The final session of The Light of Tradition was celebrated in Madrid before the summer break.
Along with the dedication inherent to the occasion, an introduction to traditional doctrine, attendees showed a keen interest in various matters that have arisen in this and past talks.
Thus, issues such as the Montejurra were addressed, where we see the hand of the then Chief of Staff, Sáenz de Santamaría. Likewise, the lecture series delved into the political causes of the dictatorship that played a role in the arrival of the current regime.
The Traditional Doctrine
Carlism owes its transcendence through history to not relying on any ideology, but on a set of principles. Indeed, it forms a body of political doctrine rooted in natural reality.
Therein lies the legitimacy, so ardently defended by the Princess of Beira. That’s why the Communion is not and was never a party, but the hierarchical union of those who share the principles of the Spains, and always under its legitimate natural authority.
For this reason, the Communion did not enter into the fiction of partisan “programs”. Prudence consists in knowing what is just and good, and carrying it out in specific circumstances. To this end, it is necessary to find proportionate means.
The ends need no discussion; the means are worth considering. We cannot lose sight of the natural order of society: families, municipalities, regions. Anything else leads to the fool’s gold of electoral promises, never fulfilled, never intended to be fulfilled.
The establishment of a restored Christian regime must be achieved by the realization of the motto: God (unity of religion), fatherland-fueros (unity of the country, regionalization, specific duties and liberties) and king, where no other than the legitimate king is considered.
The Fourfold Motto Illustrated
Few know that the principles of the French Revolution were not bound in a three-part motto. “Liberty, equality and fraternity” was accompanied by “or death” from its inception. It is a fourfold principle in opposition to the classical and Christian motto, which is not only inherent to Carlism: and was devised as such.
With these enemies in view, our elders who preceded us affirmed the Carlist motto in their hearts. Likewise, they developed its implications in conflict with the Revolution.
In the two centuries of Hispanic counterrevolution, in its doctrine, Carlism grew from a vibrant set of principles, to a more tacit and tangible experience, to a clear, explicit and more common doctrine.
The demands of the struggle at each moment demanded it. All without abandoning concrete action, always based on this doctrine, which is not an innovation.
Upon summer’s return
After the session and the subsequent discussion, an aperitif was served courtesy of one of the Círculo’s margaritas. Those present enjoyed the small feast enthusiastically, so much so that the meeting stretched into mid-afternoon.
More leisurely than in the discussion, the attendees asked the president of the Círculo, who leads the sessions, to delve deeper into various topics, such as cultural revolutions and the Gnostic vein of modern ideologies.
Understandably, in the after-dinner conversation, the comicality of some postmodern excesses was noted. This madness produces people who think of themselves beasts; someone even denounced their father for having inherited their alopecia.
The formation sessions of the Círculo Antonio Molle Lazo of Madrid will continue after the summer break.
Translated by Daniel Rodríguez Guerra, Traditionalist Circle Camino Real de Tejas