Conservatism is not the most modern ideology, or at least it is not perceived as such in its generic form. We can all agree on that. The first conservatives to be drawn to politics were ideologues that dated back as far as the 1790s, perhaps even earlier than the French Revolution. Immanuel Kant, along with Francois-Rene’ de Chateaubriand, and Edmund Burke can be considered as the central founding fathers of conservatism.
In one way or the other, directly or indirectly, they gave birth to traditional conservatism. This was the conservatism that opposed most of the values of the French Revolution but did not ever question or fail to credit the morality of the American one.
As a philosophy of life, that was both political and social, conservatives began their journey as those who firmly preserved institutions, traditionalist values (Christianity, Monarchism, etc), and fought for an organic society of hierarchy and authority as well as property rights.
In the world we live in now, things have changed. Conservatives are no longer the ones who at any cost defend the status quo. We have learnt from our mistakes, we have evolved and we understand that we are not in a position of power anymore. Many of us have been pushed to the fringes, and constantly attacked by liberal and progressives, who resort to calling us ugly names from their moral high-grounds. We all know what these are, no need for more detail. As Steve Bannon once said: “wear them as a badge of honour.”
In one way or another, conservatives are now considered to be the provocateurs of the new era. Without any doubt, a large portion of conservatives have opted for the easy way out; mixing with liberals, embracing post-modernist and progressive parties to remain in trivial positions of “power”, where they believe they can still call the shots by being a minority.
However, the real conservatives are still out there. They are now the ones who openly speak out against mass immigration (both legal and illegal), the dangers of the monopolies of bankers and multi-millionaires’ influence on state policies, and the corruption of the current legal system brought by Frankfurt School political theory.
The time has come for the right to look at itself in the mirror and compliment, flatter ourserlves. We shall do this not because we are winning everywhere, taking our nations back slowly, but we shall do it especially because we have embraced the vigorous, virile and playful spirit of Donald Trump, Nigel Farage, Milo Yiannoupoulos, Steve Crowder, Raheem Kassam, Boris Johnson and many others who belong to a different school of thought, but are still great conservatives, those like Marine Le Pen, and Geert Wilders.
Conservatives are aware that they cannot afford to be the old and uncharismatic, stubborn suit and tie bureaucrats, who are overly-reactionary and fear any sort of change, whether that is leaving the EU’s single market or letting a controversial speaker discuss views freely at Hyde Park Speaker’s Corner.
It is the liberal left that is intolerant and reactionary now, it is them along with their Amber Rudd-type classic liberals disguised as conservatives we must oppose with all our strength. After all, it was the former Young Turks presenter, Dave Rubin, who outlined that he had to leave the Democrat-sponsored American television programme because he realised there was nothing liberal about liberals anymore.
On the other hand, conservatism is not a strictly nationalistic, isolationist, philosophy of life anymore. We have created an international movement of people who are fed up with being told what to do and what to think. Tired of constantly hearing recognised majorities telling us that we must take responsibility for wars in Africa and embrace the exodus of their people at whatever cost or having them tell us traditionalist parties cannot push forward the idea that women should make more children but work six days a week in some sort of scientific field of work.
I do not normally like to use the word “revolutionary” but this time I have used it proudly because I believe that we are the forward thinkers, we are the future, and we will be back to take everything that belongs us. Also, lest we forget, “history is on our side”.
(Articles reflect the views of the author, and not necessarily those of Luke Nash-Jones, The Red Pill Factory, or Make Britain Great Again.)