"Nationalism is our form of incest, is our
idolatry, is our insanity. "Patriotism" is its cult. It should hardly
be necessary to say, that by "patriotism" I mean that attitude which
puts the own nation above humanity, above the principles of truth and justice;
not the loving interest in ones own nation, which is the concern with the
nations spiritual as much as with its material welfarenever with its power
over other nations. Just as love for one individual which excludes the love for
others is not love, love for ones country which is not part of ones love
for humanity is not love, but idolatrous worship."
An interesting phenomena has gained popularity, particularly in the United States. It involves individuals and groups who are convinced that their government is against them - and, apparently, all of its own citizens as well.?. Some of the people who embrace these ideas, in addition to their paranoia about the Trilateral Commission, Bilderbergers, and the United Nations, also include Freemasonry in their fears. Those fears are further compounded when they read comments of the religious zealots who are convinced that Freemasons are part of a "luciferian conspiracy" and involved with Biblical prophesies about the 'Mark of the Beast'.
One of the things we find most interesting is, though, is how many of these 'patriots' emphasize the virtues of the United States' "Founding Fathers", sometimes to the point of near deification (for convenience, certainly, but nevertheless....). They're vocal in their suggestions that these individuals be emulated yet they simultaneously attempt to discredit the Masonic organization which was so much a part of so many of their lives.
Recently we found a site of one such 'patriot' who also felt that one must be Catholic as well, a somewhat unique position since precious few of the 'founding fathers' was - using the vernacular of the day - a 'Papist'. This, though, points out the odd behavior of these so-called 'super-patriots'. He made this statement:
The ability of many self-styled "patriot" groups to recognize the important formative role played by Freemasonry in the lives of those who fought for the freedom of the United States in so many battles over the past 200 years borders on the ludicrous. Working first within the political systems of the day, it was only when alternatives ran out that some chose rebellion.
The Masonic 'founders' of the United States would be embarrassed and ashamed to see what is happening with these 'sunshine soldiers' today....
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Each day, new self-styled heroes appear - and sadly, nearly all are anti-Semitic. Want a quick check? See if you can find the word "Elders" on their site: if so, they're making reference to the infamous forgery, "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion", a virulent anti-Semitic, anti-Masonic fraud.
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