Sunday, December 3, 2017

accepting the consequences of the red pill

Being red-pilled is a disturbing experience. In some ways the most disturbing moment is when you realiser that all the traditional conservative values and beliefs that mainstream conservative political parties and pundits and think tanks have been trying to sell you are actually not the least bit conservative or traditional. They are liberal beliefs and values. The very values and beliefs that have destroyed our civilisation.

I’m not suggesting that political conservatism has been infiltrated by liberal ideas. I’m saying that political conservatism has been entirely and thoroughly liberal right from the start.

There is really no such thing as political conservatism.

This is disturbing because when you’re a liberal or a leftist who has lost faith in those ideologies your natural first impulse is to drift towards political conservatism. It comes as a shock when you discover that political conservatism is just liberalism under another name.

Once you do make this discovery your next natural impulse is to drift towards the strange archipelago of the alt-right and all the other weird and wonderful alt movements. The problem is that many if not most are still liberals at heart. They have internalised a great deal of the liberal propaganda. There are always the neo-reactionaries of course, some of whom are quite sound.

The intellectual class has been solidly liberal since the Enlightenment, even before liberalism had been given a name. The only real challenge to liberalism among the intellectual class has been Marxism. Marxism enjoyed great success among intellectuals from the 1930s up to the 1970s. Most of the Marxist intellectuals have now died off and sadly most of the survivors have sold out to liberalism. Intellectuals understand very few things but there is one thing they understand very clearly - they know which side their bread is buttered.

The ruling political class has been liberal since the early 19th century. That’s the secret to understanding the cuckservative mindset. Cucks are not weak or silly. They haven’t betrayed their conservative principles. They never had any conservative principles to start with. They are, and always have been, liberals. They push the liberal agenda because it’s their agenda.

If you want to find actual traditional values and beliefs you have to go back to pre-Enlightenment days.

This argument also applies to a lesser extent to social conservatism. Most self-described social conservatives are essentially liberal in outlook. Many if not most do not even realise the degree to which they have accepted core elements of the liberal agenda. It applies very strong to socially conservative Christians. These people want a softer milder version of liberalism. The Christians want a moderate liberalism that will tolerate Christianity. They can’t comprehend the fact that there’s no such thing as moderate liberalism. And there’s no such thing as a liberalism that will tolerate Christianity.

The Enlightenment was an anti-Christian movement. The driving force was a virulent hatred of Christianity. All the offspring of the Enlightenment, including especially liberalism, share this anti-Christian hostility.

The difficulty of course lies in persuading people to accept the full consequences of the red pill.

4 comments:

  1. The question is, why care so much about the names? I believe as long as the system is alright, it doesn't matter whether it can be considered liberal or conservative. Edwardian Britain, the US before 1950s, First Czechoslovak Republic, Poland, Hungary, and Romania of the 1920s and 1930s, pre-WWII Yugoslavia, France, Austria, and Italy, the Russian Empire between 1906 and 1914 - who cares whether these systems were liberal or conservative as long as they're, well, not too bad (but not perfect by all means)?

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    1. the question is, why care so much about the names? I believe as long as the system is alright, it doesn't matter whether it can be considered liberal or conservative.

      A valid point. And I agree that the societies you've listed were all quite civilised.

      The problem is that liberalism (in the form of both liberal institutions and liberal ideas) is a kind of self-destruct mechanism. Liberalism creates ever-increasing instability. Liberals take a good functioning society and they want to improve it. Their efforts to improve it always end in destroying it.

      And the dishonesty of liberals posing as conservatives fools voters into thinking they're voting for stability when they're actually voting for the opposite.

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    2. I assume it's not the case today, when David Cameron the Conservative legalized LGBT marriages in Britain, and when Germany is infested with Muslim refugees thanks to Merkel who is officially considered to be Conservative Christian. One must be a complete and hopeless moron to believe that these so called conservative politicians are actually conservative. There isn't a single redneck or a hillbilly who would buy that.

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    3. One must be a complete and hopeless moron to believe that these so called conservative politicians are actually conservative. There isn't a single redneck or a hillbilly who would buy that.

      Unfortunately while most people probably do recognise that these politicians are not genuinely conservative there are an enormous number of well-meaning but naive people who vote for them because they think that the alternative would be worse. In fact of course there's zero difference between any of the major political parties. But these fake conservatives continue to prosper because they've convinced people that they're marginally more conservative than the other lot.

      Overall, when it comes to social issues, the supposedly conservative parties actually seem to be worse than the supposedly left-wing parties.

      And the really depressing thing is that there are enormous numbers of people who think that democracy still works and that somehow the democratic process will save us. Even when they've been betrayed countless times by the "conservative" parties they really seem to believe that next time it will be different.

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