The “MARK” of the Beast: Facebook, its CEO & their Demonic Like Hold on the World
Jay Arrington April 14, 2018
“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16-17
Granted you most likely won’t have the mark on your foreheads but I’d bet a dollar to a dime you have the mark (your smartphone) in your right hand. And make no mistake about it, whether rich or poor, free or imprisoned, most people don’t go a day without checking in with the monster known as Facebook. From politics to purchases Facebook influences practically everything in our lives. It’s like we’re living a demonic version of “The Wizard of Oz,” only instead of some harmless carnival barker type behind the curtain it’s Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Baby-faced and sporting the casual look of jeans, T-shirt and sneakers Zuckerberg’s seemingly harmless boyish charm is disarming and for a long time made most of us feel comfortable enough to expose our most cherished secrets along with the fact that for the most part we are too nosy for our own good. To the extent that our busybody gossipy chatter and all too often hyperbolic venomous rhetoric made him (Zuckerberg) wealthy beyond his wildest dreams or if not his certainly most of ours. Yet, while Zuckerberg appears to be living the dream as it were, we on the other hand are living a nightmare filled with ghost and goblins hiding in plain sight. In the palms of our right hands.
Personal valet monsters notwithstanding, recent revelations concerning Facebook and its ties to British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica only serve to warn us of the dangers of trusting baby-faced characters. Can anyone say Damien? Not to disparage Zuckerberg’s looks or suggest that he is demonic. Disclaimers aside however, the knowledge that close to 90 million Facebook users’ information was shared with Cambridge Analytica to aid the Trump camp during the 2016 election is beyond frightening. It’s downright spooky. Considering that Facebook first placed the number at 50 million whose, to say that number isn’t really 200 million or more? We may never know.
What I do know is that when I discovered the other day that Facebook has categories in which it labels its users based on what it (Facebook) believes are the users’ political leanings I was peeved to put it mildly. Facebook had me labeled “very liberal.” Who the hell gave them permission to label me and even worse share their opinion of me with Cambridge Analytica? Apparently, Facebook employees, people we don’t know and who don’t know us, scan our pages and based on what we post or like politically, assign a political leaning tag to our profiles. These tags can be found in the settings section under ads.
From there you can click on ‘Information’ and then choose ‘Your Categories’. It is in this section where you can find what Facebook has concluded is your political autopsy. They piece posts and likes together like Dr. Frankenstein did with his monster and then sell the freakish results to the highest bidder/s. I’m telling you folks you should be afraid. Very afraid. And not only for the secrecy of it all but also because of the results of these actions, DJT. Couple this with the tearing down of democratic (small d) norms and institutions by the Trump administration, Sinclair Broadcasting’s subliminal brainwashing of its viewers and we aren’t too far away from becoming another Russia, China or North Korea. A real scary movie.
In the latest (2016) installment of the Jason Bourne movie series there is a character who founded and heads a large social media company who much like Mark Zuckerberg is baby-faced, young, charismatic and dresses like one of y’all. However, the movie reveals that the character harbors a dark secret. He’s made a deal with the devil. Sold his soul for fame and fortune and now the devil wants his due. The devil has marked the man much the same way as the man has marked the masses. Unfortunately, the movie never tells us the fate of the man. Since art imitates life guess we’ll have to wait for the real-life movie to play out before we know.