See, someone in a mainstream media outlet has just made a case that a cashless society would be recession proof. Thanks to RFID chips and centralized banking the Mark of the Beast is just months away. If Jack and Rexella van Impe are still in the game they'd better seize on this opinion piece immediately.
Some two decades when Reagan was in the White House I don't think many Christians were going to talk about the United States hosting the Antichrist. Liberal Christians made the case that Bush 2 was an antichrist here in Seattle (they would, though). Conservative Christians have referred to the "Obamanation of Desolation" but neither side went to the natural conclusion of assuming the United States itself must be the Beast.
That can't be right, because the Beast was supposed to be the European Union as a revived Roman empire. It couldn't be that a republic like the United States could somehow be that revived Roman empire because evangelicals have spent the last forty years proving how much this country was founded on Christian principles, right? Let's just ignore the deists and Unitarians who were part of the founding fathers. Let's only pay attention to American politicians conflating God's will with American policy if we don't agree with an American policy. Let's make sure to imagine ourselves part of whatever persecuted class we're sure the government is persecuting. That way American is safe.