By History Detective
October 27, 2010
Judah P. Benjahmin was the head of the Knights of the Golden Circle when he and Albert Pike came together to serve under Jefferson Davis and the newly formed Confederate States of America. Pike had already assumed leadership as Grand master of the Southern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite Lodge in Charleston, South Carolina which was the first state to secede from the Union. Benjahmin received notoriety as the highest-ranking Jew in the Cabinet of Jefferson Davis while Pike headed the Confederate Secret Service.
At the end of the "Civil" War, Pike organized the plot to murder President Abraham Lincoln, involving his lodge member, John Wilkes Booth. The Union Army put out an all points bulletin to find Albert Pike and Judah Benjahmin. Mr. Benjahmin escaped by leaving the country through Florida to the Caribbean
then to England. Queen Victoria I hired the former Secretary of War of the Confederate States as her legal consultant. Pike was caught trying to escape into Canada, and arrested. Vice President Andrew Johnson (now the new President) pardoned Pike and invited him to the Whitehouse.
Did I mention that Pike was Johnson's Grand Master? Yes Johnson was a Scottish Rite Mason and elevated from Master Mason to 32 Degree Mason. The man who may have been responsible for the murder of President Lincoln went free and there was no trial.
In the 1870s, former Confederate general Forest of Tennessee became the head of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. He enlisted the aid of Albert Pike to write the Klan initiation rites. Former general Lee of Virginia coined the phrase "invisible empire" while refusing the leadership position.
While Morals and Dogma demonstrates Mr. Pikes brilliance, and his knowledge of the African origins of masonry, the book also gives the reader insight as to how one can decode hidden messages, signs and symbols (see the DaVinci Codes, Angels and Demons, and National Treasure). Mr. Pike agrees with me,
that the first lodge of record is at SakaRa (Saqquara) and built 6000 years ago.
Albert Pike, MWGM, led a Grand Lodge, whose members were partners in the British East India Company, which was one of the largest slave trading operations in the world, whose members were active in the KKK, and whose members made up the crux of Confederate leadership. Pike's lodge members were chief suspects in the murder of President Lincoln and got away without a trial (see JFK). Last but not least, Pike says himself, in his book Morals and Dogma, "we worship Lucifer, not Adonai (El Ohim)".
I have visited the tomb of Mr. Pike, in the Lodge at 1733 16th Street, NW, Washington, D. C., where he is upright and standing on the square. The question for you is....is he really?
"The only statue in Washington, D.C. of a confederate general is the Masonic statue of Albert Pike. Pike was an attorney too. In the 1830s he travelled the southwestern US, and wrote of his experiences with the Native Americans. I try to reserve all opinions about those involved in the Civil War/War Between the States. Those were some very difficult times. I had family that fought under NB Forrest, and the oral history handed to me is assertive that no person would have wanted to live in the South during that time: white, black, red, or yellow. Those today, who would wave the Rebel flag have no idea that there was not freedom of movement in the Confederacy. Thank God the South didn't win! If Pike did plan the assassination of the President, he did the South a great disservice. The South is just now coming out of economic agrarianism due to Reconstruction. Both NB Forrest and Albert Pike were members of the Odd Fellows, a little known organization now. What is the link to Masonry by the Odd Fellows? NB Forrest was the first white politician during Reconstruction to actively court the black vote in Memphis. There are a lot of glaring contradictions in the lives of NB Forrest and Albert Pike. Forrest was cleared of all charges by a Radical Republican Congress for his alleged war crimes at Fort Pillow, TN. There's a lot more to this than meets the eye. When NB Forrest surrendered in MS, out of his 10,000 soldiers, 4,000 were black men. No doubt about it though, Africa has always been the seedbed of enlightenment. I still hope for the day when my children, boys and girls, will be judged not by the color of their skin, orby their gender, but by the content of their character."
October 30 at 3:28pm