Many people are aware of the so-called prophecies of the sixteenth century French doctor Nostradamus. He produced volumes of predictions that many claim foretell of the end of our world. But did you know that the United States had its own visionary who claimed to see the end as well? You are going to be amazed when you read the words of Confederate Brigadier General Albert Pike.
Albert Pike was a man of adventure. At six feet tall and three hundred pounds with long blonde hair, he was built for the nineteenth century.
Born in Boston in 1809, he was a bright student who eventually enrolled at Harvard. However, he decided not to attend, choosing instead to follow a course of self study. He eventually became a school teacher and moved to live on the frontier of Arkansas. He worked as a trapper walking more than thirteen hundred miles, and then later as a writer and owner of an Arkansas newspaper. He served as a volunteer in the US army as a captain during the Mexican American War.
During the war, the young captain had a number of disagreements with his commanding officer, Colonel John Selden Roane, which eventually culminated in a duel between the two men. Although both fired several shots, neither man found his target, and the duel was declared a wash.
After the war, he went to New Orleans and began practicing law, which shaped his views sympathetic to the Confederacy, which he would serve during the Civil War.
One of the more remarkable aspects of his life was illustrated in a recently uncovered letter he wrote during the war, in which he made some startling observations on the future.
“The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the ‘agentur’ of the ‘Illuminati’ between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion.”
“We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.”
Some people believe his words are the sign of a divine prophet. Others think his prediction is too general to have any real merit. What do you think?