by Frater Sabazius
July 9, 2016
One of the great themes of Thelemic sociology is the emphasis on individuals over classes. Crowley writes at some length about this in Magick Without Tears, Liber Oz, and in “The Scientific Solution to the Problem of Government,” where he concludes that “the absolute rule of the state shall be a function of the absolute liberty of each individual will.” Therefore, any state that overtly, or covertly, adopts different standards for different classes of people fails the test of Thelema. When a state acts against a class, either by overt oppression, or by discriminatory allocation of privileges, or by unequal enforcement of laws, it is only provoking that class to react. Those of us who have embraced the principles of Liber Oz should understand that, by doing so, we have taken an implicit stand against racism. However, the fact that we personally oppose racism does not give us a pass: it does not allow us to put on blinders. When we see it, we cannot simply turn away. When it surrounds us, we cannot simply deny it. Racism is something we must not simply ignore, we need to actively fight it.