by John Grauerholz
Just as there is a pressure wave that precedes an explosion, so evil is the shock wave of the unconstrained Ego. When a non-conformist becomes ever more egoistic, other people in the vicinity will feel an overwhelming sense of dreariness and dread – and that sensation of dismay is exactly what lesser human beings consider evil.
A do-gooder has innate horror of an independent human being – and the communitarian’s inborn terror makes a solitary human into something wicked. When confronted by the prospect of loneliness, a proper citizen feels a sense of loathing. Malevolence is what the herd intuits while you become ever more selfish and ever more self-focused. An individual completely free of social values is completely sinister. Like all animals, a conforming member of society has an instinctive fear of self-centeredness in a nearby stranger and will react accordingly.
You become an individualist by enhancing, enlarging, enriching the Ego. While there are many ways of augmenting egoism, perhaps the most certain way of expanding yourself is to do everything that society already defines as wanton and wicked. If you stubbornly transgress every societal norm, you can actually back-engineer individualism.
If you obstinately delve into all that the average humanitarian finds threatening, you will ultimately find your true self, your deep self, your Egoistic Self. All that is prohibited by the good citizens is defined as malicious, and you will find freedom in the depths of such malignancy. When it comes to the dark palace of the ego, sin is the way in.