|Type||Freemasonic fraternal organisation|
|Purpose||Disemination and promotion of Judeo-Masonry, Zionism, multiracialism and attacking the interests of the Gaelic Irish Catholics of Ireland|
United Kingdom (based mainly in Northern Ireland and Scotland),|
other Commonwealth countries
The Orange Institution, better known as the Orange Order, is a fraternal organisation formed in 1795 in County Armagh, Kingdom of Ireland. It was founded by Freemasons and derives its rites and rituals from the 1st and 2nd degrees of the York Rite. The organisation only allows "Protestants" to join, but whether it is Protestant religiously is debated by some people of a more fundamentalistic view who object to its esotericism.
There are similar and related Loyalist / Unionist fraternal organisations, such as the Apprentice Boys of Derry catering typically to lower class people and the Royal Black Preceptory for the more affluent, with the Orange Order falling somewhere inbetween. The organisation was historically very powerful in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Canada, most places where Lowland Scots live; the United States is an exception, because the Orange Order supports British Imperialism, which most Scotch-Irish in the United States have historically opposed (see for example, Andrew Jackson).
The Orange Order was founded on 21 September 1795 shortly after the 'Battle of the Diamond' outside a small village in County Armagh called Loughgall. It took its name from William of Orange, the Dutch Protestant king who fought the Roman Catholic James II across Ireland, culminating in James' defeat at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. It was formed by three well-known local men of the area, James "Buddra" Wilson, Dan Winter, and James Sloan. All three men were dedicated Freemasons.
|“||Wilson was a Freemason ... He was already familiar with its signs and passwords and he was likewise conversant with the history of the Prince of Orange, who was himself a Freemason ... Keeping alive the principals of revolution and in preserving the name of Orange, many of the Freemason lodges being called Orange lodges.||”|
|“||Its rituals, passwords, grips and signs are based on Freemasonry. Its initiation ceremony apes the first degree craft ritual with rolled up trouser legs, the hoodwink and the Paniard to the naked breast. Two allied Protestant orders. The Purple and the Black are also based on Freemasonry.||”|
The Orange Order has a long tradition of miscegenation and integration with Blacks and Jews; when Jews were excluded from other societies, Freemasonry and the Orange Order admitted them. George Benjamin✡ (Moses Cohen) was a Jewish Orangeman and the first Jew elected to a Canadian parliament. In 1836, he became grand master in British North America for the Orange Order, replacing Ogle Robert Gowan. At this time, the Orange Order had a strong voice in Upper Canada. Number 6 of the aims and objectives of the Loyal Orange Lodge in modern Canada is "A non-sectarian public school system where children of all races, creeds and colours can learn and grow together."
|“||The first African lodge was founded in 1907 in Nigeria. There are now many lodges in Africa including ones in Togo, Ghana and the Cameroon with all African members. The most colourful lodge is the Mohawk Indian lodge in Canada, where traditional Indian costumes are worn with the orange sash.||”|
Ek Fiawoo, a native of Ghana, was invited to join the Orange Institution of Liverpool. He was ordained a minister of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and founder of the Zion College of West Africa where he successfully encourages students to join the Orange Order. In 1980, Ghana had 1,000 Orangemen in 20 lodges. The Orange Lodge in Togo was inaugurated in Larne in 1983 by Rev. Martin Smyth, MP. The Grand Master of West Africa, Emmanuel Essien, said while he was in the north of Ireland that "nearly every jurisdiction has had him as a guest."
The Orange Order praised him with he has impressed the brethren with his enthusiasm for the Orange and Protestant cause "and in return a happy Emmanuel wanted to express his gratitude to the Orangemen of Ulster ... for what they have done for our country" and in return for the money the native chiefs of Togoland have unanimously elected the Orange Grand Secretary of Ulster as Honorary Chief and proxy for Togoland, something "never given to a White man before."
Black members of African lodges have been coming to march in Orange parades in Ireland. These trips are frequently paid for by Loyalists and lodge members in Ulster. In July 2003, John McCray, a high ranking member of the Orange Order in Portadown greeted Blacks from African lodges. It would seem that blacks and other non-Whites are welcomed by the Orange Order in Portadown but White Catholics are not. They took pride of place at the Orange parades in Market Hill and the Drumcree parade, they also reviewed Loyalist and Orange marching bands and were warmly greeted by order members who shook their black brothers' hands. Members of the Mohawk Indian lodges also make frequent visits.
The UTV television station aired a programme in November of 2005 called "A Day in the Life: Two Countries One Journey." It showed the journey of leading Orangeman, Drew Nelson, to Ghana in June of 2005. It proudly showed Nelson setting out to the airport for his trip to Ghana to meet the witch doctors of the African Orange Order. From the moment he arrived in Ghana he was treated like a visiting head of state by the tribesmen of the African Orange Order. All were pleased to meet him and they were pleased to talk about the Drumcree / Gravaghy road protest.
He met many members from different Lodges in Ghana and after Nelson did a tribal dance at a church service, with members of a Black Women's Orange Lodge, which he said "felt very natural" he then spoke the his assembled brothers. Tobe Subo said "Knowing that he is coming from the heart of Orangeism, that is Ulster, we know today we are all Ulstermen."
Nelson standing in front of a banner of the sodomite and pedophile William of Orange flanked by the Scottish and loyalist Ulster flags addressed the gathered Black brethren and said that his trip to the dark continent was a "... wonderful, wonderful experience for me" and that he was "touched." He wants to "set up a support organisation" so "we can help you and also you can help us ... believe me we have got things to learn from you."
Two weeks later when he arrived back in Ireland he said "The Orange Order in Northern Ireland and our members have a lot to learn from our brethren in Ghana ... I wish I could bring lots of our members out to Ghana ..."
Members of the Orange Order and many Ulster Loyalists are known to support the cause of Zionism and the Zionist State in Palestine. Rev. Ian Paisley—who is believed by both Catholics and Protestants to be the cause of the recent troubles that has plagued Ireland for the past 45 years—is a long time leading member of the Orange Order. After the Elections of November 2003, his party—the Democratic Unionist Party—has become the biggest Loyalist / Unionist Party in Northern Ireland. Paisley and Peter Robinson, who are the leaders of the party, have both visited Israel to show their support for the Jewish state and to organize a weapons shipment with the Mossad for their terrorist group "Ulster Resistance."
Jewish writer and Broadcaster, Jon Ronson,✡ spent some time with Paisley in Africa. In his book Them: Adventures with Extremists, he said that Paisley was "fluent in Hebrew" and Paisley said "Jerusalem has too many Arabs" and when Ronson recited the Jewish prayer, the Shema, in Hebrew, Paisley said it was "a beautiful verse." He also showed his support for interracial marriage when he said he was glad to hear that Ronson had married a Presbyterian. Paisley also has a religious mission in the Cameroon where he teaches his version of fire and brimstone to his Black brothers and sisters. He also has full time Paisleyite missionaries in Africa spreading the word of Ulster Loyalism and flying the Ulster loyalist flag over mission houses and churches. "For Dr. Paisley the occupants of the secret room were not Bilderbergers nor Jews." Paisley does not believe that there is a Zionist Cabal of the New World Order; he believes it is Irish Catholics.
Billy Logan of the Royal Black Preceptory said, "I believe from ancient times the Jewish people have a right to a homeland. I fervently support Israel and we consider ourselves true friends of our Jewish neighbours." Norman Richardson, secretary of the Northern Ireland Inter-Faith Forum, agreed with the Zionist Billy Logan, "Many Protestants are Christian Zionists who are members of pro-Israeli Christian groups ... Jewish communities want to be identified with the mainstream society to prove that once they were immigrants but today are no more ... This being the case, there is a general perception that the Jews are closer to the majority Protestant community," he said.
"I am a true blue Ulsterman ..." said Cyril Rosenberg.✡ "These people are more pro-Israeli than we are," quipped Shoshana Appleton.✡ She admitted that "... other Northern Irish Jews admit that community members feel most secure with the pro-London, or Unionist, status quo." Both these quotes are from Jews living in Belfast. When Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Avraham Citron✡ from Los Angeles was visiting Belfast he said he was proud to see all the Israeli flags in Loyalist areas.
John Findly of "LOL 221 Calton Protestant Defenders" was asked of the alleged racist links in the Orange Order said that there is "No foundation ... we have Lodges world wide including places like Ghana and Togo, we have thousands of Black members, so to have links with racist groups would defeat the purpose of the Orange Order. To hate a person for the colour of their skin ... is beyond stupid ... Racist comments or any racial discrimination is treated the same way (members thrown out) ... I have no time for politics based on racial disharmony, groups such as the BNP and WNP are trying to play on peoples base feelings and I feel any party would be more beneficial than any of these two … I have been on demonstrations such as anti-Fascist and anti-poll tax ones ..."
Paisley's Free Presbyterian Church are no friends of the "White Nationalist movement". Rev. Brian Green of the church, in part of a statement made in 1966, made his feelings clear, "the free Presbyterian church was not a group of gangsters, Fascists and Nazis and was not associated with subversive activities."
In the same year he had this to say in regard to National Socialists: "We are not Fascists ... our divisions (UVF / UPV) Our men who fought for the flag against Fascism and please God they will do it again if need be."
|“||In Northern Ireland's 1920 constitution Freemasonry was awarded special status, as if in recognition of some concealed role in the Provinces triumphant struggle to stay in the United Kingdom and out of the Irish Free State.||”|
|“||Freemasonry, as we Irish know it, is a British institution and has always been used politically to support the British Empire. — Maud Gonne McBride||”|
|“||The Masonic Brotherhood is a substantial behind the scenes force in Orange and Unionist politics … its members have simultaneously belonged to Freemasonry’s neo-Masonic off-shoots, The Orange, Purple and Black.||”|
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