I will admit that there are some mysteries that I do not understand.
One of them is why anyone would want to be a poser (poseur) in the Golden Dawn community.
The reason that this question is going though my mind at the moment is that a new poser just showed up on one of the Golden Dawn forums, sprouting off a bunch of nonsense about the Vault of the Adepts. And I do mean nonsense.
I understand the sock puppets and the anoymous observers; their motivations are the same as their handlers (gee, that sounds so CIA, doesn't it?). I understand the mud slinging and the lawsuits (that is just the fun of doing business).
But I don't understand what is in it for the posers?
In this case, it might actually be a sock puppet laying the groundwork for a new claim; in which case, we will all laugh in the general direction of the insanity.
But if it is truly a poser, why? Where is the reward? The only people you can fool are those who are not even Neophytes; most of the rest of us learn our stuff relatively rapidly and can spot a poser a mile away. So what is the point?
If you have any idea, please feel free to post your opinions in the comment section. Enlighten me please.