As is my way I’m trying to come up with the name of something before the something even exists. I’ve become intrigued with the idea of starting a fraternal order that would provide a place for people like me to feel at home. Both of the names in the title are imaginary societies that appeared in popular tv shows when I was a kid. The He-Man Woman Haters Club was where the Little Rascals congregated when they were having trouble with Darla or the other girls in the neighborhood and the Racoon Lodge is where Ralph and Ed retreated to when Alice and Trixie were nagging them about the dumpy apartments, they lived in. Of course, these names may be under copyright protection but any name will do as long as the ground rules are right.
Rule 1 – All voting members will be married men. They have to be men because women are a nuisance. They have to be married because wisdom only comes through suffering and no one suffers as much as married men. Unmarried men are welcome but cannot vote.
Rule 2 – All memberships will be approved by me based on interviews and recommendations of people I can vouch for. Memberships can be revoked any time someone stops fitting the membership criteria. I decide the criteria and can change them anytime I deem it necessary. It’s a flexible system and should prove robust.
Rule 3 – The women’s auxiliary is made up exclusively of wives who can make sandwiches. They have no standing in the organization other than to assist the members, cheer at sporting events, chaperone children’s activities and make sandwiches (and other designated foodstuffs). If any wife becomes a nuisance she will be ejected and her husband will be liable for the offense up to and including expulsion. Girlfriends of unmarried members can join the auxiliary but must get along with the wives. Any member who has a wife and a girlfriend will have to sort that out himself.
Rule 4 – All children’s activities must be chaperoned by the parents or legal guardians of the children attending. This is key. People should care enough to spend time with their kids. If you don’t want to why would we?
Rule 5 – No member can openly espouse Democrat, progressive, communist, socialist, globalist, anti-American or any other pinko sentiments. You can be an atheist if you refrain from annoying religious people about it. The organization is innately pro-God because God has always done right by me. But we are not denominational. God only talks to me when I’m alone and won’t allow me to tell anyone else what religion he belongs to. Sorry.
Rule 6 – Men will wear pants at all times. This is very important. We are Americans and American men wear pants. End of story. You Scots are out of luck.
Rule 7 – Whenever in the course of a meeting or in organizational documents a pronoun is used for a person of indeterminate sex the masculine form will be used. If this bothers you then you’re in the wrong club.
Other rules equally idiosyncratic will follow as I get around to making them up. Suffice it to say that I will provide rules to prevent all the behaviors that annoy me in everyday politically correct arenas. No make-believe pronouns, no gender equality, no weirdos of any kind (other than my kind of weirdos).
I am openly soliciting a name for this noble fraternal organization. And if you can think of anything that needs to be added to the rules or if you have other comments, such as, “you must be insane!” then just leave them in the comment section below.
Yours in fraternal benevolence,
photog (AKA, the High, Exalted, Mystic Grand Master General)