By Brannon S. Howse
To see how one-worldism is shaping up, it is helpful to look back in more detail at Daniel and his prophecy during the days of ancient Babylon under Nebuchadnezzar. In Daniel 2, here’s what’s going on. Nebuchadnezzar has a dream that includes a statue constructed of various materials, mostly metal. He summons his advisors and commands them to “tell me what I dreamed.”
Notice that he doesn’t tell them the dream, because they could just make up an interpretation. He adds a threat to kill them if they don’t do as he requests. Fortunately for the group, among them is a young man named Daniel, a Hebrew who had been taken from Israel and brought to Babylon. At the urging of one of the other advisors who knows of Daniel’s “inside track” with God, Daniel appears before the king and tells him both the dream and the meaning of the dream. The dream, of course, is the prophecy that points toward our revived Roman Empire.
In Daniel 2:38, Daniel explains to Nebuchadnezzar, “You, O King, are the head of gold.” This is Babylon. Then, starting in verse 39, he interprets the rest:
Verse 39—“There are the arms of silver and the chest of silver. And that represents the Medo-Persian Empire.” The Babylonian Empire did, indeed, fall, and the subsequent Medo-Persian Empire expanded.
Verse 39—Then the belly and thighs of bronze represents the empire of Greece.
Verse 40—The legs of iron are the (first) Roman Empire.
Verse 41-43—The toes of iron and clay represent the revived Roman Empire with ten federations.
The interpretation of the toes of iron and clay in Daniel 2: 41-43 is a bit more involved. The feet with ten toes represents the revived Roman Empire with ten federations. Some believe that these ten federations may be nine regions of the world under the control of the new empire with the European Union being the tenth toe. Amazingly, the European Commission has already laid out the world in ten global regions and even detailed the list on its website. Here’s the regional breakdown:
Central America and Caribbean
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Mediterranean and Middle East
Northeast and South Asia
Australia and Pacific
An alternative explanation suggests that the feet represent a ten-federation state made up of European nations. These nations will be the center of political, religious, and economic power. I suspect the reality is probably a hybrid of the two concepts. We will likely see ten regions of the world specified.
These ten regions would be the ten trading blocs with common currencies. And since “money is power,” this streamlines how the kings of the earth will give their power and authority to the Antichrist. The Antichrist will enforce a one-world economy, and people will not be able to buy or sell unless they have the mark. Even now, the financial base of a one-world economy resides in Europe in the form of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the Financial Stability Board. While at the time of writing this book the World Bank and IMF are headquartered in Washington, D.C., they are heavily influenced by the Europeans. The World Bank is a component of the World Bank Group, and a member of the United Nations Development Group. The World Bank website explains that the “World Bank Group cooperates closely with the EU institutions to promote shared goals such as reducing global poverty and shifting economies onto environmentally sustainable growth paths.” And that:
[quote] The mandate of the World Bank Group (WBG) Brussels office is to facilitate and cultivate the partnership between the WBG and the European Union (EU) institutions, including the European Commission, the Council of the EU, the European Parliament and the European Investment Bank, as well as other Brussels-based interlocutors. [end quote]
Whatever the specifics of how the ten federations or nations play out, the nature of the iron and clay mixture in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream is significant. The unlikely combination is both strong and brittle, meaning it has the natural tendency to break apart. These ten components each have their own sense of nationalism, their own language, their own culture, and their own traditions. Different peoples come together to form this coalition. And because they hold these basic differences, they’re prone to breaking apart like clay. The “togetherness” is enforced by the iron component, like the coercive power of the Roman Empire. This could be a single leader who rises to become a world dictator and ruler of the coming Reich. The clay and iron form a fragile constitution but also strong as long as they hold together. It’s a strength, in fact, that gives them dominance over the other nation-states or unions in the world.
The Downward Mobility of Empires
Notice that the materials in the dream of Nebuchadnezzar are ordered in descending value: gold, silver, bronze, iron, and then iron mixed with clay. But notice, too, that as the value decreases, the strength increases. What does that mean? I believe all of these empires—Babylon, the Medo-Persians, Greece, Rome, and the revived Roman Empire—represent decreasing financial value. Babylon was an unimaginably wealthy empire, but today’s nations are not truly wealthy. They are deeply compromised by debt. Some of this is due to fractional reserve banking and some due to the financial derivatives markets which are basically junk investments. They derive their only value from something else’s value. Take a look on The Economist website to see a clock that shows the running total of world debt (http://www.economist.com/content/global_debt_clock/).
A 2015 article in the New York Times offers further perspective on the declilne of the financial strength of nations. The report reflects total indebtedness, including families, and the statistics are staggering:
[quote] Researchers compiled data on the full range of debt that countries owe—not just their governments, but corporations, banks and households as well. The results: Since the start of the global financial crisis at the end of 2007, the total debt worldwide has risen by $57 trillion, rising to 286 percent of global economic output from 269 percent. [end quote] [source: Global Debt Has Risen by $57 Trillion Since the Financial Crisis,” February 5, 2015, posted at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/06/upshot/global-debt-has-risen-by-57-trillion-since-the-financial-crisis-heres-why-that-is-scary.html?_r=0&abt=0002&abg=1]
In 2010, a dailyfinance.com headline headline stated, “Big Risk: $1.2 Quadrillion Derivatives Market Dwarfs World GDP.” And in 2014, a columnist citing numberous news source reported:
[quote] According to the Bank for International Settlements, the total notional value of derivatives contracts around the world has ballooned to an astounding 710 trillion dollars ($710,000,000,000,000). Other estimates put the grand total well over a quadrillion dollars. [Background.] If that sounds like a lot of money, that is because ti is. For example, U.S. GDP is projected to be in the neighborhood of around 17 trillion dollars for 2014. So 710 trillion dollars is an amount of money that is almost incomprehensible. [end quote] [source: Micahel Snyder, “The Size of the Derivatives Bubble Hanging Over the Global Ecoonomy Hits a Record High,” May 27, 2014, posted at: htt;://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/05/size-derivatives-bubble-hanging-global-economy-hits-record-high.htm.]
Global banks hold many times the world gross domestic product in derivatives, and it is said that one major bank in the United States holds derivatives equivalent in dollar amount to the entire nation’s GDP! In other words, by honest, straightforward accounting measures, many banks in America and around the world are bankrupt. And banks represent the financial power of nations.
The situation is precarious. In March 2013, George Schultze, who has studied derivatives for nearly 20 years, reminded Forbes readers about a major bank collapse in 2008 and how it could happen again—but next time to many banks:
[quote] In 2008, derivatives exposure bankrupted Lehman Brothers—in a $600 billion bankruptcy case that clocked in as the largest bankruptcy filing since the beginning of time….
[T]he total notational amount of derivatives held by U. S. commercial banks and saving associations, as of 12/31/12, was a staggering $223 trillion, while the four largest U.S. banks shown above hold 93% of these contracts. To put these overwhelming numbers into perspective, the U.S. economy only generates about $15.5 trillion in gross national product per annum; so, we’re talking over 14 years’ worth of GNP tied up in notional derivatives exposure, with the four main banks soaking up over 13 years’ worth of the total. [end quote] [Source: George Schultz, “Risk Is Bak: America’s Big Banks Are Knee-Deep in Derivatives,” March 28, 2013, posted at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/halahtouryalai/2013/03/28/risk-is-back-americas-big-banks-are-knee-deep--in-derivatives/]
So, do you think your bank deposits are safe? You might look on the Worldview Weekend website for the articles and radio and television programs in which I have been warning about the unsafe status of today’s banking and how folks should be diversified in order to protect themselves. (Although I don’t give financial advice, I do offer my opinion on financial issues, so you can make your own assessments.)
The increase in the power of these various empires lies in their military advancements. Now, the greatest powers have planes, the capability of chemical and biological weapons, and laser-guided bombs—countless armaments that create a powerful military. This is all propped up by a banking system that manufactures a sort of “wealth” to keep things going and the technology with which to control people. Our modern “empires” also have greater land mass than ancient ones. We end up with an iron fist (or foot, according to Daniel) to control people and bring all nations in line with the desired New World Order.
Dreams Then and Now
Nebuchadnezzar is not the only one having prophetic dreams in the book of Daniel. Daniel himself has a dream as detailed in chapter 7. Here Daniel sees four beasts, and they represent the same kingdoms that will come and go in the same order as in Nebuchadnezzar’s vision. The beasts are:
Verse 4—Lion with wings (Babylon)
Verse 5—Bear raised on one side (Medo-Persia)
Verse 6—Leopard (Greece)
Verse 7—Fourth beast (Roman Empire)
Verse 24—The Revived Roman Empire.
The lion in Daniel 7:4 was the current kingdom in power, Babylon. Then the bear (7:5) represents the Medo-Persian Empire, and the leopard (7:6) is Greece. In Daniel 7:7, the iron-toothed monster is Rome, and finally, in 7:24 we come to the revived Roman Empire.
As I’ve already noted, a select group of men since the 1800s have been using their money and influence to disciple and train a generation of politicians, writers, and broadcasters to carry on their idea of a world government even after they themselves have died. The effectiveness of their plan is highlighted by the level of contemporary influence they have attained. In his acceptance speech for the 1992 Democratic presidential candidacy, for instance, Bill Clinton honored Georgetown University professor Carroll Quigley:
[quote] As a teenager, I heard John Kennedy’s summons to citizenship. And then, as a student at Georgetown, I heard that call clarified by a professor named Carroll Quigley, who said to us that America was the greatest nation in history because our people had always believed in two things: that tomorrow can be better than today, and that every one of us has a personal, moral responsibility to make it so. [end quote]
Quigley, of course, believed in a one-world system, as reflected in his 1966 book Tragedy and Hope:
[quote] The power of financial capitalism had another far-reaching plan, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a fatalistic fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland. [end quote]
The modern dream of economic oneness really began in 1930 with the formation of the Bank for International Settlements mentioned by Quigley. It is the central bankers’ central bank, a group of central banks from the industrialized Western world. Their meetings are known as GEMs, global economy meetings. Quigley continues by explaining how world governance will derive from this group:
[quote] The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. [end quote]
Each central bank, in the hands of men like Montagu Norman of the Bank of England, Benjamin Strong of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, Charles Rist of the Bank of France, and Hjalmar Schacht of the Reichsbank—sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent rewards in the business world.
The Reichsbank worked with Hitler, and it is just one example of how the bankers’ influence will spread. The central bankers will solidify their influence by co-opting politicians because the bankers are the people with the real control over government.
As you watched George W. Bush or Barack Obama, do you really think either one of them have been in control? Do you wonder why Obama golfs so much? It’s because he knows he’s not really in charge. Since he’s a puppet, he just shows up to give speeches he reads off the teleprompter. Then he heads back to the golf course. But he’s not the first one in this position. “Puppet status” has been the case with presidents for quite some time.
Big government and big business combine to form a corporate fascist system. And lesser politicians go along with the real power people because many senators, representatives, and others are rewarded when they get out of “public service.” Many then sit on boards of directors and make hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to attend one or two meetings. Another means of reward is giving high-paying jobs to spouses of politicians. Sometimes a politician’s wife or husband will make $300,000 or $400,000 a year, working at some corporation but without any discernible relevant marketable skills. These people don’t really do anything, but if a man gets elected to the U.S. Senate, suddenly his son, daughter, or wife gets a prestigious job making a huge salary, often working for a bank.
Quigley also grasped the connections between world-famous bankers and Cecil Rhodes:
[quote] With financial support from Lord Rothschild and Alfred Beit, he [Cecil Rhodes] was able to monopolize the diamonds of South Africa as De Beers Consolidated Mines and to build up a great gold mining enterprise as Consolidated Gold Fields. [end quote]
Cecil Rhodes used his money during his lifetime and left money afterwards to train young people at Oxford to continue his worldview. Thus was born Rhodes Scholarships. Bill Clinton, among many other prominent politicians and people in the media, was a Rhodes Scholar and attended Oxford in Europe.
And who influenced Cecil Rhodes? Primarily one of his Oxford professors, John Ruskin, a strident proponent of world government. Cecil Rhodes became so enamored with the idea of a world government centered in Great Britain that he took his money from the diamond and gold mines of South Africa and set up a trust. He created ongoing financial funding for a scholarship program to disciple and train multiple generations to go into key areas of media, broadcast, journalism, politics, and economics in order to push the idea of a world government. Carroll Quigley described how this growing array of influencers would work:
[quote] There does exist and has existed for a generation an international network which operates to some extent in the way the radical right believes the Communists act. In fact, this network, which many identify as the Round Table Groups, has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists, or any other groups, and frequently does so. [end quote]
Notice that, although this group of Round Table people are not Communists, they have no problem working with Communists. Most of them are Fabian Socialists, a group started in London in 1884 and including people like renowned playwright George Bernard Shaw.
[quote] Co-founders of the Fabians along with George Bernard Shaw include Beatrice and Sidney Webb. While a student at Oxford, Sidney Webb was also highly influenced by John Ruskin. The Fabians desire a world government and want to achieve it by mixing socialism with capitalism. They prefer evolution of the system rather than revolution against it, but they have no aversion to working with Communists to accomplish their ultimate goal. [end quote]
The intent of the Fabians is depicted in a famous piece of art called the Fabian Window, a stained glass window that represents Fabianism’s plans for the world. The window was created by George Bernard Shaw in 1910, and although I discuss the window in detail in Religious Trojan Horse, a few comments are necessary here to explain the role of Fabians in the developing one-world system.
The Fabian Window shows two men, one in a red coat and one in a green coat, banging with blacksmith tools on a hot globe that has just come out of a fire. At the top of the window, above the men hammering on the globe, is a statement that reads: "REMOLD IT NEAR TO THE HEART’S DESIRE."
What does it mean to remold the world near to the heart’s desire? I believe it refers to the world going through some sort of crisis—likely an economic crisis, perhaps tied with terrorism or social unrest—and this crisis is used to remold the world into their desire for world government.
Like Carroll Quigley, Shaw believed that the move toward world government should not be kept secret. He thought everybody should know about what he called the Open Conspiracy. One other influential Fabian who shared the Shaw-Quigley approach was H.G. Wells. In 1928, he wrote The Open Conspiracy in which he proclaimed:
[Quote] This is my religion, the way of salvation. The political work of the Open Conspiracy must weaken, efface, incorporate, or supersede existing governments. The character of the Open Conspiracy will now be plainly displayed. It will be a world religion. [End Quote]
No secret here—or with what has come to pass since then.
Barack Obama did not get into office on his own, but he was an ideal candidate for the globalists. Those who fund and control politicians needed a neo-Marxist in the White House, and they found him in Barack Obama, who studied Saul Alinsky—Saul “the Red” Alinsky.
The plan by these people has been to destroy America, and Obama gave them the opportunity to see to it once and for all. Republican and Democrat presidents and congresses before him have all helped, to be sure. That’s why it seems that even after the election of November 2014 that routed the Democratic Congress and Senate, nothing seems to be changing. I had warned my radio audience the day of the election “not to get too excited if Republicans take over the Senate. They have the House now. They’re going to probably take over the Senate, but don’t get too excited, because nothing’s going to change.” That lack of change has certainly come to pass, as the Republicans go right along with the Democrats on almost all major issues.
Why? Because the Republican and Democrat parties are not two separate parties. They’re one party disguised as two. And Carroll Quigley is the man who told us it would be this way. Quigley said the two parties are really one: “the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.” Since they pursue the same agenda, even if the public decides to “throw the bums out,” there will not be any interruption in progress.
In step with the globalist agenda, Obama is overseeing the demise of America, so Europe can once again rise. You see, America can no longer be the world’s superpower if the Roman Empire is to be revived.
Again, Quigley had it figured out. He said the Round Table globalists would eventually foster groups such as the Council on Foreign Relations and many others aligned with globalism. He explains:
I know of the operations of this network because I have studied it for 20 years and was permitted for 2 years, in the early 1960s, to examine its papaers and secret records. I have no aversion to it or to most of its aims, and have, for most of my life, been close to it and to many of its instruments. I have objected both in the past and recently to a few of its policies. But in general, my chief difference of opinion is that it wishes to remain unknown, and I believe its role in history is significant enough to be known.
Quigley was right that others thought the intentions should remain secret. The March 23, 1975, issue of The Washington Post featured an article called “The Professor Who Knew Too Much.” The professor was Quigley, and within two years, Quigley was dead. Most globalists really didn’t want their ideas laid out on the table—at least not in the 1970s. These days, though, they don’t hide many of their plans. In particular, they’re not hiding the idea of world government. That’s why people like Mikhail Gorbachev, Henry Kissinger, and George H. W. Bush talk about global governance or what they call the New Order or the New World Order.
To support my earlier contention that the idea of a one-world system comes from the devil, it is worth noting that proponents like Ruskin, Rhodes, and Webb were involved in the demonic realm. Even Alice Bailey anticipated that a select group of people would eventually destroy Christianity and bring about a New Order.
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