As an Anarcho-Satanist, I envision a reversal of the polarity of biblical mythological symbolism — seeing Satan as the “good,” liberated rebel, and seeing God as an “evil,” authoritarian fascistic dictator.
In many ways, the State acts as a surrogate or lieutenant sovereign for the assumed abrahamic deity. The State leans heavily upon the authority of a supposedly “good” God in presidential speeches, oaths to office, flag pledges, “manifest destiny,” printed currency, the swearing-in of witnesses in courts of law, etc. The hierarchical authority of the State is informed by the hierarchical authority of religious institutions which predate modern statecraft, and so by envisioning God as an “evil” character, the State is similarly implicated as “evil.”
BASTARD was an annual conference of anarchist theory for 19 years in the Bay Area.
The BASTARD Chronicles 2017 includes 8 workshop talks presented that year.