Message from Gumbo - AZ in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #articles
This is a short speech I wrote for my States most recent meet up.
A Strong Foundation
It is safe to say that our civilization is ailing. The cause of these ailments can be attributed to a number of factors, whether they be global conflict, crippling debt, or perhaps the cynical and apathetic zeitgeist that has arisen in the modern Western world. Ultimately these are but symptoms of an even greater affliction; the atomization of our people.
The foundation that our way of life was built upon lies in shambles, and whether it was demolished by outside forces, or has rotted out from under us due to our own neglect is irrelevant at this moment in time. The fact of the matter is that this foundation must be rebuilt first and foremost before anything meaningful or worthwhile can be constructed. This foundation is, of course, our people, our families, and our communities. The seemingly innocuous importance of individualism that has been emphasized ad nauseam is partly to blame for this erosion. While individual responsibility and striving to better oneself are not necessarily detrimental on their own, the blind pursuit of status and material wealth at the expense of building relationships, starting families, and contributing to your community, is tantamount to cultural suicide. As our people have come to accept this modernized version of the rat race as the new normal, many have rationalized declining birth rates and soaring trends in divorces as “progress”. We see through this lie, therefore it is up to us to bear this burden and construct something new in place of what has been lost.
As we rebuild this foundation one luxury we do have is hindsight. We can see what elements allowed great civilizations to rise, and we can see how they collapsed without them. In my opinion one of these vital elements is the nuclear family. The family unit is a microcosm of its greater society, and this is apparent when we compare the American family in its current state to that of the 1950’s. Though often highly romanticized, I am hard pressed to think of a more iconic image of classical Americana than the 1950’s nuclear family. At a time in our history when a family could be supported by a single blue collar income, traditions were upheld, communities were tight knit, and the nation still had a European American supermajority, the nuclear family reflected this. Those who lived through this era recall it fondly, and for those of us who have only experienced it in old films and Norman Rockwell paintings, it seems almost too good to be true. In the current year, now that these values have been eroded away, the modern family is a telltale sign of how far we have fallen as a people. While your average leftist might call this progress, we realize that this is nothing more than a sad and sickening race towards the bottom, and it will not end well for any of us.
Our movement is based on truth and the natural order. In western civilization, the nuclear family is the natural order, and it is a key foundational element that all western nations have built upon. Whether you believe the United States can be saved and rebuilt, or that we must create something new in its place, we cannot deny that the traditional family unit will play a key part in this effort.
Excellent composition, dude. Very good point. Anti-fragility and identity require community.
I very much believe that since IE has this idea of community at its core we will do great things in the future
agreed. "Normalize the Radicals to radicalize the normals."
Ooo I like that one
Full disclosure I didn't make that up
I heard it on "Helicopter Mom" lol
Hey guys, I wrote a rough draft for a speech on immigration. If anyone would like to review it, please DM me.
@Grossly Incandescent I was just thinking about your speech when I was driving home yesterday. The nuclear family really is one of the lynchpins of civilization.
Just wrote this article, feedback appreciated
@Jacob I really liked it, it's a factual grounding in how these ethnic enclaves take root in european societies.
@Grossly Incandescent good speech, accurate. Also enjoyed the articulation
Like I mentioned in the general thread, I’ve got some good experience in publishing and would be happy to help anyone with the costs, editing, etc of putting their own book together. Feel free to reach out any time
@Alexander Pechorin if you’re looking to hire, I’d like to get back into publishing myself and help out
Now that’d be interesting. A small publishing house.
😎 been thinking of this for a while
definitely. I've created both a print newspaper and magazine. will reach out thanks