What Is To Be Done?
We are in a dangerous place. Edward Curtin’s recent lamentation is an excellent description of the predicament that Jonathan Pageau called the ‘end of our civilization‘ (at about 10 min into this discussion). Regular readers of LRC certainly have been given by Mr. Rockwell the wherewithal to see through the haze of propaganda and the walls of censorship. But to understand the problems does not necessarily give us the direction for action. It gives me no solace whatsoever that I fall upon the question posed by Lenin himself in his 1902 pamphlet on party objectives and organization. But What is To Be Done? (I feel nauseated linking to marxists.org) is an appropriate question to consider.
My response to the Lenin question is declared in this wisdom infused communication I received in reply to my post on Bret Weinstein.
The problem with Weinstein and Co. is they are part of the industrial state. And here’s what I mean. Not only have they been ‘educated’ in our Prussian style universities, where the teleological educational aim always pushes the graduate to reinforcing the state’s aims, they’re physically deficient as well. And I’m not picking on anyone’s stature or physical development. A man who has worked the land and raised livestock always understands there is not much in the way of biological determinism, and if there is, over a course of a million years or so, he doesn’t care. It’s meaningless to him. The land will temper intellectual abstractions quicker than Bret can recount a genome sequence.
This is why I always prescribe Thomas Hardy or the Southern Agrarians to my high-minded, technocratic friends from university. Read those authors, plant a full, 1 acre garden, 8 laying hens and one milk cow and check back with me in a year. The next year, we’ll double our labors.
Invariably, the abstractions fall away and real living begins.
Well there you are, to let the real living begin, plant a garden. Though I would only demure from the above in warning that reading Jude the Obscure might cause a suicide (or
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