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July 29th, 2006

COMMENDATIONS

twenty years before the mast
twenty times crucified in your service
jesus only bled but once
you cut into my flesh the cross,
drew out my heart's blood
"my lord, revenge," you said
superstition and tyranny be off!
You have made of our father's house
a den of superstition.
a den of tyranny
though you had yourself enthroned me
twenty years before the mast
mythological future past
I am a child no more.
You did not make me prelate
you did not teach the prophet
but your own.
your own.
you do not own me.
you do not rule those who are free.

"It combines monarchy with democracy; it includes aristocracy, and conceals even
the seeds of revolution, by which alone progress can be effected."
Liber CXCIV, End Summary

Liber 194, Actual Historical Blueprint

"25. The Electoral College possesses one most singular power. Every
eleven years, or in the case of a vacancy occurring, they choose two
persons from the Ninth Degree, who are charged with the duty of
Revolution.
"26. It is the business of these persons constantly to criticise and
oppose the acts of the Supreme and Most Holy King, whether or no they
personally approve of them. Should he exhibit weakness, bodily,
mental, or moral, they are empowered to appeal to the O.H.O. to depose
him; but they, alone of all the members of the Order, are not eligible
to the Succession."

Current Policy - note modifications - in the current version, the check of power upon the Revolutionaries is that there are two and they are themselves not eligible for the office they oppose. By adding the subsection C as below, in practice the authority of the Revolutionaries is gutted, as the X*s now current owe their position to the present Acting OHO. This is typical of the erosion of checks and balances so well crafted in

Section 4.13. The Revolutionaries.
A. The Revolutionaries are two members of the Sovereign Sanctuary of the Gnosis
of the IXo in the United States who volunteer to stand for election by the Electoral
College, and are elected by the Electoral College pursuant to Section 5.03(D). They
are charged with the duty of revolution within the Order. It is the business of these Revolutionaries constantly to criticize and oppose the acts of the Xo. Should he exhibit weakness they are empowered to appeal to the O.H.O. to depose him; but they, alone of all
the Initiate members of the Order, are not eligible to the Succession.
B. The term of office for Revolutionary shall be eleven years, or until resignation
or removal by the O.H.O. During their term of office, the Revolutionaries are ineligible
for service as an officer or voting member of any Governing or Administrative Body
under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Grand Lodge. However, they are entitled to a
confidential review of the minutes of any meeting of any such body.
C. During their term of office, the Revolutionaries shall be immune from expulsion,
but must continue to observe their oaths, and the customs and policies of the Order
including privacy and confidentiality within the Triads of the Degrees. Should,
in the sole judgment of the O.H.O., a Revolutionary consistently fail to properly
perform the duties of his or her office in a manner which serves the best interests
of the Order, he or she may be censured or removed from office by the O.H.O.




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Those with a sense of irony will note the dates of these commendations.


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