How’s that Godless liberalism working out?

There are twenty items listed below that describe the awful, agonizing state of the European economy.  They copied from a site devoted to describing the European economy.  Or, more properly, a site concerned with what used to be the European economy.

It’s a short list of things that have gone wrong.  It’s coming to a neighborhood near you, soon:

#1 10 Months: Manufacturing activity in both France and Germany has contracted for 10 months in a row.

#2 11.8 Percent: The unemployment rate in the Eurozone has now risen to 11.8 percent – a brand new all-time high.

#3 17 Months: In November, Italy experienced the sharpest decline in retail sales that it had experienced in 17 months.

#4 20 Months: Manufacturing activity in Spain has contracted for 20 months in a row.

#5 20 Percent: It is estimated that bad loans now make up approximately 20 percent of all domestic loans in the Greek banking system at this point.

#6 22 Percent: A whopping 22 percent of the entire population of Ireland lives in jobless households.

#7 26 Percent: The unemployment rate in Greece is now 26 percent. A year ago it was only 18.9 percent.

#8 26.6 Percent: The unemployment rate in Spain has risen to an astounding 26.6 percent.

#9 27.0 Percent: The unemployment rate for workers under the age of 25 in Cyprus. Back in 2008, this number was well below 10 percent.

#10 28 Percent: Sales of French-made vehicles in November were down 28 percent compared to a year earlier.

#11 36 Percent: Today, the poverty rate in Greece is 36 percent. Back in 2009 it was only about 20 percent.

#12 37.1 Percent: The unemployment rate for workers under the age of 25 in Italy – a brand new all-time high.

#13 44 Percent: An astounding 44 percent of the entire population of Bulgaria is facing “severe material deprivation”.

#14 56.5 Percent: The unemployment rate for workers under the age of 25 in Spain – a brand new all-time high.

#15 57.6 Percent: The unemployment rate for workers under the age of 25 in Greece – a brand new all-time high.

#16 60 Percent: Citigroup is projecting that there is a 60 percent probability that Greece will leave the eurozone within the next 12 to 18 months.

#17 70 Percent: It has been reported that some homes in Spain are being sold at a 70% discount from where they were at during the peak of the housing bubble back in 2006. At this point there are approximately 2 million unsold homes in Spain.

#18 200 Percent: The debt to GDP ratio in Greece is rapidly approaching 200 percent.

#19 1997: According to the Committee of French Automobile Producers, 2012 was the worst year for the French automobile industry since 1997.

#20 2 Million: Back in 2005, the French auto industry produced about 3.5 million vehicles. In 2012, that number dropped to about 2 million vehicles.

When we see these staggering numbers, we can see the human cost.  Massive unemployment, hopelessness, anger, and rage is endemic in Europe.  We can blame big governments.  We can blame crooked governments.  We can blame bribed politicians.  We can blame all of the above.

But, the fact is, all these things went wrong because Europe turned from The Church.  The Church stood firmly for life.  The Church stood firmly against artificial birth control.  The Church stood firmly in every basic teaching given to mankind by Christ, our Lord.

Europeans left The Church in droves.  Unknowingly, they began to worship Babylon, and the strange gods of human sacrifice who wore the robes of political correctness.   Those horrid priests, whose souls were most lost of all, encouraged the devouring of their youngest and most helpless neighbors.

When Europe turned its collective, once Catholic face from God, God turned His from Europeans.  He made their governments too weak to stop the Moslem invasions He has long used to accelerate the punishment visited on those who abandon His Church and violate His Commandments.

The Loving Programmer is scourging those who disobey His operating instructions.  He is replacing them in their ancestral lands with those whom He finds less offensive, less hating of God, less inclined to sacrifice their own children on the altars of political correctness.  He is allowing those who are more obedient to Him to supplant the disobedient Europeans whom He no longer protects.

.Some of the numbers listed above show how quickly things in Europe deteriorated. The numbers from just four or five years ago are much, much better.  Europeans, who thought there was no need to bow to God, now bow to their new masters.   Everyone knows what is happening.  No one can stop it.  Those who try are jailed.  If we do not ask God for His help, it cannot be provided.

We, in America, can only pray that He does not turn His face from us.  Indications are growing that He is beginning that awful process on our shores.   The administration favors the sons of Ishmael and does everything possible to bring them into our nation by the boatload.

Ashes.  Sackcloth.  Prayer.  Fasting.  All are in order if we are to avoid a long and awful occupation.  It took 700 years for Spain to be freed from it’s enslaving overlords.  God’s punishments are not removed quickly.  Better to pray that we be worthy of His mercy than four centuries of enslavement for those of our descendants who survive..