Facing inevitable electoral oblivion, in an odd way, affords the political Right a rare opportunity. With absolutely no chance of keeping Labour out of Number 10 (nor any possibility that they could prove worse), the nation finally has the opportunity to bury the Tories once and for all, and unite behind a genuine conservative coalition.
Trade with hostile nations is always not a bad idea—after all, interdependence can increase the chances of peace. Yet some European countries were perhaps naïve to pursue a normalisation of relations with Iran so eagerly.
The defection of Forza Italia’s votes in the Senate reveals that tensions persist in the coalition over posts in the future government. Meanwhile, Sergio Mattarella has not officially recognized Giorgia Meloni as prime minister.
An analysis of the Bulgarian political landscape highlights the structural fragility of the country, which, unlike its Eastern European neighbours, has not yet fully succeeded in its transition to a serene democratic state.
When someone faces criminal charges for voicing their beliefs, everyone—whether they agree or not—should pay attention. The reality is that if the government can threaten and punish Caroline or Päivi for their convictions, they can punish anyone.
Although the newly released report from the United Nations does not explicitly state the transformative consequences of its policy recommendations, it unabashedly agitates for using the economy as a tool for global social engineering.
Germans have become incapable or unwilling to defend our national interests. We no longer secure our own borders—we are too refined for that. We leave it to others, such as Poland and Hungary, and then lecture them when they do it.
The establishment’s cowardice leaves no place for honesty. It is a safe, risk-averse, and timid strategy for those without guiding principles or will to follow them. As Mikhail Bulgakov once wrote, “cowardice is the most terrible of vices.”
The modern media environment is less and less informing and entertaining, and more and more ‘re-educating.’ It wants us to question and then reject the instincts which have served us well for millennia. It wants us to doubt our own eyes and ears.
The new enclosures and ‘fourth industrial revolution’—with its counterfeit morality, its saccharine pseudo-ethical appeals to inclusivity and saving the planet—may not need a large force, but they do need a disciplined, dependent population.
For the Italians, there is no ‘fascism’ attached to Giorgia Meloni. Her coalition is centre-right, full stop. On the other side of the Alps, the repeated use of the word ‘fascist’ dispenses with any nuanced analysis; few articles actually look at Meloni’s programme.
It is time to break the unproductive loop between impatience, single-issue rejection of remarkable candidates, and the political status quo. The NatCon Statement of Principles is a first, major step in that direction.
A conservative system of benefits protects citizens from destitution, but to succeed, the definition of poverty needs to be overhauled. The Heritage Foundation is moving in this direction, and their ideas could positively impact European welfare policy.
If nationalism engenders a sense of loyalty and devotion as it did in the case of John Paul II, it might be worth asking, to whom (or what) are those who have no sense of loyalty or devotion to their nation devoted?