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America Was Founded by the Illuminati

November 4, 2015


One of the most influential figures in the American Revolution was the writer, philosopher and scientist Benjamin Franklin. In February 1731, he became a Rosicrucian Mason and in 1734 Provincial Grand Master of Pennsylvania. While in France in the 1770's, as a diplomat for the American colonies, Franklin was made Grand Master of the politically-oriented Masonic lodge called Neuf Soeurs in Paris. 

We speak about the occult "conspiracy" as if it were going to erode the status quo.

 In fact, as David Livingstone explains,  the occult conspiracy is a fait accompli. Modern Western "civilization" is built on the denial of spiritual Reality, i.e. man's connection to God through our soul. The United States was created by occultists to impose this Godless, i.e. Satanic, dispensation on the world. Society truly is a satanic cult.

by David Livingstone 


Like the French Revolution, the American Revolution created a new secular state, removing the authority of Christianity, and replacing it with ideals secretly promulgated by the secret societies.

These ideals were then enshrined in the American Declaration of Independence, the United States Bill of Rights and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. As a cryptic clue to their true origin, the Declaration of Human Rights adopted in France after the Revolution features several prominent occult symbols.


First, is the Illuminati symbol of the All Seeing Eye within a triangle, now found on the Great Seal of the United States. Underneath the title is an Ouroboros, an ancient Gnostic symbol of Satan, found in Western alchemy. Underneath it is a red Phrygian cap, derived from the pagan Mysteries of Mithras. The entire Declaration is guarded by the twin Masonic pillars. As the Bonnet, the orator at the Grand Orient Assembly boasted in 1904:

When the Bastille fell, Freemasonry had the supreme honour of giving to humanity the chart which it had lovingly elaborated. It was our Brother, de la Fayette, who first presented the 'project of a declaration of the natural rights of the man and the citizen living in society,' to be the first chapter of the Constitution.

On August 25, 1789, the Constituent Assembly, of which more than 300 members were Masons, definitely adopted, almost word for word, in the form determined upon in the Lodges, the text of the immortal Declaration of the Rights of Man.

Enlightenment ideals spread across Europe then to America, where they influenced Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, among many others, and played a major role in the American Revolution. 

All the members of the Boston Tea Party were Freemasons who belonged to the St. Andrews lodge in the city. Arguments about the taxes levied on the American colonies by the British finally came to a head in 1773, with the passing of the Tea Act.

The British, attempting to save the East India Company from bankruptcy, arranged for the delivery of tea directly to the colonies. In revolt against the new tax they had to pay, a group of Boston citizens disguised as Native Americans raided the East India Company's ships in the city harbor, and threw their cargo overboard.

When the British introduced a bill in March 1774, closing the Boston port until compensation was paid to the East India Company for the loss of their goods, events quickly escalated. Then, a small force of colony militia tried to seize an ammunition store at Concord and fired on the British Redcoats, and the American Revolution had effectively begun.

In 1754, George Washington was fighting the French, and with the encouragement of John Adams, a Freemason and a member of the secret Order of the Dragon, had begun a military career which led him to become commander-in-chief of the rebel forces of the American Revolution.


Like Washington, the majority of the military commanders of the American revolutionary army, which fought the British during the War of Independence, were practicing Freemasons. George Washington was himself a high-ranking Mason. He had taken his first degree initiation at a lodge in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1734.

Among the fifty-six American rebels who signed the Declaration of Independence, only six were not members of the Masonic Order. Their success lead to the establishment of the first modern secular state. The purpose of removing the role of religion from the state was ostensibly to limit the sort of persecution that had become habitual in Europe.

More correctly, however, the goal of the illuminati was to remove religion, which it referred to euphemistically as "superstition" and "despotism", from the public sphere. The American constitution itself was inspired by the French Revolution, and the ideals of Freemasonry. It enshrined "Liberty", meaning freedom from the yoke of Christian morality, rules which it attempted to replace with "unalienable rights", a concept originally discussed among the secret meetings of the Illuminati.

George Washington didn't believe that "the Doctrines of the Illuminati, and principles of Jacobinism had not spread in the United States. On the contrary, no one is more truly satisfied of this fact than I am."...

Jefferson, the writer of the Declaration of Independence, was responsible for infiltrating the Illuminati into the newly organized lodges of the "Scottish Rite" in New England. Jefferson defended Weishaupt saying:

As Weishaupt lived under the tyranny of a despot and priests, he knew that caution was necessary even in spreading information, and the principles of pure morality. This has given an air of mystery to his views, was the foundation of his banishment... If Weishaupt had written here, where no secrecy is necessary in our endeavors to render men wise and virtuous, he would not have thought of any secret machinery for that purpose.

In September 18, 1793, President George Washington dedicated the United States Capitol.  Dressed in Masonic apron, the president placed a silver plate on the cornerstone and covered it with the Masonic symbols of corn, oil and wine. 

The plan of the city of Washington DC itself was designed by Freemason and architect Pierre Charles L'Enfante in the form of a pentagram, or five-pointed star. In 1848, in a Masonic ceremony, the cornerstone was laid of the Washington Monument, an obelisk or pillar, like those formerly dedicated to the dying gods of ancient Middle East.


On 4 July 1776, the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were appointed by the Continental Congress to design the Great Seal of the new United States of America.

Franklin, having long been a Rosicrucian Sionist, had been sent to Paris as a colonial ambassador to seek military and financial help for the colonies in December 1776. While there, he came into contact with the Illuminati, perhaps with Weishaupt himself.

From this meeting Franklin learned the esoteric significance of the number 13 - the thirteenth being the day in October 1307 that the Templar persecution began - and the Illuminati plan for the 13 American colonies which were to become a New World democracy, a philosophical Atlantis. He also saw a sketch of the seal Weishaupt had produced for the Illuminati, which sought to unite Sion and the Templars.

The Illuminati Seal's reverse side showed a Templar 13-layered, four-sided pyramid with its capstone missing. Above was a triangle in sun-rays and within it the All- Seeing Eye of Osiris and Sion, which some said represented Weishaupt's spying system. On the bottom layer in Latin was a date, 1776, the year Weishaupt founded the Illuminati. The seal represented the Secret Doctrine of the Ages - the plan to build a new Atlantis in the New World. Weishaupt adopted the reverse side of the seal as the symbol of the Illuminati when he founded it on 1 May 1776.29


This is an excerpt from David Livingstone's Black Terror, White Soldiers. His website is Conspiracy School. 

Related- Illuminati Created the US to Advance NWO 

--------------- General Cornwallis' Parting Shot

First Comment by James Perloff

Another great piece by Livingstone. Only thing I would add is that the Declaration of Independence was not written by Thomas Jefferson, who did not claim authorship until 1821. It was written by Thomas Paine, ideological hit man dispatched by Ben Franklin from Britain to America in 1774 to write COMMON SENSE and then the Declaration.

 Paine could not be acknowledged as author of the Declaration because (1) he was not an elected official; (2) he was not an American; and (3) he was virulently anti-Christian, as seen in his book THE AGE OF REASON, written in France where he became an honorary citizen and member of the French National Convention after the bloody revolution there.

 I will try to get you a full essay on Paine's authoring the Declaration, but people can do their own research in the meantime, and may find added interest in my article on this site about the "false flag" 1775 Battle of Lexington: From its beginnings, America was not what we have been told.

Scruples - the game of moral dillemas

Comments for "America Was Founded by the Illuminati "

Doug P said (November 11, 2015):

hese rights of man apply to men, but not bondsmen. Bondsmen have no rights other than those provided by the issuer of the bond. I think the secret symbols imply that there is more to the "natural rights of man" than implied. Its our disconnection with rational law (traditionally the Law Merchant) that is getting us. Although we are not in debt, because our money is only script and not actually money, we get tricked into a covenant. That covenant is unlawful but to have the protection of the law, one must know it. This is a rational maxim. This is the fundamental nature of this dispensation. These secret societies must hide the true nature of the covenant we have with our rulers.

We must become men to have these covenants. I have acted on this. Whenever Revenue Canada calls me I tell them to stop dealing dope, raping little kids and show me how it is that I owe them money - particularly when there is no money. Money and law are the same thing. Societies exist for ease of economic loads and protection from barbarians. Money and law are these institutions that create society.

Also, the term Illuminati has been used prior to the context in which we use it. A slight difference. Kant spoke of the illuminati of churches as those who led the churches (as well as other organizations) in Religion Within The Boundaries Of Mere Reason. It is a general term but not often used outside of this context of which you speak.

Stephen Coleman said (November 6, 2015):

It appears that many of the commenters have forgotten their European history. Religious warfare dominated Europe staring with the reformation and culminating in the 30 years war of Catholics vrs. protestants ending in 1648. This latter war wiped out 1/3 of the population of Europe. Many that came to America were refugees from this bloody maelstrom.

Religion was used as a means to control people with fear of hell and by guilt. I was able to trace numerous personal ancestors that crossed to America, French Huguenots, Swiss anabaptists and English Puritans, all fleeing for their lives from religious persecution. Yes, I have an ancestor that was beheaded in Switzerland for preaching Anabaptism another in France came home from gathering firewood to find his family massacred by Catholic soldiers and my English ancestors had their homes and businesses confiscated and thrown into dire poverty and starvation by the English crown.

They didn't come to America because it was a nice thing to do, they did so because it was do or die.

So many malign the founding fathers as Satanists are totally ignorant of the tyrannies of being ruled by royalty and religion. I would think if you want to find the real Satanists, one must look into the European royal families whom each one can trace their ancestry directly to the Roman emperors and especially any popes and cardinals of Venetian origins.

No wonder the founding fathers wanted separation of state and religion, in their wisdom, religious freedom then spread throughout most of the world. To many of them religion was synonymous with evil, corruption, torture and death.

Not all Masons are Satanists and not all Satanists are Masons. Satanists have infiltrated many churches, clubs and governmental offices world wide. .

Matt said (November 5, 2015):

Hugh Akins, an author you previously posted an article on for his work "Synagogue Rising", has also published a book on the masonic founding of America:

A personal account of this earlier period can be found here

It's about the extraordinary efforts of a Catholic Priest to bring harmony to the native American Indians and American soldiers. He conveniently barely makes a footnote in the history books, given 'the winners' write history, and American has never been a Catholic nation.

As a reminder, this is the article you posted on Hugh Akin's other book, Synagogue Rising, written by James B. Phillips J.D.:

Glen said (November 5, 2015):

It cannot be argued that the framers of the constitution did not see America as the new Atlantis, that they did not foresee America becoming the Empire she now is. Remember it was 55 people who gave us our constitution, over half were lawyers. All were politicians.

Many founders warned us of the greatly expanded federal powers and the weakened states rights that came with the constitution. Four of the thirteen states refused to ratify the document until they were guaranteed a bill of rights, which consisted of the first ten amendment's to the constitution. Never forget the framers were perfectly content with the document WITHOUT the first ten amendment's. That should tell us all something.

Again a few words of warning from Patrick Henry on the dangers of the new constitution

"If your American chief [President] be a man of ambition and abilities, how easy is it for him to render himself absolute! The army is in his hands, and if he be a man of address, it will be attached to him, and it will be the subject of long meditation with him to seize the first auspicious moment to accomplish his design; and, sir, will the American spirit solely relieve you when this happens? I would rather infinitely–and I am sure most of this Convention are of the same opinion– have a king, lords, and commons, than a government so replete with such insupportable evils."

Anon said (November 5, 2015):

First Comment by Anonymous

Dr. Stan Monteith aired Ralph Epperson, who believes the Founding was a Masonic scam. Epperson's "The Hidden Hand" is a great read. Yet Monteith corrected him, accurately, that there were always two strains of influence in early America. The Masonic was but one.

The other was Christianity under Common Law. Some ratifying States had official State churches. These churches were never un-Constitutional. What was? An official FEDERAL church.

States were sovereign. They issued American passports for overseas travel. The Constitution itself mentions them coining money, a power since abandoned to Uncle Sham, who in turn abandoned it to Rothschild & Co.

The later, original, and yes indeed, fully ratified, 13th Amendment against titles of nobility would have stopped lawyers (esquires) from serving in office. There was a little after an Anti-Masonic Party. That was Christian America.

Dr. John Coleman defends George Washington's lodge membership as "military Freemasonry," distinct from a more sinister kind. Make of his distinctions what you will. What can be said: Illuminati were still in their early days of infiltrating lodges.

Of course Franklin and Jefferson were secular. Franklin was a Hellfire Club creep, Paris party-boy, and tireless self-promoter. America sent a manly delegation to get her treaty done when Franklin botched the job. Jefferson was an Illuminist per Doc Marquis, but, I think, duped into service, trapped by his own cleverness and curiosity. He did much good stopping banking's Hamiltonians, although his Louisiana Purchase was an un-Constitutional power grab. He was doubtless told by Illuminati masters to expand New Atlantis by whatever means necessary.

In any case, modern CFR and university hacks focus on Franklin and Jefferson to a point of silliness and Livingstone has fallen for their con job. Worse, he reinforces their fakery and thus their "magick" on the public. They rewrite history per Orwell. Remember those State churches please. Agnosticism wasn't speakable in public for decades. Ingersoll was its first publicity stuntman. Even today, every politician claims belief in God to pander the public, ever gullible.

The best thing that can happen now is an un-Founding. America can dissolve back to sovereign States. The Satanists (Masons) can have theirs, and Christians theirs. Let God, the real One, sort 'em out.

Pedro said (November 5, 2015):

Once the American Constitution was set in stone, like the laws of Moses, common sense and basic morality, let alone religious inspiration and jurisdiction, went out the window along with the bath waters of Princes and Priests, who were not at all welcome in Free Masonry unless they be rebels.

Meanwhile Orthodox Judaism and the Luciferic Cabalism of the International Jew went on in an orderly fashion behind closed doors.

There is nothing good in this world, it seems, that cannot be corrupted, and it invariably involves money and lies.

Anthony W said (November 4, 2015):

Mr. Makow, your work on exposing the Satanic nature of the conspiracy against civilization is a valuable contribution to the cause of Liberty. However, you are wrong about America being part of that conspiracy. I would explain to you why but could not find how to comment on your site.

Do you think the original Constitution of the United States a Satanic/Masonic document? Is the Constitution not a Common Law document, are the inalienable rights enumerated not informed by the age old understanding of Natural Law/Divine Law. vs. Man-made law or the Law of Demon/Tyrant? The wisdom of American government has its roots in the Classical civilization of Rome and Greece. Tragic wars were fought on American soil against the rule of the Tyrant. Are those who fought and died unwitting pawns in some unseen game, "full of sound and Fury, signifying nothing"? The pictures of Jefferson are fake, he never appeared in Masonic garb, or set foot in a Temple. Much as the Sun Cult which destroyed Rome transposed their demons onto Roman gods, the Masons blaspheme Christian iconography with Occult symbols.

There is an effort to discredit America, to deny the virtue of its endeavor. Are we to believe like Freud that all ideals are to reduced to base impulse? One should not be so ready to dismiss, Americans have preserved their traditions, they have their Second Amendment, they may be the last stop against the Rise of Hell on Earth. I should add my ancestors have been Masons and in no way agreed with the Satanic, some quite senior. I would be be happy to debate further about the Canaanite agenda as it pertains to America.

Lucky said (November 4, 2015):

According to the book that I have in my possession called The Masonic Token, written by William T. Anderson 32 degree freemason - published in 1868 ... it says on page 71 … “All but three of the signers of The Declaration of Independence were freemasons.” [Livingstone states 6 weren't Masons.]

Tony B said (November 4, 2015):

The article today helps explain just why this country is today so arrogant, so outlaw in every respect and, most importantly, so godless.

Perseo said (November 4, 2015):

I happen to agree with commenter “O” regarding the occult. We have to keep in mind that the word occult simply means hidden from sight. When people hear the word occult, they mistakenly associate it with all things dark and evil, when nothing could be further from the truth. Indeed, occult knowledge has been perverted for dark purposes but the occult itself, when left undisturbed by Satanists, et al., is not evil.

The fact of the matter is that there exists “light” occultists and “dark” occultists.

An excellent presentation on this very subject is Mark Passio’s “De-Mystifying The Occult”:

Passio is a former member of the Church of Satan who has since come out of the darkness and considers himself a de-occultist, or one who brings occult knowledge into the light and out in the open.

In sum, occult knowledge contains some truly beautiful concepts which have been ignored by many for the false presumptive negative connotations associated with the very word itself, while also having been bastardized and perverted by the dark forces of this world for their own selfish desires.

Glen said (November 4, 2015):

There is no better proof of this than the words of Patrick Henry regarding the ratification of the Constitution for the United States.

“Guard with jeal­ous at­ten­tion the pub­lic lib­erty. Sus­pect every one who ap­proaches that jewel.”
“My great ob­jec­tion to this gov­ern­ment is, that it does not leave us the means of de­fend­ing our rights, or of wag­ing war against tyrants.”
“The founders of your own Con­sti­tu­tion made your gov­ern­ment change­able: but the power of chang­ing it is gone from you.”
“This gov­ern­ment has not the af­fec­tion of the peo­ple at pre­sent. Should it be op­pres­sive, their af­fec­tions will be to­tally es­tranged from it; and, sir, you know that a gov­ern­ment, with­out their af­fec­tions, can nei­ther be durable nor happy.”

Please visit this page honoring a true American patriot and one who saw the dangers of our newly written constitution.

O said (November 4, 2015):

I've studied enlightenment history in depth. One of the general themes throughout your website, writings, and contributor's writings, are the Masonic influences in early American history. This, I believe, is completely accurate.

However, I also think there is a critical piece missing. Namely, the Masonic lodges themselves were infiltrated. Enlightenment thinkers were subverted in their own manner.

I have a very old book of the original writings of Thomas Jefferson. He was very much Masonic, and very much a quintessential enlightenment thinker. I also draw the distinct conclusion that the was a good man - principled, and fought the good fight so to speak.

I don't think its as black and white as your site makes it out to be.

Just my opinion.

AR said (November 4, 2015):

Interesting article and quite accurate I think. I'm not sure if you're aware of a tv show called 'Sleepy Hollow'. The show describes exactly that which is talked about in this article.

One of the main protagonists of the show is a Freemason. Throughout the show he talks about and describes how all the founding fathers of America were Freemasons. The show portrays Masons in a good light while giving away the fact that all the founding fathers were part of their organization.

It's interesting, the show mainly deals with occult stuff and deals with the two lead characters as being the biblical witnesses fighting dark forces. The founding fathers of America are all shown to be aware of an occult conspiracy being perpetrated by the British and all of them seem to be doing something to fight against these dark forces. While the show portrays the Freemasons to be good people, those who know about the Masons can view the show with a different perspective. The makers of the show could be trying to tell us something while not giving it away blatantly.

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