TIME FOR TRUTH
Minding the Shakespeare Gap
In"Instruments of darkness tell us truths." Macbeth, Act I Scene III
The established viewpoint about William Shakespeare has from the beginning lacked critical evidence for his authorship. What has been handed down throughout history is the perpetuation of a belief system. Francis Bacon knew all about the mentality of such human contrivances when he described it as an aspect of The Four Idols. Bacon's recipe on what was needed in overcoming these idols (or the Vedantic equivalent , maya) in order for a cultural advancement of learning to take place can certainly be applied to the charade called the Shakespeare authorship controversy.
The notion that William
Shagsper (one of the 5 different spellings of his name)
wrote the Plays and Sonnets has been a long standing rumour
or belief but held as historic fact. It needs to be
recognised for what it is : accepted theory. The case
for the Stratford man has never been adequately proven. His
legacy is haunted by the truth that he failed to educate his
family and he is without any writings of any kind including
the Shakespeare works. He is relegated to the discount shelf
as a poor candidate. On the other hand, he had a valuable
and necessary role to play for Francis Bacon as a front; an
invisible disguise of protection like the helmet of Athena.
It is solely in Francis Bacon's own hand that we have any
record of the Shakespeare writings written prior to all
Shakespeare performances and quarto publications. Often word
for word, identical phrases are found in Bacon's private
notebook : Promus of Formularies and Elegancies,
qualifying him as a much worthier candidate as the Bard. It
has been pure cultural bamboozlement that popularity and
tradition of belief have held sway over evidence and truth
until this time.
After four centuries, isn't it time we pulled the plug on the Shakespeare authorship's life-support system manipulated by the press, and the professors of the academic publishing industry who retain their cynicism like it was tenure, and can only wish to keep the debate to a minimum? The intolerable alternative is to remain imprisoned by their lack of facts, an interim fabrication that was intended only to satisfy the immediate economic needs of the Stratford Birthplace Trust in England. That's what it's been all about, Alfie.
Let's hear from Francis Carr who has been observing the shenanigans of the Shakespeare industry for over 40 years :
"What can Shakespeare spokesmen do? They are tied to two conflicting principles. They have to repeat the teaching of the last hundred years, that the possibly uneducated actor of Stratford wrote the famous plays; and they are professionally committed to the dictates of truth and honesty.
However there are many
well respected judges, lawyers, writers, and journalists
that have enlightened us as to the how and why Francis Bacon
had to write under a self-imposed pen-name.
The "experts" are not on the same page. Their conflicting nearsighted perspectives negate each other and have become inadvertently a show of great comedy similar to the story of the 8 blind men and the elephant. Additionally, to maintain THE focus on Willy Shagsper as the author, new public broadcast specials have to be arranged, based on the latest dissenting Stratfordian author (the new form of Anti-Stratfordianism) with fresh angles of his possible Catholicism to titillate and yet still obfuscate. The attempt to salvage the great Shakespeare mystery from falling into the hands of the growing number of doubters will continue to fail. Why? The cat's been long out of the bag. The public is already aware of the lack of evidence. How can the Stratfordians furnish evidence that never existed in the first place? Mark Twain knew it and laughed about it in his final book, "Is Shakespeare Dead?"
Now with the
accessibility of the internet and other sources, new
students from around the world are minding the Shakespeare
gap, questioning authority, while enjoying the learning
process more than ever before. This is confirmed by the
enthusiastic email received via www.sirbacon.org
Roderick Eagle, author of Shakespeare: New Views for Old,
".......it is earnestly to be hoped that the unworthy imputations against the honour of Francis Bacon may now cease. This appeal is made to school-teachers, that they will not imbue the young mind with false ideas, which are so hard to eradicate later in life : to University professors, that they will lend the weight of their authority in opposing these slanders; to historians and writers of every description, that in speaking of Bacon they may do this with judgment and fairness; to journalists whose power for good or evil gives them such tremendous responsibility, that they may exercise this power less irresponsibly than some of have done; to all, in fact, who by the spoken or written word can disseminate ideas, that they may not be misled into injuring the good name of one of England's greatest servants.
Th"That when the searching eye of
heaven is hid