challenging the status quo


The following is from an interview transcript


First of all, I do not consider myself to be a member of any movement or organization, but I am sympathetic to various movements, organizations, and even individuals that challenge the dominant liberal hegemony around the world. Therefore, this may pertain to certain independent journalists that self-describe as being left wing that demystify Washington's damage to somewhere like the Middle East, for instance Syria.

At the same time, I am sympathetic to movements that would self-describe themselves as being right wing. This may pertain to various identitarians in Europe and their counterparts in the United States and Canada. In terms of my own convictions, I am, of course, closer to the latter in a sense of wanting to preserve tradition that has been around for hundreds if not thousands of years.

This is where I stand at the moment in terms of how I arrived at this stage.There were a lot of little pieces of the puzzle that eventually came together and shaped my world view. I realized that the way things are in Canada, where I lived for a long time, and in the United States, where I am now, as well as in Europe - basically what we call the West - is not how things should be.

It's very interesting that normally, when the establishment and the public in the West think of conservatives, they think of their preserving the status quo, which of course is the opposite of being a rebel. But the reality is that that's not the kind of conservative that I am. They are more focused on passing down traditions as opposed to preserving something that is theirs. For instance, there are certain conservatives in the United States that are kind of, in terms of mentality, stuck in the 1950s. In some way, this could be good because they have certain conservative values such as seeing family as the foundation of the society. But at the same time, some of them have a very Cold War oriented mind set.

So, that's not the kind of conservative that I am. It's more about looking at civilizational questions at passing on the traditions of our ancestors to our descendants and so forth.

In that sense, it is revolutionary and it does link back to the German Conservative Revolution in the pre-war period in Europe. They haven't succeeded in creating this culture of passing on.

So, it's a little bit unusual to think of ourselves as rebels, but we definitely challenge the liberal status quo which is completely the opposite - it's about destroying tradition, destroying the family,  it's the ideology focused on the individual. It is very rebellious to challenge that, and it definitely causes problems