Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Enemy is Always the State…

…and the state’s enemy is a well-grounded and life-sustaining common culture. 

I was asked by a long-time online friend to comment on this post by Hulsey.  A worthwhile read – every time I went through it I found another gem.  I hope I do it a bit of justice with this review. 

For those who want a very brief comment: I agree.  For the rest you will only have to suffer through a few hundred words.

Let’s get right to the punch line:

The humane activity formerly designated as “culture” has been emasculated with the advent of the modern state.

I would modify slightly: the advent of the modern state has only, could only, and as sure as night follows day will certainly become reality with the emasculation of a common, generally accepted culture.  For this we can thank cultural Marxists (I prefer cultural Gramsci-ists); libertine libertarians carry this water for the state as well.

What will the capitalist culture be like in general? …Common law and traditional usage will supplant the poison of revolutionary positive law.

Consider what this means: inherently “common law and traditional usage” suggests the thing known as “conservative” culture – whatever happens to be “conservative” in a certain locale.  This is a necessary (but I would argue insufficient) requirement to achieve a society without a state.

What do I mean by “conservative”?  A culture tomorrow that is not noticeably different than the culture today; “common law and traditional usage.”  This “conservative” approach minimizes the possibility of increasing conflict drive by radical change in the culture.  Need examples be offered?  I hope not.

This does not preclude evolution – it only precludes radical change by fiat and force; in other words, no room for positive rights; no room for culture-destroying advocacy or actions.  Call this non-libertarian if you like, yet you will never move toward a libertarian society without this requirement.

This is a “necessary” requirement, but not “sufficient.”  A common culture minimizes the possibility for conflict, but not every “culture” is sufficient to sustain life – therefore, inherently, not every culture has a future.  Given that a society without a future will eventually devolve into violence, not every culture is conducive to minimizing potential conflict; such cultures will always demand a state to provide security.  Always.

Those values are already widely and voluntarily shared among libertarians and radical capitalists.

What values do libertarians and radical capitalists share?

Needless to say, this vision of capitalist society rests on a capitalist culture – a set of shared values that are total yet voluntarily held. I say “total” without reservation, for a capitalist culture cannot succeed where any permanent member is not committed to the absolute fundamental values of the rights and sanctity of the individual, and absolutely convinced of the threat of the state to those values.

Total.  Consider clearly what this means: no one to lobby regarding favors – no business subsidies, no anti-discrimination laws.  It is my property and you have no claim to it and you have no claim as to who I allow on it.  I don’t want to bake your wedding cake – in fact I don’t even want to see you on my property!

This is again necessary, but insufficient.  Consider:

The self-educated individual – confident in his gender, his heritage, his religion, and the traditional culture that he seeks to project into the future – stands as a threat to the very existence of the state: He does not need its ministrations.

How is his “gender,” “heritage,” “religion” identified?  How was it identified yesterday?  The answer to this question will guide how the culture will be identified today.


Where then to begin the creation of capitalist culture?  The destruction of the moral pretenses of the state is the irreducible first step toward the realization of a capitalist culture….

Of this there is no doubt.  I will suggest that the defense of the traditional culture – and a culture designed to sustain life – is equally vital.


  1. Only when it government of, by, and for the people instead of government of, by, and for God established upon His immutable moral, like in 17th-century Christian Colonial America:

    "...Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835: 'They [the 17th-century Colonials] exercised the rights of sovereignty; they named their magistrates, concluded peace or declared war, made police regulations, and enacted laws as if their allegiance was due only to God. Nothing can be more curious and, at the same time more instructive, than the legislation of that period; it is there that the solution of the great social problem which the United States now presents to the world is to be found [in perfect fulfillment of Deuteronomy 4:5-8, demonstrating the continuing veracity of Yahweh's law and its accompanying blessings, per Deuteronomy 28:1-14].

    'Amongst these documents we shall notice, as especially characteristic, the code of laws promulgated by the little State of Connecticut in 1650. The legislators of
    Connecticut begin with the penal laws, and … they borrow their provisions from the text of Holy Writ ... copied verbatim from the books of Exodus, Leviticus, and

    "America was exalted in the eyes of the world because of her applied righteousness, embodied in Yahweh’s perfect law. Since 1788, when the United States of America, as a nation, stopped following Yahweh’s laws and began following the laws of WE THE PEOPLE, our legislation has ceased providing righteous instruction to others. Instead, the rest of the world now holds America in disdain. If America hopes to regain her favored status in the eyes of the world, she must return to her original Constitution...."

    For more, see online Chapter 3 "The Preamble: WE THE PEOPLE vs. YAHWEH" of "Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective" at

    Then find out how much you REALLY know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey at and receive a complimentary copy of a book that EXAMINES the Constitution by the Bible.

  2. Terry Hulsey: "What values do libertarians and radical capitalists share?"

    Well, it sure isn't TRUE liberty.

    True Freedom And Liberty:

    Most of those who promote so called "liberty", "freedom", etc., are really for the "liberty" and "freedom" to break the Perfect Law of Liberty of The Great I Am, that became flesh and dwelt among us. "I did it Myyyyyyy Waaaaaaay."

    Oh My People! Those who guild you lead you astray, And confuse the direction of your paths." Isaiah 3: 12.

    Freedom, liberty, justice and righteousness doesn't change with man's foolish whims as to what is true liberty, or right or wrong.   

    When those foolish whims of man as to what he thinks is right or wrong are legislated it into law, the result is the deplorable condition we now find our nation in.

    The process was allowed to begin when they decided “We The People” should be god (sovereign) and determine what is to be the law of the land.

    The legislative process provided by the various federal and state constitutions was the vehicle used by the enemy to corrupt over time (via gradual increments) and finally take over.

    This nation was deceived into thinking "We The People" are to  determine what was “good and evil” (remember the garden?), instead of enforcing His Perfect Moral Laws.

    Malim in se (evil in and of itself as defined by The Great I Am, the ONLY lawgiver) vs. malim prohibitum (evil because someone determines, or legislates, it to be evil).

    The result: We not only find evil, rotten, Marxist, Edomite Tares (as well as the "Twice The Sons of Hell they proselytized) corrupting the nation , we also find “The Communist Manifesto” and The Ten Planks contained therein, written by the Edomite, son of a Rabbi, Karl Marx, is the system our enemy was allowed to slowly ensnare us with, here in the good ol' U.S.S.A.

    All 10 Planks of The Communist Manifesto in Full Force In AmeriKa:

    And now it’s morphed into Corporate Fascism; just one of many terrible results of replacing The Ten Commandments with Those Ten Planks.

    The only way to save this nation is to turn back to Him, His Perfect Moral Laws, Statutes and Judgments, i.e., His Kingdom/Will On Earth.

    He told us that if His people ” … shall humble themselves (e.g., quit thinking we’re the sovereign, take our proper place and quit usurping His), and pray, and seek my face (e.g., He’s to be the ONLY law giver), and turn from their wicked ways (e.g., seek His Kingdom/Will and promote the enforcement of His Laws, Statutes and Judgments); THEN will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

    “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, And I will give you rest. Take My yoke (i.e., His Law 1 John 5: 2 & 3, as well as His tithe [tax] system) upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and ‘YOU SHALL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.’ (Jer. 6: 16). My yoke is easy, and My load is light.” Matthew 11: 28 – 30.

    His is the only true Freedom and Liberty !

    Seek Him while He may yet be found.

  3. How is one to post a comment, if it gets erased every time you try !

  4. Part 1

    My previous computer was lost when my car got culturally enriched by vibrant diversity. I think it was revenge for slavery or something. This is the reason for my absence and for the 2.0 version of my name.

    The Hulsey article was interesting for me because it points to some of the biggest problems with the liberal (libertarian) world-view. For starters, the author uses "culture" in a very narrow sense. This is not wrong but incomplete. Really what he is describing is sub-culture rather than high-culture. A sub-culture is something you can choose where as high-culture is something you were born into and it has a life of its own. High-culture is also transnational and on the level of civilization. There is a difference between the local culture of Bavaria and that of Burgundy but they both belong to European Civilization and its high-culture. High-culture proceeds all the other aspects of civilization since it is the organic life force from which civilization comes. European civilization is what it is because of the European soul. Put another way, what we are talking about is the difference between culture and Culture. The former is domain of choice and can be shaped and molded where as the later can only be allowed to live or be stifled and killed.

    I also find the idea of a culture that is based on a negative to be goofy to say the least. Its the sort of thing that only a highly intelligent libertarian could come up with. It would be like if Europeans, rather than saying "we are Christian", instead said "we are not Muslim." You may say, but UC we have a positive value in the form of property rights. To that I would say that it is still ultimately negative, it only sounds positive. In reality what you are saying is we want property to not be violated. Now if you had your libertopia and there was no threat of property being violated how can it be said that you have value around property rights? It would just be something you take for granted. Hard-core liberalism (libertarianism) is a reaction to an insane State. You cannot build an identity on that. If you succeeded and there was no more state there would also be no more libertarian dogma. Your average Christian already opposes theft in their own life. What Hulsey wants is for them to adopt the liberal abstraction of the State as a thief. This is too much for most people. Its too esoteric and abstract. Most people don't think in those terms.

  5. Part 2

    Furthermore, libertarians can't even create a counter-culture in the here and now. When they have tried something of the sort it turns to absolute garbage. Libertarian novels tend to be cringe inducing and polemical (I am thinking in particular of the awful Alongside Night) and the same goes for film (Atlas Shrugged). Typically they latch on to something that has nothing to do with libertarianism and read their ideology into where it doesn't belong. Here is Jeff Tucker shilling for the multi-cultural furry fetish film Zootopia (

    And do I really need to bring up the Free State Project? I will spare you since you know the story anyways.

    As for capitalist culture.......smdh. I get what he is going for but do you really want to put capitalism at the essence of who you are as a people? Merchant culture? Are you going to go all Jeff Tucker on me talking about how magical and beautiful it is to get a big mac or shop at Walmart? This may sound like nitpicking over words but its at the heart of what I am trying to convey. Perhaps you might instead say something like "we want a culture conducive to free markets." Because there is a difference. When you say capitalist culture it lends itself to the assumption that your only values revolve around buying and selling, materialism. If you recognize the true essence of what culture is, the organic life force of our people and civilization, then you wouldn't talk about something as base as "capitalist culture."

    To be clear I am not accusing you (BM) or Hulsey of being against culture or anything like that. I know that you guys respect tradition and are not cultural marxists. Unfortunately this sort of highly individualistic social order is only possible in a world in which distinctions have been erased which is the natural destiny of liberalism (also why it will be destroyed before too long). As Hulsey says, "A capitalist society will have no politics." This is true but it must encompass the whole world as a part of this, which would require the erasure of separate and distinct identities.

    You may then say, why UC? Why does having living without politics necessarily mean living as one cosmopolitan blended humanity? 2 words: Carl Schmitt. See his work "The Concept of the Political." He explains in detail. In short politics comes into being from the existence of a friend-enemy dichotomy. This does imply active warfare and conflict, but the possibility of it. When that possibility is present you will have politics. Friend-enemy distinctions will always exist in a world in which significant human differences exist.

    Politics are not going away. Ever. Welcome to the Human Race.

    Merry Christmas BM.

    1. "Merry Christmas" indeed! I still say it every time, sometimes with and sometimes without the "Happy Holidays" part.

      'tis the reason for the season. At least in the Culture in which I was raised and which I choose to do my part to preserve!

  6. "I will suggest that the defense of the traditional culture – and a culture designed to sustain life – is equally vital."

    100%. I prefer the term used by Francis Parker Yockey- Cultural Vitalism. I would only add that a defense of the blood of those who maintain the culture is equally essential. Blood + Spirit = Civilization.

    1. As always, thank you for your comments. As you know - and to a great extent I have you to thank (I guess Hoppe before you, but I suspect you will not take this as a slight) for my growing to value "Culture" (and of a certain sort) as a necessary foundation for moving toward a more libertarian world.