The Death of the Republican Party

The latest Gallop poll confirms what most of us already knew:  the GOP is in a state of free-fall disintegration, its support collapsing in all regions and among nearly all demographics. 

The Republicans have already lost all power at the federal level, and they are weak or negligible in many states and most major cities.  What’s more, it is certain that their decline will continue into the future.  Young people leave school brainwashed in liberalism, and the growing immigrant population is owned by the Democrats.  Now, it seems to me that consistently losing elections by enormous margins can only continue for a few cycles.  Campaigns need money, and nobody will sink money into a party that’s proven it can’t win anywhere.  I’d give the GOP less than twenty years.

The disappearance of the Republican Party is not in itself a cause for sadness–the party was always too unprincipled to inspire much loyalty.  Unfortunately, the Democrats are not unprincipled.  They are fervently committed to the liberal ideology of atheist androgynist utilitarianism, and soon their power will be absolute and unchecked.  That’s what frightens me.  Of course, from my point of view, it’s no better if the Republicans survive by moving left and becoming a copy of the Democratic party (not that I think that would really work).  Either way, there will be no check to the coming attack on tradition, the Church, and the patriarchal family.

Surely you’re exaggerating, Bonald!  After all, political parties have always had their ups and downs.  No, I don’t think so, because this movement reflects deeper trends.  A political party must represent an elite and express an ideology which legitimates the rule of that elite.  At this time, in the West, the only viable ruling class is the university-trained technocratic elite.  Liberalism is the ideology that justifies their rule, and they embrace it wholeheartedly.  The university professoriate is the only widely acknowledged clerisy (i.e. the only intellectual elite), and they aggressively promote liberalism.  Honestly, there aren’t enough conservatives in the West, and certainly not enough with the relevant expertise, to rule the USA if the liberals stepped aside and asked us to.  Heck, there aren’t even enough educated conservatives to do the work of explaining and defending our own beliefs.  That’s one reason I started this blog.  It’s also one reason why Republicans are always embracing liberal ideals like individualism or sexual equality.

How will reactionaries like me face this emerging world?  How can we inculcate in our chidren a sensibility toward the higher goods that liberalism denies?  How can we fight the unified power the state, the media, and the schools?  I honestly don’t know.

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