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Nihilism, Futurist Traditionalism and Conservationism

A new concept of civilization

18 05 11 - 08:26

Instead of stability, which is dysgenic, aim for dynamism:

A patchwork - please feel free to drop the capital - is any network consisting of a large number of small but independent states. To be precise, each state's real estate is its patch; the sovereign corporate owner, ie government, of the patch is its realm. At least initially, each realm holds one and only one patch. In practice this may change with time, but the realm-patch structure is at least designed to be stable.

Of course, Italy in the fourteenth century was anything but stable. Anything like a patchwork needs a strong security design to ensure that it does not repeat the constitutional solecisms of feudalism, and nor will it be subject to the same pervasive violence or meet the same demise. In a worst-case scenario, we could end up right back at liberal democracy! But don't worry - we will discuss this issue in considerable detail.

To be a reactionary is not to say we must reinstall the exact political structure of the fourteenth century tomorrow, although that would surely be an improvement on what we have now. To be a reactionary is to borrow freely across time as well as space, incorporating political designs and experience from wherever and whenever. As Nick Szabo has observed, the most interesting, detailed and elegant European forms are found in the period we call feudal, and thus it is only natural that a reactionary design for future government will have a somewhat feudal feel.

But Patchwork is something new. It will not feel like the past. It will feel like the future. The past - that is, the democratic past - will feel increasingly gray, weird, and scary. - UR

I like the idea, although it obliterates the major value of nation-states, which is concentrating money into R&D and non-failing political objectives. The main reason the patchwork failed in the past was that when Mongols attack, no unity happens and so an attack which could be easily checked in Kiev rages on into Vienna.

five comments

Hmmm YES.... A patchwork of unique states, each with its own distinct set of priorities and laws... YET, they are linked to a centralized power (its limitations perhaps detailed in a document?) that enables them to achieve larger goals, unite in times of distress, etc.

What should we call it? Dwayne - 18-05-’11 12:29
this is stupid idea, currently americas policies are very good and well thought... Dave - 18-05-’11 12:52
We shall call this undiscovered country "Fuck off Dave" usurper - 18-05-’11 16:27
The last line should have read: "The past - that is, the democratic past - will feel increasingly gay, weird, and scary."

Having said that, the article in essence feels like a call for decentralization, but with a post-capitalism twist. With regards to hostile threats beyond the borders of the patchwork, would improvements in communications help with such an issue? Maybe. But what would be the underlying tenet that holds all the small patches together? The emphasis of the author on corporations is interesting, since corporations are quasi-feudal entities without any of the redeeming qualities of feudal societies (chivalry).

Why is it that there's a lack of analysis on this site on the usurious financial system and its global reach? Any discussion on the nature of government and states would not be complete without discussion of financial matters, since the current age of consumption is also driven by usury and international banking. There should be more space on this site dedicated to such matters and possible alternatives.
SOULFLY 4 LIFE BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BrutalBeats - 18-05-’11 18:07
Fuck off, Dave. anti-dave - 18-05-’11 18:37

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