A Manifesto for Living, In Short

By Badb Catha

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I. Humanity

The human condition is unalterable. Unless mankind in its totality is profoundly altered by some artificial or supernatural means, the fundamentals; his motivations, instincts and behaviours will remain set. There is no linear line of progress and there is no ‘right side of history’. Civilisations can only ever progress to a peak point of stability and material prosperity. In order to survive any great test of time, efforts must be made to preserve the foundations, limitations must be placed on further developments, and unnecessary experimental alterations must be avoided. As with any important piece of architecture, structural integrity, stability and longevity should be treated as paramount. If not, boundlessness will give way to ruin, paradise is lost, and the once lofty civilisation will plunge itself back into the primordial swamp from which it sprung. Unfortunately, a conservative attitude is no guarantee of a continued existence. Civilisation is the product of exceptional individuals, and exceptional individuals are rather few and far between.

As man is neither perfect or indestructible by design, a perfect or indestructible man-made system or civilisation is not possible. A stable and orderly system, built upon man’s immutable nature and functioning in accordance with it, is.

II. Inequality and Hierarchy

Egalitarianism is an ethos based upon a morality which refuses to recognise quality. Where there is difference there can be no equality. Egalitarian utopianism is stale and inhuman, reducing the pool of human diversity to an artificial swap of streamlined mediocrity.

Hierarchies are born out of these innate differences and are a necessary part of an organic, orderly, functional, and just society. As there is no way to perfect mankind, the left is forced to disable the organic hierarchy through the reduction all components to the lowest common denominator. The absolute lowest common denominator is nothingness. The resulting structure consists of a vast foundation of interchangeable individuals; uniform, socially alienated, without direction, a sense of meaning or greater purpose. Of course, in our modern world, this is nothing if not desirable for the maintenance of a global, finance-obsessed, cultural and political pseudo-elite.

III. Men and Women

Biological sex is not only one of the most obvious and de facto states by which we distinguish individuals, but signifies the reproductive imperative and the male-female union as a wellspring for all human existence. The recognition of our differences, as well as mutual understanding and respect, is absolutely essential.

While ‘sexual liberation’ has reduced women to exploitable and commodified slabs of meat in a world of consumer culture, men have become vilified for their masculine qualities alone. Men, disillusioned and disavowed, turn their backs on the idea of commitment, responsibility, and family. The response is one of “What is good for the goose is good for the gander”. Often weary and embittered, many from both parties set their own coordinates alone. Setting off on equally cold and lonely voyages, the price of this dissociation is lovelessness, fruitlessness, and further social alienation.

IV. Family

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The family is the most crucial institution in any healthy and functional society. Family and blood define the tribe, powering the cogs of the wider community. It is the microcosm of order and the original source of the transmission of tradition.

Traditional sex roles were largely developed with the division of labour in mind, created in accordance with innate strengths and weakness of the male and the female. This is equity in action, rather than equality. By submitting to this wisdom, man and woman stand to benefit from their unequal yet complimentary aspects. The patriarch assumes his position as the social representative of the family unit. His duty is to provide and protect, as his primary responsibility is the acquisition of essential resources and making important family decisions relating to more public matters. The matriarch will, in turn, take responsibility for the management of the domestic realm and most private social matters. Her role could be considered rather multifaceted, as childrearing and childcare alone demand a rather diverse range of skills. Women only possess as much power as men care to afford them. Men with the best interests at heart, be they husbands or fathers, should exercise their authority with fairness and for the benefit of all. Under this structure, the economic, social, physical and emotional needs of those within the family unit will be better met.

Of course, exceptions being exceptions, outliers do exist. One size does not necessarily fit all. As some men and women have aptitudes which lay elsewhere (or nowhere), we should be wary of forcing round pegs into square holes. However, traditional sex roles and the traditional family structure they enable should be encouraged as the default.

V. Community

Union between man and woman begets family, and family begets community, with the tribe or community being the further extension of the organic human aggregate. Tradition is ingrained into a community’s culture, it is not just a part of their history, but also their roots.

Stigma is the means through which the greater community does its part in maintaining societal stability. Individuals who break social taboos are forced to accept the natural consequences of exclusion and contempt. Like religiosity, memetic societal mores offer a degree of order and stability that governmental structures and legalism could not hope to match.

The masses have never set the standards or created the values, and are pretty much incapable of doing so. As social beings, the average man will simply venerate and denigrate what he encouraged to by his peers and/or the wider society. This is either very convenient or very inconvenient, depending on the quality of the given social hierarchy, the cultural zeitgeist, and prevailing political structure. Social and behavioural motivations are often driven by the desire for approval, kudos, and admiration of others.

VI. Race and Ethnicity

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Racial and ethnic factors have a central role in the functioning of the community and greater society, as one’s racial background represents a taxonomy of specific and heritable traits.

Europeans are not Africans, and Africans are not Asians. Disparities exist in intelligence, physicality, and health, as does the capacity for complex thought and creativity. Different aptitudes are inextricably tied to different needs, preferred modes of living, conflicting interests, and incompatibilities. Our cultural output is a reflection of such differences. The culture of our ethnic kith and kin is a priceless heirloom; Unique in character and rich in detail, it is an unfinished familial autobiography that has been lovingly passed down through generations.

Multiculturalism is an assault against distinction and authenticity. It is a buffet of diluted, flavourless offerings, shoved together, and served up as something new and enriching. Offered to everyone, it is special to none.

Racial/ethnic ingroup biases and outgroup hostilities (‘racism’) are instinctual, unavoidable, and perfectly healthy expressions of familial solidarity and collective will. Homogeneity conserves diversity, whereas multiracialism engenders conflict and weakens societal cohesion. The fractured and ghettoised multiracial west is a testament to the folly of forced cohabitation and race denial.

VII. Religiosity & Spirituality

Belief in and reverence for a Higher Power is universal. The religious framework, with its particular institutions, doctrines, and rituals, serve as an anchor and unify the community under the common banner of conviction. Most importantly, it serves as a reminder that humanity is not all-powerful, least it invite its own destruction through an orgy of self-invention (or rather self-destruction). Unshifting, consistent, and definitive moral standards also serve as a foundation for the creation of some kind of reliable justice system. A perennial moral code also restrains the recklessness of absolute human freedom, encouraging some degree of responsible behaviour.

Moral relativism has instigated a culture of chaos and confusion. While rights may be given, they are neither natural nor transcendent; they are merely privileges granted by the society to the citizenry. In return, citizens have a duty to respect the maintenance of societal stability, practising some degree of self-restraint. If this duty is neglected and laws are violated, then the society must strip the offender of his rights.

VIII. Economy

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Our bugbear, it would appear. Given our concerns, there is a large consensus among illiberal fellow travellers that economics should be relegated to a position below most, if not all, others. When regarded as foundational and considered the primary concern, all higher human affairs diminish and degrade. The capitalist hierarchy is a dysfunctional one, tending to elevate some of the most unscrupulous parasitical human detritus into positions of power and influence. Not all talents beget harmony and not all are desirable. Without true and positive ideals, with only soulless consumerism, cut-throat competition, and the unfettered pursuit of hedonistic satisfaction to guide our way, the only value left standing is the notion of ‘equality’,  in the form of positive rights and entitlements.

Likewise, Marxism and its various derivatives are toxic due to its materialist origins and disregard for anything beyond petty resource competition. Socialism presents demands and wants masquerading as needs and unalienable rights, pitting countryman against countryman in the name of international solidarity. With the working-classes conned and becoming ever more marginalised, western socialists of the Trotskyist and pseudo-liberal bent continue to set their sights on a growing number of new proletarian voter bases, namely economic migrants of non-European origins, and certain loudmouthed minority groups.

Multiracialism, multiculturalism and wholesale mass immigration is, in part, the result of the economic industrial age. Cultural and social decay becomes the natural state of affairs when homoeconomicus is at play.

It may also be observed that some ethnic groups have played a larger hand in developing, implementing, and thriving within these modern economic systems better than others.

Globalisation may be one of our gravest threats and greatest challenges. Whether we survive the storm and salvage the pieces is yet to be seen.

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