Woe to Asia (the Roman province of Asia Minor):
You have made yourself like Babylon (translate, as Rome); therefore, God will send evils on you: widowhood, famine, sword, and pestilence. You shall be weakened like a wretched woman (the worst metaphor the writer could come up with). You will get what you deserve: hunger, slaughter, handed over to your enemies. They shall destroy your cities, your land, your forests. They shall kidnap your children, steal your wealth, and mar the glory of your countenance.
As I read the assertion their punishments would be deserved, I wondered if we look at hunger, destruction, damaged cities, and think "Well, if things are this bad for them, they must have done something wrong."