As Sorel foresaw, an energising but controlling social myth was created and deployed, but it was not that of the general strike, nor was it composed by the middle-classes, it was certainly not done in a salubrious way, & rather than uniting us, it divided us: the myth of freedom.
Understanding this timely and instructional work only as an action story, only a true description of a group of passionate men, and ignoring its context, which is described politically, socially and historically, leaves it still greatly edifying. Read this book.
Whilst riding the tiger, we must employ extreme engagement with modernity. Whether this means unfettered and insulting critique of anything unworthy of us, or an exaltation and uplifting of anything that is good, or more profoundly a seeking of exhilarating and meaningful experiences, it means we cannot sit back and await what comes next.
We are told excruciatingly that our identity is inferior, or ridiculously that it does not exist; we are undergoing an erasure the likes of which only occurs during the ultimate downfall of an empire. And so our identity must be set out every chance we get.
We need to redevelop a sense of national self-defence. The responsibility of our government and our Security Services has historically been, and should always be, that which is good for our people.
Meaningful change—good and ill—has never occurred at the ballot box, but comes through pressuring the government to enact change, such as labour and civil rights movements, or war. Do not continue to vote for the "lesser of two evils", which is simply one of the system's two faces, or wait until a saviour "worth voting for" arises, or throw up your hands and exclaim that a collapse or war is the only way things will change. Instead, direct your efforts towards local action to improve your community and your group of friends.
It has been proven time and time again that green spaces improve well-being and bring communities together. If not for aesthetic reasons—for the spiritual enrichment we all imbibe when in the countryside or paddling in a brisk white shore—we must protect England for she protects Her people.