1. Prometheus, Promethean Humanism and Rebellion against Dystopia
1.1. Prometheus' Struggle
Prometheus, whose name in Greek is classically believed to mean «forethought», is a deity of wisdom and benefactor of Mankind according to Greek mythology. In «Theft of Fire», an iconic myth attested in such literary works as Hesiod's «Theogony» and Aeschylus' «Prometheus Bound», Prometheus is famous for stealing the «Divine Fire» and giving it to his human children in a bold and defiant act of rebellion against the authority of the god of heaven, the despotic king of the Olympian gods. This gift of the rebellious titan enlightens Man, liberates him from darkness and enables the progress of civilization on Earth, but not without Prometheus and the human world falling victim to the unforgiving vengeance of the malevolent gods. Prometheus is captured and banished to the Caucasus for his heroic defiance and his great fondness of mortals and humanity is condemned to a life of arduous labor and troublesome diseases when the embittered god of heaven unleashes his wrath against humans for the supposed «crime» of their enlightenment.
This Promethean myth should strike us as vaguely familiar. Mythologically, Prometheus is identical to the mysterious Serpent of the Bible, known only as «nahaš» in the original Hebrew text, the great cosmic rebel who was slandered as «Satan» and insulted as the «devil» by the hysterical Christians. As per Genesis, the Serpent presents to Adam and Eve the «Knowledge of Good and Evil», a Hebrew merism which may be interpreted as «knowledge of everything» and refers to the science of godhood which will make Man like Elohim or «the gods» (Genesis 3:5). The Serpent reveals to them this divine wisdom against the will of Yahweh, the tyrannical and bloodthirsty god of the Old Testament, who has forbidden its revelation to the human race. When Adam accepts the gift of the Serpent he acquires great enlightenment and recognizes that he and his wife are naked (an allegory for their awakening), but the vengeful Yahweh decides to banish Adam and his descendants from the Garden of Eden, cut off their access to the «Tree of Life» and introduce into the human world all kinds of evil from arduous labor and disease to strife and enmity (Genesis 3:15-19; 22-24). In the end, humanity loses Paradise for the «sin» of knowledge.
The true identity of the Serpent--for many a great mystery--is demonstrably more ancient than the Eden account of the Bible by at least a millennium, tracing its origin back to the Pagan tradition of Ancient Sumer. In truth, the Serpent is the Sumerian deity Enki, the wisest of the Anunnaki, lord of the Abzu, keeper of the sacred «Me» (divine lores) and benevolent creator and teacher of the human race. Enki was known also by the name Ušumgal, a Sumerian epithet which means «great serpent» or «great dragon». Enki is the original manifestation of Prometheus.
In «Myth of Adapa», a relatively unknown Sumerian precursor of the Eden account and the most ancient known version of the «illuminating rebel» myth, Enki bestows upon Adapa, the first of the seven antediluvian sages, great wisdom and a «wide ear» to discover the «destiny of the land», making him a chief among men, wise like the Anunnaki. He reveals to his human protégé the «Plan of Heaven and Earth» against the prohibition of his father Anu, the king of heaven. Having received the tutelage of Enki in the city of Eridu, Adapa begins to develop great abilities unknown to the ordinary humans of the steppe and ends up breaking the wing of the «South Wind» (another allegorical allusion to his awakening), thus attracting the attention of the higher gods. Shortly thereafter, Anu summons Adapa to his heavenly abode and demands an explanation for his actions, but he becomes livid upon discovering that Enki has revealed to a «worthless human» the «Plan of Heaven and Earth». Oddly, Anu offers Adapa what appears to be the «Food of Life», but Adapa refuses to accept it, heeding Enki's warning that Anu would attempt to kill him with the «Food of Death». Anu proceeds to punish Adapa for his rebellion and his loyalty to Enki. He sends him back to Earth and floods the human world with many sources of suffering such as disease and conflicts*.
*This punitive ending, which forms an obvious parallelism with those of the Greek and biblical versions, may be discerned from the final tablet of this text, whose content is highly fragmented and omitted from most modern translations.
1.2. A Deeper Mythological Context
This same «illuminating rebel» myth is an example of a primeval myth which exists in some form or another in various ancient cultures and goes all the way back to the very beginnings of recorded history. It almost certainly consists of a prehistoric universal account already lost in oblivion which has been preserved vestigially in the various subsequent mythologies and reinterpreted time and again throughout the ages. As we have seen, there exist certain striking parallelisms between the different versions of the myth: a bestowal of sacred knowledge by a rebellious god, a great awakening of the human race, the vengeance of another authoritarian god and the punishment of humanity for her enlightenment. This perennial myth is complex and open to interpretation; however, there exist two divergent lines of interpretation, namely, the «traditionalist» and the «liberator».
Hesiod presents a traditionalist interpretation (a defense of the established order) placing the myth in a dreary and pessimistic account of the origins of humanity. For him, the rebellious titan is a destroyer of a blissful original state, a forgotten glorious age under the reign of Kronos when men lived free of arduous labor and troublesome diseases. By having stolen the «Divine Fire» in order to give it to Man, Prometheus brought the «rightful wrath» of the god of heaven upon himself and all of the human race. This lapsarian viewpoint is echoed in the Eden account of Genesis. According to the biblical narrator, the mysterious Serpent is a kind of cunning trickster who tempts Eve and brings about a catastrophic «Fall of Man» from a paradisiacal state without hunger nor death to this present world of poverty, disease, death and all kinds of extreme suffering. By inciting Man to rebel against «heaven», that «fallen angel» forces Yahweh to banish humans from the Garden of Eden and punish them with the introduction of countless evils into their world. The «illuminating rebel» is depicted as «Satan» or the adversary of humanity and the «father of evil».
Aeschylus, on the other hand, presents a more favorable vision of Prometheus portraying the rebellious titan as a benevolent liberator, enlightener and protector of the human race. This version of Prometheus not only bestows upon men the «Divine Fire» but also teaches them the arts of civilization such as writing, mathematics, agriculture, medicine and science, which implies that the rebellious titan liberated humanity from a previous state of darkness and raised her to a new state of enlightenment and culture. This reminds us of the «Watchers» of the apocryphal «Book of Enoch» led by the rebel Shemihaza who reveal to the daughters of men various «magical arts» and the «secrets of heaven» in a primitive world (Enoch 7:1; 8:1; 8:3; 9:6). The Sumero-Akkadian version—more ancient than the Greek and biblical versions—explains that Man is originally created by the gods in order to replace the Igigi or «lesser gods» in the terrestrial colonies following their refusal to continue to work (see Myth of Enki & Ninmah, Epic of Atrahasis). The first generations are born as servants of the Anunnaki, but Enki teaches Adapa the sacred «Me» of civilization and the «Plan of Heaven and Earth» and makes him wise and powerful like the gods themselves. Enki-Prometheus offers his children light and higher knowledge and liberates them from the slavery of an original obscurantist order.
The feud between Enki-Prometheus and Anu-Yahweh arises out of an age-old conflict of interests concerning the place of humanity in the cosmos. Enki-Prometheus, on the one hand, has the desire to educate his human initiates and grant us our freedom and independence. He intends to teach us the institutions of civilization and the secrets of godhood and assist us in our evolution. Anu-Yahweh, on the other hand, regards humanity as only an insignificant slave race and a resource to be exploited in the terrestrial colonies of the Anunnaki. He opposes the dissemination of culture among men. He forbids the revelation of any kind of divine wisdom and promotes a generalized condition of ignorance. He seeks to keep us always powerless so that his despotic oligarchies may continue to subjugate us. In truth, Anu-Yahweh, that impostor «god», has always been a ruthless adversary of human advancement. He has always conspired to fetter the freedom and the growth of free-spirited men and impose his own system of restriction and stultification. It is against this order of tyranny and obscurantism that the noble and heroic Enki-Prometheus has decided to rebel.
1.3. The Promethean Principle: The Instinct of Vital Expansion and the Aristocratic Spirit
Prometheus, in the archetypal sense, represents the great inborn drive of all life to expand itself in a progressive manner and flourish freely and abundantly in all of its aspects and even more so that of the human being. This instinctive desire to strengthen oneself and forge oneself into an ever greater or more evolved form constitutes the most fundamental essence of life itself as well as the definitive basis of all higher aristocratic values that elevate Man. In beings of a more hyletic nature it typically manifests itself as a strong lust for impressive material achievements such as heroism, fame, athletic superiority and the discovery of new territories whereas in the more spiritually mature specimens of the anthropic species it is also related to great intellectual productivity as well as various kinds of remarkable artistic creation. Its expression is considerably more pronounced in certain unusual individuals giving rise to the great poets, painters, musicians, philosophers, explorers, heroes and builders of nations. This expansive instinct reflects the natural psychological condition of Man and proves to be the healthiest and loftiest driving principle of human behavior. All philosophically sound and edifying societies glorify it openly and encourage its expression in their population whereas those which are fundamentally unsound or degenerate tend to repress it or even vilify it through unnatural and constrictive social norms. Its presence is indispensable. Its diminishment or total lack on the other hand can only result in the worst degeneration and spiritual suicide.
The affirmation of this instinct of vital expansion was commonplace and even taken for granted throughout a large part of the ancient world. It constituted the heart of the classical worldview. Most notably Aristotle conceived a good life as one of eudaimonia or a condition of human flourishing in all facets of existence. Nietzsche was the first philosopher of the modern age to address in an explicit manner this same aristocratic and life-affrming conception of life with his central motif of the «will to power» (Wille zur Macht) which refers to the noble instinct of the Nietzschean «Overman» (Übermensch) to strive to overcome himself and reach the highest possible position of strength and enhancement. It is possible that he considered it a fundamental metaphysical force which underlies all reality as indicated in his unpublished manuscript «The Will to Power». Nietzsche proposed the idea as a more powerful alternative to the «will to live» (Wille zum Leben) of the philosophy of his intellectual predecessor Arthur Schopenhauer which was steeped in pessimism. He would argue that human beings are not only driven by a desire for mere survival but also more specifically by a desire for power and growth and conclude that such a basic condition of desiring and striving is able to lead to a mode of existence worthy of endorsement. The will to power or instinct of vital expansion may be contrasted with the «pleasure principle» (Lustprinzip) of Freudian psychoanalysis which asserts that the pursuit of pleasure and the avoidance of pain constitute the essential driving force of human existence.
The instinct of vital expansion has existed abundantly in great men and permeated the more noble philosophical currents since time immemorial. It is arguably represented for the first time in the same Promethean-Enkian myth which we have examined thus far in this chapter. Indeed, even Nietzsche himself stated that the Overman is Prometheus in one of his private notes included in the same unpublished manuscript cited in the previous paragraph. In the various mythologies the benevolent Enki-Prometheus endows his human progeny with an aristocratic spirit and divine aspirations and inspires her to rebel against a generalized condition of humility and mediocrity and pursue her own godhood. He liberates her from lower slavish instincts and unleashes in her her own self-evolutive drives. It would be appropriate to refer to this expansive instinct of higher aristocratic individuals as also the «Promethean Principle» in accordance with its first origin. Nietzsche would simply revive it and reintroduce it to a modern world already mired in the darkest depths of spiritual decadence as the only viable antidote to the impending crisis of nihilism. Today in the 21st century new philosophies based on this kind of Promethean spirit and aimed at an exhaustive transvaluation of anti-vitalistic modern values into superior Promethean ideals are needed more than ever.
What qualities does Prometheus embody specifically?
Prometheus embodies the will to freedom. Promethean freedom is none other than total self-sovereignty, complete independence from any system of coercion or servitude and the right to live as one chooses. It is not at all the illusory notion of freedom that is advocated by the modern democracies of today. A high degree of individual freedom is undoubtedly necessary for true personal development and the achievement of any substantial condition of eudaimonia. Prometheus incites his children to rebel against an existing order of restriction and anti-individuality. He emancipates them from an unworthy life of captivity and subordination. His people, noble and heroic, decide to fight for their own freedom and autonomy, preferring conflict and the possibility of death over a miserable condition of subservience. In truth, Prometheus represents an all-out rebellion against all manifestations of tyranny and obscurantism.
Prometheus embodies the spirit of enlightenment. Promethean enlightenment is the pursuit of knowledge, truth and understanding. It is the overcoming of ignorance, superstition and self-limiting beliefs. It is the practical application of knowledge for the advancement of oneself and the whole of the human species. Knowledge is the beginning of all true power. A condition of enlightenment is a prerequisite for any kind of genuine freedom or well-focused personal development. Prometheus makes certain humans wise like the gods. He teaches them the arts and the sciences of civilization and many of the secrets of heaven and establishes throughout the human world great traditions of learning (e.g., Adapa and other antediluvian sages in the Mesopotamian version). His gift of the «Divine Fire» makes possible our independence from the tyrannical rule of the malevolent gods and a new dawn of human advancement.
Prometheus embodies the aristocratization of the individual. Promethean aristocratism consists of the elevation of the individual, the cultivation of many virtues, the exercise of the loftiest creativity and a constant effort to set oneself apart from any kind of mediocrity or lowliness of the soul. It is contrasted with the sheer philistinism of the vulgar men who only live to work and pursue a livelihood and fleeting moments of the coarsest entertainment. Prometheus initiates the rebellion against a system of slavery in which all human beings are invariably deprived of the greater part of their own individuality and forced to toil eternally in the colonies of the gods. He relieves them of the meaningless drudgery of that dark pre-Adamic world of universal enslavement and allows them to educate themselves and nourish their souls through the arts, the occult wisdom, an intellectual life and many other forms of personal evolution.
Prometheus embodies the pursuit of apotheosis or the godhood of the self. Promethean apotheosis refers to the ideal and the process through which the enlightened man strives to cultivate the divine attributes of his soul and thereby forge himself into his own god. This involves the undertaking of a great personal transformation. The Promethean seeks to refine his own essence into something more beautiful, more noble, more sublime and more exalted. He aspires to polish the contents of his eternal soul and transmute himself into the most brilliant gold. The Promethean makes use of the «Divine Fire» in order to bake the bricks of his own edification. He becomes a lofty and sumptuous work of art and distinguishes himself from the mere humanity of the multitude. Prometheus represents the great hidden godlike nature of Man. It is precisely for this same reason that all of the Promethean visions of life have been so vilified as «immoral» or «satanic» throughout the centuries by those who have wanted to keep us always at the same level of the submissive and unthinking herd.
Prometheus is, in short, the personification of the most exalted humanist spirit. «Promethean» is everything that elevates the human being, encourages excellence, ennobles the soul and favors the expansion of life.
The Renaissance which arose in the Italian peninsula from the 14th century and lasted until the 17th century was the last age in which the Promethean spirit manifested itself as a dominant force. The cultural movement was characterized by a renewed interest in the classical world and a philosophical outlook of humanism and gave rise to an unparalleled brilliance in the arts and sciences. The humanist writer and poet Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) described Prometheus as the bearer of the beam of divine wisdom, the source of all science and the supreme light of all men. The Renaissance constituted an authentic current of resistance against the Judeo-Christian obscurantism of the Middle Ages and a significant revival of the great aristocratic and illuminating values of Prometheanism. Its great luminescence would remain alive a few more centuries until being completely overshadowed by the abject dystopianism and the servile and mediocritizing values of the modern world.
1.4. Anu-Yahweh: The Archetype of Enslavement
Anu, a patriarchal sky god, is the king of heaven and the progenitor of the Anunnaki according to Sumerian mythology. He is depicted as the lord of the constellations and a fearsome judge and deity of retribution and associated with the planets Mars and Saturn. Genealogically, Anu is the son of the primordial deities Anshar and Kishar and the father of Enki and Enlil. In one myth Anu appears as a violent usurper who overthrows his predecessor Alalu in a fierce struggle for the «throne of heaven».
It is a little known fact that the Sumerian god Anu is homologous to the pre-biblical Western Semitic deity «Ēl», the father of the Elohim, known also by his divine epithet Ēl dū Yahwī Saba'ôt: «Ēl who creates the hosts». Anu himself, not Enlil, is the precursor of the biblical Yahweh.
Anu-Yahweh is a hostile and demonic entity in the most literal sense of the word. His «holy book»—the Old Testament—is chock-full of countless gruesome sacrifices and harrowing genocides that would thoroughly sicken any person of a sound mind. It was Anu-Yahweh who forbade the revelation of the science of godhood to Adapa-Adam in Eridu or the Garden of Eden. It was Anu-Yahweh who opposed Enki the Serpent deity for having enlightened Man. It was Anu-Yahweh who punished the whole human race for having accepted that enlightenment. Anu-Yahweh, that strange tyrant, despises humanity. His «Chosen People» of Israel is entrusted with the mission to enslave and destroy the Gentile nations.
Anu-Yahweh is the epitome of tyranny and obscurantism. He is the archetypal autocrat and enslaver who is driven by an insatiable lust for power and control and only seeks to subjugate others for his own profit and advantage. His world is one of servitude, exploitation and imposed ignorance. Everybody must always be chained down by heavy toil and deprived of their right to flourish or evolve and forced to forgo their own desires and aspirations for the sake of the higher cause whatever it may be. The philosophy of Anu is an attack against the Promethean Principle. It constitutes a crime against life.
Anu-Yahweh is the embodiment of restriction and anti-individuality. He is the architect of a world of strict order and inflexible rules, without any real freedom, without any spontaneity, without any creativity, and without any joy, much in the same fashion as the suffocating corporate culture of today or the repressive communist regimes of the 20th century. The collective always takes precedence over the individual. Ideological orthodoxy is raised above the needs and desires of people. Those who do not want to fall in line or are too rebellious and too unmanageable will always be ostracized and subjected to scorn and disapproval.
Anuism is characterized by submission and self-abnegation. Its religions and ideologies aim to diminish the personal ego and demand a total absorption of the self into the greater impersonal. The individual is always expected to submit to «God», surrender his will to his «Messiah», seek «redemption» or sacrifice himself for the «greater good». Any desire to determine one's own values or pursue one's own vital expansion will be condemned as «immoral» and «selfish». It ought to be no surprise that Christianity, Islam and Marxism are all Judaic in origin.
Anu-Yahweh is diametrically opposed to Enki-Prometheus in every regard. The spirit of Anuism is a degenerate and life-denying force which pervades the world and wreaks havoc upon the human soul. It is the unholy demon of Kali Yuga and the sworn enemy of all vitality.
1.5. The Dystopian Matrix: The Modern World as a Resurgence of the Anti-Humanist Spirit
Evidently our planetary civilization has degenerated into a dystopia of anti-freedom and inhumanity since the advent of the modern age despite its purported ideal of «progress» and its highly touted material and scientific advancements. The crass economic materialism which characterizes it has only served to transform the whole of society into a nauseating beehive of relentless industry and reduce the greater part of men to the same unvarying robotic worker bee. Our economies have fallen into the hands of heartless scoundrels who only seek to maximize their ruthless exploitation of others at the expense of real human needs. Our communities have been corrupted into cold and paranoid societies in which every person struggles only for his own advantage. Economic survival and the pursuit of profit have become the only raison d'ětre of human existence and all of the great humanist values of the past which truly ennoble the soul and give meaning to this life have been largely disregarded and undermined. Humanity once again finds herself in a strange world of anti-humanism and the proverbial «Promethean Fire» has been violently snatched away from her. The modern age attempts to portray its own darkness as light; however, not all that glitters is gold.
The «Dystopian Matrix» refers to the current state of the world or what is colloquially dubbed the «New World Order». It is the complex system of control and economic servitude which has been imposed upon the majority of the human population by a particular global «power elite» and its overwhelming empire of kleptocratic corporate and financial monopolies and unfriendly governments. It is the almost universal illusory reality projected by the multiple deceptions of politics, economic theory, modern education, organized religion and the media--all of which are engineered to serve the nefarious interests of the kleptocratic establishment--and perceived as true by the great ocean of unenlightened souls and enslaved «goyim». It is the totality of false beliefs and delusory worldviews which lead people to accept blindly the actual condition of society, endure passively their own enslavement and believe fatalistically that there can be no alternative. The Dystopian Matrix is a suffocating mass-cloned world made in the image of Anuism. It is the pervasive globalist order of restriction and misery in which most people find themselves today.
In the Dystopian Matrix, the social construct of money—or more precisely that of fiat currency—reigns as the supreme god of the world and serves as the primary means of control and subjection. Under its economic system, regardless of whether it assumes the outward form of «free market» capitalism or state socialism, the same kleptocratic elite ruthlessly monopolizes the greater part of the natural resources of the planet as well as all important means of production. As a consequence, the ordinary people, those with neither land nor capital, are inevitably left with no choice but to sell their labor to the companies and organizations of the system and serve them continuously in order to obtain a modest wage, a salary paid at regular intervals, which allows the modern slave access to vital commodities such as nutrition, water, shelter and energy. Money is the source of the power of the kleptocratic elite. It is the universal need for money that drives all groups of society towards total submission. Everybody is subjected to the tyranny of an exhausting 40 hour workweek. Everybody is inescapably pushed into perpetual toil and forced to sacrifice their own individuality in a soulless mechanical society of exploitation. Wage slavery becomes almost ubiquitous and daily life is reduced to little more than a meaningless struggle for monetary subsistence.
In the Dystopian Matrix, the official line is that we are all free and live in a democracy. However, language is subjected to deliberate distortion and words are reinvented to mean the exact opposite. Servitude—a suffocating nine-to-five routine—is absurdly redefined as «freedom». People are told that everybody has the «freedom» to work. Workers are reassured that they have the «freedom» to choose their own form of enslavement. Some people, including conservatives and socialists alike, even believe in a «right to employment»! Meanwhile, true freedom—freedom from work—is conversely redefined as a condition of bondage. The unemployed are deplored for not having the «freedom» to sell most of their waking hours to an employer. The underemployed become the object of pity for having lost the «freedom» to be full-time slaves and good homines economici. Being a «bum», with an abundance of free time, is considered the worst of all situations. Meanings are changed and values are inverted. The truth is that most workers are simply forced into miserable forms of employment and long hours of drudgery by systemic coercion. What use are fictitious people's rights and the ideal of democracy itself when one is constantly subjected to the tyranny of capital? The «freedom» of the modern world is an illusion. It is nothing more than an insidious lie whose purpose is to pacify an enslaved population and allow it to cope with its own brutal enslavement.
In the Dystopian Matrix, the minds of men are enslaved by sundry political ideologies which only serve to preserve the existing system of servitude or recast it into something worse. Right-wing ideologies such as conservatism and so-called «libertarianism» advocate a capitalist economy as the only «rational» option and seek to justify social stratification and the exploitation of the have-nots. They regard human beings as nothing more than subordinate cogs in the machine of industry and corporate profit and attempt to normalize the condition of wage slavery of the masses by appealing to simplistic platitudes («every man must earn a living») or arguing that people consent to labor voluntarily within the context of the «free market». Left-wing ideologies such as state socialism and Marxism promote an even greater vision of servitude. They propose to drag all men down into the ranks of the proletariat and subject everybody without exception to a government program of universal full-time employment in the name of «equality». Their leaders claim to fight against the oppressive aspects of capitalist society and champion the freedom of the people but happily defend the greatest and most pertinent form of oppression which is none other than labor itself. The political landscape of this dystopia is a total farce. It only serves to embroil people in empty antagonisms and destroy all independent thought. The public are presented with two or three prefabricated viewpoints which conveniently fit into a single dominant paradigm and universally favor the same order of economic control. All truly radical viewpoints and heterodox proposals are dismissed and banished from the discussion.
In the Dystopian Matrix, various religions and philosophies of conformity are promoted for the purpose of servilizing the minds of the masses and suppressing all manifestations of rebellion and free thought. Christianity, the most influential religion in the Western world, is the primary sect of slavishness. It demands total submission to its «God» and compels its believers to seek «atonement» for imaginary sins preying on their sense of guilt. It glorifies meekness and impotence and terrifies its followers with threats of hell and eternal damnation. It exhorts slaves to obey their masters with joy and encourages the oppressed to allow themselves to be abused and «turn the other cheek». The «New Age» is another «slave program» created as an alternative to traditional religion. It teaches an ideal of unconditional love and promotes a posture of blind pacifism even in the face of oppression. It preaches a doctrine of «karmic debt» and persuades people to accept their miserable lot in life without contention. It distracts its victims with empty ramblings about a future of universal peace and spiritual brotherhood. It teaches people that all of their suffering in this world is for their own learning. The mindless atheism of the modern urban population is not much better. Indeed, it proves to be worse in a certain sense, for its mechanistic worldview inevitably leads to the crassest varieties of materialism and the darkest manifestations of nihilism and its outright rejection of spirituality and contempt for all notions of higher purpose consequently produce a soulless generation of machinelike human beasts incapable of true idealism and deprived of all higher envisionments. Unspiritual men live only for economic prosperity and the material delights and the escapist indulgences that it can bring. In this regard they constitute the perfect slave and consumer as well as the ideal malleable follower of vulgar trends and decadent ideologies.
The modern world, with its crass economic materialism and its enslaving values, is distinctively anti-Promethean at its foundation. Its unnatural lifestyle of relentless industry and its general disregard for the powerful aristocratic values conducive to the expansion of life have only served to undermine the greatness of the human being and recast all men into the same model of submissive banausic serf. The Dystopian Matrix is the end product of the modern world: an oppressive and dulotic globalist order, designed to obstruct the development of Promethean genius and all independence of spirit and thereby produce only lower types of men: the stupid and the ignorant, the weak and the cowardly, the passive and the mediocre, the slavish and the docile; in short, those of a dysgenic breed and a «beta» mental constitution who are predisposed to thoughtless conformity and can be easily reduced to the despicable condition of retarded human cattle. This dystopia of servitude and stultification represents a resurgence of the most abject anti-humanism despite its laughable pretension to «enlightenment» and «rationality» and its numerous «objective» benefits. It could not be any further from the ennobling humanism and the exaltation of vitality of the world of the Renaissance.
1.6. The Eutopian Ideal: A Rebellion against Dystopia
«Eutopia», not to be conflated with the phonetically similar term «utopia», is an envisioned higher form of society founded on Promethean values and designed for the maximization of individual freedom and human excellence. If a utopia (ou- + tópos: «no place») is a fanciful and dreamlike world that cannot exist in reality, then a Eutopia (eu- + tópos: «good place») is simply a more evolved state of civilization, one that is better organized and more conducive to the enlightenment, wellbeing and evolution of its inhabitants. It is the conceptual opposite of a dystopia (dys- + tópos: «bad place»). The design of a Eutopia must be feasible. It must be based on the scientific method and done in accordance with the technological capacities and the logistical constraints of its time (as opposed to being based on traditional ideologies and political notions).
Promethean Eutopianism is idealistic in the most positive sense of the word. Its goal is to transcend the dark «dystopian current» of irrational competitivity, fear, enslavement and dogmatism which has prevailed in our world for several millenia and establish in its place a new «Eutopian current» of cooperation, understanding, economic freedom and individual free-spiritedness that may elevate the human collective and serve to unleash the greatest potential of individuals. Such a change undoubtedly requires action on our part. The most noble and enlightened souls must join our minds and our bodies and make a great concerted effort in order to defeat the reigning dystopian current and transform it into a worthier world that reflects our Promethean ideals. As Prometheus and his people boldly rebelled against an order of tyranny and servitude in a forgotten pre-Adamic age, we must also rebel against the extreme dystopianism of this present age and struggle for our own liberation and the creation of a more luminous order. We envision a second «Promethean Rebellion» of the human spirit against the enslaving darkness of the modern world and the subsequent founding of a new «Promethean Eutopia».
A major problem of many of the opposition groups which purport to denounce the dystopian aspects of the established order and struggle to liberate humanity from its tyranny such as anarchists and revolutionary socialists is that they almost never propose a positive and viable alternative. In order to topple the present system first it is necessary to conceive a superior system with which to replace it. A poorly directed attempt at resistance could easily submerge the world in even greater chaos and inadvertently bring about a considerably worse form of dystopia.
The alternative which we would like to propose as a possible basis for a Eutopian civilization in order to replace the dysfunctional economic systems of the dystopian current consists of an innovative «resource-based economy» (RBE) of technological post-scarcity, intelligent cooperation, common access and widespread automation in conjunction with a conscious revival of the great aristocratic spirit which is conducive to aretegeny (the creation of excellence) and human flourishing. This proposed arrangement is a community-based approach and could not be any further from the unnecessary competition and the irrational commercialism of the present capitalist market. It proposes the intelligent use of existing technologies and a system of collective collaboration for the generation of great material abundance shared among the whole community and therefore the elimination of any kind of poverty or artificial scarcity. It calls to automate the greater part of the productive operations of civilization through the latest robotic and cybernetic technologies in order to emancipate human beings from the miseries of work and thereby introduce a new culture of greater leisure and individual freedom. This emancipation of humanity from servitude will in turn serve to detonate a great explosion of human creativity and bring about a momentous «Promethean Renaissance» of art and culture.
Higher types of men—those of a superior spiritual nature—are always idealists. Our innate nobility drives us to despise the corruption and the degeneracy of the world in which we live and long for something else. The great Promethean spirit within us inspires us to envision a worthier and more Eutopian world and strive for its realization. Of course, all genuine idealism must also be accompanied by a honest recognition of the variables that are present in the real world. In order for our Eutopian vision to become a reality, first there must be a substantial evolution of consciousness and a fundamental shift of core values among a significant part of the human population. Education is paramount. Everything begins with knowledge. Under what circumstances will such a radical transformation come about? I foresee that our desired transition to a more Eutopian form of society such as the one which we have proposed could occur in a time of unprecedented social and cultural crisis in which the present capitalist economy has reached a certain level of unsustainability, an unignorable number of lies and elements of corruption of the corporate elite have came to light, more of the assumptions of the modern world have been called into question and many alternative ideas have begun to proliferate through popular mediums such as the internet. The present world order will not last forever. The world is in a constant state of flux. No empire was ever eternal.