A couple of astonishing weapons ended the world's most horrific conflict: atomic bombs. The significance of the resulting explosions cannot be overstated.

Albert Einstein said he was not certain of what weapons would be used to fight World War III, but World War IV would be fought with sticks and stones.

The two bombs that brought World War II to a relatively quick climax were terrible indeed. Each one of them produced more firepower than had been expended by all sides in all of the previous battles in the six-year war. Hardly anyone can wrap their mind around that concept.

Today, several powers have thousands of land- and sea-based missiles, which, individually, dwarf the miniscule firepower of both archaic World War II bombs.

The easiest thing to do is watch American Idol and not think about it.

Very wealthy and powerful individuals, however, see a frightening future event, which, in their collective opinions, must not happen. They recognize that governments are either incapable or unwilling to do anything to stop the probable cataclysm. They must act, and they have. After all, they could not leave such a sacred action in the hands of us great, unwashed masses. They are better and brighter than us. If you have any doubt about that, just ask them.

They control the world's banks, the world's media and universities and most of the world's leaders. They cannot be stopped; we are far down the road. These well-meaning, foolish atheists are propelling the world into the prophesied New World Order: one government, one economy and one religion.

No one will willingly accept a New World Order unless the Old World Order is obviously broken. Ergo, the very rich and powerful are in the process of breaking the Old World Order. We are watching the death of the concept of sovereign nations and, in most cases, cheering the process on. 

As nations fall, the populations panic. Hungry, unemployed, confused folks are very, very controllable. We humans, as I've written before, have an annoying habit of having to eat a few times every day.

Throughout history, tyrants have generally not forced themselves upon a citizenry. In most cases, the dictator was warmly received by needy, wanting people searching for a solution to their conundrum. 

The powerful understand the rules. Hillary Clinton, while addressing the European Parliament in March of 2009, advised them to never waste a good crisis.

Not only do the very powerful never waste a good crisis, they create them. We all dance to their tunes.

The only thing that makes any sense is to prepare for the coming debacle, because, ready or not, it's rapidly approaching.

You must prepare.

Get right with Jesus, buy some gold and silver along with large quantities of dry food, and pray I'm crazy.

Walt Osterman is the author of Not Home Yet: A Tale Concerning Israel's Rebirth. He served in Vietnam and is a Bronze Star recipient. He lives in Wyoming.