“The Illumined Ones”.
Terms that seem to have come out of a B Grade Hollywood drama/comedy actually speak of a conspiracy of Elites as old as the Bible and perhaps older.
Christianity has fought this battle since its inception.
The Apostle Paul put extensive effort into battling the heresy that only Christians with secret knowledge could have Eternal Life (known as “Gnosticism”). Instead, he argued that simple, sacrificial love (as evidenced by, and through, Jesus Christ) was what brought one close to God;
Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies. If anyone supposes that he knows anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know; but if anyone loves God, he is known by Him. ~I Corinthians 8:1-2
When I write the word “conspiracy”, it’s easy to laugh or deride it as part of an outlandish alternate reality but if you have a Judeo/Christian background you should be a little more sober-minded when you see the word because the premise is one of basic Biblical truth:
Mankind is evil. It is his nature to lust for power and then, once attained, exploit it and beat down his fellow man with it.
The heart is more deceitful than all else, and is desperately sick; who can understand it? ~Jeremiah 17:9
And Jesus said to them, “The heathen kings rule brutally over their subjects and yet those in authority are required to be called ‘Benefactors’. It is not to be this way amongst you! For the one who is greatest amongst you should receive the deference of a child and you who wish to be leader should be considered as a servant.” ~Luke 22:25-26
The Industrial Revolution, philosophers like Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu and Blackstone, and the strict application of Judeao/Christian values gave unprecedented wealth and power to the commoner and eventually drove tyrants like Nimrod, Nero and Napoleon underground.
No longer could a single man attempt to own the entire world.
Now, Elites were required to bind together in super-wealthy family cabals, and come from around the world to put together their agendas of domination in secret, because the commoners had power to overthrow them, should they ever become awakened to the Elites’ malignant plots.
And, in countries like the United States, the peasantry was even more dangerous because of documents like the Constitution that allowed them to own property that could not be arbitrarily confiscated by authority and to have firearms; a right that for generations was only available to the nobility and the aristocracy!
The Free Masons are a good example of one so-called “secret society” built upon the idea that only a select few are allowed to have the power of “secret knowledge”. The “Skull and Bones” club of Yale University is another.
These are avenues for Elites to enter into power and a foundational plank of how that takes place is via control. New members are controlled through both the allure of access to power and blackmail over sins committed in the initiate’s past. If those sins aren’t weighty enough, new sins are enticed upon the victim and, very quickly, they are trapped in forever towing the agenda of the whore who brought them to the dance.
The claimed experience of a visitor to a David Icke (soccer star turned public speaker on Ruling Elite conspiracies) forum may be a little difficult to verify but, in light of what we already know, seems a very plausible example of this.
I am a Male 25 years old living in Canada.
Approximately four years ago when I reached the age of 21, I was asked to be become a Freemason…
I am Canadian, and I had recently graduated from The University of Western Ontario (UWO) in London, Ontario with a degree in Economics. UWO is nicknamed The University of Wealthy Ontario and is well known for its non-stop party atmosphere…
My father is a multi-millionaire who made his fortune through a combination of investments in real estate and equities. My education was financed entirely by my father, but I still had a part-time job at the local daily newspaper known as The London Free Press. Even though it is a local paper, it still tightly controlled the daily newspaper market in London and the surrounding area with a circulation of approximately 150,000.
This is an important piece of information, since we all know that Masonry is prevalent even in local media. We also know that anything that is published even on that scale is heavily censored and used as a tool for the manipulation of the readership. …
When I was 17, [in 2001] it was suggested to me that I become a Mason when I was older and I was told that Stephen Harper would be Prime Minister of Canada one day as a taste of the kind of knowledge I could have access to (and he did become Prime Minister, [in 2006]…)
Whether it was the newspaper job (rubbing shoulders with Masons on a daily basis) or the fact that I had recently graduated and was looking for work (financial vulnerability and a demonstrated willingness to accept and succeed in elite programming) for some reason, they saw me as someone whom they wanted. Interestingly enough, it was the superintendent of my building who made the initial offer…
Basically, the superintendent of my building (who had the keys to my unit by the way and could enter it at any time or let anyone else in for that matter) told me straight up that he was a Freemason, that he wanted me to become a Freemason, and that he was friends with the President of the University.
He told me he could arrange for girls to come over and sleep with me through the lodge, give me free cigarettes and alcohol, get me out of any trouble I would ever have with the police, get me into any graduate program I wanted and (bear with me here but some of you are familiar with this type of stuff) teach me how to read other people’s minds and levitate among many other occult techniques.
He said there was something I would have to do first though. So, naturally being intrigued, I asked him what I would have to do. And he told me straight up, and I mean he was totally blunt with me with no beating around the bush or mincing of words, that I would have to sacrifice a child as part of the initiation.
Now while I doubt that Freemasons hold the key (sorry) to defying the laws of gravity, I do not doubt that there are sinister forces at work of a spiritual nature that could very well add some unusual, unique or even paranormal appeals to initiates.
Certainly, child sacrifice should not be considered as the sole form of initiation for someone wishing to get the fast-track to becoming an Elite—any blackmail-worthy perversion is acceptable—but there does seem to be a special affinity for murdering and/or torturing and murdering the most innocent of human life; babies.
One of the most outspoken pundits on this subject is radio host and independent film-maker Alex Jones who will forever be known as “the man who broke into Bohemian Grove”.
On the record, Wikipedia tells us Bohemian Grove is a 2,700-acre campground located in Monte Rio, California, belonging to a private San Francisco-based men’s club known as the “Bohemian Club”.
Off the record, it is where square, Right-leaning Republican types who weren’t “wild” enough in their past proclivities are “made” by the combination of satan worship and blackmailable homosexual perversion (or they were closet satanic perverts and their dark desires are fed there).
It should be noted, though, that simply having attended the “retreat” did not necessarily mean that one “ran around naked with the boys” or spent an evening with a homosexual prostitute.
One of the most famous excerpts from the 3,700 hours of secret recordings of the presidency of Richard Nixon (why the president felt the need to secretly tape himself and other power players he dealt with, is enough for an entirely separate column) were his comments regarding the Grove:
Let’s look, let’s, let’s look at Northern California you understand it…yeah…But, it isn’t, it isn’t just not in the ratty part of town…but, the upper class in San Francisco is that way…now, Bohemian Grove that I attend, from time to time, but it is the most faggy goddamned thing you could ever imagine…that San Francisco crowd that goes in there…it’s just terrible! I mean, I won’t shake hands with anybody from San Francisco.
But it is the “Cremation of Care” ceremony that is truly the most disturbing. It is basically a reenactment of Biblical Molech worship where participants worshipping the demon god Molech would conduct orgies with temple priests and priestesses in groves of trees representing male reproductive organs. Children that resulted from the “worship” were burned alive in bronze basins in or around a statue which sometimes resembled an owl. Sadly, the Bible notes that this practice was quickly expanded beyond the poor bastard children of “worshippers” to include anyone so desperate enough to seek the favor of this cruel being as to sacrifice their own child—or whosever’s child they could take by force.
Yale’s “Skull and Bones” society is yet another such example of a perverse, possibly satanic chokepoint for those wishing to join the ranks of the “Ruling Elite”.
Perhaps you’re still in disbelief over my premise. You’re saying to your computer screen right now, “Oh come on, Johnny! Yeah there are a couple of wealthy Elites running things but an entire class of feudalistic perverted aristocrats with a lock on power … right here in America?!”
Well let’s just take a quick look at some of the notables who have gone to college, gone to college at Yale, gone to college at Yale and been made a “Bonesman” and then moved on to more “lofty” pursuits. The list provided by Wikipedia is astoundingly lengthy for such a small, unimportant society so I’ve pared it down considerably in order to keep it manageable:
- Alphonso Taft (1833), U.S. Attorney General (1876–1877), Secretary of War (1876), Ambassador to Austria-Hungary (1882) and Russia (1884–1885), father of William Howard Taft.
- William Howard Taft (1878), 27th President of the United States, Chief Justice of the United States, Secretary of War.
- Horace Dutton Taft (1883), educator, founder of the Taft School, younger brother of William Howard Taft.
- Henry L. Stimson (1888), Governor-General of the Philippines, U.S. Secretary of War, U.S. Secretary of State.
- Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt I (1899), member of the very wealthy Vanderbilt family, director of the Fulton Chain Railway Company, Fulton Navigation Company, Raquette Lake Railway Company, Raquette Lake Transportation Company, and the Plaza Bank of New York.
- Percy Avery Rockefeller (1900), member of the very wealthy Rockefeller family, married Isabel Goodrich Stillman, daughter of First National City Bank president James Jewett Stillman (now known as Citibank), on April 23, 1901. Their daughter Isabel Stillman (Rockefeller) Lincoln was a bride’s maid at the wedding of Dorothy Walker and Prescott Sheldon Bush.1 He was director of Brown Brothers Harriman (largest and oldest investment bank in America), Standard Oil, and Remington Arms. These names you will soon see again.
- Robert Alphonso Taft (1910), U.S. Senator from Ohio, son of William Howard Taft.
- Averell Harriman (1913), businessman, founding partner in Harriman Brothers & Company and later Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., U.S. Ambassador and Secretary of Commerce, Governor of New York, Chairman and CEO of the Union Pacific Railroad, Brown Brothers & Harriman, and the Southern Pacific Railroad.
- Prescott Sheldon Bush (1917), founding partner in Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., U.S. Senator from Connecticut, father of George Herbert Walker Bush, grandfather of George W. Bush.
- Roland Harriman (1917), co-founder Harriman Brothers & Company.
- Charles Phelps Taft II (1918), son of President William Howard Taft, Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio.
- George Herbert Walker, Jr. (1927), financier and co-founder of the New York Mets; uncle to President George Herbert Walker Bush.
- J. Heinz II (1931), Heir to H. J. Heinz Company; father of H. John Heinz III.
- Richardson Dilworth (1938), Rockefeller family lawyer.
- McGeorge Bundy (1940), Special Assistant for National Security Affairs; National Security Advisor; Professor of History, brother of William Bundy.
- David Acheson (1943), author, lawyer, son of Dean Acheson, lawyer, United States Secretary of State, author of war with Korea, war with Vietnam, the Marshall Plan and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.2
- James L. Buckley (1944), U.S. Senator (R-New York 1971–1977) and brother of William F. Buckley, Jr.
- John Chafee (1947), U.S. Senator, Secretary of the Navy and Governor of Rhode Island, father of Lincoln Chafee (United States Senator, Governor of Rhode Island).
- George Herbert Walker Bush (1948), 41st President of the United States, 11th Director of Central Intelligence, son of Prescott Bush, father of George W. Bush. His Skull and Bones nickname was “Magog”.
- Charles Edwin Lord II (1949), banker, Vice-Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
- William F. Buckley, Jr. (1950), founder of National Review, former CIA officer.
- Jonathan James Bush (1953), banker, son of Prescott Bush.
- William H. Donaldson (1953), appointed chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission by George W. Bush; founding dean of Yale School of Management; co-founder of investment firm Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (“DLJ”).
- George Herbert Walker III (1953), U.S. Ambassador to Hungary.
- John Forbes Kerry (1966), U.S. Senator (D-Massachusetts 1985–present); Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts 1983–1985; 2004 Democrat Presidential nominee.
- George W. Bush (1968), grandson of Prescott Bush; son of George H. W. Bush; 46th Governor of Texas; 43rd President of the United States.
- Dana Milbank (1990), political reporter for The Washington Post.
- Austan Goolsbee (1991), staff director to and chief economist of President Barack Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board.
As you peruse through the list, you may notice a few things such as the repetition of family names, or the overwhelming wealth behind the names, or some associations with the Central Intelligence Agency.
In his article The Order of the Skull and Bones: Everything You Always Wanted to Know, but Were Afraid to Ask, Kris Millegan, editor of the Conspiracy Theory Research List had this to say:
Nathan Hale, along with three other Yale graduates, was a member of the “Culper Ring,” one of America’s first intelligence operations. Established by George Washington, it was successful throughout the Revolutionary War. Nathan was the only operative to be ferreted out by the British, and after speaking his famous regrets, he was hanged in 1776. Ever since the founding of the Republic, the relationship between Yale and the “Intelligence Community” has been unique.
In 1823, Samuel Russell established Russell and Company for the purpose of acquiring opium in Turkey and smuggling it to China. Russell and Company merged with the Perkins (Boston) syndicate in 1830 and became the primary American opium smuggler. Many of the great American and European fortunes were built on the “China” (opium) trade.
One of Russell and Company’s Chief of Operations in Canton was Warren Delano, Jr., grandfather of Franklin Roosevelt. Other Russell partners included John Cleve Green (who financed Princeton), Abiel Low (who financed construction of Columbia), Joseph Coolidge and the Perkins, Sturgis and Forbes families. (Coolidge’s son organized the United Fruit company, and his grandson, Archibald C. Coolidge, was a co-founder of the Council on Foreign Relations.) …
The secretive Order of Skull and Bones exists only at Yale. Fifteen juniors are “tapped” each year by the seniors to be initiated into next year’s group. Some say each initiate is given $15,000 and a grandfather clock. Far from being a campus fun-house, the group is geared more toward the success of its members in the post-collegiate world.
The family names on the Skull and Bones roster roll off the tongue like an elite party list—Lord, Whitney, Taft, Jay, Bundy, Harriman, Weyerhaeuser, Pinchot, Rockefeller, Goodyear, Sloane, Stimson, Phelps, Perkins, Pillsbury, Kellogg, Vanderbilt, Bush, Lovett and so on. …
The web of political influence, wealth and unrestrained raw power (granted by the cloak of darkness Intelligence agencies claim for so-called “National Security”) this handful of people have is truly astounding. It points to the unmistakable reality that what you may have thought to be the freest, most democratic nation in the world is, in fact, one of the most aristocratically-controlled.
More from Millegan’s piece:
In his book America’s Secret Establishment, Antony Sutton outlined the Order of Skull and Bones’ ability to establish vertical and horizontal “chains of influence” that ensured the continuity of their conspiratorial schemes.
The Whitney-Stimson-Bundy links represent the “vertical chain”.
W.C. Whitney (‘63), who married Flora Payne (of the Standard Oil Payne dynasty), was Secretary of the Navy. His attorney was a man named Elihu Root. Root hired Henry Stimson (‘88), out of law school. Stimson took over from Root as Secretary of War in 1911, appointed by fellow Bonesman William Howard Taft. Stimson later became Coolidge’s Governor-General of the Philippine Islands, Hoover’s Secretary of State, and Secretary of War during the Roosevelt and Truman administrations.
Hollister Bundy (‘09) was Stimson’s special assistant and point man in the Pentagon for the Manhattan Project. His two sons, also members of Skull and Bones, were William Bundy (‘39) and McGeorge Bundy (‘40) — both very active in governmental and foundation affairs.
The two brothers, from their positions in the CIA, the Department of Defense and the State Department, and as Special Assistants to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, exercised significant impact on the flow of information and intelligence during the Vietnam “War.”
William Bundy went on to be editor of Foreign Affairs, the influential quarterly of the Council on Foreign Affairs (CFR). McGeorge became president of the Ford Foundation.
Another interesting group of “Bonesmen” is the Harriman/Bush crowd. Averil Harriman (‘13), “Elder Statesman” of the Democrat Party, and his brother Roland Harriman (‘17) were very active members. In fact, four of Roland’s fellow “Bonesmen” from the class of 1917 were directors of Brown Brothers, Harriman, including Prescott Bush (‘17), George [H.W.] Bush’s [father].
Since the turn of the century, two investment bank firms — Guaranty Trust and Brown Brothers, Harriman — were both dominated by members of Skull and Bones. These two firms were heavily involved in the financing of Communism and Hitler’s regime.
Bonesman share an affinity for the Hegelian ideas of the historical dialectic, which dictates the use of controlled conflict — thesis versus anti-thesis — to create a pre-determined synthesis. [It is] A synthesis of their making and design, where the state is absolute and individuals are granted their freedoms based on their obedience to the state — a New World Order.
Dwell on that for a moment. What that implies is that power manipulators have an agenda to create conflict, bloodshed and war where their power and control have been slowly ratcheted up via each “crisis” (because it’s only in perceived crises that citizens willingly give up their liberties for “security”). With those glasses on, American history leaves the warm classroom and lays out on an altar of evil.
While doing my research I looked up some articles on the famed investment bank “Brown Brothers, Harriman” and found this statement by Wikipedia:
When Time magazine announced this merger in its December 22, 1930 issue, they noted that of the company’s 16 founding partners a total of 11 were graduates from Yale University. Eight of the ten initial partners (all except Moreau Delano and Thatcher Brown) were members of Skull and Bones.
Did we finally find a lose end in poor Moreau Delano? Not at all. The Bonesmen are only one part of the ruling aristocracy. The Delanos had a proud banking and power heritage all to themselves and they worked very well with Bonesmen like Prescott Bush. Ole’ Prescott is another topic worthy of a column all its own, including a bit of a falling out with a future Delano relative, but it is interesting to note that, as a United States Senator, Prescott Sheldon Bush was real big into the eugenics of Planned Parenthood and not very keen on fellow Senator Joseph McCarthy (who’s supposed Red paranoia was later proved by secret Soviet documents to have been frighteningly accurate).
So, basically, what can be stated of the Bush family then and now is that, they don’t like the Left and they don’t like the Right…they just want to make money and be in charge—even if it means playing both sides of the fence to do it.
The aforementioned Antony Sutton strikes again, this time, with his instructive book Wall Street and FDR;
The Delano family proudly traces its ancestors back to the Actii, a 600 B.C. Roman family. They are equally proud of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Indeed, the Delanos claim that the Delano influence was the predominant factor in FDR’s life work and accounts for his extraordinary achievements. Be that as it may, there is no question that the Delano side of the family links FDR to many other rulers and other politicians. According to the Delano family history, “Franklin shared common ancestry with one third of his predecessors in the White House.” The Presidents linked to FDR on the Delano side are John Adams, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Harrison, and William Howard Taft. On the Roosevelt side of the family, FDR was related to Theodore Roosevelt and Martin Van Buren, who married Mary Aspinwall Roosevelt. The wife of George Washington, Martha Dandridge, was among FDR’s ancestors, and it is claimed by Daniel Delano that Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt were “eighth cousins, once removed.” This almost makes the United States a nation ruled by a royal family, a mini monarchy. …
Another Wall Street Delano was Moreau Delano, a partner in Brown Brothers & Co. (after 1933 it absorbed Harriman & Co. to become Brown Brothers, Harriman) and a director of Cuban Cane Products Co. and the American Bank Note Company. …
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was also descended on the Roosevelt side from one of the oldest banking families in the United States. FDR’s great-grandfather James Roosevelt founded the Bank of New York in 1784 and was its president from 1786 to 1791. The investment banking firm of Roosevelt & Son of New York City was founded in 1797, and in the 1930s George E. Roosevelt, FDR’s cousin, was the fifth member of the family in direct succession to head the firm. So the New York City banking roots of the Roosevelt family extend without interruption back into the late 18th century. In the industrial sphere James Roosevelt built the first American sugar refinery in New York City in the 1740s, and Roosevelts still had connections with Cuban sugar refining in the 1930s. FDR’s father, also named James Roosevelt, was born at Hyde Park, New York in 1828 into this old and distinguished family. This James Roosevelt graduated from Harvard Law School in 1851, became a director of the Consolidated Coal Company of Maryland and, like the Delanos in subsequent years was associated with the development of transportation, first as general manager of the Cumberland & Pennsylvania Railroad, and then as president of the Louisville, New Albany & Chicago Railroad, the Susquehanna Railroad Co., Champlain Transportation Co., Lake George Steamboat Co., and New York & Canada Railroad Co. James Roosevelt was also vice president and manager of the Delaware & Hudson Canal Co. and chairman of the Maritime Canal Company of Nicaragua, but most significantly was an organizer of the Southern Railway Security Company, established in 1871 and one of the first of the security holding companies formed to buy up and consolidate railroads. The Southern Railway Security Company was a consolidation or cartelization scheme similar in its monopolistic principle to the trade associations formed by Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1920s and to the National Recovery Act, another cartelization scheme, of the New Deal. James Roosevelt’s second wife was Sara, daughter of Warren Delano, and their son was Franklin Delano Roosevelt, later President of the United States.
Don’t feel sorry that poor Franklin Roosevelt didn’t have the pride of being a Yale Bonesman. He was a 33rd Degree Mason who, with his 32nd Degree Mason Vice President, Henry Wallace, designed the famed “All-Seeing Eye” and wrote the phrase Novus Ordo Seclorum that now sit on the back of every one dollar bill.
What’s that? You don’t speak Latin? Oh. Novus Ordo Seclorum translated means “New World Order”.
SECRET SOCIETIES AND SATANISM
It seems that so many of these secret societies all have a similar compelling theme; they all worship satan.
The fact that, in 2004, the American people were given the choice for president of sitting Bonesman George W. Bush, son of former CIA Director, former president and Bonesman George H.W. Bush, and United States Senator and Bonesman John Forbes Kerry, married to Teresa Heinz Kerry, widow of United States Senator H. John Heinz III, son of Bonesman H.J. Heinz II, finally elicited a minor stirring from the corporate media.
In a 60 Minutes piece titled “Skull and Bones”, CBS’ Rebecca Leung went to Yale graduate, Alexandra Robbins, author of the book, Secrets of the Tomb as a subject matter investigator (we’re so desperate for good people to do the jobs American journalists just won’t do).
“Skull and Bones is so tiny. That’s what makes this staggering,” says Robbins. “There are only 15 people [who get “tapped”] a year, which means there are about 800 living members at any one time.”
But a lot of Bonesmen have gone on to positions of great power, which Robbins says is the main purpose of this secret society: to get as many members as possible into positions of power. [—And insure they tow the globalist, anti-human agenda when they get there.]
“They do have many individuals in influential positions,” says Robbins. “And that’s why this is something that we need to know about.”
President Bush has tapped five fellow Bonesmen to join his administration. Most recently, he selected William Donaldson, Skull and Bones 1953, [to be] the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Like the President, he’s taken the Bones oath of silence.
Like the Freemasons, Bonesmen put on the façade of being “religious” and even “Christian” but the reality is much more sinister.
George W. Bush was frequently attacked by Leftists as being an “Evangelical fanatic” yet, in an interview with ABC’s Charlie Gibson, Bush didn’t commit to his “Evangelical fundamentals” when Gibson hit him with the media’s favorite “God-gotchya” (—is Jesus Christ the only Way to Heaven?):
In an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Charles Gibson, Bush said he believes that both Christians and Muslims worship the same God.
“I think we do. We have different routes of getting to the Almighty,” Bush said. “But I want you to understand, I want your listeners to understand, I don’t get to get decide who goes to heaven. The Almighty God decides who goes to heaven and I am on my personal walk,” he said. ~ Bush on Religion and God, ABC News currently posted on YouTube here under the title “Is George Bush a Christian based on this answer?”
“Fanatic Evangelical”? Such a powerful public statement does not square with foundational Christian doctrine:
And Jesus said, “I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father but through Me!” ~John 14:6
KNIGHT OF EULOGA
Jumping back to our CBS special “Skull and Bones”, we can opaquely see a darker belief system at work:
Ron Rosenbaum, author and columnist for the New York Observer, has become obsessed with cracking that code of secrecy.
“I think there is a deep and legitimate distrust in America for power and privilege that are cloaked in secrecy. It’s not supposed to be the way we do things,” says Rosenbaum. “We’re supposed to do things out in the open in America. And so that any society or institution that hints that there is something hidden is, I think, a legitimate subject for investigation.”
His investigation is a 30-year obsession dating back to his days as a Yale classmate of George W. Bush. Rosenbaum, a self-described undergraduate nerd, was certainly not a contender for Bones. But he was fascinated by its weirdness.
“It’s this sepulchral, tomblike, windowless, granite, sandstone bulk that you can’t miss. And I lived next to it,” says Rosenbaum. “I had passed it all the time. And during the initiation rites, you could hear strange cries and whispers coming from the Skull and Bones tomb.”
Despite a lifetime of attempts to get inside, the best Rosenbaum could do was hide out on the ledge of a nearby building a few years ago to videotape a nocturnal initiation ceremony in the Tomb’s courtyard.
“A woman holds a knife and pretends to slash the throat of another person lying down before them, and there’s screaming and yelling at the neophytes,” he says.
Robbins says the cast of the initiation ritual is right out of Harry Potter meets Dracula: “There is a devil, a Don Quixote and a Pope who has one foot sheathed in a white monogrammed slipper resting on a stone skull. The initiates are led into the room one at a time. And once an initiate is inside, the Bonesmen shriek at him. Finally, the Bonesman is shoved to his knees in front of Don Quixote as the shrieking crowd falls silent. And Don Quixote lifts his sword and taps the Bonesman on his left shoulder and says, ‘By order of our order, I dub thee knight of Euloga.’”
Freemasons also play at an outward show of Judeo/Christian beliefs but, remember, the essence of secret societies is personal empowerment and those who seek to be empowered by such clandestine means have little patience for “he who wishes to be your master must first be your servant”.
Growing up, I recall being astounded and angered that the faith of men like George Washington should have been so thoroughly erased by our Left-leaning education establishment.
Though, erased it has been, it is a “faith” that I have now come to question—what was Washington’s faith really in? Having once thought that the many, many references to “Divine Providence” were simply an educated, cultured, 18th century way of saying “God”, I now have considered otherwise.
No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States. Every step … seems to have been distinguished by some token of Providential agency. ~ George Washington from his “First Inaugural Address”, 30 April, 1789.
Which “Providential agency”? Such a reference is awfully ambiguous for a supposedly professing Christian…almost as if he wanted Christians to think he was a Christian but others to think something else.
To be sure, the religious beliefs of the “Founding Father” could be considered as equally influential as near any other American history topic and we can count on a myriad of conflicting opinions, vague recollections and falsified reports.
But George Washington was a mason and for all of his supposed military ineptitude, he was a shrewd statesman, always aware of his surroundings and his audience.
Of all the testimonies on Washington’s faith, I found an apparent short-hand entry by Thomas Jefferson in his personal journal regarding Washington leaving office the most disturbing, yet the most believable. Jefferson, a Deist, certainly had no problem promoting the Bible as a method for curtailing the evils of human nature, but as to its Principle Character, Jesus Christ, he was a bit more dour. If this excerpt is accurate, I don’t doubt it was written with gloating triumph:
“Dr. Rush tells me that he had it from Asa Green that when the clergy addressed Genl. Washington on his departure from the govmt, it was observed in their consultation that he had never on any occasion said a word to the public which showed a belief in the Xn religion and they thot they should so pen their address as to force him at length to declare publicly whether he was a Christian or not. They did so. However he observed the old fox was too cunning for them. He answered every article of their address particularly except that, which he passed over without notice. Rush observes he never did say a word on the subject in any of his public papers except in his valedictory letter to the Governors of the states when he resigned his commission in the army, wherein he speaks of the benign influence of the Christian religion. “I know that Gouverneur Morris, who pretended to be in his secrets & believed himself to be so, has often told me that Genl. Washington believed no more of that system than he himself did.”
“Sovereign Grand Commander of Scottish Rite Freemasonry” Albert Pike stated in his highly revered (amongst Masons, anyway) tome Morals and Dogma that “Lucifer” isn’t a fallen being who masquerades as an angel of light (II Corinthians 11:14) but rather is the bearer of light (a.k.a. “knowledge”).
As to Pike’s Place in the annals of American history, Wikipedia remarks that Pike is the only Confederate military officer or figure to be honored with an outdoor statue in Washington, D.C. (in Judiciary Square).
Certainly the answer to “Why?!” would these people do what they have done is obvious: power corrupts and they lusted for it.
The first portion of this column was concerned with trying to lift the veil from the hideous face that has become “democracy in America”.
Is there an enemy that wants them to carry out their agendas even more than they do?
What do they get out of it…?
—For that, you’ll have to read Part II.
UPDATE: 28 February 2012
In an unprecedented coup of scholarship research, a dear friend of mine “Malachi Martin”, has uncovered some documents that imply George Washington actually distanced himself from the globalist machinations put forward by the “New World Order” proponents of his day and that, 2 ¼ centuries ago, he called them out by name—the same name we use today: “Illuminati”.
The Library of Congress is the repository for what has been titled “The George Washington Papers; 1741-1799”—a collection of historical documents that includes a letter Washington wrote to a “Reverend George Washington Snyder”
The Reverend Mr. Snyder, Mount Vernon, September 25, 1798.
Many apologies are due to you, for my not acknowledging the receipt of your obliging favour of the 22d. Ulto, and for not thanking you, at an earlier period, for the Book you had the goodness to send me.
I have heard much of the nefarious, and dangerous plan, and doctrines of the Illuminati, but never saw the Book until you were pleased to send it to me. The same causes which have prevented my acknowledging the receipt of your letter have prevented my reading the Book, hitherto; namely, the multiplicity of matters which pressed upon me before, and the debilitated state in which I was left after, a severe fever had been removed. And which allows me to add little more now, than thanks for your kind wishes and favourable sentiments, except to correct an error you have run into, of my Presiding over the English lodges in this Country. The fact is, I preside over none, nor have I been in one more than once or twice, within the last thirty years. I believe notwithstanding, that none of the Lodges in this Country are contaminated with the principles ascribed to the Society of the Illuminati.
With respect I am Your Old Friend,
“The Book” Library of Congress Editor John C. Fitzpatrick tells us was Proofs of a Conspiracy, by John Robison.
Fitzpatrick also tells us, In a letter from Snyder (Aug. 22, 1798, which is in the Washington Papers), it is stated that this book “gives a full Account of a Society of Free-Masons, that distinguishes itself by the Name of ‘Illuminati,’ whose Plan is to overturn all Government and all Religion, even natural.”
Although that I agree with the intent of Sacred-Texts’ late “John Bruno Hare” in writing his preface to the work—that natural human paranoia sometimes makes such groups seem more powerful than they are—I would not go to his extent of saying that the Bavarian Illuminati were barely capable of “organizing a picnic”.
His summary of John Robison and his book, however, was somewhat more instructive:
John Robison (1739-1805) was a Scottish scientist, who late in life wrote the one of the definitive studies of the Bavarian Illuminati. He was a contemporary and collaborator with James Watt, with whom he worked on an early steam car, contributor to the 1797 Encylopedia Britannica, professor of philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, and inventor of the siren.
Although Robison was very much an advocate of science and rationalism, in later life, disillusioned by the French Revolution, he became an ardent monarchist. In this work, Proofs of a Conspiracy, Robison laid the groundwork for modern conspiracy theorists by implicating the Bavarian Illuminati as responsible for the excesses of the French Revolution. The Bavarian Illuminati, a rationalist secret society, was founded by Adam Weishaupt in 1776 in what is today Germany. They had an inner core of true believers, who secretly held radical atheist, anti-monarchist and possibly proto-feminist views, at that time considered beyond the pale. They recruited by infiltrating the numerous (and otherwise benign) Freemasonic groups which were active at the time on the continent. Necessarily they had a clandestine, compartmentalized, hierarchical organizational form, which has led some modern conspiracy theorists to identify them as the original Marxist-Leninist group.
Apparently, in an era devoid of “e-mail”, where correspondence was hand-written and ferried across oceans, Reverend Snyder took President Washington’s “short” response as a dismissal of the dangers of Illuminati influence in the fledgling nation. The Father of America felt this was worth re-addressing in another letter;
The Reverend Mr. Snyder, Mount Vernon, October 24, 1798.
I have your favor of the 17th. instant before me; and my only motive to trouble you with the receipt of this letter, is to explain, and correct a mistake which I perceive the hurry in which I am obliged, often, to write letters, have led you into.
It was not my intention to doubt that, the Doctrines of the Illuminati, and principles of Jacobinism had not spread in the United States. On the contrary, no one is more truly satisfied of this fact than I am.
The idea that I meant to convey, was, that I did not believe that the Lodges of Free Masons in this Country had, as Societies, endeavoured to propagate the diabolical tenets of the first, or pernicious principles of the latter (if they are susceptible of seperation). That Individuals of them may have done it, or that the founder, or instrument employed to found, the Democratic Societies in the United States, may have had these objects; and actually had a seperation of the People from their Government in view, is too evident to be questioned.
Your Most Obedient Servant,
We all need heroes. We need to know that the overwhelming power of Sauron (the antagonist in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy) can be beaten by an unobtrusive little hobbit.
As you realize how deep the tendrils of evil Elites go, and how much of their influence has been purposely hidden from us by the supposed guardians of truth in our media and education establishment, you begin to wonder “Is anyone I used to look up to legitimate?”
It’s good to know the full picture of someone’s past. No human being is perfect (though Christians believe there is one Exception and Him the authorities in power tortured and executed).
It would appear that, although some men were weak and still looked to the Machine to empower them, there were a few exceptions who refused to tow the line once they got there.
Yes, Ronald Reagan attended the Bohemian Grove “retreat” but there are no references to him actually participating in “retreat activities”. Did Reagan really believe in decentralizing authority rather than coalescing it higher and higher out of reach of the common man? As I noted in my column Eric Holder: the Teflon Gatekeeper, his refusal to tow the line got him a Skull and Bones/CIA assassination attempt for his trouble—
During Governor Ronald Wilson Reagan’s run for president in 1980, one of his most vociferous critics was George H.W. Bush. It was Bush who coined the term “Voodoo Economics” when referencing Reagan’s “Supply Side” idea that lowering taxes actually increased government revenue. Regardless of the fact that Reagan’s policies would become a resounding success, the California Governor was told that he wouldn’t be able to win in the General Election unless he mended fences with the Blue Blood side of the Republican Party and brought in the oil mogul son of the famed Prescott Bush to be his Vice President.
Perhaps, in hindsight, it wasn’t such a good idea after all. Just 69 days into his presidency, Ronald Reagan was shot by John Hinckley, Jr. who was later found not guilty by reason of insanity. It is an interesting, though, never mentioned oddity that the Hinckleys and Bushs were relatively close to each other in a geographic sense, and some have implied, perhaps even closer than that.
George Washington was active in the Masons and he was a shrewd politician who refused to allow his religious beliefs to become politicized (or made a Witness thereof), but he also took one of the most powerful platforms in human history and walked away from it.
After sifting through a full one and a half pages of Leftist/Marxist Google’s filter on the “myth” and “legend” of Washington’s humility (a little counter intuitive given clear historical realities), I was able to find a recent article that put it succinctly;
The War for Independence presented several opportunities for Washington to usurp political power. In 1776 and 1777, Washington received virtually unlimited authority to wage war against the British, but promptly returned these extensive grants when the crises ended. After the war, many suggested Washington claim formal political power—perhaps even become America’s first king. Washington rejected the idea of becoming king as inappropriate and dishonorable. He fought the war for the sake of the American Republic, not for his personal self-aggrandizement. …
In his farewell orders to his soldiers on November 2, 1783, he defended the new republic and admonished his men to cultivate the civil virtues necessary to its preservation. …
Having dismissed his men and admonished them to embrace civil virtues fit for a republic, Washington voluntarily resigned his military commission weeks later on December 23, 1783 saying: “Happy in the confirmation of our Independence and Sovereignty, and pleased with the opportunity afforded the United States of becoming a respectable Nation, I resign with satisfaction the Appointment I accepted with diffidence.” ~ The Man Who Would Not be King, Julia Shaw, The Foundry, 23 December 2010
Though I am neither pleased with, nor recommend, any Christian or Patriot using The Machine to empower themselves I am very pleased to revoke my previous indictment of President Washington ever having been implicated in the Luciferian agenda to turn mankind into a massive feudal peasantry ripe for control by the anti-Christ!
Now we need to raise up a few more like him.