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Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Of Left and Right
I read this at Nick Steves (from Xenosystems):
The same is true of "rightism". With more justification, as we'll get to - but ... well, again, we'll get to that.
The same is not true of Royalism (nor of Stalinism but - JUST KEEP READING). Once you arrive at a(n) Utopia, you're there. There is no further Right than the King - and if you do find yourself arguing that point, you're insane.
(Now, Stalinism: the core problem with any cult of personality, is that nobody was asking for Stalin / Hitler before the tyrant'd already taken charge. And you'll note their regimes did not last long. We on the not-Left are all about stability.)
I would recommend that we accept the Left's self-description as "the Left", or - better - "Progress" - with the understanding that the Progressive will never, ever, in her heart, reach that uttermost Left. For the Left is in politics as it is in a north-hemisphere hurricane vortex: it is the Downward Spiral; it is entropy, it is death and the Nothing. The Abyss has no bottom.
We on the Right have that advantage that we can stop, somewhere. With Reagan maybe. Or with Eisenhower, or Charles II; or with Henry II, or the Republic before the Gracchi. But I think we're not mere opposites to the Leftist movement; we are better off not pulling on their rope. We should call ourselves Reaganites, or Royalists; or just those who have imbibed the Red Pill.
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