At the turn of the year the BBC published an article - How Auld Lang Syne took over the world.
Within it, we discovered how a "folk song with words that most people do not know, or fully understand, became one of the world's most popular songs".
Apparently, it is all to do with "Rock star Scottish bard Robert Burns", who wrote the lyrics in 1788, the tune appearing after his death. The article is a wealth of information re the song, for example: Hollywood loves it, it's place in the American Civil War, the first World War, it's popularity in China, it's popularity in Russia, and that the Dutch utilise it for their football song, We love Orange.
|MK Ultra victim, Shirley Temple, who sung the song in the movie, Wee Wullie Winkie. See also - From Templi to Temple|
Freemasonry's influence on Burns's poetry is quite visible. Besides the aforementioned works which specifically deal with the craft, a number of poems have a strong dose of Masonic philosophy and ideals in them....
For Burns, Masonry was everything that the Kirk was not.
(Note that the Kirk is the Church, I touched on both it, and 4th July, at the end of last month - Stage Managed & Ball Games - in relation to Scotland's occcult importance to the New World Order)
Our attention was rekindled by the image of John Kerry in Kiev this week.