The Four Horsemen, Part Two – The Red Horse

The Ride of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse has supernatural origins, but natural causes. Everything that we see them do can be traced back to something natural, even though the Hand of God set it all in motion. This is especially true for this next article in this series:

The Rider of the Red Horse

When violence sweeps the earth, we will see some very basic and natural reasons for why it will be happening. However, history shows that the news media will get those reasons wrong. So, don’t be surprised when they describe the next Arab Spring as a desire for freedom.


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The Four Horsemen

Part Two – The Red Horse

It was a January 25, 2011. A beautiful Tuesday in Cairo and Egypt’s National Police Appreciation Day. Unfortunately, the average Egyptian wasn’t feeling very appreciative. Cities were seething with anxiety, fear and frustration over their inability to feed themselves and their children. And, rising malnutrition was the perfect environment for the Muslim Brotherhood to foment discontent and then an uprising.

How did such a situation come to pass?

In 2010, Egypt was being forced to eliminate all subsidies on food and energy. For millions of Egyptians, this meant being unable to eat. It meant stunted growth and stunted development for their children. As the simmering resentment reached boiling point, the government reacted with repression, sending out the police to beat up protestors.

By the time January rolled around, the Egyptians had had enough. So on January 25th, those with nothing to lose… lost it. And that’s how the latest Egyptian revolution began in 2011.

It wasn’t about democracy.

It was about food.

The Haber Process And Hunger

We are now facing a similar situation but on a far more global scale. At the beginning of 2022, long before the war in Ukraine started, European fertilizer manufacturers were warning that they will have to shut down operations if the price of natural gas kept going up. It did keep going up, and plants had to close operations.

Why is natural gas so important for fertilizer production?

Without it, you cannot make the nitrogen component that every fertilizer needs. And, all of that is due to a process that was invented by Fritz Haber in 1909. Up to that point in time, getting enough nitrogen into the soil to grow enough wheat was getting to be a serious problem. The population of the world in 1900 was 1.6 billion and they were struggling to harvest enough food to feed a growing population. And, the military needed nitrogen to make bombs and bullets.

With enough nitrogen, the average farm can produce four times more wheat. But, until Haber came along, nitrogen was expensive. You needed to mine bird guano in tropical islands to get enough, but you could only get what the explosives industry didn’t need. Bombs and bullets would always trump wheat and barley.

Carl Bosch was able to industrialize the Haber Process in 1910. By 1914, BASF was able to produce 20 metric tons of nitrogen a day. And, you’ll never guess what happened that year:

World War I

That’s right, the discovery that quadrupled wheat production, also made it possible for Germany to build enough bullets and bombs to invade Belgium, France and Russia. We humans are a special kind of stupid.

The Haber Process made it possible to feed billions of people and kill millions in truly massive wars.

Here’s a great video that will give you more insight:

The Man Who Killed Millions and Saved Billions

But wait, I haven’t explained the natural gas connection. The Haber Process takes methane, which is CH4, grabs those four hydrogen molecules and combines them with the Nitrogen found in the air (N2) to create Ammonia (NH3). From there, fertilizer manufacturers combine Ammonia with Phosphorus and Potassium. (Those wanting to make things go boom, add NH3 to a different process.)

Okay, now that we understand why natural gas is so important for the production of fertilizer, which allows us to produce enough food to feed eight billion people…

…what was the problem again?

Right. Not enough natural gas.

As I said before, we were having trouble getting enough natural gas to feed the fertilizer companies. And, that was BEFORE the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Who is the #1 supplier of natural gas to Europe?


Who was a major supplier of fertilizer to the world?


Who were major suppliers of wheat to Third World countries?

Russia and Ukraine

What is going to happen to those Third World countries that don’t get enough food to feed their children?

Violence and Mayhem.

It will be 2011 Egypt multiplied by a hundred.

The only question is timing. Fertilizer manufacturers have been warning about the need for more natural gas for years, and we haven’t been paying attention. Now that the Ukraine war has cut off gas supplies from Russia, the world is now listening. And, we might be able to squeak through the rest of this year, and maybe even 2023.

But, what happens in 2024, when we still don’t have enough natural gas to supply fertilizer companies?

Peak Gas And Peak Stupid

Here’s another problem that I’ve been yelling about for years:

When do we reach the limit in natural gas production?

Right now, we have enough because of hydraulic fracturing – aka, Fracking. But, there’s a limit to how much fracking we can do, and where. Europe and Britain have banned fracking, because of powerful environmental groups.

Will governments wake up in time, to allow more natural gas production?

Probably not.

My favorite quote on this comes from Abba Eban, Israel’s ambassador to the US during the ’50s:

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives - Abba Eban

Again, this is more proof that humanity is stupid. (Sinful, too.)

It’s hard to predict how much damage government incompetence will do to our food supply. But, if current headlines are any indication, there will catastrophe in the near future. This means that at some point, a day will come when fertilizer prices are going to go sky high. Then, farmers in Third World countries won’t be able to buy enough, to grow the food that they need.

The Sri Lanka Example

Hungry peasants will then demand that their leaders do something. When they can’t, the people will riot in the streets and tear down their governments. Here, take a look at what has already happened in Sri Lanka:

2022 Sri Lankan protests – Wikipedia

What to know about the upheaval in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka riots: how the tiny Indian Ocean island nation got into such a mess

Oh, and you’ll never guess why Sri Lankans are rioting in the streets. Oh wait, you probably will:

The morons running Sri Lanka, banned fertilizer so that they could ‘go organic’.

Yes. Morons. Running Sri Lanka. They literally made the dumbest decision that you could possibly make:

Reducing food production by 75%

Overnight, Sri Lanka went from being a rice exporter, to a rice importer.

That’s what happens when you let the Rajapaksa family run your country. They didn’t have a clue about what it takes to produce food, and they thought that organic farming would be a great way to make a name for themselves. What they didn’t know is that organic farming doesn’t produce as much food, and requires different techniques and conditions – techniques and conditions that Sri Lankan farmers didn’t have. The Rajapaksas were morons, and Sri Lanka paid a terrible price for that.

Unfortunately, Europe and North America are run by the same kind of morons. Canada under Great Hair Trudeau has put pressure on farmers to reduce fertilizer use. European countries are forcing farmers to do the same, while also destroying dairy production. And, American elites are promoting the wonders of eating insects.

We’re doomed.

More specifically, the Third World is doomed.

First World countries have the ability to pay more for their food and survive. This means that all the pain and suffering will be put on those who can’t afford higher food prices – Africa and most of Asia.

So, to sum it up a lack of natural gas and government incompetence in Western Countries will cause riots and even revolutions in Third World Countries. But, there’s one more wrinkle.

Enter The Muslim Brotherhood

Remember the 2011 uprising in Egypt?

Part of the reason why it got so violent, so fast is precisely due to the agitation and organizational power of the Muslim Brotherhood. They are masters at the art of insurgency and have had almost a century of practice. All the most dreaded terrorist groups come from them: ISIS, Al Qaeda, PLO and Hamas. They all have their roots in the Muslim Brotherhood.

Oh, and just in case you might mistake them for a peaceful organization, here is their symbol:

Those are, of course, peaceful swords that would only be used for peaceful violence and peaceful murder and peaceful mayhem. And, you’ll find such delightfully peaceful atrocities throughout Africa and Asia. And those who are well organized will jump at the chance to take power.

Massive amounts of money from wealthy mosques in the West and rich oil sheikhs in the Middle East have flowed into Islamic terror groups in Africa and Asia. And, like the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, they have been quietly organizing for the right moment in time, when they can use hunger and discontent to wash the streets in blood as they overthrow their governments. And, if Europe isn’t careful, that violence will spill over into their countries as well.

Peter Zeihan And The Death Of Globalism

This will be a horrifying mess. Millions will die. And a large part of the reason for all of that will be the morons who are in charge of our world. Yes, I know that some will mutter about how this was all intentional, but let me remind you of something very, very important:

Globalists cannot have their globalism without world trade.

And, the ride of the Red Horse will crush their ability to buy and sell across the globe. As violence grows around the world, trade will collapse, and the source of wealth for many globalists will also be destroyed.

Peter Zeihan seems to understand a lot of this and has spoken generally on this topic, here:

Energy at the End of the World Seminar – Peter Zeihan

End of the World: How the Global Order is Collapsing | Peter Zeihan

Peter Zeihan: The end of the old world order, and what happens next

I am not nearly as indifferent as Peter Zeihan appears to be, to the suffering that the world is about to go through. Nor do I feel that the violence will just be limited to the Third World, even though I have made that the focus of what I’ve written here.

We have already seen what happens when certain parts of society were expecting more, but got less. The politics of discontent will blossom into the kinds of violence that have already swept through the US, France, Britain, Holland and even Sweden. Whatever grievance a group will have, will be amplified when the world economy collapses.

The Second Seal Opens

Here is what Revelation says about the Ride of the Red Horse:

3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.

4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

 – Revelation 6:3-4 (KJV)

From what Revelation 6 seems to be saying, this will be a worldwide event. The violence that begins in the Third World will also sweep across our own cities, and governments will engage in even more tyranny to keep the peace. The cycle of violence and tyranny will be breathtaking, and I do not look forward to it.


I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.Proverbs 22:3


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