Liberal Conservatism

After the Charlottesville debacle, the alt-Right tries to re-brand itself, tries to exclude fringe factions by defining some parts to be not on the right at all, and struggles to define what the alt-Right is after all. If there was anything to be gained by this “Unite the Right” rally, it is that there is no such thing as a united right. One thing has become clear to me in the last year of watching the discussions (of mostly low intellectual value) in various alt-Right circles. That thing is that there is no sound philosophical groundwork behind any of these rather small fringe groups. Continue reading Liberal Conservatism

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Strategies: Stopping the bloodletting and social death of conservatives and alt-right

First, let me say that this is not a winning strategy, but a survival strategy to the point where we either see the breakdown of western socialism or the outbreak of widespread violence. What follows after that is anyone’s guess, but that is the point where a winning strategy would make sense. A survival strategy is needed, in order to give the following winning strategy a chance to be staffed by people who are smart enough to not get run over by the barbarians at the gate.

Why there is no winning strategy from the outset here, I have to explain. Whether you look to the USA with ca. 320 Million people or Europe with roughly 500 Million doesn’t matter all that much. I will go with the US numbers for now. Right now you have around 90-100 Million people in the US who are not even looking for work anymore. None of them starves to death. You have a few tens of Millions (20-40) working in the public sector, the majority of them are non-productive in any sense, e.g. they provide no goods or services for the regular American. Around 110 Million people work in the private sector. The rest of the population are retirees or kids. So, roughly and superficially you already have approximately one productive worker who feeds himself and two other people. But we know that this is not the case actually, because roughly half of the private sector workers are hardly scraping by, they just earn enough to feed, house and clothe themselves. The other half, around 50-60 Million are working productively and generate surpluses that feed the rest of the country. That means less than 20% of the American people make the country run, feed, house and clothe the other 80% who don’t do any (or much) productive work. These numbers are very similar to the situation in Europe. Continue reading Strategies: Stopping the bloodletting and social death of conservatives and alt-right

Vox Day’s Alt Right in 16 points

Let’s turn the heat on right from the start: Vox Day announces this as a basis for a core Alt Right philosophy. Where is the philosophy in these 16 points? Where is the study of the fundamental nature of … anything … here? And 16 points? Come on. The ten commandments of the Alt Right overgrowing it’s numbering scheme? I don’t want to dismiss it just because it looks on the surface like a haphazardly thrown together list of n points about some en-vogue topic of the week in Huffpo or the like. But frankly, the whole thing could use some professional marketing intervention. Continue reading Vox Day’s Alt Right in 16 points

What does conservatism mean?

I try to shed light on the phenomenon that conservatives are politically rather inactive and are rarely seen demonstrating in the streets, throwing stones at police. They are no activists, brawling and screaming for change, nor do they subvert schools and editors boards in order to force their ideology onto everyone. Today’s conservatives have no holy books, no bible, no “Das Kapital” or “Mein Kampf” as dogmatic reference for their ideas and beliefs. They generally want to preserve the social conditions that have proven to be successful and are critical about social changes, until a change has been tried and tested to be a majority approved advancement. Conservatives trust the historical continuity of a society. Small gradual advancements are acceptable if they balance out the considerations of traditions and the new (often technological) framework. Healthy change must be for the benefit of the many, not for the benefit of the few and to the detriment of the many. They are neither regressive nor progressive and favor stability. Continue reading What does conservatism mean?