posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 01:19 AM
Here is the deal.
For centuries, Freemasons have insisted that as free men, they have the right to meet behind closed doors with only their membership present. They
have further insisted that what they do behind those closed doors is the business of only those who are members. Priests and Mayors, Bishops and
Congressmen, Popes, Presidents, Kings and Prime Ministers have all been told, usually in terms so polite as as to be termed invitational, to mind
their own damn business by Freemasons.
To some people, anything that happens behind closed doors about which they know nothing must be evil. The closed doors in question may be the doors of
a Masonic Hall or those of your bedroom -- but the busybodies will want to know what goes on in there or they will just plain make it up.
For a very long time, Freemasons simply refused to respond to this kind of idiotic nonsense, allowing the stature of the Fraternity, it's very
generous charitable work, the respectability of its membership and its history stand as the only arguments in opposition. This, however, only served
to make the unreasonable and mentally deficient convinced that silence is equivalent to guilt. Consequently, the Fraternity in the last several
decades has begun to pander to the public information mill to a greater and greater degree.
Personally, I support a return to silence. Those who would equate a desire for privacy with evil -- I can't see it so it must be Satantic -- are not
fit material for the Fraternity in any case. And the continued "defense" of Freemasonry only encourages them.
However, despite this, as you can see, I still find myself on ATS trying to tell the simple truth about an organization about which I know a great
deal more than any of the people who make claims of conspiracy. Thus, I find myself being more-or-less a part of the self-same problem I just
Food for thought for me, if for no one else.