Q: Dear Athos, unfortunately I share your analysis...The only way I found is this: give Obediences the mutual right to visit. The guest must respect the rules of the host...
A: Dear Friend, in the film ‘Forrest Gump’ the protagonist often repeated a sentence: ‘Stupid is as stupid does’.
So, paraphrasing Forrest Gump, I say counter-initiator is as counter-initiator does.
Like bureaucrats who, in Freemasonry, use any illicit means to separate, or even worse, to put Brothers against Brothers.
Or politicians that stir up the constant campaign ‘of one armed against the other’, using counter-information and systematic application of false rhetoric to cover inconvenient events.
And if things get bad when prohibitions are imposed on the free circulation of ideas, they get even worse if they are imposed on ‘Free and Moral Men’.
It is counter-initiatory the obtuse and statist plethora of bureaucrats, busy in preserving with political passion their elective privileges, and the ‘sashists’ that apply themselves with obstinacy to maintain their own seats, more electoral than magisterial, even at the price of stomping on the first principle inscribed in every Lodge: Freedom-Equality-Brotherhood.
They put into practice counter-initiatory principles. And I am not interested in knowing the ‘patches’ that they use, each time, to justify the dividi et impera (divide and rule, Note of the Translator) that broke the Italian Brotherhood.
As far as I am concerned, I have always been a critic rather than an accomplice, because one thing that I would never do is to ‘aid and abet them’. Indeed, the court bootlicker is not my initiatory model.
And I am sure that it is blasphemy to appeal to the sacred (sacrum facere) in the Blue Lodges, or in the Ritual Chambers up to the 33rd Degree of the Scottish Pyramid, for those who talk about Tolerance, Love and Brotherhood whilst, on the other hand, they ‘dig deep prisons’ to the Universal Principles of Brotherhood, of which they obviously don’t have the spirit.
If what I see is true, it is pointless to appeal to the common sense of the ‘Bad Fellows’ because in each Ceremony they will continue to ‘sacrifice’ the spirit of the Master Hiram.
It is better to look around, then, and find spaces, perhaps virtual ones, where we are able to meet in that fraternal freedom that is denied by many parts.