Indeed, these statues were placed in public spaces in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cleveland and Seattle.
A curiosity to note is the presence of a sculpted Masonic ring, indeed the only object on the statue of the “Emperor with no clothes on”.
According to artist Ginger, “the Masonic ring is emblematic of privilege, secret handshakes and cloistered groups of powerful people.”
For those unaware, the Square and Compass, seen on Masonic rings, has come to represent a “diagram” of the world, caught between the mind or spiritual world (The Compass) and the realm of the physical, the earthly plane (The Square). “G”, located in the center, means Gnosis, and translates as Knowledge. That by possessing certain knowledge (referred to as “sacred geometry”), one can ascend from the physical plane to the metaphysical plane – from the Square to the Compass – in reaching a new understanding of the world around them.
While it’s a cute ploy, the intentions of an artist can sometimes be lost in translation.
Going off public evidence, we’ll see if he is, or if he isn’t, a Mason. And while we could go off on membership lists, these are notoriously kept private (which only adds to the allure of the society with secrets).
Now, we could also go off on the usual “top-secret hand signals” caught on camera, but that’s not actual proof whatsoever. I could also quote bible verses, but that’s hardly proof (and really just evidence of confirmation bias), so we’re not going to do any of that either. Those who’ve read my articles know I don’t ascribe to anything I can’t prove.
In fact, the only “proof” one could offer in being a mason is A) knowing the symbolism, B) producing their dues card, or C) being confirmed on their recognizance as having been at a previous lodge. We obviously don’t have access to B), and C) won’t be of much constructive proof, so we’ll have to use A) – analyzing Donald Trump’s home for clues of masonic symbolism that otherwise shouldn’t be present.
So is Donald Trump a Freemason? Arguably the biggest evidence against this is a seemingly bizarre quote from Newt Gingrich in interview when he mentioned that Donald “hasn’t been though [their] initiation rites. He’s not part of the secret society [the Deep State].” Gingrich was referring to secret societies in general, rather than Freemasonry, since Mark Dice wrote in the video’s comments below, “Translation: He doesn’t worship Satan like the rest of the Establishment.“.
Gingrich’s conspiracy of the “establishment’s” Deep State war is all but alluded to by the Guardian. The theory revolves around the notion that there are people who believe in the occult (in this case, active pedophiles) whom influence the government infrastructure do carry out their machinations as virtue-signals to other satanists.
Is Donald one of them? First let’s define what Freemasonry is and what it isn’t:
The freemasons, in addition to literally being the world’s first trade union, “free” to charge whatever they wanted for their masonry skills, protected their secrets of science (physics, geometry, math) initially through rituals. Much of their spirituality, however, is owed to the Judeo-Christian/Ba’al foundational split, with the general consensus stating that the secret society is based on the work of the “[free] masons” who originally built King Solomon’s Temple, as well as the founding dogma of the Knight’s Templar – which existed during a time that they could not. Back then, a god or series of gods was used to clarify scientific phenomena otherwise unexplainable. However, Freemasonry transcends religiosity (as it had to become so much more for the knowledge to survive), while the Knight’s Templar (also known as the Order of Solomon’s Temple) reveled in it (however, they too were disbanded by royal decree in 1312).
Freemasonry is not a cult, and while it has leanings esoterically, it doesn’t practice of the occult – especially since the rituals are symbolic, and not meant to be taken literally.
“Cracking the code”:
Let’s start by looking at his humble abode – the Trump Tower on 5th Avenue.
Donald Trump built a tower in the style of a Masonic Altar (which he believes is a great piece of Art), and has personally overseen decoration (which includes much Masonic imagery) in his penthouse. I have come to this conclusion because of how Donald approaches the designing and development of a building. It’s called “Trumpification” – a professional trait he inherited from his father.
For example Trump’s business partner on his Sunny Isles Beach buildings, Gil Dezer, stated that “He spends a fortune on these courses, he’s got an eight-inch bullnose on the clubhouse bar. I’ve seen him select marbles and woods for his properties. He makes sure his vision is realized.”
“Much about Donald is an illusion. Trump Tower is real, and it is an impressive engineering, architectural, entrepreneurial achievement. You can’t take that away from him,” Michael D’Antonio, author of “The Truth About Trump” and “Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success,” told amNewYork. “If he talks about the success of that building, you can take it all as fact.”
Here is the external architecture of Trump Tower:
This building was designed from the bottom up by architect Derr Scutt, and was developed by Donald Trump. Derr Scutt’s affiliation with Freemasonry is unknown. However, throughout the duration of his contract, he was employed with Swanke Hayden Connell Architects. This firm not only serves as an architectural firm but also as a Historical Preservation firm.
Given the presence of early colonialist Masonic Americans in establishing both the country and its infrastructure, it is plausible that by association, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects would be preserving historic masonic buildings by default.
Indeed, their repertoire of buildings include the Jackson Building, the Fuller Building (designed by George Fullet, “the father of skyscrapers”, who traveled as an archetypal Freemason), and the West Virginia State Capitol Building (designed by Freemason Cass Gilbert – a pioneer of skyscraper buildings). The architectural firm also handled the restoration of the Statue of Liberty.
Upon first glance, it is easy to see the inverted-triangle-and-cube formation at-street level. Its design could be the relative Compass’s position of the prolific “Square and Compass” seen on Freemason rings, but it is more representative in symbolism to a Masonic Altar. Every lodge has one, as it is considered the most important part of Masonic furniture. The reason behind why Trump Tower is akin to a masonic altar is best explained in understanding the Freemason influence in the French Revolution (1789–1799) and American Revolution (1765 – 1783).
An Air of “Je Ne Sais Quoi”:
There is a deep, rich history of masonry in sponsoring revolutions.
The great revolutions of the 19th Century were led by Freemasons: Simon Bolivar, José de San Martin and Bernardo O’Higgins in South America; Vicente Guerrero, and later Benito Juarez, in Mexico; José Marti in Cuba, José Rizal in the Philippines, and Guiseppe Garibaldi in Italy. Most notably, the Texans who rebelled against the government of Mexico, and fought a successful war of secession, were predominantly masons, and indeed, all the presidents and vice-presidents of the Republic of Texas were masons too!
This is not necessarily due to political beliefs, since lodges are places where politics cannot be discussed, but due to the masonic notion that man should be governed with as little interference as possible. Indeed, “coffee-houses”, which served as centers of social interaction where people could talk freely, were hugely instrumental in preserving the oral culture of various societies and cultures.
Indeed, Masonic lodges were places of secular persuasion where men could receive instruction in mathematics, and listen to lectures on the new science, while also being part of a fraternity claimed to have descended from Hiram Abif’s teachings.
It was a means of upholding one’s right to expression (or Liberté in the Lockean sense of the word) without fear of a Blasphemy Charge (such as treason against the state).
Between 1710 and 1730—that is, during the period of the European Enlightenment (and thus prior to the Revolutions), which coincides with the diffusion of Freemasonry in England and Europe, many landlords and intellectuals of the eighteenth century were freemasons. Among them were famous people like Alexander Pope, Arbuthnot, Edward Harley, the Earl of Chesterfield, James Addison, Richard Steele, Jonathan Swift, James Thomson, Lord Burlington, Lord Cobham, William Stuckley, Lord Montague, Voltaire, Montesquieu.
It is in fact at this point in its history that Freemasonry developed as a focus for intellectuals, politicians, the gentry, artists and architects, thus fostering a continuous exchange of ideas, aesthetic values and beliefs between English and European intellectuals. Freemasons believed in virtue, progress, equality, and they contributed to the preparation of the soil for the late eighteenth century democratic revolutions. These Enlightenment ideals (tolerance, equality, universalism, civic duty, natural religion, morality) which they helped propagate through their international links were also reflected – by means of its iconography and design—in the early “emblematic” landscape garden (1).
Freemasonry played an important role in the eighteenth century when we consider that those intellectuals who belonged or had links with this secret society were also responsible for the developments in the arts.
The second Charge of the Constitutions of Anderson (1723) affirmatively declares that ‘a mason is a peaceable subject to the Civil Powers, wherever he resides or works, and is never to be concerned in plots and conspiracies against the peace and welfare of the Nation.’
The revolutions did not affect England because England had already gone beyond the goals the revolutionaries sought to achieve. They did not affect Russia because Russia had not yet developed the economic and social pressures which stimulate the liberal revolution.
However, the American and French Revolutions occurred because the masses realized that the “establishment” (or Ancien Régime) were actively impinging on their right to personified autonomy, utilizing the laws as a form of obstructionist measures. No amount of legal counter-actions were working. The only option left was a revolt.
The ensuing debt and financial crisis contributed to the unpopularity of the Ancien Régime also led to the convening of the Estates-General of 1789. Discontent among the members of France’s middle and lower classes resulted in strengthened opposition to the French aristocracy and to the absolute monarchy, of which Louis and his wife, queen Marie Antoinette, were viewed as representatives. In 1789, the storming of the Bastille during riots in Paris marked the beginning of the French Revolution.
The Revolution was lead by wealthy intellectuals, many of whom met the requisite demands to become Freemasons. Through the usage of liberté, égalité, fraternité, they were able to secure the start of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon in the aftermath of his regime change instituted legal reform in the territories he’d secured for France (the titular code of which granted the rule of law and ethic rights to the people), it was. The French masons, of a different social strata (albeit in touch with the common man), fashioned their own agreed-upon symbols – just similar enough to recognizance, and just different enough to evade the nobility.
According to Otto Larmin’s 1910 article L’Influence du symbolisme maçonnique sur le symbolisme révolutionnaire, “Masonry provided a rich and relatively nontraditional foraging ground for new national symbols (coins, songs, banners, seals), new forms of address (tu, frère, vivat!), and new models for civic organizations, particularly outside Paris.“
The Compass and Square Rings have been around for thousands of years, virtually unchanged. The style of a masonic altar (as referenced in Trump Tower’s external architecture) is, well, revolutionary.
This French coin from 1790 was officially minted during the throes of the Revolution. Flanked by three candle-sticks (verifying that it is indeed part of the Masonic Altar’s symbolism) it represents the Lesser Lights of Freemasonry. Notice the Square and Compass on the reverse edge of the coin, as well as the “Charity, Equality, Liberty” Revolutionary slogan. Also notice the Skeleton Key, symbolic for the “Jewel of the Treasurer”; the leaves, symbolic for the “Secretary”, as well as the sword, symbolic for the “Jewel of the Tyler”, a position akin to a guardsman of a lodge’s entrance.
From the very beginning “the Revolutionaries understood they were ‘participating in what seemed to them to be the regeneration of the world’. … ‘[requiring] nothing less than a new man and new habits’, and that these could somehow be created by new symbols.”
The Men Who Built America:
The difference in the levels of the Masonic influence in the French and American Revolution is that France was returned to the ‘masses’, whereas the American Revolution completed in the founding of a new country – directly in control of Freemasons.
When the British loyalists in August 1814 burned the majority of the Federal Buildings in Washington, DC. They felt the only buildings that should serve as Temples should be Churches, not Federal Legislative Building. The Monarchy (heavily influenced by the Church) had always ruled that freemasons were “un-Christian” and “satanic” – charges that continue to this day. A secret society was a direct threat to the global control the Church maintained. Catholics still are forbidden from becoming members secret societies:
While it is true that the masonic lodges were plotting against the monarchies, one factor consistently left out in the historical narrative is that it was overwhelmingly the choice of the ‘populist masses’. The Freemasons may have orchestrated the battleplans, but the masses were the foot-soldiers. The reason why ‘populism’ always returns is because the contemporary elites lose touch with the common man. We’re seeing waves of it now, spanning the globe, and it is justified. The reason the ‘masses’ are never mentioned as a direct factor is because it directly contradict the narrative of the global institutions – that the very people they claim to hate actually are hurt more by the association. That profits overwhelmingly take precedence over one’s humanity. The masons understood this, which is why they involved themselves in the first place. A society without the ability to speak one’s mind is not a society worth living under.
And to this day, the globalist institutions (like the Vatican) still ignore the reasons for their decclining powers.
Trump’s victory has been portrayed by many commentators and mainstream media outlets as defeat for the US power-elite. It was: “a shock to America’s bipartisan establishment” (Michael Lind); “an unmistakable rejection of a political establishment and an economic system that simply isn’t working for most people” (Jeremy Corbyn); “a humiliating rebuke to America’s political establishment” (Chicago Tribune); “a punch in the face of the cultural elite, the Washington insiders and Wall Street, too” (New York Post, Nov.9, 2016); and an “another sign that the dominant divide in the world is no longer left versus right but national versus global, working class versus elite, populist versus establishment” (Wall Street Journal, Nov. 9, 2016). It was only after the fact that the media (already an unofficial branch of the government) acknowledged an “establishment”.
Even a few weeks ago, Pope Francis banished the Freemasons from the Knights of Malta, claiming they were instrumental in the undermining of ‘Church doctrine’; apparently a health organization had been handing out birth control in foreign countries where missionaries operate.The Pope alluded that support of Trump was interconnected with masonic activities against the Church.
Perennially, however, this is the greatest cosmic joke of all time because the Great Lie of the dogmatic, globalist, Churches is that their members practice the very satanic rituals they charge against the Freemasons. It’s an even Greater Lie that Church institutions (not just relegated to the Vatican) fights for the salvation of all mankind – especially given their support of Hitler during the Second World War.
Usually, if the Jews are too down-trodden to be scapegoated, then it’s the Masons. And sometimes, both scapegoated groups are merged into what forms “Judeo-Masonic” conspiracies – like the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a Russian (via the Russian Orthodox Church)/Nazi forgery which cost millions of Jews and Masons their lives.
Like many forgeries before it, it served a political purpose, and has a history in several earlier works. It was a means of spreading globalism across the Earth, not only through Hitler’s embracing of the occult, but also of his courtship with radical Islamic terrorism.
To that end, it was taught as factual in Nazi classrooms to impressionable school-children, along with Mein Kampf:
The open secret is that WW2 was primarily a land war between dying Empires, and the Allies didn’t want Hitler to dominate the globe. They couldn’t have cared less about the Jews. In fact, it’s much easier to understand Hitler’s populism once you realize everyone (irrationally) hated the Jews. That notion became hidden after Operation Paperclip (huge immigration of Nazi Scientists to American institutions).
While the Founding Fathers obviously couldn’t have predicted the rise of Hitler specifically, they had seen in the past the dangers of merging the State and the Church, and thus sought to separate them as much as possible.
Masonic philosophy had, for the first time in history, an opportunity to play a constructive role in the erection of a political and social order. The experience of Masonic organizations before the Modern Age had taught Masons that liberty for the individual has never been handed down by the government—that liberty is gained through the limitation of the powers of government, not the increase of them.
While none of the Founding Fathers knew it at the time, there would be a second wave of populism to sweep Europe half a century later. Like the French Revolution, this “People’s Spring” would start due to another monarchical, tyrannical, absolutist ruling by the elites.
Thankfully, the masonic ideals of America’s original patriots were enshrined into law, the trifecta being the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and The Constitution.
Amendment X: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
“This election”, Trump declared in Florida, “will determine whether we are a free nation or whether we have only the illusion of democracy, but are in fact controlled by a small handful of global special interests rigging the system…
Trump Tower – A Shrine Unto Itself:
Now that a sufficient amount of history has been conjured so as to explain the stylistic choices between the French coin minted during the French Revolution (indeed the symbol would have been made uniform so as to identify other masonic members) and Trump Tower’s structural architecture, it is best to describe the importance of an altar in Freemasonry:
According to MasonicDictionary.com:
The altar in Freemasonry is not merely a convenient article of furniture, intended, like a table, to hold a Bible. It is a sacred utensil of religion, intended, like the altarto es of the ancient temples, for religious uses, and thus identifying Freemasonry, by its necessary existence in our Lodges, as a religious institution. Its presence should also lead the contemplative Freemason to view the ceremonies in which it is employed with solemn reverence, as being part of a really religious worship.
The situation of the altar in the French and frequently in the Scottish Rites is in front of the Worshipfu1 Master, and, therefore, in the East. In the York Rite, the altar is placed in the center of the room, or more property a little to the East of the center.
Given just how special the altar is to the Order, it is paramount to follow the instructions of the Scottish (or York) Rites in terms of designating its placement.
Both sets of Rites mention the altar should be placed in the East, or a little to the East of the Center, respectively.
Lo and behold, like the altar itself, the Tower is placed in the Center of the street divisions (Google Maps: 5th Avenue dividing the Eastern and Western parts of 56th Street), a little to the East of the city’s ordinal center (notice how the “inverted triangle” itself is facing that specific central corner, seeming as if to purposefully push itself away):
Locations have always been important to him. Of course, Trump might franchise out his name to external building projects, but that’s only to properties he doesn’t develop personally. When Bonwit Teller & Company closed the doors to its 56th Street location in 1979, a 34-year-old Donald Trump fought to acquire the property, deeming it the perfect space to build his iconic tower.
This was also Donald’s first outing as Barron is when he ordered the destruction of the Art Deco pieces on the old Bonwit Teller building (which were apparently important enough for the City to want the pieces, but not important enough for the City to front the bill). Donald himself said “the merit of these stones was not great enough to justify the effort to save them.” The City (under Ed Koch) then decided to frame the situation as one of morality, but lost that bid after Donald had them destroyed anyways under the same purview of “protecting innocent civilians from falling stone below”.
For the record, this is what the Art Deco masonic work looked like:
For a closer-up view:
The building and the Art Deco murals were destroyed. Trump Tower was developed, his pride and joy.
Trump even calls the Manhattan tower “the Tiffany location,”. Not named after Tiffany’s (next door – which incidentally he named his daughter after), but because “when you’re in real estate, the expression ‘Tiffany location’ means the best,” Trump explained in a 1984 GQ interview titled “Donald Trump Gets What He Wants”.
He absolutely was influenced by the location. And so was, apparently, Miami Dolphins Football Coach Don Shula after Trump’s courtship (Donald had just bought the New Jersey Generals team and needed a coach):
Talks with Shula broke down, according to Trump, when the coach asked for the unaskable—an apartment in Trump Tower. “That’s something more valuable than money,” said the owner at the time. “That’s something I really consider gold.”
That seems like a banal statement (especially since Donald at that time was just another building developer) until one realizes Shula how coached his 1972 team to victory.
In 1972, the Miami Dolphins under Coach Don Shula [he won 347 games over the span of 33 seasons] went undefeated during the regular season, moved easily through the playoffs, and won the Super Bowl. On the back of the Super Bowl ring that each player received for their victory were inscribed four words: “Perfect Season ‐ Winning Edge.” “Perfect Season” referred to their spotless 17‐0 season record. “Winning Edge” referred to the philosophy of Coach Shula. According to Shula’s book, The Winning Edge (1973), he set a goal and got the entire team to work for that objective.
And if you were a Freemason with the financial means and incentive to do so, what could be more important than designing a building to externally represent a French Revolutionary masonic altar, positioned according to the Ancient Rites?
Theologically, altars are made to worship God – one possible interpretation at first glance is that he’s worshiping himself. This would nicely play into the mainstream media’s understanding of Donald – yet they’ve got it wrong.
The Lesser Lights of Freemasonry:
So what about those three lit candlesticks adorning the masonic altar, engraved in the French masonic coin?
Well, as for those candlesticks, the Lesser Lights of Freemasonry, that adorn the altar? They represent the Sun, the Moon, and the Worshipful Master.
The Sun and the Moon, of course, represent not only their physical counterparts, but also that of Senior and Junior Warden positions. Note the initials of SW and JW on the above picture of the masonic columns. The other initials of WM? Worshipful Master. The Junior Warden helps the Senior Warden, and the Senior Warden helps the Worshipful Master.
Within the hierarchy of Freemasonry, the office of Worshipful Master is the highest honor to which a lodge may appoint any of its members. After their tenure, they become Past Masters.
It would have made sense for Donald to see himself as a Junior Warden at the time of the building’s creation – his father (possibly the Senior Master) didn’t die until 16 years later.
Who is the Worshipful Master? It’s any mason who presides over a lodge.
It’s probably an allegory (and this is just speculation for Donald’s case) to the Great Architect of the Universe, the Masonic Supreme Being. In learning the ropes, however, Donald has literally become a “Master Builder” (a common term to describe prolific developers).
“Did you ever pass Trump Tower at night and see the way it glows?” he asks. “It almost glows in the dark. That’s because I used real bronze. If you get imitations, it doesn’t look the same. It looks like nothing.”
In fact, it is the most illumosinary symbol, in our ritual that is presented so dramatically, persuasively and memorably, to the Initiate, in an angelic flash, when his hood wink is removed. This allusion contains within itself the very essence of Speculative Freemasonry. Masonic initiation symbolically takes the new initiate from darkness to light and symbols constitute the language of Freemasonry..If one were asked to state the summum bonum of Masonry in a word, the only word equal to the task is – light! From its first lesson to its last lecture, in every degree and every symbol, the mission of Masonry is to bring the light of God into the life of man. It has no other aim, knowing that when the light shines forth the truth will be revealed.
Time Makes Fools Of Us All:
He didn’t have to build a clock, he chose to. It’s a very eccentric design, and one that would require him to consciously want a clock position, and designed, there. In this day and age, literally no other developer plants a free-standing, grandfather-style clock on the property – they’re usually too busy maximizing space to ensure profits in the deal.
Below is the bespoke Trump Tower clock:
The Masons, explained George Whitten, Lodge treasurer, “have had a presence in Petaluma since 1855. In 1878 the Petaluma Masonic Hall Association was formed, with the intent to construct a building for use by the various Masonic orders, purchasing the prestigious downtown corner location from George P. McNear.”
Before construction began, Whitten said, locals suggested a town clock be put on top of the building and in September, 1881, the following article, headed “Ho, for the Town Clock,” ran in the Argus.
“The Petaluma Minstrel Club will give a grand entertainment in about two weeks, the net proceeds to be applied to the Town Clock fund. The boys will give a rousing night’s fun , and of course, everybody will go. The town clock is a public necessity. The young want it to tell time to go to school, the old to tell what time to go home,. Men want it so that they can pawn their watches, and women want it so they can look out their chamber windows and see if their husbands lie when they come home. The clock will not only be a great convenience, but will prove a positive conservator of public morals.”
In December, the Argus reported the tower had “received its finishing touches of ornamentation and notwithstanding the uncomplimentary criticisms of many at first, presents to the cultured and artistic eye, a really neat and tasty appearance.”
One member of the Petaluma Minstrel Club was reported as saying he regretted the part he took in raising funds for the timepiece “because he couldn’t fool his mother anymore when getting home late.”
As was the style of the Masonic construction at the time, another such clock is visible at Detroit’s Masonic Lodge. Pocket watches were expensive in the 19th century, so people relied on town clocks – many of which would have been built by stone masons (the craftsman’s material of choice back in the day)
The clock’s column, if you can’t see it clearly, is also in the style of the Corinthian column (essentially a sleek, plain support, with a frilly head):
See, the Corinthian column isn’t representative of a King Hiram of Tyre (Doric) or a King Solomon of Judea (Ionic), but of Hiram Abif, a stone-mason. According to Freemasonry, the three types of columns (Ionic, Doric, and Corinthian) symbolize Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty – respectively):
So as we have it currently, Trump Tower was erected by the 20th century equivalent of a “Stone Mason”, with external symbolism dictating it to be akin to a Masonic altar. But this is all, of course, subjective, so let’s look inside his building and see if there’s something more to our theory.
First, Donald Trump’s penthouse is on the 66th floor. While his living space occupies 2 stories, the building itself is only 58 stories high. While it might again seem like an act of narcissism, this is also confirmation bias. While he does indeed live on the “66th” floor, one could argue it was to feel closer to God, or as the Masons put it, the Great Architect.
“It was all approved,” the now Republican presidential candidate then said. “‘I brought it before the various agencies and got them to agree that I could start the building at Floor 30, because it equated to approximately 300 feet above ground.'”
Floor 30…300 feet above ground…penthouse on the 66th floor…all “sacred geometry” to the Freemasons, whom consistently evoke the numeral 3.
Numerological esotericism aside, all of which is in Donald Trump’s control,even if he had no input (which is unlikely), then the design firm (which, as a reminder, restored Masonic buildings) would have made the necessary changes if he’d simply said “Make it ‘Masonic’, boys!”.
And speaking of masonic design styles, “he called his own Trump Tower triplex, an Angelo Donghia–designed, marble-and-onyx-covered ode to Versailles, ‘comfortable modernism’.”
Remembering the definition of “Trumpification” in the beginning of the article, this was a clear and conscious design choice on his part:
“He spends a fortune on these courses, he’s got an eight-inch bullnose on the clubhouse bar. I’ve seen him select marbles and woods for his properties. He makes sure his vision is realized.”
So the building is crafted in the style of a French Revolutionary altar, the clock is referenced in other lodges as having masonic values, and his penthouse is in the style of Palace of Versailles under Louis XIV.
For that matter, why does he do so much gold-plating of glass? It’s ephemerally his trademark style!
Let’s find out.
A Holodeck For A King:
Even though Fred Trump made $300 Million in his lifetime, he was notoriously cheap, preferring to fix up the housing in Brooklyn. He always cycled his profits back into his business. For the life of him, he couldn’t understand why his son would not only buy locations in Manhattan, but also why his son would so lavishly style his new abode as a reference to the Palace of Versailles. He raised Donald to run a successful business, not to showboat his wealth around.
Interestingly, in addition to the Revolutions spurred on by the Freemasons in Revolutionary France, the French Baroque Palace itself incorporates masonic influences in its original design:
Notice there are no Ionic or Doric columns, only Corinthian columns. Again, in the style of Hiram Abif.
The mural of Apollo on the ceiling (as seen in several pictures) is a homage to the cover page of Anderson’s 1723 Constitution – which serves as the basis of Modern Freemasonry. The Constitutions was edited and reprinted by Freemason Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia in 1734, becoming the first Masonic book printed in America.
Noticing the checkered-pattern rug featured in several of the pictures, this is commonly described as the checkered carpet which covers the floor of a Masonic lodge. The lecture for the First Degree (of Three) says that the mosaic pavement “is a representation of the ground floor of King Solomon’s Temple” and is “emblematic of human life, checkered with good and evil.”
Interestingly, Trump’s penthouse only features Corinthian columns (in the style of Hiram Abif). Andersen’s Constitutions features The Five Orders of Architecture – basically all types of columns are present in the lithograph; Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite:
The connection of Renoir’s “La Loge” is confirmation bias. While it could bear possible significance in a “wink and a nudge” demeanor, as only those accustomed to the signs would see the connection, in Renoir’s interpretation however, “La Loge” doesn’t mean “The Lodge”, but rather “The Theater Box”.
At this point, it should become clear that Donald Trump is akin to supervillain Joker – the world is a cosmic joke. I’ll elaborate on this later.
What’s interesting about Anderson’s Constitutions is that it is only to be used as a manual for Masonic lodges.
And from that same Treatise:
The persons admitted Members of a Lodge must be good an true Men, free-born, and of mature and discreet Age, no Bondmen no Women, no immoral or scandalous men, but of good Report.
When courting the evangelical Christian vote in the Primaries, Trump said, “At this moment, I would like to thank the evangelical and religious community in general who have been so good to me and so supportive,” he said, adding “and I’m not sure I totally deserve it.” Like the rug in his penthouse suite, his mindset is “emblematic of human life, checkered with good and evil [thoughts].”
And this type of behaviour isn’t exempt from Freemasonry either. Masons shouldn’t act “holier than thou”, despite the credo to make “good men better”, simply because in the years following World War 2, there was a hugely concerted effort to induct as many men into the order as possible – as if to reclaim some of the glory of the old days. One Day Classes were offered in regards to seeking a Master Mason ring. Many men just paid their lifetime membership dues (which wasn’t a lot of money overall), and considered it a “networking” fee. The cost of doing business. This is arguably why the stereotype of “small towns are controlled by Masons” circulating around the Internet is so prominent. Because at one point in time, it was true.
And it’s still going on to this day, in many jurisdictions around the world. A lot of “secrets” are on the Internet, plain as day for all to see:
It’s no secret that there is trash that comes in with a One Day Class, the real secret, or perhaps the unspoken truth that many of these brothers often forget to touch on, is that there is no lack of garbage that make it in the traditional way too. This garbage will continue to breed garbage regardless if they are a One Day Class Mason or a traditional Mason.
But I digress.
Notice on the corner the mural of the Statue of Liberty – another Masonic symbol of goodwill:
The Statue of Liberty in New York harbour was presented in 1884 as a gift from the French Grand Orient Temple Masons (many of whom knew George Washington personally) to the Masons of America in celebration of the centenary of the first Masonic Republic.
In addition to drawing up the plans of construction, it had also been a tradition in America to have the cornerstone of major public and private buildings and monuments consecrated with full Masonic rites, ever since President George Washington, on September 18, 1793, had personally laid the cornerstone of the United States Capital, with the assistance of the Grand Lodge of Maryland. Similarly, the cornerstone of the Washington Monument was laid in a Masonic ceremony.
The cornerstone of the statue records how it was laid with Masonic rites nearly 100 years later:
If one notices the 1784 Frontispiece of Anderson’s Constitutions (edited by John Noorthouck, and considered the last official unabridged version), there’s a different mural. This mural in the latter edition is formally titled “The Truth, holding its mirror, illuminates the interior of Freemasons’ Hall.”:
The architectural part represents the inside of Free-masons’ Hall.The uppermost figure is Truth, holding a mirror, which reflects its rays on divers ornaments of the Hall, and also on the Globes and other Masonic Furniture and Implements of the Lodge. Truth is attended by the three Theological Virtues, Faith, Hope and Charity: under these, the Genius of Masonry, commissioned by Truth and her Attendants, is descending into the Hall, bearing a lighted Torch; she is decorated with some of the Masonic Emblems, and on her arm hangs a ribbon with a Medal pendant, with which she is to invest the Grand Master, in token of the Divine approbation of a Building sacred to Charity and Benevolence.
in comparing the new Frontispiece to Trump’s penthouse ceiling, not only does this explain his gaudy ceiling mirrors (the “truth” illuminating the Masonic hall), it also corroborates the presence the Lady Liberty as well, in addition to the statue already having been commissioned and built by Freemasons. It removes the idea of a correlation and conjures the idea of a causation. In a similar physiological position and equidistant location in the room, notice the Lady sitting perched, her right hand in the air holding what appears to be a crucifix, her left hand holding the books.
Lady Liberty carries on the tradition of Prometheus, Hestapheus, Tubal-Cain, and Lucifer – all ancient classical descriptions of the archetypal “light-bearer”, in the bringing of metaphorical light (in the form of knowledge and rational thought) to the masses. This was called the Enlightenment/Renaissance.
Additionally, the “flowery” wisps of the decorated border hearken back to the symbolism of drawing “nature themes” on the grandfather clock.
Going back to the Masonic source on Time as it relates to clock faces (thus demonstrating that the Clock located at the back of Trump Tower was purposeful in design):
This study in contrasts extends to the ornately painted face of this clock, which on first glance appears to be a purely decorative muddle of flowers and gold accented with an arch yet is, in fact, a profound statement on the morals and virtues espoused by the followers of Freemasonry, “an oath-bound fraternal and benevolent association of men whose purpose is to nurture sound moral and social virtues among its members and all of mankind.” In order to promulgate their message of brotherly love and the importance of good character, Freemasons utilize the simple tools of the ancient stonemason as well as symbols appropriated from nature as teaching devices. When these concealed symbols are revealed one can go beyond the aesthetic beauty of the piece to understand the profoundly didactic nature of this clock, with each symbol preaching brotherly love, industry, virtue, and the power of the “Supreme Being.”
Finally, what ties the room together is the Chandeliers. However, the Chandeliers present in Donald’s penthouse aren’t the same Chandeliers present in the Palace of Versailles.
After so much painstaking attention to detail, it seems odd that Donald would buy (and never replace) the Chandeliers. This is an example where the exception actually proves the rule.
For comparison’s sake, here is a juxtaposition of the two Chandelier types:
The Chandelier present in the Palace of Versailles is a Traditional Candelabra Chandelier. The Chandelier present in Donald’s penthouse is a Transitional Renaissance Chandelier.
A Freemason so fixated on the most important concept in the Craft – light (and those whom seek it) would not make a careless mistake. The excuse of the wife liking it won’t work, because that Chandelier was there before Melania married him. The reason for the two chandeliers is to bind both the age of Enlightenment and the age of the Renaissance.
The Age of Enlightenment (mid-17th to 18th century) was age of reason.but renaissance was a cultural movement. The Renaissance (14th to 17th century) is associated with advances in literature, architecture, humanism, and a world economy, while the Enlightenment is associated with the scientific method, industrialization, rationality, astronomy, and calculus.
During the reign of the Church, such critical thought was blasphemy – only dogmatic doctrine (critical theory) was to be respected, none other. As mentioned above, the corruption of “moral saviors” led the Masons to launch the American and French Revolutionary Wars, wholesale against their “moral” oppressors.
As evidence of the Chandelier indeed being a Transitional Renaissance Chandelier, here is a picture of the New York State Grand Lodge’s Renaissance Room:
Two things to focus on are the Renaissance Chandeliers and the mural of Apollo in the background
His penthouse, of course, paints a stark contrast to the Lobby below:
Notice the lack of well…everything personal. No Corinthian columns. No artwork. Just gold-plated glass (his trademark in real estate). That glass, however, underlines one of the most important concepts in Freemasonry – self-reflection.
While it seems a bit conceited that the Temple Shrine is Donald’s Penthouse, it makes sense if you know the history of Freemasonry.
Could the gaudy gold-plating be a throwback to alchemy? Well, that’s part of Speculative Freemasonry, and why speculate when one can reason out the answer scientifically?
When you walk into Trump Tower (open to the public during daytime hours), it is meant to be a cathartic religious experience of embodying literal self-reflection.
As Sir Francis Bacon says “We neither dedicate nor raise a capitol or pyramid to the pride of man, but rear a holy temple in his mind, on the model of the universe, which model therefore we imitate.”
Scientifically, there is truth to this Geometric concept.
The reflection of light rays is one of the major aspects of geometric optics; the other is refraction, or the bending of light rays. Geometric optics is one of two broad classes of optics, the field that “deals with the propagation of light through transparent media,” according to Richard Fitzpatrick, a professor of physics at the University of Texas at Austin, in lecture notes for a course in Electromagnetism and Optics. (The other class is physical optics.)
Dr. Frank Albo, the researcher credited with “cracking the code” of the Manitoba Legislative Building, believes that such Masonic entities are homages to “King Solomon’s Temple”. You’re supposed to be entering a temple, whose sacred geometry “would in the course of time, make people around it more perceptive, more intelligent, better balanced and altogether more civilized human beings.”
The Story of Hiram Abif:
While there seems to be a current trend of master masons leaving stone masonry to become architects, in the past, they were literal stone-masons. As times changed, however, masons wanted to continue their practical Craft, and because architects interested in pushing the field of building design to new heights.
George A Fuller, designer of the Fuller Building, also once worked for Peabody and Stearns – a firm known for building mansions. The firm employed the famous Masonic Norcross Brothers (whom actually were biological brothers). The list of buildings they developed include the Masonic Home/Hospital, the Trinity Church in Boston, The Rhode Island State House, St. John’s Episcopal Church in New York, and the New York Public Library.
Famous English architect Christopher Wren was Grand Master in England during the 18th century.
Historically, however, the notion of the Craft beloning to stone-masons is due to the legend every initiated mason is told:
Have you ever heard the Tragedy of Hiram Abif the Stone-Mason? It’s a Masonic legend, not one the Church would share. Hiram Abif was the Chief Architect of King Solomon’s Temple and a Master Mason so powerful and so wise, he could use the Craft to influence the sacred geometry to create…Kingly temples. He had such a knowledge of the Craft, he could even keep the ones he cared about…from failing as men. He became so powerful in his designs, the only thing he was afraid of was losing his “secrets of the sacred geometry”…which, eventually of course, he did. Unfortunately, he taught his apprentices almost everything he knew. Then his apprentices killed him in an attempt to learn the rest. Ironic. He could save others from the Craft…but not himself.
13 Now King Solomon sent and brought Huram[a] from Tyre. 14 He was the son of a widow from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a bronze worker; he was filled with wisdom and understanding and skill in working with all kinds of bronze work. So he came to King Solomon and did all his work.
13 And now I have sent a skillful man, endowed with understanding, Huram[a] my master[b] craftsman 14 (the son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre), skilled to work in gold and silver, bronze and iron, stone and wood, purple and blue, fine linen and crimson, and to make any engraving and to accomplish any plan which may be given to him, with your skillful men and with the skillful men of my lord David your father.
“Now Solomon sent for an artificer out of Tyre, whose name was Hiram: he was by birth of the tribe of Naphtali, on his mother’s side (for she was of that tribe); but his father was Ur, of the stock of the Israelites.”
The allegory this story is meant to evoke is that Hiram Abif is supposed to be the counterpart to Jesus Christ. Hiram, so the story goes, was buried in his Temple, and wasn’t discovered for three days. Whereas Christians believe that no one can be Jesus, and while the dogma hopes to make “bad men good”, Freemason portrayals dictate that all Masons are to personify Hiram, the dogma of which is to make “good men better”.
Remember seeing the Corinthian-styled column on the Clock outside Trump Tower? And nothing but Corinthian columns in his penthouse suite? And the clear homages of the checkered-carpet (meant to adorn Lodges), the Apollo mural (from the cover of the first Lodge Manual, nay, book, printed in America, as well as the Statue of Liberty)?
It’s Trump’s cosmic joke. The “secret” only he knows, hidden from those who would do business with him. It’s an ultimate power play, a means of priming one’s mindset in order to make the best deals possible – one with purpose.
If he were a genuine narcissistic mason, those columns would be Ionic and Doric, evoking the spirits of King Solomon and of King Hiram.
However, instead of seeing himself as one King or another, Donald sees himself as a Master Builder, a Hiram Abif. He is living as if he were Hiram Abif, constructing his penthouse as a shrine to Freemasonry, his building as an altar.
Now, we can most likely add Donald Trump to that list, once it’s determined which 19th century Freemason pseudonym he’s hiding behind in the membership scrolls.
Fred: The Man Who Would Make A King:
Fred spent a lot of time hobknobbing with the political elite, in an attempt to get better deals made – to move from Avenue Z to Manhattan.
One famous society club he frequented was the Brooklyn Madison Democratic Club.
Political clubs in New York City began during the Revolutionary War, when they formed as caucuses to support the patriots or the loyalists. For a time, all manner of groups operated political clubs in New York City, including the Roman Catholic Church, with Bishop John Hughes running a club called Carroll Hall in the 1840’s.
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, political clubs offered all types of assistance to thousands of immigrants from Germany, Ireland and Italy. In the early 1900’s, the clubs were the backbone of the big Democratic organizations, like Tammany Hall in Manhattan. They wielded the powerful tool of patronage, offering jobs to loyal party workers.
They were also social centers. “The clubs in the old days used to be places where, aside from political activities, there were a lot of social things to do,” said former Mayor Abraham D. Beame, 93, who joined the Madison Democratic Club in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, in 1930. ”They were gathering places.”
Before the Hatch Act was passed in 1939, which prohibited Federal employees from donating to political organizations, social clubs were akin to unions. These makeshift unions in turn provided a steady voting bloc for Democratic candidates at all levels of government – loyalty in thanks for the help received was shown as the voting booths.
However, as much as the media tries to push a connection between Tammany Hall, a similar Democratic – albeit corrupt – club, and a Trumpian connection, it will not happen. Simply because there’s no proof of Fred ever being a member, nor Donald ever being a guest. Tammany Hall, for those unaware, was a hangout for both the Mafia and the Democrats in New York, also known as the Society of St. Tammany, the Sons of St. Tammany of the Columbian Order.
“In order to build you needed to get zoning, and in order to get zoning you had to know the politicians,” Trump said. “And my father got to know the politicians.”
After mingling with the Madison Club, as well as with a downtown Brooklyn power-crowd known as the “Knights of the Round Table”, Fred was ultimately considered their single-most important builder.
The Trump family’s strong ties to the Brooklyn Democratic machine that launched the political careers of New York Governor Hugh Carey and New York Mayor Abe Beame haven’t done Donald’s career any harm either. “I got along with Carey,” says Donald. “He was very good, and he was a good governor.” Both Carey and Beame were in power in the mid-Seventies, when New York was facing bankruptcy and Trump made his first big deal—a very complex one—to build the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
The rest, they say, is history.
Others who started at the Madison Club included Murray Feiden and Nat Sobel, struggling lawyers and later state supreme court justices. Long afterward Feiden said that he resented having to be involved with the clubhouse system. “I hated politics and politicians,” he said. “But you didn’t have any choice about getting involved if you wanted to get anywhere.” Sobel, who first went to a club when he needed someone to fix a ticket for the then illegal offence of appearing shirtless on the beach at Coney Island, seemed to find the experience more positive. “I liked the way these people operated,” he said years later. “They had one line here for this problem, another line there for that problem.”
Alan Dershowitz said, “nobody did anything in New York politics, in New York real estate, without going through Roy Cohn”. His father, Albert C. Cohn, was a longtime member of New York’s Democratic machine and a State Supreme Court and appellate division judge.
Arguably, this is why Fred decided to raise his family in Jamaica Estates, Queens, away from the political madness of Brooklyn:
Donald was raised in Jamaica Estates, Queens, hard up against the Grand Central Parkway, in what today would be called a Federalist Georgian McMansion, with tall Corinthian columns.
Atop those tall Corinthian columns, on the triangular pediment, sits a carving of a blue heart, surrounded by yellow rays of light. The columns represent Boaz and Yachin (the pillars that guarded the entrance to Solomon’s Temple).
The entirety of the artistic flourish, in a house built by Fred Trump himself, looks suspiciously like the entrances to ancient masonic lodges (hearkening back to the entrances of King Solomon’s Temple):.
And if you look at Anderson’s Constitutions (1738 edition), you’ll notice an engraving by Thornhill and Pine (allegedly the original engravers of the 1723 edition), featuring Hiram Abif revealing the architectural plans for the Temple to King Solomon.
In the background, as was common for engravings, you’ll see an idea of what it was supposed to look like (it was a common metaphorical feature presented in many artworks of the time). Notice the same architectural decorations featured on the numerous masonic lodge pictures above:
It is clear Fred chose to craft the exterior in the style of a masonic temple, affixed with Scottish Rite imagery, and ran in the circles of the elite Brooklyn power players referred to as “Knights of the Round Table”. In Medieval Times, the “knights” were characters in the legends about King Arthur. They were the best knights in King Arthur’s kingdom, and lived in King Arthur’s castle, Camelot. They were called the Knights of the Round Table because of a special table that was in Camelot, that was round instead of rectangular. This meant that everyone who sat around it was seen as trust worthy and equal – which, frankly, is not only a masonic ideal, but an ideal carried forth my numerous secretive societies. If you’re at the Table, you’re meant to be there.
This picture doesn’t show the lawn very well, but here it is from other angles:
From this perspective, the house seems to have a lot more character. It’s not a house situated on an empty lawn, or sitting by a curb. It’s styled in the pattern of English Landscape Gardens – which, yes, was developed (and commissioned largely) by the Freemasons. Specifically, Lancelot “Capability” Brown.
Also notice how Trump has carried over the following design choice into Trump Lobby, from just above the door of his childhood home:
Additionally, this scaled-down version of the Unisphere at The Trump International Hotel & Tower at 1 Central Park West (“[globes] illustrate the universality of the Craft”) is believed to be a reference to Trump’s upbringing in his home borough:
It would be remiss if I didn’t mention that the building itself was designed by Thomas E. Stanley. He worked on the Texan First National Bank Tower (one among the bulk of his collaborations) with architect George Dahl (a highly decorated Mason and co-founder of the Texas Society of Architects).
Commissioned to celebrate the beginning of the space age, the Unisphere was conceived and constructed as the theme symbol of the 1964–1965 New York World’s Fair. The theme of the World’s Fair was “Peace Through Understanding” and the Unisphere represented the theme of global interdependence. It was dedicated to “Man’s Achievements on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe”. Robert Moses, commissioner of the piece, was also the president of the World’s Fair Corporation, which hosted the event. The Masonic Brotherhood Center participated in the ground-breaking ceremony. It should go without saying at this point that Robert Moses, like his “Skyscraper pioneer” counter-parts, worked in the presence of Freemasons. Jane Jacobs, who fought Robert Moses for the City of New York, alleged in numerous interviews that Moses was a mason.
So was Fred Trump a mason? It seems, by the insane design of his house, lawn, political history, and work ethic that he might have been. One possibility is an entry the membership records.
In 2015, Ancestry.com released membership records of some 2 million Freemasons in Britain from 1733 to 1923.
Rudyard Kipling is on that list – obviously, because of his 1888 novel “The Man Who Would Be King”, which is about Freemasonry, or “The Craft” as Kipling called it, in British India.
Kipling, of course, uses the titular character as a “self-insert” – basically, the main protagonist is Kipling in all but his name, something the Trump family does well.
It’s not meant to be a serious book:
In a chapter entitled “Mr. Verdant Green is Made a Mason”, Green, an Oxford student, is told by a fellow student, “I meant a mason with a petticut, a freemason… there’s a great deal of mystery and very little use in it.” He is initiated into the Order of Cemented Bricks.
The Six Mason:
It’s actually possible Donald is a Freemason after all, not only because of the insanely arcane masonic coincidences that extend past regularly developing his building, but also because of all the special powers imbued upon each Grand Master.
There’s a “nuclear option” to “make masons at sight”. A Grand Master is like a Worshipful Master, except they rule over a jurisdiction of lodges rather than just their own. This special power is even quicker than the “One-Day-Classes” offered (legitimately) by some Masonic jurisdictions globally.
Normally, this power is meant for extraordinary circumstances, such as a terminally ill patient with a wish, or for national heroes (like former president William Howard Taft), but an exception could have easily been made for a multimillionaire housing-project Democrat like Fred (back when his $300 Million was worth a lot more than it would be today). Especially when the Trump’s consistently all used fake names, allusions to past 18th century masonic membership scrolls in performing business they didn’t want relating back to them.
It’s such a controversial (yet legitimate) rule that some Grand Masters even evoked the order simply so it wouldn’t be seen as obsolete by the brethren!
To perform the ritual, it requires at least six masons to convene a temporary “Grand Lodge” under a current Grand Master. The lodge is dissolved immediately afterwards. Only six masons.
Of all the people Fred Trump knew in New York, where real estate is politics, he would have known at least six Freemasons to “raise” his son. Whether as part of his architectural work relationships, or through the Brooklyn Madison Club, or through the Democratic National Party (of which he was a donor). Given the extent of their friendships and business relationships, they would have taken the “secret” to the grave.
Given the clear masonic stylistic influences (English Landscape Gardens, the Scottish Rite Mark Mason Medal, the Masonic Temple entrance), and given that he was part of an “informal” hangout of powerful political friends in Brooklyn called the “Knights of the Round Table” at the Court Cafe (under the Brooklyn Democratic Headquarters), this is very possible.
The membership list of that posse of “Knights” is virtually non-existent (because it’s “informal”). The irony of the Court Cafe convening as a “masonic lodge” (where rivals can sit and eat in friendship, connected only by masonry) is not lost on me. I’m sure they found it funny as well, given the masonic nature of not talking politics/religion while eating in a Café physically under the Brooklyn Democratic Headquarters.
For a possible list, we only need to look at those whom had long-term business relations:
- Sam LeFrak, Fred’s long-time partner.
- (Arguably) Roy Cohn, due to his relationship with Donald, which started via Ronald Reagan’s recommendation – an Honorary Scottish Rite Mason.
- Abraham “Bunny” Lindenbaum, who helped secure multiple business deals for Fred.
- Irwin Steingut, who introduced Fred to Lindenbaum.
- Nat Sobel (who “discovered” ex-Mayor Abe Beame, and Steingut).
The sixth would have course been Fred. And this doesn’t even have to be the list, you only would need six masons in all of New York’s jurisdiction. As for the Grand Master convening over the ceremony, it has to be a current one (at the time).
While the Regulations of Freemasonry in New York stipulated at the time that a candidate (for regular masonry) needed to be 18 – 21, it’s literally at the discretion of the Grand Master himself. The requirement is now 18, but at the time of Donald’s youth, it was 21.
Like Nat Sobel and Murray Feiden before him (both joining the Madison Club in order to improve their careers), Clarence J. Henry served as a Justice on the State Supreme Court of New York. He was also the current Grand Master in 1964 – 1966, when Donald was 18 – 20 years of age.
The Prodigal Son Returns:
And like father, like son, pseudonyms were designed and used by the family to detract attention away from the Trumps when they saw fit.
Fred Trump would pretend to be fictional Freemason “Mr. Green” when he wanted to inquire about a possible business deal without tipping off the competition. John Barron was a Provincial Grand Organist in Norfolk, Ireland (1819 – 1829). John Miller is mentioned in the Worcester County, Maine membership scrolls in 1845, as a Grand Lecturer. A different John Miller is listed as having been inducted into the second degree of the Order in Canada in 1799.
As demonstrated in the Bonwit Teller episode mentioned above, Donald is a smart man who hides behind a facade of boorishness, and now we know why – it unhinges his competition. The mainstream media doesn’t understand his jokes, and takes them as literal fact.He has no problem shaking hands with foreign and domestic dignitaries – it’s a complete power move.
In fact, the idea behind “stumping the Trump” is eerily reminiscent of Scottish Rite motto “Ordo Ab Chao”, Latin for “Order out of Chaos”:
A motto of the Thirty-third Degree, and having the same allusion as “lux e tenebris”, which means “see in this work” / “light out of the darkness”. The invention of this motto is to be attributed to the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish petite at Charleston, and it is first met with in the Patent of Count de Grasse, dated February 1, 1802.
Given Trump’s Scottish heritage, it is somewhat likely this tactic is an inside joke he may have learned regarding his affiliation in the Scottish Rite.
In essence, Trump often gives us a rhetorical version of the three-card monte game I once saw conducted on the sidewalk outside his eponymous tower on Fifth Avenue. Like the hidden queen in the game, the facts in the issues Trump discusses are obscured by his entertaining methods. And like the card sharp, Trump’s purpose is obvious. His verbal gymnastics are intended to burnish his image, excite his followers, or tear down his competitors and critics.
This would mean that by the time he first “stumped” Ed Koch in the Bonwit Teller episode, he was already learned in the appendant body of Scottish Rites Freemasonry. A 33rd Degree Mason.
And it is indeed because the mainstream media is unaware of this deep history of interconnected politics that they are unable to understand why Donald does the things he does. It always looks like he’s purposefully baiting the media.
The media, however, would have no clue in the matter, and think that he’s seriously rude. They would chalk this up to Donald not having an “institutional patina”:
“I like people telling the truth,” he explained. “When people don’t tell the truth, I go after them, and I don’t like that. For instance, there have been many bad things said about me over the years, and in some cases they’ve been true. It doesn’t bother me. If I have a fault and somebody exposes that fault or talks about that fault, you won’t hear me complain. If I make a mistake and somebody brings it up, you won’t hear me complain. But when people make things up, or when people do things knowingly wrong, I always bring it up, even if it’s not so bad.”
In fact, it’s a long-standing Trump family joke that should John Barron be exposed, he would keel over and die that day. In their only-ever publicly serious lie, the family pretended to be Swedish, so as to not offend the Jewish tenants after WW2.The problem with all of this is that the mainstream media didn’t understand the jokes, ran with them, bastardized them, and the result is an image of “a narcissistic, short- fingered vulgarian“:
“I’ve always been interested in art.” A visitor observed that there was no art in Mr. Trump’s office. The developer considered this for a moment. Then, with a smile, he pointed to an idealized illustration of Trump Tower hanging on one of the walls.