So, the non-sequitur is a figure of speech which apparently emanates from a brain that fails to recognize the linear connection between cause and event. Rather, perhaps because it is emotion driven, the brain associates events which prompt a similar emotional response.
“I do not like green eggs and ham,” is a verbal example of the process. Presenting it in a children’s book suggests humans mature out of such initial thinking. But what if they don’t? What if emotional judgement is a constant and time-sensitive connections are never forged?