Wednesday, April 26, 2006

I see that the old way of masonry is rearing its ugly head. I see that one brother from one state is attacking another because of what he has experienced in masonry in his state. How one brother can unassumingly attack another brother who felt he had been wronged. The majority of bright, free thinking young men can feel it in their bones something is amiss in masonry. The spirit is gone. People fighting over recognition and "type" of masonry is childish. Trying to claim "one" form of masonry is correct while anything that competes with the Grand Lodge system is refused recognition and labeled clandestine. People seem to forget how the printing press was attacked by the british in pre revolutionary days. It was considered to spread propaganda. Well the underground printing presses allowed men to communicate their thoughts without being caught and strung up for being disloyal to the crown. The defenders of the Grand Lodge system of masonry are no different than the british of yesteryear. Blogs are the 21st century underground printing presses with maybe the last chance for real change. To try and belittle another brothers experiences with malice and slander and ridicule is nasty and a loyalists trait. remember, just because your title seeking masonic careers have been a smooth, upward journey in your little corner of the world, does not mean something isn't rotten in denmark. And, as long as masons keep there unmasonic behavior in the dark, we will never grow and evolve like masonry is supposed to. never were we to act like this fraternity needs to stay in the 19th century. The ones clinging to the old system have no ther recourse except slander and defamation by belittling a brothers concern and perceptions. Shame on you masons who attack without just cause. Attack without finding all the details. Plus, if the grand lodge system is set upo by appointments to get into grand line, how will change ever come about? The old school boys will only appoint someone who will tow the line. That in itself is un-american and un masonic. Appoint,ents should be outlawed. The best man should be allowed to petition/run for a grand lodge office on his merits not who ass he kissed for 20 years or have to be a senior demolay. Let some outsiders with frsh thoughts and ideas get into positions that could effect change. But no, masonry should ony be in the hands of the deservant!
Hogwash brethren....
Stop the attacks of concerned brothers!
Do not belittle their travels in their states without a full investigation into what the real situation is.

3 comments:

Alabama-Free-Mason said...

Great post! I whole heartedly agree.

Tubulcain420 said...

I'm glad I am a fulfilled confident man where I don't have make a volunteer, extra- carricular group my whole life. Using it for value and status has killed it's spirit.

Elwood said...

In the end all GLs will be Taco Bells...

Unless they wake up..