“It is time to make Peace. It is time for a Peace Parade. In life, there is no Victory. But, we can have Peace.”
When Tyler turned one years of age, I held a parade on one of my blogs that is no more. I showed a photograph of Tyler taking his first steps sent to me by my daughter, Heather Hanson. Behind Tyler came children parading in Switzerland from where the Rosamond family allegedly hails. The progenitor of the Rosamond family Sergeant Rosamond came from Rougemont, and rode alongside William of Orange when he overcame England in the Glorious Revolution. Sergeant Rosamond was offered Irish Plantation land, but turned it down – or so it is said.
Yesterday, I learned the Patton and Preston family were Scot-Irish Ulstermen. In my parade for Tyler marched Bennett Rosamond and the Orange Order. Bennett was a Grand Master of this order up in Canada. Did Bennett subscribe to British Israelism?
In June I went to Arizona to make peace with my sister Vicki and her family. Tyler and Heather went with me – along with her new boyfriend, Bill Cornwell, who had formed a bond with my grandson. As the three males sat watching T.V. Bill told me he wants Tyler to be like him, a macho man race car driver. I said;
“I want Tyler to be an artist!”
War broke out. From Davy Crockett, to General Patton, we Americans have been at war. We are a young and tenacious nation. Time to give it a rest – if only for a little while. Children are natural born Peacemakers. In this, they are blessed.
I suggest Bill Cornwell make peace with me, because there is a new Parade coming this way. My niece, Drew Benton will be leading it. It is a genealogical parade, taking our children and grandchildren into the future where us elders can not go. We have fought our battles. Perhaps there was a Victory or two, but, mistakes are constantly being made. It is for this reason Jesus offered us all Peace and Eternal Life, so we may all be without blame?
The history I am authoring can change the destiny of the Orange Order – and American history – forever!
The Orange Order’s view of history is usually not inaccurate, but could be criticised as outdated. It is reminiscent of the nineteenth century English historian Thomas Babington Macaulay, who argued that the Glorious Revolution which brought William into power was a major turning point in British and world history.
Orange historiography tends also to be strongly biased in favour of William and against James, painting the former as an ideal ruler and the latter as a bigoted tyrant. It should be noted that few professional historians have a positive opinion of James, although most are also critical of William.
William was supported by the Pope in his campaigns against James’ backer Louis XIV of France, and this fact is sometimes left out of Orange histories. However it appears in others.
Occasionally the Order and the more fundamentalist Independent Order publishes historical arguments based more on religion than on history. British Israelism, which claims that the British people are descended from the Israelites and that Queen Elizabeth II is a direct descendant of the Biblical King David, has from time to time been advanced in Orange publications.
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Not to be confused with Israelis in the United Kingdom.
According to British Israelism, the Lost Ten tribes of Israel found their way to Western Europe and Britain, becoming ancestors of the British and related people.British Israelism (also called Anglo-Israelism) is the belief that people of Western European descent, particularly those in Great Britain, are the direct lineal descendants of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. The concept often includes the belief that the British Royal Family is directly descended from the line of King David. There has never been a single head or an organisational structure to the movement. However, various British Israelite organisations were set up across the British Commonwealth and America from the 1870s, and many still continue to exist. Adherents may hold a diverse set of beliefs and claims that are ancillary to the core genealogical theory, however there are central tenets all British Israelites follow, including Two House Theology which is the core essence of British Israelism. A central teaching of the British Israelites’ Two House Theology is that while Jews are considered to be Israelites, not all Israelites are considered to be Jews. British Israelites believe that Jews descend only from Judah (and the tribe of Benjamin), while the House of Israel they believe are the White British or Anglo-Saxon-Celtic kindred peoples of North-Western Europe today.