A Journal for Western Man




What Is Conservatism?

G. Stolyarov II

Issue V- September 17, 2002


What is conservatism?
The preservation
Of Western grand legacies
That stem from the past
What do we seek to form?
A foundation
Upon which achievements
Of mankind may last.
Why must they endure?
Because in enduring
The works of the great
Shall not pass in vain.
Their efforts we secure,
Therefore ensuring
That ever impregnable
Virtues' domain.

Whom do we patronize?
Righteous humanity
That proudly inhabits
Our celestial sphere.
For us we shall realize,
Without stagnant insanity,
The grand dream of progress
That all may thrive here.

What are we based upon?
Reason and knowledge
From the Age of Enlightenment
And the Victorian Dream.
But that is not all.
We also acknowledge
That only non-savages
Deserve our esteem.
And why is that so?
Civil, selfish morality
Should be the norm
human relations.
Would it not be wondrous
To have a reality
Where men don't conform
To false defamations?

Whom are we here to save?
This race from a certain doom
Caused by vulgarity
And scare-mongering frights
By leftists who crave
To take away men's freedom,
To extinguish all clarity,
To fabricate bogus rights.

What do we wish?
That each man has free thought.
What do we fear?
Bureaucratic coercion.
What do we do?
We prevent the onslaught
Of fanatics who seek
Autocratic conversion.

What is conservatism?
You might as well ask
"What's individuality?"
Or "What is production?"
They're all synonymous
With great men's great task
To forward morality
Over destruction.

G. Stolyarov II is a science fiction novelist, independent filosofical essayist, poet, amateur mathematician, composer, contributor to Enter Stage Right, Le Quebecois Libre, and the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Senior Writer for The Liberal Institute, and Editor-in-Chief of The Rational Argumentator, a magazine championing the principles of reason, rights, and progress. His newest science fiction novel is Eden against the Colossus. His latest non-fiction treatise is A Rational Cosmology. Mr. Stolyarov can be contacted at gennadystolyarovii@yahoo.com.

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Read Mr. Stolyarov's new comprehensive treatise, A Rational Cosmology, explicating such terms as the universe, matter, space, time, sound, light, life, consciousness, and volition, at http://www.geocities.com/rational_argumentator/rc.html.