The first place I ever read anything about Benjamin Bonneville was in a historical fiction novel by Janice Hold Giles, published back in 1968, called The Great Adventure.
Mrs. Giles did not have lots of information on Bonneville except to note that he was an army officer, traveling in the Far West during the fur trading days and she seemed to have some questions about an army officer traveling around out there on his own with no apparent military responsibilities.
Recently, I watched a video on the internet of a speech given by Arthur Thomson, CEO of the John “Birch Society. It was an excellent video, one I would recommend. The title of it is What you are not supposed to know about America’s founding.
I found it on DuckDuckGo search engine, something else I would recommend. Mr. Thompson has done a lot of historical homework about the country’s early days and not all of what he has found makes for fun reading. And though it’s not fun, it’s probably necessary. If we don’t understand our history we will never know what to do about our future. Whoever controls your history also controls your future.
In his video Mr. Thompson mentioned several people who had been part of the Illuminati in Europe. One noted one was Nicolas De Bonneville. Many of you have heard the name Bonneville before–the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah; there’s a Bonneville County in Idaho; and even the Pontiac Car Company named one of their models after him several years ago.
You’d be surprised at how much stuff there is about the Illuminati out there on the internet–in plain sight! Of course you have to realize that some of it is propaganda to cover the true intent of the group.
But I came across one site that was interesting, – that contained some interesting stuff. The article stated: “The best means to understand the French Revolution of 1789 is to study the importance of Nicolas de Bonneville and the Cercle Social organization he led with 8,000 members…James Billington, the U.S. Librarian of Congress wrote in Fire in the Minds of Men (1980) (2007 reprint) at page 12 that Nicolas de Bonneville (1760-1828) of Paris was one of the ‘founding fathers’ of the modern revolutionary tradition’. Since October 1789, Bonneville was the founder and leader of the Cercle Social – a publishing house at Paris operated by a masonic-style secret society.” It seems that Bonneville had no problem with admitting his allegiance with the Bavarian Illuminati founded by Adam Weishaupt in 1776, supposedly on May 1st of that year. Ever wonder why the Communists always celebrate the first day of May with all their parades? Now you know.
There’s even a book out there by Bonneville, L’Espirit des Religions which has been translated from one he wrote in 1792. Supposedly this book clarifies the “True Illuminati’s political aims.” I’d never even heard of this book until I started researching for this article, so I can’t tell you what’s in it, except to note that Karl Marx honored Bonneville’s “fraternal order and printing house as having commenced the (modern) revolutionary movement.” Enough said.
Interestingly enough, Nicolas Bonneville’s son, Benjamin, was born in France and eventually graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in just two years. So here we have the son of a top Illuminati member attending West Point! His and his mother’s journey from France was paid for by Thomas Paine, who Arthur Thompson tells us in his video, slept with Bonneville’s mother. Thompson also informs us that Paine was involved with the Illuminati. And he noted that Paine, the author of Common Sense was a truly radical writer and that Common Sense was the only decent thing he ever wrote. He said that, after that book, you could toss the rest of what Paine wrote in the trash can. Paine was an ardent supporter of the French Revolution and stridently anti-Christian. No one for your children to emulate!
Most of this kind of information will never appear in your history books. You can find it on your own by digging for it if someone points you in the right direction. You do have to wonder, if the Bonneville so many things in this country were named for had a father who was a prime mover in the Illuminati, where was his son politically–and spiritually? And how much association over the years did he have with anti-Christian Thomas Paine?
In the first book I mentioned in this article, Mrs. Giles’ book, I must have noted something about Bonneville somewhere back along the line,, because, under the author’s note in the front of the book I had written: “Bonneville had Illuminati connections so you have to wonder what he was doing in the West at that time.” I still think that’s a legitimate query.
How much of our history that we are never told about had Illuminati-type people inserting themselves in there to do damage to further someone’s internationalist agenda? And is some of what they did responsible for some of the problems we have today?
June 25, 2018
~ The Author ~
Al Benson Jr. is the editor and publisher of “The Copperhead Chronicle“, a quarterly newsletter that presents history from a pro-Southern and Christian perspective. He has written for several publications over the years. His articles have appeared in “The National Educator,” “The Free Magnolia,” and the “Southern Patriot.” I addition to that he was the editor of, and wrote for, “The Christian Educator” for several years. In addition to The Copperhead Chronicles, Al also maintains Revised History.
He is currently a member of the Confederate Society of America and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and has, in the past, been a member of the John Birch Society. He is the co-author, along with Walter D. Kennedy, of the book “Lincoln’s Marxists” and he has written for several Internet sites as well as authoring a series of booklets, with tests, dealing with the War of Northern Aggression, for home school students.
He and his wife now live in northern Louisiana.
Mr. Benson is a highly respected scholar and writer and has graciously allowed Metropolis Café to publish his works. We are proud to have his involvement with this project.