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May 3, 2012

The Oik

The Oik repudiates national loyalties and defines his goals and ideals against the nation,
promoting transnational institutions over national governments, accepting and endorsing laws that are imposed on us from on high by the EU or the UN,... and defining his political vision in terms of universal values that have been purified of all reference to the particular attachments of a real historical community. The Oik is, in his own eyes, a defender of enlightened universalism against local chauvinism. And it is the rise of the Oik that has led to the growing crisis of legitimacy.... For we are seeing a massive expansion of the legislative burden on the people ..., and a relentless assault on the only loyalties that would enable them voluntarily to bear it. The explosive effect of this has already been felt .... It will be felt soon everywhere, and the result may not be what the Oiks expect. -- Roger Scruton on Oikophobia in 2004. Full paper is HERE.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 3, 2012 8:57 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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