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Masonic Invisible Empire
Justice Brings Terror To Evildoers

To understand the power the hierarchy of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasons wields we must trace the origins of the present system and look at the type of people who held the reins of much of its power in Scotland.  I say "the present system" because Masonry existed in Scotland before the advent of the Scottish Rite.  The Scottish Rite, as opposed to the Grand Lodge of Scotland, first entered Scotland as a system under a Grand Council of Rites set up in 1845, one year before the erection of the Supreme Council, which is now in control in Scotland.

Charles Morison of Greenfield was the founder of the Scottish Rite Supreme Council in Scotland in 1846.  Before that the Scottish Rite had emerged in the USA where a Mother Lodge was founded in 1801 in Charleston, South Carolina by Freemasons who set up a base to finance the slave trade after the British were defeated in the War of American Independence.  An earlier American lodge with an inferior system was founded in Philadelphia in 1730.  After the Scottish Rite was firmly established in America it spread to the French West Indies, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Ireland, Brazil, Colombia, Portugal, Scotland, England and Wales.

So what type of people makes up the Supreme Council?  According to the Supreme Council's annual reporter during the 1930s, the Prince of Wales, who had become affiliated to the Grand Lodge of Scotland through The Lodge of Edinburgh (Mary's Chapel) No 1 in 1933, accepted an honorary membership of the Supreme Council of The Scottish Rite on 13 May 1935 during a special meeting for the purpose.

The meeting was exactly one week after King George V and Queen Mary celebrated their Silver Jubilee.  King Gustaf of Sweden was also a 33° Mason  and an honorary member of the Supreme Council for Scotland.  In January 1936, eight months after accepting the "honour", the Prince of Wales became King Edward VIII.  When he abdicated in December that year, 325 days later, he was created the Duke of Windsor; then in the war years between 1940-45 he was made governor of the Bahamas, subsequently settling in France as the "remittance man".  A remittance man is a historic term for an emigrant, often from Britain to a colony, supported by regular payments from home, on the expectation that he stays away.  As well as a fervent Mason, the former king was also a rigid racist, fascist and Adolf Hitler sympathiser.

Other honorary members of the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite at that time were Sir Hector Munro of Foulis; the Rt Hon the Earl of Donoughmore, Sovereign Grand Commander, England; John H Cowles, Sovereign Grand Commander, Southern Jurisdiction, USA; and Melvin M Johnson, Sovereign Grand Commander, Northern Jurisdiction, USA.

The top Masons in the Supreme Council in 1935, leaving aside honorary members, consisted of such "unworthies" as C C Nisbet Sovereign Grand Commander and member of the Supreme Council for Ireland, England and Canada; James Maxtone Graham of Cultoquhey and Redgorton, Lieutenant Grand Commander and member of the Supreme Council of America, Southern Jurisdiction; Brigadier-General Sir Robert Gilmour of Craigmillar, General Grand Treasurer and member of the Supreme Council of America, Northern Jurisdiction; the Rt Hon the Earl of Stair, Grand Chamberlain; the Rt Hon the Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, Grand Master of Ceremonies and member of the Supreme Council of the Netherlands; the Rt Hon the Earl of Cassillis, Grand Captain of the guard and member of the Supreme Council for Belgium; the Rt Hon the Lord Belhaven and Stenton, Grand Standard-Bearer and member of the Supreme Council for Sweden; Allan M Henderson, Grand Sword-Bearer; the Rt Hon the Lord Saltoun, Grand Archiveste.  Lord Saltoun was admitted to the Supreme Council and to the 33° on 22 January 1935.

Interestingly, there does not appear to be many "craftsmen" at that lopsided end of the "Craft".  Hmmm.  And why are they accorded fancy noms de plume.  There are no "Top Boys", Top Cats, Officer-Bearer Dibbles, Yogi-Over-Bearers; only names designed to impress the easily impressed.

Many other 33° Masons, or Grand Inspectors General of the Supreme Council act as Deputies for Provinces, as they call it, in various towns and cities in such far-flung places as the USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Trinidad; in fact, just about everywhere.

At the expense of the Craft members, these noncraftsmen enjoy their jaunts, swanning off to the most exotic places around the world, visiting other "toolless" Great and Grand such-and-suches.  The titles they bestow on themselves seem absurdly over-the-top.  As touched upon above, why can they not be just humble "spokesmen" for whichever faction they represent?  They all have to be Sovereign this, Great that, Grand the next thing, or Masters of everything. Whether it is Great or Grand Commanders, Lieutenants, Treasurers, Ceremonies, Standard-Bearers, Sword-Bearers, Wardens, Architects, or what-have-you, they would like you to believe they are celestial mechanics; a cut above the rest of the Craft.  It would make one boke.  If they introduced a title like, say, "The Rt Hon Grand Toolless Supreme Navvy" they might be accepted as real people with a sense of humour, rather than fool us with their highfalutin, boring names that fail to convey even a smidgen of “Liberté, Egalité and Fraternité!”

The Lord Belhaven and Stenton, and General John Gustaf Nauckhoff represented the National Grand Lodge of Sweden in the Supreme Council.  Even the Lord "Belhaven Best" would seem a more agreeable trade name among the lower ranks in Blue Masonry.

At 22 July 1957, the Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite for Scotland was Lord Stair; Lord Elgin was the Lieutenant Grand Commander; Lord Saltoun and R H F Moncrieff the History Sub-Committee; and Charles H Burrows the Grand Secretary General.  John Stair, the 13th Earl of Stair, was "past grand master coil" at the end of February1996.

Lord Andrew D A T Bruce, the Rt Hon the 11th Earl of Elgin and 15th Earl of Kincardine, according to the 1994 Grand Lodge Year Book, was at that time the 1st Grand Principal, the top dog, of the Supreme Grand Royal Chapter of Scotland. Lord Bruce was also the Deputy Grand Master  and Governor of the Royal Order of Scotland, a lodge that claims as its Hereditary Grand Master  the "King of Scots", and a lodge of which in the 19th century Albert Pike was an Honorary Member.

Lord Bruce, the Earl of Elgin, was also a Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland (1961-65); Past Senior Grand Warden of the United Grand Lodge of England; and Past Senior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of England and Wales.

Is it surprising that the "knife-and-fork" Masons are sworn to secrecy?  The Adepts are fully aware that the minions would be the laughing-stock of the general public if it became known they believe all these twisted fairy tales and accept the superiority of the titled "Brothers" Grimm that help make the would-be Adepts' household a more cohesive unit? 

The minions should bear in mind that the Great Architect of the Universe is not the all-seeing eye; they are the all-seeing eyes, or spies, for their puppet-masters, through their lodges, surrendering recklessly and witlessly information to irreligious dogmatic people who are alien to proletarian rationale.  They ought to take a long hard look at themselves.   They are traitors to their own class - misplaced loyalty at its zenith.

Lord Bruce first held office in Grand Lodge in 1950 as a Grand Sword-Bearer.  He was the representative from the United Grand lodge of England  and the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of England and Wales, the Grand Lodge of New York, and the Grand Lodge of Norway.  He was also Honorary Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Peru, Honorary Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Iran, and Honorary Member of the Grand Lodge of Chile.  It would be interesting to see how these noble craftsmen try to build a catenarian arch with their Lego bricks.

On Friday, 9 March 1990, in his role as 1st Grand Principal of the Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Scotland, Lord Bruce addressed his Office-Bearers and "Companions" at the Consecration and Dedication of Thistle Royal Arch Chapter No 867 at Stewarton, just north of Kilmarnock in the Strathclyde region of Scotland.  The Ceremonial, reported by Archibald Chalmers, Second Principal, was a "very special day in the History of Freemasonry in Stewarton".  Archibald Chalmers is also Past Master  (1982-83) of Lodge Thistle (Ayrshire No 127.  That lodge came into being in 1771 and the colours are green and gold.

Many titled and landed Masons in the 33rd degree of the Supreme Council double up their "duties" as Office-Bearers in the Grand Lodge of Scotland, people like the Duke of Argyll and some of the other Grand Office-Bearers in Grand Lodge.  The then Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of Scotland, Michael Evan Victor Baillie, 3rd Baron Burton and Peer of the Realm was also a representative at Grand Lodge in Scotland to the Grand Lodge in California.  Lord Burton became a thorn in the side of the Masonic hierarchy when an article in the News of the World reported him as saying the Cullen Inquiry into the massacre of sixteen schoolchildren and their teacher at Dunblane was a massive cover-up by people who may belong to a secretive “Super-Mason” group called The Speculative Society of Edinburgh.LINK

High-level Masons are not restricted to only one or two branches of the same society. They can simultaneously be members of the other assemblages, which include:

  1. The Sovereign Grand Lodges;
  2. The Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Scotland;
  3. The Supreme Council for Scotland;
  4. The Royal Order of Scotland;
  5. The Priory of the Temple and Malta in Scotland;
  6. The Grand Imperial Council for Scotland;
  7. The Grand Conclave of the Order of the Secret Monitor; and
  8. The Grand College of the Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests.

All these Masonic bodies are in amity with Grand Lodge.  Grand Lodge embodies the vast majority of Masons - the lowly three degrees.

Although the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite is in amity with Grand Lodge, and its members are also affiliated thereto, when Scottish Rite members visit Grand Lodge in their Scottish Rite capacity, they practice only the 3rd degree.  A vast gulf exists between members of the lowly Craft degrees of Freemasonry and the characters in the Supreme Council who use and abuse them.  The characters make use of that prerogative as a means to gain access to the lower classes on an "equal" status as it benefits their business opportunities and enhances their social status enormously.  It also instils lowly Craft Masons with a false notion of significance, begetting misplaced loyalty.

That vast gulf between even the 3rd degree and the 4th or lowest degree of the Scottish Rite is of great historical importance because it is that pretence of equality that has held the lodges together and reinforced the national and international subterfuge of the Supreme Council for over two centuries.

At 1994, the Sovereign Grand Commander (the boss of bosses) of the Supreme Council for Scotland of the Scottish Rite, was Captain Robert Wolrige Gordon of Esslemont, and the Grand Secretary General was William Fleming.  Captain Robert Wolrige Gordon was also the representative at the Grand Lodge of Scotland to the Grand Lodges of Ireland, Quebec, Sweden and Washington.  His free holidays to these places on behalf of Grand Lodge will enhance his own status infinitely more than it will the ordinary "knife-and-forker" of the Craft - who must be at least as worthy as the morally bankrupt opportunists in the Supreme Council.  So why do these people muscle in on the 3rd degree citadels and deprive Craft Masons of representing their own Grand Lodge?  I do not accept that 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree Masons cannot be trusted to visit foreign lodges and sit at dining tables with their knives and forks in their proper hands.

It is quite absurd to assume that these elitists discard their high office or 33° degree status when mingling with minions whom they so obviously tolerate grudgingly and with underlying contempt.  For all that, the pretentious minions appear indifferent to reality, preferring to hold on to impractical romanticism  in an almost lemminglike fashion.  They seem to find solace from knowing they are not alone in their ignorant bliss, instead of confronting their delusions face on.  "Hell mend them", might be the advice from their Luciferian leaders.

If we go back to the 18th century we find that many Grand Masters were either simultaneously Grand Masters of England or they later took up English equivalent  after becoming Past Grand Masters of The Grand Lodge of Scotland.  Those in that category were the 3rd Earl of Kintore, the 14th Earl of Morton, the 3rd Earl of Strathmore, the 15th Earl of Morton, the 6th Earl of Kellie, and the 3rd and 4th Dukes of Atholl.  In fact, since the first Grand Master was installed in 1736-37 there have been 49 people who were either Earls at one time of holding the Office of Grand Master or became Earls afterwards.  There have also been 8 Marquesses, 14 Lords, 9 Dukes, including the Duke of York (1936-37) who became King George VI, one Prince (1806-20), i.e., the Prince of Wales and later George IV, and several Viscounts, Sirs and Lords Provost.

It is not the function of this publication to expose the history of every titled Freemason, but the Scottish-based title "Stair", for its part, took its name from a village in Ayrshire, not from a tenement in one of the less well-off housing schemes in Scotland.  The "Dalrymples of Stair" first attained "celebrity" when James Dalrymple, very much associated with the dogma of Calvin, was made one of the Lords of the Court of Session by Cromwell in 1657, rising to the Lord Presidency in 1670.

By 20th century the Argylls, the Stairs, the Elgins, and others similarly mindless and titled, would become the top people in the Supreme Council in Scotland of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite.  The Scotsman newspaper reported on 26 July 1995 that the Duke of Argyll blurted: "Culloden provided a good result for Scotland."  Of course the ancestors of Ian Campbell, the present 12th Duke of Argyll and Worshipful Grand Sword-Bearer of the Grand Lodge of Antient Free and Accepted Masons of Scotland, were not only responsible for the massacre of the MacDonalds of Glencoe in 1692, but his later ancestors also supported the Hanoverian Duke of Cumberland, the Butcher of the Scots at Culloden in 1746.  In 1762, the Butcher became the first Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England.

Strange to say, or perhaps not so strange to say, even though "Culloden" marked the final defeat of the Jacobite cause in Scotland, and was followed by savage repression in the Highlands, the Grand Master of Scotland in the early years of the repression (1749-50) was Lord Thomas Erskine, the Jacobite Earl of Mar.  This is further proof, if proof was ever needed, that for centuries Masonry has always produced hypocritical double-dealing traitors.  The Government at that time benevolently considered and approved compensation to clan chiefs  who became agents of the Highland Clearances.  Masons who became Grand Masters of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, such as the 10th Earl of Eglinton (1750-51), who succeeded the Jacobite Grand Master Lord Erskine, to the Chair, was paid £7,800, and the 15th Earl of Morton (Grand Master in Scotland from 1755-57 and in England from 1757-61) got £7,240.  Campbell, the Duke of Argyll got the greatest cash payment -  £21,000.  Other "nobles" received a pittance for their treachery.LINK

The "Scotland" that the more recent Duke of Argyll intimated "was provided with a good result at Culloden" belonged strictly to the Scotland of the landowning Masonic elite.  An elite that is particularly adept at re-writing history to cover up their betrayal and Glencoe and Culloden.  It was certainly not a good result for the "mince-and-tatties" Scotland.  Thus Ian Campbell, the 12th Duke of Argyll, has put the stain of his forefathers' treason on himself, along with the stain of Satan on both himself and on Freemasonry in general.

Until he retracts his comments and unconditionally and repudiates the treacherous actions of his ancestors and Brothers his statement will remain with the stain of Satan.

There seems to be a conflict of loyalties between the Elgins of 17th century and the subsequent Elgins.  The 3rd Earl refused to sign the oath of allegiance to William III and Mary II, and was imprisoned in the Tower of London under suspicion of complicity in a plot to restore James II to the throne.

The conclusion one can draw from this era is that monarchical and political power struggles have one thing in common: they are shamelessly unprincipled.  What we must not do is confuse the ideals and objectives of these people with those of the lower classes who pay taxes to protect foreign investments of the Great and Grand so that they may live in splendour.

The 8th Earl of Elgin was a different animal altogether from the 3rd Earl.  The 8th Earl was a British envoy in China over a hundred-and-fifty years later, with a lamentable involvement in the 2nd Opium War (1856-60) LINK during the administration of Lord Palmerston - or, to give him a more fitting mark of distinction, the Rt Hon Douchebag of Dingleberry.

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