THE ILLUMINATI-PART 9
By Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
February 21, 2011
In an earlier part of this series, I related that Thomas Jefferson was an apologist for Illuminati founder Adam Weishaupt, calling him in 1800 simply “an enthusiastic Philanthropist.” However, in Professor of Divinity David Tappan’s “A Discourse Delivered in The Chapel of Harvard College, June 19, 1798,” he explained that the Illuminati operated only “under the mask of universal philanthropy.”
Tappan further remarked: “But what connection had this German association with the Revolution and consequent measures of France? The answer is, the secret papers of the society prove that it had extended its branches into the latter country before the year 1786; that Mirabeau and Talleyrand, two distinguished agents in that revolution, were officers of a secret lodge at Paris in 1788; that during the sitting of the Notables in that year deputies were sent to France from the German Illuminati, at the request of this lodge, to aid in the projected subversion of religion and government…. The German agents, on their arrival, persuaded lodges to form a political committee, whose object should be to devise the best means for a general revolution. From these committees arose the famous Jacobin Club, whose primary aim was to revolutionize not only France, but, if possible, the world.” Tappan then explained that “The supposition of some deep and extensive a conspiracy against government and religion… easily accounts for… certain newspapers and other productions… which aim or direfully tend to undermine the religious and moral, as well as civil institutions, principles and habits of our country….”
Earlier in this series, I described the connections between the Illuminati and Yale University’s secret society Skull & Bones (to which both presidents Bush belonged) founded in 1832. On the front page of the National Research Institute’s Trumpet (October 1988), one reads: “Toward the end of the ceremony of initiation into the ‘Regents Degree of Illuminism,’ according to a tract, ‘A skeleton is pointed out to him (the initiate), at the feet of which are laid a crown and a sword. He is asked whether that is the skeleton of a king, a nobleman, or a beggar.’”