The first Hebrew king, Saul, was ordained by the Almighty. Kings and queens were God’s representatives on earth. But what happened when, in Europe, some of those royals began listening to the atheistic whisperings of Voltaire? When certain royals rejected the Almighty, then from whence did they derive their authority?
Thus reads the description for my latest video, “Some Royal Dupes Of Voltaire”, published to YouTube on May 7, 2017. The clip, which clocks in at 10 minutes and 41 seconds, can hopefully be viewed at the top of today’s blog entry.
Around 1798, Abbé Barruel’s book, Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism, was published in its entirety. A reprint edition, with an Introduction by Stanley L. Jaki, was published in 1995 and is currently freely available at this link: http://www.strobertbellarmine.net/books/Barruel.pdf
In Barruel’s book, he names some royal dupes who had been seduced into believing Voltaire’s atheistic sophisms. One of these royals, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, was “initiated and had been admitted into all the mysteries of the Antichristian Conspiracy by Frederic [Prussian King Frederic II].”  When the French Revolution commenced in 1789, Joseph II was a dying man, worn out, broken-hearted, and with his kingdom in all but open rebellion. 
In the end, Joseph II repented of the war he had waged against the Almighty, “when he beheld philosophism attacking both himself and his throne.” 
Jean-Baptiste le Rond D’Alembert wrote to his chief, Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet), “But we have on our side the Empress Catherine [Catherine II of Russia, notorious for the copulation with a horse legend], the King of Prussia [Frederic II], the King of Denmark [Christian VII], the Queen of Sweden and her son [Gustav III], many Princes of the Empire, and all England.” 
“The claims of Christiern VII, King of Denmark, to the title of adept are also founded on his correspondence with Voltaire.”  But Christian VII’s reign was marked by mental illness and for most of his reign Christian was only nominally king. 
As for King Gustavus III of Sweden, he turned against anti-Christ Voltaire and commanded confederated armies fighting against the French Revolution. When the “enlightened” sophists of Paris heard about it, they persuaded one Ankestron (Jacob Johan Anckarström) to go assassinate Gustavus.  At midnight on March 16, 1792, King Gustavus III was surrounded by Anckarström and his co-conspirators, Count Claes Fredrik Horn and Count Adolf Ludvig Ribbing. The conspirators were all wearing black masks and accosted Gustavus in French with the words: Bonjour, beau masque (“Good-day, fine masked man”). Anckarström moved behind the king and fired a pistol-shot into the left side of his back. 
To the Parisian plotters, Ankestrom became a great hero and they placed a bust in his memory beside that of Brutus, assassin of Julius Caesar. 
“Lastly, Voltaire’s correspondence shows Poniatowski, King of Poland, to have been of the number of the protecting adepts. That king had known our Philosophers in Paris, and was one day to fall a victim to Philosophism!”  Poniatowski, the last king of Poland, abdicated in November 1795 and spent the last years of his life in semi-captivity in Saint Petersburg. 
D’Alembert wrote to Voltaire, “Your former illustrious protector (the King of Prussia) began the dance; the King of Sweden led it on; Catherine imitates them, and bids fair to outdo them both. How I should enjoy seeing the string run off in my time.” The “string” did indeed run off: Gustavus III assassinated; Louis XVI decapitated; Louis XVII dies a miserable death; and Poniatowski is dethroned. But, suggests the Abbé Barruel, “Your kings have shaken off the yoke of Christ; it is but just that you should throw off that of their dominion.” 
——- Sources ——-
 Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism, by Abbé Barruel. http://www.strobertbellarmine.net/books/Barruel.pdf
 “Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor”, Wikipedia, May 6, 2017.
 “Christian VII of Denmark”, Wikipedia, May 6, 2017.
 “Gustav III of Sweden”, Wikipedia, May 6, 2017.
 “Stanisław August Poniatowski”, Wikipedia, May 6, 2017.