posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 05:58 PM
reply to post by Anthony2
On the subject of the New World Order, let's put it this way.
One line of speculation on ATS revolves around the evolution of a dominant world-power.
Another line is about the prospect of calamitous events.
My reading of the sequence of events in Revelation is that calamities come first (represented by the plague, war, and famine of ch6) followed by the
rise of the dominant world-power (represented by the Beast).
In fact I've surmised that the Beast is able to rise to power and popularity on the back of leading the world into recovery from the previous
Twentieth-century parallels would be the popularity of Hitler and Mussolini after the chaos of previous regimes.
The Emperor Diocletian, who pulled the Roman Empire back together after it nearly collapsed in the middle of the third century, is an even better
parallel, because he was a persecutor and a mini-Beast in his own right.
In New World Order theory, this sequence of collapse-and-recovery would be an orchestrated one.
As a student of history, I can see how events could work out that way, as they have done in the past, without anyone needing to plan them (but partly
foreseeable because of the way humans behave)
Anyway, I do wonder how much New World Order theory is another form of non-Biblical religion- obviously based on fear of the object rather than
edit on 20-3-2012 by DISRAELI because: (no reason given)