Saturday, April 02, 2016
Conservatives need to stop trying to separate themselves from ethnocentrism
Conservatives need to stop trying to define ethnocentrism as racial supremacy or imperialism, it is a tactic they use to deal with racialists who do define ethnocentrism that way, and it, of course, is a way to avoid the career destruction of affirming ethnocentrism. Modern liberals do the same thing.
I consider myself a deep conservative, I love my country, I support the U. S. constitutional principle of the separation of powers, regions, and states, and I do not see the third stage of Hegel's dialectic as leading to a universal union where diversity and variety are lost in a great assimilation.
Human nature remains first and foremost ethnocentric, which is the original origin of altruism. Altruism has been stretched way beyond human nature by religious spiritualism and political abstractions. In real altruism, selfishness might beat altruism within groups, but altruistic groups beat selfish groups every time in successful survival.
Then individualism comes along, preached by libertarians and many conservatives, which becomes a divide and conquer tactic to attain power for people who organize in groups, which are usually ethnocentric.
We need to define real “universalism” as the national or international separation of powers, regions and states with ethnopluralism, where real human nature can flourish in natural ethnostates. The separation of powers and states in the Constitution could accommodate ethnopluralism. That is what conservatives should be working on if they wish to save the West.