Previously, TarlaStar at Little Sisters of the Perpetually Juicy wrote:
"A few religions have actually attempted to shock faith-heads OUT of
patterns to 'wake them up"; but, even if it works at first, the
faithful will find a way to latch, lampreylike, onto some isolated
aspect of the new belief structure so they can mentally shut down
again. THIS CAN'T HAPPEN WITH THE CHURCH OF THE SUBGENIUS. It's a
changing pattern, more like a psychedelic computer animated fractal
video mandala than an endless loop. (It's still an endless loop, it's
just a MUCH MUCH LONGER one.) It's no help at all denying reality.
Just the opposite.-- it pulls the rug right out from under you and
forces you to fall flat on your face on the hard, broken,
glass-covered concrete floor of the real world, JUST when you THOUGHT
you had it ALL FIGURED OUT...The SubGenius Minister encounters a
potential controlee and asks itself: what is this person's weakness?
What is his compensation for that weakness? What makes him feel most
compensated? Secret knowlege of the UFO? The idea that he's some sort
of SPECIAL PERSON? contributing wonderful vibes that will energize
others? Or is he simply ugly and frustrated, and desperately wants to
feel like a superhero in some way? Okay, we can give him that; he can
become an Overman-in-training. He can even have a secret identity and
Church Name. Is he a closet religious nut who refuses to admit it?
Well, we'll teach him to invent his own religion, but we'll secretly
implant him with OUR framework...Pinks will buy anything if you charge
enough for it. How do you think this Church got where it is?
As Dobbs said, "Appearances are EVERYTHING." If you project some
concocted fantasy with enough sheer brazen audacity, people will come
to accept its reality without ever asking any questions. "(1)
This is a church of ABSOLUTE OPINIONS and SUDDEN INCOMPREHENSIBLE
CHANGE. You are NOT ALLOWED to get used to things. You have
expectations...about ME or anyone else, then you are falling into the
trap...and you think you're so goddamned smart don't you? You found
the Church. You're in on the joke. You get it. Well you DON'T get it.
They're laughing at you, Boy. Do you think because you GOT THE JOKE
that you aren't a PART OF IT? You think you're special because you see
THEM? Them is YOU...Them is ME. Yeah, you're special. Buy another
"Identifying the disease is the first step in the cure. The Conspiracy
thrives on ignorance. It makes its subjects THINK that they think for
themselves. YOU probably think that you think for yourself--and that
just proves how deceptive the Conspiracy really is. Not only do they
sell it, but you bought it...in fact it's all they can do to keep up
with the demand! They haven't had it so good since the Romans charged
conquered nations a fee to help defray the cost of occupation. The
Conspiracy controls not only water and food and all so-called
authorities, They even have a monopoly on the counterconspiracies as
well! What better way to control the rebellion than to be the ones
leading it? It's so simple And yet, you fell for it. In fact, you're
falling for it again, RIGHT NOW...
The sheer mass of lies and illusions you have to live make a little
more sense with every raise you get. You are rewarded SO WELL for
mediocrity. It hardens you, makes you indifferent to the woes of the
world, even to immediate disasters right in front of you. You and
fifty others can watch from your apartment windows while someone is
being gang raped and no one calls the police. IT'S N0T YOUR JOB, and
your job is all you can afford to care about.
Your job, your status, and your MONEY always seem to have value ...to
somebody. But inside, you know those to be empty vanities and there's
NOTHING ELSE, so your LIFE has no value. You can't seem to detect real
feelings in yourself or other people, so you end up trying to make due
with manufactured feelings from religion, say, or meaningless job
ambitions, or ordinary drugs, or TV. You develop a fatalistic "No
Future" outlook and a "glamorous" death wish.
Not every SubGenius survives this Stark Fist of Reality. Many die or
might as WELL die, from JUST GIVING IN and GIVING UP.
There's but ONE THING that prevents us from EVER SURRENDERING, our ONE
SURE WEAPON in THWARTING the CONSPIRACY: our implacable,
indominitable, unswerving HATE...a state of mind in which you love
NOTHING not even HATING. You hate hating, too. In fact, the thing you
hate MOST, out of all the universe of hateful things, IS the HATE. But
everything has become the hate...so finally, THERE'S NOTHING LEFT TO
HATE BUT HATE ITSELF.
This is the final stage , the transcendant level of hate...You bend
all your hate toward that, you disappear into that, you give yourself
up to it YOU BECOME THE HATE...leaving boundless love in your heart
for all things.
Hate is the liberating force. If you are not free to hate, then you
are a slave to the Conspiracy. And only those who do not hate
themselves can truly hate everyone else."
I hate, and I am at the point of hating hate itself, I am becoming the
hate, and I think that I'm the greatest thing since flush toilets.
What I can't understand is if you make me into a Goddess, a fountain
of wisdom, what the hell are you doing questioning my opinion? What's
a person have to do to get blind obedience and unquestioned adoration
around here? Smoke a pipe? Fuck, I'm smoking as we speak (mind to mind
in an Internet sort of way) . Work with me people!
In the course of exploiting my abnormality potential, I will let no
one stifle my Inner Spoiled Child. If my deep sensitivity must be
expressed in a way that causes injury to others, with, for instance,
chainsaws and blowtorches, the delicate genius of my artistic soul
must be protected at all costs, so that I might achieve my greatest
masterpieces, even if the price be the maiming of a few
inconsequencials. I demand others to aid the healing process of my
delicate psyche, help build my self-esteem, and nurture my
free-expression. A 40-hour work week would be too stressful to one so
vulnerable, so I force others to support me. If I feel nurtured by
sitting around the house watching TV all day or if my productivity
lies in producing apathy, lethargy and billowing clouds of marijuana
smoke, then I must follow my Slack. If everything I want is not handed
to me on a silver platter, I'm in danger of hurting myself or others.
If to exploit, injure or rob others would help me grow, under no
circumstances should they deny me my needs, as this too could damage
my Yeti Self. When crude insensitive people try to inhibit my free
expression, it only fills me with a greater sense of self-loathing,
justifying ANY further actions I might take."(3)
"So you say you want to join. But this isn't a club. We're not even an
organization. We're a disorganization , a confederation of chaos
organized to diorganize the system! The best way to join us is to
unjoin yourself from everyone else including ourselves. So what are
you waiting for?
WE COMMAND YOU TO DISOBEY ---NOW!"(4)
If you use this church as a pattern for your life, you are a part of
the Conspiracy. If you believe what I tell you, then you are a fool. I
cannot be trusted. I am a part of the Conspiracy. Everything I tell
you comes from the Con. If you think this electronic playpen
qualifies as friendship, you're sadly mistaken. If you think you
aren't a part of the Conspiracy, you're fooling yourself. If you think
you're special or different then you aren't looking deeply enough at
others. When anyone creates an us versus them, they're playing the CON
game. The Church is a CON game and they admit it. Why can't the
membership figure it out?
"THE ALL-HATE BOBBIES
Show us a SubGenius who's all sweetness and light and we'll show you a
Bobbie, not to mention a ninny and a twit. By the same token, show us
a SubGenius who is all hate and no Slack , and we'll show you ANOTHER
Bobbie. ...These tend to be the most fanatical activist Bobbies--
until they decide they hate the Church too, and become shrill
shrieking anti-SubGeniuses who Blacken "Bob's" SWEET NAME!!!
A relatively common 'type' of True SubGenius is the Outcast
Triumphant. Slack awareness often induces an outsider-to-hero
character mutation. Sometimes however, those Outcasts Triumphant go
too far and become Nazis. They hate everything that is popular, even
if it is good; they consider themselves more intelligent than Normals,
yet they can't support themselves. They believe all the wrong lies in
the Book of The SubGenius...we must admit that we do not always expel
these "Little Hitlers," but instead USE them for gruntwork. Of course,
come X-day, they'll be the first ones we'll have lined up against the
wall and SHOT."(5)
If Revelation X says it, then it's groovy, but if Tarla asserts the
(1) Revelation X -chapter 12
(2) " " -chapter 13
(3) " " - pg. 150
(4) "Host Planet Earth", Fr. Joe Mama
Revelation X, pg. 156
(5) Revelation X, appendix A, (The Epistles)