Beast and His Empire
who have been keeping up with the links and "signs" posted on
our Signs of the Times page - and who are
familiar with Biblical prophecy - are undoubtedly aware that we are in
a period of what seems to be definite and obvious "fulfillment of
prophecy." Even if we might wish to hold some "biblical prophecy"
as suspect, it is clear that the fundamentalist beliefs of George Bush
and the Zionists are following that plan, so it behooves us to know what
the prophecies actually say (you might want to read my series on Who Wrote the Bible).
most especially the activities of the present Bush Administration, demonstrate
a clear agenda to implement Draconian Controls precisely as described
in the prophecies of the Book of Revelation. What baffles me
is the almost complete silence of the Fundamentalist Christian groups
who spent so many years preaching and warning everyone about the coming "New World Order" and "Mark of the Beast", and now that it
is here - it's real - they don't even seem to see it. That is, of course, because they are PART of it. (Read the Most Dangerous Cult in the World).
observed that religion and its teachings of faith, hope, charity, love,
humility and patience under suffering were factors that render men weak
and cause them to care less about worldly and political things, and thus
they will turn political power over to wicked men who are not influenced
by such ideals. Of course, the real trick is to convince people that the
"afterlife" is the only thing worth thinking about, and it is to this
end that Christianity has been formulated. What we know now is that the original followers of Jesus - the "Jesus People" - were not followers of a dying and resurrected god, but were rather people trying to solve social problems similar to those of our day (Read my article on the Lost Gospel)
consideration I would like to bring to the reader's attention is the matter
of the Stargate Conspiracy and
its COINTELPRO operation in the New Age community,
among whom we find followers and proponents of the theories of Zecharia
Sitchin. Not only have the Fundamentalist Christians been diverted,
most of the so-called New Age, including many who have easily seen the
element of "conspiracy" in the human agenda have also been co-opted.
For some reason, they fail to observe the principle of "as above,
so below," from which they might derive the idea that what happens
here in our reality is being driven by such manipulations in the many
ways described by Machiavelli.
matter that we need to seriously consider is that of Time Loops. The reader
may wish to read Ark's article on this subject - Physics
and the Mysterious - in order to realize that this is not
just some off-the-wall channeled idea of the Cassiopaeans, but is a real
live possibility - even probability. In order to understand what is written
in this article, it is necessary to understand the hyperdimensional perspective
and how negative forces can be and have been "stunningly" accurate on
many occasions in the terms described by Machiavelli. That is why it is
useful to study THEIR propaganda - their "prophecies/plans" and what we
may derive therefrom.
many other indications in literature that our reality is one that "plays
in a loop," but I don't want to get off into lengthy assembling of
these texts here. Those who have read The
Wave and The Adventures
Series know what I am talking about.
several things to consider here: the first is the hypothesis that we DO
exist in a time loop with major loops and sub-loops.
is the speculation that the events of our major Time Loop extend from
the time of the destruction of Atlantis to the present. We may very well
be re-living the decay and destruction of that ancient semi-legendary
empire. And if so, it behooves us to know who is on first, so to say.
we need to consider that the sub-loop we are presently involved in very
possibly is a replay of a more recent series of events - a 65 year sub-cycle.
In this sense,
we need to consider the idea that WW II was a "trial run" for
the "End Time Scenario."
Many of these
issues are covered in detail in my book: The
Secret History of the World . But this matter is so important that we feel it ought
to be posted on the web.
to our subject, what occurred to me the other day was that it might be
interesting to look at a former interpretation of the prophecies of Revelation
- identifying the United States as the Beast Empire - more carefully in
order to see if any of the principles extracted then might possibly apply
now according to a sub-cycle. If so, then we might be able to identify
a projection of our immediate future, assuming that the archetype "holds
true." In other words, can we use the Beast Model of WW II to make
some predictions about the present emergence of the Beast System in terms
of not only Time, but possible OUTCOME?
any of our regular readers think I'm going Biblical/Bible Thumper on you
here, think again.
our perspective on the Old Testament, please read my series "Who
Wrote the Bible." That ought to disabuse
you of the notion that I am taking the Bible literally in a Fundamentalist
Christian way. Yet, I certainly do consider that there are things in the
Bible that ought to be taken literally in a hyperdimensional way!
the New Testament, other than hints and clues about what we have learned,
I haven't written too much. But it is an important subject that I hope
to cover in its entirety at some point. For the present, please consider
the allusions I have made about "Christianity"
in a separate article.
regarding the Book of Revelation itself, please read: Pathway
to the Light Pole Shift.
consider carefully the idea that a great deal of "accurate prophecy"
could very well be a
ruse to "drive the herd into the corral." After all, if you
make a prediction that you intend to fulfill yourself, when it begins
to be fulfilled, it is so easy to claim not only credit for having made
the prediction, but to declare oneself to be the "source of salvation."
of these considerations in mind, let me present here excerpts from Revelation
that I commented on in 1985/86, with additional comments about our present
predicament inserted where appropriate. And, the reader ought to brace
themselves because some of it is decidedly unpleasant to contemplate.
13, the chapter which describes the "Beast" begins:
stood on the sandy beach, I saw a beast coming up out of the sea with
ten horns and seven heads. On his horns he had ten royal crowns and
blasphemous titles on his heads."
sentence tells us of a landing on a foreign shore; the beast is to be
found at a distance from the area of the previous chapter which describes
the Roman Empire, the Catholic Church, and its persecutions of True Christianity.
To understand what John means by sea, we can look at chapter 16, verse
waters that you observed are races and multitudes..."
all other references to beasts in the Bible, it is immediately apparent
that, other than references to actual animals, this designation belongs
to world empires.
prophecies foreshadowed Revelation, and Daniel was told by an angel
that a beast symbolized an empire. There is some interchangeability
between "king" and "empire," just as there is interchangeability
between "city" and "nation". This is also traditional
since any king is considered diplomatically to be his country. I think
that we can safely assume that John is not referring to a fantastic animal,
so the only other supported interpretation we can give to this beast
is that it is an empire.
most specific in describing the numbers of heads and horns and the placing
of the crowns on the horns and not the heads! So, we must think this is
to be of some import in describing the nature of this empire. Daniel,
Chapter 7, describes his fourth beast as having ten horns and, it has
been determined that Daniel's fourth beast was the Roman Empire. The beast
in Chapter 12 of Revelation can also be identified, by its role, as the
Roman Empire. The comparison can then be made that the crowns, in the
case of the descriptions of the beast representing the Roman Empire, are
upon the heads and not on the horns.
"7" is a sacred number indicating perfection or completion.
It was used very often in a symbolic manner for the "whole"
of a thing. Thus, seven heads would indicate an autonomous nation -- not
under the rule of any other empire. The placement of the crowns on
the horns rather than on the heads indicates that this is not a totalitarian,
monarchical or dictatorial regime. The horns symbolize strength and
the assembly of the people, for the horn was used to call the people
to pray and to hear the words of the prophets. We can see that on this
beast they represent the strength of an empire in the diversity of its
Ten is symbolic
of testing, an earthly foreshadowing of divine principle: "For since
the law has merely a rude outline of the good things to come, instead
of fully expressing those things, it can never perfect..."(Hebrews
10:1) So, we can conclude that the ten horns represents the assembling
of a large number of people who express an almost divine concept in government
-- since the rulership of the empire, symbolized by the crowns, is placed
on the horns and not on the heads -- government of the people, by the
people, for the people.
on the other hand, the decision making part of the beast, the administrative
or titular head of an empire, are represented as having blasphemous titles
on their foreheads. The definition of blasphemy is "profane usage
of God's name". Profane simply means that which is not connected
with religion. The blasphemous titles on the heads inform us that the
government of this nation will use the name of God and purported spiritual
principles to induce people to submit to its controls and its policies.
the beast that I saw resembled a leopard, his feet were like those of
a bear, and his mouth was like that of a lion."
find that this new empire has many of the characteristics of former world
empires as described by Daniel. The multiplicity of types also indicates
the greater supremacy of this world empire. Possessing the military might
of the Media-Persian empire as exemplified by the bear; the speed and
cunning of Alexander's empire, the leopard. That the mouth is described
as being like a lion denotes loud and boastful speech as well -- self-aggrandizement
and self-indulgence, and another meaning, as we shall see.
to him the dragon gave his might and power and his throne and great
is, classically, and in scripture, Satan. This sentence denotes the emerging
character of this beast as well as establishes its position in the world.
John says that the dragon gives his throne to the beast. This means
that this empire becomes the number one nation on the earth in all things
material: industry, commerce, political influence, economic living standards,
arts, science, technology, material goods of all sorts and fleshly pleasures;
all things pertaining to the "things of the world." That is
not to say that any of these things are evil in themselves -- it is the
attitude and ideal which is important.
informed us that the social structure of this end-time empire is controlled
by a pervading principle of life that is antithetical to spirituality.
The Dragon exalts this empire far above all the other societies of the
world in all the things which pertain to materiality. This society is
one which has set itself up as arbiter of what is right and wrong as well
as being excessively preoccupied with physical appearance and material
wealth and goods.
one of his heads seemed to have a deadly wound. But his death stroke
was healed, and the whole earth went after the beast in amazement and
tells us that one branch, or department of the administrative body suffers
an attack. This attack is clarified in verse 14 which describes the wound
as being inflicted by a sword -- a military action. Note that the verse
says "seems" to have a deadly wound. This tells us that
this event leads many to think that it is a death stroke and will finish
the beast. Yet, the empire/beast recovers quickly and goes on to lead,
and be adored by, an admiring world.
fell down and did homage to the dragon, because he had bestowed on the
beast all his dominion and authority; they also praised and worshipped
the beast, exclaiming, Who is a match for the beast, and who can make
war against him?"
To do homage
means to serve or venerate, and this verse tells us that the benefits
of Satan, materiality, as promulgated by the beast, become the standard
of the other societies of the world. In addition, this verse identifies
the ascendancy of materialism as occurring through military actions.
the beast was given the power of speech, uttering boastful and blasphemous
words, and he was given freedom to exert his authority and to exercise
his will during forty-two months."
been described as "slaying nations" with the "breath of
his mouth." We now have a clue as to the meaning of this remark.
have the beast making war. "Speaking," in this context,
clearly means war. And, having the mouth of a lion, we can be sure that
this "speech" will be proud, haughty, and declaiming noble ideals.
But, that this war/speech is blasphemous tells us that there is something
hidden here that we must find, and we will a bit further on. The authority
during 42 months is identified in verses three and four as military. Thus,
claiming to act in the will or name of God, this nation will lead the
peoples of the earth in a war for 42 months. [Keep this 42 months
was further permitted to wage war on God's holy people and to overcome
them. And power was given him to extend his authority over every tribe
and people and tongue and nation."
describes the extension of authority after the military action has ceased.
Once again this nation is described as having the top position, and to
a greater extent than before, in all material aspects. The results of
the military action have served to place the beast in a position to "wage
war against God's holy people."
to popular theological opinion, I do not see these "Holy People"
as members of any given religion, "born again" or otherwise.
people" must be understood to be those who manifest spiritual
values over and above materialism. It might also be noted that Christ
said, referring to little children, "of such is the kingdom of heaven";
so we may include the criteria of "becoming as a child" in order
to be one of "God's Holy People." Children are born curious,
adventurous, courageous and most especially, not hung up on "belief
systems." Simple faith in the "rightness" of things, with
no desire to "save" or change anything is one of the chief features
of the "childlike" attitude.
of the word "overcome" in this context, informs us that an actual
military action is not involved -- rather that the beast uses some
means of inducement to cause innocent and unsuspecting individuals to
fall into the ways of materialism. This is a war of forces - - materialism
versus spirituality -- a severe attack on spirituality, leading many astray.
It also indicates that those who place spiritual values above material
considerations will have a difficult time dealing with life in general
due to the fact that only those who know how to "play the game"
will be able to maneuver well in the society of the Beast.
all the inhabitants of the earth will fall down in adoration and pay
him homage, every one whose name has not been recorded from the foundation
of the world in the Book of Life of the Lamb that was slain from the
foundation of the world."
tells us that this empire will be victorious in propagating materialism
over vast areas of the globe and that the ideals of Service to Self and
reliance on human materialistic knowledge and capabilities will come to
be seen as the prevailing aspirations of the world. This does not mean
that the entire world will attain these ideals, but that the economic,
industrial, artistic, scientific achievements and living standards of
this empire will be admired and emulated -- idolized, in fact.
we must also see that there will be some who do not fall into the trap
set by the beast -- those who retain their ideals of spiritual perfection
and achievement - - and that these people are foreordained to occupy this
leads into captivity will himself go into captivity; if anyone slays
with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Herein is the patience
and the faith and fidelity of the saints."
is inserted at this point for several reasons; The first is to reassure
those who have been "foreordained" as well as those who have
suffered actual death or loss, that what is sown is reaped.
is warned that nations invoke karma also!
I saw another beast rising up out of the land; he had two horns like
a lamb and he spoke like a dragon. He exerts all the power and right
of control of the former beast in his presence, and causes the earth
and those who dwell upon it to exalt and deify the first beast, whose
deadly wound was healed, and worship him. He performs great signs --
startling miracles -- even making fire fall from the sky to the earth
in men's sight. And because of the signs which he is allowed to perform
in the presence of the first beast, he deceives those who inhabit the
earth, commanding them to erect an image in the likeness of the beast
which was wounded by the sword and still lived."
beast, must, once again, be an empire. However, it differs from the first
beast in several ways which John describes in great detail. The first
detail is the number of horns. Two is a number which has several meanings.
First, it represents a minority, for two is the smallest number
by which testimony may be accepted. Also, we may look to Genesis for some
God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters; and let
it separate the waters below from the waters above .. and there was
evening and morning, a second day." (Genesis 1:6,8, excerpts)
see that the number two is related to a separating element which divides
waters below from waters above. Throughout the Bible, water represents
spirit and humanity.
this principle to two horns, we see that the horns represent a powerful
minority which acts in such a way as to separate mankind from his
own spiritual heritage. This action comes about through things which appear
harmless -- "appeared as a lamb" -- but are in actuality, propagating
lies -- "speaks as a dragon"-- lies and corruption. And, once
again, speech refers to force, or violence so we may assume that this
second beast has some relationship to making war or using force to dominate.
asserts all power and right of control of the former beast in his presence;"
that this powerful minority acts through and is supported by, the established
empire of the first beast -- an empire within an empire. A minority
which takes control by force and deception.
the earth and those who dwell upon it to exalt and deify the first beast,
whose deadly wound was healed, and worship him"
that this second beast was behind the initiation of the military action
described as a deadly wound and that this event was planned to bring the
first beast into position to establish military supremacy and commercial
world domination. This establishment of military supremacy is emphasized
in the lines:
performs great signs -- startling miracles -- even making fire fall
from the sky to the earth in mens' sight"
the use of atomic weapons in this military action which lasts 42 months.
This display of power is so awesome to the peoples of the world that they
submit to the political and commercial domination of the first beast.
because of the signs which he is allowed to perform in the presence
of the first beast, he deceives those who inhabit the earth, commanding
them to erect an image in the likeness of the beast which was wounded
by the sword and still lived."
of the beast has caused many a theologian to lose sleep. Understood in
the context of this passage, we can perceive that this refers to the
establishment of the principles of worldliness and materialism throughout
the image of the beast? Military might, speed and cunning, exalted position
in worldly possessions and technology -- as described by John.
ideal is extended around the earth through the lies, deception and force
of the second beast, subverting other cultural ideals to materialism and
using other nations politically, is what is being expressed by this verse
-- and that it is the end result of the war in which the beast was wounded.
At the present
moment in time, there is a lot more data upon which to evaluate the identity
of the Second Beast - the minority that controls the world. In order to
better understand this, let's take a quick look at a series of clues that
will lead us, inevitably, to the correct understanding of this entity
turn of the century bankers, merchants, industrialists, artists, and
intellectuals thronged the broad boulevards that ring [Budapest] or
rode beneath them in Europe's first subway. Between 1890 and 1900 the
population of Budapest had increased by more than 40 percent to over
three-quarters of a million souls, making it the sixth largest city
in Europe. Because of Budapest's lively cafes, boulevards, parks, and
financial exchange, visitors called it the "Little Paris on the
Danube." What would not become apparent for years was that while
the cares were doing a booming business, the maternity wards of Budapest
were churning out [Jewish] geniuses like a Ford assembly line.
economic and intellectual flowering began with the Ausgleich of 1867,
which established the dual monarchy with Austria. Under that agreement
Hungary achieved something approaching independence from Austria; the
Austrian Empire became the Austro-Hungarian Empire. With astonishing
rapidity the engines of the industrial age and capitalism would transform
Hungary. "The operators of those mechanisms," writes historian
Richard Rhodes, "by virtue of their superior ambition and energy,
but also by default, were Jews."
after the establishment of the dual monarchy, discriminatory laws against
Jews were repealed, opening to them all civic and political functions.
The surge of Jewish immigration followed, paralleling the contemporaneous
flood of Jewish immigrants from Russia to New York City.
power remained in the hands of the nobility, whose indifference to the
gentile non-Hungarian minorities - nearly half the population - would
keep a third of the gentiles illiterate as late as 1918, and most of
them tied to the land. The Hungarian nobility, unwilling to dirty its
hands on commerce, found allies in the Jews. By 1904 Hungarian Jews,
who comprised about 5 percent of the population, accounted for about
half of Hungary's lawyers and commercial businessmen, 60 percent of
its doctors, and 80 percent of its financiers. Budapest Jews were also
a dominant presence in the artistic, literary, musical, and scientific
life of the country, which caused the growing anti-Semitic community
to coin the derogatory label "Judapest."
anti-Semitism would in later years cause many of the brightest members
of the Hungarian Jewish community to flee their country. Some of the
leading scientists and mathematicians, whose ideas and inventions would
help form this century, were part of this tide of immigration. Among
the better known were Leo Szilard, who was the first person to understand
how chain reactions can unleash the power of the atom; John von Neumann,
inventor of the electronic computer and game theory; and Edward Teller,
the father of the hydrogen bomb. Less well known outside the world of
science but equally influential were Theodor von Karman, the father
of supersonic flight; George de Hevesy who received a Nobel Prize for
his invention of the technique of using radioactive tracers that has
had a revolutionary impact on virtually every field of science; and
Eugene Wigner, whose exploration of the foundations of quantum mechanics
earned him a Nobel Prize.
of the great Hungarian scientists could be extended almost indefinitely,
but even outside the sciences the prominence of Hungarians is extraordinary.
In music it would include the conductors Georg Solti, George Szell,
Fritz Reiner, Antal Dorati, and Eugene Ormandy, and the composers Bela
Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly. Hungarian visual arts in this century were
dominated by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, who founded the Chicago Institute of
Design. Holly wood was even more influenced by the Magyar emigration.
Movie moguls William Fox and Adolph Zukor were Budapest-born, as were
Alexander Korda and his brothers, Vincent and Theodor, the director
George Cukor, and the producer of Casablanca, Michael Curtisz. And of
course, Zsa Zsa Gabor and her sisters were Hungarian, as were Paul Lukas
and Erich Weiss, better known as Harry Houdini.
to account for what the physicist Otto Frisch called the "galaxy
of brilliant Hungarian expatriates," is a favorite activity in
scientific circles. The leading theory, attributed to the theoretical
physicist Fritz Houtermans, is that "these people are really from
Mars." Andrew Vazxonyi offers a particularly charming version of
the extraterrestrial theory. "Well, at the beginning of the century,"
he says quite seriously, but with a twinkle in his eye, "some people
from outer space landed on earth. They thought that the Hungarian women
were the best-looking of all, and they took on the form of humans, and
after a few years, they decided the Earth was not worth colonizing,
so they left. Soon afterward this bunch of geniuses was born. That's
the true story."
explanation for Hungary's outpouring of genius is hard to find. Chance
certainly played a role. But the strong intellectual values of the Jewish
bourgeoisie, combined with the excellent Hungarian educational system,
were the fertile field in which the random seeds of genetic chance could
flourish. [My Brain is Open, Bruce Schecter, 1998, Touchstone, New York]
a tendency of some anti-Semites to develop grand conspiracy theories in
which all historical events of major or imagined importance, from the
French Revolution to the Tri-lateral Commission are linked together in
one grand plot and blamed on the Jews. We aren't going there. However,
we MUST understand, based on what
we know about the psychology of ethnic conflict, that all people are NOT
created equal, and there are definitely real conflicts of interest that
are at the heart of all of the important historical examples of anti-Semitism.
There is a vast amount of research on this subject and the only way to
come to full understanding of the depth of the problem is to read When
MacDonald writes in The
Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in
Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements
indeed made positive contributions to Western culture in the last 200
years. But whatever one might think are the unique and irreplaceable
Jewish contributions to the post-Enlightenment world, it is naïve to
suppose they were intended for the purpose of benefiting humanity solely
or even primarily.
like to point out that the list of Jewish scientific achievements from
the quote above include atomic bombs and Game Theory. Jewish led Science
has indeed exploded - no pun intended - and it has brought mankind to
the edge of self-destruction. Advances in mathematical, physical and
computer sciences have brought about "applied game theory",
where "wars" are called "games", and to "win
the game" is to kill as many people as possible with as little
cost as possible. It does seem that the description of the Second Beast
above is being filled out. But let's look further:
positive impacts of Jews have been quantitative rather than qualitative.
They have accelerated some developments, for example in finance and
some areas of science, rather than made them possible.
other hand, I am persuaded that Jews have also had some important negative
I am morally
certain that Jewish involvement in the radical left in the early to
middle part of the last century was a necessary (but not sufficient)
condition for many of the horrific events in the Soviet Union and elsewhere.
(About this, of course, one can disagree. I am simply saying that I
find the evidence compelling.)
main point is that I came to see Jewish groups as [...] powerful facilitators
of the enormous changes that have been unleashed in this country [...]
need to be legitimate ways of talking about people who oppose policies
recommended by the various Jewish establishments without simply being
tarred as "anti-Semites". [...]
As I write
this (November, 2001), we are bogged down in a war with no realizable
endgame largely because of influence of the Jewish community over one
area of our foreign policy and because of how effectively any mention
of the role of Israel in creating friction between the U.S. and the
Arab world-indeed the entire Muslim world-is muzzled simply by the cry
home we have entered into an incalculably dangerous experiment in creating
a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural society in which the intellectual elite
has developed the idea that the formerly dominant European majority
has a moral obligation to allow itself to be eclipsed demographically
and culturally [...]
theme of the CofC is that Jewish scientists with a strong Jewish identity
have seen their work as advancing Jewish interests.
It is always
amazing to me that media figures like the Kristols and Podhoretzes and
foreign policy experts like Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle do not
feel an obligation to precede their remarks on issues affected by their
solicitude for Israel by saying, "you should be wary of what I say because
I have a vested ethnic interest in advancing the interests of Israel."
same thing goes for vast areas of anthropology (the Boasian school and
racial differences research), history (e.g., obviously apologetic accounts
of the history and causes of anti-Semitism or the role of Jews in the
establishment of Bolshevism), psychology (the Frankfurt School, psychoanalysis),
and contemporary issues (immigration, church-state relations).
of CofC that really galls people is the idea that we should simply acknowledge
this bias in (some) Jewish researchers as we do in others.
a great many books on how Darwin and Galton were influenced by the general
atmosphere of Victorian England, but writing of a Jewish bias immediately
results in charges of "anti-Semitism." [...]
of Jewish power and the disestablishment of the specifically European
nature of the U.S. are the real topics of CofC.
The war to disestablish the specifically European nature of the U.S.
was fought on several fronts. The main thrusts of Jewish activism against
European ethnic and cultural hegemony have focused on three critical
power centers in the United States: The academic world of information
in the social sciences and humanities, the political world where public
policy on immigration and other ethnic issues is decided, and the mass
media where "ways of seeing" are presented to the public. [...]
are very different now. Since the 1960s a hostile, adversary elite has
emerged to dominate intellectual and political debate. It is an elite
that almost instinctively loathes the traditional institutions of European-American
culture: its religion, its customs, its manners, and its sexual attitudes.
In the words of one commentator, "today's elite loathes the nation it
rules" (Gerlernter 1997). [...]
elite" is fundamentally a Jewish-dominated elite whose origins and main
lines of influence are described in CofC. The emergence of this hostile
elite is an aspect of ethnic competition between Jews and non-Jews and
its effect will be a long-term decline in the hegemony of European peoples
in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world. [...]
that the Jewish intellectuals and political operatives described in
CofC did not lose their national/ethnic loyalties shows that there was
no general trend to de-ethnicization. The broad trends toward de-ethnicization
somehow occurred among the Europeans but spared the Jews who by all
accounts continue to strongly support their ethnic homeland, Israel,
and continue to have a strong sense of peoplehood-propped up now by
high-profile programs encouraging Jews to marry other Jews. [...]
account for the acceptance of Jews and Judaism by the WASP establishment
after W.W.II? Cuddihy's (1978) book, No Offense: Civil Religion and
Protestant Taste, focuses on the elevation of Judaism to the status
of one of the "big three" U.S. religions, to the point that a rabbi
officiates at the presidential inauguration even though Jews constitute
approximately 2-3% of the population. [...]
posturing as a religion left them open to large-scale defection via
intermarriage to the extent that they took seriously the idea that Judaism
was akin to Protestantism, and to some extent this did occur. But recently,
Jews have been mending the fences. There is an upsurge in more traditional
forms of Judaism and an open rejection of intermarriage even among the
most liberal wings of Judaism. Recent guidelines for Reform Judaism
emphasize traditional practices of conversion, such as circumcision,
that are likely to minimize converts, and proselytism is explicitly
became unconditionally accepted as a modern religion even while retaining
a commitment to its ethnic core. It conformed outwardly to the religious
norms of the U.S., but it also continued to energetically pursue its
ethnic interests, especially with regard to issues where there is a
substantial consensus among Jews: support for Israel and the welfare
of other foreign Jewries, immigration and refugee policy, church-state
separation, abortion rights, and civil liberties (Goldberg 1996, 5).
What is remarkable is that a wealthy, powerful, and highly talented
ethnic group was able to pursue its interests without those interests
ever being the subject of open political discussion by mainstream political
figures, for at least the last 60 years. [...]
during the immigration debates of the 1940s-1960s Jews were described
by themselves and others as "people of the Jewish faith."
simply another religion in an officially pluralistic religious society,
and part of Jewish posturing was a claim to a unique universalistic
moral-religious vision that could only be achieved by enacting legislation
that in fact furthered their particularist ethnic aims.
moral-religious vision promoted by Jewish activists really amounted
to taking the Protestants at their own word-by insisting that every
last shred of ethnic identity among Protestants be given up while Jews
were implicitly allowed to keep theirs if they only promised to behave
Fundamentalism in Israel (Shahak & Mezvinsky 1999), Shahak and Mezvinsky
argue that present-day fundamentalists attempt to recreate the life
of Jewish communities before the Enlightenment (i.e., prior to about
1750). During this period the great majority of Jews believed in Cabbala-Jewish
mysticism. Influential Jewish scholars like Gershom Scholem ignored
the obvious racialist, exclusivist material in the Cabbala by using
words like "men", "human beings", and "cosmic" to suggest the Cabbala
has a universalist message.
text says salvation is only for Jews, while non-Jews have "Satanic souls"
apparent in such statements was not only the norm in traditional Jewish
society. It remains a powerful current of contemporary Jewish fundamentalism,
with important implications for Israeli politics. For example, the Lubavitcher
Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, describing the difference between
Jews and non-Jews:
not have a case of profound change in which a person is merely on
a superior level. Rather we have a case of ...a totally different
species.... The body of a Jewish person is of a totally different
quality from the body of [members] of all nations of the world [...]
of the inner quality [of the body] [...] is so great that the bodies
would be considered as completely different species.
is the reason why the Talmud states that there is an halachic difference
in attitude about the bodies of non-Jews [as opposed to the bodies
of Jews] 'their bodies are in vain'.[...]
greater difference exists in regard to the soul. Two contrary types
of soul exist, a non-Jewish soul comes from three satanic spheres,
while the Jewish soul stems from holiness. (In Shahak & Mezvinsky
of Jewish uniqueness echoes Holocaust activist Elie Wiesel's (1985,
153) claim that "everything about us is different." Jews are "ontologically"
Emunim and other Jewish fundamentalist sects described by Shahak and
Mezvinsky are thus part of a long mainstream Jewish tradition that considers
Jews and non-Jews as completely different species, with Jews absolutely
superior to non-Jews and subject to a radically different moral code.
Moral universalism is thus antithetical to the Jewish tradition. [...]
Israel, these Jewish fundamentalist groups are not tiny fringe groups,
mere relics of traditional Jewish culture. They are widely respected
by the Israeli public and by many Jews in the Diaspora. They have a
great deal of influence on the government, especially the Likud governments
and the recent government of national unity headed by Ariel Sharon.
The members of Gush Emunim constitute a significant percentage of the
elite units of the Israeli army, and, as expected on the hypothesis
that they are extremely ethnocentric, they are much more willing to
treat the Palestinians in a savage and brutal manner than are other
Israeli soldiers. [...]
ethnocentrism continues to pervade all segments of the Jewish community,
the advocacy of the de-ethnicization of Europeans... is best seen as
a strategic move against peoples regarded as historical enemies. [...]
the fascinating possibility that the key for a group intending to turn
Europeans against themselves is to trigger their strong tendency toward
altruistic punishment by convincing them of the evil of their own people.
Europeans are individualists at heart, they readily rise up in moral
anger against their own people...[...]
were convinced that their own people were morally bankrupt, [via the
Holocaust] any and all means of punishment should be used against their
own people. Rather than see other Europeans as part of an encompassing
ethnic and tribal community, fellow Europeans were seen as morally blameworthy
and the appropriate target of altruistic punishment. [...]
attention to a long list of ... double standards, especially with regard
to the policies pursued by Israel versus the policies Jewish organizations
have pursued in the U.S.
advocates addressing Western audiences have promoted policies that satisfy
Jewish (particularist) interests in terms of the morally universalist
language that is a central feature of Western moral and intellectual
organizations played a decisive role in opposing the idea that the United
States ought to be a European nation. Nevertheless, these organizations
have been strong supporters of Israel as a nation of the Jewish people.
for example, a press release of May 28, 1999 by the ADL:
League (ADL) today lauded the passage of sweeping changes in Germany's
immigration law, saying the easing of the nation's once rigorous naturalization
requirements "will provide a climate for diversity and acceptance.
It is encouraging to see pluralism taking root in a society that,
despite its strong democracy, had for decades maintained an unyielding
policy of citizenship by blood or descent only," said Abraham H. Foxman,
ADL National Director. "The easing of immigration requirements is
especially significant in light of Germany's history of the Holocaust
and persecution of Jews and other minority groups. The new law will
provide a climate for diversity and acceptance in a nation with an
onerous legacy of xenophobia, where the concept of 'us versus them'
will be replaced by a principle of citizenship for all."
no mention of analogous laws in place in Israel restricting immigration
to Jews and the long-standing policy of rejecting the possibility of
repatriation for Palestinian refugees wishing to return to Israel or
the occupied territories. The prospective change in the "us versus them"
attitude alleged to be characteristic of Germany is applauded, while
the "us versus them" attitude characteristic of Israel and Jewish culture
throughout history is unmentioned.
the Israeli Ministry of Interior ruled that new immigrants who have
converted to Judaism will no longer be able to bring non-Jewish family
members into the country. [...] Nevertheless, Jewish organizations continue
to be strong proponents of multi-ethnic immigration to the United States.
double standard was noticed by writer Vincent Sheean in his observations
of Zionists in Palestine in 1930: "how idealism goes hand in hand with
the most terrific cynicism; . . . how they are Fascists in their own
affairs, with regard to Palestine, and internationalists in everything
strategy for a collectivist group like the Jews for destroying Europeans
therefore is to convince the Europeans of their own moral bankruptcy.
theme of CofC is that this is exactly what Jewish intellectual movements
presented Judaism as morally superior to European civilization and European
civilization as morally bankrupt and the proper target of altruistic
punishment. The consequence is that once Europeans are convinced of
their own moral depravity, they will destroy their own people in a fit
of altruistic punishment.
dismantling of the culture of the West and eventually its demise as
anything resembling an ethnic entity will occur as a result of a moral
onslaught triggering a paroxysm of altruistic punishment. And thus the
intense effort among Jewish intellectuals to continue the ideology of
the moral superiority of Judaism and its role as undeserving historical
victim while at the same time continuing the onslaught on the moral
legitimacy of the West.
of the West is nowhere more obvious than in the veneration of the Holocaust
as the central moral icon of the entire civilization. These developments
constitute a profound transformation from the tradition of critical
and scientific individualism that had formed the Western tradition since
the Enlightenment. More importantly, because of the deep-seated Jewish
hostility toward traditional Western culture, the Judaization of the
West means that the peoples who created the culture and traditions of
the West have been made to feel deeply ashamed of their own history-surely
the prelude to their demise as a culture and as a people.
Judaized cultural imperium in the West is maintained by a pervasive
thought control propagated by the mass media and extending to self-censorship
by academics, politicians, and others well aware of the dire personal
and professional consequences of crossing the boundaries of acceptable
thought and speech about Jews and Jewish issues. It is maintained by
zealously promulgated, self-serving, and essentially false theories
of the nature and history of Judaism and the nature and causes of anti-Semitism.
this should be surprising. Jewish populations have always had enormous
effects on the societies where they reside because of two qualities
that are central to Judaism as a group evolutionary strategy: High intelligence
(including the usefulness of intelligence in attaining wealth) and the
ability to cooperate in highly organized, cohesive groups (MacDonald
1994). This has led repeatedly to Jews becoming an elite and powerful
group in societies where they reside in sufficient numbers-as much in
the 20th-century United States and the Soviet Union as in 15th-century
Spain or Alexandria in the ancient world. History often repeats itself
recent data indicate that Jewish per capita income in the United States
is almost double that of non-Jews, a bigger difference than the black-white
Jews make up less than 3 percent of the population, they constitute
more than a quarter of the people on the Forbes magazine list of the
richest four hundred Americans.
87 percent of college-age Jews are currently enrolled in institutions
of higher education, as compared with 40 percent for the population
as a whole (Thernstrom & Thernstrom 1997). Jews are indeed an elite
group in American society. [...]
accounts, ethnic Jews have a powerful influence in the American media-far
larger than any other identifiable group. The extent of Jewish ownership
and influence on the popular media in the United States is remarkable
given the relatively small proportion of the population that is Jewish.
present time, "ways of seeing" that are presented to the public
include - to a greater and greater extent - the Internet. The largest
media company in the world was recently formed by the merger of America
On Line and Time Warner. Gerald M. Levin, formerly the head of Time
Warner, is the Chief Executive Officer of the new corporation. AOL-Time
Warner has holdings in television (e.g., Home Box Office, CNN, Turner
Broadcasting), music (Warner Music), movies (Warner Brothers Studio,
Castle Rock Entertainment, and New Line Cinema), and publishing (Time,
Sports Illustrated, People, Fortune).
largest media company is the Walt Disney Company, headed by Michael
Eisner. Disney has holdings in movies (Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group,
under Walt Disney Studios, includes Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone
Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Caravan Pictures, Miramax Films); television
(Capital Cities/ABC [owner of the ABC television network], Walt Disney
Television, Touchstone Television, Buena Vista Television, ESPN, Lifetime,
A&E Television networks) and cable networks with more than 100 million
subscribers; radio (ABC Radio Network with over 3,400 affiliates and
ownership of 26 stations in major cities); publishing (seven daily newspapers,
Fairchild Publications [Women's Wear Daily], and the Diversified Publishing
largest media company is Viacom, Inc., headed by Sumner Redstone, who
is also Jewish. Viacom has holdings in movies (Paramount Pictures);
broadcasting (the CBS TV network; MTV [a particular focus of criticism
by cultural conservatives], VH-1, Nickelodeon, Showtime, the National
Network, Black Entertainment Television, 13 television stations; programming
for the three television networks); publishing (Simon & Schuster, Scribner,
The Free Press, and Pocket Books), video rentals (Blockbuster); it is
also involved in satellite broadcasting, theme parks, and video games.
world of print media, the Newhouse media empire owns 26 daily newspapers,
including several large and important ones, such as the Cleveland Plain
Dealer, the Newark Star-Ledger, and the New Orleans Times-Picayune;
Newhouse Broadcasting, consisting of 12 television broadcasting stations
and 87 cable-TV systems, including some of the country's largest cable
networks; the Sunday supplement Parade, with a circulation of more than
22 million copies per week; some two dozen major magazines, including
the New Yorker, Vogue, Mademoiselle, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Bride's,
Gentlemen's Quarterly, Self, House & Garden, and all the other magazines
of the wholly owned Conde Nast group.
U.S. News & World Report, with a weekly circulation of 2.3 million,
is owned and published by Mortimer B. Zuckerman. Zuckerman also owns
New York's tabloid newspaper, the Daily News, the sixth-largest paper
in the country, and is the former owner of the Atlantic Monthly. Zuckerman
is a Jewish ethnic activist. Recently he was named head of the Conference
of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, an umbrella organization
for major Jewish organizations in the U.S.30 Zuckerman's column in U.S.
News and World Report regularly defends Israel and has helped to rejuvenate
the America-Israeli Friendship League, of which he is president.
Street Journal is the largest-circulation daily newspaper in the U.S.
It is owned by Dow Jones & Company, Inc., a New York corporation that
also publishes 24 other daily newspapers and the weekly financial paper
Barron's. The chairman and CEO of Dow Jones is Peter R. Kann. Kann also
holds the posts of chairman and publisher of the Wall Street Journal.
The Sulzberger family owns the New York Times Co., which owns 33 other
newspapers, including the Boston Globe. It also owns twelve magazines
(including McCall's and Family Circle, each with a circulation of more
than 5 million), seven radio and TV broadcasting stations; a cable-TV
system; and three book publishing companies. The New York Times News
Service transmits news stories, features, and photographs from the New
York Times by wire to 506 other newspapers, news agencies, and magazines.
the exceptions, it is clear that Jews enjoy a very powerful position
in U.S. media, a position that is far more powerful than any other racial/ethnic
group. The phenomenal concentration of media power in Jewish hands becomes
all the more extraordinary when one notes that Jews constitute approximately
2.5% of the U.S. population. If the Jewish percentage of the American
media elite is estimated at 59% (Lichter et al. 1983, 55)-probably an
underestimate at the present time, the degree of disproportionate representation
may be calculated as greater than 2000%. The likelihood that such an
extraordinary disparity could arise by chance is virtually nil.
Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement
in Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements]
we have a rather good idea of the identity of the Second Beast, let's
continue with the prophetic exegesis of Revelation just to see what it
says about the plans and intentions of the Beast Empire and it's Controllers:
he was permitted to impart the breath of life into the beast's image
so that the image of the beast could actually talk, and to cause to
be put to death those who would not bow down and worship the image of
the beast. Also, he compels all, both small and great, both rich and
the poor, both free and slave, to be marked with an inscription on their
right hands or on their foreheads, so that no one will have power to
buy or sell unless he bears the stamp, the name of the beast or the
number of his name."
"Mark of the Beast." The horror of totalitarian world government
-- tattoos, laser marks, implanted computer tapes -- a host of interpretations!
Yet, we cannot look upon this lightly for it contains the implications
of the most horrific prophetic curse ever delivered in the pages of scripture!
into the "Mark", let's look at the first portions of this section.
The "breath of life" imparted to the image, or ideals of the
beast, coupled with "speech" and "putting to death",
express a repetition of the coupling of blasphemous speech and military
action in the earlier verses. Thus we see that the beast will initiate
"war" (active, cold, or covert) with those nations which do
not adhere to its image, or domination in military and commercial respects.
This is further amplified by the implications of buying and selling --
join the beast or die!
mention of a mark in the Bible occurs in Genesis 4:15:
the Lord set a mark or sign upon Cain..."
be remembered that Cain was the first individual who was a liar and a
I have sinned, what have I done you, O You watcher and keeper of men?
Why have You set me as a mark for You so that I am a burden to
am Jeremiah, the man who has seen affliction under the rod of His wrath.
He has led me, and brought me into darkness, and not light. Surely He
has turned away from me; His hand is against me all the day. My flesh
and my skin has He worn out and made old; He has shattered my bones.
He has built up against me, and surrounded me with bitterness, tribulation
and anguish. He has caused me to dwell in dark places, as those long
dead. He walled me about, so that I cannot get out; He has weighted
down my chain. Also when I cry and shout for help, He shut out my prayer.
He has enclosed my ways with hewn stone, He has made my paths crooked.
He is to me like a bear lying in wait, and like a lion hiding in secret
places. He has turned me off my ways, and pulled me in pieces; He has
made me desolate. He has bent His bow, and set me as a mark for the
arrow..." (Lamentations 3:1-12)
the Lord said to him, Go through the midst of the city, through the
midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the
men who sigh and groan over all the abominations that are committed
in the midst of it. And to the others He said in my hearing, Follow
through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have any
pity. Slay outright the elderly, the young man and the virgin, the infant
and the women; but do not touch or go near any one on whom is the
another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a mighty voice, Whoever
pays homage to the beast and his image and permits the stamp (mark)
to be put on his forehead or on his hand, He too shall drink the
wine of God's indignation and wrath, poured undiluted into the cup of
His anger, and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the
presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb." (Revelation
the beast was seized and overpowered, and with him the false prophet
who in his presence had worked wonders and performed miracles, (the
second beast -- that which gives false testimony), by which he led astray
those who had accepted or permitted to be placed upon them the stamp
of the beast, and those who paid homage and gave divine honors to
his image. Both of the two were hurled alive into the fiery lake that
burns and blazes with brimstone." (Revelation 19:20)
I saw a second angel ... saying, Harm neither the earth nor the sea
nor the trees, until we have sealed the bond servants of our God
upon their foreheads." (Revelation 7:2,3)
So, now we
have a much clearer idea of what John means by the use of the word "mark"
or "stamp," It is an ideological affiliation! A spiritual position!
An attitude of mind, heart and action! Soul Frequency Resonance Vibration!
Nothing more -- nothing less! What is more, we come to a most interesting
description of those who are MARKED BY THE BEAST on the forehead and hands:
O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord -- the only Lord. And you shall
love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with your entire being,
and with all your might. And these words, which I am commanding you
this day, shall be in your own mind and heart; you shall whet and sharpen
them, so as to make them penetrate and shall talk of them when you sit
in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and
when you rise up. And you shall bind them as a sign upon your hand,
and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes, And you shall
write them upon the doorposts of your house and on your gates."
note, however, that John divides the Mark of the beast into two categories:
those who bear the "stamp" -- the name of the beast or those
who bear the number of his name. And here we come to the final solution:
the identity of the beast. For it is clear that the geographical area
of this beast/empire is under sentence of doom as well as those who are
marked by the esoteric significance of the number of the beast who are
located elsewhere, geographically.
is discernment -- a call for the wisdom; let anyone who has intelligence
(penetration, insight) enough, CALCULATE the number of the beast; for
it is a human number, the number of a certain man; his number is 666."
-- a mathematical operation.
what? -- The number of the beast.
is a human number;
number of a certain man.
unfinished numerical form of the name of the beast, the numbers which
will give the mathematical result identical with the name number of
the beast, thereby affirming identity, is 666.
to understand what is meant here, we have to consider the mind-set and
world-view of the individual who wrote the book of Revelation. He was
undoubtely familiar with the ancient Wisdom Literature which included
many occult and esoteric teachings, one of which is a system of numerology.
In the ancient tradition, a name number is very significant. The ancients
understood, as physicists do today, that numbers represent the closest
we can ever come to writing and understanding the laws of the universe.
In the past, a man's name number was so important that his name was often
changed, signifying some important accomplishment or change of life, thereby
changing the numerical value as well as the intrinsic meaning.
is clarified by 3b which indicates that we are not to interpret the former
in literal terms -- the number of humanity being 6, according to numerology;
but that we are to deal with a specific name just as if we were determining
the name number of a certain, (any given) man. In presenting these clues,
John is telling us that we are to use numerology to find the name number
of the beast just as if it were a man. We may make this determination
by matching our result with the result of the numerological application
to the number 666. This will affirm our identification of the last great
world empire --the Beast.
of these numbers is important in another way. The result of the rules
of numerology applied to the number 666 is 9: 6+6+6=18; 1+8=9. Nine is
not only the name number of the beast, it is the product of 3 squared,
or divine completion. We can also see in these numbers man's attempt to
usurp the position of God -- 6 repeated 3 times -- or the number of man
arranged as the divine trinity. Symbolically nine signifies finality,
completion, fulfillment. There are the nine beatitudes, nine gifts of
the spirit, nine fruits of the spirit, and the words of Christ at the
ninth hour: "It is finished!" This is echoed in Revelation:
the seventh angel emptied out his bowl into the air, and a mighty voice
came out of the sanctuary of heaven from the throne, saying, It is
also consider the significance of this number in terms of the Stargate
Conspiracy and the "Nine Principles" or the Nine
Neters of the Egyptians as being representative of the system of the Beast.
are interested in a deeper study of the number nine, please order my book
"The Occult Significance
moment, we may also observe that 9 is an inverted 6 and, expressing the
idea of the law of God - the Triad - being co-opted by Usurpation and
inverted to negative purposes.
consider the ACTION of the Triad on the Triple sixes that equal nine,
or what we might think of as the MULTIPLYING effect of Cosmic Law -- or
3 x 666 -- we get a most interesting product: 1998.
of the Beast - the imposition of totalitarian controls has been traditionally
related to the so-called End of the World based on a passage from the
book of Matthew:
as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately,
saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign
of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall
ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled:
for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there
shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 24:9 Then shall they deliver
you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of
all nations for my name's sake. 24:10 And then shall many be offended,
and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 24:14 And
this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a
witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel
the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
24:16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains [...]
then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning
of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 24:22 And except those
days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the
elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
about the "abomination of desolation" seems to relate directly
to the Mark of the Beast - both of them big "End Times" signs.
So what, exactly, does Daniel say about this "abomination?"
I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to the one that
spoke, For how long is the vision concerning the continual offering,
the transgression that makes desolate, and the giving over of both the
sanctuary and the host to be trampled under foot? And he said to him
and to me, For two thousand and three hundred evenings and mornings;
then the sanctuary shall be cleansed and restored."
to traditional interpretations, this Abomination was the pollution and
destruction of the Jewish Temple either in 168 BC by Antiochus Epiphanes,
or the destruction in 70 AD of the temple built by Herod. My thought is
that this might certainly be a clue to the archetype of what is to come,
but maybe not quite in the way most Christians might think. As it happens,
Daniel had another time table in his prophecy that is closely linked to
weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish
the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation
for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal
up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment
to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall
be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built
again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for
himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy
the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood,
and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst
of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,
and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate,
even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon
made reference to Daniel's "abomination of desolations" as the identifying
sign of the "great tribulation" the problem is to determine the exact
point of reference. Most theologians agree that Daniel refers to the altar
or idol of Zeus that Antiochus Ephiphanes placed in the holy of holies
of the Jerusalem temple in June, 168 B.C. However, it is clear that Jesus'
reference to Daniel's idol was future (to Him), so this can't be the solution.
In His Olivet discourse, Jesus makes specific reference to Daniel's prophecy
of the seventy weeks. A comparison of the details of Daniel's seventieth
week with 2 Thessalonians 2 and Revelation 13 demonstrates dependence
on these passages. They have in common, among other things, the idol,
the blasphemy in the temple, and a three and one half year reign.
Weeks" is generally interpreted to mean "Weeks of Years,"
or each day representing a year. Most Christian Interpreters agree that
Daniel's famous prophecy of "seventy weeks" finds its fulfillment in the
life and ministry of Jesus Christ, but exactly how the time-frame is to
work out is a matter of considerable debate. The problems are:
2) the terminus a quo and the terminus ad quem of the specific years
also a great deal of disagreement regarding the eschatological significance
of the prophecy. If we take the seventy weeks as representative of years,
in other words, 490 years, absolutely nothing makes sense. For example,
if we take the "rebuilding of the temple" in 516 BC - after
the Babylonian exile which is allegedly when Daniel was writing - as the
starting date, we come to the year 1006 AD as the time of the "end."
If we take the temple that Herod rebuilt, in 63 AD, which was then destroyed
in 70 AD, there is no satisfactory fit either.
So what to
do? Maybe Daniel meant 70 literal weeks relative to some still-in-the-future
event? That's just a little over 16 months. Again, we have the issues
of an idol, the blasphemy in the temple, and a three and one half year
reign. Let's have a look at one of the assumed related passages to see
if we can't find a bit of clarification.
the timing and interpretation of these elements is based upon the assumed
rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem and the restoration of the daily
burnt offering. II Thessalonians speaks of the antichrist taking his seat
in the temple and this is where the idea of the necessity of the rebuilding
of the Temple in Jerusalem had its genesis. The logic goes: How can the
antichrist take his seat in the Temple if it has not been rebuilt? Also,
how can a seat be taken in a temple if it is not done by a single man?
In II Thessalonians,
someone claiming to be Paul, (and this is doubted by some theologians),
speaks of the temple of God. Many have been taught that this refers to
the Temple in Jerusalem. However, Paul is addressing Christians about
falling away from Christian teachings. If Paul is addressing Christians
about Christian concepts, the word "temple" may have a different meaning.
For example: "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit
within you, which you have from God?" (I Corinthians 6:19); "For we are
the temple of the living God; as God said, I will live in them and move
among them, and I will be their God and they will be my people." (II Corinthians
6:16); "In whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into
a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built into it for a dwelling
place of God in the Spirit." (Ephesians 2:21-22)
is, the Greek word used for temple (Naos) in the scriptures cited which
refer to man as the temple of God is the same Greek word used in II
Thessalonians 2:4 for temple.
a completely different word is usually used when referring to the Temple
in Jerusalem, (Hieron). Whether it was Paul or a later writer attempting
to imitate Paul's style, he was not speaking of the Temple in Jerusalem
in II Thessalonians, he was talking about mankind -- the temple of God's
spirit. And, though a man may claim to be following the standards of Christianity,
he may, in reality, have set himself up as his own god because he exalts
himself -- his own interpretations and preconceived notions -- against
every so-called god or object of worship.
If, in the
present time, the Temple is the body of mankind (naos vs. hieron) -- even
the body of an individual we begin to understand even better the "anti-christ
spirit" as well as the "Mark of the Beast" as a glorification
of material values over spirit. Our spiritual frequencies are being polluted
by materialistic attitudes and this could be the key to the "Mark
of the Beast."
to our numbers, dividing 2300 by 365, we obtain the figure 6.3 years from
the date of the "abomination" to the end, including in there a subcycle
of about 16 months. If we take the number we have found by "calculating"
with the "Number of the Beast," that is 1998, things
begin to make a bit more sense. If we try subtracting 6.3 years from 1998
we end up with 1991. If we add 6.3 years to 1998, we end up with 2004.
A minor recession
occurred in 1991 concurrent with the Persian Gulf conflict begun by
George Bush Senior. But we want to look at 1998 specifically for signs
that it was the beginning of something if our hypothesis is to be proven.
Let's just look at a short timeline for 1998 to discover if there are
any clues to be had that this is the "starting year" of the
"Abomination of Desolation." I'm going to bold text a few items
that deserve special attention:
A massive ice storm, caused by El Niño, strikes New England, southern Ontario and Quebec, resulting in widespread power failures, severe damage
to forests, and a number of deaths.
January 1 - Smoking is banned in all California bars and restaurants
January 2 - Russia begins to circulate new rubless to stem inflation and promote confidence.
January 8 - Ramzi Yousef is sentenced to life in prison for planning
the World Trade Center bombing.
January 8 - Cosmologists announce that the expansion rate of the universe is increasing.
January 17 - Paula Jones accuses President Bill Clinton of sexual harassment
January 22 - Suspected "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski pleads guilty and accepts a
sentence of life without the possibility of parole.
January 26 - Lewinsky scandal: On American television, Bill Clinton denies he had "sexual relations"
with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
January 26 - Compaq buys Digital Equipment Corporation
January 27 - American First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton appears on the Today show calling the attacks against her husband
were part of a "vast right-wing conspiracy."
January 28 - Ford Motor Company announces the buyout of Volvo for $6.45 billion.
January 28 - Gunmen hold at least 400 children and teachers hostage
for several hours at an elementary school in Manila, Philippines.
January 29 - In Birmingham, Alabama a bomb explodes at an abortion
clinic killing one and severely wounding another. Serial bomber Eric Rudolph is suspected as the culprit.
February - Iraq disarmament crisis: The United States Senate passes resolution 71, which
urged President Bill Clinton to "take all necessary and appropriate
actions to respond to the threat posed by Iraq [ Al Arabia Arabian portal / Al Hajj
Tips ] 's refusal to end it's weapons of mass destruction programs."
February 3 - A United States Military pilot causes the
death of 20 skiers in Italy [ Italiano / Italia portal ] riding on a lift
suspended by a cable snapped by the low-flying plane.
February 3 - Karla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas where George W. Bush is governor, becoming the first woman
executed in the United States since 1984.
February 4 - An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale in northeast Afghanistan kills
more than 5,000.
February 6 - Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the ruler of Jordan [ Al Arabia Arabian portal / Jordan
Hotels & Travel Guide ] by decree of his father, King Hussein.
February 10 - Voters in Maine repeal a gay rights law passed in 1997 becoming the first U.S. state to abandon such a law.
February 12 - The presidential line-item veto is declared unconstitutional by a United States federal judge.
February 14 - Authorities in the United States announce that Eric Rudolph is a suspect in an Alabama abortion clinic bombing.
February 18 - Two white separatists were arrested in Nevada and accused of plotting a biological attack on New York City subways.
February 20 - Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraqi President Saddam Hussein negotiates a deal with U.N. secretary-general
Kofi Annan, allowing weapons inspectors to return to Baghdad, preventing military action by the U.S. and Britain.
February 23 - Tornadoes in central Florida destroy or damage 2,600 structures and kill 42.
February 28 - Serbian police begin to wipe out so-called "terrorist gangs"
March 10 - American troops stationed in the Persian Gulf begin to receive the first vaccinations against anthrax.
March 14 - An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale hits southeastern Iran.
March 24 - In Jonesboro, Arkansas, two young boys (aged 11 and
13 years) fire upon students at Westside Middle School while hidden in
woodlands near the school. Four students and one teacher are killed and
March 27 - The FDA approves Viagra for use as a treatment for male impotence, becoming the first pill to be approved to treat
this condition in the United States.
April 6 - Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of hitting India [ Hindi & Tamil portal / India Travel
Guide ] .
April 7 - Citicorp and Travelers Group announce plans to merge
creating the largest financial-services conglomerate in the world, Citigroup.
April 8 - Iraq disarmament crisis: UNSCOM reports to
the UN Security Council that Iraq's declaration on its biological weapons
program is incomplete and inadequate.
May 7 - Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for US$40 billion and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in
May 11 - Nuclear testing: In the Rajasthan Desert, India [ Hindi & Tamil portal / India Travel
Guide ] conducts its second series of underground nuclear tests (the
first were in 1974) and inflaming its rival neighbor Pakistan (who already has
May 13 - Following India [ Hindi & Tamil portal / India Travel
Guide ] 's second round of nuclear tests the United States and Japan [ Japanese portal / Japan Travel
Guide ] impose economic sanctions on the nation.
May 15 - Iraq disarmament crisis: UNSCOM learns that
an Iraqi delegation has travelled to Bucharest to meet with scientists
who can provide the country with missile guidance systems.
May 18 - Microsoft antitrust case: The United States Department of Justice
and 20 U.S. states file an antitrust case against Microsoft.
May 21 - School shooting: At Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon, Kipland Kinkel (who was suspended
for bringing a gun to school) shoots a semi-automatic rifle into a room filled with
students killing 2 wounding 25 others after killing his parents at home.
May 21 - Reproductive rights: In Miami, Florida, five abortion clinics are hit by a
butyric acid attacker.
May 22 - Lewinsky scandal: A federal judge rules that United States Secret Service agents can
be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the scandal.
May 28 - Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series
of Indian nuclear tests with six of its own prompting the United States, Japan [ Japanese portal / Japan Travel
Guide ] and other nations to impose economic sanctions.
May 30 - A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits northern Afghanistan killing
up to 5,000.
June 2 - The CIH Virus is discovered in Taiwan.
June 3 - Eschede train disaster: an ICE high speed train derails, causing 101 deaths.
July 10 - Catholic priests' sex abuse
scandal: The Diocese of Dallas agrees to pay $23.4 million to nine
former altar boys who claimed they were sexually abused by former priest
July 17 - In St. Petersburg, Nicholas II of Russia and his family are buried
in St. Catherine Chapel 80 years after he and his family were killed by
July 17 - A tsunami triggered by an undersea earthquake destroys 10 villages in Papua New Guinea killing an estimated 1,500, leaving
2,000 more unaccounted for and thousands more homeless.
July 17 - Biologists report in the journal Science how they sequenced the genome of the bacterium that causes syphilis, Treponema pallidum.
July 24 - Russel Eugene Weston Jr bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing
two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.
July 25 - The United States Navy commissions the aircraft carrier
USS Harry S. Truman and puts her into service.
July 28 - Monica Lewinsky scandal: Ex-White House intern, Monica Lewinsky receives transactional immunity in exchange for her grand jury testimony concerning her relationship with US
President Bill Clinton.
August 5 - Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq officially suspends
all cooperation with UNSCOM teams.
August 7 - 1998 U.S. embassy bombings: Bombing of
the United States embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya kills 224 people and injures over 4,500.
August 17 - Monica Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an
"improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before
the nation that he "misled people" about his relationship.
August 20 - 1998 U.S. embassy bombings: The United States military launches cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Quaida camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in
Khartoum is destroyed in the attack.
August 26 - Iraq disarmament crisis: Scott Ritter resigns
from UNSCOM, sharply criticized the Clinton administration and the U.N.
Security Council for not being vigorous enough about insisting that Iraq's
weapons of mass destruction be destroyed. Ritter told reporters that "Iraq
is not disarming," "Iraq retains the capability to launch a
September 2 - A McDonnell Douglas MD-11 airliner carrying Swissair flight 111 crashes near Peggy's Cove,
Nova Scotia after taking off from New York City en-route to Geneva. All 229 people on board are killed.
September 29 - Iraq disarmament crisis: The United States Congress passes the "Iraq
Liberation Act", which states that the U.S. wants to remove Saddam Hussein from power and replace the government
with a democratic institution.
October 4 - Leafie Mason is murdered in her Hughes Spring,
Texas house by Angel Maturino Resendiz. She was his second
victim in his second incident.
October 6 - Matthew Shepard, a Wyoming college student, is found tied to a fence, the victim
of a gay-bashing. He dies on October 12, becoming a symbol of victims of gay-bashing
and sparking public reflection on homophobia.
October 29 - In Freehold, New Jersey, Melissa Drexler pleads
guilty to aggravated manslaughter for killing her baby moments after delivering him
in the bathroom at her senior prom, and is sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.
October 31 - Iraq disarmament crisis begins: Iraq [ Al Arabia Arabian portal / Al Hajj
Tips ] announces it would no longer cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors.
November 1 - The European Court of Human Rights is instituted.
November 5 - Lewinsky scandal: As part of the impeachment inquiry, House Judiciary Committee chairman
Henry Hyde sends a list of 81 questions to US President Bill Clinton.
November 9 - In the largest civil settlement in United States history, a federal judge approves a US$1.03
billion settlement requiring dozens of brokerage houses (including Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, and Salomon Smith Barney) to pay investors who claim they were
cheated in a wide-spread price-fixing scheme on the NASDAQ.
November 12 - Daimler-Benz completes a merger with Chrysler to form Daimler-Chrysler.
November 13-14 - Iraq disarmament crisis: U.S. President Clinton
orders airstrikes on Iraq. Clinton then calls it off at the last minute
when Iraq promises once again to "unconditionally" cooperate
November 18 - Iraq disarmament crisis: UNSCOM inspectors
return to Iraq.
November 19 - Lewinsky scandal: The United State House of Representatives'
Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against US President Bill Clinton.
November 20 - A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden "a man without a sin" in
regards to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
November 23-26 - Iraq disarmament crisis: According to UNSCOM,
Iraq once again ends cooperation with the U.N. inspectors, alternately
intimidating and withholding information from them.
November 24 - America Online announces it will acquire Netscape Communications in a stock-for-stock
transaction worth US$4.2 billion.
November 26 - Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament.
November 30 - Deutsche Bank announces a US$10 billion
deal to buy Bankers Trust, thus creating the largest financial institution
in the world.
December 1 - Exxon announces a US$73.7 billion deal to buy Mobil, thus creating Exxon-Mobil, the largest company on the planet.
December 11 - Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq announces that
U.N. weapons inspections will no longer take place on Friday, the Muslim
day of rest. Iraq also refuses to provide test data from the production
of missiles and engines.
December 16-19 - Iraq disarmament crisis: U.S. President Clinton
orders American and British airstrikes on Iraq [ Al Arabia Arabian portal / Al Hajj
Tips ] . UNSCOM withdraws all weapons inspectors from Iraq.
December 17 - Claudia Benton, of West University Place, Texas, is murdered in her house by Angel Maturino Resendiz, She is his third
victim in his third incident.
December 19 - Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraqi vice-president
Taha Yassin Ramadan announces that Iraq will no
longer cooperate and declares that UNSCOM's "mission is over."
December 21 - Iraq disarmament crisis: UN Security Council
members France [ Francais portal ] , Germany [ Deutschsprachige Portal ] and Russia call for sanctions to end against Iraq. The three Security
Council members also call for UNSCOM to either be disbanded or for its
role to be recast. The U.S. says it will veto any such proposal.
December 26 - Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq [ Al Arabia Arabian portal / Al Hajj
Tips ] announced its intention to fire upon US and British warplanes
that patrol the northern and southern "no-fly zones".
December 29 - ·
The third World Parliament of Religions is held
in Cape Town
What a strange
year, eh? Did you notice all the corporate mergers and buy-outs creating
HUGE mutli-national Industrial giants? Did you notice all the bizarre
violence going on? Did you notice that the Lewinsky scandal ran as a sub-text
throughout the whole year right along with all the foundational events
in Iraq that are bearing very bitter fruit today? The weather and the
planet in general were behaving rather unhospitabley as though something
had "seated" on the Big Blue Marble that was distinctly unsavory.
What I found most significant of all as a SYMBOL, was the execution of
Karla Faye Tucker by our current president, George W. Bush. I rather think
that, with that act, the spirit of Anti-Christ was revealed in the man
who has come to represent the Beast.
At the present
moment, we have a renewal of the Middle Eastern Conflict by George Bush
Junior, and we get the uneasy feeling that many l of the foundation moves
for our present situation were made right there in 1998.
play with these numbers just a bit.
3rd, when Dubya executed - without mercy - Karla Faye Tucker, to September
11, 2001 is 1316 days. If we remember what Daniel said: "For two
thousand and three hundred evenings and mornings; then the sanctuary shall
be cleansed and restored," and we hypothesize that this was a significant
date, we realize that we have 984 days to go from Sept. 11 to the "cleansing,"
we are in trouble since we are already past that mark.
On the other
hand, if we consider the Abomination of Desolation to have initiated on
September 11, 2001, again using literal days instead of trying to interpret
in years, we would then expect to see the "cleansing of the temple of
humanity" to be slated for January of 2008.
to the Seventy weeks, if we take them as literal weeks of days, and we
subtract the 490 days from the 2300 days, we get 1810 days. Well, it's
1095 days from September 11, 2001 to September 11, 2004. That suggests
that we have 715 days to wait for the "seventy weeks of days to begin."
This seventy weeks sounds like a real fun time. If any readers want to
play with these numbers and find anything interesting, please send it
of Revelation state that the two beasts will be cast into the lake of
fire along with the false prophet. That would suggest that
the geographical area of the Beast Empire, and those who are doomed throughout
the globe for their lack of spiritual "clothing," may have some
problems, to say the least.
ask, Who -- or What -- is the Beast? Which world empire fits the descriptions
of Revelation 13?
empire began on a foreign shore, formed of many races and tongues; (primarily
people from the area of the old Roman Empire -- the "Little Horn"
of Daniel, which made war with three of the ten divisions of the Roman
Empire: England, France and Spain)?
on the earth rapidly became the richest and most powerful empire on earth,
using the name of God as its motto?
suffered a military attack - Pearl Harbor - which seemed to be devastating,
but was, in fact, a political manipulation designed to engender popular
support for a war of greed -- a wound which healed so quickly that one
can't help but wonder if all preparations were made in advance?
nation rose up after such an attack and went on to lead an adoring world
in a global war, winning on two fronts simultaneously? A war which involved
this empire for a period of exactly 42 months on one of those fronts?
empire developed and used "fire falling from the sky in the sight
of men" -- atomic weapons -- to awe and intimidate the peoples of
the world - and did so via the offices of a group of elite controllers
of the world, a second beast that appeared as a lamb and spoke as a dragon?
nation used such a blasphemous power on a people already defeated, the
Japanese, after having deliberately drawn them into war?
Do we dare
to suggest that the United States, has "manipulated" the perception
of an attack by Palestinians in order to generate support for a war against
them - with the intention of nuclear destruction? Destruction that would
simultaneously destroy Israel? After all, in the "dress rehearsal"
of WW II, the Japanese were manipulated to attack the U.S. in order to
engender support to enter the war - and the REAL objective was Germany
- an ally of Japan - the "Axis Powers." And today, we have George
Bush talking about the "Axis of Evil." Are we getting a chill
up our spine yet?
after this war, established, and still maintains, military presence and
industrial outposts over all the globe and has made the world its marketplace
-- a financial bonanza -- propagating materialism as though it were manna
from heaven or the word of God in order to satiate its voracious appetite
for money and power?
on the earth is ruled from behind the political stage by the industrial-military
complex -- a group so powerful they can politically (or literally) assassinate
public and private figures with impunity; a group of wealthy elitists
who know no bounds to their greed; a group which foments social unrest,
political strife, unstable economies, wars and revolutions; a group which
stimulates technology and promulgates materialism, to keep their pockets
full and the strings of power in their hands?
on earth has been manipulated by the electronic media -- under the control
of the motivation masters hired by the industrial-military complex (the
false prophets of materialism and technology) -- so that they have lost
sight of the spirit and meaning of those ideals which gave birth to their
name number is NINE?
You are visitor number .