Greek woes drive up suicide and crime rates: What follows Greece, follows the entire world
Greece is not only mired in a recession not seen since the second world war but has become increasingly unhinged by the crisis. Athens has been the worst hit amid soaring crime and lawlessness. A new underclass has appeared: in the homeless and hungry who roam the streets; in the spiralling number of drug addicts; in the psychiatric patients ejected from institutions that can no longer offer them a place; in the thousands of shop owners forced to close and board up businesses; in those who forage through municipal rubbish bins at night; and in the pensioners who make do with rejects at fruit and vegetable markets. (Source) Suicides have also risen. Most suicides, attempted and real, have occurred in the greater Attica region surrounding Athens and on the island of Crete where a number of businessmen with no prior history of mental illness have taken their own lives over the last 18 months. (Source)
“Greeks feel like they are in a bad dream. A common thread that unites people is the experience of fear and desperation.”
There seems to be almost daily reportings across the country of multiple murders usually followed with the suicide of the perpetrater. In an apparent New Years Day murder-suicide on the wealthy island of Coronado off the coast of San Diego, two Navy pilots were among four people killed. (Source) Police in Grapevine, Texas said the man responsible for a Christmas Day shooting that left him and six members of his extended family dead was dressed as Santa Claus. (Source) In the last few weeks of year 2011, we read of mothers across America doing the unthinkable by committing murder-suicides on their families:
Why have so many people turned to killing their families and them themselves? Is it the stress from the plummeted economy? The trend has been going on for a few years now and is not only observed in the United States but worldwide.
END TIMES TRUTH
People under great stress are losing their sanity. This is why the Word warns to keep your senses about you. As things worsen, more people will be taxed to their wits end. Lashing out at society comes in many forms. As the world economy worsens, a mind-set is slowly coming to the surface. It is survival. Going to any length to survive. It spells home invasions. Burglaries. Robberies. Murder. Then there are the predators who see an opportunity in rising crime. The more violent crimes that are under investigation in overwhelming numbers with police departments being forced to cut back on their budgets, the more opportunity there will be for predators to prey on people. The elderly and young are most at risk. It is no longer safe for a woman or child to be outside during the day light hours. But know that Yahweh loves justice and will not desert Her children.
Psalm 37:28 “For the LORD loves justice and will not abandon His faithful ones. They are kept safe forever, but the children of the wicked will be destroyed.”
Whether the person is an unknown murderer or a renown criminal like Hitler, Yahweh makes no distinction, because that would be showing partiality when it comes to meting out justice. You have human justice, and it is closely tied to Yahweh’s justice because it is based upon Her morality code that was given long ago to mankind. But human justice alone does not absolve any criminal from a balancing of the scales of justice in Yahweh’s eyes. This is why no one can forgive anyone’s sins except to absolve themselves of breaking Mother’s law by not showing forgiveness in its proper form. But is it necessary to forgive a criminal?