For it is a human number. It’s number is 666.
The Beast is not one man, it’s the classic case of the lone gunman story that you hear in most versions of the Bible.
The Beast is man, or more precisely the system that man has built up (and allowed to be built) around himself, and the heads of this Beast are the ‘Men who hold high places’ in their gleaming cities of marble and gold.
The Beast is fear in men’s hearts and souls.
The Beast is lust for money and power and the security to hold those earthly possessions.
The Beast is the ‘Veil of Darkness’ that this lust for power over others continues to shroud us in.