A Country Called "America"
Over the weekend, I had the misfortune of speaking with a boomercon, civnat critter. It recited to me, like a parrot after cheap crackers, that we must “trust science.” No, wait, it was, “democrats are the real racists.” No, hang on, the platitudes all look alike… It told me, with grave sincerity, that this election (yesterday’s) was the most important political exercise in the recorded history of mankind. For my part, I muttered something about pillows as I quickly departed.
But, y’all done had that most importantest of all elections, right? I’m sure everything is fixed now. No?
Okay, back in reality, we have entered into an epoch of massive and harsh change. Things are moving right on along, and there is no stopping what is in progress. Martin Armstrong sees, based on detailed modeling, where it’s all going.
He said that before the precious election. There’s no doubt he’ll retract now that we have a shiny, new cabal of freaks, warmongers, liars, retards, and other Republicants saving the day. Or not. I’ve written about this over the past few years. Vox Day called it back in 2004: “America is dead. Let us go, then, and find her.”
Let us go, then! This is overdue, but at least I’m doing it – I hereby offer the broad-stroke beginnings of a new government for a new America. Keep in mind that this is a hypothetical sketch. Some of it, of course, is bound to change. Should one have other ideas, then now is the time to start presenting and discussing them.
The (New) American Federation
Our new polity occupies the territory currently known as Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. I might as well rope in northerly portions of Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi, and give the West Virginians a second chance. The Federation is an area of roughly 230,000 square miles with a potential population of about 35-40 million people. It goes without saying that certain current areas can and should separate from the new state (Memphis, Virginian metro DC, etc.). There probably will be a necessary population exchange wherein Americans from other areas enter New America while assorted not-Americans depart for other new states. My model kindly assumes that the breaking of the US and the rebuilding will be peaceful. It won’t be, but I’m just planting pleasant ideas. We’ll say that the new American Federation hosts 30 million Americans in 225,000 square miles. I drew up a crude map but decided it was unnecessary. Very crude. Third-grade art class-looking.
The Federation is just that, a loose association of several sovereign nation-states, joined together, voluntarily and at will under something akin to the old US Articles of Confederation of 1777. The primary purpose of the superstate is the mutual defense of the member nations. And little else. I advise we not get too caught up in the details at this point, as almost all powers and functions of government are retained by the member nations, which I will quaintly dub “Republics.” And since I’m the one organizing this thing, with the tacit approval of Machiavelli, I will insist on member-state base structures modeled on the Venetian Republic.
That means, say in the new Republic of South Carolina, a twin legislature composed of an elected (or lottery-drawn) Senate, balanced by a heretical Council. There is no Concio because to quote Yoda, “suffering too much democracy leads to.” And no courts, beyond Romanesque magistrates to efficiently adjudicate trivial civil matters and misdemeanor crimes. All major matters and felonies, along with any appeals of magisterial decisions, are decided by the Senate, the Council, or the King. Yes, there is a monarch – appointed and overseen by the Council. Should any of this sound alien, then look up the original. Note its longevity and prosperity.
I sense this exploratory foray could easily drift esoteric, so I will add a few notes and then sum up core principles related to law and society, attempting to properly conform them to the vaunted order of identity over culture over politics.
This could go on and on. It will, in time, and it will encompass the militia, education, lots of happy children, puppies, sunsets, and much more. For now, here are the draft principles of the new nation(s), a list that may someday become known as Perrin Lovett Thought. Extra credit if one can correctly guess who I stole the notions from.
Yeah … needs work. There is a lot more to discuss, iron out, and prepare for. 2028 will be here sooner than most would like. Time is running a little short, but we still have time. Onwards!
This piece was originally published on Perrin Lovett's website on November 9, 2022.
11/13/2022 10:09:41 am
Man! Dis heer boy sho'nuff is pretty dern smart! Yall bring'im back sumtime, ye heer?
11/14/2022 07:25:36 pm
Mr Lovett uses high end satire to convey the truth. Our country is in trouble and there is no where to go!
11/15/2022 04:48:30 pm
Buzz! Thanks, brother. And we do have somewhere to go - through and over. To paraphrase Chesty Puller, the enemy has us surrounded; they can't get away from us now.
11/15/2022 03:29:53 pm
Glad to have another monarchist in the bunch! Did you mean 'hereditary Council' instead of 'heretical' though?
11/15/2022 05:10:46 pm
Walt, thank you very much and I am glad to be here! And, yes, very good call: it is or should be "hereditary." While I'm tempted to blame Grammarly, I suspect the fault is all mine. On a fast proofread, I sometimes see what I meant to type rather than what's there, especially if what's there is an otherwise a valid word. However, if anyone else asks, we'll just say this is evidence of a "conspiracy theory" - I heard that phrase somewhere - against New America.
11/15/2022 11:23:55 pm
A techno-conspiracy it is, then!
11/16/2022 05:13:58 am
I'm confused, what was your purpose with this essay? Are you making fun of yourself, or everyone else?
11/16/2022 06:55:11 pm
Kenneth, hello and thanks for the questions. Given the state of decay and the independent calls to plan something new, my purpose was to offer a starter proposal for "a government from scratch." I picked a classic because of it's relative cohesiveness, prosperity, and lasting 1,000 years. Apologies for any confusion. And no, and no. I sometimes use satire, more like having fun to soften somewhat harder subjects. Next time though, I may make a little fun of myself. Cheers.
Robert M. Peters
11/16/2022 06:10:13 pm
I do appreciate the "call to attention" in this article. It is absolutely necessary! I do appreciate the wit and humor, even the parody and sarcasm is this piece. I suggest that we consider, however, that for the polity which you envision to emerge, the roots of virtue must already be in the hearts of a critical mass of people, not necessarily, however, a majority but a vibrant minority What we call "Christendom" which was not just "Western" but which stretched across North Africa, through the Levant to Persia, ultimately even to Kiev and Moscow, did not come into being by the Command of Constantine the Great but came into being when Constantine, whether converted or cynically embracing Christianity, allowed the Christian faith into the public sphere, not only to exist relatively free of persecution but to participate in that sphere. The underlying metaphysical template even in pagan Rome and, in fact, among all pagan peoples was that they lived in a created order and that there was Something pushing through than created order demanding a response, usually a blood sacrifice, whether a virgin to the volcano in the East Indies, a captive to the knife among the Aztecs, a child into the flames for Moloch, a goat to the altar of Apollo, a horse or captive to Wotan, or an ox to Jehovah in the temple. When Diocletian was told by the Oracle of Antioch that the god's were silent, he was gravely concerned because even this old pagan Roman emperor knew that without the gods there could be no social order or common weal by which to live, thrive and govern. Marx, if you read him closely, hated precisely that pre-modern order: the template of created order, a god, a necessary response. In the "Western" context, he understood capitalism to be the initial leveling force to begin destroying the pre-modern order. He saw what had happened in the Italian city states and in the Netherlands as positive. Liberalism has joined capitalism as a destructive force. Capitalism and liberalism are in fact twin weapons: both are leveling forces against hierarchy (holy order) and virtue (Classical, Capital, Christian). Liberalism tells us that we are all equal, i.e. the same. It undermines all notions of hierarchy: God, family, church, associations and community. That is why radical Marxists today champion and work through corporations and liberal institutions. The Marxists have used them and continue to use them, holding out the false idol of a mass of Promethean selves who can shake their fists at all gods when, in fact, those would be Promethean selves turn our to be estranged, shriveled and alienated selves, a writhing heap of Grendels, bereft of all fellowship. Only then can these soulless selves enter the counterfeit Marxist hierarchy in which there is no subsidiarity. (Subsidiarity is at the heart of a real hierarchy). In the Collective West, which includes Europe, the UK, Canada, the U.S., New Zealand, and Australia, the great masses of people are Grendels, ready to be subsumed into the Marxist borg. The short of it is that documents (constitutions, declarations, pledges, etc.) and law must be a product of a social order organized on the pre-modern template with the Cardinal, Capital, Christian virtues. Such cannot be imposed from the top down. If I remember my Calhoun, and Clyde can correct me if I am wrong. Calhoun said that God produces societies, but men produce government. If that is correct, then I disagree with Calhoun; for there he seems to fall into the Enlightenment trap that men can produce with their logic and reason a polity first put forth on paper rather than a polity which springs forth from the heart. Thanks for the wonderful prompt for this rant!!!
11/16/2022 07:31:57 pm
Robert M. Peters
11/16/2022 07:44:50 pm
Old Morpheus calls. His sandman follows on. To bed I must among the feathers until Aurora breaks upon the retreating night! Bonne nuit de Louisiane!
11/17/2022 09:59:57 am
Perrin ole. boy, I stand amazed. I did not think it possible to read this much Bullshit from one fellow.
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Perrin Lovett is a novelist, author, and small-time meddler. He is a loveable, unobtrusive somewhat-right-wing Christian nationalist residing somewhere in Dixie. The revised second edition of his groundbreaking novel, THE SUBSTITUTE, is available from Shotwell Publishing and Amazon. Find his ramblings at www.perrinlovett.me. Deo Vindice!