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Free Masonry is a distinct, peculiar, independent government. It acknowledges no allegiance to civil government, nor alliance with it.
Blatantly false. The Entered Apprentice is obligated to good citizenship, and mention is made of the principle in every following degree.
It has departments of its own, titles of its own, officers of its own, laws of its own, revenues of its own, oaths of its own, penalties of its
own, sympathies of its own, and purposes of its own.
As does every non-governmental organization in the world.
After this Presidential defeat in 1832, the Anti-Masonic Party merged with the Whig Party. I heard about the Whigs briefly in grade school, but
had no idea of the suppressed history behind them.
What he doesn't know isn't someone else's fault.
(As an aside, the Anti-Masonic Party merged with the Whig Party because it was politically advantageous to do so. One would think this would be out of
character for an organization against
the consolidation of power.)
Now, Masons tell me they are strictly forbidden from reading this [Duncan's Ritual] or other books that expose the inner workings of the
Anyone still wondering whether truth or rhetorical advantage is the priority of the author is invited to an ATS search on "Duncan's Ritual" and
search the replies of Masons to threads discussing it. One finds a very different reality than that of the author.
Let's not forget that the higher degrees of Freemasonry had only been created in the late 1760s.
Actually, the Scottish Rite dates to at least 1744, albeit not in the organized fashion we know today.
In a seeming act of Divine Intervention, lightning struck a courier who was riding to the meeting on horseback, carrying the full 25-point
strategy in his inside jacket pocket. He was killed instantly.
The authorities went through all the courier’s belongings and were shocked to find this document. All 25 points are published, in full, on various
websites, such as this one.
Exactly zero of them establish its authenticity any more than the author does.
BAVARIAN GOVERNMENT RAIDS THE ORDER AND SEIZES DOCUMENTS
The author has nothing but praise for the actions under this subheading. It's quite odd that the same gentleman who believes a democratic government
is the secret front for an autocratic shadow entity grants so much good faith to a monarchy with a human and civil rights record decidedly less than
Guiseppe Mazzini was the head of the highest Italian lodge, the Alta Vendita, at this time.
The Alta Vendita
was not a lodge but a document, and one of the Carbonari, who were not Masonic (neither was Mazzini).
THE PALLADIAN RITE
This subheading is based entirely on the Taxil hoax. Too much has been written too well for any comment but a sincere invitation to Google this
Pike implies that anyone who is not “feeble, sensual or selfish” may be able to experience the “good” aspect of the Luciferian
Actually, Pike's "good Luciferian force" is the invention of the author. Pike never actually spoke of it.
Pike finalized the agreement with Mazzini that led to the consolidation of all Masonic groups in Europe and the United States.
This theory is based upon a letter Illuminati author (and anti-Mason) Terry Melanson has sourced to the Taxil hoax.
This all-important quote can be found in A.C. De La Rive’s book, La Femme et l’Enfant dans la Franc-Maconnerie Universelle
A book for which de la Rive issued a full and unconditional retraction following Taxil's confession.
Everything I’ve shared with you is documented, historical fact.
As I have shown, the entire final third of his theory is based upon a self-confessed hoax, and significant sections of the first third, while
maintained by their authors, contradict the "documented, historical fact" the author claims for himself.
I have had personal interaction with a woman named Svali, who claims to have been a mid-level member of the modern-day Illuminati – the living
inheritors of this plan – up until she escaped in the early 1990s.
She also claimed that the greatest depression the world has ever seen would occur sometime in the previous decade. She also claimed her grandmother
was "president of the Eastern Star in Pittsburgh", a title that doesn't exist in the OES either for the region or the office she claims. She also
claims that the 32nd degree begins the initiation into the Illuminati, apparently unaware that every member of the Scottish Rite automatically attains