We can all see that our beloved nation is in deep trouble. Our political class have betrayed us to foreign powers. Our ruling establishment has been brainwashed by cultural Marxist dogmas which teach our children to hate themselves, their culture and their heritage. Our economy has been handed over to globalist financial interests, who have enslaved our nation through debt and reduced us to serfs in our own land. Our families are broken, destroyed by the daycare mentality and the ravages of the welfare state. We are being replaced by foreigners. Our situation is desperate, and requires a radical change if we are to preserve the nation that was handed down to us by our forefathers.
We cannot solve a problem using the same thinking that created that problem in the first place. We must identify the root cause of our problems and treat the disease, not just its individual symptoms. We need a root and branch restoration of the nation of Australia.
What is Traditional Nationalism?
Traditional Nationalism is a grassroots political movement which seeks to restore national identity to what it was before this disastrous modern period. Through the control of political ideologies, the financial oligarchy have been able to expand the power of the state against the interests of the people. Traditional Nationalism seeks to reverse this trend.
The last two hundred years have been a disastrous series of global wars, genocides, massacres, totalitarianism and economic enslavement. Despite our material riches, we have been impoverished spiritually, culturally and morally. Modernity has created suffering unknown since the beginning of history around the world.
These horrors of modernity have been caused by the utopian ideologies which have spread from Europe around the world since the Enlightenment. European man may have abandoned God but he did not abandon the pursuit of heaven, and instead of a celestial one modern man has tried to create heaven on earth through the various ideologies of liberalism and socialism. The results have been disastrous. We have unlocked the secrets of nature, but in the process we have lost that which made life worth living – family, community, meaning, aspiration and purpose. We are spiritual paupers in a golden cage.
Traditional Nationalism seeks to restore that which was lost when our people began pursuing utopian idealism. For this reason, the philosophical basis of Traditional Nationalism is social, cultural, biological and political realism. We have no fixed dogmas or unquestionable beliefs. We are driven by only that which is true and real, in order to re-establish the nation of Australia on firm and stable footings and abandon the chaos, violence and soulless materialism of modernity.
We reject utopianism in all its forms. There is no heaven on earth. We must redirect our thinking to instead investigating what works and what doesn’t, and through reason and evidence arrive at realistic approaches to organising the nation. Our thinking must begin with realism rather than idealism.
Traditional Nationalists reject all ideological conceptions of the nation. The modern era has been defined by the various cults of liberalism and socialism: communism, fascism, national socialism and their national manifestations such as Maoism in China, Stalinism in Russia, juche in North Korea and neoliberalism and neoconservatism in the United States. In Australia, the dialectic between liberalism and socialism has created the current system of neoliberal democratic socialism which has destroyed the natural liberty, hard-earned wealth and demographic security of our people. This struggle between various forms of leftism and the fake right is based on a false binary thinking, and makes the state a prize to be captured and exploited for the benefit of different factions. It has trended inevitably throughout the modern period toward more globalism, less natural liberty, greater taxation and more totalitarian control. It makes the government a Leviathan which devours the people.
We reject utopian ideals as the basis for the state. No man-made philosophical system can provide a solid and sustainable basis for the nation.
The nation is not its government, its ruling elite or its ideological ideals. It is the people of the nation, in particular the ethnic group who founded, formed, built and defended it. Australia is not the elites of Canberra, Sydney or Melbourne and it is not some vaguely defined ‘shared values’ which describe pretty much every nation’s idea of itself. Australia is her people, the ones who have been born here and particularly the Anglo-Celtic stock who created her.
We are the inheritors of the British Empire. The races which founded and built Australia were from the British Isles and Ireland, and by World War II these races had intermarried to such an extent that Australia could be accurately described as an Anglo-Celtic nation. These are the people of Australia.
This is the premise upon which more stable nations such as Japan, South Korea, India and Israel are founded. To demand that Australia take the same stand for our ethnic identity is not hateful or racist. It is merely restoring the notion of the nation that was commonly accepted before univeralist thinking destroyed our sense of self in Western nations after World War II.
While Traditional Nationalists assert the Anglo-Celtic basis of our national identity, we do not hate foreigners. There are many welcome guests who have come here in recent decades and made valuable contributions. There are also too many foreigners who have come here to take advantage of our naïve universalism and lack of ethnic confidence. Such people must be sent back to their homelands in time if we are to preserve our nation.
Those who have been born here and taken on the language and the culture of Australia can be accepted as adopted sons and daughters. Those who retain their language, cultural practices and foreign religions however are not part of the nation, and remain here as guests. They cannot ever be Australians.
There are no hyphenated Australians. You are either Australian or you are not. For this reason, dual citizenship must be outlawed, and no-one who is not born in Australia should have Australian citizenship.
Traditional Nationalism has no dogma, no fixed interpretation of history to provide a way forward and no cult-like adherence to abstract principles. It is instead grounded in utter realism. In this way, Traditional Nationalism provides a sound basis for historical and political development in the nation without trending toward the totalitarian censorship, political enforcement and identity politics which has created hundreds of millions of corpses throughout the modern period. By abandoning millenarian and utopian thinking, Traditional Nationalism provides a pathway for the people of Australia to escape the horrors of modernity and return again to a sound nation with a sound economy based on sound money and sound approaches to social organisation.
Traditional Nationalists strongly oppose foreign influence on our political, economic and cultural life. Australia is an independent nation, and while we have common roots with other former colonies of the British motherland, this is a voluntary relationship dependent upon the support of the Australian people. Globalism has been used as a pretext by hostile foreign powers to influence our politics, capture our economy and redirect our culture to serve their ends. This must cease if Australia is to be a secure nation into the future.
Traditional Nationalists look beyond the form that the left takes in our society today to the deeper nature of leftism, so as to destroy it. If we stamp out cultural Marxism and democratic socialism without addressing the deeper roots of leftism, we will only provoke the mutation of the left into another form and continue the destruction of our nation. Australia can only be restored through the complete destruction of leftist political movements.
The origins of the modern left can be traced to the late 18th century and the revolutions in the United States and France. The liberal revolution in America laid the foundations for liberal political movements worldwide, and the socialist revolution in France established the beginnings of modern socialism. Liberal belief systems are founded on faith in political equality, while socialist ideologies are based on the pursuit of economic equality.
The cult of equality is the common denominator between both of these modern ideological movements which have brought us to our current disastrous situation. More than anything else, the worship of equality and the use of government to achieve it must be eradicated to save Australia. We must slay the Leviathan to free our people.
Traditional Nationalism rejects all notions of equality as a desirable political, economic or cultural ideal. Naturally ordered societies require hierarchies in order to function; when these hierarchies are formal and explicit they are most transparent and accountable. Political systems based on the ideal of equality always become a front for oligarchy and shadow government. Such false beliefs as the possibility for equality in a functional society must be abandoned in favour of realistic approaches to societal organisation.
In order to function effectively, formal political, cultural and social hierarchies require belief in metaphysical transcendence. A nation must believe that there is a higher good which transcends the physical realm of man. Such an assertion founds relationships on the higher moral law, and provides a metaphysical basis to justify the physical hierarchy in the nation. In Australia, this traditional belief in a higher metaphysic was realised in widespread Christian belief among the people. Although not all Traditional Nationalists are Christians, all of us respect the Christian foundation of Western civilisation and the moral basis this provides for our nation.
Traditional Nationalism asserts an ethnic basis for nationhood. Ethnicity is a complex and organic phenomenon. It is more than simply race, and Traditional Nationalists reject white nationalism for this reason. ‘Whiteness’ is not a real phenomenon; there is no ‘white’ language, ‘white’ culture or ‘white’ history. Each nation has its own unique ethnicity, and in Australia this ethnicity is Anglo-Celtic. No nation can be securely founded on an abstract biological category which is itself only a recent invention.
Just as an individual has physical and nonphysical elements, so does a nation. There is a biological component to ethnicity in the form of race, but also language, culture, faith and heritage. This is why Traditional Nationalists reject narrow biological conceptions of ‘whiteness’ as a foundation for national identity.
For this same reason, Traditional Nationalists reject civic nationalism as a viable means to restore Western nations. Australia is not a set of ‘values’, nor can it ever be a proposition nation. The ‘values’ which civic nationalists put forward as the basis for Australian identity are radically different from the Australian values’ of 50 or 100 years ago. The ‘values’ which civic nationalists propose today are no different from what other nations would say, and are also the leftist agenda of a century ago. They are not a stable basis for restoration.
Both of these approaches take only a part of ethnicity and make of it a whole that it cannot sustain. This is why we must return to a holistic, premodern understanding of what it means to belong to a nation.
Ethnicity is the only stable basis for a nation, and must be rooted in organic reality. It is a complex interplay of biological, cultural, linguistic and religious features which are particular to a given historical people-group. Only by returning to such a realistic understanding of national identity can we overcome leftism.
The Dialectic of Modernity
Liberalism and socialism are mystery cults of power which both legitimate the power of the Leviathan state which is devouring our people. This is the monster which must be destroyed – the welfare-warfare state which predates upon the virtuous and the productive to bribe the vicious and the lazy. This predatory government is now flooding our country with foreigners in a final act of betrayal. There is no way to destroy this menace unless we understand the nature of modern political structures.
Everywhere and always government is evil. The unprecedented power which has been granted to governments worldwide by recent generations has created unprecedented levels of moral decay and rampant corruption as a result.
It has now been over two hundred years since the peoples of Europe did away with their aristocratic political orders and inaugurated the age of democracy. By any measure, the material wellbeing of men around the world has improved considerably since they did so. Even the poorest Australians have access to technologies and conveniences which would make a Roman Emperor envious. This period, however, has been marked also by cataclysms, genocides, massacres, turmoil, economic catastrophes and soulless materialism. These disasters and horrors have been brought about by the various mass movements of the nations, and each time the peoples of a nation have suffered the consequences of their ideological obsessions they have rushed into the arms of another ideological movement promising utopia.
Each have always failed. This is the dialectic of modernity: A back-and-forth cycle of mass movements driven by utopian ideologies which have promised heaven and delivered hell on earth every time. In Western nations the most recent political system, neoliberal democratic socialism, which emerged over time from the dialectic between classical liberalism and Fabian socialism, has brought our nation to social and economic ruin. The welfare state has loosened the bonds of family now to such an extent that our young have grown up rootless and unloved, while driving public and private debt to catastrophic levels. Like all ideological movements of modernity, it has brought ruin and destruction upon us.
These movements have been funded and directed by the globalist financial elite to serve their own ends. The democratic process of this nation has long been captured by oligarchs and the intellectuals, media personalities and politicians who serve them. This shadow government and the accumulation of unaccountable power by interests hostile to the people of this nation must cease. Sovereignty must be restored to the people of Australia through the rejection of utopian idealism in politics and the inauguration of transparent, accountable and much-reduced government in this nation.
We must reject any formulation of our identity which equates the Australian nation with the government that rules the country. A nation is always its people and never its government, and our government has betrayed the people of this nation by pursuing policies which seek our cultural destruction, economic enslavement and demographic replacement. We are occupied by a hostile government, and must treat it as such.
As a result, Traditional Nationalism is not a top-down political movement which seeks political power first to bring about a social change. This is a typically dangerous modern approach. Instead, Traditional Nationalism is a bottom-up movement which seeks to win over the men and women of Australia. Only then will political reform, cultural rejuvenation and demographic restoration follow.
Liberalism is degenerate and socialism is dysgenic. This dialectic of modernity has operated to corrupt the strong and multiply the weak, both inside the West and globally. It has brought us to this calamitous situation in which we face our own extinction. The situation is desperate. Three thousand years of Western civilisation is at stake.
Only by rejecting utopian thinking and restoring realism to the heart of Australian politics will we be able to begin addressing our problems. Our ancestors entrusted us with the best nation in the history of the world. Recent generations have failed them by not maintaining this rich heritage. By remembering who we are we will be able to restore Australia as a secure home for the next stage of Western civilisation.
Platform of the Movement
Traditional Nationalists, like many in the alt-right movement, believe that severe calamity is coming for the decadent nations of the West. The platform below is unrealistic and unworkable given our current situation in Australia, however is intended to provide a broad direction for the nation once the catastrophe is upon us and more radical proposals become acceptable to the mainstream.
- Permanent end to immigration except through marriage
- Emigration incentive programs for foreigners and deportation of net tax-drain foreigners to their home countries
- Return of the power of money creation to the sovereign government and the abolition of central banking in Australia
- Withdrawal from all international treaties which have ceded sovereignty of the nation, including refugee, climate and ‘free trade’ agreements
- Abolition of all taxes destructive to our national prosperity, including income tax
- End of government propaganda operations via public broadcasting and public education
- Repeal of all regulations which inhibit the free economic intercourse of Australians to create wealth to support their families
- Phased abolition of government welfare
- Return of control for education to local communities, including curriculum, staffing and funding
- Devolution of responsibility for all hospitals and universities to the staff who run them
- Citizenship only by birth, with non-citizens eligible for guest status dependent on merit and pro-social conduct
- Rebuilding of the armed forces
- Responsibility for national parks given to local boards of land-owning citizens who live in the region
- Release of all superannuation to the individuals who own it