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The Post-War Order

The post-war order was established in the smoldering ruin of Europe. The main winners of the Second World War were the USA and the USSR. Communism swallowed half of Europe and threatened virtually everywhere they didn’t directly rule. On the other hand, the US and the handful of industrial neutral powers financed and supplied, on credit of course, the rebuilding of the destroyed powers which fell outside the so-called Iron Curtain. Much of this fell under the guise of the Marshall Plan and the like, but not all. A dipole world order that lasted for the better part of fifty years wasn’t the only major outcome of the war. The Nuremburg Trials and the less sexy counterpart in Japan established that any defeated power in any major war in the future could look forward to potential war crimes charges if they colored outside the margins of the Geneva and Hague conventions. Complaints ranged from agitating a war of aggression, producing effective and unseemly propaganda, mistreatment of civil…

Popperian thesis on ‘conspiracies’ and the Deep State

Popper and perhaps others posited in the early to mid-20th century that conspiracy theories were implausible simply on the face of it.[1] Any claim of a ‘conspiracy theory’ as deemed by ‘experts’ should require such a massive burden of proof that it should be absurd and likely beyond the ability of amateur researchers to prove. His specific statement was something along the lines of ‘any large group engaged in [nefarious] secret activity is unlikely to keep its secrets long.’ For now, we’ll let this stand. Suffice it to say, I think that there are enough case studies if you like or Bayesian priors which lead one to conclude that his thesis was wrongheaded. That is, if you attribute no ill motives to him or the others who helped create the term ‘conspiracy theory’ and then pathologize it. The first and obvious counter is that states do things in secret which they are tasked in the name of known objectives, the foremost being national security, national interest, protection of individual…

Thoughts on Strategy

There needs to be much more thought given to coherent strategy. The dissident right thus far is an internet movement, and as such, is going to have inherent difficulty translating to physical presence. Part of this is baked into the cake of social control in the Current Year; there is a reason why every Western country is following the same program give or take ten or so years, and why every conservative party or movement has been broken in time, from Spain following Franco to Portugal to Enoch Powell and many more figures, some noteworthy and some not. Part of this is also plain to see, a result of our peculiar and disproportionately online presence. We have a unique opportunity to break the dead stranglehold the left globalist establishment holds broadly on the West, but we have to face up to the facts that there will be also peculiar hardships and losses. Glory is ours, but only if we are brave enough to take it.

Hardship through Time

Some historical periods focus families, lineages, and particular men in such a way that they feel like gauntlets of tests. Wars, famines, disease, and other natural disasters can all act in this way, forcing those of a land through an unwitting test during the course of time. Some are quick and resolve in a few weeks. In these, maybe a small area is affected and some portion of them shuffle off, but the wider land is relatively untouched. Others are wide-reaching and cut deep.

The Right after RECENT EVENTS

Hubris: for our purposes, the parable of Icarus suffices. In short, it is the belief that one can tempt fate with bold displays and escape unscathed or better.             There are a few directions things could take for the right wing coalition here after Charlottesville. Some of those paths will lead to greater heights sooner, and some will lead to stagnation and greater follies. It’s clear that Charlottesville and events like it have essentially one of two purposes for right wing groups: rallying the members and the spectacle. By all means, it appears that those who actually went in the area of Charlottesville on either day received positive benefits from the ‘rallying’ effect. Otherwise, the protest seems to have been indecisive or worse. This should have folks reconsidering how activism is done going forward.

The New Left and a bit of History

Once, in the old order, in the Ancien Régime, certain sects of the most powerful were sanctified and restricted from certain irreverence, scorn, or abuse by the public or vocal laypeople. In the Mediterranean, one could criticize the Emperor (or king or citizen body, depending) and the gods within reason, but if one overstepped the pale of dignity and decorum, penalties might ensue. If one would recant or simply shut one’s mouth promptly, the punishment, given a decent administration, would be relatively lax. With an odious or arbitrary princeps or administration anything goes. If one persisted and became a recalcitrant shouting defiance in the town square and scribbling harsh scrawl in nasty pamphlets dispersed to be read in other towns across the land, then the punishments mounted. The same applied to the kings and Church of the Middle Ages. Aside from some Norse sagas and a few other Germanic stories and legends as well as their interactions with the Romans and the more limited in…

SI VIS PACEM

One sees European togetherness to replace the current Pax Americana. The heart longs for it, verily, with each throb. Someday not soon may we see its light.