Sean Gabb (UK, libertarian) spoke at the recent HL Mencken gathering, and his speech was full of the expected Truth that only a doom culture can accept and even applaud—Gabb, in the comment section, put it a little differently, but I cleaned it up. I will say a US of A version of Gabb has never been more required.
From a UK perspective, Gabb presents a Traditionalist view that the US of A is the great Satan as he critiques the movements in Europe and Russia, which he finds lacking. For our folk, that would put us in the role of redeemer for our country.
Implicit in this outsider critique is the urgency for the US of A to play her role as an autarky, as an “isolationist” nation, that yes, does accept carefully determined immigrants, visitors, and other sundry exchanges of people–without bestowing bennies and citizenship, but does not get involved with the world beyond the discipline of commercial exchange. It should simply, stick to its own place, bogged down with trivial political issues about a tariff rate, and insure a decentralized government that will not wreak havoc on the world for it refuses to ever unite under a flag, or a mission of the messiah sort. We are not Germans, after all.
This is our purpose, the only decent part of American Nationalism all can agree upon, all Southern Nationalism falls before it. We can split apart, say horrible things about one another, and still live under the myth of our founding—all at the same time. We were functional once, and young.
…to be continued