There is a war on the right that goes largely unnoticed. As the Long March Through the Institutions concluded with complete victory for the cultural Marxists, which is to say Marxists, the centre and right now respond by falling into two camps: institutionalists and anti- institutionalists, with not a few disorientated individuals reeling about in the middle. Ultimately all will have to choose.
If the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict comes in not guilty, these institutionalists will ignore the political corruption of prosecuting Rittenhouse in the first place and proclaim: “Look, the system works”.
I was watching an interview with Condeleezza Rice. The institutionalist’s worldview as channelled through George W. Bush’s Secretary of State might be depicted thus: “The Institutions are everything. They must be defended against all and any attack. There are no alternatives to the institutions. Maybe, temporarily, they are occupied by a group of people who aren’t up to the task, but ultimately, they will endure as they always have done, and perform the functions for which they were designed. Have faith in what is, and fear above all what might occur should we abandon it”.
It is of course no accident that those on the right who strongly support the existing corrupted institutions are those most embedded in them. Also, it is almost impossible to shake the right’s faith in institutions. It is to defend the status quo that the right was founded in the first place. By taking over rather than overthrowing, the Marxists have co-opted the essential instinct of the conservative.
The extent of the takeover is astounding. From sport to schools, war memorials, airlines, universities, from chairs to councils, from police commands to political parties of all stripes, from charities to churches. All have their little commissars, all toe the line or advance it.
What happens when the right attempts to found a new institution?
Let’s look to New Zealand, where the population is being replaced by CCP aligned mainland Chinese at an astonishing rate. Attempts to offer an alternative to the compromised National party resulted in a series of opportunists. NZ First and New Conservatives most prominent. New Zealand First shot it’s bolt by forming a coalition with Jacinda Ardern and is now without any members of parliament. The New Conservatives descended into infighting, litigation and feuding and have: no members of parliament.
In a country as naturally conservative as New Zealand, populated by the descendants of dour Scottish protestants, the conservative vote is confounded by a choice between a National party that is not the least bit nationalist and a smattering of compromised muppet parties that allowed themselves to be sabotaged and infiltrated.
Look at the Monarchy. This institution’s reputation is shattered by scandal and politicisation. Yet many still cling to it. The idea of a King Charles spouting off every Xmas on how YOU must reduce your carbon output, while he enjoys the extensive estates your ancestors defended with their lives? Well, it isn’t pretty, is it? The Royal family was something familiar, comfortable and traditional. Also, a great deal of it’s attraction was how naff it was. Who could resent a family with all the same dysfunctional characters we have in our own? And so very English. Tweed and Wellington boots, corgis and old Land Rovers. Harmless, right? Cough.
How to do it? How to found a new party or institution and NOT have it sabotaged or taken over? Look at the few success stories. First, Brexit. The Brexit movement has two essential characteristics: longevity and Nigel Farage. Neither can be manufactured. The other success is MAGA. Again, two characteristics: Donald Trump and all of Trump’s tenacity and longevity. Trump was a well known individual with a long history of success. The lesson: you cannot manufacture MAGA any more than you or I could manufacture Brexit.
Any attempt at a new right party or institution must centre around one larger than life, trusted, gifted individual, and it must be given time.
Strong men found new institutions. Famous men. Wise men. The institutions we now “enjoy” are the products of long dead, brilliant men. They have come to the end of their usefulness and must be replaced by other institutions begun by brilliant, living men.
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