Some of you may know me, for those who don't I am one of the Hierophants from the Herald of the Dawn which is a Mercuræn Order with a differing understanding of Lucifer than most Luciferians. I was also one of the founding members of the GCoL, a Magus III° in Jeremy's Ordo Luciferi, a member of, and musical composer, for the Sect of the Horned God, ex-Temple of Set member, and I like to think myself as good friends with both Michael and Jeremy.
That said, I would like to start a discussion regarding politics and mainstream Luciferianism.
**Satanists, Luciferians, those on the LHP are free to align with any branch of politics or remain apolitical if they wish. Many of today's (western) LHP philosophies advocate the ideal of heroic individualism and the rejection of religion, mysticism, and supernaturalism in general.
I'm sure many of you are already loathing this topic and will be quick to declare that Luciferianism (and the LHP) and politics should not be in the same sentence, but allow me to explain something I feel very strongly about in regards to this subject matter.
Libertarianism is a political party on the uprise, it is a complex philosophy. The foundation of this philosophy is individual freedom. It would enforce a limited government that would not interfere with or one that attempts to influence the economy. The best economy is powered by truly free markets. Individual freedom is the foundation of a successful civil society.
One of the central tenets of libertarianism is the belief in a "natural law" that exists independently of manmade laws. As early as the 6th century B.C., the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu argued, "Without law or compulsion, men would dwell in harmony". The Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, can be read as a striking proclamation of the libertarian ideology. In his opening statement, Jefferson argues that the right of the colonies to secede from England is derived from the "Laws of Nature and of Nature's God," a reference to the natural law of classical liberalism. He goes on to write the most famous lines in the birth of a nation:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government..."
Perhaps Libertarianism is simply the lesser evil of the three, however, both Republic and Democratic ideals have shown us over and over again that they lead to corruption, inequality, and an owner/slave herd-mentality. As an adherent of the western left hand path, I hold Libertarian philosophy dear to my heart and cannot see how the world can ever live in harmony until Libertarianism is implemented . . . Worldwide!