You know, Amigo, as uncomfortable as it is for me to have to say, I couldn't agree with you more.
I also confess that, although I've always admired your unabashed honesty, in the past I've felt like you were a bit too handy with your denunciations of false unity. And I also confess that I was much more likely to have been wrong about that than right.
When I first became an Adventist 33 years ago, I got a pretty thorough dressing down from one of my best friends at the time for leaving a prophecy lecture brochure laying next to the timeclock at work—it depicted the dragon of Revelation 12, 13, and 17 as the papacy. He was a good man and he was also a loyal Catholic—it does happen, contrary to commonly-held beliefs.
This experience had an indelible effect on me. I'd like to think it hasn't kept me from speaking up when I should have. But I'm not so sure.
And I couldn't help being struck by a reference made recently about the study of "Babylon" as a symbol in Revelation 17. It was specifically about verse 13, which reads:
"These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast."
They have one mind.
That's pretty straightforward.
It is clear from the context that they are on the wrong track, but they are in full agreement with one another.
If that doesn't put false unity into plain view, I don't know what would.
God bless you, Amigo.