January 29, 2011

May 18, 2009

Jorge Luis Borges Has a Posse

In an attempt to recruit new, younger members to the Jorge Luis Borges Ultra-Secret Society, we have been advised to engage in a "viral" campaign to come across as "hip." After consulting with a number of marketing agencies, we have decided to give our weblog readers a sneak peak of our "Jorge Luis Borges Has a Posse" campaign, modeled after Shepard Fairey's "Andre the Giant has a posse" campaign.

April 06, 2009

Jorge Luis Borges: Man, myth, legend, revolutionary.
On top of his busy writing and lecturing schedule,
Borges also led coups for the rights of indigenous South Americans.

"Directed by an obscure man of genius," one of The Jorge Luis Borges Ultra-Secret Society's (Psi Chapter, California, United States of America) tasks is to rectify the image of Jorge Luis Borges, which he cunningly hid in his public life. Not only do we guard the primary-source evidence of Borges's other life, which included his work as a speech writer and special attaché to Che Guevara, but we are the keepers of many more secrets detailed in his unpublished writings, and we practice the rituals delineated within.

Why a weblog for an Ultra-Secret Society?

Dr. Shaka Freeman, our current board president, and the only Jorge Luis Borges Ultra-Secret Society member (Psi chapter, CA) whose identity can be revealed to the outside world, brought up the issue of recruiting younger members at the last high summit of the JLBUSS Ministry of Recruitment and Retention.

He said that utilizing the interweb and "weblogging" is a good way to connect with the youth of today and to spread our message a little at a time, and possibly find new members who would fit the profile to be in our ultra-secret and imminently literary organization.

Per our bylaws, not much can be reveled about the organization and our clandestine ceremonies on this public weblog, but nonetheless, through this weblog and our biannual publication, Papers for the Suppression of Reality, we hope to squelch the mendacious lies spread about our noble organization by conspiracy theorists and spurious Borgesian scholars like those in The Borgesian Society of Transversal Epistemologies, Hombres de la Esquina Rosa, Guardians of the Aleph, and other counterfeit Borgesian secret societies. It is therefore with great honor and moral rectitude that we introduce this weblog to reestablish The Jorge Luis Borges Ultra-Secret Society's once-unsullied name and to respond to those critics who vehemently oppose what we so nobly stand for.

About The Jorge Luis Borges Ultra-Secret Society (Psi Chapter, California)

Because of the nature of the Society being Ultra-Secret, nothing can be revealed about its history, activities, or members without jeopardizing the lives and livelihoods of its eminently literate members.

All that we can reveal about the society is the following: The Society was personally founded by Jorge Luis Borges. He established numerous chapters on his lecture trips around the globe. Many of his messages and doctrines handed down to Society members are embedded in his published and unpublished writings. The following, taken directly from his story Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius, is the only part of the Society’s Mission Statement which Borges gave us permission to reveal:

“It is conjectured that this brave new world is the work of a secret society of astronomers, biologists, engineers, metaphysicians, poets, chemists, algebraists, moralists, painters, geometers... directed by an obscure man of genius.”

The views expressed in this weblog are not reflective of the Society or its members as a whole. They do, however, reflect at least a 2/3rds consensus of the Papers for the Suppression of Reality Editorial Board of the Psi Chapter of California.

The JLBUSS is not affiliated with other societates clandestinae such as the Freemasons, Opus Dei, detractors from The Society of St. Pius X or St. Pius V, The Cardinal Newman Society, Sedevacantist groups including The Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen and The Palmarian Catholic Church, among others which shall remain unnamed; The Church of Scientology, Skull and Bones, The Knights of Pythias, The Illuminati, The Rosicrucian Order, Scopzi, The Brotherhood of Truth, The Bilderberg Group, The Bohemian Club, The American Zionist Committee for Public Affairs, The Discovery Institute’s Working Group on Intelligent Design, The Zeitgeist Movement, Swift Boat Veterans and POWs for Truth, Lyndon LaRouche Youth Movement, or the Ron Paul PAC, though some Society members may also be members or funders of some/all of these respective groups.