Simply Speaking: ‘The United States of Vespucci’
The United States of Vespucci somehow just does not have a familiar ring … or does it? Well then, how about the United States of Rickard; sound better?
What now, Simmons?
Oh, I’m into another book that’s bringing up some long-ago learned characters from my early studies of history, and some others maybe not quite learned, or probably forgotten.
Anyway, in this book’s first few pages…by the way, this volume is entitled “The Secret Founding of America, The Real Story of Freemasons, Puritans, & the Battle for the New World,” published two or three years ago and put together by Nicholas Hagger. The title alone just reached out and made me buy this little $19.95 item from out of the history section at Hastings.
I must admit, putting a name to something or someone just is not my strong suit, but when reading and remembering this continent and the one just below may have been named after a feller by the name of Amerigo Vespucci, followed up in the same paragraph by the statement it could have been after another guy name’o Rickard Ameryk, something didn’t figure.
Well, you shouldn’t be allowed to have it both ways; it’s against the law of physics…or one of those other laws. If America did get its name from the Vespucci gent’s given handle (Amerigo), good enough, but don’t turn right around and say it might have been after this Rickard Ameryk’s family name.
You can’t have it both ways is what I’ve always been told. So, using this age-old theorem, we should either have been the United States of Amerigo (America) or the United States of Rickard or, on the other hand, the United States of Vespucci or the United States of Ameryk (America). Does that make sense…or are we both confused now?
I hesitate to bring this up, but Amerigo’s voyage was to Brazil, hence the continental name for down there but, as far as I know, Vespucci never set foot anywhere up here, so we really shouldn’t be sponging our name after Brasil’s continent.
Furthermore, the voyage financed and funded by Rickard Ameryk was into trying to force its way through a north-west passage and on to the East. This ship evidently got no further than some island off Nova Scotia so, in a sense, if our continent got its name from Rickard, his ship was into trying to locate China.
By the way, we have discovered China in our day, haven’t we…and the East seems well on its way to owning Amerigo, Ameryk, America, us, whatever. Their ships, trucks and trains have easily found their way into our Walmart Stores…and to just about everywhere else around our continent.
I wonder if Sam Walton is turning over in his grave? Probably not; he is sure to have a line of his stores already up and running in the Promised Land.
So, here I am, running my mouth about this new book, not even having read through the first 100 pages yet. Don’t you know things will really heat up and get juicy as we progress more into the Secret Founding of America with the Freemasons, the Puritans and the Battle for the New World, along with the mystery behind “The Lost Symbol”.
May Yahweh bless America through Yeshua, the only way to the Father.