O Freunde, nicht diese Töne,
sondern lasst uns angenehmere
anstimmen, und freudenvollere.
-Symphony no. 9, 4th Movement, Beethoven
Indeed, with the age of Bureaucracy (though, some would call it the age of Deimocracy) raging all around us, it is good to get some inspiration from the Universe, or at least scientists who believe they are clever. I agree with the sentiment that September 14th should far outshine the Tower Card that was played 5 years ago. I mean, it should be noted that the Bureaucrats and Follower of Greyface aren't playing with a Full Deck: they're missing cards like "The Fool", "The Lovers", and "Justice." But we should not mark that day as simply a new Discordian Holy-Day, but as the beginning of a new Age or Aeon: the Aeon of Eris. Or, at the very least the beginning of the return to the Age of Verrwirung, which is Grummet.
"Freude, schöner Götterfunken
Tochter aus Elysium
Wir betreten feuertrunken,
Himmlische, dein Heiligtum.
Deine Zauber binden wieder,
Was der Mode Schwert geteilt;
Bettler werden Fürstenbrüder,
Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt."1
-Ode to Joy
Now, if this sounds a bit histrionic or overly dramatic, then so be it! Since the Tower Card has already been played, it returns to the Antithesis Players card graveyard. Certain Deimos and Martial Law cards may be played to supplement the Antithesis Players move, but quite clearly, the next card in the Thesis Player's deck is The Star. The rules of this Card which is being played, state this: "Every Man And Woman Is A Star." Now, it is no mere coincidence, but sheer synchronicity that the Star Card played here is in fact representative of many things, especially the "star" in the night sky that is Eris, our newest heavenly body shining in her Chaotic Orbit. It may also be that we are star-shaped beings. It may be that have a strange field around our bodies called a MerKaBa. But certainly the Great Beast Crowley and his Great Angel Aiwass knew that 100 years later, these cards would be played. The game, the cycles of Order and Chaos are predictable, certainly, in their symbolism, if not in their absolute manifestation. Look in the Illuminatus Trilogy's many appendixes, which reference these ages and you will see that the Age of Bureaucracy (Beamtenherrschaft) is related to the Tower Card.
And yes, when I say Tower Card, I mean the events of September 11th, 2001. No need to turn it into a euphemism. And there is no need to deny that thousands of people died on that day. But it was all in the name of the establishment of Deimocracy (that is, the rule through fear, a tool of many fascists). However, anyone can see the creation of your own Antithesis Player (i.e., the manufactuing of political enemies and "terrorists"), when you are already an Antithesis Player simply creates more Order, and thus closed systems (like the xena-phobic borders of America) and thus more entropy! By creating antithetical allies to your own antithesis, you effectively recreate thesis, and thus you begin to lose the game. Its the Bureaucrats and the Death-Mongers and the Overly Serious People who don't understand that this is an Infinite Game, and in order to win, we have to keep people playing the game, rather than trying to find the End of the game.
But I say to you, dear friends, and even dear enemies, that things will change. There will be an age of Aftermath, and there will be an Eristocracy. There is nothing that can stop this. Your card has been played, and is effectively out of play for the next 23 turns! Now, the Star Card is being played. The Eris Card. On that card the "water" flows back into the river of Chaos. That is so very appropriate imagery for the age of Grummet.
I hear people wonder what this "new" (dwarf) planet means to Astrology and that is wonderful. We really do need to, and want to know! What should Her symbol be? What is an Eridian year? Will we send her a Probe, called "Golden Apple" to go and meet her? And, in my mind, I feel that perhaps Markoff Chaney, the well-known midget, had something to do with all this "dwarf planet" business. I mean, really. But She is Here.
This will - it MUST - be an age of hope and Aftermath. But not one of those post-apocalyptic kinds, if people like you and me have anything to do with it. This will be an age of celebration. Of Joyfulness, and freedom. A smack in the face to the Deimocrats and the Republifascists. It will be an age like Atlantis supposeldy was, with resonant technology, not spear-chucking primitivism. Thus the new motto of this age of Grummet is this:
"Every Man and Woman is a (Rock) Star"
Which is a saying which I lovingly take from the great sage, the esteemed and venerated Mölar Mountré, who has cleverly warped and adapted it for the modern day, from the Original, taken from Crowley. It has multiple meanings in this day and age. And I will leave them all up to you, my Discordian brothers, sisters, and unisexuals to decide what that particular phrase means to YOU. And what you plan to do with it. Does it refer to Starbuck's pebbles? Does it refer to the dwarf planet Eris, a "rock" star shining in the sky? Does it refer to Rock music? Perhaps all of these things and more.
But it is up to people like you and I to CELEBRATE the fall of the Bureaucrats and their Order. Dance in the street. Invite those other people, crippled by their seriousness to a party in their honor. They need to lighten up. People with heavy hearts get eaten by Ammut. Some will say that it is surely impossible for the Conspiracy to Fall, but I point out to all of you that it is merely inevitable. It is a matter of TIME. We always have ever been the player of Both Hands, both the Thesis Player and the Antithesis Player. Yes, then it is TRUE, we play only with ourselves. Thus, keep September 14th in your pineal glad or foot gland(or wherever you like to keep such things)!
(cross posted in discord_society and subgenii)
1. Translation: "Joy, beautiful spark of the Gods / Daughter of Elysium / We march, drunk with fire, / Heavenly, thy sanctuary / Thy magic binds together / What custom's sword has strongly parted, / Beggars become princes' brothers /Dwelling under the safety of your wings." - and yes I used Schiller's original, because it smacks the face of the Deimo-Capitalists with the Five Fingered Hand of Eris!