Posted on December 7, 2013 by faceright
Let’s be clear – the Culture War has entered a new phase. The war over gay marriage – the metaphor for the entire conflict – has been decided. The forces of tradition have been defeated by the forces of modernity. There will be more battles of course, with victories and defeats for both sides, but it has become clear that the traditionalists are fighting for an ultimately losing cause. The question now is what sort of victory the forces of modernity will demand and whether they insist on – and succeed in imposing – an unconditional surrender on the part of the forces of tradition.
This will be answered in a myriad of small ways – many of them centered around how iordinary people live their lives. One of these is being fought out now in Colorado, where the a bakery owner has been ordered to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple after refusing to do so for religious reasons. (Judge Rules Colorado Bakery Discriminated Against Gay Couple)
This is hardly the first such ruling (see, for example Colliding causes: Gay rights and religious liberty) and parallels widespread efforts to force the Catholics and Catholic institutions to provide contraceptive and abortion services (Catholic Bishops: We Will Not Comply With the HHS Abortion Mandate. (And Catholics are hardly the only ones under attack on the “healthcare” issue. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in the cases involving other small business owners seeking exemption from the requirements of the Affordable Healthcare Act. (The righteousness in Hobby Lobby’s cause.)
In fact, the best evidence of the fact that the Culture War is now a fundamentally defensive one on the part of the forces of tradition is the proliferation of organizations aimed at protecting religious liberties, not in communist China or the Islamist Middle East, but here at home. (For example, LDS Church joins ‘growing chorus’ of faiths asking followers to defend religious liberty.
It is increasingly clear, however, that the forces of modernity will not be satisfied simpling winning on the issues of Gay Marriage, abortion and contraception. They will insist that there be no opting out and no real expressions of dissent. They are committed to a war of annihilation and the pleading of the faithful for “religious freedom” and toleration fall on deaf ears.
How things will turn out is hard to predict. Whether America’s Old Believers will be allowed a public existence in the next decades is a very real question – and one which will be answered by the ability of the forces of tradition to wage a successful rearguard action. Defeat cannot mean surrender.
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Posted on June 26, 2013 by faceright
“In most of the world, democracy is not an option. The only real options are tyranny or anarchy, and when you work against tyranny, you are working for anarchy.” – William S. Lind
It was nice to see William S. Lind of Fourth Generation Warfare fame re-surface with a sensible little article 4GW is Alive and Well at the blog Slightly East of New last month. (Yes, I know that he frequently appears at The American Conservative, but that is typically on public transportation issues.)
Written in response to a blog post answering “yes” to the question Is 4GW Dead?, the article includes a brief survey of the state of the world and concludes (unsurprisingly) on a rather pessimistic note.
“If the children now running our foreign policy and the mindless ‘droids who head our armed services are ever replaced by serious adults, you will see two changes…. Absent those two very large changes [read the article to see what those are], the ship of state is going over the falls. My advice: Swim to shore while you still can.”
Actually, on second thought, may he’s not such a pessimist – after all, he’s still optimistic enough to believe that there’s a “shore” to swim to!
(For my past 4GW posts, see here.)
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Posted on June 25, 2013 by faceright
Bruno De Cordier
For sober minds, it had been clear for a long time now that resistance against, and alternatives to, neo-liberalism would not come from the secular Lefts. As Oswald Spengler rightly said at the time – and as the former Socialist sphere in the 1990s as well as the devolution of European social-democrats illustrate – every “outbreak” of Socialism creates new paths for capitalism. Neither can much be expected from established democratic structures and actors, because these have been largely reduced to entertainment and periodic political rituals that do not affect the real powers that be. Instead, the resistance and alternatives come and will continue to come from the internal and global peripheries and from emerging powers. They will be grafted in existing or re-composed solidarity groups, existing or born-again forms of traditionalism, and religion. Depending on the society and the geographic sphere, the latter particularly includes Islam, Christianity, and perhaps neo-paganism. – -The “Gender Industry” — Controlling the Periphery
I originally came across this article at Euro-Synergies and followed the link to Fair Observer, which contains a handful of additional articles, along with a brief bio. De Cordier seems to be a perceptive observer and critic of capitalist globalization – and one who recognizes the complicity of the left and the “humanitarian” NGO establishment therein. Add him to your reading list.
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Posted on March 14, 2013 by faceright
Lately CasaPound has been getting more notice on the US hard right, with several mentions at AltRight (the most recent, a mocking one) and Counter-Currents.
Personally, I find CP an interesting outfit – I’m sympathetic to its identitarianism, its rejection of race-hatred, its tactical creativity and its critique of capitalism, but I reject its simplistic, Duginesque anti-Americanism and I’m not ready to sign up for il Duce‘s fan-club.
In any case, a recent interview with Casa Pound leader and founder Gianluca Iannone at Identitaria.es is worth reading.
For example, responding to the interviewer’s questions regarding CasaPound’s embrace of the identitarian slogan “0% Racism, 100% Identity,” Iannone said:
Casa Pound does not accept [the theory of] the Clash of Civilizations, as propounded by Huntington and Fallaci; we do not accept the models of the Anglo-Saxon right. We believe in the spirit of Mediterranean fascism. For us, the defense of our identity does not involve the negation of the identity of others. Our enemy is not any other race or culture; the true enemy is an economic and social system which has as its goal homogenization and exploitation on a global scale.
See here for an interview with Iannone in English from last year and here for one of my previous posts touching on the group.
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Posted on January 21, 2013 by faceright
… so I admit that, when it comes to politics, I’ve been sulking pretty much since November 6th, not having really come to terms with the re-election and all that it portends.
But, after today’s inauguration speech, I guess it’s back to work.
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Posted on December 6, 2012 by faceright
“What threats have replaced [Communism for you]?”
Today, the communist threat, collapsed for 20 years, has been replaced by another deadly utopia: Globalism, new internationalist ideology and materialism that has the sole aim to maximize the profits of big capitalists at the expense of the Nations and their peoples.
“There is too Islamism and its martyrs. All these ideologies have in common to undermine the foundations of the Hellenic-Christian civilization and to substitute another, which is not ours.
I noticed this translation of an interview with Jean-Marie Le Pen at the Right World news portal. Although the translation is at times awkward, it is still readable and worth a look.
(The piece was lifted in turn from the English language Pravda, which occasionally has something interesting, but more often reads like a Russian – and crazier – version of the NY Post. See, for example the article “revealing” that the claims of Soviet involvement in the Katyn Massacre were just part of a “wave of libel and slander against Soviet power… meticulously fabricated by revisionists…” or check out US political coverage along the lines of The Ku Klux Klan once again controls Indiana. On second thought…)
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Posted on November 28, 2012 by faceright
Starbucks in Montmartre? No thanks!
From Paris Pride:
With the support of the Bloc Identitaire.
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