While the author of this blog has tried to avoid Pesach cleaning by plugging away at the next blog entry, Pesach cleaning did eventually catch up. It seems that the next entry won’t be ready until after Pesach. However, in the meantime, over at The Gates of Vienna, a white nationalist intellectual who calls himself El Ingles has published a political science essay quite relevant to the subject matter of this blog. In fact, it is a great lead-in for the next blog entry. El Ingles, of course, could not care an iota for Medinat Yehudah, does not even know or care that this blog exists or that this struggle is taking place. His concern is the creeping Islamization of Europe and the looming choice the Europeans will surely have to make shortly, between the jackbooted marching morons in brown shirts and the teeming psychopaths in green headbands. But his essay is food for thought that can lead you very far down the intellectual road travelled by Vienna Mike over the past fifteen years or so. As you wade your way through El Ingles’ unfamiliar terminology, consider the following questions and you will suddenly find yourself on eerily familiar mental terrain:
- What is a demos?
- What are the possible bases upon which a demos can be constituted?
- What is the absolute minimal basis necessary for a demos to exist?
- Did a demos ever exist in the State of Israel? Does it exist now? Why or why not?
- Consider the concept of a deliberately created demos. On what bases can a perpetually self-sustaining demos be deliberately created? How does one go about doing this?
- Is the current situation between the various communities that make up Israel’s population a positive-sum game? Was the situation ever a positive-sum game? For whom, why and how have things changed over time? What are the likely consequences if these changes are allowed to progress?
- Is what El Ingles calls a “democratic sweet spot” possible in today’s Israel?
- Is there more than one such “sweet spot”?
- If multiple “sweet spots” are possible, who would prefer which “sweet spot” and why? For each possible “sweet spot”, what changes would have to take place in order to create it if it doesn’t exist and to sustain it in the long term? Are these changes plausible or feasible, given the society that actually exists in Israel today? Is anyone actually making these changes?
- Given the nature of the various communities that make up the population of Eretz Yisrael today, how can circumstances be arranged so that a positive-sum game exists for the various types of Jews who live in Eretz Yisrael in both the short term and the long term?
- What can you do about these things?
P.S. After you read El Ingles’ essay and think about the questions above, do take a look at the very interesting talkbacks section. After you do so, I invite you to look at the brief description of the Torah Republic in Lesson 14 of the Self-Liberation 101 Summary Lesson Plan