The Russian anarcho-communist Mikhail Bakunin, himself a reader of Karl Marx, criticized the greatest flaw of Marxism through his communication with the primary author of The Communist Manifesto himself. “We have already stated our deep opposition to the theory of Lassalle and Marx, which recommends to the workers, if not as final ideal then at least as the next major aim … Continue reading The Myth Behind Pure Libertarianism, Part 3: The Multiplied Tyrannies — Tyranny of the Masses Versus Dictatorship of the Proletariat
America's first conservative president, John Adams, wrote to Thomas Jefferson in 1813 his conviction that the Revolution's success should be attributed to the common cultural narrative consisting of “the general principles of Christianity; and the general principles of English liberty and American liberty”. Even Jefferson, a Christian-Deist, understood the legitimacy behind the Revolution's cultural tour de force bequeathing future generations … Continue reading The Myth Behind Pure Libertarianism, Part 2: The Right to Liberty — But Not Of Life, Property and Man
Libertarianism is, at its heart, the ideology whose most ardent followers completely oppose the rule of civil law — but only if not in a free market setting. Rejecting the premise behind John Locke's statement that all have the natural right to life, liberty and property, its hardliners advocate for the individual's absolute autonomy, void of legal consequences … Continue reading The Myth Behind Pure Libertarianism, Part One: Anarchy’s Road to Communism
Conceived within the minds of 18th and 19th Century philosophers John Locke, Edmund Burke and Adam Smith, the genesis of political conservatism in the Anglosphere possessed the qualities which, for William F. Buckley, beckoned a minimalist approach to civil government. Among our convictions: It is the job of centralized government (in peacetime) to protect its citizens' lives, liberty and … Continue reading Establishing “One Nation Conservatism” Through an American Lense
“We must all obey the great law of change,” wrote Edmund Burke to Sir Hercules Langrishe in 1792. “It is the most powerful law of nature, and the means perhaps of its conservation.” And within the conservation of civil society and culture lies the most important bridge between reality with fantasia. Left-wing ideologues press for a … Continue reading The Doublespeak Absurdity: Variety Through Infinity vs. Diversity Through Universality
Amoral left-wing orthodoxy views people as entirely expendable so long as their suffering meets the actors' ends. It should never shock anyone for Churchill to have applied identity politics by morally paralleling the World Trade Center victims to disciples of Adolf Hitler. Thus, "reactionaries" or "rightists" guilty of political wrongdoing according to degenerate leftists must be subjected to brutal ostracism for failing to conform to their prescribe universal truths that contradict true diversity. Few recall amid Churchill’s violation of Godwin’s law when Barack Obama tied the left-wing consensus that Al-Qaeda merely expressed their “legitimate grievances” on 9/11 to its collaboration with the United Nations and Arab League's mandate from the Qur'an's to fully control Jerusalem in accordance to the pre-1967 borders. Thus the month of December saw the former Islamophile president open the door to Israel’s pending doom through rabid anti-Israeli UN ambassador Samantha Power, who in 2001 called for the U.S. to invade Israel to impose a permanent “just and lasting peace” through more bloodshed. Power’s abstention of the latest resolution demanding the Jewish state return to her pre-1967 borders (and thus fully transfer control over Jerusalem to the Palestinians) — or why John Kerry declared that Israel can either be democratic or Jewish, but not both — illustrates the underlying left-wing anti-semitism behind Sec. Kerry's suggestion in 2014 that Israel is an Apartheid state.
“Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.” —Edmund Burke (1729-97), Irish political philosopher, British-Whig politician and statesman who often is regarded as the father of modern conservatism. No consensus exists that defines conservatism, though most of the Anglo-American world will insist it to be an ideology that … Continue reading Conservatism; or, the Conservation of Civil Society Through Paradox and Irony