July 26, 2012 journal, Mystery Babylon 2012 is a collaboration with Norbert H. Kox now in the final stages of completion with the One World Trade Center revealed. The printing is 10 x 20 feet at the University of Wisconsin. Mystery Babylon is of course New York City that great city and the cities that are tied into the stock market. The core of world commerce is on Manhattan Island that is the United Nations, The New York Stock Market and the Federal Reserve Bank showing the links to the entire universe. The bottom line of that is showing blood flowing through the system and pouring out of all the pipes beneath. Using the scripture from Revelation 18-13 speaking of showing The blood Rivers revealing that of slavery of the world including abortion and war. Smoke, the new tower and ground zero represent the Tower of Babel. Mystery Babylon is controlling the economy of the U.S. and universe. In Old Testament days when man tried to build a tower up to heaven, God changed their language to speak all different languages so they scattered. This is a collaboration painting with Norbert H. Kox of Green Bay being painted at the University of Wisconsin art gallery showing the sun turned black and the moon turned into blood according to biblical prophecy. Manhattan Island is elevated and is pivoting on the point of the great pyramid with the all seeing eye of the illuminati from beneath and the memorial fountains are shown with the water turning into blood down below obscured as the Babylon system promotes slavery here and all around the world. The pivoting of the island is to show the frivolous paper currency with no longevity. The United Nations, the New York stock market and the Federal Reserve Banks are the power engines of the Babylonian economy that God will judge in his time. The year 2012 used here but it is not to indicate any prediction of the real end of time for this artist. http://heavenawaits.wordpress.com/bodies-and-souls-of-men/ Revelation 18:13 http://heavenawaits.wordpress.com/charismatic-witchcraft/ This is an appropriate site for enlightenment on Mystery Babylon. http://www.redmoonrising.com/MysteryBabylonLW.htm The above descriptions are just a few of the many biblical indicators that, I believe, point unequivocally and obviously to America as the great power known as Mystery Babylon, and New York City as the specific city destined to fall in Revelation 18. Let me show you how America in general, and New York City in particular, fits the biblical descriptions of Mystery Babylon: A Global Superpower: Economically, Militarily and Politically- The United States of America is the world's only surviving Superpower. We are the king of the hill, no doubt about it. To stay in our position of power we use bullying tactics of diplomacy, military force and economic sanctions. If the reader has been convinced by our massive internal propaganda machine (American Media) that the USA is a force for freedom, liberty and compassion, then you have been duped, bamboozled, hoodwinked and led astray. I believe that the truth, as seen from God's eyes, is that we are immoral, oppressive, self-centered and arrogant, greedy and terribly self-righteous and hypocritical. If the reader find's this hard to swallow then I suggest that he or she take some time to study 20th Century American history from a perspective other than that promoted in the media or in our textbooks. Believe it or not, America has many Political Dissidents who do their best to bring out the truth. Chief among them are the authors Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn. Find and read any of their books on politics or media. For a quick intro to what is termed the 'radical' left wing, go to Z Magazine for articles by these authors as well as others. "Z-net" is definitely a secular site, and I don't agree with everything they publish, but their perspective on the USA and its foreign policies contains a lot of truth. It will be considered refreshing or horrifying, depending on your point of view. Economic Superpower- This aspect of Mystery Babylon is the most-stressed aspect that can be found in the scriptures. Time and again we find references to the"merchants of the earth" and how they are "the world's great men." In a 20th Century context, when we speak of the "merchants of the earth" we can only be speaking of Global Corporations. It is the corporations which have all the money and it is the corporations which have all the power. Under the guidance of the USA, global corporations are attempting to convert the world to the religion of materialism and fanatical consumerism, while at the same time, with the help of the US-controlled IMF, trying to reduce third world countries into nothing more than factories which produce cheap labor and areas for the extraction of raw materials. This raping of the world's resources is being done at a breakneck pace and without any regard for the environment or the indigenous peoples. The last thing that the power brokers of America want is a world that is purely democratic where every culture has the right to freely elect their leaders, the right to form labor unions, and the right to protect their own resources. New York City is the engine that runs the economy of the world and it is the home of the majority of the world's wealthiest corporations. New York is also the home of the World Trade Center, which was started in 1960 by David Rockefeller, and also the home of the New York Stock Exchange where the rich can invest in, and make money from, the richer. With the demise of social security, the common people of America: the bewildered herd, are being tricked into gambling their future on the well-being of these global menaces as well, through 401k Plans, stocks, and mutual funds. This speculative economy will not last much longer, and when it crashes it will not be the banks who suffer - they win either way - it will be the bewildered herd. Military Superpower- There can be no doubt in anyone's mind that America possesses the world's most powerful military. The question then is, Has America used it in an oppressive and relentlessly aggressive manner that is described of Babylon in the scriptures? The "bewildered herd" has been led to believe that America only acts militarily when vital national interests are at stake, or when democratic freedom-loving peoples are threatened by Communism or Right-wing oppressive dictatorships, or when illegal and heinous invasions of sovereign nations take place. Most people probably presume that after America acts militarily then peace returns and democracy prevails. Not so. Here is a list (from William Blum at http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Blum/US_Interventions_WBlumZ.html) of all the countries America has bombed since World War II: China 1945-46, North Korea 1950-53, China 1950-53, Guatemala 1954, Indonesia 1958, Cuba 1959-60, Guatemala 1960 and 64, Congo 1964, Peru 1965, Laos 1964-73, Vietnam 1961-73, Cambodia 1969-70, Guatemala 1967-69, Grenada 1983, Libya 1986, El Salvador 1980s, Nicaragua 1980s, Panama 1989, Iraq 1991-99, Sudan 1998, Afghanistan 1998, Yugoslavia 1999. In how many of these cases has the military action resulted in a true democracy that is respectful of human rights? None. Setting aside the cases where we have acted, lets look at the cases where true democracies were threatened, where blood-thirsty dictators carried out domestic terrorism and extreme human rights abuses, or where sovereign nations were illegally invaded and we failed to act: Cambodia, Indonesia, Chile, the Indonesian invasion of East Timor, the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, the genocide in Rwanda, the oppression of the Kurds, Chechnya, etc., etc. The point I am trying to make is that American foreign policy is not motivated by a sense of morals, but by overwhelming greed. We act when our business interests are threatened, or when we can safely enter a conflict that will allow us a chance to demonstrate our weapons systems, to gain buyers for armaments made by companies like Raytheon, Texas Instruments, Textron, Northrop Grumman, MacDonnell-Douglas and Boeing. (It was statistically safer to be a soldier on the American side during the Gulf War than to be a black man living an ordinary life in an inner-city ghetto at the same time.) America: We play the role of International Policeman and Peacemaker, and yet our defense contractors and arms manufacturers make more deadly weapons and more profit than the arms producers of any other nation on earth. American media has created terms and lingo that serves as a means to our political ends. Some of the ways this is done is by characterizing rebellions against Marxist or leftist countries as being carried out by "freedom-fighters" (like the Contras), and rebellions against US supported right-wing dictatorships (El Salvador, Guatemala, Colombia, Indonesia) are carried out by "leftist guerillas" or "terrorists." American media has also created a term to describe countries which refuse to bow to Western rules and policies, countries like Libya, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Yugoslavia, etc. That term is "Rogue State." Well, here is a very informative and entertaining article by Edward S. Herman on the truly biggest and baddest Rogue State of them all. Political Superpower- Of course being the engine to the world's economy and possessing the world's most powerful military guarantees that America is a political superpower as well. However, the scriptures are pointing to something else that Mystery Babylon possesses. Jeremiah 51:44 mentions that at one time, before its demise, the nations of the world streamed to Babylon. Revelation 17:18 tells us that the city of Babylon rules over the kings of the earth. In Revelation 18:9-10 we see the kings of the earth declaring that Babylon was the "city of power." New York City fulfills these scriptures by being the home to the governing body of the Planet Earth: the United Nations. This fact alone makes it the most important city on the planet. It is from here that deals are made, boundaries are drawn, and lives are bought and sold (Rev18:13). As I write, some may be skeptical that the UN has any real power. Why question the UN's power? The only thing holding back the United Nations right now is the United States, which owes more than a billion dollars in back dues. America has consistently ignored the will of the UN, and has often blatantly acted against it. It may appear that the UN lacks teeth, but I reiterate, it is only because its power is superceded by the last remaining superpower- the United States of America. It appears that after the sudden and catastrophic destruction of the city of Mystery Babylon that the remainder of this once great power is attacked by the Antichrist and his forces. This is recorded in Revelation 17:16-18, "The beast and the ten horns you saw will hate the prostitute. They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire. For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to give the beast their power to rule, until God's words are fulfilled." I believe that what we read about here is the nations of the earth throwing off the yoke that was the power of Mystery Babylon and revolting against her, turning instead to the New Age messiah, the Antichrist, and allowing him to rule over them. Maitreya, the New Age "World Teacher" who is expected to soon appear, (promoted by the Tara Center, the Lucis Trust, World Goodwill and Share International- the latter two being NGOs accredited by the UN) is even now, through Benjamin Creme and other supporters, decrying Western culture and the society of consumerism and materialism that has been created. He appears to champion the causes of global democracy and political freedom for all, causes which are diametrically opposed to the true foreign policy goals of American power brokers. Maitreya is a man who appears to be a savior for the starving masses of the Third World, and he calls for a universal system of health care and education for all. He also supports the recent initiatives that call for the G-7 to forgive and forget the insurmountable debt that Third World countries have accumulated due to high-interest IMF loans. The USA and her global merchants and bankers consider this to be inconceivable. America's culture of materialism, consumerism and pursuit of sensual pleasures without a regard for the consequences has been inspired by Satan. The contemporary American lifestyle is his masterpiece, yet it will be his counterfeit son, the Antichrist, who will stand up and quite correctly point out its flaws, warning of the dangers to the environment of throwaway consumerism and of the shallowness of a secular lifestyle which ignores the spiritual. He will point America out as the ultimate in hypocrisy and America will suffer the consequences. Major Port City, Greatest and Wealthiest City, and City of Jewish Exiles- New York City is undoubtedly the most important port city in the world. What may not be known is that when a ship approaches the New York City harbor from the south, in order to properly conform with the shipping lanes it must aim due north straight for a municipality on Long Island named "Babylon." A tall water tower on the shoreline is used as a reference point for navigation and when a ship reaches closest to shore before turning west to enter the harbor, the name "Babylon," written on the tower in big bold letters can be easily read. The community of Babylon is a predominantly Jewish community of over 200,000. It has an airport and two universities. To read about this community go here. According to researcher Richard Coombes, Babylon was so named by early Jewish immigrants because of their study of the scriptures and their belief that Ancient Babylon would be relocated west of the Nile. According to my research this community is the only inhabited and functioning community in the world that is known as "Babylon." There are more Jews living in New York City than in any other city on earth, and there are more Jews living in America than in Israel and Russia combined. Clearly America is the home of Jewish exiles. For further evidence that the USA, led by New York City, is end-times Babylon, I suggest Coombes' breakthrough book, "America, the Babylon," and his prophecy news website at http://www.aoreport.com/ http://www.redmoonrising.com/MysteryBabylonLW.htm The wealthiest city: I haven't researched the veracity of this statement, but I periodically hear economic pundits state the fact that fully half of the world's capital is located in New York City. This means that half of the world's money is in New York. This does not seem so far-fetched to me, given the fact that the money of the IMF and the World Bank is located here, as well as the NYSE, and many other international banks. Regardless of the truth of this statement there is not another city in the world that could come close to equaling New York in wealth, and in total wealth the USA is by far the richest nation on earth. Another point is that after World War II we effectively controlled both sides of both oceans. This fact made us the first truly global power in the history of the world. In 1948, George Kennan, who headed the U.S. State Department until 1950, wrote a then-classified foreign relations document for the State Department entitled Policy Planning Study 23, it read in part, "we have about 50% of the world's wealth, but only 6.3% of its population... in this situation, we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity... To do so, we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and day-dreaming; and our attention will have to be concentrated everywhere on our immediate objectives... We should cease to talk about vague and... unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of living standards, and democratization. The day is not too far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts." (taken from What Uncle Sam Really Wants, by Noam Chomsky, Odonian Press, 1986, pp. 7, 9-10) We are robbed- Since 1913