In some of my books - The Giza Death Star Destroyed, The Cosmic War, and most recently The Grid of the Gods with co-author Scott de Hart - I have often discussed what composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein called The Tower of Babel Moment of History(see Leonard Bernstein, The Unanswered Question: Six Talks at Harvard, Lecture one, "Musical Phonology.")  In the Grid of the Gods Dr de Hart and I pointed out something we had long talked about in private conversations, namely, that in various religious traditions from around the world, that primordial human unity that was broken in the "Tower of Babel Moment" occurs in different ways. For the Mayans and some others, it is the breaking of a primordial androgyny. For the Mesopotamians, the breaking of both a linguistic and an economic-social unity. And of course, in the Old Testament, it is the breaking of the linguistic unity, with all the social, cultural, and even economic implications that that implies.

Now the reason I'm reviewing all of this is as follows: with the emergence of the internet, the globe spanning reach of English as a "universal language", the emergence of growing integration in the global market, and the decline of small languages, some linguists are predicting that the bulk of the world's languages may become extinct as this cultural phenomenon grows and takes root:

Majority of world’s languages to be extinct by next century

We can confidently predict that the major languages, Spanish, English, Mandarin, Arabic.... will persist, but already, as noted, English is becoming the language of choice in several industries(the airline industry for example), and the sciences. What it emerging, in other words, as a consequence of our economic and technological reintegration, is the linguistic reintegration. What is being accomplished, is the reversal of the Tower of Babel Moment, barring some catastrophic failure of this global information infrastructure.Other languages will of course survive, just as they did in the Empire of Alexander the Great, which nonetheless spread Greek as the dominant language of the empire itself.

I mention all this because there is a further context in which all this must be understood, namely, the growing conflicts and clashes of civilization types, ala Samuel Huntington's Clash of Civilizations. Which language emerges as the dominant global language after such a clash - be it Chinese of the East, Arabic of the Muslim world, or English/Spanish of the Euro-Western world - is a moot point, since that clash itself may thrust humanity back into the Tower of Babel Moment once again.

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Scott Young on April 11, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Well, if particular elites and gods get their way and the pendulum swings back to a Neo-medieval-end-of-history situation (sans progressive, popularized science and Enlightenment discourse, etc.) it could be — given that languages were more inflected prior to the Renaissance — that we’ll have increasingly soulless, inflected languages that are quite distinct from the linear, demotic English that has been so well-suited to the purposes of the last 600 years or so.

    Those new languages, although inflected, would be semantically inverted in a manner that can perhaps be described as “Anti-realist epistemology”. Given humanity’s increasingly cyborg tendencies, maybe these languages will be combined variations on the basic theme of Orwell’s Newspeak (which, after all, is inflected) and machine code.

    Korzybski used to say, ‘The map is not the territory’. Well, if things keep going as they are, then regarding the languages most people speak in 22nd Century it might prove accurate to say, ‘The territory won’t even be the territory’.

    Whatever is, you can count on the fact that there will still be a ‘confusion of tongues’.

    . . . All the preceding does not refer to a possible surviving soul of humanity that carries its esoteric light into the next cycle . . .

  2. Tor on April 11, 2012 at 5:01 am

    Language is a part of cultural identity. Its part of a long evolutionary struggle, and the blood, sweat and tears of a people that brought one to this point in time. The first thing a conqueror always demands is that you throw away your language, and speak his language, and learn to blend in with his culture. The Rothschilds can take their conquering New World Order, and go straight to hell, and they can take that Scowling faced treasonous David Rockefeller along with them. I also don’t care one little bit about some stupid story about a tower, from a Jewish book of fiction. I’m not a big fan of Jews, or their folklore, and I certainly don’t like it when it’s used against me in an evil psyop. Whatever language these clowns decide to push on me as their “global language” I’ll oppose it right to the end.

    • legioXIV on April 15, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      Even if that language is to be English?

      • Tor on April 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm

        Certainly! German sounds better to me, but I wouldn’t push it on the Japanese. I hear that they are really into their own culture and language, and that’s okay with me.

    • Robert Barricklow on April 16, 2012 at 10:40 am

      We use language to alter the settings inside someone else’s brain in a way that will serve our interests. Language is your genes talking, getting what they want(there is a deeper level; however, but that is, as they say, another story.
      The Babel myth(?) yields an amusing irony in that our many languages exist to stop us communicating.
      There is the factor that changing your language might be a way to avoid eavesdroppers who could be hiding in the bushes(looking at/into origins). The many different languages spoken in the tropics might come about because this is where people are the most tightly packed and have the greatest need to protect themselves.

  3. SSNaga on April 10, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    “In Further News,” The Milky Way & Andromeda Galaxies Are Headed On A Direct Collision Course. … Charmin, or Angel Soft? Think Fast! (A Rose, By Any Other Name, Is STILL… Be SiLent – LiSten.) (PSssT! It’l:l All “Be Over” by the Time you figure out this meSS-SAGE) COM-POS-IT/E.

    • Jedi on April 11, 2012 at 5:23 am

      the universal tower of babel moment in all societies was the intense distrust between the yin yang and the promotion of glamor.

      that rose has been a thorn for the tin man, lion, and the straw man philosopher on the river to babylon….a rose in any other language is still a rose.

      • SSNaga on April 11, 2012 at 5:59 am

        I Appreciate Your Resonance of Immutable Law. … Would be Nice if others Grasped “Alignment with Mutable Law” is Invocation of Entropy. Many On The Cusp will be thusly circumvented in their Intents, unknowingly.

        • Jedi on April 11, 2012 at 6:21 am

          my little voice reminds me too never pick sides….its nice to be on the cusp, I was born on the cusp during a lunar eclipse.

        • Jedi on April 12, 2012 at 8:06 am

          as long as the energy provided by a un natural source continues filling the honey pot… the fantasy for the babbling drones continues to the apocalypse as sure as any formula

          • Jedi on April 12, 2012 at 8:23 am

            how appropriate that mercury is used in thermometers…talk about multiple choice matter to the chaos.

    • HAL838 on April 11, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      Clash of the Galaxies ?
      Breathe, this will take awhile

  4. James Dempsey on April 10, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    You see in its lowest form what is good is anybody can participate!

    You don’t have to be educated at all. You only need to describe what you have seen or heard or how you felt. So when you hear tongues and interpretation is for people from different cultures or languages to explain what God has revealed to them personally.

    Thus sharing of the gospel or bread and or rock! Bit by bit or piece by piece best if there are a group of people to help get a bigger picture from each persons revelation.

    This is why I don’t like to be to hoidy or toidy because i know every single persons opinion is valuable and or poweful.Why? Because they might have your missing piece to your own personal walk with God puzzle!

    Granted you can still do it on your own if you have or had to it is just more enjoyable to do as a group as well as share the power like you can’t believe! Yes there is sacrifice but the further you go the easier it and more joyful it becomes. And once you get started I won’t have to prod you to continue you will want to.because you know as I do it is a continual means to another word or vision,

    And it is so freaken simple.all them years you wasted studying and searching! And now all you have to do is ask God hi\s way and you have revelation after revelation after revelation and then power growth spurts that will blow you away. Put me in the middle of some crowd and give me a few minutes to warm up! I have been in some huge crowds up to 20K and stuck way in the back totally anonymous! Need more power just close your eyes and worship.

  5. James Dempsey on April 10, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    I believe the best form of communication would be some form of telepathy! Which is how the spirit communicates it is much fuller with sound emotion, or music. God has never given me a chapter or verse for a revelation and he never will or you can bet it most certainly it is not the God I have known all this time!

    • spiritsplice on April 11, 2012 at 5:38 am

      One small problem with telepathy….people are fundamentally dishonest, both with themselves and others. Nobody is who they appear to be. The entire world is built on lies. People don’t want to the truth.

      • SSNaga on April 11, 2012 at 6:26 am

        Well Said. This is How “Seperation” Is EFFECTed. CORE RealiZation DisSolves “The Illusion Field-Realm,” which is Why nobody wants Truth-Is or FreeDom. They are enjoying Playing in “The Crystal SandBoX of Illusion/(begets)Delusion.” You can Lead a horse (Ape) to Water…

  6. marcos anthony toledo on April 10, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    A better way to go is a simplified universal written script would solve our communication problems. Leave out the spoken language problem no translation everyone reads the same script. Tighten up on word useage so no linguestic ambiguity this the way to go to unite the world and share experence and knowledge throughtout the globe the Chinese show the way we must finally perfect it once and for all.

  7. Tor on April 10, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    One might consider too, that with China’s massive population, about 1 out of every 6 people on planet Earth live in China. Maybe in response to global markets, some Chinese might learn English as a second language, but it would be hard for me to envision it taking over in China. I also don’t think China is really on board with this whole NWO thing with the Rockefrickers and the Rottingchilds. Mr. Putin and the Russians certainly aren’t on board with it, and I can’t envision them throwing away their language and speaking English either. In fact, if they really mastered this Giza Death Star stuff, maybe it won’t be long and we will all be speaking Russian.

    • MattB on April 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      The Chinese do have a very active English programme. When I visited some of their schools in 2010 they were really pushing trilingualism-English, German and Mandarin.

  8. HAL838 on April 10, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    I think that the fact that it [English] incorporates
    so many other languages is a big bonus in
    favor of it as a ‘universal’ language as it adapts so well.

  9. Daniel Jones on April 10, 2012 at 8:20 am

    While I am a native english speaker (and english is my first language), I see it as almost tragic that english would become the dominant linguistic avenue for dialogue in the sciences and philosophy. This does not mean that it can’t be done, but rather that there are better candidates for those technical subjects. First, english in those specific contexts is very dependent on its greek and latin word roots to express the content of all those philosophical and scientific symbols. Second, to do good science, one would really need a good linguistic background in those two languages to really express clearly what they intend, especially greek which carries with it a much richer philosophical import and has a much clearer meaning because of it’s vast declensions to express that meaning (something that english does not do as well). While english does fine as the common language of exchange for goods and services (for everyday use), there are much better candidates for science and philosophy in my opinion.

    • spiritsplice on April 10, 2012 at 11:44 am

      Such as? And how many people speak the languages that you are thinking of? Of the languages that Joseph mentuoned, English is the clear choice. Chinese is a mess even for native Chinese, Spanish is about as technical as a children’s book and Arabic speakers live in the dark ages. Other potential candidates aren’t very prolific in a global sense such as Russian and German.

      English just needs to part ways with Greek and Latin in the sciences. I see this continual use as ivory towerism.

      • Daniel Jones on April 10, 2012 at 2:14 pm

        Spirit Splice,
        Part ways? That’s the problem, english can’t part ways here. If one wants to stay and do science or philosophy in the english language, it will be inescapable–to be linguistically correct–to delve into the etymology of those scientific and philosophical word roots. To divorce from that history is to completely undo about 2600+ years of science and philosophy which is to do something a-historical. One can only go so far with what you propose. Instead of ‘kicking against the goads’ or to be contrary at what I said, why not just get a ladder and climb into the tower? Why is learning a language, especially a technical language like greek, only for academics? It’s not.

        • spiritsplice on April 10, 2012 at 3:18 pm

          I don’t mean to dismiss it entirely as you are noting, I was just referring to the use of Greek and Latin for things like species classification.

    • MattB on April 11, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      I wish there was a ‘like’ button here for this comment!

  10. Tor on April 10, 2012 at 7:17 am

    To me this whole “Tower of Babel” business is just more of the Elites and their use of religion for their social engineering program. To me what they are suggesting is that, at this Tower of Babel moment, man was disobedient and defiant, which displeased Yehwey, and to win back his favor we must all return to a common language, and our former “Globalism,” and this time we must be more docile and obedient to the universal authority. No doubt, these elites will tell us who that universal authority is.

    • Daniel Jones on April 10, 2012 at 8:05 am

      Well actually the Tower of Babel episode in all it’s versions looks exactly the opposite of what you just stated with the intention of the elite who carry it out. Not a unification of language, science, economics, and philosophy, but rather a fragmentation of it, so those disciplines are no longer able to understand or talk to one another.

      • Tor on April 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm

        The biblical story is that before the Tower of Babel episode, all of humanity was united under King Nimrod, in a common language. Nimrod, representing humanity, sinned by building the tower, which Yahweh considered a belligerent act. Yahweh got mad, so he confused our languages, and kicked over the tower. What I said is the social engineering program would suggest that we need to return to that former state of a globalized humanity, united in a common language, and this time we had better behave ourselves and not tick off Yahweh again. To me, it seems that all of the old testament “angry Yahweh” episodes are mirrored in the Apocalypse, which is Christianity’s grand fulfillment of the psyop’s prophecies. The gentle and compassionate Jesus returns as angry Yahweh, and globalizes the world under his jackboot. Humanity’s lot is to shut up and submit to a universal authority. So the circle is complete and universal global sovereignty is restored, along with a common global language. Isn’t it funny how the Rothschilds believe they are related to Nimrod?

        • Daniel Jones on April 10, 2012 at 2:17 pm

          Hmmm…Interesting. I shall have to think about that.

          • MattB on April 11, 2012 at 3:36 pm

            However, there isn’t really any moral issue with God dividing g the languages at Babel.The Biblical story looks more to be humanity ‘over unified’ in a common technological’philosophical cause that was leading them ‘to be like us. or ‘to do whatever they put their mind to’.

            Perhaps humanity was heading for some kind of catastrophic technological/sociological disaster and God prevented it from happening.

            Also, Jesus was opposed to the religious/financial elites of His time. remember he over turned to tables in the temple and pissed of that economic/temple based elite.

            Remember Jesus also called the ‘Yahweh elites’ “Of your father the Devil”.

            There is far more to this story than reading American Evangelicalism and High Catholicism back into the Bible.

  11. paul degagne on April 10, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Isn’t there some technology out where say, “Japanese Businessmen speak in their native tongue — a computer translates it to another conference site where what said is now spoken in English by a animated machine voice?”

    I remember some inventor was displaying his invention. A camera about the size of an old kodak camera. The Blind person could focus or aim its lens on a printed page – the machine copies it and then reads the print aloud to the blind person. (I think at the time it cost around 1500 dollars.)

    If I were blind I could go into any library and have an aide get any book. The only inconvenance would be my having to turn the page and clicking the camera (but with kindle not so?) but so what considering …? (opens a pretty large door to me the blind person.)

    This Scientist inventor also WENT OVER THE TOP when he began speculating that in the next fourty or was it twenty years (if one can make it to or can live that long) their will be a way to achieve a sort of physical immortality (nah – I am exaggerating — it was ‘To Live to be 150 yrs old) what with all the inventions coming out?

    This tickles me for even an inventor of a very useful and much welcomed invention can fall off the DEEP END when it comes to this FUTUROLOGY BULL!

    [ Even if their was some technology enabling humans to live say for 8 hundreds years or so do you think for one moment (they= boogieman) they would allow it to be used by the likes of YOU!( Maybe if your willing to give them 100 billion dollars or if you owned Sweden and swapped it with them – they might possibly let you use it?)

    Worst yet — THEY and their kind live 800 yrs so they have plenty of time to get 30 PHD degrees in their spare time while at the same time they limit your access to even one Inferior High School. (Some COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE OR DISADVANTAGE THAT WOULD BE!)

    I digressed here — I like what Paul Von Ward hints at when he says something like this about LANGUAGE. It was given to us (how – I like to know?) in order for us to be better functioning ANNUNAKI SLAVES. (If you buy into Zitchen Bullshit!)

    My ‘half empty” glass still likes such a terrible explanation! (If one is to believe any of this NONSENSE then why not make it MAGNIFICENT NONSENSE? Who — who is granted any wish by a KING —

    Who asks a King for a couple of lousy copper pennies?

    • paul degagne on April 10, 2012 at 6:13 am

      Again, one would think the computer could solve the language problem but no!

      How would a computer explain or say the meaning of the, what — thirty different words for snow in Inuit Lingo? ( the computer would probably go beserrrrrk or TILT trying to compute that minor problem, ha, ha!)

      So we DOWNSIZE and DUMB-A-FIE Language into one UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE = ENGLISH (UGH, UGH, UGH! — Talk about a horrible conclusion not to mention a DANGEROUS IDEA that may just come to be if we cant STOP IT!)

      • spiritsplice on April 10, 2012 at 11:57 am

        There is nothing wrong with English when used by intelligent individuals. That people abuse the language with things like ebonics and political rhetoric is not an indictment of the language but the people misusing it.

        Calling English “dumb” is dishonest. English is one of the few languages that has the complexity to delve deeply into the sciences amd philosophy.

        Another point to consider when speaking of language choice is the written language. English is pretty straight forward to read and write. It doesnt make use of endless strings of consonants (Polish) or vowels (French), it doesn’t use complex pictograms with vague meanings (Asian languages). I fail to see a legitimate case against English. All I see is Anti-American bias (which I am all for) rather than a logical and solid case.

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