Hats off in the Spirit Bar today as we remembered a 'sound chap'. Then a fine round of drinks to the preservation of his soul up there and his reputation down here.
Iron John told the gathering:
Randall Shake, aka Khankrumthebulgar, died in 2012. I am working with Artistry Against Misandry to create a memorial for him. To keep his memory going this memorial will be in the form of a drawing which will be presented once a year to that MRA who best exemplified his attitude and actions.
Randall Shake was known throughout the Men's Rights Movement as a 'Philosopher'. He articulated the depths of feeling that men, fathers, sons and Brothers have when faced with the systemic discrimination in our society against anyone with a penis.
He was a 'rough and ready' philosopher, no 'academic', tackling many 'hard' issues and from an American perspective. He never shrank from even the most down and dirty problems. He was blunt. He led discussions; he challenged wild anger and redirected it down righteous paths. He brought his own anger at the easy destruction of the most basic of Values and men's rights in relationships, law, institutions and society. But he channelled it with skill. He saw through the lies and mendacities of 'progressives' and Feminists in particular. He structured responses.
The Award this first year goes to Geoffrey James.
A fine choice
He too is well known, as Solaris. He is an Australian MRA with a 'grumpy disposition' and a decade of experience. He aims to help young men realize they don't have to apologize for being male.
He is welcome in the Tavern.
I raise a Glass of Fine Amber fluid to both Geoff and to Khan.
Let us keep Khan close to our hearts and minds.