I am going to examine the concept of fighting the system from within the system, and why it has failed. This is something that Southern Nationalists, Kinists, Constitutional Patriots, White Nationalists, and the Alt-Right might find it profitable to consider.
Struggling within the system, by definition, means that one is a part of the system, and living under its authority. It is a tacit show of obeisance to it. It shows that one does not object to the core principles of the system, just who is currently running it/how it is currently running. This can be very hard to grasp at first.
America’s Founders ceased to work within the system, which is why they broke with Britain and fought the American Revolution. Likewise, the C.S.A. was the result of literally leaving the system. One the other end of the ideological spectrum, the Bolsheviks in Russia did not work within the system; they demolished the system and built their own nightmare to replace it.
I hold that great change cannot come from within an extremely corrupted system, as we have in the present day U.S.A. Even if it could, why would people who have passively accepted, if not rejoiced in, this system desire major change?
To declare that the government is out of control and openly violating our Constitutional liberties is accurate and a truth to should be proclaimed. Our Founder’s near perfect Republic is gone, and has been replaced by borderline tyranny, official sanction of depravity, and economic ruin.
To then join an incorporated political party and run for office to have a voice in a hopelessly corrupted system is foolishness. Even if one got elected and held to their principles, the other legislators would not do so –and the masses of your politically and morally corrupted constituents would hate them for their principled stances.
When the Industrial Revolution destroyed the agrarian economic system of the U.S. and the world, it also destroyed the familial, religious, and social structures of the nations that became industrialized. Industrialization inevitably resulted in mega wealthy men and their “trusts” –the 19th century take on corporations. Now business corporations run almost every aspect of common folks lives –even down to the type (and chemical laced manufacturing methods of) the clothing they wear and the food they eat. We usually do not even build our houses out of local lumber anymore; we go to a multinational corporation chain store such as Lowes or the Home Depot to buy Canadian lumber that was timbered by a corporation and transported 1,000 miles to the place of retail. The corporation and the state go hand in hand, as I wrote in my October 26, 2016 blog post Who Owned the Tea?
The modern conservative and liberty movements do not want to go back to the Founders day, or to the antebellum South. They want a hybridized version of liberty and National Socialism. It is really that simple. Either man is or is not free; either man does or does not have a right to the exclusive disposal of the fruits of his labor. If the state can take the products of a man’s labor and distribute them to others (whether via money, food stamps, free or subsidized healthcare, free public schools and college grants, etc.) than the state is announcing that they own that man. OWN HIM. The fact that he “owns” his land as long as he pays his taxes to his feudal lord (aka the state), can own a few guns, and can buy the make of (corporately produced) automobile of his choice does not make him free.
A free man must be able to survive without the constant support of governments and corporations. A free man must be able to feed himself, and warm himself in winter. I see no way for a man to truly be free without also being agrarian, or at least a member of a majority agrarian society.
I do reject all socialism; I embrace the agrarian based Constitutional republic with limited democracy system established by our European ancestors here in America in 1787 and 1861. I am moving back towards agrarianism; what about you? I am not just talking about the Founders or antebellum Dixie, I am actually -in steps- moving back to a lifestyle that would support that kind of free man social order. What about you?
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