Some Satanists argue that they can have the best of both worlds, as an individual and a group-slave. There is no middle ground between liberty of individuality or slavery of group-think. The individual must choose between individuality or group-minded slavery, sitting on the fence pretending to be both individual and group-slave is a delusion.
I have seen some weird logic going on in some Satanic forums where one person claims another is not a member of their exclusive group because they do not in their subjective opinion conform to an unwritten code, the argument being that if everyone pretends that a code is not written, then it cannot be considered group-minded slavery, and if one self-proclaimed authority passes judgement that a code is broken and therefore the target of their criticism is not one of them, then this is not group-minded mentality either.
In individual Satanism there are no external codes, judges or groups holding the individual to ransom, the individual is god in their own life.