The crisis is the point – the worse things get, the better they will be – for us, the Ruling Elite.
Prince Metternich was right!
Via the Indomitable Undiscovered Jew:
Is it necessary to give a proof of this last fact ? We think we have furnished it in remarking that one of the sentiments most natural to man, that of nationality, is erased from the Liberal catechism, and that where the word is still employed, it is used by the heads of the party as a pretext to enchain Governments, or as a lever to bring about destruction. The real aim of the idealists of the party is religious and political fusion, and this being analysed is nothing else but creating in favour of each individual an existence entirely independent of all authority, or of any other will than his own, an idea absurd and contrary to the nature of man, and incompatible with the needs of human society.
““ Contemporary liberalism is less a political philosophy than a façade for undermining extant social and legal mores.”
See the book the Myth of Liberalism.
See 4 for the Grand Theory that puts 1,2,3 in context.
Short, brief but very useful from Lead and Gold – one of the best blogs on the net.
The following video from Christopher Coker is choc full of interesting titbits and insights. Of course, where Coker sees chaos (presuming a “formal” reading) is in reality a strategy of the Tranzis. You understand, however, from the video just how dangerous the global situation is; that USG has pushed Russia closer to China and China and Russia closer to the Islamic world. As we will show in our forthcoming STEEL-cam manifesto part 3c1, this is the foreign policy of the “priests”, or Exeter Hall.
The breakdown of peace and security is one of the three key pillars of the current crisis.
Does it not amaze you when people croak about the softness and weakness of USG’s response to Islamic terror? USG fucked up Afghanistan and then Iraq, followed by Libya; Syria; Yemen; stoked a millennium long hatred between the Sunni and Shia; USG is now arming the Kurds (which will tie down the Turks); letting Muslims rape, rob and kill in the homelands in order to slowly build up a reservoir of homicidal rage that can be directed if and when necessary.
Good, always remember, who pays and who benefits?
The aspect of power utilizing movements putatively against it as a means of strengthening itself is an abstract point which many seem to be unable to grasp. I am sure Srnicek and Williams have the cognitive sophistication to do so.
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This observation is one we formed just this week. People, even smart people, have difficulty, we believe, grasping the essence of this and all the ramifications of insecure power. The closest analogy is the problem people have with Darwin’s theory of evolution, which, as one critic complained was a “strange inversion of reasoning”. However, Patron Theory is Darwin’s theory reversed, it is a “skyhook” and not a “crane”. We will, nevertheless, later on this blog make additions to this theory using natural selection, memetics and Machiavelli concept of “political man” and his psychology.
A challenge to the Alt-Right and NRx:
The alt-right and neoreaction are likewise folk politics movements which have no intention to offer a threat to neoliberal hegemony/ unsecure power. They check every single box which Srnicek and Williams use to categories folk politics. They are reactive, ignore long term strategic goals in favour of tactics, prefer practices that are inherently fleeting, choose familiarity over the future, and lionize voluntarism and spontaneity over the institutional. In addition, they privilege the local as the site of authenticity, choose the small over the large, favour projects unscalable beyond a small community and “reject the project of hegemony, valuing withdrawal or exit rather than building a broad counter-hegemony.
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We think there is some truth to this, we said similar things here.
“A basic guide is supplied by the actions of Lee Kuan Yew and Deng Xiaoping and the other Asian developmental states of the mid-twentieth century.”
Lee Kuan Yew is instructive of the role of the developmental state and liberties provided by state led technological development against the negative liberties of the neoliberal/ unsecure power system of the west. Any claims that the free market is the driver of technological innovation are flat out false and fed by historical illiteracy. When faced with free markets or protection, he chose protectionism. A rejection of fideitic observance of the God of neoliberalism was replaced with the application of human reason to conclude that the population required protected roles within society which would allow for a development of the virtues of the population and the unlocking of liberty which such an action would supply. Once a strengthened society and strengthened set of industries developed, an opening of markets on an equal footing then offered contingent benefits depending on the circumstances. Our argument is that this developmental state doesn’t go far enough. The state requires more power and a complete rejection of the absurdities of neoliberal/ unsecure power predation. Neoliberal/ unsecure power is a shackle on mankind which works by holding back development and true liberty to secure itself.
We agree: A ruler (or a state) only becomes a tyrant/tyrannical when they/it do not have enough power. We begin to set out our thoughts here, but we will have more to say later about the role of the state in STEEL-cam geo-economics.
We will have more to say on absolutism soon, however, in STEEL-cam V Absolutism. )