the preservation of fire
Conservative ideology is a multi-layered thing. Nationalism, fascism, or right-wing populism may all surge alongside economic downturns and increased pressures on the middle class. Traditionalism is something unique and different. It draws on a deep-seated magical thinking and imbues irrational hierarchies with a spiritual purpose. I cant imagine enlisting in a war to protect the honor of my king and country. But I’ve talked to a lot of people on the internet who certainly would.
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I’m a pan-Constitutional Monarchist. I believe all nations should have a mostly ceremonial, semi-powerful King, Queen, or Emperor to provide a moral figurehead and symbol of inspiration to the common people, as well as already-established elected officials, and Parliament, and a Prime Minister and so on. I’m also a traditionalist. The crucial preservation of a nation’s identity, culture and way of life is not the worshipping of ashes, but rather, the preservation of fire.
Who are your biggest influences?
Friedrich Nietzsche is a personal favourite. His works revolve around classic nihilism, a belief that life in its purest sense, is meaningless. It is up to the individual to seek out and blossom their own individual sense of purpose within their life. A political figure i could look up to is King George V of the British Empire. He took the throne of a young man in an era of widespread unrest, conflict and chaos across the gigantic empire, and did an admirable job of guiding Britain through the storm. He made deals and prevented war crimes with Irish rebels, he brokered terms with the Central Powers and Indian nationalists, etc.
When did you first learn about or start visiting online political communities?
I first started visiting political communities when I was about 13 years old
What was your ideology before entering these spaces? Or how have your views evolved since you started participating?
My views evolved around the guidelines of the 4 stages of the right-wing. I’m currently at stage 4
What changes do you think we are likely to see in the next 10 years?
Anyone who confidently tells you what will happen in the future politically is a fool. With the onset of the incredible ease and manipulation of information, growing waves of unrest and calm, and new generations of humans with entirely new perspectives on the world, in my opinion, this is the most unpredictable time global politics-wise in human history.
What changes do you think we are likely to see in the next 40 years?
Ironically, the distant future is far easier to speculate on the the near future. The one thing I can say for certain that will happen is the rise of the 2nd and 3rd world. With the recovery from European colonialism, poorer nations like China, Nigeria and India will harness their vast populations and natural resources and grow at an astounding rate, similar to the founding of the early British Empire.
What changes do you want to see in the next 10 years?
As a religious traditionalist, I of course, wish to see a return to the theocratic traditionalism that built my nation. Traditional gender roles that have largely fallen out of practice, such as child-rearer and housewife, should have an emphasis placed upon them. I wish to see an end to the neoliberal progressivism that I believe has proven a social and moral catastrophe for my faith, my people, and my country. Children should be taught the old virtues of Chastity, maturity, life discipline, abstention from substances such as drugs, and other related traits that have been proven successful at raising new generations of worthy humans
What changes do you want to see in the next 40 years?
Put simply, I wish to see a total return to the image and social climate of 1950s-era Canada and Western Europe, and all that it entails.
What tools, technologies or tactics are most important to achieve this?
Parenting tactics and rhetoric of the aforementioned values above all else. The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world.
What are the most common jobs in this future society?
I expect there to be both a maintaining of today’s middle class employment opportunities and a growing job market in the fields of science and technology, as these traits are currently progressing than they ever have in human history.
Where do most people live?
I see a sudden increase in the quality and scale of urban condominiums due to the ever-growing national and world population. The 1950s-era suburban townhouse will most likely be a thing of the past, unfortunately
What modes of transportation do people use?
There to be a sudden leap in the efficiency and accessibility of high-capacity aircraft and train commute.
How are goods and food produced?
That one I’m not too sure about, though I’m sure ecology and bioreasarch will 100% play a larger role in food production/enhancement/distribution. New farming methods, synthetically augmented vegetables and fruits, etc etc.
How much leisure time do people have?
I would have to guess Somewhat little. After all, with the onset of computer technology in the 1980s, people expected everything to be automated, giving them more free time. However, it only served to raise the standards of speed and workload, giving humans even less leisure time. I don’t see this pattern changing with the onset of even more new technology in the future, unfortunately. Although automation may reach an entirely self-sufficient role that leaves humans free entirely. Like I said, nothing is certain
What kind of energy does this society use?
Hard to say. On one hand, the developing world will continue to use the old methods of fossil fuels such as crude oil and coal as there is little alternative available to them. On the other hand, the developed world such as north America is slowly distancing itself from the fossil fuels of old, focusing on more environmentally-friendly energy methods such as Hydroelectricity and wind power. So which method will my country in particular use? On one hand, Canada has a massive amount of natural energy resources. On the other hand, we’re attempting to move away from oil in particular
Where is this society located?
Who are *you* in this society?
I’m most likely a middle-class resident. Whether I am blue or white-collar in my profession remains to be seen
What items do you have in your future home?
I can’t really predict what future convenient inventions we’ll enjoy, but I’ll still be in the gaming scene, so definitely gaming consoles, games, etc. Paper books will most likely be replaced with electronic books such as Kindle readers, so one of those too. Aside from that, all the appliances needed in a middle-class home for 1-3 people. (Fridge, bedding, etc etc.) Though who knows what the average refrigerator of 2029 or 2059 will look like compared to today’s fridge? It’ll probably look drastically different
Where are most people in this society from?
I expect a 50-50 split between first-generation immigrants from all over the world, and native-born people. Trust me, I wish it wasn’t the case
How are laws created?
The same way laws have always historically been created: via the decisions of both the people and our leaders in order to set in stone guidelines for behaviour, persecution, and offenses.
Does this society run up against any natural limits?
The one issue Canada will never have to worry about in the distant future is overcrowding. We could easily fit eight times out current population comfortably within our land mass that provides a liveable climate. We also have a gigantic supply of fresh water, and the technology of distilling and filtering saltwater to make it drinkable is getting more and more efficient every day. I don’t see any true natural barriers for Canada. However, this obviously wouldn’t be the case for other places around the world
What language do people speak?
10 or even 109 years is enough to develop new dialects and languages, so I’m going to play it safe and guess that most residents of this future Canada still speak either English or French as a primary or secondary-learned language
What are the biggest religious or spiritual organizations, if any?
Christianity and Islam of all sects are both experiencing large-scale growth, so I expect those two to continue being the world’s two dominant Abrahamic religions. Although, with the obvious sectarianism of Islam, I can safely predict that other sects of the Islamic faith will branch off and surface from the two main ones, Sunni and Shia
What state is nature in compared to today?
It’s almost certainly in a much worse state than today, I’m sorry to say. We have a long way to go as a species before our way of life has progressed enough to be entirely harmless to the surrounding ecosystem of earth. TLDR: earth is gonna get a lot hotter and banged-up before earth gets off fossil fuels entirely. I just hope it isn’t too late before irreversible damage. Though many say it’s already too late
Gross af. Hope he comes around, tbh.