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Conserving What?

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Submitted by Baron von Nichts (United States), Apr 2, 2014 at 23:04

Which version of France are these conservatives trying to conserve exactly? What is needed is not conservatism, but *counter-revolution* against the values that have made modern France (and the West in general) possible. Until then, conservatives will continue to be the controlled opposition and designated losers in the grand Progressive narrative. Rightists need an explicit, aggressive counter-narrative that gets to the root of the problem. As Julius Evola said in "Men Among the Ruins":

"Recently, various forces have attempted to set up a defense and a resistance in the sociopolitical domain against the extreme forms in which the disorder of our age manifests itself. It is necessary to realize that this is a useless effort, even for the sake of merely demonstrative purposes, unless the disease is dealt with at its very roots. These roots, as far as the historical dimension is concerned, are to be found in the subversion introduced in Europe by the revolutions of 1789 and 1848."

Only the Traditionalist Right seems to understand this, but they probably have more in common with many Muslims than with modern conservatives. So I think it's a real crisis for France, and for many Western countries, some of whose citizens are so desperate to break the progressive stranglehold that they will tolerate Islamic reactionaries in their midst. What a mess!

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