Ethic vs. Fear
we live in troubled times.
we face are too complicated and numerous to list here. I'm sure
you are all aware of them. There are no easy solutions, and the
divisions we suffer from as a people only make things worse.
It is my hope
that the tenets of Chivalry-Now serve in such times to make
each of us stronger and wiser. It is up to us to stand unafraid
as advocates for reason and conscience despite the turbulence. Do
not be swayed by the fear-mongering generated by the media, or the
emotional nonsense of ideologues as they strive for power and fame.
We are not their sheep. We are not their clones.
We are men and
women in the fullest context. Our personal visions of the world,
derived from our quests, are far grander than anything that these
automatons of illusion can create. Do not allow their misinformation
delude you as they try to strip away every ideal that we hold dear
for the benefit of their own greed.
is a warrior ethic. It does not bend lightly to fear, crazed emotions,
and conspiracy theories - and neither should we. It protects what
really matters. In this respect, today's warrior must stand apart
from the irrationality being used to manipulate others. We must
use our inner strength not only to withstand the onslaught of dedicated
propagandists, but to serve as a model of rational self-discipline
willing to speak truth to lies in an efficacious manner.
Now is the time
to prove our mettle. No more fantasies. If we are truly warriors
at heart, if we are truly Knights, now is the time to show it. So
many problems; so many unexpected adversaries; but it is as true
today as it has always been, our most dastardly enemy is fear.
In a climate
of ideological paranoia, terrorism, mass shootings, and political
corruption, it is up to us to hold our ground and soothe the fears