Is it needed? And if so, what should it be?
In my travels through the “Dark Enlightenment” and “Alt-Rightists/New Right” circles, there’s a lot discussion on modernity and how it’s been awful for our people. One of those things I believe that has been destructive has been our “either or” culture. It’s either Capitalism or Communism. There’s no in between. You either love Walmart or Not. You either love Wall Street or you support the Occupy Wall Streeters. In our “either or” culture you can’t say, well some of the Occupy commies have a point on some of the issues, without some Fox News Republican biting your head off and saying you hate America. It’s very NFL fan cheering like. You get my point.
Within these groups of Reactionaries and Radical Rightists, there is talk of economics. From the Barter system, to Fascism, to Distributism/Agrarian and Social Credit, to Austrian Libertarian Economics and Public Banking. A lot of “Third Way” discussion. If we are to believe the “experts” who keep saying the collapse is coming, it’s my belief that we should be the ones who will be best prepared for the future.
Over at the great companion site to the journal of the same name, Radix, there was a recent podcast with Richard Spencer, Jack Donovan author of the book The Way of Men (highly recommended) and the author of the book Survive – The Economic Collapse, Piero San Giorgio. (Which I have been reading bits and pieces of, and out of the survival genre, it’s been the best. It actually talks about what to do, it’s not a pissing and moaning about how this all happened, type of Republican book). In the podcast they talk about the Post-Modern world and what it has done to men and our respect for communities, hierarchy and our natural order of doing things. If you have time, listen to it. It’s a great podcast and touches on this subject.
Which brings me back to the talk of a economic policy for us on the Right. We as a group should be coming together and saying “hey, this is the way” when all this comes falling down. Yes I know there are differences within these movements. But we should be putting our ideas together and not just talking about abstract ideas, but putting them into use. Like myself, over the past several months, the Lady and I have been talking about buying a small farm, or a piece of land big enough to have a green house in the back yard to grow our own food. We aren’t talking about going “off the grid” but we also don’t want to be beholden to a system that some people believe will crash. It’s this type of thing that needs to be hammered out in our discussion forums, social media accounts and what not to come together and to show there is a Third Way to the noise of our either Capitalism or Communism cultural.
In a world where morals and the cultural decay have continued , we should be the light at the end of the tunnel. Let’s get to work and present a sound economic plan for our peoples future.
Will leave with a quote from Major C.H. Douglas, the founder of the Social Credit movement, which I believe should be one of the building blocks for our economic policy, from a speech he gave called The Tragedy of Human Effort – How is it that in 1495 the laborer was able to maintain himself in a standard of living considerably higher, relatively to his generation, than that of the present time, with only fifty days of labor a year, whereas millions are working in an age of marvelous machinery the whole year round, in an effort to maintain themselves and their families just above destitution.