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Albert Pike
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Albert Pike 33rd degree Freemason
Albert Pike 33rd degree Freemason
Born 1809-12-29
Died 1891-04-02
Member of the Ku Klux Klan, most respected / highest ranking Freemason.
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Masonry, like all the Religions, all the Mysteries, Hermeticism and Alchemy, conceals its secrets from all except the Adepts and Sages, or the Elect, and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead those who deserve only to be misled; to conceal the Truth, which it calls Light, from them, and to draw them away from it.
- 1874
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Morals and Dogma of The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Right of Freemasonry.
Link http://www.archive.org/download/cu31924030324994/cu31924030324994.pdf
Author(s): Albert Pike
Publisher: Freemasonry
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Of these the most influential is what is called "education." Religion plays a part, though a diminishing one; the press, the cinema, and the radio play an increasing part. What is essential in mass psychology is the art of persuasion. If you compare a speech of Hitler's with a speech of Edmund Burke, you will see what strides have been made in the art since the eighteenth century. What went wrong formerly was that people had read in books that man is a rational animal, and framed their arguments on this hypothesis. We now know that limelight and a brass band do more to persuade than can be done by the most elegant train of syllogisms. It may be hoped that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything if the can catch the patient young and is provided by the State with money and equipment.
-Bertrand Russell