The following post is a reprint, from my private radfem blog, to which I’ve made a few edits and additional comments. I think a lot of what we discuss about our plans as women should be kept private, but some things, like the ideas in this post should be disseminated among women to do with whatever they might be able to do with them. Online is simply not safe for us. The more we desire freedom, the more the slave masters want to suppress us, therefore, the most radical discussions about women’s freedom are never safe discussions unless they are done entirely privately. I suggest in this article that men’s organizations exist for the purpose of subverting female autonomy and for the object of the furtherance of our subjugation and for men to amass and participate in a power structure that has been instrumental in our near destruction.
I think it is important to study the hierarchical structures of their secret societies and to consider the purpose of women’s covens, as they have existed in the past and may very well exist now. It is my feeling that the only organization women can safely do must be done in secrecy, away from men, who are constantly trying to undermine our efforts to have our natural rights acknowledged – and I think it is most important that these rights are acknowledged by more and more women. What men think is of little consequence in the sense that having them as “allies” is often worse than having them as enemies.
I hired a contractor to do some work at my house. One of his sometimes-helpers is a man around 30-years of age who is, also, the mayor of a small town some distance from here. Both men go to the same church, which is how they know each other and, although, the other man has other abilities, I was told he does this work from time to time because he likes working outside with his hands.
Around here everything is run by men. It is a mob mentality that prevails here, but the participants don’t see what they’re doing as mob behavior. To them, this is just how things are and are supposed to be. Men especially love top-down hierarchical structures, not only in their religious institutions, but in their military, their political systems, their corporations and inside their nuclear families where – as my contractor told me – it is the natural order that men are obedient to God and women are obedient to men. (This is actually a completely artificial, truly blasphemous, and unnatural order, which is why we have all the problems we do on this planet, please, see my previous post where I talk about this.) He told me that he and his wife have been married for 26 years (unusual these days for people in their mid-40s) and their marriage works because they abide by Christian principles – he obeys God and she obeys him. He reminded me with a slightly sheepish expression that women were little more than slaves and “help meets” to men just a few decades ago. He said it as if he thought I might not know this.
The contractor mentioned to me that the young mayor was a member of a local chapter of the freemasons. He said he tried to discourage him from this association because its values are not consistent with Christianity, but ever since he joined a lot of good, positive things have been happening for him. For instance, he became the mayor of a town and apparently some other opportunities have come his way.
I knew another man here, a “self-made” multi-millionaire with lots of property, who sits on lots of boards of banks and of a popular gated community here who told me he was a freemason. Joining them was how he networked and got opportunities and positions he would not have had a very good chance at, otherwise. You don’t have to have any morals to be a member of one of these organizations, apparently. In fact, I’d say it helps to be unethical. I soon became aware that this multi-millionaire liked to buy women as if we are objects or props. Apparently, he entertained the notion that he might be able to buy me or, at least, my “services” in some sort of informal arrangement, which is pretty typical of how most men treat women – he was just really up front about it or else my years of experience with perverts helped me understand what he was getting at faster than ever before. He told me openly about men he knew who purchased the “services” of women on Craigslist. Morality and ethics are defined differently within these organizations.
Freemasons: The Key to Success (For Men Only)
The freemasons are a club for men only. They used to be for white men only. I don’t know if this is still true, but I’ve never seen anything other than a white, male mason – ever in my life.
(Additional note: I recently met another freemason. A blood-sucking parasite of an ex-cop who has attached himself to my sick and aging aunt and is now living off of her. You see his considerable retirement pension was cut in half and is threatened with being cut in half, again, so he had to find some woman’s flesh to burrow into, some place to park his dick, a woman to suck dry. So, he has come to live with my aunt in her nice, big, warm house, where he is living rent and utility-free.
I am even less pleased about this situation than some other family members, having had the worst kinds of dealings you can imagine with the police and witnessing police corruption, which the people of the U.S. are in complete and utter denial about (if you think black, male criminals being shot by cops is the real problem with the police, then you are living in a fantasy world!), including human trafficking and extortion as a regular practice in most cities I worked in.
As you might imagine, Thanksgiving was a little tense. But, I am a stage performer and, like a great many women, a natural actress. I had to learn to be an actress at a young age in order to survive around gigantic, violent men who wanted to hurt me simply because I lived. I noticed the freemason ring before and I began my grilling, but I did it in a way to flatter him, of course. )
According to the parasite, the freemasons were white free men (they now allow in other men, but no women, except wives and daughters of members who have their own separate group, which supports the men, of course. Black men always had their own organizations, but were simply called masons. He is a low-level member of what is called the Blue Lodge. He is a Christian and says that the the freemasons have nothing to do with the occult. (They do, but maybe not until the Scottish Rite level, as far as I can tell. Until then, maybe this is what they tell their members – those who are not deemed suitable for the upper parts of the hierarchy. This hierarchy is mentioned in this article, which talks about things only hinted of at the Blue Lodge level.) He told me this after asking me if I was familiar with Albert Pike – and, of course, I am – who wrote about the freemasons and the occult. So, if he really believes there is no connection between freemasonry and the occult, he is delusional.
This member is another example of a dudebro with a lukewarm I.Q., who only got as far as he is because he is a “joiner” of other men, he is highly corruptible, he understands the safety of allegiance to a secret, powerful group of men who’ve got his back when he has to plant a gun on someone he has shot when they were unarmed. This is how you survive to collect your pension when you are a cop. This is how you advance. It is by being a team player – one who has sworn an oath of allegiance involving the threat of your own death!)
The masons deny that its members are allowed to use their membership in the organization to advance their business, social or religious interests. But, this is obviously a lie. In fact, it’s a simple, child-like lie, one that is told just hoping that anyone will believe it. There is no other reason for joining such an organization except the furtherance of one’s personal aims. If a man wanted to perform charity work, there are many worthy charities he could contribute to or work for without joining a secret society. I he wanted to fraternize with other men, there are plenty of night clubs and private gatherings he could attend to hang with the boys.
Like every gang, the masons exist for the mutual benefit of their members, who are involved in activities for personal profit, which they do not want other people to know about because it is either illegal or unethical – or both. Members promise their worldly goods, all they have and will ever have, and their lives, if they break the oaths and reveal secrets from the lodge.
This is very familiar to me because of my experience with the Mormon organization, which is a masonic-based religion. They have oaths, signs and tokens, secrets and hierarchies for the men (usually white only). Women can’t get anywhere in the organization on their own. Men run every aspect of the organization, including the women’s group, called Relief Society, which is akin to the Eastern Star (the masonic women’s group, run by men and established to pacify their wives and daughters). Their job is to provide support to the men in the organization – and to stay in the dark, not ask any questions and obey the men, of course.
The benefits of freemasonry are for “men-only” and their meetings are “men-only space.” If anyone questions this, they simply say that women are not permitted entry (along with “cripples, eunuchs and atheists”) because it is tradition. They will, also, point to women-only organizations like The Girls Scouts or the college sorority, P.E.O. Sisterhood, as examples of similar organizations that exclude men – although, this is obviously a false equivalency because the P.E.O., the Girl Scouts and any other women’s organization do not provide the same level of, shall we say, support to its members because they do not have that kind of hundreds-of-years-old institutionalized white male power.
Each of these individual organizations may be seen as a microcosm of the whole of our society and all its power structures. In fact, here in the U.S., our nation was founded by a lot of white men who were masons and members of masonic-style organizations. In the early 1800s, only a few decades after the nation’s founding, when Joseph Smith wanted to create his own Mormon town, he knew that he could not do it without becoming a freemason. The very construction of such a city would require him to become a member, as well as to have any authority as a mayor over the Fraternal Orders of Police and other organizations within it.
When get a glimpse of this, we see that men’s secret societies are a very big obstacle in establishing equality under the law for women. Because these organizations’ activities are secret, it is easy for many people to deny their influences and relegate them to the realm of “conspiracy theory.” But, the fact is that there are opportunities you will never have unless you are a member of an established family within one of these orders. Most opportunities are open only to men, but sometimes the daughters and wives of such men are afforded opportunities, as long as they serve the established system – which is not in our interest, as women, in the long term, of course. Many of these are “women on the right,” but there is no shortage of them “on the left,” either.
If you’ve ever wondered how so many corrupt and mediocre people manage to get into high positions in politics and in corporations, you have here, at least, a partial answer to that question. You can see why men are so anxious to preserve men-only spaces and to invade women-only spaces. They know the power they have aggregated and hoarded in their own exclusive organizations.
Secret Societies Like the Freemasons Differ Very Little from Street Gangs
Secret societies are more or less “legitimate” gangs. In effect, they are not much different from any street gang. They have initiation rites, there are certain expectations of members, there is a hierarchical structure with various ranks within the organization, service to the group is rewarded and the rules of membership may be ruthlessly enforced. Once you’re in, you don’t get to just walk away from the group without some negative consequences. When they talk about morality or ethics, their definitions are different from those of people outside such groups. The highest moral principle is loyalty to the organization – the “brotherhood” or “the family.” Members use their association with the organization to gain status – even if it is just within their own subculture – and to further their financial aims.
Gangs, like secret societies, are mostly comprised of males and whenever women are included, they are expected to serve and support the men and their goals and desires.
The following quote describing the function of women in street gangs is from the University of Hawaii website where the the document, “A Systemic Analysis of the Dynamics and Organizaton of Urban Street Gangs” may be read in its entirety (http://www.hawaii.edu/hivandaids/A_Systemic_Analysis_of_the_Dynamics_and_Organization_of_Urban_Street_Gangs.pdf):
There may be a number of females associated with a particular gang, but they usually serve as auxiliaries or branches of male gangs. They are often expected to support the male gang completely, but they are rarely able to become official members (Moore,1991) Females associated with male gangs are typically used to carry weapons provide alibis, act as spies and lures, and provide sex for male members.
The role of women in street gangs is very similar to the role of women in men-only and male-dominated secret societies, which grudgingly allow women into their circles, but always limit their participation, either officially or unofficially
These insulated and often secret organizations are at the foundation of patriarchal society. They perpetuate it from behind the scenes. They ensure that there will never be fair representation of women in politics and public life and that there will always be inequalities in corporate hierarchies.
Because they are secret societies and there activities are not publicized, it is easy to ignore them. But, when we look at how they operate now and their historical role in the development of modern society and its inherent inequity, we see why men are unwilling to share their power within such organizations. Men know the power of these gang-like associations. It is how they have acquired and maintained their power.
What Might Be Done?
As radical feminists, we should look closer at these organizations and see how theirs can be destroyed and how we can establish our own, excluding men, of course.
Women joining the patriarchal societies will not change them. Men will not permit it. They will pull the usual bait and switch and use women as cheap labor and to satisfy their sexual appetites – just like they always do. An example of this is provided by the author of this article, “Ordo Templi Orientis Phenomenon: A Personal Account of Sexual Harassment,” in which she describes mistreatment at the hands of men within this secret society who talk one way but act another way where women are concerned and who use their authority in the organization to prey upon women. (Note: Someone has done a video on the aforementioned article at YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6Cl1yqN_Rg )
One way to slowly destroy them is to deny them our service and support. Another way is for women who have been members of such organizations to publicly expose them – anonymously, of course.
I believe that women must form our own associations, exclusive of men. These organizations should be for the support and furtherance of the aims of the women who participate. In other words, we should be selfish – like the men are – because only after we have built ourselves up will we be in a position to help other women.
What Would the Ideal Women’s Society Look Like?
While I haven’t yet fully determined what the ideal women’s society would look like, I know what I think it shouldn’t look like. An example of what it should not look like is the D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution). This is an organization I once considered joining, but changed my mind once I saw what they were all about. According to their website, they “are vibrant, active women who are passionate about community service, preserving history, educating children, as well as honoring and supporting those who serve our nation.” The D.A.R. is an example of a group that primarily serves the status quo and, despite the fact it is comprised entirely of women, it honors patriarchal history and the early patriarchs who founded the nation and those (mostly men) who wage men’s wars against each other and against innocent women and children in foreign nations. Each meeting begins with a pledge of allegiance to the flag of the U.S. and a Christian prayer. This is what they call their “ritual.” Most of the members I met were snooty old ladies – mostly well-to-do widows, with a few eccentric exceptions, which is what I should have expected, I suppose.
We should pledge our allegiance to each other – not to men or their toxic institutions. I believe any organization that serves women should focus on an allegiance to ourselves, and especially the members of the group first. The history that should be honored is the true history of women, the accomplishments of women, the works of radical feminists and the furtherance of our liberation from enslavement based on that history and what we have learned so far. We should honor peace and not war while we look for solutions to the problems we face as women. We should work to dismantle – not honor – the patriarchal establishment.
Charity should be aimed first at the members of our own organization, then at other women who need help, if that’s possible. The groups should be small, comprised of women with the same goals (not sharing those goals would be cause for exclusion) and they operate largely on concensus instead of a top-down hierarchy. The organizations should not be advertised, but members should be selected.
The following made-for-TV movie (one of my personal favorites from the 1970s) is an entertaining and probably very accurate depiction of freemasonry:
The Brotherhood of the Bell
This (below) is an old movie about the freemasons and how they use their political influence, in original French, with English subtitles. It is called “Forces Occultes” and was made in 1943: