|Local Masonic Lodge in Hershey, PA|
nothing to fear here . . .
The topic of the latest episode of CS is Freemasonry. Surprisingly, it is a topic that Karl has not covered in-depth before. Next to the Illuminati and "the Jews," the Freemasons take the rap for almost everything bad in the world these days. Karl engages in a discussion with Blake Oates, a 28-year Freemason and Masters student in anthropology. While Karl and Blake discuss the history of the Freemasons and its origins, much of the discussion revolves around certain misconceptions of Freemasonry and just what it is like to be a Freemason in the American midwest.
|. . . or is there at lodge number 666!!!!!|
(This is all quite true.)
The episode had me recall that my late uncle wanted me to join the Freemasons like himself. He made it sound like a good way to get a cool ring and learn secret handshakes and code words to get out of trouble if whoever was persecuting you happened to be a Freemason. He shared a story of doing something or the other wrong while he was in the Air Force, and he was convinced the only reason he was not disciplined was that his C.O. was a Freemason and that got him off the hook. I have no idea if this story is accurate, or if his use of secret code terms in his letter to his C.O. helped. Probably not any worse than me giving a fellow Gettysburg College grad or skeptic some additional benefit of the doubt. My uncle passed away before he could try and cajole me into the order. To be honest, the ring was bit too bling for my tastes.
Anyway, the episode clocks in at over an hour, and hearing Karl back behind a mic discussing an interesting topic that ultimately is about a quite mundane organization was pleasant. Or is this just what 'they' want you to believe? Probably not. Give the show a listen, and enjoy the return of Karl onto the podcast scene. I am sure all those anti-Mason types will consider this episode some sort of counter PR move. If so, I hope Karl considers me while receiving his bribe money.