Left: The Main Library of the Supreme Council 33° of
the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, S.J., U.S.A.,
the Mother Supreme Council of the World, Washington D.C., is dedicated
to none other than Confederate General Albert Pike, the KKK's Chief
He has lived. The fruits of his labors live after him.
- Albert Pike, 33°
These words dedicated to Albert Pike are mounted in bronze
near the impressive, leather-covered doors leading into
the Library of The Supreme Council, 33°. They are an
appropriate greeting to the user of the Library since
today The Supreme Council's Library continues Pike's
lifework and Freemasonry's mission.
Pike, who admitted to being "capricious in my reading,"
was an avid collector of books. In his Little Rock,
Arkansas, home one of the most impressive rooms was
the library, and Pike kept an extensive collection of
books at his Arkansas mountain cabin retreat where he
wrote the first drafts of what was to become Morals
Pike saved what he could of these books during the
turmoil of the Civil War and its aftermath, and when
he moved to the nation's capital area, he built on
these collections, first in his home in Alexandria,
Virginia, and then in the first House of the Temple
at Third and D Streets, NW, in Washington, DC.
his death, he willed all his books to The Supreme
Council, 33, under the provision that they be made
available to the general public at no charge. Thus
in 1891, the House of the Temple Library became,
in effect, the first "public library" in the District
Today, many of these books from Pike's personal collection
form the nucleus of the Library of The Supreme Council
at the present House of the Temple at 1733 Sixteenth
Street, NW, and they are still available for use, free
of any charge, by the general public as well as, of course,
the Brethren. One of the thrills of conducting research
in the Library is, unexpectedly, to come across a few
words in Pike's own small, meticulous handwriting in
some of the older books.
The above description of Pikes importance to Freemasonry
from the Supreme Council 33° shows the claims by
Masonic Apologists today that Pike is a "nobody" whose
"importance is nothing to masonry", who "no one even
knows who he is save for a few anti's" to be a real whopper.
Albert Pike is to Freemasonry what Shakespeare is
to Drama. One is inseperable from the other. Don't let
practiced dissemblers tell you anything different.
Right: One of the most widely read occult books in the
world; Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite
of Freemasonry. This book is still given to Masons on being
awarded the 32nd Degree.
Pike has been termed by
a number of well known Masonic authors as the Plato of
Freemasonry, and even the Masonic Pope!
Freemasonry, that is to say
practices the big lie technique. More to the point organized Freemasonry
has perfected the big lie technique. They term this doublespeak
diverting the discourse'. In regard to Confederate
general, slaver, British spy, convicted Confederate war
criminal, Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council
33rd Degree, Ku Klux Klan ritual designer, Ku Klux Klan
Chief Judicial Officer and Arkansas Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon
it is necessary to add some superlatives on to the term
'divert the discourse', because that opaque term doesn't nearly
come close to describing the effort and tactics it has and
is employing to cover-up, obscure, deflect, and divert about
Pike's leading roll in the KKK's creation.
Please excuse us if we seem to go to some
length to explain what exactly organized Freemasonry with
all it's thousands of internet sites, millions of members,
and billions of net worth is doing in regard to the
Albert Pike issue because one has to be very specific
when dealing with the masters of parsing. In fact it
is likely the case that Freemasonry provided the initial
instruction to intelligence agencies on the most effective
methods of using disinformation.
First they eliminate all "documents" - not that
a oral secret society such as Freemasonry or the KKK keeps
a paper trail. Then they say no documents exist or none
can be found. If there is any eyewitness testimony included
in books or writings on the topic they deny the books or
writings exist, if that fails they attack the witnesses
and try and destroy their character - even if they were
masons and thereby ignoring their oaths on the matter,
and if that fails they attack the character of the authors
themselves - again if they also too were masons. Finally
they will simply lie or mischaracterize the nature of a book
or writing by terming it 'anti' - even if the work was 'pro'
but written in another time before the fall of the KKK.
use of the term "anti" is one of pure Orwellian rhetoric.
All those who write critically of Freemasonry are anti's and
all anti's are frauds, liars, zealots, or extremists and
cannot be accepted. Therefore there is no such thing as
a legitimate work criticizing Freemasonry because by it's
very nature it must be 'anti' and organized Freemasonry
will accept no references from 'anti's' in any
debate or discussion of Freemasonry. If per chance the
writing was from a mason but was one that was meant
not to come out into the public view (in the jacket cover
of most masonic books is typed that the books must be
returned to the Lodge if the owner dies), or if it was
simply written in another time politically - such as the
case with pro Ku Klux Klan books that extoll the roll
of Albert Pike in the KKK, the tact is to attack the authors.
Even though at the time the books were written Organized
Freemasonry was more that happy to accept the kudos of the
millions strong KKK on all the wonderful things that Pike
did for them.
A non-mason may provide quote after quote from
old masonic or KKK works and Freemasonry will not accept any of them
because anyone who would suggest such
a thing today (the non-mason) would be doing so with the
knowledge that it would be harmful to Freemasonry's public image and
standing, and anyone who would do that would
obviously have to be an 'anti'. Of course nothing an
"Anti" says or writes is acceptable to a Mason. Logicians term this circular
reasoning and furthermore classify circular reasoning as a
fallacy. A fallacy is equivalent to an mathematical error
in logic or rhetoric, and it is disallowed. It is not a legitimate
debating method, it is in the same category as ad hominem personal
attacks. Unfortunately with the Freemasons power it is very
difficult to compete with the deluge of misinformation they spew out
repeating these illegitimate
debating and reasoning methods. In crude terms organized
Freemasonry's most effective tactic is to "baffle them
with bee's wax". Mountains of it. If it will take
a thousand websites or a hundered thousand usenet posts to bury the
'anti's' point (which they never respond to without employing
shabby cut and paste, deletion, or misquoting games) then that
is what they will do. Masons term this 'good work'.
Right: Atrium of the Supreme Council 33°, Washington DC.
A bust of Pike can be seen in the distance on the landing
of the Grand Staircase which leads up to the main temple
room which all 33° Masons must file past. Pike is buried in a secret crypt under the
stairway, beneath the bust, the only Freemason to be given this "honor".
But what is the purpose of this exercise? Masons
who find themselves on the clear loosing end of a Pike match
(it happens but they quickly cancel the posts or pretend
the verbal arguement never occured) will say "but even
if you are right, so what it happened 150 years ago and
has no bearing today, etc". Here is why it does very
much matter. Pike wasn't just any Freemason he was
the head of the Supreme Council which has defacto control
of the entire worldwide masonic movement. Therefore
the Ku Klux Klan was an official (albiet very secret)
and planned masonic organization with political overtones
that foreknowingly was set up to engage in murder,
arson, blackmail and other extra constitutional tactics
to achieve the Scottish Rites political objectives. The
KKK and Freemasonry relationship thereby is as a
seamless as could be. From it's inception through the
open recruiting of masons in newspapers to the KKK, to
the use of masonic temples and halls for KKK meetings,
to the rituals, rites, and occult themes, to the high
degree masonic membership of the leadership of the old
and new klans. Even the present cover-up can be seen
to be part of Organized Freemasonry's continued involvement
with reactionary politics. They have never stopped, they
have never given up. Many have speculated on what happened
to the millions of KKK Members that were on the rolls up
to the KKK's final downfall at the hands of the IRS
in the 40's. We now know. They simply carried on inside
the masonic lodges as if nothing had changed at all.
And what really had changed? In most regions of the
country the local KKK Klavern's membership was
indistinguishable from the local 'Blue' masonic lodges
After all the KKK had openly advertised
in newspapers for new recruits specifiying that masons
were preferred! The only change was the sheets
were stowed away, but the political goals and
willingness and capability to follow through on them
carried on. The letter that the head of the Supreme
Council wrote about a Roman Catholic president in 1960
in the official organ of the Scottish Rite - 'New
Age' magazine, and the continuing practically
non-existant black membership in the 'blue' lodges,
plus the non-recognition as 'regular' of black only
Prince Hall lodges testify's boldly to that.
The 1940's folding was
a complete sham. That is why the desperate defense
of Albert Pike. They're still at it, they never
Here then gentle, patient readers are the
references which prove that the Illustrious Albert Pike
was part of the KKK, and that the KKK and Freemasonry were
Reference Number ONE.
Ku Klux Klan: Its Origin, Growth, and Disbandment
It was in 1905
that the Neale Publishing Company, New York and Washington, published Ku Klux
Klan: Its Origin, Growth and Disbandment, written and edited by Walter L.
Fleming, incorporating earlier published material by J.C. Lester and D.L.
Wilson. Historian Walter Fleming's introduction to this 1905 book explains
that he has been given "information in regard to Ku Klux Klan, by many former
members of the order, and by their friends and relatives." Dr. Fleming states
that "General Albert Pike, who stood high in the Masonic order, was the chief
judicial officer of the Klan." On a page of illustrations of important
founders of the KKK, Dr. Fleming places General Pike's portrait in the center,
makes it larger than the six others on the page, and repeats this information
as a caption: "General Albert Pike, chief judicial officer". Dr. Fleming
attaches as an appendix to his book, a KKK "prescript" or secret constitution
which had then recently been discovered. This document sets forth the
regulations of the Klan's "judiciary"' department, over which Albert Pike
ruled. This is the internal disciplinary or counterintelligence department. It
also corresponds to Pike and the Klan's influence over the regular court
system and the legal profession in the post-civil War southern
As the boss of all the
southern secret societies and simultaneously president of the Tennessee Bar
Association, Pike was the grand strategist of Klan "justice." It is to be
stressed that Walter Fleming's book was not a slander or hatchet job against
Albert Pike. Though it revealed much important data for the first time, it
placed the KKK and Pike in the most favorable possible light. The book was a
hit among diehard Confederates and Anglo-Saxon "race patriots," and it
launched Fleming's career as the dean of southern historians. Fleming became
the leading apologist for the KKK, and was the father of the modern historical
line that Reconstruction was a corrupt oppression of the South. In September
1903, Fleming had written in the Journal of the Southern History Association:
"The very need for such an organization in the disordered conditions of the
time caused the Dens [KKK local units] to begin to exercise the duties of a
police patrol for regulating the conduct of thieving and impudent negroes and
similar "loyal' whites...." Dr. Fleming's biases have not hurt his reputation
with established authorities. The National Cyclopedia of American Biography
calls his 1905 Ku Klux Klan history "an authoritative account of that
organization." The Dictionary of American Biography states bluntly: "Fleming
covered the Civil War and Reconstruction in the South more fully than any
other man. His works are characterized by ... scholarly objective. A
Southerner, Fleming wrote of the sectional conflict with Southern sympathies
yet he was more objective than most Southerners of his generation. The
historiography of the Civil War and Reconstruction owes much to his
indefatigable research, his breadth of scholarship, and power of
interpretation." Basing his career on his defense of Pike's KKK, Fleming
became dean of arts and sciences at Vanderbilt University in Nashville,
Pike's Tennessee Klan Command
It was in Nashville that
Albert Pike and other Confederate generals met in 1867 to form a southern
states-wide terrorist KKK, expanding the little project they had started two
years before in Pulaski, Tenn. The organization he formed in Nashville
designated Pike its chief judiciary officer, and its Grand Dragon for
As owner-publisher of the Memphis,
Tennessee, Daily Appeal, Albert
Pike wrote in an editorial on April 16, 1868:
"With negroes for witnesses and
jurors, the administration of justice becomes a blasphemous mockery. A Loyal
League of negroes can cause any white man to be arrested, and can prove any
charges it chooses to have made against him. ...The disenfranchised people of
the South ... can find no protection for property, liberty or life, except in
secret association.... We would unite every white man in the South, who is
opposed to negro suffrage, into one great Order of Southern Brotherhood, with
an organization complete, active, vigorous, in which a few should execute the
concentrated will of all, and whose very existence should be concealed from
all but its members."
(A copy of that issue of Pike's paper may be viewed at
the Library of Congress, as may the books mentioned in this article.)
Left: The Albert Pike Memorial Room inside the
Supreme Council 33° Temple, which itself is located 13 blocks directly north
of the White House in Washington D.C..
was as the Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite, and the recognized
boss of the southern white masonic order, that Pike exercised the great
clandestine power that welded the KKK together. Dr. Walter Fleming designates
Confederate Major James R. Crowe as the pre-eminent source for his 1905 KKK
History, and describes Crowe as one of the original KKK founders in Pulaski.
Fleming says that Major Crowe "held high rank in the Masonic order." In his
honor roll of "well-known members of the Klan," Dr. Fleming places "General
John C. Brown, of Pulaski, Tennessee" and "Colonel Joseph Fussell, of
General Brown and Colonel
Fussell, like Major Crowe, are identifiable as soldiers of Albert Pike's
masonic order. General Brown had been a master mason in the Pulaski lodge for
15 years when the KKK was formed there, and became grand master of Tennessee
Masons and governor of Tennessee during the Klan's era of power. Colonel
Fussell was commandant of Tennessee's masonic Knights Templar during the Klan
rule. The preceding masonic information is taken from Tennessee Templars: A
Register of Names with Biographical Sketches of the Knights Templar of
Tennessee by James D. Richardson. This James D. Richardson was himself the
Commandant of Knights Templar and Grand Master of Masons in Tennessee, and was
speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives during the era of the Klan
power. This same James D. Richardson was Albert Pike's successor as commander
of the southern Scottish Rite masons. It was this same Richardson who ordered
the Pike statue to be erected in Washington, D.C. It was Richardson who, as a
U.S. congressman from Tennessee, introduced into the U.S. House of
Representatives the infamous 1898 resolution: It called for the federal
government to provide federal land to Richardson's masonic organization, on
which to put up their statue honoring the master strategist of KKK
Reference Number TWO.
The KKK on Parade
Susan Lawrence Davis's 1924
Authentic History, Ku Klux Klan, 1865-1877, repeats the pattern Fleming
created in 1905, revealing Pike's KKK role but treating him and the Klan
sympathetically. The Davis book was written to celebrate the new, 20th-century
KKK, which was just then staging full-dress mass marches in Washington and
northern cities such as Detroit. In her chapter on General Pike's leadership
of the Klan, Miss Davis applauds Pike's clever stewardship of the KKK secret
organization. She reproduces in her KKK history an oil portrait of Albert Pike
given to her for the KKK book by Pike's son.
Reference Number THREE.
The Tragic Era
The same is true of other
book-length histories of the Klan and numerous published biographies of Albert
Pike: Pike's role as Klan leader or KKK boss of Arkansas is discussed, but
treated as if KKK terrorist murder of African-Americans was "regrettable" but
"only natural" and "understandable." In his book, The Tragic Era, Claude
Bowers, who served many years as the U.S. ambassador to Spain and to Chile, described Albert Pike as one of the
handful of distinguished, respectable founders of the KKK and the Klan's
leader in Arkansas.
Bowers describes the KKK as patriotic southerners defending their way of life
from out-of-control blacks and northerners.
Bowers wrote that much of
the KKK's alleged violence was actually perpetrated by Negroes disguised in
Klan robes to wreak vengeance on other Negroes!
Reference Number FOUR.
The Fiery Cross
"Prominent Southern gentlemen were later cited as
state leaders of the Invisible Empire. Alabama claimed
General John T. Morgan as Grand Dragon. Arkansas was headed
by General Albert Pike, explorer and poet. North Carolina was
led by former governor Zebulon Vance, and Georgia by General
John B. Gordon, later a U.S. Senator."
Source: The Fiery Cross:
Wade, Wyn Craig. Oxford University Press 1998 Page 58
Originally Published: Simon & Schuster 1987 Library of Congress
Catalogue Number: 1.Ku Klux Klan (1915-)-History. 2. White
Supremacy movements--United States --History. 3. Racism--United
States-- History. 322.4'2'0973-dc21 97-44001
Reference Number FIVE.
Albert Pike also wrote extensively on
the mythtical super-race of the Aryans, extolling their virtues,
imagined history, and religion which
he tried to show was the precursor of Freemasonry in is numerous
Published Works. It would seem that Pike was a fellow traveller
with Blavatsky on this subject. Fifty years later in Central Europe
there will be others who will take up this mantle and use these writings
as the basis for a ideology that curiously enough will also use the
term 'new world order' to describe it's agenda. Just a co-incidence of course.
Reference Number SIX.
History and Evolution of Freemasonry
A further useful quotation from Mr. Pike was also
supplied by Mr. Bill Maddox, a Freemason on the Usenet
group alt.freemasonry (and vigorously attacked for doing so by the
"I took my obligations from white men, not from negroes.
When I have to accept negroes as brothers or leave masonry,
I shall leave it" - Albert Pike 33rd*
Delmar D. Darrah
History and Evolution of Freemasonry 1954, page 329.
The Charles T Powner Co.
Reference Number SEVEN.
A Critical Examination of Objections to the Legitimacy of the Masonry
Existing Among the Negroes of America
On Bastille Day 2001 in response to a
reference made in the usenet newsgroup alt.freemasonry to the page you are
currently reading a mason once again attacked the above reference as being a
He is then publically rebutted by a brother thusly:
Lee Duncan wrote in message
> For example, there is a popular claim among "anti's" that Pike said
> something resembling this: "I took my vows to white men, not
> Negroes...when I must call a Negroe 'brother,' I shall resign from
> Of course, Pike said no such thing. In reality, Pike was a great
> champion of Prince Hall (Negroe) Masonry.
For your consideration the full text of Pike's letter follows as quoted in
"A Critical Examination of Objections to the Legitimacy of the Masonry
Existing Among the Negroes of America" by William H. Upton, 1902, p.214-15.
My thanks to Brother Bennie for prompting me to scan the document because of
Normal #673 AF&AM; Illinois
Collector of old Masonic books
Views of General ALBERT PIKE, Sovereign Grand Commander, A. & A. Scottish
Rite. ALEXANDRIA, Va., 13th September, 1875.
My DEAR FRIEND AND BROTHER.-I can see as plainly as that the negro question
is going to make trouble. Then plenty of regular negro Masons and negro
lodges in South America and the West Indies, and our folks only stave of the
question by saying that negro Masons here are clandestine. Prince Hall Lodge
was as regular a Lodge as any lodge created by competent authority, and had
a perfect right (as other lodges in Europe did) to establish other lodges,
making itself a mother Lodge. That's the way the Berlin lodges, Three Globes
and Royal York, became Grand Lodges.
The Grand Orient of Hayti is as regular as any other. So is the Grand Orient
of the Dominican Republic, which, I dare say, has negroes in it and negro
lodges under it.
Again, if the negro lodges are not regular, they can easily get regularized.
If our Grand Lodges won't recognize negro lodges, they have the right to go
elsewhere. The Grand Lodge can't say to eight or more Masons, black or
white, we will not give you a charter because you are negroes, or because
you wish to work the Scottish Rite, and you shall not go elsewhere to get
one. That latter part is bosh.
Hamburg recognizes the Grand Lodges. Yes, and so the German Grand Lodge
Confederation is going to do, and so will the Grand Orient of France before
Of course, if negrophily continues to be the religion established by law of
your States, there will be before long somewhere a beginning of recognition
of negro lodges. Then the Royal Arch and Templar bodies of negroes must be
taken in, and Masonry go down to their level. Will your plan work? I think
not. I think there is no middle ground between rigid exclusion of negroes or
recognition and affiliation with the whole mass.
If they are not Masons, how protect them as such or at all ? If they are
Masons, how deny them affiliation or have two supreme powers in one
I am not inclined to meddle in the matter. I took my obligations to white
men, not to negroes. When I have to accept negroes as brothers or leave
Masonry, I shall leave it.
I am interested to keep the Ancient and Accepted Rite uncontaminated, in our
country at least, by the leprosy of negro association. Our Supreme Council
can defend its jurisdiction, and it is the law-maker. There can not be a
lawful body of that Rite in our jurisdiction unless it is created by us.
I am not so sure but that, what with immensity of numbers, want of a purpose
worth laboring for, general indifference to obligations, pitiful charity and
large expenses, fuss, feathers and fandango, big temples and large debts,
Masonry is become a great helpless, inert mass that will some day, before
long, topple over, and go under. If you wish it should, I think you can
hasten the catastrophe by urging a protectorate of the negroes. Better let
the thing drift. Apres noun le, deluge.
Left: The Albert Pike Scottish Rite Temple, Little Rock Arkansas,
home of the Arkansas Scottish Rite Supreme Council 33°, and the Grand Lodge
of Arkansas. There are also a large number of regular 'Blue' lodges named after
Pike in small and big town U.S.A..
Reference Number EIGHT.
The Knights of the Golden Circle
Brigadier General Albert Pike organized
and lead the African Slave Owning Cherokee Indians in the Oklahoma
Territory who were part of the Masonic
Knights of the Golden Circle, in their own secret society called the Keetowah. Under Pikes Generalship this Brigade
raped, pillaged, and murdered civilian communities in the Oklahoma and Missori Territories. For these "good works" Brother Albert became a Convicted War Criminal in a War Crimes Trial held after the Civil Wars end. Unfortunately the "Pope" and "Plato" of Freemasonry had to be tried in absentia because he had fled to British Territory in Canada. Second Generation British-American Pike has also been alledged to have been working for the Crown as an agent and key civil war agitator. Pike only returned to the U.S. after his hand picked Scottish Rite Succsessor James Richardon 33° got a pardon for him after, making President Johnson a 33° Scottish Mason in a ceremony held inside the White House itself! In fact given Mr. Pikes leadership roll
in the Knights of the Golden Circle and the fact that
the name Ku Klux Klan is a version of Circle (Kluklos)
it seems pretty clear to most researchers who was
higher up the secret society occult ladder and therefore
more instrumental in the founding of the Klan - Mason/Confederate
General Nathan Bedford Forest or Mason/Confederate General/
Knights of the Golden Circle Leader/British Agent/
Scottish Rite Supreme Council Head Albert Pike 33°.
Reference Number NINE
Dr. Walter Fleming's Academic Credentials
by Auburn University.
Where or what are the academic credentials
of Masonic "truth seekers" such as the self styled "Grand" Lodge
of BC and others that call anyone who says Pike was a key figure in the
KKK a liar and "a hater"?
FLEMING, WALTER LYNWOOD, 1874-1932
University professor, dean. Born: April 8, 1874, Brundridge. Parents:
William Leroy and Mary Love (Edwood) Fleming. Married: Mary Wright Boyd,
September 17, 1902. Children: Four. Education: Alabama Polytechnic
Institute, B.S., (with honor), 1896; M.A., 1897; Columbia University,
A.M., 1901; Ph.D., 1904. While at Auburn served as an instructor in
history and English; assistant librarian. At Columbia, lecturer in
history. Served with the Alabama Voluntary Infantry in the Spanish-American War.
Taught at West Virginia University, 1903-1907; Louisiana State University,
1907-1917; Vanderbilt University, 1917-1928; dean of the College of Arts
and Services, 1923-1926. Member of the editorial board of the Mississippi
Valley Historical Review, 1922.
Source: Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1; Owen's The Story of Alabama,
and Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement 1.
Author: Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama. New York: Columbia
University Press, 1905.
Documentary History of Reconstruction: Political, Military, Social,
Religious, Educational & Industrial, 1861 to the Present Time. Cleveland,
Ohio: A. H. Clarke Co., 1906-1907.
The Freedman's Savings Bank. Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North
Carolina Press, 1927.
History of Louisiana State University (1860-1896). Sewanee, Tenn.:
The University of the South Press, 1931.
The Reconstruction of the Seceded States, 1865-76. Albany, N.Y.:
New York State Education Department, 1905.
The Reconstruction Period: a Syllabus & Reference List. Morgantown, W.
Va.: A. G. Sturgiss, 1904.
The Sequel to Appomatox .... New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1921.
Southern Biography. (Vols. 11 & 12 in The South in the Building of the Nation)
Richmond, Va.: Southern Historical Publication Society, 1909-1913.
Editor: Documents Relating to Reconstruction. Morgantown, W. Va.: s.n., 1904.
General W.T. Sherman as College President: a Collection of Letters, Documents, and Other Material .... Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur M. Clarke Co., 1912.
Ku Klux Klan, its Origin, Growth and Disbandment. New York: Neale Pub.
Auburn University History Department
Reference Number TEN.
Detroit Metro Times article:
Top Twenty List of Monuments and Statues in the United States of America that
Rather than quake in fear when
Masonic Propagandists puts the muscle on (as in the case of the 1990's Pike Statue removal
fight in Washington D.C.), a citizen or his
political representative ought to put this question to General Pike's
defenders: "Do you say that Professor Fleming, Miss Davis, Mr. Bowers, and all
the other pro-Confederate historians were liars when they wrote of Pike's
marvelous deeds as KKK founder and leader?" They want to have it both ways:
first to issue propaganda justifying Klan terrorism as the work of
"respectable'' men like Pike; later, when their hero is under attack, to claim
that their own propaganda slanders their man!
Essay by John Covici, January 19, 1993
The Crown in the Capitol
The Ku Klux Klan, It's Origins Growth and Disbandment
Authentic History, Ku Klux Klan
The Tragic Era
The Fiery Cross
History and Evolution of Freemasonry
The Published Works of Illustrious Albert Pike 33
Knights of the Golden Circle Cherokee Indians
In 1995 African-American and Anti-Racist Groups attempted
to get Pike's statue near the Federal Department of Justice Building in "Judiciary" Square taken down but were out lobbied by the Supreme Council
33°, who were able to successfully mobilize fellow Scottish Rite 'travelling brethren' inside
the powerful ADL
of the Grand Lodge of B'nai B'rith, who then told
politicians and officials that no evidence existed for Pike's involvement
in the KKK. Brother heal thyself.
We predict Grand-Wizard Pike's future in Judiciary Square is about
as promising as the statues of assorted henchman that used to sit outside
KGB headquarters in Moscow under the hammer and sickle.
The worm has turned, brethren.