In 1838, the Jesuit priests who ran the country’s top Catholic university needed money to keep it alive. Now comes the task of making amends.
But on this day, in the fall of 1838, no one was spared: not the 2-month-old baby and her mother, not the field hands, not the shoemaker and not Cornelius Hawkins, who was about 13 years old when he was forced onboard.
Their panic and desperation would be mostly forgotten for more than a century. But this was no ordinary slave sale. The enslaved African-Americans had belonged to the nation’s most prominent Jesuit priests. And they were sold, along with scores of others, to help secure the future of the premier Catholic institution of higher learning at the time, known today as Georgetown University.
Now, with racial protests roiling college campuses, an unusual collection of Georgetown professors, students, alumni and genealogists is trying to find out what happened to those 272 men, women and children. And they are confronting a particularly wrenching question: What, if anything, is owed to the descendants of slaves who were sold to help ensure the college’s survival?
More than a dozen universities — including Brown, Columbia, Harvard and the University of Virginia — have publicly recognized their ties to slavery and the slave trade. But the 1838 slave sale organized by the Jesuits, who founded and ran Georgetown, stands out for its sheer size, historians say.
At Georgetown, slavery and scholarship were inextricably linked. The college relied on Jesuit plantations in Maryland to help finance its operations, university officials say. (Slaves were often donated by prosperous parishioners.) And the 1838 sale — worth about $3.3 million in today’s dollars — was organized by two of Georgetown’s early presidents, both Jesuit priests.
Some of that money helped to pay off the debts of the struggling college.
“The university itself owes its existence to this history,” said Adam Rothman, a historian at Georgetown and a member of a university working group that is studying ways for the institution to acknowledge and try to make amends for its tangled roots in slavery.
Although the working group was established in August, it was student demonstrations at Georgetown in the fall that helped to galvanize alumni and gave new urgency to the administration’s efforts.
The students organized a protest and a sit-in, using the hashtag #GU272 for the slaves who were sold. In November, the university agreed to remove the names of the Rev. Thomas F. Mulledy and the Rev. William McSherry, the college presidents involved in the sale, from two campus buildings.
An alumnus, following the protest from afar, wondered if more needed to be done.
That alumnus, Richard J. Cellini, the chief executive of a technology company and a practicing Catholic, was troubled that neither the Jesuits nor university officials had tried to trace the lives of the enslaved African-Americans or compensate their progeny.
Mr. Cellini is an unlikely racial crusader. A white man, he admitted that he had never spent much time thinking about slavery or African-American history.
But he said he could not stop thinking about the slaves, whose names had been in Georgetown’s archives for decades.
“This is not a disembodied group of people, who are nameless and faceless,” said Mr. Cellini, 52, whose company, Briefcase Analytics, is based in Cambridge, Mass. “These are real people with real names and real descendants.”
Within two weeks, Mr. Cellini had set up a nonprofit, the Georgetown Memory Project, hired eight genealogists and raised more than $10,000 from fellow alumni to finance their research.
Dr. Rothman, the Georgetown historian, heard about Mr. Cellini’s efforts and let him know that he and several of his students were also tracing the slaves. Soon, the two men and their teams were working on parallel tracks.
What has emerged from their research, and that of other scholars, is a glimpse of an insular world dominated by priests who required their slaves to attend Mass for the sake of their salvation, but also whipped and sold some of them. The records describe runaways, harsh plantation conditions and the anguish voiced by some Jesuits over their participation in a system of forced servitude.
“A microcosm of the whole history of American slavery,” Dr. Rothman said.
The enslaved were grandmothers and grandfathers, carpenters and blacksmiths, pregnant women and anxious fathers, children and infants, who were fearful, bewildered and despairing as they saw their families and communities ripped apart by the sale of 1838.
The hope was to eventually identify the slaves’ descendants. By the end of December, one of Mr. Cellini’s genealogists felt confident that she had found a strong test case: the family of the boy, Cornelius Hawkins.
There are no surviving images of Cornelius, no letters or journals that offer a look into his last hours on a Jesuit plantation in Maryland.
He was not yet five feet tall when he sailed onboard the Katharine Jackson, one of several vessels that carried the slaves to the port of New Orleans.
An inspector scrutinized the cargo on Dec. 6, 1838. “Examined and found correct,” he wrote of Cornelius and the 129 other people he found on the ship.
The notation betrayed no hint of the turmoil on board. But priests at the Jesuit plantations recounted the panic and fear they witnessed when the slaves departed.
Some children were sold without their parents, records show, and slaves were “dragged off by force to the ship,” the Rev. Thomas Lilly reported. Others, including two of Cornelius’s uncles, ran away before they could be captured.
But few were lucky enough to escape. The Rev. Peter Havermans wrote of an elderly woman who fell to her knees, begging to know what she had done to deserve such a fate, according to Robert Emmett Curran, a retired Georgetown historian who described eyewitness accounts of the sale in his research. Cornelius’s extended family was split, with his aunt Nelly and her daughters shipped to one plantation, and his uncle James and his wife and children sent to another, records show.
At the time, the Catholic Church did not view slaveholding as immoral, said the Rev. Thomas R. Murphy, a historian at Seattle University who has written a book about the Jesuits and slavery.
The Jesuits had sold off individual slaves before. As early as the 1780s, Dr. Rothman found, they openly discussed the need to cull their stock of human beings.
But the decision to sell virtually all of their enslaved African-Americans in the 1830s left some priests deeply troubled.
They worried that new owners might not allow the slaves to practice their Catholic faith. They also knew that life on plantations in the Deep South was notoriously brutal, and feared that families might end up being separated and resold.
“It would be better to suffer financial disaster than suffer the loss of our souls with the sale of the slaves,” wrote the Rev. Jan Roothaan, who headed the Jesuits’ international organization from Rome and was initially reluctant to authorize the sale.
But he was persuaded to reconsider by several prominent Jesuits, including Father Mulledy, then the influential president of Georgetown who had overseen its expansion, and Father McSherry, who was in charge of the Jesuits’ Maryland mission. (The two men would swap positions by 1838.)
Mismanaged and inefficient, the Maryland plantations no longer offered a reliable source of income for Georgetown College, which had been founded in 1789. It would not survive, Father Mulledy feared, without an influx of cash.
So in June 1838, he negotiated a deal with Henry Johnson, a member of the House of Representatives, and Jesse Batey, a landowner in Louisiana, to sell Cornelius and the others.
Father Mulledy promised his superiors that the slaves would continue to practice their religion. Families would not be separated. And the money raised by the sale would not be used to pay off debt or for operating expenses.
None of those conditions were met, university officials said.
Father Mulledy took most of the down payment he received from the sale — about $500,000 in today’s dollars — and used it to help pay off the debts that Georgetown had incurred under his leadership.
In the uproar that followed, he was called to Rome and reassigned.
The next year, Pope Gregory XVI explicitly barred Catholics from engaging in “this traffic in Blacks … no matter what pretext or excuse.”
But the pope’s order, which did not explicitly address slave ownership or private sales like the one organized by the Jesuits, offered scant comfort to Cornelius and the other slaves.
By the 1840s, word was trickling back to Washington that the slaves’ new owners had broken their promises. Some slaves suffered at the hands of a cruel overseer.
Roughly two-thirds of the Jesuits’ former slaves — including Cornelius and his family — had been shipped to two plantations so distant from churches that “they never see a Catholic priest,” the Rev. James Van de Velde, a Jesuit who visited Louisiana, wrote in a letter in 1848.
Father Van de Velde begged Jesuit leaders to send money for the construction of a church that would “provide for the salvation of those poor people, who are now utterly neglected.”
He addressed his concerns to Father Mulledy, who three years earlier had returned to his post as president of Georgetown.
There is no indication that he received any response.
A Familiar Name
African-Americans are often a fleeting presence in the documents of the 1800s. Enslaved, marginalized and forced into illiteracy by laws that prohibited them from learning to read and write, many seem like ghosts who pass through this world without leaving a trace.
After the sale, Cornelius vanishes from the public record until 1851 when his trail finally picks back up on a cotton plantation near Maringouin, La.
His owner, Mr. Batey, had died, and Cornelius appeared on the plantation’s inventory, which included 27 mules and horses, 32 hogs, two ox carts and scores of other slaves. He was valued at $900. (“Valuable Plantation and Negroes for Sale,” read one newspaper advertisement in 1852.)
The plantation would be sold again and again and again, records show, but Cornelius’s family remained intact. In 1870, he appeared in the census for the first time. He was about 48 then, a father, a husband, a farm laborer and, finally, a free man.
He might have disappeared from view again for a time, save for something few could have counted on: his deep, abiding faith. It was his Catholicism, born on the Jesuit plantations of his childhood, that would provide researchers with a road map to his descendants.
Cornelius had originally been shipped to a plantation so far from a church that he had married in a civil ceremony. But six years after he appeared in the census, and about three decades after the birth of his first child, he renewed his wedding vows with the blessing of a priest.
His children and grandchildren also embraced the Catholic church. So Judy Riffel, one of the genealogists hired by Mr. Cellini, began following a chain of weddings and births, baptisms and burials. The church records helped lead to a 69-year-old woman in Baton Rouge named Maxine Crump.
Ms. Crump, a retired television news anchor, was driving to Maringouin, her hometown, in early February when her cellphone rang. Mr. Cellini was on the line.
She listened, stunned, as he told her about her great-great-grandfather, Cornelius Hawkins, who had labored on a plantation just a few miles from where she grew up.
She found out about the Jesuits and Georgetown and the sea voyage to Louisiana. And she learned that Cornelius had worked the soil of a 2,800-acre estate that straddled the Bayou Maringouin.
All of this was new to Ms. Crump, except for the name Cornelius — or Neely, as Cornelius was known.
The name had been passed down from generation to generation in her family. Her great-uncle had the name, as did one of her cousins. Now, for the first time, Ms. Crump understood its origins.
“Oh my God,” she said. “Oh my God.”
Ms. Crump is a familiar figure in Baton Rouge. She was the city’s first black woman television anchor. She runs a nonprofit, Dialogue on Race Louisiana, that offers educational programs on institutional racism and ways to combat it.
She prides herself on being unflappable. But the revelations about her lineage — and the church she grew up in — have unleashed a swirl of emotions.
She is outraged that the church’s leaders sanctioned the buying and selling of slaves, and that Georgetown profited from the sale of her ancestors. She feels great sadness as she envisions Cornelius as a young boy, torn from everything he knew.
‘Now They Are Real to Me’
Mr. Cellini, whose genealogists have already traced more than 200 of the slaves from Maryland to Louisiana, believes there may be thousands of living descendants. He has contacted a few, including Patricia Bayonne-Johnson, president of the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society in Spokane, who is helping to track the Jesuit slaves with her group. (Ms. Bayonne-Johnson discovered her connection through an earlier effort by the university to publish records online about the Jesuit plantations.)
Meanwhile, Georgetown’s working group has been weighing whether the university should apologize for profiting from slave labor, create a memorial to those enslaved and provide scholarships for their descendants, among other possibilities, said Dr. Rothman, the historian.
“It’s hard to know what could possibly reconcile a history like this,” he said. “What can you do to make amends?”
Ms. Crump, 69, has been asking herself that question, too. She does not put much stock in what she describes as “casual institutional apologies.” But she would like to see a scholarship program that would bring the slaves’ descendants to Georgetown as students.
And she would like to see Cornelius’s name, and those of his parents and children, inscribed on a memorial on campus.
Her ancestors, once amorphous and invisible, are finally taking shape in her mind. There is joy in that, she said, exhilaration even.
“Now they are real to me,” she said, “more real every day.”
She still wants to know more about Cornelius’s beginnings, and about his life as a free man. But when Ms. Riffel, the genealogist, told her where she thought he was buried, Ms. Crump knew exactly where to go.
The two women drove on the narrow roads that line the green, rippling sugar cane fields in Iberville Parish. There was no need for a map. They were heading to the only Catholic cemetery in Maringouin.
They found the last physical marker of Cornelius’s journey at the Immaculate Heart of Mary cemetery, where Ms. Crump’s father, grandmother and great-grandfather are also buried.
The worn gravestone had toppled, but the wording was plain: “Neely Hawkins Died April 16, 1902.”
From the book: “The Secret History of the Jesuits” by Edmond Paris; translated from the French, 1975:
About the author “Edmond Paris”:
“In exposing such a conspiracy, he put his life at stake.” “Edmond Paris never knew me, but I knew him without meeting him personally when I, with other Jesuits under the extreme oath and induction, was being briefed on the names of institutions and individuals in Europe who were dangerous to the goals of the Roman Catholic Institution. His name was given to us.” “The Edmond Paris works on Roman Catholicism brought about the pledge on the part of the Jesuits to: 1] destroy him, 2] destroy his reputation, including his family and, 3] destroy his work.”
-Dr. Alberto Rivera
The names and the faces change, but this is still the same program as Jewish communism. Christianity is a preparation for communism. When either one fails, the other is ready to take control of a region or country. Just as the former USSR fell in 1991, along with the other countries of the “Iron Curtin,” Christians moved right back in like fleas on a dog, endlessly and forcefully proselytizing and working to convert the populace. This is a vicious cycle.
“The Jesuits secretly and relentlessly work toward two major goals for the Roman Catholic Institution: 1. “Universal political power” and 2. “A universal church in fulfillment of the prophesies of Revelation 6, 13, 17 and 18.” ¹
The Jesuits [Society of Jesus] are the spies and the assassination squad of the Catholic Church. People who believe this institution to be “religious” or “spiritual” are sadly deluded. It is and always has been political in every respect. It is a political front that operates to control people using many fictitious religious characters and ceremonies stolen from religions predating it from around the world. The separation of church and state mean nothing to the Catholic Church, which works relentlessly and ruthlessly for world domination by any means possible. This institution has been built on mass murder, torture, extortion, organized crime, lies and depriving humanity of true spirituality. It has controlled kings, queens, nobility, presidents, governments, and nearly anyone in power.
There are claims of a “Black Pope.” This is only a myth; a myth to divert the responsibility from the Catholic Pope and his organization of criminals. In truth, they employ the concept of Hegelianism by playing both sides against the middle to gain control. This is analogous to someone who openly preaches against illicit drug use, openly works for the DEA pretending to fight illicit drug use, and in secret, operates a drug smuggling and distribution ring right out of the DEA; or a crooked cop. While the Catholic Church openly claims to be a religious and charitable institution, it secretly runs and controls organized criminal activities, working hand in hand with Jewish communism.
The Protestants are all too happy to condemn the Catholics and dig up dirt on them as blame shifting takes away the need to explain how such degeneracy and odious actions could repeatedly occur within the Christian Churches. Of course, we all know Satan has been a scapegoat for these criminals all along, as they are too deluded and indoctrinated to see it has been their own “god” who has always been deceiving them.
Ignatius de Loyola was the founder of the Jesuits. The Protestant reformation had done serious damage to the uncontested control of the Catholic Church by the time he arrived on the scene. He came to the conclusion the only way the Catholic Church could regain the power it lost was to enforce the canons and doctrines on the temporal power of the pope and not just destroy lives through the Inquisition, as the Dominican priests and nuns were doing, but to secretly infiltrate every area of life.
“The constitution of the Company of Jesus was at last drafted and approved in Rome by Paul III, in 1540, and the Jesuits put themselves at the disposition of the pope, promising him unconditional obedience.” ²
Ignatius was more aware than any other Catholic leader who preceded him that the best way to control a man was to become master of his mind. “We imbue him to spiritual forces which he would find very difficult to eliminate later.” “…forces more lasting than all the best principles and doctrines; these forces can come up again to the surface sometimes after years of not even mentioning them, and become so imperative that the will finds itself unable to oppose any obstacle, and has to follow their irresistible impulse.” ³
One must always remember how the Catholic Church has much esoteric knowledge at its disposal from centuries of confiscating, looting, and systematic removal of these materials from the populace. The Jesuits have used this knowledge to the detriment of humanity. Unbeknownst to most, the Jesuits have infiltrated every country on the face of the earth and have been expelled by many. Through the Catholic sacrament of confession, the Jesuits gained control of Kings and Queens, rulers and nobility. They were even offered important political posts openly. It wouldn’t be at all surprising that blackmail was frequently used.
“Whenever a country was infested with Jesuits, they managed to take control. This was done through infiltration. Soon after, the authorities began consulting them with important issues, large donations would start flowing in and before long, “they occupied all of the schools, the pulpits of most churches and the confessionals of all high ranking people.” 4
“The public is practically unaware of the overwhelming responsibility carried by the Vatican and its Jesuits in the start of the two world wars- a situation which may be explained in part by the gigantic finances at the disposition of the Vatican and its Jesuits, giving them power in so many spheres, especially since the last conflict.” 5
“No state suffered as much as Poland did under the Jesuits’ domination.” “And in no other country apart from Portugal, was the society so powerful.” “While Poland was heading fast towards ruin, the number of Jesuit establishments and schools was growing so fast that the General made Poland into a special congregation in 1751.” 6
Teachings of the Far East were corrupted with the arrival and infestation of the Jesuits. Jesuit Robert de Nobile settled in India to convert the masses to Catholicism there. True to the nature of a Jesuit, he infiltrated the Brahmin priestly caste [always appealing to the ruling classes]. “He developed the clothes, habits, and way of living of the Brahmins, mixed their rites with Christian ones, all with the approval of Pope Gregory XV.” He converted over 250,000 Hindus. 7
This, more than likely is where a lot of the ludicrous new age teachings with their promotion of the nazarene, the teachings of “karma” and angels comes from- Christian infiltration.
“In South America, they conquered the natives who were subsequently forced to live under strict Catholicism. “The Jesuits watch over them…” “…they punish the smallest mistakes…The whip, fasting, prison, pillory on the public square, public penance in the church, these are the chastisements they use.”
“The culprit dressed in the clothes of a penitent, was escorted to church where he confessed his fault. Then he was whipped on the public square according to the penal code… The culprits always received this chastisement, not only without murmurs, but also with thanksgivings…The guilty one, having been punished and reconciled, kissed the hand of the one who struck him, saying ‘May God reward you for freeing me, by this light punishment, from the eternal sorrows which threatened me.” 8
“We will compose poems; but may our poets be Christians and not followers of Pagans who invoke Muses, Mountain Nymphs, Sea Nymphs, Calliope, Apollo, etc…or other Gods and Goddesses. What’s more, if these are to be mentioned, may it be with the view to caricature them, as they are only demons.” 9
“The Roman Catholic Church was among the richest landowners in North Africa. In Mexico, they had silver mines and sugar refineries, in Paraguay, tea and cacao plantations, carpet factories and also control over the food supply as they owned the cattle and “exported 80,000 mules per year.” “And to make an even bigger profit, the fathers did not hesitate to defraud the state treasury, as seen in the well known story of the so-called boxes of chocolate unloaded at Cadix which were full of gold powder.” 10
January 7th, 1960, in Rome, there was a summit conference that took place that was intended to bring a peaceful co-existence between the soviets and the eastern bloc and the west. In the USA, Cardinal Spellman [who has numerous photos in magazines and newspapers standing beside important world leaders] urged Catholics to show open hostility to Mr. Khrushchev, when he visited the United States and was a guest here. Cardinal Ottaviani, Secretary of the Holy Office, delivered a most vehement speech at the basilica of “Saint Marie-Majeure” against the Soviets and the Western Powers who were involved in the peace project. 11
One might ask what purpose war serves when an institution such as the Catholic Church is striving for world rule. Nothing known to humanity changes lives, creates devastation and opens people up for domination more than war. Both sides of the conflict are aided and funded by those intent on establishing world domination and the creation of a slave state. At the end of the war, all countries concerned are at the debt of the international bankers, much of these owned, and operated by the Vatican. This is not to disregard others who are working for the same objectives. All parties involved use each other to achieve these ends, along the way, both despise each other out of greed and seek each other’s destruction so if the goal is achieved, the winner takes all. What they all have in common is the worship of the same “God.”
Pop singer Michael Jackson’s features changed and the color of his skin lightened dramatically during the final decades of his life. Jackson denied changing his skin color to improve his appearance and claimed that he suffered from vitiligo, a condition in which the immune system attacks cells that produce melanin, which determines an individual’s skin color. Jackson said he was not trying to look “White,” but observers wondered, if that were so, what was the motivation for his straightened hair and the many operations to change the shape of his nose, chin and cheekbones?
In 2010, former Chicago Cubs baseball player Sammy Sosa was photographed at the Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas with noticeably whiter skin. Sosa originally had a very brown complexion but appeared to be nearly White in photographs. He told reporters that a cosmetic cream *76 he used to soften his skin caused the lighter tone. He said he had been using the cream for some time and it made his face look whiter than it actually was, but claimed he was not trying to look like Michael Jackson, nor was he suffering from any skin illness.
“Color Struck” is an old saying among African-Americans that refers to individuals who believe that a lighter complexion and European features represent the epitome of beauty and desirability. Color discrimination is often masked by a combination of subjective notions of attractiveness and unconscious stereotypes. Michael Jackson and Sammy Sosa were probably not consciously attempting to look White; it is more likely they were simply color struck.
Racism involves discrimination against individuals based on their racial category. Colorism, in contrast, involves discrimination against dark-complexioned African-Americans on the basis of their color. The hierarchy employed in colorism is the same as the one that governs racism; a light complexion and European features are considered to be more valuable and attractive than dark skin and African features. Color distinctions among African-Americans have never been recognized in the formal ways they were in the Caribbean and South America. However, among African-Americans, the distinctions are usually unstated but well understood. Lighter complexions and European features are more desirable than darker complexions and African features. A person is considered light-skinned by an application of the “paper bag test,” which looks to whether the person’s complexion is the color of a grocery bag or lighter.
*77 Although formal racial classifications were developed in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the preference for white skin, blonde hair and European features is rooted in antiquity. Beginning with Greek sculptures of Aphrodite and Roman depictions of Venus, and into the European Renaissance, pale complexions, blue eyes, and flowing blonde hair have been the gold standard for feminine beauty. When Europeans colonized Asia, Africa, and the Americas, they imposed their standards of beauty on the indigenous groups and on the Africans they imported and enslaved. Today, the European norm for beauty and attractiveness is ubiquitous and constantly reinforced in movies, magazines, television programs, online and elsewhere. Young children assimilate these conceptions at an early age, and they remain embedded in their psyches as they mature into adults.
African-Americans, South Asians, Latin Americans, and other people of color have, for many generations, internalized this Eurocentric standard of attractiveness. Using hair straighteners and skin-lightening creams, they attempt to look white without consciously realizing they are doing so. The evidence indicates that in America, socioeconomic disparities resulting from colorism can be as severe as those traditionally attributed to racism. As America becomes a more multi-racial society, old fashioned “Jim Crow” racism has slowly diminished, while color bias persists.
Leland Ware, Louis L. Redding Professor of Law & Public Policy, University of Delaware.
II. Color Discrimination
Discrimination on the basis of color, rather than race, has long been documented by researchers. In The Philadelphia Negro, W.E.B. Du Bois *78 described intra-racial colorism when he commented on that city’s “Aristocracy of the Negro population” in the late 1890s. Du Bois observed, “[t]hey are largely Philadelphia born, and being descended from the house servant class, contain many mulattoes.” Du Bois noted that Philadelphia’s Black elites did not interact with their less affluent counterparts in ordinary assemblages or promenading places. The insular and elitist nature of the group was reflected in Du Bois’ observation that “[s]trangers secure entrance to this circle with difficulty and only by introduction.” Decades later in the landmark study, An American Dilemma, Gunnar Myrdal wrote: “without a doubt a Negro with light skin and other European features has in the North an advantage with white people.”
In 1957, Sociologist E. Franklin Frazier made a similar observation in Black Bourgeoisie. He wrote: “a light complexion resulting from racial mixture raised a mulatto above the level of an unmixed Negro.” Frazier explained that “[p]artly because of the differential treatment accorded to the mulattoes, but more especially because of the general degradation of the Negro as a human being, the Negro of mixed ancestry thought of himself as superior to the unmixed Negro. His light complexion became his most precious possession.”
Over the last two decades, a large body of scholarship examining the detrimental effects of color discrimination has been produced by scholars representing a range of academic disciplines. In general, the research shows that dark-skinned Blacks are treated differently and less favorably than their lighter-complexioned counterparts. Legal scholars have complained about the courts’ reluctance to acknowledge color discrimination. In Colorism: A Darker Shade of Pale, Taunya Banks explored the history of color discrimination in America and analyzed the *79 problems it has posed in employment discrimination cases. Skin tone discrimination, she wrote, is an aspect of employment discrimination that courts have been hesitant to recognize. She found that judges are more willing to acknowledge color discrimination in cases involving ethnic Whites and Latinos, but are hesitant to do so when Black claimants are involved. Courts are skeptical of claims involving intra-racial discrimination as it does not fit the traditional paradigm of Whites discriminating against Blacks. Banks concluded that courts possess the legal authority to redress claims under existing antidiscrimination laws and should be more willing to recognize claims of color discrimination when African-Americans assert them.
Other scholars have made similar observations. In Shades of Brown: the Law of Skin Color, Trina Jones examines the history of colorism in America and the discrimination against individuals based on skin color. She distinguishes intra-group colorism from cross-racial colorism and traditional discrimination: the first involves lighter-skinned African-Americans and Whites disfavoring darker-skinned Blacks; the second involves Whites discriminating against all Blacks. In both cases, darker-complexioned Blacks are the victims. Jones complains that courts tend to minimize the significance of this distinction using a flawed interpretation of antidiscrimination laws. Jones argues that a more nuanced understanding of discrimination is needed to recognize color discrimination. In Title VII: What’s Hair (and Other Race Based Characteristics) Got to Do With It, D. Wendy Greene conducted a similar analysis and reached the same conclusion: color-based discrimination claims made by Black complainants are misunderstood and should be recognized, given that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race and color.
*80 Leonard Baynes examined the “Dark-Light Paradigm” of African-American and Latino colorism. He determined that an entrenched color hierarchy among non-White ethnic groups operates to the detriment of dark- complexioned Blacks and Latinos. Baynes bolstered his analysis with data that showed darker-skinned Blacks and Latinos tend to have smaller incomes, lower levels of educational attainment, and less prestigious employment positions than lighter-skinned Blacks and Latinos.
Colorism has even infected the criminal justice system. Research has shown that dark-skinned Blacks receive longer prison sentences than their lighter-complexioned counterparts. An article examining racial disparities in the criminal justice system cited a study of 67,000 male felons incarcerated in Georgia for a first offense from 1995 through 2002. The data showed that dark-skinned Black defendants received longer sentences than light-skinned Blacks.
In another article, the authors examined discrimination on the basis of what they called “Afrocentric” features, which they defined as darker skin color, fuller lips and broader noses. The authors collected and analyzed data that showed that Black defendants in Florida who had prominent African features tended to receive longer sentences than other Blacks whose racial physiognomy was less distinctive. Using photographs and other information about inmates, including the offenses for which they were convicted and their criminal records, the authors found that among African-American inmates, those with prominent African features tended *81 to receive longer sentences than others whose African features were not as prominent. The researchers concluded that Afrocentric features activated an unconscious stereotype of Blacks as dangerous criminals, which influenced the decisionmaking process and caused the imposition of longer sentences when dark-skinned defendants were convicted.
The disparities are not limited to male defendants. A recent study found that Black female offenders who are light-skinned received shorter prison sentences than darker-complexioned offenders. The authors collected data on 12,158 imprisoned Black women in North Carolina between 1995 and 2009. The study showed that women with light skin were sentenced to approximately 12% less prison time than their darker-skinned counterparts. The study examined factors such as prior records, conviction dates, misconduct while incarcerated, and having low body weight, as well as whether the women were convicted of homicide or robbery since these crimes carry heavier prison terms. The authors concluded that colorism demonstrates the complexity of racism in our society and added that “it is no longer sufficient to understand racial discrimination solely in terms of the relative advantages of Whites compared to non-Whites. Among Blacks, characteristics associated with Whiteness appear to have a significant impact on important life outcomes.”
Color discrimination affects a wide range of activities. Using a longitudinal design method that linked a sample of African-American men raised in the South to their census records, Mark Hill examined the influence of skin color on the socioeconomic attainment of African-American men. His findings showed the importance of skin color in directing the socioeconomic progress of African-American men. Individuals who identified as mulatto in the study had a higher adult socioeconomic status than Blacks with dark complexions. Hill’s analysis indicated that differences in social origins were responsible for only 10 to 20% of the color gap in adult attainment levels. Hill’s findings indicated *82 that color bias, rather than family background, was responsible for most of the color differences in the socioeconomic status of African-American men.
In The Skin Color Paradox and the American Racial Order, the authors used surveys to develop an empirical analysis that found:
[D]ark-skinned blacks have lower levels of education, income and job status. They are less likely to own homes or to marry; and dark-skinned blacks’ prison sentences are longer. Dark-skin discrimination occurs within as well as across races. Some evidence suggests, in fact, that intra-racial disparities are as detrimental to a person’s life chances as are disparities traditionally associated with racial divisions. . . . With some exceptions, most Americans prefer lighter to darker skin aesthetically, normatively and culturally. Film-makers, novelists, advertisers, modeling agencies, matchmaking websites-all demonstrate how much the power of a fair complexion, along with straight hair and Eurocentric facial features, appeals to Americans.
The discussion in this section shows that a large body of theoretical and empirical research demonstrates conclusively that color bias is real and has an adverse effect on the lives of dark-complexioned African-Americans.
III. The Geography of Colorism
Colorism operates on a global scale. There is a worldwide market for chemicals that lighten skin tones. Asia has the largest market for skin-whitening creams. In India and Pakistan, women are socialized to believe that a fair complexion equates to beauty and is the key to success in life, marriage, and work. During the colonial era, the idea that Indians *83 with fair skin were superior was usually unstated but well understood. The belief that a light complexion is superior to a darker one is embedded deeply within the Indian psyche, since skin color is an important consideration in marriage. Research conducted by a matrimonial website in three northern Indian states confirmed that skin tone is the most important criteria when selecting a partner.
A journalist wrote: “it is being called ‘Snow White syndrome’ in India, a market where sales of whitening creams are far outstripping those of Coca-Cola and tea.” According to Imani Perry, this practice exemplifies the perverse objectification of the female body in sexual partnering.
Colorism is also evident in advertisements. For instance, a television ad for the cream Fair & Lovely reinforces the idea that girls seeking a prospective groom should utilize skin-lightening creams in order to become more marketable for marriage. Beyond the simple advertisement for a flawless skin, it is implied that using this cream is also necessary to advance in all relevant aspects of life. But the use of lightening creams is not restricted to women. The popularity of these products is increasing among men and the availability of products for male consumers is highly advertised. A commercial shown on Indian satellite channels featured Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan promoting a skin cream called Fair and Handsome. In it, a glum, dark-skinned Indian man used the skin-lightening cream to become many shades lighter. At the end of the commercial he is shown smiling and walking confidently with a lovely woman at his side. L’Oreal hired Bollywood actor John Abraham to pitch its Garnier for Men skin-whitening lotion in an effort to challenge the *84 market leader, Fair and Handsome. Another skin-lightening cream, Unilever’s Vaseline Healthy White Body, is currently the most advertised cosmetic brand on Indian television. Unilever’s cream created great controversy with its Internet marketing strategy, which appeared to be racist, because it showed a distinct preference for lighter skin. Recently, further concerns have been raised regarding the dissemination of other desirable physical characteristics for young Indians. The homogeneity of color is becoming a new social expectation in order to overcome self-consciousness. Therefore, young Indians are being encouraged to start using deodorants and intimate wash products containing skin-lightening ingredients.
Skin-lightening creams increased $432 million in sales in South Asia during the first nine months of 2008, and the industry expects to continue growing as the levels of urbanization and affordability augment their target populations by expanding the market for men in the following decade. However, this phenomenon is not limited to South Asia. An increasing number of East Asians are using their rising incomes to purchase skin-lightening products. In Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, and Taiwan, four of every ten women use a whitening cream. And, as is the case elsewhere, the cosmetics industry is reaping enormous profits. In Hong Kong, pale Asian models dominate the flat-screens and multimedia billboards of public transit. They appear on the pages of glossy magazines and cinema advertisements promoting such products as Blanc Expert, White-Plus, White Light, Future White Day, Active White, and Snow UV. Skin lightening has a long history in Asia. In ancient *85 China and Japan, a saying, “one white covers up three ugliness,” has been passed down through the generations. These attitudes are largely the same among many Asian Americans.
Colorism is also pervasive in Latin America. Unlike America’s “one-drop rule” in which any amount of African ancestry classifies an individual as Black, Latin America exhibits a more fluid classification system based on color gradations and appearance. Racial distinctions are based on phenotypes that focus more on physiognomy than ancestry. The flexibility in Latin America’s racial designation system is limited to those whose lighter complexions and European phenotypes allow them to distinguish themselves from darker-complexioned Blacks, since Blackness is subjectively perceived as an offensive racial category in the social hierarchy. In Latin America, individuals are valued by how closely their appearances, status, and progeny approach whiteness.
Mexico’s colonization illustrates how discrimination on the basis of color influenced the creation of a racialized hierarchy, which continues to affect the socioeconomic and political systems at present. Spanish colonizers imposed a stratified status system in Mexico where Whites were the elites and Native Mexicans the slaves. These groups intermingled creating a large population of mixed-race mestizos that resulted in the creation of a color hierarchy. Light-complexioned persons occupied the upper rungs of the social strata. The darkest persons were relegated to the lowest levels.
Colorism has concerned the Mexican-American columnist Ruben Navarrette since his childhood, when he realized his skin tone was different compared with the rest of the children in a United States kindergarten. Now, as an adult, Navarrette stresses that, a century after the Mexican Revolution, the division between urban and rural Mexico continues, along with the silent wars between the wealthy and poor, and *86 the light and dark-skinned individuals. He remarked that it is very common to find light-colored people in television, politics and academia, but it is unlikely to find persons from this racial category working at construction sites or kitchens, where darker-colored people prevail.
There is a conspicuous absence of dark-skinned Mexicans in telenovelas, commercials, and other forms of advertising, which are an inadequate representation of the country’s inhabitants. A study that examined the content of six Spanish-language telelenovelas and a drama on three Spanish-language television networks in the United States (Telemundo, Univision, and Azteca America) found that “lighter skin characters were more likely to play major roles, were more fit and younger, and more likely to be upper class than their darker skin counterparts.” A promotion for Televisa’s popular program, “Destilando Amor” (Distilling Love), presents an example of how color status is portrayed. In one scene, an upscale woman with blonde hair sits at a dinner table expressing her displeasure with a family member for falling in love with a working-class woman. As the fair-skinned woman speaks, a servant with dark, indigenous features stands silently in the background.
Colorism can be found elsewhere in Latin America. In Brazil, individuals are assigned to racial groups based on physical appearance rather than ancestry. This criterion of racial self-identification has resulted in ambiguous and numerous color categories. Many of the terms Brazilians use to describe racial mixtures are vague, and there is no consistent agreement on their meaning or to whom they should be applied. For instance, a 1976 census collected 135 popular terms, including “purple, dark chocolate, or Pele colored.”
Given the focus on phenotypical characteristics, some individuals may be identified in varying racial terms at various times by different people, and some parents and full siblings in the same family may be assigned to different racial groups. One article explained:
*87 Brazilian racial classification schemes defining a person based on the slightest variation of physical characteristics presumably associated with Black ancestry and/or white ancestry could either elevate or demote an individual on the racial ladder. The implementation of such a highly stratified method of categorizing race evidences an extreme effort on behalf of the white minority to preserve their economic, social, and political dominance over masses of people of mixed and unmixed African descent. Additionally, because of its relatively relaxed approach to manumission, which contributed to the rapid growth of free people of color, it was imperative for Brazil to develop a racial taxonomy based on infinite physical distinctions that simultaneously maintained its racial hierarchy and recognized the country’s widespread miscegenation.
The current official categories used by the Brazilian census are White (Branco), Brown (Pardo), Black (Preto), Asian/Yellow (Amarelo), and Indigenous (Indigena). It is estimated that the first three categories account for 99% of Brazilians. In 2010, a majority (50.7%) of the population identified themselves as Afro-Brazilians, a classification that includes both Black (7.6%) and mix-raced Brazilians (43.1%). In a 2010 census, more individuals identified themselves as Black than in 2000.
Despite the Brazilian efforts to project a racially neutral structure through what is known as a racial democracy, scholars have shown that a racial hierarchy composed of a graduated scale of color persists. The data shows that Afro-Brazilians are more economically, socially, and politically disadvantaged than their lighter-skinned counterparts. According to Seth Racusen, “all key socioeconomic variables demonstrate this wide gap between ‘Whites’ compared to ‘Browns’ and ‘Blacks.”‘
Brazilian media also reinforces the social preference for Whites by portraying them as symbols of “beauty, happiness, and middle-class success.” The concept portrayed in television seems consistent with the perception of reality. As indicated by Patricia de Santana Pinho, “the power of whiteness is lived by everyone in Brazil, and it is always operating either in opening or closing doors of opportunity and achievement.”
Given the strong negative stereotypes against dark-colored people and, on the other hand, the potential incentives that could be derived from affirmative action policies, individuals may have personal motivations to alter the designation of their race.
How individuals are classified does not depend solely on their physical appearance. The saying “money whitens” reminds Brazilians that the apparent wealth and status of a person, as well as the immediate social company, are important considerations for the observer who determines their race. Therefore, as individuals accumulate wealth they also gain color status. The ambiguity of race categories along with the deficiencies of the self-identification system makes it feasible for individuals to change their racial identities by becoming better educated or more affluent.
These attitudes can be found in other Latin American countries. Tanya Hernandez examined racial attitudes in Puerto Rico and Cuba, given the acceptance of race fluidity in the former country and the formal rejection of the concept of race in the latter. She found that, despite the apparent respect for social fluidity and flexible racial labeling, racial identity and identification are neither completely fluid nor neutral. For example, like in Mexico and Brazil, Cubans and Puerto Ricans also exercised the plasticity of race labeling in order to avoid Black designation in social status and self-identification. Today, many Puerto Ricans of mixed ancestry (usually called “triguenos” and “morenos”) prefer to classify *89 themselves as White rather than Black on census forms. This response, however, underestimates the long history of miscegenation and African ancestry of much of Puerto Rico’s population. Prejudice and discrimination against people of African descent are the principal reasons for this preference, since African ancestry is associated with slavery and extreme poverty.
Puerto Ricans perceive that having lighter skin and European features increases an individual’s socioeconomic opportunities. Darker complexions and African features severely limit an individual’s economic and social mobility. According to Wendy D. Roth, medium skin tones confer upon people a certain amount of status compared to those further toward the dark end of the color spectrum.
Research suggests that being discriminated against on the basis of color produces feelings of shame and embarrassment. Many Latin American Blacks harbor internalized attitudes about color and phenotype. Skin color, nose width, lip thickness, and hair texture weigh heavily on the self-esteem of Afro-Latinos, since these are considered racial signifiers of denigrated African ancestry. The belief exists among some Latin Americans that color is something that can be controlled by utilizing whitening creams and to “‘improve the race”‘ of their children.
Marrying someone with a lighter complexion is referred to as adelantando la raza (improving the race) under the theory of blanqueamiento. The concept of blanqueamiento refers to ethnic, cultural, and racial “whitening.” It is an ideology and a social practice that places a higher value on White culture while implicitly devaluing non- *90 White cultural norms. Blanqueamiento perpetuates a social hierarchy based on race by linking whiteness to status, wealth, power, modernity, and development, while implicitly associating blackness with a lack of cultural refinement, ambition, and civilization.
Despite the national ideologies of racial democracy, mestizaje, and racial blindness in Latin America, skin tone is a major marker of status and a form of symbolic capital. Light complexions and European features are highly valued; the darker, more African an individual appears, the lower that person is likely to be on the socioeconomic scale.
IV. Colorism in America
In America, skin color is an important signifier of beauty and social status. African-Americans’ preference for light complexions and European features dates back to the antebellum era when skin color determined an enslaved person’s work assignments. Dark-skinned slaves worked in the fields, while light-complexioned slaves worked in the slave owner’s home. James Stirling, a British writer who visited the American South in 1857, observed conditions on Southern plantations and wrote:
In judging of the welfare of the slaves, it is necessary to distinguish the different conditions of slavery. The most important distinction, both as regards numbers and its influence on the wellbeing of the slave, is that between houseservants and farm or fieldhands. The houseservant is comparatively well off. He is frequently born and bred in the family he belongs to; and even when this is not the case, the constant association of the slave and his master, *91 and master’s family, naturally leads to such an attachment as ensures good treatment. There are not wanting instances of devoted attachment on both sides in such cases. . . . The position of the fieldhands is very different; of those, especially, who labour on large plantations. Here there are none of those humanizing influences at work which temper the rigour of the system, nor is there the same check of public opinion to control abuse. The ‘force’ is worked en masse, as a great human mechanism; or, if you will, as a drove of human cattle.
The Hemingses of Monticello provides an example of how slaves with familial ties to their owners lived and worked during the antebellum period. Elizabeth Hemings was the daughter of an African woman and a White sea captain. She had 12 children, half of them by her owner, John Wayles whose legitimate daughter, Martha Wayles Skelton, married President Thomas Jefferson in 1772. After her father’s death, Martha inherited Elizabeth Hemings and her children and brought them to serve at Monticello. The Hemings were treated differently than other slaves at Monticello plantation. None of them worked in the fields. The women were considered a relatively privileged caste compared to others, and worked as house servants performing chores like sewing, mending clothes, looking after children, and baking cakes. The men served as valets, coach drivers, and butlers. Jefferson paid some of the men wages and gratuities, and others were allowed to hire themselves out to other employers of their choice. Sally Hemings, the young daughter of Elizabeth Hemings and John Wayles, was Martha’s half-sister and it was *92 said that the two bore a physical resemblance. Most historians now agree that Sally Hemings became Jefferson’s mistress and bore six of his children.
Lalita Tademy’s novel, Cane River, describes the intimate relationships among slave owners and female slaves that produced racially-mixed offspring. The characters are based on Tademy’s ancestors who she discovered after years of researching her family’s history. It is a narrative about four generations of women born into slavery along the Cane River in Louisiana. One character, Great-grandmother Elisabeth, had a daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter who bore the offspring of the French planters. In many cases, the children’s paternity was widely known and acknowledged by their fathers; but, since Louisiana’s laws did not allow slaves to be legally entitled to any property or money, these children were not allowed to inherit anything.
Prior to the Civil War, mixed-race Creoles in Louisiana had a social status that set them above enslaved persons. After the War, they were subjected to the “one-drop” rule, but they maintained family and community ties that distanced them from darker-skinned African-Americans. They were, as a Creole documentary put it, “too white to be black and too black to be white.”
After emancipation, the dark/light division was perpetuated by African-Americans who constructed social classes based on skin color. Blacks created “blue vein societies,” social clubs to which individuals were admitted only if their skin tone was light enough to make their veins visible on the underside of their arms. Color differences continued to *93 play an important role in the Black community. Mixed race individuals attempted to maintain the privileged status they had acquired during slavery. Separate communities were established in which access was based on skin color. Examples include Chatham and East Hyde Park in Chicago, and the Striver’s Row and Sugar Hill neighborhoods of New York.
Charles Waddell Chesnutt’s 1899 short story, The Wife of His Youth, satirized the pretensions of light-skinned African-Americans at the end of the nineteenth century. The protagonist of the story, Mr. Ryder, was the leader of the local “Blue Vein Society” who was dating a fair-skinned female member of the organization. Ryder claimed that he was free born and the product of a respected family, as this was a requirement for Blue Vein membership. He was confronted with a dilemma when a woman appeared in the community. She was an illiterate, dark-complexioned former slave who had spent years looking for her husband. Ryder initially denied knowing the woman. Eventually, his guilty conscious forced him to admit that he had lied about his background. Ryder acknowledged his marriage and reunited with the dark-skinned woman who was “the wife of his youth.”
Researchers have documented the ways in which many Black teachers in segregated schools during the pre-Brown v. Board of Education era were infected with the attitudes that preferred lighter-skinned children over darker-skinned students. Light-skinned students were selected as leads in plays and pageants, called on first in classroom discussions, and visibly favored by teachers. An example of this can be found in a recollection published by J. Saunders Redding, a writer and literary critic who was the first African-American to hold a faculty position at an Ivy League *94 university. Redding was the product of an influential Black family in Wilmington, Delaware. His brother, Louis L. Redding, was the attorney who represented the Delaware students in the consolidated cases remembered as Brown. In No Day of Triumph, Saunders Redding describes his experiences with colorism during his childhood. Wilmington’s Black population grew rapidly during and after the World War I years. A large number of Black families were moving from the rural South to work in factory jobs that were available in rapidly industrializing northern communities. The recent arrivals were poorer, less educated and often darker-complexioned than Wilmington’s Black middle class. To Saunders’ mother and grandmother, the new neighbors were perceived as a threat.
Redding recalled a public speaking contest in which he competed with a dark-skinned student. He was so nervous that he mumbled a few words before bursting into tears. In contrast, the dark-complexioned student’s performance was outstanding. Redding, who was lighter-complexioned and socially connected, was awarded first prize despite his dismal performance. A few years later, when Redding was in high school, the light-skinned, female principal discouraged him from maintaining a romantic relationship because the girl was poor and dark-skinned.
Wallace Thurman’s Harlem Renaissance novel, The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life, is a satire in which the theme is colorism in the 1920s New York. The novel’s dark-skinned protagonist, Emma Lou Morgan, internalized biases against dark-complexioned people. She grew up in Boise, Idaho, where she experienced discrimination by the lighter- *95 complexioned African-Americans throughout her childhood. She left Boise to attend to college in Los Angeles. From there, Emma Lou moved to Harlem where she worked as a maid and later as a teacher. Throughout the novel, Emma Lou is plagued by anxieties about her dark complexion. Her obsession with color prevented her from enjoying Harlem’s excitement. In New York, Emma Lou encountered discrimination from Blacks and Whites. At a Harlem party, a character explained intra-racial discrimination, stating, “people have to feel superior to something,” and expounded that light-complexioned African-Americans who look down on darker-skinned African-Americans were perpetuating a hierarchy of discrimination imposed by the White majority. After some romantic disappointments with light-complexioned men, Emma Lou finally accepted her appearance. The book’s title is derived from an old saying: “the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.”
In the early decades of the twentieth century, colorism fueled conflicts among African-American leaders, including Marcus Garvey, who was the head of the Universal Negro Improvement Organization. The organization attracted at least a half-million members, and it competed for a time with the NAACP for the position of the premier African-American advocacy group. Many of the NAACP’s members were educated and middle class. Garvey’s group appealed to the masses. Unlike the NAACP, which fought for integration, Garvey proposed *96 migration to Africa as the answer to the “Negro problem.” In 1931, Garvey, who had a very dark complexion and African features, claimed that W.E.B. Du Bois and the NAACP practiced colorism:
It is no wonder that Du Bois seeks the company of white people, because he hates black as being ugly . . . Yet this professor, who sees ugliness in being black, essays to be a leader of the Negro people and has been trying for over fourteen years to deceive them through his connection with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Now what does he mean by advancing colored people if he hates black so much? In what direction must we expect his advancement? We can conclude in no other way than that it is in the direction of losing our black identity and becoming, as nearly as possible, the lowest whites by assimilation and miscegenation.
Du Bois fervently denied Garvey’s claim, but there was some truth to it. Walter White was the head of the NAACP from the mid-1930s until his death in 1955. White’s light skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes did not display a hint of his African ancestry. He took advantage of his appearance to pass for White while conducting undercover investigations of lynchings and other hate crimes in the South. White’s colorism was reflected in the image of African-American women he actively promoted in Crisis, a periodical published by the NAACP. In the 1940s, Crisis was the most important magazine of opinion among African-Americans. The editors used photographs of predominantly light-skinned, college-educated women in an effort to displace entrenched notions of Black women as “Jezebels” or sexual victims. The editors wanted to refashion the image of Black women, but in doing so they promoted colorism. During the World War II years, the light-skinned, African-American actress Lena Horne was featured on two Crisis covers to promote a new *97 image of Black women. As one scholar explained:
The magazine preferred headshots of well-dressed, light-skinned African American women who were college-educated ladies, beauty-contest winners, soldiers’ wives, or celebrated entertainers, over photographs of dark-skinned women engaged in war-production work. Jane Cooke Wright (August 1942), Barbara Gonzales (March 1944), and Katheryn M. Davenport (August 1944) represent the Crisis’s typical war era cover girl. All three women avert their eyes from the photographer; the photograph showcases their upper torsos, shoulders, and faces, highlighting their light skin and carefully coiffed hair.
Alluding to the organization’s perceived elitism, some Blacks joked that the letters “NAACP” actually stood for the National Association for the Advancement of Certain People.
Colorism lives on. Today, African-American entertainers and actors are far more likely to have light coloring than dark complexions. With the exception of an occasional dark-skinned exotic, most Black models can easily pass the “paper bag” test, and many have racially ambiguous coloring and features. African-American news anchors and reporters rarely have dark complexions. Female entertainers, in particular, tend to have light skin and hair that is dyed blonde and made longer with hair extensions. Consider Halle Berry, Rihanna, and Alicia Keys. In her hit song, “Creole,” Beyonce Knowles sings about her Creole heritage and being an attractive combination of “red bone” and “yellow bone” (terms that refer to light-skinned Black women).
Pop singer Fantasia Barrino rose to fame as the 2004 winner on the popular television show, American Idol. She was the object of a barrage *98 of negative publicity surrounding her affair with a married man and the lawsuit his wife filed against her. Barinno attempted suicide and later told reporters that the media criticism was based on her dark skin and ethnic features. She said: “[w]hen I did [American] Idol, it seemed like everybody there was Barbied out. Slim, long hair, light eyes, light-skinned. And here I come with my dark skin, full nose, short hair and full lips-it was hard.” “Barbied out” referred to the appearance represented by the Barbie doll, one of the most successful toys of the twentieth century. Barbies are grown-up looking dolls that allow girls to reflect their personality and dreams in the roles imagined for them. Their appearance is an icon of female beauty and the American dream. The classic thin figure, blonde hair, and blue eyes reflect the Eurocentric ideal, a look that a dark-skinned person with African features could never achieve. Interestingly, when Barbies were introduced at the 1959 Toy Fair, blonde dolls outnumbered brunettes two to one.
V. Importing European Standards of Beauty
The modern definition of race did not appear until the middle of the eighteenth century. During that century, European publications shifted from identifying groups on the basis of their nationality to a preoccupation with race. By the mid-nineteenth century the classification of individuals by race was ubiquitous. However, the current standards for beauty, which reflect and perpetuate colorism, can be traced back into antiquity.
A pale complexion, fine facial features, and light-colored hair became the social construct of feminine beauty during the Classical period *99 of Ancient Greece (ca. 480-323 BC). For example, a female Greek portrait from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is described as possessing finely shaped features: large almond-shaped eyes, beautifully arching eyebrows, a full rounded mouth with a plump and bow-shaped upper lip. During this period, Greek artists made a dramatic advance in the execution of their craft. They learned to express the human body in a life-like and naturalistic manner, characterized by a system of proportions. Their statues were detailed, and with anatomically accurate forms. Consider the nude Aphrodite of Cnidos, by the Athenian sculptor Praxiteles, as an example. Expertly crafted presentations of the human anatomy and musculature were depicted in marble, stone, or bronze.
Africans, known as Ethiopians by the ancient Greeks, were present in the Hellenic world and were considered exotic. African images of athletes and entertainers were displayed in pottery and vases by utilizing an attractive black glaze. Noticeably, they were not shown in heroic roles or as aesthetic symbols, since the Classic ideal of beauty was entirely Eurocentric. Angela Harris articulated with conciseness the perceptions of whiteness and Eurocentrism that have informed both art and history: “more white is more European, and more European is more refined; less European is more primitive, and more primitive is more dark.”
The Romans adopted the Greek standard of beauty. The goddess Venus represented love and beauty and was considered the quintessence of feminine beauty and harmony. The famous statue, Venus de Milo, is exhibited in Paris at the Louvre. Her naked torso has an elongated silhouette and a sensual nudity that contrasts with an impassive expression. The nose is a continuation of the forehead forming the *100 classic “Greek profile.” Along with other interpretations of Venus, this image sets the standard by which feminine beauty is measured.
During the Renaissance (ca. 1300-1600), the aesthetics of the Classical period were revived. Botticelli’s Birth of Venus depicts the goddess emerging from the sea as a full-grown woman. Her cascading blonde hair accentuates her slender body and alabaster complexion. In another Botticelli, Venus and Mars, Venus lies opposite her lover Mars, god of war, who has fallen asleep apparently after making love to her. Her alertness, as the goddess of love, represents the triumph of love over war. Although it is believed that Simonetta Vespucci inspired the work of Boticelli, Venus was the expression of the artist’s ideal perception of beauty. During the Renaissance, realistic interpretation was avoided and positive attributes were highlighted. Venus has perfect skin, a high forehead, and a sharply defined chin. Her hair is strawberry blonde, she has delicate eyebrows, a strong nose, narrow mouth, and full lips. This idealized depiction shows the conception of perfect beauty that prevailed during the Italian Renaissance.
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Titian’s Venus with a Mirror and Tintoretto’s Leda and the Swan are examples of art that celebrate beauty in the “whiteness” of European women. Other Renaissance expressions of feminine beauty were along the same lines: Caucasian women with pale complexions and fine features.
*101 With the advent of the Atlantic slave trade in the fifteenth century and the colonization of the Americas, Asia, and Africa, black skin became the personification of the undesirable. By the early nineteenth century, theories of scientific racism were developed and widely accepted. Samuel Morton, a professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, published Crania Americana in 1839. In general, Morton claimed that differences in head shapes could predict a racial group’s intelligence and other personality traits. An appendix written by George Combe expanded upon the relationship between the natural talents and dispositions of nations and the development of their brains. Based on Morton’s findings, Combe highlighted the tendency of the Caucasian race to exhibit moral and intellectual improvement, while referring to the African race situation as one unbroken scene of moral and intellectual desolation, with the exception of some tribes. Combe’s opinion about the Native American race was even more critical: the author could not justify the miserable and savage conditions of these individuals, despite the long-term exposure of natives to European knowledge, enterprise, and energy.
Morton’s theory of Polygenesis hypothesized that racial groups did not share a common origin. This provided a “scientific” basis for viewing African-descended people as a different and inferior species, thus requiring interbreeding to improve the race. A lexicon emerged that equated “blackness” with negative traits. “Black,” “dark,” and “sinister” are considered adjectives stemming from the word “evil.” Common examples include “black hearts,” “black deeds,” and “black magic,” as well as referring to Satan as the “Prince of Darkness.”
*102 Whites expressed what it meant to be Black by portraying negative stereotypes of Blacks in entertainment and popular culture throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In the late nineteenth century, White performers darkened their faces with burnt cork, painted exaggerated White mouths, donned woolly wigs, and performed minstrel shows. The common themes in these performances were jokes highlighting laziness, ignorance, and other negative traits using crude versions of the Black dialect. Characters such as Jim Crow, a na ve and clumsy slave, exemplify this stereotype. With the advent of motion pictures in the early twentieth century, negative depictions of African-Americans moved to the screen. Furthermore, the negative connotation against Blacks became available to children through cartoons. For instance, the 1941 animation, Scrub Me Mamma with a Boogie Beat, depicts the life of a Black river community called Lazytown. With the exception of some Mammies, all men and animals appear sleeping or slacking during the day. The crude scenes of laziness and abandonment are suddenly changed when a modern riverboat arrives and the beautiful White ladies from the crew bring their energy and good manners to the town. This cartoon highlights the cultural preferences of Whites and displays many of the negative stereotypes of Blacks described so far.
In Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks, Donald Bogle identified other stereotypes depicted in popular films. Toms were always loyal, never turning against their White masters or employers. Coons, in contrast, were irresponsible, lazy, and dishonest. The Mammy was depicted as outspoken, overweight, and cantankerous. The Black Buck was a large, fearsome, dark-skinned, and hyper-sexualized male. The *103 Tragic Mulatto was a fair-skinned female attempting to pass for White. She was a sympathetic character confused by a divided racial heritage. More recently, the “Jezebel” was depicted as seductive, promiscuous, and predatory. Racial stereotypes were a staple of films, cartoons, comic books, and novels well into the 1960s.
In the 1960s, the Civil Rights movement altered the legal status of African-Americans. The official regime of state-sponsored discrimination was eliminated by Civil Rights legislation. For a brief period during the Black Power era, Blacks embraced their African heritage. A rejection of Eurocentric standards of beauty and the establishment of the politics of representation were encouraged. Women were urged to abandon hair strengtheners and skin-lightening creams. The “Afro” hairstyle became fashionable, and African-inspired clothing communicated the wearer’s racial consciousness. The prevailing sentiment was captured in James Brown’s popular song, “Say it Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud.”
The Black Arts movement introduced a “Black Aesthetic” to art, music, and literature. A revolution took place, which allowed Black artists to look at their social order from their own perspective. The 1960s were a time of protests, demonstrations, and urban riots; a *104 turning point in the way African-Americans perceived themselves. However, their hopes for a permanent transformation were too optimistic. By the late 1970s, the Black Power Movement declined. Opposition to Eurocentric standards survives today in the Black Studies Departments at Universities and in some “Afrocentric” organizations and charter schools, but it has largely disappeared from popular culture.
The commercialization of negative stereotypes has re-emerged and the entertainment industry is exploiting them for profit. Rap music is a multi-billion dollar industry. In the 1990s, “gangster rap” glamorized a ghetto subculture. This was reflected in behavior and attitudes that rejected mainstream values and glamorized dangerous and self-destructive behavior. Conspicuous consumption, ostentatious displays of jewelry, fast cars, and scantily clad women are the images that still predominate in music videos and magazines. Complexion Obsession: A Hip Hop Documentary is a two-part documentary created by Joy Daily. Using filmed interviews of several entertainers, the documentary shows how deeply colorism is embedded in the ethos of hip hop.
In a contemporary representation, the “Jezebel” character is the video vixen, a prominent character in gangster rap songs. Lil’ Kim and Nicki Minaj are current manifestations of this stereotype: they employ exaggerated expressions of femininity and sexuality in their performances; they present images that commodify Black female sexuality; and they are bound by an old stereotype in which Black women are predisposed to *105 sexual deviance and lewdness.
Rap’s product is an extravagant image of life in inner-city neighborhoods. Tough ghetto youths are shown driving luxury cars and wearing oversized shirts and baggy pants while displaying a menacing visage. The “thug” image that many rappers project is merely an updated version of the “Buck” character: a large, threatening, and hyper-sexualized Black male. The old expression “I don’t want nothing black but a Cadillac” conveyed African-American males’ preference for light-skinned women. This attitude persists in hip-hop culture. According to Patricia Hill Collins, the values of individualism, personal expression, and material well-being have prevailed in the hip-hop culture, while issues of racial failure have been overlooked.
VI. Internalized Stereotypes
In the 1970 novel The Bluest Eye, the celebrated author, Toni Morrison, deconstructed Eurocentric standards of beauty. Morrison’s novel conveyed the psychic damage that some Black women suffer as a result of the construction of beauty and desirability in a racially coded society. The story portrays the tragic lives of an impoverished Black family in 1940s America. The eleven-year-old protagonist, Pecola Breedlove, believes she is ugly because her conception of beauty is based on the Eurocentric standard. The title, The Bluest Eye, is derived from Pecola’s intense desire for blue eyes for which she prays every night. Pecola’s obsession and traumatic experiences eventually drive her insane. Pecola’s predicament was caused by internalized attitudes about what was considered attractive and desirable in her immediate reality.
*106 Since 1939, Kenneth and Mamie Clark developed research about self-identification in young children. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, they conducted a series of studies that became known as the “doll tests.” Their studies found differences among children attending segregated schools in Washington D.C. compared to those in integrated schools in New York City. They found that Black children often preferred to play with White dolls over Black ones. When asked to fill in a human figure with the color of their own skin, they frequently chose a lighter shade than was accurate. The children gave the color “White” attributes such as good and pretty, but “Black” was seen bad and ugly. The test was used to show the harm that segregation inflicted on young children, contributing to a sense of inferiority and self-hatred. The Clarks testified as expert witnesses in several of the NAACP’s school desegregation cases and their studies were relied on by the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education.
Over the last two decades, a substantial body of empirical and theoretical work in cognitive psychology has confirmed that the causes of discriminatory actions often operate at an unconscious level without the individual’s awareness of the source. Discrimination is an interaction of social cognitions about race and behavioral outlets that bring congruence to a person’s racial preferences and social settings. Many of these beliefs are formed during the early childhood years, and they serve as a basis for judgments about events, groups, and ideas during their adult years. Socialized beliefs can provoke negative sentiments when individuals make judgments about issues that activate stereotypes.
*107 Overt racism has diminished considerably in the years since the Civil Rights laws were enacted, but unconscious stereotypes about color persist, and they are triggered by the ways in which the brain processes information. “Categorization” allows the brain to quickly process large amounts of information. It operates at a level independent of conscious attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions. Categorization is an essential cognitive activity enabling individuals to reduce the enormous diversity in the world to a manageable level. Categorization is the process of understanding something based on an individual’s knowledge of that which is similar and that which is different. It allows individuals to relate new experiences to old experiences; the unfamiliar becomes familiar. Each object and event in the world is perceived, remembered, and utilized for predicting the future, inferring the existence of unobservable traits or properties, and attributing the causation of events. The process is spontaneous and measured in milliseconds.
According to Frances Aboud, who conducted research on prejudice in young children, categorization develops at an early age. In one of her studies with young children aged 3 to 5, volunteers were given a half-dozen positive adjectives such as “good,” “kind,” and “clean” and an equal number of negative adjectives such as “mean,” “cruel” and “bad.” They asked children to match each adjective to one of the two drawings. One drawing depicted a White person; the other showed a Black person. The *108 results showed that 70% of the children assigned nearly every positive adjective to the White faces and nearly every negative adjective to the Black faces. A subsequent study, also conducted by Aboud, demonstrated that these attitudes were not taught by the children’s parents or teachers. Commenting on Aboud’s research, Shankar Vedantam explained that children’s racial attitudes are the products of unspoken messages emanating from the environments in which they reside. Young children experience a world in which most people who live in nice houses are White. Most people on television are White, especially the people who are shown in positions of authority, dignity, and power. Most of the storybook characters they see are White, and it is the White children who perform heroic, clever, and generous things. Young children conclude that there must be an unspoken rule in society that forces Whites to marry Whites because everywhere they look White husbands are be married to White wives. Young children who are trying rapidly to orient themselves in their environments receive messages about race and color, not once or twice, but thousands of times. Everywhere a child looks, whether it is on television, in movies, in books, or online, their inferences are confirmed. As they grow older, these messages remain in their unconscious psyches and can be triggered by the categorization process.
Unconscious stereotyping is associated with the categorization process. According to Quadflieg and Macrae, upon the perception of a target, social categorization is expected to occur, which in turn activates stereotypical knowledge that is then used to evaluate, judge, or predict a person’s personality or behavior. Attitudes about African-Americans are internalized at an early age and retained into adulthood. This may explain why dark-skinned Black defendants get longer prison sentences than their lighter-complexioned counterparts and why most Americans prefer lighter to darker skin tones.
*109 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other laws protect against discrimination based on color, but courts have been less receptive to claims alleging intra-racial discrimination. Legal scholars have argued that courts should be more receptive to cases alleging discrimination based on color. These are accurate conclusions and important recommendations, but the color problem is much larger. Successful employment claims will not stop individuals from straightening their hair, donning blonde wigs, or wearing blue contact lenses. Laws will not diminish the worldwide, multi-million dollar market for skin-lightening creams. Court cases will not end the preference for light-complexioned models and entertainers. Regulations will not change the images we see in television, movies, magazines, online, and elsewhere that reinforce colorism every day.
In the classic jazz song What Did I Do To Be So Black and Blue, composed by Fats Waller in 1929 and interpreted by Louis Armstrong, a lonely, dark-skinned woman laments her inability to attract male attention:
Cold empty bed . . . springs hurt my head
Feels like ole ned . . . wished I was dead
What did I do . . . to be so black and blue
Even the mouse . . . ran from my house
They laugh at you . . . and all that you do
What did I do . . . to be so black and blue
I’m white . . . inside . . . but, that don’t help my case
That’s life . . . can’t hide . . . what is in my face
How would it end . . . ain’t got a friend
My only sin . . . is in my skin
What did I do . . . to be so black and blue.
*110 Colorism is a vestige of the colonial era when European countries invaded Africa, Asia, and the Americas and imposed their standards on the indigenous populations along with the Africans they imported and enslaved. Perhaps unconsciously, Michael Jackson and Sammy Sosa wanted to make themselves more physically attractive, which to them meant having a light complexion, European features, and straightened hair.
Colorism is well documented in academic research but largely ignored by policymakers. It is as alive today as it was a century ago. Dark-skinned African-Americans and other minorities do not have the same opportunities for advancement as those with light complexions. This form of discrimination is as injurious as invidious racism. Colorism is a combination of overt and unconscious discrimination that places a high value on light complexions and European features while devaluing dark skin and African phenotypes. As America becomes a more multi-racial society, old-fashioned racism is declining, but colorism and unconscious bias persist. If this trend does not change, it will mean that the darkest-complexioned, most African-looking people will continue to receive the worst treatment.
In our last issue we proved that God refers to Babylon the Great as a NATION, as a national entity, a recognized nation among the nations of the world. Babylon is also a LARGE NATION, with huge land masses, and is surrounded by SEAS. This fact is often refuted by Bible scholars, who declare that Babylon is ONLY A SYSTEM, and NOT a nation or a literal city. In so doing, they fulfill the prophecies concerning the shepherds of Babylon who lead their people totally astray.
Rome is usually pointed at as being BABYLON THE CITY, if a literal city is even recognized. Rome, however, DOES NOT come close to being able to fulfill the PARAMETERS OF GOD for the identification of the city, Babylon. It fails in almost ALL ASPECTS. Because it does not meet the requirements of GOD, ROME CANNOT BE THE “GREAT CITY” BABYLON. This is not to say that Rome is not important in prophecy, for it is – it plays a major role and IS PART OF THE BABYLONIAN SYSTEM!
The argument goes that Rome is a CITY-STATE, and the Vatican is in reality a NATION, which it is, BUT BEYOND THAT FACT IT UTTERLY FAILS ALL OF THE PARAMETERS FOR BABYLON THE GREAT. Babylon the Great is a LARGE NATION, with MANY CITIES. IT HAS MANY HUGE WARM WATER SEAPORTS, A HUGE MILITARY, A SPACE PROGRAM, ETC. Rome does NOT fulfill any of these. Therefore BELIEVE GOD AND NOT MAN.
If you want to understand what is happening in world events, you must first properly identify the players. If you misidentify them, your scenario will never play out, and you will end up confused and bewildered because it did not go down as you expected. This is exactly what is going to happen to the vast majority of prophetic teachers in America today – their scenarios are not playing out, in fact they are being contradicted left and right. All of the emphasis for years has been ON THE BABYLONIAN SYSTEM ONLY, and that it would be run from a REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE. Scholars told us to look and watch Europe and the EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET, known variously as the EEC OR EC. That area of the world, they all claimed, would produce the antichrist and the antichrist system.
This claim is made from a mis-interpretation of Daniel 7, 2 and 4, which is then carried to Revelation 13, 17 and 18, which we will prove in various articles in the CIS SCANNER. Word from Christian research ministries in the UK tells us the EC is in shambles, and most likely will not come to fruition as planned, and there are many items that have to be worked out. The number of nations involved does not agree with Daniel or Revelation, at this time. Because it does not, many TWIST THE WORD to make it fit. The EC continues to EXPAND, and the the parameters laid down by God through His prophets cannot be met by the EC.
For example, the current theme in the prophetic circles is to say that THE EC will go to 13 members, and then 3 will be removed, leaving 10. They claim THAT IS WHAT DANIEL “MEANT” TO SAY. A careful reading of Daniel 7 will show you that A BEAST WITH 10 HORNS EMERGES, AN 11TH ONE COMES UP AMONG THEM, HE REMOVES THREE OF THEM. 10-3=7! 7 + 1 = 8 total! Revelation 13 & 17 AGREE! “He is of the seven and is the EIGHTH”! BELIEVE GOD. This is PERVERSION OF SCRIPTURE to make something FIT, because they have a BIAS and a PRECONCEIVED THEOLOGY, and thus they have to “force” Scripture to make it match.
The fact is, the 10 Kings of Daniel 2 (the ten toes), Daniel Seven’s fourth Beast and the 10 Kings of Revelation ARE NOT THE SAME, What is happening is a cross-application that appears to be incorrect. The 10 Kings of Revelation 17, that give their power unto a BEAST THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN PREVIOUSLY DEFINED!
What CIS is saying is that THE UN BEAST POWER RISES UP, and divides the world INTO 10 BIO-REGIONS or KINGDOMS, which we believe has already been done under the Club of Rome. NAFTA is part of that plot, for they use TRADE AND ECONOMICS TO SET UP THEIR REGIONS. As it the WTO. BIO-REGION ONE IS CANADA, MEXICO AND AMERICA. NAFTA concerns FREE TRADE (no borders) between Canada, America and Mexico. THE EC IS THE “NAFTA” OF EUROPE. The goal: GLOBAL FREE TRADE with NO NATIONAL BORDERS. Each region has a LEADER/KING. This BEAST POWER, of DANIEL 7, gains its strength from SEVEN PRIMARY WESTERN KINGDOMS. It goes forth, according to Daniel, and DEVOURS THE WHOLE WORLD. Its headquarters are in THE NATION, BABYLON THE GREAT. It is controlled by THE WEST.
We are not saying that the final result of the EC will not be 10 kingdoms. The EC is the counterpart of NAFTA for Europe, a BIO-REGION BEING FORMED. We are not saying that those possible 10 kingdoms will not play an important part in prophecy. We are saying simply that Scripture places the SPOTLIGHT ON ANOTHER ENTITY, That entity is a SINGULAR NATION, from her BIRTH ONWARD, not a confederation of nations, and that nation is the greatest SINGULAR NATION to ever grace planet earth! THAT NATION IS BABYLON THE GREAT, THE DAUGHTER OF THE CHALDEANS. IT IS THIS ENTITY THAT SPAWNS AND CONTROLS THE FOURTH BEAST OF DANIEL, THE UNITED NATIONS.
It is also a fact that the Bible does not even remotely suggest the revival of an Old Roman Empire, which we shall get into later in this series. It not only does not suggest it, but both Daniel and John CATEGORICALLY DENY IT. Rome is not to be revived, BABYLON IS TO BE REVIVED, AND BABYLON OF THE END TIME IS PORTRAYED AS A SINGULAR NATION, NEVER AS AN ASSEMBLY OF NATIONS, AS IS THE EC!
Babylon is THE PRIME MOVER of an ANTICHRIST ALLIANCE, of which the G-7 nations could be a fulfillment, but it cannot, at this time, be proved this is the case. Many prophecy teachers will tell you that all of the Old Testament prophecies against Babylon have been totally fulfilled. They apply ONLY, they claim, to ancient Babylon, and the vast majority of commentaries will tell you the same thing. THE ACTUAL FACT IS JUST THE OPPOSITE! When we first began to examine the Babylonian doctrines, we found commentary after commentary that said ALL OF THESE EVENTS HAD TRANSPIRED AND WERE FULFILLED IN THE ANCIENT PAST.
We then went to the larger libraries and conducted a SECULAR SEARCH of the records on ancient Babylon. SURPRISE, SURPRISE!! The actual cuneiform records, some written by the rulers of ancient Babylon, spelled out a totally different story!!! These stories matched up with the secular historians!!! In point of fact, 90-95% of the prophecies against Babylon, written by Jeremiah, Isaiah and Habakkuk, REMAIN YET TO BE FULFILLED. THEY ALL POINT TO A GREAT END TIME NATION OF VAST WEALTH AND POWER, A NATION THAT IS THE GREATEST NATION THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN! Christ confirmed Jeremiah, Isaiah, Habakkuk and all the other Old Testament prophets as being GENUINE! Therefore, if they are genuine, THEIR WRITINGS MUST ALL COME TRUE, FOR THAT IS THE MARK OF A TRUE PROPHET OF GOD!!
You simply CANNOT BELIEVE the data in some areas of the commentaries on the market today. They are full of distortions, mistakes and much erroneous reporting of actual facts. Some of them are also an attempt by the Luciferians to INFILTRATE AND DESTROY THE WORD OF GOD. BEWARE OF ALL NEW TRANSLATIONS OF SCRIPTURE, FOR THE WORD OF GOD IS BEING CHANGED, A BIT AT A TIME. Remember that Christ, Paul, Peter, John and Jude all warned that APOSTASY AND DECEPTION would sweep the vast majority of the latter day church into eternal ruin! YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE ONE OF THEM. Almost all of what Jeremiah, Isaiah, Habakkuk, and others wrote concerning Babylon APPLIES TO THE LAST DAY BABYLON.
There are in reality THREE APPEARANCES OF BABYLON on earth from the flood:
1. Nimrod’s Babylon.
2. Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon.
3. Modern Babylon.
When God gave the prophets the visions of Babylon, they referred to an entity that RISES, FALLS, RISES AND FALLS, AND FINALLY RISES FOR THE LAST TIME AT THE END OF THE AGE, DURING THE LAST GENERATION OF ISRAEL. THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE VISIONS AND PROPHECIES CULMINATE IN A LAST DAY GREAT NATIONAL ENTITY AND WITHIN THAT NATION IS A CITY “MYSTERY BABYLON” Because the latter day BABYLON plays such a key role in ANTICHRIST ACTIVITY upon earth in the LAST DAYS, the vast majority of prophecies from the Old Testament ARE AGAINST THIS LATTER DAY NATION. It is that simple!!
Because Babylon is a SINGULAR NATION that TURNS UPON ITS HERITAGE OF GOD, AND DESTROYS IT TO BECOME THE ANTICHRIST POWER OF THE END TIMES, it is of vital importance that we PROPERLY IDENTIFY WHO THIS NATION IS. One of the crucial prophecies against Babylon the Nation is found in Jeremiah 50. This verse of Scripture is SO STRICT in application that only two nations in the whole world fit it, and they fit WITHIN A VERY NARROW TIME FRAME, and that time frame was given to us by Jesus Himself in the Parable of the Fig Tree. This time parameter is so strict that these nations must fulfill every parameter within an 8o year span!
Stop to think about this; that TWO NATIONS must rise upon the earth, in a proper sequence, and they both must be present during an 80 year time span, do certain things, then it becomes a strict parameter. The events of nation take place over many years, and most nations are quite old!!
“Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bare you shall be ashamed: BEHOLD, THE
shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.”
As we stated in our first article, this is one of the most exacting parameters God gives us to identify this last great NATIONAL ENTITY called Babylon the Great. First, she must have a MOTHER THAT BORE HER. Secondly, this mother obviously MUST PRECEDE HER, LIVE DURING HER ENTIRE LIFE, AND WATCH HER BURN, AND SURVIVE HER DURING THE LAST PART OF THE TRIBULATION. That gives us several clues. First, the mother could not be a close neighbor, for she too would burn with Babylon. Secondly, we are now speaking of TWO NATIONS, that MUST LIVE DURING THE SAME TIME PERIOD. How easy is that to accomplish?
The mother MUST BE the prime mover in the establishment of Babylon. Babylon then, must be a direct offspring. The people who first established this nation will be from this “mother country”. Third, this relationship must remain THROUGHOUT the life of Babylon, with the “mother” being very close to Babylon itself in terms of CONTROL AND FUNCTION.
These parameters are crucial, and very strict. As was asked previously, who is the mother of Iraq? Who is the mother of the EC, which is DISQUALIFIED ANYWAY BECAUSE THE EC IS AN ASSEMBLY OF NATIONS, not ONE national entity from its birth!? Who is the mother of Rome, which is a CITY, and NOT A LARGE NATIONAL ENTITY. Who is the mother of Russia? Who is the mother of Israel or Jerusalem? These nations or cities have all been advanced at one time or another as being “Babylon”.
The second aspect is that Babylon THE NATION is referred to as the HINDERMOST OF THE NATIONS. Jeremiah is looking down the tunnel of time, and is saying that BABYLON will be the LAST AND THE GREATEST NATION TO RISE IN THIS AGE. Of the great nations of the world today, who is the youngest? Everyone knows that America is THE YOUNGEST OF THE POWERFUL NATIONS, and is also THE GREATEST NATION TO EVER GRACE PLANET EARTH. It is also the HINDERMOST in the perspective of THE LAST RISE OF BABYLON!!
Does Rome fulfill this parameter? Does Iraq? Russia? Does the EC, which is disqualified because it is an ALLIANCE OF NATIONS? None of them do; they do not come close!! Why cannot people simply accept what God says? There are only TWO NATIONS IN THE WORLD that fulfill this parameter! ONLY TWO!! And they fit it like a GLOVE. This one verse ALONE would identify who Babylon is!! ENGLAND AND AMERICA are the ONLY NATIONS IN THE WORLD TO FULFILL THIS PROPHECY TO THE EXACT LETTER.
You see, it is not a matter of EVIDENCE, it is a matter of REFUSING THE EVIDENCE GIVEN. It is a matter of personal bias, of prejudice, of refusal to accept God and His Word. Scripture is not written in a complex manner. It is written in a manner that even a ten year old can understand, IF THE HEART IS RIGHT. God says HE WILL CHOOSE OUR DELUSIONS. Why would God, the holder of ALL TRUTH, who wants us to KNOW ALL TRUTH, turn right around and say he will PICK OUR DELUSIONS? Only one reason: THE HEART IS NOT RIGHT!!
We have received some calls from people furious that we called America, “Babylon”. We were accused of “manipulating” Scripture. We have not “manipulated” Scripture at all. We merely PRESENT IT FOR WHAT IT SAYS. God has picked THEIR DELUSIONS. THEIR HEARTS ARE NOT RIGHT. You could give them hundreds of verses to prove America is Babylon and they would all be UTTERLY REJECTED. Why? Because for whatever reason buried in their secret heart, THEY CANNOT ACCEPT TRUTH. THEY DO NOT WANT AMERICA TO BE BABYLON.
They want motherhood and apple pie. They want Thanksgiving and Christmas. THEY WANT TO LIVE IN THEIR DELUSIONS. It is a SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS, because they do not WANT the real truth!! It is too painful for them to accept. The vast majority, however, simply HAVE NOT STUDIED IT OUT, and because they have not, SIMPLY DO NOT REALIZE AMERICA’S IDENTITY!
ANTICHRIST TO RISE IN DECEPTION
The other clue given in Scripture that should place us ON GUARD, is the fact that ANTICHRIST RISES IN DECEPTION. It is a DECEPTIVE PLOY OF SATAN. Deception means what it says: BABYLON WILL RISE TO FULL POWER WITH THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE NOT RECOGNIZING WHO BABYLON IS!. Do you understand what that means? It means that BABYLON THE NATION will not REVEAL ITS TRUE NATURE UNTIL THE VERY END. The MASK WILL BE RIPPED OFF and EXPOSED only after the DECEPTIVE RISE, AND ALL CONTROLLING FORCES ARE IN PLACE. Because deception usually works in REVERSALS (MIRROR IMAGES), and we end up with ANTICHRIST, then what is the REVERSE OF ANTICHRIST?
Thus it will be that THE LATTER DAY BABYLON will BEGIN AS A CHRISTIAN NATION. A NATION BASKING IN THE SUNLIGHT OF JESUS CHRIST!! That is what deception really means! For example, in Revelation, Jesus Christ spoke of a church called Laodicea, the lukewarm, apostate, social gospel church of the LAST DAYS. He said they were positive they were all saved and going to heaven. They were positive their works were APPROVED BY GOD. They were ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE OF ALL THIS. Jesus said:
Do you see? THEY KNEW NOT THAT THE OPPOSITE WAS THE TRUTH!!! Their claim to salvation was IN REALITY A CLAIM TO ETERNAL RUIN. Their claim of good works, WAS IN REALITY A CLAIM TO EVIL WORKS. DECEPTION IS A REVERSAL OF THE REALITY. The person caught up in a deception is UTTERLY UNAWARE OF IT. He/she usually will not EVEN CONSIDER AN OPPOSING POINT OF VIEW, which is one of the CLUES they are in deception. Deception is SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS, and the Bible claims that SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS COMES FROM DISOBEDIENCE TO THE WORD OF GOD, or A REFUSAL OF THE WORD OF GOD!!
THE PARAMETERS FOR THE
NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION OF BABYLON
We will now examine some of the KEY PARAMETERS laid down by God to PROVE THAT AMERICA IS BABYLON THE GREAT, AND THAT NEW YORK CITY IS THE “GREAT CITY BABYLON”, THE HOME OF MYSTERY BABYLON. Are you willing to face what God has to say? Are you willing to ACCEPT what God tells you? Are you willing to BELIEVE what God says, though it may mean a radical change in your thinking? When one discovers that one’s beloved nation is portrayed by God as the ULTIMATE EVIL UPON EARTH, it is a shock. It shocks people to their very core. PEOPLE WHO DO NOT KNOW WHO AMERICA IS ARE UNDER A DECEPTION. TO COME OUT FROM DECEPTION IS DIFFICULT AND PAINFUL. There are several phases a person goes through in this process:
1. ABSOLUTE DENIAL, EVEN THOUGH THE FACTS PRESENTED CANNOT BE REFUTED.
Usually, the letters we get are angry letters, short and terse, simply saying IT IS FALSE, UNTRUE and America IS NOT BABYLON. No Scripture is ever presented, and if it is, it is taken way out of context. THIS IS A REFUSAL TO ACCEPT TRUTH.
2. CONSIDERATION THAT IT MIGHT BE POSSIBLE.
The individual moves from REFUSAL and DENIAL to a painful recognition that IT MIGHT BE TRUE. The heart is being moved BY GOD to accept A POSSIBILITY; THE MIND IS OPENING UP.
3. ANGER AT BEING LIED TO, OR BEING MISLED FOR SO LONG.
The next reaction is ANGER because one was misled, and the more one begins to see the real truth, the deeper goes the anger. We have to remember that DECEPTION was the key to all END TIME EVENTS, AND THAT IS NOT A MINOR DECEPTION, BUT MASSIVE!!
4. LOSS AND SADNESS, WITH TEARS OF SORROW.
Many people report to us that when it is finally confirmed to them BY THE LORD, they enter into a period of depression and sadness. In point of fact, who would not? It is a sense of deep betrayal. We are now entering a NEW PHASE, A PHASE OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH.
5. CONFUSION. A STATE OF NOT BEING SURE, OF GOING FROM BELIEVING TO DENIAL.
The mind and soul does not want to accept the facts as given in Scripture. The person involved goes back and forth, from acceptance to denial. To YES IT IS, to IT CANNOT BE. The mind says YES, the heart says NO.
6. GRADUAL ACCEPTANCE BECAUSE IT CANNOT BE DENIED.
During this phase, the facts of Scripture cannot be denied, although an attempt to argue with God is involved. God’s Word, however, outweighs OUR WANTS OR OUR DESIRES. FAITH IN GOD’S TRUTH GRADUALLY WINS OUT. GROWTH IS NOW A FACT.
7. PREPARATION FOR LOVED ONES, BECAUSE IT IS A TRUTH, AND IT HAS RAMIFICATIONS.
The final acceptance, long and painful, leads to resolve to prepare for family and loved ones. The fact of America’s being BABYLON THE GREAT has major ramifications for the Christian.
8. FULL ACCEPTANCE AND RELIANCE UPON GOD. TRUST IN GOD’S WORD. SPIRITUAL GROWTH HAS OCCURRED.
Growth can only come from challenge. Challenge means to have your PRESET VIEWS ASSAULTED. It means CONFRONTATION by things you DID NOT BELIEVE TRUE AT ALL. Growth is PAINFUL. It hurts, but as WE GROW, as we OPEN OUR MINDS to many facets of God’s Word, WE BECOME MUCH STRONGER.
These phases may be gone through rapidly or slowly, depending upon the make-up of the person. CIS is asking you, the reader, to ACCEPT GOD’S WORD AS PLAINLY STATED. We are NOT asking you to BELIEVE ANYTHING WE SAY, but rather, that you DIG DEEPER INTO THE WORD AND BELIEVE WHAT GOD SAYS!
BABYLON A CHRISTIAN NATION AT BIRTH
One of the key parameters laid down by the Old Testament prophets is the implication, at least, that the latter day nation Babylon would be born a CHRISTIAN NATION, A NATION WITH THE HERITAGE OF GOD. Paradoxically, it is also portrayed as a nation that LABORED IN THE OCCULT FROM ITS VERY INCEPTION. In other words, Babylon is a nation with a SPLIT PERSONALITY, that claims both CHRIST AND LUCIFER AT THE SAME TIME. These two claims MERGE at the end, when APOSTATE AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY MERGES WITH THE “LUCIFERIANS”.
This paradox can be easily resolved when you understand that OCCULT FORCES ALWAYS WORK IN SECRET AND IN DARKNESS, while the CHRISTIAN ASPECTS ARE ALWAYS PLAINLY VISIBLE. In other words, the Bible portrays America as being VISIBLY CHRISTIAN, while behind the scenes THE ILLUMINISTS, AND THE MASONIC FORCES labor to bring America into their dominion. AMERICA IS A REFLECTION OF THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL, BETWEEN CHRIST AND SATAN, WITH EVIL TEMPORARILY WINNING OUT BECAUSE THE PEOPLE ABANDONED THE TRUE GOSPEL OF CHRIST. Babylon is a replay of ancient Israel!
Babylon America finally goes under the dominion of the OCCULTIC FORCES (Revelation 18:3), which founded lodges in America as soon as she was born in the 1700’s.
“Because ye were glad, because ye rejoiced, O YE DESTROYERS
because ye are grown fat as the heifer at grass, and bellow as bulls; (Jeremiah 50:11).”
Babylon had the HERITAGE OF GOD and it turns and destroys it. At the same time it has the HERITAGE OF GOD, which we will explore to find out what it is, Isaiah 47:12 makes a comment that is just the opposite:
“Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the MULTITUDE OF THY SORCERIES,
WHEREIN THOU HAST LABOURED FROM THY YOUTH;..”
The word for sorceries is “kesheph”, which means WITCHCRAFT, OR MAGIC. The root is “kashaph” and it means TO WHISPER A SPELL, TO ENCHANT, TO PRACTICE MAGIC OR WITCHCRAFT. Babylon is INVOLVED IN THE OCCULT from its YOUTH UP. Yet God then makes this statement in Jeremiah 51:7:
“Babylon hath been a GOLDEN CUP
IN THE LORD’S HAND, that made all the earth drunken:
the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.”
The word “golden” is “zahab” and it means TO SHIMMER, GOLD, FAIR WEATHER, CLEAR SKY. It implies, NICE, GOOD, PLEASANT, OF VALUE. Immediately we see A SPLIT PERSONALITY, A NATION THAT IS BOTH CHRISTIAN AND ANTICHRIST. Exactly what is the heritage of God? A search of Scripture will prove out the following:
1. It refers to land (Psalm 135:12)
2. It refers to children (Psalm 127:5)
3. It refers to Israel and her people (Joel 2:17)
4. It refers to Christians (1 Peter 5:3)
5. It refers to the Word of God (1 Peter 5:3)
6. It refers to the COVENANTS OF GOD by implication.
The COVENANTS OF GOD are the first and foremost of this “heritage”, because it is upon the covenants that all of the others REST. It is the COVENANTS THAT ESTABLISH THE OWNERSHIP, which in turn, is the basis of the heritage. If Babylon had the HERITAGE OF GOD, WHICH IT DESTROYS, and this heritage applies to land, children, people and most of all COVENANTS, then America, to fulfill this prophecy, would have to have been at one time CONSIDERED BY GOD TO BE HIS, AND THE PEOPLE HIS. They would have entered into a spiritual covenant, WILLINGLY, and would have declared JESUS CHRIST, and GOD THE FATHER as their source of GUIDANCE AND AUTHORITY.
The Supreme Court of the United States TWICE ruled that America WAS A CHRISTIAN NATION. The 1891 decision was very clear about what that meant. We can easily prove that BABYLON IS PORTRAYED AS A PRETRIBULATIONAL AND TRIBULATION NATION, which means IT IS A NATION WITHIN THE CHURCH AGE, thus UNDER THE NEW COVENANT. If a person accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, then that person is GRAFTED INTO THE NATION ISRAEL, and becomes part of the heritage of God. It cannot be otherwise, something Paul confirmed:
IS NO DIFFERENCE
between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him
Under the New Covenant of Jesus Christ, which is a NEW HEART VIA REGENERATION, there is NO DIFFERENCE between Jew and Gentile. ALL COME INTO THE NEW COVENANT VIA THE SAME WAY: REBIRTH.
“For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery,
lest ye should be wise in your own conceits;
that BLINDNESS IN PART IS HAPPENED TO ISRAEL,
until the FULNESS OF THE GENTILES BE COME IN
What are the Gentiles brought INTO? What do they COME INTO? ISRAEL! They become part of ISRAEL, VIA THE FAITH OF ABRAHAM, THE FAITH OF CHRIST (THE SAME FAITH THEY BOTH HAD). They enter into ISRAEL, INTO GOD’S PEOPLE, via the NEW COVENANT.
“And if some of the branches be broken off,
and thou, being a WILD OLIVE TREE, wert GRAFTED IN AMONG THEM,
and WITH THEM PARTAKEST
OF THE ROOT AND FATNESS OF THE OLIVE TREE;
The Christian, says Paul, is GRAFTED INTO THE OLIVE TREE OF ISRAEL. They become partakers of ISRAEL. They become the HERITAGE OF GOD, GOD’S PEOPLE. If they are God’s people, THEN THEY ARE PART OF GOD’S PROGRAM, and if part of the program, will they be a part of God’s blessings?
“Boast NOT AGAINST THE BRANCHES.
But if thou boast,
THOU BEAREST NOT THE ROOT, BUT THE ROOT THEE
Paul warns Christians against boasting against Israel, or to word it another way, TO NOT RUN ISRAEL DOWN SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY REJECT CHRIST. Do not sit there and point a finger at Israel, or hate Israel, or the Jew, because, says Paul, THEY ARE THE ROOT, AND THEY BEAR YOU, NOT THE OTHER WAY ROUND.
There are many groups in America that HATE THE JEW. They claim all sorts of things against the Jew. They speak of a ZIONIST CONSPIRACY; they speak OF THE EVIL OF THE JEWS. They claim Israel is FALSE, and that God has UTTERLY CAST OFF ISRAEL, AND ALL OF THE PROMISES MADE TO ISRAEL HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED OVER TO THE CHURCH. Many of them even go so far as to say that Paul did not realize what was happening, and that Paul’s comments and theology are in grave error!! There are those who claim America is in fact comprised of ISRAEL’S LOST 10 TRIBES, and is in fact ISRAEL itself!! They accomplish this by taking all of the prophecies concerning MILLENNIAL ISRAEL, and applying them to America in this age, which she does fulfill!! However, it is a perversion of Scripture, and a DENIAL OF THE COVENANTS OF GOD.
God did not forever cast off Israel. He merely put Israel upon a shelf for their rejection of Christ. Paul says so: “BLINDNESS IN PART IS HAPPENED TO ISRAEL UNTIL THE FULLNESS OF THE GENTILES BE COME IN.” It means what it says. The key word there is UNTIL. There is a time coming in which the ABRAHAMIC, PALESTINIAN, AND OTHER COVENANTS WILL BE RESTORED BACK TO ISRAEL.
One of the key parts of the grand delusion is THE DENIAL OF ISRAEL having a RIGHT TO THE COVENANTS OF GOD. The antichrist forces REPUDIATE THAT CLAIM, AND APPROPRIATE FOR THEMSELVES ALL OF THE COVENANTS. In their own ways and delusions, they claim they ARE ISRAEL. They claim they ARE THE REAL JEWS. This falsehood, this utter delusion, comes during the CHURCH AGE, and it comes from WITHIN THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH!!
That is a crucial point, for Christ Himself mentions them, and tells us that these “CHRISTIANS” who claim they are JEWS (ISRAEL), but ARE NOT, are under a rank deception, and full of hatred. He forces them to bow at the foot of REAL CHRISTIANS.
“BEHOLD, I WILL MAKE THEM OF THE
SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN, WHICH SAY
THEY ARE JEWS,
BEHOLD, I WILL MAKE THEM TO COME AND WORSHIP BEFORE THY FEET, AND TO KNOW THAT I HAVE LOVED THEE (Revelation 3:9).”
This comment was made to the Church of Philadelphia, the TRUE CHURCH OF THE LAST DAYS, A CHURCH CHRIST LOVED. This is a direct statement from Jesus Christ that during the latter times of the Church age, a MOVEMENT WITHIN THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH ITSELF, will come AND SWEEP THE LAND. These so called “Christians” will claim THEY ARE JEWS, THE REAL JEWS!! They claim they ARE ISRAEL, THE REAL ISRAEL, and that they are the INHERITORS of all of the covenants of God, and that the REAL JEWS are liars, frauds, and impostors. They will, because they think they are THE TRUE JEWS, and they attempt to SET UP A KINGDOM OF GOD UPON EARTH, AND THEY PERVERT PROPHECY TO DO IT.
They are LIARS, SAID CHRIST. AND THEY ARE FULL OF HATRED, and they ESPOUSE DOCTRINES THAT ARE AT THEIR ROOT WHITE SUPREMACIST! They hate not only the Jew, but they hate all other races not their own, as well as anyone who does not agree with their antichrist theology. THESE PEOPLE have various “ways” in which they make this claim. There are many dedicated and sincere Christians caught up in these movements, but they should remove themselves from them as fast as they can. Christ says these so called Christians, WHICH THEY ARE NOT, will BE FORCED TO BOW AND WORSHIP AT THE FOOT OF THE TRUE CHRISTIANS, WHO HAD TRUE LOVE IN THEIR HEART, NOT ONLY FOR THE JEWS, BUT FOR ALL PEOPLES OF THE WORLD.
These groups claim in one form or another that they REPLACE ISRAEL, AND THE JEWS, AND THUS THEY BECOME THE TRUE JEWS, and THEY ALONE have the right to rule the world, and force their edicts upon everyone else. This is NOT TO SAY that Zionism, a movement of SOME (BUT NOT ALL) OF THE RICH MEN OF THE EARTH, does not make the same claim, for it does. That they try to bring about their one world government is a fact, for Isaiah 26 says they do, AND FAIL. This is not to say there are not high placed RICH Jews who are evil to their core and who are attempting to bring about a ZIONIST KINGDOM UPON EARTH, in which all other NON-JEWS are merely “animals”. All one has to do is read the Jewish Babylonian Talmud and other like works to find that out. Jeremiah 24 speaks of them as “evil figs”, so evil in fact, that they went beyond anything seen on planet earth! GOD WILL DESTROY THEM ALL IN HIS GOOD TIME. “Revenge is mine, saith the Lord.”
But EVIL HEARTS are not the special privilege of some rich Jews, whites, or rich men of any race. THE EVIL HEART IS WITHIN ALL MEN, and the true conspirators ARE THE UNREGENERATE RICH MEN OF THE EARTH, OF ALL RACES, COLORS AND CREEDS.
IT IS A MONETARY AND POWER CONSPIRACY, NOT A RACE CONSPIRACY!
But this remark of Jesus Christ, was made to one specific CHURCH, and that Church is the ONE TRUE CHURCH that Christ had no mention of fault for. HE LOVED THEM. They UNDERSTOOD THE COVENANTS, THE REGENERATED HEARTS, AND THE SPIRITUAL ASPECTS OF THE KINGDOM. These others, who are in reality the FOES OF CHRIST, the ENEMIES OF CHRIST, use the Bible to fabricate their OWN THEOLOGY TO JUSTIFY their own hatreds, prejudices and murders! THEY ARE THE TARES! It is this movement that fuels the fires of true anti-Semitism, and because of the actions of a few rich Jews, the entire race is held up as evil. God said it would happen, and it has. BUT CHRIST LOVES THE JEWS. We would all do well to remember that CHRIST LOVES ALL PEOPLES OF THE WORLD. His greatest wish, his greatest hope, is that ALL WOULD COME TO A KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH OF GOD’S LOVE!!
Because this group of so called “Christians” uses the Bible to preach hatred, He will force them to kneel before the true Christian, whom they ALSO HATED WITH A VEHEMENT HATRED. CIA/CIS has had direct personal encounters with these people, and we know of others who have as well. THEIR HEARTS ARE FULL OF HATRED FOR ANYONE THAT DOES NOT AGREE WITH THEIR THEOLOGY. THEY HATE THE JEW, THE NEGRO, THE INDIAN, ALL NON-WHITES. AND THEIR OWN PEOPLE IF THEY DON’T AGREE WITH THEM, and their hatred explodes to near violence or violence if provoked. GOD HAS CHOSEN THEIR DELUSION. THEIR END WILL BE BITTERNESS, AND ETERNAL RUIN, IF THEY DO NOT REPENT A BIBLICAL REPENTANCE.
They uphold Jesus Christ, they proclaim their theology from their Bibles, but they twist, distort and utterly destroy the TRUE AND BEAUTIFUL DOCTRINES OF CHRIST. They are OF THE WORLD, and they SPEAK OF THE WORLD. They wish to set up a THEOCRACY WITH AMERICA AS NEW JERUSALEM, AS NEW ZION. They are ANTICHRISTS, and will GO INTO THE ANTICHRIST DECEPTION, AND WILL BE PART OF THE ANTICHRIST PERSECUTION OF THE TRUE CHRISTIANS. They are utterly deceived. They will BE FORCED to come and worship at the feet of the TRUE CHRISTIAN, whom they openly persecuted and hated, and whom they called TARES. They will be forced into the fires of hell for eternity.
It is interesting to note that even UNBELIEVERS, THE HEATHEN, KNOW THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE. Yet they are growing stronger every day as the delusion is cast down upon the earth. It is the ultimate deception that hate poses as love! That is one of the reasons why antichrist goes upon the Temple Mount and walks into the Holy of Holies!! He honestly thinks HE HAS THE RIGHT. HE HONESTLY THINKS HE IS THE GOD OF ALL GOD’S. It is a delusion to cast those who embrace it, into the fire of eternal damnation, for they REJECT GOD AND CHRIST, HIS WORDS, HIS PROPHETIC PLAN, AND THEY REJECT REGENERATION, ALL THE WHILE CLAIMING THEY ARE OF GOD AND OF CHRIST. It is the height of DELUSION.
Now then, it is easy to prove that WHEN A SOUL ACCEPTS JESUS CHRIST HE IS GRAFTED INTO ISRAEL. He become an Israelite. What happens if an entire nation of people ACCEPT CHRIST? Does God then consider the WHOLE NATION A CHRISTIAN NATION, AND THEREFORE HIS OWN? Would that nation then come under Deuteronomy 28 with its blessings and curses? Would that nation then ENTER INTO A NATIONAL COVENANT WITH GOD, THE SAME AS ISRAEL? The evidence suggests it would.
America, because it was founded by both Christian and occultic people, BUT PUBLICLY ACKNOWLEDGED God and Jesus Christ in many of its original documents, BECOMES A FORM OF A SPIRITUAL ISRAEL! The Supreme Court in 1891 ACKNOWLEDGED AMERICA WAS A CHRISTIAN NATION. It is spiritual because the NEW COVENANT IS A COVENANT OF SPIRIT, OF A NEW HEART, OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD. Will it then come under the BLESSINGS OF DEUTERONOMY 28?
America has in fact fulfilled all of the blessing outlined in Deuteronomy 28. She has been blessed, even though God knew perfectly well she would turn upon Him at the end. She is like Judas, who partook of the blessings of Christ, walked with Christ as one of the twelve, and was accepted as a BONA FIDE MEMBER OF THE GROUP. This is true even though Jesus knew the whole while JUDAS WOULD TURN. Satan came from the family of God. Cain came from the loins of Adam. Nimrod came from Noah. Judas came from the Twelve. Antichrist will come from the family of God. He is a DECEIVER, A USURPER, A LIAR, AN APOSTATE!
America is no different. Simply because God knows that America will turn, HE WILL BLESS AMERICA UNTIL IT DOES TURN. If it does turn, Paul says something else happens: THE CURSES OF GOD WILL FALL:
“Behold therefore the GOODNESS AND SEVERITY OF GOD:
ON THEM WHICH FELL, SEVERITY; but toward thee, GOODNESS, if
IN HIS GOODNESS; OTHERWISE THOU ALSO SHALL BE
Why would America be CUT OFF? What would cause America to leave God? The answer lies in Isaiah’s claim that America labors from her youth IN THE OCCULT. THE OCCULTIC FORCES OF THE ILLUMINATI/MASONIC MOVEMENTS INFILTRATE AND TAKE OVER ALL KEY POSITIONS OF GOVERNMENT, MEDIA, CORPORATIONS, THE CHURCH, SCHOOLS, ETC. They do so via the POWER OF MONEY, AND IN SECRET, OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME.
Gradually they shift America away FROM A CHRISTIAN NATION OVER TO AN OCCULTIC NATION, RUN AND GOVERNED BY THE OCCULTIC FORCES.
“And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great
AND IS BECOME THE HABITATION OF DEVILS,
AND THE HOLD OF EVERY FOUL SPIRIT, AND
A CAGE OF EVERY UNCLEAN AND HATEFUL BIRD
Read that again very carefully. This is not the demise of Babylon, this is THE FALL OF BABYLON TO THE OCCULT FORCES. It is the
OF AMERICA INTO A NATION THAT DESTROYS THE HERITAGE OF GOD. IT MURDERS AND IMPRISONS GOD’S PEOPLE AND ELEVATES LUCIFER TO THE THRONE OF THE NATION, according to Isaiah and Jeremiah. In other words, JUST BEFORE THE FINAL DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA, SHE WILL FALL INTO THE HANDS OF THE OCCULT. The nation falls under TOTAL DEMONIC CONTROL! She becomes the home of every ANTICHRIST, ANTIGOD RELIGION AND BELIEF IN THE WORLD, THE MASONIC and ILLUMINIST DREAM FOR THE AGES! They forge a complete alliance between all the religions of man, and bring them together in a BABYLONIAN TEMPLE OF UNDERSTANDING. The nations TURNS and DESTROYS her heritage, her Constitution, her Bill of Rights, all of it. We are seeing it happen. NAFTA, THE CRIME CONTROL BILLS, TERRORIST BILLS, THE WTO, all of it is a fulfillment of these prophecies.
Thus we must find a nation that begins its rise under the blessings of God, and who ends it in FULL AND UTTER REBELLION. Does America fulfill this foundation parameter? TO THE EXACT LETTER. When we examine the RELIGION OF BABYLON, we will explore deeply both aspects of this fall to the occult. NOW YOU KNOW WHY AMERICA IS GOING TOTALLY OCCULTIC, WHY THE SUPREME COURT HAS WAGED WAR UPON CHRIST AND CHRISTIANS, and why the leaders of America have embraced OCCULTISM and SATAN AS THEIR GOD!!
When a nation receives its blessings from God and then turns its back upon God, THE CURSES BEGIN TO APPEAR. JUDGMENTS BEGIN, AND EVERY NATION THAT FORGETS GOD IS TURNED INTO HELL. AMERICA WILL SHORTLY BE TURNED INTO HELL, AND HER LEADERS WILL BURN FOREVER WITH THE FIRES OF ETERNAL RUIN. The occult forces, that labored since the birth of America to turn her away from Christ, succeed in the end, and destroy her; AND TURN AMERICA INTO NEW ZION, NEW JERUSALEM, THE NEW ATLANTIS, AND THEY ARE BURNED WITH THE FIRES OF AN ANGRY GOD.
BABYLON THE GREAT
IS THE LEADING NATION OF THE WORLD.
There are many verses in both Old and New Testaments that refer to Babylon as the LEADING NATION OF THE WORLD. SHE IS THE “QUEEN OF THE NATIONS”. She is said to sit upon a THRONE, TO BE IN ACTUAL FACT, BEHIND THE SCENES, THE RULER OF THE WORLD.
“And Babylon, THE GLORY OF KINGDOMS,
THE BEAUTY OF THE CHALDEES’ EXCELLENCY,
shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gormorrah
Babylon is here referred to as a NATION/KINGDOM, and the GLORY OF ALL KINGDOMS. There is nothing in the world like the nation BABYLON. The word “glory” is “tsebee”, which means PROMINENCE, SPLENDOR, HONOR, OR THE GREATEST. In other words, BABYLON THE NATION IS THE GREATEST NATION IN THE ENTIRE WORLD, AND THERE HAS NOT BEEN, NOR EVER WILL BE AGAIN, A NATION AS GREAT AS BABYLON.
The phrase “beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency” refers to the same concept. The root word is “tipharah” or “tipara” and means one of GLORY OR TO BE FULL OF PRIDE OVER ACCOMPLISHMENTS. It is a VAIN GLORY, and God taunts Babylon with this phrase. Babylon is a nation that is filled with accomplishments, a nation that forges ahead and surmounts its problems with sheer determination and is resolute that it can do what it sets out to do. Indeed, America has that attitude, and America fulfills that parameter with 100% accuracy. NO OTHER NATION ON EARTH CAN BOAST AS AMERICA CAN BOAST!!
CIS would ask you several questions. Does Iraq fulfill this parameter? Can Iraq claim that it is THE STRONGEST, GREATEST NATION IN THE WORLD? And what has Iraq accomplished except to destroy itself? What about ROME? Rome is not a large nation, but a “city/state”, let alone THE GREATEST IN THE WORLD. What about the EC? First of all the EC is falling apart, but let’s say for debate’s sake that the EC comes together! Is it ONE NATION, OR IS IT AN ASSEMBLY OF NATIONS? Even as an assembly of nations, CAN IT BOAST THAT IT IS THE MOST POWERFUL NATION IN THE WORLD, WITH THE STRONGEST MILITARY IN THE WORLD?
If it can so boast, then why must the U.S. military supply a large part of the manpower, aircraft and equipment for NATO? In point of actual fact, Europe has relied almost totally upon America for all of its defense needs. And what has the EC accomplished? Nothing, save to argue among themselves and be the hotbed of war. No, the EC cannot come close! What about Russia, which some say is Babylon? Iraq? Rome? No way!! Israel? No! No, these nations, or groups of nations (which is a violation of the parameters), do not come even close to fulfilling this one parameter. Except one; AMERICA. America fulfills this parameter to the exact letter. But we do not want America to be Babylon, so therefore IT CANNOT BE SO! Indeed! God will not be mocked! We shall list more to prove this out.
“Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon,
sit on the ground:
THERE IS NO THRONE,
O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called
tender and delicate
This mighty Babylon once sat upon the THRONE AS QUEEN OF THE NATIONS. Suddenly she is fallen, and there IS NO LONGER A THRONE FOR HER. She sits in the dust (radioactive), and is gone forever. The point is SHE ONCE HAD A THRONE. SHE WAS ONCE THE MOST POWERFUL NATION IN THE WORLD.
The phase “there is no throne” is telling of America’s wealth and might, of her power among the nations of the world. In Revelation 18:7, she says: “I SIT A QUEEN”. The word “throne” is “kicce”, which means literally SEAT OF HONOR, or “seat of a king”. As we journey through the prophecies of Jeremiah, Isaiah and Habakkuk, and then compare them to Revelation, we find a consistent portrait of a MIGHTY END TIME SINGULAR NATION THAT IS THE GREATEST IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.
“Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness,
O daughter of the Chaldeans:
FOR THOU SHALT NO MORE BE CALLED,
THE LADY OF KINGDOMS
The phrase LADY OF KINGDOMS reaffirms the prophets position that Babylon America is the LEADING NATION in the WHOLE WORLD. She is THE QUEEN, that sits upon THE THRONE OF THE NATIONS, THE RULING NATION OF THE WORLD. She is the LEADER, a nation filled with splendor and glory compared to the other nations. The word “lady” is “g’bereth”, which means A LADY OR MISTRESS. Babylon is a pampered mistress, a queen, a virgin, untouched. The eyes of the world are upon Babylon America. Babylon is portrayed as a QUEEN, A LADY, ALWAYS IN THE FEMININE GENDER!
“And thou saidst, I WILL BE A LADY FOREVER:
so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart,
neither didst remember the latter end of it
Again we find a reference to Babylon being A LADY FOREVER, A NATION THAT THINKS IT HAS AN ETERNAL DESTINY, because IT IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON EARTH, and GOD IS ETERNAL. It is a delusion, and the destiny of America Babylon is just the opposite of what she thinks it is. That this attitude is displayed in America by her leaders is proven by this quote taken from Congressman Newt Gingrich, January 25, 1993:
“Mr. Speaker, I want to talk about RENEWING AMERICAN CIVILIZATION. AMERICAN CIVILIZATION IS DECAYING AND IT MUST BE RENEWED. In Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s words, our generation has a rendezvous with destiny, and I believe for our generation that rendezvous is to RENEW AMERICAN CIVILIZATION….”
America does have a destiny, and America will ATTEMPT TO RENEW HER CIVILIZATION IN THE IMAGE OF LUCIFER, OF BAAL, INTO NEW JERUSALEM, OF NEW ZION, OF ATLANTIS COME AGAIN!! It will be the worst evil to have ever come upon planet earth. The dreams of the high ranking 32 or 33 degree Masons will be realized!! How fitting then, that in NEW YORK HARBOR, stands a LADY, with her torch of GOLD HELD HIGH. She stands upon A STAR, and HER LEG IRONS are broken, per Psalm 2. She is a MASONIC SYMBOL, designed by a leading MASON. She is a LADY, A LADY OF REBELLION, THE QUEEN OF BABYLON!
America is the center of WORLD FINANCE, WORLD TRADE, AND WORLD RELIGION. WITHIN HER BOUNDARIES LIES THE UNITED NATIONS, which lies within the GREAT CITY, NEW YORK CITY, with THE LADY IN THE HARBOR!! That the United Nations lies within the borders of the United States is not by accident. for Christ said that as it was in the days of Noah, so should it be again. Noah saw the NATION Babylonia forged under Nimrod. He saw the GREAT CITY BABYLON, and he saw the TOWER OF BABEL. So it will be again: THE LATTER DAY NATION BABYLON WILL HAVE A GREAT CITY, AND IN THAT CITY WILL BE A MODERN TOWER OF BABEL, The tower represents:
1. World Government
2. World Economics
3. World Religion
4. Utter rebellion
THE UNITED NATIONS IS OUR MODERN TOWER OF BABEL, AND IT FULFILLS ALL OF THESE PARAMETERS. It is the attempt by unregenerate man to rule the world without Christ! All of the occult wants the UN to come to FULL POWER, and to “reign over the kings of the earth” an exact fulfillment of Revelation 17:18!! Read what they write, it is ALL THERE!! The United Nations was built upon ground that was used as a CATTLE SLAUGHTERHOUSE. It is ground soaked in the BLOOD OF CATTLE. There is a reason why that land was used for the UNITED NATIONS, for it too will TURN UPON THE “CATTLE” (it’s subjects) and SLAUGHTER THEM WITHOUT MERCY, just as soon as she comes to full power.
Indeed America THE NATION has within it A MIGHTY CITY, NEW YORK CITY, and within the boundaries of that city SITS A TOWER OF REBELLION, A TOWER WE CALL THE UNITED NATIONS. THE FRONT FOR THE ILLUMINIST CONSPIRACY TO RULE THE WORLD, the front for the “rich men of the earth”,” the conspirators of Psalm 2!! Is it all “coincidence”? Is God blind, or are the false prophets of America blind?
Because the United Nations sits in America, then all of the nations of the world MUST COME TO AMERICA TO TAKE THEIR SEATS IN THE WORLD GOVERNMENT BODY. Because Babylon is the center of world trade, and is the largest importer of goods, and huge exporter of goods, all the nations that trade by sea and air will FLOW UNTO BABYLON AMERICA!! Thus it is that ALL THE NATIONS FLOW TO BAAL, THE THRONE OF SATAN. So then, if this is so, Babylon must be the primary central vortex for the political affairs of man upon earth!! All the nations will come to Babylon to solve the complex problems of INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, and they will do so in a BODY POLITIC that is designed for that very purpose, AN INTERNATIONAL FORUM, a place to gather, to meet, to discuss, to decide what should be done!!
“And I will punish
and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he hath swallowed up:
AND THE NATIONS SHALL NOT FLOW
TOGETHER ANY MORE UNTO HIM:
yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall
Read carefully what it says: BEL IS IN BABYLON, AND ALL THE NATIONS FLOW UNTO HIM. THE UNITED NATIONS IS CLEARLY AN OCCULTIC ORGANIZATION, CLEARLY ILLUMINIST AND MASONIC. The founders were all RICH MEN and their MEDITATION ROOM IS THE SEAT OF BEL, OR BAAL: the home of LUCIFER!!! Take one look at the UN Meditation room and it will leave no doubt in your mind. THE UN IS THE LITERAL SEAT OF LUCIFER, BAAL, OR BEL!!
All the nations flow to the United Nations, to the seat of Baal, to sit at their international forum! The prophets are always 100% accurate! There is coming a time when the UN will be utterly destroyed, and the nations of the world will no longer flow to America, to the United Nations. God then says HE WILL BRING FORTH THAT WHICH BEL SWALLOWED UP.
CIS believes this could well be a reference to the RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD IN CHRIST AND GOD, whom Baal (Lucifer) destroyed during the purge called the TRIBULATION. God brings forth out the mouth of Baal Lucifer that which HE KILLED. Babylon is blamed for the persecution and killing of the people of God, both Christian and Jew (Revelation 18:24). The dead in the Lord lie in the pits dug by Lucifer, and God suddenly brings them forth, and then the time of God’s wrath begins upon Babylon.
MURDER IN THE HEART OF BABYLON
We will cover this later, but to bring about the cold blooded murder of millions of Americans requires much advanced planning. The logistics of rounding up millions of Americans, of killing them and disposing of their bodies is a task that would require tremendous effort. It also must be done in total secrecy. Thus large concentration camps and detention centers must be set up and made ready, but they would have to be “off limits” and a cover story fabricated in case it became known. They would be for “other purposes”, such as military bases, etc. Rail cars and other methods of transportation must be made ready. The process of extermination must also be ready for the coming purge, AND THIS PLANNING MUST PRECEDE BY YEARS the actual beginning of the purge.
This is true because the Bible indicates that when the antichrist kingdom finally arrives, IT COMES IN RAPIDLY AND THE MURDERS BEGIN. You simply cannot murder the millions upon millions of people that Scripture says THE KING OF BABYLON ACCOMPLISHES unless it has been well planned out long in advance. It would not be possible to put such an operation into place in the 3.5 years allowed. Thus THE ANTICHRIST MURDER MACHINE APPARATUS WILL BE SECRETLY INSTALLED WITH MANY COVER STORIES AND EXCUSES WHEN THE CITIZENS OF BABYLON AMERICA BEGIN TO UNCOVER THESE THINGS.
Perhaps that is the reason why reports of CONCENTRATION CAMPS AND DETENTION CENTERS NOW READY have been coming in from all over America. Is this why Americans are reporting that funny looking FREIGHT TRAIN CARS, which seem to be for prisoner hauling are appearing with increasing frequency? Is that why we are hearing that HUGE COAL BURNING “POWERPLANTS” seems to be going up in and around PRISONS. Is that why there are a whole host of NEW PRISONS being built and demanded? These are RUMORS. and so far, there has been no verification of much of it. Is that why we have many confirmed sightings of BLACK HELICOPTERS all over America? Is this the final phase of their operations for Christian and Jewish extermination, the FINAL SOLUTION? Is this why AMERIKA IS GOING THE WAY OF GERMANY? Is that why the parallels between Germany and AMERIKA ARE ALMOST IDENTICAL? That all we await is OUR HITLER, THE ANTICHRIST?
The average American could never believe that such evil lies within the heart of man, least of all their OWN GOVERNMENT. Yet the Bible says it will happen, and IDENTIFIES who does it. IT IS AMERICA THAT DOES IT. Most newspapers are very reluctant to report on these “rumors”, and many deny them categorically. Criminal Politics Magazine claimed there was no such thing as “black helicopers”, and that it was all sheer rumour. IT IS A CONFIRMED FACT, SEEN BY HUNDREDS IF NOT THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, ALL OVER AMERICA. The editor has personally seen them RIGHT OVER HIS HOUSE! CIS has received many phone calls from housewives and other honest folks who are simply reporting what they are seeing. God’s Word says that the antichrist forces will murder millions of people once they are in power. Occult writings are very open about it, AS SOON AS THEY COME TO FULL POWER THEY PLAN TO MURDER MILLIONS OF PEOPLE. Hitler murdered millions of people once he came to power. Again, we must believe God and not the “rulers” of Babylon, or our “common sense” or our skeptics in the press!!
The Christians have got to learn to TRUST THE WORD OF GOD and not the liars of government, or religion. They have to learn that God’s Word IS THE TRUTH, and that evil always covers itself with lies, darkness and secrecy via diversions. The Bible prophecies against Babylon therefore suggest that BAAL’S THRONE IS IN NEW YORK CITY. The nations do flow to Babylon, to Baal in New York and the United Nations, and it is THIS LITERAL CITY, THAT GIVES THE ORDER TO KILL THE SAINTS OF GOD, WHO ARE THE CHRISTIANS (Revelation 17:6 & 18; Matthew 24:9; Daniel 7:25; Revelation 13:7).
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL, FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA
America trades with every sea going nation in the world. New York City is the largest seaport city in the entire Western hemisphere! She has set up a tremendous MERCHANDISING OPERATION, WITH THE LARGEST IMPORTING AND EXPORTING OPERATION IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. Towards the end, this huge business begins to falter and is destroyed.
“Because the LORD hath SPOILED BABYLON,
AND DESTROYED OUT OF HER THE GREAT VOICE;
when her waves do roar like great waters, a noise of their voice is uttered:
Babylon the Great has a GREAT VOICE, one that is heard over the WHOLE EARTH. When Babylon speaks, the WHOLE WORLD LISTENS. She has the power to set up and destroy entire nations, kings, princes and rulers via her foreign policy, and her economic and military might. Those that openly oppose her wishes end up with trade embargoes, naval blockades, outright attacks or whatever the rulers of Babylon decide is appropriate for anyone arrogant enough to stand against her wishes!
“How is THE HAMMER OF THE WHOLE EARTH
cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
Babylon is called THE HAMMER OF THE WHOLE EARTH. The word hammer is “pattiysh”, which means TO POUND. It implies TO SHAPE BY POUNDING, TO FORCE BY VIOLENCE, TO FORCE THE WILL OF BABYLON UPON ALL NATIONS BY THE USE OF MILITARY POWER, THE THREAT OF WAR, OR ECONOMIC SANCTIONS. In other words, “comply or else” becomes the last day foreign policy of Babylon. This implies several things: FIRST, the military might of the NATION Babylon the Great is WITHOUT EQUAL. She has the greatest military in the world, and combined with other Scripture, her military power is HI-TECH, AND NO ONE CAN MATCH HER WEAPONS OF WAR. She forges over time the greatest military power the world will ever see!!
“How is Sheshach taken!
AND HOW IS THE PRAISE OF THE WHOLE EARTH SURPRISED!
how is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations
Babylon is called the PRAISE OF THE WHOLE EARTH! Babylon is the wonder of all the nations. All the nations flow unto her and Baal for their economic lives depend upon Babylon! She is again depicted as the center of all world trade!! It was BABYLON’S RICH MEN, the mighty merchants, that FORGED A WORLD WIDE ECONOMIC SYSTEM, and THEIR DOLLAR was the STANDARD that all other currencies were weighed against. The rest of the world stands in awe at this mighty nation, at her lifestyle, at her standard of living, at her wealth, power, glory and ability. But it all comes to nothing, for Babylon forgets God, and turns on God’s people, and destroys them and the heritage she once had. What a sad ending for such a great nation.
How does such a thing happen? The people of America were not vigilant. They became materialistic, and they left the Word of the Lord. They went into deep apostasy. The drift away from God is SLOW. It takes many years, but finally, at the end, Babylon America is ANTICHRIST TO THE CORE, BUT THE PEOPLE DO NOT REALIZE IT. IT IS A DECEPTION, A DECEPTION CAUSED BY APOSTASY FROM THE TRUTH OF SCRIPTURE.
“O thou that DWELLEST UPON
ABUNDANT IN TREASURES, THINE END IS COME,
AND THE MEASURE OF THY COVETOUSNESS
Again we find that the mighty nation Babylon DWELLS (OR SITS) UPON MANY WATERS. This nation’s home is a land that is surrounded by many different waters. She is therefore a SEAPORT NATION, A NATION THAT HAS MANY PORTS FOR HER TRADE WHICH SHE CARRIES ON BY SEA WITH OTHER NATIONS OF THE WORLD. She is also a nation that has citizens from every nation upon earth, and often the phrase “seas” or waters can refer to this fact. SHE DWELLS AND SITS UPON THE THRONE OF THE EARTH. She “sits” as QUEEN over many nations, peoples, tribes and tongues.
America has the largest seaport city in the West, which is New York City. She also has multiple seaports up and down her coastal lands. America fulfills this parameter 100%. She sits upon the ATLANTIC, THE PACIFIC, THE GULF OF MEXICO, THE GREAT LAKES, THE GULF OF ALASKA, THE BEARING SEA, AND THE ARCTIC OCEAN. She has the mighty Mississippi!! Indeed, without stretching one iota, America fulfills this parameter of the Lord’s, WITH 100% ACCURACY. No other nation often mentioned as BABYLON does so! MEN ARE LIARS, AND GOD TELLS THE TRUTH. THEREFORE BELIEVE GOD AND SAVE YOUR SOUL.
Babylon is also said, in this verse of Scripture, to be ABUNDANT IN TREASURE. She is a mighty nation, a large nation filled with all sorts of natural resources. She is rich in MINERALS, TIMBER, WILDLIFE, AGRICULTURE, ETC. She will have deposits of oil, natural gas, and numerous minerals which she can mine, refine and trade! She is a nation that has a tremendous natural resources that she exploits and markets to the entire world, via her multiple seaports and shipping.
This has ramifications to us. If Babylon is the largest trading nation of the world, with seaports all along her coast regions, then how does she MANUFACTURE ALL HER GOODS, AND SHIP THEM? This means manufacturing plants, a huge highway infrastructure, warehouses, airports, a HUGE INFRASTRUCTURE to support her HUGE TRADING SYSTEM. Does Iraq fulfill this parameter? Did it ever? Rome? Any of the nations of the EC? No! But America does!! She has the largest infrastructure of any nation in the world. There is NO OTHER NATION that can even come CLOSE to her highway systems, her airports, her manufacturing plants and that goes with it!!
“For in one hour so great riches is come to naught.
And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships,
and sailors, and AS MANY AS TRADE BY THE SEA,
STOOD AFAR OFF…
Revelation 18 substantiates the Old Testament prophets that LATTER DAY BABYLON IS A NATION WITH MANY SHIPPING LANES, AND MANY SEAPORTS. Those sailors and merchants literally WATCH BABYLON GO UP IN SMOKE! America, as has been stated, has multiple warm water sea ports, with the mighty CITY NEW YORK CITY, THE GREAT CITY BABYLON the largest seaport in the entire WESTERN HEMISPHERE!! SHE HAS SHIPPING LANES ON THE EAST, SOUTH WESTERN AND NOTHERN COASTS (ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY AND GREAT LAKES).
Babylon trades with all the nations of the world, and forges the most complex trading and merchandising system the world will ever see. This trading system is forged over many years, and Babylon slowly waxes RICH, AND BECOMES THE RICHEST OF ALL THE NATIONS!! It is this trading system that propels BABYLON TO THE HEIGHT OF HER POWER. Via her wealth, she can afford the greatest military machine ever seen upon earth! She can afford to spend the money required to build huge corporations, huge foundations, because wealth begets more wealth!!
THE MERCHANTS OF BABYLON CALLED THE GREAT MEN OF THE EARTH.
One of the other key parameters to identify Babylon is that her merchants are called the GREAT MEN OF THE EARTH:
“…FOR THY MERCHANTS WERE THE
OF THE EARTH;
for BY THY SORCERIES WERE ALL NATIONS DECEIVED
This parameter is very strict in truth, for it requires that Babylon’s merchants BECOME THE LEADING MERCHANDISERS OF THE ENTIRE WORLD, and that their CORPORATIONS become GIANTS OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE. forging the most powerful trading system in the world. The corporations of Babylon grow to be huge conglomerates, which become MONOPOLIES, and their wealth becomes staggering. They have corporate headquarters in most nations, and their trading system forges a web that covers the entire globe. This large end time trading system is more powerful than Governments, and in fact, FORGES THE INDUSTRIAL- GOVERNMENTAL-MILITARY COMPLEX OF THE ANTICHRIST!
Does Iraq fit this parameter? Does Iraq have the largest corporations of the world? Does Rome? Does the EC? We know the answers to this. America, with her IBM, 3M, EXXON, GULF OIL, and long list of other huge corporations SPANS THE GLOBE, AND TRADES AND DEALS IN EVERY NATION UPON EARTH. Indeed, America fits this parameter like a glove, AND NO OTHER NATION UPON EARTH CAN BOAST OF THIS ACCOMPLISHMENT. American corporations have industrial plants all over the world, and their trading system has in fact formed a web that covers the whole earth, and has also forged an industrial, governmental and military complex the likes of which have never been seen before!!
The very center of this huge trading colossus is THE GREAT CITY BABYLON, NEW YORK CITY. The largest corporations of America, and the world, have headquarters or offices either in or near NEW YORK CITY. TO CONDUCT TRANSACTIONS ON WALL STREET and the World Trade Center. The largest stock market in the world sits in New York City, with the DOW JONES AND NEW YORK and AMEX STOCK EXCHANGES! If Wall Street falls, THE ENTIRE WORLD WILL FALL WITH IT. If the American business machine fails, THE ENTIRE TRADING SYSTEM OF THE WORLD FAILS WITH IT. The “rich men” all have offices in New York, regardless of their HOME NATION. New York is THE IMAGE OF BABYLON, THE GREATEST CITY IN THE WORLD.
“And the KINGS OF THE EARTH,
who have committed
FORNICATION AND LIVED DELICIOUSLY WITH HER,
SHALL BEWAIL HER,
AND LAMENT FOR HER,
when they shall see the smoke of
They wail and bemoan this mighty NATION BABYLON, for when Babylon is destroyed, THEIR ENTIRE TRADING SYSTEM GOES UP IN SMOKE WITH HER. Because most of the merchants of the earth have their money tied up in U.S. stocks, U.S. CORPORATIONS, AND LAND INVESTMENTS, and many have their gold and silver stored in America, when AMERICA IS DESTROYED, THEY ARE INSTANTLY BANKRUPT, and the entire system crashes to the ground! New York City REPRESENTS the wealth of America, just as the GREAT CITY BABYLON represents the wealth of THE NATION BABYLON. When the CITY BURNS, the NATION BURNS WITH HER.
Thus we can prove that America, the MIGHTY BABYLON, is the central hub of all world trade. The VELOCITY OF EXCHANGE in WALL STREET is unexcelled in the world. NEW YORK CITY IS THE WORLD’S FINANCIAL HUB, something that even the world’s largest bankers and financiers readily acknowledge in their writings. CNN’s MONBEYLINE announces it on every program!! Indeed, THE AMERICAN BUSINESSMEN, THE AMERICAN CORPORATE LEADERS, ARE THE GREAT MEN OF THE EARTH. With their INTERLOCKING DIRECTORSHIPS, with their connections to GOVERNMENT AND MILITARY LEADERS, these men wield tremendous power, and they are referred to as the “RICH MEN OF THE EARTH”. The word “Great” means LORDS. THUS THEY ARR THE “LORDS OF THE EARTH”.
You see, the entire BABYLONIAN SYSTEM is primarily ECONOMIC. It is from this ECONOMIC BASE that it has the power to forge a ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT, ONE WORLD RELIGION, AND A ONE WORLD ECONOMY. It is the G-7 nations that are pushing for THE NEW WORLD ORDER. The G-7 are the richest nations upon earth! THE BIBLE DOES NOT LIE. It is from this economic base that the RICH MEN OF THE EARTH have been able to weave their web of financial control and then to LEND TO ALL NATIONS, AND REAP HUGE PROFITS FROM MANIPULATED INTEREST RATES, DEPRESSIONS AND RECESSIONS.
It is the “rich men of the earth” who rule the world behind the scenes, and who forge their occultic religion and force it upon the whole world. It is the “rich men of the earth” that the Bible says are the “killers of the just (James 5:6).” It is the rich men of the earth, the mighty merchants of Babylon, that SPILL THE BLOOD OF ALL THAT ARE SLAIN UPON THE EARTH (Revelation 18:24). God points the finger directly at these MIGHTY MEN OF FINANCE, and lays the blame right at their feet. Via her monetary manipulations, Babylon caused WORLD WARS, and murdered millions of people doing it. These rich men of the earth are the very heart of ALL THE EVILS UPON EARTH. As their home is Babylon, then it is no accident that their FRONT ORGANIZATION, THE UNITED NATIONS IS ALSO IN BABYLON.
If one examines the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderburgers, and the host of other spin off organizations, we will find them TO BE COMPOSED OF THE RICH MEN OF THE EARTH. If we examine who sits on the boards of foundations and the large corporations, we will find THE RICH MEN OF THE EARTH. If we examine the doctrines of these men, WE FIND WORLD GOVERNMENT, A WORLD ECONOMIC SYSTEM AND A WORLD RELIGION AT THE VERY CORE OF THEIR THOUGHTS. WHY? BECAUSE IT BENIFETS THEM GREATLY, AND OPENS THE ENTIRE WORLD FOR THEIR PLUNDERING.
Now then, if we examine the FOUNDING FATHERS OF THE UNITED NATIONS, WE FIND THE RICH MEN OF THE EARTH. If we examine who is behind the “ecology movement” and the foundations that are grabbing up all the land, we find “the rich men of the earth”. At the bottom of it all ARE THE RICH MEN, THE MIGHTY MERCHANTS OF BABYLON. Therefore we have a double verification: Babylon is THE NATION that is the RICHEST ON EARTH. Within it are the RICH MEN. Within the NATION BABYLON IS A MIGHTY CITY, the city of WEALTH, MONEY, AND POWER, THE HOME OF THE RICH MEN. Within the city lies a MODERN TOWER OF BABEL, THE UNITED NATIONS, FUNDED BY THE SAME RICH MEN. It is no coincidence. “As it was, so shall it be…” said Jesus. He knew of what He spoke.
Babylon America is the only nation that fulfills these parameters when compared to the other restrictions of the prophets. There is no other nation upon earth that even comes close. There is not any GROUP OF NATIONS that comes close. BELIEVE GOD. If Babylon is indeed the richest nation in the world, then it stands to reason that her citizens would also enjoy the highest standard of living in the world. This is not to say there are not the poor in Babylon, but that the average citizen of the country would enjoy a standard of living UNKNOWN to the vast majority of the earth’s population. The wealth and style of living in Babylon is one of opulence, pleasure, greed and luxury.
· Isaiah 47:8: “given to pleasures.”
· Isaiah 47:9: “great abundance of thine enchantments.”
· Jeremiah 50:37: “her horses…her chariots, her treasures…”
· Jeremiah 50:38: “they are MAD UPON THEIR IDOLS.”
· Jeremiah 51:13: “abundant in treasure.”
· Jeremiah 51:13: “the measure of thy covetousness.”
· Revelation 18:3: “abundance of her delicacies.”
· Revelation 18:7: “and lived deliciously.”
· Revelation 18:14: “all things which were dainty and goodly…”
· Revelation 18:16: “clothed in fine linen, and purple and scarlet.”
· Revelation 18:19: “by reason of her costliness.”
There is no mistake here. The citizens of Babylon enjoy the highest standard of living known in the world. There is no place upon earth like America, the Mighty Babylon. Americans who travel abroad will tell you that there is nothing like America, or the dainties and goodies of American life. The citizens of Babylon America are mad upon their idols. They worship pleasure and have a multitude of idols that they have set up. In the Bible, an idol is anything that gets in the way of the worship of God or Jesus Christ. An idol is anything that TAKES THE PLACE OF GOD OR CHRIST BEING FIRST IN THE LIFE OF THAT PERSON. Americans have put sports of all types above the worship of God. Baseball, football, basketball, softball, hockey are only a few of the sports involved. Surfing, flying, sky diving, boating, model aircraft, and a multitude of other hobbies are placed ahead of God and Christ, Then we have SEX, which includes adulteries, prostitution, fornication, pornography, homosexuality, perversions of all types which Americans have sold themselves into.
The pleasures of Babylon are many, so many they cannot even begin to be named. America does not worship God or Christ, it worships ITS IDOLS, which it has gone insane upon. The Christians in America are no different from the unbelievers. They must be entertained with music, television, movies, videos, books plays, concerts and all types of DIVERSIONS that have become the idols instead of true worship. Their houses of worship have become huge TV production houses, and rather than worship, they have huge productions to entertain their “followers”.
IT WILL ALL COME TO NAUGHT, IN A MOMENT, IN ONE HOUR. It will suddenly be over, with millions swept into eternal ruin and loss. The American Christian, of which the vast majority are totally UNREGENERATE according to the Scriptures, because they have rejected the way of the truth, will likewise be swept away into eternal ruin, never to escape, never to obtain a reprieve. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE ONE OF THEM. YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE ONE OF THEM. Thus is Babylon portrayed as the QUEEN OF THE NATIONS, THE LADY OF THE KINGDOMS, THE GLORY OF THE WORLD’S NATIONS, THE PRAISE OF THE WHOLE EARTH. It is fitting therefore, that America has, in the harbor of the GREAT CITY BABYLON, NEW YORK, a LADY THAT STANDS AS A SENTINEL TO HER DOORS.
This lady, quite fittingly, LIFTS HER ARM UP HIGH IN THE SKY, WITH A GOLDEN TORCH (CUP) IN HER HANDS. She beacons to the world, and the world has indeed GONE MAD OVER BABYLON, AND HAS INDEED DRUNK OF THE WINE OF HER FORNICATION. And yet, we have not begun to touch the parameters of God for this mighty end time nation Babylon the Great. We have not even begun to prove that America is and must be Babylon the Great. We have only skimmed the surface of parameters. In our next issue, we shall further examine these parameters, and will substantiate with further evidence that America is indeed DESTINED FOR AN EVIL AND UNTIMELY END.
America had it all. She did not consider her latter end. She did not consider she was not eternal, but only a nation among the nations of the world. She did not consider that God is SOVEREIGN, who sets up and tears down nations and leaders at His will and pleasure. Babylon America did not consider that she was a speck of dust in the hand of the Lord. She did not consider that ANY NATION THAT REJECTS GOD IS TURNED INTO HELL. She forgot God, and she left the fear of God. She turned and fought against God and His anointed.
Her end, and the end of her leaders, the arrogant rulers, Supreme Court Judges, lawyers, businessmen is one of fire and eternal ruin. The tables of her rulers, and the tables of the false shepherds of Babylon, the Christian leaders ARE FILLED WITH VOMIT. THEY HAVE BECOME VILE TO THE LORD. THEY ARE EVIL, WITHOUT ABILITY TO REPENT. They must continue in their course right into the fires of hell itself. Only then will they realize THEIR DELUSIONS. Only then will they realize, too late, what a GRAND DELUSION THEY LABORED UNDER. What a pity, what a waste, what a shame. Even so, COME, LORD JESUS.
The vast majority of Christians in the United States have been taught that America is simply not in Bible prophecy. No matter where one may turn, America is not there, either by name or by any form of code name either. Thus say the host of America’s Christian clergy to their flock. The second thing they are told is that Babylon is NEVER TAUGHT ANYWHERE IN SCRIPTURE AS A NATION. Babylon is a SYSTEM, and most view it as a RELIGIOUS SYSTEM OF SOME SORT.
Prophecy said these views would surface at the time of end. It is the mark of apostasy to DENY YOUR IDENTITY, YOUR SIN, AND THE TIME OF YOUR VISITATION. In fact, that is the essence of all apostasy, THE REJECTION OF SCRIPTURE AS IT APPLIES TO A PERSON, COMMUNITY OR NATION. It is always SOMEONE ELSE, SOMEWHERE ELSE, AND AT SOME UNKNOWN “FUTURE TIME”. Never is it NOW, US and OUR NATION.
Does it not seem odd to you that America, the GREATEST NATION IN THE WORLD, the greatest evangelical nation; that took the Gospel of Christ to the four corners of the world; THE RICHEST NATION ON THE EARTH, who has given more aid to nations than any other; THE NATION TO HAVE WON TWO MAJOR WORLD WARS and many others; IS NOT EVEN MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE? That God would forget a nation that has been central to the survival of Israel in this age? Not even in a cryptic way?
That is like saying God is blind in one eye, and cannot see out of the other! It is accusing God of utter negligence! But it is not God who is NEGLIGENT. It is not God who FORGOT AMERICA in prophecy. It is not God who failed to paint a picture that was obvious to those that wanted to find it. IT IS NOT GOD, BUT THE FALSE PROPHETS OF AMERICA WHO HAVE UTTERLY FAILED THEIR FLOCK. They are DECEIVED, AND THUS ARE DECEIVERS AND HYPOCRITES, FOR THEY LEAD MILLIONS TO ETERNAL RUIN.
God told the citizens of BABYLON THE GREAT, AMERICA, exactly what would happen in America, and pointed a finger directly at the CHRISTIAN SHEPHERDS. Why do you suppose that God would do that? Why would He pick a specific group and lay the blame right at their feet? Because it is GOD’S PEOPLE WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE ANTICHRIST NATION, THE NATION THAT SPAWNS ANTICHRIST. Remember that antichrist rises in DECEPTION.
“My people (Christians) hath been LOST SHEEP
(UNSAVED, UNREGENERATE – HELL BOUND):
(THE CHRISTIAN CLERGY, THE EVANGELISTS, THE PREACHERS, THE TEACHERS)
HAVE CAUSED THEM TO GO ASTRAY,..(Jeremiah 50:6).
The shepherds of God’s people in Babylon America embrace a FALSE SALVATION GOSPEL (Matthew 7:21-23; 2 Peter 2:1-3), which leads MILLIONS into eternal ruin. Their salvation Gospel is an UTTERLY FALSE GOSPEL. It is “sugar-coated”, and an ALL POSITIVE GOSPEL. That is what Jeremiah means when he says: “they have turned them AWAY on the MOUNTAINS; they have gone from MOUNTAIN TO HILL, they have FORGOTTEN THEIR RESTING PLACE.”
God fights His wars IN THE VALLEY. True salvation lies IN THE VALLEY. If you refuse the VALLEY EXPERIENCE (THE NEGATIVE ASPECTS OF THE SALVATION DOCTRINE) you will never FIND YOUR RESTING PLACE. Jesus said you MUST PICK UP YOUR CROSS AND FOLLOW HIM. Babylon’s gospel of salvation HAS NO CROSS, NO DEATH OF SELF, AND THEREFORE NO TRUE LIFE. It is an utterly false salvation doctrine. IT SWEEPS THE VAST MAJORITY OF AMERICAN CHRISTIANS INTO ETERNAL HELLFIRE. That is why God says they ARE LOST SHEEP. They ARE lost, LOST FOREVER.
“We are confounded, because we have heard REPROACH;
SHAME HATH COVERED OUR FACES:
FOR STRANGERS ARE COME INTO THE SANCTUARIES OF THE LORD’S HOUSE
Indeed, the false Christian clergy ARE STRANGERS and they hold forth a FALSE GOSPEL, that leads to their REPROACH AND LOSS at the judgment seat of Christ. They shall one and all BE ASHAMED, and now face ETERNAL RUIN FOR EVER AND EVER. This is the primary reason why AMERICAN CHRISTIANS reject that America is Babylon. They have been UTTERLY MISLEAD BY FALSE SHEPHERDS. It is part of prophecy. BUT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE ONE OF THEM! You can extricate yourself from God’s disfavor by SIMPLY ACCEPTING WHAT GOD SAYS AS FACT, and rejecting all the nonsense of these hell bound false leaders.
In this first part of our investigation we will focus on the aspect of whether or not God teaches that Babylon the Great is in fact A NATION AMONG THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD. GOD SAYS BABYLON IS A NATION. To claim otherwise is to utterly contradict GOD and all of HIS PROPHETS that spoke of BABYLON. The mark of a FALSE TEACHER is one who DENIES OR CONTRADICTS THE WORD OF GOD, usually in an effort to prove his/her views correct. WE ARE ALL LIARS, AND GOD IS THE ONLY ONE WHO TELLS THE TRUTH.
The issue before you, then, is not your opinion, your biases, your intelligence, your standing before God, your education or your denominational belief structure. IT IS WHETHER OR NOT YOU WILL ACCEPT WHAT GOD HAS TO SAY EXACTLY AS HE SAYS IT. The vast majority of Christians WILL NOT ACCEPT WHAT GOD HAS TO SAY. They refuse it, alter it, deny it, contradict it, or pervert it, and twist it. THIS IS EXACTLY WHY CHRIST SAID THE VAST MAJORITY OF CHRISTIANS WILL NEVER ENTER HEAVEN AT ALL. They shall be ETERNALLY SENT AWAY INTO RUIN AND LOSS. It was not that they COULD NOT ACCEPT WHAT GOD SAID, but THAT THEY WOULD NOT.
In view of the EXTREME SHORTNESS OF THE HOUR, PLEASE SIMPLY ACCEPT WHAT GOD HAS TO SAY, and take it into your heart. NO MATTER HOW IT MAKES YOU FEEL, DO IT NOW!!
FACT ONE: BABYLON THE GREAT IS A NATION.
When we say Babylon is a nation, we mean to say that she is A LAWFUL NATION, A NATION WITH SPECIFIC BOUNDARIES, A NATION RECOGNIZED IN INTERNATIONAL LAW, A NATION CAPABLE OF ENTERING INTO TREATIES, A NATION WITH A CENTRAL GOVERNMENT, AND A NATION RECOGNIZED BY THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH. That is a nation with a SPECIFIC LAND MASS, DEFINED BOUNDARIES BY LAW, A NATION WITH A PEOPLE THAT GO BY A SPECIFIC NAME, A NATION WITH URBAN AREAS, CITIES, TOWNS AND RURAL DISTRICTS, FARMS, LAKES, FORESTS, ETC. That is what we mean by a nation, and that is what GOD MEANS BY A NATION.
Babylon is referred to in the Scriptures as a nation both directly and indirectly. Often the term KINGDOM and NATION are used interchangeably. We will first of all examine those areas in the Old Testament prophecies that identify BABYLON THE GREAT as a nation, as a SINGULAR ENTITY, not some world wide system. Jeremiah 50:12 is a good place to start:
“Your mother shall be sore confounded;
she that bare you shall be ashamed:
BEHOLD, THE HINDER-MOST OF THE NATIONS
shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.”
This is a direct reference to BABYLON THE GREAT, who is also called THE DAUGHTER OF BABYLON. Jeremiah calls her directly THE HINDERMOST OF THE NATIONS. You view this his perspective, as he looks down the tunnel of time – the HINDERMOST from him would be the LAST BABYLON. That means the LAST BABYLON TO RISE BEFORE THE END. The last and the YOUNGEST OF ALL THE GREAT NATIONS AT THE END TIME. In comparison with the other nations of the world, at the time of the end, SHE WILL BE THE YOUNGEST AND ALSO THE MOST POWERFUL NATION AMONG THE GREAT NATIONS. America fits that description perfectly. She is the YOUNGEST and yet the most powerful NATION among the NATIONS of the world.
We know for a fact that this must refer to a limited LAND MASS AREA WITH SPECIFIC BOUNDARIES, for THE WHOLE WORLD IS NOT DESTROYED, but BABYLON THE NATION IS DESTROYED. This latter day Babylon has a mother, which is also a NATION. This mother was responsible for “birthing” this mighty Babylon of the end times. If Iraq is Babylon as some try to claim, WHO IS THE MOTHER OF IRAQ? If you read this verse carefully, it says that the MOTHER NATION PRECEDED BABYLON, GAVE BIRTH TO HER, WATCHES HER RISE TO FULL POWER, AND WATCHES HER DIE IN FIRE. Again, WHO IS THE MOTHER OF IRAQ? Iraq has none.
Who is the mother of Rome, which is often presented as BABYLON? Rome is not a nation, but a city. Further, SHE HAS NO MOTHER. Who is the mother of the EC, which is often presented as BABYLON, THE REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE? In point of fact, SHE WILL HAVE NO MOTHER, and further, BABYLON THE GREAT is always shown as a SINGLE NATION FROM HER BIRTH TO HER RISE TO FULL POWER AND GLORY. The EC does not qualify. Each parameter must be fulfilled. You CANNOT PICK AND CHOSE that which you wish to present to prove your case.
However, AMERICA has a mother. This mother was DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR HER BIRTH. That mother PRECEDED HER. England has been around awhile. England gave birth to America, and England is still around, and ENGLAND WILL WATCH AMERICA BURN. England is further confirmed as the mother of BABYLON THE GREAT by Daniel the Prophet in Daniel 7:4 (THE LION). Ezekiel also mentions it in Ezekiel 38/39 as “TARSHISH”, who gives birth to “young cubs”. Tarshish is a cryptic reference to ENGLAND and her young cubs are America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc. Daniel refers to her as a LION. The national symbol of England is A LION. The eagle wings on top the lion IS AMERICA, HER DAUGHTER. America’s national symbol is THE EAGLE WITH OUTSTRETCHED WINGS.
BABYLON THE GREAT IS A NATION. We would not need any other reference to prove it, because ONE DIRECT REFERENCE IS ENOUGH! There are many more. Habakkuk is a key prophet in identification of BABYLON THE GREAT. He is usually ignored by prophecy “experts”.
“For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans (New Babylon),
THAT BITTER AND HASTY NATION,
which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces
that are not their’s
Notice the term NATION. Not NATIONS, or any GROUP OF NATIONS, but always ONE NATION, A SINGULAR NATION. Again God calls BABYLON THE GREAT A NATION. She is also referred to as a KINGDOM, the same as a nation. Babylon is always referred to IN THE SINGULAR.
“And BABYLON, THE GLORY OF KINGDOMS,
the beauty of the Chaldee’s excellency,
shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah
Here Isaiah calls Babylon A KINGDOM, in fact, she IS THE QUEEN AMONG ALL THE KINGDOMS/NATIONS OF THE EARTH. She is the leading power of the WHOLE WORLD. Notice her end: BY FIRE. That is EXACTLY WHAT JEREMIAH SAYS, and that is EXACTLY WHAT REVELATION 17 and 18 say. SHE WILL BE BURNED UTTERLY WITH FIRE. From coast to coast, from sea to shining sea. There is a complete HARMONY OF SCRIPTURE.
“Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness,
O DAUGHTER OF THE CHALDEANS:
for thou shalt no more be called,
THE LADY OF KINGDOMS
Isaiah again refers to her as THE QUEEN OF ALL THE KINGDOMS. She is presented in Scripture as being the MOST POWERFUL OF ALL END TIME NATIONS. None can come close to her in terms to WEALTH, POWER, MILITARY, AGRICULTURE, MANUFACTURING, MU-SIC, CATTLE, HORSES, AUTO-MOBILES AND TRUCKS, AIR-CRAFT AND SPACE EXPLORATION. All of these attributes are listed by the prophets as they describe BABYLON THE NATION. The point being she is REPEATEDLY REFERRED TO AS A SINGULAR KINGDOM, A SINGULAR NATION.
Babylon the Great is also referred to as the DAUGHTER OF BABYLON, and also THE DAUGHTER OF THE CHALDEANS. It is important to note that IT IS AGAIN A SINGULAR DAUGHTER. It is not DAUGHTER(S) OF BABYLON, but the ONE SINGULAR DAUGHTER. The word for “daughter” is “bath”, and it means OFFSPRING OR DESCENDENT of Babylon. LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER. It means that this DAUGHTER OF BABYLON will be OF THE SAME TYPE, OF THE SAME CHARACTERISTICS.
Ancient Babylon was the splendor of the world. She was the center of world trade, the richest and most powerful nation in the known world. Jesus said that AS IT WAS, SO SHALL IT BE!
“For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
THE DAUGHTER OF BABYLON is like a threshingfloor,
it is time to thresh her: yet a little while,
and the time of her harvest shall come
Mighty Babylon, THE GREAT NATION OF THE END TIMES, is going to be PULVERIZED. She is to be UTTERLY DEMOLISHED FOR HER SINS.
“Come down, and sit in the dust, O VIRGIN DAUGHTER OF BABYLON,
sit on the ground: THERE IS NO THRONE,
O DAUGHTER OF THE CHALDEANS:
for thou shalt no more be called TENDER AND DELICATE
Here Isaiah calls BABYLON THE GREAT the QUEEN OF THE NATIONS, but her throne has been taken from her. She has been REMOVED AS THE MOST POWERFUL NATION IN THE WORLD, and made to sit in the dust. Notice the SINGULAR ASPECT, ONE DAUGHTER, ONE THRONE, ONE QUEEN. BABYLON THE GREAT IS NOT A GROUP OF NATIONS AS THE EC, OR A SYSTEM, BUT ONE NATION, a nation that SPAWNS ALL THE END TIME SYSTEMS OF THE WORLD: POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, AND RELIGIOUS. In other words BABYLON THE NATION is responsible for the BABYLONIAN WORLD WIDE SYSTEM IT CREATES. And behind it all stands MYSTERY – WHICH THE BIBLE DEFINES AS SECRET RELIGIOUS ORDERS.
The Lord also uses the word “MOUNTAIN” to describe a kingdom or nation. Jeremiah 51 is a prophecy against the nation Babylon. Jeremiah says in 51:25:
“Behold, I am against thee, O DESTROYING MOUNTAIN,
saith the Lord, which destroyest ALL THE EARTH:
and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee,
and roll thee down from the rocks (other nations), and will make thee a
BURNT MOUNTAIN (nation).”
Notice again it is a SINGULAR MOUNTAIN, not MOUNTAINS in the plural. Notice how the Lord calls BABYLON THE GREAT A MOUNTAIN, and the other nations are ROCKS. So Babylon, compared to the other NATIONS OF THE WORLD, is a MOUNTAIN AMONG THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD. She is again portrayed as the BIGGEST, MOST POWERFUL SINGULAR NATION IN THE WORLD.
With one accord, the prophets say that BABYLON IS A SINGULAR NATION. This is vital to your understanding AS TO WHY AMERICA PLAYS THE ROLE SHE PLAYS IN END TIME PROPHECY. It is America, THE NATION BABYLON THE GREAT, that is held responsible BY GOD for all the evils that spread over the whole earth. IT IS FROM THE NATION BABYLON THE GREAT, and specifically FROM THE LITERAL CITY WITHIN THE NATIONAL BOUNDARIES OF BABYLON, CALLED MYSTERY BABYLON, THE GREAT CITY BABYLON, that all of these systems are spawned and nourished by the RICH MEN OF THE EARTH. In short, NEW YORK CITY, the GREATEST CITY WITHIN AMERICA, is held by God as being the CHIEF INSTIGATOR AND PROPAGATOR OF ALL THE EVIL SYSTEMS SHE CREATES.
The argument that Babylon is ONLY A WORLD SYSTEM utterly contradicts the Lord God and his prophets. BABYLON IS ALWAYS PRESENTED AS A NATION THAT GOES FORTH FROM ONE SPECIFIC LOCATION AND FROM THAT LOCATION CONQUERS THE WHOLE WORLD THROUGH THE SYSTEMS SHE CREATED. A spider weaves a large web, but she has to start from one place. Scripture is adamant and clear: SHE BEGINS AT BABYLON THE NATION, AND BABYLON THE CITY. Through her slowly expanding system of trade, economics, military power, political power and religious power, BABYLON’S WEB SNARES THE WORLD.
That is why God says that THE BLOOD OF THE SAINTS, THE PROPHETS AND ALL THAT WERE SLAIN UPON THE EARTH (Revelation 18:24), CAN BE TRACED BACK TO BABYLON THE NATION, AND TO BABYLON THE LITERAL CITY. It always comes back to roost at the feet of a SINGULAR NATION AND A CITY. America is turning rapidly ANTI-CHRISTIAN. The UNITED NATIONS, for all of its speech about HATRED AND INTOLORENCE, is ANTI-CHRISTIAN TO ITS CORE. God speaks to the United Nations in the Psalms, and MOCKS THEM for taking HIS WORDS IN THEIR MOUTH and then PERVERTING THEM, REVERSING THEM.
The KING OF BABYLON THE NATION, is presented in the Scripture AS THE ANTICHRIST (LUCIFER). THIS KING, OF THE NATION BABYLON THE GREAT, goes forth and conquers and then RULES OVER THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD. Check Isaiah 14:4-6, Jeremiah 51:25; 44; Habakkuk 1:6-10; 2:4-5; Revelation 13:7-8; 17:18; 18:24, and you will see this. It is THE KING OF BABYLON in every single instance that GOES FORTH TO CONQUER AND TO DESTROY AND RULE THE NATIONS. It is ALWAYS BABYLON THE NATION AND THE CITY, from whence he gets his POWER TO DO IT. It is BABYLON THE NATION, through its deceptive front THE UNITED NATIONS, that rules the world FROM THE GREAT CITY BABYLON, which is NEW YORK CITY. That is why the UN is located in NEW YORK. It is no accident. It is not a coincidence!!
That means that THE KING OF BABYLON must be, and has to be, A PRESIDENT/RULER OVER BABYLON THE NATION, and will also be at the end, A SUPER SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS, A WORLD PRESIDENT. The occult knows ALL OF THIS. It is in almost all of their writings. They have written about the SECRET DESTINY OF AMERICA. Isaiah and Jeremiah claim the occult have labored from the inception of the nation to bring LUCIFER into the world. If the OCCULT FORCES KNOW THAT AMERICA IS TO SPAWN AND BE RULED BY LUCIFER (THE KING OF BABYLON), then why cannot Christians ACCEPT IT?
The ANSWER LIES IN THE REJECTION OF THE WORD OF GOD; IN APOSTASY. It lies in an utter refusal to ACCEPT GOD AT HIS WORD. Jeremiah said the Christian leaders in America would UTTERLY REJECT THE TRUTH OF SCRIPTURE, and lead their flocks astray. THAT PROPHECY HAS BEEN FULFILLED IN AMERICA. If you refuse these parameters, you will never understand why America is getting involved, through its front the UNITED NATIONS, in many nations around the world! It is THE KING OF BABYLON or the antichrist (LUCIFER), that goes forth and conquers the nations of the world, AND RULES THEM IN ANGER. You have to START from some specific location, AND THAT LOCATION IS AMERICA, THE NATION, BABYLON THE GREAT.
As one might expect, A NATION would have CITIES within her borders, and if that is true, there would be a reference to same:
“…and I will kindle a fire IN HIS CITIES….
“HER CITIES are a desolation,…
We find specific references to the CITIES OF BABYLON THE GREAT. The NATION has cities, and great ones at that, for THE CITY BABYLON is a mirror reflection of the NATION and her OTHER CITIES. Thus, in America, NEW YORK CITY is a reflection of MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, CHICAGO, LOS ANGELES, SAN DIEGO, SAN FRANCISCO, DALLAS, HOUSTON, ATLANTA, ETC. The nation is portrayed as the greatest NATION IN THE WORLD. There is none her equal anywhere on the globe. A nation would also have VAST LAND AREAS. If Babylon is truly a NATION, then references to her LAND would be found:
“And against her LAND..”
“that shalt make her land desolate…”
“go forth out of the land.”
“the sound of battle is in the land..”
“In the land of the Chaldeans..”
“out of the LAND of Babylon..”
“It is the LAND of graven images..”
“and shall empty HER LAND..”
“A LAND where no man dwelleth..”
“Her WHOLE LAND shall be confounded…”
“and THROUGH ALL HER LAND…”
“from the LAND of the Chaldeans…”
It should be self evident that BABYLON IS A SINGULAR NATION. She has huge cities, but one VERY SPECIAL CITY, THE LARGEST CITY WITHIN HER BORDERS THAT IS ALSO THE LARGEST SEAPORT CITY OF THE NATION! She has a huge land mass, and thus has NATIONAL BOUNDARIES. She is recognized in the family of NATIONS as the greatest nation in the whole earth. America fulfills that parameter.
The context is plain and simple. BABYLON THE GREAT IS AN END TIME NATION, THAT PLAYS A MAJOR ROLE IN END TIME EVENTS, A SINGULAR ENTITY. To claim otherwise is to UTTERLY CONTRADICT GOD. It is to spit in His face and call him a liar. The refusal to accept the fact that BABYLON THE GREAT IS A NATION AMONG THE NATIONS is one of the PRIMARY REASONS why many modern day prophetic scholars cannot understand WORLD EVENTS, as they relate to literal prophecy. They do not understand who America is, nor WHAT SHE WILL DO. They reject with mocking and vehemence all suggestions that America is BABYLON THE GREAT. They are thus DECEIVED, AND ARE DECEIVING OTHERS.
They are looking at the EC and some form of REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE, which according to the Scripture, WILL NEVER HAPPEN. Did you know that John the Revelator UTTERLY DENIES A REVIVAL OF ROME? He does! This is not to say the EC is not important, for the EC is in reality the formation of BIOREGION TWO of the UNITED NATIONS TEN WORLD REGIONS. It too will pay a major role in the future. So these folks are always looking at some other place, while ALL OF IT IS HAPPENING RIGHT UNDER THEIR NOSE. The United Nations is rising up right in front of them, the American government is becoming more draconian and dictatorial, more and more openly antichrist, and is now involved in the actual extermination of Christians, such as the Randy Weaver case and the WACO Branch Davidians. and the false prophets CHEERED THEM ON! The nation is engulfed in every antichrist religion in the world, and the false prophets are TOTALLY BLIND AS TO WHY! However, by their refusal to accept the Word of God they fulfill the prophecies against the shepherds of Babylon.
This nation, this SINGULAR ENTITY has certain key CHARACTERISTICS that identify her. In the next issue we will review these PARAMETERS to prove that AMERICA, AND AMERICA ONLY MUST BE, AND IS, BABYLON THE GREAT. There is no other nation upon earth that fulfills the parameters listed for BABYLON THE GREAT, NOT ONE, NOT ANYWHERE! AMERICA ALONE DOES. It is not IRAQ; IT IS NOT ROME; IT IS NOT THE EC. IT IS AMERICA. When you finally begin to grasp that one central key fact, then THE REST OF THE PROPHETIC PICTURE WILL COME INTO CLEAR FOCUS, and you will know WHY AMERICA IS DOING WHAT SHE IS DOING ALL OVER THE WORLD.
You will know why the United Nations is located in New York City. You will understand WHY the nations of the world ALL COME TO BABYLON AMERICA AT THE GREAT TOWER OF BABEL ON THE HUDSON. You will know why America is becoming the headquarters for every anti-God, anti-Christ religion in the world, for it is the CENTRAL SEAT OF BAAL, another name for SATAN/LUCIFER. America is the center of ALL OCCULT ACTIVITY. It falls to the occult. It falls to MYSTERY, and when it does, IT TURNS UPON ITS HERITAGE WITH A VENGENCE and destroys the people of God, and it will use TERRORISM as it primary weapon, claiming that FUNDAMENTALISTS ARE CAPABLE OF, OR CARRYING OUR “ACTS OF TERRORISM”. The media will hype it. Don’t believe it? Stay around for a few short months or years – and you will watch it happen in front of your eyes. THERE WILL BE A KILLING FIELDS OF AMERICA. God decreed it. It will happen.
You will also understand WHY America was born AS A GODLY, CHRIST FEARING NATION, and why she turns and utterly destroys her heritage and rises up as the LEADING CHRIST HATING NATION IN THE WORLD. It has happened exactly as Jeremiah said it would. You will know why NEW YORK’S WALL STREET is the financial capitol of the world, and why the RICH MEN OF THE EARTH all have offices in THE GREAT CITY BABYLON. You will know why the WORLD TRADE CENTER sits in New York City. You will understand why the New York Stock Exchange is the most important exchange in the world. If Wall Street falls, the WHOLE WORLD FALLS WITH IT! Youl will know why CNN’s MONEYLINE with LOU DOBBS comes on the air with the statment “FROM FINANCIAL CAPITAL OF THE WORLD”, located in NEW YORK CITY, BABYLON THE GREAT CITY, home of THE UNITED NATIONS.
You will know why New York City is the largest SEAPORT CITY in the Western Hemisphere, and why America is surrounded by warm water seaports and trades by the sea with every nation upon earth. You will see why God said she “sits upon many waters”, that is, SHE IS SURROUNDED BY LARGE BODIES OF WATER each with a different name. Thus the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Gulf of Mexico, The Arctic, the Great Lakes, the mighty Mississippi. You will see what God meant when he said that Babylon the Great would be a nation formed out of every tribe and tongue on earth, who slowly migrated to ONE NATION and formed THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. That is why America has “E PLURIBUS UNUM” as it’s motto! It was foretold by God!
You will understand why the U.S. Military is being used by the United Nations, for God said Babylon would have the greatest military machine the world ever knew or ever would know, but in the end, because she rejected Christ, it would fail her. YOU WILL KNOW WHY THE AMERICAN MILITARY IS BEING DOWNSIZED AND IT’S LEADERS ARE CLAIMING THERE IS NO MAJOR THREAT – FOR GOD SAID THEY WOULD DO EXACTLY THAT.
You will know why America is the central nation involved in GLOBALISM, and is the chief instigator of the NEW WORLD ORDER, and why it is America that issued State Department Document 7277. You will know why American Corporations and their leaders have spanned the globe, for they are the MIGHTY MERCHANTS OF BABYLON THE GREAT, whom God calls THE GREAT MEN OF THE EARTH. You will understand why AMERICA WILL BE, AND HAS TO BE THE KEY ANTICHRIST NATION OF THE END TIMES. It is the KING OF BABYLON OF THE NATION BABYLON, that is the LUCIFER. He will go forth in anger and RULE THE WORLD FROM NEW YORK CITY, called the GOLDEN CITY, right at the UNITED NATIONS. (Isaiah 14:4-6). You will understand why the United Nations will be granted the right to TAX, and why it will destroy the nations through that ability! IT IS COMING, AND COMING FAST.
You will know all of this because GOD TOLD US via his prophets, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Habakkuk, and a host of others that the NATION, BABYLON THE GREAT, would be all of this and much more. Jesus Christ said that as it was in the days of Noah, so would it be again. Many Christians do not realize that Noah lived 350 years AFTER the flood. He saw Nimrod’s BABYLONIA (The nation). He saw the MIGHTY CITY BABYLON that sat within the boundaries of the nation Babylonia. He saw the TOWER OF BABEL, that was beside the GREAT CITY. AS IT WAS, SO IT SHALL BE AGAIN.
There will be a NATION, at the time of the end, that is A TYPE of ancient BABYLONIA, an offspring, a look alike DAUGTER. Within this New Babylonia will be a large city BY A RIVER. This large city BY A RIVER will reflect the wealth and power of the nation. Within the area of THE GREAT CITY BY A RIVER will be a TOWER OF BABEL, which represents A GLOBAL GOVERNMENT, A GLOBAL ECONOMY, AND A GLOBAL RELIGION.
This NATION AND CITY are referred to as a LADY, a QUEEN, because she reflects the ancient religion of Old Babylon, which included a QUEEN OF HEAVEN. Thus a symbol of some sort WILL SIT BY THE SHORES OF BABYLON that represents THIS LADY, THIS QUEEN. Is it coincidence that THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, A LADY, sits in NEW YORK HARBOR, NOT FAR FROM THE UNITED NATIONS? OR THAT THOSE INVOLVED WITH THIS STATUE HOLD TO A RELIGION IDENTICAL TO NIMROD, THE FIRST ANTICHRIST? WAKE UP, O YE CHRISTIANS, FOR THE NIGHT IS FAR SPENT!!
It is mere coincidence that America reflects in every way ancient Babylonia? From her laws to her three class system, she mimics ancient Babylon. Is it mere coincidence that within the confines of America’s boundaries lies a CITY ON A RIVER? That is known as BABYLON ON THE HUDSON? Is it coincidence that within that City, is a glass tower that sits BY THE RIVER, and that tower represents man’s attempt to rule the world without God? Is it coincidence that the United Nation’s religion is identical to ANCIENT NIMROD? That the UN stands for GLOBAL GOVERNMENT, and is pushing hard for a one world economy, and wants the world to embrace her RELIGION?
You have a choice to make. You can either believe God or the false prophets of Babylon. You can either accept the truth of Scripture, or the apostasy of the false shepherds. You can either save your soul, and count it worthy, or you can hate your soul, and cast your lot with the Babylonian false shepherds of eternal ruin. IT IS YOUR CHOICE.
THE IDENTITY OF AMERICA AS BABYLON THE GREAT
IS YOUR KEY TO THE WHOLE MYSTERY OF THE END TIMES.
It will become very clear to you why AMERICA will produce ANTICHRIST. He will rise up right in front of the noses of the apostate Christians who will embrace Him with their whole heart, for they REJECTED TRUTH, REJECTED GOD, AND REJECTED CHRIST. It will be the deception of all deceptions. YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE A PART OF THAT DECEPTION! “COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, THAT YE NOT BE PARTAKERS OF HER PLAGUES.
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“And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, “we will eat our own food and wear our own apparel; only let us be called by your name, to take away our reproach” (Isaiah 4:1).
The message of Isaiah 3:16 to 4:1 was originally addressed to the people of Jerusalem living in the prophet’s own day. During times of war, men may be led off into captivity or die. This would cause the number of women to increase in comparison to men.
The women would then appeal to the few men who remained, to marry them. A number of these women, would seek one man asking for protection and support as a marriage might provide. They would declare their willingness to work for their own food and clothing which is normally the responsibility of the men (Exodus 21:10).
Isaiah 4:1 directly applies to the church today. The “seven women” represent nominal Christians, and the “one man,” Christ. These women (churches) “take hold” of Christianity, not in sincerity (Matt. 25:1–13), but superficially, hypocritically, and only for personal advantage and gain. The “seven women” may refer also to religious groups in Christianity that have “a form of godliness” but deny “the power thereof” (2 Timothy 3:5). There is no true essence of spirituality in them.
The “seven women” propose to “eat” their “own bread”(follow the traditions of men) rather than accept the truth of Christ the “true bread from heaven” (John 6:32), and to “wear” their “own apparel”—the “filthy rags” of Isaiah 64:6—rather than the perfect robe of Christ’s righteousness (Matthew 22:11–12). Thus applied, Isaiah 4:1 emphasizes the value of sincerity in religious life, as opposed to self-righteousness and hypocrisy.
Therefore, Jesus calls these Christians “I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see” (Revelation 3:18). Here, gold represents faith and eye salve represents God’s grace that enables the Christian to distinguish between truth and error and provides the power to live a righteous life.
When I was 15 years old, my grandfather moved in with us after he had a stroke. He had always been a man’s man and was a bit saddened that his grandson was a bookish nerd. He attempted to bring me into his boys club by sharing his “girly magazines” and pointing out girls in the neighborhood that I should have sex with. I was never comfortable in these situations, but I didn’t protest because I was learning how to be a man, or so I thought.
One afternoon, my sister’s friend stopped by for a visit. Since my sister wasn’t home, I invited the girl inside to wait. I continued playing video games until my grandfather beckoned me into his room. He pointed to me and then towards the living where my sister’s friend was sitting and then gave me a wink and a nudge. He offered to take a walk so I could be alone with the girl. When I declined his offer, my grandfather just shook his head in disappointment. I had just failed my final exam.
Sadly, I wasn’t the only boy who had this type of sexual education. Men actively encourage their boys to be sexually promiscuous or to put it in laymen terms: sow their wild oats. Any man who even thought to encourage his daughter to sow her wild oats would be eviscerated, but no one seems to have a problem with letting boys be boys.
Shotguns and Chastity Belts
Dads are quite focused on protecting their precious little princesses from unplanned pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, and heartbreak caused by some silly boy. Almost every father with daughters that I know plans to purchase two items: a shotgun and a chastity belt. The shotgun is to intimidate his daughter’s suitors. If the gun doesn’t scare off the boys, then the chastity belt will be the next line of protection.
But when it comes to their sons, many men refuse to hold them to the same standard of sexual purity.
A Double Standard
I became keenly aware of this double-standard during a Bible study class. The instructors were well-respected church leaders who taught classes on marriage and child rearing. They had been married for 15 years and had three children – two girls and one boy.
During one of our discussions, the husband implored us to teach our daughters to save themselves for marriage. I found it odd that he only mentioned the girls so I asked him about it after class.
He turned to me with a sly grin and said, “I’d never tell my boy to wait on marriage. He needs to get himself a little taste of sex before then. Besides, we don’t want him to grow up to be funny (i.e. gay).” Although I was shocked by his statement, I was even more alarmed that his wife was nodding in agreement.
Sexual Conquests Are No Measure of Manhood
This mentality has contributed to our young men’s defining their manhood by their sexual conquests.
I challenge all men to reevaluate your definition of manhood. Are you really more of a man if you sleep with scores of women? Is this really the message that we want to teach our sons? We have to start raising boys who have at least a modicum of sexual integrity.
In order to achieve this goal, we must examine ourselves. If we demonstrate irresponsible sexual behavior, we can only expect our sons to do the same. Our daughters aren’t the only ones who need to be shielded from unplanned pregnancies, STDs, and the emotional toll of promiscuity.
Our sons need us more than ever and if we want them to be the strong men of the future, we must start by teaching them to keep it in their pants.
Shock Alliance: Farrakhan Praises Integration of Scientology Into Nation of Islam Theology, Says Whites Should Use it to Become ‘Civilized’ & to Avoid Being ‘Devil Christians’ & ‘Satan Jews’
- The Minister Louis Farrakhan has integrated Scientology into National of Islam theology
- Farrakhan continues to praise L. Ron Hubbard, the allegedly racist, white founder of the Church of Scientology
- The radical faith leader is training hundreds of NOI adherents in controversial “auditing” and Dianetics techniques used in Scientology to help blacks overcome trauma in their past
- He believes adopting Scientology will help whites avoid being ”devil Christians” and “Satan Jews.”
Last week, we told you about the Minister Louis Farrakhan’s bizarre commentary about the “fall of the United States.” In that same sermon, which spanned well over two hours in length, the fiery faith leader also issued praise for the Church of Scientology — yet another endorsement and public proclamation surrounding a relationship that the Nation of Islam (NOI) has apparently been courting for years.
Considering the increased media coverage of Scientology amid Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ divorce, Farrakhan’s comments are particularly timely. Additionally, they create a plethora of questions, especially considering the allegedly racist past of Scientology’s founder Lafayette Ron Hubbard, NOI’s ethnocentric theology and the controversial elements inherent in both belief systems.
Last week, CNN recently broke down the central tenets of Scientology and explained its appeal to celebrities:
A brief look at the equally controversial ideals that NOI embraces is warranted as well. Founded in Detroit, Michigan, in the 1930s by Wali Farad (Wallace Fard Muhammad), the relatively new religion embraces the Koran and preaches that whites are “devils” who were created by a black scientist named Yacub who lived 6,000 years ago (presumably the biblical “Jacob”). Farad eventually disappeared — a mystery that has yet to be solved to this day.
Beliefnet has more about what happened next in terms of NOI’s complex growth and development:
Fard passed the torch to Elijah Muhammad, who formulated NOI’s most controversial tenets, including that he [Elijah Muhammad] was Allah’s prophet and that Caucasians were racially inferior. After the death of Elijah Muhammad, his son Warith Deen Muhammad steered the movement away from its previous beliefs to mainstream Islam. Another branch, under Louis Farrakhan, split off and retained the Nation of Islam’s more controversial creed.
It is this splinter group, led by Farrakhan, that is forging a connection with Scientology. An in-depth look at the history of the relationship, especially considering the controversial ideals accepted by adherents, is certainly warranted. According to media accounts, it was only a few years ago that Farrakhan first began promoting Scientology, the religion founded by Hubbard, a science fiction writer who died in 1986 (some sources, though, claim that the relationship’s roots were set in the late 1990s).
Regardless of when the connection took form, the public connection between the two parties didn’t solidify, the Tampa Bay Times notes, until after Scientologists honored Farrakhan at the 2006 Ebony Awakening Awards. The annual ceremony provides accolades to African Americans and is run by Ebony Awakening, a group that was founded in 1982 by jazz performer Amanda Ambrose (Ebony Awakening also has ties to the Church of Scientology’s founder and admits as much in its materials).
Based on 2006 media coverage of the growing relationship between NOI and Scientology, it’s evident that the latter group has been looking for an inroads to the black community for quite some time. With African American membership in the Church of Scientology purportedly low, the partnership with NOI could prove useful to both parties.
Based on the Times initial reporting, the affiliation between the two faith systems initially focused on Scientology’s controversial drug rehabilitation program, which was first brought to NOI mosques in Los Angeles around that same time (the drug program is known as Narconon).
NOI Minister Tony Muhammad had much to say in 2006 about the growing Scientologist influence in the NOI. He claimed that the connection comes from Farrakhan’s deep interest in any programs or ideas that will advance African Americans and that Scientology is simply one mechanism that will truly enhance the NOI community.
“I found some validity in some of the L. Ron Hubbard work. They have one of the best drug rehabilitation programs in the country,” Muhammad explained. ”We like the drug treatment program and we at least want to collaborate on that.”
According to the Times, these drug treatment programs — which have gained widespread criticism — are known for their harsh methodologies. The program, based on Hubbard’s detoxification methodology, claims to remove harmful toxins through intense exercise, hours in a sauna and the ingestion of minerals, oils and vitamins. On its web site, the church describes the program as follows: “The Narconon program not only addresses the mental and physical debilitation precipitated by drug abuse, but also the reasons why an individual turns to drugs in the first place.”
An Australian television special also delves into the treatment, in detail, while highlighting the criticisms that have been waged against it:
In 2006, Alfreddie Johnson, a preacher out of California, also touted Scientology’s teachings, while explaining the attraction that NOI and some members of the black community have to the controversial doctrines. Johnson, who founded World Literacy Crusade, a tutoring program that relies upon Hubbard’s teachings, sees no conflict between other faiths using Scientology materials. He also maintains that African Americans are very open to new ideas — more open than white churches and conservatives (a factor that may add to the reasoning behind Farrakhan’s usage of the tools).
“In my opinion, most white churches are run by conservatives who have not been locked out of society,” Johnson told the Times. “When you go in and try to share new ideas with people who are conservative in their thinking, they are not as open as African-Americans, who historically have been locked out of the mainstream of society.”
Flash forward a few years and this openness can be seen in full bloom. In 2010, the Times dug into the elements and teachings that Farrakhan was already infusing into NOI trainings. It was during that same year that the faith leader chose to hold NOI’s annual convention in Tampa, Florida, an interesting choice considering that Scientology’s home base is in nearby Clearwater.
During the convention, the Times reported that NOI members were invited to attend a “study tech” workshop (student study mechanisms) and they were also encouraged to purchase books from World Literacy Crusade, Johnson’s program that relies upon Hubbard’s teachings. Farrakhan’s followers were, thus, trained to use Hubbard’s study techniques and drug treatment ideals.
This, of course, is only one example of the connections between the two faith groups. At various times, Farrakhan and his associates have reportedly visited Scientology establishments and the fiery preacher has touted the benefits of Hubbard’s techniques during numerous sermons. The relationship is so tight-knit that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a leftist group that explores the “radical right,” extensively documented it in a blog post back in June 2011.
While it initially seemed as though drug treatment would be the only connective tissue between NOI and Scientology, Farrakhan has spoken openly about the use of “Dianetics.” This is a pseudoscience that Hubbard described as a “spiritual-healing technology” that aims to help people overcome their subconscious and, thus, ease personal issues pertaining to physical, mental and moral health.
SPLC writer Leah Nelson explained that Farrakhan’s support for Scientology is rooted in his rhetoric that it will help NOI adherents get closer to perfection in preparation for the end times. Nelson also noted that, in a May 31, 2011 article, The Final Call, NOI’s official newspaper, reported that around 700 of the church’s members had already become Certified Hubbard Dianetics Auditors (other NOI reports claim that 1,000 were trained as of 2011). Auditors, as she explained, are supposedly able to help people achieve higher levels of consciousness.
David Sessions of The Daily Beast explained auditing in an extensive guide to Scientology that the outlet published last week. The practice of delving into one’s consciousness is a central component of Scientology. Auditing, he writes, is a phenomenon “reassembling a blend of confession, psychotherapy, and hypnosis.” Auditors are trained to ask questions that apparently get into the nitty gritty of subjects’ subconscience memories (the so-called root of trauma, addiction and other barriers). He continues:
An auditor asks the person being audited sets of questions directed at uncovering subconscious memories believed to be the root of trauma, addiction, or other obstructions to happy, ethical living. Auditing is an integral part of advancement in the ranks of Scientology. The contents of auditing sessions are said to be confidential, except in cases where the church has reportedly allowed them to be used to blackmail disaffected members (see Fair Game, below). (The church denies virtually all accusations made by ex-members and journalists who have questioned Scientology regarding the incidents the defectors describe.)
Here’s a video that showcases how the process unfolds:
In a recent Daily Mail article, writer Kerry Hiatt describes a bizarre experience she had on July 4 while visiting the Clearwater Scientology headquarters with a relative who was once an employee of the church. Hiatt describes a process through which she was “tested and assessed” by a Scientologist. She writes:
At the centre, after a short DVD introduction to Scientology, I was hooked up to the infamous ‘e-meter’, an electronic device used during ‘auditing’. The e-meter is supposed to indicate whether a person has been cleared of the spiritual impediment of past experiences.
To illustrate how I was holding on to bad experiences, I was pinched and told to recall the pinch over and over again. Instead, to see what would happen, I silently recalled scenes from The Sound Of Music. Unsurprisingly, the e-meter did what was expected and I was told I was carrying painful memories that were holding me back in life. […]
I spent the next hour under observation by Sea Org members – elite Scientologists – while I answered hundreds of questions such as ‘Do you smile much?’ and ‘Does life seem vague and unreal to you?’ […]
The test results were analysed by computer – yet more data to be stored away, no doubt – and I was told that I’d tested as extremely nervous and irresponsible. ‘Are you nervous?’ the woman asked. ‘Do you take too much on in life and feel as though you can’t cope?’
I’m usually a private person but I opened up by talking about my occasional feelings of inadequacy and my need to strive for perfection.
Why was I telling her things, I wondered? I remembered reading that many Sea Org members use hypnosis techniques when communicating. I didn’t believe I’d been hypnotised but I’d certainly said much more than I’d intended.
While at the center, Hiatt was also told that she would need to purify her body by sitting in a sauna for hours each day and by also taking specialized vitamins (the latter fact seems to corroborate the Times’ coverage of how drug treatment plans are implemented). This purification process was said to cost thousands of dollars and the woman who was asking questions of Hiatt told her that it was possible to begin treatments that very day. Hiatt ended up fleeing the facility.
Farrakhan, of course, is apparently looking to use similar tools to reach scores of adherents through hundreds of his Scientology-trained members. As he has publicly stated, he hopes to help alleviate the emotional pain he believes African Americans hold within. Considering Farrakhan’s anti-white and anti-Semitic rhetoric that is deeply rooted in his interpretation of past events, Dianetics serves as a useful fit for his theological inclinations.
However, there are some glaring differences between the two religious constructs that beg to be noted. While Nelson highlights some of the similarities between NOI and Scientology, the incongruent tenets seem too profound for the groups to hold a viable partnership. Yet, Nelson explains that this is exactly what seems to be happening:
Although both the Nation of Islam and Scientology embrace extraterrestrial theories as well as self-improvement programs aimed at lifting members to higher and higher levels, they nevertheless make for extremely surprising partners. NOI is a racist hate group that holds that white people are intrinsically, biologically evil — “blue-eyed devils,” in the group’s parlance. Scientology’s followers, who include several well-known celebrities and other wealthy people, are overwhelmingly white (although membership is open to all) and its founder reportedly was a racist who long defended South African apartheid.
It’s difficult to delve into the exact details or to discern exactly what this partnership looks like, but there is at least one NOI member who has spoken about his personal experience utilizing Scientology’s teachings. “Brother Jesse Muhammad,” a member of NOI Muhammad Mosque No. 45 in Houston, Texas, and a writer for The Final Call, described his experience with Scientology in detail.
He explained, in a blog post for the Houston Chronicle last year, that he became convinced that Dianetics was worth pursuing after Farrakhan told adherents in 2010 that it would help African Americans to get past all of the horrific crimes that have been committed against them.
“It leaked out and some became rattled, confused and even upset by the fact that Minister Farrakhan would bring to his body of followers a teaching from a White man,” wrote Muhammad. “I have been a student under the leadership of Minister Farrakhan for sixteen years now, and he has yet to lead me astray.”
Rather than joining in the angst, Mohammad, one of Farrakhan’s devoted NOI adherents, decided to pick up Hubbard’s “Dianetics” book and to check into all that Farrakhan was touting. He continues, describing what happened next:
That summer, Minister Farrakhan started sending groups of student officials to the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles. A few of them were from Houston and I was personally hearing their testimonies about what they were learning ,seeing, feeling and experiencing as a result of the rigorous study regime and Dianetics auditing process.
In August he called for another conference in Rosemont, Illinois centered on the NOI’s new relationship with the Church of Scientology. This time I was blessed to be among the over 800 invited to experience it for ourselves. Before going we were required to read the book “Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health” by L. Ron Hubbard.
I was intrigued and impressed by what I read in that book plus, I read other pamphlets regarding the teaching methodologies they use in the field of education.
So, Mohammad went to the conference, watched videos about Dianetics and auditing and learned everything that goes into the process. He was so moved that he decided to further embed himself in the teachings. He describes “co-auditing” with a “twin or partner” at the conference and claims that he is a witness that auditing works.
In his post, Mohammad goes on to claim that the experience helped him cope with horrible memories from his childhood that have previously held him down; he also reports shedding tears in the process. As a result of the experience, he decided to become a registered auditor – a process the NOI member describes as a three-week string of reading, sketching drawings, listening to audio messages from Hubbard, writing essays and “passing auditing drills.” He claims that he was “mentally fatigued” at times but that he was overjoyed at his ability to finish the process. His is only one story out of a great many.
While he hasn’t given many specific details, Farrakhan has been more than open about the overarching relationship. In an April 2011 article, The Final Call proudly touted its connections to the Church of Scientology, claiming that Farrakhan has “introduced Black America and the world to modern equipment.” This “equipment,” of course, is the use of Dianetics and auditing — tools that NOI claims will “help in the salvation and liberation of Black people in America and others who are poor, downtrodden and oppressed.”
Farrakhan believes that the use of these elements will bring NOI members closer to their savior Wallace Fard Muhammad. Additionally, he believes that Dianetics can help Christians get closer to their savior — Jesus Christ.
“We are Muslims but if Scientology will help us be better, then I want the technology of this to help us to be better Muslims. Christians can accept it and be better Christians. I don’t care who gets it. Just get it and be better at who you say you are,” Farrakhan proclaimed.
“I hate spiritual cowards who don’t want to look at things and who feel that because I have something great I can’t improve what I have by finding something that will make me a better representative of what I represent,” he added.
In a 2011 speech, Farrakhan said something similar, but took his rhetoric even further saying that Hubbard “civilizes” white people and that whites should flock to them. Doing so, he said, would prevent them from being “devil Christians” and “Satan Jews.” Watch this particular speech, below:
But what about Hubbard’s allegedly racist past? Wouldn’t it be too much for Farrakhan to bear? Nelson continues, providing more background on the odd nature of Farrakhan’s support for the father of Scientology (and here’s a list of allegedly racist comments that Hubbard once purportedly uttered):
Astoundingly, L. Ron Hubbard, the late Scientology founder for whom Farrakhan has nothing by praise, reportedly was a notorious racist who supported South African apartheid and described black Africans as barbarous, savage and primitive, and once allegedly wrote his wife, “You shouldn’t be scrubbing the floor on your hands and knees. Get yourself a nigger; that’s what they’re born for.”
Somehow, Farrakhan is tuning this out – along with the fact that Hubbard himself was white, which should be an insurmountable problem in itself. Central to NOI theology is the idea that whites are devils, created 6,000 years ago by an evil scientist for the sole purpose of oppressing blacks. They are seen by NOI members as so inherently evil that they cannot be redeemed unless they commit “mental suicide” and “erase the mentality of white supremacy,” according to scholar Mattias Gardell, author of the 1996 book, In the Name of Elijah Muhammad: Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.
While many believe Farrakhan truly embraces Scientology as a means to help his people, there is also the factor of control — something that he may be able to exercise more fervently by integrating Hubbard’s theories. Nelson also mentions a theory that is advanced by Chip Berlet, a senior analyst at Political Research Associates. According to Berlet, Farrakhan may see Scientology as a quicker avenue to help prepare his people for a journey to the “Mother Wheel,” a massive spaceship (artificial planet) that he believes those who will be “saved” will live on.
The final thing is the destruction. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad told us of a giant Mother Plane that is made like the universe, spheres within spheres. White people call them unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Ezekiel, in the Old Testament, saw a wheel that looked like a cloud by day, but a pillar of fire by night. The Hon. Elijah Muhammad said that that wheel was built on the island of Nippon, which is now called Japan, by some of the original scientists. It took 15 billion dollars in gold at that time to build it. It is made of the toughest steel. America does not yet know the composition of the steel used to make an instrument like it. It is a circular plane, and the Bible says that it never makes turns. Because of its circular nature it can stop and travel in all directions at speeds of thousands of miles per hour. He said there are 1,500 small wheels in this Mother Wheel, which is a half mile by-a-half-mile. This Mother Wheel is like a small human built planet. Each one of these small planes carry three bombs.
Oddly, this is somewhat similar to the themes described by Hubbard and embraced by Scientology — creating a noteworthy ideology relationship characterized by similar ideals. The Los Angeles Times described Scientology’s take on earth’s formation in detail back in a 1990 article:
Seventy-five million years ago a tyrant named Xenu (pronounced Zee-new) ruled the Galactic Confederation, an alliance of 76 planets, including Earth, then called Teegeeack.
To control overpopulation and solidify his power, Xenu instructed his loyal officers to capture beings of all shapes and sizes from the various planets, freeze them in a compound of alcohol and glycol and fly them by the billions to Earth in planes resembling DC-8s. Some of the beings were captured after they were duped into showing up for a phony tax investigation.
The beings were deposited or chained near 10 volcanoes scattered around the planet. After hydrogen bombs were dropped on them, their thetans were captured by Xenu’s forces and implanted with sexual perversion, religion and other notions to obscure their memory of what Xenu had done.
Soon after, a revolt erupted. Xenu was imprisoned in a wire cage within a mountain, where he remains today. […]
During the last 75 million years, these implanted thetans have affixed themselves by the thousands to people on Earth. Called “body thetans,” they overwhelm the main thetan who resides within a person, causing confusion and internal conflict.
In the Operating Thetan III course, Scientologists are taught to scan their bodies for “pressure points,” indicating the presence of these bad thetans. Using techniques prescribed by Hubbard, church members make telepathic contact with these thetans and remind them of Xenu’s treachery. With that, Hubbard said, the thetans detach themselves.
Farrakhan may be desperate to prepare his people for the aforementioned Mother Ship journey before he dies. Considering that he’s already 79, time may be of the essence. Perhaps he truly believes that clarity will help his people advance to the level needed for this journey to outer space to unfold as planned. Either way, it’s clear that the faith leader sees Scientology as a key element to helping African Americans and the downtrodden mentally advance.
Last Sunday, July 1, Farrakhan doubled-down on his support for Scientology’s teaching, dismissing critics and denying that he has convoluted NOI theology through his Dianetics endorsement. He also addressed claims that Hubbard, a Caucasian, was racist, while also dismissing any critics who would see it as a conflict of interest that he would be using a white man’s teachings.
“You know the critics are saying ‘Aww, Farrakhan talking all this black talk and went over to that white man L. Ron Hubbard’…if it weren’t so silly. I am you,” he told his audience. “I haven’t changed my religion. You know all the prophets taught us to seek truth from the cradle to the grave. They said wherever knowledge is you should seek to be a possessor of it.”
Here, he was clearly attempting to convince his audience that they are on a never-ending path to discovering truth. Scientology, it seems, is merely a part of the process, in his view, and a piece of the knowledge that they are meant to pick up.
Here’s a transcript of a portion of his comments, in which he defends the integration of Hubbard’s teaching into NOI theology. Notice, he talks about the “demons” that auditing can help bring out (one wonders if these are the “thetans” that Scientologists embrace):
“Islam is magnificent. It’s beautiful. We search the scriptures…and we come up with wonderful teachings from the honorable Elijah Muhammad and God himself has guided us — but I found something in the teaching of Dianetics of Mr. L. Ron Hubbard that I saw could bring up from the depth of our subconscious mind things that we would prefer to lie dormant. But the auditing process brings it up and it’s like bringing up demons out of us and just as this book Bible says that was the work of Jesus. How can you say you love Jesus the Christ when he was an exorcizar of demons out of the people? And when the demons were coming out, they were screaming. They didn’t just come out peacefully.”
How could I see something that valuable and know the hurt and sickness of my people and not offer it to them. So the criticism ’Mr. Hubbard was a racist.’ I don’t know that…and I wouldn’t care. You don’t have a good understanding of racism — you don’t. So, I found a tool that I know can help us and I thank God for Mr. L. Ron Hubbard and I thank God for his research and teaching.
He’s gone on now. So if he was a racist, that went in the ground. But I didn’t find racism in his book. If he was a hater, that went in the ground, but I didn’t find hate in his books. If he wanted nothing to do with black people, well maybe that’s in the ground. But his word was that this teaching that he had would find prominence once it was exposed to black people and black people lay hold to it. I’m not in disagreement with that. So you can continue to criticize me…all evil said and done to Farrakhan does not bother me”
Watch this portion of the sermon, below:
Farrakhan has made his alliance with Scientology clear. Rather than denouncing Hubbard, he’s embracing a portion of the religion that he believes will help his followers on their path to the so-called “Mother Wheel.” And there’s no telling where the alliance will go next.
Brainwashing is not, as some anti-Christian educators and students contend, the Biblical process of training our children to love and follow God. The word “brainwashing” refers to a planned, step-by-step attempt to “wash” family-taught beliefs from the minds of those who oppose government ideology. In America, it would mean replacing the old Biblical values and world view with a new way of thinking that would support a totalitarian agenda. In other words, every child must become a peace child, a willing and active servant of a new world order.
A massive world-wide partnership is pioneering new strategies for social transformation. The media, the entertainment industry, computer companies, government agencies, educational institutions, the United Nations and its accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have all joined together in a common quest toward a global mind change. They seek solidarity — a worldwide unity based on a new set of beliefs and values. “Obsolete” and “exclusive” loyalties to national sovereignty, Biblical values, and the unadulterated U.S. Constitution stand in their way.
Conforming the masses to their way of thinking requires all the sophisticated tools and tactics developed at the various “behavioral science research” institutes and “education laboratories” established first in England, then in the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, and finally in the United States. If these psycho-social engineers win their battle against an unsuspecting public, they would “wash” away individual thinking, free speech and all the other “rights” that have made America unique. The vacuum would be filled with lofty ideals, enticing images and deceptive promises designed to mold minds that match their global vision. Group thinking and other controls and “incentives” would enforce compliance. (See Mind Control and The UN Plan for Your Mental Health)
Bombard children with mind-changing suggestions
A familiar tale told to first-graders in Pennsylvania illustrates both the tactics and the planned transformation of the world. We all know the story of the Little Red Hen who wanted some bread to eat. She asked some of her barnyard friends to help make it. But the cat, the dog, and the goat all said “no.” Finally she did all the work herself. Yet, when the bread was done and its fragrance spread throughout the farm, her unwilling neighbors were more than willing to help her eat it.
“Won’t you share with us?” they begged.
“No,” she answered. “Since you didn’t help, you don’t get anything.”
In the context of traditional values, the moral of the story is: you get what you work for. But those who have learned to think and see from the new global perspective are led to a different conclusion. Listen to the kinds of questions the first grade teacher asked her class:
“Why was the Little Red Hen so stingy? Isn’t it only right that everyone gets to eat? Why wouldn’t she share what she had with some who had none?”
The concerned mother who heard and reported this story asked, “What kinds of values were the children taught?” The new interpretation emphasizes love and sharing, but what is missing? How might it confuse a child’s values?
The answers are obvious. The children were taught socialist values. The new interpretation vilified values that had motivated Americans to be diligent, responsible and fair. The teacher’s questions were actually strategic suggestions prompting the group to ridicule traditional values, to see reality and society from the new politically correct perspective, and to intimidate and shame anyone who dared to disagree.
A new mental “framework” is vital to this paradigm shift [see chart]. But to launch the new system, the old patterns must be blurred and broken. The educational establishment knows that children who are fed a daily diet of biblical truth will resist their plans for change. They also know that students bombarded with strategic suggestions and idealized pagan images will probably reject Christianity. If schools can build the “right” kind of framework or filter in the minds of children early enough, the new global beliefs will fit right in. In other words, the battle for the hearts and minds of America’s children will be won by the side that first trains children to see reality from its point of view.
This paradigm shift was no mystery to Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World. He wrote that education must provide a mental “framework… within which any piece of information acquired in later life may find its proper and significant place.” 
In the old days, that mental framework was the biblical world view. But Huxley, like most of today’s change agents, called for a New Age/global framework. Like a filter, it blocks facts and ideas that don’t fit, but welcomes input that strengthens the framework — especially when communicated through stories and images that stir the imagination and arouse strong feelings.
Focus on feelings, not facts
This shift from factual education to feeling and experience–based learning began over seventy years ago. Through the decades, the strategies used to manipulate minds in the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany were developed, first at the Tavistock Clinic near London and later at Germany’s Frankfurt School (originally called Frankfurt Institute for Social Research). Their mind-bending methods soon spread to a rising number of psycho-social research centers in America. They were fine-tuned at Columbia, Harvard, Stanford and other American universities, at our regional educational laboratories  and at the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies where Elian Gonzales was remediated in preparation for his return to a Communist system. (See Elian Starts Re-Education)
Bob Buford, former head of the Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management and the founder of Leadership Network also taught the new “Christian” leadership methods at the Aspen Institute.
More recently, at the 1989 Governor’s Conference on Education in Kansas, Dr. Shirley McCune, then head of the Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory, summarized the policy in her keynote speech:
“The revolution… in curriculum is that we no longer are teaching facts to children…. We no longer see the teaching of facts and information as the primary outcome of education.”
“What will take the place of logic, fact and analysis in the coming age?” This rhetorical question was raised by Dr. Donald A. Cowan, president emeritus of the University of Dallas. His revealing answer exposes an important step toward the new consensus:
“The central way of thought for this new era will be imagination…. Imagination will be the active, creative agent of culture, transforming brute materials to a higher, more knowable state.” 
It’s easy to see why visionary change agents would prefer to inspire the imagination rather than teach facts and logic. Unlike facts and convictions, the imagination can easily be manipulated. Today’s popular books, games and other forms of edutainment bring all kinds of suggestions and images that confuse the old ways of thinking and promote the new values. They twist facts, turn right and wrong upside down, stir the imagination with unthinkable suggestions, redefine words, and give new meanings to old images such as the Little Red Hen. (See Establishing a Global Spirituality)
Eventually, most students become conditioned to see everything through the new politically correct mental filter. The sight of an old social symbol (i.e. flag) or the sound of an word they have learned to hate (pastor, evil, capitalism, etc.) can now trigger emotional reactions that cannot be resolved with facts and logic.
A simple example of this process was exposed by a Christian teacher in Sunnyvale CA. During a public elementary school assembly, the students sang the words of the Peacemakers’ Planetary Anthem to the tune of the Star Spangled Banner. This melody, which has symbolized freedom to those who have loved America, now became a tactical trigger used to turn hearts from the old ways to the new vision:
O Say can you see by the one light in all
A New Age to embrace at the call of the nations,
Where our children can play in a world without war
Where we stand hand in hand in the grace of creation,
Where the rivers run clean through forests pristine….
Inspiring, isn’t it? The mental images behind those words illustrate the “visioning” part of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) as well as Total Quality Management (TQM). Both use the consensus process to create the collective consciousness needed for the new communities and social organizations.
In the classroom, this process of change often begins with planned “visions” that plant vivid but unrealistic goals into children’s minds and emotions.
Next, students must learn to visualize scary images of the current crisis. The crisis is vital to the process. It provides the justification for environmental activism, government control, and unthinkable changes. So, in stark contrast to the lofty ideal in the song above, the students must learn to feel the pain of a dying earth abused by the ruling generation. The colorful classroom manual on global change, Rescue Mission Planet Earth, fits the bill. It is full of scary, sensational pictures and misguided children’s opinions that fire the imagination and fuel anger.
Trained teacher/facilitators turn this anger toward parents and grandparents who must bear the blame for destroying our planet. This is important, because — as in totalitarian countries around the world — children must learn to submit to state-defined values and loyalties — not their parents or traditional values.
|In Rescue Mission Planet Earth, page after page of pseudo-science and twisted facts prepare the reader to follow the call to political action on behalf of the United Nations and planet Earth. Unless they know the facts, children and their teachers will have little resistance to the heart-breaking images of dying trees, starving children, abused women and an overcrowded planet drowning in pollution and rising oceans.|
It’s all part of the plan: create and/or publicize a crisis, vilify the “enemy of the people”, then market the pre-planned global solution to the world — starting with the children. As in the former Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, the school becomes a boot camp for an army of angry and self-righteous rescuers, ready to argue using their feelings, not facts, against anything that opposes their new and narrow idealism. (See third point in Paradigm Shift)
Rescue Mission Planet Earth is nothing less than “the children’s version” of the United Nations’ Agenda 21. Sponsored by UNESCO and other UN agencies and promoted by the President’s Council on Sustainable Development (see Local Agenda 21), the propaganda-filled children’s book helps create the needed “gap” between inspiring visions and a perceived crisis scary enough to evoke strong feelings, change values and motivate children to government-led social action.
“We have to re-orient education so that we turn out planetary carers (sic),” explained David R. Woollcombe , President of Peace Child International and head of the Rescue Mission Planet Earth project. He also serves as Consultant to the Global Vision Corporation, a massive international NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) accredited to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development. Behind the backs of parents around the world, it works to transform the goals, the methods, the leaders, and the process of education. “And that,” continued Mr. Woollcombe,
“…requires, as Agenda 21 said, a re-orientation of education towards sustainable development. It’s a revolution we’re talking about here! It’s going to require new materials, it’s going to require much greater involvement by young people themselves in their own teaching and education, because actually, adults don’t know as much and don’t care as much about the environment as many young people do. And it’s going to require a much better sort of facultative education, where teacher and students together are on this exploratory journey about how you can square the circle between economic growth and prosperity….” 
Before you dismiss Global Vision’s power and influence, consider a few of its partners and sponsors. They include UN agencies such as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Centre for Human Settlements and the UN Centre for Human Rights.
It also includes numerous foundations, environmental groups, educational institutions, and media and corporate giants such as the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Princeton University Centre of International Studies, Columbia University Department of Religion, Mystic Fire Video, Apple Computer, Sun Microsystems, The Image Bank, Bell Labs, Robert Muller, Noel Brown, Federico Mayor, Nafis Sadik, Maurice and Hanne Strong (See World Heritage “Protection?”), Gro Harlem Brundtland (Head of The World Health Organization), the Dalai Lama, and movie moguls Bernardo Bertolucci and Martin Scorsese. All have joined their talents and resources in a common pursuit of the global consciousness envisioned by the United Nations.
A “new way of thinking”
In 1994, President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development took a big step toward that global vision. It met with an influential group of like-minded change agents at the Presidio – the former army base in San Francisco that now houses the Gorbachev Foundation USA and dozens of other UN-related organizations. Its partners included the UN Environmental Programme, the EPA, the U.S. Departments of Education, Labor, State and Energy, the Council of Chief State School Officers, the American Federation of Teachers, Stanford, Colombia and other major universities, the Sierra Club… and the organizers of the Rescue Mission Planet Earth project.
Their joint report, “Education for Sustainability,” became a model for sustainable education. Quoting David Orr, author of Earth in Mind, it states,
“One result [of formal] education is that students graduate without knowing how to think in whole systems, how to find connections, how to ask big questions, and how to separate the trivial from the important. Now more than ever, however, we need people who think broadly and who understand systems, connections, patterns and root causes.“ emphasis added
“Root causes” involve far more than ecology. Anything that blocks the general acceptance of the new global ideology is suspect and must be challenged. Traditional beliefs and values rank high on the list of villains to their vision of peace. For example, an international “Declaration on Tolerance,” prepared by UNESCO and signed by its member nations, shows one of the major “root causes:”
- “Tolerance involves the rejection of dogmatism and absolutism.”
- “Scientific studies and networking should be undertaken to coordinate the international community’s response to this global challenge, including analysis of root causes and effective countermeasures, as well as research and monitoring... “
- “Promote rational tolerance teaching methods that will address the cultural, social, economic, political and religious sources of intolerance– major roots of violence and exclusion.” Emphasis added 
The earlier statement from Education for Sustainability stressed the “need” for “people who think broadly and who understand systems, connections, patterns and root causes” from a predetermined perspective. This kind of thinking is — and always have been — crucial to brainwashing in totalitarian regimes with a global mission.
A basic goal of UNESCO’s worldwide program for “lifelong learning” was summarized in Our Creative Diversity, the 1995 book-sized report from the UN Commission on Culture and Development. Published by UNESCO, it tells us that,
This “new way of thinking” has become the standard for mental health in America. (See The UN Plan for Your Mental Health) As head of the Department of Health and Human Services, Donna Shalala helped organize The National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network. Ponder its definition for mental health:
“Mental health refers to how a person thinks, feels, and acts when faced with life’s situations. It is how people look at themselves, their lives, and the other people in their lives …and explore choices.” 
Do you wonder what Dr. Shalala and her network of health planners would consider good thinking? Or bad thinking? This definition doesn’t tell us. But Al Gore’s 1992 best-seller, Earth in the Balance, helps answer the question:
“The fifth major goal of the Global Marshall Plan should be . . . to organize a worldwide education program to promote a more complete understanding of the crisis. In the process, we should actively search for ways to promote a new way of thinking about the current relationship between human civilization and the earth.” 
Vice-President Gore was referring to an environmental crisis with psychological overtones. As we pointed out in the article on Al Gore’s Vision of Global Salvation, he has diagnosed our basic social problem in America and suggested a solution:
“…we feel increasingly distant from our roots in the earth…we lost our feeling of connectedness to the rest of nature.”
“The richness and diversity of our religious tradition throughout history is a spiritual resource long ignored by people of faith, who are often afraid to open their minds to teachings first offered outside their own system of belief. But the emergence of a civilization in which knowledge moves freely and almost instantaneously throughout the world has. . . spurred a renewed investigation of the wisdom distilled by all faiths. This panreligious perspective may prove especially important where our global civilization’s responsibility for the earth is concerned.”  emphasis added
Al Gore’s “panreligious perspective” has helped lay the foundation for a global environmental ethic. His vision of a “world education program” is nearing reality. It fits right into the United Nations’ education system. This “seamless system” of partnerships and governmental agencies around the world has two main goals:
- Prepare human resources for a global workforce (see Workforce Development Means Life-Long Indoctrination)
- Bring the “thinking” of the world’s human resources into alignment and compliance with the new global standards for Solidarity and Sustainable Development. (See The UN Plan for Your Community)
In other words, people must learn “to look at themselves” as part of the collective society, not as individuals. Their sense of worth must be based on participation in the community and compliance with the new ideology, not on individual beliefs or independent choices. A continual barrage of classroom “assessments” and surveys must test and track how children and their parents think, “explore choices” and draw conclusions.
To win this battle for the minds of the world, the United Nations and its powerful partners have agreed to put aside integrity and employ any possible means to reach their end. But they must still must operate according to guidelines that demand, at least, a perception of the consent of the masses. Therefore, the means to their end must be both subtle and deceptive, employing all the skills and strategies proven successful in the totalitarian countries of the 20th century. Al Gore summarized the attitude behind this global agenda well:
“Adopting a central organizing principle – one agreed to voluntarily – means embarking on an all-out effort to use every policy and program, every law and institution, every treaty and alliance, every tactic and strategy, every plan and course of action – to use, in short, every means to halt the destruction of the environment. . . . Minor shifts in policy, moderate improvement in laws and regulations, rhetoric offered in lieu of genuine change—these are all forms of appeasement, designed to satisfy the public’s desire to believe that sacrifice, struggle and a wrenching transformation of society will not be necessary.”  Emphasis added
Our leaders have already shown us that Al Gore’s words, “every tactic and strategy…” includes compromise, lies, deception, and propaganda. Where Biblical values have been dismissed as obsolete, these tactics seem are perfectly acceptable to those who lead this spiritual and psychological war for control of the masses. The UN, with help from the Clinton-Gore administration, have already re-invented the concept of government. Its new global management system would be based on its principle of sustainable development or rather, the 3 E’s: Environment, Economy and Equity. It means using a grossly exaggerated view of the environmental “crisis” to re-educate the masses, persuading them to accept totalitarian tactics for redistributing the world’s economic resources and creating socialist equality. (See Local Agenda 21- The U.N. Plan for Your Community).
Take a look at the envisioned world of the 21st century:
|OLD PARADIGM||NEW PARADIGM|
|Beliefs||Based on Bible||Blend of New Age & earth-centered religions|
|Culture||Western individualism||Global solidarity|
|Values|| Based on the Bible
(absolute, unchangeable truth)
| Based on human idealism
(easy to manipulate)
|Morals||Moral boundaries||Sensual freedom|
|Rights||Personal freedom||Social controls|
|Economy||Free enterprise||Socialist collective|
|Government||By the people|| By those who control
The masses would be controlled through the Hegelian dialectic (consensus) process by globalist leaders who would view the world through the new filter of globalism. Polls, propaganda, simple slogans, and continual conflicts would be essential to its success. In fact, the greater the perceived crisis, the faster the leader can assume the coveted political powers that true freedom forbids. President Clinton has already mastered these totalitarian strategies, as Mikhail Gorbachev suggested in a 1993 editorial:
“Bill Clinton will be a great president if he can make America the creator of a new world order based on consensus.”
Remember, consensus demands a felt crisis, and today’s moral crisis — created by trading moral boundaries for sensual freedom — serves the purpose well. The absence of absolute boundaries leads to social chaos which, in turn, calls for social controls that would have been unthinkable under the old paradigm. In other words, the official promotion of sensual indulgence serves a political purpose. Aldous Huxley summarized it well in Brave New World:
“As political and economic freedom… diminishes, sexual freedom tends compensatingly to increase. And the dictator… will do well to encourage that freedom. In conjunction with the freedom to daydream under the influence of dope, movies and the radio, it will help to reconcile his subjects to the servitude.”
Psalm 2 fit our times:
Why do the nations rage and the people plot a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together,
Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
“Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.”
He who sits in the heavens shall laugh….
Then He shall speak to them in His wrath
And distress them in His deep displeasure:
“Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion.” ….
Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.