Monday, April 22, 2013

The Boston Massacre

After seeing the article on the Boston Massacre t-shirts being pulled from the market, I started reading an article about the actual Boston massacre that took place in 1770.

The Boston Massacre began when a young apprentice shouted an insult at a British officer. A soldier on duty in front  of the customs house  gave the apprentice a knock on the ear with the butt of his rifle. The boy cried for help, and an crowd gathered. Someone rang the bells in a nearby  church. This action drew more people into the street. The English guard found himself confronting an angry  mob.  He stood his ground and called for the main guard. Six men, led by a corporal, responded. They  were joined by the officer on duty, Captain John Preston.
The crowd soon swelled to almost 400 men. They began pelting the soldiers with snowballs and chunks of ice. Led Crispus Attucks, a freed slave, the colonist surged to within inches of the fixed bayonets and dared the soldiers to fire. Finally, the squad fired into the unruly crowd, killing five men. As the gun smoke cleared, Crispus Attucks and four others lay dead or dying. Six more men were wounded. source




Paul Revere, Freemason, and agent provocateur, reads:

The bloody massacre perpetrated in King Street Boston on March 5th 1770 by a party of the 29th Regt.

Unhappy Boston! see thy Sons deplore
Thy hallow'd walks besmear'd with guiltless gore
While faithless P____n and his savage bands
With murd'rous rancour stretch their bloody hands
Like fierce barbarians grinning o'er their prey
Approve the carnage and enjoy the day.

If scalding drops from rage, from anguish wrung
If speechless sorrow, lab'ring for a tongue
Or if a weeping world can ought appease
The plaintive ghosts of victims such as these
The patriot's copious tears for each are shed
A glorious tribute which embalms the dead.

But know, Fate summons to that awful goal
Where Justice strips the murd'rer of his soul,
Should venal C___ts, the scandal of the land,
Snatch the relentless villain from her Hand
Keen execrations on this plate inscrib'd
Shall reach a Judge who never can be brib'd.

 At age 25, Paul Revere was initiated in St. Andrew's Lodge on September 4, 1760. He was the first candidate received after their Charter dated 1756 was received from the Grand Lodge of Scotland. He was raised on January 27, 1761. The records of St. Andrew's Royal Arch Chapter, functioning as part of St. Andrew's Lodge, indicate that Paul Revere became a Royal Arch Mason and Knight Templar on December 11, 1769. Brother Revere was very active in his Lodge by his attendance and serving as Junior Deacon, Junior Warden, and Secretary before being installed at age 35 as Worshipful Master on November 30, 1770. At that time he was already serving as Senior Grand Deacon of the Massachusetts (Provincial) Grand Lodge. This was the beginning of his "very active masonic career" which is indicated by the list of his Lodge Offices attached to this paper. He served nine (9) terms as Worshipful Master, 5 with St. Andrew's Lodge and 4 with Rising States Lodge and, with the exception of the Revolutionary war years, served continuously as a Grand Lodge Officer from 1769 to 1797. Time does not permit a complete definition of his role in the formation of Rising States Lodge and the Massachusetts Grand Lodge; however, he certainly was an active participant. Source

Paul Revere is regarded by many as an American Patriot, an image he sought to cultivate. He produced this flyer to rally support for the rebellion, planned by Freemasons in The Green Dragon Tavern, Boston, whose upper floor served as the meeting room for St. Andrews Masonic Lodge. The Masonic rebellion would be officially sanctioned by America’s founding fathers when the Declaration of Independence was signed six years later. During the ensuing years, Revere agitated for rebellion, and was instrumental in numerous acts of aggression against the British. His most famous activity is commonly referred to as “the midnight ride of Paul Revere.” This occurred five years after the Boston Massacre, on the night of April 18 (again 6+6+6), in the year 1775.

Paul Revere rode from Boston warning men, a large percentage of whom were undoubtedly his fellow Freemasons, that the British were marching toward Lexington and Concord. The Boston Marathon is held annually on Patriots’ Day, which is a civic holiday in Massachusetts, commemorating the battles of Lexington and Concord.  Source

                   Suddenly the logo on the Nike T-shirt makes more sense as we know that the masons often place their stamps, symbols and saying on clothing.
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On April 14th, General Gage received instructions from Secretary of State William Legge, Earl of Dartmouth (dispatched on 27th January), to disarm the rebels, who were known to have hidden weapons in Concord, among other locations, and to imprison the rebellion's leaders, especially Samuel Adams and John Hancock. Dartmouth gave Gage considerable discretion in his commands. Gage issued orders to Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith to proceed from Boston "with utmost expedition and secrecy to Concord, where you will seize and destroy... all Military stores.
[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Revere#.22Midnight_Ride.22]

Do you see the parallels?  Our government is seeking to take away our guns as well!

On one more side note?

The finish line for the Boston Marathon is located at 666 Boylston St.

 

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