We Shall Celebrate Symbolism on the 4th of July

by Angie Carlson



From: "A.C." (angie@connectnet.com)
Subject: We shall celebrate symbolism, on the 4th of July.    

I'm sharing a few private thoughts with the very few of you, the 
ones I consider most special on this list.  I will be leaving soon, 
very soon.  This list will not continue for sometime, perhaps a 
long time, perhaps forever.  I just don't know, really.  

I was thinking, (Jim says I think too much) we will celebrate 
that wonderful illusion of the long, gone days of our naivete; the 
twilight of bygone days, when some of us believed the founding 
fathers were all divinely perfect.  I was musing about the silly 
days when many were innocent enough to believe that the Constitution 
was a truly sacred document -- the flag too.  I'm contemplating 
those days of our youth or of our invincible ignorance, no matter 
our age, when we actually believed emphatically, that nothing and 
no one, could trespass the holy laws of that hallowed document.  
Some believed, (and still do) the flowery and poetic prose could 
actually prevent the US government from infringing upon the rights 
of each individual citizen.  Hmmmmm, illusions are powerful, indeed. 

I was thinking almost lamentably, about the time I once dreamt the
Constitution stood for something -- something much different than 
the promises of any other humanely inspired document.  As an 
immigrant to this great land about 30 years ago, I read that the 
United States of America was the place for all those weary, tired 
and homeless,... to come to, etc.  Actually, I was never able to 
quite digest that illusion.  However, today, the evidence suggests 
that  an absurdly unfettered immigration policy is merely about 
disturbing that delicate balance of culture and once a mainly
shared faith, to such an extent, that the very essence of Americanism 
will forever be diluted and rendered void.  Such an antisocial and 
unnatural policy was designed to instigate class and ethnic warfare 
and a continuous state of absolute chaos.  That early spirit of 
Americanism, (loyalty, strength, sufficientcy) is almost lost, and 
we are now in chaos.  Past repetitions of this sort prove that 
massive societal failure and a state of human annihilation will 
surely follow. 

Gracious, how those 56 founding men would marvel each from his 
own point of view, at our hopeless dilemma fraught in such a short 
amount of time.  Poor Patrick Henry would, I'm sure, shed some 
tears of disconsolate disappointment at such a spoilt and ruined 
humanity -- the only humanity granted any liberty and ease in all 
of history -- for just a short 222 years -- minuscule, in the 
scheme of time.  And all the other fathers wouldn't be a bit 
surprised -- so I am convinced.  

It was Franklin, wasn't it, who answered the woman at the 
Constitutional Convention, after she inquired of him what form of
government had the originators founded, and who answered it was 
"A Republic -- if you can keep it."  In my mind's eye, I can see 
his sneer and utter disdain for what he expected: a hopelessly 
failed system, due to cowardly complacency and ignorance.    

You know, when one seriously studies the Constitution without 
sentimental romanticism, when one studies the vernacular objectively 
and becomes cognizant of the historic era in which it was debated, 
when one considers studiously the western philosophic influences of 
the time, and when one is aware with just how much dispute and 
disapprobation it was finally signed, and if you realize just how 
much most of those founders were influenced by the day's 
enlightenment philosophy, it becomes crystal clear, (I mean the
essence and spirit of the Constitution) that much of the then 
utopian idealism was incorporated within it.

The US Constitution was never meant to survive.  How could it, with 
human nature such as it is?  Thank you John P. for your eloquent 
studies -- you filled in the remaining obscure pieces needed, and so 
thoroughly documented the period we can track when it was totally 
lost: 1913

I have come to clearly understand that that pure form of government 
was purely an experiment, a dare to humanity, to test his utmost 
will to fight relentlessly for its liberty -- then, at the advent of 
its foreseen failure, the powers behind the thrones would rise to 
arrogantly push the people aside.

Their new Atlantean dream would, the secret societies knew, eventually
become reality.  Today, the great Phoenix on the obverse of the Great 
Seal has arisen from the ashes of the last 500 hundred year period of 
human endeavor.  Plato's Atlantis is now uncovered in the new land.  
The much yearned for Europa is presently being established from the 
Galway of Ireland in the Atlantic to Vladivostok in the Sea of Japan.  
As imperfect as this new world is, even to us, the unwashed knowing, 
we realize however, this unrecognizable nation is the new land that 
the illuminst, Sir Francis Bacon, prepared, and for which Plato wrote 
so long ago.  Manley P. Hall, 20th century high illuminist, wrote in 
"The Secret Destiny of America,"  "Everything indicates that it was 
Sir Francis Bacon's dream that the enlarging of the bounds of human 
empire should be instituted on our own continent, an area peculiarly 
set aside by Nature for the perfection of philosophy and the 
sciences...."  Recognize Jefferson's "the Laws of Nature" lingo here? 

The founders, all quite learned and experienced, knew full well 
mankind could never posssess the high moral capacity to honor the 
many clear principles within the Constitution.  Then, we must 
consider the ambiguities and downright sabotage also within the 
document.  The US Constitution, this model, without a doubt, is 
very much a mirror of the prototype written for the French 
revolutionary assembly.  This might sound like heresy to some of
you, but I've looked at it quite deeply, and the comparisons have 
been made transparent to me.  They are quite stark -- sad to say.  

Thomas Paine, "the American patriot," was made an honorary member 
of the infamous French Revolutionary Assembly.  He was shouted out 
of Britain and spat upon for desiring to bring that inhuman and 
anarchical form of government to England.  (Thanks to God for the 
great Christian Statesman, Sir Edmund Burke and his powerful 
treatise of warning).  Paine remained a hopelessly persistent 
idealist as his writing the "The Rights of Man" demonstrates.  Now 
read the UN Charter, and the numerous utopian, humanist, human 
rights treaties, and you can not possibly miss the unreachable,
utopian idealism of Paine and his ilk at the Convention.  That is 
not to say that he did not have the conviction of his beliefs, 
just that he was just another godless philosopher.  A man without 
a compass, but steered by dreams and his own phantasies.

Patrick Henry was furious that Jefferson gave the rest of the 
founders such a hard time as Henry had decreed that that famous 
line in the Constitution should read and mean, "life, liberty, 
and property," not the absurdly utopian and intangible "pursuit of 
happiness."  Jefferson insisted on the latter line, or wouldn't sign.  

I wonder, would we have the American Rivers' Initiative and all 
those grotesque efforts at the huge land grabs had that line 
propounding the basic importance of "property" been inserted?  
Probably so, because the whole document means not a hill of beans 
to the greater and most silent majority -- to whit, the Second 
Amendment, which is certainly precise enough, but still infringed 

For most, the US Constitution is considered no more than a bit of
nostalgic and poetic antiquity.  I don't kid myself, no matter my 
fighting spirit and defiance of the status quo.  It is simply that 
I will not write my own epitaph, so to acquiesce is not an option 
for me.  My reality (about the Constitution) was made distinctly 
clear to me some years ago and it has fermented to the point of 
undeniable and total truth.  After reading the 18th and 19th century  
classics profusely (here the founding fathers' mindset becomes clear) 
and rare works of history, for me to deny what I understand would 
be foolhardy.   

If we had a guarantee (a state not possible in a deeply flawed world) 
of life and liberty, it follows that the opportunity to "pursue 
happiness" must naturally ensue.  But, without property, man is a 
serf, a vassal of the state, just a subject, a beast of burden, like 
most of the sad people of the world -- with no opportunity to pursue 
that elusive thing called happiness.  So, why was Jefferson so 
against incorporating such a crucially important point, an issue so 
formidable, so necessary, (if he were his own agent) such as 
property, a matter all nations have, and will always, go to war for.  
To own a piece of land and to become self sufficient, was a main
reason for the arrival of the pilgrims, after all! 

Jefferson said some pretty things, but he also had a most dubious 
past, including of course his membership in high Masonry, a virulent 
form (Jacobinism) in Paris at that time.  His signature is indelibly 
marked for prosperity at the Grand Orient Lodge in Paris.  All this 
took place when he was US ambassador to France, during the French 
Revolution.  His dubious activities agitating for France and lusting 
to bring such deadly philosophies to the States, are not lost to 
history.  There's so much to say about Madison, Franklin, and most of 
the others too, but time is limited, and it is almost futile, when 
anyone can study these issues themselves.  

It is the classic oft repeated and most tragic story of the world, 
this matter of deception and betrayal, isn't it?

One last thought and the most crucial for me.  You know ... how 
durable can any Constitution be, whenever it is based on lofty, 
but humanist idealism, and when the moral capacity to support the 
ethos of decency and selfless sacrifice, does not exist, can not 
exist, when the very God it purports to give us those high-minded 
principles is made nothing more than a "primitive myth," a mockery 
-- a dead God as the Satanist Nietzsche pronounced.  So, we had a 
chance, those of us fortunate enough to be in the US and enjoy the
fruits of plenty, such materialist comfort, but we threw it all away.  
Now, we are alone in the world, the most hated and despised nation.  
Worse, we have collectively forgotten the great God who granted us 
His profuse blessings.  

So, we will celebrate symbolism, an idea, the remains of the great
experiment.  As for me, I shall chose to worship the Lord my God: 
that One God that is most hated, and who goes by the name of Jesus 
Christ, the Savior of those who but ask for His covering.  He is 
coming back, say what they may.  He will have the last say, and the 
world will be damned for ignoring that simple truth. 
Most sincerely,

Angie Carlson


>At 12:38 AM 6/18/98 EDT, you wrote:

>>Just about.
>>Then again, remember that story of "FIFTY-SIX WHO RISKED THE 
>>Things must've looked pretty grim then, too.  As I recall, their 
>>anniversary's coming up soon, is it not?
>>-- XX



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