Continued from Part 1
The Nationwide Revolt Against Freemasonry
A monument, the William Morgan Pillar, was erected in Batavia, New York to honor Morgan – the Mason who died for exposing the organization’s secrets to the world.
A “huge political movement” took root as the Anti-Masonic party was formed and meetings occurred everywhere at the state level to rid society of Freemasonry altogether.
Since the states carried most of the power at this time, it was a big deal for a meeting to be held at the Assembly Hall of New York’s state capital.
David shares a quote from Rev. C.G. Finney’s book “The Character, Claims and Practical Workings of Freemasonry” that explains how powerful Masons in the U.S. were before the revolt took place. It also alludes to the revival of Freemasonry around the time of the abolition of slavery.
1: Forty years ago we supposed that [Freemasonry] was dead, and had no idea that it could ever revive. But, strange to tell, while we were busy in getting rid of slavery, Freemasonry has revived, and extended its bounds most alarmingly….
9: About forty years ago, an estimable man by the name of William Morgan, then residing in Batavia, N.Y., being a Freemason, after much reflection, made up his mind that it was his duty to publish Freemasonry to the world.
He regarded it as highly injurious to the cause of Christ, and as eminently dangerous to the government of our country.
I suppose [he] was aware, as Masons generally were at that time, that nearly all the civil offices in the country were in the hands of Freemasons; and that the press was completely under their control, and almost altogether in their hands.
Masons at that time boasted that all the civil offices in the country were in their hands. I believe that all the civil offices in the county where I resided while I belonged to them, were in their hands.
I do not recollect a magistrate, or a constable, or sheriff in that county that was not at that time a Freemason….
Since so many Masons were bragging about the power they’d come to hold over society, I’d imagine they were already starting to make people uneasy. Morgan’s death could’ve been the final straw for a nation that was becoming aware of the Masons’ power, and perhaps this is why the revolt was so huge.
Even Masons were becoming uneasy about this thing they devoted their lives to, and I often hear about the secret societies of today that the majority of members don’t want to be in them. They’ve been a part of it since birth, and they’d defect if they thought they could do it with no negative consequences.
This could’ve been what all those Masons were thinking about this secret organization that became so powerful, and I’m sure most of them feared their leaders and were happy to leave once the anti-masonic movement was in full swing.
With the press and most civil offices under the Masons’ control, it seems that a revolt was just what the country needed at the time. We clearly need a similar revolt today, because despite how much the anti-masonic movement flourished in the 1800s, the problem has worsened significantly.
Details Emerge of Morgan’s Murder; Nobody Brought to Justice
Henry J. Valance confessed to Morgan’s murder in 1848, making it even clearer that Masons were responsible.
He described what happened that fateful day: A rope was tied around Morgan’s waist and rocks were tied to it before he was dumped in the Niagara River. The publisher of Morgan’s book was also kidnapped, but he was saved when some people pursued the kidnappers.
Years later, a “substantial” trust fund was established for Morgan’s family.
According to Finney’s book, despite the fact that Morgan was clearly murdered, the courts were completely ineffective when it came to serving justice.
The Masons had become so powerful by that point that the courts, sheriffs, jurors, and even witnesses were basically useless, and in the end, nobody was brought to justice. The resulting public outrage led to the near-abolition of Freemasonry in the United States.
Freemasonry Secrets Revealed
Conventions were called in Philadelphia, Leroy and other places to expose and dispose of the organization entirely, and soon, the secrets of every degree were being published instead of just the few degrees Morgan detailed in his book.
Elder Bernard was able to get an accurate version of about forty-eight degrees, which I’d imagine was a serious sign of the organization’s downfall. If they went so far out of their way to protect their secrets that they were willing to kill over disclosures about the third degree, then details of most (if not every) degree must’ve seriously crippled them.
According to Finney’s book, “Great pains were taken to secure the most accurate knowledge of the degrees published by the committee….”
Morgan’s Murder Scarcely Reported
Despite that Freemasonry was almost “universally renounced” in the north, it had infiltrated so many aspects of society (media, politics, etc.) that it had too much control to be stopped until the revolt took place.
This is evidenced by the fact that Morgan’s murder was scarcely reported throughout New England due to Mason control over the media, and new media outlets and political movements had to be established for the express purpose of kicking the Masons out of every aspect of society they had infiltrated.
This was another factor that caused most Masons to abandon their lodges.
Freemasonry Has Recovered
Finney wrote in his book that he was surprised Freemasonry had recovered because of how hated it was at the time of the revolt.
In his mind, Freemasonry’s recovery was just as likely as slavery holding defiant prominence in society once again. This is exactly what Freemasonry has done, and, as I wrote before, secret societies (in this country and around the world) are worse than ever.
He also wrote that nobody ever expected to have to combat the Masons politically, but they soon realized they had no choice. He wrote of a convention of former Masons in New York in 1828 where a declaration was published that Morgan’s claims on Freemasonry were completely true, which was one of many efforts designed to bring down the organization.
34: It was found that there was no other way than for the people to rise up and take the offices out of their hands by political action.
At first there was no thought on the part of any one, so far as I could learn, that it would ever become a political question. But it was soon found that there was no other alternative.
41: In February, 1828, a convention of seceding Masons was held at Le Roy, in the County of Genesee [New York], composed of some thirty or forty of the most respectable citizens.
They published a declaration to the world under their signatures… [that] the revelations of William Morgan… [were] strictly true and accurate.
In the course of the same year, Elder Bernard, a Baptist clergyman of good character, and who was a distinguished Mason, published… “Light on Masonry”….
Pretty much all of Freemasonry’s secrets were exposed and proven accurate through the state courts; trials were held where former Masons shed light on the degrees, initiations, rituals, etc. The once-secret society was blown wide open for everyone to see, and various books and testimonies were published in the years following.
(Continued in part 3 tomorrow.)
Source: Financial Tyranny: Defeating the Greatest Cover-Up of All Time by David Wilcock, Divine Cosmos (other sources embedded in article)
By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness, April 27, 2016 – http://tinyurl.com/z6z6uwf