We are in a series considering the premise of yielding our birthright for pottage. Of trading freedom and personal responsibility for hand-outs and of government as god. The widespread failure of the institutions of civil society has resulted in a breakdown of governance throughout the west. We are exploring the alternatives to the developing anarchy.
It is not enough simply to rail against the evil of the totalitarian vision of the future being peddled by (self-interested) globalists. Dystopian managed decline. One must present an alternative solution to the obvious social, economic, and cultural issues presently confronting civilization. So far in the series we have considered the following:
- In The Year Of Our Lord, an editorial on the eternal significance of Jesus Christ, the light of the world and our unindentured birthright. Paul of Tarsus channeled by Vermont Royster. See here.
- Speaking at the Alliance for Responsible Citizenship (ARC) conference in London in October, 2023, Jonathan Pageau asks and answers the question What Is The Supreme Good? See here.
- From the ARC conference Konstantin Kisin asks How Dare You? Courage. See here.
At the heart of the present entropy is confusion and disagreement over identity. If we are to meaningfully discern between managed decline and a more hopeful narrative for our future, we must be able to define our identity. What and who we are meant to be.
From the ARC conference in London, in what might be considered the keynote address, Jordan Peterson, author, psychologist and co-founder of ARC, tells us There Is No Desert We Can’t Make Bloom. Peterson’s rallying call is to struggle uphill courageously, toward the greater good. Toward the City of God. He speaks of what identity must and should be. And what social structure must and should be. Identity is the proper union of faith and responsibility. Responsibility is not a burden, but rather the greatest opportunity we have.
Sit up straight with your shoulders back.