Originally Posted by BurgervilleBuck
So is the Old Red Guard a secret society like the Masons?
I've got a secondhand apron.
You might be on to something here.
I can see BossHog in his Grand Wizard outfit -- with his wand directing the sect to offer specific sabr-readings
I can see the pagan worship late at night in an open field with an XM radio broadcast of Marty Brenneman knocking Adam Dunn in the background.
I can see the burnt offerings being brought before GIK in his coat of many colors.
I can see Chip R simply chanting what he has been ordered to say -- "Bill James is the kind of love that really gets me going."
I can see Reds4life running around in his drab peasant outfit.
This is starting to make good sense now.
The Middle Ages had the Knights Templar. The 18th century had the Masons and the Illuminati. Our modern age has golf-playing businessmen and geeks who think they run REDSZONE. There are extremists of many stripes: Ku Klux Klansmen with a PR bent, Muslim rabble-rousers ... and others convinced that a New World Order meant the end of the world. REDSZONE's extremists seem rather normal at times. Some are very much aware of how their views marginalize them. The people of "Them" are people who are all too human -- even if they would deny others their humanity. As the saying goes, just because you're paranoid doesn't mean someone's not out to get you.
A secret society is an organization that conceals its activities from outsiders. The term "secret society" is often used to describe a wide range of organizations: fraternal organizations that may have non-public ceremonies, REDSZONE and also mythical organizations described in conspiracy theories. Conspiracy theorists tend to be fearful, less educated, less tied in to the power structure.