How long have you been a conservative, and how long has it been a failing game? They’re called “Republicants” for a reason– it’s because they can’t get anything done. There’s a way out of those problems, and there’s nothing about it that requires you to sever yourself from the past. It’s more like the other way around because we require that you bring your past with you to Avalon.
The Avalonian identity is comprised of English-speaking White Americans who’ve returned to their pre-schismatic Christian roots, embracing Orthodox Christianity. It’s an identity and a culture, one which rejects much of Western “progress” in favor of traditional communities and lifestyles dictated by the rhythms of God and ancient Christendom rather than the ideologies and technologies which dominate Modernity. This is your path away from Conservatism, and Republican “promises.”
Conservatism is a losing a losing game. It always has been, always will be, and your involvement in a conservative movement isn’t going to make it any better. No, the best thing you can do if you believe in conservative values is to find someone who isn’t going to betray you on every issue when it really counts. Republicans have a majority in both houses of congress now? Cool story, bro. It won’t make a difference. Okay, it is unfair of me to say that the Republicans can’t get anything done, because they do a really great job at getting us involved in really big wars. You know, the ones that our sons and daughters keep getting maimed and killed in? Those same kids probably took it for granted that they were going off to war for peace, liberty, and the American way, and the reason why is because those 19 and 20 year old kids never knew a time that America wasn’t hard at work making war somewhere else in the world. Unless you’re any older than 30 you probably don’t remember what America was like between the Gulf War (aka “round one”) and the war in Iraq, let alone the relatively happy time that existed before the Gulf War started in the early 90s.
It won’t help any to remind everyone that there is not one person alive today who has fought for an American army. Not one. We have not had an American army since before the American Civil War, after which we have had an extremely well paid and vastly over sized Federalist military. Whether or not you still see us as having an occupying army in our lands you have to admit that the only thing they’ve done well is helping to usher our children off to foreign lands to choke on chemical weapons, lose life or limb to roadside bombs, and bring them home and ask them to somehow find a normal way of life while suffering from the mental terror of PTSD, survivor’s guilt, and a broken spirit.
And, why? What are they protecting? Our freedom? Americans’ freedoms and liberties aren’t at risk from foreign invaders and powers, and we’re not going to win any extra special privileges on the home front by sending our lifeblood over the oceans. We have plenty of dangers to our freedom and liberty right here at home, and they’re being given to us from the same Federal government whose army is still in control to this day. The Federal government we have now was borne of a White ethnostate. We had a Whitemanistan in the New World, and we let it get away from us! Not only that, but it has become more oppressive and tyrannical than the British ever were. Where is your freedom from the intolerable acts now? Just remember that if things get really bad you can vote your bad politician out of office, but only if a significant number of your fellow voters agree with you. With re-election rates over 90% FAT CHANCE of finding a candidate who is going to make a difference. What you should be learning from this is that trying to rely on strict nationalism (either tribal or civic) is like trying to stand up and walk on one leg. The second half of the solution comes from having religion as a necessary part of your identity and state; religion is the second leg that will let you get up and run, and take the fight to the enemy.
I worry about freedom and liberty, too. I am deeply and personally invested in protecting Christian values and our Western way of life. I keep a memory box with important pictures and other significant items to remind myself of what it means. There’s my grandfather’s purple heart ribbon, my great uncle’s memorial flag, some photos of my father while he was in Vietnam, and then some pictures from my own time in Iraq. When I open that box I see my lineage before me, and I know that they volunteered to fight and die for freedom, liberty, and the Christian way of life. Unfortunately for them, and for both my brother and I, that’s not what our government delivered. When the Federal government opens my memory box it sees multiple generations of men who have sacrificed their well-being in exchange for broken promises, and FedGov’s only regret is that there weren’t more men to throw away on frivolous make-work wars to justify an inflated military-industrial budget. That’s not freedom. It’s not even slavery. It’s just good old fashioned tyranny and abuse.
The Federal government isn’t going to stop abusing us. It won’t stop because it doesn’t represent us, and it’s not working for the interests of our people. As of late the Federal government seems more interested in encouraging the Black community to make more demands after Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, and using congressional power to make Jews a special protected class of people whose sensitivities are more valuable than freedom of speech and expression. Are you starting to see it yet? The Federal government is not interested in protecting freedom, liberty, or a distinctly Western European identity and way of life. The only thing that FedGov wants from us is our money and our lives, and we get nothing in return. That’s why I say “Death to America.” However, I am also an American. My American identity will never die, and I will never disrespect the sacrifices that my own family has made, nor those of your own family. Honor their sacrifices and bring them with you in the fight for our faith and folk.
Reform is always a reasonable proposition. But, we’ve been through all of that before. To quote G.K. Chesterton,“compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf is better than a whole loaf.” The other problem is that anymore we aren’t even getting the half of a loaf, instead we’re only getting the promise of a loaf. A promise that is never delivered on. We’re long overdue for a revolution, and this time it’s going to be the Avalonian Revolt, a conservative revolution.