Thursday, 26 May 2016

Family, Why Do Conservatives Believe in Family?

When I was younger I would often hear the phrase "a Motherhood statement" it was normally in regards to politics. Some Politician or another would say something so general that it was hard to disagree, all Mothers are wonderful, we should all be kinder to one another. While such banal comments are still regularly made it has been quite some time since I have heard the phrase "a Motherhood statement".

I guess that's because Motherhood isn't viewed quite the same as it once was, nor Fatherhood for that matter. Now we often hear how Family is fluid, anyone can form a Family, you don't need Mothers and Fathers, "all you need is love". Now right there's a Motherhood statement if ever I heard one.

But Conservatives do not accept this new idea of Family, that it is fluid, that all you need is love. We believe in Tradition and Order, that people are not disposable, that life should have meaning and that Family begins with Marriage.

A Family consists of one Man and one Women, why? Because that is what is required to create human life. The Future, because Family is about creating the future. Conservatives are often criticized for looking to the past but the reason we look to the past is because it worked, the past got us here. Marriage got us here, One Man and his Wife got us here, millions and millions of them got us here. And what worked in the past, will work now and into the future.

That marriage gives benefits to men and to women and that together they pass on those benefits to their children. That is why marriage should only be between one Man and one Women because only they can create the future. Conservatives believe in the natural and the organic, not in the unnatural and the artificial.

I have heard the argument that if that is how Conservatives feel then how can they support adoption? First of all Conservatives have never attacked adoption because we accept that sometimes the practical is more important than the ideal. Secondly we accept something others fail to notice at all. Adoption is not a celebration it is a tragedy. Adoption means that children has been denied their natural parents, whether it is through death, illness, neglect or some other means it is always a tragedy. Adoption shows how cruel life can be, because a children should be with their natural parents in all but the most extreme cases. We accept adoption but always with a heavy heart.

We can all see for ourselves the cost of divorce and the cost of single parenting. Something that was presented to us as a way of solving conflict we now know from bitter experience isn't true. Both divorce and single parenting make life harder, they put pressure on children and on their parents that they should not have. It often denies children the idea that they are safe and that they are valued. Children grow up too often having learnt that they are as disposable as their parents were. Children should not grow up to think that cynicism and bitterness are normal or that relationships or people are disposable. And that is what they are being taught.

Conservatives do not support these things, not because we are mean or cruel but because they do not work. If we are to have a future, then we must create it and look after it, the Family is the best way of doing that just as it always has been.

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Friday, 20 May 2016

Order, Why Do Conservatives Believe in Order?

What is Order?

Order is about things being in their rightful place, because Conservatives believe that everything legitimate has a rightful place. And that just as things have a rightful place they also have a wrongful place. In this context things mean, ideas, objects and people.

Order means that everyone has a rightful place, a place they belong, a place where they are valued. It also means that a hierarchy exists and that things are always unequal. That some things are more important than others, that there is a Natural Order that can only be denied for so long before it restores itself.

It is this that makes Order the great heresy of our time. For our time teaches insistently that there should be no Order. In fact nearly every drama on TV or at the Cinema you see will be at it's core about defying Order, the working class lad who beat the odds, the women who beat the Patriarchy, the Ethnic who beat Whitey. It's the same story over and over again, historical dramas are very good at this story. And Liberals love to tell this story because it reaffirms what they believe. But to Conservatives it shows a different story, that Order will always reassert itself. That Order is the real nature of the universe.

That the universe is a place where God and man are separate and not to be confused. Where man and animals, plants and minerals are separate and not to be confused. Where amongst man there are separate Races and Ethnities, two different sexes and different social classes. Non of them are equal but all have their rightful place, a place where they are valued. How can things be of value if they are unequal?

Men and women are not equal because they are different and things that are different cannot be equal. But try creating a baby without one of them. They now both have value, because their differences, the thing that makes them unequal gives them value. They have different strengths and weaknesses, each has a Natural Order, a rightful place. It is when we try to deny this Natural Order that things go wrong, not because Order is perfect but because it is the closest that we can come in our imperfect universe. Another word for Order is reality, the closer we are to reality the better things run, the more we try to distort reality the worse things run.  

For those who are not Conservatives much of this would seem unreal, like I am talking about a supernatural force. But Order is not supernatural, it is natural, it is as real as the wind, you cannot see it, you cannot taste it or touch it but you can feel it and it can be very powerful. Order is reality and reality is a very stubborn beast indeed.

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Monday, 16 May 2016

Tradition, Why Do Conservatives Believe in Tradition?

Why do Conservatives believe in Tradition?

Aren't Traditions old and out of date? Aren't they just hangovers from a past age best forgotten?

Tradition exists so that you and I do not have to constantly remake the wheel. Instead of only learning from our own mistakes we can learn from the mistakes of the past. Hopefully avoiding them. One of the great misunderstandings regarding Tradition is that it involves everything that is old, but that simply isn't true.

Consider this definition from Wikipedia:

"A tradition is a belief or behaviour passed down within a group or society with symbolic meaning or special significance with origins in the past"

I quite like this definition because it brings out an important point, it is not simply something old that is a tradition, but something with "symbolic meaning or special significance". This is important because it is not the entire past that Traditionalists wish to preserve. When you think about trying to preserve everything in the past you soon realise how impossible such a thing would be. How do you conserve both Pagan and Christian tradition, all of it?

Obviously you cannot so you must either reject both or accept those things that have symbolic meaning or special significance. Our society has done the later, we have Traditions that originate in Pagan times and others that originate in Christian times. Over time Traditions change, new Traditions arise and old ones die off.

So if we accept that over time Traditions can and do change, why is Tradition important?

Why keep Traditions if they change?

Because they have meaning, they connect us to the past, to the people of the past, to their deeds and their thoughts. Tradition reminds us that we are not alone, that others have been here before and struggled and survived. That things that are past are not forgotten. But Tradition also has another extremely important task, it connects the past, the present and the future. Because at the heart of the idea of Tradition is the belief that the future will exist. In fact without the future there is no point in having Traditions. Traditions are not simply about remembering the past they are about celebrating the future. The fact that there will be a future.

A future for a group, because Traditions exist for different groups of people. Different religions have their own Traditions. Different nations and societies have their own Traditions and that is as it should be. Because a made up Tradition, an artificial Tradition has no meaning or significance. It is only when something from the past has meaning or significance that it is really a Tradition. Conservatives believe in the organic, in things that naturally occur, not in the artificial, in the made up and invented. A universal Tradition is fake, worse than that a universal Tradition means real Tradition, things that have real meaning have been sacrificed to make way for the fake. There are enough things in life that have no meaning, that are simplyly done because they must be. Tradition is a reminder that things greater than ourselves exist and that we are part of something greater, that we are not alone.

Why do Conservatives believe in Tradition?

Because it is important to remember the past, to respect it, to learn from it. It is important that life have meaning, that special things should be celebrated or commemorated. That our nation, our society should be distinct from others, not isolated or distant but distinct. Just as we want others to have their own distinctions. That we reconcile the past, the present and the future. That we have a future. Tradition does all these things and nothing else can. That is why we believe in Tradition.

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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

The Thirty-Eighth Month

It's been a slow month this month, both in terms of posts and numbers. April was the first time I have been below 2000 visitors in over a year, although it was just under, 1996 visitors.

This month I have only done three posts, about half of what I have wanted. But to be honest I feel very disheartened, as I'm sure my posts reveal. That I am whispering into the wind, that everything I have written is pointless, whether it is good or bad. I have considered not writing anymore, to simply stop. But then I get another good idea, another topic I should write about and it keeps me moving forward, at least for now. So I'm still here and I'm still writing, if slower than I should be writing.

This month my best day was the 5th May when I had 120 visitors. I had two worst days when I had 45 visitors on both days, the 15th & 26th of April.

April-May
EntryPageviews
United States
727
Australia
366
Russia
284
Germany
92
United Kingdom
80
France
46
Ireland
42
Brazil
33
Canada
31
India
29



March-April
EntryPageviews
United States
789
Australia
321
United Kingdom
67
Ireland
37
Germany
30
France
26
Canada
25
Japan
23
Russia
23
Romania
21

The outstanding performer this month is Russia, up from 23 visitors last month to 284 this month!

Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland and Canada are all up, Germany has tripled.

The United States is the only country remaining in the top 10 that went down.

Brazil and India have entered the top 10, while Japan and Romania have left.

I have also had visitors from the following countries: Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, the Ukraine, Azerbaijan, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Libya, Ethiopia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Mexico, Antigua & Barbuda, Chile, Argentina,  
I hope to see you all again soon.
Mark Moncrieff

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Friday, 6 May 2016

How Long Have We Got?

In a hundred years time there will still be Conservatives, people who believe in Tradition, Order and Family. But what type of traditions will there be in a hundred years? What sort of order and I dread to think of what kind of family will exist in a hundred years if Liberalism continues to triumph.

In a hundred years will my country still exist? The land will still exist but will my country? Will my Race still exist or my Ethnicity? In a hundred years time will people still think of a white person when they think of an Australian?

A hundred years is a long way off isn't it?

So lets look at right now, how long do we have?

Three days ago the Australian Government announced that the immigration target for next year is 190,000, the same figure it has been for the last 5 years. That means that in the past five years 950,000 people have been allowed to moved into Australia to live. So basically every 5 years a million more people arrive in Australia.

Australia's population reached 24,000,000 around the start of 2016, so a million people every 5 years is a great deal of people. In 1968 the population was 12,000,000, in 48 years the population has doubled. At the current rate there will be a new million added every 3 years from births, immigration and longer life spans. Today 36% of every person living in Australia was born outside of Australia, only Luxembourg has a higher percentage of people born outside of the country.

Australia is disappearing right before my eyes, I see it every day. But the thing that makes it even worse is that I know that the failed social policies of Liberalism has lead to a decline in Australia's white population, just as it has everywhere else in the West. Feminism means women spend the most fertile time of their life working instead of having children. Men have lost out to Free Trade and Feminism and find it hard to have a stable income. Both of these things mean that families are not being created, that the people of the future are not being born.

By the middle of this century there will be a massive drop of the White population world wide, by around half. It will not be equal, some areas will be much more affected than others. But at the same time the non-white population will increase. So the percentage of White people in the world will be even smaller.

So apart from depressing everyone, whats my point?

My point is that we don't have forever. The days of Conservatives sitting around navel grazing are over.....assuming we want things fixed. If we are to have any affect on the future we need to get moving, time is running out. Unless we do something to change the future it isn't going to be our future.

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Friday, 29 April 2016

Where Do We Go From Here?

A short while ago I read, and I paraphrase here "that Conservatives talk philosophy, but Liberals talk strategy.". It's an interesting idea. When I read that I thought we do do a lot of philosophy. But it is rare for us to discuss strategy. Why is that?

I think it's because we are individualistic, we have our ideas and thoughts and we stick to them. Unlike those on the broad Left who are collectivists. They tend to move on when the collective wants them too. If they are unable to move on they tend to end up calling themselves "Conservatives" and believing themselves to be so, but they rarely if ever are.

But it is quite hopeless to talk about strategy in isolation, all by yourself. Only a group, even a smallish one, can hope to carry out any kind of strategy. A strategy in this context is a long term plan. But we don't have any long term plans because we don't have any groups to formulate them or to carry them out. Conservatives are a million Armies of one.

How do we effect change if we do not have any strategy?

How do we effect change if we have no one to formulate or to carry out such a strategy?

I assume that if your here reading my blog that your as sick and tired of where the world is heading as I am. In fact I'm not only sick of where it's heading I'm sick of it right now. I don't want to return to a past world, I want to transform this one. I want the world to make sense, I want the natural order restored. I assume I'm not the only one?

But all I see and hear is how the world is going bad and how I'm powerless to do anything about it. There are groups who oppose Islam, or who want to stop immigration, or who oppose Feminism. I support all of those things, not because I hate Muslims or immigrants or women, not even Leftest ones, I oppose them (amongst others) because they are weapons that the broad Left uses to attack us, that they use to destroy us. But I don't want to belong to 3 groups were I support 60% of the agenda. I'd like to support at least 90%, maybe I'm just greedy. But I don't want to support Liberalism and that 40% that I do not support is because they still believe in many of the first principles of Liberalism. That all people are equal for example, or that Feminism is good except for the extreme bits, ignoring the fact that feminism is always extreme.

It may sound as if I'm blaming everyone else for this state of affairs but I am also aware of my own limitations. I doubt I can write any better or think any clearer, this is as good as I get. But it is not enough, things aren't getting any better, we can all see that. I can see my country disappearing right before my eyes and how do I fight back....with a blog!   

That's quite pathetic.

When I'm asked what did I do to defend everything that I love, what do I say?

That I wrote a fucking blog?

It's not enough, it was never enough but I am only one man. I'm just another Army of one and they don't win many battles, let alone wars. Well this Soldier feels at times like he should desert, but where would I run, where would I hide? There is no where to run and no where to hide, so where do I go from here?

Until Conservatives decide to fight in groups we cannot do anything but lose. And I don't mind telling you that I'm sick of losing. I wonder if I'm only one?


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Thursday, 21 April 2016

Are Conservatives Cats or Dogs?

Recently I have been thinking of the difference between the belief of Conservatives and our actions. We talk about our Nation, race, ethnicity, society, family, about things that are big and collective, not about individuals but about collectives of people. Liberals on the other hand talk about the Individual, about how it is not the collective that is powerful but the Individual. Which further got me thinking about cats and dogs, cats are individualists, while dogs are collectivists, so what are we, cats or dogs?

Cats were domesticated sometime between the last Ice Age and the birth of Civilization, when Man began to settle in one place and grew crops instead of hunting and gathering. Settlements allowed food to be stored, but stored food also brought rats and mice, who ate our food. It's believed that cats became domesticated because they started to hunt closer to human settlements and humans came to see them as a protector, even as a sign of the favour of the Gods. By nature cats are loners, they live alone and they hunt alone. It doesn't take much for a domestic cat to become feral. A cat is a wild animal who lives in our homes and by and large we both benefit from this relationship. But they are very individualistic, very selfish, they like things their way, they like their own space, they even get jealous. The joke about a cat not having an owner, but instead of cats having a human, rings true because that's how cats seem to think.

Dogs have been domesticated for tens of thousands of years, the relationship between Man and dogs is Ancient. Dogs were domesticated because they could help with hunting, but over time we have trained and bred them to perform numerous tasks. Dogs have been used for hunting, herding, as sentries, for pulling loads, and for companionship, they also made camp life more hygienic by cleaning up stray bits of meat. Dogs are collectivists, they live in packs and humans are simply another pack to them. Dogs need to know their place in the pack, they need to know who is in charge. To a dog your family is his pack and a dog will defend the pack whether it is made up of dogs or humans.

I said earlier that Conservatives are collectivists and that dogs are collectivists, but I don't think it's that simple. Conservatives have always found it hard to form groups, or to maintain them, why is that?

Liberals and others further left seem to find it much easier to form groups, although maintaining them can be another story. While most of these groups end very messily some have remarkably long lives. Some have marked their centenary, how many Conservatives, even Liberal groups that call themselves Conservative can claim that? Some but not many.

Why is it so hard for Conservatives to form groups? My theory is that we are cats, we are individualistic. I don't know about you but I found Conservatism on my own, I didn't read lofty books on Conservative philosophy for example, maybe that's why I never fell for the Liberal trap of confusing the two. But it did mean that I had many Liberal beliefs, which I thought of as exceptions. I won't say I don't still have any but I will say I have very few left. But so much was done on my own, without other people, sometimes despite other people, because I knew what they were saying was wrong. I remember as a teenager hearing it said that "you should be able to do anything you like as long as it doesn't hurt other people".  Even then I knew it was wrong but I didn't know why it was wrong, I now know that it's wrong because actions and ideas have consequences, I also know that it isn't possible to live and not to hurt people, it's not even possible to live and not hurt yourself.

I don't think I'm alone in coming to Conservatism by myself. I think many, maybe most come to it alone. They know they are hearing lies, they know that the world is not as it should be and they search for answers. It means that we aren't very good followers, if we were we wouldn't have gone looking for answers. We would have accepted what we were told but we didn't. The great irony is that we believe in collectivism but we are individuals.

Of course that also means that Liberals, who believe in individualism are collectivists, they follow the leader. I have always been amazed by how they know what is the latest "fashion" within Liberalism. How could they see it so quickly, but I guess it isn't hard when you follow the leader. Of course there isn't a Grand Master of Liberalism, there are many leaders in different fields, but it is these leaders who provide the next "fashion".

So how is Conservatism going to move forward if we cannot form groups, if we cannot put aside our individualistic nature? Or to put it another way how do we herd cats? If you've got any ideas I'd be very happy to hear them.

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