A PARODY FOR THE AGES…
Centuries ago, there was a wise Florentine political philosopher and historian who managed to set a precedent with his writings that, according to many, remains unrivaled. It was a standard that would have profound influence our modern politics of today, as well as describe a brand of political action that is both unsavory, and a hellish necessity.
This man was Niccolò Machiavelli.
In the 1950s, political philosopher Leo Strauss wrote of the infamy–and necessity–of Machiavellian thought and action in modern politics, as well as the incredible influence this man has continued to have based on his contributions to philosophy:
“Machiavelli is the only political thinker whose name has come into common use for designating a kind of politics, which exists and will continue to exist independently of his influence, a politics guided exclusively by considerations of expediency, which uses all means, fair or foul, iron or poison, for achieving its ends – its end being the aggrandizement of one’s country or fatherland – but also using the fatherland in the service of the self-aggrandizement of the politician or statesman or one’s party.”
But what if there were more to what Machiavelli had managed to achieve in his lifetime? What if Machiavelli had possessed such incredible endowment in the gift of foresight that his visionary outlook bordered on the precognitive? And furthermore, having known the order in which the proverbial cards were likely to fall, what if Machiavelli had managed to establish an esoteric order, whereby the gifts of his labor might continue, even after his death?
The amazing truth is that he did all of these things… and he did them so well that he, Machiavelli himself, was the only one who managed to avail himself of the esoteric wisdom of what was no doubt destined to be THE WORLD’S MOST SECRET SOCIETY.
…That is, until now.
Middle Theory is only the tip of the iceberg. What truly exists beneath this madness is THE WORLD’S MOST SECRET SOCIETY, an organization so esoteric and clandestine that few who would be so lucky to study it would even recognize it for what it is: and rest assured, it is the ultimate source of knowledge: the meaning of life, the truth of the world, and the key to our place in the universe.
In short, most people take what they read and watch on the news each day far too seriously. In addition to serious commentary and analysis of what’s happening in the world at large, we also believe in humor and having a little fun.
Hence, the die-hard supporters among the Middle Theory listenership who often send us donations and other contributions will, after reaching $100 in donations to the program, receive a copy of our satirical “handbook,” The Official Handbook of The World’s Most Secret Society. In it, we divulge the details behind many of the memes and other humorous elements featured on the program, with comedic prose and occasional smatterings of actual historical and philosophical commentary.
As our supporters become members of the society and fulfill their duties (that is, continuing to show support for the program), at the $200 level they will also receive one of our official coffee mugs, for the consumption of what we affectionately call “Cowboy Juice”, rather than coffee.