what are the principles of Discordianism as you see them?
See the word principle bothers me there, the fact that there is a book on the subject bothers me further, even this forum bothers me and is to strict with conformances to OP's being used as weapons, but i accept that you can't speak to everyone individually so the written word is best when it is shared.
For me discordianism is everything that the law and order of society isn't. To constrain people to rules and to educate them in how to put themselves in prison is fundamentally loathsome.
The best thing i can see is to let them come to you (i'm not against that your know), let them engage you and then explain how things are. If they chose to argue, show them answers, but when they become stuck like records or defensive to the point they play all offended then time has come to walk away, not everybody can be saved. Some love their little boxes.
and notice i said freedom of movement
I did notice, and got confused, movement is irrelevant, i am born of this planet so this planet is mine and nobody should stop me crossing borders or countries. If you refer to us having more movement available than ever before then i would say that that is true but we are behind more bars than ever, you try staying in a country when your visa runs out.
'leave people alone' and 'be left alone'
Not me, i can mix it with the best of them and like to be taken for a ride myself.
but as long as im in a situation where people approach me, im gonna be encouraging them not to come with the same re-packaged shit thats already been heard before
Completely agree, but i was refering before to those that just argue the same point and are defensive to the point of distraction.
who helped you make your 'internal change'?
It was a religious nut who kept chaning his name and personality. He was an arrogant, stubborn, son of a bitch called either Joe, Preacher Joe, Bubba Joe, or Mahadava depending on his mood.
do you believe it was for the better?
Absolutely, but i was the seeker, he didn't come looking for me, and quite often refused to reply to me at all.
wouldnt you want to see other people have that same opportunity?
Everybody already has the opportunity, always have had.
By the way, incase i don't get a chance later, Merry Christmas everyone :0)