A short gloss on my oldest thesis: The philosophy of Plato aimed to draw us out of "the cave" so that we are no longer enslaved by social illusions. This effort culminated in the birth of capitalism, which, 2500 years later, has liquidated nearly all social absolutes and is even making inroads into biology and cognition at the material level. Thus the metaphor of the cave no longer points accurately to philosophy's task. We no longer need to be led to the sun - now we have too much sun, nothing but sun, a sun circling around the sky, neither rising nor setting, so that there is neither day nor night: the hyperborean. This is the meaning of Scandinavian black metal, which must be overcome. What we need is a new absolute, a new cave, or something like a cave, to bind and harness all of this solar power.