字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント (eerie piano music) - [Narrator] Communism isn't what it seems on the surface. (eerie piano music) How do secret societies have anything to do directly with communism? We'll introduce the missing puzzle piece. Is anything ever really that simple? (eerie instrumental music) Weishaupt's methods of secrecy and deception were well beyond anything we've ever seen. Where did communism first come from? (upbeat techno music) - [Female] Edge of Wonder . - Hey everyone, welcome to Edge of Wonder, this is part two of our communism series, Communism and Illuminism. Many of you have been asking us about Adam Weishaupt, and how he relates to the IllumiDonkey. Others have been asking us whether the Freemasons are good or bad. We've also gotten many questions about the Knights Templar and how they fit into the entire equation. - Well everyone, hold on to your hats, because in this episode we're gonna show you the hidden history of secret societies and this new world order only told through the formation of communism. Man, who would have thought? - Now often when people talk about communism, they think it was just some Russian thing that's no longer a threat. For some people, they might think it has to do with some kind of revolution, or they might know that China is still a communist country and that Mao Zedong starved a lot of people and was a nut job. - When they dig a little further, they might start to learn about the French Revolution and just think that communism came about because of a bunch of surface philosophies and philosophers, which, I mean, you can hardly call them that, came about because France legitimately needed reform. - Is anything ever really that simple? Can you think of any huge change that wasn't impacted or is not a result of many different factors all intersecting at once? Simply think about how complicated it is when a war starts and all the events that lead up to it. - While researching communism, we found a very buried source. An academic researcher and author named Nesta Webster, who could really be considered the great grandmother of all conspiracy theorists. Or conspiracy realists, as I heard someone say. - That's true. (chuckling) - [Ben] The book is called World Revolution, the Plot Against Civilization. - Webster predates Fritz Springmeier by 80 years, at a time when using the phrase conspiracy theorist wasn't a trigger word to get you to automatically reject anything someone says. - This lady was exposing the IllumiDonkey when Fritz Springmeier wasn't even a twinkle in his grandmother's eyes. And as we read, we were dumbfounded by her research. - Her work is so sourced that it's impossible to deny her findings. She read the actual original documents and personal letters of those behind these movements from both France and Germany tracking back the genesis of every secret society and everything that's changed our world, and why today is how it is. You guys excited? So are we. - We found it strange that this source would be sitting there without any drama behind it, so we decided to look into the person, and lo and behold, there was drama. We found out that she's currently known in the academic circles as a Nazi sympathizer. This claim on her reputation was so serious, for the most part, all her works have been rejected in current studies. - But, as we stated in our last episode, we found that Hitler may in fact have been of the Rothschild bloodline, making this situation much more involved than we thought. And as we've seen with people like author Cotton Mather, and many others, these things are complicated, and should be looked at both historically and from a third-party perspective, taking emotion completely out of the equation. - Why do we say that? Her work largely took place before Hitler's genocide. She was so good at researching that she was an informant to both British and American intelligence agencies. Several quotes from top officials at the time can be found about her. - So we decided to read on and see what Nesta found, and try to figure out the situation for ourselves. We've now read several works from Nesta Webster, and we're baffled at finding that she was very against entities undermining mankind, particularly those of communism, and there isn't even an inkling of hate towards anything but those entities that seem to be undermining humans. - However, in her findings, Nesta made a grave oversight. She found that people who called themselves Jews were behind several subversive movements. Because of that, she confused these people who called themselves Jews as actual Jews. - She ended up joining societies that considered themselves fascist before those fascist societies are considered what they are today. But it's also extremely doubtful she would consider herself a fascist in today's day and age, after seeing the way history played out. - She was fooled by Hitler, as were many other people of the time, and thought he understood what she did. So she even defended him at certain points. And then when Hitler did what he did, unfortunately, the damage was done. - People now consider her a fascist, but what's strange, as we stated in our last episode, she was against what communism, the most murderous specter on the planet, was doing. - She was against these things and people being undermined, so this was a very complicated situation. - So, by reading her books, are Ben and I fascist? Hell no. Every race and every person on the planet was literally created by the divine, we have nothing but love for everyone. - However, what she found was so mind blowing that as we as a people have to take a look at it and consider it. So let's once again put down what history has said and take a look at this for ourselves, and see if we can uncover the truth behind the secret societies and communism. - Yeah, let's think for ourselves instead of listening to a talking head, what a concept. - What is communism and where did it come from? - In multiple sources that we've looked through, including The Epoch Times' Specter of Communism, it is said that the seeds of communism could be traced back to ancient Greek philosophers of our civilization. Not all of them, of course, but some of them. - There was then a long time between that and when things started to flare up in recent times. To track all of this you have to look at what happened in Europe, particularly in France, leading up to the French Revolution. - In 1185 there was a movement called the Confrerie de la Paix, which translates to the Fellowship of the Peace. They attacked nobles and clergy and focused on setting up a community of land. Their belief system was called nationalization. - This confrerie led to something called the albigeois, who in 1250 used the same theory to also attack nobles and priests. Sounds like a common theme, right? And keep in mind that these things happened in France, where there was a clear distinction between nobles and common folk. - Coincidentally, and also in 1250, an order of knights was founded in Jerusalem called the Knights Templars. After the crusades, when the Templars returned to France, they positioned themselves as independent to the French monarchy under the leader Jacques de Molay. - This power was at odds with the king of the time, King Philippe le Bel, and in October of 1307, on Friday the 13th, several of these Templars were arrested and accused of spitting on crucifixes, denying Christ through various means, and of course accused of worshiping Baphomet. - Several of these Knights Templar were executed, including the grand master of the Templars, Molay. This might seem like a random thing to share here, but according to this version of the story, one that's been tracked back, we're looking at the genesis of none other than the Freemasons. - [Ben] Nesta says -- - [Narrator] "According to the Chevalier de Malet," "those Templars who had escaped the storm" "afterwards met in obscurity" "so as to reknit the ties that had united them." "And in order to avoid fresh denunciations," "they made use of allegorical methods" "which indicated the basis of their association" "in a manner unintelligible to the eyes of the vulgar." "That is the origin of the Freemasons." - In our episode, we're going to call these the French Freemasons, because there was an apparent divide between those French Freemasons in France and those in Britain, which had developed in a very different way. - [Ben] The British Freemasons actually developed from a real guild of masons, and there was a spirit of brotherhood and benevolence seen also in the early years of the Americas. Freemasonry has many lodges, so it's easy to see how lodges, especially lodges in different countries, could develop in different ways. - The British freemasonry had a stringent set of principles that were always followed of, quote, "nothing touching religion or government" "shall ever be spoken of in the lodge", unquote. - The details of freemasonry development are a little outside the scope of this discussion, but we're trying to give everyone what they need in relation to this episode. - French freemasonry really is one of the keys in this whole dialogue. There was a sect of the French Freemasons found in the 1700s called the Grand Chapter. - The Grand Chapter, all these years later, were still fueled by the desire to avenge their executed leader, Jacques de Molay, targeting the two entities that caused these executions. Royalty and the papacy. - The Grand Chapter, which were also Freemasons, created a pact with another secret society at the time called the Grand Orient. - Webster had this to say. - [Narrator] "The grand orient began a coalition" "with the Grand Chapter in 1786" "which acquired a far more dangerous character". "For whilst the spirit of the Grand Orient" "was frankly democratic, though not demagogic," "the spirit of the Grand Chapter was revolutionary." "But the revolution was to be accomplished" "above all for the benefit of the upper class," "la haute bourgeoisie, with the people as its instrument". - Now, there is one more peripheral secret society of the time. Before we get to the most important one that's necessary to mention, and bear with us, because all of this is going to start making sense very soon. - A group called the Martinistes, or Martinism, also is founded in Portugal in 1754 by a man named Martinez Pasqually. This group came about and combined gnosticism and what's called Judaized Christianity. How all of these existed together is beyond us.