Theistic Satanism: Home > Politics > Fascist > LaVey-based
Critiques of LaVey-based "fascism"
by Diane Vera
Copyright © 2006 Diane Vera. All rights reserved.
LaVeyan-style "fascism" does not seem to me to be a serious political movement. As far as I can tell, it is largely tongue-in-cheek and largely just for shock value.
But it does seem to have attracted some real neo-fascists and some real neo-Nazis to Satanism, alas. Furthermore, in my opinion, if Satanists are going to be involved in politics at all, then we need to start thinking more seriously about what kind of politics would actually benefit us. A lot of LaVeyan rhetoric is very much against our interests, in my opinion.
On the pages below I will critique various LaVey-based "fascist" groups and writings as I come across them on the web.
See also, elsewhere on this site:
On other sites:
- Satanism and Fascism on the website of Vexen Crabtree, a Church of Satan member in the U.K. Note that by "the aesthetics of Satanism," Vexen Crabtree means "LaVey's aesthetics." Satanists in general (under my own, much broader definition of Satanism) do not share any one particular esthetic, or any one particular sociopolitical view. Anyhow, LaVey's statements quoted in this article exemplify his fondness for being shocking, which seems to be the main reason for some LaVeyans' fascination for Nazism and fascism despite vast ideological differences between LaVeyan Satanism and Nazism/fascism.
- A brief history of Anti-Semitism, also on Vexen Crabtree's site.
- More later.