Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The modern liberal principle of tolerance for almost everything has all but destroyed Western civilization
In theological materialism the laws of nature and human nature coincide for the most part with the laws of traditional religion. It may be blasphemous to some, but I believe that the laws of nature come before and lead to or activate the laws of traditional religion, and not the other way around.
This does not reject religion but it puts religion in the right balance with the reality of nature and human nature. We are not born with endless free choice to discover what best seems to fit our interests. We have free choice within a determined human nature. But human nature also largely harmonizes with traditional morality. Human nature has a constant nature but an ever-changing character, to adapt what Colin Gray said of war.
Human nature remains mainly kin-centered, gender defined, age-graded, heterosexual marriage-making, hierarchical, ethnocentric, even xenophobic, and religious-making, among other things, with group-selection as the primary unit of successful selection. I prefer the term “ordered evolution” to “ordered liberty” because it is more in line with the reality of human nature. We have choices within determined paths of evolution, like a boulder rolling down a mountain, as E.O. Wilson once put it.
I think the U. S. constitutional separation of powers and states is wisely in harmony with real human nature. I also think real human nature naturally needs to be seen as leading to ethnostates within an ethnopluralism---human nature certainly does not point to one world with all varieties of unlike people stuffed into one territory and told to all get along together.
But a series of Supreme Court decisions now allows almost any perversion of human nature, people are legally “free” to chose whatever sexuality, whatever odd version of marriage, whatever political structure that fits their short-term fancy. No such freedom exists within a largely determined human nature. The modern liberal principle of tolerance for almost everything with perversions of real human nature of every kind has all but destroyed Western civilization.