Well Planned Revolution(s)

by Al Benson Jr.

The late William Norman Grigg had quite a bit to say about the nature of revolutions. They are seldom spontaneous and often well planned, usually by a small group that plans to use them for their own specific purposes.

In his book Freedom on the Alter he went into this, telling us about the French Revolution. He observed: “Amid the corruption of pre-Revolutionary France , at least one author offered advance warning of the coming cataclysm. Eleven years before the Revolution began with the storming of the Bastille, Louis-Sebastion Mercier, a chronicler of the Palais-Royal social revolution, predicted that a ‘republican’ revolution would begin with that very event. The Revolution was not the product of abstract impersonal forces; it was an event that was carefully planned as the inauguration of a ‘new religion’ and a new world order. That the French Revolution was the product of a malignant design was recognized by Lord Acton in his Lectures on the French Revolution: “The appalling thing in the French revolution is not the tumult, but the design. Through all the fire and smoke we perceive the evidence of calculating organization. The managers remain studiously concealed and masked; but there is no doubt about their presence from the first.” In other words, this was a prepackaged deal with the intent of ushering in the “new religion” for the ‘new world order.”

Grigg also noted that: “Many Americans of the era, including some of the most notable figures of the founding generation, were aware of illuminism and the threat it posed to freedom. George Washington was aware of the organization and warned about ‘the nefarious and dangerous plan, and doctrines of the Illuminati…Early Federalist leader Fisher Ames, a member of the first Congress, condemned the illuminist ideology as ‘visions of bedlam (which) have visited some famous heads and explained that illuminists ‘manifest a strange heat in the heart, but no light in the brain,’…Furthermore, Ames understood that illuminism as not an affliction confined to France, but was intended to foster upheaval throughout the European continent and beyond…Ames warned Americans of an illuminist-oriented pro-French faction in America. That faction was involved in the creation of ‘Democratic Societies’ which sought to propagate illuminist ideas among struggling American citizens. Other prominent Americans who warned of the Illuminati’s designs on the infant American republic were the Rev. Seth Payson, and the Rev. Jedidiah Morse, a noted geographer, textbook author, and father of inventor Samuel Morse.” Even future president James Madison wrote about those people in February of 1792.

Mr. Grigg then told us a little about Karl Marx “…an obscure figure whose writings–particularly his poetical and dramatic offerings–suggested membership in occultic organizations. In November, 1847, Marx was approached by the…League of Just Men, which was a descendant of the Illuminist network. The League wanted Marx to compose a ‘confession of faith’ which would be used to unite the world-wide revolutionary network into an instrument of terror. Marx’s Communist Manifesto was completed in January 1848; by February 1848–a few days before the communist uprising began–Marx received a downpayment of 6,000 gold francs from the impoverished proletarian League. On Feb. 22, 1848, as if a switch had been thrown, the revolution prophesied by Marx materialized. As had been the case with Mercier’s predictions of the French Revolution, advance warning had been given.”

So these folks that” “tell you these revolutions are “spontaneous uprisings of the downtrodden” are either ignorant or they hope you don’t bother doing any homework. If you are energetic enough to do the research you will discover the absurdity of their revolutionary “spontaneity ” for yourself.

Mr. Grigg noted something else that has been a common situation even in our day. He told us that: “Frederick Bastiat, a member of the French house of deputies and one of the most eloquent defenders of the free market, noted that there appeared to be a natural affinity between the socialist radicals and the governing elites: They agreed on the premise of a government directed by ‘forward-looking’ elites, but disagreed as to the specifics of the government in question…Once again, the failure of the 1848 revolution did not destroy the illuminist design. Writing in 1897, Charles William Heckethorn declared that the views of the Illuminati , which were considered radical and subversive in 1776, ‘at the present day are held by many men of just and enlightened views.’ Following the bloody cataclysm of World War 1–a conflict which decisively overturned the political and religious institutions which had prevailed in Europe for centuries–one such ‘just and enlightened’ man resurrected the illuminist faith in a regimented society which presided over by a ‘forward-looking’ elite.” This man, “Colonel” Edward Mandell House, was the chief advisor to President Woodrow Wilson. So you can see that the influence of illuminist thought came down to what we consider modern times.

According to Grigg; “House was Wilson’s ‘silent partner’ and was referred to by the President as ‘the only person in the world with whom I can discuss everything.’ Thus it is of no small historical importance that House, President Wilson’s alter ego, was an unabashed and unapologetic socialist.” At this point, is anyone really surprised? So, the influence of illuminism hardly died out with the “official” disbanding of the Illuminati in 1784. This influence was transferred to a number of new groups that went underground and continued to spread illuminist thought and influence–even to this country after 1900–and it is still being spread in our day. Just remember, one of the main aims of the Illuminists was getting rid of Christianity. If you think they have ever ceased and desisted from that even in our day then you just haven’t been paying attention.

What Was (Is) The Illuminati?

by Al Benson Jr

I’ve mentioned the Illuminati and Illuminism in several recent articles so it occurred to me I should let folks who may not know see what those people believed and their spiritual progeny still believe to this day.

William Norman Grigg, in his book Freedom On The Alter told us that: “Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, who has written: ‘The story of the 18th and 19th century secret societies can never be fully reconstructed, but it has been badly neglected–even avoided, one suspects–because the evidence that is available leads us into territory equally uncongenial to modern historians in the East and in the West.’ Billington has documented that is is from ‘romantic occultism in general, and Bavarian Illuminism in particular’ that ‘the modern revolutionary tradition as it came to be internationalized under Napoleon and the ‘Restoration’ descends.”

He noted Adam Weishaupt as the original founder, and said: “The Illuminati’s platform called for–among other things–the abolition of private property, patriotism, the family, and religion.” And he noted one commentator’s viewpoint regarding the Illuminati. The commentator observed: “The teachings of the Illuminati hold that all is material, that all religions are of human invention, that God is man, and man is God, and the world is his (that is man’s) kingdom.” “Thus man’s perfection would be supervised by other men–‘the illuminated ones’ who are supposedly destined to preside over human evolution.’ At the time of the Illuminati’s founding its doctrines had been well established and expounded by anti-Christian intellectuals such as Rousseau, Diderot, Voltaire, d’Alembert, and others who are known collectively in history as illumines, philosophes, and encyclopedists. Although they were given to quarrels among themselves…this group of elitists shared a common goal–the destruction of Christian society and the creation of a new society under the direction of the enlightened–that is illuminated–despots.” I don’t know about others, but this sounds like a future I’d not want any part of.

If you want a good idea of how man, with his fallen sin nature is sovereign, just take a look at how “illuminated” men are running Washington while the Democrats are in control and this will give you some idea of how life under the control of the Illuminati would be. We’ve got a sneak preview right here in our own country. If I asked the majority of those on my mailing list “How’s that working out for you?” I’d get a resounding reply of “It ain’t” from them!

Mr. Grigg also observed that: “First, the effort to subvert Christian society was directed from above, by the elite; it was not a spontaneous uprising from the struggling proletarian masses below. Second, Weishaupt’s conspiracy included many who were genuinely unaware of the movement’s ultimate objectives, people who had joined for social reasons or perhaps out of a misplaced idealism. Although the Bavarian Illuminati organized by Weishaupt was outlawed in 1784, it survived in the form of ‘reading societies’ and other front groups.” In other words it didn’t really die. It just went underground and changed its name. I’ve read somewhere where it split into three different groups, one of which was the League of the Just–the people that hired Karl Marx to write the Communist Manifesto. Another ploy that has survived down into our age is the tactic of the communists of using non-communist hands to do much of their dirty work by involving them in organizations with beneficial-sounding names but which, in reality, were formed to promote some aspect of the communist agenda.

Grigg has told us that the Illuminati, with its anti-Christian agenda, was ultimately responsible for the French Revolution. If the League of the Just hired Marx to write “his” manifesto and to get it published in 1847, just ahead of the 1848 socialist/communist revolts in Europe, that means some form of the Illuminati was active then. And, if then, why not in 1861 in this country? But then, that’s a rhetorical question, because lots of you already know the answer to it. Illuminist thinking was prevalent in this country in the 1800s and, if the truth be known, it still is today. Oh, the original Illuminati may be gone, dissolved into a whole batch of front groups, but due to those front groups, even today, the mindset of the Illuminati is alive, well, and surviving in some form. Maybe we should just call it the Conspiracy of anti-Christ because that’s ultimately what it really is. And for that reason, if for no other, Christians should be willing to expose it for what it is. Read Ephesians 5:11.

Fooling The Christians And Conservatives

by Al Benson Jr.

Lots of our congress critters have learned how to keep getting re-elected. Just fool their constituencies into believing they are something they really are not. And it must work because many of them get continually voted back into office by doing it.

I will give one example I have noted here in past years. A senator from one of our western states was returned to the Senate many times because he always voted against any new gun control bills that came up. On every other issue the guy was a raving socialist. I don’t bother calling them liberals anymore because a liberal is only a slow socialist who hasn’t made it all the way to socialism yet, but he’s working on it.

At any rate, this man knew that if he just voted right on gun control then he could vote left on any other issue and the folks back home would never know the difference because almost no one back there even looked at those other issues. Anyone who bothered to check out voting records would have known in five minutes or less that this man was a socialist pretending to be conservative. Unfortunately this man was far from the only phony to pull this scam on the folks back home.

Researcher Arthur R. Thompson has noted and written about the same thing. Mr. Thompson wrote in To the Victor go the Myths and Monuments that: “Another problem Americans have is that they cannot see through men who profess to be Christians selling them something that is anti-Christ. All throughout the history of America, including the present day, men will stand and profess Christianity and in the next instant promote some aspect of international socialism. It is usually subtle, a small step, but ultimately leads to the New World Order, the professed goal of international socialism. A modern example was a prominent governor who courted the pro-life movement at the same time he engaged in activities that would have led to the merger of North America into one nation, which would destroy the Constitution and independence of the American people. Likewise, he was known to have attended a Bilderberg meeting of internationalists who want more U.S. involvement and entanglements leading to a total subjugation of America to the United Nations…So a politician can make it appear that he is conservative to gain support, especially a social conservative, and still promote the New World Order, which in the long run would negate everything he professes to be for or against–and too many do this with intent.”

I recall yet another case right here in Louisiana where a man was running for the senate and making wide professions as to his Christianity. Someone who knew him once asked him “When did you become so religious?” To which he is said to have replied “When I needed the votes.”

Unfortunately, in our day, one of the main things missing from the “whole armor of God” for most Christians is discernment in political issues. Something we critically need to be able to do is to begin to check the voting records of those running for offices, especially at the national level. The New American magazine publishes, I can’t recall if its only twice a year or more often, in their excellent magazine, something called “The Conservative Index” which lists ten critical issues that both House and Senate have had to vote on recently and it tells you how all senators and representatives voted on all those ten issues and it grades them all on how they voted. Those with the highest scores are the most conservative while those with scores hovering in continuous low numbers are basically socialists. This is one thing I always check out when it appears because I want to know how all our legislators from Louisiana voted, but I check out other states also.

The important thing about this is that it gives you at a glance some idea of where all the elected representatives for the whole country are at. Something we need to be aware of if we are to cast an intelligent vote. This is the kind of information the socialist Democrats and some socialist Republicans would like to see ignored as it shows them up for what they really are and they’d just as soon you didn’t know that. For those who can afford it the New American is $49 per year and a good investment to keep you up to snuff on what goes on in this country.

“Right Wing” Nazism

by Al Benson Jr.

A long time ago, probably over 40 odd years ago, I heard a man give a speech about different political systems. He knew what he was talking about. He spoke for over an hour and a half without the aid of a single note. He had it all in his head. Some of you may know who I am referring to.

Part of his speech was given to defining the different political systems and where they fit on the political system from left to right. He defined the far right as no government at all–anarchism. He defined the far left as total government and noted that legitimate government was somewhere in the middle. Human beings, being sinful, need a certain amount of government to restrain evil, but they don’t need an over abundance of government such as we now have here.

And he talked about socialism, which he defined as a form of total government, and hence, all forms of socialism, both national socialism (Nazism and fascism) and international socialism (communism) are both forms of total government and are, therefore, on the far left end of the political spectrum. In other words, he totally blew “right wing fascism” out of the water. I realize there will be some that try to argue this point and say that because fascists supposedly hate communism that positions them on the right. It doesn’t. All that amounts to is two different leftist ideologies in competition with each other.

With communism the government states that it owns everything (and everyone.) With fascism the government claims you own your own property, but they can tell you what you can and can’t do with it. You “own” it but they control what you do with it. Such a deal! Almost sounds like this country and our wonderful property taxes. Even if you “own” your own home and have it all paid for, just try for awhile not paying your property tax and find out what happens to “your home.” Government at some level will take it away from you because you failed to pay your annual rent for its use. The whole premise of the property tax is that you “own” the property as long as you pay your annual rent for it.

I’ve talked to other Christians about some of this over the years. Some agree, but a lot don’t. Some, although they don’t phrase it in those terms, feel the government should be able to do pretty much as it pleases. One thing evangelical Christians seem to have a problem with is that many of them, most in fact, have been educated to believe that Nazism is a right wing ideology and trying to talk them out of that is an exercise in futility. I know. I’ve been frustrated over that. They seem incapable of grasping the fact that all socialism is leftist. Maybe for some of them it amounts to secretly wanting to embrace communism but keeping fascism–communism’s second cousin–at arm’s length. I don’t know. Perhaps we need some sort of educational outreach for Christians that will explain the different political systems to them. Heaven knows, when it comes to political systems or history a large part of the Christian community is blithely ignorant and happy to remain so.

Perhaps the problem is that so many have been taught for generations now due to faulty theology, what we do here in this life doesn’t matter as long as we get to Heaven. That’s terrible theology! What we do here will have ramifications for generations to come, for our children and their children’s children. A Christianity that doesn’t have a multigenerational aspect to it is only of use to those who desire a one world socialist government. Think about that.

We’ve Been Lied To

by Al Benson Jr.

Much of what we’ve gotten from our “history” books has been wishful myth. Those who are the victors in wars and other world situations get to write the “history” books, in which they make themselves look good and their enemies look bad. The bad things they’ve done are either ignored or swept under the rug while their enemy’s faults are magnified ten-fold.

Arthur R. Thompson, in his book To the Victor go the Myths and Monuments has noted a lot of this sort of thing. He has written: “In the case of the American Civil War the above is the case for both sides of the conflict. Both have rewritten history and set up monuments to some of those best forgotten. Worse, there is too much concentration on the battles and not on the politics and influences on these events.” I’d have to mostly agree with him here. Over the years I’ve noticed that lots has been written about the battles with the real reasons for those battles ignored–and the real reason wasn’t slavery, contrary to what most “history” books tell you.

As for the South rewriting the history, given the Northern proclivity to lie about the reasons for the war, some of that is understandable. Mr. Thompson wrote: “We will concentrate more on the Northern aspects of this U.S. history rather than the Southern, simply because it was the Northern influence that won out and still dominates our thinking today.” This is true. Just turn on your television and watch some movie about the War and you will almost never get a Southern perspective. Same with the movies in the theater. The only movie I can recall in recent years that gave us some Southern perspective was Gods and Generals back in 2003, and even that wasn’t perfect, but at least it tried–much to the chagrin of the movie reviewers who panned it unmercifully.

The conspirators that control most of our telecommunications systems have decreed that the Southern perspective shall have no hearing. According to their thinking, the Southerners were all guilty of treason (they weren’t, but that makes no difference) and that’s all you need to know about it. The victors have spoken and the vanquished only need grovel for a few crumbs of socialist approval. They tell us secession from the Union was treason. The fact that the 13 colonies seceded from Great Britain is a fact you are not supposed to be aware of. After all, Lincoln told us the Union was indestructible and Lincoln wouldn’t lie to us would he? As a matter of fact he would–and did. And the conspirators of his day aided and abetted him–at least until he was no longer useful to them–at which point some of them had him assassinated and created a martyr to beat the South over the head with.

The conspirators in our day are those who seek to control what we see on television, what we read in the newspapers and what’s more who we get to vote for in both parties. These are the promoters and proponents of a socialist one world government, preferably under the control of the United Nations. They play down our historical foundations and our form of government because, although they can’t admit it publicly, they want to see this country gone, to be submerged into one little cog in the wheel of the UN empire.

They and their predecessors have been working on something like that since the 1790s and the main task of the media is to make sure the public remains unaware of it. Your “history” books will not mention it, but John Jay was the head of the New York Committee for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies. Not investigating them but detecting them. So back in that day they knew conspiracies against this country existed. Today, thanks to our “history” books, we’ve lost touch with that reality–and we are the worse off for that. Lord willing, I will deal with more of this as time goes on

Categories for this article include:

The Civil War, Conspiracy in America, The United Nations, Secession

I have to list them this way because WordPress no longer gives me a list of categories to choose from.

Conspiracies And Communication

by Al Benson Jr.

One of the purposeful fallacies we have been taught in our day is that there are no such things as political conspiracies. These exist only in the minds of those who engage in shallow thinking while the supposedly intelligent realize they need to pooh-pooh such ideas. Sad to say, this fallacy has worked.

Author Arthur R. Thompson has written about this and made some interesting observations. He noted that “The movements that existed in the early 1800s–aside from religious sects–were socialism, the assault on Masonry, temperance, women’s rights, health, the occult, abolition, Manifest Destiny, atheism, the attack on property rights in general. In all of these they had interlocking leadership.” Think about that fact for a minute. Interlocking leadership in all these areas means you had one small group of people running the whole show for all these groups. Does that kind of thing just “happen” by accident or coincidence? Not really.

Mr. Thompson notes that it sounds unbelievable because “…it flies in the face of everything you have been taught and learned in school–any school.” He then tells us that “The reason for this is that one of the first seats of influence a conspiracy captures –and that is what we are dealing with here–is the information centers: publishing, libraries, media, academia and so forth. Never forget this. The current exception, so far, is the Internet, albeit they are working diligently to control that as well using several tactics to do so, government control being only one of them.” Some of you who use the Internet for research as I do, must surely have noticed how difficult it has become to find information in certain areas. And we are now being told that they want to keep “disinformation” off the Internet–which is merely another way of saying they don’t want opposing viewpoints to show up all that often because opposing viewpoints get people thinking and the last thing they want is a thinking populace.

I’ve watched different news outlets on the internet where all the “newscasters” are mouthing the exact same commentary about a given situation–word for word! You think that kind of thing is an accident? A coincidence? When all the different newscasters use the same speech word for word it is planned that way. It means you are going to be fed the same line of bull no matter which station you watch.

Mr. Thompson noted that “All international organizations are run by socialists or those who desire a one world government. There are glaring examples already of facts that are twisted, omitted and/or obfuscated on the Internet when it comes to historical personalities. If an international control were to be established, that control would be socialist at best since the majority of the countries that would be involved in this type of control are socialist. It would set up a system of censorship far beyond what Americans, both liberal and conservative, can even imagine today. It is hard to ferret out the facts in history today. It would make it nearly impossible tomorrow. It would make the process of the memory hole in George Orwell’s 1984 a reality–a centralized means to control education and thought based on facts that either no longer exist or have been changed to fit the internationalist agenda. One way or another, this initiative would initially be sold under the United Nations auspices.”

Mr. Thompson observed that since the beginning of our country there has always been a big push by those on the left to start newspapers and magazines.
Walter Kennedy and I noticed this when we did research for our book Lincoln’s Marxists. When the Forty-Eighter socialists came over from Europe after their revolts there failed in 1848 one of the first things many of them did here was to establish newspapers that would promote their socialist/communist line. Mr. Thompson told us in his book To the Victors go the Myths and Monuments that “Over the entire history of our country we have seen an increasing consolidation of news sources toward putting them into the hands of one corporation or individual. It has not yet reached this level, but it has reached the point of like-minded corporate heads controlling 90% or more of the news sources. Today a variety of news outlets are used to make it look diverse, but the central theme is never allowed to deviate from a narrow view or interpretation of the news.” Now why do you suppose that is? Could not have anything to do with a conspiracy to control the news could it? Heavens no! Why everyone knows political conspiracies don’t exist! Except where they do!

Mr. Thompson says “People make things happen. Organized people really make things happen. Collectivists organize, they group together. Individualists eschew grouping together, even to save themselves. That’s why individualism has been losing at this point in our history,” Do you suppose there could be a lesson here for us individualists?

Less Kids In Public Schools

by Al Benson Jr.

I took this from an old article that goes all the way back to June of 2021, written by Kerry McDonald. However, old though it may be, the article reflects certain trends that I felt were positive ones, and those who read my articles regularly know I don’t always have something positive to write about. This article originally appeared on https://fee.org for 6/21/21.

I can only give you snippits of it, but from those you will be able to see the positive trend of the article. McDonald wrote: “As disruptive as the 2020/2021 academic year was, it led to many positive educational changes that will be transformative and long-lasting. Most notably parents have been re-empowered to take back the reins of their children’s education from government bureaucrats and teachers unions. Frustrated by school closures and district ‘Zoom schooling,’ families fled public schools in droves over the past year, and there are several signs that these families won’t be returning this fall…How many of these students will be back in a public school classroom next year? Not as many as public school officials hoped.”

McDonald continued: “In Minnesota, for example, public Kindergarten enrollment was down 9 percent this academic year, while private Kindergarten enrollment was up 12 percent. Homeschooling in Minnesota also more than doubled this year to nearly 10 percent of K-12 students.” If this can happen in a liberal place like Minnesota then there is hope for it to happen in less liberal states also. McDonald also observed that: “Kindergarten enrollment applications in New York City are down 12 percent compared to the previous year. In San Francisco, overall public school enrollment dropped 3 percent this academic year and kindergarten registrations are currently down 10 percent…Millions of parents have unenrolled their children from a district school for independent homeschooling. According to the US Census Bureau, the homeschooling rate doubled from 5 percent of US K-12 students in spring 2020 to over 11 percent in fall 2020. Leading the homeschooling surge this year were families of color. The census reported a five-fold increase in the number of black homeschoolers this academic year, to more than 16 percent of the homeschooling population…Rasheeda Denning, the founder of Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, says that her members who are new to homeschooling this yeqar have found it to be rewarding and re-empowering. They don’t plan to send their children back to school.”

Also noted by McDonald was: “In Palm Beach County, Florida, thousands of families removed their children from public schools for homeschooling this year and in one town, Jupiter Farms, the public elementary school lost 10 percent of its students to homeschooling.” Kids being forced to wear masks all day in school was a big item to get families out of the public system. McDonald stated: “No longer content to stick with an assigned district school by default, many parents have uncovered a variety of education options over the past year that work better for their kids. Entrepreners are building new learning models, school choice programs are expanding and homeschooling resources are increasing, allowing more families access to more education possibilities. With virus-related back to school policies still murky, and districts continuing to alienate families with racially divisive practices, it’s no surprise that many parents won’t be sending their kids to public schools this fall.”

You almost wonder if the public school educrats have overplayed their hand. As more and more families begin to get the big picture of what “education” in public schools is really all about (and it ain’t about real education) you have to wonder what they will do to try to force all these families that opt for private education to do so they might reclaim their kids for their propaganda mills. Compulsory education for ALL children in public schools as Karl Marx and the Illuminati have advocated, with no private schooling allowed?

“Peace” Movements–Not New And Still Subversive

by Al Benson Jr.

Many of you still alive may remember the “Peace” Movement of the late 1960s and early 70s. It was not really a peace movement but was a subversive movement promoting victory for the Viet Cong and defeat for the US in a war we should never have been involved in anyway.

I can recall being on a college campus during that war and seeing boxes of “peace” movement material that had been shipped to someone on that campus. Much of the material in those boxes had been printed in North Vietnam, the country we were supposedly at war with. I recall thinking at the time: “If they have shipped all this material to this little college here, how much have they shipped to Columbia or Berkeley?

And I recall seeing, during the Kent State debacle, college professors out on college greens teaching their students how to riot and protest. And they must have done a good job because those kids sure rioted and protested. The only place I ever saw a copy of Mao’s Little Red Book was on that college campus.

After reading some of the material supplied by the “peace” movement, I was forced to admit that the so-called peace movement was a subversive organization not really interested in real peace but only in the Communist version of “peace” which really amounted to “no resistance to Communism.” I found out later that the leadership of the peace movement was often not seen rioting in the streets but was actually sitting in capitalist boardrooms busily hiring out the denizens of the peace movement to make lots of radical fuss for various reasons. Even some of the peace movement people admitted that much. If you can still find one, get a copy of a book called The Strawberry Statement–Notes of a college revolutionary. The author of that book says the radicals got Rockefeller money to act up for various reasons. I’ve written about that in the past.

But are “peace” movements something new with the 20th century? Not really. You had them in the 1800s as well. Researcher Arthur R. Thompson has noted in his To the Victor go the Myths and Monuments that “William Ellery Channing was looked upon as the ‘bishop’ of Transcendentalism by Transcendentalists such as Ralph Waldo Emerson. It was in Channing’s home that the Massachusetts Peace Society was organized. This led to the American Peace Society organized by William Ladd of Maine. Founded in New York City, the American Peace Society promoted a world “Congress with a High Court of Nations’ to avert war. It was formed from 50 local groups from New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Pennsylvania that coalesced into the society. It was originally headquartered in Hartford, but soon moved to Boston. It had the same international goals as the Illuminati and what became the United Nations. Its organ was World Affairs, and remains so today. All of this is reminiscent of the modern Council on Foreign Relations and its organ Foreign Affairs. ..As usual, the leadership of the Peace Society split and formed other organizations more radical, which made the original look less radical and more moderate. In 1838 William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist , John Humphrey Noyes, socialist; Adin Ballou, and Bronson Alcott, father of Louisa May Alcott, formed a new organization, the New England Non-Resistance Society. Then in 1866, the Universal Peace Union was formed out of it as well….It was astonishing that people did not notice that many of the peace leaders were also the leaders in spiritualism. Just as the Carbonari propagated their organization posing as a Bible Society in Europe, the conspiracy in America used Christian arguments to build a movement wherein the rank and file had no clue where they were being led…The arguments for the desire of peace were sound, but the solution was something that no student of the horrors of big government could abide: world government and the power that would be accumulated in it, becoming at the minimum a corrupt institution with no recourse left for decent people to stand up to it…The American Peace Society is also an example of the leaders stating that they want peace, but when it came to the Civil War, they endorsed the conflict on the side of the ‘Federals.’ It was, after all, a just war, since the North was fighting against the slave power. There were leaders who did not hold this position, but they had little standing in the face of the war fever.”

In closing, Mr. Thompson noted that: “It is amazing how often peace leaders of the socialist persuasion over the last two hundred years have endorsed war if it furthers the socialist agenda.” Something we might think about in our day. Peace movements usually favor a socialist or communist agenda, hence they are not really movements promoting true peace but are rather movements that benefit some radical leftist agenda.

Have Our Churches Been Neutralized?

by Al Benson Jr.

The answer to the question that is the title of this article is a resounding YES! There were things that pastors during our founding era dealt with that most pastors in our day won’t touch with a ten foot pole. For many reasons most pastors (and I say “most” because there are exceptions–not enough but some) have certain areas they are taught to avoid.

I noticed this occurring after the end of the War of Northern aggression and the “official” end of the Marxist “Reconstruction” in the South. At first I attributed it to the rise of dispensationalist theology in the South, which up to that time had not really been prevalent much south of Mason-Dixon but became so within five years after the “official” end of Reconstruction. And I think that theology did play a part, which I will deal with at a later date, Lord willing. But it was not the total problem.

The apostasy of the churches in the North into Unitarianism and Transcendentalism, and in some cases, Spiritualism, also was a major contributor to the problem for Southern Christians. Where Dispensationalism weakened the strength of the church, Unitarianism tried to kill it and replace it with the same apostasy it had promoted in the North and gotten away with.

In the book To the Victor Go the Myths and Monuments Arthur R. Thompson has outlined how much of this began. He wrote: “Perhaps the greatest influence on an existing church was that of Emerson and his coterie on the Unitarians. Emerson studied at the feet of German-educated theologians and became the leader of the ‘German School’ of American Unitarianism. He became a Unitarian minister but left over the administration of communion and public prayer–he was against both. By 1848 he had left the ministry entirely. He became America’s death-of-God theologian.’

Mr. Thompson continued: “By 1885, all of Unitarianism was of the persuasion of Emerson and Theodor Parker, and was heavily influenced by the entire spectrum of the Left and anti-God movements. The purpose for infiltrating the churches was not to destroy Christianity alone. The intent was to use the organizational remnants for the purpose of ‘Illuminizing’ the population that had a conscience; further, there were many socialist leaders, such as Horace Greeley, who felt that Americans would not support socialism unless it was tied to religion…This is why the founders of our country did not want state-approved churches: this has become known as the separation of church and state. It was never intended to be for the limitation of Christianity or its practice either in public or private. There are too many pronouncements of our Founders for the need of Christianity to be the conscience of the nation for the separation of church and state to really mean the suppression of Christianity from public life. Let us not forget that the term ‘separation of church and state’ was coined by Jefferson, and this idea has been drummed into the heads of Americans over and over again by the enemies of religion until even the religious believe it. In the beginning of our country many states had laws on the books that forbade the practice of opposing Christianity , These laws disappeared soon after our founding.” Which fact means that the Illuminists and their good buddies were at work early in our founding era. Lots earlier than most Christians even think about.

Mr. Thompson also observed: “Nonetheless, if the Illuminists could take over church after church and change them into arms of the conspiracy as well as the state, they would achieve their goal in any case. Or, if they could only convince those they did not take over to refrain from getting involved in ‘politics’ their opposition would be minimal and perhaps ineffective. Today, the attitude that conservative ministers should not preach politics prevails. This is largely due to the idea of separation of church and state having been ingrained into the thinking of conservative ministers. On the other hand, liberal ministers have no problem preaching the socialist agenda.. They pay scant attention to the idea of staying out of politics.”

Now I will agree that ministers should not stand up there and tell their congregations how to vote. However they should stand up there and make their congregations aware of the real political issues of the day and how those issues affect their families and their churches. One of the devil’s lies is that “you can’t legislate morality.” That’s total satanic hogwash. Every piece of legislation introduced reflects someone’s morality, either for good or ill.

And what do Christians read? Mr. Thompson has duly noted that: “The Illuminists and their descendants always had as a main tactic of capturing not only the public schools, colleges and publishing houses, but the seminaries and Christian publishing houses as well. Relative to the latter, they need not destroy faith as much as they need to neutralize Christians from effective opposition either by advocating not getting involved in politics , for whatever reason, or by advocating false solutions based on the lack of historical perspective by the Christian community who have been educated in the public schools…Again, they need not destroy faith , they only need to neutralize the religious from opposing the Conspiracy through ignorance or lack of resolve.”

Judging from what I have seen in many churches over the decades, I’d say they have done a masterful job of neutralizing Christians. I’ve heard all the excuses over the years from Christians who have been neutralized and had their faith tampered with. Ive heard some Christians say “All you have to do to defeat communism is to “preach the simple Gospel.” Wrong! We’ve had oodles of Christians doing that for decades and communism is still here and stronger than ever, thanks to our public schools where the Gospel is anathema. Preaching to your kids and then leaving them in public schools almost guarantees they will at some point, succumb to the wiles of socialism. So, if you want the “simple Gospel” to take root then get your kids out of the public schools!

Space won’t permit delving into many of these issues, but suffice it to say that our churches have been tampered with and most members and pastors don’t begin to have the remotest clue. So start doing a little homework and if you pray for guidance the Lord will reveal things you need to begin to be aware of.

Remembering Sharpsburg

by Al Benson Jr.

Today, September 17th, marks the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Sharpsburg in Maryland during the War of Northern Aggression. General Lee had marched north with an army of 55,000 and ended up confronting General McClellan with an army of 87,000. The idea of Lee moving north was twofold. One was to give Virginia a little respite from the fighting that had gone on there since the war started and another was to try to win a decisive victory in the north that might have resulted in European recognition of the Confederate States.

Some have noted that Lee’s original destination was probably Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, which if he could have made it, would have put him in a good position to keep federal help from getting to Washington. At one point he had to send a force to Harpers Ferry to capture that so he would have a way to get supplies for his army from Virginia and he could not leave a federal force there on his flank.

Lee and McClellan finally collided near Sharpsburg on September 17th and fought a battle there that lasted all day, with around 12,000 Union casualties and 10,000 Confederate casualties. The battle ended around 5:30 in the afternoon, with Lee preparing his defensive line to receive another attack from McClellan the next day. That attack never came, and so the next night, Lee moved his army back toward Virginia.

I’ve read articles that said the Union won this battle. Wishful thinking! At best, the battle was a draw, and Lee only retreated after waiting for an attack from McClellan that never came. Just a few personal observations here. McClellan had 30,000 more men than Lee did and yet was still not able to defeat him. Not only that, McClellan had gotten a copy of Lee’s orders to his generals and so should have known how to use that intelligence to defeat Lee, yet he did not. So Lee, with 30,000 less men fought him to a draw.

Though the North won the war, it took overwhelming numbers of troops, many of whom were foreigners, to defeat the South. Had the numbers been somewhere near equal on both sides the results may have been dramatically different and the South may well have been able to resist Northern aggression. I never forgot the story I heard years ago about the Union soldier who asked the Confederate soldier “Why are you fighting this war anyway?” To which the Southern soldier replied “Because you’re here.”

Most Southerners didn’t own slaves and so that’s not what they fought over, but they had a bad attitude about being invaded. They didn’t like it. I realize there were people and groups that wanted North and South to fight because no matter who won they planned to put the entire country into political bondage. It was easier to do if the North won, and they are still working at it today. They have destroyed state sovereignty throughout the country and kept people asleep with their federal education establishment and now they feel they are about to put the finishing touches on their agenda. However, they realize people are starting to wake up and so they are in a big hurry to complete their task before enough of us wake up to give them serious resistance.

Actually Lincoln and the Northern Republican Establishment didn’t fight a war to abolish slavery. They fought a war to institutionalize it on the national level. Biden’s crew of internationalists are working on that as I write this. Whether they are successful or not will depend on how many people are willing to resist being slaves to the Establishment.