[what in hell could a reaction from the left be?]
If the idea of a reaction from the left sounds preposterous, it’s because it is. It’s unthinkable under the current ideological establishment, and it’s unthinkable even from it’s most fierce opposition. It’s an abortion of thought, a monster of reflection. Following the tradition of the most reactionary lineage of leftist thought, Proudhonian mutualism filtered through American individualist anarchism, it’s the goal of this blog to dig up, at least minimally, this impossibility.
So, what is the Left Reaction? First of all, it’s reaction: opposition to the modern rationalist establishment, the Cathedral. It opposes the universalist Jacobin program of global government, favoring a fractured geopolitics organized through long-evolved complex systems. It’s profoundly anti-socialist and anti-communist, favoring market economy and individualism. It abhors tribalism and seeks a realistic plan for dismantling it (primarily informed by HBD and HBE). It looks at modernity as a degenerative ratchet, whose only way out is intensification (hence clinging to crypto-marxist market-driven acceleration).
How come can any of this still be in the *Left*? It defends equality of power, i.e. freedom. This radical understanding of liberty is deeply rooted in leftist tradition and has been consistently abhored by the Right. LRx is not democrat, is not socialist, is not progressist and is not even liberal (in its current, American use). But it defends equality of power. It’s utopia is individual sovereignty. It’s method is paleo-agorism. The anti-hierarchy of hunter-gatherer nomads is its understanding of the only realistic objective of equality.
The Left Reaction is thus a realistic left, pragmatic to the bone. It does not care for morality, except insofar as morality guides monkeys toward better monkey business. It does not care for ideals, except insofar as they are instrumental to catallaxy.
In more cosmic terms, it seeks only to fulfill the Revolution’s side in the left-right intelligence pump: mutation or creation of paths. Proudhon’s antinomy is essentially about this: the collective force of the socius, evinced in moral standards and social organization vs the creative force of the individuals, that constantly revolutionize and disrupt the social body. The interplay of these forces create reality (it’s a metaphysics indeed): the Absolute (socius) builds so that the (individualistic) Revolution can destroy so that the Absolute may adapt, and then repeat. The good old formula of ‘solve et coagula’.
Ultimately, if the Neoreaction promises eternal hell, the LRx sneers “but Satan is with us”.