A commenter who lucidly argues that the U.S. government is now the unreformable enemy
, Hail to You
, posts a long and very thought-provoking comment
by an unnamed commenter arguing that the current American order is unredeemably leftist. All the commenter’s specific points about the anti-liberty, anti-American, anti-white, anti-Western positions that are being advanced by the current liberal order I have made myself many times. But his two main points—his two most disturbing and thought-provoking points—I have not previously made.
First, he says that these things show that the United States government itself (not just “liberalism”) is now committed to the construction of a world order which represents the destruction of everything traditional American patriots and conservatives cherish. Thus he writes:
The US Government views the future and the meaning of the very word “democracy” to mean a democracy on the modern liberal capitalist globalist United States model, i.e. mass democracy with an extremely multi-ethnic population. To that end, historical nations are merely administrative bodies with particular historical backgrounds. A Turkish German is German. A Muslim Frenchman is French. Anyone who says otherwise is evil and will not be tolerated.
Second, he says that the United States government (which he refers to repeatedly by the initials “USG”) is unreformable.
Now I have reiterated several times since last March 21 (see entry, “March 21, 2010—a day which will live in infamy) that there are looming conditions which would formally render the United States intolerable to non-leftist Americans and thus necessitate a withdrawal or secession from the United States and the formation of a new country. Those conditions include the institutionalization of Obamacare and the complete victory of the homosexual agenda, including homosexual “marriage,” in the United States. I have not said that the U.S. government as it now exists is already the unreformable enemy. But the commenter makes a lucid argument which cannot be ignored. Which, I add, doesn’t mean that I accept it. I still believe there is a chance that things can be reversed, that a genuine conservative traditionalist movement can arise and stop the madness of America’s present course. Yes, the odds are against us, but I still think it’s possible.
Another reason not to accept the “anti-USG” view is that, as I’ve seen, people who accept it tend to become entirely negative and useless, automatically dismissing any positive conservative trend against liberalism. For example, such people did not take the side of the remarkable and inspiring tea party rising, one of the finest expressions of America, that began in summer 2009 across this country. They do not support the effort to repeal Obamacare. They dismiss the effort as a distraction and illusion, or at best they will not put any energy into supporting it. And I think that’s deeply wrong. Not to take the side of the good which is fighting a heroic battle against the horrible and unacceptable is wrong. But once people become declared enemies of the “USG,” they lose any ability to see any good in America itself, and thus lose all moral perspective and become simply negative and even nihilistic.
At the same time, however, the commenter does not have any real agenda proceeding from his ideas that the United States government is our enemy and that the United State government is unreformable. He speaks only of the need to persuade people that those ideas are true, and he seems to expect, without actually saying so, that if the people were so persuaded, the current U.S. government would be somehow toppled and replaced. This is similar to Mencius Moldbug’s exceedingly vague articulation of his own positive agenda when I asked him about it recently in an e-mail exchange.
Here is the full comment:
As a man who is both living in Europe and who works for the State Department, I feel it is my duty to comment on this post and those prior speaking to Department initiatives with regard to minority populations in Europe and elsewhere. Obviously, I am not using my real name and the views I express here are my own personal views and are in no way sanctioned by the USG, which would be appalled that I was reading such sites, let along commenting on them.
I apologize in advance if this goes long, but I believe that given the New Right’s interest in Wikileaks and the stories that have arisen out of it that my observations from the inside are relevant and would be of interest to my fellow heathens.
To be immersed in the Department for any length of time is to know with absolute certainty that the battle of ideas, for the highest seat of power, for the basic outlook of the United States of America is over and it has been won by globalist, multi-culturalist, liberal capitalism. That is to say, the USG is currently fanatically devoted to a world-view that can best be described in shorthand as a mix between the Wall St Journal pro-global business and open borders stance and the ideology one would find in the Office for Multi-Cultural Affairs at a major liberal arts university.
Mencius Moldbug (whose father was in the Foreign Service, and as he once pointed out to Larry Auster, when a person IN the Foreign Service and a person who grew up in the Foreign Service are telling you, who are NOT in USG that USG is fully and completely committed to the modern liberal revolution and is not capable of being reformed, one should LISTEN) is completely correct in noting that this view has hardened into an ideology and has intertwined itself so thoroughly in the popular mind with what it means to be “American” that nothing short of an intense crisis or a complete breakdown will bring about any change. Certainly, electing this or that Republican makes no difference to the Permanent Government.
——The DemoRepublicratican Ruling Party——
You may have noticed that President Obama’s policies are not significantly different than President Bush’s, which are both similar to President Clinton’s and, rhetoric aside, not very different from President Reagan’s. The reasons for this would take a book, but put simply Mencius is correct that liberal capitalist democracy is both universalist and a form of religion, arising out of deep Protestant and Quaker roots, and that what we are witnessing is merely the playing out of that tendency to its logical conclusion.
I say this as a way of putting my comments into context. While I remain because there is still a possibility for change (rationalization or not, I keep thinking that there must have been some members of the Soviet diplomatic service who realized that their nation’s devotion to an outdated ideology that didn’t work would someday come to an end and it was his duty to the Russian people to remain at post to help when that day came, but I’m probably kidding myself), the points raised in the comments about Conservatives not getting the fundamental nature of USG is not only true, its extremely true. As the post both here and at Alt Right demonstrated, not even clear-thinking members of the New Right have fully taken in that the USG is now the enemy.
Because, let’s fact it, bravado aside, that’s a difficult thing for an American to accept. It’s much easier for Europeans to accept this; they have a history of governments who need overthrowing. But in the long history of the American Republic, never, I think, has there been a time where the Government of the United States was ideologically committed to the wholesale destruction and replacement of the American people, their history, their identity, their ideals and their very being. The Civil War is a partial exception to that and, I’m starting to believe, a lesson that we Americans for too long smugly ignored.
——What Do They Mean by “Democracy”?——
In any case, on to the matters at hand with that background in mind. With regard to the post American Diversity Outreach, it is my sad duty to report to you that the USG is actively promoting this not only in France but throughout the European Union and elsewhere. The US Government views the future and the meaning of the very word “democracy” to mean a democracy on the modern liberal capitalist globalist United States model, i.e. mass democracy with an extremely multi-ethnic population. To that end, historical nations are merely administrative bodies with particular historical backgrounds. A Turkish German is German. A Muslim Frenchman is French. Anyone who says otherwise is evil and will not be tolerated. Moves by any European government to treat their citizens differently based on ethnicity are viewed by USG as the same a denying Blacks in the U.S. civil rights and sends them into a shrieking frenzy. Any political party that opposes this is “monitored” by the U.S. and U.S. political and diplomatic capital is spent to discredit them.
In addition, the U.S. is fully committed to the proposition that the U.S. and Europe are Muslim as well as Christian and Jewish and Whatever entities. To that end, the U.S. has supported Albania and has created the new Muslim state of Kosovo. Kosovo and Albania are both led by criminals and murderers but in our ideological zeal this is not seen for what it is. It is seen, typically, as a need for MORE U.S. involvement, more “good governance” programs, more lectures to other Europeans that they’re not doing their part to integrate these countries into the European family. A quick example suffices to make my point.
——Good for the Egyptian Goose, Bad for the European Gander——
As is now well-known, USG has come down squarely on the side of the protesters in Egypt, calling for Mubarak to step down. In doing so, we have trumpeted the right of the Egyptian people to freedom of speech and assembly and their right to petition to government as to their grievances.
However, in Kosovo, when in the north a group of ethnic Serbs gathered peacefully to demonstrate against the Kosovo government by picketing outside a local government office, which resulted in someone—presumably a Muslim—rolling a grenade into the demonstration, killing some demonstrators, our USG man on the spot reported that while the situation was lamentable, true responsibility for the deaths fell to the Serbs, who should have known that such an open demonstration would provoke Muslim violence.
So much for freedom of speech and assembly! So much for the right to petition a government of one’s grievances!
I see this sort of thing many times a day. The only thing one can conclude from this is that the USG has become fanatically ideological and will cram any facts into contortions to fit its ideological world-view. That this crazed body carries such immense power and weight bodes extremely ill for both the American people and the world.
——Multikulti-ocracy Weaker in Europe Than USA——
With regard to this report on Muslims in Europe, it makes a point that I have long ago seen clearly here in Europe: American conservative crowing over the death of Europe and the coming of Eurabia are wildly overblown and assume that Europe and its people won’t tell USG to piss off at some point. (Exception: The United Kingdom, which has terminal cancer, is dying and should serve as a warning to all Anglo nations, but hasn’t to date. It’s almost impossible to overstate the abject ugliness and dysfunction of this nation that once ruled the world, a nation whose capital you can fly to today and literally see the barbarians walking the streets of Empire, streets they themselves lack the capacity to build).
Note that the figures, even taken as they are, show no significant minorities anywhere, with the possible exception of France. Even there, the numbers are ridiculously small compared to the Black and Latino populations in the United States, especially in my native California. Europe has nowhere near the minority problem that the U.S. does and could rid itself of it, even at this late stage, with ease. While the State Department reflects its ideology and is chock full of Asians, Latinos, Arabs, Indians, Mexicans, Blacks and just about every other minority you could think of (all of whom are totally 100% American, in the modern, globalist multi-cultural sense), you’d be hard pressed to find any such diversity in the government service of any European country.
Keep in mind also that this study includes the Balkans, with its large Muslim population left over from Ottoman times.
In this respect, Fjordman is quite correct: USG is an enemy not only of its people but of the European people. While it is true that the European elite is as compromised on the USG-led ideology as the U.S. elite is, the fact on the ground here is that the common European people have NOT bought into this view. Among the common folk here, even on the Left, there is much less tolerance for “diversity” than among average Americans. Thus, the reaction begins quicker.
France is a special case in this regard since its official ideology—like that of a triumphant liberal America—is universalist. However, on the ground, the French still know who is French and who just carries a French passsport—and the French are not known for going quietly when the chips are really down.
So, given this, what is to be done?
Three things, I think.
——What Are Dissidents To Do?——
First, domestically, the New Right has to convince Americans that the USG no longer represents them or their interests, in an out-of-control behemoth and needs not reform but a wholesale political movement to perform deep and quick change. It’s time to stop beating around the bush and to talk straight to the American people about where we are and where we are headed. The U.K. is doing the Anglosphere a final service by demonstrating in real time where we are all headed. It needs to be pointed to and its warning heeding. Only a popular movement which approaches this issue with intelligence, wit and insight, bold and fearless about speaking the truth out loud and proud, stands any chance. Not a good chance, mind you, but a fool’s chance. Still, duty is duty and I don’t see how we can avoid taking this chance.
Second, with regard to Europe, the New Right has to convince the traditional, nationalist parties and people of Europe that if they tell USG to f*** off and to remove troops, stay out of our affairs and to accept that Europe is a continent of ethnic nation-states that they will enjoy the support of the American people, if not the American Government. This also can be used as a wedge between the American people and USG.
Third, we need at the same time as we proceed along the lines above, realize that we are dealing with an immense monster of incredible power and influence, one that has had the world by the throat now for decades and which as educated many generations of Americans to believe sincerely that everything USG stands for is hope and light and anyone who opposes is merely the first step to Auschwitz.
Given that fact, it is very likely we shall fail. We should therefore be also planning amongst ourselves what we should do if it becomes clear that we have failed. Some sort of withdrawal or alternative community is necessary if we are to preserve our culture and our heritage and not enough serious thinking has been put into Plan B at the moment.
While our elites are flying high at the moment, their ideology is unworkable. While they appear more vigorous, they in reality are not much differently placed than the frozen leaders of the CPSU waving from atop Lenin’s Tomb.
While we are few, so were those few in Prague who decades before the Iron Curtain fell put on plays in secret demonstrating the foolishness of the ruling ideology.
This is the task before us: to accept that we are dissidents and opponents. To accept that it is our duty to resist. To use art to express that resistance, the win intellectuals and people of ability to our side. To forge contacts with supporters in the outside world. To slowly expand our influence and never, ever stop laughing at the State.
And when it comes crashing, and I believe it will, we will be there, smiling and laughing.
A quibble. The commenter writes:
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“While our elites are flying high at the moment, their ideology is unworkable. While they appear more vigorous, they in reality are not much differently placed than the frozen leaders of the CPSU waving from atop Lenin’s Tomb.”
He should have said, “the frozen leaders of the former CPSU.” The Communist Party of the Soviet Union, preceded by the Soviet Union itself, went out of existence in December 1991, an epochal event in world history which the U.S. media virtually never references; it only speaks of the “end of the Cold War,” a dishonest and morally relativistic phrase which makes the U.S. the moral equivalent of the USSR as one of the two parties involved in this Cold War. It implies that the U.S. saw the error of its ways and stopped fighting the Cold War. But this is the kind of fact of history which self-described enemies of the U.S. government will not recognize, because it shows the U.S. government has having done something good and great in the fairly recent past. This is the loss of moral and historical perspective that people tend to suffer when they decide that the U.S. government is evil as such, which is one of the reasons I am very reluctant to say that the U.S. government as such is the enemy.]
James R. writes:
Is is true that the government unredeemable?
Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 05, 2011 11:06 AM | Send
Regarding that question, here is a related post by someone else, also from the inside.
The optimistic, non-pessimistic view should then be that we need to recognize the problem is a lot bigger than we’re used to dealing with, and then conceive of how to handle it. Fixating on elected officials, especially when the elected officials may hold office but not power, has been a weakness of many conservative reform movements. They manage to elect reformers, but the reforms peter out and in the end the institutional bureaucracy remains the same, with the same non-conservative mindset and policy tendencies, and still writes the rules under which we live. When conservative reformers are elected, they also focus while in office on a few concrete things, at best succeeding in pushing those while they hold office, but meanwhile the “permanent party of government”—unelected and unaccountable civil “servants”—continue in the same progressivist direction, advancing the cause. This is why after any period of supposed conservative electoral dominance, non-conservative policies are enacted that liberals can then point to as “bipartisan, because this was initiated during the X Administration.”
We have to work to rollback civil-service protections that are eating our nation alive, and clean out the stables. Conservatives have a tendency to fixate on elections, and electoral victories (or setbacks), meanwhile the forces of progressivism continue to beaver away regardless, having insulated themselves from normal democratic political accountability even while claiming to be the champions of it.
We need to make this condition overt, make it a matter of political discourse, and generate a movement explicitly dedicated to a restructuring.