The Proper Gander At Propaganda Podcast Episode 21: Freemason Police History
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- AA Morris
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Recommended cosmological model for those who are interested:
Simon Shack's "The true model of our solar system"
You might want to check this model out even if you think the Earth best modeled flat. This model might provide insight that you can use to further develop your own ideas about the "cosmos". Mr. Shack has spent some time working on this and I for one respect the effort and the work he has done. This isn't about my personal cosmological model, nor will I do anything but recommend this work to others. In other words, I think Simon deserves the "spotlight" and forum (pun intended) to present his ideas, free from needless critique or debate. Me, I'm going to buy the hard cover book version when it is released. I look forward to adding it to my library.
"The Great Debate"
'The insidious effect of Freemasonry among the police has to be experienced to be believed.' With these words, David Thomas, a former head of Monmouthshire CID, created a storm of protest in 1969 and reopened a debate that had started nearly a century before, when a conspiracy involving masonic police and masonic criminals brought about the destruction of the original Detective Department in Scotland Yard."
"The debate about Freemasonry in the police began in 1877 with the sensational discovery that virtually every member of the Detective Department at Scotland Yard, up to and including the second-in-command, was in the pay of a gang of vicious swindlers. The corruption had started in 1872 when Inspector John Meiklejohn, a Freemason, was introduced at a Lodge meeting in Islington to a criminal called William Kurr. Kurr had then been a Freemason for some years. One night at the Angel, Islington, the two masonic brothers exchanged intimacies. Kurr was operating a bogus 'betting agency' swindle and was sorely in need of an accomplice within the force to warn him as and when the Detective Department had sufficient information against him to move in. Meiklejohn agreed to accept £100, nearly half his annual salary, to supply information.
The Detective Department at Scotland Yard had been set up in 1842. In the 1870s there were only fifteen detectives to cover the entire capital. These were under the command of the legendary Superintendent Frederick Williamson, described by one writer as a man of 'the strictest probity, and of great experience and shrewdness'. Under Williamson, the most senior detectives in London were Chief Inspector George Clarke, Chief Inspector William Palmer and Chief Detective Inspector Nathaniel Druscovitch - all Freemasons."
The Freemasonic Origins of Private Detectives
"In the 1850s, Allan Pinkerton, Scottish detective and spy, met Chicago attorney Edward Rucker in a local Masonic Hall and formed the North-Western Police Agency, later known as the Pinkerton Agency."
"Pinkerton, founded as the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, is a private security guard and detective agency established in the United States by Scotsman Allan Pinkerton in 1850 and currently a subsidiary of Securitas AB. Pinkerton became famous when he claimed to have foiled a plot to assassinate president-elect Abraham Lincoln, who later hired Pinkerton agents for his personal security during the Civil War. Pinkerton's agents performed services ranging from security guarding to private military contracting work. Pinkerton was the largest private law enforcement organisation in the world at the height of its power."
"In the 1850s, Allan Pinkerton, Scottish detective and spy, met Chicago attorney Edward Rucker in a local Masonic Hall and formed the North-Western Police Agency, later known as the Pinkerton Agency. Historian Frank Morn writes: "By the mid-1850s a few businessmen saw the need for greater control over their employees; their solution was to sponsor a private detective system. In February 1855, Allan Pinkerton, after consulting with six midwestern railroads, created such an agency in Chicago."
Henry Fielding: Law Enforcement Fiction Writer
"Henry Fielding (22 April 1707 – 8 October 1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich, earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the picaresque novel Tom Jones. Additionally, he holds a significant place in the history of law enforcement, having used his authority as a magistrate to found (with his half-brother John) what some have called London's first police force, the Bow Street Runners. His younger sister, Sarah, also became a successful writer."
Sir Robert Peel: Father of Modern British policing
"Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet, FRS (5 February 1788 – 2 July 1850), was a British statesman of the Conservative Party who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1834–35 and 1841–46) and twice as Home Secretary (1822–27 and 1828–30). He is regarded as the father of modern British policing and as one of the founders of the modern Conservative Party."
Target of a failed assassination attempt.
"In 1843 Peel was the target of a failed assassination attempt; a criminally-insane Scottish wood turner named Daniel M'Naghten stalked him for several days before killing Peel's personal secretary Edward Drummond thinking he was Peel which led to the formation of the criminal defense of insanity."
"Sir Thomas de Veil (21 November 1684 – 7 October 1746), also known as deVeil, was Bow Street's first magistrate; he was known for having enforced the Gin Act in 1736,s and, with Sir John Gonson, Henry Fielding, and John Fielding, was responsible for creating the first professional police and justice system in England."
"Little is known of Sir Thomas de Veil's personal life. He was a freemason, and he was a member of the Lodge meeting at Vine Tavern, together with William Hogarth. The two did not see eye to eye on many issues, the best known – and the one that led Hogarth to depict him with clear parodistic intent in Night, part of the set of prints titled Four Times of the Day – being the Gin Act of 1736."
Whitehall 9/11/2001 Youtube Clip:
The Whitehall Mystery Solved
The Whitehall building is lower to the ground. The Twin Towers literally towered above Whitehall. The perspective is wrong as well, as we can see the perspective does not match. Whitehall is pasted in, almost like it is a clue for those in the know, I'll explain the problem with the perspective further in the next episode.
9/11/2001: The First Large Scale 21st Century Multimedia-Governmental, Yellow Journal Cartoon, Hoax Event
"In the 1870s, Franklin B. Gowen, then president of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, hired the agency to "investigate" the labour unions in the company's mines. A Pinkerton agent, James McParland, using the alias "James McKenna", infiltrated the Molly Maguires, a 19th-century secret society of mainly Irish-American coal miners, leading to the downfall of the labor organisation. The incident inspired Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes novel The Valley of Fear (1914–1915). A Pinkerton agent also appears in a small role in "The Adventure of the Red Circle", a 1911 Holmes story. A 1970 film, The Molly Maguires, was loosely based upon the incident as well; the film starred Richard Harris, Sean Connery and Anthony Zerbe."
"Pinkerton’s Great Detective: The Amazing Life and Times of James McParland"
"In 1873 Pinkerton, creator of the eponymous national detective agency with the famous motto ”We Never Sleep,” found his man in James McParland. The Irish immigrant had been job-hopping since coming to the United States six years earlier. It wasn’t until he linked up with Pinkerton, however, that McParland discovered his true calling: private investigator. In Pinkerton’s Great Detective, Beau Riffenburgh looks at McParland’s long history with the agency and attempts to get at the truth behind a controversial man who was alternately idolized as an anti-terrorist crusader and despised as an agent provocateur, stool pigeon and perjurer. Posing as all-around bad guy James McKenna — counterfeiter, con man and murderer on the lam — McParland headed to the coal fields to infiltrate the Molly Maguires, a secret society accused of revenge murders and sabotage against mining companies. Destruction of the Molly Maguires was the goal of Franklin Gowen, the railroad president and would-be mining titan who hired Pinkerton’s. Going under deep cover among the miners, McParland lived in constant danger of exposure. Riffenburgh effectively portrays the tension that accompanied McParland’s every move, from filing secret reports with his bosses to sitting in on murder conspiracies."
"After two and a half years, his cover blown, McParland took the stand to testify against the men — and one of the two women — charged with murder, assault, conspiracy or perjury as a result of Pinkerton’s investigations. The upshot of the Molly Maguire trials, according to the book’s appendix: 59 guilty verdicts, 21 executions and enduring fame for McParland as the “great detective” of the book’s title. For the next three decades, he would remain at Pinkerton’s. But his reputation was based primarily on this early success, as was his notoriety for failing to try to prevent murders he learned of in advance. Riffenburgh explores in depth the early battles of labor activists and the reliance of business owners on using private armies of law enforcers to bust the unions. This historical context is essential but overly detailed when it comes to secondary events and peripheral characters; certain passages read more like encyclopedia entries than narrative nonfiction. After the Molly Maguire trials, McParland headed west as superintendent of Pinkerton’s Denver office. The story stalls with reports of labor strikes and McParland’s administrative style, but picks up again with an account of the detective’s last major case: an investigation of the assassination of former Idaho governor Frank Steunenberg near Boise in 1905. Despite McParland’s wily extraction of a confession from the chief suspect, and his masterminding of the questionable extradition from Colorado to Idaho of three other suspects who were leaders of the Western Federation of Miners, none of the leaders was found guilty. At one trial, defense attorney Clarence Darrow witheringly mocked McParland and his methods: “Watching and snaring his fellow-men. Is there any other calling in life can sink to that?” "
"The Molly Maguires was an Irish 19th-century secret society active in Ireland, Liverpool and parts of the eastern United States, best known for their activism among Irish-American and Irish immigrant coal miners in Pennsylvania. After a series of often violent conflicts, twenty suspected members of the Molly Maguires were convicted of murder and other crimes and were executed by hanging in 1877 and 1878. This history remains part of local Pennsylvania lore."
Arthur Conan Doyle: Freemason
"Doyle had a longstanding interest in mystical subjects. He was initiated as a Freemason (26 January 1887) at the Phoenix Lodge No. 257 in Southsea. He resigned from the Lodge in 1889, but returned to it in 1902, only to resign again in 1911."
"James McParland ... County Armagh, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (present-day Northern Ireland) – 18 May 1919, Denver, Colorado) was an American private detective and Pinkerton agent."
"McParland arrived in New York in 1867. He worked as a laborer, policeman and then in Chicago as a liquor store owner until the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 destroyed his business. He then became a private detective, noted for his success against the Molly Maguires."
"Reports of McParland's success against the Molly Maguires came to the attention of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes detective novels. Conan Doyle wrote McParland into The Valley of Fear, creating an encounter between the fictional Sherlock Holmes, and a character whose history loosely recalled McParland's experiences with the Molly Maguires. Conan Doyle had met William Pinkerton on an ocean voyage, where the writer became fascinated by the "singular and terrible narrative" of the Molly Maguires. Later, however, "William Pinkerton's and Arthur Conan Doyle's friendship ended over the rendition of some Pinkerton exploits in fictional form..." Patrick Campbell, a relative of one of the executed Mollies, who wrote A Molly Maguire Story, learned from a McParland relative that McParland's two brothers, Edward and Charles, also went undercover against the Mollies. Campbell speculates that the break between Pinkerton and Conan Doyle may have resulted because, [The McParland character in The Valley of Fear] was portrayed as being very wealthy [suggesting a possible 'pay off' ... and] Pinkerton did not like the fact that [the McParland character] was characterized in the novel as having married a German girl from [the anthracite fields...] Brother Charles had actually married the German girl, not James, but Pinkerton must have disliked how close the novel was getting to the truth."
Leland Stanford: Active Freemason
"Amasa Leland Stanford (March 9, 1824 – June 21, 1893) was an American tycoon, industrialist, politician, and the founder (with his wife, Jane) of Stanford University. Migrating to California from New York at the time of the Gold Rush, he became a successful merchant and wholesaler, and continued to build his business empire. He spent one two-year term as Governor of California after his election in 1861, and later eight years as a senator from the state. As president of Southern Pacific Railroad and, beginning in 1861, Central Pacific, he had tremendous power in the region and a lasting impact on California. He is widely considered a robber baron."
"Leland Stanford was an active freemason from 1850 to 1855, joining the Prometheus Lodge No. 17 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. After moving west, he became a member of the Michigan City Lodge No. 47 in Michigan Bluff, California. He was also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in California."
Detective Inspector Edmund John James Reid : Actor, Singer, Stage Magician
"Detective Inspector Edmund John James Reid (21 March 1846 in Canterbury, Kent – 5 December 1917 at Herne Bay, Kent) was the head of the CID in the Metropolitan Police's H Division at the time of the Whitechapel murders of Jack the Ripper in 1888. He was also an early aeronaut."
"Reid was "a Druid of Distinction" and was awarded the Druids Gold Medal." In addition, he reached professional standards in acting, singing and sleight of hand. The Weekly Despatch described him as "one of the most remarkable men of the century"."