Politics is neither agreement nor compromise; it is instead the struggle for the good.
The following articles are borne out of a deep discontentment with any political theory post-Nietzsche. We split the atom and now cannot put humpty dumpty back together again. Here is but a humble attempt to reimagine political theory and bring it into the realm of virtue and wonder. A lot of this will seem mystical or esoteric, but I try my best to explain that ideas have literal weight in spacetime. Once regal and honorable words such as patriotism, America, flag, national anthem, human rights, constitution, authority, honor, trust, respect, love have been thrown into disrepute and used for nefarious purposes by both sides of the spectrum. I seek to find a word that will be next to impossible to corrupt and which instead can draw us upwards not left or right. We do not live on a left or right spectrum; instead we live in a transcendent reality whereby we should be looking upwards not across the aisle.
(Forgive the raw nature of this article; I am still drawing out fully the ideas expressed here, but thought it better to publish first and ask forgiveness later). Every group these days talks about the “us versus them ideology”’ in others. Rarely do they stop and ask if they are not indeed the “us,” but…
Politics is neither agreement nor compromise; it is instead the struggle for the good. If we meet in the middle then no one is really satisfied; if we achieve even a fraction of the good though, then the dividends redound through the generations. There is no longer any compromising your values nor achieving power at…
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