Satanic Identity

Anton LaVey had a lot to say about creating artificial humans. There is something inherently Satanic in the idea of self-authorship. Modern identity politics, though, insists on a more traditional notion of identity as foisted from without. Claims to identity are usually treated as verifiably and falsifiably truth-conditional. However, from earliest childhood, humans are master [...]

I am who I am: The essential non-truth-conditionality of identity-claims as pure expressives

“Nothing is true; everything is permitted.” William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch “But Moses said to God, ‘If I come to the Israelites and say to them, “The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,” and they ask me, “What is his name?” what shall I say to them?’ God said to Moses, ‘I [...]