Oh no, that's not what I meant. AFAIK, the masons are really just a modern day representation of a secret society or mystery school and, I don't think it's about taking over the world; it's far simpler than that. I read a fascinating book on it: https://www.amazon.com/Secret-History-World-Mark-Booth/dp/1590201620??? Secret? Our Grand Lodge is on the web and physically located on Tremont St. United Brethren Lodge in Marlboro, MA, which I was affiliated with for some years, is located on Main St and has a 10 foot tall stainless steel Square & Compasses on the front of the building. Do we have secrets? Sure. So does the US Government and Coca Cola. Secret society? Not really.
But that is entirely up to you; if you ever do decide to join, one thing you'll be asked is if you're joining "of your own free will and accord."
It goes off the rails, but not in a way that is conspiracy related. The author tends to simply approach many of the ancient knowledge schools as if he were an adherent rather than arguing about the veracity.