Alas, I Watched National Treasure

When Patrice Hanson called me in 2001, she began our conversation, thus;

“I have something important to tell you.”

“Yes. I know. We have a daughter.”

“How did you know?”

“My angel introduced her to me in a dream. My friend is a Private Detective and offered to help me find her.”

When I went down to Sonoma to see Heather for second time, I brought Laurence Gardner’s first book, Bloodline of the Holy Grail

Two years before Dan Brown’s book was published, I used it as a example of the book I was writing about the REAL ROSE LINE I was finding in my family.

“There is no one living or dead that owned my grandmother’s NAME……Mary Magdalene Rosamond. Rosamond means “Rose of the World”.

Patrice gave me a look of disgust. She and her daughter wanted to be in ‘Rosamond’s” biography, and now I am telling them my sister was not a famous artist, and indeed, she cheated.

“I was her mentor. She admitted she owes her success to me. No critic ever wrote about her. They know she was a commercial success, and would never hang in a museum.”

What Heather and Patrice did not tell me, was they attended the reopening of the Rosamond Gallery, and met members of my family.

Here is my ex-best friend, Mark Gall who bragged on me when Dan Brown’s ‘The Da Vinci Code’ came out. I was a member of a Templar/yahoogroup that discussed these matters. When I told him I am a candidate for the Messiah of the Jews due to my Biblical revelations, he felt threatened. He is a Jew who knows nothing about the Bible, and, how according to the Torah, no Messiah could become God Himself, because then you have two God’s. This was way over Mark’s head.  When I told him about putting my biography about Christine and I on the back burner, he began to formulate a psychological theory, being he graduated from Harvard and UC with a degree in psychology.

What he concluded was, I was so threatened by Rosamond’s success, and was so jealous of her, I had to believe I was the embodiment of Jesus Christ. Being a high school drop-out, and way more brilliant then him, he was the one that was threatened, After retiring from the UofO, he was supposed to author his great book. He had not written one page. The notion I was smarter than him, made him want to conclude I was severely mentally ill. He shared this with our mutual friend, Ed Corbin, who recently admitted he and Mark mocked my efforts to write and publish a book. Ed did publish one book, and graduated from Harvard. These crimson men are five years older than me. They are not members of the Love Generation. They subscribe to pecking orders and academic achievement. Jesus was a Carpenter’s son.

I am now going to discuss some facts and parallels to the movie I watched ‘Book of Secrets’. My kindred, Jessie Benton was the patron of the artist who created Rushmore, and, Bret Harte, who she got a job at the San Francisco Mint, where, he put these words on a coin;


Bret may have been a Mason. Jessie was surrounded by Mason’s. Her kindred knew Albert Pike. My niece’s great grandfather saved Albert Pike’s Masonic library. By tracing the family name ROSAMOND/ROUGEMONT to real Knights Templar, I had what looked like THE REAL THING. My ex-friends grew jealous of me, as did Patrice. My distractors focused more and more on the ideal I was the REAL JESUS, who, was just a man. I told my friends that Satan Paul made Jesus – GOD – in order to stop his armed revolution.

“Jesus made everyone equal with him. By elevating him to a sky-god, and declaring there could only be one Jesus, anyone who declared EQUALITY was put to death. Thus, came to an end the world’s first Democracy – founded by the God of the Jews.”

Mark couldn’t stand it. He kept me away from his friends, and his son’s funeral. With the rise of the evangelicals in our secular politics, I was appalled to see these secular, liberal, democrats, flop about like fish out of the water. Everyone was baptized, but them. Even Ed the Atheist got religion from the folks next door. Now SAVED they were bid to work their Newborn Faith out on a non-believer. Tag, I was it………….the bottom of the pile and barrel! These lovers of the hierarchy, see God-Jesus at the top, and, then Wealthy Mr. Trump. Threatening to take away their Jesus, turned them into shrill and hysterical mentally ill old women.

The U.S. Constitution could be seen as one of America’s National Treasures. When I got one of my grandfather’s books in the mail, I hurriedly opened to see if what my aunt Lillian said was true, that our great grandfather was one of the Captains of this great ship. Isaac Hull also captained the U.S. Enterprise.

“Hull later commanded the schooner Enterprise and the brig Argus, receiving promotion to the rank of Master Commandant in 1804 and to Captain in 1806.”


I have provided important scholarly deductions that have established Jesus as a real person, verses the fictional character many smart people have adopted, in order to stand out amongst their peers. But, they only grovel with the swine!

My grandfather, Roya Rosamond, was BORN OF TWO ROSES. Dan Brown and his wife eavesdropped on our Templar group, and had to have his “rose line”

Brown identified the Paris Meridian with the alleged bloodline of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene as well as Rosslyn Chapel, the central part of his novel. Quoting from The Da Vinci Code:

“Rosslyn Chapel’s entrance was more modest than Langdon expected. The small wooden door had two iron hinges and a simple oak sign, Roslin. This ancient spelling, Langdon explained to Sophie, derived from the Rose Line meridian on which the chapel sat; or, as Grail academics preferred to believe, from the ‘Line of the Rose’ — the ancestral lineage of Mary Magdalene…”[18]

Quoting Mark Oxbrow and Ian Robertson from their book Rosslyn and the Grail:

“Dan Brown simply invented the ‘Rose Line’ linking Rosslyn and Glastonbury. The name ‘Roslin’ definitely does not derive from any ‘hallowed Rose Line’. It has nothing to do with a ‘Rose Bloodline’ or a ‘Rose Line meridian’. There are many medieval spellings of ‘Rosslyn’. ‘Roslin’ is certainly not the ‘original spelling’: it is now the most common spelling for the village.”[19]

Jon Presco

Copyright 2017

Parents: William Thomas Rosamond, Ida Louisiana Rosamond (born Rose)
Wife: Mary Magdalene Rosamond (born Wieneke)

Cage plays Benjamin Franklin Gates, a historian and amateur cryptologist searching for a lost treasure of precious metals, jewelry, artwork and other artifacts that was accumulated into a single massive stockpile by looters and warriors over many millennia starting in Ancient Egypt, later rediscovered by warriors who form themselves into the Knights Templar to protect the treasure, eventually hidden by American Freemasons during the American Revolutionary War. A coded map on the back of the Declaration of Independence points to the location of the “national treasure“, but Gates is not alone in his quest. Whoever can steal the Declaration and decode it first will find the greatest treasure in history.

Laurence Gardner’s first book Bloodline of the Holy Grail was published during 1996.[1] The book was serialized in the Daily Mail and was a best seller.[2] He used his books to propose several theories, including a belief that Jesus and Mary Magdalene had married and had children, whose descendants included King Arthur and the House of Stuart.[2] In Lost Secrets of the Sacred Ark he claimed that the Ark of the Covenant was a machine for manufacturing “monatomic gold” – a supposed elixir which could be used to extend life.[3] His books also included theories about Freemasonry, the Knights Templar, The Holy Grail and proposed connections between Atenism and Judaism.

Gardner referred to himself as “Chevalier Labhran de Saint Germain”, and “Presidential Attache to the European Council of Princes” (the existence of which cannot be verified[4]) also “Prior of the Celtic Churches Sacred Kindred of Saint Columbia”.[5] He also claimed to be Jacobite Historiographer Royal of the Royal House of Stewart. He was an endorser of Michael Lafosse, in particular his claims to be descended from the House of Stuart, which Gardner claimed was descended from Jesus Christ.[6][7]

Historians and scholars regard him as a conspiracy theorist,[8] and treat his work as pseudohistory.[6] Michel Lafosse’s claims have been dismissed.[9]h

White evangelical Christians set a new high water mark in their support of Republican candidates by giving Donald Trump 81% of their votes, according to the 2016 exit polls. Much ink has been spilled explaining just how Trump defeated primary opponents with much stronger Christian credentials, such as Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. And Trump triumphed over Hillary Clinton, a lifelong Methodist who found her political calling in the church-youth group.

But perhaps a more important question — one that will have relevance far beyond the Trump Administration — is not why evangelicals supported Trump, but how white evangelicals’ early and steadfast support for Trump has changed them.

Perhaps the most dramatic example of the shift in white-evangelical political ethics is the way in which white evangelicals have evaluated the personal character of public officials. In 2011 and again just ahead of the election, PRRI asked Americans whether a political leader who committed an immoral act in his or her private life could nonetheless behave ethically and fulfill their duties in their public life. Back in 2011, consistent with the “values voter” brand’s insistence on the importance of personal character, only 30% of white evangelical Protestants agreed with this statement. But this year, 72% of white evangelicals now say they believe a candidate can build a kind of moral wall between his private and public life. In a shocking reversal, white evangelicals have gone from being the least likely to the most likely group to agree that a candidate’s personal immorality has no bearing on his performance in public office. Today, in fact, they are more likely than Americans who claim no religious affiliation at all to say such a moral bifurcation is possible.

This about-face is stunning, especially against the backdrop of white evangelicals’ outrage in response to Bill Clinton’s indiscretions in the 1990s. As Jonathan Merritt documented, Pat Robertson called Bill Clinton a “debauched, debased, and defamed” politician. But this year, Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network featured multiple friendly interviews with Trump — the candidate who bragged about sexually assaulting women and appeared on the cover of Playboy. And Robertson had this to say directly to Trump: “You inspire us all.”

The Trump era has effectively turned white-evangelical political ethics on its head. Rather than standing on principle and letting the chips fall where they may, white evangelicals have now fully embraced a consequentialist ethics that works backward from predetermined political ends, refashioning or even discarding principles as needed to achieve a desired outcome.

The key to understanding this reversal is grasping the sense of crisis felt by white evangelical Protestants today. While white evangelicals have always been prone to apocalyptic thinking, their current concerns about the waning power of their cultural world is well-founded. As I document in my recent book, The End of White Christian America, this is the first presidential election in which white Christians find themselves clearly in the demographic minority: 43% today, down from 54% in 2008 and right at the tipping point in 2012. It’s also the first election in which white evangelicals find themselves in the clear minority on one of their signature issues: opposition to same-sex marriage. In 2008, only 40% of the country supported same-sex marriage, and the country had just crossed into clear majority support in 2012. Today same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states and roughly 6 in 10 Americans support it. The moral majority they are no longer.

Amid this identity crisis, fears about cultural change and nostalgia for a lost era — bound together with the ties of partisan identity — combined to overwhelm the once confident logic of moral values. The Southern Baptist Convention’s Russell Moore, an early and consistent critic of Trump, put it starkly. White evangelicals have, he argued, simply adopted “a political agenda in search of a gospel useful enough to accommodate it.”

Like Washington’s Old Post Office and other historical landmarks reconstructed under the Trump brand, it is tempting to argue that that Trump has single-handedly remodeled the political ethics of white evangelical Protestants, remaking it in his own image. But this analysis gives Trump too much credit. A closer look at long-term white-evangelical voting patterns suggests that Trump’s candidacy has laid bare dynamics that have been operating under the surface for decades, dynamics that were put in motion when white evangelicals unevenly yoked themselves to the party of Reagan in reaction to the civil rights movement in the 1980s.

More than a few white evangelical leaders and pastors are wringing their hands and rending their garments over the tribal support white evangelicals have rendered to the Republican nominee for President. But if these leaders expect to make any headway in recovering a political ethic based on moral values — one that is capable of speaking truth to party and President — they will need to begin much farther back than Trump.

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