Egalitarianism: the Putrid Heart of the Revolution

July 24, 2014

Photo of an Anti-Monarchial protestor by Sara Star, during the 2011 Royal tour of Canada.

Photo of an Anti-Monarchical protester by Sara Star, during the 2011 Royal tour of Canada.

The many crises shaking the world today—those of the State, family, economy, culture, and so on—are but multiple aspects of a single fundamental crisis whose field of action is man himself. In other words, these crises have their root in the most profound problems of the soul, from whence they spread to the whole personality of present-day man and all his activities. It is, above all, a crisis of Western and Christian man, but also of other peoples to the degree that Western influence has reached and taken root among them. Subscription22 We call this process, now five centuries old, which is destroying Christian civilization, “the Revolution.” Its profound cause is an explosion of pride and sensuality that has inspired not one system, but, rather, a whole chain of ideological systems essentially egalitarian. The existence of Protestantism, of the French Revolution, and of Communism already shows a great avalanche of egalitarianism that has been inundating the world. However, in regards to the Revolution, we do not only need to show that this massive movement exists and is trying to establish a few equalities, but that there is something more profound.

Members of Anonymous at a protest in Brussels. Sign reads: “We are anonymous, we are legion. Freedom.” Photo taken by Morburre

Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira, quoted in Tradition, Family Property Association, ed., Egalitarianism: The Metaphysical Value and Religion of Our Days – Social Leveling…Total Leveling (Glasgow: Tradition, Family, Property Association, 2011), xxii.

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