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Thursday, September 29, 2016

A Civilized Dog

We get lost in a maze of technology, advanced medicine, diets, fads, hobbies, sports, movies...which desensitizes us to our true nature.  Wake up!  We all are just Civilized Dogs...Animals...on the prowl who take no prisoners.  Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that civilized behavior is bad, but sometimes it can suppress and depress our true selves.  Nothing expresses this inner conflict better than the song "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails.  Please click on the video below to listen to the song and read the lyrics before you move on, thank you.

I was recently at the gentleman's club...aka...the Cigar shop, where mostly men gather to smoke stogies, watch sports and pontificate about stories of the day.  Then, like a train crashing into a mountain, SHE WALKS IN.  

Now granted, in a cigar shop any half-way attractive woman stands out like a perfectly grilled fillet mignon on the plate of a starving beggar; however, the instant change from male banter to silently sizing up in our cave man brains the mating potential of this female is palatable.  Yep, I cannot tell a the song says, "I want to fuck you like an animal."

We as men have spent millennium in suppressing our most basic instinct...that being to spread our seed, our territory, our become the Alpha Male.  When this base instinct kicks into full gear and we get out of our own way...truly scaring stuff will happen.  Thus, civilized rules of engagement were developed by church and state to starve this beast within, which has now become our default program.  That is what kept five men in a cigar shop from tearing each other apart to win the female.  We simply reengaged in watching the football game, smoking and laughing at the same jokes we've heard a thousand times over and over again.

After all, the very tenant of our Knightly Band..."Unity Through Diversity"...frowns upon the enhancement of one race, one religion, one philosophy, one man or woman to rule over all.  Yet, that primitive urge wells up in our DNA until we are ready to explode.  And so we continue to allow church and state to dictate how and why we should behave as we journey through our day.

The irony, we want to express our same desires in either beast mode or civilized mode.  The biggest desire of human kind is to find a higher power, to embrace and understand the mysterious, to know, and as the song says, "Get Closer to God".  I'm  one who can feel that way through a sexual act...but the one thing that satisfies my "cave man" the most is to create and get lost in making and listening to music.  In the privacy of my "man cave", or a late night on the deck listening through headphones as I howl at the moon, playing guitar at church, or strutting my stuff live on stage...I let the ANIMAL EMERGE!

It's a cathartic experience...and better yet it keeps me sane in a ever changing and maddening world.  We can't go back, but we can move forward.  As part of embracing Unity Through Diversity, I encourage all Knights and Ladies to enable the diversity within your heart, mind and soul.  Release the animal within, while at the same time remembering the civilized Knight you are.  Most importantly....BE TRUE TO YOURSELF...WHICH WILL ALWAYS BRING YOU CLOSER TO GOD.

Sir Hook the Civilized Dog of Warrick

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