Get this: people would rather send a message of “good job” to somebody who does something that lives 3,000-5,000 miles away than actually go out in public themselves. And people wonder why our situation is so dire.
These problems, as challenging as they appear are not unique to our present age. The nineteenth century revolutionists had just as many. The industrial revolution however created conditions that led to huge revolutions across Europe in 1848.
Back then the representatives of the middle class took it upon themselves to temper down the flames of revolution that were being demanded by a militant working class conscious of what they wanted and who was responsible for their grievances. These gentleman advocated for constitutional monarchy, some for liberal democracy, others for limited social and economic reforms.
The illiterate, roughhewn masses prepared themselves for a showdown with the State authorities across Europe for a battle that would rip across most metropolitan cities of continental Europe. The reformers urged elections, politicians and philanthropy to saite the masses demands for conditions we take for granted today.
These revolutionaries, most of whom are nameless to us today, knew what they wanted and they encouraged their fellows to join them. This displays not just a keen intelligence but courage.
Alexis de Tocqueville noted in his Recollections of the period that “society was cut in two: those who had nothing united in common envy, and those who had anything united in common terror.”
We all face terror for having the views that we do. Terror of losing our jobs. Terror of losing our friends. Some of us have the terror of losing family members.
The Wikipedia article describing the revolutions of 1848 could be written about radical politics in 2010. “But in 1848, the revolutionaries were idealistic and divided by the multiplicity of aims for which they fought — social, economic, liberal, and national. Conservative forces exploited these divisions, and revolutionaries suffered from mediocre leadership. Middle-class revolutionaries feared the lower classes, evidencing different ideas; counter-revolutions exploited the gaps. As some reforms were enacted and the economy improved, some revolutionaries were mollified.”
The following line describes exactly what would happen if the illegal immigrant problem was solved tomorrow using Operation Wetback tactics:
“When the Habsburgs lightened the burden of feudalism, many peasants were satisfied by the reforms and lost interest in further revolt; revolutions elsewhere met similar resolutions. International support likewise waned.”
In all seriousness recently, a friend of mine on Facebook wanted to see a group of Hispanic students whose parents came to America illegally arrested for comiting a Federal felony or hung. What he failed to recognize that Federal law has already been grinding our people to nonexistence for 45 years.
I contend that all political forces that ally with the Constitutional government, whether directly by the frequently derided patriotards, or indirectly from liberal intimidation squads known as antifascists, better described as anti-white fascists, are counterrevolutionaries.
If these forces are counterrevolutionary it would be helpful to understand who the revolutionaries are.
First of all, it is not anyone that gives you a membership card for, or a patch in a clan.
It is not anyone, and I repeat, anyone, who advocates for our cause to get elected into office. A revolutionary force, properly speaking, is one who advocates for directly seizing political power. Anything short of that task is not revolutionary. It may be sufficient for some to act as an educator. It may be sufficient for others to share information and opinions. It may be suitable to be a lobbyist. But it is not revolutionary.
This brings me to the primary question of this article, if the people themselves are intelligent enough to seize political power themselves?
It will be useful to refer to Plato’s cave allegory. It is the people that are living in a cave, hallowed ground that they think represents all of reality. The revolutionary is the enlightened being that sees the shadows of power flickering across the cave for the illusions that they are. Getting the stubborn cave dwellers out of their cave is challenging, Plato himself warns the aspiring revolutionary against doing so, the masses will kill to keep their comforting illusions.
The problem is, we as a race can’t afford living with illusions.
We as a people, must leave the cave and seize power in ways the system says it should not be seized.
If I can take the analogy further, if it proves impossible to convince the cave dwellers the wisdom of this, we must gather the few who do and close off the cave to its own devices. We must form our own tribes beyond the reach of the cave dwellers.
Certainly the task will be difficult to do, but it is a necessary one. We won’t be the first to have trod this ground. Nor the last.
We don’t rely on the system to protect us. We don’t call the cops to settle problems. We organize our community in a way that is fit to our values, all the way to the line of departure: when the reformists will appeal for calm, they will appeal to a false view of history. They will do everything to discourage and demoralize you from the one course of action that can make a difference in for our folk and that is why they are so dangerous.
The question you have to ask yourself is if you are able enough to seize power. If we as a collective are not intelligent or courageous enough to stand up to the task, our future is doomed.