It’s funny what ‘Satanists’ qualify as their Satan-ism these days. I can’t tell you how many of these sheep in wolve’s clothing I’ve come across. On one hand they parrot off some Might as Right rhetoric and on the other they complain about their lack of it because they feel entitled. Entitled to a job because they lack the ambition to go into business for themselves. Entitled to free money because they lack job skills. The thing about having Might is, we that have it do a fair bit more than just survive. We flourish. Are there ups and downs? You bet your ass there are but a down-slide isn’t exactly letting the bottom drop out. Even if your personal circumstances change, you execute a plan and learn to live within your means. When that is no longer satisfactory, your wants and needs drive your ambitions. The life you save may be your own.
Some of these people are just barely surviving and they aren’t exactly the fittest of the bunch. They demand the government (the very thing they claim to revel against) support them with social benefits. They demand some entrepreneur just give them a job, or else waive their entitlement attitude around. Adding insult to injury, they want to tell these successful people how to run their business and where to stand on social issues. It’s no wonder these people can only get by by sucking the government teet. Who else is going to enforce these companies to comply? Certainly not some poser with no real power of his own. Some of these people even claim to be Deists without a full grasp of the natural pecking order. They usually get off their ass when the situation gets desperate: Reactive vs. Proactive.
“If you believe Might is Right, it follows that whoever cannot hold their ground does not deserve to keep it.” – James D. Sass
It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, you do what you gotta do to make it. The amoral don’t even bat an eyelash. I’m certainly not taking any moral high-ground if you choose to scam the system and reap your ‘due rewards’ but don’t go pissing and moaning about it later when you figure out how the system actually works. It’s the logic at work that gives me pause. Time catches us all, so as age sets in and you realize you have nothing to show for all your indulgences – may you perish! I don’t expect you to go quietly with dignity, I know full well you’ll make a lot of noise and hang on longer than you should.
Money isn’t everything. Believe me when I say, I know that there’s other ways to go about personal prosperity. It’s the hypocrisy of claiming one way while actually practicing another that so many of these flag-waivers don like a crown of thorns. Who do they think they’re really fooling? It reminds me of the analogies provided by the Greek historian Plutarch to understand the benefit of passion balanced with reason. For instance when speaking on matters of love, instead of likening it to the commonly used red-Rose, he uses the Asparagus (acutifolius) which is covered in many thorns but produces the sweetest of fruits. It is for this reason that it was chosen for bridal wreaths. Patience and consideration are virtues that temper Love. A personal failure can certainly sting like the prick of a thorn but considering the fruits of patience can certainly be far more rewarding than allowing the pain to defeat you.
The most relevant of Plutarch’s advice is the Hupo Pyros (union forged by Fire), the indissoluble flame of Eros balanced with the Tou Phronountos (man of sense), an ability to reason rationally even if inflamed with passion. [ Spoon-feeding isn't exactly my aim here, a few resource links may be useful to see what I'm looking at more clearly, or else fall subject to Nero's Lens].
I guess it’s just easier to sit on your hands and complain. Hey, the government is paying for your Internet Service too, I’m sure – may as well make the most of it. Indulge!
“If the polling results of the pilot hold true across the nation, then it’s clear that the very wealthy hold different political views from the general public. It also seems clear that the one-tenth-of-the 1% has greater political power than ordinary citizens and that they are backing policies that only some of us support. That “raises a serious challenge to a core democratic value, i.e., the idea that government policy-making should be attentive to the interests of all citizens.” - Source
“Democracy is the path to Socialism” – Karl Marx
I find some of Lenin’s work insightful and amusing. The “Useful Idiots” premise (erroneously attributed to Lenin) has been in use for centuries to describe the sort of person that propagates a cause but isn’t fully aware of the goal. The Occupy Movement would be a modern example of proper application of this political jargon. Friedrick Hayek in his classic work “The Road to Serfdom” spoke of this very thing some 50 years ago when he said:
“that democratic socialism, the great utopia of the last few generations, is not only un-achievable, but that to strive for it produces something so utterly different that few of those who may now wish it would be prepared to accept the consequences, many will not believe until the connection has been laid bare in all its aspects”.
The consequences of the welfare state where the poor are rewarded for their inability to participate in the economy as nothing more than consumers, to the point where the economy itself suffers and there’s a trickle-down effect which affects the people that produce. This is particularly obvious in many European countries where no safety-net was in place to limit social programs and plummet down to the bottom was paved with ‘good intentions’, what happens when the bottom drops out? A domino effect in the World Economy. Even if Hayek had some rather liberal views and spat on Liberty, he knew a thing or two about economics. The U.S. is hanging in a hand-basket, and the government continues to grow and usurp power over citizens because of the rampant slave morality used to justify inaction. Americans have become complacent, lazy and entitled. If it becomes yet another Welfare State, here’s what we have to look forward to:
1. Government seizures of lawful private property through excessive taxation.
2. Collective Judgement of Government vs. Judgement of the Individual.
3. Reduced privatization in favor of Government Run institutions.
4. Excessive Government Control which breeds a culture of corruption.
Now, some Satanists may revel in this notion - “Let it all burn!” they may proclaim, but take a good hard look at the continent of Africa and it’s culture of corruption, see how that pans out. It’s rather easy for Americans to peek at other cultures safely from the protected freedoms of comfort; not so easy when it’s busting through your front door and throwing your ass out on the front lawn with a grand finale bullet to the head. Our nature is paradoxical in that we each do a fair bit of corrupting of our own in spite of claiming to have an objective self-interest in self-preservation. Man is easy to subject to coercion and control. Even if he is widely aware of the sort of moral realism he’s been conditioned to believe in, all fabricated in the moral imagination, he believes he’s got it all under control. It accounts for the gaggles of ‘Satanists’ that speak out of both sides of their mouths and really think they’ve got the superior logic. Can’t hardly blame the rest of us for using them as shooting practice. Kill Derps.
I run into this sort of thing all the time when kicking the can around with other ‘Satanists’ online. I’m truly amazed at the justifications they offer for living just like everyone else but with a special little badge they pin to their chest, like some Harry Potter magic, it transforms them into the Ubermensch. Meanwhile no one can see this little power pin, while they’re eating the government cheese, living in public housing, remain penniless and powerless to do what they actually want to do. It’s raining opportunity in Utopia, just have to click your heels together three times to get there! So long as they remain adversarial, provocative and Sinister they’re Satanists. /sarcasm