Principia Discordia

Principia Discordia => Or Kill Me => Topic started by: Irreverend Hugh, KSC on August 19, 2004, 06:59:37 am

Title: Rant 52: THEM and theirs
Post by: Irreverend Hugh, KSC on August 19, 2004, 06:59:37 am
Rant 52
THEM and theirs


é─˙When will you begin to inhabit the heart of your life? When will you become the real subject of your life rather than its target or victim?é─¨

é─˙The Resurrection is frightening because it is a call to live a life without the walls of crippling definition or false protection. The huge stone over Christé─˘s tomb was rolled away. The cave of dying was ventilated and freed. It is a powerful image of smashing open the inner prison. The confined, the exiled, the neglected are visited by the healing and luminosity of a great liberation.é─¨
-John O Donohue (from Eternal Echoes; pg. 132)

é─˙In a time of peace, the warlike person attacks himself.é─¨
- Nietzsche

é─˙Fundamentalism does not converse or explore. It presents truth. It is essentially noncognitive. This false certainty can only endure through the belief that everyone else is wrong.é─¨
-John O Donohue (from Eternal Echoes; pg. 256)

THEY are coming and THEY are here. Who are THEY? That insidious faction of phantom-like people of gray disposition known as THEM. What do THEY want? How should THEY know? THEY never ask questionsé─ţnever needing to, since THEY have amassed the power to force their ideas and nightmares upon the rest of the world and believe themselves to be right, righteous, and progressive in doing so. THEY tell you what to wear, how to talk, what to do, and how to find meaning in your own life. THEY even commit the silly little snub of telling you what is funny, how to laugh at it, and what is not funny and how to get rid of it. THEY ignore Eris because She doesné─˘t fit into their little prefabricated packages of DIVINITY. THEY are afraid of unpackaged DIVINITY even while THEY claim to be the true arbiters of globally marketed divinityéĐó . THEY masquerade themselves as both the protectors of ORDER and the forces of CHAOS. Little do THEY know of the horrible prank Eris has inflicted upon their self-tortured souls in an attempt to get THEM to snap out of it.

Eris is laughing at THEM. Surely the other Gods and Goddesses are laughing as well. But doné─˘t take my word for it. Look around for yourself. Every sock of pretension eventually grows holes that eat away at the fabric to let the toes come out and play. If your toes want to come out and play, I can assure you that the rest of you wants to play as well. (Or maybe my steel toed boots are just hard on socks in general and I am just making all of this up to fill space. If so, get over it. Ité─˘s my rant and not yours.)

There is a very good reason why Eris is not shown on televisioné─ţor at least the real Eris anyway. Have you ever thought about that? And if you do see the real Eris on television, you are about as nutty as a five legged pink squirrel in heat, which makes you a better person than me, I must admit. (Bé─˘fh?ęidir go bhfuair t?? a raibh uait.) If Discordia, or anarchy, or freedom, or even Jeffersonian-style democracy were ever to become to major influence upon this society, those of THEM who always seek more than their fair share would be scared shitless and lose whatever shred of false credibility THEY have collected about themselves through their ill means. THEY would lose the pots THEY piss in and be forced to watch as we immanentize the eschaton all by ourselves.

What do THEY do about it? THEY manufacture problems and your consent to that manufactureé─ţotherwise known as faithéĐó , poweréĐó , and authorityéĐó é─ţand then dupe everyone so that their problems become OUR problems. The Discordian Jihad has been criticized since its inception as being divisive and such. But no one has ever bothered to stop and think about the parody of THEM that the Discordian Jihad symbolizes. (The Discordian Jihad is not to be confused with other peopleé─˘s jihads. Our own home-brewed Discordian Jihad is simply another Golden Apple.) And as to divisivenessé─Âhell, we are Discordians, right? Shouldné─˘t we allow divisiveness while simultaneously watching such divisiveness build up an Operation Mindfuck amongst the forces of THEM that is truly engaging and mindblowing? Are we Discordians, not, or maybe?

Do we ourselves need faith or power? No. Not as Children of Eris. What have we to do with such feedback loops that enslave the imprisoned minds? Unless, of course, we can use them as fodder for jakery. We have our laughter, which is the center of all existence, no matter where you are. We have our sneakiness. We have our cunning (leté─˘s be ambitious). We have our Erisian propaganda, irreligion, and holey scriptures. We have our socks. We have our pop-tarts. We have our Golden Apples (or at least we might want to have them). We have our parentheses. We have our sacred é─˙maybesé─¨. Maybe.

My fellow Discordians, if you cannot see Eris, then perhaps you arené─˘t laughing hard enough. Or perhaps She is in no mood to see you right now, since She does have a somewhat busy schedule and likes Her beauty sleep. But rest assured, unless it worries you, that Eris is out here amongst us in our great theatre of Operations Mindfucking and otherwise (perhaps even a little party every now and then too). She will answer you if you really hail Her. (Now if only we can get taxis to do likewise.) So worry you little about THEM and theirs. Do something about it.

All Hail Discordia!

(Bureaucracy 9th, 3170)
Title: Re: Rant 52: THEM and theirs
Post by: namu on August 19, 2004, 10:02:11 am
Quote from: St. Hugh, KSC
é─˙In a time of peace, the warlike person attacks himself.é─¨

Or beats his wife.
Title: Re: Rant 52: THEM and theirs
Post by: Irreverend Hugh, KSC on August 19, 2004, 10:11:20 am
Quote from: namu
Quote from: St. Hugh, KSC
é─˙In a time of peace, the warlike person attacks himself.é─¨

Or beats his wife.


Or abuses his goat.
Title: Re: Rant 52: THEM and theirs
Post by: archPope Rocket P Llama on August 19, 2004, 06:12:21 pm
Quote from: St. Hugh, KSC
Quote from: namu
Quote from: St. Hugh, KSC
é─˙In a time of peace, the warlike person attacks himself.é─¨

Or beats his wife.


Or abuses his goat.


It wasn't abuse dammit! That goat was coming on to ME!
Title: Rant 52: THEM and theirs
Post by: Horab Fibslager on August 19, 2004, 09:29:24 pm
apparently th e goat thign happens in war too.



i thought we'd been in war for the alst i duno 60r some odd years, plus whatever happened before. it jsut wasn't ebing televised.
Title: Rant 52: THEM and theirs
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 20, 2004, 06:15:35 am
Hugh...What makes you think Eris cares?
Title: Rant 52: THEM and theirs
Post by: Horab Fibslager on August 20, 2004, 08:48:11 am
the student came unto the great sage and sked of him:
who are THEM?
and verily the great sage did reply:
THEY are our ever convenient scapegoat.


i reckon eris is laughing at everyone(uncluding her legion of deluded dumbasses)
Title: Rant 52: THEM and theirs
Post by: Irreverend Hugh, KSC on September 17, 2004, 07:20:02 am
Quote from: The Good Reverend Roger
Hugh...What makes you think Eris cares?


To tell you the truth, NOTHING makes me think Eris cares. It was simply literary conjecture on my part. Eris doesn't care. But it's nice to let the troops think so from time to time.
Title: Rant 52: THEM and theirs
Post by: LMNO on September 17, 2004, 05:33:42 pm
Quote from: Horab Fibslager
apparently th e goat thign happens in war too.



i thought we'd been in war for the alst i duno 60r some odd years, plus whatever happened before. it jsut wasn't ebing televised.




The goat thing will not be televised!
Title: Rant 52: THEM and theirs
Post by: Irreverend Hugh, KSC on September 17, 2004, 08:49:30 pm
That's what you think, buddy.
Title: Rant 52: THEM and theirs
Post by: archPope Rocket P Llama on September 17, 2004, 09:26:20 pm
Quote from: St. Hugh, KSC
That's what you think, buddy.


LIGHTS! Lights! More red more blue dammit! GOAT! Good, give it another bath and get her down to makeup.

LUBE! Good, astroglide, super. All right, we start filming in 23 minutes people!
Title: Rant 52: THEM and theirs
Post by: Irreverend Hugh, KSC on September 18, 2004, 07:06:14 am
Damn. The dawn of goat porn. Oh well. At least we have Ren and Stimpy.
Title: Rant 52: THEM and theirs
Post by: archPope Rocket P Llama on September 19, 2004, 07:09:46 am
Quote from: St. Hugh, KSC
Damn. The dawn of goat porn. Oh well. At least we have Ren and Stimpy.


YES! HAHAHAHA YESSS! THE AGE OF GOAT PORN! Crowley was WRONG! After Piscean come GOATPORNEAN! This is it's DAWN!
Title: Rant 52: THEM and theirs
Post by: Irreverend Hugh, KSC on September 19, 2004, 08:36:16 am
Quote from: archPope Rocket P Llama
Quote from: St. Hugh, KSC
Damn. The dawn of goat porn. Oh well. At least we have Ren and Stimpy.


YES! HAHAHAHA YESSS! THE AGE OF GOAT PORN! Crowley was WRONG! After Piscean come GOATPORNEAN! This is it's DAWN!


If not its DAWN, then at least its SHAUN.
Title: Rant 52: THEM and theirs
Post by: Rupert Giles on September 19, 2004, 08:39:39 am
Mister Goatse is dead.
Title: Rant 52: THEM and theirs
Post by: Irreverend Hugh, KSC on September 19, 2004, 08:41:35 am
Quote from: Revered Son Eric
Mister Goatse is dead.


Nah. That's just silly make-up and bad lighting.