is talking about THE Masons, a secret society
. I know very little about the group since they're so secretive
, but I do know that their symbol
is a compass
(the thing used to draw circles). A lot of US Presidents
have been members, and that was one of the slanderous efforts made against... Cleveland
? I don't remember which president, but there was one election that was especially smutty
, and it was in that one that the Masons were brought up and attacked as sneaky people.
The masons were mocked satirically in The Simpsons in the episode about the Stonecutters.