Check it, yo: David Johnson calls his silver neckpiece his “Masonic bling”
NPR this week ran a favorable piece about Freemasonry, and its newest recruits (see link and excerpt, below).
In an audio slideshow at the NPR site, a Mason weeps over the value of a gavel that belonged to George Washington. “If you love history,” he says, “you’ve got to love the Masons.”
Never mind that it’s HIS story we’re talking about here (the white man’s, that is). The NPR piece features Alan Patterson, 39, the first African-American senior officer at the Naval Lodge # 4 in Washington, D.C.
Quick to embrace an organization that once excluded blacks, and which eso-researchers say is designed to oppress the masses, Patterson now mocks the conspiracists.
“All the stuff you see on the internet — from devil worship to sacrificing virgins — I joke, ‘You know, we do have a couple of New York Yankees fans, but they’re not really considered Satan,’” Patterson tells NPR.
Thanks to Red Ice Creations for this one.