Sunday, February 28, 2016
Human nature, political realism, and teleology
I generally agree with realist strategy, but realist's don't act realistically when it comes to real human nature, although it is true that the virtues and values of conservatism in general recognize many of the traits of real human nature, such as being kin-centered, gender defined, heterosexual marriage-making, ethnocentric, even xenophobic, with group-selection as the primary unit of selection.
Realist's don't usually mention the Christian version of teleology and end times which most of them believe in when they disparage, say, Karl Marx, for placing his teleological goals in politics. I think realist strategy needs to include teleology because I believe human nature includes the inward goal of life evolving in the material world to supermaterial Godhood, and this calls for realistic, material, teleological goals. The ethnopluralism hypothesis written about here takes this sacred goal into account.
Separate regions and states for distinct ethnic cultures, protected by federalism, is not only realistic according to the traits of real human nature, as mentioned above, it also sets up the best environments for continued evolution. Our present unreal political goals of trying to make everyone and every thing equal in every way is not only impossible it is dangerous to life on earth because it naturally creates deadly competition between ethnic cultures within these utopian societies.
Religion, intellectual thought, and political practice do not need to be separated as the modern liberals, neoconservatives, and even realists have done, when evolutionary sciences such as sociobiology are affirmed within realism. Adjusting to the reality of real human nature is the basic need of politicians and statesmen---that is realism.