7.1.A Reformation: The Introduction
—“Revolt, Separate, Specialize, Prosper, Speciate, and Transcend Animal Man.”—
How Do We Create a Reformation?
[S]tarting a revolution as an expression of frustration doesn’t necessarily bring change for the better. And some revolutions have far worse results than their original states: France and Russia in particular.
To implement change one has to have something to demand. And what one demands has to satisfy a lot of people‘s interests. Those demands have to be possible to put into operational processes that we call ‘institutions‘. They have to be possible to persist regardless of the beliefs of the participants. To persist they have to create the right incentives.
- So to create a revolution you need moral authority – something that people will willingly use violence to bring about. And as a moral imperative, and moral justification, TRUTH IS ENOUGH. We are tired of lies, pseudoscience, and obscurant rational justifications. We are tired of our elites burning our civilization. The truth is enough. Unlike gossip, guilting and shaming. And unlike pseudo-science and propaganda, the truth is expensive. Truth is the most powerful argumentative weapon ever developed. And Propertarianism teaches us how to demand truth and speak the truth.
- After moral authority, you need a political solution – a set of demands, and in sufficient detail that it is possible to discuss rationally and implement as formal institutions.
- Then you need a sufficient plan of transition that a revolution isn’t necessary, and people don‘t die by the millions to do it.
- Then you need a method of altering the status quo – not a plan – for nullification, secession, revolution, and civil war – and hope you can accomplish it with incremental nullification and secession … but willing to conduct a revolution or civil war if need be. And you pursue all of them at once.
- Then you need an ‘organization‘ – a group of people who act as the general staff that answers questions and propose ideas on how to implement, how to transition and how to raise the cost of the status quo so that the transition is preferable to the uncertainty and instability.
- Then you need a small number of people willing to die for their people, culture, and civilization, but who have a reasonable belief that their sacrifice is not in vain.
We live in the most fragile time in history. It no longer takes masses in the streets to bring about revolution. It takes a small number of people to increase the friction of daily life. It has never been easier to create a revolution. Our people just need a plan, moral authority, and something to demand.
To bring about a reformation or revolution one must provide it to them.
A Moral License. A Set of Demands. A Plan of Transition. A Means of altering the status quo.
Therefore, we provide them all.