Altruism says that you should live for others, that you should regard their wants, needs, and very lives as more important to you than your own. Why? “Just because. Now shut up and obey. If you don’t obey we will sneer at you, threaten you, beat you and kill you.” Wait. Aren’t you supposed to regard me as more important than yourselves? “No.” Why not?
“Because when you don’t obey you have de-humanized yourself. You have made yourself a unique, self-loving, self-fulfilling individual. You have cast yourself out of the obedient selfless herd of average, mindless people. You become a threat to us.”
How do I do that?
“By achieving your own success and happiness independently, guided by your own mind. That scares us. And since we are unhappy, we don’t want you to be happy. Over and over, generation after generation, the individual must be kept under foot. What a great world this will be when no individuals are happy! All men must sacrifice and suffer so that all men can be relievers of suffering. In an individualistically happy world there would be no place for the virtue of helping others, of being mindlessly obedient to the arbitrary assertion of altruism!”
Where did this arbitrary altruism come from?
“It began with bullies. Men, who were stronger than others said, ‘Obey me, or I will kill you.’ Then priests came along with religion and said, ‘Believe in the God or you will go to to hell.’ Thus, force and fear were used to cower everyone, except for a few de-humanized individuals. The people learned to accept the arbitrary assertion of a God, and so were mentally prepared to accept any arbitrary assertion. Disprove God, then lead them to regard the State as the superior authority. Disprove the State and lead them to regard Mother Nature as a good arbitrary assertion. And all the while they think they are being more scientific in their beliefs. Now we, the leaders, lead them by the nose anywhere we goes. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha! Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho!”