Grand Lodge is #FakeNews! 

Grand Lodge members may have arranged fake protests for the World Conference. 

Who would have guessed that members of the general public weren’t outraged by a group they know nothing about? If you haven’t read the latest from, you need to. Remember that these are allegations made by others. Read the article for yourself. 

You really need to. 

The sad part is that this insight points to two possibilities: our elected leadership were either duped by the stunt, or they are in on the game. Which one is worse? My cynical side tells me that they are all in on it, gradually leading the rest of us (racist, sexist, homophobe deplorables from the hinterlands) to their version of utopia. I guess the modus operandi for the Grands these days is a big, fat spoonful of Tikkun Olam. Perhaps we should relocate the Grand Lodge in Fresno. 

At #AnnComm16, we heard that we were close to losing all sorts of money, because our business partners would cut ties with us (if we didn’t cut ties to GA and TN). So, if the story is true, that means our own Grand Lodge people were willing to ruin us financially if we didn’t get on board with their Social Justice Warrior crusade. That sounds a bit like Disney refusing your money if you don’t want to see the gay scene in their new Beauty and the Beast. 

That also sounds like grounds for a Masonic investigation. 


Rejuvenation, Tribal Politics, Deplorables, and Cucks 

I have been concerned for awhile now about the very hands-off approach of the Grand Lodge to the various ethnic factions currently “rejuvenating” our old lodges. We can only hope all lodges get to experience such enrichment. In lamenting one of their kills, I wrote:

“The Grand Lodge is well aware of what is happening. They are watching, but they can’t do anything. They are constrained by:

  1. A belief in “equality,” which they interpret as sameness (and not as equal [only] in God’s eyes).
  2. A belief that simply living in America will be enough for foreigners to eschew tribal/racial politics.
  3. A belief that failing to believe 1 and 2 makes them racist.”

I stand by all of these remarks. I also understand the desire of The Grand Lodge to remain hands off, even though deep down in their hearts, they know that all is not well. They see it every time a lodge adds “Sublime” to their name…so to speak. Brothers in the Bay Cities will get the joke. But what to do to contain the problem? I have a few ideas on that, but the point of this post is to encourage our leaders to act sooner rather than later. Specific actions are worthy of discussion, but the time has come, whatever they may be. 

We know that our lodges have been caught unawares in the past, blind to the threat posed when large numbers of visitors start appplying for membership.  I had hoped that once the trend was spotted, brothers would act to protect our lodges. You would think Californians would be especially cognizant of such trends. Since the enrichment continues, clearly I was mistaken. I think too few brothers are willing to confront the tribal variable at work. For the most part, American Masons don’t get involved in identity politics. We don’t like factions, and certainly not factions based on your tribe. Because we don’t do it, and (white) Americans in general don’t get involved in identity politics, we assume our new residents (wanting to be American) will give up tribal politics. But that’s all bunk; we just don’t see it. Our antennas are not tuned to that frequency, so we can’t even pick up the signal. Only Deplorables scan the airwaves for that sort of thing. 

But Deplorable we are, and the national drama preceding and following the recent election of the God-Emperor shows us that identity politics are here to stay (unless we return to pre-1965 demographics). So we will notice, and we will call a spade a spade. Once properly attuned, the contemplative Mason will gain an entirely new perspective on the state of the Craft in California. It’s like the scene in the Matrix, “Why do my eyes hurt?” 

“You’ve never used them before.”

So here’s my five-point plan:

1. Stop being cucks. You are giving away the estate, and you are salting the earth that future generations will plant. The house divided will not stand. Stop interfering with Lodges that are taking action. 

2. Suspend charters. When a lodge has been “enriched” to the point that it becomes toxic, remove it. Seize their assets and declare them irregular. It’s not personal. There are too many Lodges anyway, for so few Masons. If you have read my previous posts, you will be surprised that I am proposing such authoritarian action by the Grand Lodge. But for every thing there is a season. Even our long-dead federal Constitution, that “charter of negative liberties,” esteemed by Masons, has a provision for Marshal Law. 

3. Hunt down and expel the Snakes. We began to do this a few years ago. The work is not done. 

4. Refuse them entry. Let them charter their own, clandestine lodges. 

5. Give up your political correctness. This may mean giving up your allegiance to many of the old shibboleths (heh) which have proved harmful: “diversity is our strength.” No brother; that’s a lie. Diversity + Proximity = War. 

Exuberant Applause Where We Should Find Sorrow

Attendees to Annual Communication were treated to an accounting of GM Perry’s actions relative to the Grand Lodges of Tennessee and Georgia earlier in the year. If you missed it, you can read about it here. Interesting side note: the Grand Lodges of both jurisdictions upheld their Grand Masters’ actions. 

After his report, Grand Master Perry made a motion to continue the suspension of recognition until such time as the Grand Lodges of TN and GA fall into lock step with the Narrative of The Current Year, or something. And what was the result? It passed. And then…

A standing ovation. Spontaneous, thunderous applause. 

How very brave. When the world came to demand that you disavow your brothers, you capitulated. No; capitulation is perhaps too strong. This was as practical as it was political. The decision bothers me less than the response. 

It was disappointing to see 1,400 Masons jump to their feet, so eager to virtue-signal, to once again congratulate themselves on their enlightened tolerance, rather than what the decision should have aroused: lamentation.

A lament dear brother. That is the proper reply to a wayward brother from whom you dissociate, called by your conscience. What now? That “unbroken bond, ‘twixt you and me,” is cut. Perhaps it shall be mended one day. But I saw a room full of brothers, quick to rub their virtue in the faces of those deemed less enlightened than they. That is not a cause for celebration. That is not tolerance. 

The election of the God-Emperor helps us understand the rifts in Masonry

Needless to say, we (and likely many Masons outside of San Francisco) are excited about the Ascension of God-Emperor Trump. If you’re wondering about that term, see Milo

If you have wondered about why some of your brothers are happy when they should be sad, sad when they should be happy, and why they are working themselves into fits over President-elect Trump, this excerpt may be helpful. Remember, many of our brothers need to virtue-signal to feel good about themselves. It helps them cope, because deep down, they know they have sold their birthrights and those of their children…

The below was copied from the comment section at Vox Day’s blog. It is NSFW, and contains a few crude terms. But we don’t shy away from rough-hewn phrases. What are you, a wuss?
Very good primer for understanding the left’s meltdown:from Bixxy Noodles on MPCdotforums

Cognitive dissonance is a major problem in our over-SCALEd society. The information control systems (education-media complex) used by our governing order to manage the people and keep them in line lead directly to the people adopting a lot of conflicting and wrong beliefs in order to adapt to the system and get by. The indoctrination of these conflicting beliefs happens mostly in education, while the purpose of the major media has been to reinforce them via “the narrative” and provide a vehicle for the management of any cognitive dissonance which does arise.

This election has been a case study in this dynamic. The regnant orthodoxy demands that its partisans believe all sort of incompatible and false things: everyone is equal except white males, faggotry is normal and healthy while traditional marriage is rape, debt is money, and way too many other examples to list. Because of the constant, competing cognition these nonsensical and contradictory beliefs generate, the people who hold them are in a nearly constant state of emotional disequilibrium. They are temperamentally brittle, and easily perturbed into emotional outbursts as their cognitive dissonance essentially causes their brains to lock up and blue screen.

The old media narrative control system evolved specifically to mitigate this problem. By dramatically narrowing the Overton Window and ruthlessly deprecating everything outside of it, the amount of contradictory stimulus and information generating dissonance was reduced. They also provided mantras as tools for people to use to insulate themselves from dissonance: extremist!, racist!, conspiracy theory!, dangerous!, insane!, etc.

The advent of the internet undermined and routed around this control and management system, to the point where, in The Current Year, the only people still using the old media are the ones who need it most to manage their dissonance problems.

Recommendation #10 Fails

Readers and kindred spirits will be delighted to learn that the PGM’s recommendation to begin the scrubbing of all things Christian from our fraternity failed. If I recall correctly, it may have earned fewer votes than last year. If only our governing bodies in all areas of life had such requirements. 

I heard a speaker against use the term “politically correct.” That’s excellent. And I heard a proponent mention slurs both against and from Jews. So it would appear that I was right. This is, at least partly, about teaching lessons to others, whether they want them or not. Call it Social Justice, call it Tikkun Olam, whatever phrase you think fits. I will admit in advance that I may be wrong, but it seems to me that no matter how tolerant you think you may be, brother, there are those who still have lessons to teach you. 

The bigger, more troubling question is whether Freemasonry itself will be a willing vehicle for these “good works.” After all, Progress has to keep progressing. Even when it strays into questionable realms. At the rate we’re going, I foresee the day when our first transgender grandmaster recommends an end to single sex restrooms in all Masonic buildings. 

Kindred Spirits – if you haven’t visited, you need to. Follow them on FB:

Or Twitter: @MasonicTruths

So nice to find brothers with whom we can dwell together in unity. It’s like the precious ointment and all that. 

Grand Master Wants to Erase Our History for the Feelz 

I like MW Charvonia. He is, as best as I can observe from my few interactions with him, a great guy. It pains me to critique his Recommendation no. 10, but he is attempting to make innovations, which he once admitted was beyond his power. Combined with his Recommendation no. 8, we can be sure to look forward to a plethora of non-Western brothers feeling right at home in our Lodges as soon as they step off the boat. 

I wrote about this once before. Thankfully, it did not pass our super majority threshold. But it got enough votes to rise again. Here are some (edited) remarks I had hoped to give, but I was a day late and a dollar short: 

…. As Masons, we always respect the office, but I also respect the man. But as deplorable as it may seem, I will offer the following: 

I have heard many thoughts on this matter. Here are a few:

  • That this is an innovation in the body of Masonry – a violation of our oaths. 
  • That this is right, because Masonry has no ties to Christianity
  • That this resolution is a whitewashing our history in America in the name of political correctness
  • That this resolution recognizes the inclusiveness of Masonry
  • This resolution will wreak havoc on our ritual, and we will need to revisit many of the stories in our ritual on account of their ethnocentrism. 
  • That we should just begin referring to those two eminent patrons as the two dudes John. 

I don’t know if I’m qualified to say whether any of these perspectives is on the mark, but what I do know for certain is that this recommendation is a solution desperately in search of a problem. Show me the problem. I have attended degrees featuring several different holy books. The _________________ had participants from at least 4 continents. Where is the exclusion? That the words “Holy Bible” are spoken? If it doesn’t fix a problem, we can think of it as a feel-good measure, one that suggests, but does not say that our fraternity is deficient for referring to our founding fathers’ Holy Bible. 

These types of initiative, when we find them in other spheres of life, are often presented in a Narrative of oppressor vs. oppressed. I am pleased to see that this recommendation was not framed this way, but the (((kinship))) is plain to see to anyone willing to see it. 

We can’t even agree on The Moral Law; so much so, that we suspended recognition of other American GLs. I wonder if this is the time or place to even contemplate such a change. 
I will leave the floor with this: MW, you may remember a number of years ago when an atheist made the news after suing the government to remove the words “in God we trust” from our currency…No doubt he too saw his effort as a positive affirmation of America’s inclusiveness. A lesson that we needed to learn. He wanted to impose his values on us. His suit failed. I hope the brethren see to it that this recommendation fails as well.

The Ritual Commitee is in the bag for Charvonia. The Legislative committee is in the bag for Charvonia. R. Stephen Doan is in the bag for Charvonia. John Cooper is in the bag for Charvonia. The Grand Lodge has abandoned you, brother. What have you to say? 

Resolution 16-04: A = A Revisited 

The first link in the chain is forged, or is it merely a reaction to factionalism? 


The proponents of this Resolution seek to allow an exception to the rule on ballot secrecy when reporting, preparing, investigating
and/or adjudicating charges of alleged unmasonic conduct relating to a ballot.

I have been concerned for a long time about the clear, but indirectly spoken desire of the Grand Lodge to remove our traditional balloting process. I have written about this before. This, my brothers – absent real examples of real and recurring problems – is an attempt by the authors to impose their values on you, or at least to circumscribe your actions. Don’t let my wording fool you. Mason’s circumscribe their own actions; we are not taught to circumscribe others (at least without a very pressing need). Does this rise to the occasion? Perhaps. I am interested to know what problems prompted the resolution.

If this is a result of ONOB and their tribal, identity-based politicking, then I may recommend a yes vote. I know we don’t approve of such politics in the Lodge, but you and I both know, dear brother, that there are those who engage in such politics anyway. Alas, the section of “whereas-es” is filled with justifications that don’t get at those real examples we should like to hear. 

This is a Masonic example of relinquishing freedom for the sake of the illusion of security. You encounter this when you have to submit to the TSA’s porno-scanners and remove your shoes before boarding a plane. Since we can’t ever notice significant details about who might be more likely to wage jihad, we must require all native-born Americans to jump through hoops. If we notice certain foreign groups commit violence against Westerners, maybe don’t let them into Western lands. 

Accordingly, we must never notice who in our fraternity are the most likely to lie and cheat when it comes to the ballot box. No, to do that may be considered racist (which is, or should be, described in the Code as “Super un-Masonic Conduct”). Rather than notice inconvenient facts and (maybe?) take actions to contain the problem, we write burdensome rules, which will never fix the problems they purport to solve. Sounds a lot like the TSA, no? 

However, if there is no problem of the sort I have described, we should reject this resolution. Do not doubt that there are those who would like to remove the ballot box completely. They don’t trust you to vote the best interests of your Lodge. If they find that you have refused entry to someone for reasons beyond criminal law (the Moral Law? What is this, the olden days?), they will expel you. They will call you all the usual names on your way out: xenophobe, homophobe, racist. Don’t you know it’s The Current Year?

America: A Nation or an Idea?

What does it mean to be an American?

Let me begin with a warning to the reader that some additional reading may be in order to fully understand this post. If you have not yet read the collected works of Mencius Moldbug, my only question is…what, you don’t have an extra six months of free time? Seriously though, the man has insight. The insight here regards his remarks on the troubling lineage of Calvinism, Mainstream Protestantism and Progressivism, and his concept of Ultra-Americanism. If you are familiar, proceed. If not, report to Unqualified Reservations for your Red Pill. 

This post occasioned mine. Read it through.

Was it touching? Did it stir your patriotic side? A story of hardship and discrimination, of overcoming great odds. For most Masons, I have no doubt that they were filled with civic pride. Perhaps you thought of the “tired and poor,” or of the words of the Jewish fellow, living in England, who coined the term “melting pot”? Funny how the creations of foreigners can so profoundly influence how we think of ourselves.

But did it stir any other feelings? Was there something slightly disquieting about it? A sort of sleight of hand in the article too? Surely not! We do love an underdog after all.
Clearly the author is a tolerant and compassionate individual, and one who has worked hard. But to call oneself a “better” American, especially when the author is admittedly and objectively not an American? I can scarcely imagine showing up in another country and declaring myself a better ________ than my hosts (maybe parts of Britain, since they’re so cucked – but Brexit. So maybe not). Further, since when is it a rating? It’s my nationality. You are either American or you’re not. But I think I know where this poor USian went wrong. 

We Americans make so much fuss over someone receiving citizenship, but we never distinguish between and American and a citizen. I remember when I first read a question posed by a much greater thinker Than I, that if one has to become “American” (meaning citizen), is it not proof that they are not, in fact, American (nationality)? 

But surely that is wrongthink. America is an idea, after all. I have heard this from so many people, including many libertarians. International libertarians are almost as crazy as international socialists. If you hang around any libertarians, make sure they’re the nationalist variety. 

Nation or State?

One of the greatest benefits of the English language, compared to most languages today, must be its precision. In our Western Civ classes, we hear much of city-states and nation-states. Are these mere redundancies? No. There is a difference between a nation and a state.

But no, we are told that America is an idea. It is a great experiment in self-government. What if that is wrong? 

No my brother; America is a nation. She is the daughter of England, and the only person before whom a President ought to bow, or even incline his head, is to the rightful Sovereign of the Mother Country.

That the American Nation has, over the centuries, let in many who are not and will never be a part of its fabric is inconsequential to its lineage, even if deleterious to its survival. Crossing an ocean, or even an “arbitrary line in the sand” does not make you American. Anyone who says otherwise is lying to you. Being brought to this country, even at a young age, does not make one an American, though with enough government schooling, it will probably make you an Ultra-American.

Our moral duty to allow people in

Whence come this idea? This post languished as a draught for quite some time. During its larval stage, the great Steve Sailer coined the term “Zeroth Ammendment.” I could never have written anything better: 

It’s been evident for some time that the the dominant ideological logic is trending toward making it inevitable that all 7 billion noncitizens on Earth be assumed to have civil rights to move to America.

Call it the Zeroth Amendment.

It is one thing to allow free entry (from civilized nations) and special entry to others from less civilized places for a time, to work and visit. It is quite another to mint new citizens, with full privileges thereof, as a matter of course. Even the most fervent believer in the wisdom of mobs (democrats [small d] or demotists [more accurate]) must acknowledge that your share of governance is diluted when millions more get the vote. And somehow a worldwide brotherhood means much less when the whole world shows up to live in your neighborhood. This is especially true when those neighbors are given to crass identity politics. 
Immigration has been an issue for well over a century. Each great wave has taken its toll. Each wave crashes slightly higher upon the Anglo-American Foundation, gradually wearing away, piece by piece, the original soul and spirit of this great project. Few are those who lament it’s passing. No doubt the Founders would be confused to find this Nordic Son defending their own position against that of their own WASP and Progressive progeny. But hey, man, they owned slaves and shit. Why should we care what the Founders think? Equally troubling to me is the thought that those Founders were links in the chain that Moldbug traces from the Reformation to modern Progressivism. But I suppose, in a few ways at least, they are closer to the Old World that we reactionaries to admire.

This is not a call to deport people, at least not a lot of people. But it is a call to distinguish a resident from a citizen. To cherish that which is your birthright, native son, and to not give it away lightly or haphazardly, as (or for) so much pottage. Especially to those who would castigate you and call you less American, whatever that means.