Dr. Sam Francis put it well in his 5/26/2003 column, when he described the ruins of the “Conservative movement”—
“…frankly, not only is what remains of that “movement” not worth staying in; it’s not even worth leaving.”
And I think there is only one reason why those of us here at VFR have no good answer to Mr. Wall’s question as to what to do: There is nothing we can do. We’re finished.
I join with everyone else here in agreeing that we should go down fighting, and standing for what we know to be right. But realistically, we are done.
And if anyone believes otherwise, and has any concrete plan to rebuke this tidal wave, then please, PLEASE, step forward, as I would so love to be proven wrong!
Posted by: Joel on July 2, 2003 8:17 PM
I don’t have a plan, I have an anecdote. About ten years ago I was watching Stanley Fish being interviewed by Richard Hefner on the PBS program The Inquiring Mind. The sheer audacious evil and nihilism of the post-modern, truth-denying Fish—which was not opposed at all by the courtly, old-fashioned liberal Hefner—was incredible. But as I was watching this unutterably disgusting, evil man, an odd thing happened—I began to believe all the more in God. It struck me that such evil COULD NOT EXIST unless there was a good that it was rebelling against. After all, the very motive of the evil was to deny truth and goodness. Which means that such evil could not exist of itself. It is purely a derivative phenomenon. Therefore the greater the evil, the more that proves the existence of the good, and its power to defeat evil.
The evil that seems to be taking over America is like that: it calls us back to the truth of which it is the opposite and the enemy. So there is a plan. It is to know the truth and to resist the false—whatever particular political form that resistance may take.
Posted by: Lawrence Auster on July 2, 2003 8:44 PM