Myself, our local Shrine put on two BIG rodeos and a circus each year. Events that we are now passing on advertising in and attending.
I have spoken to a few local Shriners who were actually embarrassed by the order and who will ignore it. If they are called out for that or suffer an "consequences" we'll be sure to report on it. But it does not seem that the order from the Potentate is going away any time soon. And I am yet to see any published replies to it from or by Shriners.
But there are Masonic replies to the order. We received one such reply, from a 32nd degree Master Mason who is also a subscriber to this newsletter. It was temporarily lost in my inbox. That is why we are just now posting it:
2900 Rocky Point Drive
Re: Special Order No. 4 13 August, 2015
Dear John H. Ambrose, Sr. - Potentate 2015,
I am not a Shriner, but am a 32nd Degree Master Mason and take exception to your edict of banning the Confederate Battle Flag being displayed. You are jumping squarely on the cultural genocide bandwagon, agreeing with those who are grossly uninformed and uneducated as to our true history. It is especially sad to see such action take place in the South. This is a direct "slap in the face" to our brave Confederate dead who fought to repel the illegal invasion of Lincoln; that invasion which resulted in the rape, murder, looting, and burning of property across the South at the hands of the Yankee socialist invaders. The North was not fighting to end slavery, and the South was not fighting to protect or perpetuate slavery. The South was fighting for independence from an overgrown, intrusive, overtaxing, tyrannical government.
To equate any Confederate symbol with racism, hate, or slavery and forbid its display is beyond ignorant, and aligns those who do it with the likes of Nazis and ISIS. Our Marxist rewritten history has polluted millions of minds for 150 years with lies and propaganda, which has be reinforced by Hollywood, the media, NAACP, and politicians. You say the pledge of allegiance don't you? The flag you are pledging to flew on the slave ships built in New England. It flew back and forth across the Atlantic carrying cargoes of human flesh which the Yankees sold to both Northerners and Southerners, but it is the South that always gets the blame for slavery. No Confederate flag ever flew on a slave ship. The Confederate Battle Flag does not represent racism, hate, or slavery, but represents a people fed up with tyranny, seeking individual liberty and self-government. It has been flown in other countries around the world to represent the same thing, as was done when the Berlin Wall came down.
My donations to the Shriners Hospitals (and probably those of many other brothers) will stop until this "politically correct" (Marxist thought control) edict is rescinded. Enclosed you will find one of my True History CDs which will enlighten you to the true accounts of our history since you seem to be greatly lacking in that area.
For about 3 years I lived in Lake City, Florida. During that time I failed to notice the city seal. Even though it was on the town sign, the city vehicles, the police cars, etc. Amazing how you can fail to pay attention to things. So this was really surprising when a reader of this newsletter eMailed to ask if I knew what was happening in Lake City. I asked him to share so here is his take on another sad attack on our heritage:
Lake City: Very nice town... we live about 25 miles South in O'Brien.... that is where we go to 'big shop' and also some very nice restaurants... as a matter of fact that have had a 'boom' in big name restaurants moving into town, which makes their logic on the flag even more perplexing. Anyway, with all the universal hoopla about the Confederate Battle Flag, some folks went to the town council and asked that it be removed from the City logo... the Flag is about one-fourth of the city logo... after a month ... 2-3 meetings.. the city council voted to remove the flag as part of the logo and are now in the process of having to develop a new logo... change city letterhead, all forms that have the logo; the logo on police cars, fire vehicles, trucks, etc... lots of $$$$$
And all based on lies and "offended parties." One of the arguments was that if they didn't change the logo, new businesses would not come to town... the usual other argument - symbol of racism, hate, discrimination; a few people did speak out in favor of keeping the flag on the logo using the truth, all of which are in your book... it looked like (for a week or two) the council was going to leave it as is, but in the end, they caved to the pressure.
I am from Pennsylvania, and even though raised in Florida, I consider myself a Northerner and even I know that the Civil War was a war of money ... or, for money; Lincoln simply couldn't keep the country economically going without Southern Money.... so, like so many government officials today, when there is a serious economic problem, a good war will solve it.... (sarcastic? I suppose, or cynical);
Anyway, truth be told it is probably our fault; when they started hiring all the liberals in the universities and we allowed them to remove the 'true' History of Western Civilization out of the High Schools and Colleges, we should have stopped them.
Darlington offers flag exchange: Confederate for American
Darlington Raceway will give out American flags to those who want to turn in a Confederate flag, continuing an initiative that began in Daytona soon after nine people were killed at a church in Charleston.
Track president Chip Wile says he hopes fans attending the Southern 500 on Sunday will ''join us in creating an inclusive atmosphere'' at NASCAR's oldest superspeedway.
Darlington Raceway owners, International Speedway Corp., began the flag exchange at the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway in July. Other ISC tracks have followed suit.
On September 1st a group presented themselves to the Marion County Board of Supervisors and asked that the battle flag be removed yet again from the Veteran's Memorial. The County has tabled the request but will un-table it at the next meeting. So this victory is still a fight.
UPDATE ON AMAZON BAN OF CONFEDERATE MERCHANDISE
As you know Amazon banned the sale of Confederate Merchandise. Then they lifted that ban and are now selling it again. Today an independent news agency in Europe is claiming to have a statement from an unnamed employee at Amazon that the ban was ordered by the U.S. Federal Government. The claim is that Federal Agents visited Amazon's headquarters in Washington State and ordered them to join eBay and Sears in pulling the sales of all things "confederate." What is not certain is if these agents were acting under orders or if they were acting independently when they made the visit.
I decided to look a little deeper into this and found some screenshots on Alex Jones' infowars.com where Amazon employees are stating that eBay, Sears, Wal-Mart, etc. were also ordered by the government not to sell "Confederate" merchandise.
I am not certain if the journalists in Europe have new information or if they are just rehashing stuff that was in US alternate media a few weeks ago? Did the employees texting in the screenshots actually know what they were talking about or not? Amazon is not commenting.
You can make up your own mind as to what you think about the above. I still have not made up my mind. Just find it all interesting enough to share.
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