makes Chivalry-Now so
appealing is its approach to initiating change.
Rather than lead people according
to a particular agenda, it inspires them to think for themselves.
It appeals to their power of reason, rather than a herd mentality
that seeks followers. We don't want people to "follow"
Chivalry-Now. We want them to tap into what is in them already.
We want to stimulate individual thought, not stifle it
Chivalry-Now is not guided
by extremism or political agendas, where the good ideas of one party
are rejected by the other just to feed party distinctions. That
sort of thinking is contentious, self-destructive, and leads to
terrible mistakes as we see every day. It invites unending
rhetorical nonsense and the leadership of impostors, who bank their
personal success on manipulating people's thoughts.
Chivalry-Now is derived from
something inside us already. The best part of us something
rooted in our culture that makes us who we are. We aren't creating
something new, but returning something that was lost.
Chivalry-Now doesn't demand
that we believe the unbelievable, or base our resolve on faith.
It invites us to delve into our own nature, see things as they are,
and deal with them directly.
Chivalry-Now is surprisingly
comprehensive. It doesn't call men to love one another without reason,
just for the sake of harmony. It makes men worthy of being loved,
of being respectable. It tells us to develop ourselves as good citizens
by paying attention to the moral dictates imbedded in our DNA.
Chivalry-Now takes a reasonable
approach to human development. It presents high ideals while recognizing
that their purpose is for inspiration, not restriction for
presenting goals to strive for, not illusions of grandeur. Chivalry-Now
fixes itself in reality. It recognizes that we are all imperfect.
We have strengths as well as weaknesses. Sometimes we succeed with
our best intentions. Sometimes we fail. The important thing is to
do our best, learn from failure and try again. That is the essence
of being human.
Chivalry-Now does not believe
in reward and punishment as reasons for good behavior. Reward and
punishment may restrict our actions, but only by tainting our thoughts
with selfishness. Instead, do what is good and right because it
is the honorable thing to do.
Chivalry-Now tells us to see
social illusions for what they are. How else can truth ever be found?
It questions the status quo not in order to tear things down,
but to learn, to understand and improve the world we live in.
As a male ethic, Chivalry-Now
does not heal men of their wounds, or dictate who they are, or force
them into a particular ideology. It empowers men to heal themselves
and take their rightful place in the world, alongside women as equal
partners, to bring the kind of balance that we all benefit from.
Chivalry-Now encourages the
appreciation of female values from a male perspective not
as aggressors, or competitors, but as natural partners, whose different
outlooks compliment each other. The sexes live in a symbiotic relationship
to one another, and always have. We need to appreciate this for
what it is. Unfortunately, this will never happen until men reclaim
their rightful heritage as men, as equal partners contributing who
we really are.
Chivalry-Now is about the complete
experience of life, intellectual, moral, spiritual. It seeks personal
fulfillment, not through artificial channels of accumulating wealth,
or rejecting desires, or submitting to the esoteric knowledge of
some cult or leader. It concerns itself with the total man, who
must stand responsively on his own two feet. Men are warriors for
truth. Men are explorers. The rules we follow are those that make
sense. We do not resist change, we facilitate it, especially when
it brings us closer to who we really are.
Chivalry-Now encourages strength
in order to change things for the better, to love unafraid, to fight
for things worth fighting for, and enjoy the kind of blessings gained
from right living. Strength is often deemed suspect, and for good
reason. When misdirected, it easily leads to war and abuse. That
happens when we forget that the purpose of strength is to follow
the hero's path in sanctifying the world with purpose and meaning.
Chivalry-Now does not disdain
weakness. On the contrary, it defends those who are weak or helpless.
It calls for empowerment for just causes. Power without justice
is like strength without compassion a halfway measure that
produces halfway results.
you are a man, know that Chivalry-Now is inside you. It is
yours. Reach into the depth of your soul and take it.
here when you're ready.