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Saturday, January 21, 2012

"America's Book Of Secrets: Freemasons" Next Saturday Night

Next Saturday night, January 28th, Alice and I will appear in "America's Book Of Secrets: Freemasons" at 10PM on the H2 network (formerly History International). I haven't seen the episode, so I can make no promises about it. I know how much they shot and the questions we answered, but who knows what the final edit contains. I know they also used interviews with Dr. Bob Hieronimus and MW Akram Elias, PGM of the Grand Lodge of Washington DC, and I am told they shot scenes inside of DC's Naval Lodge No. 4. I have seen a preview that shows the participation of famed paranoid Jim Marrs and the execrable Alex Jones on the "anti" side. In the name of balance, you know.

The History Channel folks interviewed us at Indiana Freemasons' Hall, with a few shots at the Indianapolis Scottish Rite Cathedral, as well. The Cathedral is the biggest Scottish Rite building in the world, and the Indianapolis Valley has the largest AASR membership in the world.


  1. H2? Is that where they keep the History shows now?

  2. Can you tell us where you found the preview?

  3. John: Yes, that's where History Channel's actual history shows have gone.

    Mark: Not online. They've been airing the preview all night.

  4. I am Freemason and been one for 10 years. I have also been an avid Alex Jones listener and supporter. We are both from Texas.

    Alex Jones is not anti-freemason and rarely links us to creating the New World Order. Alex Jones knows of freemasons as being blue lodge members and recognizing us as a fraternity.

    What ever sound bits they use. I am sure it is going to be taken out of context.

    There are some guests he has on his show such as David Icke and Mark Dice who are anti-freemasons. They seem to carry the line as William Cooper. Alex is just offering his listeners a variety and allows his audience to make decisions.

    Bill K.

  5. Bill, whatever you might think of him, Alex Jones is absolutely an anti-Mason.

  6. Well we all have our opinions. Hopefully we can learn from each other.

    Freemasons get a bad rep as they do not do enough to explain things. Secret this & secret that. I would be happy to educate anyone. Only the passwords & rituals are secret. I joined for the brotherhood and to make me a better man, as it has. I am onther a 3rd degree, a Master Mason.

    I see you have several conspiracy blogs. So I begin to wonder. I won;t waste any time for someone who is set in their ways or defensive. Just takes to much time and energy.

    Hope to be leaving this message on a good note. I dislike controversy.



    Good day gentlemen, :)


  7. I cannot wait to see it.

    Bro. Barry

  8. I DVRed it last night, and am starting to watch it now. The Alex Jones teaser, where he talks about Satanic worship, doesn't bode well, as does the implication that Albert Einstein was a Mason (something for which I haven't been able to find any evidence).

  9. Just finished watching it. I'm afraid I found it very disappointing. The usual mishmash of out-of-context quotes, misinformation, and innuendo. There are two good things about it:

    1) Chris Hodapp looks good. You've lost weight, and I almost didn't recognize you, but I would never have known you'd been ill.

    2) You can make a heck of a drinking game if you take a shot every time someone says "blood oath", "new world order", or "Illuminati". (If you take a drink every time they say "secret", you'll die of alcohol poisoning.)


  10. Great work, Brother Chris and Sister Alice! Excellent show.

  11. I was really hoping for something new from H2, but this program just seems to be a rehashing of previous shows that the History Channel has done on Freemasonry.

    There were several points during he show where I thought to myself, "that was a definitely an edit job." Also, using Alex Jones and Jim Marrs really detract from any shred I credibility this show may have had. The musical score and the the dramatic tone of the narrator's voice ruined this for me.

    The History Channel has disappointed me more times than I can remember so I guess I should be mad at myself for expecting more from this.

    Bro. Hodapp, great job. There nothing else I can really say. We can I only control what we say and hope that people have the common sense to tell the difference between truth and lies.


  12. By the way, does anyone know what G.W. letter about the illuminati they were talking about. This is the first time I've ever heard about this. I'd like to tea it for myself so I someone has a link to it that would be greatly appreciated.


  13. I had read this supposed quote before but don't remember where. I did however find it with a quick search. I think this would be a case of the original quote writing history with a highlighter. They just kept what supported their argument.

    "It is not my intention to doubt that the doctrine of the Illuminati and the principles of Jacobinism had not spread in the United States. On the contrary, no one is more satisfied of this fact than I am.
    The idea that I meant to convey, was, that I did not believe that the Lodges of Free Masons in _this_ Country had, as Societies, endeavoured to propagate the diabolical tenets of the first, or pernicious principles of the latter (if they are susceptible of separation). That Individuals of them may have done it, or that the founder, or instrument employed to found, the Democratic Societies in the United States, may have had these objects; and actually had a separation of the People from their Government in view, is too evident to be questioned."

    Quote by: George Washington

    Source: letter to George Washington Snyder, October 24, 1798, Mount Vernon, in The Writings of George Washington, vol. 20, p. 518http://memory.loc.gov/mss/mgw/mgw2/021/2010195.jpg


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