There is much speculation about the "Beasts" discussed in the Book of Revelation and their "Mark". I quote the following:
1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. (Revelation:13)
The key to understanding this Chapter is to understand what the Beast actually symbolizes. For this understanding we turn to the visions of an Old Testament Prophet named Daniel. Like John, Daniel saw in vision the rise and fall of various "Beasts" . Unlike John, Daniel was given the actual interpretation of what the Beasts actually were. They represented the degenerate worldly kingdoms of Greece etc. (Ibid)
So, if we use the same "key" to understanding the Beasts that John saw, everything else seems to fall in place:
1. The above "Beast" looked like a leopard. From what I can ascertain, the only place that has a leopard as its symbol is in South Africa, so not really much to go on unless you look at the other two clues. The Beast will also have the voice of a "Lion" (England) and the feet of the "Bear" (Russia)
2. England represents a political system that espouses freedom, but is really carefully controlled by Monopolistic Capitalism. In other words, I believe the "Voice of the Lion" represents the political/economic promises of the West. Thus, by espousing political and economic Freedom the Beast is able to attract many.
3. The Feet of the "Bear" represents Russian Socialism and is really the base of this corrupt political/economic system.
4. When You combine Russian Socialism and Monopolistic Capitalism you end up with Fascism, much like the former governments of South Africa, Nazi Germany, Vichy France, Italy and others. Nazis were National Socialists that promised Social Programs and Prosperity, but really existed to serve their Banker and Corporate Creators.
5. I conclude that the first "Beast" that John saw was a global government built on the principals of Fascism. A Fascist "New World Order" if you will.
In a Fascist Society, you have a "Philosopher King" like Adolf Hitler; a Military Ruling Class (Gestapo/SS) and a Banker/Merchant Class that rule over the other 97% of Society. I would argue that this is a Knights Templar-Illuminati Jew ruling class that uses international Free-Masonry as its vehicle for its Revolutions. the top three levels of Freemasonry are reserved for these "Illuminati".
In Hitler's society, slave labor camps were created to create massive wealth for the Illuminati business interests. The same principal applies today when Western Corporations establish factories in countries with a Communist or military dictatorship. One example that comes to mind is the Mariana Islands, a US protectorate where white slaves from Asia manufacture clothing and serve the sex industry as prostitutes or worse. They receive only what is necessary to sustain life. Nothing more.
Another example can be found in North Korea, which has formed a partnership with British American Tobacco to make cigarettes in one of its "so-called" factories, which is really a slave labor camp that only profits the Korean dictator. The same could be said about the gold and diamond mines of South Africa.
You can't beat the cost of "Slave Labor" and you can't have "Slave Labor" as long as there is a Middle Class that is powerful enough to stop you. In Germany, the "hyper-inflation" that preceded Hitler was the Illuminati tool used to destroy the middle class. As Keynes pointed out, it was brought about by exorbitant war reparations demanded by the West as well as the dismemberment of Germany's manufacturing base (IE: the Rhine land).
Adolf Hitler was permitted to put the pieces back together by the Illuminati controlled West only after the Middle Class in Germany had already been destroyed, and only under their conditions. One of those conditions was slave labor camps to manufacture their goods and services at the lowest labor costs possible.
Socialism is a political tool that can be used by the Illuminati Elite to control who lives and who dies in their Fascist society. Hitler offered tremendous State sponsored health and retirement benefits, but you had to live long enough and be healthy enough to collect. Those that were sick, elderly and otherwise infirm, were systematically targeted and eliminated by the Nazis. If you don't think this has happened in the West, look at the fine print in the so-called managed health systems around the world. Pay particular attention to who is given access to necessary procedures and who is put on "the waiting list".
The Health Plan before the United States Congress will further limit access to medical procedures and have a direct impact on which lives are taken and which ones are spared. In the end, it boils down to who are the "productive" members of society, and who has outlived their usefulness to our Fascist Illuminati Masters.
In a healthy society, Families, Communities and Churches can provide for their own without the additional burdens of taxation and a "Federal Reserve" that charges interest to "We the People" on every dollar that is in circulation. One income would be sufficient to support a family and multiple generations could be cared for, often under the same roof.
Financial stress, which causes 70% of divorces in the United States, would no longer be an issue for those able and willing to work. Churches would be able to enjoy increased donations and have unlimited resources to help the unfortunate.
True Republics are reluctant to wage war, another Illuminati source of income and power. Minimal threats, perceived and real, mean greater enjoyment of Freedom. Police States are born from terror and fear in a society that no longer is Open; no longer has access to a "Free Press" or "Checks and Balances". Kennedy could not have been assassinated in a truly open society because the conspirators would have been publicly exposed and punished. 911 would have never happened for the same reason.
In a Fascist State, crimes are covered up with "Executive Privilege" and "National Security". Congressman are created by all-powerful Illuminati business and banking interests. We wage wars of aggression and wars against legitimate political dissent.
Its no wonder John saw the coming Global government as a ravaging beast.