Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Future myth, religion and politics
If we think the future will be one where individuals seek the Spirit-Within, the bliss within, which seems to be the future most thinkers affirm, then a libertarian frame fits, one more concerned with individuals than the group, with social values oriented toward the individual. But if we think the future will be one where the organic society, the group, the religious based evolves materially and supermaterial to Godhood in the outside cosmos, then this fits a Burkean ordered evolution more than an ordered individualism.
I obviously lean toward the second, a group-oriented evolution based in human nature as it developed at least since paleolithic times. But with the Twofold Path there is room for seeking the God Within individually. This perspective, this new religious philosophy, sees the Inward Path as a symbol, a mirror of the Outward Path of evolution to Godhood. This brings the individual back to the group yet values the advanced individual as helping to move the group forward.
As to anarchism, postmodernism, or neoconservatism, they lean toward the libertarian, or they are selfishly tribal, or they have imperial agendas, or they have little myth or deep religion, which doesn't seem to be bring them into the future.