Shadow: Allison Mack — enough of the pity party – Look at the Bright Side of Life!

By Shadow State 1958

Allison Mack Enough of the Pity Party.

Did you; show pity to the women who were branded and enslaved with your help?

A song to cheer you up.

Always Look at the Bright Side of Life.

The most popular song in Britain for funerals:

“Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” is a comedy song written by Monty Python member Eric Idle that was first featured in the film Monty Python’s Life of Brian and has gone on to become a common singalong at public events such as football matches as well as funerals.

The song touches on the British trait of stoicism with the “stiff upper lip” spirit in the face of adversity.

In 2005, a survey by Music Choice showed that it was the third most popular song Britons would like played at their funerals.

By 2014, it was the most popular.

Life Of Brian

Cheer up, Brian. You know what they say.
Some things in life are bad,
They can really make you mad.
Other things just make you swear and curse.
When you’re chewing on life’s gristle,
Don’t grumble, give a whistle!
And this’ll help things turn out for the best

Always look on the bright side of life!

Always look on the bright side of life
If life seems jolly rotten,
There’s something you’ve forgotten!
And that’s to laugh and smile and dance and sing,

When you’re feeling in the dumps,
Don’t be silly chumps,
Just purse your lips and whistle — that’s the thing!
And always look on the bright side of life

Come on!

Always look on the bright side of life

For life is quite absurd,
And death’s the final word.
You must always face the curtain with a bow!
Forget about your sin — give the audience a grin,
Enjoy it, it’s the last chance anyhow!

So always look on the bright side of death!
Just before you draw your terminal breath.
Life’s a piece of shit,
When you look at it.

Life’s a laugh and death’s a joke, it’s true,
You’ll see it’s all a show,
Keep ’em laughing as you go.
Just remember that the last laugh is on you!

And always look on the bright side of life

Always look on the bright side of life

Come on guys, cheer up

Always look on the bright side of life

Always look on the bright side of life

Worse things happen at sea you know

Always look on the bright side of life

I mean, what have you got to lose?
you know, you come from nothing
you’re going back to nothing
what have you lost? Nothing!

Always look on the bright side of life

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  • Allison might also appreciate knowing some of this background info before she “takes the fall” for the team.

    Origins of Marc Agnifilo’s “Garden of Eden” take on Sex and Statutory Rape

    By Heidi Hutchinson

    During part of the time my sister, Gina Hutchinson, was “engaged” to Keith Raniere, I was in college. One of my term papers for an English literature course was a comparison of Milton’s “Paradise Lost” to Dante’s “Inferno.” Both writers deal with the topic of the Biblical account of the “Fall of Man” from the Garden of Eden. It’s a topic that interested me because our father converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) and we were reared mostly LDS. The first college I attended was Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where we lived before Gina moved with the rest of our family to the Albany, NY area where our mother grew up, while I stayed on at BYU another couple of years but spent summers and other school breaks with our family after they moved.

    In the Mormon faith, sex outside of marriage is strictly taboo for BOTH genders. Contrary to popular belief, polygamy is not acceptable for either sex, either, not since the long gone days of Brigham Young.

    Milton’s famous prose diverges from Dante’s and the King James’s versions of “the fall” in that in “Paradise Lost” Adam and Eve were innocently enjoying the fruits of each other’s loins long before the demon serpent showed up to tempt them into partaking of the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. One popular interpretation of Milton’s work is that it was not the partaking of the fruit (sex) itself that ruined Paradise for all mankind thereafter but the knowledge or understanding of the consequences (guilt) that befell Eve and Adam.

    And, as I was fond of quipping in the retelling of Milton’s tale in the Equal Rights Amendment era of the mid-eighties; though Eve or Woman is blamed for taking the first bite of the Apple, it is the male sex who’ve been walking around with the only actual evidence — a piece of the fruit stuck in their throats — the Adam’s apple — ever since.

    So, where does KAR slither into this story? Well, as Gina’s betrothed for a time after spoiling her precious virginity at the age of 15, some of us — including myself and a Mormon convert friend of Gina’s — felt compelled to attempt to convert her rapist, Keith, to Mormonism. Later in their “relationship,” when Keith proved himself unworthy of being husband material for any decent girl, the effort became helping Gina emotionally detach herself from the demon. Overcoming the Mormon sex guilt trip was part of that failed effort.

    There were other aspects of “the fall” that KAR twisted into a tool of seduction and induction to his own perverse religion. In Dante’s interpretation, as in many versions of this myth including LDS beliefs, Lucifer or Satan is the 1st Son of God and the brightest, most luminous Angel in Heaven. Lucifer’s downfall was his plan to force mankind to do God’s will. God, however, wishes mankind to have a choice between good and evil. To have “free will.”

    In brief, a war is waged over this crucial matter, free will or force, and Lucifer along with 1/3 of angels are cast out of heaven and Earth, never to attain a human form but to dwell among we mere mortals in spirit, tempting us to fall with them.

    Thus, “taking the fall,” became one of the central modules in KAR’s rational inquiry tech as, I believe, a means to manipulate others to sinful ways whereby they might also happily take the blame for the cult’s criminal activities if caught.

  • Sorry as a Brit you are wrong. Firstly, never heard it at any funeral, ever. Next stoicism? Not really, its satire i.e. we are comfortable not only to have a stiff upper lip but are also comfortable to make fun of one another on a massive scale whilst still maintaining the upper lip. It is called common sense / grounding.

    For perspective for all, this film is about a man who is mistaken for Jesus and ends up crucified hence always “look on the bright side of life” at the end as he is on the cross.

    The film was financed by George Harrison who followed Hare Krishna based on the Hindu religion and widely regarded as the most peaceful of faiths on the planet as their temples are open from all sides and welcome all. George Harrison gave money and his home away and also gave us Time Bandits!

    When you can push a wall in your home SS58 to factual connect the content in this exact fictual post to the content in this real life blog I will stop giving you grief.

  • I’ve said a bunch of times that I felt like Allison should be punished but 15 to life just seems extreme. But this post was so creepy it changed my mind. The prosecution should drop the charges against her. Dealing with losers like this guy lurking around outside her house is punishment enough. Moira Penza’s pretty cute, I’m sure she’ll understand.

  • Interesting song choice, Shadow.
    I prefer Van Morrison’s Bright Side of the Road, though….or any song by Morrison over Monty Python.
    Well, maybe the lumberjack song….

  • A classic song. If you visit a British pub and play this song on a jukebox, it is guaranteed that someone will start whistling along with it. Don’t know if it would cheer up a certain inmate at MDC though!

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