I’m wondering what people think of the theories of Nesta Webster regarding the French Revolution and the role of secret societies in the rise of revolutionary thought. Webster actually traces the modern crisis back to prehistoric times, tracing the development of secret societies from the first temptation of Eve in the Garden to the formation of mystery cults in ancient times and finally to the rise of Gnosticism, Manichaeism and heresy after the coming of Christ. It seems as if modern day leftism (the left hand side has traditionally been associated with sorcery and evil) is nothing more than restored Gnosticism and heresy, all making its root back to the Devil and the first temptation of Eve leading to the Fall. Truly there is nothing new under the sun!
I’m wondering what people think of these theories.