Jean-Joseph Gaume was a French Roman Catholic author and theologian who lived from 5 May, 1802 to 19 November, 1879. One of the great counterrevolutionary minds of the 19th century, Gaume has been, like so many of his intellectual peers, consigned to obscurity in an age openly hostile to his ideas. In his work, La Révolution, we find one of the clearest, most penetrating explanations of the roots of the revolutionary spirit, and perhaps even the most perfect (and poetic) definition of Revolution itself.
The liberal’s professed faith in reason is little more than a mask for vanity and ego-worship. Without the solid foundation of Truth — without recognition of God, Natural Law, and the objective morality that comes with it — the process of reason becomes a mere exercise in the justification of personal whims, wants, and desires.
Editor’s Note: The following is a rough excerpt from the introduction of a forthcoming book on Traditionalist Conservatism on which the author is working currently.
When encountered by a typical moderne, the traditionalist conservative causes confusion, for he does not square neatly with popular, post-industrial conceptions of Left and Right. The reason our typical moderne cannot fit the traditionalist conservative into a neat, contemporary ideological box is simple: At his core, the traditionalist conservative rejects all ideologies, for ideologies are simply secular religions which replace Christianity with faith in a political ideal or principle, and the traditionalist conservative in the West, being a Christian, or at the very least accepting the Christian soul of Western civilization, has no need to do so.
Last year marked the 500th anniversary of one of history’s greatest calamities: the Protestant Reformation.
Perplexingly, some in Rome in their eternal wisdom (infernal wisdom, perhaps?) felt it appropriate to honor the event with pomp and circumstance and a celebratory postage stamp. Yet make no mistake: The Protestant Reformation was a tragic disaster, the terrible effects of which continue to unfold to this day.
Those on the dissident right are beyond familiar with the concept of red-pilling at this point.
A reference to one of the most memorable scenes in the first Matrix film, “taking the red pill” refers to the acceptance/realization that the geopolitical and social narratives peddled by the Establishment and its mainstream media allies are complete nonsense intentionally intended to deceive — that the world as presented by those forces is a lie.
But the red pill analogy generally doesn’t go much beyond than that. And that’s a shame, because The Matrix analogy can be taken further and used to illustrate some important geopolitical and economic realities of our age.