Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Hierarchy is natural within groups or nations, as it is in the animal world, but hierarchy is not helpful or successful between races and nations. Imperialism is a negative development of racial supremacy and hierarchy between states. Each race should naturally have its own state, or ethnostate, and each state should be respected in a balance of power among states. There is also a solid basis for harmony among Christians, Jews and Muslims since they all worship the same God of the Inward Path.
Powerful negative forces keep the Western leaders from speaking out and demanding a cease fire between Israel and Palestine, and a two state solution.
The noble figures of Christ and Buddha in art are said to show us “that which is” and that which “should be” or that which we “are,” (Frithjof Schuon) but these sacred works are only half the picture. These are the noble symbols of the Involutionary Inward Path, the icons of the Soul Within. Yet here is where the tragic error takes place.
Settling for half the great truth has led to the debasement of the entire material world, but more tragically, it has been blocking our evolution to God with a Great Spiritual Blockade.
The “holy sleep” reverently displayed in the images of the Buddha are indeed sleep, and are truly what Shankara called “ the stilling of mental agitation and the supreme appeasement.” Here is a quote from Sri Ramakrishna: "The world is impermanent. One should constantly remember death."
The Inward Path of Christ, Buddha and the Primordial Tradition, needs to be fulfilled in the Outward Path that leads evolution to Godhood. Together both paths, the Twofold Path, define the religious order of the Evolutionary Christian Church, which is a remanifestation of manifested religions.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
"NAFTA has made American manufacturing uncompetitive and has caused a large amount of our production facilities to move out of the country. We were promised widespread job creation, it never materialized.
NAFTA's 900 page agreement was a radical experiment that had never before been undertaken. In essence, NAFTA granted foreign investors a new set of privileges allowing them to promote manufacturing to take advantage of Mexico's lower wages, and lower cost of doing business. We loaned Mexico $20 billion to build their nation up, so we would have a country to export our goods to.
Americans were told the Mexican economy would be transformed from the ranks of a developing nation into an economic powerhouse. The growing Mexican economy was supposed to prop up the U.S. by increasing our trade surplus and creating hundreds of thousands of American jobs.
Fourteen years later, NAFTA's idealistic promises have yet to come to fruition. Instead, thousands of our factories have closed up and moved to Mexico to take advantage of their slave labor wages destroying our manufacturing base and slashing American jobs. Since 1993, manufacturing employment in the U.S. has decreased from 16.8 million to 13.9 million. NAFTA has clearly not delivered on the promise of widespread job creation.
Similarly, Mexico did not become a world player buying up American exports. Instead our trade surplus with Mexico deteriorated into a 91 billion deficit and the combined deficit with Canada and Mexico has increased to $190 billion.
NAFTA proponents blindly led the American public into a disastrous experiment that has clearly gone awry. If NATFA is not changed or canceled quickly the only place your children will find a job will be working for a foreign owned company, as all of our companies are moving out of the country.
While campaigning President-elect Barack Obama clamored for "fair trade" over "free trade." Americans need to hold him accountable to his campaign rhetoric by signing the renegotiate NAFTA petition, which urges President-elect Obama to begin renegotiating NAFTA immediately after taking office..."
Click here to Economy In Crisis to read the full article.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Democrats generally aid this process, but Republicans are often co opted, as happened with President Bush, and perhaps Reagan to a lesser extent. Now President Elect Obama fits right into the slot preferred by the Liberal International Establishment, and we can expect the Establishment to have an easy time with him, aided by the U.N., the Council On Foreign Relations, etc.
Some of the forces fighting against the Establishment at this time, with varying degrees of success, are the Paleoconservatives, libertarians, the New Right in Europe, Eurasianism, and some versions of Islam.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Dr. Doom: Even our Recovery Will Feel like a Recession
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
In very basic terms, Paganism gave power to the tribe, that is, successful survival and reproduction, eros, sacred power acquired for the tribe from objects, trees, etc. via shaministic actions. This was one of the first developments of religion.
When paganism discovered conscious ethical behavior it was also applied to the advancing tribe, and sometimes applied to all tribes. Monotheism developed, synthesizing the One power into paganism, the power of individual trees etc. as the same One power in all things, which was now seen as demanding certain ethical behavior to be in harmony with that One power.
But over time monotheism became ethical rationalism and far removed from the spirit within the trees, and religion lost much of its power. Western science grew out of this rationalism, and eventually science developed the theory of evolution.
The New Age movement can be seen as an attempt to bring back the ancient power of the spirit of the trees, however a mistake was often made by rejecting or leaving out monotheist ethics and applying only eros, the spirit of the trees.
The Evolutionary Christian Church brings religion up to the next level in synthesizing science and evolution while also bringing religion back to the ancient spirit within the trees and within man. We see the One spirit activating life to evolve to Godhood. The evolutionary science of Beyondism is applied to monotheism, bringing ethics back to the spirit. In order to successfully survive and evolve to God certain ethical behavior is required which need not conflict with monotheism.
Paganism saw the spirit within various objects. Old monotheism saw the One Inward God within all things and taught us how to know that God. The Evolutionary Christian Church affirms the Outward God attained through evolution as well as the Inward God of Traditional Christianity. We bring the spirit of God and nature back together in religion.
This describes our conservative, or reformconservative approach, including the past while advancing the future, not rejecting the past as revolutionaries do, and not rejecting the future as traditionalist do.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
The God-Within is not all of God, as has been universally reported. The God-Within is only an aspect of the seed or mind of God.
God is not only Supreme Consciousness, God is Supreme Materiality as well.
The Inward God evolves to the Outward God.
It has been said that we must “overcome” the “limitations” of our bodies to see God but this is because we do not yet have the body of God, which we must evolve to.
Monday, December 08, 2008
The following suggestions should be considered as part of a new plan to recover American industry and economic health:
• Appoint an economic minister, a major cabinet post, to develop an industrial policy that would:
1. Create conditions to make manufacturing competitive and profitable through tax changes and subsidies where needed
2. Protect our economy from foreign predatory practices
3. Create an industrial research and development division similar to government sponsored National Institute of Health (NIH) in medicine or the Apollo project.
Or, copy Japan's very successful system conducted by their Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI) that focuses on needs and development procedures for their new and existing industries.
• Change the tax structure for select industries that are vital to strategic American interests - steel, transportation, cement and others.
• Amend or get out of our agreement with the WTO. It places our domestic trade laws in the hands of an undemocratic organization whose decisions have been consistently and unfairly adjudicated.
• Eliminate the out dated Value Added Tax (VAT) agreement. It unjustifiably subsidizes foreign exports to us, while simultaneously penalizing our exports to them.
• Amend or get out of NAFTA. It incentivizes our companies to move productive facilities out of our country.
• We must analyze every international trade deal by considering if it benefits America; currently most deals do not.
• Use tariffs selectively to prevent the loss of strategic and endangered industries.
• Curtail subsidies foreign owned companies receive from state governments and discourage technology transfer and outsourcing manufacturing that results in the loss of industries.
• Prevent the sale of strategic companies or institutions to foreign ownership.
• Faster depreciation on capital equipment investment - it will lessen the need to outsource manufacturing.
• Control the balance of trade deficit. This is the means through which foreign companies are able to accumulate funds to purchase our best companies.
Free trade has been a disaster. It must be replaced with intelligent trade that prevents foreign predatory practices and better serves U.S. interests.
OTHER SUGGESTIONS AND THINGS TO CONSIDER:
• We must strive to become competitive; otherwise America must exist on imports with more debt,
• American owned companies have lost their edge and, on balance, are not as productive or as protective as many other foreign companies. This must be corrected.
• It must be profitable to manufacture in America otherwise domestic companies will outsource their manufacturing.
• America is losing a major economics war by relinquishing management and control of the economy through effects of our balance of trade deficit, outsourcing, subsidized insourcing and foreign tax benefits.
• Consider the consequences of losing whole industries such as publishing, autos, movies, steel, electronics, clothing and how it impacts national security and living standards.
• We need to analyze and correct:
1. Negative effects of WTO rules and decisions regarding their impact on our economy.
2. Violations of WTO rules practiced by other countries to our detriment
3. Restrictions imposed by foreign governments on American exporting companies.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
with a destroyed industrial infrastructure, forced to live on imports and on credit from anyone who will offer it. Here is how it happened:
Americans have been defeated in an economics war with consequences as meaningful and damaging as if having lost a military war. Strangely, the citizens do not feel the pain and economic destruction to the same extent as a perilous military defeat. Americans are oblivious to how this defeat happened and how it is affecting them, going about their merry way, living well in passive and painless submission, on borrowed money and cheap imports from China and Japan.
China and Japan each operate their economies as one huge business that is done first-and-foremost for the best interest of their countries. Functioning with a unique, effective and a most-creative system of guided and managed capitalism, their economies are set up to destroy any competitive economy that stands in their way.
Each nation may have a handful of rich entrepreneurs, but no one makes money at the expense or the well-being of their country. The economies of China and Japan are planned, guided and nurtured where necessary, with defined goals – for the benefit of their countries.
Witness Japan. From the ashes of the bombings in 1945, to today, after 63 years, Japan is now one of the world’s most productive nations. The country has accomplished this feat with only 4 percent of America’s land mass, 40 percent of America’s total population and no natural resources. With far less people, land and resources, Japan has an $80 billion yearly balance-of-trade surplus with the U.S. It has the second largest current account surplus next to China and has accumulated $1.2 trillion during the last 20 years while currently lending America $517.2 billion. Per capita, Japan now outproduces all other nations while paying the world’s highest wages.
Americans should take note of Japan’s ability to rise from a tattered-and-torn nation, with a third-world country status, to one of the world’s most powerful countries. China and Japan operate their economies in a war-like fashion to destroy their competitors, strategically backing Americans into an increasingly impossible corner. These countries have now become America’s foremost bankers, which gives them leveraged advantage as our fiercest competitors. The U.S. cannot compete with these two global competitors, China and Japan.
It is impossible for Americans to compete with next-to-nothing Chinese wage rates, coupled with China's excellent technology. Japan demonstrates unparalleled strength through its superior capital and knowledge intensive manufacturing sector. Both nations have completely knocked the U.S. out of many of the industries the U.S. originally founded.
America’s TV manufacturing industry is 100 percent foreign owned, the sound recording industry is 97 percent foreign owned, and the motion picture industry is 75 percent foreign owned, with Japan controlling many of these individual companies. Foreigners own 79 percent of the commodity, contracts, dealings and brokerage business.
Nations that finance our foreign debt and export numerous products to the U.S. are building large currency reserves from their balance of trade surpluses: Arab countries have $3 trillion, China has $1.8 trillion and Japan has amassed $1 trillion. These currency reserves are economic bullets poised to strike and take out any American company.
All U.S. companies are for sale on the open stock market. We could not, in our "free trade" economy, prevent the takeover of U.S. companies. Having so many "economic bullets," foreign entities came in and obliterated American ownership of our companies. These were the companies (16,613 of them sold to foreign interests in the last 30 years) that formerly generated wealth and strength for our country; the means by which we became the world’s richest and strongest country with the highest standard of living.
Chinese and Japanese companies are not for sale. They understand their companies are the wealth generators, representing the best interests of the entire nation. American industries no longer benefit the people; they benefit a select few billionaires, millionaires and stock holders. These individuals are not concerned about the welfare of the country, only their own, often to the detriment of the country.
It is from the Chinese and Japanese business models that America must mold itself. Companies should not benefit a select few, but should enrich and empower the country as a whole. When America realizes this, businesses will not be bought-up, but industry primarily will remain domestic. This must occur to stop dependence on foreign capital and imports. We must modify our system to prevent takeover and predatory practices by foreign competitors, putting protective measures in place as most other countries have done. This will protect us and allow us to become productive, competitive and economically independent. If this is not immediately implemented, we must resign ourselves as a defeated and conquered nation. Living as a foreign owned colony, controlled and managed by foreign interests for their benefit, and we as their subjects."
from Economy In Crisis
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
“Thou shalt not bear false witness” (Matt. 19.18)
The Inward Path to God is extremely difficult to attain, which helps explain why so few people attain the Supreme Spiritual State. In Traditional religions the Inward Path excludes the Evolutionary Outward Path to God. Material life is rejected, or at least regarded with complete disinterest in attaining the Supreme State.
In his book “Jesus Christ and Yoga,” S. S. Goswami describes how all the great yogins attained the Supreme Spirit inwardly through spiritual knowledge combined with sexual continence. Jesus Christ taught that worldly persons marry but those living a spiritual life, that is, those who spiritualize their minds, desires and thoughts are without sexual desire. “...There be eunuchs which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.” (Matt. 19. 9-12) And in Luke 20, 34-6, Jesus promised those who did so, “Neither can they die any more, for they are equal unto angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.”
The Evolutionary Christian Church teaches that it is vital not to stop the Path to Godhood with the realization of the Inward Soul or Father Within, blissful and true as it is, because this leads to The Great Spiritual Blockade of the Evolutionary Outward Path to Godhood, which requires sacred, evolutionary, survival and reproduction. The material world has been grossly neglected and sinned against. Unlike the exclusively inward teachers, we do not reject the Evolutionary Outward Path to Godhood, but we also uniquely do not reject the Involutionary Inward Path to the Soul Within. Both Paths, the Involutionary Inward and the Evolutionary Outward are necessary, first to see the Soul within, and then to outwardly evolve to Godhood, activated by the Spirit-Will.
Monday, December 01, 2008
(omne verum a quocumque dicatur a Spiritu Sancto est) (St Thomas Aquinas)
"Accept the truth, whatever its sources."
The "Holy Spirit" is in theological materialism the material/supermaterial Spirit-Will-To-Godhood, which activates life to evolve toward Godhood.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
The Evolutionary Christian Church distinguishes the Involutionary Inward Path from the Evolutionary Outward Path by attaching the Gnostic perspective of Revealed Religions to the Inward Path, which sees God within, and by attaching material evolution to the Outward Path, of evolving to God. It is relatively easier to love your enemies when applying the Inward Path, where material life is blocked and devalued so that one may see God within, whereas the competitions and challenges of material life and evolution to Godhood are better managed through the Outward Path, which can be guided by the Church, ie. the new order of renewal of the Evolutionary Christian Church.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Drudge Reports on the predictions of Russian political analyst
Professor Igor Panarin:
..."Asked why he expected the U.S. to break up into separate parts, he said: "A whole range of reasons. Firstly, the financial problems in the U.S. will get worse. Millions of citizens there have lost their savings. Prices and unemployment are on the rise. General Motors and Ford are on the verge of collapse, and this means that whole cities will be left without work. Governors are already insistently demanding money from the federal center. Dissatisfaction is growing, and at the moment it is only being held back by the elections and the hope that Obama can work miracles. But by spring, it will be clear that there are no miracles."
He also cited the "vulnerable political setup", "lack of unified national laws", and "divisions among the elite, which have become clear in these crisis conditions."
He predicted that the U.S. will break up into six parts - the Pacific coast, with its growing Chinese population; the South, with its Hispanics; Texas, where independence movements are on the rise; the Atlantic coast, with its distinct and separate mentality; five of the poorer central states with their large Native American populations; and the northern states, where the influence from Canada is strong”...
We say if the States were given the true independence legally offered them by the Constitution of the United States there would be far less need of a breakup. This is the preferred, practical, Conservative, light-federal direction we affirm. But if this is not our future than the Russian prediction is quite possible. The other possibility is a large, tyranical, police State, from the left or the right.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Yet the Involutionary Inward Path contains half of the new religious order of renewal of the Evolutionary Christian Church, we have also seen and affirmed the Evolutionary Outward Path to Godhood. A recent, brilliant, but ostracized, Darwinian version of the Evolutionary Outward Path was developed by Professor Raymond Cattell, called Beyondism, which has been adapted to the Perennial Tradition, or spiritualized, in the Evolutionary Christian Church Beyondism helps define the Path to Godhood, first seen inwardly (but apparently denied by Cattell's Beyondism) and then evolved to outwardly.
Traditional Christians who worry about the weakening aspects of ecumenicism can be heartened by our return to the most ancient Perennial Tradition, which was affirmed and enlarged by Jesus Christ. There need be no more religious wars regarding the Involutionary Perennial Religion. Also, religion has been dying in the West and could use strengthening.
The vital material aspect of the world has been largely blocked (see The Great Spiritual Blockade) by the exclusively Inward Path of the Gnostic perspective. Here the Evolutionary Outward Path of the Evolutionary Christian Church reintroduces change and even competition in the material world, as we must materially-spiritually evolve to the God we have first seen Inwardly. Such things as Federalism and Subsidiarity with small independent states, virtually ethnostates(which can work harmoniously with the original Constitution of the United States)and may provide the base for both the Inward and Outward Paths to Godhood, the Divine Twin Paths, guided by the Church.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Or, we will not, and we will rejoice in the revelation that science and religion come together in our evolution to the God we have first inwardly seen in religion. This becomes the sacred epic of the Kosmos connecting the distant future and the distant past, far more inspiring and invigorating than terrifying or frightful, if we have the courage to affirm the synthesis and the goal.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
from jung « WordPress.com Tag Feed by daxdefranco
“Every relationship to the archetype, whether through experience or simply through the spoken word, is ’stirring,’ that is to say, it works because it releases in us a mightier voice than our own. He who speaks in primordial images speaks with a thousand voices; he enthralls and overpowers, while at the same time he lifts the idea he is trying to express out of the occasional and the transitory into the realm of the ever-enduring. He transmutes our personal destiny into the destiny of mankind, thereby evoking in us all those beneficent forces that ever and anon have enabled mankind to find a refuge from every peril and to outlive the longest night.”
Monday, November 17, 2008
It is a tragic mistake to therefore call the material world outside merely superficial or illusion and the Divine Spirit or the Soul within as only real; this is where The Great Spiritual Blockade takes place. Why must one be evil to make the other good? Perhaps it is too vulgar to compare this blockade to the drug addict who claims that nothing matters, that nothing is real outside the drug.
There are needs of the material world, of the flesh, that must not be ignored merely because of experiencing the bliss—however great-- of the Divine within. Not the the Soul or the Spirit within man should be mistaken for God, God must be evolved to, indeed man is activated by the Spirit-Will within and guided by the Soul to Godhood. All that we see on earth and in the Kosmos cannot be defined as merely useless material illusion, it is Life on its way to Godhood.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
When we jump in a lake we are not the lake, we are only experiencing the lake. We must not stop our evolution with merely swimming in the lake, blissful as that is, we must evolve to become, in this sense, the lake. This lake-experience of being in the presence of God is still dual but it is so overwhelming that we think we are non dual God.
We must not cast off the human body or the material world too soon as it is the stuff from which we evolve to the true God, which we see inwardly first.
The Evolutionary Christian Church sees the eternal in the temporal, the spiritual in the material and the divine in what is not yet divine. The evolution of the material to the "spiritual," which is really the highest form of the material, helps resolve the duality and disjunctions between science and religion and religious dualism in general.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
God has attained or is Eternal Life and His Eternal Spirit is within us, driving us toward Eternal Life. Biology and religion are thus not contradictory. The Two Paths of the Evolutionary Christian Church, the Traditional Inward and Evolutionary Outward, reflect these drives to both see God Within and evolve to God Without.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Great nations do not have trade partners. They have trade competitors and rivals. Trade surpluses are superior to trade deficits. Tariffs on foreign goods are preferable to taxes on U.S. producers. Manufacturing, not finance, is the muscle of the nation.
Economic independence is vital to political independence.
Following Hamiltonian precepts, the United States grew from 13 rural and agricultural colonies into the greatest industrial power in all history, producing 42 percent of the world's manufactured goods. We were the awe and envy of mankind, the self-sufficient republic, maker of half of the armaments produced by all the
nations in World War II.
That is the America we grew up in -- that has now vanished...”
From “China's Path To Power” By Pat Buchanan.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 08, 2008
If we adapt the thought of Aquinas regarding art, that the Traditional artist doesn't merely imitate nature but imitates “nature in her manner of operation,” we can say that evolution imitates nature in her manner of operation. Religion does this as well. ECC gives evolution a central place in religion. We evolve to God, the God we have seen from within.
To adapt or transpose another religious thinker, Frithjof Schuon, without science, without evolution, religion drives souls away from religion, they feel choked, their intelligence cannot breathe.
Reaching God is more than Platonic “remembrance” or recollection, as the Traditionalist suggest, this defines only the Involutionary Inward Path, this is one of two sacred paths to Godhood. The Outward Path reaches God through bio-spiritual evolution to God, the God first seen inwardly in the Soul Within.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Albert Nock wrote about how past empires all came to the end of the path that we began centuries ago: a steady move toward collectivism, with the state taking more and more of the national income, then there is a move toward military despotism, and finally the state has sucked all the life out of society and we are left with a dead machine.
Nock said we should leave it to work its own way out. Let the disorder be settled by the operation of natural laws, which are the same laws that Nock wanted governments to live by; that is, state intervention is always a cure worse than the disease. Any contravention of natural law must have its consequences.
A good government, that is, a government following the natural order, will make no positive interventions on the individual and the people, it will make only negative interventions in behalf of simple liberty, not law, but justice.
The present world is a good time to fortify ourselves with Greek and Latin studies, and religion, and dare we say, evolutionary science. Change happens slowly, indirectly, the attitude of mind toward big state rule will change over time. We will have our natural localism back. And we will eventually have the order of the Evolutionary Christian Church.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
"Economic nationalism is a term used to describe policies which are guided by the idea of protecting domestic consumption, labor and capital formation, even if this requires the imposition of tariffs and other restrictions on the movement of labour, goods and capital. It is in opposition to globalization in many cases, or at least it questions the benefits of unrestricted free trade. Economic nationalism may include such doctrines as protectionism and import substitution." Wikipedia
"Laissez-faire capitalism is a politico-economic system based on private ownership of the means of production and in which the powers of the state are limited to the protection of the individual's rights against the initiation of physical force. This protection applies to the initiation of physical force by other private individuals, by foreign governments, and, most importantly, by the individual's own government. This last is accomplished by such means as a written constitution, a system of division of powers and checks and balances, an explicit bill of rights, and eternal vigilance on the part of a citizenry with the right to keep and bear arms. Under laissez-faire capitalism, the state consists essentially just of a police force, law courts, and a national defense establishment, which deter and combat those who initiate the use of physical force. And nothing more." George Reisman
Here are articles by Pat Buchanan and George Reisman.
Saturday, November 01, 2008
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
Friday, October 31, 2008
The director, actors, and screenplay were excellent, you could not have a hipper wedding than this, with the jazz-Indian-Caribbean-Black-Chinese music and food and the cool Connecticut mansion with the long green lawn and the dysfunctional family. No doubt many new brides and grooms will want to duplicate this hippest of weddings.
Here's the problem. You cannot replace the sacred with hipness, even with this high level of hipness. What could be hipper than a Black groom singing a Neil Young song to a White bride during a secular marriage ceremony? Yet all the problems, and they were numerous—the drug addiction, divorced parents, the general overall hedonism—were directly and precisely the consequence of the rejection and abandonment of the sacred.
The only way to correct this tragedy is to return to the sacred, but this seems virtually impossible in the present world. What science-minded person, what truly hip person would want to return to religion? Do we wait for the hipness to fade, do we wait for the culture to fall? This we know. The sacred will return. But will it return in the form of the traditional sacred?
Science-rejecting, evolution-rejecting religion will be reformed by a deeper sacred which includes science and religion. Then, at last, the Rachels of the world can have a sacred traditional wedding, in a traditional sacred church, with a sacred traditional family attending. There will be human troubles, of course, but religion knows how to handle all the problems that hipness creates. Nothing else can.
“...Is the old republic then dead and gone, in the irretrievable past? Are we engaged in an argument settled before we were born?
In his 1938 essay "The Revolution Was," Garet Garrett wrote:
"There are those who think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road. But they are gazing in the wrong direction. The revolution is behind them. It went by in the Night of the Depression, singing songs to freedom."
Nevertheless, there is a difference not just of degree but of kind between unemployment compensation for jobless workers, welfare for destitute families, and confiscating the income of taxpayers who earned it — to hand out to chronic tax consumers who did not.
This last is the socialism Winston Churchill called "the philosophy of envy and gospel of greed." And it is this suggestion of socialist ideology in Obama's words that has produced the belated pause by a nation that seemed to be moving into his camp. What did Barack say in 2001?
He spoke of the inadequacy of the courts as institutions to bring about "redistributive change" in society, of the "tragedy" of the civil rights movement in losing sight of the "political and organizing activities on the ground that are able to bring about the coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change."
Normal people don't talk like that. Socialists do.
This is ideology speaking. This is the redistributionist drivel one hears from cosseted college radicals and the "Marxist professors" Obama says in his memoir he sought out at the university. It is the language of social parasites like William Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn and Father Pfleger.
Enforced egalitarianism entails the death of excellence. For it seizes the rewards that excellence earns and turns them over to politicians and bureaucrats for distribution to the mediocrities upon whose votes they depend. One need not be Ayn Rand to see that Barack has picked up from past associates utopian notions that have ever produced nightmare states.”
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
If McCain might once have believed that the state should not be used to legislate big social programs, the Neoconservatives have influenced him now to the degree that he promotes both military and big business global imperialism, even if he gives lip service to appointing conservative Supreme Court judges, or suggests more vague general freedom for Americans.
I am afraid that what may eventually happen in reaction to the coming pervasive state control of the Obama administration will be a fascists-like demand that the state be used, once again, to correct the abuses of the state under Obama, on behalf of those who have been virtually taxed and legislated out of existence. People always take the easiest path.
Since I don't approve of either socialist or fascist state power I choose to take the less easy path and support The Constitution Party, which historically and legally seeks to greatly limit state power, and give the people the most possible freedom and security. This seems to me to be both morally and scientifically the best path, given what we know of human nature.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Will Pat Buchanan and the Paleos ever take back the Republican Party, or at least the Conservative wing? Meanwhile, The Constitutional Party seems to stand by the American Constitution.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Both the spiritual and material realms are vital, these need not be contradictory, in the same way that there can be both a geographical and symbolic homeland. One bolsters the other.
The inner light parallels the outer light. In deep meditation the individual can reach the place of the Soul's origin, which parallels the evolution to Godhood.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Obama, with his socialist mentality, wants to use state power to exploit the wealthier classes in the name of the poorer classes, thinking the state—that is, he and his cronies—can help the poor best. McCain wants to channel more confiscated money to the global military he so loves. But since there is no money to confiscate, the political campaigns are a tragic joke.
I am buying none of it. We need to put power back in the hands of the people and greatly reduce the size of the greatly exploiting state. That is all. Is it too late? Are we headed toward multicultural civil wars and eventual splits into ethnostates? We hope we can return to the American Constitution.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
We would more or less keep the separation of church and state. The revitalized church as an institution would remain a guide, including a sociobiological guide, to the state and the people in life, and in their advance to Godhood. Yet affirming the prudence of conservatism, and also being suspicious of the interference of the state, we would emphasize not so much the idea of separation of church and state as the idea of the separation of specialties. The statesmen or the military have different tasks than the priest. Yet a priest in an executive cabinet post as a secretary or minister of religion seems like a prudent addition to a secularized state, which need not take the priest out of his separate religious specialty.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
"..If we saw Wilson's biology of moral sentiments as part of the natural law tradition, we might see that much (if not all) of what Aquinas said about the natural inclinations supporting natural law would be confirmed by modern biological research. For example, we might conclude that the biological study of the social bonding between male and female and between parents and children provides a modern, scientific way of understanding what Aquinas identifies as the natural inclinations towards conjugal bonding and parental care. Aquinas's reasoning about marriage--that monogamy is completely natural, polygyny only partly natural, and polyandry completely unnatural--makes sense in the light of modern biological theories of human mating and parenting. Aquinas explained the natural inclinations by appealing to Aristotle's biological account of human nature compared to the natures of other animals. Wilson's biology of the moral sentiments continues in that same tradition of Aristotelian biological naturalism..."
The rest of the essay here.
Monday, October 06, 2008
Friday, October 03, 2008
Economic Nationalism is constitutionally justified under the federalist principles of resisting external enemies (e.g. national defense), putting down domestic disorder, and securing commerce within the union (e.g. stopping outsourcing of jobs).
Economic Nationalism was the trade policy of Washington and Hamilton, Jefferson and Jackson. The American System consisted of high tariffs on foreign goods to support internal improvements. China and Japan, Europeans, Arabs and Russians, all economically protect their nations. We may also return to the establishment of a National Bank issuing credit from the government based on sound money, and not from private banks.
But when speaking of economic nationalism, we must not forget that our Constitution also said that Federalism gives the main part of internal affairs to state and local units. The national government has increased far beyond what the Constitution granted, however, we don't want to therefore go back to the Articles of Confederation giving the states sovereign power and the national government merely a diplomatic position.
Economic Nationalism would have prevented the present destruction of our economy, and we need to return to it.
Thursday, October 02, 2008
The East/South has much to teach the West/North about contemplation and the West/North has much to teach the East/South about action. Contemplation is no longer superior to action in the ECC synthesis, since the Outward Path of Evolution to God is at least as important as the Inward Path of knowing God within.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
“Turn back the financial clock 200 years and return to the fiscal prudence of our Founding Fathers.”
Five basic approaches to fiscal management.
“The 10th Amendment restricts the size of government, and that always should bear out in spending and the federal budget...income and export taxes were unconstitutional to our Founders...
Don't bail out debt with more debt. George Washington wrote in 1799 to James Welch, "To contract new debts is not the way to pay for old ones...." Have a pay-as-you-go government. If we don't have the money, we shouldn't spend it. Period...
Minimize taxes to citizens. Our earliest government's primary tool to raise revenue was from tariffs... abolish the unconstitutional Internal Revenue Service and implement a "fair tax," which doesn't penalize productivity and will bring American manufacturing back within our borders..." "Taxes on consumption are always least burdensome because they are least felt and are borne, too, by those who are both willing and able to pay them; that of all taxes on consumption, those on foreign commerce are most compatible with the genius and policy of free states." James Madison
Get over the greed...
Norris says "If you get in a pinch, go back to the basics."
“...Recall unconstitutional congressional incumbents; and rise up and elect above-reproach, non-greedy and selfless representatives who aren't afraid to stand up to governmental status quo and corruption, will vote for constitutional restrictions of government, reduce big government (deficits, budgets, spending and taxes), reform the tax code (by providing a "fair tax" or its equivalent) and fight for a constitutional amendment that would mandate a balanced federal budget.”
We desperately need a sound money system but it would be too radical to cut the head off the whole system in one swoop, as many libertarians want to do. Pat Buchanan said to save the sheep we have to save the pigs, and that's the conservative thing to do, but the conditions imposed on the bailout should lead to phasing out the whole borrowing and lending ethos of the nation, and perhaps eventually an end to the Federal Reserve System.
A sound money system based on real wealth, and perhaps economic nationalism, looks better and better, that is, a return to the philosophy suggested by our Founding Fathers, and the American Constitution.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Evolution is the nearest approach, however unfinished, to natural law. Common Law then harmonizes with evolution and natural law. Reason and science can modify evolution and natural law, given the variation in each individual and group.
The ethics of evolution and natural law are rooted in the ethics of Christianity and Beyondism, the religion from science. This includes the Christian right of personal security, personal liberty and private property. These rights are not absolute, each individual gives up at least part of natural liberty to receive the advantages offered by living in society and evolving to Godhood.
Common law, rooted in evolution and natural law, is conservative, founded on custom and tradition, which in the Western English tradition were not confined to written code. The American Constitution was based in common law and equity. Equity gives some discerning power to judges, eg. to be merciful to fools. Common law is common ground between conservatives and the Evolutionary Christian Church.
Prudence is applied in all decisions regarding evolution, natural law and common law. The natural law of evolution moving toward God joins with the past, present and future in this sacred path. Conservative natural rights are affirmed, custom is given precedent, common law prevails, yet each individual gives up part of natural liberty to advance kin, local group and future humanity.
We do not wish to forfeit the Conservative structure of society by imprudently molding natural rights to the needs of evolution. The conservative structure is the base from which evolution takes place, where time and separation allow variation to develop. Edmund Burke cautioned that wise men aim at keeping things from going to the worst, and we seek to move evolution forward with prudent and not radical change. Nobody can be made slaves. The old ways will prevail.
We do not wish to move forward only with the idyllic dream of Godhood, so far ahead. We have a conservative contract with generations past, present and future. When people are given enough liberty they will not demand total freedom, or license, and will understand the needs of evolution. Power and freedom are balanced. Extremes are avoided. We must think in terms of how little restraint on liberty is necessary for evolution to take place, and not how much restraint the community can handle. Freedom has to be ordered freedom,evolution can be Ordered Evolution.
The Churches and priests of the Evolutionary Christian Church can become guidance and research centers for all people in all lands to access the roots of order and the evolution to Godhood.
(Sources: This working statement was mainly adapted to the Evolutionary Christian Church from the ideas and writings of Russell Kirk and Raymond Cattell. )
Monday, September 22, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
It is not the either/or of Kierkegaard, either faith or total knowledge, these two are reconciled in ECC.
Hegel said, “A people that has a bad concept of God also has a bad state, bad government, bad laws.”
We have to overcome the so-called opposition of the sacred and secular, church and state.
The implicit Spirit within must attain It's goal of explicitly evolving to Godhood.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
from “Observations and Lamentations on the Way We Are Now” by Clyde N. Wilson, “Chronicles.”
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Biology is moving toward Godhood, the sacred goal of Godhood guides biology through the Soul-Mind and the activating Spirit-Within, we do not adjust the goal of Godhood to biology, but biology is the vehicle of evolution to Godhood. We have faith in religion, and we can be skeptical of science even as we apply science to religion.
We see Godhood and the destination of evolution to Godhood through faith, methods of evolution to Godhood are seen through reason, science and faith.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
The original American system, with its brilliant if imperfect Constitution, so undervalued by the European Right, champions localism and variety, while protecting the whole, and it can be affirmed by the Church. Radicalism is not necessary, only making the old new.
The advent of the Evolutionary Christian Church, with its Evolutionary Outward Path to Godhood, included with the Traditional Involutionary Inward Path to the Soul within, and applying such modern sciences as sociobiology and Beyondism, can help solve the problem of a damaged European psyche, making it psychologically, spiritually and physically more whole than it has ever been. The old ways were not wrong, they were incomplete. We evolve materially to Godhood.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
The Evolutionary Christian Church has no intention of getting in the way of the Conservative religious and political ties which have been the foundation of America and the West. Without these convictions there would be no America.
The Traditionalist School has taught us that all Revealed Religions affirm what we have defined as the Involutionary Inward Path to Godhood. St. Thomas Aquinas brought the Greek philosophers into Catholic Christianity, we apply evolutionary science, as well as Eastern Religions, which have affirmed the same God Within.
Conservative principles of order are also good for evolution. When we include the Evolutionary Outward Path to Godhood in traditional Christianity, and in Conservatism, it is not at all done because old things are wrong, we are underlying science and the Evolutionary Outward Path with the traditional Involutionary Inward Path to Godhood to create a more complete world view.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
My question is, will these “archaic values” be imposed or restored by Islam, Neopaganism, or a revitalized Christianity? We believe the Evolutionary Christian Church can become the required revitalized Christianity, the right blend of philosophy, science and religion. We prefer the terms “evolutionary” to “futurism” and “Traditional Christianity ” to “archaic.” Conservatism or Paleoconservatism gives strong practical advantage to our cause, people are in favor of things long established, while we also boldly reconcile the opposites of the material and spiritual, the archaic and the future. And we will not revive the beast to do so, we will civilize the beast to evolve from the material to the spiritual, and on to Godhood, by retaining the moral bonding of such things as Catholic Social Philosophy; we can synthesize Cattell's Beyondism with Aquinas's Catholicism. It will not be easy. A Wolf-Age is coming. But even a brave little French Girl, Joan of Arc, could change the world. And if God is with us, nothing can stop us.
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
In American politics Christianity has affirmed helping with aid the bottom 20 percent of the people, who are inevitable in any system. This is realistic. The classic definition of justice is equality of opportunity under the law, but not equality of final reward. This way “merit” can rightly be the guide. Variation is natural and useful in evolution.
It may seem at first difficult to reconcile Christianity and scientific evolutionary culture, such as Cattell's Beyondism, into a political state, but we can see the implications for enhancing evolution in the U. S. Constitution, which affirms equality of opportunity but not equality of reward. Evolutionary advancement, even positive eugenics, does not seek to guarantee equality of final reward, whereas guaranteeing equality of final reward has been linked with both totalitarian states and with modern liberalism.
The Religious Order Of The Evolutionary Christian Church affirms that we can pursue intelligence, higher consciousness, even beauty, all evolving toward Godhood, lightly guided by a Universal Church, and federal states.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
The problem with the Industrial Age, which more or less followed the Paleolithic and Neolithic Ages, is that it was not Conservative, it did not substantially bring forward the permanent things evolved or revealed from the former ages. For example, in the mechanistic age, rural life, ethnic and cultural connections and religion were gradually undermined and replaced by mechanistic materialistic thinking, leading to a world which, among other negatives, has been depleting and destroying the material world.
The Evolutionary Christian Church (ECC) does not advocate merely “going back” to the permanent things lost from the Neolithic or Paleolithic Ages, we advocate “going forward” while re including the lost permanent elements into the modern scientific age, as good Conservatism must do.
We part company with the New Age, which could perhaps agree with this assessment so far, when they say that spiritual education should merely “go back” to the perennial philosophy while essentially rejecting the scientific age; going back this way departs from the Conservative dynamic of “bringing forward” the permanent things. We seek to bring forward the perennial philosophy to join with evolutionary philosophy. The Inward God seen in perennial philosophy is attained through the Outward God of Evolutionary Philosophy. The Material evolves to the Spiritual.
We do not see a reconciliation of all religions merely based on their shared perennial philosophy, as the New Age tends to advocate, this eliminates all the advances, changes and variations of evolution. We do not see this kind of “going back” as desirable, realistic, or Conservative. The addition of the Evolutionary Outward Path of ECC brings religions together, which synthesizes variations and differences with the perennial Involutionary Inward Path. We all seek to evolve to Godhood and the Church is there to help guide all of us.
Those who advocate the perennial philosophy in the New Age usually do so with the idea that divisions between religions and people must be overcome and that competition is evil, since all religions are talking about the same perennial God. ECC agrees that the involutionary insights of the Revealed Religions reveal basically the same God, but we must not try to eliminate natural evolution, we must conservatively bring natural evolution forward into the new age with the sacred realization that we evolve in nature to the God we have seen in all Revealed Religions. The religion of the Evolutionary Christian Church civilizes and refines competition, civilizing the beast, making available Wilsonian Sociobiology and Cattellian Beyondist knowledge regarding evolution, in our universal quest to evolve to Godhood, for all people and all localities.
When E. F. Schumacher called for a new technology that would create an “intermediate technology,” building upon localism, with respect for local arts and crafts, local agriculture and small industry, the term “new technology” must be emphasized. This is not really “going back,” this is not a new Ludditism, this is bringing positive elements of past ages into the technology and philosophy of the modern age. Science can actually introduce improvements in neolithic localism, e.g. new forms of solar, wind, water and other energy sources, which can work well in small decentralized localities, which do not require huge and damaging industrial energy institutions.
Classical Federalism, and perhaps Subsidiarity and Distributism work in harmony with ECC, which means that the original Constitution of the United States can be reaffirmed. Recently Pope Benedict has spoken well of the Constitution of the United States, perhaps for some of the reasons just mentioned.
When the material world is seen as rising naturally into the spiritual world through evolution then both the material and the spiritual are integrated into a whole. The beauty of ECC, if we may say so, is that it brings together materialistic and spiritual philosophy without suppressing either side. Our reforming synthesis suggests that the Evolutionary Christian Church has the potential to bring about a sacred renaissance of art, culture, science and religion.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
The Spirit of eros is the capacity for evolution to God but is not God. God is implicit in agape and the Soul and explicit in eros and the Spirit-Within. The explicit is unfolding, the implicit is enfolding. Eros is Transcendent, agape is Immanent.
The Soul of agape and the Spirit of eros spring from God as an overflow of abundance and love—not as a Fall as the Gnostic's would have it. This is evolution, Spirit and matter working in nature forming new species, new organization. As matter evolves matter becomes conscious in humans, perhaps through contact with the Soul Within.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
But “as below so above,” and we evolve using the Evolutionary Outward Path, through the various levels of matter/soul/spirit to Godhood, the highest Spiritual/Material Matter. We are in this sense the “image of our Father.”
Spiritual Matter is subject to the laws of Spiritual Matter. This does not mean that Spiritual Matter is no longer subject to the laws of Material Matter but to a far more subtle level of laws that science is still discovering, and which mystics have examined for many ages.
(Biophysicist Deno Kazanis has inspired this way of looking at God as Spiritual Matter.)
Courageous truth is vitally important. If we bias the foundation even very slightly, the building will eventually tilt more than slightly. In the case of American Conservatism, science was eventually under emphasized as a result of the Kirk's tilt against the Enlightenment.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Here is an essay on the Orthodox view of this issue, along with other aspects of the Popes ideas on reform, by the ever excellent Fred Hutchison, “The Popes quest to save Western civilization.”
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The Involutionary Inward Path reveals the same God for all religions (also called the perennial philosophy or the Traditionalist School.) The Evolutionary Outward Path of the Evolutionary Christian Church (ECC) leads to God through evolution.
ECC can have a calming effect on the hostilities arising between religions, even in the midst of competitive evolution. The religious order of the Evolutionary Christian Church can be the common ground for knowledge and wisdom on how to evolve to the God all religions have seen inwardly.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Evolution moves or transmutes both Spiritual and Material Matter, back to the Godhood of the Trinity.
We like the idea of a Spectrum of Matter rather than the "spectrum of consciousness” of, say, Wilber and other mystics.