As Aristotle correctly identified, democracy always descends into ochlochracy. As all right-thinking men agree, it has got to go. It miscegenates. It dysgenifies. It socialises. Then it collapses. Contra Churchill, it’s the worst of all possible systems. That Europeans have exported this political abomination to every people of the world is a grave sin against humanity. On behalf of all crackers and in the spirit of public apologies so popular these days, I apologise. It’s our fault. We Westerners have really screwed you Resterners.
Understanding then that we need a reboot of our civilisation is something many of us in the neoreactionary-traditionalist-new/alt right camp agree on. Even the libertarians would probably agree on it. How that reboot is to be accomplished is a very different matter. The system itself is careening wildly even now, with the current degenerate elite infighting and panicking about the sovereign debt defaults which will burst forth like mushrooms once interest rates start to rise again. And they will. Apocalypse will be felt around the world when the free money spigot of socialist prole-bribery runs dry and the banking system collapses as a result. Socialism will be over, at least in this age. The plebs are going to burn the place down once they realise there’s no more free stuff just for breathing, and it will be difficult for any socialist system to be reinstated once confidence in politicians and central bankers has completely collapsed. Babel will be no more.
There are some esteemed and worthy neoreactionaries who believe that a reboot of the system requires that the aristocracies of Europe who were either decapitated or politically castrated during the Great Descent (my neologism for the revolutionary modern period in Europe 1651-1917) be restored to their thrones and the rest of us will then enjoy our universal property rights and the moral and cultural archetype established by our new (old) rulers. This was the classical reactionary position, and at first glance the notion seems reasonable. Democracy is the problem, it began with the removal of the European aristocracy from power, therefore reinstalling the aristocracy will right the ship of state again. Voila!
No. Unfortunately there are several problems with this naive reasoning. Firstly, there were reasons for why the European aristocracy was found unfit to rule. To see why visit a dog show, especially an English one. You see the corgies, the dachshunds, the beagles and you think yes, those are the pinnacle of doghood. Until you see that the bulldog can’t breathe, the Alsatian has hip dysplasia and the Great Danes have Addison’s disease. Purebreed dogs are genetically damaged through inbreeding, in much the same way as the European aristocracy today is. That’s why they need to inject commoner blood to restore themselves. Illuminati bloodlines theories aside, these people only look as healthy as they do due to the resources available to them from birth. While their ancestors may have been the best, brightest and strongest, these guys are like pugs gasping with snot all over their faces. A wolf pack they aren’t.
The second problem with this simplistic solution to our democracy problem is that these current generations of aristocrats are firmly embedded within the welfare-warfare propaganda machine that runs the system. The current royals have become like those fat tigers at the zoo, so accustomed to their daily meat bucket that they wouldn’t know what to do if they were dropped back in the jungle. The defanged aristocratic rump that graces the pages of the women’s mags are savvy in the dark arts of public relations and democratic programming. You will not find a budding Alexander the Great or Charlemagne amongst them. The magicians which surround them are not wise men to assist them to guide the ship of state, instead they are propagandists and stylists who could easily find work with political candidates or plutocrats. They’re not Confucius.
The degeneracy of aristocrats around the world (it wasn’t just Europe actually; Asia also experienced decrepitude of those born to rule) was what ushered in this age of permanent revolution, of rebellion against reality and utopian fanaticism that revels in theft and murder. They were not able to hold back the tide of darkness, and now we all stumble aimlessly in the gloom of modernity. The solution to our problems is not to be found in a simplistic return to a previous golden age. To believe so, is to fall into the trap of conservatism and become a foil for the further advance of the Babylon leftist agenda.
Our civilisation is facing its blue screen of death moment. The problem is in the hardware as much as in the software. The cancer of the worship of reason has metastatised throughout the host, and Western civilisation requires more than a restoration. It needs a resurrection. It will be reborn, and when it is government will be tiny. The fury which is about to pour forth against our kleptocratic elites will ensure it. Whatever form that post-collapse government takes, and I’ve indicated what I think is preferable, it will only be acceptable to the beleaguered people who survive the apocalypse if it is miniscule and allows the free function of markets and the natural feedback mechanisms of reality to determine social systems. Only a tiny, distant government will have the mystique necessary to provide the benchmark for aspiration that civilisation requires. As we are quickly discoverng, the closer-up government is, the more its ugly face and foul breath breeds hostility, cynicism and despair. Soon this foul beast will be slain, and its replacement is not its predecessor. We need something much more radical than that.