Monday, August 15, 2016
Dealing with the lies, disguises, and truths of human living
The instinctive force of the preference for kin and group is so strong within human nature that it can be disguised even from those who deny it---think of the Marxists who advance a tiny elite while claiming equality for all. Mortal men are not so much the fools of Shakespeare's “Midsummer Nights Dream” as they are liars, even to themselves.
Human nature is complicated and difficult to understand mainly because of lies and disguises, even among the philosophers and psychologists who professionally examine human behavior. But if men are born that way is not lying also a natural law of human nature? It is the instinctive and genetic activation to advance kin and group that is the natural law, and both conscious and unconscious lies as well as truth are the methods used.
I think we can even go as far as to say that the laws of kin and group-selection are no less a natural law of human nature than the laws of physics. Men deny this law with long philosophical treatises even as they advance this law.
With this in mind I hope ethnopluralism, which grounds itself in the real human nature of kin and group-preferences, with ethnostates for distinctive ethnic cultures, will soon be seen as the political philosophy most in harmony with the laws of human nature and therefore able to synthesize or deal with the lies, disguises and truths of human living.