I see this picture of Hu Jintao, Vladimir Putin, and George constantly circulating on the Internet. Anti-Masons and conspiracy theorists alike claim that this picture was taken at a secret Grand Lodge meeting and that all those in attendance are secretly Freemasons. This claim is taken further, and said that they act like enemies, but as they are all supposedly Masons that they all serve evil and this is just part of the Hegelian Dialectic (manufactured conflict). They believe Freemasonry is involved with creating chaos in order to establish our order onto the world.
In reality, this picture of those three men comes from the 2006 APEC meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam. APEC stands for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation which is a regional economic forum established in 1989 to leverage the growing interdependence of the Asia-Pacific. It is composed of 21-members who aim to create greater prosperity for the people of the region by promoting balanced, inclusive, sustainable, innovative, and secure growth and by accelerating regional economic integration. Each year, one of the 21-members hosts the annual meeting and it has become the custom to try on the host country's traditional costume. It was Bill Clinton, a non-Mason, who started this custom when he had leather bomber jackets for each of the world leaders in attendance. In 2006, the members wore robes known as silk "ao dai" with golden lotus flowers. This flower was chosen as it is a traditional Vietnamese symbol of nobility and purity. You can see the pictures over the years here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2011/nov/14/apec-summits-what-leaders-wore-in-pictures
How do you know Bill Clinton is a "non-Mason"?ReplyDelete
He was DeMolay wasn't he? He was also Jesuit educated wasn't he?
A DeMolay in the White House
On hearing the outcome of Clinton's election as President, DeMolay Grand Master Jerold J Samet said : I am proud to be an American and I am proud of the fact that we have, at long last, a Senior De Molay in the White House. Clinton also met a group from the Order of Molay of the Philippines to receive the Grand Master's Maltese Cross Award. So don't act like Cinton doesn't have any ties to the Masonry because you are being dishonest.
Who was DeMolay again? Oh ya, the last Grandmaster of the Templars.
You are a disgrace to the memory of the Templars AND the Rosicrucians.
The enemies of these two groups control your precious Masonry.
I'm actually a fan of DeMolay. It's you lot that I have a problem with that fail to see the obvious. DeMolay would roll over in his grave.
We keep pretty goood records of all of our members. Bill Clinton was in DeMolay, but never joined a Blue Lodge. Being a DeMolay doesn't make someone a Mason; only a Blue Lodge can confer the honorable title of Freemason. Being "Jesuit educated" also doesn't make someone a Mason.Delete
How am I a disgrace? I am merely accurately portraying the information. The Order of DeMolay commemorates the name of Templar, it claims no lineage to the medieval order. Also, there is no direct connection between Rosicrucianism that emerged in the 1600s and the medieval Knights Templar. You can find Rosicrucianism in Freemasonry as well as Templar orders.
Barry Newell: TY for setting the record straight. It's DISGRACEFUL that the ignorant can disseminate lies and are not held accountable for their actions.ReplyDelete
1) You're using an appauling and disgusting website as your source for this ignorant picture. It really speaks to your lack of character and intelligence.Delete
2) As for your picture, that is not a Masonic hat.
3) 77 has no significance in Freemasonry.
4) Baphomet plays not part in Freemasonry: http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/anti-masonry/baphomet.html
it's a traditional vietnamese ao dai-silk tunic made for us president george w bush to wear at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) SummitReplyDelete