Thursday, March 24, 2016
What is racism?
Friedrich Nietzsche was brilliant at exposing the equally brilliant will to power behind groups who claim to be against power. In the same way the natural origin of altruism in group-selection, or ethnic selection, has been brilliantly misdefined as “supremacy.” “Universal” altruism has usually been the will to power of individually distinct groups selling universal altruism.
When the Germans called themselves noble Aryans, or the Jewish people call themselves the Chosen people in their most sacred writings, that is group-selection or ethnic selection working as it naturally tends to work. The problem is not the preference for ones own ethnicity, or group-selection, the big problem comes from the claim of superiority, or the imperial right, of one ethnic group over all others.
The science of sociobiology got it right when they described how selfishness beats altruism within groups, but altruistic groups beat selfish groups outwardly. That is the real origin of altruism, not the universal altruism we normally hear about. The biological origin of group-selection or ethnic-selection is the real origin of altruism---not "hate."
If the supremacy and imperial right of one group over another defines racism, than racism has it wrong. If group-selection as the biological origin of much of social behavior defines racism, including altruism, then racism has it right.
Given real human nature, ethnopluralism, with regions and states set aside for distinctive ethnic cultures, is the healthy way to civilize the natural will to power of group-selection, while banning the claim of superiority, or the imperial right of one ethnic group over all others. Given real human nature, this is the way to achieve as much harmony as possible between human groups.