STATUE OF LIBERTY
By Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
May 17, 2010
[Note: The alleged bombing attempt in New York City by Faisal Shahzad has all the appearances of Obama’s “Mission Accomplished” like George W. Bush said at the beginning of the Iraq War. To me, it was clear that Saddam Hussein wanted our forces to reach Baghdad quickly, because only then would we break out of battle formation and into smaller patrols more easily hit by “Improvised Explosive Devices,” etc.
Shortly after Shahzad was taken off the Arab Emirates airline by authorities, Obama and they started congratulating themselves on their accomplishment. What they should have done is noted how non-serious this attack really looked. Sure, the material to be exploded was real. It had to be in even a “trial run,” which is what this may turn out to have been.
Why do I say this? For starters, he deliberately made his SUV conspicuous by illegally parking it in a bus lane. Next, who could miss the smoke coming out of his vehicle, because he left the engine running in front of a phone booth? Then, the fertilizer inside the gun locker in his Pathfinder was incapable of exploding anyway!
When apprehended, Shahzad was calmly sitting on the plane. His first question to the officer was “Who are you, FBI, etc.?” What did he care if it was the New York City police instead of the FBI? Secondly, he said “I’ve been expecting you.” And thirdly, he said “What took you so long?” All of these would be statements by someone simply conducting a trial run for the Taliban/Al Qaeda so they could see step-by-step what our response would be and how quickly. They probably learned a lot from this exercise. I only hope our self-congratulatory officials will recognize the Taliban’s/Al Qaeda’s possible strategy in time to prevent a real attack. And by the way, this alleged attack happened just in time to save the jobs of 900 New York City police officers whose positions were about to be cut. How about that?!]
In Part 1 of this series, I mentioned that the Statue of Liberty (SL) has 7 rays of light emanating from its head (or brain where intelligence or knowledge is located). The rays of light end in points and are therefore “points of light.”
I also mentioned the SL was a gift from the Grand Orient Freemasons of France to their fellow Masons in the U.S. To Confederate General and slave owner Albert Pike, Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite Freemasons (Southern Jurisdiction) at the time the SL was given, God is a point within a circle, or a “centre of Light” emanating “spirits of light” or intelligences, and this is a Gnostic concept. Gnosis means knowledge or enlightenment, and the path to Gnosis can be found in various historical myths such as that of Semiramis, who looks like the SL including 7 rays of light emanating from her head.
Gnostic concepts were prevalent during the period of the Enlightenment (a European intellectual movement of the 17th and 18th centuries), in which philosophes or encyclopedists like Condorcet promoted Gnostic concepts such as self-salvation. In this sense, they were atheists or viewed the God of The Holy Bible as restrictive (e.g., declaring thou shalt not do certain things), but Lucifer was a liberator (e.g., telling Eve in the Garden of Eden to decide for herself whether to eat the forbidden fruit contrary to God’s command). On the title page of the first edition of philosoph Diderot’s Encyclopedia (1751) is a depiction of Lucifer beside a square and compass (Masonic symbols).
The connection between Freemasonry and Gnosticism is clearly demonstrated in “Gnostic Reflections in Freemasonry” written by Timothy Hogan (district lecturer for the Grand Lodge of Colorado) on July 9, 2009. He points out that “Gnosticism and Gnostic thought are mentioned several times in the Scottish Rite degrees.”
Regarding the term “points of light,” in a September 1788 letter from Freemason Alexander Hamilton to Freemason George Washington encouraging the latter to run for the presidency of the U.S., Hamilton wrote: “…the point of light in which you stand at home and abroad will make an infinite difference in the respectability with which the government will begin its operations….” And on October 3, 1788 Washington replied: “In taking a survey of the subject in whatever point of light I have been able to place it….”
Washington became president in 1789, and his Secretary of State was Thomas Jefferson who was just returning from France where he had succeeded Benjamin Franklin as U.S. Minister to that nation. The French Revolution occurred in that same year (1789) in France, and in 1793 Edmond Charles (Citizen) Genet became French Envoy to the U.S. Among the things that Genet did that annoyed President Washington was setting up “Democratic Societies,” such as the Mingo Creek Democratic Society in western Pennsylvania that fomented the Whiskey Rebellion of July 1794 (they actually wanted to secede and set up their own country there).
Before Jefferson resigned as Secretary of State effective December 31, 1793, Washington asked him to request that Genet leave the U.S. In response to Jefferson’s request, Genet expressed surprise because, he said, Jefferson had “initiated me [Genet] in the mysteries” that influenced his hatred of those seeking absolute power.
Jefferson was an apologist for Illuminati founder Adam Weishaupt, and Genet was an Illuminist who had first gone to Russia as French Charge d’Affaires in the late 1780s and worked there with Illuminist Prince Pavel Dolgorukii (maternal grandfather of Helena Petrovna von Hahn Blavatsky mentioned in Part 1 of this series). Genet did not leave the U.S., but rather was allowed to stay here due to the Jacobin threat in France. He moved to New York, married the daughter of Gov. George Clinton (who would become President Jefferson’s vice-president), and stirred up “democratic” rebellion there. In 1802, John Wood authored A Full Exposition of the Clintonian Faction and the Society of the Columbian Illuminati in New York, etc., referring to “the mutual affection and sympathy which exist between Mr. (DeWitt) Clinton and the Columbian Illuminati.” DeWitt Clinton was Masonic Grand Master of New York and Gov. George Clinton’s nephew.
Another key figure in the beginning of the French Revolution was Freemason Marquis de Lafayette, who in the early 1800s brought to the U.S. Madame Francoise d’Arusmont (known here as Fanny Wright). She joined Robert Dale Owen in his New Harmony, Indiana commune (the first in the U.S.) in 1828, and the next year they joined Orestes Brownson to form The Working-Men’s Party in New York. Brownson in The Works of Orestes Brownson revealed their plan as follows: “The great object was to get rid of Christianity. The plan was… to establish a system of state—we said national—schools, from which all religion was to be excluded,… and to which all parents were to be compelled by law to send their children…. We were to have godless schools for all the children of the country…. The plan has been successfully pursued….” This marked a great success toward the acceptance of the values of the French Revolution, symbolized by the SL/Semiramis in this country.
As the seeds of the French Revolution spread throughout Europe, the Italian revolutionary group, the Carbonari, formed and was later joined by Madame Blavatsky, who was wounded at the Battle of Montana near Rome on November 3, 1867. The leader of the Carbonari was 33-degree Freemason Giuseppe Mazzini, who was referred to as an “established point of light when rays traversed the world.”
This joining of the concept of “rays” and “points of light” fits precisely the SL, which some have noted looks somewhat Hermaphroditic. In Luciferian Alice Bailey’s The Rays and the Initiations (Volume 5 of A Treatise on the Seven Rays), she explains that after the 4th initiation, “All that remains is a point of light. This point is conscious, immutable and aware of the two extremes of the divine expression… [which] are fused and blended into the One. Of this One the divine Hermaphrodite is the concrete symbol—the union in one of the pairs of opposites, negative and positive, male and female.” Relevant to the Hermaphroditic appearance of the SL, it should be noted that in addition to the female goddess Semiramis having 7 pointed rays of light coming from her head, there is on page 36 of a special edition of U.S. News and World Report titled “Secrets of the Lost Symbol” an ancient stone depiction of the Persian/Roman sun god of light, Mithras, with 7 pointed rays of light coming from his head.
Also relevant to the Hermaphroditic appearnace of the SL is the statement by theosophist Shirley McCune in her co-authored The Light Shall Set You Free, where she claims: “The goal of all humanity… is to become androgynous.” McCune has been a director of the Mid-continent Regional Educational Laboratory and the Education Commission of the States. In her book, she also talks about a “point of light” and entering “the New Age” and “the Age of Aquarius.” Much of the information in her book McCune says was “channeled” to her from Master Morya, the same “Ascended Master” mentioned by Luciferian Alice Bailey and by the Arlington, Texas headquartered Robert Muller Schools around the world (Muller was U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for decades).
Occultist Alice Bailey also explains that “synthesis is an attribute of the divine will and the outstanding quality of Deity,” which will be evident in “the New Age.” And this “synthesis dictates the trend of all the evolutionary processes today; all is working towards larger unified blocs, towards… international relationships, global planning… economic fusion,….” Aren’t we seeing these today?
Bailey referred to “that great disciple, F.D. Roosevelt.” And referring to the period of FDR, while Bailey viewed Hitler as bad, she also stated regarding Palestine that “the Jews, by their illegal and terroristic activities, have laid a foundation of great difficulty for those who are seeking to promote world peace.” She likewise praised the Aryan race while referring to “Zionist Dictators” and criticizing “the Zionist Movement in the United States” as one of “these Forces of Evil.”
This is similar to the view of the anti-Semitic Albert Pike in Lectures on the Arya (published in 1873, with copyright 1930 by the Scottish Rite Freemasons’ Supreme Council, Washington, D.C.), wherein he declared, “The single fact that we owe not one single truth, not one idea in philosophy or religion to the Semitic race is, of itself, ample reward for years of study, and it is a fact indisputable, if I read the Veda and Zend Avesta aright.” Instead, Pike praised the Aryans as follows: “They were white men,… the superior race in intellect, in manliness, the governing race of the world, the conquering race of all other nations.”
In Alice Bailey’s treatise on “the seven rays” (like on the SL), she claimed: “Seventh ray energy is… this energy which will bring in the new world order for which all men wait.” What are the obstacles to that which Bailey called “the Plan” for a new world order? In Problems of Humanity (1947), she avowed: “What we need above all to see—as a result of spiritual maturity—is the abolition of those two principles which have wrought so much evil in the world and which are summed up in two words: Sovereignty and Nationalism.”
In 1891, Cecil Rhodes formed the secret Society of the Elect “to take the government of the whole world,” in his own words. Toward that end, a member of Rhodes’ Association of Helpers was noted world historian Arnold J. Toynbee who, in Copenhagen in June 1931, delivered a speech stating: “We are at present working discreetly with all our might to wrest this mysterious force called sovereignty out of the clutches of the local nation states of the world. All the time we are denying with our lips what we are doing with our hands.”
For my high school senior English project, I was assigned the task of portraying Toynbee and on June 5, 1964 received a letter from him (at The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, 10 St. James Square, London, Whitehall), stating: “You have certainly done an immense amount of research into my ideas, and have reproduced these substantially right. I wonder whether I could have done as good a job on this, myself.” At that time, I didn’t know Toynbee was helping to fulfill Cecil Rhodes’ secret plan.
In addition to Rhodes Scholar Strobe Talbott writing in TIME (July 20, 1992) that “perhaps national sovereignty wasn’t such a great idea after all” and “the case for world government” is “clinched” (Rhodes Scholar President Clinton wrote a congratulatory letter supporting world government regarding an award Talbott won for this TIME article), Rhodes Scholar Richard Gardner wrote similarly in 1974. In the Council on Foreign Relations’ Foreign Affairs (April 1974), Gardner opined: “An end run around national sovereignty eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault.” At the time he wrote this, David Rockefeller was chairman of the CFR (1970-1985), and in Rockefeller’s Memoirs (2002) he candidly remarked: “Some even believe we [Rockefeller family] are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure—one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”