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Why I, the Satanist, Can Relate to Pagans Well Enough (A beginning, a middle, an end) [Jun. 8th, 2008|02:24 pm]


He is coming through dust, sea and sand
And he is coming from the Ancient Lands
Angel of Light, and Lord of the Sacred Flame
A liberator to free you from your shame

Ride out and set the slaves all free
Fill our souls with your love and with your ecstasy

He is Osiris, and he is also Pan
And he is god, but he is also man
He has come from Heaven and of Earth
A god of lust, of music and of mirth

Ride out and set the slaves all free
Fill our souls with your love and with your ecstasy
Break the chains of the last two thousand years
Save us from hate
Save us from fear

Oh, great horned god, we have not forgotten you
Oh, great horned god, we have not forsaken you
Oh, great horned god, we have not denied you
Oh, great horned god, we have not defied you
(Inkubus Sukkubus - Lord of the Flame)

In my case, the combination of fertility based imagery, passion, ecstasy, along with the Egyptian reference a religion which I study with great interest, really speaks to me. Need I mention the "Horned God" and these lines:

He is Osiris, and he is also Pan
And he is god, but he is also man
He has come from Heaven and of Earth
A god of lust, of music and of mirth

Now, if a certain author is to be believed, the difference between neo-Satanists (or just Satanists, of LaVeyan ideal that is, from a post-religious stand-point) and Pagans is that Pagans revere nature and we live it, live it for our own agendas in a self-centered way, not giving a thought to participating and improving the world at large. Essentially. In the same paragraph, he says, Pagans live in peace and harmony with nature and that's also part of the difference; I say that must, must be a joke although I know it isn't. Satanists live in peace and harmony with nature, not precisely in the way he's talking about in that certain context (the dominating thought in Pagandom), but Satanists live in peace and harmony most essentially so. So essentially, so deeply, so nuanced that it's impossible for some to peak from behind their guilt-ridden blinders that are so adamantly adhered down to the very bone.

The other thing is, Pagan symbols being so human and the Christian religion being so anti-human and using Pagan symbols as propaganda against their converts to boot... well, you can see. The very crux of the Christian mythology ends up villanizing human nature so clearly, ironically, and thus the birth of Satanism as defined by Anton LaVey. The attitude comes from Judaism and Islam and is often enough even more bluntly defined there. http://youtube.com/user/IslamicCenterHalifax (see also: Islam for Dummies, the Koran).

The most radical in nature and yet so common myth is that Satan (and Iblis and Lucifer) wants you to doubt God's teachings, his existence because he's dedicated to that which they define as evil. Which is where we get the anti-atheist sentiment from the Christian fundies. Before some apologist brings up extremists etc. I can clearly see that evil, for some, is more nuanced than the typical Christian fundie would say. Which supports my point just fine. LaVey never even mentioned any of this in his Satanic bible and focused simply on commonly-held Christian theology. But I, through my own study and experience with (even rather liberal) Muslims, have found the case to be even more expansive and still the same answer remains. (I love living in this city).

Niggers are scared of revolution
But niggers shouldn't be scared of revolution
Because revolution is nothing but change
And all niggers do is change

Niggers come in from work and change into pimping clothes
and hit the streets to make some quick change

Niggers change their hair from black to red to blond
and hope like hell their looks will change

Nigger kill other niggers
Just because one didn't receive the correct change

Niggers change from men to women, from women to men
Niggers change, change, change

You hear niggers say
Things are changing? Things are changing?
Yeah, things are changing
Niggers change into 'Black' nigger things
Black nigger things that go through all kinds of changes
The change in the day that makes them rant and rave
Black Power! Black Power!
And the change that comes over them at night, as they sigh and moan:
White thighs, ooh, white thighs

Niggers always goin' through bullshit change
But when it comes for real change,
Niggers are scared of revolution

Niggers are actors, niggers are actors
Niggers act like they are in a hurry
to catch the first act of the 'Great White Hope'

Niggers try to act like Malcolm
And when the white man doesn't react
toward them like he did Malcolm
Niggers want to act violently

Niggers act so coooool and slick
causing white people to say:
What makes you niggers act like that?
Niggers act like you ain't never seen nobody act before
But when it comes to acting out revolution
Niggers say: 'I can't dig them actions!'
Niggers are scared of revolution

Niggers are very untogether people
Niggers talk about getting high and riding around in 'els'
Niggers should get high and ride to hell
Niggers talk about pimping
Pimping that, pimping what
Pimping yours, pimping mine
Just to be pimping, is a helluva line

Niggers are very untogether people
Niggers talk about the mind
Talk about: My mind is stronger than yours
"I got that bitch's mind uptight!"
Niggers don't know a damn thing about the mind
Or they'd be right
Niggers are scared of revolution

Niggers fuck. Niggers fuck, fuck, fuck
Niggers love the word fuck
They think it's so fuckin' cute
They fuck you around
The first thing they say when they're mad: 'Fuck it'
You play a little too much with them
They say 'Fuck you'
When it's time to TCB,
Niggers are somewhere fucking
Try to be nice to them, they fuck over you

Niggers don't realize while they doin' all this fucking
They're getting fucked around
And when they do realize it's too late
So niggers just get fucked up

Niggers talk about fucking
Fuckin' that, fuckin' this, fuckin' yours, fuckin' my sis
Not knowing what they're fucking for
They ain't fucking for love and appreciation
Just fucking to be fucking.

Niggers fuck white thighs, black thighs, yellow thighs, brown thighs
Niggers fuck ankles when they run out of thighs
Niggers fuck Sally, Linda, and Sue
And if you don't watch out
Niggers will fuck you!
Niggers would fuck 'Fuck' if it could be fucked
But when it comes to fucking for revolutionary causes
Niggers say 'Fuck revolution!'
Niggers are scared of revolution

Niggers are players, niggers are players, are players
Niggers play football, baseball and basketball
while the white man cuttin' off their balls

When the nigger's play ain't tight enough
to play with some black thighs,
Niggers play with white thighs
to see if they still have some play left
And when there ain't no white thighs to play with
Niggers play with themselves

Niggers tell you they're ready to be liberated
But when you say 'Let's go take our liberation'
Niggers reply: 'I was just playin'
Niggers are playing with revolution and losing
Niggers are scared of revolution

Niggers do a lot of shootin'
Niggers do a lot of shootin'

Niggers shoot off at the mouth
Niggers shoot pool, niggers shoot craps
Niggers cut around the corner and shoot down the street
Niggers shoot sharp glances at white women
Niggers shoot dope into their arm

Niggers shoot guns and rifles on New Year's Eve
A new year that is coming in
The white police will do more shooting at them
Where are niggers when the revolution needs some shots!?
Yeah, you know. Niggers are somewhere shootin' the shit
Niggers are scared of revolution

Niggers are lovers, niggers are lovers are lovers
Niggers love to see Clark Gable
make love to Marilyn Monroe
Niggers love to see Tarzan fuck all the natives
Niggers love to hear the Lone Ranger yell "Heigh Ho Silver!"

Niggers love commercials, niggers love commercials
Oh how niggers love commercials:
"You can take niggers out of the country, but
you can't take the country out of niggers"

Niggers are lovers, are lovers, are lovers
Niggers loved to hear Malcolm rap
But they didn't love Malcolm
Niggers love everything but themselves

But I'm a lover too, yes I'm a lover too
I love niggers, I love niggers, I love niggers

Because niggers are me
And I should only love that which is me
I love to see niggers go through changes
Love to see niggers act
Love to see niggers make them plays and shoot the shit

But there is one thing about niggers I do not love
Niggers are scared of revolution

(If you haven't learned by now, I like to express myself by showcasing my favorite music, often music that has some not-so-hidden Satanic meaning, inadvertently, of course. Black music does something for me, on a base level, as I'm a Quadroon racially speaking.)

Speaking of Malcolm X. You know why I like him? He's an icon of the black liberation movement, of the revolution, of the 'left hand path' of the revolution. He was a socialist, a communist, whatever you want to call it, for sure. But he was a pragmatic communist. He knew that the majority would never destroy the free nation they'd made in order to accommodate his agenda and so ("By any means necessary") he advocated separatism, defined as racism by his own peers! And we're back to that fucked up definition of racism that's been going around the intellectual Blacktivist and White Guilt circles as of late in a disturbingly still, slow progression. A truly racist ideology, at that. Malcolm X didn't waste a lot of time peddling that shit, though he believed in it, and embraced a more practical solution. He also emphasized individual responsibility to a surprisingly and interesting degree. His peers would have called this cognitive dissonance, or something like that, but he was raising up people and trying to get them to raise themselves up in a rather Satanic way. All because he knew in his heart that his most radical ideals would never take shape.

And who knows? Maybe there was cognitive dissonance in another way. Deep down, maybe his humanity, his carnal nature was conflicting with a cancerous weakness also living within him.

One thing is for sure, he was passionate, charismatic and perceptive enough to get what he strove for; he knew people, especially most black people, and how to use that. If he wasn't assassinated in his prime he would probably have done some very great things for us, still masked behind his inane ideals as usual (and I don't mean the white devil stuff; he let that one go eventually). He did, after all, abandon that moronic Nation of Islam. And the NOI still has the nerve to honor him, by the way, after the circumstances of his disengagement. In the same way, black people today still speak of Malcolm and MLK as if they were equals, as if they weren't in conflict. The fact that he, from the shadows, supported much of MLK's efforts not withstanding they were still very different men and certainly not equals.

"I don't believe in fighting today in any one front, but on all fronts. In fact I'm a Black Nationalist Freedom Fighter. Islam is my religion, but I believe my religion is my personal business.... The economic philosophy of Black Nationalism only means that we should own and operate and control the economy of our community.

This government has failed us, the government itself has failed us. The white liberals, who have been posing as our friends, have failed us. Once we see that all these other sources to which we've turned have failed, we stop turning to them and turn to ourselves. We need a self-help program, a do it yourself philosophy, a do it right now philosophy, an it's already too late philosophy. This is what you and I need to get with... Black Nationalism is a self-help philosophy... this is a philosophy that eliminates the necessity for division and argument."


From: luke_10_18
2008-06-09 03:49 pm (UTC)
If you consider "in his prime" to be the period of his assassination, hadn't he at that point largely abandoned black nationalism for international socialism? Something away from separatism and more along the lines of this quote:

I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those who do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the system of exploitation. I believe that there will be that kind of clash but I don't think it will be based on the color of the skin.
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[User Picture]From: consortofvenus
2008-06-09 05:33 pm (UTC)
Far as I can tell from his autobiography, he never recanted separatism, only saw in the international stage increased socialism and revolution. But i n the US, at the time, it was a different story. He saw on the international stage the future he sought, but the place in which he lived, his own home, wasn't ready for that to his own thinking.
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[User Picture]From: christ_in_a_grl
2009-11-10 07:31 am (UTC)
um ur a racist + ur going 2 hell
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