Editor’s Note: I’ve seen this objection to traditionalism raised on GAB.
Is traditionalism compatible with modern technology?
Absolutely. The one word answer to this question is Islam. Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Turkey and other Muslim countries have all adopted Western technology while rejecting Western liberalism. They have sophisticated modern economies.
In Dubai, the following things are illegal: public displays of affection, abortion, apostasy, blasphemy, drunkenness, sex outside marriage, homosexuality, the possession or use of drugs and having children outside wedlock. Women dress modestly. Religion is taken very seriously. The city is ruled by an absolute monarchy so no one is trying to vote their way to a conservative culture.
The Islamic world has combined trad with technology. There is nothing inevitable about Western degeneracy. It is a byproduct of liberal democracy. We don’t take our religion or culture seriously in the West because of our liberal doctrines. We have allowed Jews to hijack our cultures. Traditionalism isn’t so much about specific tasks as it is about preserving gender roles.
Why can’t we have a Christian culture without Jewish influence and liberal democracy? There is nothing inevitable about the system we have now. It can be discarded like communism.