“USA. UK. Venezuela. I rest my case. Democracy doesn’t work.” -a Disciple of the BL.
“Well done, my son. Very well done, indeed!” -a Master of the BL
Two Lodges are fighting. The outcome of the warfare will determine if humanity will be enslaved by material self-interest or liberated by a spiritual vision of service for the Common Good.
Malagant: What I offer you is freedom; freedom from Arthur’s tyrannical dream; freedom from Arthur’s tyrannical law; freedom from Arthur’s tyrannical God.
King Arthur: “In serving each other, we become free.” That is the very heart of Camelot.
Do not be confused by their names. What appears to be white is black. Black, donning white, disguises its true color.
White is transparent and, thus, is rendered dark. The spiritual darkness of the midnight sky makes the light of the stars visible.
Do not be confused by their creeds, either. One promises the utopia of materialism in exchange of human freedom. The other offers the liberating discipline of the spirit in exchange of the sacrifice of material self-interest.
The mission of the disciples of the BL is to corrupt all ideologies. “Corrupt liberal democracy with self-interest,” a phalanx is directed as it’s deployed for battle. “Corrupt social democracy with dictatorship,” another one is directed, as they converge in the battlefront to strangle the adversary.
“Resist evil,” the disciples of the WL are summoned. “We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.”
The battle is fierce; exhaustion closes in. At the darkest hour, a chant is heard:
LITANY (of the Feast of Union)
I. There is no more any parting of the ways.
II. All the different paths are become but the one path.
III. I am but a part.
IV. I am but one stone in the Great Temple.
V. I am a soldier in the army, and from the one who is next me I cannot swerve by ever so small a fraction; for if I did, march of the whole army would be disordered. I remain, therefore, immovably associated with my fellow soldiers.
VI. I know that I take upon myself the responsibility of the whole when I pass consciously into union with it.
VII. I am ready, without complaint, to be cast down from the place in which I stand, should I swerve or flinch under any trial falling on those next me; for I know that my strength can never be exhausted, since my comrades also stand unswervingly by my side; and while united we can not fall.
Source: When the Sun Moves Northward by Mabel Collins
And then, they remembered their sacred Pledge at the Feast of Love,
I. Love is the only King; The only Ruler; The only Creator.
II. Hate and Satan one; rebel, anarchist, destroyer.
III. Love’s action is what men call charity.
IV. The action of hatred is known as malice.
V. Love has only one punishment for the sinner,and that is forgiveness.
VI. To live according to the law of love is a hundred thousand times harder than to live according to the law of hatred; to this great effort I pledge myself. To live according to the law of love means the acceptance of every evil as a good. By that acceptance, if it is done in the spirit of love, the evil becomes good. It is to the conversion of evil into good in our natures, in the natures of others, and in the affairs of life, that we devote ourselves. Henceforth we do not avoid evil, we love it and transform it. By loving it we make ourselves a part of the creative principle which is love.
VII. To this great effort the disciples pledge themselves during the Feast of Love, and bind themselves together to unite in it. It cannot be done alone.
To the Glory of the One!