Most Masons are good people and are unaware of the organization's goals at the higher level. I'm sure the people in your family fall into this
category of Blue Lodge Masonry.
"The Blue Degrees are but the outer court or portico of the Temple. Parts of the symbols are displayed there to the initiate, but he is
intentionally misled by false interpretations. It is not intended that he shall understand them, but it is intended that he shall imagine that he
understands them. Their true implication is reserved for Adepts, the Princes of Masonry.” –Albert Pike (Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme
Council of the 33rd degree and Supreme Pontiff of Universal Freemasonry) “Morals and Dogma”
Freemasonry is a secret fraternal order that has existed for hundreds, arguably thousands, of years and is now operating in most every country in the
world. Masonry promotes itself as a philanthropic club for men of morals and they perpetuate this image through members of the first three “Blue
degrees.” 97% of all Masons fall into this category and they are often upstanding citizens, pillars of the community who truly are charitable and
benevolent. However, the higher degrees, the inner-circle of World Freemasonry, use the society’s global influence to advance their control.
"Freemasonry is a fraternity within a fraternity - an outer organization concealing an inner brotherhood of the elect. ... It is necessary to
establish the existence of these two separate yet interdependent orders, the one visible and the other invisible. The visible society is a splendid
camaraderie of 'free and accepted' men enjoined to devote themselves to ethical, educational, fraternal, patriotic, and humanitarian concerns.
The invisible society is a secret and most august fraternity whose members are dedicated to the service of a mysterious Arcanum arcandrum [a sacred
secret]. Those brethren who have essayed to write the history of their craft have not included in their disquisitions [a formal discourse or
treatise] the story of that truly secret inner society which is to the body Freemasonic what the heart is to the body human. In each generation only
a few are accepted into the inner sanctuary of the work ... the great initiate-philosophers of Freemasonry are ... masters of that secret doctrine
which forms the invisible foundation of every great theological and rational institution." -33rd Degree Mason Manly P. Hall, “Lectures on Ancient
“The invitation-only thirty-third degree … is the highest publicly known degree. The vast majority of members look upon their affiliation
with Freemasonry as little different from joining the Lion's Club, the Optimists, or the chamber of commerce. And from their standpoint, this is
true. Even Masonic literature makes clear that only those initiates who progress beyond thirty-third-degree status are educated in the group's true
goals and secrets. This hierarchy is readily admitted by Masonic authors. ‘There has always existed an external, elementary, popular doctrine which
has served for the instruction of the masses who are insufficiently prepared for deeper teaching,’ wrote Mason Wilmshurst. ‘There has been an
interior, advanced doctrine, a more secret knowledge, which has been reserved for riper minds and into which only proficient and properly prepared
candidates, who voluntarily sought to participate in it, were initiated.’” -Jim Marrs, “Rule by Secrecy” (247-8)
Also, your assertion that most Masons are like those in your family is wrong. Masons have been top figures in world history.
All the following people are/were also Masons, most of them 33rd degree: Buzz Aldrin, John Glenn, Yasser Arafat, Tony Blair, John Wilkes Booth, James
Cameron, Winston Churchill, Walt Disney, Bob Dole, Frederick Engel, Newt Gingrich, Mikhail Gorbachev, Al Gore, Billy Graham, Richard Holbrooke, J.
Edgar Hoover, Colonel Mandell House, Saddam Hussein, Burl Ives, Jesse James, Jesse Jackson, Henry Kissinger, Vladimir Lenin, Robert McNamara, Karl
Marx, Lord Alfred Milner, Benjamin Netanyahu, Albert Pike, Prince Philip, Colin Powell, Cecil Rhodes, James Rothschild, Charles Taze Russell, Joseph
Stalin, Strom Thurmond, Leon Trotsky, Paul Warburg, H.G. Wells and thousands more.
“When we examine the historical record of the world's most despicable mass murderers and revolutionaries, we find that almost all of them were
members of Freemasonry and other secret societies of the Illuminati: Robespierre was a Freemason; Weishaupt was a Freemason; Napoleon was a Freemason;
Lenin was a Freemason; Stalin was a Freemason; Mussolini was a Freemason; Truman and Roosevelt were Freemasons; Ariel Sharon is a Freemason; Bill
Clinton is a Freemason; Fidel Castro is a Freemason.” -Texe Marrs, “Codex Magica” (43-4)
Scores of celebrities were/are Freemasons as well such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Rudyard Kipling, Harry Houdini, Alexander
Pope, Goethe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir Walter Scott, Jonathan Swift, Voltaire, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, W.C. Fields, Clark Gable, Arthur C. Clarke,
Frank Holliday, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Sellers, Red Skelton, Bob Hope, Abbott of Abbott and Costello, John Wayne, Richard Pryor, Roy Rogers, Will
Rogers, Don Rickles, the Ringling Brothers (all 7 brothers and their father were masons). Paul Giamatti, Michael Richards, Sean Connery, George
Clooney, Will Smith, Jay-Z and literally hundreds more household names in the music/movie industries have all been Freemasons.
Cecil B. DeMille, director of the very first Hollywood film and creative genius behind Paramount Pictures, was a Freemason. Jack Warner of Warner
Bros. Studios and Darryl Zanuck, co-founder of 20th Century Productions, and Louis B. Mayer, of MGM movie studios are/were all Masons. Rowland Macy
of Macys was a Mason. Dave Thomas of Wendy’s and Colonel Sanders of KFC, King Gillette of Gillette Razor Co. and J.C. Penney are/were Masons. Sir
Thomas Lipton of Lipton Iced Tea, Frederick Maytag of Maytag Co., Walter Chrystler of Chrystler Corp., and William Dow of Dow Chemical Co. – all
To learn more reference the chapters "The Free Masons" and "The Secret Society Network"