Thinking the Philosophy!
In the conversation about the membership of the National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity), the question always arises: what type of person can be a member of the organisation? Beyond that, some people often ask: who is a Pyrate? What exactly is a Pyrate? The classical guide to the correct answer to the question lies in the philosophy the organisation’s founders began to articulate in the founding principles established in 1952:
“Pyracy is a way of life, an ideology/philosophy embraced by the liberated person, who, having identified the constraints militating against the attainment of a just society, shows resolve in combating them and joins the Pyrates Confraternity to join hands with other like minds to do so.”
The organisation’s ideals inspire its members, individually and collectively, to rise to the challenge of actively working for the needed change in society. Succinctly, “Pyrates must be doing, not yapping. Wherever the community in which we exist needs a hand, in whatever cause, to enthrone these principles, the PYRATE must be FIRST”.
Membership. Who is ideal?
Membership in the National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) is not an all-comers affair. We seek to join hands ONLY with those who strongly connect with the ethos of the Pyrates Confraternity.
Membership of our organisation is not for those with no zeal or interest in championing justice, human rights, selfless service to the community and social advocacy. If the core values and activities declared above DO NOT resonate with you, please do not apply for membership. The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) is not for you.
As we commemorate the 70th anniversary, we recognise that the members, inspired by the organisation’s philosophy, have made the most difference in our achievements. Are you passionate about working for a better and just society? Are you in tune with the ideals of human rights, community service and social advocacy? Do you yearn to imbibe progressive values into your way of life? If yes, we encourage you to #JoinHandsWithLikeMinds.