Religion & the True Left

The True Left opposes secularism, or the idea that religion should play no part in social or political discussion. The secularist view would imply that religious life is or should be separate from social life—a preposterous notion to the genuinely religious. The church however should have no influence over state affairs, but only insofar as no other organization with a different leadership should rival the state.

It must be stressed also that religious discussion should not be constrained to a mere tolerance and preservation of different creeds. In the wake of the False Left’s dethronement of religious authority was foisted a relativism that saw all religions as ‘equal,’ or more specifically, equally tolerable, respectable, commendable, etc. The chief problem with this relativism is the consequence that all religious moral systems must therefore also be equal.

While the Far Right rejects this relativism merely on the basis of whether a given religion is part of their traditional ‘identity,’ the True Left rejects it by instead holding each creed to an absolute standard of universal moral values. Metaphysics, theology, and other such models set forth by religions may be respected, but only so long as their moral ramifications—and explicit decrees—are noble. Most religions however also hold room for a range of interpretation, though often a result of a corruption of its founder’s teachings.

This being the case, the True Leftist, in addition to assessing the theology of his or any other religion for its moral implications, seeks to associate with and advance its noble aspects while eliminating the ignoble. It is not enough for him to stop at his own religion though; he must help to unite the noble elements across all religions if the True Left has any hope of eradicating the tribalist creeds.

Over the coming weeks will be published a series of articles dealing with some of the major religions of the world, in an attempt to briefly evaluate each for its relation to the ideals of the True Left. It is hoped that this will help unite the noble elements across all faiths, by showing the common Gnostic thread that runs through their unadulterated versions, and by exposing the sordid creeds and corruptions.

At the foundation of any Gnostic or True Left theology must lie a dualism of some form. Good must be set against Evil in a clear manner. If the element of Evil is either unspecified, or included within the control or emanatory power of Good, then it is justified according to such a theology. Also, if Good is represented as merely commensurate with Evil, then evil actions are again justified as this is relativism. A Gnostic religion must present Good as essentially and originally opposed to Evil, and also superior to it.

Often the two forces oppose each other as the archetypes Spirit and Matter, Truth and Falsehood, Light and Darkness, Justice and Iniquity, Purity and Corruption, and so on. For adherents to Gnostic religion, this opposition calls for constant struggle against Evil. The fate of humans and of the world is not pre-determined; we have free will and thus are responsible for our actions or lack thereof.

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The cosmic struggle through each of us

Therefore, a religious approach in line with the Gnostic Left must not be solely about theological ideas, or personal psychology, but must also have social and political action in this life as a vital directive—and not, ideally, as a mere means for attaining divine favor: good deeds in this world should be foremost a matter of compassion and duty, not about rewards and punishments.

With these basic precepts in mind, we will examine various religions and allow the noble elements to surface while casting aside the reprehensible dogmas.

Marks of True Leadership

Now I know that we have written articles concerning democracy and the tyranny of the majority. But I felt that it was important to illustrate something of what we would consider an ideal to which we would aim in our Movement, especially in presenting our position in formal platforming in our various nations. In my Australian Movement, I have written as a part of our Party Platform, in its Political Policy thus:

“The Australian Freedom Party advocates an autocratic form of government (though not by hereditary but based on merit) over any democratic or constitutional system of government in its capacity to serve the people honestly and accountably.”

Whenever people hear something about autocracy, it is easy for people to misconstrue my position, that I am proposing some kind of tyrannical rule of a heartless dictator. But actually what I am proposing could be nothing further from that.

True Leaders vs Mere Bureaucratic Administrator

The kind of government that I envision first requires a visionary leader (in our case I propose that he be called the Chief Citizen), one who can guide the state and thus the destiny of that realm over which he has power. I use the word “guide” because there is a big difference between true leadership and mere bureaucratic administration. True leaders are not caught up in the mundane managerial notion of libertarian governance. Such a leader is not required to personally formulate every policy, or even to bother himself with their implementation and micromanaging.

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Men of small minds end up being caught up in their own ego, and are unable to hear the voice of wisdom when it speaks through those whom they lead

Essentially, the principle of micromanagement in the context of autocratic government is what leads to tyranny. Such are men of small minds who end up lacking the confidence in their own vision to guide them in giving a voice to those they lead and having the confidence to assign those most fitted to the task to carry out various responsibilities within their realm. They are afraid of those with gifting and ability. On the other hand, a true leader can clearly see that there are those among his followers who hold greater knowledge and expertise in these areas. Genuine authority exercised in such a way wins the loyalty of his followers and ultimately of the people who he rules over. It also empowers a true leader to be able to trust those whom he leads.

It is for this reason, that as you read my Party Platform, it must be remembered that I am painting a grand picture with broad brushstrokes. I see politics as true artistry (not bull artistry). If I were to be Chief Citizen of Australia, I would see my role as being the fountainhead from which the ultimate vision of a New Australia would flow. And thus it would require those who have a heart and will to embrace this vision to be looked to, according to their personal resources and expertise, to help flesh out this vision, helping to bring it into full manifestation. As I have stated before, I see the best government one in which the principle of absolute authority is coupled with the principle of absolute responsibility.

Although it may be difficult at first to see the vision, there is a reason for every individual element of my Platform, and they all fit together as a synergistic unit to form the infrastructure of a new paradigm for our Nation. Monetary reform flows into public works projects, which in turn flows into true welfare for our people and the capacity for our nation to welcome those who seek asylum. All the elements must be seen as an organic whole. Beyond this, for this vision to be ultimately fulfilled will require the willingness of our people to embrace it, the willingness of those who follow me to be able to interpret my desires, in such as way as to be able to innovating and administer the practicalities of their implementation.

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A True Leader is more like a spiritual guide – like Christ or Gandhi, and not a mere mundane politician who gets good at writing speeches and making a comfortable living off of parliamentary attendance

Thus, the pitfall of micromanaging can be avoided, and instead our Chief Citizen can devote himself to the role of a leader – which in its essence is the formulation, development and communication of a vision for the rest to follow. Thus, those with knowledge, initiative, creativity and expertise can all be put to the best use for the good of the whole nation. All tasks of implementation will be delegated downwards, ultimately fostering “grassroots activism” by which our vision can be rapidly and properly communicated from the top downwards, ultimately becoming culturally and socially ingrained.

Reclaiming the Genuine Australian Nationalism

Under the banner of so-called “patriotism” and “nationalism,” the whole issue of refugees is being used as a means for propagating fear and insecurity, thus causing people to cling to those who promise them protection from their fears. There are countless examples in the media, both here in Australia and abroad, where such a picture has been graphically forced upon the masses. Meanwhile, the same powers that own the media are cutting underhanded deals internationally to essentially sell the soul of our nations into the hands of the international corporate powers. “Bread and circus” have always been a key means of the pacifying and control of the public, and for now the circus has turned to a gladiatorial contest, where innocent refugees seeking asylum have been thrown to the lions in the name of manipulating people through fear and blinding them to the real threat to our national security.

 

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“True Nationalism is the furthest thing from divisive. Under the banner of the Southern Cross, an authentic Australian revolutionary symbol, I am seeking for those who wish to stand for a unified Australia, a land where nobility is the goal regardless of where you have come from. It is for this purpose that I have founded the Australian Freedom Party.” (Steven Pidgeon, Manifesto of the Australian Freedom Party)

Generally, all of humanity can be divided into three categories.

1) There are the people who complacently settle for slavery to the status quo.  Unconsciously driven by self-interest, they seem “happy” as long as their personal lives are unaffected by the decisions of those in power. Watching the news, reading the newspapers, they receive whatever opinion is being fed to them without consideration or censure. So many people honestly don’t seem to care about the injustices committed in this world and, if it benefits them, they could even be willing to side with the oppressor.

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Are You Settled to Being Just a Part of the Crowd?

2) There are the lower elements of humanity, who assert that their opinions are silently held by the majority. They make out as if their stance is the only morally defensible position that can be taken. They make immigrants and minorities the innocent victims of their rhetoric, all in the pursuit of the supposed “good of their nation and the generations to come”. They make a claim to “nationalism,” while in reality they are a bunch of ethno-centric fear-mongers, which – knowingly or not – are playing into the Zionist agenda (as demonstrated by how nicely their Islamophobic and pro-Israel rhetoric fits into Murdoch’s fear-inducing media bandwagon). Identitarian politics is a divisive cancer to our people, actually the very antithesis of true nationalism.

True Nationalism is the furthest thing from divisive. Under the banner of the Southern Cross, an authentic Australian revolutionary symbol, I am seeking for those who wish to stand for a unified Australia, a land where nobility is the goal regardless of where you have come from. It is for this purpose that I have founded the Australian Freedom Party. Against such aggression for selfish ends, a positive Movement for genuine nationalism must rise with greater aggression to stamp it out!

 

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Supposedly this racist Movement stands for Australia. Do they stand for you?

3) There are the higher elements of humanity, who stand for quality over quantity, who hold the banner of “Unity Through Nobility,” who seek to take a stand for true freedom and the end of exploitation. They will take a stand for the ideal, and put their lives on the line for it. When they appear, their lives are like a shining light to others.

However, the pitfall for such genuine-hearted people can be to fall into a false kind of socialism, which proclaims that the root causes of the economic and social problems are faced only by the working classes, thus creating another divisive element – ultimately being no different to the ethnocentric “nationalist.” This causes people to become enamoured with their own “class issues”, which essentially plays upon the same egoistic fears that the false “nationalism” plays upon, creating division and discontent. Whereas this brand of “socialism” promotes class war and asserts that people should feel united with workers internationally rather than with their fellow national citizens, the truth is that there doesn’t need to be division between workers and employers if they are all working for the same goal and everybody’s needs are being met (which is possible). A true nationalist solution to these problems actually cuts to the root of economic and social problems in a way that benefits all – both the worker and the employer, both the farmer and the one who feeds from his labours, the manufacturer and the one who benefits from his goods. This is genuine nationalism.

CAN YOU HEAR THE CALL?

In reality, while the majority live their lives in slavery, really they are just looking to somebody to lead them. In cringing fear, they may offer no resistance to those negative elements in society who stand up for what they claim to be their “right.” But when a truly positive Movement towards genuine unity and nobility rises with militancy, rising to oppose self-interest in all forms, who will find the courage and self-sacrifice within themselves to offer themselves to the cause?

Our Nation will only descend into degradation and depravity if these negative elements are too long allowed a voice without a stand being taken by those who know what is right and who are willing to put their lives on the line for their ideal. For our Movement to find strength and presence to oppose the rising tide of self-interest and racism, all who have within them the better elements of humanity must finally shake off the shackles of slavery and rally to the clarion call for the Truth.

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What We Fight For

The main focus of our site so far has been the far-right and Zionism, which has led a few to mistakenly believe they are our only concern (or that we care more about the far-right than about Zionism!). We do view these two as our biggest problems of our time, but they are far from our only concerns. To give a glimpse of our greater goals, I have decided to add a new page:

https://trueleftblog.wordpress.com/mission-statement/

If you too fight or wish to fight for a better world, send in a contact form here:

https://trueleftblog.wordpress.com/contact-2/

Sunrise

For too long the darkness has ruled us,
For too long the clouds have deceived us,
But today the clouds shall grow heavy,
Today the earth shall turn.

In the deepest dark before the dawn,
The stars guided us to this great horizon,
Through the decades a voice has a called us,
Through the years we have followed.

Now we stand on wind-worn shore,
As shepherds try to lead us astray,
They say to us with glares and sneers,
“How can this man be your brother?”

But we hold the hand beside us,
As the deceivers’ ramblings fade into silence,
We are solid as granite is solid,
And colorful as granite is colorful.

We are united by a great destiny,
We are the lightning that tears through the clouds,
We are the rain that brings them down,
We are the sun that reveals the truth.

The sun shines golden in the sky,
And the shepherds’ staffs are revealed as snakes,
The stone is returned,
To the hand from which it was thrown.

All once hidden is now revealed,
All deception is brought before the eyes,
The borrowed war is over,
Let the Golden Age begin!

Remember us,
Mark our every word,
We are the storms that tear apart the clouds,
We are the sun that illuminates the truth!

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New Banner

Recently we were joined by an artist, NWReborn, who has designed a really cool banner for the True Left. If anybody wishes to start a paramilitary group or some other True Left group in their area and use this banner, feel free to send a message so we can give you two thumbs-up to use it.

It cannot be stressed enough how important it is for propaganda to be easily understood, and art accomplishes just that. Given our movement’s purpose, it should also help purify our own vision in the process, as great art is meant to do. NWReborn will be our chief artist, allowing us to expand our reach on the site beyond writing articles and into a much more direct and intuitive area. Welcome to the team!

The South will rise again — but as part of America, not Dixie

Nearly all of the news articles and blog posts about the Confederate flag and recent controversy in South Carolina are lacking in a satisfactory explanation of the culture and beliefs surrounding the flag’s use. Many Americans have a weak grasp on our history, and as a result, both sides of the debate can easily be manipulated on controversial issues such as the Confederate flag. By examining history, we discover that there has been an unbroken vein of racism running through the South in every decade since the Civil War. Not surprisingly, the modern revival of the Confederate flag has been firmly linked with defending White Supremacist and segregationist beliefs. At the same time however, there are plenty of non-racist heroes in the South’s history that present-day Americans can be proud of. By understanding these two irreconcilable cultures which exist in the South, modern Southerners need not be demoralized by their region’s history, but can instead draw inspiration from those who heroically stood up for justice.

 

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Table of Contents
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Introduction

1. Dixie
-Origin of Dixie
-The Antebellum Era in Pop Culture
-The Rise of Dixie
-The Spread of Dixie Influence
-Bleeding Kansas
-Peace in Kansas, War in America
-Dixie Diaspora
-Reconstruction and the Nadir of Inter-ethnic Relations
-Resurrection of the Confederate Flag as a Political Symbol

2. A Lost Cause
-The Cause of the Civil War, in the Confederacy’s Own Words
-The Lost Cause Ideology

3. Some Background on the Confederate Flag and Current Events
-Historic Use of the Confederate Flag
-Modern Use of the Confederate Flag in State Flags
-South Carolina Flag Controversy
-Upgrading Anti-flag Rhetoric to Anti-racist Rhetoric
-Non-racist use of “Dixie” and Confederate Flag

4. The South
-Stereotypes of Southerners
-Academic Pessimism vs Heroic Idealism
-History of the Antebellum Era
-Agrarianism
-The Black Belt

5. The South that Could Have Been
-The Legacy of Colonial Georgia
-Radical Reconstruction
-Lincoln
-The Great Emancipator
-Lee
-Native Americans

6. 2015 reaction against the Confederate flag–Modern Republicans and Southerners against the flag
-Shaping Public Opinion or Merely Following It?
-A Southern Wind of Change
-South Carolinans Speak Out

7. Rebels With a Cause

Conclusion
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Introduction

The 2015 racist mass murder in Charleston, South Carolina has renewed the debate over the use of the Confederate flag. To Americans who live outside of the South, slavery and 100 subsequent years of segregation are the greatest contributors to what comes to mind when thinking of “The South”. The Civil Rights era 50 years ago is still within living memory of many, and every schoolchild is familiar with photos of Civil Rights protesters being attacked by racist police and lynch mobs. The apparent apathy of the average Southerner to KKK lynchings, George Wallace and Orval Faubus refusing to integrate schools, and present-day clinging to the slavery-tinged Confederate flag may make it seem like all who live in the South are rabid racists. However, it is of the utmost importance to understand that not everyone who lives in the South is racist, and not all racists in the US are from the South. This seems obvious at first, but non-Southerners can’t help but be suspicious that racism must be an integral part of the culture from a region which practiced slavery, Jim Crow, had frequent lynchings, and where many continue to support a symbol of the Civil War…

The situation becomes clear if we realize that the South, like all societies, is bifurcated between tribalists and non-tribalists. Many modern supporters of the flag do not view the flag as a representation of racism, but as a symbol of the Southern nation and culture–which existed before the Civil War and only became a formal identity with the inception of the Confederacy. (This Civil War-centric nation and culture, which undeniably has many racist elements, will be hereafter be referred to as “Dixie”, and “Southern” will refer to a general geographic area and non-Civil-War-centric culture).

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