Secret Societies Rejected by Templarism Exposing & Countering the Historical Anti-Humanitarian Agenda of Deception

Lone Ranger Heraldry (500) Copyright NoticeA (100) Knights Templar Illuminated Letters www.knightstemplarorder.orgAs a matter of historical fact, the idea of a “secret society” is fundamentally the opposite of everything which the original Knights Templar embodied, stood for, and fought for. The genuine Order of the Temple of Solomon was indeed a very public institution:

The Order was founded on the basis of public international law, by a public written Charter, which publicly declared the principles which the Knights and Dames lived by and were sworn to be held to. The Templars wore official trademark uniforms of the Order, not only for military functions, but also for all activities in the general public whenever pursuing missions of the Order. By the chivalric tradition of heraldry, the Templars often displayed various heraldic banners and emblems, publicly and visibly declaring their family, Royal House of allegiance, and other alliances. Everywhere a Templar went, the people were informed and reminded of what values and traditions the Templar Order stood for.

Unfortunately, from time to time certain proponents or adherents of “secret societies” tend to present themselves to those seeking or pursuing the goodness of genuine Templarism. Such occurrence is merely a side show to the legitimate world of Chivalry of venerable historical institutions.

Generally such proponents make vague references to shadowy connections with some “Priory of Sion” or “Merovingian Bloodline”. Characteristically, these claims are enhanced by irrelevant and disconnected historical “name dropping” such as references to Charlemagne, Napoleon, or whatever might be expected to generate an air of importance, prestige or mystique.

Only somewhat more specifically, such claims assert some implied authority or influence over the historical institution of the original Knights Templar. Notoriously, the proponents repeatedly insist (without basis nor any explanation) that they are “Real” Templars, emphasizing “Real” to pointedly assert their alleged superiority over all cultural Templars.

Typically, such claims involve a trademark egotistical behaviour, such as demands for artificial respect, rather than demonstrating the humble service by merit which is the mark of a true Templar.  Another telltale sign of a misguided “secret society” is an emphasis on how “important” its purported members are, with vague references to supposed “high level connections”.  Often, “secrecy” itself is highlighted to give an artificial air of importance and implied superiority.  Sometimes, an ultimatum is given that one must instantly and blindly accept all their claims, or else “you will never hear from us again”, as if some life-changing great opportunity of any benefit would be “lost forever”.

Needless to say, such mentality and behavior are diametrically opposed to, and categorically excluded by, the very concept of any legitimate historical institution, and the very nature of all authentic principles and practices of the original Knights Templar.

Legitimate public institutions must be based upon merit, providing substance of value to humanity, with open doors for all to benefit from that substance, thereby justifying the existence of the institution. Such merit must be promoted by factual truth, subject to public scrutiny to verify both the legitimacy and truth of the positive missions.

Note that traditions which have been forced to survive “underground”, only to avoid persecution, are very different from a “secret society”:  Members surviving as an underground network, of an otherwise public institution, do not engage in any such elitism, egotism, deception or subversion, but rather simply pursue their positive purposes quietly and privately, hoping to be left alone in peace.

The Temple Rule of 1129 AD defines the Knights Templar as “servants… according to canonical law” (Rule 9), and declares the Templar Order to be a “canonical institution… according to the precepts” of Canon law (Rule 274) [1].  Historically, the Code of Canon Law prohibits any involvement in “societies… which plot against the Church or against legitimate civil authority” representing the people, including any elitist or anti-humanitarian agenda, requiring automatic mandatory excommunication [2] [3] [4].  In particular, “Members of forbidden [secret] societies cannot be admitted… to pious associations” such as an Order of Chivalry [5].

The Temple Rule specifically prohibits any and all forms of elitism, commanding that “no person shall be elevated among you” (Rule 34), and that none who seeks “to promote himself gradually [shall] remain unpunished” (Rule 46), holding “both the strong and the weak equal” (Rule 38).  It strictly bans any subversive agendas, establishing the Common Law crime of conspiracy, defined as combination for any unlawful purpose against the rights of others, requiring expulsion from the Order for any “conspiracy… in combination” (Rule 229).

Confirming the very public nature of the Templar Order, the Rule also commands to “set an example of good works and wisdom”, so that the people of the general public “will be bestowed with honour” (Rule 37). [6]

As the typical secret society agendas of elitist supremacy are ultimately derived from egotism, the Temple Rule categorically excludes all forms of egotism:  It requires Knights and Dames to be “without any arrogance and without any show of pride” (Rule 18), forbids all members to have any “pride or arrogance” (Rule 19), and even prohibits working equipment to have “resplendent beauty… seen by others, nor pride” (Rule 52).  [7]


The “Priory of Sion” Hoax Exposed


S (100) Knights Templar Illuminated Letters www.knightstemplarorder.orgSeekers exploring Templarism inevitably encounter stories of a secret society called the “Priory of Sion”. Even the concept of its alleged identity is visibly false, with its lack of substance betrayed by its very name: By definition, a “Priory” (like a Commandery, but for a larger region) is only a subdivision of what must be an Order of public legitimacy. No genuine Order would ever be called merely a “Priory”, and no “Priory” could ever exist without a legitimate chivalric or ecclesiastical Order in public law being its host institution.

Proponents claiming affiliation with the “Priory of Sion” assert that it was founded in 1099 AD, was a parallel “sister” Order to the Knights Templar, and that its Grand Masters overlapped with the Templar Grand Mastery until 1188 AD. Self-styled groups associating themselves with the quasi-fraternity claim some vague authority or implied supremacy over the Grand Mastery of the Templar Order.

Adherents to the supposed “Priory of Sion” claim to represent a secret bloodline of the Merovingian dynasty, which in turn is claimed to be hereditary descendants from the historical Jesus and Mary Magdalene. The implication of resulting “bloodline superiority” is used to justify a historically documented anti-humanitarian agenda of installing claimed Merovingian rulers on the thrones of all of Europe and the rest of the world, to impose tyrannical globalist domination of self-styled elitism at the expense of all others.

While many (but not all) Templars historically believed in Jesus and Mary having a family, an associated claim of “bloodline superiority” is very different, and that concept itself is fundamentally flawed and wholly contrary to authentic Templar principles.  Jesus himself rejected the idea of genealogical supremacy, declaring that “the flesh profiteth nothing” (John 6:63).

Any claim to elitist domination directly violates all true religious teachings of Christianity, ignores the genuine doctrines of “Divine Right of Kings” as obligations (and not privileges), and fundamentally contradicts all proven Templar values and traditions of defending human rights and justice. Such a philosophy, used to claim hegemonic control in violation of the God-given rights of others, has no place in authentic Templarism, and has always been (and continues to be) strictly rejected by the Templar Order.

The idea of a “Priory of Sion” was based upon the entirely unrelated monastery, the Abbey of Our Lady, which was the only single Christian Order established on Mount Zion during the relevant time period. That purely Roman Catholic Abbey was built on the Temple Mount (in a different part separate from the Temple of Solomon) ca. 1099 AD, and was wholly merged into the Vatican’s Jesuit Order in 1617 AD. [8] That Abbey was never used in connection with the Templar Order, and neither of those two Holy Orders were ever involved in the Grand Mastery of the Knights Templar.

Godfrey de Bouillon, Commander of the Crusades which were rejected by the later Templar Order

Godfrey de Bouillon, Commander of the Crusades which were rejected by the later Templar Order

Self-styled “Priory of Sion” groups typically claim a connection to the founders of the Templar Order through Godfrey de Bouillon (1060-1100 AD), a Commander of the First Crusade, who was a descendant of Charlemagne:

Godfrey became the first Regent of the new Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1099 AD, crowned at a ceremony in the Holy Sepulchre, and thus used the title “Defender of the Holy Sepulchre” (Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri) [9] [10] [11]. Despite creating for himself a title using the word “Defender”, Godfrey de Bouillon was a Vassal of the German Empire, who actually fought against the Vatican (ca. 1076-1087 AD) and helped King Henry IV of Germany to seize Rome from the Pope [12], although he later joined as one of the leaders of the Vatican’s First Crusade in 1095 AD.

Furthermore, Godfrey de Bouillon simply being a “Crusader” did not make him a Templar: Indeed, the Templar Order explicitly criticized and rejected the “Crusades” in its own official Charter, the Temple Rule of 1129 AD (Rule 2) [13]. As a Commander, Godfrey was responsible for much of what the Templars in fact condemned about the Crusades.

Additionally, at the earliest inception of the Templar Order ca. 1118 AD, King Baldwin II of Jerusalem made sure to remove the Knights Templar from the jurisdiction of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre: “The King came to them and… the King succeeded in persuading the Prior of the Sepulchre to release them from obedience… and they left”. [14] Thus, Godfrey’s association with the Holy Sepulchre also fails to indicate any connection to the Knights Templar.

Godfrey de Bouillon died (in 1100 AD) a full 18 years before the Knights Templar were even created (in 1118 AD), and thus was never a Knight of the Templar Order, and was never a member of its Grand Mastery. He was never married, and thus had no heirs and no resulting lineage. [15] He was succeeded by his younger brother King Baldwin I of Jerusalem. As documented by the contemporary chronicler William of Tyre, Baldwin I was very different from his brother, independent, “well nurtured in the liberal studies [and] became a cleric” in the Church, and thus did not represent any beliefs nor lineage of anything from Godfrey. [16]

The claim of a “Priory of Sion” being involved in any Templar roots was conclusively disproven by the 21st century British Barrister Dominic Selwood, a scholar from Oxford and Sorbonne, and historian for the London Daily Telegraph newspaper. Selwood debunked the “conspiracy theory… that the Templars were founded by a secret society called the Priory of Sion”.

Selwood concluded that the modern book which popularized the Priory of Sion claim, Holy Blood Holy Grail, “led its readers on a whirlwind pseudo-history journey. … Unsurprisingly, the authors had been duped, as were their many followers: most famously Dan Brown, who used the idea in The Da Vinci Code. In fact, the Templars were founded by Hugh of Payns, a high-ranking knight from Champagne. And he was very open about what the Order was for.” [17]

Indeed, the very existence of the Temple Rule itself proves that the Templar Order was never any type of “secret society”, but rather was a very public institution, with full transparency of its principles, purposes and missions.

Unlike all legitimate chivalric Orders, which are institutions extensively documented in the historical record, there is no trace of any real “Priory of Sion” ever having existed. According to Jonathan Riley-Smith, Professor Emeritus of ecclesiastical history at Cambridge University and a leading authority on the Crusades: “I do know what was going on in Jerusalem in the 12th century… and what these people say – did not happen.” [18]

Pierre Plantard, convicted of criminal fraud in 1953, planted forgeries of false Templar affiliation in 1966, and admitted to forgeries in 1993

Pierre Plantard, convicted of criminal fraud in 1953, planted forgeries of false Templar affiliation in 1966, and admitted to forgeries in 1993

The only indication of any existence of a “Priory of Sion” was a French registration of a fraternity of that name, filed in 1956 by Pierre Plantard, which was also dissolved that same year. Plantard had been recently convicted and sentenced for criminal fraud in 1953, with a history of creating fictitious organizations. Police found that the “Priory” was not named after any “Sion” related to Jerusalem, but rather a local “Mont Sion” near Plantard’s home in Annemasse, France.

The only single piece of claimed evidence of any history of the Priory was a purported list of its Grand Masters, including famous historical figures such as Leonardo Da Vinci. The list was part of a file called “Dossiers Secrets d’Henri Lobineau”, found in the Biblioteque Nationale de France in Paris. Director of the Police Archives at Paris headquarters, historian Claude Charlot, explained that those documents had been forged and deposited in the Biblioteque by Plantard from 1965-1967. [19] [20]

In 1993, the French Instruction Judge Thierry Jean-Pierre ordered a raid of Plantard’s home, which uncovered a hoard of falsified documents, and Plantard officially admitted under oath that he had fabricated everything, including the involvement of claimed Grand Masters of the Priory. [21]

Therefore, any claim of affiliation with the “Priory of Sion” does not mean that the person or group is backed by some powerful “secret society”. Rather, at best it is proven to mean they are promoters or followers of a crude hoax, which was an attempt to revive an egomaniacal agenda of power and control. At worst, it is actually an admission of promoting an already publicly exposed and well-known fraud, and otherwise aiding and abetting a proven illegal organization pursuing criminal purposes.


The “Merovingian Bloodline” Hoax Exposed


T (100) Knights Templar Illuminated Letters www.knightstemplarorder.orgThose researching the historical Knights Templar or practicing modern Templarism also frequently encounter claims of a secret society either from, or dedicated to protecting, the “Merovingian Bloodline”. Just as the fictitious “Priory of Sion” (which relied entirely upon the mystique of the Merovingian theory) was proven a hoax, the popularized “Merovingian” claim itself is also abundantly proven to be mere fantasy.

Although no direct link to the Knights Templar is claimed, proponents of Merovingian groups describe them as representing the bloodline of Jesus Christ of ancient royalty from the Biblical King David. Building solely upon that claim, it is superficially presumed that since the Knights Templar are dedicated to defending the Church and the Faith, Templars supposedly “must have been” and now “must be” protectors and supporters of any groups purporting to be a Merovingian secret society.

The last Merovingian King Childeric III, deposed in 752 AD for lacking royal lineage, exposing the "Merovingian bloodline" hoax

The last Merovingian King Childeric III, deposed in 752 AD for lacking royal lineage, exposing the “Merovingian bloodline” hoax

The “Merovingian” dynasty was named after the legendary figure Merovech (Meroveus), believed to be the 5th century son of the mythical “Quinotaur” Sea-God [22] [23], a pagan deity of the Salian Franks prior to their conversion to Christianity. This mythological past, of allegedly being “descended from the gods”, was needed as a device to promote Frankish rule in Western Europe [24] [25].

That legend of being “descended from a fish” was used to claim Merovingian lineage from the bloodline of Jesus Christ, merely by loose association with early Christians using a “fish” symbol in relation to Jesus, with no other basis whatsoever [26] [27].

Merovingian rule over France began ca. 457 AD with Childeric I, the claimed “son of Merovech”, despite that being only a legendary “son of” a mythical fantasy creature. Their dynasty ended in March 752 AD, when Pope Zachary deposed Childeric III [28], specifically on the basis of lacking any royal lineage [29].

Therefore, although the Merovingian Dynasty did exist for 295 years, and its Kings managed to increasingly seize great power for themselves, even in its own time it was readily exposed as a baseless hoax, and a fraud against the people.

The 19th century French historian Emile Leon Gautier, Archivist of the Imperial Archives and Chief of the National Archives in Paris, described the Merovingian dynasty as a quasi-race, as an opposing counter-civilization, and explained how they were responsible for destabilizing France to consolidate their own power:

“New kingdoms were created… by the fancy of the Merovingian Princes, who desired to have an extensive kingdom… Thus there is still the great division… [which] represents two civilizations, two tendencies, and so to speak two different races. Who can find the ‘love of country’… without a common aim, or unity? … but this ‘country’ and this ‘love’ were decidedly impossible amid all the Merovingian string-pulling, and it was necessary… that a powerful unity should be newly founded in our Western world.” [30]

According to Gautier, the solution to that Merovingian problem, which eventually developed the necessary humanitarian “unity” for the people, was in fact the Code of Chivalry, and the existence of chivalric Orders of Holy Knights.

Gautier exposed how the Merovingians created the feudal system for control, imposing it by manipulation and deception: “Feudalism, so disastrous to the Church and to the Good, was really inevitable in the midst of the terrible troubles of the 9th century. No union was possible… and barbarism threatened to descend like a pall upon the astonished world. It was then… that the weak entertained the very natural idea of seeking the protection of the strong; and, rallying round them, cried, ‘Defend us, defend us!’ Such was feudalism.” [31]

For these reasons, the historical Code of Chivalry included a mandate to “perform thy feudal duties, [only] if they be not contrary to the laws of God” (Commandment VII). Gautier established that “The Code of Chivalry tempered this rudeness” of the feudal system imposed by Merovingian manipulations. The same Code also required all Knights to “defend all weaknesses” specifically against abuses by the strong (Commandment III). [32]

This 11th century doctrine, that nobiliary Knights are fundamentally obligated to oppose any monarchial or feudal tyranny, finds historical precedent in the 8th century nobility which successfully achieved the downfall of the Merovingian Dynasty. The Vatican documented that “The Merovingian dynasty, traditionally accustomed to absolutism, and incapable of altering its point of view, was gradually deprived of all exercise of authority by the triumphant nobility… [which] finally supplanted it.” [33]

The Merovingian Dynasty pursued only an agenda of oppressive control, which in fact made them the enemies of humanity, and thus actually made them the very same “enemies of God” who the Knights Templar were sworn to oppose. All genuine knightly orders of Chivalry, and especially the Order of the Temple of Solomon, were dedicated to serving as the counterbalance, and the primary “line of defense”, against Merovingian oppression and abuses of power through feudalism.

The historical record thus conclusively proves that everything about the Merovingian Dynasty was deceptive and wrongful, and nothing about it had any true basis nor merit. They usurped power by false mythological claims, and plunged all of Europe into one of the most infamous systems of oppression in history. They were later exposed for fraudulently claiming “royal blood” by the mythical “descended from the gods” hoax, were dethroned forever, and then replaced by the Carlovingian Dynasty.

Therefore, nothing of the Merovingian tradition has any place in authentic Templarism, and any Merovingian descendants or revivalists have no claim whatsoever to any Templar heritage. Any surviving Merovingian Dynasty has no right to any assistance nor cooperation from the Templar Order, and all genuine Templar Knights and Dames are still sworn to oppose the historical Merovingian anti-humanitarian agenda.


The “Secret Society” Deception Exposed


'Faust und Mephisto beim Schachspiel' (ca. 1825 AD) by Friedrich August Moritz Retzsch, also called "Chess with the Devil"

‘Faust und Mephisto beim Schachspiel’ (ca. 1825 AD) by Friedrich August Moritz Retzsch, also called “Chess with the Devil”

G (100) Knights Templar Illuminated Letters www.knightstemplarorder.orgGenerally it is difficult for decent people to believe that there can exist organizations which are founded upon conscious opposition to the values of Chivalry, actively teaching and pursuing an agenda which is deliberately “evil” in character, and knowingly and intentionally using methods which are against humanity itself.

As described by the famous quote from the 19th century poet Charles Baudelaire: “The Devil’s greatest trick is to convince you that he does not exist.” [34]

The obvious example of organized crime “families” is sufficient to remind us that clan-like groups, entirely dedicated to a lifestyle of criminality and corruption, do in fact exist. Likewise, various secret societies committed to an evil agenda also tend to exist, as confirmed by much direct evidence in the historical record.

In the modern era, certain so-called “secret societies” have attempted to create a mythos of their pervasive hidden control over the world. However, claims of the actual power, reach and influence of such groups are often greatly exaggerated. That is transparent as a superficial tactic of fear-mongering to intimidate the good, while appealing to egotism to motivate the evil-minded.

Self-styled “secret societies” often seek to misappropriate the heroic legacy of the Knights Templar (also of the Jesuits, Rosicrucians, and Freemasonry), as a cover to falsely sanctify their dark agenda, and alternately as a ruse to deflect blame for their own wrong-minded crimes.

The authentic Order of the Temple of Solomon, as the legitimate institution of the original Knights Templar, remains focused on its proven historical core missions of preserving sacred knowledge and divine spirituality for the benefit of humanity, and defending the weak against abuses of power by the forces of oppression. Accordingly, it is necessary for the Templar Order to expose the wrongdoing of “secret societies”, to empower humanity to see through their deceptions, and also to uphold the truth and inherent goodness of genuine Templar values.

Commonly, proponents of a secret society are not even members of any actual organization, but rather are isolated pockets of scattered individuals. Such small groupings of egotists happen to learn the same evil agenda and methods, which they typically discover from the same few and rare documents in the historical record. They then attempt to revive the elitist philosophy of deception for destructive control, as a means of inflating their egos by mere indirect association with the false mystique of past groups who originated that agenda.

Accordingly, what is much touted as the “secrets” supposedly exclusive to self-styled “elites”, the supposedly coveted and prized “above 33rd degree” or “above top secret” knowledge, is essentially little more than the same bag of dirty tricks of subversive criminality. That wrongful agenda, including full details of its methods, was written in certain historical documents, and preserved in archives of governmental and university museums and libraries in diverse countries, but was simply overlooked by scholars and unnoticed by the general public.

'The Temptation of Christ on the Mountain' (ca. 1310 AD) by Duccio di Buoninsegna, depicting Jesus banishing the Devil

‘The Temptation of Christ on the Mountain’ (ca. 1310 AD) by Duccio di Buoninsegna, depicting Jesus banishing the Devil

Fortunately, modern Templars also know how to read, and have made extensive scholarly studies and expert strategic analysis of the documented evil agenda methods, to do their homework on the enemies of humanity who all Knights and Dames were always sworn to oppose. As a result, the Templar Order fully possesses the positive “white light” version of the “secret above 33rd degree” knowledge, sharply focused into practical and hard-hitting counter-measures in defense of humanity.

Most importantly, the various evil agenda methods can only be used or be effective if shrouded in the darkness of secrecy, because they would never be tolerated by the people if properly exposed to the light of day. Thus, the most powerful winning strategy to defeat any “secret society” is to reveal their methods to the public, empowering humanity to reject their manipulations, by shining the light of Truth to expel the darkness.

Once the basic bag of dirty tricks is sufficiently widely known, the people will be armed to detect and resist the insidious deceptions of that agenda, and to boycott and shut down its proponents. In this way, those individuals and organizations who attempt to use those “secret” methods of dirty tricks will thereby expose themselves as enemies of humanity, to be righteously shunned and ostracized by the people as and when each one is exposed, to stop them from inflicting harm upon others.

Also important to remember, is that the secret societies which promote the historical anti-humanitarian agenda are fundamentally elitist. Their core philosophy is represented by perverted symbolism of a hierarchical pyramid of control. As a result, their very concept is inherently unsustainable, and inevitably self-destructive, as this always leads to factions competing for their own domination of the society itself, under the delusion of positioning themselves to “rule the world” from the top of the pyramid. In other words, since by definition such a control model only has room for one small faction at the top, vicious in-fighting is both unavoidable and perpetual.

While the reality of this built-in defect makes all of the egomaniacal elitist secret societies doomed to their own self-destruction, the problem for civilization is how much harm, damage and mass suffering they will be allowed to inflict upon society, until they eventually implode.

For this reason, it is of paramount importance, and dire necessity, for all of humanity to rise up in boycott of, resistance to, and rejection of all individuals and institutions who are exposed as supporting or advancing the identifiable “evil agenda” of secret societies.

Moreover, it is the proven historical mission and primary obligation of all legitimate Orders of Chivalry, and all genuine Knights and Dames, to serve humanity by providing Truth and Justice as the tools, and tireless effort as leadership by example, for the necessary fight to restore goodness and the positive heritage of humanity to modern civilization.


Agenda Behind the “Sion” and “Merovingian” Hoaxes Exposed


"Bavarian Illuminati" Pendant (18th century), artifact of original symbolism of the secret society

“Bavarian Illuminati” Pendant (18th century), artifact of original symbolism of the secret society

D (100) Knights Templar Illuminated Letters www.knightstemplarorder.orgDocuments of the historical record provide compelling evidence that the evil agenda from the 5th century Merovingian “descended from the gods” hoax was the basis for the infamous 18th century Bavarian Illuminati, and that the 20th century “Priory of Sion” hoax promoting a modified “Merovingian Bloodline” hoax was an attempt to revive the same evil agenda of the Bavarian Illuminati.

Tracing the documented connections between those three versions of essentially the same “secret society” reveals that while their claims are false, their evil agenda of subversive deception and manipulated destruction for oppressive control over all humanity is very real. Moreover, the connections prove that the very same agenda has been used and continued by such secret societies throughout history to the present day.

The authoritative historian Emile Leon Gautier (1832-1897 AD), an Archivist of the Imperial Archives and Chief of the historical section of the National Archives in Paris, documented that “the race of the Mayençais, [a] race of traitors” created a “Satanic Counter Code” to oppose the 11th century Code of Chivalry:

“Thou shalt never be loyal to anyone; thou shalt never keep thy word… Thou shalt betray and sell honest men; Thou shalt uphold evil and abase the good; Thou shalt ravish the poor and disinherit the orphan; despoil widows; dishonor the Church; Thou shalt lie without shame; and violate thine oaths.” [35]

Another version of this same agenda was written in a “15th century Rothschild journal”, verified by British Museum scholars, as a letter from a Bavarian secret society to feudal lords in France in 1489 AD, presenting a protocol of destruction for control, all by deception:

“Make your sons merchants, that little by little they may despoil [the people of their possessions]… Make your sons doctors and apothecaries, that they may take away [people’s] lives… Arrange that your sons… always mix themselves up with the affairs of State, in order that by putting [the people] under your yoke you may dominate the world… [and] you will reach the actuality of power”. [36]

The original full text of a detailed agenda, in the most complete version called the “Protocols of the Illuminati”, came from a transcript of a private speech by Mayer Amschel Rothschild to a secret society of oligarchs in 1773 AD [37].

The “Protocols of the Illuminati” were first discovered in 1785 AD when a courier from the headquarters of the Bavarian Illuminati was struck by lightning [38] [39] [40] [41], causing the document to be seized by the police, who turned it over to the Bavarian government through a magistrate. This officially proved that it was a working document of the Bavarian Illuminati, which was already in active use as an agenda prior to that time [42].

The Vatican documented that the Bavarian government persecution of the Illuminati in 1785 AD had caused its expansion in France [43]. This also caused its resurgence only 8 years later on the outskirts of Bavaria in 1793 AD as the “Mayençais”, the French word for people of the Republic of Mainz, located on the northwest end of Bavaria (the southeast region of modern Germany), which officially existed only during the year 1793 AD. Mainz was the primary source of resistance against the French Revolutionary Army (which represented the people opposing elitist feudal lords).

Just as the historian Gautier described the Mayençais as a “race of traitors”, he also described the Merovingian Dynasty as a “tribe” which created “great division… [of] two civilizations… two different races”, described as the feudalistic Merovingians versus the rest of humanity. [44]

This association is confirmed by the London Encyclopaedia of 1839 AD, which directly defines “Merovingian” as a “race of French kings”, using the word “race” five times [45]. The Encyclopaedia Britannica of 1911 also refers to the Merovingians as a “race”, describing that “the Merovingian kings displayed considerable energy, both in their foreign wars and in the numerous wars against one another in which they found an outlet for their barbarian instincts. … [H]ovever, the race began to decline”. [46]

In fact, the Merovingians were not a “race” at all, but simply of normal European ancestry, indicating that this was a self-styled tribal description adopted by the political clan to artificially create an air of mystique, to support their ambitions of dynastic rule. It is highly significant that no other royal lines are referred to in historical records as a “race”, but only as a “royal house” or “royal dynasty”. This reveals that the self-styled description, of claiming to be a “race” when they are not, is a distinctive and identifying Merovingian characteristic.

These facts establish that the 5th century Merovingian Dynasty was the original source of the 11th century Satanic Counter-Code later used by the 18th century Mayençais of Bavaria.

The name “Merovingian” was derived from the name of its founder “Merovech”, which is actually a Latinized form of the Old High German name Marwig, meaning “famous fight”, evidencing Germanic origins consistent with Bavaria [47]. This indicates that it was a Bavarian self-styled tribal political clan of “black nobility” (meaning illegitimate) which founded the 5th century French Merovingian Dynasty, which resurfaced as the 18th century Bavarian and French Mayençais, whose evil agenda was then pursued by the infamous 18th century Bavarian Illuminati.

The historical record thus proves that the evil agenda of the Satanic Counter-Code originated from the 5th century Merovingian Dynasty, and was directly continued by the 18th century Bavarian Illuminati in a more detailed and elaborate form as the Protocols of the Illuminati.

Another authenticated copy of the same “Protocols” agenda (from 1773 AD discovered in 1785 AD) was intercepted in 1818 AD from a courier of the “Alta Vendita” Lodge of the Italian “Carbonari” branch of the Bavarian Illuminati [48].

The Russian Orthodox Priest Professor Sergius Nilus translated the authenticated text of the Protocols from French, from one edition printed in Paris in 1897 AD [49], and another edition as “documents stolen from… a secret meeting of the initiated in France” in 1901 [50] [51]. The Nilus Edition was preserved in the British Museum since 1906, and translated from Russian by the British investigative journalist Victor E. Marsden of the London Morning Post newspaper, who was appointed special correspondent of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, and who published the Protocols in English in 1921. [52]

Agenda Transparently Merovingian – The Bavarian “Protocols of the Illuminati” specifically evidence its direct connection with the Merovingian self-styled tribal political clan [53]:

Protocol 14 plans to impose a new form of feudal “serfdom” (i.e. neo-feudalism), through precisely the same methods used by the Merovingians throughout the 5th – 8th centuries to develop the feudalism of the 9th century.

Protocol 15 declares the method of relying on the “mysticism of authority”, using “the emblems of inviolability from mystical causes”, precisely as the 5th century Merovingians manufactured the hoax of royal lineage from a pagan Sea God, and as the 20th century Priory of Sion promoted the hoax of Merovingians supposedly being the bloodline of Jesus.

Protocol 24 states that descendants of the supposed “dynastic roots of King David”, referring to the Merovingian “fish god” bloodline falsely associated with Jesus (only by the Christian “fish” symbol), would be the advisors to future Kings under a global dictatorship.

Agenda Explicitly “Evil” by Intent – The authenticated “Protocols of the Illuminati” explicitly admit that the agenda is knowingly and intentionally “evil”. Despite justifying that evil by superficial mention of some “greater good”, it admits that any such “good” is only for the secret society alone, at the expense and great suffering of all the rest of humanity:

Protocol 1.11 – Committing to immorality and deception in leadership: “The political has nothing in common with the moral. The ruler… must have recourse both to cunning and to make-believe.”

Protocol 1.23 – Declaring “evil” by deception as a policy: “Violence must be the principle, and cunning and make-believe the rule… This evil is the one and only means to attain the end… Therefore, we must not stop at bribery, deceit and treachery when they should serve towards the attainment of our end.”

Protocol 3.7 – Declaring genocide of humanity: “We always give support in accordance with an alleged brotherly rule… We are interested in just the opposite… the killing out of the People.”

Protocol 10.19 – Declares economic slavery imposed through crimes against humanity, by the plan “to utterly exhaust humanity with dissention, hatred, struggle, envy and even by the use of torture, by starvation… so that the ‘People’ see no other escape than to take refuge in our complete sovereignty in money and all else.”

Protocol 15.9 – Referring to humanity as “cattle” to be “sacrificed” as their intentional “victims”: “It behooves not to stop at any means or to count the victims sacrificed… We have not counted the victims of the seed of the People’s cattle”.

Protocol 22.3 – Admits “evil” for tyrannical control, and confirms “all that evil which for so many centuries we have had to commit… [for] the bringing of everything into order… on the condition, of course, of strict observance of the laws established by us.”

Protocol 23.4 – Declaring that by destroying civilization the secret society will “erect on the ruins the throne of the King of the Illuminati.”

Winston Churchill published a statement in 1920, identifying the evil agenda of the Bavarian Protocols of the Illuminati as a “world-wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence [evil]”, perpetrated by “this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld” of such secret societies [54].

Agenda by Pseudo-History to Mask Identity – The Protocols specifically evidence a strategy of using the mystique of deceptive pseudo-history to deflect blame onto positive institutions, by masquerading through misuse of their image and sacred symbolism:

Protocol 4.2 – Admits to misappropriating the image of legitimate positive fraternities, which thereby “blindly serve as a screen for us and our objects, but the plan of action of our force, even its very abiding place, remains for the whole people an unknown mystery.”

Protocol 5.4 – Admits to falsely deflecting blame on legitimate positive chivalric and ecclesiastical Orders: “We have contrived to discredit them in the eyes of the unthinking mob as an overt organization, while we ourselves all the while have kept our secret organization in the shade.”

Protocol 15.3 – Planning to “confirm the aureole of power… by such a majestic inflexibility of might [which] shall carry on its face the emblems of inviolability from mystical causes. … The People do not lay on finger on him who hypnotizes them” by such mystique.

Protocol 22.4 – Planning false mystique to impose tyranny by force against all rights: “Our authority will be the crown of order… [to] inspire a mystical bowing of the knee before it… True force makes no terms with any right, not even with that of God.”

Agenda Supporters Condemned to Destruction – The written agenda of the Protocols itself admits that even its own collaborators are actually marked for destruction:

Protocol 15.1 – Admits that the secret factions which “serve us and have served us, we shall disband and send into exile to continents far removed… In this way we shall proceed with those [collaborators] who know too much”.

Protocol 15.9 – “We execute [supporters] in such [a way] that none save the brotherhood can ever have a suspicion of it, not even the victims themselves of our death sentence. They all die when required”.

Protocol 23.4 – Declares that their agents will only serve “to erect on the ruins the throne of the King of the Illuminati; but their part will be played out the moment he enters into his Kingdom. Then it will be necessary to sweep them away.”

By the agenda’s own written plans, those who are seduced by the egotism and motivated by false promises of implied rewards (for serving as agents of evil) would be treated merely as disposable pawns. Evil gives no reward – it only consumes and destroys everything it touches. As a result, all who choose to support this agenda only condemn themselves to a predetermined “death sentence” even (and especially) if their sabotage against humanity is successful.

Therefore, the historical “evil agenda” of secret societies is conclusively exposed as unsustainable, irrational, illogical, and arguably clinically insane. Any and all individuals or organizations who choose to support the agenda or any related secret societies are simply fools, blinded by egomaniacal ambitions, who thereby condemn themselves to self-destruction. Meanwhile, however, humanity must rise up to defend itself against the real mass suffering caused by their delusional attempts.

Fortunately, the Templar Order does not need to engage in any proverbial “cloak and dagger” conflicts with any secret societies, which is best left to their own inherent in-fighting.

The utter destruction of the evil agenda, to restore the freedom and prosperity of humanity, requires nothing more than promoting Wisdom, Truth and Justice. Victory for the forces of good over evil can be assured, by simply educating the general public to detect, expose, boycott and reject any and all who attempt to further that historically proven agenda.

In this way, modern Templars can fulfill their traditional role as “warrior monks”, by serving as scholars and educators, shining the light of Truth to eradicate evil as “information warriors”, with all of the same effectiveness as if by battle with swords and lances.


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