Saturday, August 26, 2017
Getting A Handle On Anarchy For Change: Invoking Eris
Recently I got into it with some self-proclaimed anarchist who had to invoke the typical “herd mentality” at the rest of society YET this dude does nothing but sit online (on social media no less) kvetching and bickering about the state of society, governments and the rest of the world. When I asked, “So what have you little anarchists done for the cause lately?” he gets a bee in his bonnet and uses an old line, “You hide behind a fake picture and keyboard” *yawn* Wow. This is supposed to be the BEST comeback from one of the brightest in the anarchist collective? If so, is it any wonder the anarchy collective is all but dead today?
Today anarchy is little more than a joke because what it entails is a bunch of old fucks sitting around listening to old school punk rock reminiscing about their days of concerts and spray painting the anarchy symbol on walls (as if that ever did anything other than spread vandalism.) Instead of spreading the word, what do jokers like this do? Bitch, whine and complain back then - as much as they do today.
Just how many of them are active in their local politics? When queried? None. I have yet to meet any of these anarchists who will admit they are actively involved in their local political climates trying to change anything be it even their local animal cruelty laws. No they’d rather sit and bitch and pass around poorly made and misspelled memes on social media to “raise awareness”. Well folks, raising awareness is what the Xians have been doing about Jesus the Christ for the past 2,000 years. Hello? Pray tell WHY do Pagans and so-called anarchists continue to waste their bloody time ‘raising awareness’? Just how many people have never heard of your cause?
So When Are You Going To Do Something Productive?
Therein lies the rub. The biggest issue tends to be people and their personal level of comfort. Most folks don’t like their comfort zones to be interfered with and that includes having to get off their duffs to go out and get the morning paper let alone pass out flyers, knock doors, or (horrors) talk to people about the sorry state of things their political climate is in. Anarchists love to talk and these days they talk less and pas around memes far more. I see little success in any of this because a meme may say a lot but it cannot answer back, nor answer specific questions people may have. Getting involved is far more important yet most people don’t want to do that - “Let someone else do that shit, I can’t be bothered!”
Here's an Idea: Start Locally!
WHY on the God’s green earth does everyone mistakenly believe all change must come from the top down? WHERE does it say that in the laws? Nowhere. Truth is change begins locally and works its way UP instead. You are far less likely to be able to affect any major decision your Congressman or the POTUS makes however you will have a far greater impact on you local city council, mayor, county commissioners, township trustees and school board - IF you get involved instead of worrying about which Congressman is blowing which lobbyist.
I get that anarchists really want fair treatment - which is what we all want - but sitting around kvetching about not receiving it, is not helping anyone. So what to do? Get involved with your local school board first because these are the folks who are influencing the minds of your children, nieces, nephews, the kid who delivers your papers, the girls who sell you cookies in January, and so forth. The local school boards are the people who are trying to lower standards so kids move on to the next grade without trying or graduate high school and be ignorant of the Constitution, US History, and other important studies. They’re also the ones who say that cursive writing is no longer important so they’ve phased it out. They’ve also gotten rid of recess, lunch-recess, art & music classes and other useful learning tools. But hey, the extra curricular sports programs are in effect! Perhaps its time to begin to badger your school board or start a grass roots campaign to get your local school board to re-institute some of the missing things you know kids need to be healthy, smart and blow off that excess energy from lunch & snacks.
Real Anarchists Don’t Cry
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing a couple of really cool anarchists in my life and these folks were not only folks who believed in the anarchy philosophy but they understood that since they could not make lemonade, they did the next best thing. They got involved in local politics to be watchdogs. Each one joined a different party and blended in. They worked their way in to the inner core to find out what was really going on then did their best to expose the hypocrisy and false pretenses the party was espousing to the world. That’s not selling out, that’s highly intelligent and wickely clever.
One of them got beat up for doing this by some of his party members once they realized what he was about. He’s lucky they didn’t kill him but he knew enough to head out into the hills and hide out long term. That’s an anarchist! Stick it to you and bug out.
“But Moloch, I’m Handicapped &/or Home Bound”
Understood and do not let that deter you one iota. You can get involved and stick it to the man from the privacy of your own home. I use this when I have time and share it with others who feel the need to do so but the idea is to cause calamity among the men (& women) in political power who make decisions of their own accord that are in conflict with what their constituents desire.
Enter Eris, Goddess of Chaos...
Use the symbol of Chaos, the 8 pointed star, and draw it over the printed image of your political victim. Then a few drops of Lucifer oil should be sufficient to smear over the photo. Now you make an invocation to the Goddess Eris, the Mistress of Chaos, and say, “Oh Eris, I beseech you to introduce Thy mighty gift of chaos to Congressman ___’s political life! Bring the blessings of chaos, turmoil, strife, cacophony and all that comes with Thy unholy chaos to this political power so that he learns his power is naught compared to Thine!”
Now imagine the skies over the US Capitol building are growing cloudy, gray and dark. It looks very nasty as if there is a huge storm brewing. Then out of nowhere a tornado of unimaginable size comes whirling down out of the dark clouds assaulting the Capitol building. As it does so the tornado begins to shrink and as it melts into the Capitol’s dome. Then the tornado is moving inside until it finds the office of the Congressman you’ve sent it to and it envelops him tearing at him, entering his mind to shreds, making him a gibbering mess. His very words are nonsense, silly or unintelligible. Hold this image for a while then speak the holy words, “Ah-shur-ah El-bye-ee Tzah-toe-dah-kah” and you’re finished.
Repeat this ceremony at least three more times for it to have a permanent, lasting effect.
You Don’t Have To Wish
To be involved you can be direct, indirect or as involved as you wish to be. However doing nothing but passing around anarchy themed memes is a joke itself and about as useful as Xians holding up John 3:16 placards at sport’s games. Whereas you can do something locally with your politicians and school boards (remember most politicians get their start on school boards) as well as keep an eye on them from day one and keep accurate tallies on who they are, what they say, believe and turn that over to the public. It’s entirely up to you.