“4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
One perception many have of reactionaries is that they lack compassion. When people look at what kings of the past did and the kind of law and punishment we want to bring to the table, they cringe. But it’s actually a place of compassion where reactionaries come from. You see, reactionaries are “low-time” preference. We want what is best for society over a long period of time, not simply what’s best in the moment like the debt-creators who run the US and Europe who pin the bills on the future. Reactionaries want to build a bright future for our children and for humanity – to conquer the stars, to live in reasonable comfort, to perform heroic deeds. We don’t want to cripple future humans with poverty due to our materialist excess.
We don’t want prison systems as they are currently implemented, because the modern US prison system is inhumane and unjust. In Biblical times and throughout the Middle Ages you generally took a beating or a relatively short term punishment and were forced to pay restitution, if you didn’t do something worthy of execution. Perhaps a thief would be given a certain amount of lashes or blows and forced to pay restitution and a fine to the government. Nowadays we’d lock the guy up for years and permanently ruin his life by giving him a criminal record and making it hard for him to land a job. How is that more humane? Punish people severely, so that they learn their lesson and others are afraid to commit similar crimes, and then accept them fully back into society as equals. Or execute them if they are repeat offenders or very serious offenders. It’s not humane to let murderers and people who commit grave crimes to roam among the general population, who has to suffer their evils.
We know from scientific studies that women have become less happy thanks to feminism, and that democracy is slowly but surely destroying the West and beyond. We have compassion on our fellow man, and woman, which is what inspires us to swim against the tide and have unpopular opinions. We don’t care what others might think, we care about what is best. Many reactionaries come off as angry because we feel emotions like any human being, but our emotions are placed logically. We look around and see insanity and disorder everywhere, a dim future for our children and death and suffering from liberal ideas like abortion (infanticide) and foreign aid and welfare schemes that do more harm than good.
Reactionaries understand human nature. Humans are naturally evil. We accept that, which is why utopias are impossible. But democracy is simply throwing a nation to the jackals (the kakistocrats), who inevitably rise to power through mass-manipulation. We understand that men are naturally meant to lead and women are to be submissive to them, and we want to restore the family and the deep joy individuals find within a healthy family and community rather than the fleeting happiness and ensuing anxiety in the accumulation of debt-bought junk.
Reactionary beliefs come from a place of love, not anger, or “hate,” although we obviously hate what is evil, as God does. Love is not merely passive. It’s willing to fight for what is good. Love is not pacifistic, and we learn that from God, who is obviously no pacifist. That’s why we’re willing to kill anarchist terrorists, communist revolutionaries who want to overthrow legitimate rulers and the like. To be truly compassionate, you need to accept reality. Reactionaries accept reality, and we go from there. Liberals tend to “feel” first and rationalize later, which is very dangerous. They see us as cruel or mean because we don’t immediately “feel,” yet we do, we just temper “the feels” with logic.
The hearts of many have grown cold. Cold to the death of the unborn. Cold to the feelings of others as far as romance goes (dating in the West has become, to a large extent, a rather unromantic fight to become the most powerful individual in a given relationship, which is essentially a little war of who can prove they care less about the other). Cold to God and the ways of the Bible which are pure goodness. Cold to the truth and cold towards their fellow man. The reactionary wants to remedy this coldness, or at least go into Ragnarok taking a heroic stand against the forces evil.