Update 11/28/18. I’m cringing as I look back at this old post from 7/30/2014. How crappy and creepy the original book cover looked! It’s all out of focus and the imagery looks like a skinhead’s fantasy. And then I proceed to whine about nobody participating. No wonder! What was I thinking? I marketed a mediocre product and then blamed consumers for not lapping it up. What a ninny I was just four years ago. Know what’s scary? I’m way more mature, exacting and on the ball today than I was then. But what are the bazillion flaws that I have right now that I’m not aware of yet? What’s festering in my blind spot as I type this? Oh well, there’s always a new discovery on the horizon and another shortcoming to overcome. Onward and upward!
7/30/2014: Don’t get me wrong — I’m thrilled that my book has become so popular — it’s just that, despite the book’s popularity, there don’t seem to be many people starting up working clubs to practice it. And I’m having a little trouble working out why. You’d think that, with over 5,000 downloads of the book, there would be at least a few dozen clubs.
Is it because Cabal Fang is lodge-styled martial arts, complete with secret initiations? I find that hard to believe when there are over 5 million Freemasons worldwide. I mean, we’re not masons or affiliated with masons, but clearly lodge-type activities aren’t an issue for most folks.
Is it too self-service, requiring too much personal responsibility and self-education on the part of members? Is it because the physical fitness demands posed by the Constitutionals are too great? Or is it because membership is always free, and people think that there’s no way free stuff could be any good?
I just don’t get it.
If you read the Cabal Fang Manual, and you haven’t started a club (we call them “Orders“) please help me out. Take a moment to tell me why in the comments below.