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BA Deere
Honored Advisor

BLM destroy Albert Pike statue in D.C.

I say "what took you so long?!", a monument to that monster should never have been erected in the first place.

https://news.yahoo.com/black-lives-matter-protesters-toppled-105241928.html?guccounter=1&guce_referr...   

 

https://www.exposingsatanism.org/albert-pike/   

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But strangely, in the very midst of our nation’s capital, Washington, D. C., stands arrogantly a statue of one of the most famous of Civil War Generals—a Confederate War Memorial in Washington, D. C. Yes, on Judiciary Square, directly in front of a melange of Justice Department buildings and courthouses it stands defiantly, as if it is mocking our nation’s lofty goals. of equal justice, and liberty for all. It is the statue of Albert Pike.

Albert Pike was a Confederate War General. During the conflict, Pike was accused of using native Choctaw Indian warriors to take the scalps of slain Yankee soldiers. He would feast his soldiers and the Indians with wagons filled with bawdy whores and ply them with liquor.

President Abraham Lincoln declared rebel Pike a criminal menace and sought to capture and imprison the corrupt General. When the war ended, Pike immediately fled to the safety of neighboring Canada. Some believe that Albert Pike was involved in the conspiracy and plot to murder Lincoln. Nevertheless, he was pardoned after the war by Lincoln’s successor, President Andrew Johnson, a southerner.

Albert Pike: Sovereign Grand Commander of the Masonic Lodge

Back home in South Carolina, Pike was chosen to become the top Mason in America as Sovereign Grand Commander of Scottish Rite Freemasonry. Pike, an academic and a poet (He wrote the famous song, Dixie), rewrote the 33 degree rituals still used up to this day. He authored Morals and Dogma, the authoritative book published by the Masonic Lodge, quoted often by the Lodge’s leaders.

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sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

Re: BLM destroy Albert Pike statue in D.C.

No one is above the law

Well, at least you and I aren't.  This justice system where laws are selectively enforced will someday come back to haunt democrats.

 

rsbs
Esteemed Advisor

Re: BLM destroy Albert Pike statue in D.C.

My hunch is that Albert Pike never saw a democrat candidate that he didn't like.

BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: BLM destroy Albert Pike statue in D.C.

The way that BLM is going about this best can be described as a surgeon using a machete instead of a scalpel to perform a delicate operation.  They destroyed a monument to Black Union soldiers.  I think if statues were debated and legally determined to be taken down, it would still happen, no shortage of local politicians joining the mob as opposed to statesmanship. 

rsbs
Esteemed Advisor

Re: BLM destroy Albert Pike statue in D.C.

Here is some another brief bio on Mr. Pike. Sounds like a BJ Clinton from the civil war era,  if BJ would have had a set and been a man. They did possess the same high moral standards, though....sarcasm on.

Albert Pike - Hero or Scoundrel?

The Smithsonian Associates Civil War E-Mail Newsletter, Volume 5, Number 1

Carved at the base of Albert Pike's statue at Third and D Streets in Northwest Washington are the words, "philosopher, jurist, orator, author, poet, scholar, soldier." Some of his contemporaries could accurately add, ";libertine, traitor, glutton, incompetent, murderer."

Born in Massachusetts, Pike was six feet tall and weighed 300 pounds, an imposing image even without his waist length hair. He claimed he attended Harvard but no record of it exists. He made up for any lack of verifiable formal education with a self-taught curriculum in the classics and poetry, and he could converse in Sanskrit, Hebrew, Greek, Latin and French. With this training he became a schoolteacher, but by 1831 he left for the wilds of the west after rumors of affairs made it impossible for him to remain in Massachusetts.

After many adventures traveling south from Tennessee to the Mexican territories, Pike settled in Arkansas. He practiced law, specializing in claims on behalf of Native Americans against the federal government. In spite of his northern sympathies, he sided with the Confederates when the Civil War began. He negotiated treaties with several Native American tribes to fight for the South, and was made a brigadier general to lead them. In March 1862, his brigade fought at the Battle of Pea Ridge, resulting in a Confederate rout after which his men were accused of desertion as well as scalping and defiling the bodies of Union dead. For this, he was forced to resign and later he was even imprisoned when his fellow officers charged him with misappropriating funds.

After the war he abandoned his wife in Arkansas and roamed the east and mid-west practicing law, writing poetry, editing a newspaper, and reputedly creating the rituals of the Ku Klux Klan for Nathan Bedford Forest. This is quite possible, since at that time he was immersed in rewriting the rituals of Freemasonry, becoming Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite Masons. Pike finally settled in Washington DC in 1868, where he soon added more ammunition for his detractors to use against him by carrying on with the vivacious 19-year-old sculptress, Vinnie Ream, forty years his junior.

Undoubtedly, Albert Pike was brilliant and notorious, and perhaps because of both, contingents representing the Daughters of the Confederacy and the Masons came to regale his memory and decorate his statue when it was installed in 1901. Speeches that day extolled his work for the Masons, but carefully ignored his infamous reputation. One speechmaker predicted that, "the name of Albert Pike will grow bright as the ages roll by." Today, few recall his name and fewer yet recognize who that giant statue at Judiciary Square might have been.

sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

Re: BLM destroy Albert Pike statue in D.C.

It really doesn't matter who he was or what he did.  They tore down a US Grant monument.  Democrats just want to destroy the country.

 

sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

no one is above the law

No arrests

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r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: no one is above the law

Hummmmm. No virus concerns.

sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

Re: no one is above the law

Democrats burn nation to the ground.

 

Trump makes mean tweet.

 

Screaming outrage at trump.

 

sdholloway56
Esteemed Advisor

Re: no one is above the law

Hmmmm.

Getting kida Q-y, I know, but have sometimes wondered if Freemasonry isn't pretty well infected with anti-Constitutionalists.

Maybe attack on tiny mini-bikes with fezzes?