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  • Writer's pictureGeorge M James


Updated: Nov 2, 2020

A forgotten lesson from history

It was the first American, Benjamin Franklin, that said in 1789, “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

It is the last part, “death and taxes,” which is recalled today. But he said a lot of other things too, the man was accomplished: “Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do.” My own favorite, “Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness.”

What most Americans don’t want to know is that he was a traitor during the American Revolutionary War. Ah, yes, a British spy during that major war. More than one historian pointed out that the leaks occurring from the Paris-based American Embassy where Franklin was in charge, were just too much to be explained away. One of the US commissioners (diplomats) angrily wrote “that a French official had complained that everything we did was known to the English ambassador, who was always plaguing him with the details. No one will be surprised at this who knows that we have no time or place appropriate to our consultation, but that servants, strangers, and everyone else was at liberty to enter and did constantly enter the room while we were talking about public business and that the papers relating to it lay open in rooms of common and continual resort.”

Franklin’s long-time friend Edward Bancroft, acting as the Commission’s secretary, was a British spy, paid 1,000 pounds a year – a lot of money those days. Franklin refused to act when confronted with the evidence. A modern CIA analyst wrote, “Franklin’s attitude is all too familiar among policymakers and statesmen. His ego may have overwhelmed his common sense.” Documents in the British Museum revealing that Franklin passed on to London information about American shipping (the above is credited to a CIA in-house journal, Studies in Intelligence report released in 2014 but confirmed elsewhere). The study concluded, “Perhaps the greatest irony in the whole story of the penetration of the American Commission (embassy) is that, while British intelligence activities were highly successful, British policy was a total failure.”

This is serious, the Americans were fighting a powerful enemy in Great Britain. To even the odds, they had clandestine activities going, including covert purchases and shipments of military supplies, weapons, and clothing for the Continental (American) Army as well as covert purchase of European-built ships for use in carrying supplies. Further activities included the management of secret financial aid from the French government. Directing nonattributable privateering activities out of French and Spanish ports against British naval and merchant vessels. Lastly, even then outright propaganda operations in France, England, and the Netherlands in support of American independence. It stands to reason that it is shocking that London knew all about the activities. What counts against Franklin is a couple of things that cannot be explained: His close friendship with Lord le Despencer, founder of Hellfire, a society of libertines which British Intelligence used as a cover. The use of the pseudonym, “Brother Benjamin of Cookham" came up in secret documents. That was Franklin’s code name.

So, why did the Brits lose the Revolutionary War if they had such good intelligence? Well, the story is in Code Name Rebecca 65 as well as other books like Code Name Masemole 26, and OATH OF EVIL – The War on Protestantism, and many blogs. It had to do with the Confession of Cornwallis at Yorktown. I am not going to repeat it here. If just one of the charges against Franklin is proven, the death penalty would apply for high treason, it is that serious. Of course, he is today a hero, untouchable in history, and all forgiven anyway. The only excuse that Franklin’s supporters have - there are a great many - he is honored on dollar bills and many towns, etc. is that he was duped by his assistant, Bancroft. The above excuse is gobbledygook. Franklin was an old hand, involved in international diplomacy since 1757. He knew better and was a player of international intrigues. Nah, that argument will not stand. He was a man of great ability and knowledge with a sincere appreciation of politics: “The great affairs of the world, wars, revolutions, etc. were conducted by those who, while maintaining the public interest, acted from selfish interests, whatever they may pretend.” (Taken from Franklin’s “Observations of My Reading History in Library.)

He was and will always be a major figure in the US, the man that discovered or tested the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove. Like other famous men he had a personal code to live by, now forgotten but worth repeating, The 13 Virtues of Life:

1. “Temperance. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.”

2. “Silence. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.”

3. “Order. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.”

4. “Resolution. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.”

5. “Frugality. Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.”

6. “Industry. Lose no time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.”

7. “Sincerity. Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.”

8. “Justice. Wrong none by doing injuries or omitting the benefits that are your duty.”

9. “Moderation. Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.”

10. “Cleanliness. Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes, or habitation.”

11. “Tranquillity. Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.”

12. “Chastity. Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation.”

13. “Humility. Imitate Jesus and Socrates.”

The last part, “Imitate Jesus and Socrates” is a nonstarter that is traced back to him being a Freemason all his life. He became Grand Master in 1734, something which is directly attributed to his rapid rise in prominence. Freemasons, when not serving Satan, yes, Read Code Name Mélisse and particularly Code Name Rebecca 65 to understand why I say so, help each other. It is rather amazing that in history you find one group, always, since 1534, the Society of Jesus or SJ or Jesuits in the background. Every single important historical figure was either trained by them in their thousands of universities or under their influence. Freemasonry, as I proved in the books mentioned above, is devil worship and a Jesuit front. Trust me, you cannot serve Socrates and Jesus Christ, it is impossible. They stand for two widely different views which is totally incompatible. Sadly, there is not a founding father that was not a Freemason and it shows, they brought their crap into everything they did.

Benjamin Franklin also said, “A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.”

A true statement and one applicable to the US today. I wonder how much of the cake is left. How far is the US today from its stated beliefs? How corroded did it become when even its core institutions, the FBI, Intelligence Community, DOJ, Congress, media, and political parties, are shown and exposed as utterly morally corrupt, and yet no one wishes to make changes... What will happen when the cake is no more?

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