The Pestilence of Liberal Democracy

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.

The Japanese: A Highly Intelligent (?) Yet Vanishing People

The Japanese appear to be on the road to extinction. The demographics augur a depressing scenario.

A hundred years ago this race of men was radiating with energy and vitality. The swiftness with which it adopted industrialization was just frightening.

The Japanese displayed exemplary intra-racial discipline. They took on the Occident when the latter’s physical dominance of the globe was at its zenith. The wounds they inflicted on the British imperial prestige in the Far East during the Second World War proved terminal for British naval supremacy.

Then, they fought a costly war with their Pacific neighbors i.e the USA. It ended in humiliation. Japan was occupied by the victorious US forces. It was the first and only time in their thousands of years of history that the Japanese were occupied by a foreign power.

They signed a constitutional framework at gunpoint. From then on, they were to focus their racial and cultural energies on commerce and mass industrial output.

And, indeed, what a transformation it was !!

Sony, Toshiba, Yamaha, Mitsubishi, Hitachi, Toyota, Honda, Suzuki, Nissan, Panasonic, Fujitsu, Canon, etc. planted the Japanese commercial flag all over the world.

But then something happened. Consumerist decadence began to set in.

Commercial health became paramount. Economics enveloped the whole social existence.

Material prosperity scarred the Japanese spirit.

Why did the Japanese culture, traditions, wisdom etc. fail to shield the Japanese spirit from the gangrene of modernity?

Your technological achievements give an impression that you are a highly intelligent and smart group of people. But, at the same time, you seem to be disappearing as a racial group.

What kind of ‘superior intelligence’ is this that ultimately pushes you over the precipice?

A people so committed to their own ethno-cultural destruction can be anything but intelligent and wise.

Mechanized Vitality

In a mechanized civilization, every standstill of technology produces a feeling of intolerable emptiness in the technically organized peoples, a void in their lives which they cannot endure and from which they try to escape by intensified motion. The individual may bemoan the inexorable organization of time to which his day is subjected, he may curse the mechanical job to which he is tied, but at the same time he cannot be without his mechanical organization; he adheres to its pattern even in his amusements. Motion has a narcotic attraction for him in intoxicating power, particularly where the going is fast, where the speed is record-breaking. He needs this stimulant as an addict needs his drug to feel alive. He must always feel that something is going on, that he is participating in some action. Hence, his insatiable thirst for news, a thirst that no rotary press can quench. His concept of life is dynamic. He puts the highest value on life’s vitality, but this very evaluation betrays the growing hunger for life that torments the masses. Modern life is dominated by the consuming force of that hunger.

Friedrich Georg Jünger [The Failure of Technology, pg. 158]