Goethe and Carlyle are Illuminized:
Carlyle was actually an activist for good government on issues like education and library system which he started, as well as Corn Law legislation. I agree with Carlyle about a Hero being a better form of government to cronyism we have and yet I know Council of Six approach (with no authority or pay - reporting to voters, and helping develop model programs through panels and advisors) would work much better.
THOMAS CARLYLE: - A most secretive yet very public intellectual who authored much about history yet begrudged having to do this. His biographers have yet to figure out what secret he kept from them was; even though some of them were close friends. I think secret has to do with likes of Goethe, they developed a great sense of admiration for each other. But it might be that Goethe of Illuminati, actually was less connected to true ruling body of our culture than Carlyle. His Swiftean influences seen in his book Sartor Restartus as well as fact that his father was trained by a Mason, and they lived not far from Templar involved Rosslyn Castle of St. Clair or Sinclair family led me to believe he was a Hibernian like Nostradamus. Swift, Rabelais and others like Nostradamus would use Green Languages as part of layered meaning or codes in their work.
He married above his head when he became betrothed to a descendant of John Knox who founded Presbyterian Churches which might well have more than a Calvinist element of controlling people or managing society. He was a good person and did great work to educate masses with his support of creating a Public Library. Those who suggest he was a forerunner of Nazism because of his desire to see a strong leader are missing boat as I see it. There is nothing wrong with his concept of a beneficent leader who has near-to-total dictatorial power when it is compared with lobbying cronyism of our so-called democratic systems. But he never saw a man who could be as good a leader (Peel for a while) as he would want to see in this role. I believe he genuinely wished for improvement and compassion between all life on earth. I do not accept theory that he beat his wife as what he said was a secret which would render all biographies about him rather useless.