A post at Frank Berger's blog helped me make one of those connections about the birdemic crisis that ought to have been obvious much earlier, but wasn't:
This was helpful in making a connection for me.
It has been apparent for a year or two, that the Climate Change people were pushing for changes that would - if implemented - crash the world economy*; with (I think) the predictable result of 'Giga-Death' - that is, death measured in billions. From their perspective, this makes a kind of sense - a 'final ecological solution' sort of sense.
But I wondered why the Global Establishment were allowing and encouraging this line of thinking, when They are made up of the ultra-rich of world finance, multinational corps and media, major politicians and the like. It would seem that They will lose a great deal from such a policy. Yet there it was - that was what was being pushed...
For a long time, therefore; I refused to believe that They really wanted what They were asking for, what They were planning for - I mean the dismantling of the System of international trade and specialisation of manufacture and services that sustains the 7 billion and still growing world population.
I would not take this at face value: would not believe that They really wanted what They said They wanted... I assumed that They did not really want a collapse; but that They were pretending to want one in order to make money from the situation (e.g. by selling fake-sustainable technologies) or for some devious reason.
So, I think this is serious. The aimed-at collapse is real. The world economy is a bubble built on debt and being eroded by all sorts of leftist policies; so it was bound to collapse at some point - that was absolutely certain.
Given that fact, the question for the Global Establishment was when best to provoke the collapse for maximum benefit (to those in charge).
For whatever reason; I think They must have decided that Now is the time.
By They I therefore mean specifically the actual demonic powers - who (of course!) care nothing for the rich and powerful human people They have working for Them/ enslaved or possessed by Them.
This is how we can have a situation of deliberately-induced socio-economic collapse that overall massively harms the power, wealth and status of the humans of the Global Establishment (who are the ones triggering the collapse) - because the humans are operating under the possession/ influence/ orders of supernatural and immortal demonic spirits (and spirits care nothing for economics, naturally).
Maybe They have been rushed into it by the opportunity of the birdemic? Maybe that is an opportunity for us? But They had clearly been thinking along these lines for a good while, so perhaps Now is the best possible time for a collapse, from their demonic angle?
So, They have initiated Phase 2. If I am correct and this is true, it can't be stopped - because They have the power to make the world economy collapse - and indeed this is probably not difficult.
(It is very indeed difficult to build complex high-tech machinery, but simply throwing sand into the works will break it.)
What would be much more difficult is keeping things growing for another decade - keeping the population growing, feeding all those new people; in face of all the leftist policies that are always make things less and less effective and efficient.
So I think it likely that this is a serious attempt to provoke a genuine, irreversible, global collapse in production and trade.
If so, it will become apparent soon enough - we won't be unsure about it for long.
But if this time has been chosen for the inevitable (sooner or later) collapse by demonic powers, it will be because the population are considered to be ripe and ready for mass self-damnation.
Indeed, Christians may be tempted to rejoice at the incipient collapse of The System; because it really is is a system of evil; adapted for the damnation of souls. Yet, motivation is crucial, and bad motivations always come back to bite.
If The System is brought down by such motivations as selfish terror, we can be pretty sure that the outcome will be very different from, and much worse, than if the system had been dismantled because it was recognised as evil as the consequence of a genuine Romantic Christian revival**.
So, as Christians, this is the situation we need to deal with personally and immediately - and we also have a duty to deal with the situation from an evangelical perspective.
We personally need Spiritual Preparedness; and we need also to consider how best to help others to repent and be saved; to reject materialistic terror and despair, and instead spiritually embrace Faith, Hope and Love.
We can't rely on fear (eg. of Hell); because people already fear the birdemic about as much as is possible, and will do so more - I expect.
Therefore, I think we need to focus on the hope and joy of Jesus's gift. Nothing can match Christianity for this! - so long as we choose to emphasise the promise of life everlasting in Heaven on the very 'easy terms' of following Jesus (i.e. the Fourth Gospel perspective).
NOTE ADDED: For even more good news about the birdemic; see Comment 18/3/20 14:46 below.
*I mean such plans as for Western nations to be 'carbon neutral', to use only 'renewable' sources of energy, make all transport electric "by 2030" and the rest of it - such as exponding the virtues of eating bugs and simultaneously of not eating (non-bug) meat.
**Frank's colleague who talked of 'doing the right thing for the wrong reasons' was making a semi-correct distinction - in a way he probably would not acknowledge. In fact - in an ultimate and absolute sense - there is No Such Thing as doing the right thing for the wrong reasons. If you do something for the wrong reasons, it is spiritually wrong; and that wrongness will become evident - because there is 'an economy of evil'. Doing something for the wrong reasons is to permeate the world with more evil, and this will unavoidably have a detrimental effect on the world. And the opposite is also true. So the world system is a mechanism of evil; but when the world system collapses the reason and motivation for that collapse will affect its outcome. Only if the collapse was for spiritually Good reasons, would the outcome be good. But we need to note that I am talking about spiritual outcomes - not material outcomes. It may be that all possible material outcomes involve massive levels of physical suffering and death. The distinction is over whether the ultimate post-mortem and eternal outcome is good or evil. The lesson is to ensure that your response to the collapse of The System (whatever it is) is for the right reasons.