Caught in the Slave Arc

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Slavery is a mental condition that occurs when what you need to do to be free is obstructed by your fear of doing it, or fear of recognizing what it is that you have to do. Until you clear the blockage, you remain in a mental loop, unable to act, and therefore, neutralized.

Until you reprogram your mind to be realistic and to aim toward what it wants instead of scapegoating evils and holding talismans against them, you will be caught in the slave arc: false hopes creating unrealistic actions that fail, restarting the slave cycle.

The best way to enslave people is to erect a symbol they must affirm regularly. This filters out anyone honest who might notice things; instead you get people for whom every action in life is a transaction, in this case obedience for you doing favors for them.

This symbol could be a golden calf, a statue of Ba’al, a flag, a dictator, an altar, or an infectious notion like universal humanist morality. That notion holds that morality is the same because all of us are the same, therefore only individuals matter.

In contrast, all of the best people in history have believed in the transcendental, meaning something bigger than themselves or others. Some quest for learning, some for divinity, and others simply to make stuff work.

The small minds focus on people. They want to talk about the poor, minorities, disabled, retarded, LGBT+, women, midgets, and insane because these are proxies for themselves. They are really saying that they want to avoid the transcendental by focusing on people instead.

If you dig deeper, you find the ancestor of narcissism, solipsism. They want to believe that the world is like them, therefore they project their fears onto others and use concern for the plight of those others to justify and manipulate.

Looking critically at humanity, it seems that most of us are solipsists, and these operate by rationalization, or finding some external target to use as an argument for their internal desires. Help the poor, so that we do not have to focus on civilization itself, for example.

Compassion, altruism, sympathy, and tolerance all mask the manipulation of the solipsists. They want to cheat on the rules they set up for others because the purpose of those rules is to defend the solipsist, not help anyone.

Consider the case of Dr Dale Cavaness:

To his patients in the Little Egypt area of southern Illinois, Dr. John Dale Cavaness was an old-school healer who still made house calls, often waived fees for those unable to pay, and was willing to spend as much time with them as they needed, despite his busy practice.

“Dr. Dale, as he was affectionately called, was akin to Mother Teresa to his patients and friends,” according to the summary of his case in the acclaimed Crime Classification Manual. “Cavaness’s family and closest office workers, however, knew he had another, darker side.”

By the mid-1970s, Cavaness was living a double life of abusing his family while enriching himself through his lucrative medical practice and earning the admiration and accolades of the people of the Little Egypt area.

This man later killed two of his sons for the insurance money, being disappointed in them for following him into alcoholism and drug use. While we might categorize him as a typical Boomer parent, he most likely is just slightly more solipsistic than the average human.

He used altruism for the poor to manipulate an audience so thoroughly that he got away with the murder of one son, a DUI crash that killed two people, and extensive financial fraud over several decades.

We call them narcissists, but more likely people like this — sociopaths — are merely solipsists who have learned to manipulate others in the same way that the solipsists manipulate themselves. This is why at some point they, too, are betrayed by their own methods.

A successful criminal after all is not only one who never gets caught, but one who is never even suspected. The best murders involve people who just disappear and no one knows when, how, or why. No body or timeline means no investigation and no suspects.

Two neighborhoods over from mine lived a guy that only the smartest guy in our neighborhood thought was a murderer. One year over Christmas while he was fishing in the Gulf his wife left him; her car, wallet, keys, clothes, and money all disappeared with her.

He could have easily docked his boat somewhere obscure, taken a motorbike out of the hold, and driven home to drug her, put her in her car with all her belongings, and drive her into one of the bayous where no one will find her for another thirty years.

But only this one guy thought that, and he thought it because this guy stiffed him once on something small, like lunch or fishing bait. Why would you rip someone off for almost no real gain? If you got excited by feeling like you won one against the world.

This meant to the smartest guy in the neighborhood that the suspected killer was in fact a solipsist who saw only what he wanted, and the forces of reality that tried to impede it. The man made an enemy of the transcendental and the whole of reality that it references.

Whether we call them sociopaths, narcissists, psychopaths, borderline personality disorder, or simply antisocial, these people have the same mentality: my way against the world, and everyone else like me can be manipulated, so I will do it and get what I want at their expense.

Although these people seem to be winning at life, they are in fact slaves because they are tied to their weird desires that they cannot meet except through risky and often pointless crime. The solipsist exists in a prison of himself.

Similarly, those who are manipulated by them are slaves. In order to believe that everything is going fine — this is the bourgeois or city-dweller mentality — they have to let themselves be manipulated, and will simply similarly manipulate others to get what they want.

All of these people exist in the slave arc. Rather than confront reality, they handle it psychologically through the filter of themselves. This keeps them in an endless cycle of lying to, manipulating, conning, and rationalizing to each other.

If nothing else, this pathology creates tedium and a form of mental slavery. They exhaust themselves in a world where nothing is real, therefore they can find no personal truth, so they look to external influences to fill the void, which always fails over time.

All forms of egotism fall under this heading. Whether the sugary altruism of egalitarianism or the saccharine soothing groupthink of the Church, or even the self-centered individualism of Ayn Rand or the Church of Satan, the solipsistic pathology betrays its hosts.

How do you think we ended up with this wasteland of so many empty people, wandering about looking for a purpose, yet rejecting any real purpose they encounter?

Lucifer, the bringer of Light, might be seen as the original reductionist and realist. Like Prometheus, he brings wisdom at great pain, inverting the Garden of Eden myth; instead of being damned for wisdom because of our egotism, we free ourselves from egotism through wisdom.

And like all things in this world of tradeoffs and risk-reward curves, this represents a balance: wisdom is not found without pain, but that pain is less than the pain of remaining in the slave arc with the rest of the hominids (often called “nids” or “nidders”).

By his disobedience to God, Satan — a proxy for Lucifer, Prometheus, and all of the pagan gods — acquires mastery of himself in Hell. It is better to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven because Heaven is part of the good/evil dichotomy that rules those caught in the slave arc.

Outside the slave arc, “evil” refers to all things which are not under Control by the moral system of individualism and the collective consensus that enforces it. The slaves fear anyone who is not bound by the rules of a society based on the individual.

A transcendental thinker, for example, is prone to means-over-ends thinking; he makes tradeoffs in order to get the results he desires. If he has to flood a city to save the ancient woods, the gods, or the civilization, he does it, knowing those deaths were inevitable.

All good thinkers operate this way. The moral system, which is really solipsism in disguise, operates by means-over-ends thinking, such as the idea that it is never acceptable to flood a city no matter what the cost. A leader has to be willing to make tradeoffs.

A leader must also be willing to compare risk and reward instead of standing on absolutes. For example, decriminalizing drugs means more will die; keeping drugs illegal means many will die. The question is which gets closer to a better vision of society for those worth keeping.

An ends-over-means thinker is inherently hierarchical; the moralists oppose this because they are projecting themselves, therefore to them individual human lives are all important and should be given more emphasis than whatever the goal or reality of the situation is.

Prometheus brought to humankind the knowledge of fire, bringing us out of the caves and into the light. With this came pain, not just for Prometheus but for us, because now we had to figure out how to regulate ourselves like nature once regulated us.

Disobedience, in the eyes of any one who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion. — Oscar Wilde

Lucifer provides disobedience even to disobedience. He debunks all that exists by bringing light like Prometheus and in doing, revealing what happens in the shadows of the Platonic Cave humans create by manipulating each other with mutual solipsism.

This debunks even individualism. Lucifer says that no false idols can stand before what is real, which means that even the self fails when it becomes a golden calf or portrait of Stalin. The transcendental whole is the only reality.

Individualists do not understand concepts that apply more broadly than the individual. The anarchists and libertarians, communists and Christians, even the oligarchs and philanthropists agree that the individual is most important and comes before all else.

Consequently, individualists find themselves outraged that a concept they should have understood, pluralism, might not go as they intended. Pluralism means “agree to disagree,” or that instead of a culture, we accept many viewpoints as simultaneously true.

When your society has a culture, it can have a right way of doing things and a goal. With pluralism, you say that there can be no goal higher than the individual, thus each person gets their own culture and a mutual non-aggression pact is created to tolerate all of them.

This system has a Satan of course. Anyone who suggests that there is a transcendental reality that is more important than our individual lifestyles becomes the Hitler to this society. But everyone else leaves each other alone and shares nothing with each other instead.

At first blush, this seems like the ideal system, if you are halfway bright. We each leave everyone else alone; everyone gets to do what they want. The only sin is telling someone they are wrong. What could be bad about this?

No anarchic system of this nature can pick a direction, therefore it can have no values. People do not work together toward anything except what they are paid to do. There is no culture and therefore no right way to interact.

You hear a lot of complaining about “capitalism” these days, but mostly what people are saying is that because we abolished culture with pluralism, there is no higher value these days that your career, your money, and your own celebrity value. That is anarchy and pluralism.

Conservatives, perhaps the biggest morons on Planet Earth, want to believe in pluralism because they have adopted a myth of “rugged individualism” or anarchy with guns, Jesus/Israel, and free markets. Yet they do not understand it.

For example, pluralism says that you do not have one religion per society; instead you accept all of them, which means that you get public displays of Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Flying Spaghetti Monster, Judaism, and yes, even script kiddie “Satanism”:

Sherman says the exhibit has drawn widespread “outrage and disgust” among Iowans, “but few people think there is much that can be legally done about it because of free speech and freedom of religion.”

“However,” he adds, “I disagree.”

He points to the preamble to the Iowa Constitution, which says, “WE THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF IOWA, grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of those blessings, do ordain and establish a free and independent government, by the name of the State of Iowa… .”

He wants to talk about how Jesus was the founding of this nation, but forgets that back in 1866, we adopted pluralism with the first Civil Rights Act. You cannot have a national culture anymore, nor a national religion — the individual is more important — so you get all religions.

That means that Satan stands next to Jesus in the Capitol, just like Christians, Jews, and Muslims live in the same neighborhoods. This means that the Supreme Being was there to found the state, but now, it runs on worship of the human individual.

Script kiddie Satanism of the Anton LaVey type is designed, like Ayn Rand and Fred Nietzsche on which it is based, to deny the morality of the herd by asserting the preeminence of the individual. The only problem with that is that herd morality arises from individualism.

At its core, LaVeyian Satanism is no different than Christianity or libertarianism. It asserts that the individual comes first, but this requires a Devil’s Bargain because in order to lure others into this scheme, they too must be given the right to be equal.

The problem with that is that people are not equal; hierarchy is natural because it is logical. Some know more than others and are better fit to make decisions than others, and if you want to succeed, you give them the power and have them hold the wealth.

Egalitarianism on the other hand distributes the power and wealth to the point where no one can act decisively anymore, so you get a sluggard Carter-style economy and a hesitant, neurotic Weimar-style society where no one can do anything but emulate what succeeded before.

Apparently, the neurotics did not understand that egalitarianism arises from individualism, nor that pluralism means equal tolerance of all religions, and so some clown decided to stunt for popularity points with a religious hate crime against Satanism:

Founded in 2013, the Salem, Massachusetts-based Satanic Temple doesn’t believe in Satan but describes itself as a “non-theistic religious organization” that advocates for secularism. It is separate from the Church of Satan, which was founded in the 1960s.

The display caught Cassidy’s attention earlier this week. On Tuesday, he reposted a message on X, formerly known as Twitter, that included two photos — one of a Thomas Jefferson statue being removed from an unspecified location, and one of the Satanic Temple display.

“We have reached the point where our Capitols are removing Jefferson while monuments to Satan are erected,” the message read.

Very few of us believe in “hate crimes,” or even crimes, since those are means-over-ends. If you kill someone, the question is not the method (killing) but the ends, namely who you killed and whether this improved things. Not all killings are bad.

We can rephrase the famous “trolley problem” this way: a branch in the train track leads to two different futures, one better than the other. If you pull the lever and the train goes toward a better future, does it matter who was on the track?

Our critics will say that this path leads to Nazi, Fascist, and Communist levels of totalitarianism; we rebut this by saying that it is the method of nature and only logical. Democracy has avoided it, but democracy can no longer make decisions and is failing.

In nature, “hate crimes” are the logical result of mixing two different groups, whether religious, ethnic, cultural, racial, or all of the above as Samuel Huntington argues forms group identity in his The Clash of Civilizations.

However, if our society is serious about pluralism, it will treat this assault on a Satanic display the same way it would handle the situation if someone smashed a menorah, desecrated a Black church, put pork on a mosque, or wrote FAG on a gay club.

Naturally we know that it will not; egalitarianism operates by making things equal, which requires taking from the successful/productive to give to the unsuccessful/unproductive, which means that it always favors the underdog and punishes positive results. It is a moronic idea.

The con man who knocked down the statue — he is another Dan Crenshaw, a hard-posturing Christian libertarian veteran who will turn into a Swamp Creature the minute he crosses the threshold of DC — had a good point about the dethroned Jefferson and Confederate statues.

Pluralism says they stay up; egalitarianism say they must come down because they offend the underdog. Similarly pluralism says that both Zionists and pro-Hamas BLM/Antifa types get speech rights, but egalitarianism says punish Israel for succeeding where Palestinians did not.

Egalitarianism, like all forms of pacifism, means that we drop our goals and make avoiding conflict our goal, which requires equal tolerance of everything, especially the insane, stupid, and unhealthy. This is why it produces diseased and incompetent societies.

In the egalitarian ideal, we have anarchy so that all of us can do our little sins, society will pay for it through externalized costs, and we have some kind of administrative-bureaucratic state to serve as babysitter and custodian.

That ideal however requires that one perform acts of obedience to egalitarianism, and enslaves us mentally by prohibiting any methods other than those accepted by the egalitarians. To confine yourself as a slave in Plato’s cave, accept this Devil’s Bargain.

A Luciferian instead embraces conflict because it allows us to achieve our ends by choosing the best methods. In nature, everything is tolerated but nothing is supported, and whatever endures becomes the new standard.

Fear of that situation — it is not individualistic, therefore the solipsism cannot exist in it — causes people to embrace solipsism as a defensive weapon against reality. Not surprisingly, our civilization has become not just unrealistic but opposed to realism entirely.

Prometheus brought us light, and similarly, realism brings us clarity. It is only feared by those who fear that they will not measure up. That fear enslaves them and blinds them to reality, which in turn binds them to inevitable future failure.