Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Enjoyable meeting

We had another get together of the Eltham Traditionalists last week. Once again we had a new face and the conversation was very engaging (so much so that we stayed a bit after closing time until the staff finally reminded us of the hour).

Why meet up? It's an important step along the way in building a political alternative. It helps to establish a personal connection between people who would otherwise be isolated. It also gives a focal point for people to gather around.

It's not the end point. If things go well, numbers and branches will grow and that will then create wider political opportunities. The important thing now is to do the groundwork to allow this to happen.


  1. What are the political opportunities which you hope to create within the current totalitarian and controlled political order? Any substantial political movement will be infiltrated and subverted.

    Opposition to the political order is not a possibility within the present system. The only realistic course of action is resistance and subversion by means of the establishment of a parallel society and economy.

  2. Anon,

    There are always opportunities if people are organised enough to take advantage of them.

    I've written before that I personally favour a two-pronged strategy. First, win as much political influence within the mainstream as possible. Second, concentrate some of our forces somewhere so that a traditionalist community can be created.

    I'm not sure that it's going to be as easy as you believe for liberals to entirely shut down a non-liberal politics. There are a lot of young men out there who are opposed to efforts to politically censor the internet.

    I suspect as well that if the traditionalist case was well-presented by credible people that it would strike a chord even amongst some mainstream politicians. In other words, I don't think it's the case that the solid liberal orthodoxy amongst the political class will always exist. It's possible for there to be political realignments.

    I can remember a time in Australia when left-liberalism seemed like a suffocating monolith, but then right-liberalism made a comeback and opened up politics a bit - I think it can be prised open even more.

  3. Ignore the 'Steward of Gondor' types Mark, be like the Hobbbits and keep on! :)