April 16, 2024

Conservatives Must Offer Platform of Sovereignty to Win ‘War’ for ‘Soul of the West’

Entrepreneur and former Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy known as on his fellow conservatives to provide a multi-layered imaginative and prescient of sovereignty to win the “war” for the “soul of the West” throughout a speech in Italy over the weekend.

Ramaswamy shared his imaginative and prescient for the conservative motion in the West whereas talking at the Identity and Democracy Party’s Winds of Change occasion in Rome on Saturday. He contended that cornerstones of Western values like household, religion, patriotism, and arduous work have “disappeared” from society, and left-wing and globalist ideologies are filling the void:

I’ll share with you the phrases of Blaise Pascal, European scientist, who famously mentioned, “if you have a hole the size of God in your heart, and God does not fill it, that means something else will instead.” If you don’t pledge allegiance to the flag of your nation, you’ll pledge allegiance to a unique flag as a substitute: the transgender flag, the flag of a unique nation, the flag of a union of nations.

It’s a necessity we have now as human beings to pledge allegiance to one thing better than ourselves, and but once we lose religion, household, patriotism, arduous work, that’s when wokeism, transgenderism, climatism, Covidism, globalism fill that void. We are hungry for function and which means that’s what’s occurring in our technology.

And whereas Ramaswamy believes the majority of American and Italian residents are on his facet, he mentioned the left is “still winning” the battle and conservatives should provide a imaginative and prescient folks can run in direction of in its place to merely working from radical leftist insurance policies.

“But if we are to achieve victory in this war, and a war it is for the future soul of the West, then we have to offer a vision of our own,” Ramaswamy mentioned earlier than detailing a platform of “sovereignty” at the particular person, household, and nationwide ranges.

This begins with recognizing and respecting the sacredness of particular person company as a counter to “riding the tectonic plates of group identity,” which the left provides.

“I am an agent put here to achieve the maximum of my god-given potential with my own hard work, my own commitment, my own dedication – that is the sovereignty of the individual over group identity,” Ramaswamy mentioned.

He sees the household as “the greatest known form of governance to mankind” and the basis for the biggest nations and international locations all through historical past.

“The nuclear family – not something we apologize for, but something that we fight to preserve for the preservation of a great country,” Ramaswamy mentioned.

Finally, he detailed the third pillar of his imaginative and prescient, sovereignty at the nationwide stage:

The sovereignty of the nation: that I’m a citizen of a nation – that I’m proud of that – not some nebulous world citizen combating local weather change from the mountaintops of Davos, no; that I’m a citizen of this nation, in my case, the United States of America – in your case a citizen of Italy, and that you’re proud of it; that the nation-state offers us our sense of function and which means; {that a} nation with out borders just isn’t a nation; that nationalism doesn’t have to be a nasty phrase, however one thing that may embrace optimistic values of who we’re and what we’ll truly stand for.

The former Republican presidential candidate, whom former President Donald Trump called a “dynamo,” believes {that a} platform prioritizing the “individual, Family, nation, God will forever beat race, gender, sexuality, and the climate.”

Ramaswamy doubled down on his name for nationalism in an announcement to Breitbart News on Monday.

“Advancing your nation’s interests isn’t in tension with making the world a better place, it’s how you actually do it. The word ‘nationalism’ has negative historical connotations, but it doesn’t have to be that way,” he mentioned.

The 38-year-old additionally appeared at the EU-US Forum’s inaugural occasion on Saturday with different outstanding American and European conservative leaders, together with Portugal’s Chega Party chief André Ventura and Italian deputy prime minister and Lega Party chief Matteo Salvini. Both males had been additionally at the Winds of Change occasion. Those who attended the discussion board participated in a dialogue round “the danger of the far-Left policies emerging from the EU and how they can work together to fight back,” in accordance to the newly-minted nonprofit’s website.

Matt Mowers, who served as a senior White House Advisor at the U.S. State Department throughout the Trump administration, is an EU-US Forum founding board member. Joseph Grogan, who was a former director of the White House Domestic Policy Council throughout Trump’s time period, is a senior adviser to the group.

“I appreciated meeting European leaders like Salvini and Ventura who are grappling with issues like mass illegal migration and threats to free speech, just as we face in the United States,” Ramaswamy advised Breitbart News.