Monday, August 31, 2015

What does the return to normal mean?


My guess is that about 50 percent of the human cognitive and emotional function is inherited, that is genetically determined, and 50 percent is learned through nurture and the culture. We are not born tabula rasa, with blank emotions and a blank mind. 

I define human nature the way some sociobiologists define human nature, that is, human nature includes kin-selection preferences, incest taboos, marriage, hierarchy, division of labor, gender differentiation, localism, ethnocentrism, and with group-selection as the main unit of selection.

If a culture proposes to not include these elements of human nature, the culture does not last long and eventually returns to these things. These things also happen to be at the core of conservatism and tradition, whereas many of these traits are missing in, say, communism, post-modernism, hedonistic modern liberalism, and marauding global capitalism.

So this suggests that we are existing under abnormal living conditions and even a time of emergency. If we wish to survive, yet alone prosper, we need to return to human nature and to the cultural conditions that reflect real human nature. It is as if the laws of causality have been blocked. 

The return to normal means the return to kin-centered and ethnic-centered cultures. But this return to normal need not mean radical revolution, or radical counter-revolution, because ethnopluralism, the 50-state and regional solution, can be accommodated by the separation of powers and states in the original U.S. Constitution, along with normal economic nationalism---protected internally and externally by a light federalism.

This could bring the return to normal human cognitive and emotional functioning, normal human nature, normal human cultural conditions, and normal human health. Who wouldn't want that?

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