Saturday, December 31, 2011
I do not affirm empires, but if we contrast the “gentleman” who ran the British empire of the 19th century with the "neoconservatives" who largely run the declining American empire of today, I think we can see reasons why the British empire lasted twice as long as the American empire.
The British sent their sons to schools to learn how to become gentleman. The Rugby tradition first taught religious and moral principles, second, “gentlemanly conduct,” and third, intellectual ability. This led a boy to become a man who Philip Mason defined as, “ jealous about his reputation in the eyes of men, jealous about his integrity in his own eyes, and jealous about his responsibility for those entrusted to his care.”
These ideals were not always lived up to, and the schools were a long way from perfect, but these ideals were adhered to enough to help maintain and manage the largest empire in history for hundreds of years. As the gentleman declined the British empire declined.
Contrast this with the neoconservatives whose conduct is destroying the American empire. Generally speaking, the neoconservatives prefer cunning to courage, dual loyalties take the place of patriotism, making money selfishly is more important than moral principles, and the code of an eye for an eye is preferred to the code of the gentleman.
The neoconservatives do not measure up to the gentleman of the British empire, and this has much to do with why we are so quickly declining with uncalled-for wars, financial criminality, and cultural degeneracy. A great nation deserves better leaders.
Friday, December 30, 2011
The Word is considered immaterial and spiritual by the Revealed Religions and so the idea that the Word was made flesh was applied by great Christian sages in speaking of the God Within.
The Word is heard in the Soul, at the Zenith of the Mind, and is heard by ridding the body of the desires of the flesh. It was the flesh that was really made word by the great religious sages, rather than the word made flesh.
This caused the Great Spiritual Blockade to make the flesh into the Word by centering on the Soul and its sacred emptiness. It is the Soul which we seek in the Involutionary Inward Path leading to the Father Within and the Word Within.
Seeing the Inward God of the Involutionary Inward Path helped to define Godhood of the Evolutionary Outward Path. The God first seen and given Word in the Inward Path is reached in the Outward Path of evolution to Godhood. The Word is made supermaterial flesh.
Godhood is a Supremely Evolved Object, not merely the Word defining Godhood.
Godhood is a Supremely Evolved Object, not merely the Word defining Godhood.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
The supermaterial Spirit-Will is the raw activation within the Primal Material which is then formed by material evolution. The Spirit-Will knows its goal, which is Godhood, but evolution helps decide the paths taken, upward, downward, sideways, and so on, but ever upward. This is not unlike the nature/nurture balance of biology as the raw material, which culture then molds. It is all on an evolving material-supermaterial continuum from simple matter to supermaterial Godhood.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
With his usual hard realism, Raymond Cattell thought that there was an excess of primate sex and pugnacity in human beings which were stronger drives than civilizing morals and ethics, or our altruistic values, and that society must keep from decline as a consequence of selfish primate sex and pugnacity. Cattell thought that countermeasures need to be taken to raise the level of both intelligence and character in society, and reduce the sociopathic and psychotic instabilities in society.
Cattell never argued that there is a predominance of genetics over education and culture but that genetics was the raw material which culture molded. Cattell worried that man may be genetically unadapted to a large altruistic society, yet man did have a natural tendency toward tenderness and protectiveness and altruism toward kith and kin. This is one of the pillars of our political argument for localism and small states over large states: localism and regionalism are the most natural way to hold civilization together with altruistic group behavior, and better keep us from the selfish anti-social behavior which happens in large groups.
It remains politically incorrect to speak of these hard realities, but the sooner we get on with this the better chance we have of rising rather than falling. We need to increase the traits of intelligence, along with the character traits of effort, hard work, and honesty, which need to be rewarded and expanded. Remember, Plato's guardians were selected by their lack of interest in power, among other qualities. Also remember, we are evolving all the way to Godhood, this requires Ordered Evolution and Revitalized Conservatism, which can keep us from self-destructing.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Our democratic republican form of government has become a cover-up for money power, which rules. Rather than trying to throw away the system, we need to break up big monopolies in all areas, in finance, the media, education, etc. Power needs to be given back to the individual states, within a light federalism.
When human nature is allowed a bit of freedom it forms itself in kin groups and ethnic groups and small states. This needs to be allowed, we need to return to the original American Constitution, and we need to emphasize the Tenth Amendment, giving lost power back to the states.
It's not only bad education that has led us to modern liberalism, with its big government legislating of cultural Marxism, human nature tends to deceive itself with unreal ideas about human behavior, which avoids reality. Wealth can more easily dominate politics by manipulating the deceptions.
Can the connection between political power and wealth be broken? It had better be done before too long or America and the world will certainly be dragged down and destroyed.
Monday, December 26, 2011
The transcendental needs to be seen through evolution, not through the disappearance of the living object.
The poet William Carlos Williams had a poetic credo of no ideas except in things. This can be applied to theology and philosophy, which get lost in abstractions and definitions, that is, no Gods except in supreme supermaterial objects.
The mirror image is not as important as the object mirrored. This seems to transvalue much of theology and philosophy, which stem from a basic rejection of material things in favor of immaterial things.
Godhood is supremely evolved to from living material objects to supreme living supermaterial objects.
Traditional religion has seen Godhood mirrored inwardly, now it is time to evolve to real Godhood outwardly, while retaining the first inward vision.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
The instincts have been too often misrepresented as only uncontrollable and evil, it has been thought that to act instinctively is not to act rationally, the instincts have been thought of as barbaric. But to follow the call of the Spirit-Will, or the Will-To-Godhood, is to follow the Zenith of the Instincts.
The superego does not hold the instincts, or Id, in check, as Freud and others have suggested, the ego and superego,with their realism and idealism, make the choice between profane and sacred instincts, with the profane being devolutionary and the sacred being evolutionary.
Evolution confirms the internal commands of the instincts, and most importantly, attends the activating commands of the Spirit-Will, or Will-To-Godhood. This can involve reason as an aid to instinct and instinct as an aid to reason. To follow the moral call of the Spirit-Will, which seeks to evolve to Godhood, is a great moral act.
Monday, December 19, 2011
One could almost believe that man is not adapted to altruism, given his many selfish passions, but completely contrary to the Randian neoconservatives, man and other primates do have strong natural impulses and passions toward altruism, being protective and sacrificial and even tender toward kin and group, as Raymond Cattell, E.O.Wilson and others have pointed out. Altruism worked fairly well for thousands of years when groups were small, but with huge modern nations altruism does not work so well, allowing selfish individuals and even sociopaths to come forward.
The qualities of altruism are, and can be, both biologically and culturally transmitted. Small states allowed to be different, and well protected by a light federalism, need to be affirmed if we want to have the civilizing influence of altruism. The decline of nations can be averted by decentralizing and allowing natural altruism to come forward and be affirmed, biologically and culturally. The unreality and unnaturalness of other political systems needs to be exposed.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Truth is primarily in things, not in the intellect. This is opposite the definition of St. Thomas. Truth in the mind is a mirror or likeness of the thing known. Truth in the mind is a lesser thing than the thing itself, opposite Plato. And the “thing-in-itself” is not a non-material being. Truth in the mind is based on the most accurate judgment of the reality of the thing seen.
Theology and philosophy go off track when they greatly devalue the actual thing, the actual object, which then causes the belief in nothingness, the belief in mirror images in the mind and not belief in the object that is mirrored. This hypertrophies into defining God as a mirror image of material things and not a real supreme object or objects.
Godhood is not merely a non-material thing in the mind or in the Soul, Godhood is an actual supreme object or objects evolved to in the cosmos. The God of the Involutionary Inward Path is a mirror image of the Supreme Object Godhood evolved to over time in the Evolutionary Outward Path. Both are retained in the Twofold Path of the Evolutionary Church.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Our cultural gridlock, the complete halting of our overloaded system, is the natural outcome of trying to turn a formerly European and Christian nation into a nation of all religions, all cultures, all ethnic groups. Human nature simply does not melt that way, people always prefer their own culture.
But all is not lost. The way out of our cultural gridlock is not to demand more of the same cultural Marxism, which attempted to make us all get along by trying unsuccessfully to destroy all our differences.
The way out of our cultural gridlock is to reaffirm the independent small states and regions of America, which were intended by our original Constitution. We are lucky to have this legal way out of our difficulties. We need to reaffirm the 10th Amendment. Each state and region can be as different as they choose to be, protected by a light federalism.
Of course, even the lightest protective federalism is not easy, it is never easy to keep our differences from boiling over, which is why it is so important to separate our differences in small states and regions---unless we want one of the bad “isms:” imperialism, Marxism or fascism, which cause more problems than they may temporarily solve.
And I dare say that a Europe, Russia and China of thousands of states is the long term way to deal with their differences as well. Then we can all get on with the sacred task of evolving outward into the cosmos.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Nietzsche was a powerful, if neurotic, thinker and his integrity was such that as the ultimate intellectual he could say, it takes more courage than intelligence to find the truth.
Nietzsche was in some ways the father of the bio-social thinking of present day sociobiology, which I affirm, but Nietzsche was also the father of the relativity of morals in modern philosophy, which I do not affirm.
Nietzsche's will-to-power was goalless, although it led to supermen, but they were also also goalless. The Spirit-Will of the Evolutionary Church (EC) is also called the Will-to-Godhood, and unlike Nietzsche's will-to-power it has a sacred goal.
The radicalism of Nietzsche, and of modern philosophy---and modern art---mainly rejects the past, and rejects tradition, which is a sociobiological mistake. The new needs to be included in the old if there is to be life at all. This is affirmed in the Twofold Path of EC, where the Inward Path leads to the inward God first seen in traditional religion, and the Outward Path leads to the outward Godhood now seen in material evolution. Here old and new, religion and science, can finally make friends.
The superman of Nietzsche, like the later Beyondism of Cattell (another courageous thinker), is not enough. There is a goal to the primal power drive, which is why the Spirit-Will is defined as the Will to Godhood and not the will to power. Nietzsche was a radical, even if his was an aristocratic radicalism, and this radicalism leads to the problems of imperialism and chosenness-supremacy, which leads to chaotic war, and war tends to stop all evolution---like upsetting the great game table of Ordered Evolution because you can't play the game well.
All men are activated by the Spirit-Will within, or the Will-To Godhood, to evolve toward eternal representation, or Godhood, and this motivates survival and reproduction and all cultural creations, unconsciously or consciously. The practical way, and the moral way, to accommodate the Spirit-Will, for all men, all ethnic groups, is to establish, or reestablish, virtually independent small states, where continuing evolution can be more quickly and easily reflected, protected against imperialism by a light federalism, and guided by the Church.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The big monopoly media in this country has been increasingly like an invading hostile force undermining traditional Western values, but how can we change the power game in full control?
Life is preferable to death. A nation cannot survive when its media is busy destroying its values. As we increasingly promote the move back to the original small state power of the original Constitution, we can also promote a breakup of the monopoly media into smaller units.
Bigness does not work well biosocially, bigness causes what Cattell called the “altruism drain,” individuals who sacrifice gradually lose out to selfish and parasitical individuals, that is, the return rewards of mutual love and self-sacrifice only benefits individuals and groups in smaller units.
Monday, December 12, 2011
It's frustrating, although kind of fun, to speculate on the origin of religions.
For example, Moses seems to have left a mystery oral tradition, along with the written testament, which included the mysteries of Ancient Egypt, from which Moses was an initiate. This ancient oral tradition was carried on by rabbis, and wasn't written down until later, after the death of Christ. And these Egyptian mysteries were also connected to the Ancient Sumerian mysteries from which they may have derived.
The mysteries were supposedly then carried to Greece, where the truths of Plato, according to the Neoplatonists, were based on occult Pythagorean mysteries from Egypt.
But then a similar mystery tradition is found in the East in Ancient India, as old or older that the Egyptian, from which the Egyptian religion may have derived, or vice versa. This Indian/Persian tradition traces the mystery back to “Hyperboria,” an ancient home in the north.
Some think primitive stone age men were handed the mysteries by visiting extra terrestrial beings. It is thought that there are at least ten million intelligent civilizations in our galaxy alone.
I hypothesize that the mysteries originally derived from one of the migrating waves of Cro Magnons arriving in places like Ancient Sumer, and Eurasia, which could tie in with the Hyperborian myth and ancient anthropological prehistory.
Will we ever know for sure? Bias comes in where sacred religions or ethnic origins are involved, especially when they are thought to come from God Himself. Everyone wants to be affiliated with the original religious source.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
The Spirit-Will which activates our “unconscious” mind has not been readily accessible to our conscious mind. Our conscious mind and our culture have been far away from the unconscious Spirit-Will, which influences all life and all culture.
Freud's sex-instinct is subordinate to the Spirit-Will, the Spirit-Will rides the vehicle of material reproduction to supermaterial Godhood through evolution. And Nietzsche's power-instinct is subordinate to the purpose behind attaining power, the evolution to Godhood. And Jung's goal of internal and external individual psychological harmony is superseded by the goal of psychobiological and sociobiological harmony in evolving to external supermaterial Godhood. The task is to get the unconscious, consciousness and culture alined with the goal of the Spirit-Will.
The "superego" has not deteriorated, it has followed less harmonious psychobiological dynamics. The superego involves establishing the realization and affirmation of the goal of evolving to Godhood within the morals, virtues and values of the culture. The healthiest individuals and the healthiest societies confirm and conform to the internal activation of the Spirit-Will.
We are returning to the source of the superego. The difficulty in attuning ourselves and our societies to this ideal is the great challenge. The superego is not all reason, it is reason informed by intellectual intuition, or faith, in the Spirit-Will. Here religious bonding ceremonies are important in establishing or reestablishing the source of the superego in the Spirit-Will.
Human beings are capable of such great challenges, it makes life exciting and adventurous, and it gives meaning to life.
Friday, December 09, 2011
All life seeks to replicate or reproduce itself, and life seeks successful representation. Ideally, life seeks eternal representation. This seeking comes from the activation of the Spirit-Will, which activates life from the inside, working with evolution from the outside. The eternal representation sought by the Spirit-Will helps defines Godhood.
Not all life forms can aid the Spirit-Will in its quest for Godhood, but human beings have the capacity and potential consciousness to do this. When conscious of the Spirit-Will and its goal, human beings can affirm and advance toward Godhood, by evolving higher and higher consciousness and intelligence, and toward more and more beauty, with more successful species moving toward this goal, the true sacred goal of life, which is Godhood.
This is the mission, to unblock the Great Spiritual Blockade against material life evolving to supermaterial life and Godhood. This is the God first seen in traditional Christianity, and other Revealed Religions, now seen outwardly as well as inwardly in the Twofold Path of the Theoevolutionary Church. This is how Christianity, and religion in general, can continue into the future, with an Ordered Evolution and a Revitalized Conservatism.
Thursday, December 08, 2011
It is thought in psychoanalysis that the id makes irrational and brutal assaults on the poor ego which innocently only seeks what Cattell calls “hard realism,” and the id is also seen as an assault on superego demands for virtues and morals.
I suggest that the id is grounded in the sacred Spirit-Will which seeks Godhood, and I suggest that the id is not merely an evil, Dionysian, chaotic drive. The id is in its essence civilizing the beast.
This would suggest that the ego and superego should work in harmony with the id, virtues and morals need to reflect the highest goal of life, which seeks to evolve to Godhood, from the material to the supermaterial.
Evolution, natural selection and basic human nature are driven by the instinctive and genetic desire to successfully survive and reproduce, but these are driven by the deeper desire of the Spirit-Will-id to evolve to Godhood.
The problem then would come from misinterpretations of the id. The hard realism of the ego can accept the reality of the activation of the Spirit-Will-id, and the superego can affirm virtues and morals that work in harmony with the will-to-Godhood of the Spirit-Will.
This would also reflect in the freedom/determinism debate as mankind having some choices in a path that is nevertheless determined, like a boulder rolling down a mountainside.
The ego and superego are required as a civilizing force on the id---like riding a somewhat wild horse that more or less knows the basic direction it wants to go---by separating sacred from profane interpretations of the id, by identifying the Path to Godhood from devolutionary disordered impulses.
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
We have more in common with Paleoconservatism than with Traditional Conservatism, although they are similar in many areas. We do not like abstract principles presented without connection to sociobiological roots. Freedoms can only take place if they are rooted in human nature.
Ours is a value system that is not so much “historicism” (the worthy idea that historical circumstances set values) as it is sociobiological, the idea that their exits a biological origin to social behavior which has been ignored in the modern world.
But we believe that sociobiological forces are grounded in the universal imperative of the Spirit-Will within life which helps activate life to evolve to Godhood. This is the real reason why religion is, and needs to be, at the heart of every culture and civilization.
Human nature is rooted in the family, selection takes place at the group level, and ethnic level, and individual selection follows in the wake of group selection. This is the main justification for affirming decentralization, small independent states, and localism.
Humans tend to favor their own people, we feel more altruistic toward those who share our genes. There are really no big boundaries between extended families and ethnic groups. Ethnic groups are extremely extended families. As Steve Sailor points out, ethnic nepotism is about as strong a bond as the uncle-nephew bond.
We agree with classical conservatism that human societies are naturally hierarchical, involving various classes and categories. Hierarchy allows for the preservation of of the whole community, not protecting only one elite or proletariat group at the expense of the others.
We affirm “federalism” defined by the international definition of federalism, which is defined as “anti-federalism” by many Paleoconservatives in America. But this also means a federalism given the power to put up national tariffs or value added taxes against foreign imports to protect manufacturing in the independent states of the nation.
We repudiate the prevailing Cultural Marxism which believes that culture creates man, not man creates culture. Cultural Marxism, socialism and existentialism believe that there is no inherent biological human nature, so they stand against governments or religions based in human nature.
Our worldview retains many conservative ideas and principles, with several important differences. Humanity is “imperfect” and “flawed” not because of original sin but because humanity is still on the path of higher evolution to Godhood.
The Twofold Path of the Theoevolutionary Church connects us to Western Christianity and Eastern religions. We evolve in the Evolutionary Outward Path to the God first seen in the Involutionary Inward Path of Traditional Religions.
For the Theoevolutionary Church the universal imperative that bonds human beings is the Spirit-Will within life which activates life to evolve to Godhood in the cosmos, working along with natural selection from the outside. This is the transcendent moral order which grounds our sociobiological social philosophy. We affirm an Ordered Evolution to Godhood applying Revitalized Conservatism.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2011
Monday, December 05, 2011
A wise old politically incorrect idea says that as the ethnic group changes the culture changes, whereas cultural Marxism--the brainwashing of the modern world--says that culture creates people and people are infinitely malleable by culture.
How it really works is that genetic patterns affect the acceptance of culture, and cultural patterns help mold genetic pools. As Raymond Cattell and Edward O. Wilson said, ethical laws can be seen as a hierarchy of object loyalties, moving from strong ethics for a specific group to weaker universal ethics.
The latest nefarious scheme by Senator Chuck Schumer and his cohorts is to allow visitor visas for all foreigners from anywhere as long as they agree to buy a home in America. It looks like it may pass in the Congress. The financial world likes it too because their ruling ethic is that greed is good.
This is depressing as well as dangerous. Paleoconservatives seem powerless to change things at this time. We are to have a nation ruled by people who exploit the polyglot nation that they create, at least until it falls apart from its own multiculturalism.
But people always eventually return to small states and regions bonded by ethical-cultural solidarity, where real evolutionary change happens. Let us make sure that the original United States Constitution is there to pick up the pieces, with independent states protected by a light federalism. It may not be pretty getting from here to there.
Saturday, December 03, 2011
This question leads to another questions: how do you define adult?
Traditionally an adult was more or less defined as someone who followed such religious virtues as mutual love and self-sacrifice for the greater good. These values have been eroding faster than ever before. The teenagers of the hedonistic 1960's became parents who still smoke marijuana on weekends, and go to church, if at all, only on special holidays.
In a very short time the hedonism of the 1960's became the narcissism of reality shows and the arrested development of hip hop, which were strongly promoted by the media. When television or the movies do make little token bows to morality it is usually the values of cultural Marxism that are promoted, which try to impose political correctness with little resemblance to real human nature.
How did religious values erode so quickly? The popular media and the academic world have become increasingly anti-religion and specifically anti-Christian in the West. Christian religious values are virtually seen as the enemy in most movies and television shows. And the academic world continues to propagandize our children with cultural Marxism.
Cultural Marxism includes not only the censorship of political correctness but the destruction of family, male against female, a culture of victimhood, class against class, debasement of privacy, concentration of power in big government, power to a Marxist elite, and on and on and on.
I hold the media and the academic world mainly responsible for why adults no longer act like adults. Parents are no match for the destruction of morals and values by the popular media and the academic world. We see the proof of this all around us.
What can we do about it? We need to take back the media and the academic world by breaking up their monopolies and by decentralizing to small states---that is, multiple small states and regions, each with their own ethic flavor, which relates to true human nature, unlike the futile attempts at multi-culturalism within one universal state (which is mostly anti-white-Christian). This is not an easy task now, but it may one day be like pushing down a rotten door. The foundation for independent small states and regions even exists basically in the original Constitution of the United States.
Friday, December 02, 2011
Objects take precedence over mathematics, definitions, and denotations of objects. The virtual worship of symbols goes way back, further back then Pythagoras. Priests, philosophers, intellectuals and scientists have bedazzled with numbers to the point where objects, even human beings, become only symbols.
This worship of symbolism is the base of spiritualism and even the base of modern materialism. Advanced mathematics, for example, has led to inventions that have both greatly helped and hurt humanity. Now the evolution of technology is promoted in trans-humanism and robotics rather than bio-genetic evolution, which is again the worship of advanced symbols rather than real living objects.
The material world can be reduced down to quantum levels, and then, mathematically at least, reduced further down to the many extremely small dimensions of string theory, even so, we cannot mathematically worship the atoms or vibrations of material objects over phenomenal, living, human, objects themselves.
This ancient duality of spiritual-symbol/material-object can be united in Theological Materialism, which places the spiritual in the Involutionary Inward Path and the material in the Evolutionary Outward Path, and then includes both in the Twofold Path of the the Theoevolutionary Church (TC). The theological materialism of the Outward Path includes yet goes beyond the Inward Path. The God seen in the Inward Path is the God reached in the Outward Path.
Godhood is a Supreme Object and no longer needs to be only a symbol or inner vision-experience of the Soul. Life evolves from the Primal Materiel to the Supreme Supermaterial. We are all evolving material objects and need to be understood as evolving to Supermaterial Godhood, activated by the Spirit-Will within. It is time to unblock the Great Spiritual Blockade against the real world of living, evolving, material objects.
Thursday, December 01, 2011
We all need to abandon hatred of other ethnic groups, there are no bad or good groups, there is only good and bad social strategies for living with ethnic groups.
It is vitally important to see human nature as it really is, basic human nature cannot be bypassed without paying a heavy price. Ethnic groups are important, love of ones own people is deeply ingrained in human nature, and this can be universally affirmed.
When imperialism and supremacy place divinity on any one people it is the cause of many problems. We are all evolving to divinity and none of us have yet reached divinity. It is not ethnicity that is evil, it is imperialism and supremacy that are the true enemy.
Group selection is universally seen at the origin of ethics and morality, creating such universal virtues as mutual love and self-sacrifice, which allowed groups to survive in a difficult world. Different ethnic groups have different cultural strategies, and these differences can be accommodated in small states protected by a light federalism, and guided in evolution, voluntarily, by the Church.
Wars are usually fought to regain an ethnic sovereignty which was taken away by imperialism or supremacy. Imperialism always breaks apart. War is dysgenic and stops Ordered Evolution. Groups can learn survival and evolutionary strategies from one another. Our survival on earth now probably depends on this civilized behavior.