Restorationists

restorationists

No one knows what conservatives conserve anymore. The average person thinks that conservatives preserve the current social order, which is far from true for anyone who has a conservative outlook; to such a person, we live in a fallen time and what is required is an undoing of the radical changes that have occurred, knowing that such changes will appear “radical” or “extreme” solely because we are so far off the path.

For this reason, we need a new word for those who want to reverse Western decline: restorationist.

A restorationist wants to conserve what has made civilizations rise above the rest to excellence, and has nothing to do with “conserving” the inferior versions of what has been forgotten. A restorationist rejects our society as it is, and points instead toward a type of a social order that leads to the type of supremacy of competence that classical civilization created. A restorationist works toward a society that rejects government, laws and economic manipulation — all means of control — in favor of a cooperative, goal-based society ruled by principles enshrined in culture and an aristocracy.

Look at this wasteland. Jobs are jails, people are broken. “Culture” is disposable junk and novelty fetishism. Our social institutions are banana republic versions of what once brought greatness. People are solipsistic, isolated within themselves and yet determined to project their needs onto others. The result is a vast emptiness disguised by constant meaningless activity.

Restorationists aim to end all of this. We recognize there is no Utopia, nor human perfection, only constant battle against evil or the innate pitfalls of human consciousness. Our goal is to use the methods that have been proven to make the most healthy civilizations, and to extend them toward excellence, so that our civilization points itself toward greatness instead of the absence thereof. We know that a society is either heading toward excellence, or the opposite direction, and what appears to be a “grey area” is merely the time between an act and the arrival of its consequences.

Restorationism naturally excludes all currently de rigeur methods because these are infected with the limits that create our current society. What society fears and makes taboo includes those methods necessary to reverse the decay. If a political method is currently proscribed, that is because it will un-do and revoke the current system, not because it will not succeed. Power structures prohibit that which undoes them, and since our current direction is toward failure, those in power have systematically made taboo all necessary methods of reversing the decline.

For this reason, those of us who desire restoration recognize that there is no compromise with the current power structure. Government, law and ideology are not only corrupt, but corrupting influences, and everything they touch even slightly immediately starts heading toward destruction, just as how a drop of sewage converts a barrel of wine into sewage.

Nothing will motivate people in any meaningful way except restoration of classical civilization. Everything else is a band-aid, a short-term convenience applied in order to delay the inevitable end. If you wonder why conservatives lack the fanaticism of liberals, it is this: liberalism promises Utopia, and conservatism is afraid to offer the Realist version, which is a functional society that also provides existential beauty and pleasure to its citizens.

Currently the Right is riding a wave of victories as the programs of Leftism demonstrate their failures. Leftists being canny manipulators, they will quickly switch sides for a singular reason. They will want to infect the Right with the ideas of the Left so that after the Right-wing rebellion swings into power, it will re-create the Leftist idea and place society back on the path to ruin.

We either purge this sickness from our souls by going an entirely different direction, or it assimilates us much as it converts food into junk, culture into spam, theory into babble and civilization into parasitism. Seeing the problem in this light gives us new momentum, which is why the only social/cultural change that can compete with Leftism is found in restorationism.

Restorationists desire the four pillars of making civilization functional again:

  1. Rule by culture. Government and police are inferior methods compared to citizens who view society as a cooperative endeavor toward a goal, according to principles held in common. These are a product of culture. To defend culture, all who are not of the ethnic group must be excluded; this is a principle called Nationalism. With nationalism, government is deprecated and day-to-day order is kept through use of shame, ostracism and exclusion to keep outsiders and saboteurs at bay.
  2. Hierarchy and excellence. Society can either take its rich and powerful and assume they are good, or find those among its people who are excellent — superior in ability, leadership, intelligence and moral insight — and give them the wealth and power to use well. 99% of humanity will make these decisions wrong, and all people in groups will choose to avoid facing real issues. We need those who do the opposite to have power and wealth to ensure that it is used well, much as (in theory) we entrust nuclear weapons only to those of excellent character.
  3. Positive reward systems. Again we face a primary division: we either force everyone to conform and look for anomalies to punish, or we diligently reward those who do well so that they ascend to positions of leadership. A heroic culture does some of this, but on a more practical level, so does capitalism: it rewards those who find opportunity and meet needs, as kept in check by culture and hierarchy.
  4. A transcendental goal. No healthy society has merely material goals. It aims to achieve the impossible so that it can constantly improve, such as the motives of ancient societies to achieve balance, harmony, equilibrium and excellence. Religion is part of this, but not the whole. We must collaborate toward a goal again and have it be more than tangible, but eternal.

Each of these four pillars is so massively taboo in our society that mere mention of it sends the people who are vested in the system scurrying for cover. These are the poisons that un-do our current dysfunctional order, which makes them medicine for those who wish to escape certain doom as civilization collapses, including the destruction of all they have worked for.

Twisting an internet witticism, this can be expressed as: To find out what is destroying your society, discover which ideas are considered beyond criticism. Our civilization is ruled by those dedicated to its decline so that they can parasitize it. The only solution is to restructure civilization so that it works again, which naturally makes such people obsolete, and they will move on to somewhere else where the pickings are easier.

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32 Responses to “Restorationists”

  1. crow says:

    Universal Education.
    Welfare.
    Human rights.
    Women’s rights.
    Gay rights.
    Unions.
    Equality.
    Atheism.

    All these things are entirely destructive, and none of them can be criticized.
    Their removal, over time, would go a long way towards the restoration of a functional civilization.

    • >implying I have a name says:

      I agree that Universal Education, Welfare, Unions, Equality, and Atheism, are destructive to a nation.
      On the other hand, are women’s rights, human rights, and gay rights really “bad”? Unless you mean women’s “right” to abortion, or human “right” to healthcare, or gay “right” to marriage, because than I agree. But just giving everyone the same rights isn’t destructive to society, imo (e.g. Right to keep and bear arms applying to all, regardless of race, sex, or sexuality)

    • goldengates says:

      A temporay atheism can have it’s function. It’a kind of a restart button when the link to god is so corrupt that it become harmful. Cut the powercord and replace it with a better one.

  2. -A says:

    Where, oh where, can we find our 2% to offer their morale and support of the best? This is the real question for now. Well that and, who are the best? Are they hiding in a corner somewhere? Perhaps this is something that has to be done organically and at the local level. Not only do we quietly set an example for other locales but, we also use the “sister city” approach to get to know other locales. Especially the agrarian areas getting to know one another. From there, given their best talking to our best, it would spread like the kudzu that is slowly but surely strangling our Dixie.

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  4. A restorationist wants to conserve what has made civilizations rise above the rest to excellence, and has nothing to do with “conserving” the inferior versions of what has been forgotten.

    AMEN!

    A restorationist rejects our society as it is, and points instead toward a type of a social order that leads to the type of supremacy of competence that classical civilization created.

    AMEN!

    A restorationist works toward a society that rejects government, laws and economic manipulation — all means of control — in favor of a cooperative, goal-based society ruled by principles enshrined in culture and an aristocracy.

    WOOPS…

    As Jim Donald said on the podcast the other night: “The main reason you want a King is to prevent anyone else from being King.”

    • As Jim Donald said on the podcast the other night: “The main reason you want a King is to prevent anyone else from being King.”

      I think I’m with Schopenhauer on this one: put the best in charge, or you are ruled by the rest. The principle of hierarchy and excellence must extend to every level of society, and without aristocracy we end up back in equality/demotism land, which is basically class warfare and therefore succumbs to the same problems as Leftism.

      • Joseph Ratliff says:

        “The principle of hierarchy and excellence must extend to every level of society,…”

        Who defines these? Are we sure that whomever we select to define these isn’t corrupt, psychopathic, etc.?

        Then, what prevents tyranny (over the long-term) from entering the equation?
        (absolute power corrupting absolutely)

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  12. Ah, the parasites that corrupt and feed off the dying victim:

    1. Numero Uno. Lawyers.
    2. Judges.
    3. Speculators.
    4. Usurers.
    5. Clergy.
    6. Bureaucrats.
    7. Doctors.
    8. Academics.
    9. Thugs, AKA corporate police.
    10. Most licensed professions.
    11. Closed fraternal societies.
    12. Charitable organizations.

    Take note that they produce NOTHING and rob and steal everything under color of law. Eliminating all of these occupations would remove most roadblocks to the ascendancy of the excellent.

    The demoralized masses are so far from a healthy culture they couldn’t even imagine life without these classes of tapeworms and vultures.

    • goldengates says:

      how do you intend to remove all of that? And when it’s gone, by what will you replace it?

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