The “Semi-counterrevolutionary” Is Also a Son of the Revolution

July 18, 2019



Klemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar, Prince of Metternich-Winneburg zu Beilstein.

Everything that has been said herein provides grounds for a practical observation.

Spirits marked by this interior Revolution might conserve a counter-revolutionary attitude in respect to one or many points due to an interplay of circumstances and coincidences, such as being reared in a strongly traditional and moral milieu.1

Nevertheless, the spirit of the Revolution will still be enthroned in the mentality of these semi-counterrevolutionaries.

In a people where the majority are in such a state of soul, the Revolution will be irrepressible until they change.

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Thus, as a consequence of the Revolution’s unity, only the total counter-revolutionary is an authentic counter-revolutionary.

As for the “semi-counterrevolutionaries” in whose souls the idol of Revolution begins to totter, their situation is somewhat different. We shall discuss it later.2

1. See Part I, chapter 6, 5, A.
2. See Part II, Chapter 12, 10.

Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira, Revolution and Counter-Revolution (York, Penn.: The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property, 1993), Part I, Chapter IX, p. 60-61.




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