The Discordian sect likes to define itself around the tenet "Think For Yourself", although that may surpise you if your only exposure to the insidious group is via the comments they graffitti this blog with on a regular basis, and without pondering the idea too much it probably seems like an attractive possibility, but in truth it is against the benefit of your entire society to do so.
The idea of thinking for yourself is the root base of the psychopath's mindset: someone who thinks only for and of themself, worrying not at all about his fellow man. I'm not saying that all Discordians are psychopaths, but I would assume a large segment of them are . . . the rest are most likely sociopaths.
We are a society based on democracy, which means that we are a people who have decided to put people into power who are smart enough and self-sacrificing enough to do the thinking of an entire population for them. This is no easy feat, as anyone who has run for even local offices can attest. The very idea of going through the trouble to pick a candidate, vote for them, and set them up in office only to completely ignore their decisions is tantamount to treason. The majority of Discordians are high school drop-outs who suckle on the teets of the our country, and somehow THEY are the bastions of pure thought? When was the last time you read about anyone in a position of power or authority being a "discordian"? NEVER. These people go NOWHERE. So why would anyone listen to them? The simple answer is that most people don't, however, the youth of today just dying for the next weird and trendy pop idea are sitting ducks for this sort of madness.
If we allow the youth to think for themselves we would soon have a country composed of 100 million small countries. WE ARE NOT A PEOPLE IF WE ARE ALL IN IT FOR OURSELVES. End of Discussion.
Of course, I probably shouldn't worry too much, since the Discordians aren't doing much thinking for themselves anyway . . . they adopt a system of thought based around original ideas, then copy the ideas set out for them word for word, idea for idea. A perfect example of this is an earlier post where I mentioned the Discordian Days Of The Week being named for the Seven Deadly Sins . . . some thoughtful Discordian decided to enlighten me by explaining that the Discordians have FIVE days in a week. Besides the utterly obvious idiocy of trying to explain how days work on the rising and setting of the SUN, its interesting to note that I found the Seven Deadly Sins fact on a Discordian blog . . . but apprently if most Discordians say its five, its FIVE, dammit. Shut up about it, and stop 'thinking for yourself'. If Robert Anton Wilson and Kerry Thornley tell you it's five days a week, it's FIVE. Same goes for the names of the seasons, or months, or whathaveyou. The idea that any of these Discordians think for themselves is, frankly, a laughable idea. Hell, if they thought for themselves they wouldn't even worship Discordia, they would make up their own deity, but NOOOOOOO.
So, this is a note to any Discordians thinking about responding to this post: THINK VERY HARD ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO POST BEFORE YOU POST IT, AND WONDER TO YOURSELF IF THE THOUGHT IS REALLY YOURS, OR DID YOU LIFT IT FROM SOMEWHERE?