Friday, November 18, 2022

Offsite Post: ‘Who Is Our American Giorgia Meloni?’


Italy is set to have a new Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, and she is a conservative firebrand if ever there were one.  Enjoy a taste of one of her typical speeches:

Yes to natural families, no to the LGBT lobby, yes to sexual identity, no to gender ideology, yes to the culture of life, no to the abyss of death, no to the violence of Islam, yes to safer borders, no to mass immigration, yes to work for our people…

Why are conservatives/revivalists in the States lacking leaders like her and Hungary’s Viktor Orban?  Why are we afflicted with vacuities like Rep. McCarthy and betrayers like Sen. Cassidy who will only offer stale, vague, focus-grouped slogans every election cycle, and then do little to implement them when actually in power?

The GOP’s ‘Commitment to America’ document is a perfect example of this.  Daniel Horowitz gives it its proper condemnation:

There is no recognition whatsoever that this is the Fourth Reich, the economic collapse is not by accident, and that we have suffered through the greatest tyranny and civilization destruction of all time. That is to say, the biggest omission from this document is COVID fascism. It’s as if the past two and a half years never occurred. There was no throwaway line even nodding toward banning all mandates, much less reviewing the genocide of gain-of-function research, dangerous vaccines, ending the PREP Act and immunity for pharma, and making sure this can never happen again. There was no recognition that the inflation is a result of the policies from COVID, which the GOP collaborated with. There is also no acknowledgement that the energy crisis is not just about inflation, but about building on the COVID lockdowns and social control to impose an equivalent scenario with energy and food.

The problem seems to have something to do with an oversized focus on the individual here in the U.S.  Individual freedom has become such an obsession that we have forgotten about our corresponding duties to the communities we are a part of.

For the strong individual to exist, the corresponding institutions and communities and traditions that put restraints on the individual’s will must become weak – family, Church, trade guild or union, neighborhood, respect for past generations, concern for those generations not yet born, etc.  The exception is government.  It must grow very mighty indeed to help free the individual from the authority of ancient customs and institutions.  Bruce Frohnen explains a little of how this has unfolded in the U.S.:

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The rest is at


Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!

Anathema to the Union!

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