American individualism tramples all

A growing number of people are opening their eyes to the reality of Americanism. Rod Dreher writes at The American Conservative in an article titled “Christianity’s American Problem”:

Business as usual is over, church people. There will be no “taking our country back”; you will be lucky if our country’s fast-emerging culture doesn’t take our faith away from our kids. Don’t you doubt it. If you have been the sort of Christian who equated Christianity with the American way of life, you had better rethink that, and fast.

Dreher notes that “In the current age, not only has Christianity lost its hold on America, but America, rather, is conquering Christianity.” He quotes Will Wilkinson at The Economist as describing the bourgeois and Progressive mentality of Americanism as “a frontier creed of freedom, of the inviolability of individual conscience and salvation as self-realisation.” Southern traditionalists would surely find much to agree with on this point.

Russian geopolitical theorist Alexander Dugin digs even deeper in this assessment, arguing in Eurasian Mission: An Introduction to Neo-Eurasianism (Akrtos, 2014) that “The liberalism that is at the heart of American society and the individualism that forms its core values should be accepted as basic features of American identity. That is the birthmark of the artificial construction of American society as a laboratory project of Western modernity.” Dugin notes “To be American means to be liberal, individualistic, progressive and modern.”

On the other hand, the South is an organic place, people and culture – or at least it is to the degree that Americanism is not trampling upon it.

H/T Occidental Dissent

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  1. ‘There will be no “taking our country back”; you will be lucky if our country’s fast-emerging culture doesn’t take our faith away from our kids.’

    IF?????

    Numerous times, my childhood friends, on the left, have reminded me that not only does their constititution provide them with ‘freedom of religion’ … it provides them, most importantly, with ‘freedom FROM religion’.

    As you know, Sir : we’ve substituted prayers to The Almighty to prayers to the Yankee Empire and flag, in publick, and, on tawdry TV, rarely is there anyone Christian mentioned, unless it is to subtly lampoon or lambast.

    How increasingly difficult it has become, in the media age, to find one’s way to Christ?

    I could point fingers, but, being a supersticious and unscientifick North Carolinian, I am satisfied to say that they all point back to one source : the devil. As to his infinite minonnes : they can be damned – a superfluous point, really, because they all are, already.

    The sad part for me, is that I have to live with so many of them, in the mess they manufacture and admire…

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    • ‘“The liberalism that is at the heart of American society and the individualism that forms its core values should be accepted as basic features of American identity. That is the birthmark of the artificial construction of American society as a laboratory project of Western modernity.” Dugin notes “To be American means to be liberal, individualistic, progressive and modern.”

      Thet ole Mr. Dugin must eat smart bombs for breakfast; because he sure has us pegged!

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      • Indeed, JD. I know some suspect him because of his nationality but he has a lot of interesting things to say and it is rare today that an influential and intellectual figure would so closely agree with us on numerous issues – and do so passionately. I wish our own natural elites would again step forward to do so. The day we stop producing such natural elites is the day we are doomed as a people.

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        • A great reply you give here, Sir – as you always do, it is prescient and pithy. Though, we are divided by thousands and thousands of miles, is there any other way to think of Mr. Dugin as a true Confederate?

          Those who suspect him because of his blood are blind to the facts that it takes much much more to make a person than the mitochondrial DNA hiding in corpuscles alone, and that what he is saying is the truth – patently obviously so.

          Oddly, it seems that he, you and I, never having met, and with very different blood in our veins, stand for a world of intact and sovereign individual cultures – in the wake of a craven one world Federal/Atlanticist aspiration that, masquerading as ‘the liberator of individuals’, actually conspires to undermine everything individual and that which gives rise to such an entity.

          As Vladimir Putin himself recently said at a meeting of the EU, when addressing this very premise while staring John Kerry in the face : ‘Who wants this; who wants such a thing?’

          Keep up the good work, Sir. The sands of history will not bury us, nor shall the well-funded and subverted minonnes of The Devil…

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    • @Mr. Pace…

      ‘Christian Americans should realize the “Empire” is against our Faith. The only solution is Secession.’

      I wholeheartedly concur, Sir; and yet, I wonder about myself and you – this bein’ that we secesh’ are so very miniscule in numbers. Do you think the ‘unsecesh’ are seeing something we don’t?

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