Monday, October 10, 2011


In truth the political spectrum can be seen as more of an Up versus Down, rather than a Left versus Right

The Mob, We the People, and Arrogant Aristocrats

- Jim O'Neill
…..Our use of the terms “Left” and “Right” originated in the days of the French Revolution “when members of the National Assembly divided into supporters of the king to the president’s right and supporters of the revolution to his left.”

While it is indisputably true that the French left-wing was responsible for monumental bloodshed and terror, it would be a mistake to think that the right-wing was pure as the driven snow. There would have been no revolution had the French aristocracy not been largely arrogant a—holes. They were certainly no friend to the people. Link
The reason I bring this up is because it would be a grave mistake for us to assume that because someone opposes the Far Left, it automatically means that they are on the side of the angels. America has its ruling class, its “aristocracy,” and they are interested in acquiring and keeping power, not in protecting the rights of “we the people.”

They come in a right-wing version as well as left, and “we the people” best take them into account.
In order to join the aristocracy you must above all things be a conformist. As S. T. Karnick noted in his article “The Productive Class and the American Aristocracy,” “the ruling class is by no means a meritocracy. On the contrary, what is required is conformity, and it is enforced without pity.” Link

This subject deserves its own article, so I’ll not pursue it here, other than to say that it is important that we start recognizing some of the differences between, for example, a true constitutional conservative, a faux conservative, a reactionary, and an “aristocrat.”

True conservatism is always moving forward, evolving, improving—there is nothing reactionary in it, and most certainly there is nothing aristocratic about it…..

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