by Mr. Mean-Spirited
Suppose you were really, really malicious. Suppose you wanted to cause the human race all misfortune that you possibly could. Suppose you wanted this mischief to persist as long as the human soul survived.
What, then, would you to do create the worst possible malady for the individual spirit? You would organize the Freemasons, of course.
Secret societies are not devised to obliterate traditional governments – instead, the Masons are designed solely to annihilate the personalities of the members.
There is a reason why occult orders always have an obsession with charity campaigns. You don’t really think a bunch of drunken Worshipful Masters really give a shit about crippled children, do you? The more good things that the hierarchy claims have done to some unsuspecting adolescent, the more that the leadership is able to get away with. And the way that the Freemasons take advantage of their low-level members is to make them think that they are “helping the underprivileged.” Nothing produces compliance like being generous toward strangers.
Plenty of organizations follow the Masonic model. It is crucial that you understand the example of the Scottish Rite so that you can observe how secret social institutions are arrayed against you. If you realize exactly how the Freemasons manage to remain in power, then you can recognize what the ruling elite is actually doing in society. Organizations always do the most damage by pretending to be so conspicuously benevolent. The best way to conceal blood stains on the altar is with an open bible. The more a corporation claims to be involved in charitable practices, the more certain that the collective is trying to contaminate you. You can get a man to commit any crime if you convince him that his carnage will benefit all humanity.
Here’s where things get devious. You don’t tell the new initiates what you are really doing. As an alternative, you inform the new recruits how they are going to change the world. But you say that the apprentice needs to go through certain rituals in order transmute himself into the kind of citizen that will populate this new society.
What the lodge-masters do not ever reveal is that these very rites are calculated to destroy the soul of the initiate. And that was the true intention all along. You see, there are certain occult ceremonies that render a soul eternally unfit for divine paradise. The objective is to have a believer so utterly damn himself that there is no recovery. Consider the act of joining the Freemasons as a ritualized infection. The goal of the Masons is to befoul all that belong.
That is the real reason for an occult order – to contaminate the practitioner. You might so hate this existence that you need to infect everyone you can. You want the entire world to be tainted. You want payback against humanity – and you get the revenge one degree at a time.
Enlightenment has a way of making everything grimy.