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The freemasonry is not a secret society, it is a society with secrets - although with the ever increasing number of lodges and members, I am not sure whether the true spirit of freemasonry stands or if its secrets remain being so well kept. Notwithstanding, its influence remains spectacular in many corners of the world.
Other societies, far more secret, holding only one secret or two remain impermeable and may one day surpass the level of influence exerted by the freemasonry.
Competition is healthy, however occasional collaboration is even healthier, especially these days. Therefore, sharing intelligence is advisable.
The world is changing and thus must any society. Keeping up with the times is crucial for the survival of any group and when it doesn't know where change is leading the organisation to, then it needs to help creating that change.
For instance, the French and Portuguese masonry have thrived on public companies on one hand, while preaching for economic liberalism (Euro-definition) on the other - this position poses a contradiction and sets the proper environment for corruption. Nay, the freemasonry - as other societies - need to learn how to thrive in other sectors to avoid collapses (yes, it is possible).
When you play with the boys everything runs smoothly.
You don't necessarily have to belong to the club, however depending on the situation it is convenient for you to cooperate with its elements; and this is what idealists don't seem to understand.
The anarchists, other race of leftists and conspiracy theorists will claim that secret societies and societies with secrets are the root of all evil around the world. I beg to differ because ever since such societies shared the designs of society at large with aimless ambitious individuals, things began going sour.
Aye, the freemasonry has made a lot of mistakes; they have become greedy and fossilised; however, we must remember that when they were impervious and cooperated with secret organisations, the world didn't know:
- Political correctness
- Corrosive corruption
- Social Disorder
What had been established as being right, just and proper has been placed in the hands of reprehensible lackeys who have perverted the vocabulary and forgot who shared Knowledge with them. This fact has proved that one can never lead from behind.
Even if you wish to pull strings without overwhelming the puppets, they still must see your face; for if you sit back and let them play at will, they will forget where they came from and bite the hand that fed them.