At the core of the choices and actions of human individuals is the idea they benefit in some way from it. The individual Satanist takes the idea of personal benefit to a new level, we are ultimately selfish individuals, or why would we be Satanists?
The story of Bronze and Iron metalworking
Bronze is a durable harder quality of metal than iron, yet why did the world choose iron over bronze, bringing about a new age called the Iron Age that replaced the Bronze Age? The reason is that bronze is harder to obtain and manufacture, whilst iron is common and simpler, offering the same benefits as bronze in tool making despite its inferior quality. Thus in the story of human progress the idea, innovation or tool that offers the most benefit to the individual is adopted by the individual or group. When Henry Ford asked customers what they wanted, they said a faster horse, Ford then created a motorized version of a horse called the automobile, and thus the horse quickly became redundant as a tool of transport.
Offer an idea, make it useful
Memes, a fashionable term for ideas, is the current vogue amongst some Satanists. The Satanist wishing to influence their target market throws out into the world their memes hoping that the rest of us will be infected and thus come under the influence of their ideas. Most of these meme-obsessed mind manipulators forget that unless an idea is beneficial to its target audience, it is rejected and dies; think bronze against iron, or horse against automobile. Let me offer three examples of a regular set of memes these mind-manipulators use that are doomed to failure:
1. Idea/meme: all Satanists should join a gang.
FAIL: The Satanist is at their core an individual; there is no personal benefit in joining a gang, which is no different from joining the Mormons, and results in the outcome of conforming slavery to a group.
2. Idea/meme: all Satanists in a gang must give unquestioning loyalty to the gang.
FAIL: The Satanist questions everything and places no master but themselves in their own lives. There is no personal benefit.
3. Idea/meme: the Satanist must destroy the State and its institutions.
FAIL: Satanists are not altruistic freedom fighters, there is no benefit in bringing down a system that can be more fruitfully manipulated for personal benefit. The Wall Street banker does more damage to society whilst becoming wealthy than the deluded terrorist who languishes on death row for killing people whilst blowing up a bank.
Offer a benefit, change the world; offer a liability, enjoy oblivion.