Enclavism is an alternative framework of government that our community is currently building. We’re continuing to crowdfund the community for it. If you’re interested, send me a PM on SubscribeStar. I’m also writing a book on it.
Today I wanted to do a quick article with an overview of Enclavism for those who want to learn the basics, prior to the main release.
We’ll go over the goal(s) of Enclavism and how we intend to reach them.
Goals of Enclavism
The goal of Enclavism is simple:
- We want to create the essential tenants of an alternative government form that is resistant to anacyclosis.
Each modern government is destined to collapse given enough time. We need a new government form that addresses the issues leading to the cycle of collapse.
Obviously, we can’t create an entirely new government form and address all of its possible future problems and intricacies. So instead, our goal is to create a working, practical framework for a government designed to withstand the test of time.
This means it is a framework. Not a political manifesto. It’s being built to be utilized by many different people of different belief systems.
We don’t believe any of the current government forms can accomplish surviving the cycle of collapse . So, we need a new one. If the other forms of government (capitalism, socialism, communism, etc) all work and collapse in a cyclical manner, there is no reason to support any single one of them. Your contributions, at most, could only delay the cycle.
So, the goal is a framework that can stop the cycle. That is Enclavism.
We believe that the singular government styles, lackluster communities, centralization loopholes, and degenerative culture are the pinnacle reasons for the collapse, depending on the government type. So do the ancient philosophers Plato, Aristotle, and Polybius (whom originally coined the name “anacyclosis”).
Because of these three issues, we formalized the name “Enclavism”. This is because our government deals with “enclaves”. IE: Areas with culture and character independent of their immediate surroundings. We interpret this as a local region with free community and cultural traditions. One that is not bound to the degenerative society that surrounds it.
It has a dual meaning. We want to form these Enclavist communities in current societies to help, but we also want them to exist under our framework as well.
The enclaves, along with other changes to the modern forms, will help address the cycle of collapse. Thus completing the goal of Enclavism.
How We Will Reach This Goal
Enclavism reaches this goal by controlling the downfalls of each other government form, thereby addressing the root causes of the cycle.
We can take the best of all the modern forms of government. Leave out the garbage that leads to decline.
We know that certain systems stand the test of time far better than others. We also can study how each of these better systems thrived for so long. Then, we can take these pieces and compile them into a framework for the future governmental systems.
There are very specific reasons why the cycle affects each modern form of government. Some are obvious; some not so much. If we address each version of these reasons in every government form, we could become cycle-proof.
We’ve addressed the issues of democracy many times . We’ve addressed the issues of socialism too many times . Same goes for communism (which is just a form of rule by one rather indistinguishable from fascism, dictatorship, etc) . We reach the goal by fixing these problems. We fix them through certain principle steps.
The Basics: An Overview of enclavism
We have a lot in the making with Enclavism. It’s hard to round it down to a few key elements, but I’ll try here.
Our basis is a rule by many foundation (IE: republic, democracy). This is because the rule by one and rule by few foundations are not sustainable long-term. We address this issue here.
The main components include:
- Preserve the stable majority-homogeneous culture
- Ensure accountability for all important societal actors
- Eliminate elitism
- Encourage community formation
- Remove degeneracy
- Protect real freedom
- Chain unrestricted capitalism
- Incentivize unification
- Restructure government
- Remove problem politicians
- Provide checks and balances
Let’s break each of these down.
Culture drives politics. The cultural swing in the US is what directly preceded the political shifts we are seeing now (more far left and more far right). We must stabilize culture and cultural parameters in any country that is to be immune to the cycle. Degenerative culture will naturally provoke decline.
This isn’t to say that culture can’t change or evolve, but the people who “direct” the culture must at least be held accountable to the nation. In modern republic societies, this doesn’t happen. The chosen ones who determine culture are accountable to none.
There exist numerous societal agents that are fighting for centralization in republics. Historically, the only one that existed were governments. In the modern day, that is not the case. Cultural elitists, the financial elite, and even the mob work in their own interests toward centralization.
Accountability is needed to ensure that the centralization by any type of societal actor, not just the government, does not occur. We need proper checks and balances to fend off each type of power struggle so no societal agent can ever gather too much control and push the country back on the path to full centralization.
Any large business, influencer, cultural marker, or politician must be held accountable. Currently, we aren’t able to control the majority of these… at all. Sometimes, we can barely hold politicians accountable.
The people in charge of different areas of society exert tremendous short-term and long-term influence on the nation. As they degenerate, they bring us all down with them. Why do unelected, greedy individuals (Hollywood) get to direct our culture, laws, and business? We can’t do anything to stop them under democratic or socialistic nations. Under authoritarian regimes they just replace them.
Instead, we need to ensure we hold these groups accountable to the public. No more free rein. If they can exert as much power as our politicians, we should hold them to the same accountability standards. Our justification requires this.
Cultural elites have tremendous power. Financial elites have power that most politicians will never match in their decade-long careers. Information elites hold power over our beliefs, income, and sources.
Yet, none of these groups are accountable to anyone. They have tremendous financial, cultural, distributary, and network power but no real oversight.
No society can survive when elites are present indefinitely. Eventually, oligarchs or aristocrats form. Hatred and resentment grows. Moreover, the resentment grows justifiably.
We need a system where elites are not allowed free rein. Together, we will hold these individuals and organizations accountable for the actions they commit to the nation and to the world. We will also remove most of them from their positions of un-hinged, un-elected, and un-accountable positions of power.
Every single great society was built around the idea of community.
The Roman Republic was not founded by large swaths of diverse groups. Instead, it formed from independent, culturally similar, local communities uniting with one another. The Roman Empire thrived by instilling their homogeneous culture in all of its conquered territory. It fell only when it could no longer complete this mission.
Under nearly every modern day system, we have an awkward top-down approach. Our unity is supposed to come from the top. Even though we are horribly splintered at the top. We need to invert this. Community is what drives unification.
Yet, we barely know our own neighbors in modern cities. Capitalism has wrecked us and pitted us against one another in an individualist fashion. Capitalism is a useful tool when used correctly. Damaging when used incorrectly. Western civilization was not based on individualism. But rather, community and shared heritage.
People and society work better when we think of our local communities first. When we have communities that we believe in. With people that we want to form a community with. Right now, we forcibly live in cities for a job or in the suburbs because of financial cost. When we should live with our own community; our own “tribe”.
There is a lack of community in every modern Western nation. We must address this. Enclavism does this by bringing the focus back on choosing and supporting your own community. The best way to help the nation is to help your own (chosen) local area, driving growth all the way to the top instead of the top down. Currently, we segregate living areas based on financials instead of segregating living areas based on communal desire. We aim to fix that.
Degeneration and decadence can bring down even the strongest of nations. Once degeneracy hits a country, there is relatively no return to the previous normalcy. It will either stagnant there or get worse.
Us here in the Western world have reached the peak. The depravity won’t be getting better from here on out. It’s either a change to a government form resistant to the effects of degeneracy (through the cultural methods we mentioned above) or the eventual depravity descent to a worse form of government.
Even if we fix the degeneracy with a collapse and re-installation of another form of government, it is only a matter of time before it returns in true cyclical fashion.
Protection of Freedom
We must protect these liberties. Historically, the best method for this kind of protection is through a constitution. Both federal and state. We want to keep and expand the level of protections offered by the constitutions.
We also want to place the opportunity for freedom into the hands of the local communities, instead of the government itself.
Capitalism has offered tremendous growth and poverty alleviation for every single person worldwide. We can’t develop an economic structure better than it in terms of growth potential. Socialism is no match. Yet, what worth is there in economic growth if the entire civilization is on a path doomed to collapse?
Minor economic gain will not offset the required economic price required to rebuild. Nor will it justify the tyranny that our children will have to go through because we desired economic growth, consumerism, and materialism over something actually meaningful.
Capitalism is a useful tool, but it provides a very easy avenue for negative societal agents to seize control and begin centralization. This is because of its very nature of decentralization.
This is because it is unchained. Monopolies, elites, and a nation dominated by those who accumulate the most capital is not the intention of a capitalistic system. But it is the result if the nation is not careful.
Capitalism needs to stay in the economy, not in the politics. We want the economic benefits of certain aspects of capitalism without the political elite and business control it leads toward. Let them operate efficiently, but let’s remove their un-accountable, un-elected, and solely profit-driven nature.
We need a mixed approach to the economic. No government nationalization of the means of production, but no free lunch for oligarchs, either.
Business should work in the interest of the nation first; profit second.
Our nations need to become unified once again. Not unified as in Ayn Rand’s Anthem unified, but unified enough to form a cohesive partnership. Globalism will not accomplish this. We must have nationalist sentiments.
Nearly every form of government risks internal collapse. This is from the fall of the nation because of internal conflict. We’re on that path due to the nature of the two-party system and other in-fighting between people that should be on the same team.
A prime aim of Enclavism is the focus on nationalist unification. Tactics, strategies, and policies to unite groups of very different mindsets and beliefs. We intend to do this through placing a more serious effort on community structures and cultural norms.
Focus on your own community instead of trying to force your beliefs on everyone else. While simultaneously stabilizing everyone under a similar culture.
Promote the nation. Do not tear it down.
We need a better government distribution. Not necessarily smaller, but more dispersed. We need the bottom-up approach.
The government should look and operate like a pyramid. Most of the action and people on the lower (local) levels with fewer on the state and even fewer at the federal. Right now, in the US, we have the opposite of this. Most of the government power is at the federal level. The pyramid is upside down.
The federal government does not have the power where it matters, but they have the power in every other avenue. It is truly a sight to behold when the federal government cannot enforce unfettered immigration but can enforce mask mandates. The entire power structure of degenerative systems is asinine.
We need to have a process for politicians to go up through the ladder of government instead of pay their way directly to the top. Also, we need to have laws move up from local communities, instead of the federal government deciding everything for everyone. This high level approach is risking the entire fiscal health of a country on singular federal policies.
We need decentralization.
Instead, let’s let the communities decide. If it works at the lower levels, it will naturally keep spreading and growing. If it doesn’t, let it fail. One community failure is a lot easier to handle than the likes of entire countries failing from a single forced federal policy.
This is also the killer of authoritarian regimes. One bad policy and you get Mao’s great famine, which killed hundreds of millions. We need to test any new policy, belief, or procedure on the low levels first. We intend to provide this “sandbox” and “bottom-up” approach in Enclavism.
Let’s discuss voting while we’re on the topic of authoritarian regimes. The risk in any government is the possibility of a centralized control under the hands of one or the hands of a few.
We need to ensure this possibility is as far eliminated as possible. We intend to do this through constitutional protections, unified communities, and direct voting on every accountable position.
But voting itself presents risks. When a nation learns it can vote itself free money, how much longer will that government be fiscally prudent? Instead, voting should remain in the hands of individuals whom are best suited to wield it.
Stakeholder voting is a system whereby we place voting more heavily into the hands of people who actually hold a stake in the nation. Less voting power for the welfare recipient who has accomplished nothing. Less voting power for the college student who has contributed nothing to the nation yet. More voting power for the employee with 20 years of experience that has 4 kids. More power for the small business owner of 10 years.
We allow everyone the right to vote but splinter it based on stakeholder level. This allows everyone the opportunity to have higher voting privileges so no one is denied equal opportunity. But, it protects the nation against the lowest form of voters, voting in policies that would degrade the nation in the long-term.
Likewise, we can instill higher voting age requirements and other voting restrictions such as a history test required before receiving a voter ID. These things would ensure that voters were active, engaged, and knowledgeable enough to vote.
We can’t toss aside the importance of voting. But we can fix the voting system itself to favor stakeholders over freeloaders.
Keep the high-level leaders directly accountable to ensure we prevent tyranny and revolution.
Checks and Balances
Every form of government needs another to balance it. Proper checks and balances ensures tyrants aren’t able to seize control.
The main balance is not another form of government but the citizenry themselves. If we elevate them to be the proper checks and balances, we could create the strongest oversight over government possible. This isn’t to say governmental structures shouldn’t also provide a balance, but it doesn’t have to be the only one.
Likewise, checks and balances must exist between the societal agents attempting to centralize the nation to ensure that no group is ever able to grab more of the power than others.
Wrap-Up: Overview of Enclavism
All the above comes from the recommendations of ancient philosophers, the study of governmental forms, and millenniums of governmental histories. Using what has worked and removing what has not.
Let’s make an entirely new governmental framework that can withstand the cycle’s effects. It all starts here.
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