The Washington Post recently ran a piece titled I’m a founder of the Satanic temple. Don’t blame Satan for white supremacy.
(Subheading: “Calling hatred Satanic just lets people off the hook.”)
The doofus who wrote this says,
I identify nontheistically with a Miltonic Satan that defies all subjugation, exalts scientific inquiry and promotes Humanistic, pluralistic values. The Satan of Modern Satanism is a metaphorical icon for Enlightenment values.
Enlightenment… you can’t… Miltonic… it… (sputter).
Look, doofus, some of us have actually read Milton’s Paradise Lost. At no point in that work are we shown a Satan who “defies all subjugation,” “exalts scientific inquiry” (what the fuck?), or “promotes Humanistic, pluralistic values.” He wants everyone in hell, subjugated to him, the “scientific” thing is just weird, as is the bizarre thing about pluralism, and the assertion of Humanistic values is particularly brazen. Satan, in Paradise Lost, wants Adam and Eve and all their descendants roasting in hell because he knows that this will make God sad, and he can’t strike at God directly. This is stated explicitly in the text. Someone’s goal is to have humans burning in hell for all eternity and you call him a “Humanist.” Well, at least you’ve got the Father of Lies thing down.
But anyway, that wasn’t my main point. My main point is…
“Anti-racism” now has had such success as a narrative/ movement that even Satanists are afraid to be associated with racism.
Wow. That is some astounding narrative success. That could serve as a definition of what it means for a meme to propagate itself successfully and become predominant in a society.
(BTW, I’m using the original definition of “meme,” for those of you whose memory doesn’t go back further than the last three years.)
Also, I expect more from Satanists. If you’re just going to pretend to be evil because chicks like the bad boy thing, you should probably not write articles saying, “I’m really a nice guy, when it comes down to it!”
Get a grip, Satanists, and show some attitude. Either embrace the “I’m eeeeeeevil!” thing, or have the goat head tattoos removed, rip the anarchy patch off that fey little leather jacket, and start going to an Episcopalian church.
For fuck’s sake, we can’t even get quality diabolists anymore. Political correctness ruins everything.