'He [Adam Weishaupt] called them Areopagites, installed himself their chief, & called this monstrous association The Order of Illuminees. It was on the first of May, 1776, that the inauguration was celebrated. Let the reader well observe this epoch. It indicates a feeble beginning; it preceded the French Revolution but by a few years; that however was the time when that abominable Sect first started into existence, which was to combine all the errors, all the conspiracies, & all the crimes of the adepts of Impiety, Rebellion, or Anarchy, & which, under the name of Jacobin, was to consummate the dreadful Revolution.' - Abe Barruel 'Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism' (1797).
'May Day 1917 saw in Russia an inspiring manifestation of which the echo has resounded through the two worlds. In 1918 the First of May was for the first time celebrated by a people master of their own destinies.' - marxists.org
In order to lay a foundation stone as it were for the beginnings of the Russian Revolution, I'll merely be regurgitating some already well known & worn quotes familiar to this website.
The point is to reiterate & to connect the plots & plotters of the October Revolution of 1917 to the Mystery Schools & to show that the whole scheme was just a part of the well integrated programme known to history as; 'The Great Work'. It's been done many times before, but seeing as it was a 100yrs ago, I'll mark the occasion by just creaming off some of the more pertinent notes of my favourite historians on the subject including the thoughts of some of the protagonists themselves.
'The policy of Grand Orient is avowedly International Socialism........The formula of the "United States Of Europe" & of the "Universal Republic" first proclaimed by the Illuminatus Anacharsis Clootz, has long been the slogan of the French lodges.' - Nesta Webster (1924).
'I will use the sword against all who oppose the endeavours of the proletariat.' - Moses Hess.
From the Communist Manifesto (1848) Marx & Engels write:
'We have seen above, that the first step in the revolution by the working class, is to raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class, to win the battle for democracy.' &; 'The Communist Manifesto had already proclaimed the struggle for the general franchise, for democracy, as one of the first & most important tasks of the militant proletariat.'
- Frederick Engels; 'Introduction to Class Struggles in France' (1895).
'According to Lenin, socialism & democracy are indivisible....'
- Mikhail Gorbachev
Here are a few extracts from Nesta Webster's 1921 classic;
'World Revolution: The Plot Against Civilisation'
(Note; Webster addresses what Anthony Sutton called 'The Jewish conspiracy theory of the Bolshevik Revolution'. After documenting the main facets of this theory, Webster concludes by asking if it's all true? Then compares the Protocols of Zion to the tenets of the Mystery Schools &..........bingo).
'There was an original text on which the published version of the Protocols [Of Zion] was based. This original text was not a forgery. On the contrary it was authentic, but it had nothing whatever to do with Judaism or an 'international Jewish conspiracy'. It issued rather from some Masonic organisation or Masonically oriented secret society which incorporated the word 'Sion'
- Baigent, Leigh & Lincoln
'President Woodrow Wilson was the fairy godmother who provided Trotsky with a passport to return to Russia to "carry forward" the revolution. This American passport was accompanied by a Russian entry permit & a British transit visa. Jennings C. Wise, in Woodrow Wilson: Disciple of Revolution, makes the pertinent comment, "Historians must never forget that Woodrow Wilson, despite the efforts of the British police, made it possible for Leon Trotsky to enter Russia with an American passport." President Wilson facilitated Trotsky's passage to Russia at the same time careful State Department bureaucrats, concerned about such revolutionaries entering Russia, were unilaterally attempting to tighten up passport procedures.'
- Anthony C Sutton 'Wall St & The Bolshevik Revolution' (1974).
'In an earlier book, published in 1974, we presented major evidence of Wall Street assistance for the Bolshevik Revolution. This assistance was mainly cash, guns & ammunition, & diplomatic support in London & Washington, D.C. Wall Street & The Bolshevik Revolution also introduced the concept which Quigley described, i.e., that Morgan & other financial interests financed & influenced all parties from left to
right in the political spectrum. This Memorandum continues the story, but now links The Order to the earlier evidence of Wall Street involvement.'
- Anthony C Sutton 'America's Secret Establishment' (1983).
'I committed a great error. My nightmare is to have the feeling that I'm lost in an ocean of blood from the innumerable victims. It is too late to return.'
- Vladimir Lenin, on his deathbed.
& to reiterate what Tolstoy said;
'The whole plan of our order should be based on the idea of preparing men of firmness & virtue bound together by unity of conviction—aiming at the punishment of vice & folly, & patronizing talent & virtue: raising worthy men from the dust & attaching them to our Brotherhood' (ibid).