Who is that guy smoking the pipe?
That is “Bob,” and he is the world’s greatest salesman. His greatest product is a religion called the Church of the SubGenius, and it preaches the power of Slack. The Subgeniuses insist Slack is the ultimate mystery, but for all intents and purposes Slack is doing your own thing the way you want to. The reason Slack seems so mysterious is because the day you are born you are placed in a system that tries to replace your instincts with its idea of ideal behavior, so-called normality.
But of course there is no such thing as normality — it’s just this monster lie we invented which is now slowly driving us insane because we can never live up to it. So the church touts the value of abnormality as the means to salvation, but that’s just a more subversive way of saying ‘know thyself’ & ‘discover your true will.’ They also say Slack is something for nothing. What that means is by doing your own thing the way you want to you are in a more harmonious state of mind with your surroundings, with your emotional energy flowing properly “things” will start happening in your favor without you even trying. This philosophy is essentially new-age refunctadigm.
Because the church was started by a salesman; money is held in particular reverence — but that opens up a whole n’other can of worms consisting of certain dangerous complexities … but it’s really quite simple … if you have to buy something in order to find happiness then that is false slack. In general, if you think you have to get something (like a boyfriend or a car) to find happiness then that’s not real happiness; it’s just successful marketing. True happiness can only come from within, by knowing thyself and making everything else up. This is why they LIE about everything, because they seek to create discontinuity in the viewer in an attempt to short-circuit the need for authority figures and return man to a state of original Slack. There is no “Bob,” but “Bob” “is.”
Mystery solved. Results may vary.