Sunday, April 2, 2017

political, spiritual and cultural struggles

A recent post at Upon Hope offers Some Lessons from Nationalism in Britain. It looks at the political fortunes of both the National Front and the more recent British National Party. 

My take on this is that if you want a revolution to succeed (and by revolution I mean peaceful dramatic changes in the political landscape as well as violent revolution) you have to have some part of the elite on your side. You have to have at least a small number of supporters or sympathiser within the key institutions - the media, academia, the bureaucracy, the churches, the judiciary, the military, etc.

When the British Labour Party set out on its quest to achieve power through the ballot box it did have sympathisers within all these institutions. The same can be said for the Australian Labor Party and for left-wing parties throughout most of the West.

The celebrated Long March Through the Institutions of the Cultural Left succeeded because there were already leftist sympathisers within those institutions and had been since the late 19th century.

The National Front and the British National Party on the other hand had zero supporters within the elites. They therefore had to face the united opposition of every one of the institutions that hold the keys to power. Their chances of achieving anything through the ballot box were non-existent.

That unfortunately is pretty much the situation that faces any modern anti-establishment party. The current liberal/globalist establishment is much more united than the old establishment ever was. Much more united, and much more cynical in its methods.

Which leads on to a post at Vanishing American II which suggests (rightly I think) that the spiritual and cultural struggle is as vital as the political struggle. 

If politics really is downstream of culture then our only long-term hope is to find a way of turning the spiritual/cultural struggle in our favour.

Of course if we hope to win a spiritual struggle we will need to recapture Christianity from the SJWs, homosexuals and atheists who currently control most churches. That will be a difficult task but when you consider the virtual impossibility, at this stage, of recapturing the media or academia or the bureaucracy then it has to be admitted that retaking Christianity is at least possible. A goal that is extremely difficult but achievable is preferable to goals that are simply not achievable.

2 comments:

  1. Again, very little to add. Yes, it is a spritual struggle for the hearts and minds. At the moment there's a strong populist push ... but then there's that establishment.

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  2. Recapture, hmmm? The enemy is inside the city gates looting and burning. The populous is in flight. The army is disheartened because the kings and courtiers are seeking 'diplomatic' solutions and propose accomodating the invaders in hotels and homes. The churches of 'nice' have destroyed the churches of zeal long ago. Look to yourselves. He who lives by the sword will die by the sword, but we must choose: die with sword in hand standing shoulder to shoulder with St Michael, or die without one.

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