I would prefer to be ruled by a lion than by one of my fellow rats.
 - Arthur Schopenhauer
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    Neo-Reaction

    Neo-Reaction has been making the rounds on blogs lately.  As mentioned in a previous post, TechCrunch posted about it here.  The American Conservative has talked about it twice recently ( here and here ) and The Week has mentioned it as well ( here ).  A long and detailed criticism of Neo-Reaction can be read […]

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    A Third Way between Capitalism and Socialism?

    Capitalism in the vernacular is typically synonymous with Big Business, multi-national corporations, golden parachutes, and other government benefits and handouts to corporations.  For over one hundred years, the business elite during the Industrial Revolution have been harangued as Robber Barons.  The Left, from socialists to anarchists to democrats and everything in between, has castigated capitalism […]

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    Liberalism

    Despite American prejudices to the contrary, I refuse to abandon the word ‘liberal’ for what it has almost always historically stood for throughout the world – reason, liberty, property, and free trade.  Liberalism in the American context is typically synonymous with the Welfare State, Progressivism, Social Democracy, and the Democratic Party.  But for almost the […]

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    Anarchy and Monarchy

    Neither anarchy nor monarchy is well understood in America today.  To most Americans, anarchists are violent nihilists and monarchs are laughable buffoons.  So when I advocate something like ‘anarcho-monarchism’, the masses really get confused.  In addition, many leftist anarchists claim that rightist anarchism (anarcho-capitalism, anarcho-monarchism, etc.) can’t even exist.  But that is a criticism that […]

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    Right and Left

    Revisiting the issues of Left and Right, it was Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn’s analysis that placed identity on the Left and diversity on the Right.  A similar analysis can be found in the writings of Robert Nisbet, but where EKL focuses on identity and diversity, Nisbet focuses on what he views as the two great traditions […]

This blog advocates a 'Gentlemanly' form of Anarchism - a throwback to the 'Tory Anarchism' of Albert Jay Nock, H. L. Mencken, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Evelyn Waugh.

In this sense, 'Anarcho-Monarchism' is a reconciliation of the libertarianism of Murray Rothbard, the liberal aristocratism of Edmund Burke, John Randolph, Benjamin Constant, Alexis de Tocqueville, Lord Acton, and Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, the conservatism of Russell Kirk, Richard Weaver, and Robert Nisbet, and the radicalism of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Benjamin Tucker, and Lysander Spooner.

My goal is a society that stands in opposition to the totalitarianism of the State, the cultural stagnation of egalitarianism, and the atomistic individualism found within a hedonistic and highly commercialized society.

Credo

The Greeks were right about philosophy. The medievalists were right about society. The traditionalists and monarchists were right about authority, order, natural law, and hierarchy. The classical liberals were right about liberty, natural rights, and free trade. The isolationists were right about diplomacy and war. The Christians are right about morality and spirituality. The libertarians are right about economics and ethics. The anarchists are right about politics, the State, and plutocracy.

Anarchy Works

“Introduce a little anarchy,” the Joker said in The Dark Knight.  Now, the Joker was an anarcho-nihilist and worshiper of chaos, of course.  But it is amazing to see how people react when a little anarchy is introduced.  Take this for example: a school got rid of playground rules and incidences of bullying have dropped.  […]

Huxley and Orwell

I recently ran across this letter that Huxley had written to Orwell a few months after Nineteen Eighty-Four had been published: Dear Mr. Orwell, It was very kind of you to tell your publishers to send me a copy of your book. It arrived as I was in the midst of a piece of work […]

Burn the System to the Ground

Popehat is tired of our society.  The illusion has crumbled and what is left is something quite terrifying to behold.  Burn everything!  Like Mencken, every normal man must at times be tempted to rush to anarcho-nihilism and burn the world around him.  Alas that we are but men, not animals or children, and must abide […]

Neo-Reaction

Neo-Reaction has been making the rounds on blogs lately.  As mentioned in a previous post, TechCrunch posted about it here.  The American Conservative has talked about it twice recently ( here and here ) and The Week has mentioned it as well ( here ).  A long and detailed criticism of Neo-Reaction can be read […]

Geeks for Monarchy

There is a great article on Neoreactionary thought over at Techcrunch.  I wouldn’t necessarily classify myself as a neoreactionary, but I’m certainly a fellow traveler.  The article isn’t pro-reactionary, but it’s nice to see such positions at least talked about.

Russell Brand on Revolution

There is something very refreshing and captivating found within Russell Brand’s activism over the likes of other Hollywood activists, and I’m not sure what exactly that is.  He’s an egalitarian socialist Leftist, so his solutions are all wrong, but his analysis of the failures in the West’s political systems is fairly accurate; and he’s genuinely […]

Toryism

Read this over at Andrew Sullivan’s blog, where he quotes Henry Fairlie: There are two sides in every Tory. In all that concerns his society he is unexcited, patient, and not inclined to do much. This is the Pooh in him. Pooh was a Tory … [H]e did not set much store by either plans […]

Silk Road shut down

This story should remind us of two things: 1.) Stop using Google.  I dropped all my Google and Facebook accounts a few months ago.  Not because Google and Facebook are nefarious companies.  But because if you use them, your activity is logged indefinitely.  And that data can then be hacked, exploited, or seized by nefarious […]

American Exceptionalism

This video highlights many of the qualities that make America the greatest and freest nation that has ever existed on planet Earth.

A Third Way between Capitalism and Socialism?

Capitalism in the vernacular is typically synonymous with Big Business, multi-national corporations, golden parachutes, and other government benefits and handouts to corporations.  For over one hundred years, the business elite during the Industrial Revolution have been harangued as Robber Barons.  The Left, from socialists to anarchists to democrats and everything in between, has castigated capitalism […]

An American nationalist responds to a Russian one

Marco Rubio responds to Vladimir Putin.  Putin brings up excellent points about American foreign policy, in spite of the nationalist thug that he is.  Rubio apparently believes, probably like most Americans, that the Soviets were the only evil aggressors in the Cold War, with America being the sole leader of the free world. What a […]

The Fifth Estate

This upcoming movie about Julian Assange and WikiLeaks looks like it could be very interesting.  Assange has commented that the scripts he has seen look terrible, but Benedict Cumberbatch is supposedely a fan of WikiLeaks and hopes to do an accurate portrayal.  We’ll find out soon enough.

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