What is needed is not a revolution in the opposite direction, but the opposite of a revolution.
~ Joseph de Maistre
My principles are only those that prior to the French revolution, every well born person considered healthy and normal.
~ Julius Evola
At at time when the right is in a state of confusion, we witness many attempts at its definition. The term “conservative”, with all is vaious qualifications don’t satisfy. But “right” is vague, meaning little more than “not left”, despite attempts to define a “new right”, or an “alternative right”, as though there is a mainstream right.
No, the correct term is “counter-revolution”, that is, the restoration of order that every succeeding revolution has sought to undermine. As Evola points out, at one time every well born man was “on the right”, so the distinction was hardly necessary until the aftermath of the French revolution.
I have prepared a little quiz for readers to determine if they are on the side of the revolution or on the counter-revolution. For each position in the table below, circle either the option on the left, or the one on the right. Score 5 points for every circle on the right column. Score 0 points if you circle any option on the left. Your score indicates how healthy an normal is your point of view. If you circled any on the left, the count will indicate whether you are in the revolutionary vanguard or merely a useful idiot.
|Foundation of Reality||Matter||Spirit|
|Causation is||Horizontal||Horizontal and Vertical|
|Reality is||Socially constructed||Reflection of Logos|
|Change is the result of||Evolution||Creativity|
|Social change is caused by||Historical or random forces||Conscious agents|
|Basic societal unit||Individual||Family|
|Group interaction||Class/ethnic/gender warfare||Cooperative class structure|
|Relations are||Contractual, consensual||Organic|
|Function of the state||Welfare State||Ethical State|
|Evil derives from||Political or social institutions||Man himself|
|Knowledge is||Opinion (knowledge of the particular)||Wisdom (knowledge of the idea)|
|Social Justice||To each according to his need||To each his just desserts|
|Equality of||The Individual Or Results||The person|
|Man is a||Body||Soul|
|Man’s mind consists of||Blank slate||Inherited characteristics|
|Freedom to act on||Instinctual urges||Rational desires|