Of calendars Mayan and Masonic

September 14, 2010

Suspend for a moment the Mayan long count calendar calculation of 12/21/2012 as end times; assume life continues on December 22, 2012 and for centuries thereafter.

Should this be the case, 2015 could be an interesting Masonic year. 

A June, 2010 missive cites the (inappropriate) punishment of thrice convicted felon James Anderson “Jimmy” Foster, who for years purposely withheld his violent criminal history from the Craft; even denying the record when it surfaced in September, 2009. 


“A heaping, hot dish of Masonic mediocrity at its finest justice has been served in the strange case of the criminal cat in the cowboy hat.

Per past Grand Master Dale I. Goehrig’s final ruling on thrice convicted felon James Anderson “Jimmy” Foster’s fraudulent foray into Freemasonry:

A five year definite suspension with re-entry devoid of re-petitioning and re-balloting contingent upon A) the entire sentence served and B) restoration of full civil rights.

Though not a richly deserved expulsion, the suspension terms are complementary whereas pending divine intervention and legislation, the felon’s membership and affiliations are ghost/toast/history.

Foster’s convictions for aggravated battery and aggravated assault, counts 12 and 18 on the violent crimes list and both of which he was convicted on February 3, 1983,  preclude restoration of civil rights.


  • No violent offenses (see Level I list; refer to the above link to view Levels I and II, Rule 9- Rules of Executive Clemency)
  • Not declared a habitual violent felony offender, a 3-time violent felony offender, violent career criminal, prison releasee reoffender, sexual predator

Fastforward to 2015:  The proposed end times for Foster’s suspension; should he fully regain civil rights, that is.  

However, as evidenced above:  pending divine intervention and legislation, the felon’s membership and affiliations are ghost/toast/history.

Then what happens; will or should the definite suspension become indefinite in name and implementation?

Definite suspension:  Re-entry without repetitioning or re-balloting.  

Indefinite suspension:  Requires repetitioning and withstanding of the ballot box.

Ironically, the penal and Grand Lodge powers that be, in their ever-infinite wisdom, imposed a definite suspension upon the felon lest he not receive a “fair ballot” upon repetitioning for membership. 

Well of course, who wouldn’t bestow greater rights, opportunity, freedom, and fairness upon a deceptive cowan rather than a victimized Craft worthy of the right to informed decision?  

And so the pattern goes, what with a thrice convicted felon alleged to have met with the Grand Master and allowed to plot his own punishment prior to his farcical, pseudo-Masonic trial. 

Because, brothers, so. many. others. have been afforded the same courtesy.  ?


Wouldn’t a rightful expulsion straighten out the hitch in this gitalong of do as I say, not as I do Masonic justice?



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