Folkism is a political system based on love. As with most things presented in the media, you are told the opposite as way they can perpetually play divide and conquer. But when you think of your folk, you really need to think of them much how you might think of your family. Nations emerged in history as groups families, intermarried to each other and sharing links of kinship, blood, and culture developed key concepts and worked toward their mutual benefit.
The remarkable thing about how these nations grew out of tribe is the altruism we’ve come to rely upon in our civilization started because of the basic reality parents wanted a better future for their children to preserve their genetics and their experiences. Such urges are entirely healthy and natural, and it is a sign of the decay of our times how many ways which we are told to restrain them.
Returning to love, however, we actually can develop a sense of morality…you could call it higher idealism…because when you accept you are part of a folk with a story and a living history, the isolation parts and conflicts which seem irreconcilable abate. Just as you might forgive your brother for stupidity you would never accept from a stranger, the idea you have a people encourages a broader perspective and allows us to escape this endless battle in search for a perfect ideology which doesn’t exist.
Folkists are more concerned with having good people, those who share culture first, but also who share other bonds which are no less important. We accept to value ourselves higher, we have to rate others as not welcome in our midst. This act of judgment, an assertion that we have the right to choose with whom we wish to freely associate has been under attack for decades now, quite successfully. Guilt is used as people who prefer their in group is presented as rank bigotry, but it really isn’t.
If any view is unduly prejudicial, it’s the forced grouping of people of different ideas and backgrounds, organically developed over many generations, and forcing them to all submit to one set of rules. Instead of allowing differing cultures to flourish with various folk, we are forced to surrender our beliefs and heritage and are told we must forget who we were. No race should accept that, and no culture can survive without memory.
I believe in all people, living as they choose, in free determination. For the people of New England, our folk are primarily white people of European ancestry and ideas, emphasizing the value of work, communing with nature, and a society based upon order. There is a place for everyone who fits that vision, but it will have its roots in our shared culture. This is an optimistic vision that ends the left/right catastrophe. It also bridges the troubling widening male/female gap by seeing both as equal partners in families.
Striking the balance between truth and what is possible is a challenge for anyone writing on these topics, but we work hard to be very honest, keep a positive vision that you can embrace without being pilloried, and keep in mind the eventual goal of a healthy nation with a healthy culture of pride, respect, and dignity.