Are you trying to provoke me?
The provocation is your attempt to defend the indefensible.
That a holiday has been co-opted by Masons for their own purposes does not render the holiday illegitimate. Unlike our Independence Day (July 4), there is nothing intrinsically Masonic about celebrating Queen Victoria's birthday. In fact, it is those who try to undermine the Canadian monarchy who further the Masonic revolutionary agenda. It is not surprising that some Masons "support" the British monarchy, since it is in the nature of Freemasonry to have a finger in every pie. But ultimately the Masonic agenda is opposed to monarchy, even Protestant monarchies.
Here is an excerpt from the Nova Scotia Grand Lodge - York Rite - website:
He (Dr. Johnson) was re-elected in 1887, and thus had the honour of presiding over Grand Lodge in the year of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee
, 1887. He had long been active in the Craft, both in his own lodge and in Grand Lodge. He was an experienced administrator, having assumed the duties of Grand Master on the untimely death of Allen Hill Crowe in 1880.
To observe the Golden Jubilee, M.W. Bro. Johnstone summoned Grand Lodge to an Emergent Communication on June 22, 1887. After the official opening, the brethren formed a procession and marched to St. Paul's Church led by the band of 63rd Volunteer Battalion. They presented an unusually fine appearance in regalia, white gloves and ties, and black silk hats. Attending them were members of the Royal Arch, the Knights Templar, and the Scottish Rite.
The Jubilee Sermon was preached by Rev. David Christmas Moore, Past Grand Chaplain. He paid an eloquent tribute not only to the revered Queen but also to the value of monarchial government of which she was the symbol.
When the brethren returned to the Lodge Room, Major-General Laurie moved an address of loyalty and devotion to the Queen. It was passed unanimously and with enthusiasm. Subsequently, it was graciously acknowledged by Her Majesty. Votes of thanks were extended to the Rector of St. Paul's, Dr. Charles Hole and to his vestry, and enthusiastic appreciation was expressed to the choirmaster, Professor Porter, who conducted the choir in the singing of the anthem "Zadok the Priest", which had been written especially for the Golden Jubilee Service in Westminister Abbey by John Frederick Bridge. The guest preacher, Rev. D. C. Moore, was also thanked by the Craft. A year later, they chose him Grand Master.
A study of the growth and development of Freemasonry in the jurisdiction suggests that the year of Her Majesty Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee could be described as nearing the end of the formative period of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia. Thereafter, there were to be many new projects and developments, but for these, the framework was already built.
What is not stated - because of their extreme secrecy - is the fact that Queen Victoria was the Grand Matron of York and Scottish rite freemasonry. That is why she is honored. Royalty brings prestige and privilege to the Craft so in that sense they use it as they use all men of privilege.
The reader will also note how greatly the Lodge flourished as a result of that visit.
The birthday of Queen Victoria, a virtuous wife and mother of nine children who for 64 years symbolized a great institution whose original foundations (unlike those of the American republic) were thoroughly Catholic, ought to be celebrated by all of her great-great-granddaughter's subjects despite the fact that she was not a Catholic.
Was it not during the reign of this "virtuous wife and mother" that the terrible sufferings of the Irish people were inflicted? Many a virtuous Irish-Catholic and French-Catholic mother held her own dying children for want of the basics in life.
Meanwhile, in Canada, no Catholic was allowed to vote or even hold a government job. That meant zero influence on the laws of their own country and the application of those laws were most severe on the Catholic population. Small farms were eliminated in favor of government-stamped produce - a stamp which was issued by the Lodge.
A Catholic point about monarchy: Kingship is premised on a male monarch. Women were not meant to rule. It's interesting that the greatest honors in English history are paid to Queens who are in fact a perversion of themeaning of Kingship.
The fact that Henry VIII had no male heir was a clear chastisement from God. Further proof of His supreme wrath was having the crown placed on a woman. Any intelligent Catholic observer at the time would have read these signs as a disaster in the making.
The fact that women now virtually rule our own local churches is a small-scale replication of that state of affairs.