Monday, March 07, 2016
You want excitement? (to David Brooks and the New York Times)
After reading Kenneth McIntyre's excellent review in the American Conservative of David Brooks vain, “The Road to Character,” I have to add my take on the book.
I will say up front that I preferred it when our culture was more racist, sexist, pro-white and homogeneous, not unlike the traditional cultures which created the West, and furthermore, that world better reflected real human nature, which is not evil, as the evolutionary sciences have been telling us about real human nature for many years.
It was not, and is not, a boring or bland world without pornography and crude rappers everywhere---those things are drugs that fry your brain. All the “rights” movements basically promoted cultural Marxism---think of the millions killed by Lenin, Stalin and Mao---you wouldn't want to call that exciting, would you?
You want excitement? Let's get on with developing ethnopluralism, regions and states set aside for distinct ethnic cultures, which is the natural, virtuous, moral and courageous thing to do. The U.S. constitutional principle of the separation of powers and states could even legally accommodate it.
But old style moralists should not be too smug about it. We don't have to contrast holiness with happiness, both are important but secondary guides on the path of material evolution to supermaterial Godhood, which is the sacred, virtuous, and happy path to take.
Real virtue is the actions we take within the moral world of upward evolution toward Godhood. That is the natural teleology of the sacred, and I guarantee you it will not be boring.