A Free Greenland?

This report from the French news agency AFP, sent via Yahoo, talks of the island of Greenland seeking it's independence from Denmark. According to the report, Greenlanders have felt that both Denmark and the US - thanks to its airbase on Thule - have had too much say in its internal affairs. Authorities have found recent big caches of both gold and diamonds on this, the world's biggest island. The promise of huge oil deposits are also there.

If Greenland wishes to be free, her 57,000 citizens should find out about Distributism, so as to give her people economic and political stability. It also should avoid both the UN and the WTO. Otherwise, it would just as quickly lose her independence to those sad fanatics promoting world government and world economy.

May God protect the future Free Greenland!


tioeche Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at 6:38:00 PM CDT  

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Welcome to On to Restoration!, the center on the web for counterrevolutionaries, restorationists, and the unreconstructed. We include reflections on what it's about, reports of current events, opportunities to join in, and links to discussions, projects and resources. You may also listen to a spoken introduction to our site (requiring RealPlayer).

Why Do We Fight?
What is "restoration"?

Bringing back what has been lost, when what has been lost is necessary to a fully human life.

What has been lost that is so important?
Recognition that what we can see here and now is not self-sufficient, that at the center of things is something that goes beyond the merely human, that we live by what is transcendent.

What does that have to do with anything?
What doesn't it have to do with? The whole of life depends on what man and the world are.

So get to the point.
The point is that today's public order, the one all respectable public institutions and authorities support, is antihuman because it denies fundamental aspects of human nature. It tells us that safety, comfort, and the satisfaction of desire are the point of life; that increasing and equalizing such things is the noblest goal conceivable; that love, loyalty and sacrifice are personal tastes like any other. Such a view cannot last or long remain tolerable. It must and will change.

Why so combative?
If you want to discuss things with the world you have to use the world's language, and whoever fails to toe the line liberal sectarians draw is now defined as an extremist and bigot. Rather than argue the point it is better to accept that we are extremists or whatever and get on with the substance.

And that substance is …

The traditional American polity, ultimately rooted in Greece, Rome, Jerusalem and the European Middle Ages, has disappeared, destroyed by the egalitarian hedonism of the modern outlook in general and liberal thought in particular. For an account of its disappearance, see our essay "Traditionalism and the American Order".
The liberal drive for absolute dominion has resulted in a culture war in which the victors are imposing a suffocating political correctness in the guise of tolerance. Our Culture Wars — Discussion and Resources, which includes links to other resources, and our essays on "The Tyranny of Liberalism", "PC and the Crisis of Liberalism", "Liberalism: Ideal and Reality", and "Liberal Tolerance" describe the process and its consequences.
The new order makes "inclusiveness" the supreme moral principle, even though it destroys the distinctions and ways of thought that moral and social order require. Our Anti-Inclusiveness FAQ, with links to resources, and our essay on "Vindicating Stereotypes and Discrimination" may help clarify the issues.
In particular, attempts to abolish gender and traditional sexual morality in the interests of liberal monism have led to social and moral catastrophe by radically disordering the most fundamental human institutions and relationships. For discussion, see our page on Anti-Feminism — Discussion and Resources and our Sexual Morality FAQ, including resources.
The attempt to abolish ethnicity under the banner of anti-racism has also been catastrophic, because it results in the abolition of all cultural particularity and therefore the very possibility of standards other than money and power. Our essays on "Freedom, Discrimination and Culture" and "Anti-racism" lay out the problems as we see them.
So what do you propose to do about it?
A fundamental part of the answer is restoration of contact with tradition and the transcendent. Our Conservatism FAQ, "Understanding Tradition and Conservatism", and "Radical Traditionalism and the New World Order" point to some of the issues and possibilities. We are not the first to call for restoration, and our Traditionalist Conservatism Page includes a large collection of links suggesting a variety of approaches.
The problems are deeply rooted, and have even affected conceptions of what is rational. Some new conception of rationality, or reversion to older and broader conceptions, is therefore necessary. In opposition to technocratic tyranny, the transcendent order known through tradition must somehow be combined with freedom. For us the two necessary poles of traditional order and freedom are symbolized by Confucius and the Icelandic sagas. Our Questions and Answers on the Establishment of Religion consider some of the institutional issues. Others no doubt have their own way of articulating the situation; those caught in the modern world can only explore the possibilities and do their best.

Lots of luck. You'll need it.
The situation looks bad, but if we're right about human life we'll win in the end because the liberal order is antihuman and will not last. Of course, the Restoration will no doubt be very different from the Ancien Regime, and from our standpoint may look less appealing. Our essays on "Ibn Khaldun and Our Age" and "The Amish, David Koresh, and a Newer World Order" suggest some of the possibilities. Still, one can try to live well oneself while laying a general groundwork for a better world; consider, for example, our page on human rights. Life can be hard, but it is full of unexpected turns, and while it remains there is hope.
So if I'm interested, what do I do?
Check out the links on this page, look at our resource lists, and join our forum. Educate yourself, and confront the hegemons wherever you can. Such things are just a beginning, though. The point is to change your life and the world!
And in the meantime,

The Battle Goes On!
For continuing coverage, see our weblog, Turnabout.
Radical Traditionalism and the New World Order
Why Radical Traditionalism in Politics?
The Idea of a Traditionalist Society
Arguing social conservatism in a technocracy
Will liberalism continue to be successful?
The Amish, David Koresh, and a Newer World Order
Civil War Two
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what is your opinion about this late presbyterian theologian and his orthodox offspring.
By Mysterious Stranger at Sun, 09/26/2004 - 7:05pm | reply to this comment
Francis A. Schaeffer
I watched a film of his once, How Should We Then Live? The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture. He seemed to have some good comments, but I don't know enough about him to have a thorough opinion.
By Francisco Franco at Tue, 09/28/2004 - 6:31am | reply to this comment
I don't have a specific opinion
I've never read him (or seen his son's movies, if that's what his son does).

Rem tene, verba sequentur.
By Jim Kalb at Mon, 09/27/2004 - 8:21am | reply to this comment
jim kalb in spanish
o.k. no really but a catholic counterrevolutionary and antimodernist website more conservative than you!.http://www.geocities.com/derecha_autentica/ posted by eliecer
By Mysterious Stranger at Fri, 08/27/2004 - 4:45pm | reply to this comment
venezuelan conservatives
a country with great contributions to freedom in history,now facing a terrible conflict: http://www.vcrisis.com/index.php?content=letters/200403020624
By Mysterious Stranger at Mon, 07/26/2004 - 8:50pm | reply to this comment
hello mr. kalb,can you consider to includes opinions re:freemassonry,and their role in liberal takeover from america.
By Mysterious Stranger at Mon, 07/19/2004 - 1:20pm | reply to this comment
Not something I know much about
I think freemasonry is different in America from what it's been in Europe. It has far more members but my impression is that it tends to be much more a federation of social clubs for small-town businessmen so I think it's likely to be much less influential. It may have been different at the time of the Founding, some of the Founders were masons, but the views publicly acceptable at the time were such that I don't think conspiracies were needed.

Rem tene, verba sequentur.
By Jim Kalb at Wed, 07/21/2004 - 3:28pm | reply to this comment
On Freemasonry and Other Things
I suggest you pick up the book "Behind the Lodge Door" by Paul Fisher from TAN Books (www.tanbooks.com). It will give you a concise description of the Lodge and why it must be opposed.

BTW, I am a contributor to a blog commenting on national and world issues from an explicit Distributist perspective. It is called "The Distributist Review", and can be accessed at:


I also moderate a Yahoo Group discussing Distributism, and invite you and your readers to check it out. It's address is:


Thank you for your time.

Roy F. Moore
By Mysterious Stranger at Fri, 09/24/2004 - 12:43am | reply to this comment
re:norway and distributism
hello brother moore,in evangelicaltruth.com a site from ulster appeardocuments proving real troublemakers in ireland are freemassons no catholics or anglicans as it appear in media,but about distributism I had some questions this is same thing as christian democrat idea from community property as spoused by jacques maritain,abdòn vivas teràn,gabriel marcel,dieter wilhelm bennecke?,according to many reports in norway-a country ruled by christian democrats- ownership rights on petroleum industry are guaranteed to all citizens,because I can`t confirm these reports,and norwegian bloggers never answer to e-mails,I want to know if norway is a distributist country?.write me in tioeche@gmail.com

Term Paper Monday, February 15, 2010 at 3:14:00 AM CST  

The point is that today's public order, the one all respectable public institutions and authorities support, is antihuman because it denies fundamental aspects of human nature. It tells us that safety, comfort, and the satisfaction of desire are the point of life; that increasing and equalizing such things is the noblest goal conceivable; that love, loyalty and sacrifice are personal tastes like any other. Such a view cannot last or long remain tolerable. It must and will change.

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