Is this about real philosophy, or is it just about propaganda? Not watched the vids other than the bits from BBC, was not bored enough for so much phantasy.... Hey I like walls of text, maybe someone here likes to read a lot paranoid bullshit, so here it goes:
I am no mason, I think the wigs and symbols and rules and secrets are a very strange game, I would never try to play with them, I already refused such games when I was a kid, just not my thing. Their secret better be a very good one, for the world not to shrug or laugh about them should it be revealed one day.... Also I am unwilling to watch through hours long talk videos about conspiracy theories, it is just waste of time, endless brainwash crap, I rather spend my time thinking myself, evaluating the propaganda in preferrably written, condensed form as of not to waste too much time with it learning about their latest tricks.
Also I am a big nutter, I am insane, I believe I don't fear any harm and death, though in reality I do and am very sure that I would squeal like a pig and do anything just to stay alive and free from pain, should I ever be in situation for it to be takes to a proof. But being a believer, I believe I should openly utter what I am thinking if I think it's right, so I do. If ever fascist pigs with a squealer army would not like my thoughts and let the pigs make me squeal and die, it would at least save me from being tempted to become a pig out of free will myself. It is like with those TV shows, I always turn the TV off in agony when the commercials ring in, just to do nothing and be in peace instead, missing the rest of the show with the smile on my face.
It is very spooky though nowadays, breath is getting damp in the current days on this planet...spooky, the internet seems to be big ass hijacked to a high degree by forces with semi-hidden big bad ass agenda...by people spreading wild, easy to believe theories in great verbosity, instead of proper reasoning...lots of shit and shittershit seems to come from the right wing direction, you will know by skipping through pages about a theory until you find a platform that openly shows connection to right wing movements, collecting lots of that shit...the shit targeting all of their potential enemies, they seem to targed any force that is against a certain pretty ruthless philosophy of organising humanity...that is another consideration to make, before getting lost as now even google will rather present those wild theories and obvious propaganda instead of valid information as top results for many search terms...like all those people tell you you are being fooled, yet who tells you, that THEY are not fooling YOU in turn with all that crap?
Very ironic though: a club who seems to have spokesmen telling the world that not all people are mature enough to know stuff...are being attacked by others who seem to use that immaturity of the people to agitate them against that club.
Maybe with the masons it is like...they are having hidden plans to rule the world (maybe they indeed spend a lot of time thinking about such stuff, but philosophy is not action in that regard and always valid imho). I do not believe so. I think if they really had such plans, they were more than openly having some secret secret, they would be more like a real secret service and not like the kind of wisdom cult they openly represent...I mean they started opening their temples and answering questions to the public years ago, as reaction to rising suspicion against them. You can look them up in the phone book, and call a temple for a chance to see the inside and getting stuff explained by a mason.
Think about it, their secret, it could be anything... I could dream for hours about what those people in their silly wigs and robes might do all the time... like it could as well be that they have no secret at all, other than, that certain humans tend to do anything to know a secret if they are told there is one, and they let those who are interested in theirs go through a path seperating conscious and benign from the profane, making those who pass grow more conscious as reward...or whatever stuff it might be. All the symbols and rituals stuff coupled with high intelligence they expose make little sense in context of anything, but a trick like this or another. I mean should it ever be made public, I expect the most refined riddle and answer to ever imagine as human, something like this. Being some very sophisticated trick, they of course have attrackted and only let in very "sophisticated" people (or those who wish to be), which might explain so many important politicians etc. among their rows. This, or they really want to raise atlantis?
But looking at how they are on the surface, and the ideas they represent in public... I think it is as well much more plausible, that these are people who understand what political forces do and why they do it, and what the consequences might be, and they have a hidden network of members with that trait, more or less present...the perfect enemy to any megalomaniac dictator who actually really wants to rule the world for good with half baked evil philosphy from the back of his head... Hitler also prosecuted them, and look what ruthless philosophy Hitler pursued to achieve his visions... so they must have been enemy to these philosophies or visions, else they would have been on his side and integrated into his system of binding people. There might have been other reasons, though...
@gentleclockdivider I would say it is of no use to get angry or upset on such topics, or getting personal about it. You are not going to heal the thing with it.
You can however most of the time easily discern the fools who are erring, from the people who try to systematically use ideas and language as weapons...as the fools might try to discuss their ideas, or err further, while those following plans to manipulate people, will never allow discussion on the same level, and will never pick up any valid arguments that you place in front of them, unless they already have a plan on how to react to that special argument in favour to being able to manipulate people even further into the desired direction with that reaction.