An Open Letter Chapter 5 - The Shortest Way to World Peace

An Open Letter Chapter 5 - The Shortest Way to World Peace

Proposal for non-progressive plan for world peace:

  • Recognize the independence and sovereignty of every government globally
  • Respect governments based on classical international law principles

The Progressive Matrix

  • Imagine the current world as propagandized and nonsensical as it would be under Nazi rule (ie: if the progressive regime were defeated in WW2) - look at Wikipedia, but with all "credible" sources to be Nazi sources.
  • Misunderstanding of government fundamental to the Whig (progressive) synopsis, akin to Nazi misunderstanding of Jews
  • Progressives must start from scratch to comprehend government, past, and present because every aspect of their education and understanding of history is through exclusively the progressive lens.

Origins of Progressivism

  • Modern progressivism descended from 17th-century American Puritans, namely Quakers
  • Religious movement and a comprehensive way of life.
  • Associated with a political arm known as Whiggery

Dissenters in England

  • Daniel Defoe's pamphlet The Shortest Way with the Dissenters:: Taken from Dr. Sach-ll's Sermon, and ... - Daniel Defoe - Google Books - gives a Tory history of England in the 17th century from a "High Tory" perspective.
  • 17th-century England: Dissenters (Puritans) causing unrest
  • Anglicans more tolerant of Dissenters compared to the reverse
  • Tories viewed Dissenters as fanatics and Communist conspirators
  • They felt their influence would lead to church schism, foreign government control, and monarchy decline (all turned out correct)
  • King James "punished" Dissenters: sent them to New England, established new colony with privileges, grants, protection, without receiving taxes or revenue from Dissenters

Whig's Role in American Revolution

  1. Why do the American loyalists share a nickname with a British political party (Whigs)?
  2. What is the British strategy?
  3. If the Stamp Act was such an abuse, why did all the other colonies act so meekly?
  4. Why doesn't anyone outside of America resent these unfortunate events?
  • Stamp Act: majority of Englishmen believed Parliament could tax colonies
  • Radical section of Whigs repealed it within a year
  • Repeal greatly advanced colonies towards independence: colonies realized power through united action
  • Mob violence was wielded by the Whigs.
  • Tories criticized the repeal as yielding to the American mob, and felt it lacked firmness and consistency. They blamed repeal for the subsequent problems in colonial relations.

Whig vs. Tory Theory of Government

  • Two practical theories dealing with dependencies (but both with the same goal of keepign the Colonies under British rule):
  • Whigs: Redressing grievances, tolerating errors, and understanding complaints.
  • Tories: Advocating for "firm and consistent policy."
  • Whig theory generally accepted in Britain after the war. Why?

Whig Winning Strategy

  • Parenting experts endorse obvious "firm and consistent" approach, but Whig theory of government attractive because not obvious, requires the intellectual
  • Practical attraction: Whigs couldn't directly side with rebels, rather called for conciliation, arguing military coercion wouldn't work
  • When America didn't return to the fold, Whigs argued conciliation wasn't attempted with sufficient vigor
  • Tories' failure in war indirectly disproved own theory: couldn't suppress the American Revolution, supporting Whig theory of conciliation
  • (Note: leading British generals, Howe and Cornwallis, were Whig MPs)

Whigs and Acceptable Anti-Americanism

  • No reactionary anti-Americans care about this reactionary take on American history because those types of anti-American no longer exist
  • Two types of anti-Americanism:
  • Counter-Americanism (reactionary, resisting American political theory)
  • Ultra-Americanism (believing America isn't living up to its principles) Endorsed by Whig progressives

Whig Domination

  • Constant trend: acceptance of Ultra-American political theory here and increasingly abroad
  • Why? For gain: add your weight to the Ultra-American winning team, thus entitling yourself to payback, done by constantly expressing anti-American sentiment, demand adherence to American principles.

Whig Black/White Morality

  • Whig belief in Calvinist providence, which carries into secularism
  • God, whose ways are mysterious but whose arms are invincible, is on the side of the "just."
  • Just causes, like the American Revolution, are therefore supported by God.
  • Unjust causes, like southern rebellion, must be resisted vigorously
  • Whig theory of rebellion akin to Tory theory of revolution

Carrying the Message

  • Concerning fact: There has never been a successful right-wing insurgency.
  • There's only ONE way to to defeat an insurgency (or any movement, really): Make it clear the insurgency/movement has no chance of actually winning and that anyone involved in it will gain nothing by fighting.
  • Whig strategy used is in other countries
  • Insurgency is political theater, an adjunct to democratic politics:
  • The insurgency's goal: make it clear that violence will continue until the political demands of its supporters are met
  • The movement is completely decentralized - No “command and control”
  • Politicians and terrorists benefit from each others’ actions without incriminating connections

Whig Antimilitarism

  • Antimilitarism opposes opponents of insurgency: adjusts political and military playing field until insurgents have equal or greater strength
  • Asymmetric wars defined by one side's strength being military, and the other's political

Whig Rules of War

  • Primary strategy of antimilitarism: Alter rules of war to oppose your enemy.
  • (In this way, the antimilitarists assist their military to the same goal of defeating the enemy, generally this occurs more on the weaker side of asymmetric conflict)
  • Converge military tactics with judicial and police procedure:
  • Modern US military highest lawyer-to-soldier ratio in history. Needs legal opinions even for minor attacks.
  • Soldiers tried for judgment calls made in heat of battle, while enemies engage in barbaric acts without consequence.
  • Example scenario: Bolivian army invades England. Bolivian soldiers have full protection of British law. Can't shoot them, can only be detained through lawful arrest and charged with crime based on reasonable suspicion. Britain becomes a province of Bolivia

So what is the most successful Protestant denomination in America?

  • You can call it Super-protestantism, but in reality, the denomination is Progressivism itself.
  • Progressives don't think of themselves as a religious movement.
  • They have in large part discarded every trace of theology.
  • But the line of descent from the English Dissenters to the American Malvern conference is ultra-clear.
  • Universalism is what Moldbug calls it, but each one of it's members will self-identify as a progressive.
  • The political arm of this religious movement is Whiggery.

Whig World Peace: Internationalism

  • Moldbug references an article from March 16, 1942 which lays out U.S. Protestantism's plan for sustained peace after WWII. It is remarkably familiar to international policy since the end of the war.
  • Whig progressive's endorse modern international law: internationalism
  • Advocate building global institutions for world peace.
  • Believe changes made in the last century are improvements (look at US-backed insurgencies to see track record)

Recipe for True World Peace

  • USA should return to classical international law
  • Based on principle of uti possidetis: recognizing every government as legitimate and sovereign.
  • Peer to peer relations with no central enforcer. Protect own borders
  • Disputes settled by parties involved without external interference
  • Modern example: Palestinian-Israeli conflict:
  • Hatred towards Israel serves as Palestine's national industry
  • American and European aid forms a significant portion of Palestinian GDP
  • Settlement of conflict without external funding removes motives for conflict, and Right of Redress assures that Israel can do whatever they need to to protect themselves
  • Conflict over

Fall of Classical Law

  • Classical law broke down after WW1 when Great Britain and later the United States assumed the role of global enforcer
  • Shifted from instrument of peace to one of domination and war.
  • Independent states became British or American protectorates
  • Internationalism makes remarkable amount of nations politically dependent on the US

The Hold-Outs

  • Currently America only major sovereign state
  • Handful of neo-reactionary, anti-American ones exist: Russia, China, and some Gulf oil kingdoms
  • They retain sovereignty by avoiding dependency on American aid

The Waning of Whiggery

  • A gigantic trade deficit between our democratic world and the neo reactionary one exists in favor of the latter
  • Reminiscent of Communist and Western worlds before the collapse of the former
  • Power of Whiggery is waning, similar to Communism's collapse
  • But will this power slowly recede or vanish suddenly?


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