Rather than exclude people whose walk of life isn’t strictly political, and to put greater emphasis on the first principles which we once assumed were common knowledge to monarchists, we Alderman have concluded that the focus should be on public traditionalism as a whole, and that philosophy should have a larger role in our organization in order to educate our followers, combat liberal errors more effectively, and reorient organization activities away from the failed populist approach the AMS began with. While monarchy will remain a steadfast pillar in the worldview that we hold, its explicit activism will be relegated to the American Monarchist Party. The AMS will be restructured as a center for various traditionalist projects to take the form of child organizations. These child organizations will be formed if and when our volunteers and constituents desire to pursue a field which they feel passionate about. The effect will be to create a network of individuals working under the same values to build a better America in all aspects.The American Monarchist Society is Restructuring
According to our previous statement above, the American Monarchist Society has taken the next big step in restructuring. From our new web site in development, to our social media accounts, this part of our journey is more visible to the public than what we’ve done in the past couple months. It’s the culmination of my personal input after I assumed someone else’s honest, but flawed intentions last December. I was careful to warn our followers at the beginning of restructuring that things were prone to change. Our look, name, and mission are all now different. Because the status quo wasn’t effective in accomplishing what we set out to do, only substantial change could fix the problems.
We did it for important reasons. Our experience trying to unite traditional monarchists demonstrated a clear disconnect which we hope this new start will better remedy. The means we pursued and the demographics primarily attracted to the AMS were disproportionate to the real end that our staff and leadership desired to achieve. To better reflect what really lies at the heart of our motivation in this project – and the real mission behind politic s- our leadership has shifted the focus from mere forms of government to something a little more profound: Perennial Western philosophy, broad culture, and realist social conventions. After all, a form of government is not a direct effect of its supporters’ worldview. There have been many praiseworthy, illiberal republics in the past, and most Western monarchies today are repugnantly progressive. There’s more to our raison d‘etre than a crown and some robes.
It begins with what you believe.
A Christian custom already calls our values “traditionalist” as regards their collective aspect in the Church, so we thought it appropriate to do name our temporal goals the same way. Our Lord is “the way, and the truth, and the life” as our correspondence to God the Father. The Church He founded thus becomes the central institution for returning us to those great transcendentals that ultimately perfect and edify human nature: truth, good, beauty, and so on. History has also proven that the Christian Church has stood in stalwart defense of these lofty values through the ages, demonstrably bringing man closer to perfection than by any other means. Given the Christian message, it’s obvious that we must submit to the protector of our values if we’re to restore decency in the American public square. Now the spiritual life naturally takes precedence when we speak about perfecting, but the temporal life must follow suit as an imitation of those graces merited by good souls. It only makes sense that we imitate what we hold most dear. If God is our guide, our material nature obliges us to reflect His teachings in the communal way we live, to be edified just as the spirit is. As the flesh is to be subordinate to the spirit, so our society should be to the Church and her teachings. What better place to find inspiration for naming our position?
The great opposition to our aspirations has codified itself as the heart of all things Modern: liberalism. Liberalism originated as an upheaval against the natural order and hierarchy which we now call traditionalism. Its roots only found fertile soil in academic narcissism, the philosophical veneration and worship of man as the standard of all things. While we are realists, they are ideologues, interested only in “throwing off the chains” of reality itself, a reality where man is not omnipotent and all-encompassing. While traditionalism never had a definite name, the error of liberalism has appeared under too many names. Humanism, the Enlightenment, Empiricism, Cartesian Idealism, Hegelianism, Modernism, Postmodernism. Once it achieves the otherthrow of one normal belief, it immediately attacks the next. Liberalism revels under the banner of “progress.” More than a series of revolutions, it’s perpetual Revolution that won’t stop until it’s consumed everything reminding it of its own falsity. Indeed, liberalism’s intellectual lineage is none other than the rebellion instigated against God and creation by Lucifer himself. This is what we fight against, the evil in a republic. Not elections.
We’ve tumbled headlong in liberal errors for centuries. The United States, in many ways, suffers its rotten fruit. Western traditionalism is what the America desperately needs to have a Renaissance in. But there’s a lack of education, of coordination, of any meaningful challenge to the established way of thinking, despite its increasingly evident failures.
That’s why, effective June 3rd, 2020, the American Monarchist Society has reformed into the Association for the Establishment of Public Traditionalism in America (EPTA). Our goal is to act as a sort of policy institute, but with a much broader scope. We desire to educate, commune, and direct Americans towards traditionalist ideals, away from the maelstrom that is Modern public life. As stated in the first restructuring announcement, we desire to collaborate with our followers, members, and fellows. EPTA is building the infrastructure to empower you to pursue tradition in whatever aspect of life you’re passionate in, not just politics. It’s our goal to make sure your convictions aren’t forcefully separated from everyday life. The specific mission statement, along with more details, will be forthcoming on the new web site we’re constructing, EPTA.online.
In the mean time, the AMS web site and infrastructure will remain in-place during this transition. Updates will be forthcoming here and for our email subscribers. As always, we continue to welcome volunteers and newcomers during this busy process. Please keep us in your prayers, too! We’re excited for the possibilities and projects lined up for such an auspicious new organization,
AMS Regent pro tempore