- It may well be, as some here say, Ahriman and/or Lucifer would like
to further this, that, or the other thing into human
happenstance...now, would some intrepid soul care to give an opinion
as to what their intentions would be with respect to abortion.
- George W. Bush: U.S. to Illuminate the Globe
by William Norman Grigg
February 3, 2005
"Our country has accepted obligations that are difficult to fulfill,
and would be dishonorable to abandon," insisted George W. Bush in
his second inaugural address. "Yet because we have acted in the
great liberating tradition of this nation, tens of millions have
achieved their freedom.... By our efforts, we have lit a fire as
well a fire in the minds of men. It warms those who feel its
power, it burns those who fight its progress, and one day this
untamed fire of freedom will reach the darkest corners of our world."
Perhaps unbeknownst to President Bush, the "liberating tradition"
alluded to in his speech is not that of the American Founding
Fathers, but rather the one embodied by the murderous ideologues who
brought about the French Revolution. For this very reason, the
phrase "fire in the minds of men" served as the title of a book by
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington: Fire in the Minds of
Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith. The first prophet of that
revolutionary "faith," Billington documents, was Adam Weishaupt,
founder of the Bavarian Illuminati. It was Weishaupt's occultic
organization, working through front groups and surrogates, that
precipitated the French Revolution, which was intended to be
the "flame of the world" lighting the way to global democracy.
After the French Revolution degenerated into murderous chaos, and
gave rise to Bonapartism, an illuminist scattering took place,
leading to the creation of radical secret societies across Europe
and Latin America, according to Billington. Those groups eventually
coalesced to form the Communist movement, which like the
neoconservative Bush administration defined "democracy" as a
synonym for "freedom." The American Founders, by way of contrast,
understood that democracy (unrestrained majority rule, rather than
the rule of law) was incompatible with ordered liberty and
individual rights, and a forerunner to mobocracy followed by tyranny.
Billington describes Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel The
Possessed as "the most searching work of fiction ever written about
the revolutionary movement." Therein Dostoyevsky describes a small
town under siege by Illuminati-inspired revolutionaries. After a
mysterious fire broke out, a local official observed: "The fire is
in the minds of men, not in the roofs of buildings." Dostoyevsky, a
former adherent of an illuminist radical group, knew whereof he
wrote. Mr. Bush's second inaugural address was composed with input
from a group of neoconservative or, better stated, neo-Trotskyite
academics and pundits, who almost certainly understood the context
of the cryptic reference to "fire in the minds of men."