JON PRESCO and the Knights of the Golden Circle
by Caveat Lector
Ten days ago I was invited to join a yahoogroup that discusses the Knights of the Golden Circle. When I did, and read about this pro-slavery group of terrorists, I wondered why I had been invited. Was this a case of mistaken identity? The person that invited me had joined my secessionist group that I founded in November of 2004 where the North secedes from the Union due to our Government being taken over by Evangelical Zionists – who want the Temple rebuilt on the Mount in Jerusalem so as to fulfill their Biblical Prophecy. This is fact, not fiction hatched by Dan Brown.
To make it easier for my reader to follow these facts, see them through the eyes of my racist brother, who would be a great candidate for any revision of the KGC, and even though he hates religion, he would be all for the rebuilding of the Jerusalem Temple if it put black people back in chains, and liberals out of power – for good. Then there is my brother-in-law, Garth Benton, I wondering if he is a secret member of some Masonic-like organization. His great grandfather saved Albert Pikes Libary and was the Grand Master of the Iowa Lodge.
What is truly astounding, it appears John Fremont, and the Jessie Scouts, were the main adversaries of the KGC who hated the Radical Republicans who played a big role in the reconstruction of the South.
The investigation of Alvin Green may reveal the covert involvement of neo-Confederate Secessionists who are in affect Body Snatchers, they replacing real Democratic Candidates with Dead Ringers that are not pro-Republcian, but, sub-par black candidates. This is aimed at disrupting the Democratic power structure in South Carolina. To do this and at the same time support pro-Israeli groups, borders on subversion.
In early 1862, the Order was in the national headlines when Radical Republicans in the Senate, aided by Secretary of State William H. Seward, suggested that former president Franklin Pierce, who was greatly critical of the Lincoln administration’s war policies, was an active member of the Knights of the Golden Circle. Pierce, writing an angry letter to Seward, denied that he knew anything about the Knights of the Golden Circle, and then demanded that his letter be made public, which it subsequently was by California Senator Milton Latham, who entered the entire Pierce-Seward correspondence, which tended to exonerate the former president, into the Congressional Globe.
The Knights of the Golden Circle (KGC) was a secret society originally founded to promote the interests of the Southern United States. It was to prepare the way for annexation of a golden circle of territories in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean to be included in the United States as slave states. Most members were recruited in the Southwest, in Texas, New Mexico Territory and California. During the American Civil War, some Southern sympathizers in the Northern states such as Ohio and Indiana and Iowa, were accused of belonging to the Knights of the Golden Circle. By 1863, numerous citizens and active politicians in areas bordering the north of the Ohio River were members or were in similar organizations influenced by it.
The association was founded by George W. L. Bickley, a Virginia-born doctor, editor, and “adventurer” who lived in Cincinnati. He organized the first castle, or local branch, in Cincinnati in 1854 and soon took the order to the South, where it was well received. It grew slowly until 1859 and reached its height in 1860.
Following the Mexican-American War of 1846, the group’s original goal was to provide a force to colonize the northern part of Mexico and the West Indies. This would extend pro-slavery interests. The Knights became especially active in Texas. Bickley’s main goal was the annexation of Mexico. Hounded by creditors, he left Cincinnati in the late 1850s and traveled through the East and South promoting an expedition to seize Mexico to establish a new territory for slavery. He found his greatest support in Texas. In a short time, he organized thirty-two chapters there.
In the spring of 1860, the group made the first of two attempts to invade Mexico from Texas. A small band reached the Rio Grande but failed otherwise
It is time for the Blue States to secede from the neo-Confederate theocratic rule of evangelico extremists. Karl Rove and the evangelicos have been working behind the scenes to destroy the two party system and turn our Democracy into a one party nation controlled by Christian fanatics. The Christian Coalition has been working in the South turning Democratic Southern States into Republican States reminding them that they were Democrats in opposition to the Republican Party founded by John Fremont as an anti-slavery party. Fremont wrote the first emancipation of the slaves of Missouri forcing Lincoln’s hand. The Evangelicos invented fraudulent moral values and issues in order to to counter the Civil Rights movement in America, and relieve Southerners of their guilt. At the same time the fundamentalists were promoting White and Christian supremacy. Katherine Yurica says this about this Dominion Theocracy that has captured America;Most Americans were completely unaware of the militantagenda being preached on a daily basis across the breadth and widthof America. Although it was called “Christianity” it can barely berecognized as Christian. It in fact was and is a wolf parading insheep’s clothing: It was and is a political scheme to take over thegovernment of the United States and then turn that government intoan aggressor nation that will forcibly establish the United Statesas the ruling empire of the twenty-first century. It is subversive,seditious, secretive, and dangerous.Dominionism “seeks to replace democracy with a theocratic elite that would govern by imposing their interpretation of `Biblical Law.'” He described the ulterior motive of Dominionism is to eliminate “.labor unions, civil rights laws, and public schools.” Clarkson then describes thecreation of new classes of citizens:
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Excerpt: “The reasons leading to this civil war were almost completely due to the actions and provocations of ROTHSCHILD AGENTS. One of those troublemakers was GEORGE BICKLEY, who had founded the “KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE”. The House of Rothschild then had Bickley and his knights extol the disadvantages of the Union for the Confederate States. In the remaining Union states the Rothschilds had J.P. Morgan and August Belmont praise the advantages of the Union.
The Knights of the Golden Circle
On April 22, 1973, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner publisheda report by Del Schrader under the headline “$100 billion inTreasure, the search for Rebel Gold.” The story covered hisinterviews with several sons, grandsons, and great-grandsons oflong-dead members of the KGC.Schrader, now deceased, said he was shown several maps of KGCcaches. However, one of the decendents stated, “They won’t doanybody much good. The maps are accurate as far as they go, butyou’d need the two or three transparent overlays, which each fillin a landmark, for the specifics. In most cases, a vital pointof reference is carved on a nearby rock.”Another old-timer offered, “Quantrill and Jesse James (bothnotorious guerillas), along with 10 other members of the InnerCircle, vowed they would beg, borrow, or steal gold so that CivilWar II, if it ever came, could be fought on a cash and carrybasis… many former Confederate officers headed west, profitedand tithed up to 50% of their annual incomes.”The original Knights of the Golden Circle formally disbanded theorganization and closed its books in 1916, but their descendantsstill maintain the vows of secrecy and silence taken by the oldConfederate veterans. This new generation, however, has vouchedthat the old veterans stashed away money and other treasure inmany states in the Union, and even in some Canadian provinces.They claim too, that most of these caches are booby trapped.It was on the eve of the Civil War. Washington was rampant withwar hysteria as the nation tottered on the abyss of the approachingconflict. To add to the increasing tension, the Capitol had beeninfiltrated by a wave of Confederate spies. Indeed, the Confederacy began the war with an espionage system and highly efficient, with tentacles reaching into secretareas of the Federal Department. Often the Rebels knew what theYankees were going to do almost as soon as the decision wasreached — and long before Union troops began to move.
One of the most energetic and efficient of these espionage ringswas a well organized secret society, the KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDENCIRCLE, (KGC), which had both Northern and Southern Branches, closely cooperating with each other. During the Civil War the KGC not only acted as the secret agents and fomenters of civil disorder in the North, but it’s members were smugglers of medical supplies,recruits, arms, uniforms and ammunition. After Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, the organization went underground and assumed a completely new mission– the raising of funds to start a new Civil War, promoting the idea of “The South Will Rise Again!”
The Knights went about their new mission with little regard for the legal principles. Therewere many stories that the KGC amassed millions of dollars worth of gold, silver, and currency which is allegedly stashed in numerous caches around the United States. In 1984 document were found in a Antebellum home in Savannah Georgia, pertaining to a gold shipment buried by the KGC just before the city was invaded by Union troops. This was said to be gold transported from Texas. Perhaps you are wondering just how the Knights of the Golden Circle came into being and what happened to this organization in later years. The middle of the last century was a spawning ground for numerous secret societies of every description, with many persons holding simultaneous memberships in several organizations. Entering the scene in 1859, with his founding of the Knights of the Golden Circle, was George W.L. Bickley. His intentional aims for the secret society were to Americanize and ultimately annex Mexico, to settle the slavery question in favor of the South, and to promote his own fame and fortune.
What of the widespread secret society which Bickley had founded?
It continued to live on in several forms. Toward the end of the Civil War, many of its members transferred their allegiance to another organization, the Order of American Knights, which in turn evolved into the Sons of Liberty — both of the latter dying from acute inertia at the end of the war. However, a hard-core group of die-hard Confederates preserved what remained of the Knights of the Golden Circle when the shooting stopped. During the great conflict, the society raised funds for the Confederate cause by both legal and illegal means — considering Yankee banks, businesses and stagecoaches to be fair game for robbery. These men rationalized that their cause was only temporarily lost. As a consequence, they were determined to continue raising funds, by any and all means. This Inner Circle claimed such stalwarts as Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, Jesse James, Gen. Bud Dalton, Prof. B.E. Bedeczek, Gen. J.O. Shelby and others.
Reports have it that following Lee’s surrender, the KGC amassed millions of dollars in gold, silver, and currency, awaiting the call to again bear arms — a call which never came. As a result, these caches which reportedly remained unfound and untouched. Supposedly, many of these caches were booby trapped and could still be lethal for the unwary. Sometime after the war the secret KGC established headquarters in an old building on Fatherland Street in Nashville Tennessee. Reportedly, the old building stood where the “Grand Ole Opry” got its start. About 1884 the headquarters were moved to Colorado Springs. Verifying the old Confederates’ tales of clandestine treasure hoards becomes very difficult when one realizes the KGC officially closed its books and disbanded in 1916.
In addition, through deaths and failing memories of the elderly Knights caused the locations of many caches to be lost in the maze of history, forthe relied upon memory rather than written records for identifyingtheir stashes. Speaking of Nashville, a rich KGC trove was supposedly hidden under an “ordinary looking mountain” somewhere off the old Nashville Pike. Allegedly, $600 million was stored there in a vault, in 1870. Later, more gold was said to have been added to this hoard. We have also heard tales of a KGC treasure having been secreted about 11 miles from Nashville. These two reports, however, maypertain to the same cache.
TREASON IN INDIANA.; Expose of the Sons of Liberty Official Report of Gen. Carrington Interesting Details. OFFICIAL REPORT OF GEN. CARRINGTON.I. NATURE OF THE ORDER.II. PRINCIPLES OF THE ORDER.III. EXTENT OF THE ORDER.OFFICERS FOR 1864, AS REPORTED. OFFICERS.IV. OPERATIONS OF THE ORDER.V. PURPOSES OF THE ORDER.REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.REPORT OF THE GRAND SECRETARY.
New York TimesAugust 2, 1864
The Indianapolis Journal publishes a series of documents, occupying no less than fourteen columns, exposing an organization known as the “Sons of Liberty,” which is alleged to be in existence in that State. It seems to be substantially identical with the “Order of American Knights,” regarding which we have already published a full statement from the St. Louis Democrat. The most interesting of the documents published by the Journal is the following: HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF INDIANA, NORTHERN DEPARTMENT, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., June28, 1864.GOVERNOR: In compliance with your request, I place in your hands a partial outline of the nature, work and extent of a disloyal society or order, now operating in the State of Indiana, under the name of “Sons of Liberty.”1. It is both civil and military.
In its first relation it declares principles of ethics and politics, for adoption and dissemination, that are hostile to the Government of the United States. In the latter relation it assumes to organize armies for “actual service” in support of those principles, treating the United States Government as their enemy, and that of the rebellion as their friend.2. It is secret and oath-bound.3. It is despotic and absolute. The penalties of disobedience to its officers are unlimited, including the death penalty itself.1. Absolute, inherent State Sovereignty.2. The Union of the States as but voluntary and temporary, and revocable at the will of any individual State, so far as concerns that State.3. Denies the General Government the power to enforce its laws, and, if it bethe choice of a State, to reject them.4. Recognizes the existing rebellion as legitimate, legal and just.5. Holds revolution against the present Government not only right, but a duty.6. Holds obligations to the order as paramount, to those due a single State, orthe United States.7. Declares its purpose to stop this war, treat with rebels, and make a treatybased upon the recognition of grades of civilization and race.8. Declares a law of races, one of Caucasian supremacy, and one of Africanservitude.9. Pledges a crusade in favor of all peoples attempting to establish newgovernments of their own choice, as against existing rulers or authorities.10. Accepts the creed of the rebellion, its logic, its plans and its principles,as the nominal theory of democracy, and its own bond of coherence and ultimatesuccess.Exhibits are furnished as follows:Exhibt A. “Constitution of Supreme Council of the States,” that is, of allStates that may join, recognizing the primary independence of each State. “TheSupreme Commander of this Council is Commander-in-Chief of all military forcesbelonging to the order, in the various states, when called into actual service.”– See sec. 8.
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