Accentuating the Positive

One of my favorite bad thinkers never tires of reminding his readers and listeners that a negative identity is not a strong position to be in.  In other words, if you define your identity by what you are against then you lack a basis for defining what you are for.  This is the charge he lays at the feet of Conservative Inc.  By defining themselves as only against progressivism they are constantly addressing whatever new outrage the Left cooks up but they fail to define what they themselves do stand for.  If you’re always on the defensive you never have a chance to advocate for the things you actually want to see implemented.

Far better is to look at what you do believe in and formulate it into a clear and coherent statement.  That way when someone asks your stance on this or that example or scenario you have a rational basis for your answer.  And also, it gives you a logical basis for formulating an agenda of actions for the future, a plan.  Now my identity is relatively innocuous since at heart I’m just a garden variety civic nationalist.  What I would want is a return to normal American society with plenty of allowance for individual differences in background and culture.  Plenty of room for normal people who want to raise their kids as good American citizens.

So, that all sounds reasonable but when you look at our present situation it becomes much more complicated.  For instance, the Boy Scouts of America was an organization with the specific mission of providing boys with a fraternal organization to help them become physically fit, mentally awake and morally straight.  And because of that mission it was hounded by homosexuals and feminists until now it isn’t for boys and soon, I’m sure they’ll have to remove the word straight for fear of offending the delicate.

My example is meant to show that trying to define a positive identity makes you a target for those who hate what you are.  They will see what you stand for and try to destroy it.  The same thing has been done to almost all other social organizations.  The US government has forced women into every fraternal organization with the sole exception of religious organizations.  And of course, many of these have surrendered too.  One of the only exceptions I know of is the Knights of Columbus which is a Roman Catholic fraternal organization which excludes women as anything but auxiliaries.

Well if that is the only exception then that will have to be the path forward.  It’ll have to be a religious fraternal society.  The organization must utilize the Freedom of Religion under the First Amendment to protect it from the invasive forces of the federal government and may need to restrict itself to states that do not regularly harass conservative organizations.  The mission of the organization can be loosely grounded in the usual fraternal agenda.  Service to the community, family activities and religious or ethical training are all things that fall under the purview of a religious fraternal organization.  The thing that has to be carefully defined is the religious requirements that define the organization such that you can avoid all the latest abnormal behavior.  Luckily the Christian Bible (at least the one used up until the 1950s) has scriptural authority for avoiding the whole LGBTQ agenda in one fell swoop.  The only thing I’m not sure of is whether it can be structured so that any member from one of the remaining traditionalist sects is eligible or whether a separate religion will need to be founded in order to give it legitimacy.  In other words, is it enough for me to be the Grand Exalted Master or do I also have to be the Pope?

All of this sounds crazy but maybe that is what this world actually requires to permit men the freedom to live their lives as they wish to.  When the churches themselves become corrupt and controlled by the insane maybe it’s not crazy to think that new churches need to be formed.  This sort of dovetails with my earlier talk about the He-Man Woman Hater’s Club.  But of course, as time goes on it becomes less of a joke and more of a necessity.  And if anyone knows of an existing fraternal organization that already covers all the bases, I’m interested in let me know and I’ll look into it.  Until then I’ll order Camera Girl to make me some sandwiches while I think up secret handshakes and build a mystic decoding ring.

He-Man Woman Haters Club or the Royal Order of Raccoons?

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)

 

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