Masoneria is a compilation of essays which first appeared in the newspaper Arriba between late 1947 and early 1951. According to Paul Preston in his biography Franco (Collins, 1994) p. 564: "For the rest of his life, Franco remained convinced that all the copies had been bought up by Freemasons to prevent them being read." Preston also says (p. 590) that Franco wanted his book translated into English but his effort along those lines was thwarted.
In our brief selection from his book, Franco exhibits the usual Cold War naiveté concerning the supposed good intentions of "the West" in seeking "peace and order" in the Middle East. This is a strange assessment coming from someone who simultaneously grasped the fact that the West was riddled with masonic agents in high places, reminscent of Hitler having been seduced by the "pro-Nazi" masonic aristocracy which the British Secret Service dispatched to Germany as a Trojan Horse, and which succeeded in lulling him into a stupor of pro-British sentiment, even as Stalin, who was highly suspicious of the British empire and cunningly aware of its masonic nature, was astounded at Hitler's gullibility.
Franco also exhibits, in his animus toward secular Zionism, a seeming preference for Judaism, which he imagines to be the religion of Moses, as contrasted to ill effect with the atheist Left-wing founders of the Zionist-Israeli state. Franco's notion was a creaky hobby horse of the early and mid-20th century Right wing in general, as most famously stated by T.S. Eliot in his 1933 speech at the University of Virginia (published in 1934 in Eliot's After Strange Gods), in which the eminent poet stated, "...reasons of race and religion combine to make any large number of free-thinking Jews undesirable."
Eliot's goofy supposition, widespread at the time, was that Talmudic censors and micro-managers were preferable to freethinking Judaics who broke away from the Talmud. One of the most signal accomplishments of the 18th and 19th century Christian Enlightenment (yes, there was such a thing, see our introductory essay to Eisenmenger's Traditions of the Jews — scroll down at this link), was the separation of Judaic people from the dictatorship of the rabbinic texts. Moses Hess and Adolf Hitler combined to impede the progress of these liberated Judaics: Hess by diverting them into Zionism, and Hitler by mass extrusion and shootings of this most patriotic element of the German-Judaic citzenry. [Ron: I have not seen evidence of this phenomenon.] Hitler's crimes were secretly celebrated by prominent Orthdox rabbis who lauded Der Führer for wreaking vengeance on the anti-Talmudic, Judaic "sinners." (For a more complete refutation of Eliot's thesis see footnote 402 on p. 360 of our book Judaism Discovered; for elaboration of the rabbinic approbation for Hitler see Judaism's Strange Gods, pp. 37-39).
Consequently, we should not be surprised at the fact that the recent return of Crimea to Mother Russia is greeted with dim-witted outrage on the American Right (and not just the neocon Right), which continues to view the "West" as a bulwark against "Russian aggression," a truly risible proposition in that the vaunted “West" is contracepting, aborting and "gay"-marrying itself out of existence. In places like Brussells, capital of the European Union which attacks President Putin at the behest of the Cryptocracy's plutocrats, pornographers and sodomites, the spectre of a Muslim demographic majority in “Belgistan” (Belgium) in the next decade, as documented in this brief video, will soon put paid to tired cliches about "the West" as standard-bearer of civilization. Whatever remains of our civilization will likely be preserved by Russia and her allies such as Serbia and east Ukraine, and the networks of private and home-schooled Christian young people in America and elsewhere who have eluded the tentacles of the barbarians to whom Franco referred.
Franco unfortunately, could not escape being a product of his times, but to be fair, having successfully defeated Soviet proxy forces in Spain in scratch and claw warfare in the 1930s, thereby saving millions of Catholics from slaughter or internment, one cannot expect him to have had some higher insight into Russia. Moreover, Franco has the distinction, together with Eamon de Valera of Catholic Ireland and the leaders of Protestant Switzerland and Lutheran Sweden, of remaining neutral during the World War II fratricide in western Europe. Franco courageously offered refuge and safe haven to post-war Germans fleeing General Eisenhower's forced starvation and Stalin's arctic mines.
The prophetic portion of the excerpt we have translated below from Franco's work is found in the last paragraph, where the Spanish leader predicts an apocalyptic scenario for the Israeli-Zionist project. This was a display of eschatological prescience that was shared by few world leaders in the late '40s and early '50s, who were at the time optimistic about the type of egalitarian "Labor Zionism” which was ruling the Israeli state, and masking the authentic root of counterfeit-Israel, i.e. the monstrous Talmudic-Zionist hybrid forged by Hess, which would emerge with tremendous vigor under Begin and Sharon in the 1980s, with the rise of the religious-Zionist "Settler movement" of the appropriately named Rabbi Kook.
Acknowledgements : the Spanish text of the following excerpt, along with bibliographic information and cognate research, was kindly provided by our UK-based colleague, Mr. Ian Buckley. The translation itself represents our own collation of two English versions, one provided by Mr. Gabriel Valdes Gomez, and the other by a translator who wishes to remain anonymous. The generous donation of their time and effort in this little project is most appreciated.
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Another focal point of this Soviet infiltration which Freemasonry presents us is that of the State of Israel, where, under the pretext of creating a Jewish religious state, there has taken place a concentration of atheist elements from Central Europe and the international bas fonds (lower strata), who eventually regard as Pharisaic and backward the ministers and representatives of the Mosaic faith. What was to have been a Jewish state, built on the old models of international Jewry, has thus become a focal point of faithless and rootless people, receptive to foreign slogans and influences.
Russia takes advantage once again of the state of affairs which Freemasonry offers to her to serve its own interests. Russia was aware of the great influence of Judaism in American politics, and the presence in many governments in Europe and in America of leading members of the Masonic sects; the oath they took when going through the XV and XVI degrees of “Knights of the Orient or of the Sword” and “Princes of Jerusalem;” regarding “turning over to the Hebrew people all that which was taken away from them by force”;”, and while it helped and supported Stern Gang’s terrorist attacks in the Middle East, it worked in international meetings to foster Zionist principles, which would take their struggle to the field of their enemies, since for Russia, before the war, during the war and after the war, the nations which will not submit will always be its enemy.
No one is more anxious than the Western nations to maintain peace and order in the Middle East; but no one is more interested than Russia in creating a center of disagreement in the united front which the Middle East offered to Soviet expansionist ambitions. The moment could not be more favorable. The creation of Israel was of Soviet work. Here, as in the case of Lie, President Ben Gurion also presents himself with the complexity of his dual nationality, for he was active in the Communist ranks under a different name.
Let us not lose sight of the diminutive State which, small as it may be, is ambitious in its aspirations, which reach to the limits of the Euphrates, and, however farfetched it may seem to us, there are those who feed the fire which one day may become a devouring wild fire, behind which the tanks of the modern barbarians will surge forward. ( Masoneria, pp. 104-105).