The bishop likes history to be neat and tidy in order to facilitate easy analysis. Clarity was always a problem with the SSPX and Menzingen naturally continues in that vein. The love/hate relationship it has had with Rome I would suggest defines where it lies in the Christian world. There may be some desparation in wanting Roman unity (as many Anglican groups have shown) but the Society must surely like the freedom that the status quo affords and it can handsomely balance its books. I wonder if ABL was that far-sighted to realise this? But then we cannot deny that the archbishop was of his time and that all of us are victims of the passage of time. The living do have some influence on how things turn out though we may sometimes defer to the dead .....if found convenient! We do not have the same beef with the Society as the bishop has ..... I dumped it a long time ago ... and the Crisis that we use to explain our general dissafection is thankfully not the preserve of this wayward instituition.