I selected this article after deliberating throughout the previous week over a few other ones which I had identified as worthy of being featured. I wanted to choose one that highlighted certain downfalls of the unnatural democratic system, which we sadly live in, and I eventually stumbled upon this one. This article really stuck out to me, and I consider it a MUST READ for all reactionaries for a few reasons:
(Note: This is not really an article, but an excerpt from Corneliu Zelea Codreanu’s To My Legionaires)
- He portrays the perils of democracy specifically to the Romanian people, which offers you a different perspective than from the eyes of, say, an American or English Reactionary.
- He gives a very effective and detailed argument stating why the people cannot effectively rule over themselves, so they must be governed by a ruling elite.
- He describes the election of politicians over rulers / leaders.
- Codreanu then goes on to explain the process of choosing the elite through social selection
Here are a few quotes from the excerpt:
“Human rights” are not limited only by the rights of other humans but also by other rights. There are three distinct entities:
1. The individual.
2. The present national collectivity, that is, the totality of all the individuals of the same nation, living in a state at a given moment.
3. The nation, that historical entity whose life extends over centuries, its roots imbedded deep in the mists of time, and with an infinite future.
A new great error of democracy based on “human rights” is that of recognizing and showing an interest in only one of these three entities, the individual; it neglects the second or ridicules it, and denies the third
The nation possesses:
1. A physical, biological patrimony – her flesh and blood.
2. A material patrimony – the soil of her country and its riches.
3. A spiritual patrimony which contains:
a) Her concept of God, the world and life. This concept forms a domain, a spiritual property. The frontiers of this domain are determined by the horizons to which the brightness of her concept reaches. There exists a country of the national spirit, a country of its visions obtained by revelation or by her own efforts.
b) Her honor which shines to the extent that the nation has conformed during her history to the norms stemming from her concept of God, the world and life.
c) Her culture, the yield of her existence resulting from her own efforts in the domain of arts and thought. This culture is not intemational. It is the expression of national genius, of the blood. Culture is international as far as its luminescence may reach, but national in origin. Someone made a beautiful comparison: both bread and wheat can be international as consumption items, but they carry everywhere the stamp of the earth in which they grew.
Read the entire article here.
I would like to thank the amazing bloggers at Rise of the West for this truly remarkable excerpt. Their blog is at the top of my list for information and philosophy regarding ‘the Once and Future West’. Bravo to you all over there!