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In my opinion this claim seems completely logical. It came to my mind after seeing the fez hat that Stan is wearing similar to the ones that the Shiners (a freemason organization) are wearing. Also in the Mystery Shack Mystery game in the living room there is a hanged rug on the wall titled "The Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel" which seems like a name that a mason body organization would have, also its symbol is similar to the symbol of the Shriners. The show is also using clear symbols used also by the Freemason society most importantly the "all seing eye" or the "Eye of Providence" (Bill Cipher). In a number of episode segments we can see the secretive mysterious side of Stan, that in aspect of popular culture is all that being a Freemason is. I think my judgement would eventually reveale itself in the following episodes of the show.
That is true. Which also points that Stan isn't the person as everyone knows him, in the episodes "Tourist Trapped" and "Dreamscaperers" he is seen entering a [[Stan's secret room|secret passage in a vending machine]]. He is clearly a member of some kind of secret society, or to be more specific the The Royal Order of the Holy Mackerelas it is mentioned in the show.
I like this theory! I that Stan fits most requirements for freemasonry except:
He doesn't have much religious background
And ( idk for sure but) I think you have to have a clean record law wise which Stan definitely doesn't
I don't know much about the requirements for joining the modern day Shriners, but the Freemasons founded by Adam Weipsheit (can't recall exact spelling) in Baravia in the late 1700s were considered a secret society with revolutionary objectives. Members who weren't willing to bend the rules or risk getting their hands dirty would not be much use to a group trying to controll the government and usurp the power of the Church.
Stan would have made an ideal Freemason--in the traditional sense.
"Everything is legal when there are no cops around!"
is not too far from:
"Nothing is true, everthing is permissible."
Which is the motto of the original Assassins, often closely associated with the Illuminati.
Mabel's Congressional declaration:
"I'm legalizing everything" is not too far off either.
The Freemasons are a secret society that has existed for many years. They have odd initiation rituals they tried to keep from the public (think Fight Club) but over the years too many spies and members breaking their oath of secrecy have made all of the rituals public knowledge. The Freemasons are unlikely to have had any real influence or power for hundreds of years, if they ever had any in the first place. Many of the US founding Fathers were reputed to be Freemason, with "clues" about their membership appearing in various official portraits.
The main oath of Freemasonry excludes any conflict with the oathswearer's personal honor or public obligations. As a secret society goes, they don't ask for much loyalty from the membership at all. Pretty wet firecracker for a global conspiracy.
The Illumanati on the other hand, required obedience even beyond death, implying to some that the Illuminatti had access to immortality or occult powers beyond the grave. It is a far more likely candiate for a conspiracy of global domination. Even the non comic-opera villian, historically plausible version of the society may have had influence on the development of democracy in Europe.
Most historians believe that the 1700s was just the time for monarchies to give way to democratic forms of government. Conspiracy theorists are just as sure that monarchy was here to stay--until the Illuminati gave it a strong shove from behind the palace draperies.
It was just a matter of eliminating the wise and effective kings, while leaving the inbred fruitcakes in power. Soon the rule by a single man wasn't seen as an efficient system of government, as it had been for hundreds of years, but a foolish and dangerous indulgence. If there hadn't been so many bad kings over such a short time, no one would have dared challenge 'the divine right of kings'.
This is the kind of environment Stan would have flourished in. He really was born 300 years too late.
Well, maybe 200 years.
If you don't understand, ask questions. I'm not a mind reader.
Well, you won't catch me displaying special powers in public anyway. Bolo ties are not my thing.
Stan is a huckster road side attraction empresario.
He must have bought the fez in a garage sale and very likely notca freemason let alone a shriner.
That he wear a tuxedo like the freemasons and a fez is coincidence.
He probably thought he was cutting dashing style.
The masonic brotherhood goes back to Scotland was recorded in 1599 (mother lodge at Killwinning) but made formal in Great Britain in 1717 with the United Grand Lodge of England. If you real all available official literature it reads as judeo christian fraternity with legends going back to ancient biblical times.
They teach allegory with symbols thrown in but morality and brotherhood is what they teach with philanthropy tossed in the mix.
A. You can not have a criminal background.
B. You got to believe in God aka supreme being.
And yes there is an appendant body called the Holy Royal Arch. Hence the tongue in cheek counter part Order of the Holy Royal Mackeral.
The illuminati is totally unrelated creature. it was created by a former jesuit student named Adam Weishaupt but it got shut down by the Bavarian Police for its seditious nature. What passes for the modern day illuminati is another creature yet.
Yes , bill cipher is a demon wearing a hat which coincidently looks like masonic master of the lodge with a top hat.
I did see a star that looks like an order of eastern star.
Hirsh added those symbolisms as a gag and something to give the show an X fike or conspiracy theory feel to the show. Did Hirah have a masonic relative? Probably. Just like the book Where the Wild things Are is inspirrd by the authors beloved older relatives so too likely were the characters of Gravity Falls.
If you pay attention to the credits you see Mational Enquirer references ie batboy etc.