Thursday, April 17, 2014

New Rites for the New Right

There aren't any intrinsic differences between the New Right and the Old Right, but there are certainly differences of method. Just as the Army is the Army, at base, but the cavalry now uses tanks, the uniforms are a little different, they use the GPS where the Old Army only used compasses. Sabers are now completely ceremonial, and nobody knows how to build a catapult any more. But the Old Army, all the way back to Rome, at least, and the New Army are, at base, the same thing with the same mission and the same attitude. In fact, if the New Army kept all the methods of the Old Army, it wouldn't be the Army any more. It would be the Society for Creative Anachronism, and would have a completely different mission and attitude. It wouldn't have the mission of combatting the enemy and an attitude of duty. It would have the mission of fun and an attitude of nostalgia. So in order to stay the same, things have to change. If they don't change, they inevitably turn into something else that lacks their fundamental essence.

Greg Johnson tells us about what the New Right is and what it ought to be like:

The North American New Right rejects the totalitarianism, terrorism, imperialism, and genocide of the Old Right.
It was perfectly logical for the National Socialists and Fascists to form uniformed paramilitaries when they were battling Communists who wished to impose a totalitarian dictatorship by terrorism and force of arms. And, given the proven inability of liberal democracies and old aristocracies to resist Bolshevism, it made sense for them to set up one party dictatorships which suppressed dissent and unified their nations by dint of propaganda and force — although they were never so “totalitarian” as the Bolsheviks. The Old Right’s methods were, in short, perfectly adapted to the methods of their enemies. They merely took a gun to a gun fight.
(Read the whole thing HERE.)
Quibcag: One of my favorites, Sera Masumi, (世良 真純) of Case Closed, known as Meitantei Conan (名探偵コナン), lit. Great Detective Conan, officially translated as Detective Conan) gets ready to go to a gun fight with her brother.

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