Guilt and Honor

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The Mind, that broods o’er guilty woes,
Is like the Scorpion girt by fire;
In circle narrowing as it glows,
The flames around their captive close,
Till inly search’d by thousand throes,
And maddening in her ire,
One sad and sole relief she knows,
The sting she nourish’d for her foes,
Whose venom never yet was vain,
Gives but one pang and cures all pain,
And darts into her desperate brain:
So do the dark in soul expire,
Or live like Scorpion girt by fire;
So writhes the mind Remorse hath riven,
Unfit for earth, undoom’d for heaven,
Darkness above, despair beneath,
Around it flame, within it death!
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Honor, according to and as defined by the sinister-numen, is a specific code of personal behavior and conduct, and the practical means whereby we can live in an evolved way, consistent with the sinister perspective, and aims, of our Sinister Way. Thus, personal honor is how we can change, and control, ourselves
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This blog is a response to a friend who asked what the hell (pun intended) the very notion of personal or kindred honor has to do with the Devil. If one’s aim is to break the taboos imposed by the society, then shouldn’t one break one’s own rules? Go against one’s principles? Behind it there is a flawed belief that those who call themselves Satanists or Niners are somehow different from other people, that their minds work differently.
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What Lord Byron describes in “Giaur” is nothing else than Hell in its purest form; the state of the mind tormented by perpetual guilt, the fires of remorse that can never be quenched. Is there the torment more painful than guilt? You can get over it but what if you cannot? It’s the matter of integrity. It’s not only having strong moral principles but also your self-image being whole, integrated, undivided. It’s easier to go against the morals imposed by the society, which you don’t agree with, because they don’t hurt your self-image. Going against your own principles, on the other hand, disintegrates your self-image, leading to the feelings of guilt and shame. It’s all relative and depends on how important your own principles are to you. Does it make sense to go against the self just to see how it feels? What if you can’t put together the broken mirror?
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Now, moving on to this cloak-and-dagger troll club called the ONA, let’s pretend for a moment and for the sake of this blog that it is all for real, that there are some sinister tribes out there culling people and what not. The code of honor is something that binds people together. How can you have a well-functioning tribe if its members don’t share the same set of core values? How can you trust someone if they are not loyal to you? The focus is on self-control, putting the Tradition before giving vent to your compulsions. This is where guilt and shame kick in. If you act dishonorably, you can either be shamed by others or flog yourself for your own failure. Obeying the ethics is a way to avoid the pain of guilt.
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The reason for the ethics behind “culling” is basically the same. Without the ethics, it would be plain murder. It’s easier to kill someone if they are first dehumanized and shown as worthless scum. If you are led to believe that you help the evolution of mankind by removing the undesirable elements, it’s even more comforting. The aim is to combat guilt that can prove to be destructive. It’s hard to be defiant if you are devoured by remorse.
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That doesn’t sound very *Satanic*, I know. Anyway, the dirty work is not for Adepts, but it’s something reserved for the pawns. Is it really all about defiance and crossing one’s limits? Or is it rather about understanding how we are all emotionally wired, behind all the lies we tell ourselves? Empathy in its darkest sense is nothing else than understanding the human nature, manipulating and exploiting it to your own advantage. If the Devil is the accuser, then his job will be trying to awaken in you the creepy feelings of guilt and self-contempt. What’s the better way of paralyzing one’s enemy if not by the poisonous sting of remorse?

On Thy Honor

One winter a Farmer found a Snake stiff and frozen with cold. He had compassion on it, and taking it up, placed it in his bosom. The Snake was quickly revived by the warmth, and resuming its natural instincts, bit its benefactor, inflicting on him a mortal wound. “Oh,” cried the Farmer with his last breath, “I am rightly served for pitying a scoundrel.”

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A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream.  The scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion says, “because if I sting you while you cross the stream, surely I shall drown .”

The frog is satisfied, and they set out. But in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, but has just enough time to gasp “Why? Now you shall surely drown!”

The scorpion replies: “Because it is my nature.”

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Both the farmer and the frog are guilty of the Satanic sin Solipsism. They project their own feelings and reactions onto others. They think that others have the same nature as them. The farmer nurtures the snake on his bosom expecting that the predator will return the favor. But the snake doesn’t forget its nature. The farmer should have known better when he decided to help the snake. The frog expects gratitude from the scorpion but again it’s in the nature of the scorpion to sting.

Honor is overrated. If you swear on your honor, you could as well swear on the Holy Bible, the Constitution or whatever. Behind all the naive and childish talk about honor there is simple moralizing and the delusional belief in the universal morality. You either have honor or you don’t. Translate: You are either good or bad. It all stems from the assumption that all people, no matter their religion, culture, upbringing or personality, uphold the same values and principles; OUR values and principles. Quite narcissistic.

And why should they? If honor is personal, then it’s a subjective thing. Why should another person understand honor in the same way as me? So some Nazi cuckoo in Britain murdered a female MP and some people (especially those who pretend to be evil on the internet) jumped on their high moral horses and started calling the guy a dishonorable coward. Which is funny because the guy did the very thing his honor told him to do: He rid his beloved country of an imaginary enemy. This is how he understood honor and he remained loyal to his crazy code of honor and it doesn’t matter that his code of honor is so displeasing to others.

Let’s say another guy seems to be a pedophile. It’s really tempting to say “He’s dishonorable.” Translate: “He’s a bad person.” Yes, there are many bad people around (that means we think they are bad) so you’d better protect yourself and your loved ones from them. Solipsism again comes into play. What does it mean that someone is dishonorable? Well, that means he doesn’t behave the way I think he should behave because I cherish the delusional belief that my morals are universal. This is why solipsism comes together with wishful thinking.

If honor is a cultural thing, then there are many different cultures and religions. It’s an honorable thing for an ISIS warrior to kill the infidels, including women and children. It’s an honorable thing for the Westerners to take revenge even if that means killing innocent civilians. Every culture has its morality system, everyone has his own purely subjective code of honor influenced to an extent by his culture. Calling it unfair is naive, idealistic.

What does the fair game even mean? It’s a fair game for the cat to eat a mouse but not so fair for the mouse. No wise mouse will trust a cat. If the mice run away before the cat, it’s because their instinct is healthy. They realize the true nature of the Other unlike the farmer and the frog. They know who is a friend and who is an enemy. They don’t expect respect or consideration from the enemy. And yet we invite the Muslims here hoping they will respect our much cherished values and our way of life. Homo Sapiens is the most delusional species on Earth.