Greyface refers to a character who represents the establishment, authority, and conformity in society. He is seen as the embodiment of the belief that everything can be categorized and understood, and that there is a single, objective reality. Discordians view Greyface as a symbol of the limitations of human understanding and the way that society imposes order and structure on the world. According to Discordianism, Greyface's beliefs are a form of mental oppression that restrict the free flow of ideas and creativity. The character is often invoked as a warning against taking any set of beliefs or ideologies too seriously.