The following short report appeared in The New Times, November 22, 1946:
In his journal, “Tidings,” Mr. Douglas Reed, the famous British publicist, gives a
very brief summary of some of the ‘leading features of the Final Report of the Canadian
Royal Commission. Mr. Reed says:
‘The Report goes deeply into the collaboration of Canadian subjects, describes in detail the methods by which they were recruited and trained, and names nine leading persons . . . who will have to answer charges of treason in the Russian interest. Three of the nine worked in the espionage-recruitment bureau, then passport forgery office, and the general information service.
(All nine belonged to the Canadian Communist Party; an unfavourable impression has
been made on the Canadian public by the fact that seven of them and twelve of the
fifteen previously arrested are Jewish.)
The Report reveals in detail how the Soviet Government and the Communist Parties abroad co-operate in finding new recruits for the espionage service. It discloses that the only Communist Member of the Canadian Parliament, Fred Rose, as long ago as 1930 was ordered to attend a six-months’ course at the Lenin University, and was trained as a leading Member of the Russian espionage service . . Samuel Carr also, before he was appointed Secretary-General (of the Canadian Communist Party) had to pass a similar course in Moscow; he was so successful that he was made, not only secretary of the Party, but head of the passport forgery office in Ottowa….”
Bear in mind it was the Soviets who first trained their Chinese communist revolutionist friends… and Russia in 2017, although outwardly has relinquished communism, is still very much aligned with the Chinese Communist government.
Antecedents of Communism
In 1964 The Social Crediter published a little essay entitled “Antecedents of Communism” in which the journal drew on the works of historian Nesta Webster especially her book “World Revolution” published in 1921. The following are some excerpts:
It is commonly believed that Communism had its origin in the theories and writings of Karl Marx, about the middle of the nineteenth century. In fact, Marx had no distinctive theory; his work was a compilation.
“His theory of ‘wage-slavery’ was . . . current during the first French Revolution [I789], and had been continued by Vidal and Pecquer, to whom the idea of socialisation of mines, railways and transport was also due; his Communism was that of Babeuf, of Louis Blanc, and Cabet; his Internationalist schemes had been propounded by Weishaupt and Clootz, as also his attacks upon religion; his doctrine that ‘Labour is the source of all wealth’ had been set forth by such early writers as Locke, Petty, Adam Smith, and later by Robert Owen; even his theory of surplus value was not his own but had been formulated with some vagueness by Owen, more definitely by the Chartists . . . seven years before Marx began to write.
When we have traced these ideas to their original sources, what then is left of Marx’s system‘? Absolutely nothing but the form in which it was conveyed.” (Nesta Webster, “World Revolution”, p. 168: Constable & C0., London, 1921.)
The truth is that the formulation by Marx was taken up by an International Conspiracy which is first conspicuous in the middle of the eighteenth century when it took the form of a secret Society calling itself the Illuminati, under the leadership of Adam Weishaupt, who also formulated pre-existing doctrines into a system. These doctrines were aimed at the destruction of the existing order of society through an attack on religion, morality, and the aristocracy.
But it is the method adopted by Weishaupt that is important:
The real purpose of the Society was revealed to new recruits only slowly, through a series of grades or orders, and only those showing the necessary amorality, corruption, and ability progressed anywhere near the centre.
1. Illuminism was organised on the secret cell system – in the lower grades members knew very few other members; but among them would be one who was himself a member of a higher grade, and so on to the top, where a mere handful of people would be in contact with Weishaupt.
2. The second principle of organisation was the secret penetration of other Societies, notably Grand Orient Freemasonry; and also the setting up of fronts, in the form of literary and other societies.
These methods proved immensely successful — and, in fact, culminated in the first French Revolution. People of all levels of society were recruited, the degree of their initiation of course depending on their suitability to the secret purposes of the Society. The working method of the Society was to recruit through idealism, but to promote through ambition.
The idealist is perhaps of all men the most ambitious and the most easily persuaded that “the end justifies the means”. Thus, if an undefined internationalism is the ideal, and nationalism the obstruction, how easily can any means be justified to destroy nationalism, particularly when progress within the Society may seem to be leading towards position and power within World Government!
But despite the secrecy, knowledge of the aims and methods of the Society got out, partly through internal dissentions. In October, 1786, the house of one of the conspirators was raided by the Bavarian authorities, and documents disclosing the methods of the conspirators were seized, and subsequently published under the title Original Writings of the Order of the Illuminati.
Some of the original precepts of Illuminism are as follows:
“Apply yourselves to the art of counterfeit, to hiding and masking yourselves in observing others..”
“The end sanctifies the means. The good of the Order justifies calumnies, poisonings, murders, perjuries, treasons, rebellions; briefly, all that the prejudices of men call crimes...”
“We must take care that our writers be well puffed and that the reviewers do not depreciate them; therefore we must endeavour by every means to gain over the reviewers and the journalists; and we must try also to gain the booksellers, who in time will see it is in their interest to side with us.”)
“If a writer publishes anything that attracts notice, we must endeavour to win him over or decry him...”
“Every person shall be made a spy on another and all around him...”
“We must acquire the direction of education — of church management - of the professorial chair and of the pulpit...”
“We must win the common people in every quarter...”
“It is necessary to establish a universal régime of domination, a form of government that will spread out over the whole world.” (Webster, Op. cit., p. 297 if.)
On the evidence of the documents seized, the Society was forbidden.
Some of its members were arrested, but others escaped and fled the country.
“This apparent break-up of the society admirably served the purpose of the conspirators, who now diligently circulated the news that Illuminism had ceased to exist — a deception carried on ever since by interested historians anxious to suppress the truth about its subsequent activities. The truth is that not until Illuminism had been apparently extinguished in Bavaria was it able to make its formidable influence felt abroad, and public anxiety being allayed it could secretly extend its organisation over the whole civilised world.” (Webster, Op. cit. p. 25.)
The secret revolutionary doctrine reappears, for example, in the Haute Vente Romaine (1822-1848):
“The essential thing is to isolate a man from his family, to make him lose his morals . . . Let us never cease to corrupt . . . It is upon the lodges that we count to double our ranks.
They form, without knowing it, our preparatory novitiate. . .
“Princes of a sovereign house and those who have not the legitimate hope of being kings by the grace of God, all wish to be kings by the grace of revolution. . . There is a certain
portion of the clergy that nibbles at the bait of our doctrines with a marvellous vivacity. . . .”
Again, Bakunin’s Secret Society, the Alliance Social Democratique (1864-1869):
“The fourth category of people to be employed described thus by Bakunin: ‘Various ambitious men in the service of the State and Liberals of different shades.
With the overthrow of the monarchy, the real development of the Revolution, as conceived by Weishaupt, began. The tricolour was replaced by the red flag of the social revolution, the Masonic watchword “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” became current, and massacres, especially of priests, began. An attempt to get all the proletariats of Europe to rise against all ordered government failed; but it was the first attempt at World Revolution.
In France, however, the systematic campaign of Terror, so characteristic of contemporary Communist campaigns, continued, with the massacre of merchants and a campaign against education. Here was heard the cry, put forth by the Prussian Baron Anacharsis Clootz, for “the one and only nation . . . The Universe will form one State, the State of united individuals, the immutable empire of the great Germany — the Universal Republic”.
Thus began the campaign for “One World”:
The campaign, pursued through revolutions and wars to this very day, when its success appears so imminent. Here too began the theory of the class war and the “dictatorship of the proletariat” - enunciated by Robespierre as “Sovereignty of the People”. Here began the plan to place all property in the hands of the government — the theory of nationalisation, or socialism.
Here we have the theory of “counter-revolution”:
“Internal dangers come from the burgeoisie; in order to conquer the burgeois we must rouse the people, we must procure arms for them and make them angry”, cries Robespierre.
Here began that characteristic exploitation of the worker by the State so that, by the abolition of holidays, the working year was increased by four months.
For 15 years under Napoleon the revolutionary activities of Illuminism were controlled; but the secret organisation persisted. Illuminated sectaries surrounded Frederick II in Prussia, and with the downfall of Napoleon, “the smouldering flames of Illuminism broke out afresh all over Europe”, and here begins the German phase of the International Conspiracy.
This culminated in militarism and State socialism in Germany, the beginning of that ‘scientific’ socialism which was exported to England, and developed by the Fabians and later the London School of Economics. This phase culminated in the First World War, under cover of which the beginnings of State socialism were imposed on Great Britain.
To understand the present state of the world, it is vital to recognise the complete continuity of conspiratorial activity throughout this long period.
In 1814, Francois Charles de Berckheim, special commissioner of police at Mayence, drew up a special report on the activities of the secret societies of Germany for the Emperor. This and other documents were not then published; but later they were transferred to the Archives Nationales, and thus became available for study (N. Webster, “Secret Societies”, p. 257 ff.: Fifth Edition, Boswell Publishing Co., London, 1936).
“. . . The Illuminés who remained in Bavaria, obliged to wrap themselves in darkness so as to escape the eye of authority, became only the more formidable: the rigorous measures of which they were the object, adorned by the title of persecution, gained them new proselytes, whilst the banished members went to carry the principles of the Association into other States.
“The doctrine of Illuminism is subversive of every kind of monarchy; unlimited liberty, absolute levelling down, such is the fundamental dogma of the sect; to break the ties which bind the Sovereign to the citizen of a state, that is the object of all its efforts.
“No doubt some of the principal chiefs, amongst whom are men distinguished for their fortune, their birth, and the dignities with which they are invested, are not the dupes of these demagogic dreams: they hope to find in the popular emotions they stir up the means of seizing the reins of power, or at any rate of increasing their wealth and their credit; but the crowd of adepts believe in it religiously, and, in order to reach the goal shown to them, they maintain incessantly a hostile attitude towards sovereigns.
“It was thought for a long time that the Association had a Grand Mastership, that is to say, a centre point from which radiated all the impulsions given to this great body, and this primary motive power was sought for successively in all the capitals of the North, in Paris and even in Rome. . . .
“If such had been the organisation of Illuminism it would not so long have escaped the investigations of which it was the object: these meetings, necessarily prolonged and frequent, requiring besides, like masonic lodges, appropriate premises, would have aroused the attention of the magistrates; it would not have been difficult to introduce false brothers, who, directed and protected by authority, would soon have penetrated the secrets of the sect.
“This is what I have gathered most definitely on the Association of the Illuminés:
“First I would point out that by the word hotbeds I did not mean to designate points of meetings for the adepts, places where they hold assemblies, but only localities where the Association counts a great number of partisans, who, while living isolated in appearance, exchange ideas, have an understanding with each other, and advance together towards the same goal.
“The Association had, it is true, assemblies at its birth where receptions [i.e. initiations] took place, but the dangers which resulted from these made them feel the necessity of abandoning them. It was settled that each initiated adept should have the right without the help of anyone else to initiate all those who, after the usual tests, seemed to him worthy.
“The catechism of the sect is composed of a very small number of articles which might even be reduced to this single principle.
“ ‘To arm the opinions of the peoples against sovereigns and to work by every method for the fall of monarchic governments in order to found in their place systems of absolute independence.’ Everything that can tend towards this object is in the spirit of the Association. . . .
“Initiations are not accompanied as in Masonry, by Phantasmagoric trials, . . . but they are preceded by long moral tests which guarantee in the safest way the fidelity of the catechumen; oaths, a mixture of all that is most sacred in religion, threats and imprecations against traitors, nothing that can stagger the imagination is spared; but the only engagement into which the recipient enters is to propagate the principles with which he has been imbued, to maintain inviolable secrecy...”
Nesta Webster wrote a number of books on this world-wide conspiracy.