Friday, March 25, 2016
Solving the diabolical problem of human nature
Very strong drives within human nature take human nature away from human nature, with bad consequences. For example, the will to live, or the will to power of individuals and groups often denies real human nature as a means to power. Universalism and equality are promoted even as the individuals and groups who promote these things consciously or unconsciously drive for their own unequal superiority.
Throughout human history human nature has been, and remains, kin-centered, gender defined, age-graded, heterosexual marriage-making, hierarchical, ethnocentric, even xenophobic, and religious-making, among other things, with group-selection as the primary unit of selection. Within groups selfish individuals beat altruistic individuals, but groups of altruists beat groups of selfish individuals. Culturally and politically if we want to harmonize with real human nature we will form ourselves into ethnic regions and states protected by some sort of federalism.
I think we have a chance to be realistic and to harmonize with the laws of nature, and find a way to overcome this diabolical problem of human nature, because I do not believe that the will to power, although very powerful, is the central activator of life. I think the will or spirit within life, which I have called the Spirit-Will-To-Godhood, activates material life to evolve toward the supreme success of attaining Godhood within the cosmos, and this drive, working along with the natural selection process, is dominate even over the will to power, which is only a means. That is the origin of the instinctive and logical hope behind advocating theological materialism and ethnopluralism.