Confederacy of Dunces

Statue of Confederate General Albert Pike Burned in Washington, D.C.

The 11′ tall statue of prolific Freemason and Confederate General Albert Pike was pulled down, spray painted and then burned in our nation’s capital on Juneteenth, 2020. Pike’s was the only Confederate General statue in Washington, DC and it was paid for by the Freemasons after the Masons lobbied the government to provide them with the land.

A protester sprays paint on the toppled statue of Albert Pike during an event to mark Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, two years after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves elsewhere in the United States, amid nationwide protests against racial inequality, in Washington, U.S. June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

From Wikipedia: “In the United States, Pike is still considered an eminent[21] and influential[22] Freemason, primarily in the Scottish Rite Southern Jurisdiction.[23]

statue confederate general albert pike burning

It is only logical that Bro. Albert Pike would be much more popular in the Southern United States. Freemasonry and especially Scottish Rite seem to be much more popular in the South than here in the West.

Part of the allure of Freemasonry is the connection it provides to historical figures such as Albert Pike and Bro. George Washington. One of the forces driving me to become a Freemason are the images of historical figures wearing their Masonic regalia.

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Images such as this one of Albert Pike were always in the back of my mind and contributed to my desire to become a Freemason – I wanted to connect to history

What’s Next, Editing & Revising Morals and Dogma?

To be honest I never finished reading Pike’s most famous Masonic text, Morals and Dogma. Maybe I should just wait for a new politically correct and edited version of Pike’s seminal tome.

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statue confederate general albert pike burning

By Dean K. McAdams has been blogging in WordPress since 2008.