At this time, EPTA does not have a large enough membership to hold events across widespread locations. It’s our goal to provide more events further along our development, but please remember that the traditionalist community itself isn’t large compared to the overall population of the United States. Its geographical sparsity means you’d likely be required to travel some sort of distance in order to attend, even when the Association provides more opportunities.
EPTA isn’t currently organized into a “chapter/lodge” structure. The Association itself is a national entity with no franchised jurisdictions. We don’t currently offer any local locations, either.
It is EPTA’s long-term goal to open installations in large traditionalists communities. If you’re interested in helping us open an installation or donating property for a location, or if you’d like to organize a official event for the Association, please be sure to contact us with your ideas! Enabling natural leaders and inspired members is very important to us.
EPTA currently doesn’t have a club system for high school or college students, although the idea has been proposed before and warmly received by leadership. Contacting us to petition your interest in such a club would help us determine if it’s a poplar enough idea to pursue in the future.
We’re currently developing a schooling program for the academically-minded called EPTA Classroom, where students and graduates can receive a complete, structured, and authoritative education in the classic Western liberal arts style to compensate for what isn’t taught in contemporary sophistic universities.
Contore is EPTA’s online platform for members. It intends to eventually integrate the average internet user’s entire routine into one location, so that traditionalists can have their own space to live and leisure with each other. Projected features include a social media feed, a media cloud, an events calendar, online shopping, mailing, social status rewards, and more. The current plan is to launch social media features first while proceeding with work on others. Currently, Contore‘s initial stage (called Incipit) is live online and accepting applications! To make any further progress, we’re looking for skilled volunteers for software development. If you program or work in software design and would like to contribute, please contact us with your interest.
EPTA does not organize official social groups on other social media platforms as we can’t sufficiently guarantee a wholesome atmosphere for the user’s experience. This is due in part to factors of other platforms’ constitution which are out of our control. However, we’d happily advertise unofficial traditionalist spaces created by our members for the purpose of socializing EPTA’s supporters. Note that listing unofficial spaces makes no endorsement or guarantee of quality, and that listings can be removed at our discretion without warning. Please contact us if you’d like your group listed.
Metaphysically speaking, the will of a man cannot pursue an object unless his intellect is sufficiently educated about what the object is. Consequently, the traditionalist community can’t be pursued as an object of development and preservation if we can’t define what it is. Professed academics have the job of educating the community, especially the next generation of academics, to act as an intellectual authority in guiding the decisions and parameters of traditionalism. Examples include social etiquette, high art, application of the material sciences, and theological progress on the Church Crisis. It’s proximate to EPTA’s mission statement that, instead of being left to individualistic pride and vainglorious speculation, the work of academics be coordinated to make the most progress towards academia’s true end. We intend to form a body of academic peers to do that. Please contact us if you’re interested in receiving updates on such a body’s progress towards conception, or if you’d be interested in a leadership position.
Man is necessarily a social creature. To survive as he ought, he needs to live with other men to satisfy his material needs. In other words, business and industry are the first practical realities which make any sort of community necessary and not simply contingent. EPTA hopes to create a substantial traditionalist community that relies on each other in a necessary way. Choosing to do business with people whose beliefs are yours simply makes sense. And considering how the fractured American public is increasingly liberalized, it’s also become the safe option to prefer a self-sufficient economy among fellow traditionalists rather than risk financial persecution, inability to support our families, and thus the dissolution of the churches dependent on us. The first step towards regular business with each other is coordinating the body of business owner to do it. If you own a business, are starting a business, or are seriously considering making your living from serving the material needs of the traditionalist community, please contact us for further updates on the creation of a professional body.
Whether you’re a professed academic or businessman, EPTA strives to make sure qualified and established men are at the helm leading our Association. It’s our very purpose to bring diverse walks of accomplished life into union for a singular high cause. In fact, if you believe yourself more qualified and deserving than a current member of our leadership, our Policy of Deference will allow you to open a replacement dispute to that leader’s particular office. You can make your case for your own promotion to the remainder of EPTA’s government body, who will evaluate your claim with respect to the organization’s welfare. This way, EPTA’s growth isn’t limited by the scarcity of human talent from earlier stages of development. To make a dispute, you must contact us directly.
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NGO stands for “non-governmental organization.” The term originated in the United Nations for non-sovereign organizations engaged in what are normally state-building activities. These private enterprises flooded the Third World throughout the twentieth century in an attempt to improve the poor quality of living rife in un-industrialized nations. Because of NGOs’ history in poverty relief and social services particularly, the term evolved to encompass any such organization with chiefly humanitarian goals. Most NGO’s are intuitively nonprofit.
EPTA aptly fits both the original and contemporary definition of what it is to be an NGO. According to the Aristotelian definition of “politics,” the Association aims to coordinate and preserve the traditionalist community as any proper society needs to be organized by leaders. Liberalized Modern politics do not sufficiently care for the whole welfare of man in society, such as moral and social duties. The human needs behind government’s duties don’t simply disappear because they’re ignored. The effects of, among other things, this leaderless vacuum has caused internal divides in North American Society. Dissenting factions are free to assert their own values in the void of civil government. Like John Senior’s idea of dissociety, the result is a steady erosion in loyalty to the over-arching American identity for the more particular factions, which some Modern scholars call “subcultures.” While American society remains an economical fact, its degradation by factional conflict brings us to a point where the public welfare is not perceived the same by different groups. Too small to correct the nation as a whole, traditionalists are still morally obliged to mind their own community’s survival, from the family, to the parish and beyond. The Association serves this purpose, making a functional “society” within the American to protect from possible hardships coming on the horizon. Not only is this classically understood as a political endeavor, but the noble goal of social service and cultural revival are undoubtedly humanitarian, not-for-profit efforts to serve a specific demographic of people.
While a charism is something usually reserved for an institution of religious, EPTA has been formed with a similar transcendental intention and is deeply religious. There’s an analogical sense of charism that we consequently enjoy: it’s said to be that of the Christian secular life. Just as religious confraternities formed in the previous century to defend the priesthood against novelties, so our businesses, homes, and families should benefit from formal protection against the increasing aggression of recent evils. The Association calls on a particular devotion to St. Joseph, patriarch of the Holy Family.
Leadership positions in EPTA reflect a pinnacle of masculine qualities like leadership, bravery, intellectual mastery, and self sacrifice, and are thus seen as an answer against the Modern attacks on masculinity and the promotion of third-wave feminism.
Unlike traditionalist think tanks, policy institutes, academic peer organizations, nonprofit causes, business guilds, or social fraternities, our Association isn’t relegated to one particular field. Rather, EPTA acts as a “big tent.” It focuses on the over-arching infrastructure needed for specific efforts like the examples listed, so that each is supported within a broader confederation of people sharing the same beliefs. Just like we interiorly dedicate ourselves to a particular job because it serves our deeper convictions, circumstances in America make it prudent to also dedicate our exterior efforts to a formalized group championing those deep convictions. Defending our convictions makes most sense by directly coordinating under their auspices because it’s the convictions themselves, not our particular livelihoods, that are under attack in the Modern world. We strive to create both new programs and network existing organizations while retaining their identity. Because of its complete approach, EPTA is animated by a “charism” of the secular life, promoting and defending all its aspects without discriminating against any single profession or cause.
In most cases, no. If a member remains in good standing, free from public scandal, and incurs no direct conflict of interest, affiliation with other organizations has no bearing on EPTA membership.
Our Association will built for uniting traditionalist organizations! While each one has its own particular mission statement, EPTA wishes to unite them under the over-arching principles we all hold in common. That way, our goals can be coordinated, the pool of available volunteers and donors grows larger for everyone involved, and we can ultimately work together in designing the restoration of our community and country. Considering the challenges that lie ahead of us, unity is preferable to remaining alone and vulnerable. If a traditionalist organization you’re affiliated with (through ownership, administration, or membership) would like to learn more about uniting their efforts with the Association, please contact us for details.
If an interested individual truly understands EPTA’s purpose, then he would naturally understand that creating another effort of the exact same kind defeats the purpose. Our purpose isn’t simply a set of unified principles, but a unified traditionalist community. Creating splinter groups or projects is entirely contrary to what we stand for, and it does more harm to the small traditionalist minority than good. It reduces the moral authority of our movement for formal organization, it fractures the small donor and volunteer base (destroying the potency of all parties), creates scandal for the faithful, threatens univocal social diversity, and introduces room for philosophical error to vie against perennial and Church teaching. EPTA is the first organization in the United States of its kind, giving it both precedent and justification advocate on behalf of the entire local traditionalist community without reservation. Its historical supremacy and mutually exclusive mission statement deduce that, should the Association achieve the faculties to satisfy its mission, it should be the only local traditionalist organization of its sort. In other words, organized traditionalism and the physical body which preserves it should be a logical distinction only. To guarantee it, no respectable voices of our persuasion are barred entry. One’s success in the organization is dependent on your aptitude instead.
A member working on unaffiliated parallel groups – that is, ones mutually exclusive in the same respect – presents a direct conflict of interest to the Association, and thus stands for termination of his membership.
- Government lockdowns in the name of COVID-19, which have eroded American rights, destroyed the plurality of American businesses, and crippled the ability for inter-personal networking beyond heavily censored internet platforms;
- The World Economic Forum’s consequent desire to substantially reshape the world in an authoritarian socialist manner via The Great Reset, a proposal with significant media backing and international support from massive powers such as Amazon, which if realized would pose an existential threat to traditionalism and the very existence of the Church;
- On-going riots from radical communists (Black Lives Matter and Antifa) for upwards of five months in some locations, with individual assault of conservative political opponents becoming a reality in the United States, tainting any ability to advocate traditional beliefs publicly without massive social stigma and irreversible career damage;
- Mass-censorship in popular media and online social platforms reaching a numerical apex, from which the majority of American citizens demonstrably obtain information about events in the world, demonstrating an active attempt to discredit and extinguish non-liberal worldviews altogether;
- The uncritical adoption from the public school system and supermajority of universities of the same;
- Mass-legalization of the barbaric practice of abortion, particularly the unspeakable evil of abortions up to the point of birth;
- The assault against the Seal of the Confession and religious institutions, specifically their nonprofit status and those refusing immoral medical practices;
- The apparent partisan slant of a plurality of state officials, so that justice is not enforced against leftist criminals throughout American cities and the 2020 presidential election integrity cannot be duly proven
EPTA works meticulously to guarantee its actions, leadership, and volunteers are held accountable to rigorous standards. Our reputability is inseparable to our organization’s mission. Without establishing standards for our advocacy to abide by, there can’t be a new normal to establish in the first place. The careful work and infrastructure created would be in self-defeated. There are three factors we assess that affect
EPTA was founded as a unique unilateral organization for all traditionalists. It has the only mutually exclusive, universal mission of its kind. That’s a very bold claim, nothing to be made lightly. Making an all-inclusive organization worthy to make the claim is critical for our organization’s reputability, and we take it with the utmost seriousness. We’ve established several practices to solicit all interested American traditionalists in sharing that mission with us, especially leaders already established in the community. Ideally, the only traditionalists who won’t be included are those who intentionally refused to work with everyone else.
Firstly, we’ve established an Institutional Outreach Campaign. The campaign encourages our existing members to dialogue with other traditionalist institutions they already have connections with. Additionally, our Association’s leadership engages in a series of additional strategic meetings to network with like-minded initiatives, clergy, and intellectual figures. The end goal is for leadership to establish formal working relations with otherwise isolated movements. After a mutual rapport is established, it’s in the Association’s interest to reach out to the reach out to parallel organizations and religious institutions to invite their participation. We’ve established a Policy of Deference
The closer we come to fulfill our goal,
EPTA isn’t currently incorporated. We’re seeking more candidates for our Board of Governors, as well as skilled volunteers. We plan to complete our application to incorporate as a legal entity in the winter of 2021. If you know a fitting candidates for any position listed above, please be sure to contact us!