TXAB’s 2020 Presidential Antichrist Watch.

by K.W. Leslie, 21 February

As usual for every presidential election (and for that matter, many a congressional election), we get doomsayers claiming this or that candidate is likely the Beast of Revelation 13, or as popular Christian culture calls it, the Antichrist. Certainly they act mighty Beast-like.

And I guess this is now my usual thing: I’m here to tell you there’s a way we might confirm someone’s the Beast, in case you’re seriously worried. (I’m not.) It comes from Revelation, in which John told us how to identify the Beast in case we’re wondering.

Revelation 13.18 KWL
Here’s some wisdom: Count the Beast’s number, those who have a brain.
It’s a person’s number, and its number is 666.

Only problem is, your average person doesn’t know how to count the Beast’s number, and do it through various illegitimate methods. Just the other day I saw someone assign numbers to our Latin alphabet (i.e. A is one, B is two, C is three) and try to figure out some names thataway. Nope, not how it works. Latin letters don’t have any numerical values… unless you count the letters we use for Roman numerals, and good luck finding someone with the letters DCLXVI mixed into their name somewhere.

Nope, what John was talking about in Revelation was gematria, the Hebrew practice of converting their letters into numbers to get the numerical value. ’Cause before there were Arabic numerals (or even Roman numerals), people used their alphabets as numbers. I explain the details of gematria in my 2016 Presidential Antichrist Watch article, so I needn’t repeat ’em here. The gist is we gotta transliterate someone’s name into Hebrew (which is really easy to do, thanks to Google Translate), then add up the values of the letters.

Which I did, below, with all the candidates on the primary ballots. Some of them have dropped out already, but I included ’em anyway. Hey, they might run again, or get picked as vice-president; you never know.

Yeah, you get different results if you change people’s names around a little: Include their middle names, or not. Use birth names, nicknames, maiden names, etc. Sometimes a transliterated name, like 讙'讜谉 for John, is not the same as a translated name, like 讬讜讞谞谉/Yochanan, the original form of the name from the bible. What I did was choose the form of the name which got us closest to 666. So here y’go.

Michael Bennet 诪讬讬拽诇 驻讗专谞讚 讘谞讟 (Michael Farrand Bennet)586
Joe Biden 讬讜住祝 专讜讘讬谞讟 讘讬讬讚谉 (Joseph Robinette Biden)509
Michael Bloomberg 诪讬讻讗诇 专讜讘谞住 讘诇讜诪讘专讙 (Michael Rubens Bloomberg)702
Pete Buttigieg 驻讬讟专 驻讜诇 诪讜谞讟讙讜诪专讬 讘讗讟讬讙讬讙 (Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg)817
John Delaney 讬讜讞谞谉 拽讜讜讬谉 讚诇讬讬谞讬 (Jochanan [John] Kevin Delaney)410
Tulsi Gabbard 讟讜诇住讬 讙讘专讚 324
Amy Klobuchar 讗讬讬诪讬 讝'讗谉 拽诇讜讞讗专 (Amy Jean Klobuchar)474
Deval Patrick 讚讜讜讬诇 驻讟专讬拽 455
Bernie Sanders 讘专谞讬 住谞讚专住 636
Tom Steyer 讟讜诐 砖讟讬讬专 584
Elizabeth Warren 讗诇讬讝讘转 讜讜专谉 712
Andrew Yang 讗谞讚专讜 诪 讬讗谞讙 (Andrew M. Yang)365


Rocky De La Fuente 专讜拽 讚讛 诇讛 驻讜讗谞讟讛 (Roque De La Fuente)501
Donald Trump 讚讜谞诇讚 讬讜讞谞谉 讟专讗诪驻 (Donald Yochanan [John] Trump)548
Joe Walsh 讜讬诇讬讗诐 讙'讜讝祝 讜讜诇砖 (William Joseph Walsh)535
Bill Weld 讜讬诇讬讗诐 驻诇讜讬讚 讜讜诇讚 (William Floyd Weld)273

Now yeah, if you’re dead certain one of these candidates is definitely the Beast, of course you’re gonna utterly disregard gematria, and grab hold of some alternative method for coming up with a number. One which gets you the results you want, of course. And I’m sure you can convince all your partisan friends you’ve really found evidence of devilry in the United States’ election—well, outside of gerrymandering, state legislators trying to discourage voter turnout in the opposition party, political action committees which illegally accept foreign contributions, foreign hackers manipulating Facebook algorithms; and a president who withholds foreign military aid to get that government will do opposition research for his campaign, yet somehow he’s not convicted when impeached. But nope; gematria is precisely what John and his readers had in mind. Not your “new math.”

If you’re still worried some of these characters definitely look like Beast material, I get that. But their numbers say they’re not. If they’re evil, it’s their own personal depravity you need to worry about, not end-of-the-world stuff. So chill out.