Freemasonry probably had its roots in the mediaevel craft guilds, where each craft had its own guild to protect the interests of its members.
In return for this protective umbrella the craftsman had to submit to rigorous regulation. He had to serve as an apprentice, without pay, for from two to ten years (depending on the trade), live with and obey the master workman who taught him.
With the expansion of economic life came the need of the merchant to borrow money to finance long-term or long-distance undertakings and his willingness to pay interest for its use.
The Church condemned usurers, and money-lending was permitted only to Jews, who were barred from guild membership.
Masons, by nature of their trade, were itinerant and moved between the larger towns seeking employment. The seals and insignias of their guild showed representations of the tools of their trade and, where language was a barrier, served as a guarantee of ability.
From this basis i.e.: secret symbols, restricted membership, oaths of secrecy, mutual aid, etc., there developed a society of members, no longer masons as such.
The Royal Society either founded in Oxford in 1645 according to M. Purver's book or in London in 1660 was formed with the intention of fostering enquiry into rather than blind acceptance of Aristotelian wisdom and had many eminent thinkers as its founder members.
Many of the tenets of the Society echoed the basic ideas of Freemasonry and many of the founder members were in fact Freemasons.
Although perhaps it goes too far to say that the Royal Society was the product of Freemasonry or that the members considered it anything else other than an opportunity to "liberalise" scientific thinking, it is an example of how an apparently innocent intrusion can act as a foot in the door which can lead to the exercise of control in the direction this new learning and enquiry could take.
Dr Wilkins, later elected to chair the society, was the brother-in-law of Oliver Cromwell, having married his sister, Robina, then a widow when she was 62 and he twenty years younger. Cromwell and his maternal uncle, Thomas Cromwell, had already played their part in the disruption of the religious and social order. Thomas by the severance of the English church from Rome and Oliver who set the ball rolling in the game of eliminating royalty.
In 1717, Freemasonry, now a new form of cult entirely distinct from the various existing creeds of Europe, spread rapidly to Paris, Florence, Rome and Berlin, where its deliberately syncretic rituals and decor (Solomonic temple, signs and symbols) made it thoroughly cosmopolitan and religiously neutral. Nothing could better catch the early spirit of the "Enlightenment".
Andrew Ramsay, a Scottish Jacobite exiled in France, who was Chancellor of the French Grand Lodge in the 1730s, claimed that the first Freemasons had been stonemasons in the crusader states who had learned the secret rituals and gained the special wisdom of the ancient world.
According to the German Freemasons, The Grand Masters of the Order had learned the secrets and acquired the treasure of the Jewish Essenes.
Either way, "Freemasonry" had burst out of its cocoon of stonemasons and in its new guise appealed to the intellectuals. The early membership of masonic lodges included merchants and financiers, notaries and lawyers, doctors, diplomats and gentry: men of substance or sound reputation. By the mid-century these included members of the French royal family, Frederick the Great, Maria Theresa's husband, Francis of Lorraine, and her son, Joseph. Voltaire was admitted with great pomp into a publicity-hungry masonic lodge in Paris.
One interesting result of these sudden "conversions"; in many places (the Austrian Empire for one, Portugal for another) there was a Jewish emancipation.
Freemasonry played an important part in the American Revolution, in particular the lodges affiliated to the Grand Lodge of Scotland. Scottish Freemasonry blossomed in the North American soil. Freemasonry could be found on both sides of the coming war between the colonists and the Crown and although there is no clear evidence of collusion amongst masons from opposing camps, the fact that the British made some extraordinary military errors has aroused suspicions.
Sir William Howe's failure to pursue Washington after expelling him from New York, and Sir Henry Clinton's wilful failure to link up with Burgoyne's army marching south from Montreal in 1777 are the two most conspicuous examples.
The Grand Master for North America was Joseph Warren and the Green Dragon coffee house in Union Street, Boston, purchased by the Provincial Grand Lodge is generally considered to be the site where one of its offshoots "The Sons of Liberty" plotted the Boston Tea Party.
So already there was an infiltration of the "hidden hand", as a secret society is an ideal vehicle for undercurrents and for control. An infiltration of which many of its members were unaware.
From the inception of the Christian religion as the official belief of the Roman Empire, the Catholic Church has been the target of anti-goyim activity.
The reason is not hard to seek. Christ, himself a Jew, condemned the control of the Sanhedrin (the Elders of Zion, the rabbinical caste).
Once Constantine declared Christianity the state religion of the Roman Empire, the Christian Church, no longer a belief with few adherents, now became a force with political power and, as such, stood in the way of the Jewish plans towards that power. Every effort had, therefore, to be made to destroy it.
There have been many incidents of encroachment into the hierachy of the Church. The Jesuits, the Society of Jesus, founded by Ignatius de Loyola as a militant branch of the Church, was certainly infiltrated. His secretary, Polanco the only person present at his death bed, was of Jewish descent. So was Lainez, one of his first and greatest converts. In a short time, as the young Jesuit organisation became a power for Catholic reform and propaganda, Jews were attracted to it. as they are always attracted to centres of influence.
The Templars (the Knights of the Temple) were another instance of encroachment.
One of the least advertised facts about Free Masonry and the Masonic Lodge is its Jewish origin and nature.
The religion of Judaism based on the Babylonian Talmud and the Jewish Kabbalah formed the basis for the Scottish rites 33 ritual degree ceremonies.
The Jewish Tribune of New York on October 28th 1927 stated:
"Masonry is based on Judaism. Eliminate the teaching of Judaism from the Masonic ritual and what is left?"
The wellknown Rabbi Isaac Wis was emphatic when he concluded:
"Freemasonry is a Jewish establishment, whose history, grades, official appointments, passwords and explanations are Jewish from beginning to end. "
Undoubtedly already under Jewish influence, Judeo Masonry in Europe took off with the rise to power of the House of Rothschild. Adam Weishaupt who formed the "Illuminati" in 1776 founded the Lodge of Theodore in Munich and was befriended and funded by Meyer Rothschild , whose clerk Sigmund Geisenheimer in his Frankfurt office who had wide Masonic contacts and was a member of the French Grand Orient Lodge called l'Aurore Naissante Lodge. With the help of Daniel Itzig (Court Jew to Frederick William II) and the merchant Isaac Hildesheim (who changed his name to Justus Hiller) he founded the Judenloge.
In 1802 the old established Jewish families including the Adlers, Speyers, Reisses, Sichels, Ellisons, Hanaus and the Goldsmids became members of the Judenloge.
In 1803 Nathan Rothschild joined the Lodge of Emulation in England whilst his brother James Rothschild became a 33 Degree Mason in France.
In 1816 JohannChristian Ehrmann, a former Frankfurt Mason, warns the German people in his pamphlet Das Judenthum in der Maurerey (the Jews in Masonry) that the Frankfurt Jewish Masons wanted a world republic based on humanism.
The book on the Masons "Morals and Dogma" authored by the late Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish rite, Albert Pike, states:
" Masonry conceals secrets from all except the adepts and sages and uses false explanations and myth intepretation of its symbols to mislead".
Most Israeli judges and religious figures are masons. Rothschild- supported Hebrew University in Israel has erected an Egyptian obelisk, symbol of Free Masonry in its courtyard.
The Bnai B'rith Lodge of New York is affiliated with Israel's lodges and so is the ADL and ACLU, not to mention almost every top investment magnate on Wall Street.
In the eighteenth century a further secret society came to light, the Illuminati, founded in l776 by Adam Weishaupt in Bavaria, the stated aims of which were to destroy the existing order of society and replace it with a New World Order.
"...he proposed as the end of Illuminism the abolition of property, social authority, of nationality and the return of the human race to the happy state in which it formed only a single family without artificial needs, without useless sciences, every father being a priest and magistrate ..." (Henry Martin- Histoire de France).
However the disruptive force of these aims was effectively eliminated for a time when a saddle bag containing these documents was discovered after a storm. An incident reminiscent of the appearance of the Protocols of Zion which echoed almost exactly (although in more detail) the same aims.
The Bilderberg Group
The Bilderberg group is a power elite. Another of the "secret" societies, following in the role of Freemasonry and the Illuminati.
In 1954 Dr Joseph Retinger, communist Poland's Charge d'Affaires, was supposed to have set up this group, probably in the role of "agent". With him were Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, Colin Gubbins (former director of the British Special Operations Executive) and General Walter Bedel Smith (former American Ambassador to Moscow and director of the CIA).
Its governing council was made up of Robert Ellswort (Lazard Freres), John Loudon, (N. M. Rothschild), Paul Nitze (Shroeder Bank), C. L. Sulzberger (New York Times), Stansfield Turner (later to become CIA Director) Peter Calvocoressi, (Penguin Books), Andrew Schoenberg, Daniel Ellsberg and Henry Kissinger.
The first meeting took place at the Hotel de Bilderberg - hence the name of the group. Lord Rothschild and Laurance Rockefeller handpicked 100 of the world's money moguls. The group have met annually in different parts of the world since then. Their avowed aim world government.
Below is a list of some of those who attend Bilderberg Group meetings:
Nato Secretary Generals:
Joseph Luns (1971-84)
Carrington, Lord (1984-88)
Manfred, Werner (1988-94)
Willy, Claes (1994-5)
Javier, Solana (1995-99)
Robertson, Lord (1999-2003)
Scheffer, Jaap de Hoop (2003)
Barroso, Jose Manuel - President of the European Commission (2004-09)Prodi, Romano - Head of State - Europe (1999-2004)
Bolkestein, Frits -International Markets Commissioner, European Commission (1999-2004)
Lamy, Pascal - European Trade Commissioner (1999-2004)
Fortescue, Adrian, Director General, Justice and Internal Affairs (1999-2004)
Fischler, Franz - Member of the Commission Agriculture and rural development & Fisheries (1999-2004)
Monti, Mario - Member of the European Commission responsible for competition (1999-2004)
Banking Governors and other fiscal elites
King,Mervyn - Governor, Bank of England
Trichet, Jean-Claude - President, European Central Bank
Schwab, Klaus,- President, World Economic Forum
Wallenberg, Jacob - Chairman of the Board, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken
Wolfenson, James - President, The World Bank
Kielholz, Walter - Former Chairman of the Board, Credit Suisse
Soros, George - President and Chairman of Soros Fund Management
Kopper, Hilmar - Chairman of Deutsche Bank
Greenspan, Alan - former Chairman, Federal Reserve System
McDonough, William - President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Moscow, Michael - President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Pearl, Frank - Chairman and CEO, Perseus, L. L.C.
Kist, Ewald - Chairman of the Board ING
Petroleum, Chemical, Genetic Engineering
Shapiro, Robert - Chairman and CEO, Monsanto Company
Vasella, Daniel - Chairman and CEO, Novartis AG Pepsico Inc.
Pragnell, Michael - CEO Syngenta AG: Director, AstraZeneca plc
Sutherland, Peter - Non-executive Chairman of BP plc
Hubbard, Allan - President, E&A Industries
Veer, Jeroen van der - President of the Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.
Annual meetings are held in locations all over the world, and are closed to the public and the press, although a brief press conference is usually held at the conclusion of each meeting to reveal, in general terms, some of the topics which were discussed. The resort areas and hotels where they meet are cleared of residents and visitors and surrounded by soldiers, armed guard, the Secret Service, State and local police. All conference and meeting rooms are scanned for bugging devices before every single meeting.
Prior to the l971 meeting in Woodstock, Virginia, Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (one of the founding members,) said that the subject of the meeting was the "change in the world role of the United States". After the weekend conference, Kissinger went to Red China to open up trade relations and an international monetary crisis developed, which prompted the devaluing of the dollar by 8.5% (which made a tremendous profit for those who converted to the European currency.
In 1976, fifteen representatives from the Soviet Union attended the meeting which was held in the Arizona desert and it was believed that at that time the plans were formulated for the break-up of communism in the Soviet Union.
At the 1990 meeting held at Glen Cove, Long Island, they decided that taxes had to be raised to pay more towards the debit owed to the International Bankers.
A the 1991 meeting at the Black Forest resort in Baden Baden, Germany, they discussed plans for a common European currency and European central banking, and reviewed Middle Eastern events.
At their 1992 meeting the group discussed the possibility of "conditioning the public to accept the idea of a UN army that could, by force, impose its will on the internal affairs of any nation."
The official press release for their 2002 Conference read:
"Bilderberg's only activity is its annual Conference. At the meetings, no resolutions are proposed, no votes taken, and no policy statements issued."
Any society that holds its activities under the cloak of secrecy can be ranked as conspiratorial. It may hide under a figurehead who may or may not know the true aims of the body he represents but without doubt the Bilderberg Group is a group of financiers and industrialists under the command of Internationalist Jewry. And those Gentiles who belong to it are either dupes or members of the "can't beat 'em, join 'em" brigade.
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