Saturday, 17 December 2016


To the Editor
 Sir,-Many thinking people in this city heartily approve of the council's decision not to allow Communists to hold their meetings in the streets or parks of Launceston. Why should a British community allow everything it holds dear to be abused by these propagandists of the most appalling doctrines the world has ever known? Thoughtful people should read Webster's "World Revolution," and remind themselves of the origin and aims of Communism and Bolshevism. We are told in this very exhaustive study of the subject that in 1776 Adam Weishaupt, a Bavarian, founded the order of the Illuminati. This man, "Weishaupt, is described by Louis Blanc as "the profoundest conspirator that ever lived." His theories were borrowed from Rousseau. The aims of his order are summarised by Webster in the following six points:— (1) Abolition of monarchy and all ordered government; (2) abolition of private property; (3) abolition of inheritance; (4) abolition of patriotism; (5) abolition of the family (i.e., of marriage and of all morality and the communal education of children); (6) abolition of all religion.
No "illuminatus" was ever allowed to be known as such. The very existence of the order was (and is) concealed as far as possible. "The order of the Illuminati" aims always at the essence, not the ostentation, of power. The training of the "adepts" was a work of profound subtlety. Nothing must alarm or revolt the mind of the convert at first. And so Jesus Christ was represented as the Grand Master of the order! It was not till his admission to the "higher" grades that the "adept" was made aware of the real intentions of Illuminism with regard to religion, morals, and philanthropy. The real aim of the society was (and is), "The systematic attempt to create grievances in order to exploit them." "Always the suffering people are deceived. They mistake friends for foes. The Communist leaders, while loudly proclaiming the need of reforms, wilfully defeat reforms, and turn the people's just demands for reforms into war on the community." "How lately have we seen this exemplified: and how long ago might we have read, learned, and inwardly digested a few of the lessons of history, not yet a century old. But a knowledge of history is not conspicuous among our statesmen."
 The doctrines of the German Jew Karl Marx, now known as Marxian Socialism, are identical with those of Weishaupt. They are—The abolition of inheritance, of marriage and the family, of patriotism, and all religion, the community of women, and the commercial education of children by the state. The "Communist manifesto" of Karl Marx is regarded by Communists as "the charter of freedom of the workers of the world," and his book, called "Capital." is proclaimed by them to be "The bible of the working classes." His extreme followers go further. In the Revolutionary Catechism (written by an "Illuminatus," Netchaieff), it is laid down that—"Every effort is to be made to heighten and increase the evil and sorrows which will at length wear out the patience of the people and encourage an insurrection en masse."
 Surely it is well that we careless British people should remind our selves of the truth about Communism. The representatives of these old "Illuminati," the inheritors of their ideas, are in Launceston to-day industriously carrying on their work. How foolish we are not to realise that "thoughts are things," and if we let the minds of our people, especially our youth, be poisoned by these Communist propagandists, we shall have no one to blame but ourselves for what will happen.
 More power to the City Council for its action. Let us take courage and remember what an astute enemy of our race said —"English is the rock on which the waves of revolution are broken.—Yours, etc., CAVE.

Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), Friday 31 July 1931, page 12

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