The unhappy person resents it when you try to cheer them up; because that means he has to stop dwelling on himself and start paying attention to the universe.  Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self-indulgence.  When you’re unhappy you get to pay a lot of attention to yourself.  You get to take yourself oh so very seriously. (Emphasis added.)

Tom Robbins, in Jitterbug Perfume

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There you have it.  Robbins describes the Democrat Party of the Left.  What a downer!!!   Complainers.  Grumblers.  Self-indulgent.  Self-centered. Unhappy.

This brings to mind “The Curse of Greyface” from Principia Discordia.

In Principia Discordia we find the tale of Greyface, described as a malcontented hunchbrain, who discerns that all others are as humorless and discontented as he is.

In his troubled state, he begins to teach how awful all things around him are. In doing so, he deludes others and convinces them that the order and structures that surround them are reason for their unhappiness.

Greyface: Master Deconstructionist.

(Yabba-dabba-do: here we have the predicate of the Democrat mythology – that X, Y, and Z are racists, engaged in “war” against women, bigots, sexists, “unfair,” prejudiced, intolerant, that government is God and the everlasting source of “golden eggs” for everyone, that maintaining one’s borders is unlawful in the land of Oz, and that a standing army and work must be sacrificed in favor of “green industry,” “climate control,” all things free for everybody in life along the Yellow Brick Road, etc.)

Greyface was, as the tale tells us, more serious about his discontent than about his life.

Yes, his fixation on his own discontent licensed him to destroy anyone who did not believe as he did.  Indeed, as the story goes Greyface is The Cause of man’s perpetual suffering, of their psychological and spiritual imbalance and a life of endless frustration and fear.

Democrats have, unfortunately, morphed into fictional beings, those from La-La-La -Land, unhappy gods unto themselves.  Being married to them in any configuration insures what it offers: years of unhappiness and perpetual discontent.

That, Friends, is a long way from faith and good cheer.  What a contrast with religious narrative!

Shalom.

How important it is to attend to the errant thinking and disorder in secular culture.

   

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