At the start, this page is considering sacerdotal monarchy as a superior alternative to the representative governments of today. Side issues considered are the role of Russia in today’s geopolitics and the promise of aSlavophile epistemology.
While I don’t consider myself the vanguard of the Slavophile movement (yes, it’s still around), it pains me that most of the critics of the “Regime” today lack the philosophical and theological background to offer a cogent enough analysis and deconstruction. Perhaps I do as well–I am under no illusions of grandeur. However, I have some philosophical training (and years of fairly intensive reading) and I am aware of basic philosophical moves and movements.
Most of the criticisms of the Regime (Regime = Bilderbergers, CFR, NATO, EU, UN, you get the idea) have a lot of good ideas, and do a fairly good job of summarizing multiple strands of analysis (I refer the reader to Jim Marrs work in the field, particularly The Rise of the Fourth Reich), yet these people either a) are unaware of basic philosophical categories–and are simply cannon fodder for the academics, or b) are committed to compromised philosopies like the New Age movement (I think Jim Marrs is in this category).
Slavophilism offers the serious student of history and philosophy a cogent manner of presenting the faith, standing against nihilism, and positing a clear, thoroughly Christian and ancient alternate social vision.
What is Slavophilism?
Slavophilism should not be primarily read as a romantic throwback to some non-existence “Holy Russia.” It is simply stating the obvious: given that Russia stopped the military power of the West, and later outnumbered 3-1 by the West (e.g., the Crimean War), fighting them to a standstill, it makes sense to say that Russian philosophers would articulate a narrative different from the West. Every culture does this. This “narrative” is Slavophilism.
Slavophilism is interesting today because many of the same characters are there: nihilism vs a resurgent (if often bumbling) Christian faith; globalism vs localism, and again The West (NATO, EU) vs. the East. Stating this is not pining for some nostalgic Third Rome, though that is a legitimate area of discussion. It is simply point out the facts.
But what of us who are not Slavic and will probably never reside in Russia? Interestingly enough, the same publisher who is releasing Slavophile material is also releasing materials that point back to a Celtic Orthodoxy. (yes, I know they also release some pagan materials).
Perhaps there is a connection between the two…? It is worth finding out.