Saturday, July 1, 2017
Year Of The Manifesto...
I’ve noticed recently that the old Republican/Conservative Guard, which was always a soft Marxist construct, has suddenly felt the need to publish one manifesto after the other, establishing their “social principles”.
Which is very telling.
Ten years ago this group had such a strangle hold over conservatism that they never openly spoke, pro-actively, of their principles. They didn’t need to. The “middle of the road” is where they, the rational, camped and they would never dirty their hands with lowbrow activities such as official statements on principles. The hypothetical “Free Market” was their god and it would determine morality based on the purchasing activity of the citizen-consumer.
But now the manifesto’s are flying left and right.
From the Southern Baptists taking the absolutely bizarre position of condemning nationalism, even as new Pew polls show half of conservative republicans now support gay marriage.
To the Cato Institute announcing all MUST oppose racism -even though racism has no definition and is used by leftists to justify everything from assaulting cops to promoting homosexuality (yep, opposing gay marriage is racist). And yeah, yeah - I know, they're libertarians. Whatever.
It’s no coincidence that the Southern Baptists increasing support for gay marriage coincides with their leadership’s attack upon nationalism. Because a nation is an ethnic group -which is a family writ large.
And by the way, when you make an imperative statement of position, you have drawn a line in the sand.
You have made division. You have divided Us & Them.
But let’s not let such fundamental contradictions get in the way of some good old fashioned Virtue Signaling.
Why all this sudden rush to publish manifestos?
The rise of Alternative Media.
The Empire has, for the moment, lost its control of information exchange and dissemination.
While conservative think tanks busy themselves supporting IMF funded gay pride parades in the third world and Evangelical churches are presenting Spiderman-based sermons, the Alternative Right are gathering in groups online to discuss everything from philosophy to art to politics to the economy to religion.
We are turning subjects upside down and inside out and looking at them from a myriad of angles -rather than the officially designated understanding of such things.
Podcasts can go on for hours. Discussions can unfold over weeks or months.
And yes, there is the thrill of breaking taboos.
For example, some of us have dared to refer to the historical citizens of Byzantium as Romans!!!!!!
I suspect we can look forward to the Heritage Foundation releasing a manifesto condemning that too.