Rod Dreher Has Officially Gone White Nationalist
Yesterday, Dreher gave a long and lascivious tongue bath to the latest neo fascist swill from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
I have formulated five tenets for the project of building up Central Europe. The first is that every European country has the right to defend its Christian culture, and the right to reject the ideology of multiculturalism. Our second tenet is that every country has the right to defend the traditional family model, and is entitled to assert that every child has the right to a mother and a father. The third Central European tenet is that every Central European country has the right to defend the nationally strategic economic sectors and markets which are of crucial importance to it. The fourth tenet is that every country has the right to defend its borders, and it has the right to reject immigration. And the fifth tenet is that every European country has the right to insist on the principle of one nation, one vote on the most important issues, and that this right must not be denied in the European Union. In other words, we Central Europeans claim that there is life beyond globalism, which is not the only path. Central Europeâs path is the path of an alliance of free nations.
The usual stuff from Gates of Vienna and Steve Sailer (both of whom Rod has approvingly cited multiple times). Of course, Rod loves this tooâŠ.writing this sentence right after the above quoted passage:
Well, there you have it. Sounds right to me. Thereâs more â and here, OrbĂĄn really and truly sets himself out as a visionary:
Of course there is more.
In these elections we must demonstrate that there is an alternative to liberal democracy: it is called Christian democracy. And we must show that the liberal elite can be replaced with a Christian democratic elite. Of course in Central Europe there are many misconceptions related to Christianity and politics, and so here I must make an incidental observation. Christian democracy is not about defending religious articles of faith â in this case Christian religious articles of faith. Neither states nor governments have competence on questions of damnation or salvation. Christian democratic politics means that the ways of life springing from Christian culture must be protected. Our duty is not to defend the articles of faith, but the forms of being that have grown from them. These include human dignity, the family and the nation â because Christianity does not seek to attain universality through the abolition of nations, but through the preservation of nationsâŠ..Let us confidently declare that Christian democracy is not liberal. Liberal democracy is liberal, while Christian democracy is, by definition, not liberal: it is, if you like, illiberal. And we can specifically say this in connection with a few important issues â say, three great issues. Liberal democracy is in favour of multiculturalism, while Christian democracy gives priority to Christian culture; this is an illiberal concept. Liberal democracy is pro-immigration, while Christian democracy is anti-immigration; this is again a genuinely illiberal concept.
This is essentially the 14 words of David Lane turned into a speech. Orban could just as well have written âWe must secure the existence of our people and a future for white childrenâ in the above passage and it would not changed anything about his intent or the consequences of his policy.
Rod Dreher could not be more pleased.
Whatâs most interesting to me about it is that he rejects the empty claim of liberal neutrality. Liberalism, he says, has become a system and a way of looking at the world that destroys nations and traditions, especially the Christian tradition. Heâs right about that: itâs not a bug of liberalism, but a feature. Itâs something thatâs very hard for Americans to see, because we were founded as a liberal nation, and unlike contemporary Europe, we have not yet faced mass migration from non-Christian civilizations. For traditional Europeans, this is not an abstract discussion. They are fighting to save their civilization. If that requires illiberal democracy, fine.
This is exactly where he is going every time he bleats about âreligious freedomâ
Politically speaking, religious liberty is the most important issue to me. I wouldnât rule out voting against Donald Trump in 2020, because some other issue was so urgent, and so important, that it justified voting against my religious liberty interests. But every time I start to think that, some progressive organizations will come out with statements that portray ordinary First Amendment backers like me as some sort of unique and horrible threat to decency.
Rodâs religious liberty is German belt buckles inscribed with Gott Mitt Uns.
As noted at alicublog today, the only reason Rod hasnât come and said the 14 words himself is that his contract demands a higher word count.