Greenfield on cultural secession

Kathlene M. writes:

Today Daniel Greenfield has an article at his blog called “Winning the Demographic War and the Culture War,” It explores themes we’ve been addressing at VFR. He discusses cultural (not just physical) secession and the necessity of limiting immigration. He’s a bit more optimistic than most, but he acknowledges the hard work and sacrifice needed.

It took us at least 50 years to get to this point. It’ll take at least that many years to build something new, but it’s worth struggling for. It’s good to see more writers exploring these topics.

Here are some excerpts (with my highlights):

… Above all else, education is the future. Traditionalists who fail to understand this will allow the educational system and the entertainment industry to transform their children into progressives. Progressives know that control of the educational system means control of the future. Without the educational system and immigration, progressives are doomed to be cafe radicals. With them, they can count the generations until they control everything.

The progressives have few children of their own. Your children are their children. If they can corrupt your children, then they have a future. If they cannot, then they will go off and die in a corner. The progressives have three strengths, class warfare, cultural programming and immigration. America had prosperity that negated class warfare, but it neglected to safeguard its culture from the left and did not consider the consequences of Third World immigration. With their political and culture power, the left destroyed prosperity and now with all three cards in their hand, the progressives are rising high.

But too many conservatives have despaired because they have fallen prey to the myth of a perfect America that once was and can never be again. But America was never perfect, like every person, it was a work in progress. It was a struggle between ideas and ideologies and that struggle did not end because the progressives have worked and plotted to get this far. Defeating them is a matter of exploiting their weaknesses and firming up our strengths.

Most of the Republican Party remains unwilling to acknowledge that this is a cultural war …

… Forget physical secession for the moment and think cultural secession. Physical secession, even if it were achieved, would do little good without putting cultural secession first. And if you cannot manage cultural secession, then how will you ever achieve physical secession?

Cultural secession means cutting away the educational and entertainment culture of the left out of your home. It means creating your own alternative education and entertainment and grouping in communities that act as a support structure for traditional values. Is it easy? No. It involves sacrifice

… The traditionalist goal has to be to form communities that are capable of preserving the family despite the power of the state. This is not easy and will become harder as time goes on. But it is what has to be done to reclaim the country.

Raising children within a traditional community is a revolutionary activity. It is an act of cultural and demographic defiance against the progressive state. The traditional community is becoming the new underground of progressive countries. It is the place where parents pass on subversive ideas to their children and teach them to pass on those same subversive ideas to their children

[End of excerpts of Greenfield article.]

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John McNeil writes:

A remarkably profound essay from a writer I had earlier dismissed because of his association with FrontPage Magazine. But he nails it in this piece. His idea of cultural secession is critical, especially considering the chances of physical secession is unlikely, whilst Mordor (the liberal-occupied United States) wields great military might. But cultural secession is something that the liberals will have a harder time fighting. They can try with banning of home-schooling, but hopefully we will have contingency plans by the time that happens.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 11, 2012 12:25 PM | Send

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