Sunday, August 6, 2017
The Republic Will Fall...
Because it's not a Civil War, but a war between two incompatible worlds.
Continuing the sociopolitical construct of the Polis vs. Arcadia, which is to say The City vs. The Country - Urban vs. Rural...Globalism vs. Nationalism, Industrialism vs Nature.
The Polis holds to a concept of individual liberty, which is upheld, and enforced, by the state. This notion of liberty obviously functions to empower the state as it impedes (and punishes) loyalty to family, tribe and ethnic group.
Arcadia, in contrast, sees individual liberty as the antithesis of unity. And in the absence of unity they are made vulnerable to outside threats and invasion -which equals subjugation, if not annihilation, and therefore a loss of freedom.
So as The Polis is collectivized in the name of perpetuating individual freedom, Arcadians are moved instinctively as one to resist any manifestation or imposition of collectivization, from within or without.
The Polis then must needs be always consumed with questions of power, which it encourages its inhabitants to amass in a pyramid shaped scale, and delegate to an elite.
Arcadia functions much like nature itself, in that power, when it manifests, is a wildfire -uncontrolled, often unprovoked and burning itself out in due time, as it runs its natural course.