posted on Sep, 5 2007 @ 10:34 AM
reply to post by yeahright
Not neccissarily though. The powerful people part, that is. Out of curiosity, I did a definition search on Merriam-Websters site.
2 : a voluntary association of individuals for common ends; especially : an organized group working together or periodically meeting because of common
interests, beliefs, or profession
Now, by that definition, putting aside the "Secret" part for a second, could be anything from the 8th Grade Chess Club to Aunt Bertie's Knitting
Circle. There were other definitions, but, this one was more centered on the subject.
Now, what if the society's interests had motivations that were less than mainstream? Like, say, survival or a love of polka dot underwear? Maybe the
potential mocking they'd receive in the community would inspire them to keep secrets. What if a group of employees of a company run by a beligerant
bastage wanted to join together to discuss ways of making their job more comfortable to work in? They couldn't talk about it for fear the "Boss"
would learn of it and react harshly? The group has it's members interests in mind collectively, so they agree to keep it a secret that they are
meeting. Thus, there is an off-the-cuff example of the why and the immediate lack of the powerful or elite. The little guy's Secret Society, so to
In the spirit of the OP, there is merit that can be found in creating a secret society. And no, I'm not part of Aunt Berties Secret Knitting Circle
and I have no love for polka-dots. But, I don't hate them either.
So, I suppose there's an argument for everything in life, but, secrets don't necissarily mean bad, do they?