True Secrets of Freemasonry

Those who become Freemasons only for the sake of finding out the secret of the order, run a very great risk of growing old under the trowel without ever realizing their purpose. Yet there is a secret, but it is so inviolable that it has never been confided or whispered to anyone. Those who stop at the outward crust of things imagine that the secret consists in words, in signs, or that the main point of it is to be found only in reaching the highest degree. This is a mistaken view: the man who guesses the secret of Freemasonry, and to know it you must guess it, reaches that point only through long attendance in the lodges, through deep thinking, comparison, and deduction.

He would not trust that secret to his best friend in Freemasonry, because he is aware that if his friend has not found it out, he could not make any use of it after it had been whispered in his ear. No, he keeps his peace, and the secret remains a secret.

Giovanni Giacomo Casanova, Memoirs, Volume 2a, Paris, p. 33

Friday, January 4, 2008

The Noontime of Masonic McCarthyism


NOTE:
The following was sent to my anonymously, and is signed with an anagram for McCarthyism. It seems to be circulating on the web. Lodgeroom US recently suffered a similar attack to that which is noted on The Burning Taper in the article. We fended it off by banning the subject which the Flying Monkey's Abused...

If you have any information, please email me.


Washington DC -- January 1, 2009 -- You’d never expected it to happen within such well-established and stable fraternity but it has. Not since the Morgan Affair and most recently the “P2” incident has there been such a frenzy of activity within the Masonic Order. Brothers are coming together and lists are being made and acted on. The party line is being drawn with a red-hot branding iron and seemingly benign Brotherly activities are being scrutinized under an increasing high magnification microscope.

Independent online Masonic activity has all but come to a halt. Masons worldwide have been “outed” as supporting the enemy. GL’s are taking action, filing charges against any who are even remotely connected with “supporting” non-regular masons. Brothers are shunning all communications with those accused. Businesses run by the accused are failing. Persons of interest are being tracked 24/7. Paranoia is at an all time high and membership roles are soaring unbelievably high.

For those not in the know, please take note that “THE” New Masonic Era is not upon us but it is with us right now and like or not, names are being taken and butts will be kicked. And people are taking notice.

Who would have thought that a mere year ago the dawn of a new day for Masonry was launched by a small group of self-styled Masonic vigilantes called “the flying monkeys” who were fed up with what they perceived as a impure element on the internet. These Masonic Puritans showed all the classic signs at that time of a dysfunctional group of individuals with nothing better to do with their time. But funding came swiftly from deep pocket sources and with the aid of the internet, word got out quickly that this group was not to be messed with.

The name of the group was coined by a person who once ran the now defunct on- line web-log “The Burning Taper.” Early in their history, the group descended upon this site and mounted a strategic attack. It all but forced the site owner to close down aspects of the site until the attack was called off. The site was never the same and the group takes credit for what they call a “positive change” in the on-line Masonic experience.

With success there, the group then mounted strategic attacks on other Masonic forums that they viewed as collaborating with the enemy. Because of their methods, one forum after another fell and the majority of on-line Masons soon stopped posting. Some sites were merged, some sites were closed and others were taken over by members of the group to become machines for further propagation of their agenda.

Who was their enemy? It was hard to understand at first. It seemed that anyone that didn’t think as they did was a strong draw for their attacks. Later on, it became clear that this was a ploy and that the enemy was merely anyone that they could bully into allowing them the power to take over.

How did they get so strong? A noted Masonic psychologist and a fellow noted historian, who both requested to be kept anonymous because of their fears of the group, made the following information available:

  • Their group activities fostered isolation of their individuals preventing reality checks that would prevent members from using rational thinking.
  • Fear and projection were amplified by “leaks of information” that enemy tactics were influencing the more impressionable of their group.
  • Anyone who didn’t keep their approved party line and parrot it back regularly would be intimidated into professing their belief in writing for all in the movement to see or risk being thrown from their group.
  • Paranoia, anger, depression and anxiety were the dominating feelings generated by its members.
  • Members were encouraged repetitively to deny discussion of anything that wasn’t approved by the leaders.
  • Any flexibility demonstrated in thought or rethinking what the party line was would be met with immediate intimidation.
  • Their “cause” was strengthened by a black and white ideology handed down from the main organizers thus fostering an all of nothing, them or us mentality.

Our sources claim it does not take much to consolidate such a group once the numbers reach critical mass.

What is now evident is that, much like the America of the McCarthy era, anyone who speaks of Masonry in any way had better be speaking the party line preached by this group.

Can they be stopped? Our sources say most likely not. Grand Lodges are enjoying the fall out. Masonic membership roles are increasing at record levels since the majority of the worldwide Masonic culture no longer trusts on-line activity and other media sources. Masons have taken to going back to Lodges once again to find out what is going on in their Masonic world.

Meanwhile the group continues to grow and gain power. They have reached into and drawn members from every known Masonic organization that was left after the great die-out in mid 2008. As historians have recorded, near every single non- regular mason, their respective organizations and those who have been accused of collaborating with them have stopped practicing due to fear and lack of funding. Most all of those affected are lucky to be able to predict where their next meal will come from due to the far-reaching influence of this group.

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Have you been affected? Take a walk through this simple quiz. Please circle either “True” or “False” for each statement that applies:
True/False 1. Masons I know unscrupulously accuse people of disloyalty (as by saying they were un-Masonic.)
True/False 2. Masons I know use unfair investigatory or accusatory methods in order to suppress opposition.
True/False 3. Masons I know publicize accusations of Masonic disloyalty or subversion with insufficient regard to evidence.
True/False 4. Masonic witch-hunts - searching out and harassing dissenters – are being carried out by Masons I know.
True/False 5. Masons I know have used disrespectful and abusive language that both belittles and intimidates other human beings to forward an agenda of hate and fear.
True/False 6. Masons I know have been harmed either indirectly or directly by one or more of the above listed activities.
Reporter -- March Mystic

4 comments:

2 BOWL CAIN said...

I am so glad I am not a part of that masonry anymore.
good luck taming the Monkey's.
They mean nothing to me.

The Relevant Mason said...

The man who wrote this, if he is a Mason, has missed the teachings of the Craft all together. He has reached out and name called, his premise is faulty and he has failed to utilize the second degree lessons, and his world is a small, dark, and scarey place. If he were to simply open his heart and mind to the teachings of the Craft this spooky world of his would have a little "light" in it. Sad really, both in an attempt to stir the pot for the detriment of Masonry and sad that it was such a poor reflection of the man who thought this was a good tactic.

Theron Dunn said...

2 Bowl-- So am I Tom, so am I.

Relevant Mason: I understand what you mean, but I have witnessed the events he is writing of on Lodgeroom US and on the Burning Taper, and to a much lesser extent, on thebluelodge.org.

Masonic McCarthyism exists, and its ugly and totally contrary to the teachings of our ancient and honorable fraternity.

Trancemutator said...

I Know that Theron is no longer with us, but having been a victim of this. I'd say that this is the most unmasonic thing I've experienced. and as a result of the actions of the few brother who either knew about or participated in what is referd to as "Thought Reform", Id like to say that you not only brought a whole world of suffering in my life, but that of many of my family members and loved ones. In addition, putting me in a state of financial ruin.

 
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