It’s Not Sunday: But Here’s A Babylon Lesson Anyhow


Talk to almost anyone in my country, and they will agree, America is great, just great. Well, I believe my country was and is a unique experiment with great potential. Unfortunately, the rare combination of arrogance, ignorance, and apathy will eventually cause a great fall. It’s sad how people hear religious leaders preach from the Book of Revelations every Sunday and how no one recognizes where the real Babylon is.

“The kings of the earth who committed terrible sins with her will weep. They will mourn because they used to share her riches…” Revelation 18 v 9

Now turn the page and find CNBC’s Holly Ellyatt saying that America is “rewarding Putin with a summit!” She says there is no hope from such a meeting between President Joe Biden and the Russian president. And this may be true. But the way American journalists frame their stories is just nasty, insulting; it’s as if we’ve become a nation of sarcastic assholes. And as I type this, I envision what Babylon in the Bible feels like. Like Russia or China? Will God send down his angels to crush the Palestinians or the Yemenis? Or, does this sound more like my countrymen professing their exceptionalism as human beings?

Meanwhile, as Facebook and Twitter CEOs ramp up their PR campaigns proclaiming they’re on the heels of broad networks of Russian influencers, foreign hackers compromised Russian federal agencies in a digital espionage campaign that Russian officials described as unprecedented in scope and sophistication.  NEO too fell victim to this latest blitzkrieg cyber attack from the west. But wait, Germany could be a contender for the Queen of Babylon title given the fact Russia’s Prosecutor General had to move to curtail the activities of the Forum of Russian-Speaking Europeans, the Center for Liberal Modernity and the German-Russian Exchange. All these NGOs, the prosecutor says, which receive foreign funding and engage in “political activity” should register as “foreign agents.”

No, wait. Revelation says that “All who had ships on the sea became rich because of her wealth!” And anyone knows nobody ever became rich off the Germans except Germans. Besides, it would not take God an hour to destroy Germany, as it says in the scriptures. Nope, the almighty will probably have to smash Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley to put Babylon under. He’s so big and bad he’s ready to take on both Russia and China at once. Here’s what he had to say to cadets about to graduate from the US Air Force Academy:

“We live in an age of technological development. Artificial intelligence, robotics, human engineering, hypersonics, long-range precision fire – we can now see and strike targets at ranges that have never existed before in human history. The country that masters new technologies, combines them with doctrine, and develops leaders to take advantage of them. The side that does that best will have a decisive advantage at the start of the next war.”

I don’t know about you, but even as a patriotic American, I have to go with God Almighty versus Babylon, I mean America. As for China and Russia together? I guess nobody will win an all-out nuclear conflagration.

Then there’s Russia ramping up India’s production of the Sputnik V vaccine. And in case you have not read, Vladimir Putin shipped a generic version of the remdesivir antiviral drug called Remdeform to India as part of its humanitarian aid contributions for India’s life and death struggle over a surge in COVID-19 cases. Meanwhile, the United States is accused of hoarding vaccines instead of sharing them to help the most. The Biden administration’s mouthpieces seem to think all foreign aid should be used as a political lever. It sure sounds like some evil Babylonian babble to me.

In his book, “The Fall of Babylon the Great America,” author Michael Fortner says America is a political, cultural, and economic Babylon. And while many of his theories are off the edge, these assertions are more or less common knowledge. R. A. Coombes and many other authors hold similar views. One writer even says that former President Trump was the stubborn leader prophesied by Daniel. And so no one reading this thinks I’ve decided to become a preacher; I’ll remind you all of a previous fall and a leader who could easily have been American.

“You know what my needs are. Let us see to it that no one possesses anything.” Emperor Nero

Does this sound familiar?

Phil Butler, is a policy investigator and analyst, a political scientist and expert on Eastern Europe, he’s an author of the recent bestseller “Putin’s Praetorians” and other books. He writes exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”


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