Rewriting History

One of the more hilarious things about the author of the Freemasonry Watch website and her/his identical twin, "Sainty", discredited as a racist, liar and forger, is (their) shared propensity to think that she/he can actually rewrite history. What follows are a couple of examples of his attempts which, sadly, those not familiar with the background might accept as truth. They are, though, heinous lies: nothing more and certainly nothing less.

"Watchy" now claims that the infamous Taxil Hoax that attempted to discredit Albert Pike is actually a creation of Masons in order to protect his reputation.  Sound crazy?  Well, it's not much different from the bizarre attempt of "St. John the Sublime Reformer" to claim a connection between the KKK and Freemasonry (read that story here). (Nor is it an original claim - as noted at the bottom of this page....)

We'll use what's on the FW website (as of August, 2001 - it may be changed after "Watchy" reads this!).  From there we read:


2. 'Illustrious' Albert Pike 33
Instructions to World Supreme Councils
Aug. 14, 1889

The following quotation is taken from Edith Starr Miller's ('Lady Queensborough') Occult Theocracy (Published originally in 1933 e.v., later published by the Christian Book Club of America.), pp. 220 - 221.

The theological dogma of Albert Pike is explained in the 'Instructions' issued by him, on July 14, 1889, to the 23 Supreme Councils of the world and have been recorded by A. C. De La Rive in La Femme et l'Enfant dans la Franc-Maconnerie Universelle (page 588).

You will often see Freemasonry try and associate the well known French occult author Abbe Clarin de la Rive with Taxil. This is a bare faced lie, de la Rive had absolutely nothing to do with him or anything that this Mason was alledged <sic> to have written or said. 

(Minfo Note:  Really?  In de la Rive's work cited above, the following appears:  "It was the Sister Diana Vaughan that Albert Pike, -- in order to give her the greatest mark of confidence, -- charged to carry his luciferian encyclical, to Paris, during the Universal Exposition."  Who was this Diana Vaughan? Read on....)

NOWHERE in ANY of Freemason Taxil's writings does the following quotation appear, in whole OR part. If it did believe us the Freemasons would have the Taxil writing which included it plastered from one end of the Net to the other. We challenge the Freemasons to produce ANY document written by the anti-clerical Freemason Gabriel Jogand (Leo Taxil) that includes the following quotation! It's a wonder they don't try and pin what Albert Pike wrote in Morals and Dogma on Taxil. Perhaps that is next! 

(Minfo Note: Apparently the Freemasonry Watch website wishes to overlook three very salient facts: first, that Taxil had been expelled from Freemasonry within months of his having become a Mason; second, that Diana Vaughan never existed but was, rather, the fanciful creation of Taxil and third, that upon the confession of Taxil, de la Rive publicly apologized for his many anti-Masonic writings, having been duped by Taxil.  So if de la Rive had nothing whatsoever to do with Taxil - as is asserted by "Watchy" - then where did his material come from and why on earth would he be publishing apologies for having been duped by the man?  Typical rewriting of history....) 

'That which we must say to the crowd is -- We worship a God, but it is the God that one adores without superstition.
'To you, Sovereign Grand Inspectors General, we say this, that you may repeat it to the Brethren of the 32nd, 31st and 30th degrees -- The Masonic religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the of purity of the Luciferian doctrine.
'If Lucifer were not God, would Adonay whose deeds prove his cruelty, perfidy, and hatred of man, barbarism and repulsion for science, would Adonay and his priests, calumniate him?
'Yes, Lucifer is God, and unfortunately Adonay is also God. For the eternal law is that there is no light without shade, no beauty without ugliness, no white without black, for the absolute can only exist as two Gods: darkness being necessary to light to serve as its foil as the pedestal is necessary to the statue, and the brake to the locomotive.
'In analogical and universal dynamics one can only lean on that which will resist. Thus the universe is balanced by two forces which maintain its equilibrium: the force of attraction and that of repulsion. These two forces exist in physics, philosophy and religion. And the scientific reality of the divine dualism is demonstrated by the phenomena of polarity and by the universal law of sympathies and antipathies. That is why the intelligent disciples of Zoroaster, as well as, after them, the Gnostics, the Manicheans and the Templars have admitted, as the only logical metaphysical conception, the system of the two divine principles fighting eternally, and one cannot believe the one inferior in power to the other.
'Thus, the doctrine of Satanism is a heresy; and the true and pure philosophic religion is the belief in Lucifer, the equal of Adonay; but Lucifer, God of Light and God of Good, is struggling for humanity against Adonay, the God of Darkness and Evil.'"

Incidently <sic> the above doctrinal description of Luciferianism is identical to that currently being taught in the open by many New Age, Rosicrucian, Pagan, and Theosophic occult groups who freely admit that many of their members are also members of 'regular' Masonic Lodges.

(Masonicinfo Note:  Perhaps Freemasonry Watch could cite some specific examples of this 'identical use' anywhere. We'll bet she/he can't do it!)

There are other interesting examples of foolishness on the Freemasonry Watch web page where this ludicrous claim was found.

Most notable is the constant reference to Taxil as a Freemason. The organization to which he belonged was not then and is not now recognized by any legitimate Masonic body. Moreover, having been quickly removed from even THAT organization, Taxil should no more be categorized in that fashion than someone who has been removed from school by expulsion be subsequently referred to as a 'student'. It's typical, though, of "Watchy's" frenetic attempts to smear.Alec Mellor - Strange Masonic Stories

There's also an attempt to describe the way and manner in which Taxil was removed from Freemasonry, mentioned not only on his website but also in many newsgroup postings.  The source (only recently identified due to a reference elsewhere on the FW website) is a book by Alec Mellor written in French and translated into English.  Two salient points that the web page seems to conveniently overlook:    

Mellor was a Catholic theologian.  The Freemasonry Watch website wouldn't mention that since some of the website's claims about the evils of Freemasonry rest on the condemnation by the Catholic Church in the 1700s and that the book quoted bears a foreword which clearly states: "This is not a history of Freemasonry; it  is not even an historical account of certain Masonic events, it is a collection of short stories that are products of the author's imagination though each one is founded on Masonic fact."

Thus the claim that the Vatican somehow became involved in the removal of Taxil from the Lodge is specious at best, unsupported by any author writing factual history.  Not unlike other claims made by the self-created "St. John", the Freemasonry Watch website creator has again been hoist on his own petard.

And we would be remiss if we did not also note that this idea of the hoax not being a hoax did not originate with our little "Watchy".  Anti-Mason Jim Searcy made identical claims many years earlier.  Like most of the material regurgitated on the Freemasonry Watch website, however, it is neither accurate NOR original.  Any thoughts that anyone might harbor about the originality of the foolish claims "Watchy" makes always have their source in other anti-Masonic material.

BRYAN STEVENS - and the Case of the Outright Lie!

Another example of the lies, deceit and historical revision so clearly exhibited by the anonymous "Watchy" is found in his example relative to an alt.freemasonry newsgroup poster who has used the nickname 'boazlebub'.  In November, 2001, that poster arrived to announce that he had created a website which, it was found, contained much of the Emulation Ritual as used by some lodges in the UK.  The poster was initially thought by a UK Mason as being "Watchy" himself because the poster had linked his new site into the so-called 'Freemasonry Watch' website. However the style as well as the fact that it was a website which cost money (something our dear 'pet' is loathe to part with despite his hatred of Masons) identified the individual as being someone else. I posted to that effect and further identified the individual as one Bryan Stevens. Long story short: Bryan had become upset because he believed that Freemasons were abusing the criminal justice system. He came to that conclusion based on the ranting in the British press as well as the stories he was being fed by his former brother-in-law who claimed to be a Mason capable of such criminality. To retaliate, Bryan decided to post the rituals.

Here's how "Watchy" characterizes that incident:

"The web site where this material was originally posted was dead by Dec 13, 2001, a span of only 3 weeks since the author, who at great trouble, published this material after inheriting it from a deceased ex-mason relative who had run afoul of his "brothers" and was abandoned by them." 

Why did that website die? Well, it didn't! It's actually alive and well to this day but absent the rituals which had been placed on it. Bryan - the site's owner and creator - took them off without any undue influence. Further, Bryan has - as a result of all this, JOINED FREEMASONRY and is active on the alt.freemasonry newsgroup under his own name! 

Here's the background of what really happened:

  1. Bryan posted some material because he believed that he'd learned of a wrong and wanted to take action against it.

  2. However, when Masons wrote to him both publicly and privately to ask why he had made such charges against Freemasonry, he was (unlike many anti-Masons) both reasonable and rational.

  3. Based on the Masons' exhibited sincerity, Bryan revealed that his information had come from a former brother-in-law who had made many statements about the evils of Freemasonry and was himself (ostensibly) a Freemason.

  4. Bryan communicated details of his former brother-in-law's charges to a U.K. Mason who found that the the brother-in-law had actually been excluded from his Lodge some three years earlier!

  5. Presented with this information and seeing the deceit perpetrated by his former brother-in-law, Bryan removed the ritual material from his website promptly.

  6. Subsequently, Bryan continued his connection with that UK Mason and attended a number of Masonic events in and around his area. Impressed with what Freemasonry was all about, he petitioned the organization and today is a proud and involved Mason!

Nothing nefarious; nothing but a presentation of the truth to someone who looked at the facts objectively. However, our little "Watchy" wants you to believe something different....

In Bryan's own words:

yeah. riiiigghht.  i "inherited" (read: he left it at my apartment) it from my ex-brother-in-law who is alive and well and living in andover, hampshire, u.k. <speaking here about the ritual he'd used for the exposure on the web>

the reasons he ran afoul of his brothers is not up for discussion in a public forum but if he treated his brethren the same way he treated me, freemasonry is better off without him.

the reason i removed the website was because i discussed the situation with two people (one a freemason, one not) and came to the conclusion that i had been misled and was given entirely the wrong impression about freemasonry.

i freely admit that i had uncharitable thoughts when i did created the website but publicly and unreservedly apologise. but rest assured, there was no "co-ordinated complaint campaign" against me.

although i did wake up one morning to find a mouse's head on the pillow next to me, i dismissed this as the carnivorous work of my cat, "holly", rather than the masonic mafia. 

"Watchy" indeed loves the hyperbole - but, as is seen, it certainly doesn't square with the truth. "Watchy" continues:

Every web site that exposes or criticizes Freemasonry that uses the large free web site hosts has been shut down after co-ordinated <sic> complaint campaigns by freemasonry. 

Masonicinfo Note: We don't suppose that this has anything to do with the hate speech which sites like "Watchy's" use. Neither do we suspect that he could actually produce some evidence to support these charges.

This has happened to Freemasonry Watch twice so far. 

Masonicinfo Note: This didn't have anything to do with the hate speech on "Watchy's" site, eh? 

Note well the vicious and slanderous personal attacks they make. 

Masonicinfo Note: Personal attacks? Like "Watchy's" posting on his so-called 'discussion board' on 3/31/2002 of the names, addresses and phone numbers of three persons whom he attempts to convince others might be me - and thereby encourage harassment? Or, perhaps, the factual information about Bryan Stevens outlined above....?

But Freemasonry is responsible for, and promotes, 'Liberty' right? 

Masonicinfo Note: Actually, Freemasonry makes no such claims. They're the fanciful creation of a very hate-filled individual who'll use every type of lie and exaggeration to further his goal. When he's gone, will anyone remember? Hardly!

Poor "Watchy": alone, anonymous, and un-heeded. Guess by now it's pretty clear that his 'soul-mate' "St. John the Sublime Reformer" wasn't able to crush Freemasonry by July, 1999 - or even in a complete and full decade after that - as he had bragged online that he would do.


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