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Who Are You? (No, who are you really?)
This is the Age of Absolute Politics, for the whole form of our life is now a function of power
The above quote by Francis Parker Yockey cannot be denied. Taxation beyond 50% for the productive class, record high inflation, etc., etc. You all know what you are experiencing. But what is more insidious is that "we the People" are being subjected to a Regime of Absolute Politics with our very lives treated as a function of power for people who despise us. Living in the Age of Absolute Politics demands that we become political. There is no reason the average person, who is trying to live their lives, raise kids, and provide for their family, should know the names of as many politicians as they do. We are not designed to be political beyond our homes and our communities, and as soon as we do embrace politics beyond what we can control, a part of us that should be focused solely on family and community is diverted from what is most precious to us.
Those reading this are first and foremost sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers, aunts and uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers. These identities should come before any other identity or label. If you find yourself identifying first, or even second, as a Republican, Democrat, or Libertarian, the spirit of this age, the Age of Absolute Politics, has stolen a part of your soul. And those around you—those you love, those you respect, those under your protection—suffer because of it.
Does that mean you are to ignore the world around you? No, and you musn’t! Because we are in the Age of Absolute Politics, and your life is now a function of power, the world around you demands your attention. But it doesn’t mean that you abandon who and what you are. When people ask me where I stand politically, I’ve taken to saying "right-wing" (RW) and leaving it at that. Saying "I’m RW" is vague and causes most people to interpret that as Republican. I don’t care. To me, being RW is a way of life. My identity is not caught up in the approved choices the Regime of Absolute Politics allows to exist, nor within the bubble of rhetoric it allows.
The way I want to live my life is my politics. Finding people locally who are on the same page is important to me. I’ve written and spoken at length about local politics being the one place you can do the most good and see your vision for the world manifest. But please understand that in this Regime of Absolute Politics, living the life you want free of politics is just about impossible. Identifying with any part of it ideologically, no matter how small, will lead to a loss of self. Build the world you want to see, but don’t sacrifice who you are at your core while doing it.