The past is dead. Let it go.
That fabled “1950s America” which conservatives dream about is exactly that– a dream. It came, it went, and unless you’re more than 70 years old you probably don’t know the first thing about it. We cannot recreate some fabled past, but we can work at creating something beneficial and meaningful for ourselves and the people around us.
If you find yourself pining for days gone by, just stop it! The past is dead. It’s gone. It cannot be recreated. It is in the past, let it go.
The works of man will always turn to dust and even names are forgotten in time, but the values of Tradition are timeless and will outlive the short life of a man. Only by adhering to the timeless and indomitable spirit of Traditionalism can you create a political institution which serves to protect the identity and heritage of a people.
Barone Giulo Cesare Andrea Evola, or just Julius Evola for short, was an Italian philosopher and esotericist. He wrote extensively on the issues of Traditionalism and fascism, and he thoroughly rejected the notion of being a conservative. The reactionarymodus operandi of the contemporary conservative and American patriot is perpetually responing to something which has already happened.
Illegal immigration is out of control! Let’s join the Klan!
A communist Kenyan is occupying the White House! Let’s join the TEA Party!
Immorality and degeneracy are out of control! We have to take back America!
The motive and passion behind such choices are right and good, but they all are purelyreactionary. To do one thing in response to something else that has already occurred is the textbook definition of being conservative. There is nothing appealing about being on the far side of the diffusion curve.
Playing “catch up” is a losing game. The only way to win the game is to stop playing defense and start going on the attack. In short, if you want to win you have to do something original. Conservatism is a losing game, but revolution is a winning plan. Keep the passion of conservatism, but take on the spirit of revolution.
Take Evola’s advice and be a revolutionary conservative. Clinging to our guns and Bibles is commendable, but it is wholly defensive in nature. The only way to win the game is to stop guarding your guns and Bible and start using them.
As Evola explained, The only authentic conservatism must be revolutionary.
“For the authentic revolutionary conservative, what really counts is to be faithful not to past forms and institutions, but rather to principles of which such forms and institutions have been particular expressions.”
In this case, form follows function. If the function of our political and religious institutions is to protect our faith, race and nation, then the form of that political and religious institution will reflect that. The form will, of course, be composed of the people who embody those values.
At times we might wax romantic about a recreation or rebirth of the Third Reich, but this is folly. The Third Reich was a uniquely German institution which served the interests of Germans at a specific time in history. Alternately, we give great fanfare to the more recent events in Russia’s social-political scene. Again, the political institution as it exists in Russia is unique to the social-political conditions which the Russian people confront daily.
Americans must not be German nationalists nor Russian nationalists, and if we are to see the growth of American fascism, we must be American nationalists. We must apply the spirit of conservatism and Traditionalism in our own lives so as to synthesize a truly American fascism.
Evola defines conservatism as having the same spirit as Traditionalism, saying that, “Tradition is neither servile conformity to what has been, nor a sluggish perpetuation of the past into the present. Tradition, in it’s essence, is something simultaneously meta-historical and dynamic: it is an overall ordering force, in the service of principles that have the chrism of a superior legitimacy.”
Tradition is a value based lifestyle, and not one driven by fetishistic desires for a specific form or aesthetic appearance of a government body.
Don’t be a fascist because you want to feel or look powerful and intimidating, be a fascist because it’s an authentic expression of your values and convictions. The only way to be a fascist is to faithfully embody those values which are responsible for producing true fascism.
Dressing up in costumes and pretending to be a legitimate continuation or faithful re-creation of famed fascist governments or societies from the past is the highest form of flattery, but it is also an insult to the true spirit of fascism.
A reporter once asked me if I was a fascist. I won’t reject the title, but if I truly am a fascist then I hope it is because I have earned that title without disrespecting the true spirit of fascism and its noble ideals.
I do occasionally wax romantic about European fascism, but it is ultimately a distraction. If I am to be honored with the title of being a fascist, then let me be called an American Fascist. The face of American Fascism must be comprised solely of Americans who are fighting for an American future, and it is that vision of an American identity which we must embrace.
The good news is that the vision for an American future is already here, and it is calledTradYouth. We are the face of American Fascism, and we are the future you have been waiting for.