Might Does Not Make Right

If you’ve made your pass through various right wing ideologies on your trek towards Identity Dixie and Southern Nationalism, chance’s are you’ve heard someone utter the phrase somewhere that “might makes right.” Once upon a time, I also believed such rhetoric when I was inundated within my own echo chamber. Let me make a short argument as to why I no longer believe “might makes right” to a large sense.

Ask your average person to explain to you the difference between a republic and a democracy. Out of the people you ask, how many are ignorant or outright wrong on the differences between them?

“Our Democracy” seems to be a phrase uttered by vile politicians on both sides of the aisle and it’s high time we killed this piece of subversive propaganda. No single phrase has possibly been as damaging to our collective psyche than this one in modern times. Every time I hear it, I want to puke with vitriol at anyone, either so brainwashed or ignorant, to utter it.

America is not a democracy. America was and is (on paper) a republic. Granted, it’s more of an empire today, but that’s for another article. The Confederacy was not a democracy, they too were a republic that mirrored what the Founders originally envisioned. A democracy is mob rule. A republic is representative rule.

Democracies do not work on a large national scale. This is ultimately why, if you studied Greek history you would know, they eventually fall due to the great dysfunction of democracy. The larger the democracy, the more dysfunctional it becomes. Democracy for your town? Sure. Democracy for a city? Works there too. Democracy for a giant nation-state? Absolutely not. This is why the Romans are known for their republic. Their system led to one of the most powerful republics (later an empire) in all of history, the most advanced and one of the strongest.

Both systems work when everyone involved is on the same page. More importantly, it works when you don’t have usurping “others” within the ranks of your citizenry. Homogeneous peoples with a common culture, traditions and morality tend to do pretty well in a democracy and a republic. The problem occurs when you allow enemies in your ranks, then the system begins to show its failings – hence, what we are experiencing today.

As was established earlier, democracy is, in essence, mob rule. What happens when that mob is full of Third Worlders with a penchant for rape, crime and have a culture completely alien to you? What happens when that mob is full of communists? What happens when the mob is brimming with smelly antifa trying to rip down Confederate statues? All these members of the mob vote in a democracy. That crusty gutter punk with gauged earrings and a heroin addiction, his vote equals the family man who’s small business sponsored the little league baseball team.

So, might does not make right.

If it did, the Soviets must be considered morally justified liberators of Eastern Europe and Germany. After all, their overwhelming might (and, ungodly numerical superiority) defeated the Wehrmacht. Were the Soviets morally right? Forget revisionist Hollywood, just ask the women and children of Berlin and survivors under the Iron Curtain.

The Wilhelm Gustloff: a German ocean liner that was taken down by a Soviet sub, killing 9,343 people—most of them war refugees, about 5,000 of them children.

The same question can be asked of the War of Northern Aggression. The Yankees certainly used their might to subdue the Confederacy, the last remnant of our old republic. Were the Yankees right? If so, then the following must be considered morally justifiable: waging total war on an entire population of your former kin (including men, women and children), reducing their cities to rubble, causing mass deprivation and unleashing a race of people unprepared for liberty.

As Southerners, our morals and values trace their roots back to two main things – the King James Bible and our Anglo-Saxon heritage. This is our identity, this is who we are. Our values come not from man, but from God. And, as I explained in Fight For the Heavens, these values did not come from man, they exist above man. This means, they are the standard. Point to me in the Bible where it says God’s standards changed in the year of 2019? Or, for any other year? It doesn’t.

Because of this, the phrase “might makes right” is not a question of morality, but rather one of mob rule – of wicked majorities. Modernity’s mobs are not right because they do not adhere, or even attempt to adhere, to the standards which God has laid out for us.

Now, maybe you will also scoff next time you hear someone proclaim the phrase “might makes right.”

God Bless you and God Bless Dixie.


  1. “Might makes right” is almost never intended as a normative moral declaration. Rather it has been used as an argument against normative moral claims themselves, demonstrating that they hold no power without force.

    1. I understand that however in some other circles I’ve run with in the past I saw it being twisted to justify the morality of the actions of others. That is what this article is aimed at, that kind of mentality.

  2. Point to me in the Bible where it says God’s standards changed in the year of 2019? Or, for any other year? It doesn’t.

    Ha, ha. Well, I’m personally not a big Sola Scriptura guy, but even if I were, as far as I know the Bible doesn’t mention the year 2019, but your point is well taken in any case. In theological terms, God is a simple being (or, more exactly, simple BE-ing), as opposed to the complex beings that are His creatures. All this really means is that God doesn’t change because he simply cannot change (meaning, get better or worse); whereas His creatures can, and do. That is why mens’ opinions about this and that are subject to change, but God’s never do; it is why we get old and die, but God never does. And so on. In simple BE-ing, there is no potential for change, for better or worse. This is why the God of the Bible and Christianity says of Himself that I AM THAT I AM.

    I share your aversion to the demagoguery we find in politicians who repeat the slogan “Our Democracy.” But I for one just do not like sloganeering of any kind. The reason I find it so unpalatable is because it invariably reduces a fairly-to-very complex set of principles to a neat and tidy little slogan made expressly to dangle before the idiot masses and lapped up like a bunch of rabid dogs. Give ’em the “sacred franchise,” and look out! By the time some of them figure out what sheer idiots they once were, all the damage is already done.

    As William James famously said, there is nothing so absurd than when you repeat something often enough, people begin to believe it.

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