I am generally a supporter of the neoreactionary idea of passivism, which was first put across by Moldbug. The general idea has developed somewhat from Moldbug’s initial formulation and while it is now the default strategy of the Hestia Society, there is still much to be fleshed out in the theory.
With this post, I’m hoping to provide a simple map that help orient the future posts I make, many of which will focus on the need for a “Greens of the Right” (GoTR) in the Australian electoral system.
Passivism has elitist connotations. A central Moldbuggian insight was that we don’t live in “true” democracies (and this is a good thing). The People have little more power now than they did in the distant past. Society is always and everywhere controlled by elites, it’s just that in our managed democracies, the elite are now those who can influence opinion, police dissent and harvest votes rather than being a (say) aristocratic elite who rule by their virtue and martial skill.
This insight leads to the realisation that any successful rightist restoration must focus on the elites. Whether by convincing, co-opting or replacing, the passivist will be aiming to do SOMETHING to the elites.
But does this mean that there is no value at all in being involved in electoral politics?