Let this be the final word on the ’14/88 crowd’. Their endgame is the Occident, minus ethnic minorities. Our endgame is the Occident, minus the entire pernicious edifice of Modernity. Those are two very different things. -Mark Citadel
The blog that I probably spend the most time reading, Citadel Foundations, recently produced an article addressing what seems to be somewhat of a rivalry within the alt-right. It defends the Catholic/Orthodox Rx school of thought. It can be found here. I suggest you read it along with a previous post by Mark on what it means to be ‘right’. It can be found here.
Now for my own commentary on the matter.
I was brought into Rx through a combination of things. They entailed an interest, along with a degree, in Political Thought; a reversion to Catholicism, specifically Traditional Catholicism; a realization that something about Modernity doesn’t seem correct (brought about by my faith) and a foundation set in being raised by conservatives. Eventually, through study of my faith, history and the reading of Rx material I made the journey over to the dissident right.
When I began using twitter to promote my blog I was able to view the alt-rights diversity more clearly. Although there is a multitude of different views, many times a mix of several, there seems to be two larger competing schools of thought. These are the Throne and Alter Christendom and the Fascists. Now obviously it get much more complex based off person to person, some with views pulling from both, but I don’t want to go too deeply into that.
I am going to go over what my views, as someone on the Throne and Alter side, seek to achieve. I won’t go into much detail on the Fascist side because it is not my intention to compare the two, but to clarify my position.
As a Catholic Reactionary I am a counter-revolutioanry. I seek the restoration of Christendom to a form of governance before that of the Enlightenment period. Now, I do have particular interest in certain ways to model it because there is always room for improvement in some areas, but in summary I am a Monarchist. I believe in tradition, private government, true aristocracy, Christianity as the state religion, and the social reign of Christ. Also it is important to note that many alt-righters seem to advocate for a ‘white identity’ which in essence isn’t the best term to use. The Occidental man is diverse and I think that is a good thing. Therefore there cannot be one giant white identity. I think it is important to have different Kingdoms that are defined by the customs and traditions of their own peoples (different Occidental peoples that is). This is not to say that these Kingdoms can’t be united under a common Empire, but it allows them to operate within their respected traditions. (I would also like to note that this should not be a reason for division among Occidental man. Our different traditions should be cherished but we should remain united under our faith, another reason for Christendom) One can use the Catholic Church as an example. There are 26 rites in union with the Roman Church, all adhere to the same faith, yet all have particular traditions that grew out of particular cultures. The most obvious example being the Latin Rite and the Byzantine Rite, one grew out of western culture the other out of Eastern.
So what I am saying is I am not a fascist, 14/88er, Neo-Pagan, or National Socialist. I am a Throne and Alter, counter-revolutionary, Traditional Catholic, Monarchist. I seeks a return to the glory of the Occident, and a Rx form of society within the morality of true orthodox Christian teaching.
Again I advise you to visit Citadel Foundations for a much more thought out discussion of such things.