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Freemasonic Concentration Camp inmates were graded as “Political” prisoners, and wore an inverted (point down) red triangle. 
Historically, complaints have been made that the Masons have secretly plotted to create a society based on the revolutionary ideals of liberty, equality, fraternity, separation of church and state and (in Nazi Germany) a Jewish plot for religious tolerance.[25
The covenant of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas claims that Freemasonry is a "secret society" founded as part of a Zionist plot to control the world.
Historically, Freemasonry has attracted criticism - and suppression - from both the politically extreme right (e.g. Nazi Germany) and the extreme left (e.g. the former Communist states in Eastern Europe).
I wasnt actually making any argument but only continuing the threads topic of putting the spotlight on anti-masonry and the history of anti-masonry.
You seem to keep linking to your original post, perhaps looking for some response, but there's no question there. Or, to use your favorite term, how is your post not a straw dog argument against the OT?
The OP speaks of good will through philanthropy? Its sad that so much money is donated to an organization such as the Shriners when they have a tendency for substandard business practices. Many allegations have been made against them which lead to an investigation by the BBB.
One of these allegations stem back to an investigation conducted by the Orlando Sentinel in 1985. Once the investigation was concluded, a respected columnist employed by the Sentinel, named Ann Landers, wrote about some of these findings. Landers mentioned that the Shriners appropriated over 71% of the donated monies, equaling roughly $21.7 million U.S dollars, for personal intrigues such as travel, entertainment, and fraternal ceremonies.
I cant speak on behalf of Shriners because I am not a Shriner
The reason for this thread was to provide a counter-balance to roughly one thousand threads posted by anti-masons here.
Originally posted by Distracto
Thank you for your candor. However, one doesn't need to be to a Shriner, or even a Freemason for that matter, to research the validity of a document.
The document if valid, points to an abuse of charity moneys by Shriners. Shriners is a different organization than freemasonry.
Yes, but a different organization with different values it is.
If you were a freemason yourself you´d know that we GIVE more than we get back.
The facts uncovered by the Orlando Sentinel's investigative reporters in no way diminishes services performed by the Shrine hospitals. The complaint is that a great deal of money that people think is being given to help crippled and burned children never gets there. In all fairness, I want it understood that every penny sent directly to the hospitals is spent solely to help the children.