Long but Insightful Analysis of the Deep State: C.S. Lewis and the Lavender Inner Ring

The seduction by the lavender inner ring in the Catholic Church was for the young man to go with the flow and “not make a fuss.” The temptation is to keep quiet and mind your own business at first, then to allow oneself to be drawn in from silence, to condoning, and then to participation. If the seduction was sexual and one yields, then one is forever compromised—being open to blackmail and threats to reveal one’s own deep, dark secrets. If the young seminarian happens to be lacking in male friendship and insecure in his masculinity, the attraction of belonging to the inside circle of the all-male clergy club will have deeper resonances in his immature personality.  What is the antidote to the poison of the Inner Ring? First to be aware of its existence: and second, to resist its temptation at the beginning and thereafter. One needs the self-confidence to go one’s own way no matter what the cost.  Read more:  http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2018/09/c-s-lewis-lavender-inner-ring-dwight-longenecker.html