Egypt’s Mount Sinai – just a hop, skip and a jump from Israel – is the site most commonly known as where God appeared to Moses to give him the Ten Commandments – the primary covenant in Judaism, as well as the foundation for most other religions and many modern-day laws.
Now, this mountain will be a venue for many nations to gather, to receive their newest creed emanating from the world’s highest and most exalted religion of “Climate Change.”
Yes – climate change has become the latest addition to world religions, leaving others in the dust as it endeavors to bond and solidify all people under the banner of “caring for the planet,” which – it implies – translates into “caring for one another.” Who would be against such lofty goals?
All are invited to participate in an auspicious conference, COP27, to take place Nov. 6-18, 2022 at Sharm El Sheikh, in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. The name COP27 refers to the 27th annual meeting of the United Nations’ Conference of Parties.
But, this year, there is a greater focus on extending an invitation to “religious communities and religious leaders who are believed to have a key role to play in addressing climate change and criminal justice, which requires deep transformation within society” (interfaithsustain.com). The call for ceremonial repentance for failing the planet is, consequently, going to be front and center.
This “interfaith” climate conference, predictably sponsored by the U.N., seeks to be “transformative, inspirational and heart-stirring.” Conference goals include: Changes in attitude and heart, new vision and the putting forth of climate justice via the “ten universal commandments.”
The U.N. has invited all the world’s religions with the hope of drawing together inspirational teaching and spiritual ideals towards the goal of perpetuating “collective survival.”
Within the exploration of these various topics, the world’s communities will be challenged to reflect on how they personally are meeting the goals of climate change – sounding eerily similar to the way today’s corporations are being encouraged to view their operations through the lens of ESG (Environment, Social, Governance), for the purpose of obtaining social approval from globalists, with their specific agendas.
The conference will attempt to tap into the power of religions, with their leaders becoming the agents of change as they motivate their communities to fall in line. There are already takers in the queue.
Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Archbishop Tapio Luoma has expressed his full support for this conference on YouTube, stating its totally consistency with the annual ecumenical responsibility week, whose purpose is to make people reflect and evaluate their own lifestyle as it relates to the state of the world.
In the near four-and-a-half minutes, Luoma never once speaks about matters relating to religious faith or his personal biblical beliefs.
Instead, he focuses on the word “moderation,” which he extrapolates to mean “unselfishness,” in not just acting for one’s own good but for the collective body of mankind.
Luoma exhorts everyone to adopt a new order which will pursue being carbon neutral by 2030, something the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church hopes to accomplish itself.
While a number of nations have rushed frantically toward a similar goal of reducing the carbon footprint within the next few years, renowned clinical psychologist and eminently respected writer and speaker Dr. Jordan Peterson warned that this climate conference is a creation of “woke” moralizing narcissists.
According to Peterson, the measures demanded will result in climate poverty for the masses, who will no longer be able to afford to heat their homes. According to the psychologist, those who are pushing for “climate-friendly” actions are indifferent to the heavy price others will bear in order to satisfy their demands.
Stating that “virtue-signaling utopians” claim we are destroying the planet with cheap energy, Peterson asked if they are truly committed to the ideas they are promoting or if this claim is, instead, some kind of revenge for capitalism?
Peterson’s depiction of this “blind service to the planet” as a new type of religion comprises both irony and danger; the “woke” are well-known for their disdain and mockery of all things religious, but they also know that “people and institutions of faith” must get on board for them to reach their objectives.
How best to do that?
Appeal to these groups in a way that reminds them of their own values – “Love your neighbor as yourself!” Cloak your message in their terms so that it sounds moral, spiritual and godly. Draw as many world religions as possible under the umbrella of “true humanity.”
This strategy works, because it promotes unity through a singular vision and purposeful action. It almost sounds like the thinking behind the Tower of Babel, when the residents of Shinar sought to “make a name for ourselves, otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
For climate-change activists, here’s the rub. Even with the world’s best efforts, the International Energy Agency found that two decades of support for this agenda have catapulted energy-reduction efforts from 13-14% to a whopping 15.7%. Such has been the contribution of renewable energy.
Referring to the report, Peterson said that if all world governments complied with these demands, it would only be by 2050 that the benefit will add up to 28%.
Astonishingly, it is only in the year 2207 that 100% of its goals will be achieved – nearly 200 years from now. In fact, projections are that full eradication of Co2 will not occur until 2242.
While this new climate religion promises a kinder, more thoughtful world in which everyone is to look out for their fellow man, all of that goodwill comes at the great discomfort and suffering of ordinary people, who must learn to sweat or freeze, depending upon the season. The religion demands it!
This is no Messianic dawn, filled with hope and redemption. Instead, this faith devours its adherents, leaving in its wake lack and want.
Don’t waste any time signing up for this “holy doctrine,” whereby salvation is an ever-evolving path toward intense suffering for humanity, which excludes a God of love, compassion and hope.
The religions of the world might be forewarned not to heed the call of unity toward futile, self-serving goals, which will only benefit a small, select few, but which ultimately will plunge humanity into an abyss of horror.
The Nile Is Drying Up
We have this very interesting prophecy in Isaiah, which tells us the Nile is going to dry up at some point. I was not aware that it was until I saw this report. And that got me to thinking.
Isa 19:5 And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall fail and dry up.
Isa 19:6 And rivers shall be fouled; the Nile of Egypt will languish and dry up; the reed and the rush shall decay.
Isa 19:7 Bare places shall be at the Nile, by the mouth of the Nile, and everything sown by the Nile shall dry up, driven away, and be no more.
Just ponder the severity of this prophecy for a moment.
Now, look at the Map of East Africa, Sudan and Egypt. Note where the Blue & White Nile rivers come from.
The drainage area of the basin covers Burundi, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, the Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The Basin is the main supplier of fresh water, electricity, and fish for the local residents of these countries, supporting about 270 million inhabitants, or 20% of the African population.
Burundi is about as far from the mouth of the Nile as you can get, but both James and I have taught at the congregation that sits directly above this point where the Nile begins.
270 million people are at severe risk of dying in the next few years if the Nile should dry up as the prophecy says it will.
Let me now share with you some other notable rivers in the world that are now at historic lows and drying up. I have included the date of the news article for each of the rivers. All of this is within the past three months’ news.
The Drought Tsunami
Let me first share this scripture for you all to be aware of.
Rev 16:8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial onto the sun. And it was given to him to burn men with fire.
Rev 16:9 And men were burned with great heat. And they blasphemed the name of God, He having authority over these plagues. And they did not repent in order to give Him glory.
Rev 16:10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom became darkened. And they gnawed their tongues from the pain.
Rev 16:11 And they blasphemed the God of Heaven because of their pains and their sores. And they did not repent of their deeds.
Rev 16:12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial on the great river Euphrates. And its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the rising of the sun might be prepared.
The Amazon River is Drying up. October 20, 2022
The Tigris River is Drying up. November 7, 2022
The Euphrates River is Drying up. August 31, 2022
The Mississippi River is Drying up. November 3, 2022.
The Loire River in France is Drying up. August 17, 2022.
The Po River in Italy is drying up. October 8, 2022,
The Danube River is drying up. November 1, 2022. Flows through 10 countries and is 2nd longest.
The Rhine River, Europe’s second-largest river, August 31, 2022. Flows past or through 6 countries. 13 Longest
The Yangtze River is drying up. August 31, 2022. The longest river in China.
The Murrry-Darling River Basin in Australia is drying up. October 24, 2022.
In Revelation, we are told about four angels who are stationed at the Euphrates River for one specific day and purpose. Those armies in Revelation 6 are going to cross the Euphrates River. Revelation 9 tells us that army is going to be 200 Million and by them 1/3 of mankind would be killed.
Rev 9:13 And the sixth angel sounded his trumpet. And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar before God,
Rev 9:14 saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, Loose the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.
Rev 9:15 And the four angels were loosed, who were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, in order to slay the third part of men.
Rev 9:16 And the number of the armies of the horsemen was two myriads of myriads. And I heard their number.
Rev 9:17 And so I saw the horses in the vision, and those sitting on them, having breastplates of fire, even dusky red and brimstone. And the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions. And out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
Rev 9:18 By these three the third part of men was killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone which issued out of their mouths.
Rev 9:19 For their authority is in their mouth and in their tails. For their tails were like serpents with heads, and with them they do harm.
Rev 9:20 And the rest of the men who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and golden, and silver, and bronze, and stone, and wooden idols (which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk).
Rev 9:21 And they did not repent of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
Even in spite of all the facts before them, the people of the earth would not repent. But even in all of this, Yehovah is watching out for HIs people.
Rev 6:6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures say, A choenix of wheat for a denarius, and three choenixes of barley for a denarius. And do not hurt the oil and the wine.
It’s interesting that in various places, Scripture uses “oil and wine” to symbolize that which is essential for living.
Deu 7:13 And He will love you and bless you and multiply you. He will also bless the fruit of your womb, and the fruit of your land, your grain, and your wine, and your oil, the increase of your cattle, and the flocks of your sheep, in the land which He swore to your fathers to give you.
Hos 2:8 For she did not know that I gave her grain, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, whichthey prepared for Baal.
The Prophets taught that Yehovah used it to supply for man’s basic needs. The Good Samaritan poured in the “oil and wine” for the beaten traveler’s recovery. So, when Revelation depicts Yehovah’s wrath poured out with unequalled vengeance and yet preserves the “oil and wine,” it demonstrates how His grace provides for the survival of the redeemed ones amidst a generation of woefully wicked sinners.
The world sees Global Warming and Climate change, but they fail to see who is sending it nor why. Yehovah, too knows how close to the brink we are going to be by telling His Angels to preserve the trees as well.
Rev 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth so that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
Rev 7:2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
Rev 7:3 saying, Do not hurt the earth or the sea or the trees until we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
Rev 7:4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred and forty-four thousands, having been sealed out of every tribe of the sons of Israel.
7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mixed with blood, and they were cast on the earth. And the third part of trees was burned up, and all green grass was burned up.
8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea. And the third part of the sea became blood.
9 And the third part of the creatures in the sea, those having souls, died; and the third part of the ships was destroyed.
10 And the third angel sounded, and a great star burning like a lamp fell from the heaven, and it fell on the third part of the rivers and on the fountains of waters.
11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood, and a third part of the waters became wormwood. And many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter.
12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was stricken, and the third part of the moon, and the third partof the stars, so that the third part of them was darkened, and the day did not appear for a third part of it, and the night also.
Brethren, it is as if we are standing on the shore and watching the great ocean recede back further and further, revealing the sea floor with all the starfish now exposed and some fish floundering in the mud. Everyone is mesmerized by this rare and awesome event, and no one, I mean NO ONE, is looking up and seeing this monstrous tsunami growing bigger as it draws closer towards us. We have but a few moments to run before it crashes down on us and destroys buildings, roads and people as it sweeps the entire pile of debris further and further inland catching many more unawares.
On December 24, 2004, a magnitude 9.1 earthquake struck beneath the Indian Ocean near Indonesia, generating a massive tsunami that claimed more than 230,000 lives in fourteen different countries, one of the deadliest natural disasters ever recorded. As the ocean receded, these people went out just before they were swept away.
With all the news I have been showing you, brethren, about the Jubilee Cycles and as we are now about to enter into 2023, you should now understand that we are just three years away from the time when the two Witnesses will come on the world scene. And when they do they will cause it not to rain anywhere on the earth. With all the rivers already drying up this year after just one year of drought, imagine how bad it is going to be starting in 2026, just three years from now. And that drought will last for 3 1/2 years.
Are you getting ready? You see the tsunami coming; are you warning others? Are you helping us warn others? Are you getting ready?
IT IS NOT CLIMATE CHANGE! IT IS NOT GLOBAL WARMING! IT IS YEHOVAH, AND HE WARNED US OVER 1900 YEARS AGO.
ARE YOU GETTING READY FOR WHAT IS COMING NEXT?
The Nile is in mortal danger, from its source to the sea
The pharaohs worshiped it as a god, the eternal bringer of life. But the clock is ticking on the Nile.
Climate change, pollution and exploitation are putting existential pressure on the world’s second longest river, on which half a billion people depend for survival.
All along its 6,500-kilometer length, alarm bells are ringing.
From Egypt to Uganda, teams of reporters have gone out on the ground to gauge the decline of a river that drains a tenth of the African continent.
At its mouth on the Mediterranean, Sayed Mohammed is watching Egypt’s fertile Nile Delta disappear. In Sudan, fellow farmer Mohammed Jomaa fears for his harvests, while at its threatened source in Uganda, there is less and less hydroelectric power for Christine Nalwadda Kalema to light her mud and wattle home.
“The Nile is the most important thing for us,” said Jomaa, who at 17 is the latest generation of his family to work the river’s rich banks at Alty in Gezira state.
“We certainly do not wish for anything to change,” he said.
But the Nile is no longer the unperturbable river of myth. In half a century its flow has dropped from 3,000 cubic meters per second to 2,830 cubic meters.
Yet it could get much, much worse. With multiple droughts in east Africa, its flow could fall by 70%, according to the United Nations’ most dire predictions.
Every year for the past six decades, the Mediterranean has eaten away between 35 and 75 meters of the Nile Delta. If the sea level rises even by a meter, a third of this intensely fertile region could disappear, the U.N. fears, forcing 9 million people from their homes.
What was once a bread basket has become the third most vulnerable place on the planet to climate change.
Lake Victoria, the Nile’s biggest source of water after rainfall, could also dry up due to drought, evaporation and slow tilts in the Earth’s axis.
With such grim scenarios in store, governments have scrambled to capture its flow. But experts say dams are only hastening the coming catastrophe.
Land lost to sea
At the mouth of the Nile, the promontories of Damietta and Rosetta that once stuck out into the Mediterranean in northern Egypt have disappeared.
The concrete barriers that were supposed to protect them are half covered by water and sand.
The sea ate three kilometers into the Nile Delta between 1968 and 2009, with the river’s weaker flow unable to hold back the Mediterranean, which rose some 15 centimeters over the last century due to climate change.
The silt that for millennia formed a barrier to protect the land no longer makes it to the sea.
This rich dark sediment that was once swept along the river’s bed has struggled to get beyond southern Egypt since the Aswan dam was built in the 1960s to regulate the Nile’s floods.
Before its construction “there was a natural balance,” said Ahmed Abdel Qader, the head of Egypt’s coast protection authority.
“Every Nile flood would deposit silt bulking up the promontories at Damietta and Rosetta. But this balance has been disturbed by the dam,” he said.
If temperatures keep rising, the Mediterranean will advance a further 100 meters a year into the Delta, the U.N.’s environment agency UNEP has warned.
Poisoned by salt
About 15 kilometers inland, the bustling farming community of Kafr el-Dawar seems as yet far from danger.
But all is not well, said Sayed Mohammed, 73, who supports his 14 children and grandchildren growing rice and corn in fields sandwiched between the Nile and a road cacophonous with car horns.
Salt from the Mediterranean has already seeped into large swathes of land, killing and weakening plants. Farmers say their vegetables no longer taste the same.
To compensate for the salination of the soil, they have to pump more fresh water onto it from the Nile.
For 40 years Mohammed and his neighbors used pumps that guzzled diesel and electricity. The cost strangled villagers whose income was already being eaten up by inflation and devaluations of the Egyptian pound.
So much so that in some parts of the Delta fields were abandoned.
But the old man, who sports a djellaba and a traditional woolen cap, has been helped by a new irrigation system driven by solar energy which aims to increase farmers’ incomes to stop more people fleeing the land.
Thanks to the 400 solar panels the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization financed for Kafr El-Dawar, he can water his half hectare (1.2 acres) of ground.
Solar power saves “farmers about 50%” of pumping costs, said local irrigation chief Amr al-Daqaq. And they can also sell the surplus power the panels produce to the national grid.
Even so, none of Mohammed’s descendants want to take on the farm.
For the Mediterranean may eventually swallow up 100,000 hectares of the region’s prime agricultural land, according to UNEP, covering an area nearly 10 times the size of Paris.
Which would be a disaster for Egypt, with the Delta the source of between 30 and 40% of the nation’s agricultural output.
All but 3% of Egypt’s 104 million people live along the river on just 8% of the country’s territory. It is a similar story in neighboring Sudan, with half its 45 million people living along its banks, and the Nile supplying two-thirds of its water.
By 2050 the population of both countries will have doubled, and it will be two or three degrees hotter.
The U.N.’s group of climate experts, the IPCC, say the impact on the Nile will be catastrophic. They predict it will lose 70% of its flow by the end of the century, with the water supply available to every person along it plummeting to a third of what they have now.
Floods and other violent storms likely to lash East Africa as the climate warms will only make up 15% to 25% of that lost water, the IPCC has warned.
Which will leave the 10 countries who rely on the Nile for their crops and power in dire straits.
More than half of Sudan’s power comes from hydroelectricity, with 80% of Uganda’s generated from the river.
It is thanks to the Nile that Christine Nalwadda Kalema, a 42-year-old single mother, can light her humble shop and home in a poor part of the village of Namiyagi near Lake Victoria.
But the electricity that radically changed her life in 2016 may not last, said Revocatus Twinomuhangi, from Makerere University’s Center for Climate Change in Kampala.
“If we have a reduction in rainfall … it will translate into reduced hydroelectric power potential,” he said.
Already over “the last five to 10 years we have seen an increase in the frequency and intensity of drought, intense rainfall and flooding and also heat intensity, so it is becoming hotter and hotter.”
Indeed, Lake Victoria could disappear entirely within the next 500 years, according to a study by British and American scientists based on geological data from the last 100,000 years.
But for Kalema, who grows bananas, manioc and coffee in her little garden to feed her family, such statistics remain abstract.
What concerns her are more and more frequent power cuts.
“Because of the cuts my son struggles to keep up with his homework. He has to read before nightfall,” she said, dressed in colourful local “kitenge” cloth. “Candles are very expensive to me as a single mother with limited income.”
More than half of Ethiopia’s 110 million people have no choice but to live without electricity despite the country’s having one of the fastest growth rates in Africa.
Addis Ababa is hoping that its GERD mega dam project on the Nile will remedy that, and is ready to burn bridges with its neighbors if it has to.
Begun in 2011, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile — which joins the White Nile in Sudan to form the Nile — already holds nearly a third of its 74-billion-cubic-meter capacity.
Addis Ababa claims it is the biggest hydroelectric project in Africa.
“The Nile is a gift of God given to us for Ethiopians to make use of it,” Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed insisted in August.
But for Cairo it is a major headache, calling into question a deal signed with Sudan in 1959 which gave 66% of the Nile’s annual flow to Egypt and 22% to Khartoum.
Although Ethiopia was not part of the accord, advisers to former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi publicly floated bombing the dam back in 2013 to protect Cairo’s vital interests.
The Egypt of President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi still fears a drastic fall in the Nile’s flow because of the GERD dams.
And how much water Egypt is losing has sparked a heated debate within the scientific community, with some Egyptian researchers who minimise the effects accused of “betraying” their country.
But having already seen how the Aswan dam has reduced the flow of silt, farmers worry about being deprived of this precious natural fertilizer.
Over the years, Sudanese farmer Omar Abdelhay has found it harder and harder to grow the cucumbers, aubergines and potatoes in his luxuriantly green fields watered by the brown Nile water that passes close by his mud-brick home.
Eight years ago when this 35-year-old father began to cultivate his family’s land, “there was good silt” to nurture his crops, he said.
But little by little as dam-building has increased, “the water has got clearer. Even if the water level rises” during floods, it “comes without silt,” he added.
Stuck in a political and economic slump, and with ongoing protests against its military leaders, Sudan is struggling to manage its water resources.
Stalked by hunger
Every year the country is lashed by rainstorms that killed 150 people this summer and washed away entire villages. But the deluges are no help to its agriculture because of the lack of a system to store and recycle rainwater.
Famine now threatens a third of its people despite Sudan long being a major player in world markets for peanuts, cotton and gum arabic.
Modest irrigation canals built during the colonial era mean even a small flow is enough to water its fertile land. But the development of this system through the Gezira Scheme has been long delayed.
Vast fields cultivated under the corrupt command economy of dictator Omar al-Bashir, who was overthrown in 2019, have fallen fallow, and in their place families grow peppers and cucumbers on small parcels of land.
Sudan, like other countries along the Nile — and many other east African states — is near the bottom of Noter Dame University’s GAIN rankings, which measure resilience to climate change.
For Callist Tindimugaya, of Uganda’s ministry of water and the environment, rising temperatures will impact not just the country’s ability to feed itself but to generate electricity to power homes and industry.
“Short heavy rains can cause flooding. Long dry periods will bring loss of water … And you cannot survive without water,” he said.
France Sliding toward Barbarity and Chaos
- Hundreds of thousands of immigrants enter Europe illegally each year. Many head for France and stay there. They have been benefiting, since 2000, from financial aid and free medical care to which even poor French citizens do not have access. If they are arrested, like Lola’s murderer, they are ordered to leave the country, but are not placed in a detention center so the order, never enforced, is not an order at all. In 2020, 107,500 orders to leave France were issued; fewer than 7% took place.
- Approximately 48% of all crimes committed in Paris in 2021, he notes, were committed by illegal immigrants. Murders almost as gruesome as Lola’s — most of which are committed by illegal immigrants — are committed nearly every day. No one even mentions them. The victims often have their throats slit.
- Maurice Berger, a psychiatrist, speaks of “gratuitous violence”: violence for no other reason than the pleasure of committing it. He reports that in France, gratuitous violence resulting in injury or death happens, on average, every two minutes. France reports more than two hundred rapes a day.
- In L’archipel français (“The French Archipelago”)… sociologist Jérome Fourquet writes of a French “collective nervous breakdown” and the “crumbling” of French society. He notes that the religious and historical moorings of the French people are disappearing: churches are empty, important moments in the country’s history are no longer taught in schools… France’s Muslim population, on the other hand, maintains its culture, customs and traditions, assimilates into French society less and less, and appears more and more filled with contempt and hatred for France…
- Speaking about a “great replacement” of the population in France is taboo. Anyone who does it is immediately demonized and described as a follower of conspiracy theories. But the numbers are clear… In addition to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants already in France, approximately 400,000 more immigrants from Africa and the Arab world enter France each year. At the same time, hundreds of thousands of French people emigrate from France annually. In 2018, the most recent year for which figures are available, 270,000 French people left. Over the past 20 years, the number of French people living abroad has increased by 52%.
- Whenever someone is arrested, injured or killed by the police in or near a no-go zone, riots break out. When an arrest turns violent, the police are asked to let criminals seeking refuge in a no-go zone escape. The government evidently fears that a larger conflagration might occur.
- Inside classrooms, in high schools and primary schools, the French educational system is subject to Islamic intimidation…. Those who might have thought that the beheading of Samuel Paty would lead the authorities to make drastic decisions were proven wrong. Today, teachers throughout France report the relentless threats they receive. In the complaints they file, many say that Muslim students threaten “doing a Samuel Paty” to them.
- Economically, France is in decline. French GDP has gone from fifth in the world in 1980 to tenth today…. France is among the European countries which impose the heaviest tax burden on its population (45.2% of GDP in 2022). France also has the highest level of public expenditure in the developed world (57.9% of GDP in 2022) — and an increasing share of public expenditure goes toward financial aid to immigrants, legal and illegal…. Taxes, however, are insufficient to pay for these public expenses….
- “Worse than the rise of barbarity is the feeling that our leaders are in denial and unable to take the strong and effective decisions that would be necessary to ensure the protection of the population. Barbarity spreads when the authorities no longer know how to be the guarantors of law and order.” — Céline Pina, author, Le Figaro, October 19, 2022.
October 15. The corpse of a 12-year-old girl hidden in a big plastic box is discovered on a sidewalk in the eastern part of Paris. The victim’s name was Lola. She was the daughter of the caretakers of the building where the murder took place.
Witnesses, fingerprints and images from surveillance cameras quickly lead police to arrest a woman. She confessed but said she had absolutely no remorse. The details she gave, confirmed by the autopsy, are that she gagged Lola with tape, undressed her, tied her to a chair, raped her with objects, partially cut her throat, put the blood in a bottle and drank it, smoked a cigarette, then finished slitting Lola’s throat and beheaded her. The woman stabbed the corpse multiple times before placing it in a plastic box, and took it down to the street.
The woman, a 24-year-old Algerian named Dahbia B., came to France on a student visa but did not leave after it expired in 2018. She had already been arrested by the police this August, ordered to leave France — and then released. She should not have been in France in the first place. Had she been deported, and if the French police and department of justice had done their job, Lola would still be with us.
“The suspect in this barbaric act should not have been on our territory,” saidMarine Le Pen, leader of the National Rally Party. “Too many crimes and offenses are committed by illegal immigrants whom we have not been willing or able to send back home.”
“When will we defend our children against attacks committed by the same people, always at the expense of the same people,” asked former journalist Éric Zemmour, president of the Reconquest Party.
“This criminal immigration laxity revolts me,” said Eric Ciotti, one of the leaders of the Republicans Party.
Instead of acknowledging flaws in police procedures and promising to improve security, the French government offered Lola’s parents condolences.
President Emmanuel Macron waited two days to receive the victim’s parentsbriefly. He did not say a word in public. No political decisions regarding illegal immigration and its links to increased crime in France were announced, no political decisions will be taken.
Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne told the political leaders that they had shown no respect for the pain of the victim’s family. She accused them of “indecency” and asked them to be quiet.
“Using a 12-year-old kid’s coffin like a stepping stool to indulge in diatribes is shameful,” Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti added.
A lawyer, Gilles-William Goldnadel, suggested that the government preferred silence so that no one would talk about how extremely lax its immigration policy is, as well as the consequences. It was indispensable to face the situation urgently without looking away, he said.
The borders between France and other European countries are open and, like all the borders of Europe, porous. Hundreds of thousands of immigrants enter Europe illegally each year. Many head for France and stay there. They have been benefiting, since 2000, from financial aid and free medical care to which even poor French citizens do not have access. If they are arrested, like Lola’s murderer, they are ordered to leave the country, but are not placed in a detention center so the order, never enforced, is not an order at all. In 2020, 107,500 orders to leave France were issued; fewer than 7% took place.
Illegal immigrants in France are the perpetrators of nearly half of crimes committed in the country, according to the recently published L’ordre nécessaire(“The Necessary Order”), by Didier Lallement, former chief of the Paris Police. Approximately 48% of all crimes committed in Paris in 2021, he notes, were committed by illegal immigrants. Murders almost as gruesome as Lola’s — most of which are committed by illegal immigrants — are committed nearly every day. No one even mentions them. The victims often have their throats slit. When the mainstream media report on the murders, they do not talk about slit throats. They say the victim was “stabbed in the neck.”
The French now live in a climate of generalized violence. Maurice Berger, a psychiatrist, speaks of “gratuitous violence“: violence for no other reason than the pleasure of committing it. He reports that in France, gratuitous violence resulting in injury or death happens, on average, every two minutes. France reports more than two hundred rapes a day. Berger, in Sur la violence gratuite en France (“On Gratuitous Violence in France”), notes that usually the assaults have a racist dimension: the victims are always white people, the aggressors are almost always Arabs or Africans — details omitted by the commentators. Polls show that the French population are seeing violence rising sharply: 68% of French people say they feel their lives are increasingly insecure, and 75% say that the record of Macron and the government fighting crime is poor. 70% believe that illegal immigration is a serious problem. Nevertheless, in May 2022, a majority of voters re-elected Macron and rejected candidates who promised to fight crime and illegal immigration.
In an apparent attempt to explain this odd outcome, many commentators say that the French population now expects the downfall of their country. They quote surveys, carried out year after year, which show that the French population is the world’s most pessimistic. An overwhelming majority of French people evidently think the future will be worse than the present. A poll published in April 2022 states that 77% of French people are certain that the country will not overcome the present economic and social crisis; a poll published in September 2022 show that 67% of French people think that the global situation will worsen due to climate change and that the planet has no future. In L’archipel français (“The French Archipelago”), published in 2019, sociologist Jérome Fourquet writes of a French “collective nervous breakdown” and the “crumbling” of French society. He notes that the religious and historical moorings of the French people are disappearing: churches are empty, important moments in the country’s history are no longer taught in schools. He adds that France’s Muslim population, on the contrary, maintains its culture, customs and traditions, assimilates into French society less and less, and appears more and more filled with contempt and hatred for France, which many of them accuse of colonizing the Muslim world and exploiting Muslim workers.
Speaking about a “great replacement” of the population in France is taboo. Anyone who does it is immediately demonized and described as a follower of conspiracy theories. But the numbers are clear. Former Secretary of State for Foreign Trade Pierre Lellouche recently said that “40% of children aged 0 to 4 are immigrants or of immigrant origin as of the last census”. In addition to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants already in France, approximately 400,000 more immigrants from Africa and the Arab world enter France each year. At the same time, hundreds of thousands of French people emigrate from France annually. In 2018, the most recent year for which figures are available, 270,000 French people left. Over the past 20 years, the number of French people living abroad has increased by 52%.
Speaking about the 750 no-go zones (“zones urbaines sensibles“) growing on the outskirts of all France’s big cities, and ruled by Islamic gangs and radical imams, is also taboo. Many books describe the seriousness of the situation. In his book Les territoires conquis de l’islamisme (“The Conquered Territories of Islamism”), published in 2020, the sociologist Bernard Rougier wrote:
“Islamist networks managed to establish enclaves in the heart of working-class neighborhoods…. ideological and institutional centers located in the Arab Middle East and the Maghreb can successfully disseminate their concept of Islam there”.
The meticulous data in the book did not elicit any response from the French government
. Whenever someone is arrested, injured or killed by the police in or near a no-go zone, riots break out. When an arrest turns violent, the police are asked to let criminals seeking refuge in a no-go zone escape. The government evidently fears that a larger conflagration might occur.
Since the beginning of September, scenes of violence have been taking place in front of high schools in the Paris suburbs: French law prohibits religious symbols at school, and groups of Muslim high school girls claim a right to wear the Islamic hijab in class. High school principals, obligated to obey the law, prohibit it. Groups of young Muslims (mostly boys) respond with acts of looting.
Inside classrooms, in high schools and primary schools, the French educational system is subject to Islamic intimidation. In 2002, historian George Bensoussan published Les territoires perdus de la république (“The Lost Territories of the Republic”), in which he disclosed that it was now impossible to talk about the Holocaust in high schools in France. In 2017, he published Une France soumise(“A Submissive France”), which shows that the situation had become even worse. It was no longer possible, in French high schools and primary schools, to speak of secularism and tolerance. One teacher, Samuel Paty spoke of secularism, and on October 16, 2020, paid with his life.
Those who might have thought that the beheading of Samuel Paty would lead the authorities to make drastic decisions were proven wrong. Today, teachers throughout France report the relentless threats they receive. In the complaints they file, many say that Muslim students threaten “doing a Samuel Paty” to them. Jewish teachers face anti-Semitic threats and insults. The principal of a high school in the suburbs of Paris recently received an anonymous letterthreatening a teacher who happened to be Jewish. “We are going to do a Samuel Paty to him and his father, the old Zionist rabbi,” the letter said. “We don’t want Jews in high schools. Stay in your synagogues! We will take care of the teacher when he exits the high school”. The principal filed a complaint. It will probably come to nothing. Year after year, 80% of such complaints filed in France do not lead to further action.
Economically, France is in decline. French GDP has gone from fifth in the worldin 1980 to tenth today, and GDP per capita has gone from fifth in the world to twenty-third during the same period. France’s weight in the global economy has fallen from 4.4% in 1980 to 2.3% today. France is among the European countries which impose the heaviest tax burden on its population (45.2% of GDP in 2022). France also has the highest level of public expenditure in the developed world (57.9% of GDP in 2022) — and an increasing share of public expenditure goes toward financial aid to immigrants, legal and illegal. “We have one of the most generous social models in the world,” Macron said, “it is a strength”.
Taxes, however, are insufficient to pay for these public expenses, so France’s national debt is rapidly increasing. The revolt of the “yellow vests,” originally over the rising cost of fuel, started in November 2018, and lasted until the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. At the time, France had 9.3 million people living under the poverty line (on an income not more than 1,063 eurosper month), and surveys showed that hundreds of thousands of families were suffering from malnutrition. Since the “yellow vests” were not Muslim rioters, the security services under Macron reacted to their protests with violent repression: dozens of demonstrators lost an eye, a hand, a foot, or part of their brain function after a skull fracture. The decision by the French government to lock all French people in their homes for months in the name of the pandemic extinguished the revolt (France has had one of the strictest lockdown policies in Europe). These controls lasted until a few days before the first round of the presidential election in April 2022. The French economy suffered as a result of the lockdown. The number of poor people increased sharply and now stands at 12 million (18.46% of the population). During the third quarter of 2022, 9,000 French companies closed down; and 160,000 French companies declared themselves insolvent between January and June 2022.
In Èric Zemmour’s Le suicide français (“The French Suicide”), published in 2014 when he was still a journalist, he wrote that France was dying, and that if courageous, essential decisions were not taken urgently, would not survive. Saying that these decisions were now a matter of life or death for the country, he ran for president in 2022, and received just 7.3 % of the vote.
Essayist Céline Pina writes that the murder of little Lola, the reactions of the murderer after the crime and the government’s attempt to impose silence about the event, mark another step in France’s slide towards collapse, barbarity and chaos:
“The horror of the ordeal that this child had to live through, the fact that the atrocities took place during the day, in Paris, the fact that the presumed author of the act is once again a foreign person in irregular situation and under an obligation to leave French territory, all these elements mean that behind the particularly horrific nature of this murder, we find recurring elements that relate to other cases and to a larger situation…. The murder of Lola reveals the disappearance of all civilizational achievements…
“Worse than the rise of barbarity is the feeling that our leaders are in denial and unable to take the strong and effective decisions that would be necessary to ensure the protection of the population. Barbarity spreads when the authorities no longer know how to be the guarantors of law and order.”
Dr. Guy Millière, a professor at the University of Paris, is the author of 27 books on France and Europe.