by Golden Dawn Imperator
Peace is breaking out all over. Over past weeks a lot has happened, although it has occurred discretely. After attacking Nick Farrell for his peace initiative, the hate blogs that have plagued the Golden Dawn community have fallen completely silent, deprived of traffic and furious with Nick Farrell for no longer allowing them to promote their posts on his 7,000 member Facebook group.
Perhaps the most pernicious problem the Golden Dawn community has faced has been decades of polarisation. In recent years, this polarisation has been perpetuated by misguided individuals spreading polarising myths, such as:
- "There has never been any strife in "the Golden Dawn community. We all get along."
- "All of the problems come from "outside troublemakers" (with an implied finger pointed towards our order).
- A variant on this "us vs them" polarising theme has been that "all problems come from 2 groups that treat the Golden dawn like a business model."
|Deborah Leah Shaw|
I nearly fell off my chair last weekend when I was approached by Steven Ashe bearing a message from Robert Zink, making a take down request of all articles critical of him and promising to do the same. Steven Ashe also deserves commendation for his unsolicited diplomatic efforts in furthering Golden Dawn peace.
The week before, I had been approached by Olen Rush with a similar take down request, which I immediately honored.
I admit that Robert Zink's take down request request presents me with a conundrum, because there are things about Mr. Zink's past behavior I do not endorse and can't support at all.
After two decades of overt and covert strife in the Golden Dawn community, from the Internet all the way to trademark wars before the US District Court, peace has at long last arrived and seems it is here to stay.
As the Golden Dawn community continues this peace process with a long overdue Internet cleanup of the remnants of strife gone by, It is my fervent wish for the Golden Dawn that the greater Magickal community will see the Golden Dawn for what it is, a community of advanced Magicians with the spiritual maturity and wisdom to put old conflicts and grudges where they belong - in the past.
May the Golden Dawn always remain a shining beacon of light ...
... for those still groping in darkness!