The Catholic Counter-Reformation in the 21st Century
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128. Fundamental ecology

1. Founded on belief and trust in God, Creator and Providence, benevolent and beneficent, and strengthened by the lessons of the past that show what the French people, once liberated and made fraternal, are capable of, our national restoration will have as its sovereign rule the fundamental principle of ecological science and art  : the harmony of the land, the village and work. It is the most precious heritage of our thousand-year-old civilisation. We must save what remains of it. We must save what remains of it, try to rebuild what has disappeared and continue to construct human civilisation in accordance with this Wisdom, which is even more divine and Christian than human.

This harmony consists entirely in a constant distribution and equilibrium of the three great elements of human life.

Territory, not polluted but preserved, cultivated and cared for  : land, sea, air, fields and forests, water ressources…

Housing, distributed throughout the land in accordance with a reasonable population density and corresponding to civilised and natural norms  : family homes grouped in villages, market towns and provincial cities, regional and national capitals, suitably dispersed.

Work, conceived for the sake of civilisation and not the other way round  : agriculture, forestry and fishing first of all, skilled craftsmanship and commerce  ; light and medium industry, and ultimately heavy industry, made especially subordinate to ecological needs  ; and the service sector itself, inseparable from human balances, to be safeguarded and enriched.

2. The geography of France shows the incomparable predestination of this country for the all so varied perfections of ecological balance. Nevertheless, the senseless consequences of a century and a half of cancerous industrial development and of leprous urban concentration have widely destroyed the fundamental harmonies. It will be a long-term work to rebuild them, requiring a grand ecological policy decided from above, but brought to realisation enthusiastically by the unanimous national community.

3. This return to “ ecological balance ” will not be the technocratic and planned creation of an omnipotent and omniscient State. It will be the spontaneous and prudent work of patience and of love carried out by the four “ pillars ” of ecology  : the family, the associations of mutual agreement that families might form, the associations of mutual agreement with publicly recognised legal rights and, at last, the national community. These fundamental institutions of all civilised human societies must support each other and wisely develop according to a thousand subtle forms of correlation. Their restoration and smooth running thus form the essential of our ecology.

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