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DOUBT EVERTHING

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BACONSPEAREOn planet Earth, it’s really not a good idea to “believe” or to accept ANYTHING on the surface.  As safe bet is to DOUBT EVERYTHING.

This is especially true when it to do with “royalty” or “leaders” of governments.  I very excellent example of this illustrated by the discovery that Sir Francis Bacon was the “bastard” son of Queen Elizabeth I of England. (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603)  This is compounded by the discovery that Sir Francis Bacon actually wrote the plays attributed to Bill Shakespeare!

Sir Francis Bacon was a scientist, philosopher, courtier, diplomat, essayist, historian and successful politician, who served as Solicitor General (1607), Attorney General (1613) and Lord Chancellor (1618). Those who subscribe to the theory that Sir Francis Bacon wrote the Shakespeare work generally refer to themselves as “Baconians”, while dubbing those who maintain the orthodox view that William Shakespeare of Stratford wrote them “Stratfordians”.

The idea was first proposed by Delia Bacon in lectures and conversations with intellectuals in America and Britain. William Henry Smith was the first to publish the theory in a letter to Lord Ellesmere published in the form of a sixteen-page pamphlet entitled Was Lord Bacon the Author of Shakespeare’s Plays?  Smith suggested that several letters to and from Francis Bacon hinted at his authorship. A year later, both Smith and Delia Bacon published books expounding the Baconian theory. In Delia Bacon’s work, “Shakespeare” was represented as a group of writers, including Francis Bacon, Sir Walter Raleigh and Edmund Spenser, whose agenda was to propagate an anti-monarchial system of philosophy by secreting it in the text.

Baconian theory developed a new twist in the writings of Orville Ward Owen and Elizabeth Wells Gallup. Owen’s book Sir Francis Bacon’s Cipher Story (1893–5) claimed to have discovered a secret history of the Elizabethan era hidden in cipher-form in Bacon/Shakespeare’s works. The most remarkable revelation was that Bacon was the son of Queen Elizabeth. According to Owen, Bacon revealed that Elizabeth was secretly married to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, who fathered both Bacon himself and Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, the latter ruthlessly executed by his own mother in 1601. Bacon was the true heir to the throne of England, but had been excluded from his rightful place. This tragic life-story was the secret hidden in the plays.

Baconian theory had received support from a number of high profile individuals. Mark Twain showed an inclination for it in his essay Is Shakespeare Dead?   Friedrich Nietzsche expressed interest in and gave credence to the Baconian theory in his writings. The German mathematician Georg Cantor believed that Shakespeare was Bacon. He eventually published two pamphlets supporting the theory in 1896 and 1897.  By 1900 leading Baconians were asserting that their cause would soon be won.

In 1916 a judge in Chicago ruled in a civil trial that Bacon was the true author of the Shakespeare canon!

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READ MORE ABOUT BACON vs. SHAKESPEARE HERE:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baconian_theory

ELECTRIC MONK

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I am a believer in the Immortal Douglas Adams.  His body may be rotting under ground, but his Spirit is Eternal!  I am re-reading his books.  If you have not yet read his books, you will most certainly die believing that “reality is real”. This is the definition of “hell”.  However, a remedy for your affliction exists within the pages of “Dirk Gentlys’ Holitstic Detective Agency“, wherein you will discover that their is an “Electric Monk” who will do all of your believing for you!  You will no longer need to “believe” the delusion that “reality is real”, or any of the overwhelming myriad of beliefs we are constantly coerced into believing on Earth. — LRS

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High on a rocky promontory sat an Electric Monk on a bored horse. From under its rough woven cowl the Monk gazed unblinkingly down into another valley, with DIRK GENTLYwhich it was having a problem. The day was hot, the sun stood in an empty hazy sky and beat down upon the gray rocks and the scrubby, parched grass. Nothing moved, not even the Monk. The horse’s tail moved a little, swishing slightly to try and move a little air, but that was all. Otherwise, nothing moved.

The Electric Monk was a labour-saving device, like a dishwasher or a video recorder. Dishwashers washed tedious dishes for you, thus saving you the bother of washing them yourself, video recorders watched tedious television for you, thus saving you the bother of looking at it yourself; Electric Monks believed things for you, thus saving you what was becoming an increasingly onerous task, that of believing all the things the world expected you to believe. Unfortunately this Electric Monk had developed a fault, and had started to believe all kinds of things, more or less at random. “

From Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams

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Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer, humorist, and dramatist.  Adams is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.  Adams also wrote Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (1987) and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988).  A posthumous collection of his work, including an unfinished novel, was published as The Salmon of Doubt.  ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Adams#Death_and_legacy )

 

 

 

 

 

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