Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Even Paleoconservatives Believe America Is Lost, But it Need Not Be
Paleoconservatives are now predicting the cultural cleansing (Clyde Wilson term) of traditional America, along with its demographic destruction. What bothers me is that they seem to have no real answer to the destruction.
The solution is not more marauding, neoconservative, free trade and global capitalism, and not imperial Marxism or one-race fascism, the solution is to now interpret ethnopluralism as possible within the separation of powers and states in the U. S. Constitution, protected by federalism.
We are increasingly facing civil disruptions and even civil war between contending cultures in America, which is only natural since real human nature is ethnocentric and group-selecting. What could be keeping conservatives from moving toward this next saving step of ethnopluralism? I fear it is the traditional conservative concept of “original sin,” that is, the belief that humans are permanently flawed.
But even this can be understood in a conservative way by seeing that original sin derives from the ascetic Involutionary Inward Path designed to experience the God or Father Within, which requires blocking material desires and defining material desires as sinful. But this does not account for the Evolutionary Outward Path.
The Evolutionary Outward Path of material evolution to supermaterial Godhood requires evolving material life. This is the Twofold Path which conservatively retains but transforms the Inward Path to the Outward Path. Alas, this theological materialism seems to be too much for conservatives to absorb at this time.
Even so, ethnopluralism is worth promoting, even by those who believe in original sin, since there seems to be no other realistic or conservative way, in harmony with real human nature, to save America---and the West.