Whenever I relay my experiences to a conspiracy theorist the typical responses are: "You just didn't get high enough in the organization for them to trust you with the real secrets." "You were only a third degree Mason and everyone knows they don't reveal their secrets until the 33rd degree."* "Masonic Lodges are a front for the true evil Masonic organization. The lodge system is just a way to try to normalize attitudes toward freemasons." And, my personal favorite... "How do I know what you know? You could very well have all the secrets of the government in your mind and you're just trying to deflect attention from your brothers." *The highest degree for a freemason is the third degree (Master Mason). The 4th through thirty third degrees are administered by an appendant body known as the Scottish Rite which, despite the numerical increases, still maintains that the highest degree is the third while these other degrees are sort of "off to the side." Becoming a Scottish Rite Mason requires that you pay some dues. That's pretty much it. The ritual to get you to be able to officially call yourself a "32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason" is usually done over the course of a weekend. The Illustrious 33rd degree is by invitation only so hey, maybe Michael Richards really does control the global economy.