The Decay of the Conservative Dynasty
If the dynasty of Progressive Conservatives hadn’t been declared dead during Harper’s campaign in the last Federal election, by this point it would be hard to avoid noticing the decay. The Ontario Provincial Election is a microcosm of what is to come in the upcoming 2019 Federal election, and what we see is that the NDP is standing strong as a labour left alternative, the Liberals are choking to death, and with some of the recent scandals that Doug Ford has been involved in, the corpse of the Progressive Conservatives is beginning to smell.
Ford Nation has been nothing more than an unintentional way to market Neoliberal economic policy under the banner of the “thug life” aesthetic, and Progressive Conservatism is prepared to stand strong on low taxes and abortion while failing to combat multiculturalism, mass immigration, and the promotion of degenerate sexual preferences. But lets be honest, when it comes to Neoliberalism, the Liberals can be just as bad as the Conservatives, especially considering that the Liberals privatized Hydro One.
At this point, at least it can be said that the NDP are economic nationalists on some level, but Canada needs a Populist alternative to the Progressive Conservatives, lest the side of excessive social progress (caused by Liberal and NDP alike) upheave our political institutions and turn our culture into a war of social justice warriors seeking to claim the throne of political correctness. Canada needs an outlet to address the Populist sentiments of the labour left and the white working class majority, while also maintaining the social conservatism and traditional culture of the past millennium— traditional culture that was characterized by monocultural homogeneity and monogamous heterosexuality.
Progressive Conservatism predates the modern PCs as an ideology. Prior to the Progressive Conservatives that evolved from Harper’s Reform Party, there was the Progressive Conservative Party of John Diefenbaker, Brian Mulroney, and Lester B. Pearson. Like the Progressive Conservatives of Today, these Progressive Conservatives were also prepared to make concessions on mass-immigration and multiculturalism, which is why Diefenbaker moved away from the Eurocentric immigration policy of 1952.
Ironically, it was the Liberal PM Louis St. Laurent who put the 1952 policy forward, having done so in the tradition of Mackenzie King, who was vocal about his explicit opposition to mass immigration. It is ironic because Mackenzie King’s views on mass immigration almost directly parallel that of Macdonald’s, which would lead one to believe that with the tragic demise of the National Conservatives in the 30s, the Liberals inherited the political tradition of MacDonald for a short while. It was with Lester B. Pearson and Pierre Elliot Trudeau that the liberal party ceased to be the party of Strong Liberalism and Nationalism and became the party that tried to one-up the Progressive Conservatives in terms of Progressivism.
Now Liberals and Conservatives are both “Progressives”. What this really amounts to is that Liberals want a progressive tax, Conservatives want a lowered and simplified tax, both favour privatization, both will compete for the ethnic vote, and sometimes the “Conservatives” will voice complaints against abortion. Conservatives today do not care about preserving the tradition of monocultural homogeneity and monogamous heterosexuality that has characterized the trajectory of the linear growth in Canada and the West over the past few centuries, if not the past millennium. And it is economic nationalism with the right kind of social conservatism that has kept nations productive and efficient to the same extent that it has kept them wholesome and morally upright. It is this fusion of nationalism and conservatism that gives nations the cohesion and competitive edge required to develop mature industries, increase total productive forces, and gain the absolute advantage in trade.
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