Saturday, February 20, 2016
The policies of ethnopluralism need to be the end product of present and future scholars, writers, and dealers in ideas
Moving away from the exhibitionism of the current presidential primary season, let me quote from the American Conservative: “ Policies are the end products of a long chain of manufacture, which typically begins with scholars, writers, and other dealers in ideas.”
It is still considered politically incorrect by modern liberals, and even some on the right who have been taught to be cultural Marxists, to say that it is first biology and genetic traits, with culture close behind, and not politics, that determines the character, tone and guiding beliefs of society.
The political differences between, say, Africans and Scandinavians, are the result of distinctive human biology adapting to different environments---and neither is superior or inferior. It is almost a form of madness to politically demand that one be like the other.
Considered from this realistic perspective, politics logically and intuitively points toward the political configuration of ethnopluralism. That is, regions and states set aside for distinct ethnic cultures, protected by some kind of federalism.
Ethnopluralism openly reflects real human nature, which is above all kin-centered and group-selecting, and is the truly just way to deal with human differences and human competition on our crowded planet.
In the United States ethnopluralism could even be accommodated legally by the constitutional principle of the separation of powers and states.
The policies of ethnopluralism need to be the end product of present and future scholars, writers, and dealers in ideas. Let's begin.