The events that took place at Babel, in Babylon, on the Plain of Shinar, are especially significant to us today because, like then, the nations of the world are united in language. Also, since the so-called demise of the cold war, many of these nations are working toward a common purpose, moving ever closer to a one-world-government solution to problems that are either imagined, greatly exaggerated, or made to order, which reflects the new Left's all too familiar motif.
For those who do not recall bible history, the Babylonians came from all over the ancient world to the Plain of Shinar where they joined together in knowledge and might to built a single tower toward heaven.
Babel ("gate of God"), was a city, built by Nimod on the Plain of Shinar (Gen. 10:10), where wandering people built a tower that reached toward heaven. It is theorized that the tower itself was actually a Babylonian "ziggarat."
"...the Babylonian ziggurat [was] a structure built in terraced stages with a rectangular temple serving as a platform for a tower, at the top of which was a small chapel"
The reference "Babel" came about because when God witnessed the tower that man was building, He endeavored to confuse their language, scattering them across the face of the land.
Their intent, according to God's Word, was to rise above their human stature and to become equal with God. Of course, God was not pleased with this, realizing that they could do almost anything that they put their mind to because they
1) spoke the same language and could communicate one with another, and
2) the integration of all that they knew would enable them to do far more than if these people had remained in their own lands.
The answer was, God decided, to confuse their language so they could no longer communicate and cooperate one with another. This is allegedly how the languages of the world came into being.
Tower of Babel
1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.
4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do; and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth; and they left off to build the city.
9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel: because the Lord did confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
 The Bible Almanac, Guideposts, Carmel, N.Y.
 Layman's Bible Encyclopedia, The Southwestern Company, Nashville, Tenn.
 Holy Bible, King James Version, The Old-Time Gospel Hour, Lynchburg, Va.