Albert Pike Falls, Good Riddance — Last night, (June 19) rioters in D.C. toppled the statue of Albert Pike. Their outrage was that he was a brigadier general in the Confederate Army who led Native Americans battling to keep their black slaves, and that’s how he was described in newscasts.
OK, not the part about how he led Indians fighting to keep their slaves — which is true — but that he was a Confederate general.
So how did a minor Confederate general get a statue in our nation’s capital? Pike’s real claim to fame was being the leader of Freemasonry in the 19th century. There are conspiracy theories attributed to him i.e. that he was a devil-worshipper who predicted three world wars to that would lead to a realm ruled by Satan.
However, there is a more reasonable phrasing alleged to have been made in a letter Pike wrote to Guiseppe Mazzini in 1871:
We shall unleash the nihilists and the atheists and we shall provoke a great social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to all nations the effect of absolute atheism; the origins of savagery and of most bloody turmoil.
Then everywhere, the people will be forced to defend themselves against the world minority of the world revolutionaries and will exterminate those destroyers of civilization and the multitudes disillusioned with Christianity whose spirits will be from that moment without direction and leadership and anxious for an ideal, but without knowledge where to send its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer brought finally out into public view. A manifestation which will result from a general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and Atheism; both conquered and exterminated at the same time.
Say what you want but there does seem to be sort of a blueprint there for recent events.
The letter was claimed to be on file in the British Museum Library by author and Canadian Naval Officer William Guy Carr albeit Carr later took it back. He said his source for the letter was Chilean Cardinal José María Caro Rodríguez.
There are claims about Pike and Freemasonry support of Luciferianism that can be attributed to 19th century French personality Léo Taxil, who would later admit it was all a hoax.
Still, there is no doubt that Pike hated Catholicism and wanted to change American culture to a non-Christian one.
The authoritative Catholic Encyclopedia quotes Pike as saying:
A man who has a higher conception of God than those about him and who denies that their conception is God, is very likely to be called an Atheist by men who are really far less believers in God than he
So how did this guy get a statue in Washington D.C. ?
We strongly encourage Black Lives Matter to go after the Georgia Guidestones next.
Albert Pike Falls, Good Riddance