Book Review: Stephen Knight's "Jack the Ripper: the Final Solution"
A Case-Study Of Masonic Conspiracy
(Apollonian, 21 Dec 15)
A Case-Study Of Masonic Conspiracy
(Apollonian, 21 Dec 15)
Stephen Knight's work, "Jack the Ripper: the Final Solution"; David McKay Co. Inc.; NY; 1975; 284 pp, 264 text, Bibliography, Index; is brilliant--a veritable masterpiece of--investigative journalism which well serves history as it tells the story of the mysterious "Ripper" murders of London's Whitechapel district in late 1888 fm the end August to early November, a period of just over two months. For it was strictly a masonic operation, and there were at least a couple of killers in collusion, who did the work, over-seen by free-masons, of five women who happened to be prostitutes. The prostitutes were killed by the masons for specific purpose of covering-up and responding to the attempted blackmail by the prostitutes over the secret marriage of, and birth of a daughter to, the son of the English Prince of Wales at the time, Prince Albert Victor, nick-named "Eddy," son of Albert Edward, who became King Edward VII after the death of his mother, Queen Victoria, in 1901.
Albert Victor himself, "Eddy," who was not involved in the murders, died fairly soon after the "ripper" killings, in 1892, of influenza and pneumonia. It is, however, quite possible, though not certain, that the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, did know of the murders as he was a member and highest ranking titular Freemason of England. After all, how stupid could the Prince of Wales have been?
Thus Eddy (Albert Victor) seems to have been un-distinguished, not an outstanding student in school, and also rather dis-liked by his father, evidently. So his mother, Alexandra, decided to rather apprenticing-out her son to an artist she had known fm Denmark, her place of birth and original family, the artist being one of the more notable and accomplished at the time in England, one Walter Sickert, absolutely central to this story, investigation, and book by Knight. Eddy then soon enough fell in love w. a girl who worked in a nearby shop to Sickert's studio, and who sat as model for the artist, named Annie Elizabeth Crook. Eddy and Annie, who was Catholic, got married in secret, and had a daughter, Alice Margaret.
The author, Stephen Knight, obtained the basic facts of the story, amazingly accurate, fm the son of the artist, Joseph Sickert, who had been told much of the story by his father, Walter, who had subsequently, after some years, married the royally-descended daughter, Alice Margaret, who was the mother of Joseph. The facts related to the author, Knight, by Joseph turned-out to be uncannily precise for all the details and verification when Knight thereupon investigated and discovered yet further info, amazing facts, including the un-covering by Knight of the masons and their plots regarding this "ripper" episode.
For not surprisingly, at the time in the later 1880s, word had gotten out about the business of the Duke of Clarence (Eddy), and the Queen herself called in the Prime Minister, Lord Salisbury, to have the matter taken-care of, as there were quite serious political implications which the author, Knight explains for us. So Salisbury, who was a mason, the masons being extremely powerful in all truth, simply hired and/or commissioned a group of people, these being headed by other masons, evidently, to have Eddy and Annie kid-napped, Eddy to be thereupon placed under strict royal supervision, though Annie, quite cruelly was sequestered, at first in a hospital mental institute and later in various work-houses, perhaps even drugged and lobotomized, though it isn't clear, by the masonic surgeon who was placed in charge, Sir William Gull, physician to the Queen, and who'd done work for the royals in the way of otherwise illegal abortions. Gull was also adept at having un-cooperative people institutionalized in mental wards as Annie was. Poor, hapless Annie, who drifted in and out of various work-houses (similar, evidently to present-day homeless shelters) finally died in 1920, reputedly insane, but this wasn't the only tragedy of this sad and horrible episode.
Somehow, Walter Sickert said he never found-out exactly how, but evidently, the nanny and child, Alice Margaret, escaped the incident of the kid-napping of Eddy and Annie, and the nanny, a friend of Annie, named Mary Jane Kelly, also one (the final) of the victims of the "ripper," was able to return the child to Sickert who then placed the child in care of his relatives. Unfortunately, in the interim, Mary Jane had fallen-in w. some prostitutes prone to drinking who decided to try to blackmail the royals, or someone close thereto, according to Sickert, and their fate was sealed. For Dr. Gull as mason and practiced, though sublime, criminal soon enough contracted the help of fellow high-ranking masons of the London Police, and the prostitutes were ruthlessly located and hunted-down--so ruthlessly, in fact, that one of the Ripper victims, a woman named Catherine Eddowes, was not actually connected w. the others but was mistaken for Mary Kelly due to her calling herself by the last name of the man she lived-with, a man un-related but w. the same name of Kelly. It seems the prostitutes, w. two exceptions, were poisoned by Gull first, then mutilated later according to masonic ceremony which entails dis-embowelment in event forbidden secrets are divulged.
The great virtue of Knight's investigative work on this "Ripper" episode is his side-inquiry, but quite significant in itself, upon the masons and their sort of nefarious operations which extended fm the medical profession and the police, politicians, lawyers, and even to high-ranking members of the Church of England. For the cover-up for this "ripper" episode was extensive, but still not un-observed in various ways. The cover-up included not only the police process, but also the legally mandated medical inquests upon the murders themselves and the curious ways info was suppressed fm the public though still well-enough known among upper circles. For example, enough evidence was known about Dr. Gull that he was eventually removed fm his practice of medicine by his fellow physicians who, though many were masons themselves, were no doubt quite appalled at the grisly work done by Gull. When Gull died, his estate was positively stupendous, over 300,000 pounds (amounting to many millions of dollars in today's currency) and other properties.
And Knight is to be commended for his extensive research, not only upon the killings and the masons, but also on the other writing and work done upon the "ripper" episode, so lurid and notorious in the public mind. Knight goes into detail about the work, life, and paintings of the artist, Walter Sickert who was so terribly affected by the murders. The great wonder is the masons themselves have come away fm the episode w. so little publicity and notoriety when, obviously, they really deserve quite a bit more. And of course, the reason for such successful cover-up of the masons is it would have led to the royals and the rest of the ruling class society which so much depends upon and makes use of this nefarious and criminal network as Knight, the author, makes clear for us.
Knight's expositions make clear masonic notoriety and dis-repute is well-earned and -deserved. For once the mason reaches the Royal Arch degree we discover the mason's greatest loyalty shifts fm society and nation for the lower degrees, now only to fellow masons, keeping their secrets and covering for them, even if the secret involves criminal violations of law and national security. And the success of the masons can be judged by the confusion and ignorance of the public and the continuing respect held for the masons to this day, the "ripper" episode so much hidden in lurid rumor and legend, so few even beginning to suspect the masons for their responsibility, secretiveness, and criminal contempt for the public.
Another tragedy of this masonic "ripper" episode regarded the child of the secret marriage, little Alice Margaret, who was targeted by one of the accomplices to the masons, though perhaps not a mason himself, who had operated a coach service, at first for the young prince, Albert Victor when he made his forays into London to be with his mentor and artist friend, Sickert, then later for the murderer, Gull. Though escaping death, little Alice was twice struck down in the streets by this coach-driver, a man by name of John Netley, and once, the first time, she was nearly killed, taking months in the hospital to recover. The second time wasn't as bad, though she was knocked unconscious. Interestingly, Netley lived a few more years until 1903 when, at age 43, he died somewhat strangely, suffering a fractured skull fm a road accident. The author, Knight, wonders if it wasn't yet another masonic murder for purpose of removing a witness.
Finally, we learn the last secret of this horrific episode regarding masonic murder and conspiracy having to do w. the artist, Walter Sickert, who simply knew too much detail about the murders not to have been involved himself, according to the author, Knight, though of course it's impossible to completely verify, the details and reasoning, however, are related by Knight.
Thus when one applies this "ripper" episode to history and the yr. 1888, it's much less of a wonder, for example, when considering circumstances of the public murder of JFK (Pres. Kennedy) in 1963 and the other murders of the 1960s, Malcolm X, MLK, and RFK, just for a few examples, there being many more and others. Thus history, historians, and sociologists owe a great debt to our journalistic investigator, Mr. Stephen Knight, who thereby helps us so tremendously for seeing how things really work and happen both then in 1888 and now. For note the only alternative to conspiracy theory is accident excuse--"coincidence," golly gee. For if a society loses the genuine Christian character, the only thing that gains is hubris and satanism by which one makes oneself God upon pretext of "good-evil" and perfectly "free" human will.