Satan: Who I am.
Professor Keefer's Major 20th Century Writers
In the Old Testament he plays a minor role but in the New Testament Satan becomes more personal and is the great antagonist of God as well as humans. Revelations says that Christ in his Second Coming, will bind the Devil for one thousand years at which time the Devil will reappear as the Antichrist before being destroyed.
By the Middle Ages, Satan was a real, potent being who possessed terrible supernatural powers and was intent upon destroying humans by undermining their morals.
The Devil is said to appear in many different guises in order to fool people. His most common human shame was that of a tall black man, or a tall man , often handsome, dressed in black. Black universally associated with fear, evil, the dark and chaos. The devil could also appear as a saint, the Virgin Mary, comely young women and preachers. He could appear in a multitude of animals shapes, most commonly a dog, a serpent or a goat. He also had ugly appearances: as the alleged god of the witches, he was portrayed as half human and half animal, like Pan, with horns, cloven feet, hairy legs and a tail, a huge penis, glowing eyes and Saturnine features.
The invisible Satan is one of memory. He wants to be remembered for the things that are despicable, for the things that are embarrassing. These things are pleasurable in the invisible sense for my Satan. To be remembered for a good deed would be demoralizing for him.
Many ideas from Brave New World do exist. Racism and segregation are ways of controlling and separating masses of people. What about the concept of cloning, of raising equally exact embryos until they are exact in every way is that far fetched, is it? How about brainwashing does that exist? Subliminal advertising brainwashes our population daily in a less dramatic approach than Huxley, nevertheless it's going on everyday, so this concept of Utopia it seems is not that far off. In Brave New World religion becomes only a memory for a select few at the top for the others it is unknown and a taboo. But today I think most people's religion is their momentary gratification so in a sense Utopia and Huxley's Utopia is the betrayal of science. It's scary to know with all this power we posses. If we're not careful we might create a Brave New World one that is not as kind as ours or Huxley's but much more unforgiving. You must think about those possibilities.
Nurse: "You must take your meds."
Cohen: "Fuck you wench get the hell outa here!"
(Nurse runs out of the room)
Cohen: "who's there? Who's that?"
Satan: "it's me Roy, remember me?"
Cohen: "get lost asshole I have not time for bullshit"
Satan: "I love when you speak so well, fine breeding"
Cohen: "well what do you want?"
Satan: "You know what Im here for Roy...your soul...when you were a young lawyer. Remember the ambition? The success you wanted?"
Cohen: "You never helped"
Satan: "Think again...you never lost a case. You weren't that good of a lawyer."
Cohen: "Fuck you"
Satan: "Atta boy feisty to the end...don't worry Roy I got a job for you."
Cohen: "What's that?"
Cohen: "That might work."
Satan: "You'll be starting tomorrow."
Cohen: "So I'll be dying tonight?"
Satan: "Dying is so final... let's say starting a new practice."
Cohen: "Are there perks?"
Satan: "You bet, complete decadence."
Cohen: "I think I'm going to like it down there."
Satan: " I know you will Roy...You'll feel right at home..."
The silent screams
This is hell
You know how it should seem
It's life after death for the decadent
The people of no-morality who aren't heaven-sent
You'll burn in my pits
You'll scream in my fire
I'm Satan, the ruler of people with no moral fibre
So next time you are thinking of listening to me
Think of eternity, suffering for the service with me.