Flower of Chivalry
Flower of Chivalry has yet to blossom. It exists in us only
in potential and in our dreams of greater self.
The final goal extends well beyond
enticing men to follow an updated code of ethics. Our goal is a
world that benefits from a positive resurgence of manhood that heals
Try to imagine for a moment, the
sweet dream of civility, strength and compassion that a new form
of chivalry could spawn in our enlightened age. A place where men
and women respect each other not only for their similarities, but
for their symbiotic differences. A world where equality is more
than just a campaign slogan.
Imagine men whose strengths are dedicated
to the betterment of all rather than their own selfish advancement.
Imagine politicians who reject spin and disinformation and partial
truths, who respect us enough to speak from the heart.
Grace and dignity would result in
cleaner, safer cities. Personal responsibility and love for life
would protect the air we breathe and water we drink. Reason would
replace violence. Patriotism would guide us to finally raise the
poor from poverty, and safeguard the health of all Americans.
Justice would bring fairness to all
our dealings, and conquer the lure of cheating. Loyalty would make
friendships more true. Romantic love would not be so fleeting or
shallow. Men could finally be proud to be men, and women proud to
Imagine a world where personal virtue
is so common that no one could deny America its prominence as a
true moral leader.
Imagine men who were more concerned
about making America proud of them, than being proud to be American.
dreams? Perhaps. But isn't every ideal a moral striving just outside
our reach that we are called to serve? Camelot is one such dream,
depicting an ideal reaching back to humanity's earliest desires
for a world of peaceful coexistence and cooperation. Camelot, that
fortified, golden city on a hill that thrived in the name of chivalry.
Is that our final goal and inspiration? A society built on trust,
honor and compassion?
not? What goal could possibly be more worthy?
Chivalry-Now starts inside us, its goal is to transform society
for the better. That means transforming people. Not through coercion.
Not through propaganda. But through inspiration. By appealing to
what is best in all of us.
the flowers of chivalry blossom, our landscape will take on new
and beautiful attire that all the riches of King Solomon could not