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Friday, May 8, 2015

First the shock of the Tory victory in the UK, and now this. An oddball group in California?!

Logo from the official website. 

Michael Johnson invokes Thomas Pynchon in his writeup about the 3,000-year-old Masonic police force that has been busted in California. I still haven't read Pynchon, but I thought of Ishmael Reed's Mumbo Jumbo, which mentions the Knights Templar.

When I followed the link to the LA Times story, I found out that they gave an award to Congresswoman Maxine Waters in 2012, so evidently they have been around for a couple of years, if not 3,000. Why are they suddenly a big deal now? Putting it another way, why did the enemies of the Knights Templar wait until this week to strike? And why is the LA Times so confident that a couple of busts can shut down a 3,000-year-old organization? Can anyone prove that Adam Gorightly doesn't have a new book coming out, and this isn't a particularly clever publicity stunt?

The official website is a bit of letdown, as much of it is password protected. ("Fnord" didn't work). I can't find out, for example, if any of the 6,887 lodges are near my  house.

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