Manley P. Hall Quote

“Secret societies have existed among all peoples, savage and civilized, since the beginning of recorded history...It is beyond question that the secret societies of all ages have exercised a considerable degree of political influence...”

~ Manley P. Hall

The Secret Destiny of America, 1944

Ratings and Comments

David L Rosenthal

Civilized peoples? Such as?

Mike, Norwalk

This quote helps illuminate the lie of the last quote.

Anonymous, Reston, VA US

Seems that this quote does much to illustrate the truth and validity of the last quote...

E Archer, NYC

And for that reason, anything that is to affect the public must be debated openly with the public. Edicts originating from star chambers typically are orchestrated to funnel power and money into the hands of their members. This is nothing new -- that is why we ought to support those that are skeptical of politicians and bankers.

Brother E. Minor Bey, Washington,

Though seemingly a profound quote it simply mirrors the sentiments of many both present and past. The mass appeal of secret societies is due largely to the mysticism in which it has been enshrouded. The Prophet Noble Drew Ali once told his followers "I have pulled the cover off of all the secret organizations." The keys of civilization belong to all of humanity and not just to one particular group because it functions under the status of 'secret.'


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