Before reading this article, readers should note that, onpage 249 of “Duncan’s Ritual and Monitor”, wefind that Masonry is subservient to Judaism, given that arecipient of the Royal Arch Degree pledgeshimself
“For the good of Masonry, generally, but the Jewish nation in particular.":
http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/duncans_ritual/royal_arch_degree.htmMasonry has been a key technique to launch various revolutions. The role of Grand Orient Masonry inlaunching the French revolution was established by Barruel, in his "Memoirs Illustrating the history of jacobinism":http://www.archive.org/details/MemoirsIllustratingTheHistoryOfJacobinismMasons of course attacked him and denied his charges, but confirmation of his claims has beenestablished by Masonic historians. In an interview with the official organ of the Grand Orient of France,Humanisme: Revue des Francs-Macons du Grand Orient de France, historian and Mason, professorCharles Porset of the Centre National de la RechercheScientifique[National Scientific Research Center),brings us up to date, and in one fell swoop completely demolishes the Bode-Paris-1787 "conspiracytheory" debunkers. The interview was conducted in November 1995, by Brother Pierre Ysmal, andpublished in the December issue. From that we find the following:"
But [ ... ] in your book you explain that the history of the Convents [of the Philalethes: 1785and 1787 respectively] does not stop there ... it re-establishes the legend of the "conspiracy"?
In effect; and that has been my great surprise. You know that in his Memoires pourserviral'histoire du Jacobinisme, Barruel ascribes to Masons the Revolution, or rather, the "arriere-Loges"[occult, or hidden Lodges]. Clearly he is not saying that Freemasonry started the Revolution (he admits tohaving known masons of excellent character), but he says, to the point of hyperbole, that some of themconspired, and had organized to destabilize the Old Regime. And he cites the Amis Reunis and, of course,our Philalethes. His pronouncements are vague and often inaccurate, but the least we can say is thatBarruel was informed. He had been informed by [ Johann Augustus] Starck who, along with others, I'mthinking of [Leopold Alois] Hoffmann, had denouncedthe collusion between the Bavarian Illuminati andcertain French Freemasons. Though we knew that Bode—the German Illuminati—had come to Paris andthat he had met with the Philalethes, the exact nature of the encounter, until recently, remainedunknown. [Adolf] Rossberg, Nazi Masonic [archivist and] historian ([Freimaurerei and PolitikimZeitalterder franzosischen Revolution] 1942), had made brief remarks concerning the then unpublished TravelJournal of Bode, but the testimony from a well known anti-Mason might appear suspect. However, theJournal has now been published [in 1994] by a German scholar, Hermann Schiittler, and it confirms in allrespects the idea put forward by Rossberg of collusion between the Illuminati and the Philalethes.Moreover, "a secret lodge is then created"—the Lodge of the Philadelphes—who decide to turn theirbacks on esoteric folly and commit themselves, in a Masonic setting, to the happiness of man: membersof the Lodge, in addition to Bode, are Savalette de Langes, Chefdebien, Beyerle, Daubermesnil, Le Sage,and ... Roettiers de Montaleau —the latter will restore Freemasonry after the Revolution. The uneditedcorrespondences found in the Kloss archives housed in the Library of Grand Orient of the Netherlands,between Bode, von Busch and the Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, which I've published, prove it. We areright at the arriere-Loges so dear to Barruel! "We agreed, wrote Bode, that for France, we would adopt