Sunday, November 30, 2014
Look through any college alumni quarterly, or attend any of their public ceremonies and you will be overwhelmed by gushing political correctness. It really is a new religion. They have no other religion.
Adherence to the politically correct form of cultural Marxism, continual reform toward absolute equality in all things, social, ethnic, economic, etc., with intolerance of not being tolerant of political correctness as the only intolerance allowed. This new religion is then broadcast throughout the popular media, dumbed down a bit.
Political correctness exceeds any ordinary, usual, or expected human behavior, which is one definition of insanity. Mental disorders are characterized by symptoms such as delusions or hallucinations that indicate impaired contact with reality.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
I think we should include emotion and intuition in cognition to find the truth, and not merely logical mind-only dominance, which has usually ruled the sources of truth in religion, philosophy and science. William James suggested something like this.
Truth facilitates successful survival, but truth is not merely successful survival, nor is it merely Nietzsche's relativistic will to power, especially if ultimate success in survival and reproduction lead to the evolution of life to Godhood in the material/supermaterial world.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Nietzsche pointed out that physiological confusion can lead to psychological error. This can apply to religious, philosophical and cultural error in general. How so?
Considering the material world evil and greatly inferior to the spiritual world---including the begrudging religious okays of material life under certain conditions, due to the fact that only non-attachment from material desires leads to the experience of the God or Father Within---this is a basic and very old physiological/psychological error, other than when applied in the Inward Path.
Considering ideas more important than living objects is a philosophical error. Considering all people as equal is a cultural error. These stem from the physiological/psychological error of demeaning the material world. It is not enough for psychological therapy to try to release the individual passions and instincts with no direction other than hedonistic freedom, or with demands of equality.
Evolutionary and teleological physiological/psychological/genetic goals exist, life is activated from within by the Spirit-Will-To-Godhood and shaped from without by selection and evolution, and it is this that we need to harmonize with. We are instinctively evolving, almost as a Super-Id might activate us, toward higher species on the path to Godhood.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
I remember one of the Buckley's writing about preferring to socialize with anyone but the Germans. Other than playing to the anti-German media in the West, this suggests that we prefer to socialize with our own kind. I find this to be in harmony with real human nature, and there is nothing wrong with it.
Stereotyping says such things as: the Irish like both fun and sadness, the Scandinavians like stoicism, neither fun nor sadness, Germans are straight forward, Southern Europeans seek more indirect communication. Jews are thought of as money-grubbers. In warrior societies little lies can get the whole group killed, which might relate to the old truth-talking warrior mentality of Germanics.
I feel comfortable with the straight forward Scandinavians and Germans, but it can be fun to be entertained by the Irish. When I go further south into Africa I find that more direct instincts seem to rule, mannerisms mean as much or more than speech, which can be refreshing.
Variety is good, evolution counts on variety, and stereotypes are often generally accurate. Who has a problem with stereotypes? Perhaps we should look to who benefits from trying to rid the world of stereotypes?
Internationalists, globalists, and their fellow travelers benefit, at least in the short term, from a border-less world of sameness, which is why the internationalists block the idea of ethnic variety so strongly. When no differences and no stereotypes are allowed they can maintain more control, and they use the media to sell this sameness to the people, who are buying it.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
It has taken many centuries to arrive at a sane and rational definition of real human nature, but alas, this long sought wisdom conflicts in many ways with long established religious, philosophical and modern social codes, which are widely promoted by the popular media and the academic world.
Real human nature, among other universal traits, is not only ethnocentric it is xenophobic, having become that way in hunter-gatherer times because it was vital to survival success, and this aspect of human nature remains very much with us today.
Some time in the future people may see the folly and madness of trying to force distinctly different ethnic groups and ethnic cultures to live together in harmony and peace. But human beings may not be wise enough to rationally and consciously separate themselves into ethnic regions and states, with each region protected by some version of federalism, so the separations may come about as they have always come about in human history, through violence and secession.
It is a tragedy if we cannot, for example, apply the original U.S. Constitutional separation of powers and states to validate this ethnic return to real human nature and the best chance we have for realistic peace and harmony.
Monday, November 24, 2014
It is usually not said that aristocracy does not depend on wealth or civilized taste alone but also on genetic qualities. Good genetic qualities lead to intelligence which in turn can lead to a financial aristocracy, but then education and civilization are required to make a real aristocracy.
Although I am more or less a populist on the right believing in localism, and the separation of powers, states, and people, I can't be against the inequality of wealth, the level of civilization, or genetic qualities, I am not a socialist or Marxist. But the genetic lag between people and cultures, which is one of the main causes of problems between people and cultures, can in fact be addressed with humane genetic and eugenic actions for all who desire it.
But the goal is not merely to develop a wealthy and civilized human evolving aristocracy, but to continue evolving on earth and out into the cosmos toward Godhood, which is defined as the highest material and supermaterial aristocracy, the highest beauty, truth, goodness, consciousness and intelligence. This evolution toward Godhood defines the sacred goal of life.
As to “heroes of the mind,” they need to be linked to the evolution of life, human life, and to the evolution of higher species on the path to Godhood. That is the first supposition of human history and the most worthy goal of religion, philosophy, art and politics. It all starts from this natural basis. Compare this goal to the consciousness, thoughts, and conceptions of modern intellectuals.
As I have suggested here before regarding high art, we drifted away from didactic and moral art as we became more literate, but as evolutionary psychologists have pointed out, story-telling had survival benefits in the Pleistocene, and it still does, when we relate beauty to real biological life, evolution, and religion. There is no need to use a hammer to didactically or morally inspire in art, past aristocracies have shown us that art is usually best when it is subtle. The idea of Godhood attained in future evolution has sacred artistic and religious value, but it also has survival and reproductive value. And great art has always affirmed the sacred.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Raymond Cattell's best argument against war, at least for evolutionary ends, is that it is the quality rather than the size of the group that should be the basis for natural selection, whereas in war, size has counted. In another sense of this idea, special forces now prove this point about quality over quantity in the fourth generation warfare we will now be engaged in.
This for me underlines the realist position on war and the strategic position of the U.S., which was reiterated by Barry Posen: the U.S. is enormously powerful, geography favors the U.S. due to ocean barriers and relativity weak neighbors, and we will best procure our security with a slow transition back to Realism, and away from the liberal and neoconservative idea of hegemony in the world, trying to maintain unipolar world dominance, which does not take into account identity politics, ethnic, national, and religious, which are most powerfully against a unipolar world.
The neoconservatives have taken the Hellenized position of a universal elite who think ideas can transcend tribes, cultures and epics, but this never worked well with America. Like Rome, we were, or used to be, too pragmatic for the idealism of Greek philosophy, we wanted to build roads more than philosophy.
Nevertheless, we need to build more than roads, philosophy needs to get back to philosophical naturalism. I believe Western religion also needs to affirm theological materialism. We are realistically evolving to Godhood in the material and supermaterial world, and we need long term realistic strategies to do so, in which war is to be avoided---as mentioned above, it destroys quality and favors quantity. And we need to take into account identity politics, ethnic, national, religious, which are most powerfully against a unipolar world. Ethnic or racial imperialism will eventually give way to ethnopluralism, with regions and states set aside for ethnic cultures and protected by some sort of federalism. Then we can all best get along. That is a deeper realism.
Friday, November 21, 2014
“Why has the image of the other world always been a criticism of this world?” Nietzsche
Nietzsche wrote about the annihilation of being and the courage and strength it takes to overcome the resulting nihilism, and then developing a world of becoming, and deifying that world. This is part of what theological materialism has affirmed, but we have not created a world of becoming without God or religion, as Nietzsche and his postmodern followers tried to do, and we have taken seriously the conservative thinkers who retain the old but also make the old new. We have admired the synthesizing brilliance of St. Thomas Aquinas who brought the new (really older) pagan philosophers (Aristotle) into the old Christian world. In theological materialism the Twofold Path does this for the post-Nietzschean world.
The God, Father Within, or Being of traditional religion, which is experienced through the ascetic discipline of ridding the body of material desires, is transformed in the Becoming of material and supermaterial evolution toward real Godhood. This is a divine, fateful and real world we can believe in, and it does not invent a religious world outside this world which is deeply critical of this world. Its virtues, values and morals derive from both religion and science, closing another great gap.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Man is not the instrument of ideas and reason, reason and ideas are the instruments of the living biological entity of man. Religion and philosophy find many sacred things as words and definitions only and not as living material objects. I believe the task of religion and philosophy is not merely to define the world but to aid in the evolution of the world.
Karl Marx was brilliant in taking the air out of the wordy idealism of Hegel, but as materialism and philosophical naturalism in our own day have done, he cut too deeply and murdered God and religion, and he did not satisfactorily replace them. Not only did Marxist Russia come roaring back to religion, it brought forward Alexander Dugin's traditionalism, which seems to want to destroy the modern world (certainly the West) and replace it with a world that resembles ancient Vedic India of castes and priests.
Theological materialism finds affinity with philosophical naturalism and materialism, but it adds Godhood as the end-goal of evolving life, and includes an activating Spirit-Will within life. But science needs to secure this ecumenism by finding the activating Spirit-Will-to-Godhood within material life, which is shaped by outside selection and evolution.
Men distinguish themselves from animals by not only knowing and defining the goals of life but more importantly by aiding in the goal of evolving toward Godhood on earth and in the cosmos. A big sacred task, yes, but this is what we need as the world falls to hedonism and nihilism, or fall back to ancient convolutions that reject the ongoing achievements and evolution of man.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Immigration in the United States was deviously changed years ago from being in favor of Europeans to being in favor of the Third World, and also mass illegal immigration by the millions continues to this day.
The Left apparently loves this, being ignorant of the fact that as ethnic groups change the culture changes, and it will not be the peaceful cant-we-all-get-along culture that modern liberals dream of.
So...a new conserving perspective will be needed to keep the nation from civil war, or from an order-imposing dictatorship of communists or fascists. I prefer to see ethnopluralism develop within regions and states adapted to the various ethnic cultures that inhabit them, virtual ethnostates, which can then harmonize the best with real human nature and group-selection being the primary unit of selection.
Ethnopluralism could also synchronize with the separation of powers and states of our Constitution, so it can be done legally, and with our protecting federalism to keep ethnic or tribal warfare in check.
The existence of a variety of ethnic groups in ethnic regions, taking many paths, is actually good for evolution, good for business, and increases the chances that higher evolution will take place.
If we are wise and courageous, and moral, then the knowledge we learn separately can be shared across states and ethnic groups. This is no longer a world where only one-ethnic-imperialism can rule successfully.
That is how we will all best get along. And most importantly, we believe we all have a sacred mission to evolve toward Godhood.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Natural law runs through all of the stars, planets, plants, animals and people, and has been gradually understood by humans. Human nature directly relates to natural law, and human nature has included in every human culture ever studied, kin selection-preference, incest taboos, marriage, hierarchy, division of labor, gender differentiation, localism, and ethnocentrism, with group-selection as the primary unit of selection. If culture, natural right, and common law propose to not include these things, which are grounded in natural law, the culture does not last long and it always returns to these things. Justice itself resides in this foundation of natural law. These things also happen to be at the core of conservatism and tradition, whereas many of these traits are missing in communism, modern liberalism and post-modernism. Conservatism has been defined as natural law informed by tradition.
We have to try to understand and arrange things as they really exist and not as they ought to be. Modern liberals are revolutionaries in the sense of insisting on another world, supposedly a better world, refusing to affirm reality. But even ancient philosophers like Plato also were revolutionaries in seeing a better more logical and true world other than our own. And religion has always sought a world other than the material world.
Theological materialism and the Twofold Path apply to this world, the real world, that is, the world of biological evolution and survival are applied to religion and philosophy. Godhood is no longer thought of as out of this world but is understood as the supermaterial zenith of material evolution in this world. This brings religion, philosophy, and culture back to reality, back to human nature and natural law. In the Twofold Path the old Inward God as the goal of ascetic tradition is retained but transformed in the Outward Path of evolution to real Godhood. This helps make new the old and avoids stagnation, as real conservatism requires. Politically the ethnopluralism hypothesis also brings human nature and natural law, as defined above, back to cultural reality.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
In the Outward Path asceticism fades into evolution, in the Inward Path evolution fades into asceticism. The Inward Path reaches the God or Father Within with asceticism, the Outward Path reaches real Godhood with material evolution, activated from within by the Spirit-Will, and shaped by outside selection and evolution. That is the Twofold Path. It is the Godhood reached in material and supermaterial evolution that takes first place, which the Inward God is only a symbol-experience of. This is the transformation of theological materialism.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Hegel's spirit (Geist) does not, as he says, lose itself in nature and become “alienated” in the march of history, it never leaves nature, it is never separated from nature, it activates nature from the very beginning Primal Material of the cosmos to the present world, therefore it never has to "incarnate" itself back in nature to explain Christ. The Spirit-Will activates the material world to evolve, to progress with evolution, which is a better word than Hegel's dialectical thesis, anti-thesis and synthesis.
Nature and the Spirit-Will-Geist within nature are not alienated in the beginning, they are simply less evolved, yet seeking to evolve all the way to Godhood at the zenith of evolution if they can, shaped by outside evolutionary selection.
This defines life itself, and the purpose of life in theological materialism. It is the task (actually a divine mission) of human culture to bring itself into harmony with the evolution of nature evolving toward Godhood. Religion and science have a chance here to get together.
Hegel's elaborate attempt to include the Christian Incarnation in his Geist of history (as elaborate as Aquinas) to therefore find some Christian connection to his Geist (which is the Inward God to Hegel, as it is to Jesus) is not really necessary when the Soul is understood as being experienced only in the Inward Path as the God or Father Within, whereas Godhood is reached through the Outward Path of material and supermaterial evolution activated by the Spirit-Will within. Jesus Christ, Gautama Buddha, and other great mystics (a source for ecumenism here) are then understood as mystics of the Inward Path ridding the body of material desires to see or experience the Father Within, which is retained but transformed in the Outward Path of evolution to real Godhood. This is the Twofold Path.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Our president, who consciously tried to bypass racial politics as best he could, now seems to show the underlying animosity he has felt toward traditional white culture regarding the intolerance it has shown toward black people. In one act, amnesty for some 5 million illegals, he will permanently destroy the eminence of traditional white culture.
President Obama will do more damage to the prevailing white American culture than all the black pride radicals and affirmative action politicians put together. Will that secure a good reputation for Obama among blacks? He could not hurt white culture more, unless we suffered another real civil war.
This might balance the Black and Hispanic score against white culture, since this act will eventually destroy the influence of white culture due to demographics. The illegals, joining the millions of Hispanics already here, will have far more children than whites---and it is the attributes and traits of the ethnic group that create the attributes of the culture, not the other way around.
But this may hasten the day when ethnic conclaves and eventually ethnostates become even more of a a political reality in America than they are now, which was most likely going to happen anyway, and with much civil strife. It is human nature for people to prefer their own kind, group selection remains the primary unit of selection as it has throughout human history. It is this reality which has been missing, or blocked, tragically, in modern political philosophy---but history and human nature eventually have their way.
Israel and Iran need to leave each other alone, and the United States needs to leave both of them alone. And we need to stay out of the eschatological Middle Eastern conflicts fomented by Israel, Iran, Saudi Arabia, etc. and promoted by craven politicians in the United States.
Will a live and let live philosophy ever take hold in the world? This seems to only happen with necessity, after much devastation. History shows that arrogant and hubristic people and nations decline fast, but even so, human vanity has ruled even religions, which supposedly are against such things.
We wait for wise but also courageous leaders willing to speak truth to power, while still surviving. Defense, yes, second to none, expansionism, no, it has to stop---then wars will be less incited, which is really simple common sense.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The popular hedonistic media has done more damage to the country than politicians or academics, because the popular media has trashed the morals and values of Americans, and then Americans vote for politicians and evaluate academics based on those trashed values---although fewer and fewer people are voting because they don't feel they can change things, so they just veg out on rubbish media.
Conservatism is supposed to be able to change with the new without destroying the old. Think of China now which says openly that it is battling the Western values of democracy, media independence, market liberalism and even universal values, yet it is trying to get as rich as the West with state capitalism, which is really some form of fascism or national socialism. Will they succeed? Now that is a test of Conservatism, of bringing the new capitalism into the old communism. Is our challenge easier or more difficult than what China is trying to do? China can use force of course, but if they give their modern liberal press hedonistic freedom they will decline as fast as we have declined---they know this, and we do not seem to know it.
I know we have to build up a healthy media along side the virulent media, but I also think we have to find a way to prune their influence, even as we uphold freedom of the press and freedom of expression. Our defense seems to reside in group morality, which is virtually buried, versus individual morality which rules. The foundation of human nature and human social life remains group selection over individual selection, which is at the origin of all morals and values and altruism, as it has been for hundreds of thousands of years. Could not sharp Constitutional lawyers find a way to bypass those who say all we individuals have to do is turn off the station, and thereby not give a care about group morality? Otherwise it seems that we will descend even further into the wasteland, or dictators will rise to change things, autocratically. It's best to work with what we have if we can---radical change, if it even works, usually causes more pain and trouble than conservative change.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
It sometimes seems like religion and philosophy find our human senses biased because they don't like the reality the senses see, or they want to try to change reality to benefit themselves.
An imaginary world of religion was followed by the imaginary world of philosophy. There is the real world, and there is the imaginary world of disputes over “reality,” which often become games and puzzles for philosophical nerds who seem to prefer puzzles to real life.
Life is practical, even life evolving to higher life and Godhood is practical and natural. Dreamy abstractions often confuse reality. We see enough of reality for our purposes, and we will see more of reality when we evolve higher consciousness, intelligence and beauty. That is the position of theological materialism.
When religion and philosophy attach themselves to the evolution of material life to supermaterial Godhood then they will be more in harmony with nature and reality. Sociobiologists and geneticists will be considered as socially valuable as theologians and philosophers.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Nietzsche thought the will to truth was a false longing for a stable world in a “real” world that was not stable, a world which perishes, changes, evolves. Nietzsche then went in the opposite direction and said reality and truth are only relative to who perceives them and that there is no stable world, and God is dead... Was there a neurotic desire in Nietzsche to affirm an unstable, changing, Godless world? In any case, these old sacred values do need to be transformed, conservatively, toward the reality of our sacred material evolution toward Godhood.
The will to truth is a material instinct---a Super-Id as I have called it---and directly related to the will to live, the will to survival, and more deeply and sacredly defined as the Spirit Will To Godhood. This is the dynamic of a stable yet always evolving world, which does not affirm relative values but affirms evolutionary material and supermaterial values.
The world does not seem to be brought about by an unchanging, permanent, absolute, non-material, spiritual Being, the world is brought about by a Primal Material, activated from within by that great will to live and evolve, that is the Spirit Will To Godhood, which is then shaped by outside evolution and selection. The world is a continual, never ending evolution toward higher beings.
This is enough stability, how much do you need? This can bring Godhood. This defines a non-relative reality which does not cruelly take God away, and does not take at least an evolving stability away from the people. But it does require a transformation of old theology and philosophy toward theological materialism.
Sunday, November 09, 2014
To expand a bit on what Taki Theodoracopulos recently wrote on the fall of the Ottoman Empire, regions and states need to eventually be divided along ethnic lines or we will have wars like the ongoing wars in the Middle East, which were originated 100 years ago by those who foolishly carved up the Ottoman Empire, leading to the present wars in Iraq. Eventually the Sunni, Shia, and Kurdish will emerge with their own ethnic territories, the way things should have been in the first place.
This is a future lesson to be learned in the United States, Europe, China, etc., who are, like Sykes and Picot, largely covering up the reality of group selection and human nature with devious ideology. Ideology will continue to trump reality until a natural ethnopluralism carves out regions and states, but only after social and ethnic disruptions. If we play it smart and conservatively the separation of powers and states inherent in the U.S. Constitution can accommodate a natural ethnopluralism of states and regions.
This perspective is still seen as appalling to present ideologues, which shows how far we have to go before we affirm a realistic way of surviving an appalling future.
Saturday, November 08, 2014
The Tea Party in the U.S., the French National Front, the UK Independence Party, and others, show healthy political movement toward returning power from the bloated central state to the regions, states and cities, and they demand more law and order, border protection, and a stop to wild immigration, and some of them embrace economic nationalism to establish control over rampaging economic globalism, which has gutted manufacturing and labor and allowed the virtually criminal financialization of everything.
As Martin Sieff and others have recently written, the neoconservatives and neoliberals have weakened the West and destabilized the globe with their promotion of unlimited immigration, unlimited free trade, and the vain attempt to apply democracy universally, and spread as fast as possible. They need to be blocked. Can they be blocked since all the political money and power is with them now? We have no choice but to block them.
Libertarians usually don't embrace economic nationalism, and that's a problem with them, their philosophy of hypertrophied individualism has not adsorbed the importance of the primary unit of group selection in successful survival, which is deeply ingrained in human nature. This means that libertarian decentralization will not be enough, if open border, free trade globalism remains. We require tariffs on foreign products to save manufacturing and save jobs and save lives and save culture destroyed by globalism. This is not isolationism, or anti-technology, or anti-trade, or anti-free enterprise, the mantra is not merely “think globally, act locally,” but think locally and act locally.
In the future, with national recovery, with power returned to the regions, states and cities, the political mission will be ethnopluralism, that is, the natural configuration of regions and states dedicated to ethnic cultures, which will finally be in harmony with real human nature. This will help to counter future serious social disruptions due to ethnic diversity and the natural non-assimilation of our populations. This could even be accommodated by the original separation of powers and states in the U.S. Constitution. That may be the healthiest political movement of them all.
Friday, November 07, 2014
Modern liberals tend to think they are politically hip, aware of the newest developments, but they are mainly sheep being herded down the path of hedonistic decline and degeneration---and hip people are not sheep. Meanwhile the so-called politically hip control governments through financial complexes. They know about and take part in the deceptions of modern democracy, but they are unhip to the forces of their own destruction. The greatest influence dealers in Washington are the Wall Street lobby, the fossil fuel lobby, and the Israeli and Saudi lobbyists, who pay off and threaten corrupt government officials and representatives to get them to take actions that are completely against the interests of the nation. In attempting to destroy all borders and all differences between people to gain immense wealth for themselves, they ignore realism and activate powerful social forces which bring down their financial empires and them with it---and that's not hip.
So what is politically hip? Those who affirm real human nature working in harmony with real cultural forces. The sociobiological sciences have shown us for many years now that in every human culture ever studied, human nature includes, among other things, kin selection-preferences, incest taboos, marriage, hierarchy, division of labor, gender differentiation, localism, even ethnocentrism, with group-selection as the primary unit of selection for successful survival. If cultural schemes propose to not include these elements of human nature, those cultural schemes do not last long and return to the values of real human nature. Most of these traits are missing in communism/socialism, post-modernism, cultural Marxism, neoconservatism, and even in the hypertrophied individualism of libertarianism.
Real human nature and human cultural history strongly tell us that having an ethnopluralism of ethnic regions and states, protected by some sort of federalism, is the structure that best allows real human nature and human culture to flourish. (For example, this could be accommodated by the U.S. Constitution which separates power and states.) These values and qualities of human nature also happen to be at the core of real conservatism---which means that changes are best brought about while bringing the new into the old in an evolutionary and not radical revolutionary way... That is politically hip.
Thursday, November 06, 2014
When we try to think beyond the grounds of our own biological organs of knowledge then falsification and wish-fulfillment can take place. The task is to try to be in harmony with nature and biology and not to create fantasies that move outside of nature and biology. That is not “limiting” ourselves to biology, we have no choice.
We use organs created by their own survival needs, but this does not mean we cannot know what we are. We don't need to be “free” from what we are to largely know what we are, in any case we cannot be free from what we are.
What's wrong with the criterion for truth being related to the biological of the survival of the species? Is that not enough? How can that be a falsification of the true and the real?
Why was religion and Godhood not firmly connected to our biological utility? It needs to be connected. Our evolution toward Godhood in nature reconnects the criterion for truth to biology.
It is not thinking beyond what we are to use the organs of survival to reason our own hypertrophied biological survival in our evolution to the zenith of survival, which is Godhood. This is “faith” and reason connected to nature and biology, where it is, and where it belongs.
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
False dualism was set up between the material and spiritual, mind and body, which grew into dualism between ideas and objects. Ideas are secondary to real objects, the spiritual is an abstraction of the material. Even Godhood is at the zenith of material/supermaterial evolution and is not beyond this world.
There is no dualism between being and becoming and they are not merely categories of logic and abstraction, being and becoming are based in material objects of evolving nature. God, Being and Truth are not merely the world of the mind and ideas, they represent real objects.
If we lift the veil of mystical abstract thought, and absolute nonmaterial ideas, we see nothing, or we see a mirror image of real nature, which is the opposite of Plato's method. It is real life and real nature that evolves to Godhood, ideas and formulas only define this process.
Profane history is not material history, and sacred history is not spiritual history, history is material and supermaterial history evolving from the profane to the sacred---there is no dualism here either. This suggests that Satan is not the "material world" and God the spiritual world, it's an evolutionary process of civilizing the beast all the way to Godhood.
Profane history is not material history, and sacred history is not spiritual history, history is material and supermaterial history evolving from the profane to the sacred---there is no dualism here either. This suggests that Satan is not the "material world" and God the spiritual world, it's an evolutionary process of civilizing the beast all the way to Godhood.
We need to lose the abstract occult symbolism which literally defines no living object as God. Mathematics defines or delineates an object, a future object, or no object, and religion and philosophy do this too, but they tend to center on defining no real object and then making it a God... Dualism is usually not dualism.
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
It must be nearing the time when we can accept that eugenics is not “racist” or evil when it is applied to the development of all ethnic groups. Normal people, couples, are already availing themselves of molecular biology, neuroscience, and genetics in reproduction. This is a voluntary not a dictatorial adventure.
Harmless or positive genetic mutations can be promoted toward more intelligence, character, health and beauty, as defined by the general consensus of the population, just as cultural innovations are defined and promoted. And many inherited cruel diseases can be avoided.
The big problem of genes and culture lagging behind innovators can now be humanely addressed, rationally as well as religiously, and decline may this way be circumvented, rather than waiting for chance to decide, which can be cruel to those who lag behind, and with shorter-term life for the innovators when revolutions rage.
The hedonism and nihilism of the present age can be changed, as science and religion finally combine. Society can then gradually move upward in evolution. We must not take the timid way of promoting only artificial intelligence to avoid being labelled politically incorrect in this devious and fickle time.
Monday, November 03, 2014
Moral values are directly related to survival values. And what is wrong with that? That is not morality “constrained” by survival, that is survival constraining morality. Otherworldly religious values can be biased against survival values, but so can secular cultural values be biased against survival. The will to power, the will to truth, the will to survival, all are driven by survival and evolutionary needs. What other foundation would you have?
Those who claim truth as being absolute in its other-worldliness are also constrained by survival values, and their truths are too. It is their truths that are relative, surviving is the real truth. Priests can even promote a form of death as religious enlightenment, ridding the body of all desires and all life to do so, but in doing so they also place themselves and their institutions in mediation positions of power.
What keeps morality from being “mere survival” is the activation of life to not merely survive but to evolve toward Godhood, activated by the Spirit-Will To Godhood within evolving life, which is shaped by the outside forces of selection and evolution. Truth is not devalued by being founded in survival and the evolution toward Godhood, what else is there in reality? Real life and evolution is good enough. Real life and evolution can be difficult, but it can also be moral, courageous, noble, sacred, and even divine.
Saturday, November 01, 2014
The dangerous mistake libertarians make regarding individualism and altruism and accepting the old in the new
I had been thinking about how conservatism itself needs to be added to poetry, art and music when we speak of “making things new” over time, the old included with the new, when I watched an interview with Glenn Greenwald, the reporter and promoter of the NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden. It occurred to me that there is a connection here with the philosophical (and now scientific) mistake libertarians make regarding individualism and altruism.
E. O. Wilson, the great innovator in sociobiology, has recently affirmed group-selection as the primary unit of selection. This does not mean that kin-selection and individual selection are not important, but our basic survival affirms group-selection first.
What is missing or deemphasized by individualism is the biological foundation of altruism at the base of social behavior and at the foundation of morality itself. Some libertarians even admit the natural pull of group morality but then choose to see this as something innovative people need to fight against. They are in good company, even Nietzsche made this mistake.
That way of thinking is too easily applied to anti-social hedonism, which easily walks through the open door of individualism, where anti-social deviations and even criminal behavior justify themselves by alluding to the sacredness of individualism.
As mentioned above, conservatism also needs to find better ways of making things new. I am not talking about progressivism, I'm talking about having a way within the system for innovators and whistle-blowers to make the old new. Otherwise we lose creativity and we stagnate, and stagnation is not conservative. But innovators and whistle-blowers need to acknowledge the vital importance of altruism and group morality, even above individual morality.
Personally, I empathize with the problems of innovators, I have been developing a new religious philosophy, which includes the old in the new, and I am an outsider. But I am a patriotic and conservative outsider refusing anti-social or radical revolution. I think it is vital to be able to tell the difference between social and antisocial innovations, which is of course not always easy. Social psychology, psychometrics, has been developing ways, tests, etc. to help us do this.