My name is Livingstone and I’m starting a blog about the Masonic world and while I had planned to have a nice little introduction post and speech outlining the purpose and spirit of this blog, I stumbled across an anecdote so surreal, so relevant, and so time sensative that I decided to belay the introductory post until the next one.
The Fathers of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman are Freemasons
When I read this article, being a Master Mason I was fascinated at this element. For many profane (non-masons) this looks like the smoking gun to some large conspiracy. That Martin and Zimmerman being used as pawns in some sinister game to incite division within the populace. Don’t look at the NSA. Don’t look at the Big Banks and Financial Institutions. Don’t look at Guantanamo Bay. Instead, look at these two people and nothing else!
The twist is, the conspiracy theorists are right. Sort of. Stories like these provide a nice little diversion for the populace from some of the real fundamental problems facing this country. Except those problems are complicated and hard to understand so how can the average citizen really stand for one thing or another when all they can do is have faith that the experts are right. But a murder with a gun between two people. That’s as old as time itself. Anyone can be an expert now. And it’s something people will become so emotionally engaged in that they will most likely ignore the more complicated and larger scale stories. Also the story is about race and the simmering feelings that still exist under the surface in America which has always been red meat for the media.
With all this being said, there is no Masonic plot. Predictably I would say this for the more tin foil hat variety but of the thousands of news stories and controversies out there, eventually the roll of the dice would come to something like this. But I’m sure part of you still wonders a bit.
Actually Trayvon’s Dad is barely Masonic at all. He’s a Clandestine Mason. He’s a District Grand Master for the Grand Lodge of the irregular, scammy, and clandestine “International Free and Accepted Modern Masons”. What does this mean to you, the outsider? It means Masonry is a system of morality veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols, done in ritual form. Now if someone decided to make up their own ritual, it’s not Masonry anymore. If you and your buddy decided to go out back and make up your own ritual, you couldn’t call yourself Masons because it isn’t the Masonic ritual. Your made up dance isn’t the Macarena unless the hand movements are the same.
So now you know. The story of the summer at it’s core has a Masonic element.
And for those who read this blog, a little light was shown today when you had no idea that you were in the dark.