The Will to Die – Zombies and Sad Prosel

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"The Will to Die, Pt. 1 Zombies and the
  Sad Proselytists" by SillyMickel Adzema sound bite

Zombie Apocalypse

People are becoming zombies in the face of their death, their own upcoming suffering, not to mention the death of all life on this planet. Do an internet search on apocalypse and note how little, if anything, is posted about the urgency or emergency of our current situation. It comes across as a big party on a South Pacific Island in a hotel that everyone there knows will not survive the incoming tsunami or killer hurricane.

This is the most disturbing of any evidence I’ve seen supporting The Will to Die. [Footnote 1]

EnRaptured Reaction.   Except that of what I’m hearing is a kind of euphoria and longing for the end of it all in evangelical groups who think of it as the Rapture–a kind of being freed from what is seen as an onerous Earth existence and the reward of the true life one thinks one deserves of ease, love, and happiness in heaven.

Now, is that not the most extreme form of reaction formation you have ever heard? These folks have developed an elaborate, comforting fantasy to escape the facts of their lives.

These “enraptured” people are the same ones who admit /claim they were the good little God- (parent-) fearing children who slavishly fawned upon the unreal wishes of their authoritarian parents–parents who themselves were real religious nutjob psychotics whose lived world was an imaginary one of hellishness and a stern bearded father god who makes you say, even think, that he is loving–despite being the most horrendously mean and more than murderous mythical figure ever concocted. [Footnote 2]

George Carlin “Religion Is Bullshit” audio

Gotta Love ’em, He’s the…Monster!  For this father “god” will not just punish by ending one’s life but will punish you in what has to be the most extreme kind of punishment ever to be imagined–being forced to live forever but every moment of it being in extreme pain and suffering. And these folks have to somehow twist their brains into thinking this “god,” this monster, is actually loving rather than the obvious. The parents bought that horrific view of the ultimate reality of it all; then their kids slavishly followed them in this insanity. Is it any wonder then that their wish is to be dead!? [Footnote 3]

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SillyMickel Adzema – Breaking News: Hell Doesn’t Exist;
God Is Really, Really Good!!!

So the reaction formation is that of creating the kind of life where, unlike their own childhood, they would be loved, cherished, seen, made to feel special, and so on. Most of all to be freed from the fear of punishment of the most extreme form imaginable.

Leave it to humans to be so cut off from the reality of a loving God as to wish to be dead instead. For they have managed, with their imagination running loose and totally without even one lifeline to anything loving or nice–either in their own life’s experiences or in the mythology of reality they’ve been forced to accept–to come up with the most unimaginably horrible view of their lives, and its prospects.

But They’ll Give You “Breathing Holes”!   One last reversal of reality–what Freud called reaction formation–is that–getting “breathing holes” this way, “thinking they are happy”–they call themselves “saved” and think it is their duty to go out and “save” everyone else in the world. 

[Footnote 4, for the lyrics]

For, in the view of enraptured folks, others are suffering and miserable. Interestingly, this is similar to the way they view the “animal” world, the World of Nature. [Footnote 5

Also, others needing to be “saved” like them insinuates that their happiness–the state of being of the “enraptured”–is eminently superior to the experienced lives of all others.

The media enables these psychotics.   Now, isn’t it about time we stopped giving in to their pestering and stopped adding media credibility to their huge denial systems? At any rate, we have here reaction formation and then reinforcement of it by the media. [Footnote 6

So these sad proselytists know deep inside how miserable they are. But they find a way to stave off the realization of that reality and of its horrible roots in their suffering in childhood, through denying their unhappiness. They take up arms against their misery and engage in endless battle trying desperately to believe (and unfortunately for us, assert) that the opposite is true: i.e., that their experience is happy.

Sad Proselytists

This sad insanity they impose on all and everyone. Of the actual pathetic nature of their lives they know intuitively but without letting themselves know it (like so much else of the facts of their reality). They also know in their muscles that saying the lie out, and loudly, can help in reinforcing their precious untruths. For these dear fabrications, when heard coming from the outside–even if it is simply one’s own voice that one is hearing echoed back–have greater weight and credibility to them. When experienced existing in the outside world, they can be felt to be more real than when heard just in one’s own private thoughts alone.  [Footnote 7]

This is another reason they need to have other people, and the media, echo it: It adds to the reality of these lies…the Big Lie repeated becomes more true…and boosts their defense against, and attacks on, the truth of their reality which asserts itself over and over–“truth will out”–during their life and increasingly more as they get older. This also explains their behavior’s increasing rigidity with time, as they get older.

If YOU accept that I’m better off than you, then I must be!  But simply proclaiming their blessed savedness out loud is not enough to be truly convincing over against the unhappiness that they actually feel every moment. So the big guns are brought out: Not only must they proclaim their happiness; they can PROVE it. This leads to their fantasy of engaging with the rest of the world in convincing all others that they are indeed less happy than they think they are and that that they need and want the “saving” the “enraptured” ones are offering.

The underlying rationale goes like this: If you could convince others in the world that you were happier than they are to the point where those others would all want to give up their lives and have your life instead, well, then that PROVES you are happy, or at least that what you have is the happiest existence possible. For if your reality wasn’t the better one, no one would choose it over their own…no one would decide to try to be like you rather than to be like themselves. Conversely, other people choosing to try to become like you, to accept your beliefs…to be “saved”…proves that your reality is the superior one (One Way!!). To such lengths do people go to deny their sad, unfortunate lives.

Inner Lepers.  If one could not see the tragedy of it for a moment, one would have quite a belly laugh, at their sake: Just this vision of inner lepers, convincing themselves that they are divinely gifted healers instead, going out to convince as many healthy people as possible that it is they who have leprosy and that they (the actual inner lepers proclaiming themselves spiritual healers) can cure them (of this disease that they don’t have) by the intimate laying on of hands.

You simply have to take a look at the lives described above and imagine those multitudes and the incredible pain, utter lovelessness, utterly miserable and confused minds they carry as adults. Then think beyond them to the many-fold more of the masses who have similar but lesser versions of lives and experiences as the “enraptured.”

Add to that the incredible power of fear; not only fear; but fear that has, well, demonically, been projected into the biggest expanse existing in the universe–that of the imagination and that of the knowledge of the Unknown, combined.

A mind that’s squirming like a toad.  If you can get a sense of that fear, even a small part, you will realize the utter terror that awakens them, that is there in the middle of the night as they approach consciousness, and which, like a squirming frog, inhabits, nay, becomes the daytime brain and thoughts of these people, and motivates them to do ANYTHING, anything at all, that might promise a snippet of relief from what is the reality they condemn others to.

You will see that they believe in hell because they in fact live lives that are the closest things in existence to actual hells. This is made that much worse, indeed, multiplied many-fold, by the idea implanted with it, which is that to acknowledge that truth will actually result in the imagined hell becoming reality…and that the only way they can save themselves from that hell is to, somehow, not be aware of their own reality as it is. So they must struggle mightily to not know what they indeed do know. Now, try that burden on for size. And just be glad that you are not them. They exist within that nightmare reality; they see it portrayed before them. They have not even the respite, like watching a horror movie, of ever walking out of the theater and thinking, “Well, I’m glad that was only a movie.”

But the rest of us must confront their horribly realities as well. Sorry, you are not spared them. And you dare not take comfort in the denials of them as well. For to deny these truths is the same as denying the events of history that have resulted from these kinds of horrible existences: all the wars, killings, tortures, holocausts, purges, genocides, pogroms. It is no coincidence that these sorry sorts are attracted to fantasies of denial, such as denying climate change, denying the Holocaust, denying the atrocities committed by religions or their own governments. In striving to be shiny, happy people they create inner hells and outer monsters. Not only hell do they create, but all the hellacious things on earth are the offspring of these lives. This includes the creation now of the ultimate evil that can be committed while in flesh–the killing of the planet and of all life on it.

Thanatos Walking Your Way

For another, final, take on insane or irrational reactions to the end of time and of all life on this planet, another example of the Will to Die, continue to the next chapter, “Will to Die – Thanatos Walking.”


1. See the next chapter on Freud’s view of The Will to Die or Thanatos, as he also called it.  Part Five: Will to Die – Thanatos Walking

2.  See the relevant part of the movie, Zietgeist, also.

3. See Part 19, The Great Reveal’s First Days, and the audios below: “Breaking News: Hell Doesn’t Exist” and the larger audiocast from which “Breaking News” is clipped, “The Great Reveal: Recalling the Riotous, Exciting First Days.”

Breaking News: Hell Doesn’t Exist; God Is Really, Really Good!!!

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The Great Reveal: Recalling the Riotous, Exciting First Days

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4.  These are the lyrics to “Sad” by Nirvana:

Rare song by nirvana titled “Sad” or “Verse Chorus Verse.” Also known as “Sappy.”


And if you save yourself
You will make him happy
He’ll keep you in a jar
And you’ll think you’re happy
He’ll give you breathing holes
Then you’ll think you’re happy
He’ll cover you with grass
And you’ll think you’re happy

You’re really in a laundry room,
You’re really in a laundry room
Conclusion came to you, oh

And if you cut yourself
You will think you’re happy
He’ll keep you in a jar
Then you’ll make him happy
He’ll give you breathing holes
Then you’ll think you’re happy
He’ll cover you with grass
Then you’ll think you’re happy

You’re really in a laundry room,
You’re really in a laundry room
Conclusion came to you, oh (x2)

And if you fool yourself
You will make him happy
He’ll keep you in a jar
And you’ll think you’re happy
He’ll give you breathing holes
Then you will seem happy
You’ll wallow in your shit
Then you’ll think you’re happy

You’re really in a laundry room (x3)
Conclusion came to you, oh

{Check these lyrics against those I came up with on Amplify; they might be sanitized. Link to Amplify, also.}

5.  I just realized that I cannot call our planetmates “animals” anymore. It strikes me as being very much like using the N-word for Blacks or the Q-word for Gays. For we all know that the word, animal, has connotations that are not positive, in fact they are derogatory and demeaning. The word is used as an insult. It does not connote the noble, esteemed but simply different, interesting nature of these conscious souls in relation to us, in truth. Is it not time we all started referring to our differently embodied brothers and sisters, not as “animals,” but as planetmates?

6.  Cf., Fromm’s The Sane Society; Marx on religion as being the “opiate of the masses”; and Sigmund Freud’s writings of the role of religion in society as a defense mechanism.

7.  It is significant that in The Lord of the Rings trilogy the power of the Ring, which signifies an all-encompassing untrue belief system that provides comfort, esteem, and well-being–thus an aspect of ego (cf., Primal Spirit article on the meaning of the ring)–the power of the ring is magnified when it is used. This is equivalent to the assertion, saying out loud of one’s untruths, unrealities…the struggle to find external justification and reinforcement for one’s chosen psychotic reality and thus the active enslaving or imprisoning of oneself, i.e., becoming a Gollum.


About sillymickel

Activist, psychotherapist, pre- and perinatal psychologist, author, and environmentalist. I seek to inspire others to our deeper, more natural consciousness, to a primal, more delightful spirituality, and to taking up the cause of saving life on this planet, as motivated by love.
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