Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The Statue of Liberty, The Symbol of American Freedom
What is a pagan goddess doing in the New York City anyway? 1871 a French sculpture sailed into New York Harbor. Frederic Auguste Bertholdi came to America to see if Americans would accept a statue as a gift from the French people to the American people. This gift would commemorate America’s 100th birthday in 1876 and would send a message not only to Americans but to the rest of the world.
Now there is a secret angle to this story. Bertholdi was there on behalf of another Frenchman, Édouard René de Laboulaye and Laboulaye was a revolutionary who wanted to overthrow Napoleon III and give power to the people of France. So underneath it all, the Statue de la Liberté was sending a message about the kind of government that Laboulaye wanted for France. Bertholdi and Laboulaye believed in a stable democratic government and they choose this goddess. Even though he was giving this statue in behalf of the French people, Bertholdi had to convince Americans to accept it, build a pedestal for it, and put it smack in the middle of the New York Harbor.
So Bertholdi set out to look for supporters. His first stop was a group that Bertholdi already belonged to, the secret society of Freemasons. It was soon that the lodges of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and other cities that were involved in the fund raising for the Statue of Liberty to build the pedestal. So the most famous symbol of American liberty had its roots in a covert plan to promote French Democracy and was backed by the secret society of Freemasonry.
Of course Freemasonry was the prefect choice because from its beginnings they have always stood for freedom, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, and most important is Freedom of Ignorance. (Age of Enlightenment…Illuminati) In the 18th Century Freemasons met secretly to discuss freedom and democracy. Speaking of things and advocating things that would defiantly be seen as a threat to the existing order. This is why they spoke in code but this code has become part of the everyday language. Example a truthful person speaking is “On The Level,” or an honest person doing business is “Giving You A Square Deal” and both can be trusted.
But sadly, many of the religious groups did not see it this way. They started putting out the alarm that the Freemasons were trying to put a Pagan God in the New York Harbor!! They pointed that the Roman God, “Libertas” was an actual deity in ancient times thus would be against God!! But as we all know, the Statue of Liberty is not a Pagan God but a symbolic representation that all should be true to in this country.
An example would be the symbolism of the torch that the Statue of Liberty is holding is to mean that the Freemasons stand guard to make sure that the light of knowledge will never be extinguished. Illumination, Enlightenment, Wisdom, Knowledge, and Truth. For Bertholdi, the statue’s name was Liberty Enlightening the World.
Another alarm from the religious crowd was when the corner stone was laid for the base; it was done by Freemasons in a Masonic Ceremony that uses Corn, Oil, and Wine, which symbolizes Prosperity, Peace, and Happiness. God forbid that this should be another Pagan Ritual leading this country into HELL!!
I will close by saying that many claiming to speak for religion, sounding the alarm that we are going against God, have no true idea of what they are speaking about. Of course this is not an important fact so long as they can get others to follow their rantings.