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# Ancient city; the Hanging Gardens of Babylon are consided one of the seven wonders of the world [http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders/gardens.html]. "Is America like ancient Babylon?" -- DJ Vadim featuring Phi-Life Cypher (Ghetto Rebels) [http://www.ohhla.com/anonymous/dj_vadim/theartof/g_rebels.vad.txt]
 
# Ancient city; the Hanging Gardens of Babylon are consided one of the seven wonders of the world [http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders/gardens.html]. "Is America like ancient Babylon?" -- DJ Vadim featuring Phi-Life Cypher (Ghetto Rebels) [http://www.ohhla.com/anonymous/dj_vadim/theartof/g_rebels.vad.txt]
 
# "Babylon" in Jamaican English is more or less equivalent to the American expession "[[The Man]]". "Babylon" has a broad context in Rastafarian and Jamaican thought, that includes all parts of the current political and economic system that are corrupt and intent on fostering inequity and inequality.  See: "Babylon System", by Bob Marley on the ''Survival'' Album. So in theory, if a Jamaican cop is bent on doing right by the people, he could theoretically not be "Babylon", but a kid who is wearing his trust fund dreadlocks, tooling around town listening to Busta Rhymes, but will be working in Advertising in six years, could be considered a latent "Babylonian". "And we can not let Babylon continue to play games with us" -- Haiku D'etat (Los Dangerous) [http://www.ohhla.com/anonymous/haiku_d/etat/lsdanger.hai.txt]
 
# "Babylon" in Jamaican English is more or less equivalent to the American expession "[[The Man]]". "Babylon" has a broad context in Rastafarian and Jamaican thought, that includes all parts of the current political and economic system that are corrupt and intent on fostering inequity and inequality.  See: "Babylon System", by Bob Marley on the ''Survival'' Album. So in theory, if a Jamaican cop is bent on doing right by the people, he could theoretically not be "Babylon", but a kid who is wearing his trust fund dreadlocks, tooling around town listening to Busta Rhymes, but will be working in Advertising in six years, could be considered a latent "Babylonian". "And we can not let Babylon continue to play games with us" -- Haiku D'etat (Los Dangerous) [http://www.ohhla.com/anonymous/haiku_d/etat/lsdanger.hai.txt]
 
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# "Babylons" can refer to a woman's breasts. Coined by Ali G. "Plus you will get to see me Julie's babylons" -- Ali G Indahouse
 
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Babylon

  1. Ancient city; the Hanging Gardens of Babylon are consided one of the seven wonders of the world [1]. "Is America like ancient Babylon?" -- DJ Vadim featuring Phi-Life Cypher (Ghetto Rebels) [2]
  2. "Babylon" in Jamaican English is more or less equivalent to the American expession "The Man". "Babylon" has a broad context in Rastafarian and Jamaican thought, that includes all parts of the current political and economic system that are corrupt and intent on fostering inequity and inequality. See: "Babylon System", by Bob Marley on the Survival Album. So in theory, if a Jamaican cop is bent on doing right by the people, he could theoretically not be "Babylon", but a kid who is wearing his trust fund dreadlocks, tooling around town listening to Busta Rhymes, but will be working in Advertising in six years, could be considered a latent "Babylonian". "And we can not let Babylon continue to play games with us" -- Haiku D'etat (Los Dangerous) [3]
  3. "Babylons" can refer to a woman's breasts. Coined by Ali G. "Plus you will get to see me Julie's babylons" -- Ali G Indahouse