Along with the sudden disappearance of several entire coastal towns in Japan, the sea has also reclaimed huge tracts of agricultural land, which will put an even greater strain on national recovery and increased stress on the millions of sudden refugees, many of whom are not only without homes, but without jobs as well.
Add to all that the international concern as states of emergency have been declared at five reactors in two of Japan's nuclear power plants which have lost their ability to cool the cores, resulting in the possibility of a core meltdown. Such an event would potentially put many people at risk and stamp a huge question mark on efforts to increase our own nuclear power generation initiatives. It couldn't come at a worse time for us, as President Obama's policies continue to hamstring our power generation industry in general by throwing bureaucratic obstacles in the path of conventional power generation.
As with other tsunamis, the effect wasn't confined to Japan. Damage was experienced as far away as our own West coast, as waves up to six or eight feet high impacted Hawaii and the California coastline, destroying several boats and damaging a number of others. A California man was also reportedly swept out to sea. And the seismic activity doesn't seem to be over yet, with more than 125 subsequent quakes and rattles.
For example: in Matthew, chapter 24 of the Bible, Jesus answers the questions of a follower: 3
"Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”Any of this sound oddly familiar? Of course, the earthquake thing is pretty obvious, since the planet has been hammered again and again, with increasing frequency and destruction. But famines - actual or anticipated - have become more prevalent in recent years than they have over the past century or so. Most famine in the world, though, is caused by man's greed, manipulation or mismanagement:
4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all[a]these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[b] and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
“Food is power. We use it to change behavior, some may call it bribery. We do not apologize.”-Catherine Bertini, executive director of the U.N. World Food Program.
What else? Wars and rumors of wars...nation against nation, kingdom against kingdom, etc.? Well, we've seen plenty of that, haven't we? Especially if you count recent "democratic" revolutions. There has in fact been another sort of tsunami; a wave of uprisings around the Mediterranean, and on a somewhat smaller and slightly less violent level, here in our own country.