Some Lessons & A Vision
I goofily stumbled and fumbled into the ONA scene an unknown nobody in 2008. My friends and I had freshly gotten tired of MySpace, after 4 years of it. Nothing was planned, there were no secret agendas. My friends and I back then were just simply messing around with things we weren’t supposed to be tampering with. What we were doing was taking ONA manuscripts we liked and we tried to rewrite them in our own words, without any permission. The year of 2008 was a lost year of stumbling, running around cyberspace directionless, making ineffective random posts in forums.
I wouldn’t consider myself a very “intelligent” person. Scholastic or theoretical “intelligence?” Not at all. Organic intelligence? Most definitely. Can I quote ideas from Western philosophy or science? Not even. Can I watch you do something, try it myself, fail a couple times, examine why I failed, and learn how to do it and more efficiently? Yes, definitely. Do I have a vocabulary of giant smart sounding words? Not really. Can I use what words I do have a firm grasp of to effectively communicate with you such that you firmly grasp my Mind in your heart? Most definitely. I know my weak spots and I know my strong spots. My strong spot is that I have a working virtue [sila] of learning quickly, especially learning from my own mistakes. And from Buddhism, I have a cultural virtue [sila] of being able to analyze minute details of things, and extract insights from them. So during 2008 I stumbled, made mistakes, failed, learned from my failed efforts, and refined my methods, and kept trying. One thing ended up wyrdfully leading into another thing. And then, two years after 2009, very unexpectedly, the Old Guard let me be the Outer Rep of ONA!
But like I tell my friends in real life: It takes a community of people to make one person. Meaning here that if I was a nobody in ONA and then I gradually became a “somebody” in ONA, it happened because of other people behind the scenes. Like my 5%er friend and mentor once told me: “You can’t elevate yourself. Your people elevate you cuz you evoke out of them the right emotions. It’s like in football, right? You see a nigga zig zag zigging out in the field with the ball. The game is just about up. Nigga make that final score. His team wins. Everybody’s cheering. Then the teammates come rushing in to uplift the nigga high on their shoulders. That’s real elevation. It’s the opposite of arrogance and egotism, where you go around acting like you better than others. Talking about themselves like they the shit. Why they gotta act like they better than others for? Cuz ain’t nobody wanna uplift the mutherfucker.”
And in that street born wisdom is embedded the secret to success in any field in life. The essence of what my 5% mentor said is also one of the things you learn is a main component in what we call Charisma. When you champion a people, they elevate [empower] you. And that is power and fame, anyway you look at it. For instance when Genghis Khan went to his people and gave them his Vision, and championed them, they fought for him and gave him the biggest empire on earth. When guys like Marx and Lenin championed the degraded workers and peasants, they fought and killed for Communism. When Jesus died for humanity, humanity gave Jesus the world’s biggest and most influential religion. When Muhammad championed his outcast Muslims, his Muslims in turn fought for him and gave him an empire and the Islamic Renaissance. When Hitler championed an Aryan people, his people killed for him and nearly took over the world.
In charisma class – in OC you can find coaches that teach it – you learn about the components of character you need to champion a people. The courses on Charisma are usually taught by coaches who teach executives from giant corporations this stuff, or from courses put together by people who work with executives from big companies. It’s expensive, but if you have big goals in life in the distance, then it’s a worthy investment! Not just anybody can just be cool with a crowd and “champion” them. The first quality of inner character you need – one of the most vital for having Charisma – is something they referred to as “Power.”
Power with regards to charisma doesn’t mean big muscles, like you’re a king or general or billionaire or anything. With charisma there are several different types of “Powers” you can have or cultivate. One type is the Power of Intelligence; think: Buddha, Einstein, or Plato, or David Myatt. Another is the Power of Kindness; think: the Dalai Lama, or even the Virgin Mary in Catholicism. Another is the Power of Authority, think: Gilmore Girl [Peter]. He’s the High Priest of the CoS, so in his social order, he has that Power of Authority. But he’s a fag and far from being charismatic. Every time I see his beard I think of a skunk for some reason? And there is the Power of Art [with its “bardic” influence on us], think: any of the great artists of the past, any of the inspiring musicians, Rumi the poet, Muhammad and his Classical Arabic Quran, or in ONA: Beesty Boy. These are people who have the power to inspire, captivate, and influence their audience with their work. So, such is the quality of “Power,” it inspires, captivates, enchants, influences, attracts people.
Which of these powers is the most enduring aeonically? It is the Power of Art. It’s force of power is soft power, and its force of inspiration endures across time. Hard Power like the Power of Intelligence is indeed a powerful force of influence. You can’t deny this with the influence Rome and Greece has on our Western civilization and the world, regarding its ideas such as politics, law, civil order, myth, philosophical ideologies. But despite that legacy, the Soft Power of Art endures, inspires, captivates, and influences humanity far longer across Time.
The gentle and beautiful apsara style dance remains in Southeast Asia, yet Brahmanism has died and no longer inspires or influences in this region. Traditional music in Asia like Balinese Gamelan is so old, so ancient, it can only be described as “traditional,” aptly so. And Gamelan music has survived the empires that once dominated it, the Western colonialism that dominated it, the encroachment of Islamic Ideas in the region, and so on. When Time dissolves even the great ideas of our human past, Beauty will still remain, untouched by Time. How long has Folk Music, in any country, out lived the many political and religious ideologies that plagued such countries? Walk up to any ancient monument or temple in ruin, like the great pyramids of Egypt, feel their Beauty, and you would have proved it to yourself. Islam once dominated science, and so many stars in the sky have Arabic names. But with Time, that dominance faded, yet we still look into the sky with awe and we still are captivated by its eternal Beauty.
“Power” as it is being used here in business terms, is a subset of the most important component of charisma. So what are your top two external components of charisma? 1) Confidence & 2) Effective Communication. Confidence has a subset called “Power,” and Effective Communication has a subset called “Good Story Telling.” All charismatic people are great story tellers, great bullshitters, smooth talkers, great writers, and “bards” of the human heart. In other words they have a high and efficient command of language and an intuitive connection with the person/people they are speaking with.
What’s the third most vital thing that gives a person “charisma?” 3) Social Skills. And so, it becomes very telling when a Mundane has negative opinions about charisma and charismatic people. If Confidence, Effective Communication, and Social Skills are the three functional traits of a charismatic person, and the Mundane Satanist thinks such people are bad, wrong, evil, negative, etc, what’s that say about them? If there are executives willing to pay thousands to take courses on charisma to be better at their profession, what’s that say about these Mundanes with negative and diminutive [dismissal] opinions about charisma? It’s telling. We often say and know that “humans are social creatures.” But what’s that suggest and imply in the bigger picture? It means that without social skills, you will never succeed in anything important in the Human Arena. Period. You’re not going to get the best jobs, the best mates, the best stuff, the best status in your social orders, the money you want, the free time you want, the life style you want, and so on. Like Attracts Like, so if you are a Low Quality person, you will manifest for yourself a low quality life.
Since we’re on the subtopic of Power and Character or Quality or Physis of people. Here’s something fitting: there is a word in Buddhism for the Essence those outer words – power, character, etc – are intimating, and it’s “Sila.” In Khmer the last “A” is dropped because it’s an inherent voice of the consonant “L,” so the word is commonly pronounced as “Sil,” or “Sel.” The old people in my culture say that in ancient times before a prince can be King, he has to go learn Sil from an ascetic monk. The word “Sil” when used by these old people in this context actually has the meaning of “Magic,” and what we would call Supernatural Powers, in English.
Sil has other meanings. It means a Rock or Stone, as well as Virtue, Character, Quality, Natural Inclination, and so on. There are actually two words in Sanskrit and Pali – related – which mean Rock: Sela & Sila; but Sila has many more meanings. So why would ancient people take a word which originally meant a “Stone/Rock” and correlate it with things like Character or Quality [ONA: Physis] of a person; and why also tie this same word with “Magic” and “Enchantment”? Think about it for a minute. The answer is important if you wish to really, really, fully grasp what the Buddha was trying to mean when he gave the Dhamma of the so called [in English] “5 Precepts,” where Precept here is a gross minimalist translation of Sila.
In ancient times the most sophisticated form of technology at the time was Architecture. And so unsurprisingly we find many, many architectural terminologies in Buddhism. That’s your clue which will unfold the secrets of Sila. Why is a Stone equated with the Quality and Nature of a person and also Magic and Enchantment? We’ll use the Gothic Cathedrals to draw out the answer. Those cathedrals were built from what? Stone. So when you or any person walks inside one of these magnificent Gothic Cathedrals what happens inside your Chitta? How do you feel? Something about the cathedral gives you a feeling of Awe and Beauty. Something Captivates and Enchants your heart. The Magic in the Stone cathedral is that no matter who steps inside that cathedral, and no matter what time frame, then or thousands of years later, everybody will feel the same feeling of Awe, Wonder, and Beauty. And so now we can say that it were as if this structure made of Stone, were Magically impregnated with the Character, Quality, Virtue, Inclination, Tendency of Awe, Wonder, & Beauty, in such a way, where that any person who steps inside its sacred walls will feel and be enchanted by those same ethereal qualities.
So that’s Sil or Sila. When something in the ancient Pali text is referred to as a “Sila,” it doesn’t just mean a rule you have to follow. No more so than there are rules a gothic cathedral has to follow to have the Virtue or Quality it has. Like a Stone statue made by an artist, when somebody walks up to you, they should feel inside their chitta emanating from you Sila. To be Ariya – Noble/Honourable – is not a commandment you must follow. It’s not something you should strive to obtain. It has to radiate out of you because Ariya is your very inner nature and physis. The Sila of not taking [killing] a life isn’t a rule you follow, or a thing you try to observe. When another person walks up to you, they should Feel inside that you are friendly, kind, amicable, and not a lethal danger to them. The Sila of not to take what does not belong to you isn’t a rule or ideal. When another person is in your presence they should feel emanating from you: Trustworthiness. But why then must a crown prince go to learn Sil before they can be a King in ancient times? Because when you learn to exhibit or emanate Sila, you have Power and influence over people. We call it “Charisma” in English, which in Essence means virtually the same thing. From the Greek Kharisma, meaning “Divine Gift.” From Kharis, meaning “Grace,” and “Beauty.” It is the gift of leadership, power, and authority. The Grace of the Holy Spirit – the Dove – comes “over” you, and imbues your body.
I’ll try and explain better what is being meant by “Power” in context to charisma. Here the notion of “Power” means roughly the same thing as: “Supply & Demand.” So we take the subculture of Satanism as an example. In that subculture and Market, we are dealing with Ideas, philosophical shit, concepts, and so on. And so in that matrix, the individual with the most and/or best ideas, insights, stuff – that can help others be smarter or better – has the Supply to feed the demands of the Market. That’s “Power,” or Wealth, isn’t it? The market has a demand, and you have the supplies.
Now, what happens if you work on cultivating the Power of Kindness as your primary power in the same Satanic Subculture? What happens is that, you don’t have “Power,” because in that Satanic matrix, Kindness is not a supply in demand. Here’s another example. Take a subset of the Satanic Subculture which are the self-styled Satanists who populate the big forums and networks. What happens if you try to cultivate the Power of Authority inside that subset? What happens is that you not only don’t have Power, but people reject you! Why so? Because inside that subset, Leaders are not a supply in demand. How come kings don’t have any power in England or America these days? Because they are a supply nobody want. And so you can actually see these dummies come [and go fast] in these forums and networks who try for a month or years to be some leader or what’s that called, Ipissimus, and it’s all in vain and they get rejected. That’s what happens when you can’t feel the market. You end up selling shit nobody wants. There is a saying that goes: “Nothing in politics happens accidentally.” If you understand Market Trends and Power, then you’ll understand why Anton Long retired from ONA service and why ONA has no leader, and why ONA has thousands upon thousands of pages of Intellectual Capital. You dig?
Power by itself, doesn’t give a person charisma. It’s when Power is combined with another crucial element of charisma, that a person has the foundation of Charisma. This crucial element is called “Empathy,” or “Sympathy,” or “Warmness.” So now you ask yourself: Why is it that when you combine Power with Empathy, you become “charismatic” and people follow you, fight for you, and die for you? In charisma class they use evolutionary psychology to explain it pretty well. Back when we were cave people, meeting an “Alpha” who was a brutish Powerful guy means that if you did as he said and got on his nice side, he might be able to help you survive. BUT, meeting a big and powerful Alpha who had the quality of being KIND, caring, and Empathetic to you and with you, was even better. Why so? Because the Powerful and Kind Alpha not only has the power to keep you safe, but they also are Kind and thus may actually invest time and energy in actually helping you survive. So it’s when you have learned to cultivate that combo of Power plus Empathy, and you then champion a people, that causes the people to uplift you.
You think about that for a moment, and you go and survey any of these Satanist forums and networks. What you will notice is that there are certainly many mundane Satanists who are intelligent, thus they have the “Power of Intelligence,” to a certain extent. But you watch closely and watch what they do with that power. What do they do with it? They use that power to clobber and beat down others with it! They use that Power to degrade and downcast – downsize – others around them. What’s that mean on a practical level? It means that if you are in the business of trying to spread your ideas, inspire others, influence others, such people won’t achieve any realistic amount of success. We’re dealing with real Human Nature, and you can’t erase that Nature.
But Knowing all of this is different from Wisdoming it, and then Understanding it. In the 5% culture those three words have three very different meanings. “Knowing,” or “Knowledge,” is like when God in the beginning said “Let There Be Light.” So to Know means when something has come to Light in your Mind, when you have become aware of something. Wisdom is like when God had already made the world and he said “It Is Good,” and he seen how everything works, because of the Light. Wisdom is the actualization, manifestation, application of what you Know. God Knew all things before he creates them, but to Wisdom something or to gain the Wisdom of something, he must create – apply, manifest – what he already Knew. The use of wisdom as a verb by the way is a 5% thing. Understanding is when God – having Wisdomed the Way/Wise the world is – caused the great flood to wipe out everybody, because he had that “Aha” moment when he Realized – Understood [Buddhi] – the Nature of humanity. So the 19th Enochain Key puts it: “For Why? It repenteth me that I made Man.”
I spent many years painstakingly trying to put what knowledge I had learned from school and friends into practice, so as to gain the wisdom of them. It eventually turned out that the ingredients to success were very simple. The very difficult part is in trying to translate what things I learned from business and charisma class into workable things via the medium of cyberspace. For example, 90% of what we call “charisma,” are involuntary body language, and nonverbal communication our subconscious mind controls. How do you take the Knowledge of that and apply it in cyberspace via the medium of written text, so that it bares measurable end results? That takes good old fashion trial and error. And fortunately I learn very fast. Another example: Having learned about such concepts as a “market,” and an “audience,” in business, what do those look like in cyberspace?
Markets & Audiences
The year 2008 was a waste for me. The waste of time was in running around directionless and talking to myself. When you don’t know what a Market and Audience looks like – when you have no audience – who are you essentially talking to? Yourself. Which will explain why when you see these Mundane Satanists try hard, almost desperately, to spread their ideas, that they are often times unsuccessful.
An Audience is to a Clan what a Market is to a Tribe. If we think of the movie theater, the “Audience” would be the people who take Time out of their day to stand in line, buy a ticket, and spend a couple hours in front of the screen to watch the movie. An audience would also be the group of people who buy tickets to go to a music concert. Those people Want to be there. In this case the “market” would be the general public who like watching movies in a theater.
Apple Inc’s “Audience” are those people who already use Apple devices and products. On the other hand, Apple has two major Markets. Its first “traditional” Market is the Computer Market. Its new Market is the Smartphone Market. Keep in mind that once we get to the Market level, Apple is no longer alone, because there are now other corporations competing for that Market. What are they competing for? They are competing for a larger “Audience.” What’s the basic “ingredients” of an Audience? First, an audience is interested in your shit. Second, an Audience buys into or uses your shit.
I had to learn this the hard way. Like many people in Satanism, I came online to spread my ideas. So, I joined me many Satanic forums. Then I started posting stuff. It took me a whole entire year to realize that a forum of users is neither a market or an audience! It took me a whole year to finally understand that I was talking to myself, and if I wanted to spread my ideas, talking to my lone self would do me no real good at all.
A forum or social network of users in real life is like a shopping mall or a public park, or the beach. You go to the beach and see lots of people hanging out. Then you set up your podium and start selling your shit and acting like you just invented a super cool kind of Satanism and everybody on that beach surely must like it and they will surely adulate you. Those beach goers in this case are neither your market or your audience. Because for one, none of them were there to actually see you. For two, none of them really give a shit. For three, you’re bugging them and annoying them. So once me and my friends realized this, we left all those forums and we deleted our own forum. But now we had a new problem: Having understood that a forum of users is not an audience, where then do we find an actual audience? Who are you talking to if you don’t have an audience to talk to? You’re talking to nobody. Ergo, your ideas won’t spread anywhere.
After I personally came to realize this I set out to look for an audience, or make one. Fortunately I was led to the ONA by the flow of Wyrd. And good for me that others like DM already put in their work to give me an example. Another strong spot I have in my character is that I learn very fast and easily from example. If I watch a person try to do something in a forum or social network and over time it doesn’t work for this person, I examine why it didn’t work, if there are alternative options this person could have taken, and I avoid not doing what they did myself. Likewise, I learn fast and can examine little details of other people’s work, such as DM’s 40 year work.
David Myatt is a rich resource of insight for three significant reasons. The first reason is that over 40 years he has gone into many radically different subcultures. Second reason is that in every case, whatever subculture or culture he gets into, he can be seen to achieve measurable end results and more importantly he becomes an influential or inspiring figure. The other important reason is that he is consistent with his Dharma. You have him consistently doing what he does for 40 years. That is 40 years of examples to study and analyze. The question here is then: How does this man go into things like the Nazi movement, then into Islam, then Satanism, and in all cases he is able to eventually rise to become a notable person in said cultures, and also become influential, respected, admired, inspiring, and he spreads his ideas. He has a track record of 40 years. That’s merit. What is the man doing RIGHT!?
Regarding DM & National Socialism, in the very early days he may have started off as an unknown nobody. And then many years later you have scholars saying that he [DM] is the heavy weight idea-guy of the Nazi movement. Some even went so far as to say that besides Hitler himself, no person has done as much for National Socialism as David Myatt. So what happened between his unknown youth, and his rise to influence and subcultural fame? Him and Islam is the same story. He seemed to arbitrarily revert to Islam in 1998. Then several years later, he has manifested for himself a name and reputation and is a notable person in Islam. And his ideas and writings are featured on Al-Qaeda and Taliban websites, and he makes friends in these organizations. What happened? What did he do? How did he do it? Same story with his ONA. He gets into the Satanism subculture, and then many years later he owns a significant market share of Satanism, and is a notable and influential person in that Subculture. What did he do? I figured that if I can deconstruct what DM does into visible points, I can try them out myself to also gain notability and influence. I don’t consider myself to be super intelligent. But I know I was “gifted by God” with the capacity to learn fast and to learn from other people’s examples.
The first thing I learned from examining how DM works is that in the NS case, and Islam, and Satanism case, DM primarily expresses his mind – scatters his ideas – in very open public venues and not forums and social networks. He has this habit of making PDF’s, free eBooks, and blogs, and free websites; ie: publicly distributing his ideas via open mediums. Once I pin pointed this down, I went and did it myself. I got my friends to abandon those forums and social networks, and we created many blogs, and I learned how to make PDF’s. And so after 2009 I began to place all of my ideas, insights, etc in very open and accessible public venues. The hypothesis I made was that when you do this, your memes have a far better chance of spreading and circulating. That has a shadow implications. The shadow implication is that when you post your ideas in forums and networks, the opposite happens and your memes stays put inside that forum. So that’s something to think about. If you have Intellectual Capital to invest, do you invest in a forum, or in the actual market place? Do you wish to invest your capital in a small firm, or go to Wall Street?
With Islam, DM can be seen to do something very interesting and telling. If you know what to look for, you can learn. What I saw DM do with Islam is that in all of his Islamic writings, he uses many native Arabic and Islamic concepts, which I don’t understand. What insights did I get out of this? I learned that when DM does his thing that he actually has a target audience in mind with whom he is speaking, or he is projecting his ideas onto a specific group of people.
What’s it imply when DM uses Arabic and Islamic terms and doesn’t translate them into English? It means he’s not talking with us who speak English. It means his desired target audience are those who already understand such terms. You can see DM use the same approach with his NS stuff. For example, in his older Folk Culture writings, who is his desired audience when he uses terms like “Aryan People?” Not me, I’m not White! Not the average White person either. Most cases those who identify themselves as being “Aryan” are in some ways affiliated with the Nazi and NS culture. So who is his intended audience? This is different than from how any person in these forums work. Can you detect in their forum posts that they have an actual target audience in mind when they express their minds? No. So, if you don’t have an audience, then who are you talking to? Nobody.
What I have a habit of doing when I try to dissect other people’s work to learn from their example is that I take the points or variables I uncover, make a hypothesis, and then try it out to see if my hypothesis is accurate or inaccurate. So I spent many spans of time reading everything ever written by DM under all the nyms I know he uses. And one early thing I uncovered was how DM generates his audience. My hypothesis was that he uses language, specialized written expressions, key words, and mythos [image] to attract people into his audience, and then he subtly embeds his own ideas/memes into the mix. And so with that hypothesis I set out to try it out myself in 2009. A year later, the whole ONA had become my audience, which was my desired target audience.
David Myatt has left “footprints” behind of the end results of his work. I find these footprints he left behind to be kind of like Signposts to tell me that I am on the right track and am successfully emulating him. One of these footprints is Notability. We’re talking about a 40 year track record he’s left behind. It didn’t matter if it was Naziism he was into, or Islam, or Jihadism, or Satanism [allegedly], in Time he always – always – achieves Notability. In tagger talk we call it “Fame.” In high school talk we call it “popularity.” In hoity-toity talk we call it “Reputation,”“Name,” & “Face.” Whatever we call it, he actualizes it. That’s one footprint. Another footprint is Influence & Inspiration. Just briefly reading up on his days in the NS subculture reveals that DM obviously had influence. He was a major ideologue philosopher, and rhetorician in that subculture in the UK. A fountainhead of Nazi wisdom, if you will. Same story with Islam, same deal with ONA/Satanism. Another footprint DM left behind is that in Time, academics and scholars found him, interviewed him, and wrote stuff about him.
So those were my three big signposts I was watching out for while I spent years trying to learn from DM’s example. The line of reason I had was that if my several hypotheses were accurate, it meant I was doing the right thing, which should mean that I also should actualize those same three footprints. And I did in 3 years! The cool and unexpected part was the final footprint of having people from the academic sector find me to ask me things and briefly write about me. Such as Dr. Sieg & Dr. Monette, and I appreciate them; I think it was really cool. I remember back then, after Dr. Sieg talked to me, I was really happy and excited. I let the Old Guard DarkLogos know how cool I thought it was. And DarkLogos told me something like: “You know, it took DM about 10 years to do what you did in such a short time.” I thought what DarkLogos said was a big compliment. But with the manifestations of those footprints I realized that there is a science behind what DM has been doing. I’m using the word “science” here broadly and loosely. Science here means that DM has a certain method or way of doing things, and if you follow his same procedures, you will be able to replicate his same end results.
So anyways, in practical terms, what or who is ONA’s “audience” and what or where is ONA’s “market?” ONA’s audience is each of us collectively who either identify as being ONA, or who are influenced and inspired by ONA. This implies very important things if you understand the essence of it. It means that because I claim ONA, who is my audience then? My audience at the moment are ONA people. And in turn because each of you are ONA, so, I am a member of your audience. What’s this mean in practical terms? It means that I need you. Because each time each ONA initiate and nexion does their own thing and works on their private projects, they help bring in new “members” into ONA, which in turn grows my audience. It also means that whatever I do, however much time I dedicate into ONA, which helps draw in new ONA affiliates that those new comers build up your audienceship. This is called Symbiosis.
Dharma is a word used in Brahmanism, and Buddhism, which has a lot of meaning. Usually, it is translated as “Law,” which is goofy but fine. As long as we understand that the English word “Law” here is the same we see in the term “Natural Law,” which actually means “Way,” as in Natural Way. Tao [way] is the Chinese equivalent of the Indic “Dharma.” In those ancient times it was believed that each person was given by Nature at birth a “Natural Proclivity,” or something each person was by nature good at doing. This is Dharma on a personal level, which by Nature fits into the bigger picture of Nature. For example we can say that it is the Dharma of the Sun to give light and heat. Then we can say that it is the Dharma of clouds to rain water. Then we can say it is the Dharma of soil to provide nutrients. Then we can say that it is the Dharma of an apple seed to grow into an apple tree and make apples. So each of those individual Dharma, makes up a bigger picture. The picture is that the individual dharmas forms an interdependent system. On the bigger level, the sun, clouds, soil working together is the Way that Nature happens optimally, and that Way is made up of interrelated dharma. What is the best symbol or representation of such a system of smaller parts working together to create a bigger thing? The Body.
And so in the myth of Brahmanism it is said that different castes symbolically come from different Body parts of Brahma or Purusha. What’s that trying to say? Just as a body has Organs, and just as each Organ has its own unique dharma [role], so too does Human Society. Human Society like a body has “Organs.” There are Farmers who have the dharma – natural inclination – to work the land and grow food. There are engineers with the dharma to problem solve and invent new machines. There are military people who defend that society, much like a body’s immune system. There are thinker types with the dharma for thinking who act as the brain cells of society. There are artists who have the dharma for making music, artwork, poetry, who are like the heart cells of a body. There are people who have the dharma for remembering things and collecting ancestral information like monks and elder Brahmins. These are like the memory bank of a person. There are people with a dharma to lead, who correspond with the Will or Volition of a person.
The cool thing is that so long as each individual follows their own unique dharma, on a collective level, a people’s culture or society or civilization ends up systematically working properly and in Order. Nature has the Quality of Order and it is a System, just like Human Society has the same quality of Order and is a System. It is when we fuck around with people’s dharma, that we end up causally fucking up the social system’s health. Just like when we fuck around with an ecosystem, we fuck up the ecosystem. We can take that little girl with a dharma for art and make her a soldier, and we can take the boy with the dharma for play fighting and make him an artist [think communism], and the boy and girl may perform their assigned role good. But since it isn’t their natural forte to do those things they won’t and can’t devote all their energy and Heart to it. And so on a larger scale, this effects that society negatively and weakens it. The Heart – Chitta – is the center of everything, the center of Vitality.
The great flaw in olden Hinduism is that they made something Natural into a rigid political tool of control. They took something out of Nature, made an abstraction out of it, and forced people into rigid slots. Just like many regimes in the Middle East have taken what was once a Way of Life and relationship with the Numinous and turned it into a rigid political tool of control. This has negative aeonic consequences for each society. We are reminded of the period in time when Europe also turned their Way of Life and relationship with the Numinous into a political tool of control. It caused the so called “Dark Ages,” and we know the negative consequences and condition this wrought on people and society.
ONA too is a body with organs. Each of us Sinister Initiates have our own personal Wyrd or dharma. Like attracts like, so those of us of like wyrd/dharma are drawn closer to each other and form the organs in the body of ONA. And so each organ in this ONA organism by Nature performs a specific function to benefit the Whole. Beesty Boy and those Sinister Initiates who have a natural forte for art and music and the mystical stuff, form the Heart of ONA. These keep the inspiration and vitality in ONA circulating and flowing like blood. Those like Anton Long who have a natural forte for thinking, pondering, being ideologues and philosophers form are brain cells in ONA. Some Initiates are really naturally into the physical aspect of ONA, into survivalism, and militarism. These are the like immune system cells of ONA. Some Initiates have a natural thing for the Magick and for the Rituals, and Dark Gods. These are the ONA’s faculty of Imagination and its spirit. Some Initiates have a natural gift for PR work and packing memes. These are like the reproductive organs of ONA. Some collect ONA’s history and ancestral knowledge. These are like the memory bank of ONA. So long as we each follow our own wyrd as best as we can, the ONA is in full order and vitally healthy, with the energy to manifest it’s will in the causal world. When we start making everybody the same thing or start messing with other people’s wyrd, we fuck things up in the long run.
ONA’s market – for this time being – is currently the Satanism subculture. And like the real business sector, when we get to the level of the market, we share that market place with other companies competing for new audience members. In this market place, the CoS – more specifically: its LaVeyan memeplex – is the only “company” I consider to be ONA’s only actual competition. They are the only big thing that is coherent. This LaVeyan memeplex is the “Microsoft” of our “Apple Inc.” The sizable group of independent self-styled Satanistsin this case would be allegorically “Linux,” where they each have their own distros of Satanism. As such – because they are so unorganized and shit their pants at even the implication of cooperation and collective effort – they will never be a coherent body enough to be competition. If anything, their distros of Satanism, helps get at the LaVeyan memeplex.
So how do you grow an audience? If you are ONA, you automatically already have for yourself an audience, you just need to make yourself known. So when I use the word “audience” here I would mean a group of people who have an actual desire to read your essays, listen to you sinister musick, buy your books, download your eBooks, like your art work, and so on, etc. Our [ONA] thing is to expand that audience size in Time. We do this from drawing new people out of a Market [‘place’].
I learned how to expand my own audience the hard way: from stumbling, fumbling, and failing. Thankfully, along the way, Wyrd had it that the right people are met for reasons at the right time. Before our WSA crew left the 600 Club en masse, Xear suggested to one of us that we look into a book. He had said that he found what we were trying to do in his forum to be interesting and wished us to stay to see what we were up to. At the time we were experimenting with memes. Xear at the time made it known that he worked in the marketing and advertising industry and thus, understands what a meme is and what we were trying to do. And so, we took his friendly suggestion and considered the book. I personally ordered this book on Amazon the same day. And for me, the book was a pivotal game changer. The book is called “Brand Hijack,” by Alex Wipperforth.
I’ll very briefly explain what my friends and I were doing in the 600 Club around 2008. We called it our “School Project” if people asked. My friends and I had learned a few things from business class, and from reading a few books. We had just learned what a meme was. And so we asked ourselves: “How does a meme spread? What’s the mechanics of it look like? What are the triggers, if any?” Thus, with that rough question we set out to just experiment around in cyberspace to pragmatically learn how exactly a meme is spread. When I say the word “meme” here I don’t mean it the way the Satanic subculture has now come to use it where it seems as if to them the word “meme” and “belief-set” are interchangeable. In the social sciences a “meme” refers to ANY “bit”“component”“constituent aspect” of a culture which is transmittable from individual to individual.
What’s the word “Culture” then approximate here? Culture is related to the word “Cultivate,” they share the same root. A Culture is a pattern of habit which is cultivated and shared by a group of individuals. If a “culture” is cultivated by only one individual what is it called? A “Habit,” or a “culture of habit.” So for example a meme proper would be when a chimp uses a twig to fish for ants and termites to eat. That “culture” of habit is not instinctive or innate. It is learned behavior. And so when a young chimp watches an older chimp use this “ant fishing” skill, the young chimp picks up the skill/habit. And so that “thing” which was transmitted from the older chimp to the younger chimp is referred to as a “meme.”
There is a big park with three manmade lakes about a few miles near my house. I love to go there to feed the ducks and geese bread. I also bring peanuts to hand out to the chubby squirrels. They’re really cute things. If they see you holding a bag, they’ll run out of there trees and come right up to you! You give them a peanut and they wobble back up their tree. But at this big park there are several flocks of crows. It looks like each flock are their own clique, where they only hang out with their fellow flock members. I like giving these crows peanuts and other types of food to watch them. One flock of crows who live by a place where guys race remote control speed boats picked up some very strange memes from somewhere, which the other crows lack. If I give them peanuts, these crows will carry the peanuts in their beaks and fly very high over a parking lot and drop the nuts! They do this to crack the shells so they can get to the actual nuts inside. If I give them other kinds of food, like chips, and I scatter the chips and French fries on the ground to get the dirty these crows have an odd culture of washing the food in the lake! They’ll carry the French fries in their beaks and hop to the lake, dunk the stuff in the water and wiggle their heads fast. Those are “memes.”
Here are a few other memes proper: LOL. What’s the Symbol LOL represent? It comes from the English phrase “~Laughing Out Loud,” and it represents “~Laughter.” It is a meme which carries an emotive expression. And this meme is everywhere. The squiggly mark I used [~] is just a geometric/math symbol which denotes “Approximate(ly).” Like its hypothetical counterpart [genes], memes can be roughly traced back to a point of origin. So if we were to ever see African school kids use the meme LOL in their cyber-texting, we know that said meme is not a native “African” meme because the letters LOL originally had English words associated with it.
Here’s another meme, I’ll put this one in brackets to isolate it: [.’.]. This meme in non-digital text/print consists of three dots in a triangle formation. On a computer an apostrophe is used for the top dot since I don’t think computers have a top dot button. Take note this meme is linguistically and superficially [exoterically] completely meaningless, meaning it is devoid of public/popular meaning, but it still spreads and is hundreds of years old. Where did this meme come from originally? I find memes such like this one very interesting because of its outer meaningless nature, and because of the “medium” they spreads themselves within is interestingly uniform and consistent. This meme originates from within the Ancient & Honourabale Society of Free & Accepted Masons. The meme is a punctuational convention they used in very olden days to separate the letters in their acronyms.
Like this: G.’.A.’.O.’.T.’.U.’. [Great Architect Of The Universe]. Or this: H.’.T.’.W.’.S.’.S.’.T.’.K.’.S.’. [Hiram, The Widow’s Son, Sent To King Solomon]. Or this: H.’.R.’.M.’. [Heredom]. This meme originally had an “esoteric” meaning, which was what and where came it? It originates in France, during the late 1700’s, in the Third Degree of Craft Masonry. Back then, and in some lodges to this day, they used to decorate their Third Degree Lodges in all black. Black drapes hung on all 4 walls. And on these black drapes were patterns of three Tear Droplets forming a triangle. The Tears represent the Death and Murder of the Grand Master Hiram Abif, since the Lodge is symbolically in morning. In olden days – Continental Masonry mostly – you can see three dots within the conjoined Square & Compass, which had the same esoteric meaning. I find these types of superficially meaningless memes fascinating because you can see that when they do spread they do so inside very specific species of social orders. This three dots meme today can be found used by many esoteric fraternities, Martinist Orders, Rosicrucian groups, and by Crowley’s A.’.A.’. which all subtly shows the amount of influence Freemasonry had on these groups.
Interestingly, ONA has one such fascinating meaningless meme, which is now pretty much everywhere within only ONA-esque social groups, or those inspired or influenced by ONA. I’ll place this meme in brackets to isolate it, but you’ll recognize it: [.:.]. The meme consists of 4 dots in a triangle formation. I really find subjects like this very interesting and exciting. This is a good specimen meme because you can see it’s an evolutionary [developmental innovation] “genetic/memetic” cousin of the above esoteric meme of three dots. Except this meme is used in a slightly different way by those “infected” with it. Just for historical references, I didn’t create this meme. An ONA person who is an associate of WSA invented it. His nym was/is “Saturnyan.” Most ONA people and those out siders who tune into ONA-world may have never heard of Saturnyan. He’s one of those many people who keep a near zero profile or footprint in public cyberspace, but is there behind the scene. ONA would not be what it is today if it were not for the work and help Saturnyan put in. He was the primary person behind The Heresy Press. He was also the primary person behind Fenrir, as its composer, compiler, editor, etc. He is also one of 4 parties who has access to the o9a.org website. The other three being me, the Old Guard, and Prozack of ANUS.COM whose server the said site lives in. Saturnyan originally put those 4 dots mark in a logo for us. It then spread over the years.
Okay, so now that we understand what a “meme” is, the question is: “How does a meme spread?” What’s happening? What triggers a meme to be “adopted” by another individual? What are the mechanics behind “infection?” My friends and I had these questions in 2008, and we didn’t have the answers to them. So we set out to try out the several hypotheses we made up to see if we can get a usable answer. The 600 Club was just one of many “testbed” sites we used to conduct our experiments in. Forums in cyberspace are very convenient places to do these kinds of tests because you always know your test subjects can always be found in the same forum, every other day, month after month, year after. And the best part is, you can watch them doing what they do in their natural habitat like gorillas in the mist. Joyfully and gayly going about their Mundane monkey business, eating shrubbery, grooming each other, measuring each other’s dick size, generating pointless drama, viewing the whole universe with their reductionist-minimalistic materialism and scientism. Such is the nature of the fascinating creature called the Mundane Primate, Genus: Satanicus, Species: Mundanis. And they don’t even know you’re watching and studying them, cuz you’re looking at a computer screen.
So in those old days in 2008 my friends and I arbitrarily created our own meaningless meme to test our hypotheses and see if we can learn a thing or two. I’ll place our meaningless meme we made in brackets to isolate it so you can see what it looks like: . It’s just a sequence of three numbers devoid of any real meaning, taken from the letters “WSA.” But why use such meaningless memes? Because these types of memes are less confusing and generates less misreadings of collected data. What I mean is that, let’s say you do this test for yourself and you make an idea-meme to test out. An “idea-meme” is a meme which is an idea, ideation, notion, concept, or belief-set. Here’s an idea-meme: “Guys who assert their intelligence over others are influential guys.” So that’s an idea-meme. And so let’s say you find a testbed forum somewhere, and you inject this idea-meme into that forum to see if anybody gets infected with it as carriers. This is when problems arise.
One problem is that the idea-meme can trigger a defense mechanism in very socially coherent forums which have coherent social orders. This means people can gang up and debate and attack your idea-meme. And so, before it may have time to spread, it’s already dead. When a meme is deadlocked in debates and arguments, it is Dead. Memes, like genes, viruses, and money, must be: 1) Expressed, & 2) Circulate to be “alive.” Second problem is idea-memes generates is that: how do you know what actually triggers infection? Agreement? Somebody agrees with your idea-meme and you consider that “spreading” and “infection?”
Do fraternal esotericist “agree” rationally or logically or intellectually about the meme: [.’.] they use? No stupid. So you’re not isolating the triggers and variables that makes the shit work then! That’s why it’s “cleaner” to use a meaningless meme. Nobody can debate or kill it because it has absolutely no meaning to debate. And when a person adopts it or is infected with the meaningless meme, you know it’s not because of logic, agreement, or anything. What makes a meme catch? How do you get random people to be infected with the meaningless meme ? WHY would people adopt it if it has no intrinsic meaning or purpose? That’s the key Telling question. What does the process or interaction between one infected with the  meme and a potential infectee look like? What triggers an infection?
So anyways, we were in the 600 Club, stumbling and fumbling, trying out different hypotheses of how memes spread. Most of our attempts failed. And many months later, we GOT IT! After we got it, in a matter of weeks and some months we had collected from the 600 Club and other Satanic forums over 30 people who were “infected” with our  meme. We called it “eTagging,” where you vandalize people’s brains with , and so they place it on their profiles, post signatures, and so on. That’s how we can tell a person has adopted the meaningless  meme. In the 600 Club and elsewhere some people started to ask my friends and me what we were doing when they began to see many people use the numbers 352. In most cases we tried to be honest but brief. Unfortunately back then the average Mundane Satanist was so stupid and ill-educated that they didn’t know what a meme or memeplex was, and they also lacked the ability to Google the shit on their own. So for the sake of brevity we just explained that memes were like viruses and we were just testing out a few things. This causes a few misunderstandings, and rumors spread that we were playing dumb mind games trying to infect Satanists in these forums with mind viruses. Which I thought was funny and entertaining.
By the time these stupidity-born assumptions [never verified] went around, my WSA friends has already collected the insights we needed, and so we en masse abandoned every forum to go to our Phase Two stage. Now that we understood how a meme actually catches, we then were going to try and construct our own memeplex and have it catch and spread. Thus the resurrection of our Opus Vrilis project and our project where we were trying to create our own genre of Satanism we called “Progressive Satanism.”
This was the general time when Xear of the 600 Club recommended the book “Brand Hijack.” He was the only one who understood what we were amateurishly trying to do, and he gave us a little help. His recommendation plus the fact that; at the time at least; he worked the marketing and advertising business, was like a helping hand that helps push your butt up so you can climb over a fence with your own effort the rest of the way. Once I personally got my ass over that proverbial fence, it only took me two years to get from being an unknown nobody in the Satanic subculture, to being at least a known person in the Second Oldest Codified School of Satanism: The ONA. And I couldn’t have done it without that book and its amazing insights. I also couldn’t have don’t it without the help of the Old Guards and Dr. Monette. It’s always fascinated me how there are those times when a tiny bit of help from one person can for the other person wyrdfully unfold into very big things.
Once we got it, we took things to a new and unexpected level. We invented a competing game we played with each other which we called back in those days “eColonization.” The concept of this game was that we worked the buddy system. Each buddy group went into a chosen forum or Ning site. The objective is to first establish a colony of 352ers inside the chosen forum or social network. The objective of the game is to then spread the 352 meme so that every person in the forum was a carrier. When a person was infected with the 352 meme and became WSA, we called that “Assimilation” which we got from The Borg in Star Trek. My friends and I were inspired by The Borg when we put together our WSA.
When the majority user base of a forum was infected, we called this “Annexation.” Meaning the forum was Annexed – dominated/controlled – by WSA; hence the name “eColonization.” This took a lot of time and effort, but was in itself a great learning experience. I learned the bulk of my seed ideas about this whole topic from this past experience. The entertaining part was to go to the forums or sites to see our “rival” buddy groups do their work. Back “home” in our own little forum, we’d tell funny stories in posts or PM’s about our experiences.
I remember a few very funny events. The first was me and a friend were inside a site’s forum of Satanists to eColonize it. My partner and I began to do the usual “Investing of Intellectual Capital” in posts. Gradually over weeks, one by one, one or two users would turn WSA and display 352 on their profile or signature. When the number of people claiming 352 picked up the admins of this forum began to figure out that my partner and I were up to something. They couldn’t figure it out yet. They finally got the idea that we were in their forum to either play games or recruit for our WSA. Then, someone in this forum recognized the 352 number and knew what we were doing from his experience at some other forum. This guy makes a post in public explaining that me and my friend were from the WSA and that we were in the forum to take it over by colonize it which was a word meaning to covert everyone into WSA members.
And so, in an attempt to immunize or quarantine their forum they put me and my friend on lockdown which is when they lock your profile from being able to make posts. This, they believed would make us bored and we’d leave. They forgot to kill our access to their Private Messaging system. And so, I spent several weeks quietly using the PM system to eColonize the place still. The funny part was reading the public posts the admins made where they asked themselves things like: “We locked her down, how is she converting those others?” They finally figured out I was using the PM system to somehow convert people into 352ers. So they killed my access to the PM system, and I left having lost all my methods of communication. But my teammate and I left with about 7 new 352ers.
Another incident took place at a different satanic forum, with red background I recall. The forum was being eColonized by two buddies originally. After they had gotten a few infected with 352, the two buddies were kicked out by the owner of that forum. Offended they came to our home forum for back up. And so we left to go make profiles in that forum. Each was instructed to make at least 5 accounts to make our numbers look big or to have back up profiles. We were going to teach the forum owner a lesson that you can’t kick out WSA. As long as we have access to a method of communication, we can always make new 352ers in the forum. So with our profiles we began to eColonize this forum. Each day, our profiles would get deleted and we’d make new back-ups and do the same thing over and over. This time I was smarter. When I made a friend in this forum I’d ask for their yahoo or gmail email. This way I had contacts inside the forum, to pass my memes around if I get deleted or IP blocked. So I can still colonize the place. So over the many weeks a majority of the users became 352; there wasn’t much, circa ~18-25. This was when the owner realized that there was nothing he was able to do. His forum had been Annexed. And so he deleted his entire site.
The private “project” of why our WSA was in MySatan around this same time was we had the ambitious idea to eColonize the entirety of MySatan; meaning here, to establish a giant presents, climb social rank, and gain access to admin positions, so in effect control the entire site. One technique we invented and used to help control what is said in MySatan we called “Echoing.” Echoing first begins with each WSA member having and using at least 5 sockpuppet profiles. This makes our numbers look big. Once we get the numbers big, whenever one of us says something in a post and some non-WSA user challenges or starts to debate, we go into Echo mode. This is when every single WSA profile in MySatan swarms into a thread and joins the debate and says the same thing the first WSA poster said, and we all ad hominem attack the person challenging one of our own, every day. This usually shut the guy up and chased them out of MySatan. We used this same echo technique to chase out several admins of MySatan, making positions available. Eventually with echoing, nobody debated or argued with us.
Meanwhile, as some of our profiles caused such problems in MySatan. We has joint profiles we used to invest nice and insightful posts to make friends with Eric and the popular kids of MySatan. Eventually one of our joint profiles we used in this nice way was made admin of MySatan. Now, WSA had control and was a part of the MySatan regime. At the same time with our other profiles we causes problems and spread our memes to eColonize it. Eric eventually leaves on hiatus, and MySatan is left in the care of two main admins, one being our joint profile. The admins were able to accept new membership applicants, but only Eric’s profile was able to delete users. We used this flaw to our advantage. It’s rumored that in the declining years of MySatan that it was flooded with hundreds of trolls. The fact is, 99% of all those trolls were us, the same few who were behind the admin profile.
All the echoing and trolls had chased out all of the intelligent posters. And MySatan became a ghost town, only populated by retards and trolls. The trolls were just us, and the retards we picked on for entertainment. So we eventually get bored and abandon it. We later used what things we learned to help out with ONA. Interestingly, in an unrelated situation, ONA would revisit MySatan and, buy it out, and delete it off the face of the earth. Which to me was funny in a wyrdful way. What happened was someone influenced by ONA thru Zach Black of the SIN Network bought out MySatan and they deleted it for their own reasons. One of the admins there had to be taught a lesson. I remember Zach making a post on the last day of MySatan that said roughly: “Don’t fuck with ONA.”
So the subtopic if you remember is markets and audiences. How does a book like Brand Hijack help you or helped me generate an audience? This books talks about two very interesting ideas. The first is what it calls a “Brand Hijack.” The second insightful idea is what it calls a “Brand Tribe.” So in simple terms, generating an audience for your product is easy: it just requires you to let a Brand Tribe hijack your Brand or product. A “Brand Tribe” is a current marketing and advertising term for a coherent subculture which has for itself its own group identity, group culture, group customs, group belief-system, group mythos, group rituals, group wardrobe, and so on. What’s that mean in practical terms? Those yuppies who play golf, are a Brand Tribe. “Golfer” is the descriptor of their Tribe. Wacking balls is their tribal Ritual. Playing golf on Mondays because they can afford to when other must work is a tribal Custom of theirs. Those yuppies also have Tribal wardrobe.
And so if you were Nike Inc, and you make basketball paraphernalia for the basketball Brand Tribe, and you wanted to diversify your options by expanding into a whole other market such as the Golfing Brand Tribe, you use what the book calls “Tribal Marketing.” Tribal Marketing is basically when you offer your stuff to an already coherent Tribe not as a something to replace what they have, but something which will “enhance,”“make better,” their already present tribal repertoire. So Nike Inc would make golfing gloves, golf balls, golf clubs, and so on. The other part of Tribal Marketing is where the sheer genius of the Marketing strategy can be found.
So how do you sell your useless shit to a Brand Tribe who already has golfing paraphernalia? This is important because here “paraphernalia” corresponds with “meme.” The word “correspond” does not mean “equal to,” by the way. So how do you get the Natives to all buy your stuff? Debate them? Reason with them? Can you even use reason with Natives? They already have golf balls, why would they want your balls? Imagine you being a White European person, and you have a shiny cooking pot. So you go to Japan which has never seen a White European before, which also has its own cooking pots. As an outsider to their culture and society, how do you get those Natives to buy your European shiny pots? You use Tribal Marketing.
I’ll give an example of a historical person who used Tribal Marketing to infect an entire few civilizations with Buddhism. His name was Bodhidharma. He was a dark skinned man from India, and he traveled eastward to infect the memeplex of Buddhism in other societies outside India. Eventually, this one single guy was able to spread a species of Buddhism across China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam too. All schools of Buddhism like Chan in China and Zen in Japan are out growths of this single seeder. How did he do it? Did he debate and assert Buddhism onto every one of the millions and millions of citizens of those countries? No he didn’t. He simply made Friends and shared his ideas to the shot callers of each empire, which would be like the royals, aristocrats, the learned philosophers, musicians, and writers.
Why did he do this? How is this effective? Here’s a question: “What’s the first thing Hitler and his friends do before invading a country?” He and his friends make a black list of this country’s artists, writers, musicians, academics, officials, intellectuals, and so on. Here’s another question: “What’s the first thing Hitler and his friends do when they invade a country?” They begin to execute every person on their Black List. Why do they do this? Because such types of people have an influence and power of inspiration on the populous. Here’s something telling: What does Hilter and his friends do after they quietly murder everybody on their black list? They replace the same types of people with natives, but with ones who are pro-Nazi.
That’s Tribal Marketing. It’s when you use or utilize the social order’s own social order to do your marketing for you. So as a Nike Inc who is unknown and new to the golfing subculture, you Tribal Market your stuff by Hiring people like Tiger Woods to use your stuff. And that’s all the work you do. As an outsider, you don’t sell to the Natives directly by getting into their faces. They may be averse to seeing the face of a foreigner asserting pots and pans, Jesus, and religion, onto them. You get a hotshot in their own society to use your shiny European pots. The higher up the social order’s totem pole they are, the more effective influence they will have on the populous. You think about it. There was a time when England was Catholic. It took one Protestant King to eventually make the whole country Protestant.
When the Roman Empire spread very big, they had a political problem; one of many. The problem was that Europe and North Africa was populated by vastly diverse people, traditions, languages, cultures, and religions. What’s this called? Social incoherency. What’s that mean? That means you’re force of power and rule over your incoherent empire would be near impossible long term wise. The Roman regime thus brought that chaos into Order by spreading their “Roman Culture” as a collective identity. This would gradually induce social coherency. So, how did Rome make White Europeans, Arabs, and Black Africans all to adopt a foreign Roman Culture as their identity? They did this simply by going to the local hotshots and local popular figures of each area and offered them a place in the Roman Power structure with titles and privileges, as long as the local hotshots and popular figures dressed like Romans, ate like Romans, let Rome build bath houses in their area, and lived like Romans aristocrats. The local hotshots thought it was a great deal and accepted the deal.
That’s all Rome had to do, because each area had its own social order which the hotshots were at the top of. And so the public of each area were eventually influenced and inspired by their Romanized hotshots and by the Roman bathhouses to pick up the memeplex of Roman Culture. Bath houses by the way at the time were their center of socializing. Many sported libraries. So it was a place where people hung out, ate and drank together, as well as read and talk smart stuff.
A Brand Hijack is when you allow and even encourage the Tribe to hijack your stuff and run with it. This is one thing Anton Long of ONA did well. He let the people of ONA – those who like it – hijack ONA and run with it. So what my friends and I did way back then when we learned about Tribal Marketing and Brand Hijacking, was take apart our WSA and our so called “Progressive Satanism.” We stripped everything down to their basic meme components, and slowly injected all of that into the ONA over the space of several years. This way the ONA hijacks the new ideas and insights. This generated for me an audience. That’s the easy part. The part which took the most effort – a whole ~12 months – was finding a shot caller in ONA and making friends with them. Which was the Tribal Marketing part.
Propinquity is a word you find in social science. It has the shade of meaning of “Like Attracts Like.” The word can also means roughly “~Social Proximity.” Propinquity is very important in life if you ever want to get sex, get dates, find a wife or husband, get promotions at work, get people to adopt your ideas, get others to see things your way, and so on, etc. Without propinquity, you won’t be successful with any of the named stuff, or the chancing of them happening are very tough. There are two main types of propinquities: physical and psychological. Why is this important? Because if you understand the basic definition of a meme, you’ll understand that memes travel from individual to individual. And so without Propinquity, those memes cannot be transmitted. That’s the whole “secret” my friends and I learned from our experiments and games. We called it by a different – goofy term due to lack of anything better: “Association By Proxy.” It’s the “trigger” behind the mechanics of how and why memes jump from person to person. Not by debating or logical lines of thinking, or persuasive arguments, or agreement to an idea. But by the power of propinquity.
Physical Propinquity, means roughly the same thing as social proximity. What does it all mean though in practical terms? Physical propinquity is say when you work in a WalMart. There are other employees there. And so over time you and the other employees grow comfortable with each other, grow familiar with each other, the communication flow is easy and uninhibited, you’re all cool with each other. And so because of that physical propinquity, it becomes such that in such a propinquitous environment, sexual affairs will take place very easily. Meaning that you are more likely to get sex from people you share a social proximity with then say a random person you are interested in off the street.
When you are on a date what is your end goal? Sex is. So in that game of dating, what are you selling to the other person, your end goal or you yourself? You are selling yourself. In the game of selling your product as a business, or your ideas as an ideologue, what are you essentially selling to the other person: your ideas or products, or you own self? You are selling your own self. The desire for the other person to adopt your idea, or buy your shiny pots is the end goal, corresponding with the end goal of sex in the dating game. Sell yourself to the other person, and the rest effortlessly follows. So therefore, propinquity [the know-how of it] is crucial. So propinquity is needed to sell yourself to others. Proximity or familiarity or comfort is conducive to resonance [rapport]. The more rapport you have with the other person, the more ALIKE you will become. That’s resonance. The more rapport you have with your date, the more ALIKE her desire to have sex becomes. Also, because of the propinquitous environment, you trust those other employees more so than you would random strangers. So when a friend at work tells you one day about a new line of makeup or a new type of car stuff that made his car better, you are more open to consider and try their suggestions.
I can use Anton Long regarding myself as an example. DM or Anton Long didn’t debate with me, argue with me, and assert his ideas on me in any way to get me to be ONA, and to get me to devote giant portions of my free time to write ONA stuff for 5 years now. But yet I accepted every meme and idea he made in the thousands of pages he wrote, and I’ve given ONA 5 years of my life and brains. How did that happen? It happened because of psychological propinquity, or is the end result of such.
What happened was that there were some ideas I found in his writings which were in common with my own I had. In many cases it sounded like in his writings he was expressing my own feelings and thoughts and opinions about things and the world in general. That’s a form of psychological propinquity, which should roughly mean something like “~Mental or Emotional Proximity.” This in turn caused in me an emotional response/attachment. Meaning here that I grew to LIKE this person [DM or AL indirectly: his Image]. The emotion of liking this person in turn caused me to want to be “closer” to this person in some – any – way. This is “Association By Proxy.” It’s the same exact stages in dating, if you know what you are looking at. I want to be associated with Anton Long, for others to see me and know that I’m “with” this person.
Just like in high school you want people to know you and your boyfriend are a couple and you want everybody to know who you are to him and who he is to you. Just like in the music industry you wear your favourite band’s logo on your shirt. Just like Christians wear cross so others can know they are “with” Jesus. Just like Nazis wear Swastika to let other people know they are “with” Hitler. Just like you LaVeyans use a man’s name and put up his pictures in frames, and shave your head like him, and wear a goatee like he did, and call yourself a “Satanist” like he did. Just like it is in dating. If you sell yourself right to the date, you don’t have to convince your date to have sex with you. She will, in the end willingly – want – to be closer to you and will give herself to you. Anton Long didn’t have to convince me to be ONA and to think and live ONA. I wanted to, badly. The emotions and attraction to ONA’s or Anton Long’s Image/Mythos comes first, the ideas and ideology comes after. Think about this: When you decided to be ONA, was that before or after you read all 5000 plus pages of ONA corpus by Anton Long?
I don’t have to debate, argue, and convince you to adopt a pointless and meaningless meme . If I sell myself – IMAGE/MYTHOS [cuz we’re dealing with psychological propinquity here] – right to you, you will want to be associated with that meaningless meme, to be like me: “Like Attracts Like,” to be “with” me. If a meme gets debated, it means you did something wrong. Ask yourself this: if you are on a date with a girl [or guy], and the girl at the table in the restaurant debates with you about having sex with you or not, and you have to argue with her and try to out rhetoricize her, are you doing something right on your date? No, actually you suck at it. Same thing with a fucking job interview and promotions. If you are sitting there in front of your boss trying to get a promotion, and he is debating you, and questioning your arguments and skills, and you’re arguing back and trying to convince him and debate him, did you sell your IMAGE as a type of person he is looking for right to him? No you didn’t. You fucked up.
Why or how did you fuck up? Because you’re so desperate for sex, desperate for others to adopt your new invention of Satanism, so desperate to be somebody in Satanism, so desperate to sell your shiny pots and pans that you forgot to sell Yourself to your audience. If nobody likes you, and their friends think you’re stupid, why would anybody want to sleep with you, think like you, view the world like you, believe like you, use your ideas, or have anything to do with you? The pragmatic problem with arrogant and egotistic people is that they are so honestly into themselves; where they believe honestly that they are great and super; that they assume others do too, or at least others should just by default, so they don’t even bother trying to sell themselves. Why bother, if you are already super. It sounds funny, but I have met Mundane Satanists online where they will actually say in their introduction posts and youtube vlogs: “I assume I need no introduction…” Like it’s just expected by these dummies that everyone in Satanism who is anybody knows them. As if their reputation actually proceeds them into the Satanic Market, like it paves the way for their anticipated and pending arrival.
The other influencing aspect of mental or emotional proximity or association by proxy is the show of end results and show of example. I’ll use DM and myself again, because I know myself and I can be brutally and objectively honest with myself as to why I became ONA to the full extent where I spent 5 years reading ~10,000 pages and spent a few years trying to put the teachings into practice. So my question to myself is: “Why do I want to be like David Myatt?” I mean honestly. The answer is honest and objectively brutal: I want to be like him, because he had things to him I want for myself. That’s it. For instance he certainly has the power of inspiration and influence. In National Socialism, in the past and present. In Islam and Jihadi circles. In Satanism. And so on. I see with my own eyes his end results, and I want those same end results for myself. And so I perceive DM to be intelligent in a “certain” way; then I want to be intelligent in that same “certain” way. If he uses “certain” groups of words, then I also want – willingly – to use the same “certain” groups of words. If he sees the world in a “certain” way, that I too want to see the world in the same “certain” way. But why, is the next question. Why be like him. The answer is: Environmental Context.
What’s “environmental context” here trying to mean? It means let’s place DM or Anton Long in Context to Time and Place, and let’s put a background to all of this too. So we can wholistically see things as I do when I see DM do his stuff. Let’s take just one persona of DM: Anton Long [allegedly]. The Environmental Context is the Left Hand Path, specifically Satanism. The backdrop or background are all the many different Satanists who populate this Satanic subculture. So looking at this I see that your average Satanist are mental cripples. If Satanism were a jungle, the average mundane Satanist are barely eking out a living or surviving. But in this sea of idiocy and mediocrity is a person [Anton Long] who has done something to “make it.” He’s done something to rise above the stupid mass. He’s done something to even have influence over other Satanists. And so in that environmental context, I think to myself: “You know, if I want to survive and be fit in this environment, I might want to mimic and emulate that Anton Long, since he’s doing something right.”
When I was growing into my teen years I looked up to by biological mom and wanted to be like her. So I watched and observed her put on her makeup, do her hair, etc, and I acquired those things she did for myself. Then when I was in my mid teenage years I diverged away from mimicking my biological mom and found other females I liked whom I wanted to be like. I was into the goth subculture back then and many of my friends told me I reminded them of Morticia from the Addams Family. So I wanted to be like Morticia, so I copied Morticia’s style. Morticia had something I wanted. Then I started to like and look up to Rose McGowan because I thought she was sexy and I wanted to have that sexy appeal, so I acquired her style of everything. How she dressed, how she did her hair, how she did her makeup; so I didn’t have that goth look anymore. Then in my late teens, I physically matured, and a rich businessman who was a good friend of our family [I had a lot of respect for him] one day told me I remind him of someone [I never heard of] named “Audrey Hepburn.”
Since the businessman had social status, and since I looked up to him, I was very interested in learn who this “Audrey Hepburn” was. I searched everything and everywhere for her. Look at as many pictures of her as I can find, tried to find anything she was in, and I hijacked everything I could from her because I wanted to be just like her, even till this day. All of these women had something I wanted for myself. I liked them, had an emotional attachment to their image and look and style. None of them had to debate me or convince me or force me to copy-cat them. I gave myself up and willingly were influenced and inspired by them. What’s one major reason why I wanted what they had? Environmental Condition. I knew that many other girls around me at those times didn’t look as pretty as Morticia, Rose McGowan, or Audrey Hepburn; and so that environmental condition is what “convinced” me to acquire their look, image, and carriage. So I followed their example in how they did those things.
So now, we’re back to evolutionary psychology and our chimp meme of sticking twigs in ant hills. Why does a young chimp even want to bother learning that ant-fishing skill? Why does that little chimp “want” to be like the older chimp? Because of environmental context. What’s that mean in this case? It means these chimps live in the wild jungle where only the healthy and fit survive. It also means that other chimps and other chimp troops are competing for food resources. So what is the mechanism or “drive” which makes that ant-fishing meme to catch in the young chimp? Natural Law. He sees the older chimp eating good. That older chimp’s got something extra to his chimp repertoire other chimps don’t. That something extra just might help give the young chimp an edge over competition cuz if he knew how to do like the older chimp and fished for ants, he’d have a valuable food resource. And so the young chimp tries to do what the older chimp does. By following the older chimp’s example, mimicking him, and emulating him. This is also the reason why human infants are born innately following the example of people around it: survival, in context to environment.
Some stupids might then ask: “Well gee Chloe, that jungle talk is all great, but Satanism’s not a jungle. What’s the resource people are competing for in Satanism?” Ideas are the resource. What the hell is Satanism? If you answer a “philosophy,” then shit, philosophical ideas are the resource. If you answer it’s a “religion,” then religious shit is the resource. If you answer a taco stand, then tacos are the resource. If you answer a dating service, then dates are the resource. If you answer a world-view, then what the fuck is the fucking resource? Shit that makes up a god damn world-view. If you answer Satanism is Doing shit, then what the hell is the resource? Shit to do! How do you answer the question: “What is Satanism?” Cuz however you answer it, will give insight to the resource being competed for and horded by those in the subculture/environment. The person with the most resource or best access to resource dominates the scene. Just like an alpha male chimp has access to all the resources, food and girl chimps. So being a chimp, you know that alpha is doing something or has something extra he doing that gives him all he got. So if you’re smart, you may want to mimic him and do what he does. If you’re stupid, what becomes of you?
In Satanism, there are many of us Satanists with very little resource, and only a handful who dominates Satanism with the mass of resource they have. We can name most of them by name. Let’s see: There’s Anton LaVey, Mike Aquino, Anton Long. And so being Satanists, some of us in this environment may realize those named guys are doing something right, they got status, resource, fame, influence, and so forth. So those of us who are smart enough to self-develop by show of example, may want to mimic and emulate those alphas in Satanism. What’s this mean? This means we talk like them, walk like them, see the world like them, see satan as they do, use their lexicon, even try to look like them. If they got a church, we want to associate with it. If they have a temple, we join it. If they have an order, we affiliate with it.
Same thing in high school social order. The pretty girls get all of the attention, so in that environmental context, you will want to be like them. The popular guys get all the girls, so in that social context, you as guys will want to do like them. Same shit with the work place. If one guy is liked by management and gets all the promotions and raises, you know inside that he’s doing something extra you aren’t. So then you have a choice. You can either try to do like he does to survive that environment yourself. Or you can chose to not be like him and stay where you are. That same choice exists in Nature, but with aeonic and wyrdful consequences. If you’re a chimp and your chimp buddy climbs rank because he ass kisses top ranking chimps by grooming them and you think to yourself: “Look at him. What an ass kisser. Brown nosing the alpha male. Eating his ticks and shit. Man, what a bitch. Fuck that shit.” What’s gunna happen to you in Time, in that environment? Grooming is a social skill in that social order of chimps. It’s how you make friends and allies, and ultimately climb rank to gain power. If you lack that skill, you’re dead. People in Satanism don’t die if they lack resource, cuz Satanism ain’t a jungle. But you socially die. What’s that called? It’s called Irrelevancy.
Same shit in prison. You go to prison, and you see some guys act a certain way and they survive and gain resource and status in that environment. Then you see other guys act a certain way and they get fucked up the ass. You damn sure as hell you gunna mimic the ones that survive and collect resource and status. Nobody has to tell you that shit. It ain’t a matter of debate. You can’t go up to these prisoners and state your argument thusly: “Guys look, serious. Sticking your dick in my ass is gay. Do you guys wanna be perceived as being flaming homosexuals by the general public? I’ll tell! Science says that it is unnatural because it thwarts procreation.” You’re gunna catch that social meme whether you logically agree with it or not. Cuz there are consequences if you don’t, right? And that’s the Beauty and Genius behind how Nature works. You don’t have to be intelligent to make it. You just need to be able to learn by show of example. And if you can’t, you die. Intelligence and cleverness helps you do your survival and adaptation more effectively and efficiently. And so if that is the case, then you mimic whoever expresses effective and efficient adaptation and survival skills: in context to environment.
So Psychological Propinquity has a few shades of meaning. Of the two, this is the easiest to induce. If you have ever made a new friend or gone on a date, you do it naturally in a half conscious way. A shade of meaning is when say you are an immigrant from Vietnam. You feel insecure and uneasy in California around Americans. You certainly don’t trust everybody. One day you meet another Vietnamese person. And so because you and your new paisano share Commonalities such as language, culture, and so forth, you develop a Bond. That’s a form of psychological propinquity. What are some of the benefits of this type of propinquity? Well, if you are a guy and your new friend is a girl, that Bond and Rapport [connection: Like Attracts Like] may end up causing the two of you to get married, date, or meet a friend of hers. If your new fellow Vietnamese friend is a con artist, then the benefit of this type of emotional proximity means that he results from your trust by being able to easily con you out of your money. I have met tons of Asian people – immigrants – who came to this country, met their own kind, and these new meet ups start pitching to these immigrants “business” scams, and they fall for it. It’s much easier to convince someone in this case.
Another type of psychological propinquity is say when you are a Muslim. There are few other Muslims in your area. So all of these few Muslims come together to form a very coherent subculture in their area since they obviously share beliefs, views, and culture in common. So in this case we have the Foreground, that of the Muslims coming together due to shared beliefs. The Background is here the most important and influential factor to their act of coming together into a coherent community. They are surrounded by non-Muslims, Other. Think about this now. Let’s take a look at Hitler. He wanted power. Power is given by the people. So he needs the German people to elevate him, to believe in him, and to come together into a coherent force to fight his enemies. How does he do this? He uses two methods. First method is by inducing psychological propinquity where none existed. What’s that look like? He borrows the word “Aryan,” and beefs it up into a robust thing people can identify with and share in common. Then he uses the second method of creating a background of Otherness. How does he do this? He makes it seem that Jews are everywhere. That Jews were behind the failure of the first war. That Jews are rich and taking over Germany and the world.
Lenin did the same thing in Russia with the help of Marx’s idea-memes. How did he do it? He manufactures psychological propinquity in the most numerous section of society: the peasants. Number/size here equals power. How does he induce them to come together into a coherent force? He manufactures the idea of Otherness. That aristocrats and the bourgeois and the guys that own industry are everywhere and own the country and so on.
You do this in dating. If the end goal is to have sex with the other person, then you induce psychological propinquity. Most people do this unaware of what they are doing. Here what it looks like. I’m on a date with you, and at the table I say: “I love cats.” And you say to me back: “Oh really! My favourite kind of cat is a Siamese cat!” But you don’t even like cats. I say: “I love the color pink.” And then you go: “Oh, you know, pink is a soft color. It looks great with your skin tone. I think you look hot in pink.” I say: “I went shopping the other day, and it was fun.” Then you say: “I know. I took my kid brother shopping for shoes the other day. He can be a punk sometimes but I love him.” If I say: “So yeah, I voted republican the other day. I just love how they want to cut those ear marks and balance the budget, and stuff, you know.” Then you say: “Democrats are way too liberal for me. I love guns and Texas by the way. Did I tell you I go to church, I love my mama, and am a member of the NRA?” That’s all inducing mental and emotional proximity. You are making your date see that you and her Share things in Common. That you are Like her. Because like attracts like. You need her to see that you are just Like her to make her feel familiar and comfortable with you. Why do you need this? Because from that develops Rapport. What’s Rapport good for? It’s what you need to stimulate and evoke emotions out of her. Why want her to have emotions? Because if she Likes you, she will desire to get closer to you. And that all eventually gives you the end result of sex.
With spreading memes, it’s the same basic process, just with a different end goal. Notice that in the dating case, the guy did not spend his time talking about sex or trying to convince the girl that it’s a good idea to have sex with him. He first induces propinquity, then goes into talking about her the rest of the evening. What’s this called? What’s it called when a guy takes you out on a date, and he first builds a rapport with you and then talks about you for the rest of the evening? It’s called “the guy is selling himself.” People who suck at dating won’t get this because how can he be selling himself if he’s talking about her all night? If a girl is on a date with a guy, what are we “shopping” for? A man who can take care of shit. The product we are looking for is a man. So this guy in talking all about the girl all evening after psychological propinquity is induced is saying in other words: “I’m your guy! Pick me. I have my attention on you and only you, see. I know what you need without you telling me. I’m showing it right now. If I can pay attention to you all night and talk about you and not me, I have what it takes to know what you need as a girl, and I know how to give it to you.” So what do you call the other types of guys who talk about just themselves all night on a date. You call them guys: egotistic and full of themselves. In most cases you have these inexperienced guys think that talking about themselves and how great they are equals selling themselves.
This isn’t the case. And I’ll show you how it’s not selling yourself if you talk about yourself. We can use the same essence in the dating scenario and plug it into trying to get a promotion at a job. So you sit in front of the boss, and you say to the boss something like: “Burger King is better than MacDonald! Our French fries are the best. This company has big potential because of such and such. Such and such are things we’ve been doing wrong. If we can change this…” Versus you saying this: “I think I deserve this promotion because I have been working here for 10 years. I started as the janitor and didn’t complain. I work long hours. I wash my uniforms daily. I go home and eat Burger King burgers as a staple. I give this place all my effort. I follow your orders. I flip those patties just like you want me to for every customer. I wear Burger King uniforms as my PJ’s to bed dude. No one here in 10 years that I have been here makes hamburgers like I do. I dominate the corporate district dude. Just the other day some customer gave me a compliment! Dude, I’m the shit.” Which you would you hire, first or second you? Why would most people reject the second guy if he was talking about nothing but himself? Isn’t that selling himself to the boss?
You can see that same exact burger king scenario in the McCain versus Obama presidential race. It’s something to think about. You can detect that McCain seems to always fall on himself when situations get tough, like during debates. You hear McCain go on like: “I’ve been to Nam. I was a POW. I served this country. I fought for it! I put myself on the line. That’s why you should elect me as president. I’ll serve you and fight for you.” So his strategy basically was to talk about himself. Whereas with Obama he sold himself to his market. By first developing a rapport with them, and then by talking about them and their needs. And we know which guy won the election. It’s the same end goal: that of being the boss of the most powerful nation since the Roman Empire. But why didn’t the guy who talked about himself win? Why did the guy who talked about other people, their fears, their uncertainties, their want for change, their needs, get elected by those other people? What does it really mean to “sell yourself” to a market or audience? Think about it because it has a lot to do with success and failure in the Satanic Market place too. Because we’re dealing with the same Human denominator, and with the same human nature, and with the same social dynamics at work.
You can pick any of these Satanist forums or social networks and watch people. Most users in these forums are “just there,” hanging around with a low profile, keeping out of people’s business. But very often you see some guy – it’s 99.99% of the time guys – who come along into the social order of these networks and forums cuz they got a Big Idea! They just re-invented themselves Satanism by another name, and they’re out to sell their shit like hot cakes to a fat lady. And what do you see them always –Always – do? They proceed to just spend all their time talking about themselves. About how great they are. About how far more intelligent they are then others around them. About how everyone makes logical fallacies except them. Just about them. Then the social shot callers of the social structure of these forums and networks will step up to clown the egotistic user. If these egotistic users are debated, they usually deflect eventually away from ideas and try to take the conversation into the direction of talking about themselves again. 99% of the time, none of these guys ever succeed in spreading their ideas or getting anybody to adopt their new invention.
How did LaVey do it? Not just because of his book he published. Plenty of Satanists today make books, and still fail. LaVey has an IMAGE/MYTHOS to sell. Nowhere in his Satanic Bible does he spend time talking about how great he is over others. In fact he tells you he knows what you dislike, knows what you think of Christianity, and know what ideas and concepts you need to liberate yourself. His talk or presentation is oriented toward the audience. The Flow of Attention.
Look at a few Hitler speeches and ask yourself in what direction is the Flow of Attention? Hitler commands the audience’s attention, and onto what does he orient their attention: himself or themselves? I have never seen yet a Hitler speech where Hitler spends the hour talking about how great and special he is. The fact is he does the entire opposite. He focuses the people’s attention onto themselves and tries to uplift them, empower them, by telling them things like how they are a chosen race, the best of mankind. How they can be better. Look at Minister Farrakhan do his speeches and you see the same. Never have I seen The Honourabale Minister Farrakhan spend time screaming and talking about how great he is. The fact is he does the entire opposite. He attracts his audience’s attention and redirects its flow back onto themselves, by talking about them, their needs, their problems, and how Allah and the teachings of his institution can fix it. Make THEM better.
And you can see this in LaVey’s book too. He doesn’t talk about how great he is. He does the opposite. He first builds a psychological propinquity with his audience where he basically says to the reader: “I know how you feel, I hate Christians too.” And then he directs the flow of your attention onto YOU the Satanist, by empowering you with ideas and philosophical principles. Instead of talking about how great he is, he does the opposite and tells you in different ways that YOU are your own God. That YOU are great and a God. Not he, but YOU. And that YOU can be better, more freer, more mentally and intellectually independent than others as a Satanist. And in turn YOU adopt his ideas. YOU Like him. YOU give him $200 to join his church to show your support. YOU shave your heads and wear goatees to look like him. YOU mimic him by being high priests of your own Satanic Churches and YOU mimic him by writing your own satanic books. YOU give yourself up to him and his ideas and his words and his memeplex. Just like when a guy gots game and works his skills right, the girl will willingly give herself up eagerly. And you the LaVeyan collectively Elevate him. Just like Christians elevate Jesus because the bible works its people skills right: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”–John 3:16. In other words, it’s not about God or Jesus. It’s all about YOU. How precious you are to God. How YOU can have eternal life.
Same thing with ONA. I’ve never read anything by Anton Long where in the entire manuscript he just talks about how great and wonderful he is. How smart he is. How educated he is. AL’s flow of attention goes back to the reader: the audience. And you can see DM use this same social skill in all of his other writings for the other types of subculture. DM is interesting because he displays for you to see the end result of being skilled in such a way. The end result is inspiration and influence. Admiration, emulation, mimicry, respect, and desire for association. Think about it. People want to be in any way associated with top rankers in Satanism like LaVey and Anton Long. Who today wants to be associated in any way with Aquino? I’m not picking on Aquino. I’m pointing out a fact. How many founders and leaders of satanic organizations have come and gone in the big satanic forums and social networks? And how many people in these forums and networks ever wanted to be associated with such clowns? Nobody. We want to do the whole opposite and run away. Like you’re on a bad date with a douche who can’t stop talking about himself!
There is a “shadow-set” to propinquity you need to think about if you want to use it to succeed. With physical propinquity the saying goes: “Distance makes a heart grow fonder.” The shadow-set is called “Aloofness.” This also applies even more so to psychological proximity. The fitting saying here goes: “That’s my name, don’t wear it out.” What’s that mean?
The easiest way to explain this is to use the Hollywood industry. If an actor is everywhere, in all these films, in many commercials, on the radio speaking, etc. He actually depreciates his own value. Because the public is saturated with your face. Same thing with songs on the radio. If a radio station plays a song way too many times, then you get tired of hearing it. Okay, here’s an example that will draw out the point: If given the option of two people, which one would you dedicate more time to get: 1) a girl/guy who is always there around you who likes you, and you know they like you; or 2) a girl/guy who presents themselves as a challenge? That’s the power or effect of Aloofness. Because most of us, if we are sane and normal, would dedicate more effort to the person who is a challenge to get. Same thing in the corporate environment. The manager of a company keeps himself aloof and is not “one of the guys” with the employees for a reason. Aloofness build the perception of worth, value, and power. You can talk to any peasant, but you need the King’s “audience” if you want him to even give you time to listen to you.
What this mean in Satanism though, you may ask. So here’s a question for you: How come a dead guy LaVey can out sell his memeplex than a living guy Aquino who is easily available to talk to at the 600 Club? What’s up with that? You’d think that because Aquino was up in everybody’s faces that he’d be able to sell his shit and get new recruits. But a dead guy – that’s as aloof as you can humanly get – doesn’t even have to try to sell his brand of Satanism, and people buy it still. So what’s a dead guy doing right that a living guy is doing wrong? In practical terms, if you spread yourself too thin and are just everywhere, where you got a profile in every satanic site, six youtube channels, radio shows, 4 of your own social networks and shit, then you actually devalue yourself, and thus your ideas. It’s almost counter-intuitive, cuz you think that if you are everywhere you can reach out to a bigger audience. But you’re cheap. Why are diamonds expensive? Cuz they’re rare. Why is gold expensive and not fool’s gold or copper? Cuz gold is rare. Why are some people in show biz paid ridiculous amounts of money to be in a film? Cuz they have social creds – meaning they are popular – but at the same time they are “rare” meaning you don’t see them everywhere all day. That’s one of the “secrets” of celebritihood. Popularity + rarity = celebrity Status. Obama was once an ordinary man. Now he’s popular and a rarity in public, so his attention and presence is high in value. The queen of England and any of those Royals are the same. They don’t act. But they are popular, meaning they have a giant audience, but they are also aloof, so people go crazy when they are seen. Anton Long is aloof as a person, or reclusive as he says it. Not very many pictures of him is any. Not many interviews. But when he does issue a new ONA MS, his audience gives it a certain amount of value, and thus he grows an influence. And now he is even more aloof because he is retired from ONA service publically. Aloofness has an associate rule that should always accompany it if you want to build up your value to a market or audience. The associate rule is: If others talk about you, you are more attractive to your intended audience.
The number one thing that makes a guy attractive to a girl is what? Confidence. What’s the second thing we find attractive in a guy? Or it makes the guy more desirable? The fact that other girls are interested in him. That’s also evolutionary psychology. Nature favours healthy creatures over the weak and sickly. So if you got the heath and vigor to be an alpha male ape, you get many females. In human terms, it’s the same thing, just superficially different. A guy who no other girl likes makes you feel like there is something wrong with him. A guy who other girls like, must have “something” to him. What is that something? Other things a girl finds attractive in a guy hints at this something. If other guys or just other people talk about you. If you have a nice car. If you wear nice clothes. If you have a nice job. If people around you follow your orders, wear what you wear, talking like you talk. What all this trying to hint at? Status in a social order.
So we’re back to that alpha male thing again. Why does it matter if a guy has Status? Because it’s again evolutionary psychology. A male with Status in his social environment means that he has a better chance of taking care of you, protecting you, insuring your wellbeing. That’s why girls SEEM to be attracted to powerful, rich, guys. It’s not the power and wealth itself. It’s the idea that you must apparently have Status if you have a high position at work, if you are the leader of an organization, if those other guys do what you do. You can induce this same Status by having or developing Charisma’s top two components: Confidence and its subset Power. And Effective Communication.
Why is effective communication important in making a guy look like he has that thing called “Status?” Cuz other monkeys do what you say if you’re an alpha male when you just grunt. On the other hand when a low ranking ape grunts, nobody listens. When one Anton Long or Anton LaVey speaks, many people not only listen, they follow and become LaVayen Satanists or ONA. When an arrogant clown talks about how great and smart he is a Satanic forum, who listens? Who follows? Who buys into your ideas? How effective is your communication if nobody fucking around you is fucking EFFECTED. The god damn word “effective” is even inside the term “Effective Communication.” This means you got no Status in any social order or social environment.
People like LaVey and DM/AL display Power of Intelligence and Power of Authority, because both are intelligent and both are founders of their own thriving schools of Satanism. That’s Status. And that Status adds to their charisma, and thus to their power of inspiration and influence. Humans by nature – as Mother Nature wires us and our other primate kin – on a gut level are drawn to the Appearance of Status. A person can be totally poor, but has the power of intelligence, confidence, and effective communication – ie: good story telling, great bullshitting skills, smoothtalker, macking skills – and he’ll get sex left and right. He doesn’t even need a nice car, because some girl will buy him one. And with the same wiring, Osho aka Rajneesh used to drive a Rolls Royce, Obama is given the most powerful leadership position on earth, Jesus collects 2 billion followers, Genghis Khan enticed men to join his army, the illiterate Muhammad was given Mecca by his warriors, and Germany committed nation-state suicide gleefully for Hitler.
When others talk about you, your value builds up. What would Jesus be without the Saints John the Baptist and Paul? Buddha without the venerable Ananda? Marx without Lenin? Jehovah without Moses? Allah without his Muhammad? What kind of guy are you to a girl or anybody if nobody talks about you? You have to talk about yourself cuz nobody wants to talk about you for you. Thus, you lack status and importance, influence. You slang your own ideas and your own Satanisms because nobody thinks highly enough to slang that shit for you. LaVey is dead, and he’s still got people selling his memeplex. Anton Long is retired, and people like me and others in ONA slang ONA for him. That’s status. Just like in dating, if you yourself go around talking about how great your invented memeplex is and how it’s better than other memeplexes, your memplex is a loser memeplex because it’s unimportant where nobody but you will talk about it and sell it and push it.
Social Value & Status
Why talk about things like charisma and influence? Because in ONA the will is for ONA to grow in influence. The only problem here is that the concept “ONA” in this respect is a reified noun. It doesn’t exist as a touchable noun-thing to influence anything. The fact is “ONA” is a tag of a loosely knit group of people. And so it becomes that if each of those people lack the know-how and skill of inspiration and influence, then how in turn is the “ONA” expected to be of any influence? I pointed out DM earlier in this essay for a pragmatic reason. He is one person all ONA people share in common in some form or way. He has left a replicable track record of 40 years plus now. Thus, he serves as an exemplar to teach those of us a thing or two about influence etc.
And so this all brings us back to Square One. The first step in gaining influence, is your own inner development. As within, so it is without. 90% of what we call “Charisma” are involuntary expressions controlled by the subconscious mind. What’s that mean in practical terms? It means that it is the Inner Image a person has of itself, that ultimately is expressed outwardly. I’ll give an example. People on a subconscious level – along with the right brain – can pick up these subtle involuntary cues and this is translated into what we call “Gut Feeling.” So an example is when you are acting nice and smiling, people can instantly tell – via gut feeling – if you are being not sincere. How is this discerned? The subconscious mind picks up two very consciously imperceptible cues from the other person. A genuine smile uses muscles around the ends of the lip. If you give a smile to a person, and you don’t uses those muscles, you give off the cue/clue that your smile is fake. And that shit can’t be controlled consciously. The other clue is that if you smile at someone, and your pupils are tense, it tells the other person you are not genuine. Tense pupils here means that they shrink in size. Subconsciously, when you See something you genuinely like, such as diamonds, a girl with a nice ass, nice shoes, etc your pupils get big or wider. It’s how those Chinese people in Chinatown in those jewelry shops can tell if you like the jewelry you are holding and looking at. So when they spot your pupils get bigger, they start to pitch their sales tactic on you, and you don’t even have to say a word to tell them you like the shit.
Now, the cool thing comes. Let’s say you are a clever person. You just learned that pupil size is somehow important. Let’s say you have a new date with some girl. The question is then: Do you take the girl on a date in the day time, or in the evening? Do you take her to a bright place or to a dimly lit place? To the beach, or to a nice candle light restaurant? Which case will cause her to subconsciously be drawn to you? I won’t give the answer. But I’ll point out that Hitler had many a giant pompous pageants and parades in the Evening.
So because a majority of what we call charisma are involuntary expressions and uncounscious nonverbal communications, in charisma class before you even work on developing external skills of charisma, you are instructed in how to first develop Internal Skills. How you see yourself in your own mind and heart is crucial, because that inner image of yourself is what is Imprinted on your so called subconscious mind. And it is the involuntary system which controls those involuntary expressions. That image you have of yourself shows, even in how you express yourself in the medium of written text. Your level of inner confidence bleeds thru your writings. For example if a person peppers their posts and essays with phrases like: “It’s my opinion that…” or “I think and such and such…” or “I feel that so and so…” it means that the person lacks a confident self-image, and on a gut level other people will react to that and reject the ideas your trying to sell. I’ll demonstrate. Let’s say you have White guy and he were to say to you: “I feel that us Aryans are special. I really think it to be true. It’s just my opinion, but I think we’re the master race!” Does that sound compelling, or attractive, or powerful. No it doesn’t. It sounds like the guy is a faggot, and a racist one too. But get this shit: Hitler said the same exact thing! BUT in a very different way, and what kind of results did he get? He became all powerful in Germany.
Here’s another example to draw out the point. Let’s say some guy – it’s usually a guy – joins a Satanic forum and he’s the “leader” of his own Satanic organization and he makes a post which says: “Guys, I think Satan is real. I feel like I’m right because I have these experiences. I have a right to an opinion you know. I have this Satanic organization you should join, because I think that if you do join it, you’ll be super smart like me. I’ll just leave my website link in case you’re interested. Thanks.” Would you join it? Would you make this guy; who doesn’t even sound like he’s sure of his own ideas; your leader? What’s that say about you and your Standards? In context to Environment, what’s it really mean when you present your ideas as being your opinion? Like when you use the phrase, “It’s my opinion.” The contextual environment is that in a group of people or forum, you are immersed in a sea of other people’s opinions. And so when you present your own ideas as just an opinion, from the get go, your opinions are included in that mundane mass of opinions. It doesn’t stand out above the herd in other word. When you have an underdeveloped inner image of yourself, and when you lack inner confidence, it shows in how you speak and write.
On the other hand people with a healthy level of confidence and self-security express themselves in a very different way. It’s subtle, but the subconscious mind notices such subtleties. DM and people like him for instance writes with confidence. Even when his ideas are insane like were he may say that Jihad and blowing things up is cool, or when sacrificing humans to Satan is great fun, he doesn’t present these things as being his opinion, or how he feels about such topics. It’s expressed nonchalantly as if it’s true or real or not insane. You do understand that most of the ideas Hitler shared with old Germany were insane right? Cuz he basically said to the people: “Hey, I got this idea for a political platform: Let’s make me leader and kill Jews.” But that shit worked! How did it work? Well, when you watch hours of Hitler doing his speeches, you see he presents his ideas in a very confident way. And we know from history that Hitler was not a confident person in the beginning. We know that he painstakingly practiced giving speeches in front of the mirror and practiced with his gesturings while speaking publically. That’s inner self-development. Take a lesson from Hitler. Before you can inspire and influence people, you first must work on your own self. And that work starts inside, with your own self-image, and your own character or quality.
Image or Inner Self Confidence sells. Not your ideas or product. What are you “selling” here in actuality? Your Person. It’s just like dating and romance. You are not selling your date the idea of having sex with you, although that is the end goal desired. You sell yourself to her. And if you do it right, she will give herself up to you willingly. A leader like Obama, does not have to ask you or tell you to follow him and adopt his policies. Although that is the end goal desired. He spends his time selling himself you us, the American public. When he does it right, we will not only willingly follow him, but we will willingly elect him as our leader. Ideas themselves don’t inspire or influence people. People influence other people. And so if you lack people skills, how far will you go in the human arena? We are social creatures. So what’s that mean? It means without social skills and the ability to feel and adapt to social dynamics, you will always fail in the human arena.
What all this social dynamic shit look like in practical terms? And how do you sell a product or service without selling it directly? I’ll use a down to earth example many Satanist will be able to relate with. We’ll use the very big and popular Social Network of Self-Styled Satanists called “Satanic International Network,” and its founder Zach Black as an example. Since Zach Black does shit right. The first thing to observe is that Zach has a “product” or “service,” which is his social network. At the moment of this writing the membership count of his social network is nearing 5000. How did that happen? So the question is, how is Zach selling his product so successfully? What is he doing which we can learn from?
One right thing we notice is that Zach never makes himself look needy by asking people to join his social network. In fact, he rarely talks about it. So what’s he doing that sells the network? What’s he doing which draws to him all the membership? What’s the deal? This is the main turn off with girls. If you are on a date and you come off as looking needy, you aren’t getting laid. You don’t even have to say anything. What one unconscious thing a guy does when he’s talking to a girl that will Instantly put him into the Friend pile and not the potential boyfriend pile? The one things is you talk to us or approach us with your body [chest/torso] fully facing us. It’s body language, and it expressed a lack of confidence and experience, because when you fully face your body head on toward your object of interest, you show on the gut feeling level that you are needy and desperate.
Guys with confidence and experience with girls in a club don’t face a girl fully. They walk by you, turn their heads briefly, shoot you a compliment and walk off. Or they stand next to you at the bar, order a drink, turn their head in your direction, give you a smile, say hi how you doing, maybe compliment you, and they turn away to continue with their business. Why do they do this? Because they talk with plenty of girls and it’s no big deal if you’re interested in them or not. Or they skillfully carry themselves as if they don’t care if you want to talk to them or not. Whereas, a guy who doesn’t talk to many girls, is psychologically immature with attention. You smiles at him to be nice, and all of a sudden his whole body is facing you, he walked all up close to you, and the way he carries himself makes it feel like he’s going to say at any time now: “Please don’t go, talk to me, I don’t get this often.” It makes you feel needy and clingy. And that’s a turn off.
Same shit with these would-be leaders of Satanic organizations. They have their re-invention of Satanism, join a social network and behave like they are desperate for your attention. Like they are needy for you to agree with them and adopt their ideas. It turns people off and causes them to act aversely to you. So when you watch how Zach Black does thing, you don’t get that needy feeling. He’s not asking people to join his social network. People gradually willingly join it and associate with it. So what’s Zach doing that makes people willingly find his place and sign up in the thousands? We know there are plenty of other Satanists with their own social networks, but these are little in size and popularity. What is the different is sale tactic and strategy?
The difference is that Zach has charisma. He’s a very intelligent person. His weak spot is expressing himself in written format. But he compensates that weak spot with his intelligence and with his charisma you pick up on his youtube videos, which has a very large hits count. So he has a detectable two main components of charisma. First he has the Power of Intelligence, and second he has the Power of Authority, since he is the founder of his social network: he is the Boss of it. And it’s those qualities he has coupled with warmth or friendliness that gives Zach his charisma. Zach is detectably Warm and Genuine in all of his videos. You can tell he radiates sincerity from his smile. It’s a real smile which uses every muscle. And he also smiles with his eyes. What’s that mean?
It means a few involuntary things you can’t consciously control. First it means that a genuine smile causes tiny muscles at the inner corner of the eye to contract, subtly pulling it down just a bit. That imperceptible contraction of those tiny eye muscles is giant because it’s the difference between coming off as being fake or being genuine. Second thing is the concept of “smiling” with your eyes is a phrase found in Chi Gung and Taoist Yoga. It means that your eyes radiates chi or vitality, a certain “aura” or “energy.” It radiates the aura of warmth and kindness. And like I said, you can’t control these things. What’s this mean? It means that Zach has a healthy internal image of himself.
And so it’s Zach’s Image which he is “selling” to his audience. The word “selling” is a bad and wrong word to use here since it makes it feel like a profit is desired. I have no other word to use. He’s not literally selling anything or himself. It’s that Image, and that genuineness – Power coupled with Kindness – that indirectly draws people to his social network without him asking. The reason why I brought this up is because when you go to this network to study it, you see that many guys – always guys – will come with their brand new re-inventions of Satanism, and they will unsuccessfully sell their ideas to the people there, and they always fail. Why? Because they are stupid. Because they are so into themselves and their ideas, they forget to tabulate or incorporate the fact that they are inside a social environment, and they forget to sell themselves to said social order. It’s like an outsider European with shiny pots and pans gone into Japan to sell shit. The European disregards the Japanese people’s social environment, and just asserts his pots and pans onto everybody. How are the Japanese people going to react? What’s this mean if you want to influence and inspire people? It means that you must first work on yourself, and secondly you must know how to work with social dynamics. Essentially, you need people skills.
How did I gain an influence in ONA or inspire things in ONA? Strategically. I did the only thing I really knew how to do, which was to use what social skills I learned during my growing up years in junior high and high school. I admittedly wanted an influence on ONA because I had ideas to make it “better,” more up to date, more effective, and so on. The very first thing I did was I felt ONA for its social structure. I was looking for the “cool kids” in the ONA social environment. I did this because I know from experience that in any social setting, the “popular” or “cool” people are the ones with the influence. They are the trend/policy setters. So obviously, if I wished for my ideas to somehow be implemented or considered, I’d have to find these types in ONA and make allies/friends with them.
Early on I found Ryan of THEM, known as Kris back then. He would be what I call the “Higgs Particle” types. A Higgs Particle sort of draws mass to it. That’s all we need to know to use the metaphor. These types of people may not be your most popular kids in a given social setting, but they are “Heavy Weight” who have a large number of people congregated around them. This doesn’t mean that everyone around them likes them. Quite the opposite. It means most people drawn to them want to take them down, which is itself telling. DM during his days in the NS Movement was a Higgs Particle type. He wasn’t the most popular “kid” in those organizations he ran with, but he was certainly a heavy weight and attracted people around him. So if Zach Black is the main popular person in the SIN network campus, who in that social setting is the Higgs Particle you don’t want to kick in the shin? Jason King is. He’s popular in that social environment, perhaps not as likable and cuddly as Zach, but he certainly is a heavy weight with people encircling him.
Ryan is a popular heavy weight in ONA-land. He has a big influence on many people in ONA. In fact he has a signature meme tied to him and his Temple of THEM. I’ll isolate the symbol of the meme in brackets: [ISS]. This meme is composed of the letters “i.s.s.” and stands for “In Sinister Solidarity.” In most cases it is used to sign off your letters and messages, before you sign your name. Any ONA person in the world who uses this ISS meme, is in some way directly or indirectly influenced or inspired by Ryan and/or the Temple of THEM. So one day, long ago, I see Ryan quote somebody named DarkLogos. Being sensitive to social dynamics, I know that you must be somebody if people quote you. So I instantly knew that whoever DarkLogos is, is high up in the ONA totem pole than he. Knowing this, I set out to find this DarkLogos to try and make friends with him. Just like I would in any other social setting, high school, college, or a work place.
It’s how you actually climb rank in real life terms. Not by selling ideas and debating. But by being humans and doing human things, such as something as simple as making a friend. If you can’t make the right friends in ONA or any social group, you are gunna go far or have much influence. You don’t have to make friends, you can mind your own business and still make it. What you don’t want to do is step on the wrong people in the social order you’re trying to exert influence on. It’s stupid and works against you. Again: we’re human, with human nature, and that nature is social. What’s that mean in practical terms? It means without social skills, you are a dysfunctional human being.
Finding DarkLogos was the easy part. Developing a friendship or bond with him was the hard part. It requires good old fashion social skills, and also sincerity and genuineness. This takes Time. Propinquity is essential here. Something that helped me out in developing a propinquitous rapport with DarkLogos in the early days was our Common attitude we had for Blackwood. Most of the time, we made fun of him with each other. We exchanged talks and letters back and forth for a whole year, nearly every other day except weekends. And during that time most of our exchanges weren’t special. They were just normal stuff. I wanted to just first grow familiarity, which is crucial for friendship and ally-ship to come into being.
Then I started to do something I learn from my family and from friends who are good at getting promotions at work. This is called a “Show By Example.” If my family wants to teach me something, they show me how to do it by their example and demonstration. How do you convince your boss to give you a promotion? Do you debate with him and give him a long boring lecture about your potential for the new position? Or do you show him and management in Deed, that you have what it takes to be in that position ever before you apply for a promotion? The showing by Deed works far better.
So it’s the same ideas with me and DarkLogos. I knew he was a shotcaller with high status in ONA. I had now made friends with him. Now I wish for him to at least see that I am smart, meaning that I have greater potential. How did I do this? Not by talking his ear off about myself and how great my ideas are. I did this by show of example. By Deed. So I started writing insightful essays. I also started to go on PR campaigns for ONA. The intent is you generate End Results so you have something to show and tell your potential and worth. Never, ever, talk about yourself. This includes never ever pointing out things you did. It makes you look needy and desperate. For example, if a new nexion formed, or if a person found ONA because of an essay I wrote and they started a nexion or joined the y-group, you can never say things like: “Oh, by the way, did you see that new nexion? I did that. That was all me.” Or if people start using words I use like “memeplex,” you never ever say: “Did you see that? That guy used my word. I did that. That was all me. I inspired him to use it. See how great I am.” You have to let your end results speak for you, and you have to allow the other person to realize and notice your end results on their own. If you have Potential – for anything – shouldn’t you be able to manifest measurable Fruit others can see and judge?
One thing I loved about DarkLogos was that he was a Great Listener. Being a Great Listener is a subset of the Top three components of Charisma or a charismatic person. It sounds almost counter-intuitive, cuz you’re thinking: “If influencing people means you tell people what to do and how to think, then why listen to them?”
Here’s the clue: So, in real life, when we do something and we don’t put into what we do 100% of our effort, what is this called? It’s called doing things in a “Half Assed” manner. So now, with that same exact line of reasoning, let’s say you were a salesman trying to sell something and your client is talking a storm. You barely listening to your client. What’s that mean? It means that you are taking your client in a Half Assed manner. So the question is: Why would any person follow you, let you lead them, like you, adopt your ideas, buy your product, if you take them in a Half Assed manner? Like they aren’t even important enough to you to be taken fully? If you don’t even find them interesting? If you don’t even like them all the way?
DarkLogos was a very mature and great listener, business-wises, and in girl talk. What’s it mean in girl talk when a guy is a great listener? It means when you talk your mouth off about yourself, he looks interested, doesn’t say much, and when it’s his turn to say things, he talks about you even more! Your underdeveloped Mundane guy may scratch their heads and say here: “That’s stupid. What’s letting a girl talk her mouth off about herself, and then talk some more about her, have anything to do with charisma and good business skills?” It’s called the “Flow Of Attention.” In any conversation that you have with another person, what direction is the other person’s attention flowing in? Towards you, or towards them.
Here’s what good listening looks like. There were times after me and DarkLogos were familiar with each other when I rambled on page after page about my vision for ONA and the little marketing things I knew which might help us. Like 9 pages of rambling. And then the next day DarkLogos responds. He says in just one or two lines: “Sounds good. I specifically like such and such ideas you brought up. Give it a try. Have fun!” That’s a “Great Listener.” On the other hand, if I were to deliver my 9 paged rambling, and the next day DarkLogos responds with something like this: “Wow Chloe. Great stuff. But, here’s my opinion, such and such. And here’s what I’d do, this and that. And here what I think, so and so. And here how I feel, duh duh duh.” It means he lacks charisma and has bad listening skills.
How so? Because when in the second example DarkLogos re-directed the conversation onto his own self, it makes me feel that I’m not even valued. It’s like I’m so uninteresting that DarkLogos is just compelled to drag himself out of boredom by talking about himself, his ideas, his opinion, his views, and so on. So in business, and politics, and any arena where you are trying to sell yourself [your ideas/product] to a market, and you show by your lack of listening skills that your market is valueless, disinteresting, stupid, and that you know what’s better for them, who is going to like you and buy your shit? It’s like if I were to walk onto Blackwood’s car lot wanting to buy a car and I say: “Hey, I’m looking for an economy car. I need one that drives far to many places on little gas.” And Blackwood the car salesman says to me in return: “Yeah, yeah, whatever. Look, I got a special today over here. I really like this one. I’ll give you a thousand dollars off if you buy it today!”
You can see this in any of these Satanic forums. I’ve seen it since MySatan and before. You have these arrogant pigs who start some satanic organization. They start to wave their dicks around and assert their ideas in a social environment they just entered. And when their potential audience speaks their mind about how they behave and the quality of the ideas they are selling, instead of being good listeners, they deflect and divert the conversation back to how awesome they are, where they almost literally just say: “They’re my ideas. And they are better than yours!” Or what’s the line that Blackwood usually says: “I’m right and they’re wrong.” And these people fail in their endeavor, always. But yet, they don’t realize what they do to fail. And time and time again, more of the same type of guys – they are 99% of the time guys – come and pull off the same tried and failed strategy, over and over again. Year after year. Same shit, different super bowl. Same shit, different network or forum.
And the thing which intrigue me about this Mundane breed’s level of ignorance is their inability to consider the success of other people around them and learn by example. I mean you have these types pitch their ideas over at the SIN network and time and time, they always fail and are clowned. But you got a person like Zach Black who also has a “product/service” [his network], who is successful at “selling” his stuff. Yet these dummies can’t learn from people like Zach. What is Zach doing right, which you are doing wrong? It’s something you should ask for insights if you have a similar product – like your own social network or forum – and you got only 5 users, while Zach has 5000. Cuz one guy obviously did something right in that scenario, and it ain’t you with your 5 meager users. The metatopic here is Inspiration and Influence. Can’t some of you dummies learn from other people’s example for your own fucking good? I mean really. Let’s stay on Zach for a second and point out that he’s inspired people to make music tracks using clips of things he said on his youtube things, and also his clips have been inserted in local news, etc. He’s doing something right, but you have these dummies who can’t learn from that success, where they can’t even inspire people to like them, let along buy into their ideas.
The formula for inspiring and influencing people is easy looking. If you have a “product,” such as a new idea, service, new cult, remake of Satanism, whatever, you need to find a market. Then you need to generate an audience. That takes people skills. You set your product aside, conveniently where people can find it. Then put in your effort to sell yourself to an audience. That takes social skills. Because if your audience is a coherent social group, or Brand Tribe, then as a new comer into their social structure, you have problems to circumvent.
If I use big words, like “circumvent,” I only use ones I can breakdown and define in my own words on the spot. I only use a big word, if I also understand the shades of meaning and cultural shades of usage. In real life you can spot a pseudo-intellectual when some person is talking and he uses a word out of context. Like he used the word in a wrong way. So you ask this person to define that word for you on the spot. And in most cases, they will stumble with trying to give you a definition of the big jalopy word they used. Or they give you a dictionary definition of the word, and can’t express the words meanings to you in their own words as they are using it. That’s a pseudo-intellectual. In cyberspace it’s hard to spot them because if you ask them to define the jalopy words they use, they can just google a definition or cut and paste a Wikipedia entry.
Circumvent and “Problem Solving” mean two different things. I use unofficial 5%er style “folk etymology” to breakdown the word “circumvent” for its essential shade of meaning. So you have “circum,” as in Circumference, which is the round outside part of a circle. And you have “Vent” which means like “Air” rushing out of a ventilation system. So when I put them together, I get the picture of a wind tunnel in my mind. In this wind tunnel is a model airplane, and smoke is flying in this wind tunnel. The smoke meets up with a “problem” [the airplane] and just goes Around [circum…] the object and continues on its course. That’s circumvent. The smoke didn’t attack the problem, it didn’t tear it down, fix it, or anything. It let the obstacle be, and just went around the shit.
How do you circumvent the obstacle of being a new comer with nobody status inside a new social group, to gain a footing where that you will in time be able to sell your ideas or gain some influence? Very cautiously, just like how a chimp does it. In the wild, some chimps will be shunned by their home troop and so they must search for a new troop to belong to, or die. There are “protocol” the chimp socially adept chimp follows to do this. First thing the chimp does when he finds a new potential troop is to keep his distance and try to stay quiet and not attract too much attention. He will follow this new troop wherever it moves, but he stays far behind. What he’s doing is he’s waiting for an “opening” of opportunity. He’s looking for two potential things. Either for any chimp from his target group to walk over and befriend him, or he’s looking for any chimp in the group who shows signs of interest so he can go up to them.
Either case, once he finds his new friend, he starts grooming the new friend, which is their way of developing Rapport. The new comer chimp is still an outsider, and must start working his social skills from the very bottom on up. Most likely his new friend is a bottom ranker with not very many friends in that troop. The chimp during grooming sessions is working on his “Pubic Image,” meaning that he wants those other chimps in that troop to see him as an associate of the new friend chimp, like he belongs to the troop via his new friend. He’ll test out his Public Image by trying to physically move in closer with the other chimps. If they react negatively, he steps away and continues to work on his public image by grooming his only friend. If they don’t react at all, he goes to the second phase of being accepted as a member of that social order. The second phase is to begin climbing social rank by first grooming the chimps close in propinquity to his first new friend. This would be like the mother, father, sister, bother of his original new friend. And so with networks or circles of friends and kin, this new comer chimp works his social skills to move inside from circle of chimps to circles of chimps with more status. He’s a “full” member when enough chimps accepts him.
Same thing in human social order. I used the same monkey technique, which is instinctive in us [humans] with ONA. I was an unknown outsider, and the ONA was the troop I wanted to be accepted into. I also wanted to climb rank in that troop. So in the beginning I kept my distance and stayed quiet so as to not draw unwanted attention. I started to make friends with a few random ONA people I met in those many Satanic forums. I stuck with them and developed my friendly bonds with them and associated with them. Used words they used, tried to be seen with them. This is me working on my Public Image. Each clique or circle of people in any social group are interconnected rings with other circles. There is no such thing as an isolated clique. On member will have friends, kin, or allies in other circles below and above in strata from them. Those are called “Links” and are your most important assets in moving in these circles, to climb rank. Why climb rank? Because the popular kids in any social group sets the trends/policies ie: they have the influence.
Ryan in ONA-land is a heavy weight and a Link. This is because he is associated with DarkLogos who spent some time “mentoring” him into ONA and stuff. And DarkLogos is a member of a clique in ONA of a higher strata, called the “Old Guard,” who work directly with and for DM/AL: the Alpha Male of the ONA troop. So, I found DarkLogos and had “grooming” sessions with him, which in human terms just means you make friends with the person. My desire is to be seen in ONA circles as being associated with DarkLogos in some way. This is again, building your Public Image. We see this in real world politics. When that North Korean dictator died, what things did the Regime do with the chubby son to make him acceptable by the people as their new leader? You can actually see his father grooming him before his death. You can see the son follow the father around especially to important meeting. Considering that at those important meeting the son’s presence was not required in any way, it was PR work. To get the public familiar with the son being associated with powerful people. What’s this called again? Psychological Propinquity. Meaning that in the public’s mind the Son and Powerful people occupies the same mental and emotional field.
Besides working in deed to show my new audience [DarkLogos & his clique] that I have potential to help ONA, I tried very hard to implement secondary social stuff. One of these things is that you look better and more valuable if you have other people talking about you. In romance if you are a guy and you want to look attractive to a girl, you secretly ask your female friends to occasionally hang out with you in company of your target girl, and you have your female friends talk about you with your target girl, as if she likes you and how wonderful you are.
This may not always work cuz girls aren’t that stupid. It’s more effective if say you are walking in public with this target girl and occasionally other girls will smile at you or talk to you. This requires social skills, where you smile at other people, use eye contact, and use body language to invite other people – girls – to smile back and talk. If you are a guy, and you are hanging out with your target girl, and can get another lady or girl in public to have a conversation with you and then say to your target girl things like: “Wow, where do you find this guy! He’s a keeper!” or “Hey, does your boyfriend have a bother I can borrow!” It means to the target girl you have instant Status [re: Value] in her eyes and thus are instantly very attractive and desirable [to her]. Why is this equated with Value? Cuz if nobody finds you worth talking about or worth wanting, what worth or value do you have? And if you are worthless, what sane girl wants to be with you?
Same thing with ANY social thing, cuz we’re dealing with the same exact human denominator! So in practical terms, regarding me and ONA, I tried in Deed and effort to show by example and Fruit, that I had potential, and to increase my social creds – Value – I went around using my newly found writings skills and insights to get other people to like me, and say nice things about me and my insights, and so on. The more other people talk about you – good or bad – the more social value you have. But the more positive feedback others have of you, the greater your chance of increasing your social Value. You need social Value to move in circles up the totem pole.
You’ll see this in high school. If you were one of the popular girls, and a new girl moves to your school, your first reaction is to look at her funny and to dislike her, even if she is pretty like you and your popular friends. BUT, if the new girl is pretty and the bitch is now attracting attention from the group of popular guys on campus, then you have a problem. The problem is now the new bitch has social creds – social capital, social VALUE – and she’s attracting the attention of the popular guys. You thus as a clique/circle of popular girls have only one option to take. That is to acquire this new girl, and add her into your circle of friends before some rival girl clique grabs her.
Why do this? Because you want the attention of all the poplar guys on campus, and the new girl has the social Value to attract that wanted attention! Why need all the popular guys’ attention? Because that’s gives you status. Why need status? Cuz that give you the power to set trends/policies on campus: influence, inspiration, power, over the other students. So here, “social Value” must be considered in Context to Environment and Variable. Meaning that you want the attention of the popular guys, this is one Variable. And so the new girl is getting those guys to come up to her and talk to her; that’s another variable. Those two Variables is what gives her Value to you. It’s what makes you consider her to be worth something. So it’s a symbiotic affair. The girl may want to be popular, you want the popular guys’ attentions. And thus you are willing to trade with the new girl: Status, for her ability to get the right guys to talk to her [and thus you]. If your girl clique is already the most popular clique of girls, you still need her to maintain that status you enjoy. Cuz if a rival clique grabs her, it may be that such rival clique ends up in time becoming more popular than your circle.
You can see this in business. If you have an idea, and nobody is talking about it, or no reputable company seems to want your idea, your ideas are de facto worthless. On the other hand, if you pitch your idea to a company with confidence, and you finish your presentation, look at your watch and say: “Guys, forgive me, but I have to rush. I have an appointment with JP Morgan and Stanley in an hour.” And then this company gets wind that JP Morgan did in fact hear your presentation, and JP Morgan gave the feedback: “Wow, this guy’s idea is worth considering!” That environment and those variables instantly made your idea Worth something. It’s now a desirable idea, even if it is a stupid and worthless idea in reality. Especially if you have the extra Variable that JP Morgan is a rival company of your first company you gave your presentation to! Many a dumb idea sold for a lot of money simply due to this factor.
How many “Great Ideas” do we all know turn out to be not so great ideas? Like Communism? It started off as a laughable idea of Marx. Then later a whole nation [Russia] liked it and implemented it. So you got other countries [regimes] saying: “Shit! The fucking Russians liked that Marxist shit! It must be a fucking good idea or something! The people killed their aristocrats for it. Fuck, our regime needs Communism too! Before some other political faction taps into the peasantry! Or we’re assed out of power!” It’s called “social creds,” or “social capital,” remember that. It’s what gives you Value and Worth in a social environment. Or if you are selling an idea, it’s what gives your idea Value. Or if it’s mythos/image you’re selling, it’s what gives that image Value. So that has a shadow corollary. The shadow corollary is that when only you talk about yourself, when only you talk about how great your ideas are, you De-value yourself and render your ideas worthless.
If in a company at a promotional interview only you in the whole company thinks you have the skills to get that promotion, and only you are talking about you, you’re not gunna get that promotion. But if Other people, like other executives, and other people from the management strata talk about you and say they think you have what it takes for that higher position, then you instantly have Value. And you can only pull this off by showing via Deed and end result that you have what it takes so the people that matter can see your end results.
So that’s what I did in the old days back around 2009. I made friends with the shot callers in ONA subculture. Then to build up my image into a somebody worth something I put in my work to help grow ONA and expand it. Hoping that if I made a big enough dent than the top ONA clique at the very tippy top of the ONA totem pole will take notice and note of it. Then I invested my time and intellectual capital and social skills in gradually getting others to talk about me, my ideas, so my Value can grow. The intent or hope was so that in time the shot callers in ONA will see the chattering and various people giving great feedback about me, so the shot callers can think to themselves: “Hmm, this girl has something worth considering.” You don’t ever want to talk about yourself, or point out what you’ve done. That does two things for you. First it makes it so that other people at least can’t say: “Pssh, that Chloe girl is full of herself. She’s all talk” Second, by not pointing out to your higher ups what you’ve done, you can figure out what they are looking for. If you do something and they don’t take notice or talk about it, you know that’s not what they are looking for. If you do something, and they take notice and actually compliment you, then you know you’re on the right track.
Giving compliments, or “props,” or “kudos,” or positive feedback “catch-notices” by the way is essential in establishing a strong Rapport, and thus helps you sell yourself. People in real life die for “recognition” or “acknowledgement.” It’s one of the top thing we humans need besides air, water, food, and sex/love. Compliments, positive feedback and “catch-notices” [I’ll explain what that is], are verbal counterparts of Touching in nonverbal communication. You’ll wonder what’s so important about “touching.” So here’s a question for guys, if they know: Why do girls place some of you in their potential boyfriend pile and some of you in their friend only pile? So the question is: What are you guys doing that Triggers the causal mechanism that puts you in one of those piles? This is an important question if you are a normal guy looking for sex.
So in practical terms, say we met, and you were interested. You ask me for my number and I give it and we start talking and hanging out. And so the more time passes where you are not making tactile contact with my skin in any way, the less of a chance you will sleep with me. Why? Because you make yourself feel to be a “nice guy.” You are afraid to touch me. You don’t get me used to being touched by you. And so because of that, I am conditioned to only be with you as a platonic friend, because I am conditioned to think being touched by you is gross. And by “touching” I don’t mean rubbing on people tits. I mean the same exact things you guys do with each other to strengthen your bonds. You just observe yourself. You guys know the difference between another guy who is just your friend, and a guy who is your Boy. What’s the difference? The difference is that when you see guys who are your Boys, you’re relaxes and open with them, and you grab them, bear hug them pat them on the back and so on. But with those other guys who are just friends, you don’t touch them in any way. Think about it.
So the more you are relaxed and confident, and the more you incorporate touching into your repertoire, the more likely you’ll end up in the potential boyfriend pile. Meaning here that you will be more successful at selling yourself and manifesting your end goal of having sex with her. So it is the same with selling yourself to get others to buy into your ideas or product. It’s just that with verbal communication you use the verbal equivalent of tactile stimulation, which is what? Emotional Stimulation. And you guys know this two, just unconsciously. You are more likely to say nice things about another guy you like, than to one you don’t like. And this means the same thing as with touching. The more emotional stimuli from you, the greater chance your target audience will like you and buy into your stuff. Think Communism. That ideology is constructed to give props to peasants and farmers and workers. And it hugely worked. The less you give props to your audience, the less likely they will buy your idea and product.
A “catch-notice” is when you catch a person doing something you like and you openly point it out. For example in old days I caught Mindfux spread a ferocious meme that spread all over the place. This was the meme of “Description Not Prescription,” which I though was brilliant. Another catch notice is I caught a while ago Dan Dread spreading the meme “Satanism Is Doing The Do [Praxis].” This meme has spread far, and if you carry that meme or if that meme is a part of your Satanism, you are directly or indirectly influenced by Dan Dread. It’s a meme that’s hard to take down. And I don’t think it will be taken down.
The Years Ahead
I want the ONA to be the top influential and inspiring institution in the Left Hand Path 20 years from now. 20 years is roughly one generation. A generation here means that kids age 5-10 today will mature to be 25-30 year olds in 20 years. Those are the Next Generation. Keeping in mind something Hitler said: “He who owns the youth, owns the future.” It sounds evil with Hitler’s name associated and talking about innocent youth, doesn’t it.
So let’s take that same exact line of thought and plug it into MTV to make it less emotive to these Mundane dummies. MTV sold out. How? Well, you hear many X Generation dummies bitch and complain that MTV doesn’t play music videos anymore and that all they play are reality shows. The thing is these X Gens grew up as youths watching music videos on MTV. So in this case who or what age bracket were MTV’s target market? Why, the Young X Gens of course. And MTV rode those young X Gens asses straight into the Future – 10-20 years – and those X Gens got old. And then what happened? Then MTV ditched the aged out X Gen market and produced shows for what target audience? The same god damn age bracket they always work with: The Youths age 13-25ish. But why do this? Why does MTV and most companies not consider people ages 30 and over to be a significant demographic?
Because at age 30 and up, you now have new priorities in life. You have a job, a girlfriend, or a wife, little children, car payment, rent, house payments, and so on. So what good are you? If a company stays rooted in your X Gen age bracket to please you and appease you. And if you are getting older and older where you will just die soon, then is this company moving forward into a Future or into the past and irrelevancy with you? That’s a rhetorical question, because the answer for any SANE business is obvious.
Here’s another example, which we can excitingly see as we speak. It’s the telecommunications industry. A very long time ago in the 90’s before cell phones they used to have these devices called “Pagers.” There little cigarette box sized boxes that just beeps when somebody called its assigned pager number. In those old days only Important people like doctors, businessmen, and lawyers had then and needed them. Later the first cellphones came out and at the time only Important people like doctors, businessmen, lawyers, and drug dealers needed cell phones.
And so, the industry got smart and began to sell these devices to very mundane and unimportant people. How did the industry sell devices to people who did not really need the contraptions? The answer is IMAGE. Important people like doctors, businessmen, lawyers, and your neighborhood drug dealer used them, and they look important. So if you had one, you too can look important and get paged or called on a cellphone. And using the Image of Importance worked! X Gen gradually began to buy these devices.
So now, fast forward today and X Gen is now old. The industry has its eyes on a new target audience. And they have things called smartphones to sell today. So what’s the quality or image used to sell smartphones these days to the new market? Not Importance. That’s X Generation peoples desire and concerns. They have a need to look important to others, and this need still shows today in how they talk and carry themselves in cyberspace.
What’s Y Gen want? Connectivity. We want to be connected to our friends and family. So what’s the sale’s pitch today? Smartphones and things like Facebook help keep you what? Connected. And you look at how most Y Gen uses cyberspace and you see a difference. Most Y gen in cyberspace use the internet not to look and feel important, but to “hang out” with friends and meet new people. That’s “staying connected.”
So in two cases we saw that a business and an industry considers X Gen to be an insignificant demographics. And we saw that to survive with the flow of time and the emergence of generations, the business and industry shifts its focus onto the emerging young market and lets go of the out going old market. And we know that big businesses and giant industries are successful at what they do because they have the end result of longevity and millions and billions of dollars of profit. And we also know that the several institutions in Satanism such as the Church of Satan as far as end results go make shit. So the question becomes: As ONA, whose example do we follow? The business sector or the several Satanic groups? We’re going to follow the more successful example, because they way of doing things is Tried and Tested.
For ONA this means a lot of things. One thing it means is that all these X Generation people are not of any significance to ONA. They’re opinions of it no longer matters, neither do their critiques, or their wants and wishes. I’ve even seen some X Gen Satanists bitch that ONA used to be one way and now it’s changed. Fuck them. It has to change. The same guys that bitch about how ONA used to be were kids in their teens who grew up seeing ONA a certain way. They are the same kids who grew up watching music videos on MTV. They bitch about the same thing. That nothing in the world is the same as things once were when they were punk kids. As if to actually suggest that either the world shouldn’t change, or at least the world should change to please them and their out bound generation. The fact is the ONA is not looking to be a convalescent home. And so we aren’t interested in pleasing this aging demographics. Another fact is X Generation people already have in their heads their own worldviews, ideas, religions, philosophies, understandings of the world and self. So they don’t even need the ONA.
That’s another thing which bugs me to hell about these stupid mundane X Gen Satanists. They put down teenagers. I’ve seen very often when a teenager comes along to ask about Satanism, you’ll see these X Gen Satanists – these 30 year olds – say to the teen roughly: “Due to your age, you’re too stupid to be a Satanist. Grow up.” Like they’re suggesting that you have to be super smart to understand Satanism. But wait! What age did you dummies get into Satanism? We all know in most cases that X Gen got into Satanism when they were in their teens. Just like Y Gen. I got into it when I was ~14. So what are those dummie mundane X Gen Satanists saying? That they were very intelligent when they were themselves teens and then they became stupid as they aged? Cuz you look at the bulk of those mundanes and even thoe they are in their 30’s, some of them have deplorable levels of intelligence. Some can’t even spell four letter words right? What the fuck happened to you guys then? And what’s so hard about Mundane Satanism to actually understand? Indulgences Instead of Abstinence? Hating on Christians? Are you kidding me?
So it’s the “Z Generation” that is our Future and Target Market. Today this generation is around age 5-10. These are the ones who don’t have a worldview just yet. They don’t have philosophical views just yet, and if they are in the West they may also not have a culture or traditional stuff. All that stuff they don’t have may be a demand ONA can supply. ONA already has a robust worldview. It already has its own philosophical system. It already has its own Traditionalism. It already has its own Kulture. So the hint or implication here is that the needs of Z Gen go beyond getting boners for Satanism. And when Z Gen get into their teen years they will do just like many of us did and look back into the past for help and insight to give them meaning in their world and self. And when they look back at us in the past, I want ONA to be the first thing they see and consider if they are the type to look into the thing we call the Western [Occult] Tradition. And so this also implies that ONA needs to extent its presents out beyond Satanism and into the greater Western Tradition, to be noticeable. ONA already has the elements built into its fundamental structure to easily take root as a Genre of the Western Tradition.
This sounds like I’m Saying we should abandon the Left Hand Path. So I’ll explain using Apple Inc again. Apple [and Microsoft] have extended their presence beyond their Traditional Computer market, and into a whole other market and industry called the smartphone industry. So did Google. Why did they do this? To survive the progressive evolution of the market place. Did they abandon their traditional market? No they didn’t. They still sell computers for the time being. But they can be seen to keep up with everything by making tablet pc’s and making operating system are designed for touch screens. So that’s what innovation looks like. Why innovate your shit? To stay relevant.
But the fact is “the ONA” can’t do anything, because it doesn’t exist as an actual touchable noun. ONA is just a tag of a loosely knit collection of people. It’s me and everybody associated with ONA that must learn to understand these business things and understand the direction ONA the memeplex must be taken into 20 years from now. Each person in ONA in the next 20 years must learn to refocus our eyes away from the out going X Gen, stop catering to them, and start innovating and adding onto ONA to make it ready for the maturation of Z Generation. It’s actually simple: If each of us in ONA just keeps doing what we each do – follow our own individual wyrd/dharma – ONA will continue to grow and gradually evolve, and spread its influence and inspiration out further. Eventually beyond Satanism and into other types of markets.
I predict that after X Generation Satanism as a phenomenon will be declining with each decadic generation. A “decadic generation” is 10 years. What I’m trying to say is, say you have 100 X Gen Satanists who are 40 years old. There would be 80 Satanists who are 30 years old. Then 60 Satanists who are 20 years old. And so on. But pragmatically this doesn’t mean the Niche that the Satanism phenomenon will go extinct. Just like the Niche that Horse Power didn’t go away. The fact is new, more efficient things filled in that Niche, like what? Like motor engines. So how do we describe how much power these motor engines make? We call it “Horse Power” still.
The Niche in Western society that “Satanism” fills performs a function. It produces people who are carriers of various belief complexes who can keep society at least balanced. This is an idea found in ONA. Usually it’s called “Heresy” in ONA talk. Meaning that ONA assumes the character of whatever is heretical at any time in society. So if general society believes racism is wrong, ONA spreads racialism and racialist memes and makes racist organizations, and so on. So since ONA isn’t abandoning its “Traditional” home market, it means ONA will be staying in this Niche Satanism currently occupies for a while. This in turn means that we still have competition in this Niche.
The only competition for ONA in this Left Hand Niche is the LaVey memeplex. Not the CoS. That’s a moribund institution and is of no aeonic concern. It’s harder to deal with memeplexes. In 20 years I want ONA to be The Premiere Left Hand Path Tradition. So that when Z Gen look back and sees the so called Left Hand Path, they only see ONA. To get to that point, we have to Circumvent this LaVey memeplex, which is an obstacle in our way.
Circumvent here doesn’t mean we destroy the obstacle. It means like smoke in a wind tunnel we go right around the object and continue our course. In practical terms this also means that Z Generation must be caused to disregard that LaVey memeplex and give it no real consideration. But there are problems with this.
The problem is the LaVey memeplex has certain “pivotal memes” that are stubborn. A pivotal meme is like nails in a house. When you build a house the sticks go up and you put in the nails to hold the whole frame together. Pivotal memes hold the memeplex together, and since a memeplex exists in the mind of people, such pivotal memes also are what generates psychological propinquity, or social coherency of their subculture. To cause a discoherency you circumvent those pivotal memes, by subverting the next Generation.
I’ll give examples which I brought up with DarkLogos 5 years ago. One pivotal meme this LaVey thing uses is: “LaVey invented Satanism.” How do we circumvent this? The easy answer is that we “subvert” the next generation, which basically means we give them counter-memes. The hard part is to figure out what counter-memes are effective.
For the past 5 years I have been testing a few counter-memes. Which is part of the work me and my friends do in these Satanic forums and networks. One counter-meme I use often which I try to spread in the self-style Satanist submarket is the “Form versus Essence” meme found in ONA. The idea with this counter-meme is that we give the LaVey camp the claim that LaVey made Satanism. But we go around that and say: “Fine, but LaVey’s Satanism is an outer expression of an Essence found in nature, and anybody who understands that that essence can manifest their own Form.”
A second counter-meme I passed around 4 years ago was the “Indic Left Hand Path” meme; vamamarga and all that shit. This counter-meme essentially says: “Fine, LaVey made Satanism. But he didn’t make the Left Hand Path. The Left Hand Path is older than LaVey. Thousands of years older. Satanism is just a possible expression [form] of the Left Hand Path.” So we give LaVey and his camp outer “Satanism.” Then we work to make ONA the Premier Left Hand Path Tradition instead. ONA is beyond satanism, as it has been said since the beginning in ONA.
So the thing about testing these counter-memes is to first inject them into a testbed forum or network via carriers and random sockpuppet profiles. The second thing is to make a hypothesis, like: “If carrier X has that counter-meme, he will fight with a carrier of the LaVey pivotal meme.” And I wait to watch how these carriers interact and react to carriers of that pivotal meme. What I watch for is how those LaVey carriers react and what they say to hold onto that pivotal meme. How do those LaVeyans explain away those counter-meme? Do they recondition themselves to believe their pivotal meme? Do they lack something to say? Can that counter-meme be countered? If they can, what can be done to make those counter-memes better? Do those counter-memes catch and spread? Do the spreading of this counter-meme make the conditions in these forums and places inhospitable to LaVeyan memes?
In the old days my friends and I used to make a game out of it. We’d pass these counter-memes around in Satanic forums and Ning Networks and watch how many people carry them. Then we wait for the fighting. Eventually there are fights and debates and arguments between these carriers and LaVeyans. This was something entertaining to watch. Amazingly in most cases, when both counter-memes are used by an intelligent person, the LaVeyans can’t counter them.
So the idea is to spend the next decade or so to isolate counter-memes that work at circumventing pivotal LaVeyan memes, and then to spread them into Z Generation. This way, they will go around LaVey’s stuff altogether. If everybody in ONA helped out with this in their own ways, the work would be much easier. The other idea to this is that we each have to learn to recognize that many of the self-styled Satanists are allies/useful because they dislike that same LaVey memeplex. The extra benefit to self-styled Satanists is that they are an incoherent bunch, so they pose no threat and can’t be competition to ONA. The end objective is to have it so that in 20 years ONA will be the only significant institution in Satanism. And we need that to grow into the “Premier Left Hand Path Tradition,” a Genre of the Great Western Tradition. This way, when Satanism dies out, ONA will be the only coherent [significant] anything to occupy the Niche Satanism once occupied. But like I intimated, this will take many years, in the several decades. It will also take a lot of power of inspiration, influence, and people skills. Much trial and error, and learning from our mistakes.
I have another option available on reserve. This option is to just annex the whole LaVeyan Memplex and update it. One way to do this would be to produce an obvious unauthorized ONA Edition Satanic Bible. Each original chapter of LaVey’s Satanic Bible would be faithfully re-produced. Following each original chapter would be annotations and commentaries where the essence of each chapter is re-interpreted to be more ONA, more “up to date,” if you will. One or two ONA Manuscripts by Anton Long would cap each chapter. The book would be freely distributed copyleft style as a PDF. The target idea is to have this edition compete with the old original edition in the Z Generation future market. The only thing I dislike about this option is that we would still be giving the LaVey name/mythos relevance in the future. Another consequence would be that the LaVey mythos/name would be from that point on – if successful – associated with ONA [in future]. I’m still thinking out the repercussions of this option.
But, every problem can be circumvented eventually. So this option is on reserve for the time being. I already have a simple cover made for this book saved. The thing which inspired this idea in me was that I’m getting into that age where I’m now beginning to think about having my own children soon. I was asking myself how I would feel if my own children, when they are teenagers were to become Satanists. Then I imagined them finding a copy of LaVey’s Satanic Bible, and I didn’t like that idea. It made me feel as if I needed to inform my “children” that said book is out dated, and many of the ideas in it are old and inaccurate, and that “Satanism” has evolved since 1970, and should continue to evolve. So I asked myself how I would explain each chapter to my own hypothetical teenage children. And then to test the book itself inside its intended audience, my idea was to give PDF copies to my future children so they would eventually pass it around to their peers. Then I’d watch and see how exactly that Z Generation reacts to an ONA Edition Satanic Bible.
One counter-meme I have used and have seen work very well is the injunction that “Satanism must evolve.” I’ve seen this counter-meme upset most LaVeyans, especially if you use a “backdrop-meme” that “the LaVeyan memeplex is dogmatic.” The self-styled Satanist sector are the most receptive group to this counter-meme because they already themselves believe and act out this injunction. This self-styled Satanist breed are a corrosive breed. They aren’t a type I’d want populating ONA, or they’d corrode ONA like rust to metal. Watching them do their thing in their natural habitat for the past 5 years is telling of their corrosive mentality. In how they gradually eat away, and alter, and cause a discoherency in the LaVeyan memeplex. Where each individual self-styled Satanist mutates their own Satanism. And so what you have is an incoherent body of people who share nothing in common, can’t get along, and as an incoherent destructive force, work to erode the coherency of Satanism. They are the antithesis of Traditionalism. This anti-traditionalism is typical to X Generation’s social world view. But their corrosive nature can be used advantageously.
Propinquity is just a big word for “Closeness,” and “Familiarity.” Think animals: if they are Familiar with you, they will let you get close to them and touch them. It is by propinquity that influence and inspiration occurs, and why or how memes transfer from one person to the other. If you understand or take the time to fully study the word and the science behind it, you’ll one day understand that you don’t sell or push your product, service, idea, ideology, religion, cult, sex, whatever onto people. The more you push the more they resist. You sell yourself to your intended market by bonding. It sounds almost silly, that simple friendly human nature is the secret.
There are other components involved in a successful sell. The Formula looks similar to this across the board. There are 4 main Variables to the formula. The first Variable is you. Second Variable is what you want your audience to buy. Third is the Environmental Condition. Last is your audience. Here’s an example of how Environmental Condition does 90% of the selling for you. Two scenarios. First scene is you take a few small ~16 oz water bottles and sell them on a street corner for $5.00 a bottle. Will people buy them for that price? Not most. Now second scene: Change the Environment. You’re now at Disneyland with your family. It’s lunch time. A ~16 oz bottle of water is $5.00. Soda is even more ridiculous. Now you have no choice but to buy the water bottle.
Robert Anton Wilson once said: “Reality is 10% objective and 90% subjective.” And with that we learn to understand that “Environmental Condition” is 90% subjective. This means it is mostly an internal interpretation of objective data. This means in turn that the Variable of Environmental Condition can be induced if the objective conditions are not right for you.
Here’s an example. Pre-World-War-2 Germany. America has just entered the Great Depression. This ripples and effects other nations. Plus Germany owes a lot of money to the Allied Forces. This adds up to a chaotic Germany. The German economy is shit. There is mass unemployment, hunger, poverty, social unrest, and political instability. Many Germans are suffering. But many are unaffected. Some Jews in the big cities who live in the wealthy parts of town are unaffected. That’s the objective reality. Now comes Hitler & Friends. How does he paint the picture for the German audience to see? It just takes a little rhetoric: Why are noble German people poor in their own country, but Jews are rich? What’s going on? What’s this called? It’s called “Stage Work.”
Stage Work is the first step in Sexual Courtship as well. This is the stage when you first meet a person where you put on your act, set the stage, and so on. You dress sexy, drive your best car, put on your confidence, and so on. What’s the Stage Work for? It’s to lead your date into Stage two, which is what? Contemplation or Thinking. The stage work causes the date to think, ponder, consider you, entertain you in her mind intellectually.
Stage Work is the first step of making a riot also. Rodney King gets badly beat up by White guys. This goes on the news. Black people in LA talk about this. This is stage work. The stage has been set. This leads into Consideration. This is when people think about it, agree, debate, argue, ponder, consider what they are seeing in their minds. When a Jehovah’s Witness comes to your door, shares a few bible versus with you and talks to you about eternal paradise on earth, what is this called? Stage Work. What’s the intent of setting the stage? To draw you into step two: Thinking and Consideration.
The Thinking stage causally leads into step three which is called “Mood Setting.” In sexual courtship Mood Setting is after your date has mentally considered you in her mind, you now induce her to have Emotions. You induce her to Like you, Dig you, Want you, desire you. You draw her away now from the thinking mode and into the feeling mode.
Setting the Mood is when talkers now emotionally agitates the Black people in LA about the Rodney King incident. If the talking, words, are right, the crowd will start to Feel angry, upset, enraged, and so on. In ideological courtship step three is to draw your audience now away from the thinking stage and induce feelings. The Jehovah’s Witness sees that you have genuinely considered his stage work. So he goes into step three and says to you: “Won’t it be Wonderful, to live forever in paradise? Do you have family who have passed away? On the day of resurrection, Jesus will rise you and your family from out of that grave, and you will be together again forever in paradise. How does that make you feel friend?” What do know happens when we enter an emotional state? We know that our Thinking begins to stop. If the emotions are strong, we even become what? Irrational.
In sexual courtship you don’t want the girl to think or have second thoughts. You want her far away from thinking. You just want her to feel emotions. Step by step. You first begin by making her feel nice with compliments. Then is she is receptive to that, you touch her in platonic places to further stimulate her emotions. When she shows signs of not resisting your touch, you pick things up a notch and touch her in more sensitive places and now kiss her or make out. You are now officially entering step four. Which is: Excitation.
Back to our LA Riot example: Once the mob is in Feeling stage, all feeling anger and frustration, etc, now the heat picks up and the talkers talk loudly, screaming, expressing passionate feelings, hatred. The crowd is worked up slowly to an Excited fever. It’s verbal heavy petting at this point. Think Hitler at one of his speeches where he’s screaming, waving his arms everywhere, enthusiastic, and everything. Or thing Minister Farrakhan who does the same thing. Excitement and Enthusiasm is contagious. If you’ve ever been extremely excited about something so much, you jump up and down, then grab your nearest friend and jump up and own with her screaming: “Oh my god!” What will your friend do? She’ll become just as excited as you and jump with you and scream with you, even thoe she might not even know what’s going on.
After the stage of Excitement is the final stage: Climax. In sexual courtship, this is obviously when you both have sex and orgasm. All that built up heat and frustration is released. So what’s Climax look like in the Mob scene? The Mob becomes violent and physically erupts into feverish chaos. In ideological courtship you get your audience excited, your verbally heavy petting him, and you pick up signs that he “wants it.” He wants what your “selling.” He’s nonverbally telling you: “Give it to me!” That’s how you transfer a meaningless meme to another person.
Propinquity means “like attracts like.” Or like wants to be closer to like. Physically this is say when you live on the same block with your friend. Both of you live in the ghetto. Your friend starts dealing dope to make extra money and joins a gang. And so because you live on the same block, and because he is your close friend, you want to “match vibrations” with him to maintain a strong rapport with that friend. How do you do that? You join the gang also of your own will and accord. Psychological propinquity works in this way: You are a kid. You like a heavy metal band a lot. You identify with a lot of the lyrics. And so you dress like the band guys, wear their logos, grow your hair long like them, date chicks that are into that heavy metal scene like they do, and so on. Nobody made you do it. Nobody had to talk you into mimicking that band. Nobody had to convince you to grow your hair and change your life style. You willing did it on your own. Just like if a commercial on TV got you in the right Mood and Mindset, you will buy that product of your own will and accord. Just like if your date is in the right mood and she likes you a lot she will want to be very physically close to you and let you have sex with her.
It’s the same process with spreading ideas, inspiring people, and influencing people. Cuz we’re dealing with the same human animal, and the same human nature. It’s the same basic causal formula. You find it in Buddhism: 1) What you entertain in your mind gives rise to Thought, 2) What you think, influences your Emotions, 3) What you feel when strong, governs your Behaviour.
The more a person is familiar with you the more he will trust you. The more a person likes you, the more they will desire to be closer to you and possess you, have you. How is this? When you have a rose bush in your garden and nice rose grows, you like it. So it’s not enough that you leave that rose on that bush, You have to cut it off and put it in a vase inside your house closer to you. If you see a cute puppy at a pet shop and you like it, you want it, want to have it, want to touch it, want to be close to it. It’s not enough to just go to that pet store every other day to look at it. You take it home with you. How come Columbus and his people couldn’t just come to the New World during their vacation time to enjoy the beauty of America? How come they had to take it, be closer to it, and possess it for? Because it’s human nature to want to be closer to what we like or are attached to emotionally.
The more status you have in a social order, the more value your words and compliments will have. Without that status, you can’t inspire or influence anything. It’s easy to explain this. Say you work a normal job. So an executive, or the manager or one of the popular employees comes buy you and says to you: “Hey great job! Keep it up.” How did that make you feel? Now picture this. Say you were doing the same thing at this job, and a nobody employee you barely know, or don’t even know at all says to you: “Hey great job! Keep it up.” I know for a fact that the second scenario made you feel different than the first. Why? Weren’t they the same exact compliment? Think about it. Here’s another one. Say your in school. The bell rang and everybody is walking to their next class. One of the popular guys or girls walks past you, smiles, waves, and then says to you: “Hey John Smith!” How did that make you feel? Now same scenario, but now a nobody or someone you barely know walks by you, waves, smiles, and says to you: “Hey John Smith!” How did that make you feel?
Here’s a real one: When somebody like Jason King says: “Dude I just read a great book called The Lucifer Principle. It is The Real Satanic Bible!” What do you do? Now some nobody who just joined the forum makes a post and says: “Guys, I just read a pretty good book. I think it was called the Lucifer Principle. Anyway, it was a great book in my opinion.” What do you do? You don’t do shit.
Status is easy to build in a forum in cyberspace. In the old days when we went “eColonizing” Satanic forums, the first thing I do once I make a profile is make random response to random threads. This just lets people there know I’m there. I try not to say anything that can be taken to be threatening or stepping on anybody’s toes. I spend the day scoping out who the popular kids are in the forum and I read every single post I can find written by them. I’m looking for their Lexicon, and their paradigm schematics, and their lines of thought to use later. Two of three days after I joined, I start “Stunting.”
Stunting is like when everybody in a parking lot drives Hondas, you pull up in a Ferrari, and people turn heads and say: “God damn! Who is that? She just pulled up in a Ferrari!” It’s easy to Stunt. Jason King does it very well. What’s Stunting mean in terms of Satanism? What’s “bling” in Satanism? What is Satanism? Is it a philosophy? Then Bling is philosophical stuff. Is it ideology? Then bling is ideas and ideals and ideations. Whatever it is, you find those resources. Like gold. Why is gold valuable? Cuz it’s rare. So what’s it mean when you have a gold mine? It means you’re filthy rich: you’re blinging big time. I got a “gold mine,” which is called Buddhism. I can dig into Buddhism for anything like philosophical stuff, ideas, mystical shit, insights, and then I convert all of that into words that Satanists can understand and like. That’s resource. Jason King has two gold mine, or more. I see him own a Vajrayana gold mine and an Advaita gold mine. And so when he shares insights, he’s Stunting, cuz you look around at the rest of the forum or network and you notice that the majority of everybody else are morons. That’s Stunting. That’s when everybody in the forum is working with 6 brain cells, and you walk in with all one billion of yours on fire. And people be like: “Damn! Check her out! She’s got both hemispheres working!”
I start stunting by doing something I call “investing intellectual capital.” That’s just when I start writing out long insightful posts. But I lace my intellectual capital with words the top popular ones use, I configure my ideas to match their paradigm they are using, and I use their same line of thinking. Why? Because my intent is to catch their attention and have them trickle down their status onto me. I’ll write insightful post after post, one after another for a couple or few days none stop. The level of insights, how I explain things, plus prolonged consistency is what draws the attention. That’s when the top popular users begin responding in my threads with compliments, props, kudos, and so on. What is the physical equivalent of verbal compliments, props, kudos and so on? Tactile stimulation, or touching, or physical contact. When these top popular users drop me some props or kudos, its like they are coming up to me to shake my hand, smile, introduce themselves, and want to get to know me better. I want this. Why? I want everybody else in the forum to See that the top popular users and site owner who have the status are now verbally touching me, verbally hugging me, and so on. That’s building status.
If I can get a “Wow Factor” from some of the top popular users, I have instance social Value [status]. Usually I get my wow factor, which means that they respond to one of my posts saying things like: “Wow! That was insightful!” I can tell I have generated status by this in a forum when I begin getting PM’s from the normal users complimenting me about my posts. What are they doing? They want my attention. So now with my new found status, I can now give people attention and valued compliments and kudos. From there I build a friendship or rapport [propinquity] with every person that PM’s me. The more I verbally touch and emotionally stimulate them, the more they like me. The more they like me, the more they want to be closer to me in some way. If I set their Moods right, they willingly adopt my ideas, and join WSA, and use 352, willingly. Most people who can do this do it “naturally” where they are unaware of the steps and mechanism working. But, form my observations, it’s the same processes at work.
You sell yourself [and/or your image] to your audience and the sex or ideas buying of product follow behind. You watch these forums closely and you will see that those who lack social skill and lack the ability to work social dynamics do this all backwards. Usually you will see a user make a new profile and start to post or blog about his new invention of Satanism. Then he continues to make posts and blogs asserting his ideas and talking like his ideas are better than others. Sometimes they will put down other people and their ideas to try to make theirs look better. During all this time have not sold themselves to any audience, they have no status in the forum, and they have no social value. If you have no social value, then your ideas and opinions, and anything you say also has no social value. Why? Because humans are social animals. Usually these guys – and they are almost always guys – fail over and over and over at selling their ideas. They fail at getting even one person to adopt their new remake of Satanism. The fail to influence or inspire anybody.
Most of your average Mundane wouldn’t recognize “Influence” or “Inspiration” if it kicked them in the ass. For sure, your average Mundane are too arrogant to acknowledge that another person inspired them or influenced them. In a world of ugly people, good looks is hard to come by. So when you are an average Mundane Satanist in a forum pack full of stupid idiot Satanists and you look and sound smart, you for sure don’t want other people to know where you’re getting your ideas from! I’ll use two real examples to show what “Influence” and “Inspiration” in real life looks like.
First example: Jason King. I like to read his post because he’s intelligent in a genuine and original way. I’ve been tuning into the Satanic Subculture since 2004 when I was on MySpace, and it’s extremely rare to find a Satanist with genuine intelligence. Most of these Satanists who act smart have a “fake” intelligence. Or their smartness is a façade they patchwork together. They’ll take some Webster, some Wikipedia, some popculture science and Voila, instant intelligence! So anyways, Jason King has a great habit of using words that are efficient and precise at “pointing” at things. If no word exists he seems to invent what words he needs. I like this. And I like the words he uses. So I end up using them also. So what do you call it when you use another person’s words and ideas because you want to either be like them, look smart like them, or manifest the same end results like them? That’s called being “Influenced,” by someone.
So in this case: If I use words and ideas Jason King uses, who then was I “Influenced” by? By Jason King of course. That’s the answer. That’s what influence looks like in real life. Take notice that at no time did Jason King debate me to use his words and ideas. He didn’t ask me to. Didn’t convince me to. He didn’t do anything. I willingly wanted to use them.
Jason King is also the first Satanist I have seen who vocally pushed a book called the “Lucifer Principle, ” as mentioned earlier. I found JK on Youtube about 3 years ago, and for all the time I’ve been around Satanism since MySpace, I haven’t seen any other Satanist recommend that book, till JK came along. Three years later I see all sorts of Satanists talk about how great that same book is. So here’s the question: What do you call it when a person looks and sounds smart, then he recommends a book, then you read that book, then you learn new things from that book? You call that being “Inspired” by someone to read a fucking book you weren’t aware of before. Who turned you on to the book? It’s JK! So who Inspired you in this case? It’s JK, who else? That’s what Inspiration looks like in real life.
Here’s the Telling question though, this is funny to me: Why did you read that book when JK went around talking about it? Let me ask that in a different way: If a random nobody Satanist were to give you a list of books he liked, would you actually put in the effort to read any of those books on the nobody’s list? That’s a rhetorical question cuz I know the answer already. It’s funny to me because JK in that subculture isn’t a nobody. He has the power of influence and inspiration, and yet you people pretend he didn’t inspire or influence anybody. That’s why it’s funny to me. I actually went to find a free PDF copy of The Lucifer Principle the same day I saw JK recommend it in some post somewhere, but I wasn’t able to ever finish the second chapter. The book was unfortunately boring for me. But I liked JK’s Postmodern Satanism a lot better.
Second example of what Inspiration and Influence looks like is with ONA. This is important, because it’s how I want things to be for the next 20-30 years. To influence all of Satanism, ONA has to influence the individual people who make up “Satanism.” Why? Because here, “Satanism” is a reified noun which does not exist to be influenced. It is made up of many different people. Each person has their own “distro” or “mutation” of Satanism. Sometimes they call their mutations some other label such as “Luciferianism,” and so on. Those individual people and thru them, their mutations of Satanism are what we Influence. But what does that look like in real life?
In real life, for example you have someone I have been watching since MySatan. He’s better known as “Mabon” or “Mabuz.” He was an unknown nobody in MySatan. Back then he was very ignorant or blissfully unintelligent. I remember him in MySatan making a response or post once about business where he argued that competition doesn’t exist in the business world. I took note of that back then and watched him grow, and in time he realized things out on his own. He was trying to start up his own re-invention of Satanism which he called “Monadic Luciferianism.” Not much came of this in his MySatan days. Eventually he becomes admin of MySatan, power trips, and because of him a couple people from the SIN network bought out MySatan and deleted it LOL. And so Mabon after this eventually starts his own wordpress to share his Luciferian ideas with the world.
Mabon is actually remarkably successful these days with his “Liberated Way” wordpress shindig. It’s attracted a following of about 600 followers. It’s not my personal cup of tea. Reading his short posts and seeing the people it draws in makes me feel like his target market is the fag crowd. When I read his Luciferian insights and see the pictures he uses and the topics he writes about it’s like I fearingly anticipate Mabon getting naked any minute now to roll around a bed of fluffy cotton balls with bunny rabbits and ducklings. Not that I think about Mabuz rolling in bed naked. I was just saying. You know, when you’re a nerd and you’re being followed around by 100 nerds who like you, it doesn’t mean you’re popular. It just means you’re a super nerd. So when you’re being followed by 600 fags, it doesn’t mean you’re popular. It means you’re a fag magnet. What’s that saying? “Like attracts like”?
But I’ve been reading his blog since it first started. I have a brain trained to spot ONA memes, especially memes that come from my blog. The fact is, Mabon reads ONA stuff, picks up a few ideas here and there, and then he rewords them and grafts these ONA ideas into his own Monadick Luciferianism thing. Which is perfectly fine. What’s it called when borrow ideas from ONA because you like them and you incorporate them into your own invented “memeplex?” That’s called being Influenced by ONA. What’s it called when you have all these little ONA memes spreading around into other people’s mutations of Satanism? You call it: memes spreading around, or Spreading Memes. What do we say when Monadick Luciferianism uses some ONA memes to make itself better? We say: Monadick Luciferianism was Influenced by ONA.
Inspiration regarding ONA is much easier to find. I can name a short list of Left Hand Path organizations that follow the example of ONA in some way. Including Mabon’s Luciferianism. DM/AL gave ONA something called a “Lexicon” of specialized words. And his Luciferian blog sports a “Lexicon.” One time I spotted an ONA person comment on his Lexicon saying: “You’re lexicon is laughable.” I laughed hard because it was funny. So, what do you call it when other people follow your example because they want to do like you do, or get the same end results like you, or so on? That’s called being “Inspired” by someone or something. What do we say when Monadick Luciferianism follows some examples it learns from ONA? We say that Monadick Luciferianism was Inspired by ONA in certain ways. That’s what Inspiration looks like.
Please note that at no time did ONA ask Mabon to adopt some ONA memes or to follow the example of ONA. Nobody convinced him. Nobody debated with him. He willingly developed his own mutation of Satanism using some ONA ideas and following some examples of ONA. Which is fine and what we want.
Why do we want this? Because it is the only way to eventually have an influence over the whole of “Satanism,” in Time. When other people do what Mabon does, and takes a few ONA ideas here and there and follows some ONA examples here and there to make their own style of Satanism better, all that adds up. Adds up to what? Adds up to Satanism in general evolving and changing in Time. So in Time, when Satanism as a phenomenon has changed and has further developed, what do way say when the many individuals and many styles of Satanism has been consistently inspired and influenced by ONA? We say that the whole Subculture of Satanism was Influenced and Inspired by ONA to change and further evolve.
And that is what I want. I want those people to come to ONA for all their ideas and examples and only ONA. For the next 20-30 years. Lord knows they are unoriginal and uncreative. So in a sea of unoriginality and uncreativity when you have something like ONA floating around, all the fish are going to come bite and feed. Original and creative stuff is a commodity terribly lacking in Satanism. It is in demand. ONA has the resources.
It doesn’t matter of they feed and then talk shit about ONA. They are Mundane barbarians. It’s expected that they bite the hand that feeds them. Such is their nature. The fact is they – X Generation Satanists – are an outbound market soon to die. Their opinions are as of now irrelevant. The relevant market is the future Z Generation market. I want those Z Gens when they mature in 20 years to look back to our time and say: “Damn, ONA was the shit! It influence and Inspired Satanism to change.”
Just like how the American colonialists after the revolution looked back to ancient Greece and said: “Ancient Greek was the shit! Its idea of democracy is a great Idea!” Just like when most of us Satanists in our teens found the Satanic Bible and said: “This is the shit!” Cuz when we consider something to be The Shit, we look deeper into it. That translates to mean that ONA in future will have that attention grabbing something to grab a portion of the Z generation market. So, it’s not X Gen and their shit talking that we worry about. It’s the yet to emerge Z Gen market that we want to consider. How do we make ONA so that this soon to emerge Z Gen market looks back to our Time, and finding ONA, will think ONA is the shit?
By studying the dynamics and tension of generations. There was a time in the past when Baby Boomers lives in a very different world. The world of the Baby Boomer had culture, communities, real families, traditions, and manners. This generation had the ability to actually respect others, where they answer their fathers with a “Yes sir,” and their mothers with a “Yes ma’am.” But they aged out, and X Generation people recreated society and they tore down all of that culture, community, family, and traditionalism. They were now liberals and they hated anything to do with conservatism, here meaning the –ism of conservation of culture and tradition.
This despicable generation [X Gen] also have their own paradigm. It’s a reductionist-minimalistic paradigm and worldview. Everything they touch has to be reduced into simple things. You can see this even with their Satanism. When Anton LaVey – not of the X Generation – made the Satanism in his Satanic Bible with not just ideology, but Ritualism, and Myth, the X Gen Satanists with their minimalist paradigm stripped that Satanism clean and used just the simple ideological bits. Where Satanism was nothing but a few belief-sets. This despicable generation also has a big collective Boner for scientism, where they make scientific theories the supreme factual Truths of their world.
If we look back to the generation and era Crowley and company lived in we can see something insightful. During that age, this thing called Victorian Society was in vogue. Also Christianity was the dominate religion. The era Crowley lived in was a transitioning era when his generation were just breaking free from the grip of the previous generation. So you can see them begin to be very bold and make themselves their own occult organizations. Except, they played it safe and incorporated the trappings of the dominate religion into their Golden Dawns and OTO and Rosicrucian orders. And you can see X Gen do the same thing. Except in our era in the West, Science is the new dominate religion of secular society. And so it’s not at all surprising that you see X Gen Satanists deface and strip LaVey’s form of Satanism clean all its “unscientific” parts. Thus, all that ritualism is gone, all the enochian mumbo jumbo is gone, all the myth is gone, all the magic is gone. What’s left is a re-interpretation of a few ideas that they configure to fit current minimalist material scientific theories.
This X Generation has also stripped America clean of culture, community, and tradition. This started with the transitional generation which 60’s-70’s era represented. What took place during that era? The free love and hippy shit. That progressed thru X Generation who went to the extreme. The paradigm or worldview of X Generation is collectively based on the idea of “Nonconformity.” They don’t want to conform to the stuff their grandfathers conformed to: Tradition, Culture, Religion, Family Values, manners. Whatever Babyboomers were into, X Gen hates with a passion to the point where they do the whole opposite. Just like how the American colonialists hated Great Britain so much they just had to drive on the opposite side of the road, just for good measure. We just have to spell our words slight differently. We just have to call soccer football and football soccer.
So just like the human world the Baby Boomers once lived in is gone, the social world X Gen lives in will also be gone soon. And the end is beginning. My generation; Y Gen; is a transitional generation. This Y Generation is one to pay attention to, because the collective movement and collective sentiments of Y Generation gives us a clew into what the human social worlds will look like when Z Generation matures and creates their world. Because just like how X Gen rejected and despised their grandfather’s world, so too will Z Generation reject and despised their Grandfathers’ social world. Who are the grandfathers of Z Generation? It’s X Gen.
One thing to pay attention to is the collective trends Y generation people get into that differs from X generation. It shows signs of a movement away from X generation’s social values and worldviews. One very telling sign is you see very young Y Gens, go to church. Not because their parents make them, but because they actually want to be there! What’s even more telling is that Y Gen are joining Traditional Christian institutions like the Catholic Church, because they want to be a part of something traditional. Also in a similar vein, a bizarre and telling sign is that Y Gens as young as 18 years, are joining fraternal societies Babyboomers were once really into. One specific fraternal society are the Freemasons. Those guys suffered huge membership number drops because nonconformity is a part of X Gen’s worldviews and social values. Joining anything is gross for X Gen. But tellingly you see young Y Gen joining these forgotten fraternal societies.
If you ask a large number of Y gens what they are searching for when they join things like the Catholic Church, fraternal societies, and so on, you will start to understand that Y generation feels as if something in American society is missing. Something like culture and traditions an community. And this is reflected in the essential social value and worldview of Y Gen. What one word describes Y gen’s paradigm? CONNECTIVITY. Facebook uses that word to sell itself, the cellphone industry does too. You can see the difference in how X gen and Y gen respectively even use the internet. X Gen typically use the internet to look important to others, debate, talk about science, and Y gen uses the internet to most often simply stay connected with people we know and meet new friends. And another trend is that many Y Gens are more cynical of mainstream science, whereas X Gen makes mainstream science its de facto religion. So even from these few examples, we can start to get a grainy, hazy picture of what the social world of Z generation may look like. And it’s an alien world to X Gen.
What’s this all mean? It means a New Social Order is dawning. In only ~20 years the human world will be different. It means that when ONA uses terms like “Aeonics” that it implies ‘long-time’ focus and longevity. It implies that ONA will not only be alive intact in that New Social Order, but will live thru it into whatever comes after. So the question is then: Does ONA then have what it takes – as far as what elements makes up ONA – to be relevant to Z Generation when they come of age? Because in 20 years or so when a New Social Order of a human world is in full effect, who will be at the Helm of that human world dominating it and driving it? Z Generation.
And so what will happen to X Generation mundane Satanists in ~20 years? They will be irrelevant 50 year old Satanists jacking themselves off in their forums and social networks. The saying goes: “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” and it’s applicable here. Will the Satanism and Satanic institutions of these irrelevant 50 year old intellectual masturbators be able to compete with things Z Generation needs, based on their social order and worldviews? Especially if Z Gen’s social order and world views will be the antithesis of X Gen social order and paradigm? Will X Generation paradigmatic ideas such as “Nonconformity” sell or be relevant to Z Generation whose very outlook on life and world model will be fundamentally based on “Connectivity,” and “Community?” That’s just one example. Will X Gen’s minimalistic materialism sell or be relevant to a Z Generation whose outlook on life and world model will be fundamentally wholistic and contra-minimalist? That’s just another example, of many, many possible examples to consider.
It’s easy for me to pick out in our time the best two candidate species of Satanism that may be appealing to Z Generation. These two candidates make themselves candidates because they generate a lot of feelings of aversion and repulsion in X Gen, which is a good thing, if you understood the dynamics of generational fluxion as I tried to explain above. These two candidates would ONA [everything it entails] & Jason King’s Postmodern Satanism. Not how they both look outwardly at the moment, but their essential Nature, and the direction they seem to be moving into, makes them viable candidates. I really hope that Jason King sticks around and keeps Building and doing his thing. He’s the only Satanists that even has a term for what I’m trying hard to talk about: “The Next.”
This brings us to the last flaw in X Generation which will do most of the job at killing all of its ideas and memeplexes it has made. The crippling flaw is X Generation lacks a working know-how of: Generational Pedagogy. If you take a survey of things like Buddhism, Traditional Christianity, Islam, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Human Culture, you’ll notice that for hundreds and also thousands of years each of these respective memeplexes have been able to cross over from one generation to The Next unimpeded.
I was raised in a thousand year old Buddhist culture, so I saw and experienced how a memeplex like Buddhism transfers itself from Elder to Young. I’ve actually helped raise my younger cousins since before they were able to speak “Buddhist.” I learned it from example of my elders and how they did things with me. It’s actually a simple process. You basically diminutivize the big memeplex into tiny bite sized pieces children can take hold of. What’s the two root particles in the word “Pedagogy?” Ped from the Greek Paidos meaning “Child,” and Ago meaning “Lead,” to Lead A Child, in other words. One thing my family taught me to do, which I in turn taught my baby cousins was that even before they can walk and talk, I’d put them in front of the home altar with the Buddha on it and put their little hands together to teach them how to clasp it together in front of the Buddha, and then you verbally and physically reward them by simply saying things like: “Very good,” and hugging them or kissing them. And they learn fast. So each time you carry them to the altar they clasp their hands together, and they were at the time barely 6 months old.
Another thing my family does is that most often you don’t ever get your Buddhism as children in lecture or teachings. After 2500 years, the Buddhism’s praxis has become an actual culture of doing things. For example “Metta” isn’t a belief you think about and agree with. It’s something you do and see everyday. And so as children, you naturally follow the example of people around you. So if you see your aunts and uncles taking care of their old grandmothers, you follow that example and do it too with your grandmother. That’s Metta in living motion.
Another important thing is how my Elders – those old people over 50 – pass the actual ideas, concepts, and belief-sets of Buddhism down to you. In this culture [mine] these elders have an understanding that you have a different level of understanding according to your age and individual ability to grasp things. Each person is unique in this regard. So in my culture, these elders know that sitting 10 kids down and lecturing them about Buddhism does no good. Because each kid has its own level of understanding. So, an example is say you have a 5 year old, and you want them to learn the culture of doing complex fraction math. What do you do? How do you teach a 5 year old complex fraction math? You can’t, because it’s not the 5 year old mental and emotional time and season yet to be able to even understand such things. You have to wait for signs. Just like you wait for your children or cousins to get to a certain age before you sit them down and have the talk about the “birds and the bees,” the boyfriend, girlfriend, thing. And you know as a parent or an older cousin of a traditional Asian family when those young ones are ready. Most likely they will ask you questions.
That’s what these elders do. They wait for you to ask them questions, as opposed to going to you to assert their beliefs and ideas. And they give you an answer according to your nature and level of understanding. They “break things down” in other words for you to understand. What’s this called? Effective Communication. That means when you can take Buddhism and talk it to a 7 year old cousin so that she understands, but you can also take that same Buddhism and talk to a monk to try and debate with him. That’s effective or efficient communication. What’s it called when you get a Harvard education and your 5 year old cousin asks you a simple question about something and you use your big Harvard words and scholastic shit to answer the 5 year old? It’s called being stupid. Because you’re not fucking Communicating with the 5 year old. How do we know this? Because that 5 year old doesn’t even understand a word your saying! Who are you talking to and what effect do you have if nobody around you understands you?
So in my culture, there is only so much they can give you of Buddhism, because Buddhism is a very big memeplex. Its 25,000 pages big. They will “hold you hand” and gently guide you into Buddhism until you are in your teens, which is when they leave it up to you to go the rest of the way on your own, hopefully. That’s what a Buddhist culture’s pedagogy looks like. Your elders gently guides you, according to your own level of understanding, but only so far, and once you are “of age” the rest of the journey you do by yourself. I used this same way to “raise” 5 of my siblings into Satanists. I have a biological half-sister and 4 cousins who are natural children of my adopted mother who is my aunt. I stared on my youngest cousin-brother when he was 7 years old. It’s a simple process. You basically “prime” their minds for reception of Satanism later.
You break “Satanism” down into things they can understand, use more picture talk than lectures. Leave out the superficial trappings such as the goofy label of “Satanist.” Teach them only when they ask you questions. For example if they ask a question about Life in general, you give them an answer based on a so called “Satanists” perspective, and give lots of examples and picture talking to reinforce things so you know they understand. Then when they enter their expressive teen years you take things to the next level and begin using the outer trappings so they can incorporate those trappings into their own teenage identity and in their own way. And the rest of the way, they do on their own as they get older.
X Gen had such a distaste for anything Babyboomer that they cut themselves off from their elders. And so having cut themselves off from their elders and having that idea of nonconformity in their generational worldview, they didn’t have cultural or generational pedagogy. The only kind “pedagogy” they may be familiar with is the kind you get in school. You’re a kid, you sit in class, you read books, a teacher tells you what to think, you fail or pass. And that’s basically how they interact with each other. They behave as if they were teachers with something to teach. If you agree with their ideas they pass you, if not they throw tantrums and fail you. A telling sign to look out for is that whenever a young teenager comes along and asks about Satanism, you see all these X Gens basically tell this young kid: “Get lost kid, Satanism is for grownups, you’re stupid. Learn to spell right.” It’s telling because it reveals a complete absence or ignorance of pedagogy in their collective mindset. This in the long run is debilitating. Cuz think about it: In 20 years X Gen will be ~50 years old. So if X Gen lacks the ability to pass their kind of Satanism and ideas down to Z Generation [pedagogy!], then what will happen to X Gen’s ideas, worldviews, social values, and Satanisms? That’s a rhetorical question cuz I already know the answer. This is something ONA can definitely take advantage of to our own aeonic benefit.
An interesting thing to do would be to ask those in ONA today who are of Y Generation who are in the younger age bracket [17-20] why they picked ONA, what aspects of ONA they found appealing, what aspects of ONA they resonated with. Then just for contrast we ask these X Generation non-ONA Satanists what wrong with ONA, what aspects about ONA they dislike, what things about ONA repels them. But we don’t have to ask them, cuz they tell us. X Gen dislikes ONA use of mythos, its “spiritual” [acausal] inclination, its wholistic views [causal+acausal], its group or community shit [nexions and tribes]. It’s Traditionalism. It’s culture. And I can say, that those are the very aspects of ONA that I resonate with. Those are the very components of ONA that drew me to ONA. Especially the Traditionalism and Culturalism. ONA’s wholistic [contra-minimalistic] worldview is also something I find very attractive about ONA.
The most seductive aspect of ONA for me is hard to give a single word to. The “Tradition” of ONA might point at it. Aspects of my life around me whirls by so fast. You buy a new smartphone, and the moment you put it in your pocket, it’s outdated. Things change so fast around you that your outer environment makes you feel instable, as if you don’t have firm ground to stand on. To Belong to something like the ONA which has been around since 1970, offers me a feeling of inner stability and security. Like it’s a firm rock I stand on. And the other attractive quality about this aspect is that there are many others on this rock who share that Tradition with me. Who not only share a worldview like mine, but share a similar practice like me.
Long ago I told DarkLogos that I think David Myatt was a man out of place and time, and that it will take 100 years before some people appreciate his work. Five years have passed since then and my views have changed slightly. I still think DM and his ideas are out of place and time. But he won’t have to wait 100 years. Now, it’s only 20 years to wait.
When I look out into the human world X Generation has made for itself I am reminded of a movie called “The NeverEnding Story I loved as a child.” In the movie a place called “Fantasia” is slowly being eaten away by a cancerous thing called The Nothing. Bit by bit, everything that once was Fantasia vanishes due to the spread of The Nothing. And so Western Society, bit by bit; the world which once was; has been torn asunder by the cancer of X Generation. All the Traditionalism American society once had is gone. All the culture that was once here, is no more. All the traditions are gone. Community that were once the foundation of society is now gone. So are things like public decency, manners, and even family values. All these things have been erased from the current human world by X Gen. And in the place of all the emptiness which now surrounds us, this foul generation props up its golden calf which is its minimalist materialism and noncomformist worldview.
Just like it took a young boy to save what was left of Fantasia, so will the young Z Generation one day save what is left of the Human World from the Nothing of X Generation. I see an emerging New Social Order, and soon a returning of what Western Society lost. It has lost something – everything – in the hands of X Generation. “To everything there is a Time, and a Season for every purpose under heaven.” In the next social order emerging, David Myatt’s time will come. Because he himself fortunately belongs to a generation outside of X Gen. What aspects we find in ONA such as the traditionalism, culture, and communitarianism which he gave to it, will have fertile soil to take root and thrive in. When that new generation will actually appreciate the simple and needed concepts found in things like Reichsfolk, The Numinous Philosophy of Pathei-Mathos, and ONA. When they will even use similar concepts to rebuild their human world into something new. Like Attracts Like. And so the essential characteristics of that emerging social order, will go hand in hand with ONA, or what ONA will become by then. Time, is actually on our side. We just need to keep up with Time, and continue to inspire and influence.
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