Thursday, November 17, 2016

One of the biggest errors in conservative philosophy has been the attack on the idea of "progress"


How both conservatism and progress are affirmed

With populism the preference for localism and regionalism and the desire for conservative stability turn out to be the best environment for steady evolutionary progress, because good and bad genetic or cultural mutations can, in more stable societies, show themselves and be more quickly yet permanently incorporated. Biology is the current on which we are all carried.

One of the biggest errors in conservative philosophy has been the attack on the idea of "progress." It need not have been so. Both stable populism and evolving progressivism can be affirmed together when ethnocentrism, or group selection, is understood as a central trait of real human nature and evolution, more influential in survival and reproductive success than individual selection. 

Conservatives being against "progress" derived essentially from a misunderstanding of the ancient practise of ascetics (Hindus, Buddhists, Christians) who were against all material desires because this was required in their efforts to see or experience the God or Father Within, and it had little or nothing to do with policing material progress. The "fall of man" was directly related to turning away from the desire-free ascetic inward path, and had virtually nothing to do with life itself being "evil."

In theological materialism the limits and restraints on moral behavior come from the requirements of the Outward Path of material evolution to real Godhood, that is, the Godhood only first glimpsed by the ascetics in the Inward Path. Both traditional religion and progress are not rejected, they are transformed in theological materialism.

And politically, radical revolution is also not necessary, at least in America, where an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, in line with real human nature, could be accommodated by the constitutional separation of powers and states.

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