From ...... CATHOLIC RESTORATION
Vol. v, No.1 First Quarter, 1995
THE CULT OF LIBERTY
Hence the symbolism is that the wearer is freed from some sort of slavery.
Slavery to what ?
In the eighteenth century the cap was worn by radicals who were bent upon the destruction of the monarchies in favor of republican or democratic regimes, in accordance with the dictates of free -thinking and atheistic "philosophers" of the same century. It was a symbol of revolt against the existing order, and a call for a new, radical order in which power was perceived to come from the people, and not from God. A modern equivalent would be the hammer and sickle or the peace symbol of the 1960's.
It is seen either worn on the head, usually by the Liberty Goddess [although absent from the head of the one standing in New York], or more often, it is seen sitting on the top of a pole. In its second appearance, this symbol of eighteenth century radicalism forms part of a number of seals of the United States: the seal of the States of New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Idaho, Hawaii, Iowa, Colorado, West Virginia, Arkansas, and Virginia as well as that of the United States Senate and the United States Army. It is also found on the Liberty Goddess on the Morgan Dollar [the silver dollar in circulation in the latter part of the nineteenth century] as well as on the "walking" Liberty Goddess of the mid-twentieth century half-dollar, and on the Mercury dime of the same period. [Mercury, by the way, is a favorite god in the masonic menagerie of deities].
The Liberty Cap was confirmed as the symbol of radicalism in the French Revolution, when it became the fashionable attire of anyone who was in favor of the Revolution, and finally of the bloodthirsty and cruel Jacobins, the leaders of the Reign of Terror.
Needless to say, the Liberty Cap figures in a great deal of masonic symbolism. The famous "Marianne," female symbol of the revolutionary French Republic, is of course wearing the cap. In 1884, the government in France, loaded with Freemasons, had busts made of the devilish female unabashedly wearing a masonic sash over her shoulders, bearing the three dates of glory for the wicked brotherhood: 1783, being the date of the French Revolution, 1848, and 1870, being dates of subsequent revolutions in which Freemasons and their luciferian principles came to power in what was once Catholic France. As always, Marianne had her head covered.
The Great Seal
The Great Seal of the United States is dripping with masonic symbolism. It can be seen on the reverse side of the dollar bill. The men who were commissioned by the Continental Congress to come up with the seal of the United States were all Freemasons: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin [who had the further distinction of being shamelessly debauched and boorishly crude]. Benjamin Franklin was the chairman. After a number of models, the seal which we have today was adopted in 1782. It was Jefferson himself who placed the triangle around the all-seeing eye, added the year 1776, and E Pluribus Unum.
To accurately describe all of the masonic and occult symbolism contained in the Great Seal would require a separate article. My point here in citing the fact that there are masonic symbols on the Great Seal, is that these are a further indication of the deep influence which Masonry has had on the American culture.
Should anyone doubt that these are masonic symbols, suffice it to quote the April 1960 issue of the official masonic magazine, curiously entitled New Age :
Masonic Symbols in a $1 Bill
13 leaves in the olive branches
13 bars and stripes in the shield
13 feathers in the tail
13 letters in the "E Pluribus Unum" on the ribbon
13 stars in the green crest above
32 long feathers representing 32' in Masonry
13 granite stones in the Pyramid with the
Masonic "All-seeing Eye" completing it
13 letters in Annuit Caeptis, "God has prospered."
On the front of the dollar bill is the seal of the United States Treasury Department made up of a key, square, and the Scales of Justice, as well as a compass which, of course, is an important symbol of Masonry.
James B. Walker 32'
Even the Flag
I am afraid that not even Old Glory managed to escape the influence of the freedom-from-God principles of Freemasonry. Although the origins of the Stars and Stripes are obscure, we do know that the original use of horizontal red and white stripes was by the Protestant Dutch in their rebellion against Catholic Spain.
[Picture caption ]- The victims being hauled to the guillotine by French revolutionaries in their liberty caps
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Editor - Father Donald Sanborn
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