|A glorious (Speer doubtless meant to say "glutinous") foolosophy which saves its adherents from the purple doomnation of ghughu, and guarantees their future bliss, but at what a price! While Ghuism's setup is roughly that of an episcopal church, FooFooism's more resembles a militant monarchy. Of old the Western branch centered around the Hi Priestess of All Foo, Pogo; Forrest J Ackerman was her Right-Hand Man, Morojo her Handi-maiden, ktp. In the East was her Sacred Highness' Left-Hand Man, the Royal General of FooFoo. F Speer, who bore this proud title, counter-signed and issued to neophytes such tags as Chief Scientist, Poetess Laureate, Vanday Oon, Grand Vizier, Nen Nen, Baron Yobber, and others. Permanent membership cards were not given until the persons were proved thru long adversity. In addition to these officers, the Order counts as rank-and-file members all persons wheresoever who are moved to go around reciting Foo proverbs.
FooFooism began in early 1938 when, as the faithful quaintly express it, FooFoo implanted in the mind of Pogo, and about the same time, of Speer, his Call to form the Sacred Order to oppose Ghughuism in all its forms, however monstrous. Till the early 40s the ranks of Foomen grew by leaps and bounds (and shuffles). Victory, they cried, was assured, for FooFoo had promised it. As Tom Paine said, Ghughuism, like tyranny, is not easily conquered, but the struggle is a glorious one. A fearful weapon given by All-blessed Foo was the Poo, far mightier than the Yobber. FooFooism has a number of highly inspirational songs. One of these the entire ChiCon (even the accursed Ghughu and Guggle, who were there) joined in singing.
With the close of the war FooFooism, like its old antagonist, fell on evil days and the ranks of the faithful rapidly shrank. Today the only known members of the faith are Speer, Redd Boggs, Dean A. Grennell, Bob Silverberg and Bob Pavlat; their virtue being evident, Rosconians hold that FooFooists as a class represent the moiety of fankind which is capable of being saved by the operation of reason alone. Since, as fans, they are Saved already, the utility of such a categorization is questionable.