Thank you, loyal readers, for waiting so patiently for the Dogs of Liberty’s Standards of the DOL Canon rules. Once again, these rules are deseigned not to eliminate the freedoms and creativity of our members and readers, but to keep afloat this organized disorgnization. Yesterday we covered one of the most important rules of the Canon, the You Do Not Talk About the DOL rule (1st RULE). Today, I, the Moderator, will spell out and examine the 2nd Rule of the Canon. We, the DOL, will go one rule a day.
2nd RULE: You do not ask questions.
In the DOL, questions are not desirable. The way we see it, questions put the question-answerer in a delicate and difficult position. The one answering must account for the expectations of the questioner, as well as account for what he, himself, is to say to the questioner. Questions also insinuate a certain level of distrust, which DOL members should never have with or for one another. Questions are proof of one’s not knowing something.
The sleek, underground feel of the DOL provides a complex – but ultimately effective – means of tossing statements back and forth to acquire the answers to insinuated – but never asked – questions. In this way, members are constantly made to appear as equals, even when the information distributed amongst the members is unevenly spread, thereby eliminating the possibility of an all-informed and condescending tyrant.
We each decide our own level of involvement, so besides the minimalistic necessities, we are self-sustained and questionless. If a mission reaches the ears of one of the other members, he will most likely simply decide to take part. This is ideal. No questions – complete the task at hand to the glory and for the benefit of whatever the current revolutionary plan may be. Akin to pure capitalism, the demand will account for the supply – the answers will usurp the questions.