Canadian High Tory writer Gerry Neal hits on a theme in a recent article to which we have frequently returned. He notes that the ideological “opposites” (Left and Right) of bourgeois society arise from similar materialistic bourgeois values. These values are at odds with the historic values of seigneurial rooted Canada, just as they are with our neo-classical roots in the plantation civilization of the Golden Circle. Neal writes:
despite the tendency of the advocates of each to represent the other as their polar opposite, for both are manifestations of modern thought. The liberal who believes in capitalism and the leftist who believes in socialism both alike think of man primarily as a producer, distributor, and consumer of material goods. Furthermore, both tend to see man on a universal scale rather than in the context of a rooted tradition. Most importantly, both conceive of human history, especially that of the modern age, as moving forward from a past of darkness and suffering to a future of happiness and light. They are both, in other words, progressive.