Communism and Freemasonry
Communism and Freemasonry refers to the relationship between the movements of freemasonry and communism, the former having influenced the latter. Both movements couch their propaganda in the terms of "progress", "humanity", "equality" and "universal brotherhood". A common perception of both movements from critics is that they are tools of international Jewry. Generally freemasonry acts to weaken the nation through liberalism and decadence to the point that it cannot resist a takeover by the more openly and explicitly despotic communists. This happened during the so-called "Russian Revolution", in which February was masonic, while November was communist.
Usually when the complete enslavement of the nation has been achieved, open freemasonry, like "democratic socialists" and "trade unions" are banned, surplus to requirements; having accomplished their goal of destabilisation. This happened in Soviet Empire under Stalin and in most other cases; there are exceptions however, Salvador Allende☭ was famous for his freemasonry and Cuba under Fidel Castro☭ has never outlawed it. Trotskyism☭ has a closer relationship to Grand Orient freemasonry; for instance Trotskyist party founder Frédéric Zeller☭ was Grand Master of the Grand Orient de France in the 1970s. Leon Trotsky☭ registered with Freemasonic lodges, made references to his studies of it, and in his studies cited masonic groups such as the Carbonari and Illuminati as proto-communistic.
|“|| It was during that period that I became interested in freemasonry.
In the eighteenth century freemasonry became expressive of a militant policy of enlightenment, as in the case of the Illuminati, who were the forerunners of the revolution; on its left it culminated in the Carbonari. Freemasons counted among their members both Louis XVI and the Dr. Guillotin who invented the guillotine. In southern Germany freemasonry assumed an openly revolutionary character, whereas at the court of Catherine the Great it was a masquerade reflecting the aristocratic and bureaucratic hierarchy. A freemason Novikov was exiled to Siberia by a freemason Empress.
I discontinued my work on freemasonry to take up the study of Marxian economics. The work on freemasonry acted as a sort of test for these hypotheses. I think this influenced the whole course of my intellectual development.
|— Leon Trotsky☭, 1930, My Life: The Rise and Fall of a Dictator.|
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