Welcome to RVIVR.com, a clearinghouse for revivalist/MAGA conservatism. Here you’ll find a fresh, updated approach to American politics, policy and culture, including original content and podcasts, and news and video aggregation. It will be a one-stop shop for patriots committed to an American revival.
Why RVIVR? And Why Revivalism?
We’ll admit it – we fell in love with the name of this site for goofy, tech-geek reasons. It’s a palindrome, obviously, as a lot of web property names are, and it’s lacking some letters.
Of course, our love was prompted in no small part by necessity. Since the theme of this site is American revivalism, as expressed in the brand-new book The Revivalist Manifesto by RVIVR publisher Scott McKay, the obvious name for the site would be REVIVER.
But we’re way too far along in the development of the internet to pick up that domain name for a song. So we got a little creative, and chopped out the “E’s.”
But why revivalism? Well, it’s simple – because conservatism isn’t enough anymore.
Conservatism seeks to defend the status quo. We struggle to find anything in the current state of America that we’re satisfied with. We don’t conserve, we revive.
We need something new. We need, essentially, conservatism on offense.
Most of 21st-century America is so divorced from the ideals of our founding, a reality few in this country demanded but is nonetheless the case through a combination of deception, incompetence, sloth and corruption, that to conserve it would be a disservice to the movement which bears its name.
We don’t need or want to conserve America. Not as it is. America as it is either elected Joe Biden or came close enough to give his handlers a chance to steal an election. And America as it is made Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi the most important legislators in the country – and for a time Gavin Newsom and Andrew Cuomo our most consequential state-level elected officials.
Conserve that? No.
What we need is to revive America. We need to push back the frontiers of incompetence and treason which have encroached upon our liberty and prosperity, and we need a reflowering of the cultural, economic and political patrimony our forebears gave us.
Ben Franklin said he gave us “a Republic, if you can keep it.” Conservatism took up the standard of keeping it, and then proceeded to surrender all of the important fights.
Instead, let’s build a new movement on the successes of conservatism while learning from and rejecting its failures.
Let’s call it Revivalism, because we need to revive what’s been lost amid the cultural, economic and political aggressions of our enemies foreign and domestic.
We’re glad you’re here. And we hope you’ll join us in creating an American revival.