When there is a society or community, there must be an agreed set of rules. These rules are based off an accepted ideology that is necessary for everyone within the community to be able to work together without having to worry about the people within their community. If a member or members, choose to break those accepted, there are consequences to the behavior that threatens the members of the community or the community at large. Even those consequences should be accepted by the community as just and abhorrent enough, so others will be less likely to participate in the same suffering in the future.
We at the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu are a counter-culture closed society. Meaning, that we are against the majority of the culture in which we live and we have an ethical code that is followed only within our closed community. We share an accepted Evil Ideology that is found within our religion, and is enforced by our ritual practice. These are the tools that we take with us into the outside culture. Within the closed community there is a different set of ethics because without them the closed community will eat itself alive. This only serves the surviving predator. We see this as a major issue that is destroying Satanism, and why Traditional Ahrimanism was born. There was a need to create a body of people and religious principles that creates a uniting force that can oppose the tyranny of the slave master’s rule over the majority of the culture and society that we share with the enemy.
Closed communities, that are counter-culture, arise throughout history when people become vexed within a culture. Many counter-cultures have led to revolutions, movements, and alternative ideology that lead movements and revolutions. There were founding fathers of the United States of America who develop an ideology based what they called Reason that was within a Deistic understanding of religion. To sum up this ideology, Reason is a logical set of thinking and deducing things to the natural and leaving behind supernatural or religious intervention. Deism is an understanding that a Creator has no interaction with its creation because it is unable to or has abandoned it.
This very ideology lead both the American Revolution against England and the French Revolution. This created much turmoil that led to wars on both fronts. In the end, freedom was attained. These are examples when this counter-culture worked to gain independence from tyranny. During the rule of Emperor Xerxes in Persia, there was a movement of people who used Cyrus the Great’s law of religious freedom to buck the laws of the empire. The clergy of the religion of Marduk, would cause 2 up rising amongst the people of the villages and cities in which they resided in. The God King Xerxes had fire priests of Ahura Mazda in his court.
Since Zoroastrianism was gaining a stronghold throughout Persia, the older religious ways where being snuffed out. Hence, the reason for the up risings and movement against the empire. This pushed Xerxes to adapt the old laws of Jamshid, which the Zoroastrians had indoctrinated into their religion. Thus destroying the freedoms given by Cyrus, and in response, Xerxes had their golden statue of Marduk smelted down to nothing. Xerxes also subjugated the cities and villages to meet the Zoroastrian Ideological Law.
That is an example of a new/recycled ideology grasping hold and enslaving and subjugating society to fit its need. This type of movement and revolution seems to occur more often than the previous mention one about the Founding Father’s ideology and revolution. Once an ideology of freedom is established, those who promote enslavement will stop at nothing to erode the free ideology over long period’s time. My example is, the Catholic/Christian oppression of American freedoms that started in 1913 with the Federal Reserve Act. This type of eroding has continued on to the present, were the Catholic/Christian ideology is being pushed and accepted because they have the power and money to highly influence the legislative body of the United States Government.
It appears that we are headed toward another religious and ideological dark age. How does fight this type of oppression? It’s quite simple, build a religious ideology that strictly opposes the current ruling enslavers. Then take this ideology that has the same protection, and attack their ideology. The lesson to be learned from history is not to oppose the empire, but those clergy who inspire and influence it.