I really would like to talk about less serious topics like books about spaceships or semi-naked elf chicks but I seem to be on roll with the serious business stuff so I might as well keep going…
One of the problems I’m going to face with my political or philosophical writings is that I’m not formally trained in either discipline and therefore do not always know the proper terminology for concepts I wish to discuss. This means that I have no choice but to speak in plain English and to define my terms as clearly as I can. I invite readers to correct me but in the meantime let’s get down to business.
So let’s start with a question?
Why are the Toronto media elite such miserable soulless vapid pretentious douchebags? Is it because they are desperately trying to be the New York media elite? Canada and America are brother nations so close culturally that this shouldn’t matter right?
If there is a difference between the two nations it would have to be subtle and difficult to find. So where do we even look?
America’s Central Value is Liberty: Liberty is a self evident Truth. This is America’s great advantage; the one thing that makes them Americans is a Universal Human Truth that anyone who does enough soul searching has to eventually discover; whether or not they choose to embrace that Truth is another thing entirely.
Canadians like Liberty but is it a Central Value? No we can’t really say that but something related to Liberty is.
Canada’s Central Value is Humanism: Fish tend not to notice water. Canadians tend not to notice Humanism but the philosophy is absolutely everywhere and it permeates all aspects of Canadian society. Americans are polite because the other guy might have a .44 magnum in his trunk and pissing him off for no good reason in not a long term survival strategy. Canadians are polite… but why? Is it that the belief that human being have positive value such a unspoken maxim that to do otherwise is unthinkable?
Understanding that Humanism is THE CENTRAL VALUE to the Canadian nation is the key to rebuilding the Canadian Right and answering the decades long rise of The Left. Blindly importing American Right arguments will not work as Canada is not America. The difference is subtle but it is there and that difference must be respected. If multiculturalism is a lie; Canadian values DO exist and can be discovered. It will not be easy but we are a nation of explorers.
Liberty and Humanism are closely related values and strong enough belief in one will eventually lead to belief in the other. This is why it’s so easy for an American immigrant to become Canadian and vice versa. Still we are brother nations not Siamese twins.
Accepting the concept that a nation can have a Central Value. We then come to the idea of a National Struggle. This a internal cultural struggle within the nation that develops early in a nations history and continues as long as the nation is recognizable as itself. A National Struggle is typically between the nations Central Value or leading virtue and the related but opposite vice.
America’s national struggle is Liberty vs Tyranny:
Most of my handful of readers are Americans and I don’t really need to explain this one too much. America is the nation of Liberty yet at same time forever fighting the creeping spectre of Tyranny.
Canada’s national struggle is Humanism vs Anti-Humanism:
Determining that humanism is Canada’s central value explains so much of the cultural struggle going on within my nation. From the infestation of social justice warriors to the environmentalist loons forever preaching to the masses the most grievous cancer threaded through the Canadian Left have one thing in common; they are anti-humanists who believe that humans being have negative value. They might say otherwise but their actions speak for themselves. Besides SJWs always lie.
Poland’s national struggle is The West vs The East:
A very interesting case; Poland is culturally part of Western Europe since the Middle ages yet ethnically Slavic and therefore part of Eastern Europe. This gives Poland a very unique character as the national struggle comes not a central value versus an opposing vice but rather from the fact that Poland is simultaneously part of two different civilizations.
Russia’s national struggle is The Dream of the Future vs The Nightmare of the Past:
Russians seem to be prone to utopian thinking but at the same time they as a nation are absolutely haunted by their dark bloody past. Seventy years later and the Russian people still have not completely recovered from the losses they took during the second world war. Let’s be honest if you were Russian you’d drink too.
South Africa? My best guess would be something along the lines of The Builders vs the Looters. Although I have to admit I know only the bare basics of South African history.
Funny now that I think about but it seems The Right supports a nations central value while The Left supports that nations opposing vice. Maybe that’s pattern? Who knows but it’s would looking into.