Iíve spent some time recently thinking over my views on Discordianism. On why I have claimed it, why I (thought I) wanted to be a part of it and why now, these days, the thought of what it has become to me just makes me want to vomit. It makes me ashamed of myself.
You know, for some people, there has to be a point. They have to have a reason to be motivated, to want to do something. In the last few years, since Iíve loosely been a part of a Discordian Society, I have searched constantly for a reason for some of the things they do and say to each other. A reason for treating each other like so terribly that it can physically affect people. Iíve tried to be a part of something but I find that not only do I not like parts of this type of Discordianism, but many of those parts of it make me absolutely sick.
Donít get me wrong. I understand a lot of the thought process behind it. I understand the monkey mentality, the BIP (or what one can understand of the BIP), GASMS and so forth. My issues have arisen with how they treat each other.
This has become my biggest problem with Discordianism and one which the Discordians I know pride themselves on and one which makes me ashamed to be associated with it. The feeding upon each other, the way they treat each other with zero respect and even less consideration. Feelings and emotions have no place in Discordianism unless it is hate and rage. If you are hurt, youíre really just being immature and butthurt, and it does not matter what caused it. If you stand up for yourself, you are even more worthless to the group. You need to eat that pain and stand up and be a GOOD LITTLE DISCORDIAN MONKEY!!!
Oh you have your few who are above it all. And you have some who only participate in the feeding frenzy when they are bored. Then you have those who do so because they are incapable of remaining neutral.
Itís one thing to have an outside common enemy who deserves the scorn and humiliation. It is another to make someone who was your friend a few days ago your enemy today. Doing this only because the group or your special friend has done so?
Even when they have a common goal, it ends up being a blood bath among the original group. I have yet to see that change.
Then you have those who think they are just so much better than your average person. Does smarter make someone a better human being? Does talent and creativity make someone a better person? Not when it hurts people who have done nothing to deserve it. Iím sorry, I just donít see the point of stomping on someone who is already on the ground who just a few days ago was being told they were a member of the group.
How is this any different than any hate group? The KKK, the Aryan Nation, hell rednecks and racists the world over. Itís a cult of hatred, verbal abuse and emotional torture. Why even bother to give it a name other than the one it earned in elementary school and long before some guys got high and wrote the Principia Discordia, why not just call it being the schoolyard bully?
OOK FUCKING OOK MOTHERFUCKERS!!!