Evola on Constitutionalism and Liberal Democracy

Nowadays the intellectual confusion has reached such an extent that [Classical] liberalism, which according to ancient regimes and the Church was synonymous with antitradition and revolution, is portrayed by some as a “right-wing” movement, bent on protecting human dignity, rights, and freedom against Marxism and totalitarianism.  The following considerations are aimed at exposing this misconception. 

-Julius Evola, Men Among the Ruins Chapter 3 

The problem with the unholy alliance between conservatives, libertarians, much of the alt-right and white nationalism is that they have taken the mantle of Right-Wing to mean Liberal Democratic forms of government with all the conventions that it entails. Their unity is against the ever-more increasingly totalitarian and psychotic Cultural Marxists and the Leftist establishment (What they call The Cathedral *see picture below*)

This chart leaves out the Classical Liberal tree that gave birth to Marxism
This chart leaves out the Classical Liberal tree that gave birth to Marxism

“Plato said: “Probably, then, tyranny develops out of no other constitution than democracy—from the height of liberty, I take it, the fiercest extreme of servitude.” Liberalism and individualism played merely the role of instruments in the overall plan of world subversion, to which they opened the dams. Thus, it is of paramount importance to recognize the continuity of the current that has generated the various political, anti-traditional forms that are today at work in the chaos of political parties: [Classical] liberalism, constitutionalism, parliamentary democracy, socialism, radicalism, and finally communism and Soviet-ism have emerged in history as degrees or as interconnected stages of the same disease. Without the French [and American] Revolution and liberalism, constitutionalism and democracy would not have existed; without democracy and the corresponding bourgeois and capitalist civilization of the Third Estate, socialism and demagogic nationalism would not have arisen; without the groundwork laid by socialism, we would not have witnessed the advent of radicalism and of communism in both its national and proletarian international versions.

The fact that today these forms often appear either to coexist or to be in competition with each other should not prevent a keen eye from noting that they sustain, link, and mutually condition each other, being only the expression of different degrees of the same subversion of every normal and legitimate institution. It necessarily follows that, when these forms clash, the one that will prevail will be the most extreme, or the one located on the lowest step.”

Liberalism, with its exaltation of free market capitalism, freedom of speech, religious liberty, women’s rights and constitutional rule of law is merely the mid-point, quickly obsolete in the face of its Socialist successor, completely defenseless against it’s incursions. It’s purpose of subverting the previous order of Throne and Altar has passed, and now it is being eaten alive by it’s own rebellious children.

One Nation under Socialism
One Nation under Socialism

Like Ouroboros that eats its own tail, The Revolution consumes itself, and at the round table of the Evil One, all revolutionaries have their own seat at the table.