This an expansion of a comment I posted on Z blog.
I think the last greatest metapolitical shift in the history of Western Europe was the execution (1649) of Charles I at the hands of the Cromwellian parliamentary gang.
Here is how the late British philosopher Anthony Ludovici describes the struggle in his A Defence of Aristocracy:
“The triumph of Parliament did not mean the triumph of the liberties of the people. It meant the triumph of a new morality, a new outlook on life, and a new understanding of what life was worth. It meant the triumph of the morality of unrestricted competition, of uncontrolled and unguided trade, and of a policy of neglect in regard to all things that really mattered.” [pgs. 161-162]
The forces that are beyond political bureaucratization like religion, family, and ethnocultural ties/blood ties determine metapolitics. This particular triad prevents political accretion turning into a malignancy.
After 1649, the malignant forces were in the ascendance. They were to systematically destroy this defensive triad so as to clear the way for the ‘new morality’, which meant social organic body would serve the commercial/monetary interests and not vice versa.
The following are the weapons deployed to sabotage the three metapolitical pillars:
- Freedom of Expression/Speech: against Religion and that which was held as sacred; the bifurcation of freedom and responsibility; in other words, a ‘freedom’ bereft of self-restraint.
- Sexual Liberation/Deviancy/Libertinism: against the Family; the target was to undermine responsible motherhood without which there is no guarantee that a people would survive as a distinct race/ethnicity.
- Commercial competition: against the organic camaraderie of a society; pit one against the other in the name of ‘individual enterprise’; reduce men into consumers with unquenchable material thirsts.
Now, if you try to read the last 500 years of Occidental history against the aforementioned background, you will understand how a full-fledged ‘liberal democracy’ is a stage of total, vicious, and wicked political bureaucratization of every aspect of life.