1990s “Satanic panic” videos show same attitude as #metalgate hipsters


Back in the 1980s, many panics gripped the land. People knew on a subconscious level that their society was falling apart, but could not find the source of the decay. They started blaming traditional scapegoats, like Satan, Jews, Nazis, atheists, pedophiles, drugs, sex and rock music.

It takes society a decade or more to respond to any change, so the best examples of this phenomenon occurred in the 1990s as people finalized their arguments on the topic, having learned from those who went before them and incorporated the ideas of many different sources into a single culture (for lack of a better term). The following videos show the 1980s/1990s “Satanic panic” as what it was: an attempt to use a think of the children style excuse to seize power, in the name of banishing evil rock lyrics but actually with the intent of taking control.

This situation is entirely analogous to #metalgate. SJWs are hipsters who want to use “social justice” as an excuse to seize power. They don’t really care about the topic, because if they did they’d be out there setting up communities for people to be safe from whatever evils they complain about. Instead, they are posturing on the internet about how good they are and how (by reverse implication) bad the rest of us are, and thus how they deserve power over us since they are so good. The current “misogynist homophobe” panic from SJWs is entirely equivalent to the fear of Satanists under every bed that gripped the US in the 1980s, and the underlying mentality is the same: pick someone to bully that no one will defend, and use that person as a scapegoat, then like a good salesman claim that you can banish this demon in exchange for the low, low price of… handing control over to you!

Libertarian/open-source/anarchist Eric S. Raymond formalized the judgment of the “social justice” movement advanced by this blog a few weeks ago, calling them bullies in search of a cause:

Whenever I see screaming, hate-filled behavior like hers the important part never turns out to be whatever principles the screamer claims to be advocating. Those are just window-dressing for the bullying, the dominance games, and the rage.

You cannot ameliorate the behavior of people like that by accepting their premises and arguing within them; they’ll just pocket your concessions and attack again, seeking increasingly abject submission. In one-on-one relationships this is called “emotional abuse”, and like abusers they are all about control of you while claiming to be about anything but.

Third-wave feminism, “social justice” and “anti-racism” are rotten with this. Some of the principles, considered in isolation, would be noble; but they don’t stay noble in the minds of a rage mob.

The good news is that, like emotional abusers, they only have the power over you that you allow them. Liberation begins with recognizing the abuse for what it is. It continues by entirely rejecting their attempts at manipulation. This means rejecting their terminology, their core concepts, their framing, and their attempts to jam you into a “victim” or “oppressor” identity that denies your lived experience.

He is correct: #metalgate is what happens when bullies become Bully 2.0, and start wrapping themselves in the flag (civil rights) and carrying a cross (social justice). While their religion is secular and their patriotism is more to an idea than a particular nation-state, SJWs are bullies wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross. They have come to seize power and use it to destroy all who are not like them, because they are fundamentally unstable as people. We have seen this pattern in history many times and SJWs are just the latest (incompetent) iteration.

He also makes a point that people in metal should pay attention to: “show us the code” translates into “show us the metal.” There are zero SJW bands with as much power as Darkthrone, Motorhead, Judas Priest, Slayer, Malevolent Creation, Burzum or other SJW-bane bands. The reason is that these bands have nothing to offer but attitude and surface adornment; they have no real content, and thus are as boring as the bubblegum pop they claim to abhor but secretly emulate.

On a side note, atheists have joined the religious wars and somewhat confirmed that they are indeed a religion with a a recent shooting:

In one post widely shared online, Hicks, who claimed he is an atheist, allegedly wrote: “When it comes to insults, your religion started this, not me. If your religion kept its big mouth shut, so would I.”

No one speaks up for the agnostics, so I will. Science is agnostic. It does not take a position on God one way or the other because it cannot measure God. Conjecture in either direction is in its view unwarranted. Atheists on the other hand have taken the position that they know the nature of the supernatural, which is the exact position that every other religion takes, which makes atheism a de facto religion, and like religions, it will be prone to clash with those of competing belief systems. Maybe agnosticism deserves another look.

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19 thoughts on “1990s “Satanic panic” videos show same attitude as #metalgate hipsters”


    > “There are zero SJW bands with as much power as Darkthrone, Motorhead, Judas Priest, Slayer, Malevolent Creation, Burzum…”

    Thank you Rosenberg, finally someone that cares to acknowledge MALEVOLENT CREATION !! Fuck yes. Seriously Stevens, most regular nerds of this site like tiny midget wouldn’t survive 10 seconds in the mosh pit!!!


  2. hessiandisguisedhipster says:

    Why do you people care about that? Some forms of metal havê been blatantly used as atheistic/satânic/neopaganistic/antichristian médiuns before. Anyone can see it. I understand fans try to forget about the flaws and inconsistencies about that which they like (thank you music industry) but now you’re loosing touch with reality. Metal’s been infiltrated a long time ago (or perhaps it’s been created with such goals?).

  3. hessiandisguisedhipster says:

    It’s still interesting to see your praise towards agnosticism. Even more interesting is the way you detach science from atheism when most atheistic babies would try to endorse their belief through science (which is a proof of stupidity).

  4. Independent Dissidnet says:

    The quote stated above cannot link Atheism to being a religion. The reason some Atheists claim Atheism is a religion is so that they can obtain the special privileges that the religious people granted themselves. Religious people in power use some form of their totalitarianism to garner those privileges.

    However, the main philosophy for Atheists is Secular Humanism (not a religion). It is the most moral philosophy on this planet and the greatest chance for it to become peaceful. It will not happen following religion or the new substituted term spiritual, whatever that means. There are also reasons that many Atheists consider themselves Satanists. He is the good guy in the bible killing ten people whereas god killed millions.

    Some scientists may consider themselves agnostics. Some do consider themselves Atheists and are doing what they can to protect science in debates such as Bill Nye (the science guy). Francis Collins not too long ago converted to Christianity or decided to become one. Calling oneself an agnostic is just not making a decision on what they believe. I have never heard or seen any evidence that proves that the concept of a god is anything but a human conception. Agnosticism is just deciding not to make up their mind. It is a subject that has been debatable and probably can be found on YouTube.

    1. It is the most moral philosophy on this planet and the greatest chance for it to become peaceful.

      Drink from the goblet, the goblet of gore
      Taste the zombie’s drug, now you want more
      Drifting from the living, joining with the dead
      Zombie dwelling maggots, now infest your head

      Zombie ritual
      Zombie ritual


      1. Meek Metalhead says:

        Peace be upon you, brother Stephanus.

      2. The Mighty Vaginator says:

        Pillage and burn,
        All that stands
        Will fall in flames
        Pillage and burn, retaliatory act of rage


    2. hypocrite says:

      “Calling oneself an agnostic is just not making a decision on what they believe.”

      Who has enough information to make such a decision? Is there a pressing need to do so?

      From the article:

      “Science is agnostic. It does not take a position on God one way or the other because it cannot measure God.”

      I have to agree with this. How can you quantify something that includes the very concept of quanta (and concepts)? It really doesn’t fall within the domain of Science.

      1. How can you quantify something that includes the very concept of quanta (and concepts)? It really doesn’t fall within the domain of Science.

        Absolutely. In most discussions, neither of the two sides understands this, so they scream at each other uncomprehendingly and work themselves into a murderous rage, which requires several dozen hours of shopping and cheeseburgers to wear off.

    3. Wolfgang says:

      I think it’s not as simple as you write. I’m an atheist because when I look up at night or when I observe an insect, things are already way too complex for my brain to handle the addition of an unknown named “god” to the equation. For the very same reason, others may find that the idea of one or more deities is actually helping them to give more meaning to reality. Another group of people might not give all this weight to the “god” variable itself. What matters, in the end, is to appreciate how complex reality itself is, and those who can’t are clearly inferior human beings.

      What I find puzzling is seeing so-called atheists going on a crusade against religion. They’re just like the fanatics who give religion a bad name.

      Oh, and fuck the idea of a peaceful mankind.

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  5. Librarian says:

    To quote an anonymous user from another website:

    Social Justice Authoritarians operate exactly like rapists. I mean they come in and see somebody doing something or acting a certain way, and from that they decide to force themselves and their believes onto them, and no matter how many times you tell them to stop they just keep going; and when they’re done they say that “if you didn’t want me to do that then you shouldn’t have been acting that way”

    1. Jim Nelsoy says:

      Social justice is literally rape

  6. Dualist says:

    Secular Humanism is not a religion?

    But it has all the characteristics of religion.

    It is no less dogmatic and doctrinaire than the Catholic Church is accused of being in the High Middle ages. For example, Secular Humanism considers it axiomatic that there are no important inter-sex differences. But has this been proved beyond scientific doubt? Does Humanism even allow THE DEBATE on this matter?

    It certainly has its articles of faith too. Is anybody allowed to question the morality of abortion without being screamed down for infringing a woman’s ‘right to choose’?

    This is Humanism’s compulsion to end all debate being expressed here. Most people would agree that we only have the right to choose to do something if that thing is a moral thing to do. Now, if a foetus is just an extraneous bit of flesh and not a person then of course a woman has the right to remove it. But if this is the case then why don’t Humanist just say abortion is OK for this reason? It is because they know a quite a few people would disagree with this, escpecially if they saw a 24 week old foetus.

    But who would ever hold their hands up and say ‘I believe a woman doesn’t have rights over her body’? Humanist don’t want a debate, it terrifies them because they know they cannot justify their beliefs objectively, least not because they have done away with God making each man’s opinion is as valid as the moron-next-doors.

    They even have international powers of EXCOMMUNICATION. Dr. James Watson of DNA-helix fame has found this out the hard way when he asked valid questions about race.

    No, it IS a religion – just one with the crucial metaphysical dimension removed.

    1. mh says:

      Seculars function by method instead of for purpose

      (c) brahma guru ***ahem, mh*** 2015

  7. Dualist says:

    The best explanation for their behaviour is that they despise EVERYTHING.

    Their purpose is a destructive rather rather creative one.

    They’re very much like Satan in that respect.

  8. Labradorite says:

    Social Justice Warriors are just the next phase/stage of Hipsters. The Hipster was passive in what they did and they were rightfully attacked for doing what they do. Now they are on the attack as SJWs.

    I’m also starting to think that all of this that is going on is some sort of mating strategy for them. The SJW women are probably tired of all the men that they pushed into being mangina’s so they are looking for someone to stand up to them, I think modern Feminism is sort of the same thing.

    I also think that they have this deep fear of everything and they think everyone else has it too, so they are trying to provoke people so that they can see that there are still people in the world that are stronger than them so that they feel better.

    I also think that it’s the same ol’ War of All Against All, except the war is cold instead of being hot.

    Nothing ever changes, does it?

    Is “civilization” real?

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