by Bill the Butcher
“We base all our experiments on the capacity for self-government.” ―James Madison
In the old days, if you wanted to hunt, you needed a long gun, not an age qualification and a background check. If you had a problem with a guy, you needed quick hands and a chin, not a cell phone to call the police.
At that time, boys were in a hurry to become men. Old photos of the hardened young Newsies at Skeeter’s Branch smoking like their elders and staring through the smoke says it all.
Today’s young boys are brought up under the rule of an overly dramatic safety state that sends schools into lock down over a thermometer or a car backfiring. The state has replaced “the family,” “the dad,” and “the gang” as the all-inclusive Soccer Mom who does everything in her power to protect her children from harm, when in reality, she is killing them. It is a reasonable inference to suggest that if the state were gendered, it would be a woman.
Modern technology, feminism, managerialism, welfarism and crazed consumerism have produced the most ridiculous, nipple-sucking culture in recorded history. The 21st century digital boy is a shaven noodle who stands in front of the mirror snapping photos of himself like a super model. Perhaps the only thing more despicable than the welfare state is the anonymous snitch lines setup to report those who manipulate the welfare state.
Unlike Republicans and Democrats, patriots do not call the police, apply for grants, collect welfare, or vote for politicians. Authentic patriots are old fashioned anarchists, through and through.
I use the word “anarchist” loosely, of course, as patriots are a bit different from the classical anarchists. The classical anarchists were socialists, and as a patriot, I am not terribly interested in taking everyone out for ice cream after the game.
Because of that, and other reasons, I’m often accused of projecting an insufferable male character that will probably be nailed to a tree by a fanatical group of liberals.
Fine by me, however, liberals tend to view me as a “social conservative,” and while I have no problem with social conservatives, I carefully distinguish my views from those of the religious right, or should I say, those who are completely disconnected ideologically and culturally from the neocons who lead them.
For instance, working and middle class conservatives will support the Republican elite for the sake of opposing abortion and gay rights, cutting taxes and fiscal discipline, stopping mass immigration, protecting Israel for Jesus, and so forth.
But their leaders are planetary elites who are really about making the world safe for the American empire, advancing the class interests of the US plutocracy, and promoting Israel’s interests for entirely different reasons.
Aside from the central imagery of decentralization; the patriot recognizes only one form of government — self-government. The patriot is strong, self-reliant, and independent, with great hostility toward pacification and state direction. Jefferson spoke of a “fitness for self-government,” writing to Edward Everett, “the qualifications for self-government in society are not innate. They are the result of habit and long training.”
Imagine the average American traveling back to the Old West or the Old South when disputes were handled in the presence of Old American anarchic values; cultures of honor, oriented family defense, bands of land clubs who selected their own methods of punishment, groups of miners who handled things without lawyers and sheriffs, rugged individuals who relied on their guns and reputations to protect their livelihood, and a general sense of competition between the gangs of the land.
Such men are a national past time.
The American ruling class is composed of nerds and control freaks who, as Jean-Philippe points out, “cannot last long. Soon, the barbarians will come to fuck their wives and replace them. Then again, maybe robots will be able to protect the first wimp civilization eternally. We’ll see…”
If we wish stop the elite, we are going to need a movement of old fashioned rebels who, for ourselves, for all Americans, and in fact, for all people everywhere, can actually stop the elite.