Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Permanent Things

Lawrence the sensualist won,
and Eliot the puritan lost,
the cost we paid was to lay
Western Civilization in
the grave; is this how it ends,
with the well-known whimper and
not a bang? Who reads Eliot
anymore? Who believes in
the core values of the gentleman?
Who thinks about sin and redemption?
We will come back to permanent
things because we must, human
nature and survival will
select the virtuous.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Inconvenient Truth Indeed

Al Gore (An Inconvenient Truth) and other big-government pols should not own as they do the environmentalist movement since it is a natural for paleo-conservatives. Paleos rejected many of the assumptions of modernity long before the ecologists did. Deep ecology prefers the “vernacular,” even tribal societies, which were Conservative themes long before the left discovered them.

Conservatives do not promote big government as the way to solve our problems, and this is the big difference between the paleo, the left and the neoconservative solutions to problems. Regionalism, small is beautiful, is the best way to counter environmental damage, and the destruction of our manufacturing base, which has been caused mainly by globalist big business and their friend, big government. And the paleo-conservatives own this subject. Why aren’t paleos taking this issue away from the left? There are hints of interest, e.g. crunchy bohemian conservatives, but paleo leaders mainly ignore ecology; it is not smart.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Placing Universalism

Universalist ethics help basic survival for any and all groups. There is also a need for more specific, regional variety to avoid stagnation and sameness, and here, if the universalist ethics of religion (or international Marxism) are not to be accused of closing off creativity and variety, adapting the Thomistic idea of primary and secondary conservation can be applied.

Secondary conservatism defends fundamental, universal, ethics such as those which help all groups survive, as well as personal individual ethics which help the individual survive. Primary conservatism accepts specific group ethics, which can help specific groups survive. The group is and has been the main unit of evolutionary selection. One does not have to ignore variety while upholding universal ethics. The principles of subsidiarity and federalism follow this kind of social philosophy, which unifies universal, specific and personal ethics.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

High Modernism

The pendulum of classicism
does not worship the past, it moves,
starting new grooves while retaining
the same brain, the swinging
weight never stagnates, the earth
rotates, yet it stays, while the rays
of the sun permeate the skin,
the thin membrane breaks when
the old scars have healed,
the wheels travel down the proven
path, and the last man resembles
the first; we thirst for the new
although the grooves rarily change,
they bore us to death, classicism
progresses yet remains the same.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


We are going down to the sound
of punk rock, not Bach,
the sky is falling, the ground
is moving, let us gather
souvenirs and stash them in
black cans, it’s a world of
multi-niches now; we hurl down
our challenge with a measuring
stick, and crawl to our little
corner of the world.

Thursday, June 01, 2006


Hermes and his cousin Dionysus
are not the same as Apollo,
and so a duality is defined
for people inclined toward conservatism
or revolution, no solution
has been found for the mix, we continue
the war of classic characteristics,
conservatives hold to tradition and
order, revolutionaries seek
power through disorder; which is virtue,
which is sin? Who will win?
Conservatives define the origin
of the moral, which the revolutionaries
destroy as they see fit, both sit on
different thrones seeking to overthrow
the other: controlled separation,
federalism, may be the only
path to control the endless
wrath of man.