Paleoconservatism: Relighting America’s Torch of Liberty
By TLB Contributing Author: Ken LaRive
The American Attitude
America did not get into the shape it is now by accident. There are sound scientific and psychological tools that have wrest control of government from the people, and our founders emphatically warned us. I’m sure if they were alive today they would scream into our faces, and shake us soundly to wake up, and I think they may like our President Trump. Indeed, they might see him as a second chance for our failing Constitutional Republic, and stress that our weakness as a country is our inability to hold our God-given civil liberties in our hearts.
Scores of founding fathers told us emphatically never to give up our right to bear arms. Hundreds of letters and public addresses told us that our enemies would be both at the gate, and hidden in the folds of government. We can see now that they were right. The second amendment was not given so that we might be hunters, but to defend ourselves. It is not granted, but God-given.
You see, what a political group calls themselves no longer matters today. It is what they do that will determine who they are, and what they should be called.
America is on the verge of collapse, our liberties strangled, our constitution shredded, and government is only partly to blame… You see, it is so very hard to say out loud, but our own ignorant and irresponsible laziness plays a part too… as everything we are, the veritable American soul, is all attitude.
There are some now in this government who should be tried for treason, though at this time they are so powerful, backed by such managed control outside of our country, they are now untouchable. To take our country back, to put it on the right track once again, we will have to organize like never before seen in this country… There is hope, and the suggestion presented below is the only sure avenue to win… It won’t be easy, but nothing of substance, nothing of true value, is. Isn’t America worth the effort?
Being played the fool…
First, we must see the enemy…. We must look into his eyes, and though this may seem a bit uncomfortable to consider… because we will need both a telescope and a mirror… We must see our failings first.
Our own worst enemy might be our ignorance, or our lethargic and trusting nature that has woven itself into the American fabric. But it is far more than that. We are being played, and one thing that will rouse us out of our slumber more than anything else is that … Americans do not like to be played as fools …
It may not be necessary to truly know the enemy, he is far too complicated, and can change his stripes at will. Like a chameleon, this entity can pull and push us, and wants us to believe that he can destroy us at will, and for some, this fear is most paralyzing…
There is only one way to fight an adversary like this, an antagonist who hides in the folds, and has no conscience. Before anything, from truth to action, we must know who we are, and that means defining the American Standard. Like nothing else, a national identity will give us everything we need, and if we could adhere to that, we would be unstoppable. America could once again be a shining beacon to the world. A land of opportunity, dreams, with Liberty and Justice… Look around. Where is that found? It isn’t out there dear patriot, but in your own heart… That is where everything we are, and once were, originates.
If we demanded truth, and made those who intentionally told lies accountable, Liberty would flourish again. Only with truth can we define ourselves collectively, as Americans… We could vote into office those who reflect these views, and if they are found lying, or corrupt, we should oust them and fast, even before they can finish term. We have no choice but to play hard-ball now. Why? Because they do, and the power they wield puts our very existence at stake… Indeed, America is broke, and this is called debt slavery… we have an eroded infrastructure, and we have significantly lost the ability to produce most anything but for the war machine… Here is a graph you might find interesting, yes it is 3 years old but still representative …
Of all of the definitions in political philosophy, from the Right to Left, the Liberal, the Progressive, the Neo Con, the one American Political Philosophy that has been most harmed is the Paleocon. And for good reason. It is the basis of American Conservatism, and our true hope to take America back.
It isn’t taught in our liberal/progressive/socialistic/Communistic universities for a reason. Paleoconservatism limits the power of a top-heavy central government, and gives it back to the people. Words like honor, justice, truth, and liberty, are not granted by a Oligarchy government, but is found in the minds and hearts, the spirit, the courage, the character, the guts and fortitude of the American people. Patriotism is not to government, but to the American People. That is America! Who do we bleed and die for? Bankers. Rothschild Bankers.
So what is a Paleo-conservitive?
Paleo-conservatism, or a Paleocon, is a conservative political philosophy found mostly in the United States. It is the framework that made us the greatest nation ever to exist on this earth, where freedom, liberty, moral and ethical value, and the very laws of our Republic were struck. It was a place where the prosperity of capitalism flourished, and was the shining ideal that made us the envy of the world.
Its principles are what was once termed “the great experiment” and it stressed American traditional family values, individual responsibility, honor, loyalty, and self pride for hard work and a job well done. Destroy that, and you have created a society without moral compass… A country of weak men and fearful women… a country of victims.
It is the revival of our original conservative ideal.
It advocates a limited and non-intrusive government, a civil society based on moral law, anti nationalism, and anti-federalism. It advocates a small but well-defined federal government, dominated by a stronger state government, and generally favors confederation. Our early Paleocons were “anti-federalists” and this ideal later became the Confederacy of the United States.
Understand and note here that Paleo-conservatism does not necessarily adhere to any particular party line. It is dynamic, both collective and personal, and takes historical precedence from both kin and culture.
Paleocons are opposed to both neoconservatives and Progressives, and considers them very much the same under the skin. The same, because they are controlled by the same Military Industrial Complex, that has given us debt slavery, and controlled by a Banking Cartel and the fraud of the corporation The Federal Reserve. As their strings are pulled by this conglomerate entity, Congress and its institutions are no longer accountable to our Constitution, but to Maritime Law, as instituted in 1871… making America a corporation. Learn this, and you will see the shackles that bind us all..
As we fight, both sides have similar perspective on immigration, state’s rights and sovereignty, affirmative action, open housing, the funding of both allies and enemies abroad, foreign wars (especially preemptive and undeclared), and thought they put on a good show that one or the other are opposed to social welfare and social democracy, once in office they are virtually indistinguishable.
During their campaigns, they refer negatively to the “welfare-warfare state,” “the bias and racism of Church-State,” and oppose government dominance by propaganda, taboo, and deception that promote “slavery of the spirit” referred to as… bla, bla, bla…” But once elected, nothing changes but the size of government, and their unrelenting control of our lives, from birth to death.
Paleo-conservatives view their political philosophy to be fundamental and legitimately American in nature, i.e., a typical American conservative tradition that dates back to our original framers, the very core of our Republic based on Constitutional Law.
To further understand Paleo-conservative thought, read the Rockford Institute’s Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, where Pat Buchanan became, early in his life, a staunch advocate. He helped create another renowned Paleocon publication called The American Conservative, trying to revive the Libertarian standard we once were. Single Issues by Joseph Sobran, also defined social conservatism as expressed in the late 20th century.
Though most Americans are swept along by their immediate wants and needs, some, so disenfranchised and disenchanted, refuse steadfastly to participate in the system. Some become antisocial violent misfits, as can be found in Chicago. What the Obama administration advocated to law is becoming more and more clear to all: The Progressives and Neocons on both sides of the isle have the same mindset: big, dominating government, stimulating a population easily controlled..
There was a revival of Paleo-conservatism in the grass-root “Tea-Party” movement, though most cannot yet identify with that ideal, or even define the term. None-the-less, the idiom Paleocon was at the center of this movement, and is the strength and conviction we need to win our country back. Subversion of the Liberty movement is evident, and the Tea Party is mostly dissolved… as directed. But the idea is not. Liberty is not dead.
When we get to the point where we can define who and what we are, we will find the path open and unimpeded. You see… it is an old and emphatic idiom: the world gets out of the way for anything self directed, especially a righteous cause. And yes, Paleo-conservatism is only one of many paths America has and can take. There are many, but this ideal is the true essence of what promoted liberty and the American dream, from the beginning. Read about that in The Federalist Papers.
Author’s note: Wikipedia: James Burnham, left an important influence on paleocons, especially on Samuel Francis. Paul Gottfried said that the two men believed that social forces create ideologies—and that “moral visions are the mere accompaniments of the process by which classes make themselves economically dominant and try to control other groups.” Burmham wrote in 1967:
“In real life, men are joined on a much less than universal scale into a variety of groupings—family, community, church, business, club, party, etc.—which on the political scale reach the maximum significant limit in the nation. Since there is at present time no Humanity or Mankind (socially and historically speaking), there cannot be a World Government—though conceivably there could be a world empire.”
Core beliefs from Wikipedia: The prefix paleo derives from the Greek root palaeo- meaning “ancient” or “old”. It is somewhat tongue-in-cheek—and refers to the paleocons’ claim to represent a more historic, authentic conservative tradition than that found in neoconservative. Adherents of paleoconservatism often describe themselves simply as “paleo-.” Rich Lowry of National Review claims the prefix “is designed to obscure the fact that it is a recent ideological creation of post-Cold War politics.”
The paleoconservatives use the suffix conservative somewhat differently from some American opponents of Leftism. Paleocons may reject attempts by Rush Limbaugh and others to graft short-term policy goals—such as school choice, enterprise zones, and faith-based initiatives—into the core of conservatism. This is mainly due to the paleoconservative’s desire to see these incorporated as long-term institutional goals, rather than short-term victories for the movement itself. In this way, paleocons are generally regarded as taking the “long view” toward American conservatism, willing to suffer temporary setbacks while never taking their aim off the goal of establishing the primacy of conservative thought into American politics.
Moreover, Samuel T. Francis, Thomas Fleming and some other paleocons de-emphasized the “conservative” part of the “paleoconservative” label, saying that they do not want the status quo preserved. Fleming and Paul Gottfried called such thinking “stupid tenacity” and described it as “a series of trenches dug in defense of last year’s revolution.” Francis defined authentic conservatism as “the survival and enhancement of a particular people and its institutionalized cultural expressions.” He said of the paleoconservative movement:
What paleoconservatism tries to tell Americans is that the dominant forces in their society are no longer committed to conserving the traditions, institutions, and values that [originally] created and formed it, and, therefore, that those who are really conservative in any serious sense and wish to live under those traditions, institutions, and values need to oppose the dominant forces and form new ones.
The earliest mention of the word paleoconservative listed in Nexis is a use in the October 20, 1984, issue of The Nation, referring to academic economists who allegedly work to redefine poverty. The American Heritage Dictionary (fourth edition) lists a generic, informal use of the term, meaning “extremely or stubbornly conservative in political matters.” Outside of the United States, the word is sometimes spelled palaeoconservative.
“In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagvat Geeta, since whose composition years of the gods have elapsed, and in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial; and I doubt if that philosophy is not to be referred to a previous state of existence, so remote is its sublimity from our conceptions. I lay down the book and go to my well for water, and lo! there I meet the servant of the Bramin, priest of Brahma and Vishnu and Indra, who still sits in his temple on the Ganges reading the Vedas, or dwells at the root of a tree with his crust and water jug. I meet his servant come to draw water for his master, and our buckets as it were grate together in the same well. The pure Walden water is mingled with the sacred water of the Ganges.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden
From the Author, Ken LaRive – We in the Liberty movement have been fighting to take back this country for less than a decade, peacefully and with the love of God and country in our hearts. Our banner has been trampled on and displaced by a multitude of distractions, further eroding our nation and the cause for Liberty. And so, as we are pulled by forces we cannot fathom, powerful entities with unlimited resources stolen from our future, unaccountable trillions printed out of thin air and put on our backs as debt, we must formulate the most pitiful of all questions any patriot might ask in the final hour: Are we going to fight for our master’s tyranny, or are we going to demand the return of our civil liberties and Constitution? Are we going to choose The Banner of Liberty, or the shackles of voluntary servitude? Will it be a war for corporate profit, or a war to regain our ability to self govern, as the blood and toil of our forefathers presented to us, their children, as a gift? I fear that decision is emanate. I fear that any decision will be a hard one, but my greatest fear of all is that the decision has already been made for us.
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