Takuan Seiyo has published Part 16 of “From Meccania To Atlantis” at the Brussels Journal. The new installment is entitled “Exodus 1: Reality for Radicals”. Some excerpts are below:
The strategic goal of Exodus is, quite simply, to save from destruction Western Civilization and those parts of its original carrier peoples that feel allegiance to that civilization. One might call it Conservatism, in the true meaning of the world. But to go beyond mere survival, beyond the reactive work of conservation, one must aim to regenerate Western Civilization. To do so, it is necessary not only to beat back the Pod Invaders from Outer Space who have captured and derailed it, but also to consider where that civilization has taken wrong turns unbidden by its enemies, and to avoid repeating those errors. For a Renaissance to occur, Conservatives had better abandon the futile hope of recrossing the river back to the right bank in the spot where the West once crossed it to the left one. After all, a founding father of this civilization, Heraclitus, stated that you can’t step into the same river twice.
To withstand the crushing power of Leviathan and of the brain-altered majority of its population, and to do the building work of Renaissance, it is mandatory to engage in community organizing. But before one checks out Alinsky from the library or calls the charismatic Alinsky-method star trainer B.H. Obama for guidance, one must realize that we don’t have a community. There is nothing to organize.
The Left has communities. Alinsky and Obama were not organizing a countrywide socialist party. They were organizing the South Side of Chicago, where the preacher Jeremiah Wright also was organizing the 8500 members of his congregation along his particular hate-whitey memes. The New York Jewish Left pulling much of America’s intellectual wagon concentrates in Manhattan’s West side. Europe’s toxic imams preside over toxic congregations, not merely seditionist websites.
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Every Western city worthy of that appellation has at least one major quarter where every other building shelters either a socialist organization or a social venue for socialists. Street signs are peppered with code words like Alliance, Coalition, Foundation, Project and Community — for the word “community” itself has become a fighting word of the Left. In that part of town, the bookstores have a particularly rich inventory of Loon publications, the coffee houses sell Fair-Trade coffee, and the organic co-ops post on community bulletin boards notices of upcoming meetings evolving around Peace, Justice, Change, Diversity, Community Building, Equity, Racism, White Privilege, Heteronormativity and so on. Che Guevara T-shirts, dreadlocks, tattoos, body piercings, skinny young men and massive butch lesbians abound, and any Black visible is surrounded by an adoring coterie of Whites. That’s community.
Except at the lowest socio-economic and culturally arid end, Western men and women who still retain their own minds free of Snatcher programming, who abhor living in the Snatchers’ Parallel Universe headed for meltdown, have nothing of the sort. For community is a place where people live and create who feel kinship with each other based on shared values, loyalties and ideas, shared economic and political interests, shared common culture and shared love of the place. Community has physical, not virtual, networks. Its members bump into each other on the street and at the grocer’s, its children go to the same schools, its dads volunteer at the same fire patrol, and its moms drop by each other’s house for mutual support.
The West’s first Renaissance had its Venice, Genoa and Milan, Bruges, Antwerp and Amsterdam, Bremen, Mainz and Danzig, Paris and London. For a second Renaissance to occur, it must have a purchase in some identifiable communities too.
Read the rest at the Brussels Journal.
Hat tip: Fjordman.