The National Reformation Party Decalogue
Contemporary social systems dominating the social landscape are largely bereft of a coherent life and environmentally-affirming philosophy. They promote destructive competition battles to preserve individual privilege at the expense of community well-being. More profoundly, these materialist-oriented ideologies and systems alienate, atomize, and otherwise fragment communities to ruin. The National Reformation Party was founded as an alternative to a political culture and environment based upon an idea faulty at its core, an idea not capable of being improved upon but of necessity defeated, that of liberal democracy. Our creed is based upon a rejection of both the contemporary left and right, instead taking from those who in one way or another were opponents of liberalism throughout history, both in the United States and around the world and building a foundation from which modern American politics and culture can be effectively challenged.
Principle 1 – Our philosophy
Valuing the search for coherence in our world – reflecting on who we are and what we are about and for the benefit of all species and their environment– is the highest ethos – core value - one can have. Religion is about that search for what coheres, or binds to give meaning to life. It is truth. It comes from many quarters, from the diligent scientist, the philosopher, and in many cases the sectarian. National Reformationism in its essence means the State is the binding factor in society, which in itself is organic in character. Religion is its essence. The doctrine that religion and State should be separate institutions is a relatively recent phenomenon, which didn’t exist before the Enlightenment. Not only do we aim to return religion to its rightful place in the social hierarchy but work to ensure it permeates all of our being to realize its high ethos. Ethos is translated into ethics, the rules of conduct, and those rules are expressed as morals in our daily behavior, but each dialectically interacting with the others resulting in organic social unity. Hence, the morals of the citizenry are intimately connected with religion and are the business of the State to maintain and support. Herein is the National Reformation Party and its programme.
Principle 2 – Our identity
Our national unity is being dismantled by the corrupt forces of materialism, identity politics, liberalism, and petty individualism. The powers that be produce propaganda promoting racial division and hatred between Americans. Biological racism is a degenerative and anti-scientific ideology, and a betrayal to the many that have bled in the defense of the American Race, a part of the human race. Race is a social construct having no biological basis. Hence, "race", used in the previous sentence, is not defined in this flawed sense. Our use of the word describes an idea that a people of a nation can attain unity through the endurance of hardship, the pursuit of shared ambition, and a State that represents the collective will of spiritual kinship. "Race", then, is a process, not an object. The notion of a spiritual American Race is something that we will promote vigorously. This is one of the many positions that separate us from the traditional right-wing and National Socialist creeds. Our identity comes from within, and while human advancement is enriched by external ideas and customs, it cannot be destroyed by them. Arguably, because of wars, global warming with its climate refugees, capitalism, environmental degradation and resource depletion, growing income stratification, and other predatory behavior, more populations are seeking to flee their lands and come to more prosperous places. Most modern political movements attack immigration without addressing its root causes. For example, Republicans and the right wing publicly oppose it, while simultaneously propping up the culprit. The responses by the Democrats are equally vacuous in advocating accommodating migrants with jobs and social services. The inflow of immigrants will not be stopped by a wall, or a heavily patrolled border because capitalism is dependent on cheap foreign labor to feed its ever increasing need for profit and market share. The inequalities of wealth produced by our economic system lead to inequalities in the share of political power, with those having access to cheap immigrant labor being able to acquire political influence and thereby perpetuate an immigration policy exploitive not only of immigrants themselves but also native workers. To remedy this broken system and address the economic and social dislocations caused by high rates of immigration, reforms need to be made both economically and politically which will prevent the undermining of the general will by interest groups with the intent to enrich themselves at the public's expense. Only by correcting the problems in the migrants' home countries will the immigration problem be remediated.
Principle 3 - Virtue
Humans innately are unequal just alone by their biology, but in a social body, these inequalities work together to sustain a healthy organism. Yet, we see ubiquitous sloth, indifference, and incompetence that contribute to social decay and even threatening the very existence of our species. Each human has a place but healthy because the organism is healthy; the healthy organism correspondingly is healthy because of the individuals comprising it. At the same time, however, men do not have primacy over women nor vice versa. Each equally performing duty for the State correspondingly is entitled to equal rights. The National Reformation Party looks to the classical view of virtue as the lifeblood of the social organism, every individual doing the best possible according to ability.
Principle 4 – Rights and responsibilities
Democracy is often thought of as majority rule which is true to the extent that 50% plus 1 of the votes will get people elected and pass legislation, but it is also an ideology holding that all people are equal, that by the fact of being human they are born with rights which are not dependent upon obligations and duties. Rights exist because of those obligations and duties. Liberalism maintains that the individual is the foundation of society. All of its insinuations are abstract and do not resemble the true nature of humans as revealed through history. By a person fulfilling obligations and performing duties to the State, each individual is entitled correspondingly to rights. Rights are not inalienable nor granted by appeal to metaphysics. They result only from one's interaction with the State.
Principle 5 – Freedom
Freedom is a lack of restraint. Liberties are allowances granted by governments. The very liberal structure of thought aims to allow the individual the maximum amount of liberty as possible, the logical and extended outcome of which is anarchy, but by so doing allows the community and society to be subverted and destroyed. The private life of the individual has an impact on the community just as much as the community has an impact on the individual. There is no difference between the public and private; they both feed off each other in a dialectical relationship. To maintain a healthy nation and State it is imperative to promote through law healthy lifestyles absent drugs, sexual immorality, and respect for life. We, therefore, oppose governmental actions that aim to free people from the restraints of morality as tools enslaving people to their passions. True freedom can only be achieved under a system of law which causes people to recognize their dependence upon morality as being integral to freedom. Freedom is the unbounded search for truth and can be attained only through the State..
Principle 6 – The rebirth of society
We live in increasingly complex times that demand a correspondingly integrated, organized, and humane evolution. Most organisms are subject to disease, and our society is no exception. We have been experiencing a progressively serious malady, the social gangrene of capitalism. Its very essence carried by bacteria as profiteers is predatory and destructive of the social organism. We are seeing the fruits of establishing an economic order based upon self-interest, with our culture being defined by materialism and hedonism. This is a byproduct of an economic ideology which through its ever-increasing need for more market share and profits aims for the destruction of existing cultures and values – even the natural environment, itself, viewing these as impediments to be removed. In its place, capitalists aim to commodify everything, even human beings, community, and social services as products to be bought and sold. Rebirth is a reformation of the social organism, introspecting, arising like a Phoenix in the form of the State in re-affirming the quest for truth as humanity's highest value. With our identity, being virtuous, and internalizing our rights and responsibilities, we know what real freedom is and live it.
Principle 7 – The State
The State is the social structure of our philosophy. It is the highest expression of human socialization. Through the power of organization, it is the creator of peoples and nations. It is the unchained organism that seeks truth. Society as the State is an organism, each of its aspects as individuals articulating together to create a living whole. Without the State, the individual cannot survive, but without the individual, the State cannot survive. This unity of opposites is the lifeblood of our social existence. A government by itself is not the State but only an administrative aspect of the State.
Religion and spirituality are only able to exist within a disciplined rule-governed society which is the product of and is the State. The exercise thereof is true freedom. Subsequently, we reject the notion of the Conservative right that the State should be a neutral night watchman who exists solely to enforce contracts and prevent crime and fraud. We also reject the idea of the Liberal left which wants to use the power of the State to unbind people from anything resembling morality or virtue. The State is an institution rooted in the family, and any attempt to extract it from those roots leads to disunity and the fracturing of our common unity, the national unity.
Principle 8 – Foundational Sources
We recognize that while the problems which afflict American society are universal in nature; where and how they manifest are unique, requiring solutions which reflect both universality and the particular circumstances from whence they arise. The philosophical rationale which informs our doctrine therefore and serves as our foundation derives from three primary but not exclusive sources. Philosophical Idealism, which recognizes the spiritual nature of reality and rejects the materialism and determinism which is at the root of so many of the contemporary world’s problems. Early 20th, late 19th century American Populism/Progressivism which foresaw the dangers to American society of an unregulated economy, and was critical of the guiding philosophy of the time period which glorified the individual at the expense of the collective group. Classical fascism as the third pillar of the foundation takes the philosophy and the criticism of the other two and gives them shape and form through the structure of the State. Fascism is the State in action. Citizens through their reverence for truth are bound together as the State as the social organism, and the state guarantees the citizen.
Principle 9 – Corporatism
With the acknowledgement that as human beings we have both material and spiritual needs. An economy is needed which would be tailored to fulfill those needs. Corporatism; the idea that society is constructed along the lines of the human body, containing a plethora of individuals with different talents, skills, and occupations, all having separate tasks but working together for a common purpose and goal within the same State structure. This will address the material aspects of our existence through its shared decision making structure and management of competition; with the aim of avoiding the cutthroat nature of modern business along with the desire to maximize profits through the reduction of wages and benefits. While Capitalism commodifies the individual through reducing the worker to nothing more than a part within the production process. Corporatism recognizes the skills possessed by each individual as being an inherently valuable part of society; guaranteeing through reliable employment the ability to improve upon that skill while securely supporting a family. Through the corporatist structure the individual becomes conscious of the link that exists the State, Nation, and Individual.
Principle 10 – Our environment
Without the environment, there can be no survival. We live a natural, as well as a humanly-created world. Ninety-seven percent of the world's scientists say that global warming is real. Resource depletion, overpopulation, and mounting complexity energy also threaten human existence and are major causes of wars. The National Reformation Party works to promote resource conservation, species preservation, recycling, and renewable energy. National parks, wild areas, reserves, and other lands must be preserved and expanded, coupled with education programmes. Integrated with this should be re-forestation and other environmental renewal, regeneration of coral reefs and species, and carbon sequestering.
Our human-created environment is not doing well either. With the decay of contemporary America the expenditure of resources on overseas military engagements should only be done on a very selective basis, and only when American security is at risk and the action doesn’t contradict our national values. Most modern U.S. wars are sparked in defense of capitalism and globalization, having a negative effect on not only the country being invaded but also here at home. That will not be the case in a Reformationist America. To accompany the reorientation of American interests on the global stage, we will align ourselves with like-minded nations, who are ideologically similar and share our goals. American interests will no longer be determined by out of date constructs left over from the Cold War and geo-political balance of power scenarios.
Science, Technology, and Education are the instruments to effect positive change for both national communities and worldwide. As promoting truth is a primary goal of our doctrine, the National Reformation Party strenuously supports scientific research and technological development, supported by a merit-based tuition-free training and education for all citizens under the auspices of the State. The fight against pseudoscience, fake news, and other poor quality information is a priority. In all areas, from space exploration, biology, chemistry, and physics, the benefits are to accrue to the citizenry and State and not to any individual.
Our social environment also will be healthy through social ownership and control of all financial institutions, social services (health care, schools, libraries, law enforcement, etc.), prisons, and major industries, either through cooperatives or by the State. Major income disparities represent those who have taken more than their fair share and are a threat to social stability. Income caps help solve the problem. No person can be allowed to be hungry or be homeless, shiftless, unschooled, or unhealthy. The National Reformation Party supports universally-accessible health care, schooling, and housing, along with full remunerative employment as the backbone of a healthy society.
Here follows the official platform of the National Reformation Party (NRP). This platform is intended to be a clear and concise statement of our principles and values. It is intended to communicate how our philosophical and ethical views will find expression in our political and civic stances should we be endowed by the American populace with the grave responsibility of governing a nation. This expression of our beliefs in practical political terms is not intended to be all inclusive. Above all it should be noted that we do not consider ourselves bound by dogmatism to the point of being confined to a straight jacket in practical matters of state but rather in all instances would seek out the pragmatic solutions for the nation and her citizens. Unlike the two parties that comprise the current American liberal duopoly however, there are certain ethical and philosophical views and stances that will forever remain and never be discarded lest the party ceases to exist.
We support the active protection by the state of the nuclear family as designed by the divine and/or by nature. This means defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Every marriage that wishes to be treated as such under the law of the land will be licensed and recognized by the state.
We support unapologetically and unconditionally the right to life of the unborn. We will recognize life to have been commenced at conception whereupon citizenship was automatically obtained and therefore endowed with all of the privileges afforded every other citizen though the unborn as of yet cannot exercise all of these; nevertheless his or her right to life shall not be molested as they are precious lifeblood to the nation and created in the image of God.
With the changes we propose a more nationally centered economic and industrial policy can and will be pursued. As such the NRP will seek to invest heavily in restructuring the current liberal economy into one that is more responsible and responsive to the needs of the American people as a whole and not just the short sighted profit driven motives of the few. Ultimately, this means seeking the highest degree of autarky responsibly possible and disentangling ourselves from unhealthy or otherwise disadvantageous trade in regards to national concerns with foreign countries.
We support the establishment of a national healthcare system duly enacted and implemented within the framework of the Corporate State. Insofar as the corporations act as a guild, the right afforded to citizens of healthcare results from their participation in economic and civic life by way of employment. Employment within the Corporate State is guaranteed to those able to work through rational and scientific coordination of the economy. The Corporate State has an active and vested interest in the health and general welfare of its constituent members. No productive, law abiding, legal citizen will ever have to choose between feeding themselves or buying medication again. Benefits therefore are available to all and would extend of course to spouse and children.
We support free education for all children and free advanced schooling for those who warrant it and/or merit it. The current school system is in shambles and is a detriment to many Americans due almost solely to the profit motive coming before the interest of the nation. Schools have become extensions of capitalist economics, producing obedient individuals ready to work a standard service industry job, but without the ability to think critically and live fulfilling lives. The education system must be completely restructured so that higher education can be obtained by those who need and merit it. While those who don't will have the option of attending trade schools or occupational training through the Corporate State in order to make and sustain a stable life for themselves and their families.
We support ending foreign interventionism and otherwise meddling in foreign countries’ domestic affairs. With the end of Liberalism this behavior will not only no longer be necessary but it will become undesirable as we will be able to focus our energies and resources on our own domestic affairs. Only when American interests in a truly national way is threatened will we intercede in foreign affairs. Exporting a national ideology and system of government to other countries in the name of private business interests will have become moot and therefore at an end.
The purpose of NATO, as stated in its chartering documents, has become null and void. We therefore support and end to the American financial aid to NATO.
We support an end to the fallacious idea of separation of church and state. In times past this was thought a good idea because monarchs used the church to validate their reign and therefore adherence to the religion was compulsory. The course of history itself has made this system antiquated and irrelevant for stability today. Religious institutions play an important role in national life which is give expression to and succor that aspect which is uniquely human; the spirit. As such these institutions are crucially and indelibly linked with and must remain in the orbit of the state. In America, the Christian religion and those institutions connected with it play a special role and hold a special place for us in relation to our laws and culture. Therefore, it will receive protection from frivolous lawsuits and other insidious attempts to destroy it in order to erode the foundations of our national culture and usher in ever greater secularism and base materialism.
We support the termination of all Visa work programs. The inability to produce competent workers in vital national industries is reflective of significant social problems which need to be addressed. Importing workers from overseas is putting a bandaid over a wound which requires surgery to repair. With the acknowledgement that significant displacements have occured due to globalisation businesses will receive a five year window to hire overseas observers to help train Americans in affected industries so as to become completely independent of foreign needs.
We support an end to all immigration into the United States both legal and illegal. Current immigration laws will be reviewed, revised and vigorously enforced.
We support the expansion of nuclear energy. Under the current free market system neither government, business, or consumer has much interest in nuclear energy as it is very expensive. After the Fukushima debacle, the government rightly sought to more extensively regulate nuclear energy. This inevitably however, increased the cost of producing the plants that produces the energy. Across the Pacific Ocean both China and Russia are investing heavily in nuclear energy. With the government we propose we too can coordinate the national energy policy and therefore seek a more rational, efficient, and environmentally friendly energy strategy. While we support the expansion of nuclear energy it must be noted that we ultimately support a diversified portfolio of energy, including wind and solar along with other other emerging clean energy sources. We support federal subsidies for the expansion of nuclear energy and other clean energy programs as the cost of same will demand it.
We believe that the right to national self determination is inviolable and holy. It has become apparent that certain international governing bodies have far too much of a hand in national affairs and therefore will be incompatible with national government concerned chiefly with the interests of Americans as a whole. We therefore support the offshoring of the United Nations from American soil and if possible the dissolution of same.
National Reformationism supports and actively encourages the responsible individual to arm themselves for the safety of their person, their nation, and their families. Firearm ownership is not a right but a privilege extended to those deemed competent enough to own such a means of power over life.
National Reformationism supports the nationalization of the financial sector. We seek to preserve private property by all means and at all costs. Private property however can not be used in an adversarial manner toward the state, the nation, or their larger goals and aims. Under the current system it has become most apparent that we have a situation wherein one sector of the economy can no longer be allowed free rein. This is the financial sector. Finance exists to serve the economy and by extension the greater national interests de jure not for private interests in the hope it will serve the greater good de facto. The current state of affairs has proven that the financial sector time and again and by rule of practice as a policy has refused investment and loans for American business ventures in favor of investment and business ventures overseas. It will therefore be impossible to make the American economy work for Americans again if this sector is not nationalized.
We support the establishment of the Corporate State and with it the nullification of capitalism as well as liberal democracy. Through the corporate structure the role and voice of the individual in the course of national affairs as well as his own personal economic ones will be multiplied and greatly enhanced within a highly ordered framework and carried out in the most responsible way; affording the individual yet still greater freedom. Many of the preceding points cannot be implemented without the implementation of the Corporativist State; a structural and cultural change economically, civically, and societally. Establishing such a state means reinventing the formula by which our economic and civic life plays out. The end goal is an economy where private property is secured to the hands of the individual but national industrial policy is coordinated through the state by representatives from each industry. These representatives are elected by workers and owners within an industry, alike; ensuring true representation of interests free from the politics and coercion of liberal democracy. Political parties (even our own) will have ceased to exist as their very function no longer serves any productive purpose. As a result the individual will have greater representation and more of a say over the factors in his life that truly mean something. We affirm that these are chiefly the economic factors in the individual’s life. A most important and basic factor denied by Liberalism and by extension Capitalism and Liberal Democracy.
These fifteen planks we do affirm and profess our support for.
Instead of the community containing the individual, it is the individual who - contains - or rather establishes - the community, within his own act of self-consciousness. And here again we must not think of that natural physical community that the imaginations suggests to us, but the spiritual community which is its soul and essence.
- Giovanni Gentile
Gentlemen, Fascism is a party, a political doctrine. But Fascism, while being a party, a political doctrine is above all a total conception of life. So the fascist, whether his is writing in newspapers or reading them, going about his private life or talking to others, looking to the future or remembering the past and the past of his people, must always remember he is a Fascist. Thus he fulfills what can really be said to be the main characteristic of Fascism, to take life seriously. Life is toil, is effort, is sacrifice, is hard work.
- Giovanni Gentile.
A nation is not to be defined in terms of common soil or common life, and the consequent community of traditions and customs, language or religion, etc. All this is only the matter of the nation, not its form; for the nation can only exist where men are conscious of this matter, and accept it in their hearts, as the substantial content of their national personality.
- Giovanni Gentile
The claim that nationality carries with it the claim to autonomous statehood rests on an error. For it is not nationality which creates the State, but the State which creates nationality, by setting the seal of actual existence upon it.
- Giovanni Gentile
A State which presupposes liberty denies it precisely because he presupposes it; for their is no liberty outside the life of the spirit, which unlike natural beings, does not presuppose itself, but creates, conquers and evolves itself. A man becomes free he is not so by nature
The people who have more rights than duties have gained a notable and distinguished ethical position in our modern world. The selfish we had always with us. But the divine right to be selfish was never more ingeniously defended, in the name of the loftiest spiritual dignity, than it is sometimes defended and illustrated today.
My cause, however, is greater than my individual life. Hence it always sets before me an ideal which demands more of me than I have yet done, more, too, than at any one moment I can accomplish. Even because of this vastness of my ideal, even because that to which I am loyal is so much greater than I ever become, even because of all this can my ideal unify my life, and make a rational self of me.
For in his love of a community the individual obtains, for his ideally extended self, precisely the unity, the wealth, and the harmony of plan which his sundered natural existence never supplies.
Loyalty brings the individual to complete self-consciousness. It is the devoting of the self to a cause that, after all, first makes it a rational and unified self, instead of what the life of too many a man remains, mainly a cauldron, of seething and bubbling efforts to be somebody, a cauldron which boils dry when life ends.
A crowd, whether it be a dangerous mob, or an amiably joyous gathering at a picnic is not a community. It has a mind, but no institutions, no organizations, no coherent unity, no history, no traditions.
All the worth which a human being posses all spiritual reality, he posses only through the State.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Self-consciousness in virtue of its sentiment towards the State finds in the State, as its essence and the end of its activity its substantive freedom.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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