- 20 Feb 2015 02:36
I think all can agree how it appears that discussion on Monarchism inevitably veers into discussion of various pillars of the modern age like 'scientism', as obviously Monarchism can only be at best a vestigial remnant of traditional world order in a world like that of today's. Monarchism is just the capstone of the pyramid, that yet without which the builders build in vain.
Otherwise, to say; 'I am an Monarchist' is an absurdity, for it entails a great deal more in the minds of most. It is not enough to reject just the modern politics, but everything else that is necessarily 'Modern' (now I could make the case that anti-modernism doesn't exclude technology, but in fact it probably does entail a deliberate restriction in technology analogous to groups like the Amish). I am a modern myself in many ways still, but I also know that it is simply not sustainable, and so if for no other reason do I want the modern age to end. Pre-Modern thinking will save one's life during the transition.
Therefore, it also follows that I am for example not against human servitude to a degree, as a unfortunate side effect of the natural human condition, but an arrangement which gets value for both parties, out of self-interest if for no other reason. Likewise, other so-called 'reactionary' positions will be revealed as simple natural necessity when the world is no longer able to support the luxury of utopianism and political/cultural stupidity.
Scientism then, as the plague it is, is best solved by the fact that universal education will also justly expire, and vain knowledge will not trouble the minds and hearts of the masses, with things they do not understand anyway, and run the risk of being deluded by charlatans of every variety over and over again.
But man is a fickle and disreputable creature and perhaps, like a chess-player, is interested in the process of attaining his goal rather than the goal itself.