reply to post by odinson
Thank you for the support. It's just like grade school in here. There are bullies where ever you go. But bullies are often soft in the middle.
You just have to push back harder than they pushed you. Eventually the cowards will leave you alone.
I offer an insider's glimpse into an often misunderstood organization. The rank and file, to my experience 99% of Freemasons are good people.
There was more elitism in a few generations past, often due to the remnants of aristocracy.
Maybe there was some truth to them having a hand in controlling things in the past. Look into the elite's past and you will see them infiltrate
groups for control and sometimes they move on to a more promising group, leaving the group to themselves but not fully leaving.
After all,every group out there is infiltrated or controlled by them, to a large extent. They are in the governments, they are in the schools, they
are in the churches, they are in the unions, they are in business, etc. The groups serve as fertile breeding grounds to pluck talented and promising
prospects with power-lust as their root motivator. While they may not fully control the group, they still benefit from manipulating them.
I don't think the majority of today's Mason is going to head a call from the top of their order commanding them to do ill will to members of their
community. Many of my Lodge Brothers would fit right in here. Independent Spirit It is the power hungry few that elevate and advance in secret, if at
all. Understand Socioeconomic human behavior. Every group has power hungry people within them. Every group has those out for themselves over all
else. Every group has elements of evil. It is not a Masoinc problem or it's fault. Satan has his claws everywhere, in everything. Understand
Today, Masonry is not as elitist and from my experience there are many, many of us doing good things for people, supporting important real charities
with our own money and in many cases our own time involving fundraiser drives, etc. Yes we are joiners if you will, but we are also doers. For the
most part we are good people seeking out fellowship, personal enlightenment for some, philanthropy for most and unfortunately with a small minority,
I am not saying that there might not be some truth to powerful people at the top who manipulate and pull strings. There have been some encounters
where I paused with this question on my mind, but that involved dealings with Masons from abroad. Having said that, this manipulation can be found in
all organizations at the heads of power, at all levels in society.
It is not a Masonic problem. It is a systemic societal problem. Just look at the lack of civility in here. You can't spell civilization without
civil. Get it. No matter what religion you are, even Atheist (which is a religion) the golden rule applies. Do onto others as you would have done
onto you. Here it seems the Satanic order prevails. Thou Shalt Do What Thou Wilt. The second part implied in this is No Matter Who You Hurt Or Step
Over Or Make Fun Of. Funny how the haters here call Freemasons Satanic. Their very actions are Satanic in origin.
Back to those in power for a second. It is simple. Money = Power and Power Corrupts Absolutely. Good people who travel up these lines of power are
corrupted by the powers within the system and the system itself. It takes a real strong soul to resist this corruption and just take a look at what
we do with these souls who stand against the tide. Abe Lincoln, John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, John Lennon, Martin Luther King Jr., Ronald Reagan (If
not for a heroic secret service agent) etc. The message is loud and clear. Make yourself too much of an effective nuisance and it's lights out.
But they have gotten smarter. They know the public will not stand for that again without upheaval. I believe that may be why the propaganda of the
War on Terror, the Patriot Act being forced down our throats taking away our rights, the wanton use of Police Tasers because they kill less than guns
and are thus an effective measure of control.
There is of course the flip side. There are elements around the world who plot America's demise and are looking to use violence. There is a
degradation of our society making life more dangerous to live with increased threats of domestic violence and thus the militarization of the Police
can be seen as plausible without being malignant. At this point we are suspicious of just how much the CIA has our best interests at heart vs. the
I plan on discussing more with future threads I will hopefully be able to make and in responses to others in their posts as well. What I am saying is
we all have strange experiences to share. That is why we are here, although some of us still haven't matured much since grade school unfortunately