donderdag 7 december 2017

Tradition and Hierarchy

Wisdom for the ages. Many of those who are, like myself, opposed to the coercive power of the state would nevertheless do well to keep this in mind. A voluntary society will not survive if it becomes an egalitarian free-for-all. On the contrary: a voluntary society will only thrive if it becomes highly hierarchic.
The difference with the coercive state society is that these voluntary hierarchies will be natural, instead of artificial. Those in positions of authority will only be there because they are endowed with that authority by those who voluntarily follow such leaders. And they will only retain their authority as long as they remain worthy of it.
This is the ancient basis of kingship, and aristocracy, and priesthood. It is to those deep roots that we must now return.

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