Friday, March 18, 2016
Why and how our constitution can accommodate the real ethnopluralism of human nature
Jame Madison, one of our founding intellectuals, said that government reflects how the people define human nature. But what if the view of human nature is not complete? The constitutional principle of the separation of powers and states certainly (and brilliantly) reflects the drive for power in human nature. But what happens when the Anglo-Saxon character, tone, guiding beliefs, and drive to power of the founders of America changes? Conservatism has to effectively deal with change.
Group-selection remains the primary unit of selection in real human nature, along with being kin-centered, gender defined, age-graded, heterosexual marriage-making, hierarchical, ethnocentric, even xenophobic, and religious-making, among other traditional things---with group-selection remaining the primary unit of the most successful selection. As sociobiology has pointed out, within groups selfish individuals beat altruistic individuals, but groups of altruists beat groups of selfish individuals.
To avoid the inevitable conflicts that have come from trying to jam distinctly different people and different ethnic cultures together in the same place, I think the constitutional principle of the separation of powers and states needs to naturally apply to different regions set aside for different ethnic cultures (and protected by federalism), which defines ethnopluralism. And defining human nature as inherently sinful, or completely individualistic, or demanding equality does not solve the social disruptions caused by naturally competing groups, because these things do not reflect real human nature.
I see no real movement toward ethnopluralism in America---think of what the presidential candidates are now talking about---but there are certainly hints of it in the growing social disruptions of America and Europe, in spite of the Big Media imperial push toward globalism. We need to avoid the totalitarian movements of supremacy and imperialism that tend to rise, only to eventually fall and break back down into natural ethnostates. Our constitution can conservatively accommodate the real ethnopluralism of human nature, which can save America.