I'm sorry to be ignorant and pessimistic, but I've sort of been researching the history of the Masons and historical figures who were Masons. I find
many, many admirable qualities in the Masons I've researched but as expected, I've also found that Masons are responsible for some things that upset
me (go figure). I used to work at Barnes and Noble for two years and left recently to find real work. When I was at the bookstore, I used my position
to do research on the things that interested me; I still have a hard time separating fact from fiction. I knew from the time that it came out that
"The DaVinci Code" was bull and I never read it.
While I am INCREDIBLY jealous of the secrets held by this fraternity, I am forced to admit that some of the things that the American Masons have done
were good for America, but bad for humanity. We like to call our government a democracy but we are, if not ruled, heavily influenced by the upper
class. Doesn't this make us a sort of backdoor aristocracy? I'd be nice to have an equal number of conservative parties to liberal parties but we
are all so afraid that a minority party may take control of our country that liberals will vote for Democrats who don't actually have
Democrat-ideology and conservatives will vote for Republicans who have also forgotten what it means to be a Republican. I want to go to the streets
and cry that it's not fair that George W. Bush is the president and not me. It's not fair that he's a Mason and I am not. It's not fair that he
knows secrets and truths that I've yearned for all of my life. It's not fair that he, like so many, inherited a fortune that he did not earn. And
it's not fair that Masons gave him advantages that they haven't offered to me. It is my philosophy that, try as man might, he cannot wield great
power without abusing it. Why do we start a war in one nation when we are threatened by terrorist attack from another? Why am I constantly told to be
afraid of something I've never seen? I am not currently, nor have I ever been afraid that a terrorist will kill me. But the media has excellent
control over the mob and the upper class has excellent control over the media. I don't like being manipulated, especially when I'm being manipulated
by a country that I love and respect. I know the Masons have many legitimate community outreach programs but the pessimist inside me tells me that
those programs are for just for good show and only with a small amount of the money that could actually go into them. Wealthy people don't stay
wealthy by giving away more than they can afford and I don't know many wealthy people who’ve offered to give up their luxurious lifestyles to
benefit the least of us in our society.
I wish we made our paper from hemp. It's strong and it's cheap and it doesn't require decimating our rainforests. I know a couple of important
Masons who printed some important American documents on hemp paper. I think the problem is that there is not enough money to be made by offering hemp
paper. The more tree-paper we make, the fewer the trees, the more the value of paper. Cannabis seed oil is a machine-grade
lubricant which is natural and non-petroleum based. It is also free and
doesn't need to be drilled out of the earth with expensive polluting
machinery. Hemp is also stronger and longer lasting than cotton. I think the first Levis jeans were made out of hemp, weren't they?
"Dupont's chief financial backer was Andrew Mellon of the Mellon Bank of Pittsburgh, in which he was the owner and largest stockholder. Mellon, in
his role as Hoover's Secretary of the Treasury, in 1931 appointed his future nephew-in-law Harry J. Anslinger to be head of the newly reorganized
Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, which evolved into the DEA. Anslinger was one of the main proponents of criminalization of Hemp /
Marijuana. William Randolph Hearst newspaper chain promoted "yellow journalism" using racism and lies to turn the public's mind on what they called
a "new drug threat". Weyerhauser (Skull and Bones) and their control of the Lumber Industry" (www.freedomdomain.com...
I believe the Rockefeller family had something to do with the scheduling of marijuana being that they've always controlled the AMA. The AMA supported
the use of marijuana until Harry Anslinger started prosecuting doctors who prescribed the stuff. Let's face it. Anyone who's tried it knows that
it's not really as intoxicating as alcohol and is less habit forming.
How much of all of that is incorrect, or warped or twisted or taken out of context, I don't know. But I believe that Masons are responsible for
keeping the gap between classes (not only in America) wide and unclosable.
I'm extraordinarily impressed with the fraternity, but I fear that some of the upper degree brothers may use their positions to a morally and
philosophically objectionable end. Am I wrong? I don't know any Masons personally. Masons, please email me and correct anything that you believe to
be wrong in the above post.
P.S. I think all the 13's and Stars of David that Ben Franklin put on the back of the one dollar bill are really cute.
P.P.S ANNUIT ^ COEPTIS. No one wants to tell me if the Star of David made from (King Solomon's "temple"?) the pyramid's inverse
transposition purposefully points to the letters A, S, N, O, and M, or if it's some kind of beautiful coincidence.