Rethinking my approach to society

lydney-temple-of-nodens

These ruins are the Temple of Nodens in Lydney in the UK, and is an inspiration for a new emerging philosophy I have to deal with the issues that matter to me in the world.  I will write more on this in future blog posts.

I was recently subject to a police investigation after a Satan Hunter, those that promote Satanic Ritual Abuse hoaxes, made a complaint against me for harrassment after I opposed their activities that was doing harm to innocent people and children.  The police investigation fortunately was closed without me being arrested or facing charges, but it has made me question if it is worth continuing to intervene in the environmental, social and political issues that society faces.

Human society is built upon the foundation of consumerism, competition and predation;  the many forms that global problems take from the disappearance of bees to the horrific executions by Islamic State to the emergence of the dreaded polio disease all spin-off from this foundation.

In the UK the police are focussed upon targets, their consumer product is to meet these targets for instance in making arrests and getting convictions for which they are rewarded bonuses, and in failing to meet targets, suffer penalties.  The system encourages the police to take a predatory stance in getting convictions, and to act in an adversarial or competitive manner against their own citizens.

Regardless of the rightness of my actions, of honorable intent and a passion to protect the innocent and children from Satan Hunters acting illegally and unethically to dishonestly and unjustly deny the liberties of the innocent, attacking their homes, lives and families, the tyrant can make a complaint against me to the police, using that system against me to destroy me, since all the police are interested in is convicting someone.  It seems bizarre that in my stopping a predator from harming a child I am the one who could be arrested, charged and convicted in our society.

Unfortunately, my recent experience can be applicable to any cause that an individual becomes involved in, society favors the tyrant and they can use that system to crush anyone who opposes them as they proceed to destroy the human race and the environment with their activities.

Even if the noble campaigner manages to avoid being crushed by the system, society being focused on predation, competition and consumerism, the amount of time, energy and money expended to achieve little and easily reversible results is not justifiable.  The brutal reality is that the individual campaigner who wishes to campaign to feed the homeless or stop the bees going extinct is up against a system that will likely end up leaving them destroyed, empty and broken.

What I say may be disheartening, but I want to give a hard reality check of what the individual campaigner is up against, especially if they enter into a competitive fight against a predator, who can play the victim card and run to the police to get them to destroy you.

I am exploring new strategies to achieve the same ends on the issues that matter to me without having to suffer heavy losses of resources and putting myself at risk of being destroyed by our sick, lost and broken society.

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Satanism and Christmas

In just over a week near half the world goes crazy over a festival called Christmas.  For the individual Satanist Christmas offers an interesting challenge in conformity.  Does the individual Satanist cave in to social pressure to celebrate a Christian festival that marks the alleged birth of Jesus? Even if the Satanist attempts to validate their celebration of Christmas as a pagan Roman festival, they are still following religion, invented gods and superstition.

In addition is the all-encompassing consumer and social pressures to spend lots of money on cards, gifts, decorations and the other paraphernalia of Christmas.  There is the pressure to share time with people the individual hates, to be nice to all of humanity and to be happy even if the individual is not.

The individual Satanist faces a test of their Satanic nature with Christmas, do they follow the masses in mindless celebration of superstitious religion and Jesus, prostrate themselves to the consumer bandwagon and social conformity to fit in to family, community and societies demands to be a part of the mindless hypocrisy of Christmas?

At this time the only day I mark is the Winter Solstice, why? No superstitious nonsense, but the knowing relief that the dark and cold of winter is in retreat.  In the North of the world the Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, after which the days get longer.  My personal delight at the natural mark of the peak of the winter is perhaps a few “Solstice” cards and gifts sent out to those that deserve it.

As I am self-employed I have made Christmas an ordinary day of work.  I have no decorations up.  I refuse to mark Christmas in any way.  The Solstice cards and gifts advance my personal business, and they cost me less than $100.  It is of no surprise that most of the mindless masses of humanity who live in societies that celebrate Christmas will drown in debt in order to conform to the requirements of this Christian-Pagan-Consumer festival.