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Rebuilding the Familiar
Published by Polly St. George in 21st Century Renaissance · 20 February 2021
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I’d like to follow up a bit on my latest upload, called “What is to Become of us, Conservatives?”

I addressed that talk to small-c conservatives because I believe we are the ones being marginalized in favor of a ‘progressive’ society.  It is our way of life - maybe even our way of *being* in the world - that is, I believe, being attacked, undermined and buried by the would be global rulers.  I sense a strong need for widescale conservative push back now, and push back in real-world ways that the oligarchs of this technocratic progressivism aren’t expecting and cannot easily counter.

There is, however, a rather large hurdle inherent in trying to motivate conservatives, who, by their very nature, are not eager to make big changes or get out of tried and true routine. It goes something like this:

“Aren’t ‘big changes’ exactly what we are going through right now? Isn’t that *exactly* why we’re all so miserable?”

Fair enough. And if you read Michael Oakeshott’s “On Being Conservative” you’ll get confirmation to that effect with regards to the typical conservative disposition & personality. Oakeshott writes at length about conservatives being more inclined to enjoy what they have rather than pursuing the next great toy or adventure. He confirms what we know about ourselves instinctively: we rely on the routines we have created and we try to work with as they are rather than propose sweeping changes. Conservatives, Oakeshott claims, understand that strict and predictable rules of conduct are the foundation of personal freedom because evenly applied laws, rules and codes allow us to understand the limits of acceptability & legality and that knowledge frees us to fully focus on our own tasks rather than worrying about whether or not rules will change without warning or if arbitrary enforcement actions might suddenly dash all of our prior efforts. (Note: It is fascinating to contrast this attitude to that of progressives & Liberals who seem to believe that laws, rules and codes of codust are restrictive to freedom.)

I believe that these conservative traits have kept us from fighting against the rising tide of progressivism - they were used against us, in fact.  Progressives knew that conservatives would choose co-operation and compromise over the discomfort of down in the dirt fighting about each little proposed change.  Now those small compromises, having all been made, have turned into the complete disruption of all routine, codes of conduct, and even, in many places, an abandonment of the rule of law.

Simply stated: Conservatives want to find a way of life which brings them contentment and then be left alone to pursue that life unmolested. The trouble is that in a globalized world there are fewer place to go to opt-out of the ever-changing schemes of the progressives, and they don't want to live and let live. They want to dominate everyone.

Conservatives, I think, have been holding on to the hope that they could just shrink themselves down enough to avoid being caught up in the progressive world. We’ve acquiesced to their idea of ‘improvement’ thousands of times believing that we could make these small sacrifices for now, and eventually they'd be satisfied. We’ve sighed and felt annoyed and attempted to adapt for the sake of getting along. We’ve contented ourselves, (as is our temperament) to enjoying whatever vestiges of familiarity we could find and until this last half-decade, perhaps, it’s been possible to have a happy life doing so.  But look at what’s happened while we’ve shrunk ourselves down and denied our own wants and needs.  The progressives never did become satisfied and we've reached the point where progressives have literally put plexi-glass barriers between ourselves and our fellow people.  They even keep us from our own family members and monitor us in our homes.

In our present moment, then, small ‘c’ conservatives are more uncomfortable than anyone else. Our bent to stick to routines, preserve what we have and to seek comfort and laughter in the present moment has been made impossible by people who have the power to try to force everyone to walk a wobbly tightrope towards their (insane) idea of a distant, global utopia. And that’s exactly what it feels like, out here on this wire. Uncertain, precarious, and, at the same time insistent on our full and complete focus. “Don’t look down!” we think. “Don’t look down because if you do you will fall! Just keep walking until you make it to the other side!”

But what is on the other side, anyway? Probably just another small platform on which we might catch our breath before being pushed along to the next way station in the never-ending high-wire act of ‘progress.’

What can we do?

I believe that leaving the soulless cities to rejuvenate the small, dying towns across North America is a possible answer. Like pioneers, we can venture out and cultivate. We can bring commerce back to the main streets.  We can plant the neglected fields. We can join in and enliven the small town communities - not by seeking to change them, but  to enhance and strengthen them.  We can get involved with loval boards and town halls. We can provide entertainment, education, and events which are meant to give everyone a chance for laughter in the present moment.

As these routines and habits become established in small towns across North America, others who are looking to leave the progressive dystopias will be drawn to our towns and the growth will go from a trickle to a waterfall.
Eventually, my hope is, there will be enough towns with enough rejuvenated people in them that we become a force of nature. After all – the technocrat plan is sure to fail. It cannot last. We must be there when it crumbles to provide a way of life that is truly sustainable – that is familiar, solid, just, healthy and free.

Yes, giving up the urban life you’ve had will mean a temporary loss of comfort (but they’re making you give that up anyway, aren’t they?) It will require that you scrap your previous plans (but how many of your plans are you able to pursue in COVID lockdown, anyway?) It will require that you take risks (or you could instead allow Big Brother to shelter you from them). It will require that you wave goodbye to the society to which you once belonged (but isn’t that society blown to bits already?) It will require that you go headlong into the unknown in order to build a place where you can re-create the known, the tried and the true.  

By taking back control in a network of small towns from coast to coast it may be possible to (eventually, and with a lot of effort by a committed group of people) secure a country where your children can know stability, tradition, the rule of law, the value of hard work and the joy of laughter in the present moment. At the very least, by leaving the smart-city urban grid for the small towns, you’ll be on an adventure of your own choosing. Succeed or fail on your own steam. That is what life is all about.


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31 Mar 2021
This essay reminds me of the last episode of China Unscripted.
I do think this episode here has a whole lot of information to chew on,much like your episodes do.
There is so much to unravel and almost nothing gives hope until you read your essay or watch a video that explains some of it.

We as a country need to regain our pioneer vision and your essay helps to guide us somewhere.
Thank you
04 Mar 2021
I am a big fan of this off-grid way of living. Always been kind of awake and a prepper. Of course full blown awoken last year. One problem is, I live in the Netherlands which is in fact one big area of chained chesspool of liberal cityblocks. All empty headed talkheads which think the only reality is what is reported on televison. I think it will be in the end unavoidable for us to leave this country. Up north (Scandinavia/Lapland) will probably give us a chance to live a sober, without luxury, but free natural life. Untill that moment I am trying to develop a food garden in my backyard. This will give me the opportunity to learn to grow my own natural food. Also buying eggs/cheese from some local farmers in the neighborhoods. Maybe I can work out some deal to barter vegetable (I will grow lettuce, peas, green beans..) with eggs/milk.
Last I saw a docu with you telling about the great reset of WEF. Totally true information, horrible elites, tryin to dehumanize everyone by the same laws which where there in the first place to protect you from power mongers and government and to protect body integrity and the right to free speech. Anyways I loved the info and especially the part about Schwaba the Hutt. Very funny to ease off a bit. Thanks a greets from Holland.
01 Mar 2021
I am a big fan of the concept of grow make buy local but it would mean throwing off the current educational system designed to make us obedient citizens soldiers and bureaucrats and return to something akin to a guild like system. We are using a public benefit corp model to integrate business education community development and faith. I call us "transitioners" devolving back away from the globalists to the localists. We sort of embrace the market that wants to live "socialist" in the local and libertarian in the national. It is really a return to the first century Oikos based church model. Robert David Steele mentioned creating a local network in one of his videos....I personally think it is the future and more and more people are talking about it. It would do more for "climate change" than the Paris Accords LOL
25 Feb 2021
"One of 7 of the great pillars of innovation & a driving force which has significantly transformed and advanced all of Western Civilization has been and is, property ownership." ~Niall Ferguson. Owning a piece of 'terra firma', working the land, building communities of property owners, towns & shop owners--gave civilization (us) a vested interest in our future and our children's future. The transformation was gradual but it opened doors (previously closed) for 'everyman' to homestead, plant new roots, raise a family, create & build a dream or two which we could call our own. FF to today. Stifling & noisy cities, bad air, tiny spaces, no view, no land of your own, fussy neighbors, etc.. has drawn people to seek solutions & viable options that are better suited to their hope/desire for a better way.--a new path of promise and deeper meaning, IMO. America has always offered the opportunity to own property. People know instinctively that 'controlled living' is a losing option! Look at the numbers, we can't build & supply the homes/property fast enough which 1,000s are asking for! The conservative heart & soul are alive and well. We have always been, 'risk takers' and actually thrive on solving problems and creating better lives--if we can. The conservative mind is innately and constantly engaged in sharing successes and discovering new ways to enjoy our freedoms and love of life, So, 'hitch up your wagons' find a spot & buy real estate!
25 Feb 2021
Thanks for your response, Polly. I went back to read the essay again in light of your comment and perspective.
First, I did not think you were telling people to "bug out".
Although nothing is too late my feeling is that this idea is something that needed to be started years ago and some people have been doing just what you suggest. At least here in the U.S. I believe most of the small towns are conservative, if you look at an electoral map it's all red except for the large cities.
I also disagree with the notion that the nature of a conservative is the reason why there has been no fighting back over all these years of advances from the neo-liberals. I see it as more of a moral decay, acedia, and the attendant loss of masculinity.
Western Civilization has been steered in this direction for over 200 years by people who have had a plan of where they wanted to go, how they would get there and what it would look like at the end.
We are at the end. And it's not a utopia they want at least in regards to how you might understand utopia.
I don't think it a bad idea if the people who haven't already done as you suggest do so now. I do believe it's a more wholesome life and how man was meant to live. Part of me wonders if this isn't just another convenient excuse to avoid and run from the danger instead of facing it and taking it head on wherever one is at here and now.

Thank you.
Steffanie Walz
25 Feb 2021
Polly, you are always doing such great research. I thought I would send you some that you can just sit back and watch. But, I would hurry before youtube takes it down. You are really going to enjoy this.. and it will add to your knowledge. Thank you for all that you do... you are truly a trail blazer. For some reason it will not let me paste it here. So, I will tell you to go to youtube and look up Blaze Tv. You want the one called Control Freaks, the great reset. You will enjoy it. Thanks!

It really talks about Bill Gates.
Polly St George
24 Feb 2021
Hi Lynn - wonderful comment, thank you so much for your perspective.

Stanwyck - You've not at all understood my message. That's okay. Lots of people seemed to hear me say we need to bug out into the wilderness. That's not AT ALL what I said. Try listening again. My idea is not that far away from Rosa's. We take back the small towns and push back globalist / Agenda 2030 initiatives there. It'd end up like a cell network, which is an effective way to fight a large tyranny.
24 Feb 2021
Polly's wonderful essay IMO, helps to open a new door for many to travel a road less followed.. and to begin to realize new possibilities & dreams. We all have a chance to write our own personal story (with exciting new chapters)--and not just live out the story that's 'designed and planned' for us! Everything we've dreamed of, fought for, prayed for and often WON is the reward of individual effort and the generous help (and love) of others. With determination, wherewithal, commitment and a real passion for a better future, we can each choose/ decide to 'take a risk', break away from the life/lifestyle that may not be working and follow our dreams, Beginning are always difficult but the rewards in taking each new step are often never imagined. Reach for the stars and the proverbial 'gold ring' and, most importantly, place your trust and faith in God to guide us (moment by moment) into a future of promise and a more rewarding life celebrating our joy and freedom!!
23 Feb 2021

The plan is to force everyone into a smart city. No one is safe not even rural.
"UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is the action plan to inventory and
control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all
construction, all means of production, all information, all energy, and all
human beings in the world. INVENTORY AND CONTROL"
"The story is that your greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced by consolidating populations into dense city centers where energy and water usage can be limited.

This gets you out of the rural areas where you can do what you want, raise livestock, grow food with water from your well, drive your farm truck, and own a firearm."

Read the whole speech by Rosa Koire at:

The sooner we accept there is no way out but to join together for the fight against evil the better it will be for us. We are fighting a spiritual evil.
This is what Q was revealing. This is who controls everything. The more we expose the better.
23 Feb 2021
Prolly!! You have to see this
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