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Outside of the circles most familiar with libertarian philosophy, it is uncommon for right-wingers to perceive the term “anarchist” as a positive one in any way. Decades of association with infamous acts of red terror alongside many of the most subversive elements of the far-left have permanently stained the term. Even though the more specific “anarcho-capitalism” may seem more attractive to the broad conservative public, many of the connotations of its matrix term remain, reducing the potential appeal that the ideology could have to the increasing number of dissatisfied right-wingers. As such, and considering that the term “libertarian” is not much appealing either (as Volnost previously covered in this article of his), the present time begs for a new adjective capable of conveying the nature of our political thought while also resonating among culturally right-wing audiences. It is for these purposes that I would like to introduce, in a very Hoppean vein, the term “ordonaturalist” and its conceptualization as the opposite of the dominant anarcho-tyranny.
Following the identification of anarcho-capitalism with natural order already established by Hans-Hermann Hoppe in his famous book Democracy: The God That Failed, ordonaturalism would reconcile the anti-state element inherent to libertarianism with the more conservative preoccupation with order and the natural state of affairs. Furthermore, by hinting at the fact that the current system strikes against natural order through its coercive apparatus, it would be possible to spread awareness about the fact that merely re-engineering existent, democratic states to apply reactionary policies is not a long-term solution unlike “national conservatism”, “the third position” and other false alternatives to the hegemonic paradigm preach. After all, why would violence be necessary to restore the traditional social structures that are naturally best for man?
It is at this point that the antithesis of natural order is to be more carefully analyzed. Anarcho-tyranny refers to a political system in which a kleptocratic oligarchy employs the instruments of coercion embodied in the contemporary state to extract the personal wealth and diminish the liberty of its inhabitants; all while refusing to fulfill the basic function of governance, the protection of private property, by allowing crime and violent mobs to become rampant often for electoral purposes. This description would be especially relevant for our current days, with the political élites turning a blind eye on the widespread riots led by movements as BLM or ANTIFA while any form of real dissidence to the establishment is swiftly suppressed in the name of concepts as vague as “hate speech” or “intolerance”. Additionally, it should be emphasized that the anarcho-tyrannical state plays a major role in disrupting the natural order previously outlined, often in covert ways. Policies as central banking, the public pension system, or unemployment benefits have systematically increased Westerners’ time preference by discouraging having offspring and saving money while subsidizing hedonistic lifestyles preoccupied only with instant gratification. In the meantime, the sophists who prevail in the political arena continue to enrich themselves and their cronies by raising taxes, offering targeted subsidies, seizing property at will, or benefiting from the unfortunately lesser-known Cantillon effect, by which the wealth of a particular group is enhanced via monetary expansionism at the expense of the savings of the general population. All these mechanisms which allow for rent extraction and demoralization on a mass scale would have to be suppressed if one is to achieve a genuinely reactionary social order, for if they were to persist, no amount of legislation would be capable of countering the civilizational tendencies they necessarily induce.
Embracing natural order is, in essence, the only possibility to conserve the perennial institutions that the mainstream right has consistently failed to defend from the progressive Leviathan (or, rather, Cthulhu). And, in light of the antecedently discussed considerations, “ordonaturalist” is similarly the most informative, unambiguous adjective to bear while engaging in the cultural war of our times.
- Spanish Neocameralist (@SNeocameralist in Twitter).