History is the Greatest Teacher
It is imperative that we intellectually and intrinsically understand who the Progressive Occupiers of America are. While having a superficial understanding of Socialism and Communism is helpful, this by no means answers the many questions we have about who they really are, what they want, and what their ultimate goals are. By revealing and then embellishing on the action-oriented, socialist ideas that I have read in Albert Pike’s Morals and Dogma, I will begin to explain the belief system and tactics that modern American Progressives are utilizing today. The ideas communicated by Pike have subsequently been adopted by the Fabian Socialists, also known today as the American Progressives. These Fabian Socialists, along with the Freemasons and the Marxists, collaborated in what we know of today as the French Revolution; they have also been involved in the overthrow and silent infiltration of several European and Asian Political systems. The activist sentiment conveyed in Morals and Dogma is as insightful now as it was when it was written in 1871.
Albert Pike was a linguist, poet and a lawyer. He was also a Confederate Brigadier General. Though he was born in Boston, he spent most of his life in the South, where he became the most powerful Freemason in the world at his time. His freemason writing reflects a well-rounded and brilliant, but arrogant and Darwinist world view. While he superficially promoted equality, fraternity, freedom, and small government in various passages of this book, I observed recurring themes of intellectual superiority, a disdain for the general public, slavery as an “economic necessity”, and a rejection of organized religion surrounding God. He uses his scientific beliefs to justify what he believes is “right and just”, specifically condoning “man-over-man”, as a “law of nature”. Pike also describes effective processes for manipulation, indoctrination, and motivation of the masses to become revolutionary activists. (Pike, 1871)
As “a sort of abstraction, which scorns to interfere in worldly affairs,” masonry fuels the revolution by continuing the small, often invisible struggles and battles”. Pike viewed masons as “the alchemists of change.” (Pike, 1871.) While the pioneers of Marxism charged forward in the bloody and violent French “Reign of Terror”, Fabian Socialists and Freemasons peacefully and covertly indoctrinated the masses to the socialist ideology. Pike knew that this great feat was only possible because the Fabian socialists were able to replace the peoples’ religion with a passionate, socialist religious sentiment. This was achieved by unifying the people through feelings of indignation, anger, and social inequality; then through faith in and love for an ideology they saw as a means to liberation. The overthrow of the French Monarchy succeeded because the revolutionaries did not pose science and philosophy in direct opposition to religion. Instead, they touted science and philosophy as “the intellectual guide[s] that the religious sentiment needs” and consequently won the hearts and minds of the people.
Since the early and mid-20th century, Americans have been successfully implementing Pike’s strategies through the use of sit-ins, marches, protests and boycotts, such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955. The Young People’s Socialist League, a group of Democratic Socialists, helped Martin Luther King, Jr. organize and execute this mass effort (Mayerson, 2013). By the 1950s, American Socialists and
Communists were already civil disobedience veterans. In fact, Stokely Carmichael once called Bayard Rustin, a senior member of The Young People’s Socialist League, “a radical activist, an intellectual and a strategist!”. (Mayerson, 2013.) Rustin later became one of King’s “chief counselors” throughout the Civil Rights Movement.
Right now, mainstream media, social media and progressive leaders rely on “imaginative fabrication, eloquent speech and propaganda”, to feed America their false narratives. Like Pike, progressives believe that “The people are effectively governed by what they believe, not what they know.” (Pike, 1871.) Based on his haughty assumption, Pike recommended crafting narratives around topics guaranteed to ignite the peoples’ passions, such as prejudice, envy, lust for wealth and fear of poverty (Pike, 1871). The intentional misuse of words, such as “fascist” and “racist”, can also be traced back to Pike’s writing.
Are you starting to see the pattern here? Do you think that Harris’ statement, “We care about truth, not facts”, is just a gaff? Harris is actually making an arrogant allusion to the Fabian Socialist practice of concealing the facts and replacing them with inaccurate and simplified narrative. When Joe Biden exclaims, “Trust the science”, his tongue in cheek statement follows the same principle. Progressives honestly believe that the American people are intellectually inferior and must be guided by Progressive intellectual prowess!
As we know, progressives frequently pummel the moral fiber and credibility of their opponents with false allegations of racism; if anyone tries to refute their allegations or false narratives with logic and facts, their efforts often prove to be futile. Since the “woke” population is fanatical in their blind worship of progressive demagogues, it is exceedingly difficult to convince them that what they believe is a gross distortion of reality. In Morals and Dogma, Pike professes that the only way to get through to them is to ridicule them. (Pike, 1871.) Just as he encourages the use of ridicule and satire to silence opponents, he advocates the same measures as the antidotes for wokeism! While I am not promoting merciless ridicule of the “woke”, I feel that all of us who have ever dared to challenge the beliefs of the “woke” may find some humor in this irony.
In the next article in this series, I will describe effective strategies for moving forward.