Traditionalism is the Future, Not the Past
In response to the accusation that traditionalist monarchists want things to “stay the same or go backwards,” I must repeatedly reference the following Evola paragraph:
Traditionalist particularism is the future. Cosmopolitan democracy is the past. Most of the world’s human beings haven’t even embraced cosmopolitan democracy, only a slice of the urban elites have, and everyone else is just dragged along. Cosmopolitan democracy is nothing more than an experiment which is currently in the process of failing, a speedbump on the road of history in which hierarchical identitarianism is the norm, and always will be. In retrospect, cosmopolitan democracy will be viewed as little more than a curiosity. The far future is most definitely hierarchical—given the possibilities of human enhancement, it’s difficult to see how it could be anything else. “Progressive Transhumanist” is a contradiction in terms. Since hierarchy is completely inevitable, let us aim for benevolent hierarchy, rather than deceiving ourselves that futuristic democracy is even an option.
Cosmopolitan democracy is the past. Around the world, and in the heart of Europe, people are already rebelling against it. Give up the past, get with the times! The future is in a further articulation and perfection of Tradition, not in the continuation of dead forms such as Democracy. Advocates of Democracy are just romanticizing the past, the revolutions of 1789 and 1848. All the vibrant thinkers of Democracy are dead and the current upholders of the “immortal ideals” are only running on intellectual fumes. Their ideas are not adaptive to the challenges of the 21st century. The future is with Tradition.