Freimaurer-Symbol in U-Bahn Haltestelle in Hamburg? 11.04.2006 um 15:28
Reference Number FIVE.
Albert Pike also wrote extensivelyon the mythtical super-race of the Aryans, extolling their virtues, imagined history, andreligion which he tried to show was the precursor of Freemasonry in is numerous PublishedWorks. It would seem that Pike was a fellow traveller with Blavatsky on this subject.Fifty years later in Central Europe there will be others who will take up this mantle anduse these writings as the basis for a ideology that curiously enough will also use theterm 'new world order' to describe it's agenda. Just a co-incidence of course.
Reference Number SIX.
History and Evolution of Freemasonry
Afurther useful quotation from Mr. Pike was also supplied by Mr. Bill Maddox, a Freemasonon the Usenet group alt.freemasonry (and vigorously attacked for doing so by the resident"e-m@sons").
"I took my obligations from white men, not from negroes. When Ihave to accept negroes as brothers or leave masonry, I shall leave it" - Albert Pike33rd*
Delmar D. Darrah
History and Evolution of Freemasonry 1954, page 329.
The Charles T Powner Co.
Reference Number SEVEN.
ACritical Examination of Objections to the Legitimacy of the Masonry Existing Among theNegroes of America
On Bastille Day 2001 in response to a reference made in theusenet newsgroup alt.freemasonry to the page you are currently reading a mason once againattacked the above reference as being a "anti lie".
He is then publicallyrebutted by a brother thusly:
Lee Duncan wrote in message
> For example, there is apopular claim among "anti's" that Pike said
> something resembling this: "I took myvows to white men, not
> Negroes...when I must call a Negroe 'brother,' I shallresign from
> Of course, Pike said no such thing. In reality, Pikewas a great
> champion of Prince Hall (Negroe) Masonry.
For your consideration the full text of Pike's letter follows as quoted in "ACritical Examination of Objections to the Legitimacy of the Masonry Existing Among theNegroes of America" by William H. Upton, 1902, p.214-15. My thanks to Brother Bennie forprompting me to scan the document because of his contribution.
Normal #673 AF&AM Illinois
Collector of old Masonic books
Views of General ALBERT PIKE, Sovereign Grand Commander, A. & A. Scottish Rite.ALEXANDRIA, Va., 13th September, 1875.
My DEAR FRIEND AND BROTHER.-I can see asplainly as that the negro question is going to make trouble. Then plenty of regular negroMasons and negro lodges in South America and the West Indies, and our folks only stave ofthe question by saying that negro Masons here are clandestine. Prince Hall Lodge was asregular a Lodge as any lodge created by competent authority, and had a perfect right (asother lodges in Europe did) to establish other lodges, making itself a mother Lodge.That's the way the Berlin lodges, Three Globes and Royal York, became Grand Lodges.
The Grand Orient of Hayti is as regular as any other. So is the Grand Orient of theDominican Republic, which, I dare say, has negroes in it and negro lodges under it.
Again, if the negro lodges are not regular, they can easily get regularized. If ourGrand Lodges won't recognize negro lodges, they have the right to go elsewhere. The GrandLodge can't say to eight or more Masons, black or white, we will not give you a charterbecause you are negroes, or because you wish to work the Scottish Rite, and you shall notgo elsewhere to get one. That latter part is bosh.
Hamburg recognizes the GrandLodges. Yes, and so the German Grand Lodge Confederation is going to do, and so will theGrand Orient of France before long.
Of course, if negrophily continues to be thereligion established by law of your States, there will be before long somewhere abeginning of recognition of negro lodges. Then the Royal Arch and Templar bodies ofnegroes must be taken in, and Masonry go down to their level. Will your plan work? Ithink not. I think there is no middle ground between rigid exclusion of negroes orrecognition and affiliation with the whole mass.
If they are not Masons, howprotect them as such or at all ? If they are Masons, how deny them affiliation or havetwo supreme powers in one jurisdiction.
I am not inclined to meddle in thematter. I took my obligations to white men, not to negroes. When I have to accept negroesas brothers or leave Masonry, I shall leave it.
I am interested to keep theAncient and Accepted Rite uncontaminated, in our country at least, by the leprosy ofnegro association. Our Supreme Council can defend its jurisdiction, and it is thelaw-maker. There can not be a lawful body of that Rite in our jurisdiction unless it iscreated by us.
I am not so sure but that, what with immensity of numbers, wantof a purpose worth laboring for, general indifference to obligations, pitiful charity andlarge expenses, fuss, feathers and fandango, big temples and large debts, Masonry isbecome a great helpless, inert mass that will some day, before long, topple over, and gounder. If you wish it should, I think you can hasten the catastrophe by urging aprotectorate of the negroes. Better let the thing drift. Apres noun le, deluge.
Left: The Albert Pike Scottish Rite Temple, LittleRock Arkansas, home of the Arkansas Scottish Rite Supreme Council 33°, and the GrandLodge of Arkansas. There are also a large number of regular 'Blue' lodges named afterPike in small and big town U.S.A..
Reference Number EIGHT.
The Knights of the Golden Circle
Brigadier General Albert Pike organized andlead the African Slave Owning Cherokee Indians in the Oklahoma Territory who were part ofthe Masonic Knights of the Golden Circle, in their own secret society called theKeetowah. Under Pikes Generalship this Brigade raped, pillaged, and murdered civiliancommunities in the Oklahoma and Missori Territories. For these "good works" BrotherAlbert became a Convicted War Criminal in a War Crimes Trial held after the Civil Warsend. Unfortunately the "Pope" and "Plato" of Freemasonry had to be tried in absentiabecause he had fled to British Territory in Canada. Second Generation British-AmericanPike has also been alledged to have been working for the Crown as an agent and key civilwar agitator. Pike only returned to the U.S. after his hand picked Scottish RiteSuccsessor James Richardon 33° got a pardon for him after, making President Johnson a 33°Scottish Mason in a ceremony held inside the White House itself! In fact given Mr. Pikesleadership roll in the Knights of the Golden Circle and the fact that the name Ku KluxKlan is a version of Circle (Kluklos) it seems pretty clear to most researchers who washigher up the secret society occuIt ladder and therefore more instrumental in thefounding of the Klan - Mason/Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forest orMason/Confederate General/ Knights of the Golden Circle Leader/British Agent/ ScottishRite Supreme Council Head Albert Pike 33°.
Reference Number NINE
Dr. Walter Fleming's Academic Credentials by Auburn University.
Where or what are the academic credentials of Masonic "truth seekers" such asthe self styled "Grand" Lodge of BC and others that call anyone who says Pike was a keyfigure in the KKK a liar and "a hater"?
FLEMING, WALTER LYNWOOD, 1874-1932
University professor, dean. Born: April 8, 1874, Brundridge. Parents: WilliamLeroy and Mary Love (Edwood) Fleming. Married: Mary Wright Boyd, September 17, 1902.Children: Four. Education: Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S., (with honor), 1896; M.A.,1897; Columbia University, A.M., 1901; Ph.D., 1904. While at Auburn served as aninstructor in history and English; assistant librarian. At Columbia, lecturer in history.Served with the Alabama Voluntary Infantry in the Spanish-American War. Taught at WestVirginia University, 1903-1907; Louisiana State University, 1907-1917; VanderbiltUniversity, 1917-1928; dean of the College of Arts and Services, 1923-1926. Member of theeditorial board of the Mississippi Valley Historical Review, 1922.
Source: WhoWas Who in America, Vol. 1; Owen's The Story of Alabama, and Dictionary of AmericanBiography, Supplement 1.
Author: Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama. NewYork: Columbia University Press, 1905.
Documentary History of Reconstruction:Political, Military, Social, Religious, Educational & Industrial, 1861 to the PresentTime. Cleveland, Ohio: A. H. Clarke Co., 1906-1907.
The Freedman's SavingsBank. Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 1927.
History ofLouisiana State University (1860-1896). Sewanee, Tenn.: The University of the SouthPress, 1931.
The Reconstruction of the Seceded States, 1865-76. Albany, N.Y.:New York State Education Department, 1905.
The Reconstruction Period: aSyllabus & Reference List. Morgantown, W. Va.: A. G. Sturgiss, 1904.
The Sequelto Appomatox .... New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1921.
SouthernBiography. (Vols. 11 & 12 in The South in the Building of the Nation) Richmond, Va.:Southern Historical Publication Society, 1909-1913.
Editor: Documents Relatingto Reconstruction. Morgantown, W. Va.: s.n., 1904.
General W.T. Sherman asCollege President: a Collection of Letters, Documents, and Other Material .... Cleveland,Ohio: The Arthur M. Clarke Co., 1912.
Ku Klux Klan, its Origin, Growth andDisbandment. New York: Neale Pub. Co., 1905.
AuburnUniversity History Department
Reference Number TEN.
Detroit Metro Times article:
Top TwentyList of Monuments and Statues in the United States of America that must Topple.
Rather than quake in fear when Masonic Propagandists putsthe muscle on (as in the case of the 1990's Pike Statue removal fight in WashingtonD.C.), a citizen or his political representative ought to put this question to GeneralPike's defenders: "Do you say that Professor Fleming, Miss Davis, Mr. Bowers, and all theother pro-Confederate historians were liars when they wrote of Pike's marvelous deeds asKKK founder and leader?" They want to have it both ways: first to issue propagandajustifying Klan terrorism as the work of "respectable'' men like Pike; later, when theirhero is under attack, to claim that their own propaganda slanders their man!
Essay by John Covici, January 19, 1993
The Crown in theCapitol
The Ku Klux Klan, It's Origins Growth and Disbandment
AuthenticHistory, Ku Klux Klan
The Tragic Era
The Fiery Cross
History and Evolution ofFreemasonry
The Published Works of Illustrious Albert Pike 33
Knightsof the Golden Circle Cherokee Indians
In 1995 African-Americanand Anti-Racist Groups attempted to get Pike's statue near the Federal Department ofJustice Building in "Judiciary" Square taken down but were out lobbied by the SupremeCouncil 33°, who were able to successfully mobilize fellow Scottish Rite 'travellingbrethren' inside the powerful ADL of the Grand Lodge of B'nai B'rith, who then toldpoliticians and officials that no evidence existed for Pike's involvement in the KKK.Brother heal thyself.
We predict Grand-Wizard Pike's future in Judiciary Squareis about as promising as the statues of assorted henchman that used to sit outside KGBheadquarters in Moscow under the hammer and sickle.
The worm has turned,brethren.
"Alle Wahrheit durchläuft drei Stufen. Zuerst wird sie lächerlich gemacht oder verzerrt. Dann wird sie bekämpft. Und schließlich wird sie als selbstverständlich angenommen." Arthur Schopenhauer