This is a Roman Catholic take on the four Beasts of Daniel.
This is in line with the Church Fathers. Any fault found with this view please correct.
All four Beasts are different. Meaning that all four Beasts can not be political entities or kingdoms (which all Protestant Heretics believe).
The first three beasts are destroyed by the fourth Beast who will be the Antichrist.
Since the Antichrist destroys the first three beasts, then is stands to reason that the three beasts will still be in existence during the reign of the Antichrist.
The second Beast is Bear.
BEAR = SOCIAL MEDIA (facebook twitter etc...)
And behold another beast like a bear stood up on one side: and there were three rows in the mouth thereof, and in the teeth thereof, and thus they said to it: Arise, devour much flesh. Dan.7.4
If you find error with this view then by all means correct.
Teenage screen addicts lose out on happiness, study shows
Smartphone and social media overload may be contributing to teenage angst, new research suggests. Teens who spend large amounts of time glued to phone and computer screens are markedly less happy than those who prefer “real world” activities, a study has found. Psychologists in the US analysed data from the Monitoring the Future longitudinal study, a major survey looking at the lives of more than a million young people. They found that playing computer games, using social media, texting and video chatting were all associated with less happiness. Adolescents who invested more time in non-screen activities such as playing sport, reading newspapers and face-to-face social interaction were significantly happier. Lead scientist Professor Jean Twenge, from San Diego State University, said: “Although this study can’t show causation, several other studies have shown that more social media use leads to unhappiness, but unhappiness does not lead to more social media use.” The trend was reflected in historical records since the 1990s, said the researchers, whose findings appear in the journal Emotion. Source
Arise, devour much flesh......