Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
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Update: seemingly not
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Secret Society of the Week: The Order of Camels
I've been neglecting the old blog - a few proper articles to come shortly, but for the time being, playing myself back in with a short post on one of my favourite American fraternal organisations:
Founded in 1920 in response to the American prohibition laws that were ushered in by the Eighteenth Amendment of 1919 and the Volstead Act of 1920. The order was strongly opposed to prohibition. The camel was selected as the order's emblem because it could withstand long dry periods. Members took but one oath, namely, to oppose prohibition. Any male over twenty-two was eligible to join the society. Local lodges were called "Caravans". The society was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Did exactly what it said on the tin. A sensible society with a purpose and not too much faffing about. Whenever I start to get sick of the various cliques listed in the "Encyclopedia Of Fraternal Organisations", I turn back to the entry on the Camels and remind myself that there are still some sane people in this bloody world.
Next week: The Prince Hall Masons.
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