Friday, June 23, 2017
Modern culture brought us Darwin and laissez-faire economics, but Darwin was ejected from the culture, especially following WWII. Darwin might have been somewhere in the DNA of modern economics (see "A Faith Misplaced," Chronicles June 2017) but contrary to that review, Darwin was quickly buried by libertarian economists--that is, the notion of there being a biological origin to social behavior was made taboo.
Global libertarian economists were co-opted by amoral global capitalists. Real conservatism, deep conservatism, which included Darwin, was ejected from conservatism by William Buckley and others, and soon conservatism degenerated into neoconservatism, which was also co-opted by the global capitalists. This led to the decadence, degeneration, and corruption of Western culture which we see today.
We wait for economists to again include Darwin and the biological origin of much of our social behavior. This might instinctively and logically lead to examining the ethnopluralism hypothesis and the development of an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, which could be conservatively adapted by the American constitutional separation of powers and states---and real human nature could be affirmed.
This could not only bring economics and Darwin back together, and it might even harmonize science and religion (once the material evolution to Godhood is affirmed)...I can't be alone in seeing this perspective as conservatism in action, can I? If so than the radical far right or far left will inherit it, and conservatism will suffer.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Whether or not the Russians interfered in our last presidential election, the fact that this can be done with cyber technology certainly undermines faith in democratic systems, which have enough problems working anyway.
The least we should do is reaffirm our original democratic republic, where ultimate power rests in citizens who are entitled to vote to elect representatives to wield that power, whereas in direct democracies, which we have drifted into, people vote on policy directly. Democratic republics are probably as close as we can come in the modern world to aristocracies, that is, rule by the best, ideally chosen from merit.
After we restore the democratic republic that our Founders preferred, we can work on creating an ethnopluralism of ethnostates in America, more in line with real ethnocentric human nature, which the Founders didn't anticipate, not foreseeing the now violent competitions between distinctly different ethnic groups within the nation. All this can be done conservatively and legally by affirming, but adapting, the constitutional separation of powers and states.
Otherwise democracy will fade simply because it no longer works, and the natural need for order which is required to live healthy lives could choose an undemocratic Marxism or fascism. Which future will we choose?
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
"Beauty" can be defined as the best model of the particular species or subspecies, beauty is not "universal," not equal, and not noncompetitive. It's the "idea" of beauty among philosophers that takes off on its own away from the realm of reality.
Like most of modern culture our beauty contests are drunk with the unreality of equality, universalism, and non-competition, based on the false utopian idea that we are all the same.
Beneath the charade of people and groups demanding equality is the truth that groups are really demanding not equality but superiority. And here is the politically incorrect news: it reflects basic human nature to seek superiority not equality. But this reality does not call for a politics and culture of supremacy with one group lording it over another, if anything it calls for the natural separations of ethnopluralism.
When blacks hold beauty contests for blacks-only they are following the natural track of seeking the best real models of beauty for their specific ethnic group, or subspecies. This would be courageous and refreshing if blacks allowed the subspecies of whites to do the same thing without negatively calling them "racist."
"Multiculturalism" was the ridiculous attempt to get distinctly different ethnic groups to live in the same space under the Utopian universal ideas of cultural Marxism. And so we now have such things as absurd beauty contests between apples and oranges. This has clearly not worked as our cities increasingly erupt with racially motivated disruptions.
The challenge is to find a way to allow real beauty to be defined relating to distinctly different models of beauty. This is where developing an ethnopluralism of ethnostates comes in, which in the U.S. could be conservatively developed from the foundation of the constitutional separation of powers and states.
If there is anything universal it is the inside activation of life to evolve toward Godhood in the material world, working along with outside evolutionary selection---and evolution works best with variety.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Many if not most of our social and cultural problems come from the biological origin of much of our social behavior, whether the left or the right controls government, so it is not enough for traditional conservatives to say that our social problems may not have only political solutions without mentioning the biological differences between people, ethnic groups, or races.
Conservative religion alone will not save us if that religion denies the importance of biological differences in our social behavior. I think conservatism is held back by the universalism of its religious values, which amounts to an ideology, yes ideology, as potent as any ideological Marxist heaven. The belief in the spiritual, not material, advance of life toward non-material Godhood dampens deep thought regarding real material life and evolution. The foundation of religion, which is vital, also needs to adapt to the reality of a Godhood reached through material evolution, which then can concentrate the mind on the biological origin of much of our social behavior and its problems.
It is understandable why the conservatives don't talk about biological and genetic differences leading to social problems because they know they will be crucified by the cultural Marxism that now controls our culture, which believes that there is no biological basis to human nature, and indeed does not even think there is a biological and genetic human nature, because all behavior is culturally created.
This is why I think the real conservative solution to the fall of the American republic (which is supposed to be more aristocratic than democratic) is to adapt the wise constitutional separation of powers and states toward developing an ethnopluralism of ethnostates within America. This would finally address the fact that human nature remains kin-centered, gender defined, age-graded, heterosexual marriage-making, hierarchical, ethnocentric, even xenophobic, and religious-making, among other things, with group-selection as the primary unit of successful selection, followed by individual selection.
Monday, June 19, 2017
I think it was a Marine defense leader who said that morality is the main source of real leadership decisions. "Style" comes in as how you present your moral decisions.
Demagogues seem to be all style and no morality seeking selfish power by simulating morality.
Religion, culture, education traditionally helped develop the morality with which leaders would later make decisions. But we have been dominated by postmodernism in our cultural institutions which teach a relativity of all values.
We now have libertarian capitalists and non-judgmental progressive liberals, and both have no real morality other than believing in a a relativity of values, therefore they are not real moral leaders.
And so we have the great mess of modern Western culture. The moral relativity of so-called high-culture elites is copied by the moral relativity of pop culture, and then promoted by a powerful and corrupt Media, which has its own selfish agenda.
This decay may doom us, but in any case it needs to change if the West is to rise again.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Watching misfits and freaks march by on their way to shutting down a major freeway in response to a policeman being acquitted by a jury for shooting and killing a black man, I recalled Chilton Williamson's estimate that 50 percent of the American population who make up the Democratic Party are represented by those freaks and misfits. 50 percent! I suppose that would include the limousine liberals who were brainwashed in elite colleges to talk like modern liberals but actually live conservatively.
How did we get into this big mess? It was the result of the Big Media, the Academic world, and Big Government liberals who propagandized and brainwashed the public, after they had marched through all of our social institutions. But of course it was the few chosen elite who led this march who benefited most, not the freaks, misfits, or the rest of the healthier population.
The temptation of course is to mount a radical undemocratic counter revolution to take back our institutions by force, but if we are conservatives we see the longer-term wisdom of using only legal and constitutional means of change.
But we do need a new approach within conservatism, a deeper conservatism, based on adapting the constitutional separation of powers and states to include an ethnopluralism of regions and ethnostates. The nation will most likely break apart into this natural configuration in any case, either chaotically or rationally, since real human nature supports it, and real human nature always historically leads to traditional kin-centered, and yes, ethnocentric states and regions reforming out of decayed empires...I don't believe there is a better way to save America.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
I am unable to use either the realist or nominalist arguments in ontology or epistemology, they are all mixed up together, half right and half wrong.
Godhood, truth, beauty, goodness, do exist outside of the mind, they do not exist in the mind only, but they are not spirituals or universals.
We do not meditate or pray our way to Godhood, which is only a blissful experience in the mind only, we evolve in the outside material world to supermaterial Godhood, if we are lucky.
Godhood, truth, beauty, goodness are the attributes and attainments of living things evolved to in the real outside material world---objects are far more important than the definitions of objects.
This is also the way we can bring religion and science together, that is, under the philosophical naturalism as seen in theological materialism, although we do not yet admit this because naturalists are also lost in mere words regarding truth and Godhood, but less so than theologians or philosophers.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Conservatives are too liberal in what they center on conserving. Living people need to be conserved if we wish to conserve the cultures people create.
Both conservatives and liberals center on conserving cultural ideas more than people, even though conservatives claim to be against ideology.
The ideology of multiculturalism has jammed together different people with different cultures in the same space and told them all to get along by following the same politically correct multicultural ideology. This has increasingly led to social disruptions.
It has been politically incorrect on the left and the right to even speak of conserving specific people or specific ethnic groups who in fact create specific cultures.
Is there a way out of this political mess, which has been good (in the short term) for a few specific people and groups at the expense of everyone else?
Conservatives have the political tool in the constitutional separation of powers and states, which has been increasingly losing to the growth of Big Government and globalist control.
The constitutional separation of powers and states needs not only to be fought for but legally expanded toward an ethnopluralism of ethnostates within the regions and states of America, balanced by federalism and subsidiary.
That is the way to actually conserve people and therefore conserve the cultures people create.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Conservatives are right in saying that modern culture has virtually lost traditional spirituality, but they have not transformed religion to bring it back. Let's face it, traditionalism is largely against evolution, and that needs to be transformed.
People tend to go with the age they are living in and don't much think about where they are going religiously or philosophically. Solve the problem of the great goal of life and values and morals will follow.
The great ideals need not uproot the instincts as the ascetics do, but harmonize the instincts, specifically the instinct within every cell of the body to evolve in the material world to the highest beauty, goodness and truth, which defines Godhood.
The real "progress" of humanity? Our material evolution to supermaterial Godhood, which has been blocked by the traditional view of the Idea of spiritual non-material God, found or experienced by renouncing materialism and evolution.
The way to bring back religion is by affirming the material evolution to supermaterial Godhood, which has been lost in the delusions of religion and philosophy, as well as being rejected by science.
Can we do this? The future of life (at least in out corner of the universe) may depend on it.
Can we do this? The future of life (at least in out corner of the universe) may depend on it.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Theological materialism restores religion in society and stops the false duality between spiritualism and materialism
Humans have expended much energy throughout history trying to reconcile and mingle religion with civil society, when they are flatly irreconcilable based on the basic call for non-materialism of all the religious founders.
Religion and society created this problem for itself based on a great metaphysical error. The great spiritual blockade against materialism blocked the only means to attain Godhood by way of material evolution to supermaterial Godhood.
As a consequence of this false metaphysical duality, religion has clearly been losing to cultural Marxism, unrestrained capitalism, atheism, post modernism, etc. Islam dealt with this metaphysical duality by creating a militant, material, warrior spiritualism, which is contradictory to say the least.
Theological materialism restores religion in society and stops the false duality between spiritualism and materialism by affirming that the only means to attain Godhood is by way of material evolution to supermaterial Godhood.
But the philosophy of conservative is so true and natural that we need to conservatively include the old non-material Inward Path first experience of God, but transformed in the Outward Path of material evolution to real Godhood.
There is not the two cities of God and man, which was Augustine's way of trying to reconcile materialism and spiritualism, there is only the "philosophical naturalism” of theological materialism, with the difference being that philosophical naturalism is generally irreligious, and theological materialism is certainly religious in seeing Godhood as the goal of evolution and of man, first mirrored in the Father-Within of traditional religion.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Rule by money-power has not always been the history of Indo-European people, where a three-tiered structure usually ruled, with priests or warriors on top and producers (money power ) always last, and traditionally at least, never ruling. As wikipedia puts it, over time " offshoots of the Proto-Indo-Europeans had reached far and wide across Eurasia, including Anatolia (Hittites), the Aegean (the ancestors of Mycenaean Greece), Western Europe (Corded Ware culture), the edges of Central Asia (Yamna culture), and southern Siberia (Afanasevo culture)." All more or less maintained that tripartite ruling structure.
Rule by money-power really got going in the Industrial Age, and they have now made a real mess of things, virtually destroying Western moral culture, even as they helped advance medical knowledge and other technology which has greatly lengthened lives, especially in the Western world. Occasional attempts have been made to stop money-power. One could say, without otherwise approving of them, that the fascists in Italy and Germany before WWII took on the globalist money-power, and we might even say that the Islamic terrorists are religious warriors trying to take down the money-power. But now a globalist, neoconservative, money-power rules and seem too strong to stop.
So what will happen? Western religion as we now have it seems unlikely to become a ruling force, and that leaves the military, which is now also corrupted by money-power. But that could change as civil disorder increases. We could at least hope that a Western warrior elite would eventually see the vital importance of religious guidance. But it would need to be a transformed religion, one that included the evolutionary sciences, with the material understanding of a supermaterial Godhood reached only through material evolution. Then if we conservatives wanted it, democratic republics could become an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, balanced by federalism and subsidiarity, in line with real human nature, and workable in the real overcrowded world.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Real conservatives will keep the best of the past while allowing and helping material evolution to transform us
Synthesizing reaction and revolution we get conservatism. Change is reality, but so is retaining the best of the past. That is the way the real reality of evolution works.
The human body and brain evolved by retaining the fish, reptilian and mammalian brain. That is conservatism in action.
So when conservatives reject or ignore an ethnopluralism of ethnostates as the culmination of modern conservatism they are being reactionary. Revolutionaries reject this also in the name of attacking the traditional ethnocentrism of real human nature.
Human beings are wholly animal and to say we are not is to demean nature, which religion has often done in the name of being against materialism. But we are not permanently human and will, or can, evolve beyond the human while retaining much of what is human. Real conservatives will keep the best of the past while allowing and helping material evolution to transform us.
This is the conservative path to real Godhood, which is evolved to in the material world.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
It is the affirmation of the sociobiological view of human nature that leads almost naturally to seeing the good sense in developing an ethnopluralism of ethnostates. That is, as often repeated in this blog, human nature remains gender different, age-graded, marriage-making, hierarchical, ethnocentric, even xenophobic, religion-making, group-selecting, and other typically traditional traits. Cultures can operate for a time with behavior that goes against this human nature, with such experiments as Marxism, but culture is always eventually pulled back by the biological and genetic leash of real human nature to cultures that better reflect real human nature.
There are of course challenges in developing an ethnopluralism of ethnostates within the U.S., but the constitutional separation of powers and states, created by our Founders, can lend itself well to ethnostates, perhaps with a few amendments---I doubt if the Founders thought our nation would be multicultural and multiracial. One of the challenges will be the ethnic enclaves that have developed within large cities, which are distinctly different ethnically and racially from the majority living outside the enclaves, brought on by the failed experiment of multicultural cities. Multicultural cities didn't fail because of evil racists, they failed because they did not reflect the human nature mentioned above. Ethnostates would have worked better. We always fall back on trusted kinship and ethnic groups in any case no matter what the philosophers tell us.
Migration of minority ethnic groups to ethnostates better reflecting their own group would be the first choice. Incentives could be offered, but this wouldn't be as difficult as it may sound since people do prefer to live with their own kind. The second choice would be to devolve power to the ethnic enclaves within cities, making them ethnostates with great autonomy. Federalism and subsidiary could protect the whole, inside and outside, independence would be affirmed... But we need to be open to new ideas in dealing with the challenges of developing an ethnopluralism of ethnostates.
Perhaps it is time, as someone wisely said, to let the ethnic differences which have torn us apart, put us back together again.
Friday, June 09, 2017
Science can define Godhood and science needs to be brought into the humanities, specifically the science of sociobiology, the study of the biological origin of much of social behavior, which includes religion, art, politics, ect..
The humanities don't have the last word on defining human nature. Sociobiology has looked deeply into human nature, at least as deeply as the theologians or the poets ever did. Sociobiology deserves a seat at the cool kids table.
Abstract ideas in the humanities have drifted far away from human nature to the point of denying that there is a human nature. To the postmodernists all is relative---of course not including that statement---all is environmentally malleable, genetics and biology are conveniently overlooked, the humanities have become a cultural form of Marxism.
How does science define Godhood as the base of the humanities? Life materially evolves to supermaterial Godhood, and science along with the humanities can be a great help in that sacred mission. Dying religion can be revived, the humanities can be rescued from deterioration.
Thursday, June 08, 2017
The fusion of nature (tradition, precedent) and nurture (reason) in sociobiology, may be a clearer way to view the fusion of libertarianism and conservatism. The twin studies were an ingenious way to tell the difference between nature and nurture by studying twins separated at birth living in different environments. Our social behavior is far more genetically determined than both the left and right have thought.
Conservatism and sociobiology have suggested to me that the realistic way to find unity within divisions is by upgrading the constitutional separation of powers and states envisioned by our wise Founders to include an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, where real human nature can flourish. We remain kin-centered, ethnocentric, marriage-making, gender-defined, and other traditional norms, which can be fused with the reason of sciences such as sociobiology.
The philosophy of the left looks selfish and short-sighted in comparison.
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
If Trump and his administration fall I don't think the new Alt-right wing will go away as it did in the 1950's when Buckley and others decided they wanted only two wings to their fusion of conservatism, individual freedom plus the norms and traditions. Norms and traditions have since been updated by the evolutionary science of sociobiology, which affirms the biological origin of much of our social behavior.
I think the next conservative fusionist hierarchy should lead with sociobiology, followed by the norms and traditions, and lastly individual freedom. Sociobiology has shown us that group-selection is, and has been, the primary unit of successful human life (see Wilson). Individualism is of course important, but it takes place always monitored by the success of the group. At times I have thought that the libertarian/individualism wing of conservatism was a cunning way to undermine norms and traditions. The latest conservatives policed themselves and ejected sociobiology from the movement, as they did in the 1950's.
I think the tripartite structure of conservatism, that is, sociobiology, followed by the norms and traditions, and lastly individual freedom, is healthier than the duality we have had, and is the best way to fulfill the next fusionism of conservatism. This time the fusion needs to include an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, affirmed by the constitutional separation of powers and states, and protected by federalism and subsidiarity. Will conservatives go there? If they do not the conservative duality will break apart, opening the ground for dictatorial cultural Marxism, or supremacist fascism, reminding us of pre-World War Two Germany.
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Where did Bob Dylan pick up that black hipster accent, he was born and raised in northern Minnesota---and why? One would think authenticity would be important to him. But the man and his songs have always been a phony act, even though he managed to write a few simple good songs within that ridiculous black hipster act---when he started out it was more of a bad hillbilly accent.
In his speech (here) he attempts to link his song-writing to Moby Dick and the Odyssey. Why do people let him get away with this crap? I suppose the relativity of values which rules does not concern itself with the truth or falsehood of Bob Dylan, his songs, or his lefty politics---and phony Dylan knows how to ride that phony train.
And they gave him the Nobel Prize in Literature! That must be the end of that award meaning anything of value.
Words like "universal" and "perfection" are only aids to understanding larger connections between real things. God has been defined in that "universal" way. God has not been defined as a particular, supreme, living, material/supermaterial object, or objects. But this metaphysical mistake does not point toward atheism, it points toward a material or supermaterial Godhood. The mistake of religion and philosophy has been to focus on the universal as spiritual.
This is where idealistic thinkers begin to go wrong and say such things as, our true loyalties are with all humanity (and not our own groups or nations), or that our real citizenship is beyond this material world. We need to include science in religion and in the humanities, especially the sciences of human nature, such as sociobiology, which give us a better view of the biological origin of much of our social behavior.
The idea that we are "fallen" or full of "original sin" derives from those definitions of universal perfection, which are definitions telling us that we cannot ever be perfect as long as we are material. This conception has blocked us from evolving toward real Godhood in the material, not spiritual, world. Defining perfection does not derive from comparing ourselves to a non-existent, spiritual, universal idea. We are imperfect not because we are full of original sin but because we are unevolved creatures.
The activation toward real Godhood is within nature and within human nature, probably within every cell of the body, and works within the structures and strictures of natural evolution and selection---two steps up, one back, or sometimes two steps back, one up. This is how we move toward perfection, although we may not ever get there---but not because getting there is spiritual and beyond material evolution, but because getting there is probably endless material and supermaterial evolution.
Monday, June 05, 2017
Of course it's nice to give a benefit concert for the victims of the Islamic terrorists in London, but if you think about it, that's like satanists giving a benefit concert for Christian martyrs. What is more decadent and degenerate than the world of Rock?
The West is so far gone it doesn't even realize this. And of course the corrupt Big Media across the Western world have no intention of telling the people how inept they are at defending themselves.
Do they want a Western police state of cultural Marxism? It seems so. If the West would have gotten the hell out of the hell of the middle east it would have solved most of these problems. Who is keeping us there? Who benefits?
The people of the United States voted for Donald Trump because he endlessly said he would bring the troops home, protect our borders, and renew America. We are still waiting for that to begin. So we put our discs on and get lost in the wisdom of Rock.
Sunday, June 04, 2017
It often seems like the truth and reality are permanently buried. The eyes of the West are being opened now, but not by our professors, not by our journalists, not by our politicians, but by the continuing attacks of the Islamic terrorists.
The truth is being revealed that the West has been too passive, too liberal, too politically correct, too effeminate, to defend itself against the terrorists.
Our decadent and passive leaders, and a brainwashed public, still cannot rise even to stop the immigration of terrorists into the West.
What happens next? Will populist/nationalism continue to rise? Will militant Marxism reappear? Will dictatorial fascism come again? Will Western imperialism continue? Will Eastern imperialism rise? Populist/nationalism in the West seems to be the favorite at this point.
President Trump at least seemed like he was going in that direction, with big enemies against him, but he has been looking neoconservative and globalist lately, so where he is going is not coherent.
Saturday, June 03, 2017
The main reason why I have been saying that conservatives are more ideological than than say they are is because they did not emphasize conserving the biological and genetic heritage of the West but emphasized conserving the Western humanists tradition from Socrates to Tocqueville; this was perhaps based in the non-material emphasis of religion.
Conserving the best of the Western humanist tradition is important but not as important as conserving the best of the biological and genetic heritage from which Western civilization derived. The essence of a living thing is not ideology, it is the material/biological/genetic activation within life to successfully evolve toward real Godhood.
The evolutionary sciences leading up the the sociobiology of the great E.O.Wilson have been largely missing from the conservative mind, with only a few exceptions (I think of Samuel Francis and Thomas Fleming). William Buckley and others read the ethnocentrism of real human nature out of the conservative movement, along with rejecting Pat Buchanan who barely even believes in evolution.
This preference toward ideology over biology has almost doomed conservatism, which is why I believe the refinement of conservatism is now necessary. Revolution is not necessary. It won't be easy because conserving the biological and genetic heritage of distinctly different ethnic groups now competing within America and the West means that the constitutional separation of powers and states will eventually need to include an ethnopluralism of ethnostates---if we don't want the West to break apart in chaos.