Benson: The Illuminati and Education

Many who read this will be aware of the Illuminati and of who they were (and are) and what their designs for a One World Government were (and are). They don’t call them the Illuminati anymore. Nowadays they would probably be called something like “The New World Order” or possibly “The Deep State” or some kind of shadow government. But no matter what you call them the objectives of those who embrace their worldview have not changed.

There has been quite a bit written about them over the years (unfortunately not enough) and not on a consistent basis. They don’t exactly seek open publicity.

A University of Edinburgh professor, John Robison, wrote a book about them back in 1798 called Proofs of a Conspiracy. I believe it may still be available today from the John Birch Society as a reprint. See if you can locate it.’

Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D. wrote an excellent series of articles about them back in 2010. You may be able to find those on the internet. I did.

The purpose of the Illuminati, founded on May 1, 1776, (now you know why the communists celebrate May Day every year) was to “…root out all religion and ordinary morality, abolish national distinctions, demean patriotism, and ‘rule the world’.” Ask yourself, in light of what you see going on around you today–does any of this look familiar to you? If not, you haven’t been paying attention.

The founder of the Illuminati, Adam Weishaupt, felt he had a plan that could not fail. Obviously he didn’t take God into account since he was busy trying to eliminate any belief in Him. Mr. Cuddy, in his series of articles, noted: “A key component of his plan included directing academic and religious education. If the Illuminati ‘was to govern the world,’ as they believed, they had to ‘acquire the direction of education–of church management–of the professorial chair, and the pulpit’ (Robison, page 109). From Illuminati ‘secret correspondence’ Robison found their ‘Instruction B for the whole degree of Regent’ that included winning ‘the common people in every corner. This will be done chiefly by means of the schools,…

And Cuddy also noted that: “Concerning religious education, Terry Melanson of the online Illuminati Conspiracy Archive said ‘Weishaupt and his control turned Jesus into a socialist revolutionary: representing Him as a secret society adept, who came to preach egalitarian virtue.” Does that sound familiar? I can recall, back in the 1970s there was a program of sorts out there that posited Jesus as a socialist revolutionary with an AK47 in one hand. Where do you suppose they got the idea for that from? Three guesses–first two don’t count!

Cuddy observed further that “Baron Adolph von Knigge…was Weishaupt’s second-in-command from 1780-1784. And according to Robison ‘his favorite scheme’ was to create ‘Citizens of the World.’ You might reflect at this point whether you have heard any leading political figures recently refer to themselves as ‘Citizens of the World.’ Some of this thinking was reflected in comments made by radical abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison back in the 1830s. That give you any ideas as to where the radical Northern abolitionists (as opposed to sensible Southern ones) got some of their ideas?

In part 3 of his Illuminati series Cuddy observed that: “In addition to historically prominent people such as Hegel being mentored by the Illuminati, there were several historically prominent people who were members of The Order. For example, according to Hermann Schuttler…the father of modern educational theory and practice, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi founded a branch of the Illuminati in Zurich, Switzerland in 1783…And according to Schuttler, perhaps the most famous of the Illuminati was the novelist and playwright Johann Goethe…”

So, the “father of modern educational theory” was involved with the Illuminati. You have to wonder how that has affected education, especially public education, in this country in our day and before. A little more about that in the next article.

March 5, 2019

~ The Author ~
Al Benson Jr. is the editor and publisher of “The Copperhead Chronicle“, a quarterly newsletter that presents history from a pro-Southern and Christian perspective. He has written for several publications over the years. His articles have appeared in “The National Educator,” “The Free Magnolia,” and the “Southern Patriot.” I addition to that he was the editor of, and wrote for, “The Christian Educator” for several years. In addition to The Copperhead Chronicles, Al also maintains Revised History.

He is currently a member of the Confederate Society of America and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and has, in the past, been a member of the John Birch Society. He is the co-author, along with Walter D. Kennedy, of the book “Lincoln’s Marxists” and he has written for several Internet sites as well as authoring a series of booklets, with tests, dealing with the War of Northern Aggression, for home school students.

He and his wife now live in northern Louisiana.

Mr. Benson is a highly respected scholar and writer and has graciously allowed Kettle Moraine Publications to publish his works. We are proud to have his involvement with this project.

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