Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Toward a slower rise after the fall
I'm not giving up on Donald Trump but things are not looking good. The sad hope of electing this flawed candidate is fading away under the Hillary machine of wealth, the Big Media, and the academic world, which is spewing delusions. Hillary cares most for women, people of color, and queer folk. Her political solutions are based on fictions regarding human nature and they therefore will only make our problems worse.
So what about the rise after the fall? Is America over? Is the West finished? Are the people right who say we need to fall before we rise? Frustrations and anger will increase, fascist groups may rise, but I don't think that is the solution to the decline and fall of America and the West.
We have a legal path in our constitutional separation of powers and states. It is the slower but better way. Human nature certainly prefers kin and group-selection and we can constitutional separate the increasingly competing ethnic groups into regions and states and protect them with federalism. It does mean a slight transformation or at least an accommodation of our constitution, but history has said that reforming the old is better than trying something radically new, because the old has already learned to adapt to real human nature. Healthy tradition includes change.