Discerning death cults from libido cults

Death cult Libido cult
Individualistic (we experience death alone) Collectivist (we experience life together)
Emphasis on distinction Emphasis on accomplishment
“Cold embrace of death” “Rivers of blood” (bacchanalia)
“All is disgusting” (i.e. all must be
eradicated/purified)
“All is permissible in service of ___”
Consciousness is the cause of
suffering (i.e. the cause of our
problems, the enemy)
Malevolence is the cause of
suffering (i.e. the cause of our
problems, the enemy)
Therefore, intentionality/the
prefrontal cortex must be removed.
Therefore, malevolence/the
amygdala must be removed.
Fatalistic Gnostic
Ahriman Lucifer
Wishful thinking Magical thinking
Romanticism Pragmatism
Unprincipled action is never justifiable Impure intentions are never justifiable
Primitivism Civilizationism
Universalist/secular “systems” morality Particularist/loyalist “people” morality
Inheritance Competition
Facts Negotiation
Worships “The One Big Event” that
will fix everything
Worships “Continual Progress” that
will fix everything
Libido cultists are “stupid/brainwashed” Death cultists are “losers/perverts”

One very interesting example is how Trump mania transitioned from a death cult to a libido cult circa 2017, just as the Alt-Right transitioned in the other direction.

The way to handle a libido cult is generally to leave it alone and it will tucker itself out and fall apart under the weight of, to borrow a phrase from Marxism, its accumulated internal contradictions. E.g. The recent 2nd amendment rally by Boomers in Virginia. The way to handle a death cult is to escalate persecution until it black pills itself out of existence.

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13 Responses to Discerning death cults from libido cults

  1. William Owlson says:

    There are spectrums for all these things Aeoli!

    I realize this by looking only at the first one and realizing where I’m at between the two.

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      >There are spectrums for all these things Aeoli!

      I know. I called it libido “decoupling” because I have in mind a DC motor decoupled from its load. A motor under the right load is a beautiful thing.

  2. MM says:

    “That which is spoken by God-the-Sun is life; that which is spoken by the Devil is death; Abraxas speaketh that hallowed and accursed word, which is life and death at the same time. Abraxas begetteth truth and lying, good and evil, light and darkness in the same word and in the same act.
    Wherefore is Abraxas terrible.”

    https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Seven_Sermons_to_the_Dead#Sermo_III

    Gnostics b all over da place

  3. Obadiah says:

    “Death Cults” and “Libido Cults” would be merely another classification/instance of Lucifer and Ahriman rather than vice-versa; They both cause destruction in different ways.

    Add:
    “Vampires/Lucifer/Griffith” vs “Werewolves/Guts/Ahriman”

    • Obadiah says:

      (it’ll all be on muh eventual lucifer and ahriman updated chart)

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      > merely another classification/instance of Lucifer and Ahriman rather than vice-versa

      :’-(

      I thought I went a little deeper than that into the beliefs that predict the behaviors (hence “discerning” rather than “discriminating”).

      • Obadiah says:

        Yeah it’s a valuable post–but putting Lucifer and Ahriman as subtypes of “cults” is incorrect: cults are downstream of the abstract emergent epiphenomenon of Lucifer and Ahriman

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