Sunday, September 4, 2011

Take it outside

There are days that I think that the following quote is a good summary of the interaction between various Golden Dawn students and groups.

"What's the point of havin' a rapier wit if I can't use it to stab people?"--- Jeph Jacques.

Yes, yes---I know that I am wrong. No one is being stabbed; and if they are stabbed, then they deserved to be stabbed because their wit and knowledge wasn't great enourgh to defend themselves. And if you say that something is not part of a flame war, then you are innocent of flaming even as your breath reeks of gasoline.

Let's just be honest for a second.

Every Golden Dawn leader thinks that they are right. And every Golden Dawn follower believes that their leader is right clear up to the second that they decide that they are wrong.

And everyone wants the most (if not all) the students of the tradition to follow them. It is all part of the business of having an ego.

And the way you get the most followers, and prove that your knowledge is the greater, is by stabbing others with your wit.

But there are some of us who do not want to watch this.

So just do us all a favor: There is an alley over there---use it, so the rest of us don't have to see you stab the other person.

[And if you are offended by this commentary, then ask yourself why you think that I am talking about you.]


Imperator David Griffin said...

I am convinced that it is completely possible to have a civil and fraternal discussion about alchemy and the Golden Dawn without flames. There is no reason at all to resort to spreading fear-mongering rumors about non-existent Golden Dawn orgy temples. This sort of nonsense hurts the entire Golden Dawn tradition.

I am still waiting for the other party to drop all of the diversioinary tactics and to justify their arguments according to the established norms of academic discourse.

Ms D said...

Self awareness is truly a sign of spiritual development.