Back when I was in film school, I made a short film called The Second Beast (you can watch it HERE if you want, but please ignore my bad acting). It was about a man (played by myself) who is obsessed with decoding the Bible, particularly the Book of Revelation. You see, in Hebrew, all letters have numeric values and this decoder determines that Adolph + Hitler + Austria add up to the number 666 (true story). If you’re not familiar, the Book of Revelation warns us that this number, 666, will be the “mark of the beast”.
Here is a call for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and that number is 666.…
-- Revelation 13:18
Revelation, however, warns of two beasts. The obsessive Bible decoder in my film identifies Hitler as the first beast, but the second beast has yet to manifest him or herself. The decoder has, perhaps, been driven a tad cray cray in the cranium (i.e. crazy) by all his obsessive decoding and is convinced that his best friend is the second beast of the apocalypse; however, we never see the face of this “friend” so the identity of the alleged beast remains mysterious. Although I definitely wanted the audience to think that this decoder had possibly driven himself mad with all his decoding, I also wanted to leave the audience wondering, hmmm…if Revelation is to be taken seriously, who IS this second beast and when will this beast manifest him or herself?
Well, I’m here to tell you that I’ve identified the second beast.
His name is Joe Biden.
All right, reeeelax, I’m kind of kidding or maybe half-kidding or at least fractionally-kidding…but, seriously, I can’t help but wonder…hmmm…are we seeing a second “beast” of fascism rear its ugly head in the world right now? Not just from Joe Biden, of course, but from many different world leaders, like in Australia and New Zealand and France and Israel and Canada and others?
No? Not convinced?
Well, to help convince you, I’m going to use a movie analogy—not from a movie that I made—but from one that master Hollywood filmmaker James Cameron made two or three decades ago.
Most of you are familiar with the Terminator movies, I assume (if you’re not, go watch them—they’re highly entertaining!)? Well, I see the terminator in the first Terminator movie, the T-800 model (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger), as the fascism we saw in Germany circa the 1930s. It was a horrible, destructive thing, but it was pretty straight-forward and obvious about what it was doing. It rounded up millions of Jews and exterminated them. Although people went along with it at the time (mainly because they were scared shitless not to), we can all look back on this and say that it was obviously very evil. In short, this fascism was a wolf in wolf’s clothing.
In Terminator 2, however, we saw a new, sophisticated kind of a Terminator, the T-1000 model (played by Robert Patrick). This was a much more advanced force of destruction because it was made of liquid metal (as opposed to the T-800’s solid-metal endoskeleton) and could shape-shift, take on different disguises and cleverly deceive. This is how I view the kind of fascism we see today. It’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing that is being rolled out in a way that deceives people into thinking it’s a good thing. For example, mass censorship and the snuffing out of free speech is being done in the name of protecting us from (the vaguely-defined) “misinformation”. Cancel culture (i.e. shutting up those who speak freely) is being done in the name of protecting us from (the also vaguely-defined) “hate speech” and speech that could potentially “incite violence” (this is why Trump was banned from Twitter). And now we have Joe-Biden-ordered vaccine mandates that are being done in the name of “public health”. People are being forced to inject themselves with a very new (not even a year old, really) vaccine that has no long-term studies, a vaccine that is produced by companies who have total legal immunity from any harm their product may cause in the short or long-term, and people must inject themselves with these “jabs” to keep their jobs and livelihoods.
What I’m getting at is that this sly, sophisticated kind of fascism that we’re witnessing today is THE SECOND BEAST, a much more advanced form of its predecessor that reared its ugly head in 1930s Germany. It is less obvious than the first beast that was rounding up Jews, putting them in concentration camps and exterminating them. Instead, this Second Beast is the more tricksy T-1000 that takes on many virtuous and “woke” disguises, making it look much more benevolent than it really is.
In other words, the Second Beast is to Terminator 2 (i.e. the second terminator) is to the second wave of fascism we see rearing its ugly head today, right before our very eyes. Can you follow that analogy? You don’t see that shit on the verbal section of a SAT exam, but it should be!
Anyway, please, please, please do not get on board with this mandate crap. This is straight-up Nazi shit we’re witnessing today. This is so NOT about a virus—it’s about control and conditioning people to OBEY. The fact of the matter is that it’s probably impossible to completely eradicate the COVID virus from the planet and it seems like the more they vaccinate, the more it mutates and spreads anyway. The “beast” knows all this, but the beast likes this because it provides its nasty ugly self with an open-ended excuse to, one baby-step at a time, take more and more of our freedoms away. Even if Biden and the other world leaders did manage to vaccinate every single person on the planet and this did successfully stop the spread of the virus, the Beast would just quickly come up with another boogeyman threat (like it did with Al Qaeda 20 years ago, post-9/11, and then with ISIS 10 years ago) to scare the shit out of everyone and use that new threat as an excuse to take even more freedoms away (the rebranded “ISIS-K” might be on deck to become this new boogeyman threat). Human enslavement—that’s why the beast is doing this and it uses the fear of COVID-19, among other things, to help accomplish this goal.
Holy shit! This beast is an ugly, nasty fucker, isn’t it? Come on now, people. Let’s stomp its head in and snuff it out for good! (I speak figuratively, of course, lest the Gestapo use these words as an excuse to shut me up for using hate speech that could incite violence.)
MATT BURNS is the author of THE WOMAN AND THE DRAGON, a novella inspired by the Book of Revelation. In addition, he’s published a memoir called GARAGE MOVIE: MY ADVENTURES MAKING WEIRD FILMS. Check out these books (and many more) on his Amazon author page HERE.
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