say a few prophets in the 18th-20th centuries
REPLY: I find your explanation more plausible. I do not factor in prophecies. Changes in religions are indeed part of the model. Turn the economy down and you find major upheavals in religion. To whatever extent our model may align with religion or even astrology, rest assured that neither are inputs into Socrates to make forecasts. So I have found these prophecies of various religions interesting. Even the ancient Egyptians mummified themselves because they too believed in the last judgment and resurrection and they were not really pagans but believed in one God. The other representations were more like saints and not creators. The Greeks also did not see their “gods” as creators – just mischievous superbeings with each in charge of something like Posiden ruled over the sea.
Even the Romans were not really pagans for they too did not see their gods as creators either. They were different concepts that seem to be more of someone in charge of something. We still retain much from ancient times like the Roman goddess Fortuna pictured with a cornucopia in one hand and the rudder of a ship in the other symbolizing she can change your fate whenever she desired. It was the Greeks who had the three women known as the Fates. Even Zeus could only make a recommendation to them to judge you upon death. So Zeus was not seen as an all-powerful creator.
Pope Francis was born in 1936 so I doubt he would make it to 2032. Your point that this was the first time any pope retired is very interesting. From the cyclical analytical viewpoint, I have always found it curious how the last Roman Emperor in the West took the name Romulus Augustus which was the first king and the first emperor. In cycles, you end where you begin. Some have said “St. Malachy’s prophecy is nonsense.” What I found curious was that his last Pope in his prophecy concludes with “Peter the Roman“, whose pontificate will allegedly precede the destruction of the city of Rome.
If Pope Francis, who is about 84, passes soon and a new Pope is elected who takes the name Peter and is an Italian in a sort of rebellion against what Francis has done, that also makes perfect sense cyclically. That is simply the way a normal human response would be to try to restore what has been lost, which would a return to an Italian Pope. Both Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump were elected for similar reasons – i.e. Make America Great Again.
In our Western culture, we think everything is linear. I always found it interesting how Revelations 20, clearly lays out a cycle.
 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: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
If we take this 1000 years to be literal, this is by no means the end of the world. Yes, it may be a Great Reset, but our computer shows they will NOT win and we are headed into the rising tide of civil unrest around the globe which is revolutions and the prospects of international war. I would certainly say that your prophecy stating that God will use Russia and China against the West is certainly plausible here given that these people are trying to overthrow Trump so they can use the power of the United States to force China and Russia to comply with their New Communist Green World Order.
Our computer clearly shows that they will lose. They will succeed in breaking up the West as we will see people rising up and even overthrowing their governments because of these lockdowns which Europe is once again imposing after they have already destroyed 1/3 of small businesses. They seem to be hell-bent on wiping out the remaining small businesses, impose their new Great Reset, end all-debts, and hand out Guaranteed Basic Income which will be at best a 70% level of a basic salary.
Our computer shows that this is NOT the end of the world, but indeed a Great Reset where nations will fall but this is more like the final battle against communism and these people who worship Marx. Even the Revelations speak of cycles and if the Devil is imprisoned for 1,000 years, that to me is perhaps the collapse of Marxism. I am not a religious scholar and I am only trying to look at this and rationalize it without computer forecasts which I do trust.
Then there is the passage from Peter about a day being like a 1,000 years. All I can say is the computer is non-biased, non-religious, and it simply looks at all the patterns throughout history. People will act the SAME no matter what century because human nature has never changed since Cain has murdered Abel out of jealousy. We have advanced technologically, but not emotionally.
Peter 3:8–9 reads:
‘But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.’
Even when we look at the Old Testament we find cycles abound. Following the Ten Plagues to hit Egypt, Moses led the Exodus of the Israelites out across the Red Sea. He took them to Mount Sinai where he received the Ten Commandments which prohibited Marxism and Schwab’s you will own nothing in his Great Reset. However, After 40 years of wandering in the desert, Moses died within sight of the Promised Land on Mount Nebo. Moses did not make it to the promised land so they wondered for about half the duration of an ECM wave. The fact that the prophets understood a year as 360 days is well established, and can be seen in the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation as seen in the use of “time, times and half a time” (i.e. 1+2+0.5=3.5), “1,260 days” and “42 months”.
Interestingly, when we look at Islam, the other great religion, many Muslims anticipate also that the end of days is here, or will be here soon. Back in 2012, the Pew poll, in most of the countries from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, that more than half Muslims believed that they will personally witness the appearance of the Mahdi – the end of times. In Islamic eschatology, the messianic figure is known as the Mahdi (the Guided One). It is this Mahdi who will appear before the Day of Judgment. In Afghanistan, the poll was 83% expected at the end of times. Iraq came in at 72%, with Tunisia at 67%, and in Asia, Malaysia was 62%.
There is also a split in Islam as there is in Christianity. This apocalypse has occupied a relatively marginal role in Sunni Islam, which is very distinct from Shi’ism – i.e. Protestant v Catholic. For Sunnis, the Mahdi is not yet here. For most Shi’ites, the Mahdi has already been born and remains in hiding. He will reveal himself soon and justice will prevail. In Shi’ism, the 1979 Iranian Revolution is claimed to be among some Shi’ites the early sign of the Mahdi’s appearance. Nevertheless, for both Sunnis and Shi’ites, the Mahdi’s role is, in part, to end the disunity of the Muslim community and to prepare for the second coming of Jesus Christ, who is understood to be a prophet in Islam.
There is an agreement among Christianity and Islam that the end days will be similar. In Jewish eschatology, they are concerned with events that will happen during the end of days. This includes the ingathering of the exiled diaspora, the coming of a Jewish Messiah, the afterlife, and the revival of the dead Tzadikim. Interestingly, on the slopes of the Mount of Olives which I visited in the early ’80s, east of Jerusalem, and within sight of both the Temple Mount and the al-Aqsa Mosque, there lie about 150,000 Jewish graves dating from ancient times through today. Many of the bodies are buried with their feet toward the city, because ancient prophets declared that the resurrection would begin there, and the faithful would rise and follow the Messiah into the Holy City.
So there is agreement among the main religions that the end of days or time awaits us. The computer agrees there is a great confrontation being thrust upon us as this Great Reset. I find it absurd for NEVER has anyone ever been able to force a single mind upon all of humanity. I cannot stress enough that what these people are doing is beyond all comprehension. They cannot force this agenda upon the entire world. The computer states plainly they will fail.
I do not know if this is the second coming. All I can do is provided the non-biased, non-religious forecasts of what is unfolding for the signs are in the data. I do not dismiss that we will end up in World War III, but I also see that we should expect rising civil unrest and revolutions which will overthrow these pretend elected officials. These politicians have signed on to this Great Reset and think that destroying our economy is a rational thing and reconstructing it in the vision of Klaus Schwab is the answer. I have worked hard to present the opposite view and I put out the Manipulating the World Economy as a shot across the bow of this ship driven by Schwab, Gates, and Soros. I have been trying to get out The Cycle of War and the Coronavirus and there has been a constant delay since May forcing me to just print it myself since the publisher has an endless supply of excuses.
Klaus Schwab has looked at the previous technological evolutions and he is trying to bring it about by crushing the current world economy into dust so he can be the brains behind rebuilding it. Some say he is the modern-day Nero who people claimed played the fiddle while Rome burned so he could build his colossus statue and his golden palace. Perhaps Schwab is the modern-day Nero destroying the world economy while he plays a song of Marx.
None of the previous revolutions were ever organized nor were they directed from some central authority. Schwab is deliberately advocating lockdowns to destroy our economy, in that respect like Nero, so he can redesign it the way he thinks it should operate. He is using the World Economic Forum to direct governments to destroy their economies and create the world in the eyes of Schwab. He thinks he can force the collapse of society and create his Fourth Industrial Revolution which is why Big Tech is censoring free speech to be part of his agenda.
Klaus Schwab is an extremely dangerous man who has even started indoctrinating school children into his agenda using the Sesame characters. Some say he is the anti-Christ while others point to George Soros or Bill Gates. Perhaps it is the evil Triumvirate.