Winning The War To Rebuild Freedom
The Answer To the Dangers of Authoritarian Decadence Is To Unilaterally Establish Community With Fellow Freedom Builders
The evils and dangers of authoritarian decadence are on display. Never before in the USA has the danger of freedom being extinquished been graver. For many, the answer seems to be to market freedom to the masses in the hopes of defeating the freedom takers.
For Peers of Upadaria, people who have adopted a unique but Christian spiritual nationhood, and Freedomists who embrace a Pledge of Common Unity, the answer isn’t marketing.
Marketing is meant to pursuade. Upadaria, as a spiritual nation and an international non-territorial Commonwealth, is not something to be marketed. It is more about making a logical case, drawing boundaries, and building community around our shared freedom-building ideas.
The goal is not to convince the majority that something is right. We are at a place where we must all be done “negotiating” about fundamental God-given spiritual sovereignty. We cannot negotiate things like the individual’s wyrd, which is a God-ordained scroll of destiny and purpose unique for each person.
Those who will join the cause or become allies will come forth and together will do exploits. Those who oppose will oppose and all that can be done is to leave them to God’s care.
There is a war on freedom caused by a civilization-wide leftward lurch toward authoritarian decadence. It is necessary to resist this, peacefully, and at least to protect the innocent and the righteous as much as possible. But it is also important to realize that authoritarian decadence is an unavoidable consequence of a civilization in spiritual, moral, cultural, and creative decline.
We live in the days of decline. Every major world civilization today is in a similar state of decline. The problem is way beyond America. It is a global problem.
Some believe elections will save us. If only we get the right people in we can defeat the bad guys, or so the logic runs.
In truth, and to be brutally honest, voting will not save us. Winning elections is not the real solution.
Voting is a power we use as best we can to stave off the greatest threat, the Democrats, who, as a Party, are far worse than the Republicans. The Republicans are not “good”, but their flaws are a minor crime compared to the Democrats.
(*Note, our litmus test is whether a politician will vote to ensure some sorts of status and shanding for Upadarians as a spiritual nation more than anything else and for our non-territorial international Commonwealth. This means, only under such circumstances, a Democrat who will vote for our status and standing would be preferable to a Republican who won’t.)
If voting is mostly just a holding action, what is the answer to our quandry?
The creation of community is the answer.
We who call ourselves Upadarians believe that a spiritual form of nationhood is the most viable way to build community. People intentionally adopt something we call “organic cohesiveness” through the agency of shared nationhood. For Freedomists, a Pledge of Common Unity provides a larger and more pluralistic foundation for collaboration and mutual support.
First we begin with spiritual nationhood. This is important because the stakeholders of our international virtual Commonwealth are conformed Peers of our spiritual nation (Electors).
Let’s dig into nationhood, cohesiveness, and that which makes all this organic.
How can a small group of people overcome large-scale problems that the majority do not even acknowledge as problems? The answer is that they need to be able to act in unity and with discipline and purpose. This is cohesiveness.
When a small group of people are extremely cohesive, the larger but less cohesive groups fall before them.
We aren’t interested in anyone falling before us. We are interested in not falling before the “popular” waves of moral barbarism and authoritarianism that the Democratic Party is all about.
The Democrats and their propaganda organs in the press, academia, Madison Avenue, Wall Street, and Hollywierd are totalitarian perverts. We don’t want to be ruled by their anticulture and their authoritarianism.
Republicans are not the noble and good opposite of the Democrats. They may be seen as either feckless opposition to the Democrats, sometimes collaborators, or slow motion corpostate shills. But they are not anything near a threat to us as the Democrats are.
A cohesive core of a minority of people is more than a match to the balkanized majority coalition the Democrats have cobbled together.
Cohesiveness is needed.
But our idea is that it should be oragnic. This means a few things. First, there is the idea it should come from the heart and be natural, not forced. It should have great depth such that any two people who have this organic cohesiveness instantly know they will almost always agree.
They will be able to predict how the other person will act or respond. They will know that honor and honesty are required as a prerequisite for being a Peer of our nation or a Freedomist in our Commonwealth.
This instant agreement is never forced, it flows from having the same core beliefs and values. It happens by making these shared ideals visible and transparent. It happens we agreement on these matters becomes the very qualification for claiming the shared identity.
What we call nationhood in many ways is “community writ large.” It is a shared identity that defines how those who adopt it will behave with one another and with reference to the outside world. It creates predictability and trust which would normally take a long time to build, thus making an effectice cohesive response difficult.
People adopt the Upadarian nationality when they learn the ideals, principles, practices, and goals that define this identity. These things are expressed through the 17 Protocols of Upadaria which guide the way we treat each other and the way we work together. Others, who we call Freedomists, agree to a Pledge of Common Unity by which they become Citizen Freeholders of our international Commonwealth.
(*Note, people who become Peers take a Pledge of Peers and automatically also agree to the Pledge of Common Unity. People who agree to the Pledge of Common Unity are not Upadarians by nationality and may not even be Christians, but they embrace the ideals and principles upon which freedom is built. Thus we have Peers and Freedomists.)
By this means, many small groups in many locations who gather under our banner can work autonomously. Meanwhile, it looks like a mass movement is being centrally organized and activated. In reality, aside from a support structure and a means of protecting the brand and providing standards, no such control exists.
Any larger scale hierarchy is captains of tens, fifties, hundreds, thousands, and etcetera. To pool resources and facilitate communication and cooperation across great distances and among millions of people some hierarchy is needed. Hierarchical structures with a light touch that support autonomous local groups are ideal.
Through the power of organic cohesiveness, even if that hierarchy was destroyed, a whole new organic hierarchy could emerge from any of the smaller pieces. These smaller peices, like groups of a few people even, become a fractal of the whole. They can then grow through cellular division into a new copy of the whole.
Imagine a small town of perhaps 5,000 adults. Imagine only 300 to 500 adults embracing our nationhood or at least virtual citizenship in our international Commonwealth, and building community amongst themselves. This “Microshire Community” or around 2-5 Shireholds would have an outsized INFLUENCE without asserting any control.
(*Note, the wors “Shirehold” combines the words “shire” and “hold”, as in household. It is a modern adaptation of the ancient tribal band or village in which some form of kinship connection is a condition of membership.)
Even when only a few dozen families share this identity as Peers of Upadaria or embrace the status of Freedomists within our Commonwealth, a lot of good can be done.
In that town, the likelihood any elected official would run afoul of these people is slim. If they voted en bloc, as a group, they would be courted, not persecuted. If they also were not interested in much more than basic human rights for all and to be left in peace to serve their God, they are also not any kind of threat.
Spiritual nationhood is the means of building organic cohesiveness within distributed intentional communities. This is the key to our peaceful and spiritual revolution.
While the degree to which Freedomists are cohesive with Upadarians may be lesser, it is substantial and chances are a Freedomist would engage in some other form of shared nationhood with others within the larger international Commonwealth.
This, or something like this by similar groups who love freedom, is the real solution to our problem. Our problem is authoritarian decadence promoted by a globalist corpostate establishment that has lost its very humanity.
We aren’t trying to convince the majority to reject this. We are not trying to win over the corpostaters or their minions. We will vote to hold the line and disrupt the use of political power as a weapon against freedom. At the same time, we will unilaterally build community through the agency of spiritual nationhood which creates organic cohesiveness.
Our goal is to find, inform, gather, and help yo organize Peers of Upadaria and eCitizens of our virtual commonwealth who are not Peers at the local level. By empowering them to autonomously build community together, we win back a tiny portion of the people and land for freedom.
Electors are confirmed Peers who are citizens of our non-territorial international Commonwealth. Freeholders are active eCitizens and confirmed Freedomists of our commonwealth. They are all called “Upos” and we believe they already exist. What lies before us is the task of calling them and serving them so that they can build their own local Upo Communities.
We use a term “Upoverse” to describe a social, economic, civil, and civic environment based on a new civilizational paradigm. By building the Upoverse online and then face-to-face at the local level, we win more people and spaces for freedom.
As others may do the same, albeit in their own ways, new alliances and coalitions emerge. These alliances and coalitions fly the same banner. It is a banner of freedom through virtue, liberty, and independence and adherence to the same set of core ideals.
People who want freedom and who are destined to become Electors or Freeholders within our globally-distributed community already exist. We do not need to convince them. We need to reach them, gather them, and activate them.