Absolutism

Absolutist Ontology – Basic assumption that the individual is posterior to society: Prior to desires, freedom, or any concept of individuality is the social center, the former dependent upon it. Consequently there will be instances where a sovereign’s rule cannot be formally bound or substituted by a law, logic, or written constitution, only justified by priests after “he who decides the exception” has given their discretion.
References:
https://thejournalofneoabsolutism.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/absolutist-and-anarchistic-ontology/
https://thejournalofneoabsolutism.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/the-anthropoetics-of-power/

Anarchistic / Liberal Ontology – Basic assumption that the individual is anterior to society: Due to the (rational) individual being imagined as coming into being before society’s influence, it leads to a logic where you seek to liberate the individual from society’s influence/injunction as much as possible. When assessing if something is foundationally ontologically Liberal, assess whether there’s a mythos around liberation contained within it.
References:
https://thejournalofneoabsolutism.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/absolutist-and-anarchistic-ontology/
https://thejournalofneoabsolutism.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/the-anthropoetics-of-power/

Auditioning – [Requesting] power/patronage from an elite: Individuals or groups can audition to get power/patronage from the High. Auditioning will often happen through institutions such as academia, think tanks, media, etc.
References:
http://gablog.cdh.ucla.edu/2017/05/auditioning/

Benedict Option – Seceding from identifying with the continuation of civility and moral community with the maintenance of the (American) empire: When a (previously) enfranchised group/Middle ‘checks out’ of the broader society and isolates/secedes themselves. Can often happen due to phenomena like the High+Low vs Middle.
References:
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/benedict-option-faq/
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/meaning-of-the-benedict-option/

Blue Empire – Obscured power: Blue Empire gains its power through informational asymmetries, and is thus invisible. It is often associated with moneyed power, but can also come from other sources like the intelligence community. Examples include things such as NGOs, grassroots, puppet governments. Also sometimes referred to as “Soft Power”.
References:
https://www.unqualified-reservations.org/2007/06/mystery-of-gray-government/
https://www.unqualified-reservations.org/2007/08/secret-of-anti-americanism/

Center – The High: Center is another word for the High.
References:
Bond, C. A. (2019). Nemesis: The Jouvenelian vs. the Liberal Model of Human Orders.

Client – Subject of a Patron: Clients are the subjects of a Patron High who protects the Client in return for their loyalty and labour.
References:
https://thejournalofneoabsolutism.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/36/

Delegation – The sovereign delegates autonomy and responsibilities to people: All rights, freedoms, responsibilities are delegated by the sovereign. Generally the more secure the sovereign is in his rule, the more inclined he’ll be to delegate.
References:
https://thejournalofneoabsolutism.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/the-anthropoetics-of-power/

Distance to Power – What an individual’s/group’s relationship to power is: There are 3 types of relationships to power; High, Middle, Low.

Formalism – The process of formalizing power around a Sovereign: To avoid the High+Low vs Middle phenomena, as well as reducing Imperium in Imperio, power needs to become formalized around a formal Sovereign who doesn’t have to hide.
References:
https://www.unqualified-reservations.org/2007/04/formalist-manifesto-originally-posted/
http://gablog.cdh.ucla.edu/2017/08/formalism-all-the-way-down/
https://thejournalofneoabsolutism.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/94/

High – The closest to power: The High is the societal elites, the groups and people that have actual power in society and a large amount of influence. The High will generally act as a Patron of the Middle, but may also in certain circumstances become a Patron of the Low.

High+Low vs Middle – The High uses the Low to attack the Middle: If the Middle becomes disloyal and threatens the security of the power of the High, the High might use the Low to attack the Middle until the High’s power has been resecured.
References:
https://www.socialmatter.net/the-compendium/#HLVM
https://thejournalofneoabsolutism.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/36/
https://bloodyshovel.wordpress.com/2017/11/14/biological-leninism/
http://gablog.cdh.ucla.edu/2017/10/mimetic-theory-and-high-low-v-the-middle/
https://www.unqualified-reservations.org/2007/05/bdh-ov-conflict_07/
https://neoabsolutism.wordpress.com/2017/07/03/high-low-versus-the-middle/
https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/the-high-low-coalition/
http://gablog.cdh.ucla.edu/2020/03/declarative-culture-properly-understood/
http://gablog.cdh.ucla.edu/2019/04/some-further-inquiry-into-hlvm/

Illiberalism – Reaction against Liberalism: illiberalism defines itself by what it is against and not what it is for, thereby not transcending Liberalism.
References:
https://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/286052/americas-illiberal-pretenders-and-europes-post-liberal-states

Imperium in Imperio – Hostile/subversive factions within an empire: When an empire becomes so dominant that it has no external enemies, the biggest threat comes from within where different Power Centers and factions will try to expand their power at the expense of other Power Centers and factions.
References:
http://gablog.cdh.ucla.edu/2018/05/linguistically-constructed-empires-within-empires/

Low – The group farthest from power: The group that hold no power or influence in society, and are of low status and desirability in their society, as well as being unproductive and a drain on society. In certain circumstances they can become Clients of the High.

Middle – Clients of the High: This group is not able to become a High, but are productive and desirable enough that the High will grant them patronage in return for their loyalty and labour, where they’re the powerbase of the High. Under certain circumstances the High may abandon them.

Patron – The liege of a Client: The group/individuals in the High that a Client swears fealty to is called their Patron.
References:
https://thejournalofneoabsolutism.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/36/

Periphery – The Low: The Periphery is another word for the Low.
References:
Bond, C. A. (2019). Nemesis: The Jouvenelian vs. the Liberal Model of Human Orders.

Postliberalism – Transcendence of Liberalism: It is only possible to move beyond Liberalism by transcending it, meaning that what is aesthetically authentic in Liberalism (individual autonomy) is preserved, but also becomes subsumed and nested into a more comprehensive order.
References:
https://palladiummag.com/2018/09/29/towards-the-post-liberal-synthesis/
http://gablog.cdh.ucla.edu/2020/03/the-stack-the-city/
http://gablog.cdh.ucla.edu/2020/05/aspiration/
http://gablog.cdh.ucla.edu/2019/06/from-metapolitics-to-politics/
http://gablog.cdh.ucla.edu/2020/06/the-imperative-of-the-occupant-of-the-center/

Power – The ability to influence/manipulate/modulate our social world: Power is the extent you can influence, manipulate, or modulate people and society.

Power Center – Concentrations of Power: Power Centers are places within our social order where power concentrates and flows from. Power Centers are typically delegations of Power from the Sovereign. They can come in competition with one another.

Red Empire – Formal power: Red Empire are the formal and visible institutions, hierarchies, positions, etc. of power, and is typically martial in nature. Also sometimes referred to as “Hard Power”.
References:
https://www.unqualified-reservations.org/2007/06/mystery-of-gray-government/
https://www.unqualified-reservations.org/2007/08/secret-of-anti-americanism/

Sovereignty – To be the most powerful/influential: In any group there’ll always be a person who’s the most “influential”. Out of all groups there’ll be a group who’s the most “influential”. And within that group there’ll be a person who’s the most “influential”, who’s the de facto Sovereign. Leadership and Sovereignty is always demonstrated and thus can’t be elected, but there will always be a Sovereign, whether as a formal position or not.
References:
https://thejournalofneoabsolutism.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/the-anthropoetics-of-power/
http://gablog.cdh.ucla.edu/2016/10/absolutist-sovereignty/
http://gablog.cdh.ucla.edu/2016/12/tradition-conserved-is-sovereignty-conserved/

Subsidiary – The Middle: Subsidiary is another word for the Middle.
References:
Bond, C. A. (2019). Nemesis: The Jouvenelian vs. the Liberal Model of Human Orders.

Suzerainty – The most powerful/influential within a discrete space: Within any group or delegated space with some degree of internal autonomy, there will always be one who’s the most influential, who’ll be Suzerain (as long as he isn’t the Sovereign).
References:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzerainty

The Cathedral – The progressive/Liberal elite: The Cathedral is a term used to describe the amalgamation of Blue Empire elites and Power Centers pushing progressive egalitarianism. Typically includes the mainstream media, academia, NGO’s and interest groups.
References:
http://archive.ph/pRZ2d

Thermidor Moment – When the HLvM finally collapses/consolidates around a coherent power structure: When power has finally been secured (enough) that the Low is purged and the Middle re-enfranchised.
References:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermidorian_Reaction

Woke Capital – Businesses and corporations adopting the Cathedral’s agenda: Private businesses, corporations, capitalism has in essence joined the Blue Empire elites in pushing their progressive egalitarianism.
References:
https://parallaxoptics.wordpress.com/2018/11/12/on-woke-capital/

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