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Some thoughts on suffering, which is bad, by the way.


Renounce the Victim Soul con. It’s a grift. See through it, and don’t play their shell game anymore. If we don’t get Bernie, or if they thwart him, or assassinate him, or even just assassinate his character, we’re still going fight. We’re the people! All governments, profiteers, and religions fear us, or else why would they constantly try to deceive and control us? We will have our way, by ballot or blood.

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen considers the various collective sufferings of St. Francis of Assisi, and Jeff Dorchen, and werewolves in general, and the burlap wearers, and women, and Eric Idle, and Albus Homo - all victims of a con that tells us misery is good for us, by people usually feeling pretty good about themselves.

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Jeff Dorchen

Jeff is a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, fiction writer, poet, playwright and screenwriter. He's been a playwright, songwriter, and performer with Chicago's Theater Oobleck since 1988, a writer and actor with Red Baron Films since 2000, and a contributor to This Is Hell! since 1996. He currently lives in Los Angeles.


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