Dr. Benjamin Franklin
At one point, Benjamin Franklin must have made a beneficial agreement with some Scottish Revolutionary Artisans to join this propaganda war against the British. By his use of Scottish Royal Culture Enlightenment Ideals based in Science, and Propaganda Symbols previously used by the Scottish against the British. The Scottish Royal Culture symbols provided a rally-cry necessary for the movement to advance toward it’s goal of Independence. The Scottish Royal Culture propaganda symbols used originally come-up through the House of Stuart’s lineage directly from the Egyptian Gods. Here begins the incorporation of the Egyptian Metaphorical Symbol of the, “Aegyptia Anguis” into the colonies oppressed second class citizenry. This symbol’s true meaning and intent was able to be masked by the propaganda framers as a symbol for America’s new Patriots. With other propaganda symbols taken from this ancient time (including the Liberty Pole & Phrygian Cap) Dr. Franklin and the Scottish Revolutionaries, Masonic Lodges, and the Sons of Liberty will represent the undercurrent of dissatisfaction of British rule for the next 22 years. So, it should be reasonably assumed that his networking interactions with neighborhood Scottish-Rite lodges, and clubs like, “Junto,” Benjamin Franklin was best suited to represent the embodiment of, “Science based Enlightenment” which represented the, “New Ideals” which was offered by an independent American Republic.
My personal thoughts: maybe its not the point of when Aegyptia Anguis was introduced. Maybe it wasn’t the choice of just one person or group: If I am sitting in a room full of men that share the all the same religion, culture and oppression, everyone would have the same historical symbols in mind. There would be automatic historical representation to everyone without the need of further introduction of Aegyptia Anguis. There is no new symbols or metaphors to make up for a repeated history. It would only be a natural extension of what we would all use and see automatically because our fathers, fathers used them before us. Benjamin franklin was able to harness these ancient religious virtues of Providence into a Scottish Royal Culture backed New Republic which represented a New Era of Independence and Enlightened Ideals.
Robert J. Silverstein