Saturday, April 22, 2017
Pat Buchanan, in many ways a hero of mine, is too pessimistic about America. He appears to think it's all over for us, that its too late, that future demographics and global business have doomed us, and we will become a leftist anti-white state.
I have not heard Mr. Buchanan talk about a possible ethnopluralism of ethnostates within the U.S., built upon the constitutional separation of powers and states. Perhaps it's some sort of Catholic bias toward a new Holy Christendom, I don't know.
I think he is missing the political configuration that harmonizes best with real human nature, which he admits is ethnocentric, group-selecting, and nationalist. Perhaps he can't see how that works when you add universal Christianity.
Maybe he thinks an ethnopluralism of ethnostates is not traditional enough. But it is the base of all traditionalism! Of course, it will require much work to bring forward against deep enemies, but it gives optimism at least, and it is based in the reality of human behavior and could work with our conservative Constitution.
A recent Time magazine columnist featured a mother emasculating her son in the process of emotionally praising his graduation from college. This is the same magazine that many years ago featured a mostly positive article on sociobiology and the biological origin of much of social behavior. The mag now has a feminist editor who has increased its downward trend toward cultural Marxism, which fewer and fewer people read.
The columnist tells us about the time her "skinny" son sat crying because he lost his school supplies the day before his first day at middle school. Or how he would crawl into her bed and say "let's hold hands." Then she sentimentally recalls how she taught her son to water a plant, write a thank-you note, and iron a shirt. Did she not have even a twinge that she was emasculating her son? Or has her feminism gone so far as to believe that it is only moral to emasculate your sons? Unfortunately she seems to be a typical modern single parent---if she has a husband he does not appear to be much involved with his son, or his wife.
She tells us, and of course her son, that she hopes he will never die for his country. I think of those Spartan mothers who told their sons to come home victorious or come home dead on their shields. And I think of how all failing empires end up hiring mercenaries to protect a population too emasculated to protect themselves. We do it now, hiring super-masculine SEALs etc. The bitter irony is that modern liberal feminists secretly find the mercenaries sexier than their husbands and sons, who they have emasculated.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Yes, horses are real but the "species" concept of horses is not "real," species is the secondary unreal definition of the real. Why is that so hard for philosophers to admit?
Ideas may be "timeless" but they are not real. Timeless Ideas are not the most "objective" knowledge of the world we can have.
The most "objective" thing is the material or supermaterial object, not the Idea of the object.
The thing-in-itself is not an Idea it is a real material or supermaterial object, or objects.
Plato and later Schopenhauer went as far as to say that Ideas exist in reality independent of the "subject," they said ideas are not "concepts" but are part of nature awaiting discovery.
No, the discoveries waiting to be discovered are material and supermaterial objects, with ideas only secondarily defining them.
Sometimes I think the philosophers demoted material objects only for the purpose of trying to save their non-material spiritual view of God and Truth.
They could have saved God and Truth by seeing them as real material/supermaterial objects evolved to in the material world.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
I am thinking here of the libertarianism of billionaire philanthropists, globalism, the Big Media, and the academic world.
Aside from the damage done by globalism to the health and sovereignty of nations, we have billionaires like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg giving millions to their preferred causes, and the money is often tax deductible. They can then shape policy far more than the ordinary citizen can. And the policies they pursue are almost always irresponsibly libertarian, which is at bottom nihilistic, amoral, and superindividualistic, with a leaning toward limousine liberalism. Can't you just hear the always unmodulated voice of Gates, or the pipsqueaking of Zuckerberg as they preach to us?
Then their is the influence of the Big Media directing our culture far more than school or religion. Awhile back they promoted the wisdom of Bob Dylan and now it's people like Kanye West, who the kids quote because nothing else is presented to them. Shakespeare and Burke are out. And this stupidity is backed by the the academic world who have rejected Anglo-American classical culture and replaced it with the nihilism and relativism of libertarianism leaning toward cultural Marxism.
Was this cultural destruction purposefully destructive or just plain stupid? It's both. As I say here often, it is not enough to dismantle the "bureaucratic, managerial, corporatist, and globalist state" as real conservatives want to do (and as we thought President Trump would try to do). But assuming these things can be done, what then? We have to allow real human nature to adjust the American constitutional separation of powers and states toward an ethnopluralism of ethnostates. Real culture will then return for all groups and not merely for billionaire philanthropists, globalism, the Big Media, and the academic world, who have destroyed Western culture.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The Inward Path of spiritualism is essentially the same, wherever it originated---so what is next? (reblog from September 28, 2016)
Which came first the Hindu Chakra Correspondence Chart or the Kabbalistic Tree of Life? The Tree of life may have come to the Jewish people via the Ancient Egyptians, but the Egyptians might have gotten it via the Indian Vedas or proto-Vedas, at the beginning of the Egyptian dynasties as a result of early invasions from Eurasia, or points further north.
Conservatism, not radical revolution, can be sustained as change takes palace. This is what the great St. Thomas Aquinas did when confronted with the superior philosophy of the Ancient Greeks. This did not turn him away from affirming a more intellectual version of Christianity, which although now fading still lives on after many centuries.
The point here is that the Inward Path of traditional spiritualism is essentially the same whichever place it originated from, that is, the abstract definitions of physical experiences from ascetic disciplines to find the God or Father Within which were not considered a material or physical experience, but in realty are a material and physical peak experience.
This insight on the Inward Path may at first seem to reject Traditionalism, but it does not in seeing these first experiences of God as preliminary and leading to the understanding of the real Godhood reached through material and supermaterial evolution. This is the Twofold Path of theological materialism and the Evolutionary Church which can carry Traditionalism into the future, uniting religion, philosophy and science.
What activates this sacred process? Within material life exists the endless activation toward endless survival and reproductive success whose zenith is supermaterial Godhood. In theological materialism this activation is defined as the Spirit-Will or Will-Spirit, including the word "spirit" only to conservatively relate to traditional religion, but the Spirit-Will is entirely material or supermaterial.
"Objectification" is wholly material and related to material evolution, with absolute objectification and truth defined as the material and supermaterial objects called Godhood. It is an endless evolution toward higher and higher Godhoods, with occasional new primal material beginnings, even as other evolutions continue at various levels.
If there is an "essence" or an unchanging thing it seems to be the activation within life toward ever evolving life, here called the material Spirit-Will. This essence is not God it seeks Godhood and is always unfinished.
The Twofold Path in theological materialism, the Involutionary and Evolutionary, connect the traditional inward path of the symbolic experience of the God or Father Within---attained by blocking material desires---with the Outward Path of material evolution toward real Godhood---attained by fulfilling desires in the evolutionary path. We can conservatively retain the traditional inward Mass of Sacrifice along with the evolutionary Mass of Evolution or Joy.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
The main competition today is between ruling globalism and wannabe nationalism. That's what Brexit, Trump and Le pen are about. And that explains why Russia, Iran, Syria and even North Korea are the big enemies: they refuse to bow to the globalists.
But Putin acts like a nationalist and probably dreams of imperialism (his intellectuals like Dugin do). Iran wants worldwide Islam, and North Korea has the old Communist world utopia in mind, so they aren't real nationalists. President Trump has been openly morphing from a nationalist into a globalist, but giving symbolic nods to try to retain the nationalists who elected him.
To those of us (few) who see populist nationalism as but the first step toward an ethnopluralism of ethnostates---in harmony with the constitutional separation of powers and states----these are steps backward. Is this best we can expect? It seems so---but the competition will continue. We do have real human nature on our side which instinctively and rationally seeks nationalism, ethnostates, and localism.
Monday, April 17, 2017
Since Plato philosophers have exaggerated the importance of the "Idea." Schopenhauer said that the Idea was "even the whole thing in itself, only under the form of representation." This is absurd. It's like saying a person's name is as important as the person.
These thinkers define God and Truth in the same way, as an Idea only, even though they try to cover this by saying that God and truth are real but are spiritual and not material. That still defines God and truth as airy nothing. It encourages atheists to reject God and religion and philosophers to reject truth and conservatism.
Godhood and truth are smeared at the expense of real material life, which is in reality the only vehicle to evolve to real Godhood: we evolve to Godhood in the material world and Godhood is the supermaterial zenith of material evolution. The tragic joke is that the gurus and philosophers often use ideas and religion for the very purpose of gaining the material power they smear.
We do need religion to ground civilization deep enough for very long term successful survival, reproduction and ongoing evolution, as human history has shown us. But to do this religion, philosophy, and material life need to be exhumed from the death verdict of these airy gurus and supercilious philosophers.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
The great metaphysical error began when the spiritual was separated from the material, which caused all the other false dualities. The religious gurus and then Plato saw God and truth as a non-material Idea and not as a living material object, or objects.
The conceptions of "objectivity" and "subjectivity" grew out of this false duality, with objectivity being seen as a non-material thing superior to subjectivity and the subject.
I would rather just take the old practical non-intellectual definition of object and subject, with the object defined as the thing seen and touched, and the subject as the thing examined by an object.
The subject is in the mind of the object and there is no duality here. Things and Godhood are only secondarily represented by ideas, ideas are not God or things.
The object needs to come out from under the shadow of the subject, not as an airy spiritual nothing but as a real material thing.
Godhood and truth are not a non-material Idea, they are a living object, or objects, evolved to in the material and supermaterial world, as described in theological materialism.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
There is a large negative bias in religion and philosophy right up to the time of Schopenhauer and beyond, where suffering is thought to be more powerful than happiness. This metaphysical error resulted in advocating the total will-less state, or the desireless state, where both happiness and suffering will vanish, and where supposedly the most "objective " knowledge can be found.
Reality is the opposite, but does not reject religion. Human life is only secondarily activated to be successful in survival and reproduction or happy. We are activated from within to materially evolve toward supermaterial Godhood, defined as the zenith of success at the zenith of evolution. The sooner we fully understand our fate, and the sacred goal of life, the sooner we can work with and not against life itself and the sacred goal of Godhood.
We can even conservatively retain the old negative ascetic view of the inward God or Father as the first glimpse of the real Godhood reached through material evolution in the Outward Path. Even science can join religion.
We can even conservatively retain the old negative ascetic view of the inward God or Father as the first glimpse of the real Godhood reached through material evolution in the Outward Path. Even science can join religion.
Friday, April 14, 2017
It's almost unbelievable to see how the corrupt liberal media loves Trump now as he bombs away. The paleoconservatism, nationalism, and populism of his friend Steve Banner---as well as the people who elected Trump---have been backhanded and we return to the global imperialism that ruined America and the West in the first place. Has such an open betrayal of friend and country ever been before? Even Trump's huckster buddies in New York City must be amazed.
But paleoconservatism never carried things deep enough anyway. Paleoconservatives, as well as Trump and his buddies, don't have the balls to see or say that we require an ethnopluralism of ethnostates in America, which can harmonize with the constitutional separation of powers and states. We can trade with the world as long as the world doesn't mess with us. We can protect the whole with an unbeatable military. That is the way paleoconservatism, nationalism, and populism will actually work along with real human nature over the long term.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
I am a patriotic American, I am of Swedish and German ancestry, I much appreciate Edmund Burke, but I am very much against empires in general, and I don't at all condone the condition of the poor during the time of the British feudal aristocracy. But like other Americans I am impressed with the great old British aristocracy. They had the time, the power, and the wealth to develop superior genetic qualities, a superior taste for the best quality clothing, and really great looking homes. These are the elements of the empire that interest me now, even if what is left of the aristocracy is sort of goofy. American WASPS are goofy now too.
The great old British aristocracy began with the Henry Tudor court. As Charles Spencer pointed out, "at its peak in the late 1870s, 80 percent of the country’s acreage was owned by 7,000 families, principally those of the 431 hereditary members of the House of Lords—the dukes, marquesses, earls, viscounts, and barons of the United Kingdom. " And they all bred together.
The first world war was disastrous for the British aristocracy. While one in eight British soldiers perished during the four-year conflict, the ratio was one in five for the nobility. But beginning back in the 1880s, "the export of grain from the Americas, followed by the arrival in Europe of refrigerated meat, halved the agricultural income of the aristocracy in Britain. Then taxation increased at the same time. Death duties were introduced in 1894 at 8 percent. By 1939 these had reached 60 percent. In 1948 they were levied at 75 percent on estates worth more than £1 million." During the years between the World Wars, roughly 230 mansions were destroyed. (I almost said that was worse than losing the aristocrats.)
The WASPS in America copied the British in more than politics. The genetics, the clothing, the great homes of the British aristocrats interested generations of Americans. During the war the upper class British officer was four inches taller than the lower class soldier, and his IQ showed an even greater disparity. And it was not all due to better nutrition or better schooling, it was biological, it was genetic. The most successful dynasties "were those that read the code, accepted its terms, and fused it into their DNA." And we don't need empires to do that.
It is astounding to see the present power of the enemies of the biological origin of differences in humans: cultural Marxism and feminism come first to mind. Yes, culture is important in human behavior but biology isn't even mentioned.
It is astounding to me how this unreality came to dominate America and the West. It shows that humans are either very stupid or the media and the academic world are very powerful---or both. In Europe it is even illegal to say that there are biological differences between humans!
This means that if we want to bring reality back from the unreality of the West we have to go strongly against the media and the academic world. That is the front to watch to see real change---no movement there, no change.
For a short time it looked like President Trump would go directly against the media and the academic world, but not now. Trump has apparently turned into another person from the Trump who campaigned for president, moving from populist-nationalism back to the global imperialism that ruined the West in the first place (minus some of the evil trade deals)...It's good to see Putin of Russia taken down a bit, he is more imperialist than nationalist and he has always hated the West, but to do so the way Trump did it, by lying to Putin and the world about his political philosophy to get elected was nasty and ignoble---(this assumes he had a discernible political philosophy.)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
It appears that even President Trump doesn't know what Trump will do next, but for now he has turned directly against the foreign policy that he constantly demagogued about to get elected. The right, that is, both the bourgeois right and the alt-right, were Trumped. So what is to be done?
The far right is like a general who will not retreat in the face of defeat. And the bourgeois right has accommodated and yielded to the resentment of minorities by allowing cultural Marxism to prevail almost as much as the modern liberals. Trump has accommodated and yielded too, and probably became wealthy in doing so.
Nietzsche thought that resentment drove religious and cultural behavior among minorities, especially if they were once enslaved. We see it in the Jewish people and with the American Blacks. The far right has never really understood that a people who were once enslaved are ever after hypersensitive to any kind of dominance or criticism.
Hateful racial smears against Jews and Blacks by the alt-right plays right into the hands of people who in fact largely control the cultural ethos, including the big media. Shouting about creating another imperial one-race empire never works, the rest of the world gangs up on whoever tries. In any case, all empires devolve back to ethnostates.
The reality is that an ethnopluralism of ethnostates is the realistic way to deal with all racial and ethnic differences, and it has to be constitutional, legal, and without racial hatred or defamation against any racial group. All races deserve their own ethnostate. Good fences make good neighbors because human nature remains primarily group and ethnic selecting, which is the real source of all altruism.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Utopia's can be impractical or unrealistic schemes of perfection, but dystopia's can be just as unrealistic in seeing only human misery, oppression and disease. I think we can have continued human evolution without Huxley's "Brave new World" of totalitarianism. Marx and Hitler are not the future if we understand and affirm real human nature and its political implications.
Equality has to be a suspicious concept if not defined as distinctly different groups and states having an equal chance to evolve, ideally with aid from strictly objective international research centers regarding human evolution. Group-selection and ethnic selection remain the central unit of survival and reproductive success, and are deeply contained within real human nature, even if the prevailing cultural Marxism blocks this knowledge.
Human evolution in the past took place within an ethnopluralism of ethnostates in harmony with real human nature, and can again. Federalism and subsidiarity can protect the whole, in nations and even in democratic republics. If we want to continue evolving toward real Godhood some things have to be preferred to other things, in that sense we have to "discriminate." But that does not require a Brave New World of totalitarianism, it requires an ethnopluralism of ethnostates.
As to the wisdom of conservatism, in America we can conservatively retain the constitutional separation of powers and states updated to an ethnopluralism of regions and states, to better harmonize with real human nature, and better provide for our material evolution toward Godhood.
Let's see a few novels on this future, more realistic than the utopian/dystopian novels we have seen so far.
Monday, April 10, 2017
It is not enough to dismantle the "bureaucratic, managerial, corporatist, and globalist state" as real conservatives want to do (and as we thought President Trump would try to do). But assuming these things can be done, what then? We have to allow real human nature to adjust the American constitutional separation of powers and states toward an ethnopluralism of ethnostates.
But there are even deeper elements in deep-conservatism. Life is evolving in the material world toward supermaterial Godhood, proceeding forward, backward, sideways, yet ever upward, and this is the religious and political base of deep-conservatism.
Intuition and reason tell me that this will be the future, even though it is religiously and politically "incorrect" to even mention it today. We can have faith that this will happen because real human nature remains primarily family-oriented, kin-centered, and group-selecting or ethnic selecting, and the deepest activation within life is to evolve toward Godhood.
But ideas alone, though vital, are indifferent, it all depends on what we do with them.
Sunday, April 09, 2017
It is hedonistic when ascetic gurus and aesthetic artists (eg. Buddha and Schopenhauer) try to cease "willing" due to the see/saw consequences of pleasure and suffering. Their goal is to end suffering by ending both the pleasure and suffering of life, which in effect kills the natural drives of life.
It is healthier to fulfill the drives, goals, and desires of life, which requires success in survival and reproduction. Refusing to play at all is at least neurotic.
Godhood is not rejected but is attained through successful and rational material evolution, and not through the rejection of life or settling into a stoic but hedonistic religious or artistic bliss.
Saturday, April 08, 2017
Theological materialism means to correct an old metaphysical error by putting Vedic, Platonic and Christian metaphysics on their feet, after standing on their head for thousands of years.
Where traditional conservatism falls down is in its religious metaphysics of de-legitimizing material life in general and excluding the evolution of material life to supermaterial Godhood in particular.
What Herve Juvin called the "rediscovery of life as it is" requires a small yet big transformation. Religion and culture need to define human nature as sociobiology defines human nature, and then cultural life can follow human nature.
Traditional conservatism is in harmony, for the most part, with sociobiology in defining human nature as consisting of gender differences, marriage-making, hierarchy, religion-making, group altruism (that is ethnocentrism), and other traditional things.
We see that cultures can operate for a time with behavior that goes against real human nature, with such experiments as Marxism, but cultures are always eventually pulled back by the biological and genetic leash of real human nature to cultures that better reflect real human nature.
From these religio-philosophical errors arise the airy nothings of modern liberalism, the dream of equality, and the fantasies of a non-material spiritual life, which in the most serious religious natures bans material desires.
In this trans-valued metaphysics the very means to attain Godhood by way of material evolution is banned. Reproduction and successful survival are downplayed and only grudgingly included.
The good news is that conservatives can retain the old symbolic god or father as the first inward glimpse of the real Godhood reached in the Outward Path of material evolution to supermaterial Godhood.
This affirmation of life as it is, and human nature as it is, can then reveal such practical things as populist nationalism, and eventually an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, as the healthy way to find harmony with nature and, if we are civilized, continue the evolution toward Godhood of all groups, not just one group.
Friday, April 07, 2017
Things are often impenetrable when penetration is punished. If religion and poetry are only airy words who needs them?
Obscurities are often set in place for the purpose of maintaining power, or to impress rather than illuminate.
The truth is more material than spiritual, in reality there is no spiritual---but there is still supermaterial Godhood reached through material evolution.
To call evil the result of "the Fall" is just stupid. The real fall was when the Godhood evolved to in the material world was abandoned for the spiritual God of only words.
Chemical bombs? Beheadings? That's the way they do things in the middle east, it's none of our business. The sound of American bombs falling in Syria yesterday was followed by the sound of the neoconservatives celebrating the end of Trump's populist nationalism. Who benefits? The military industrial complex? Israel? It seems that Trump is what he always seemed to be, a blowhard demagogue talking populist nationalism only to get elected.
Thursday, April 06, 2017
The false idea comes from thinking that material instincts get in the way of unbiased knowledge. The error comes from thinking that higher truth is beyond the material object and exists in abstract ideas, words, or spiritual things.
It is the abstractions that are biased, the truth is grounded in the material world. Even Godhood when seen as the highest truth is based in the material or supermaterial world, which is evolved to in the material world.
Real material life and human life do not get in the way of truth, real material and supermaterial life are the truth.
Declaring that "in the beginning was the word" was the beginning of the great spiritual blockade. In the beginning was not the word and not God, it was the primal material which could then evolve in the material world to become supermaterial Godhood.
Can we go there? Religion will continue to die if we do not, and we need the long-term sacredness of religion to evolve to Godhood. Traditional religion is not rejected, the abstract word is transformed into the material objects of material and supermaterial evolution, as described in the Twofold Path.
Red-faced priests and cross-legged gurus who disagree are being all too human in holding on to personal power. But material evolution will eventuality move beyond the human toward real Godhood.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
What would happen if we told all parties in the middle-east that we want nothing more to do with any of them?
As we all again react to the latest chemical bombing atrocity in Syria, I ask the question: What would happen if we told all parties in the middle-east that we want nothing more to do with any of you?
Would Iran take over the middle-east all the way to Syria? Would Israel then bomb the hell out of Iran? Would Russia come in on the side of Iran? Israel would of course demand that the U.S. come in on their side. But we would just say to all parties in the middle-east, "figure it out among yourselves who is going to sell us the oil and we will buy it, meanwhile we want nothing more to do with any of you." If we were a friend to Russia we would urge them not to get trapped in the havoc of middle-east.
We might then begin to pursue the foreign policy suggested by Srdja Trifkovic: "Now is the time to effect a pan-European entente that embraces the whole of the Northern Hemisphere, from the British Isles to Vladivostok to the Americas. Trump has (had? ed.) an historic opportunity to pave the way for a genuine Northern Alliance of Russia, Europe, and the United States, as all three are facing similar existential demographic and ideological (primarily jihadist) threats in the decades ahead. In an uncertain and ever more brutal world, the Northerners must find a way of banding together, lest they be defeated separately.."" (Dismantling the Empire," from "Chronicles," January 2017)
Meanwhile at home we could expand the constitutional separation of powers and states and begin to create an ethnopluralism of ethnostates in line with regions and states. There is even a way for the old Christian idea of subsidiarity (localism is more efficient and beautiful) and the Alt-Right to join forces in developing an ethnopluralism of ethnostates. Then we can protect the whole in no uncertain military terms. In trading with the world we could pursue economic nationalism.
Some version of this always happens anyway, given human nature.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Was a rock ever a rock or a tree ever a tree in theology? Although I have questions about whether or not religion was ever materialized, theological materialism re-materializes religion and philosophy.
If biology doesn't determine our destiny what does? Culture? That is Marxism, but also that is modern liberalism and postmodern philosophy. They have fouled the waters of the material foundation of the world. Why? They "deregulate culture" with "creative" destruction to benefit themselves, they disparage biology, class, and race to advance their own class and race. It really is an amazing deception.
Theological materialism doesn't, like science, reject religion. We do not lose God when we re-materialize religion, we transform the fiction of a spiritual God or spiritual truth into material or supermaterial Godhood and truth, reached through material evolution.
Seeking higher things is not seeking the airy nothing of spiritualism, it is seeking supermaterial Godhood by way of material evolution.
Monday, April 03, 2017
"Culture" is the manifestation of evolution in man and through man, and it is evolution that is divine. "Manifestation" is not merely an inward glowing of enlightenment. And it's all material.
Radical not conservative? I think not. The Inward Path of traditional religion, which settles for that inward glow of enlightenment, is included but transformed in the Outward Path of material evolution to supermaterial Godhood.
If you want to speak of the essence of the divine in man, it is the material activation of material life to evolve toward Godhood, which is defined here as the material activation of the Spirit-Will-To-Godhood.
This is the "boundary-drawing" force of religion and politics. It is material culture identified with the divine, and even with the utilitarianism of daily life, because culture is seen as trying to understand the best way to evolve in the material world to supermaterial Godhood.
This pursuit does not lead to multicultural empires, where evolution is paused, it leads to the decentralization of an ethnopluralism of ethnostates.
( A response to "Ut Plures Sint" by Anthony Esolen in Chronicles April 2017)
Sunday, April 02, 2017
Traditional religious founders defined the soul and god as the absence of gross material desires, what Schopenhauer called the absence of willing, a state not connected to desiring material life. This was a deeply negative worldview and definition of god. The religious founders (Schopenhauer and Kant too) also linked this state of no-desire to the most "objective" kind of knowing.
That ascetic inward path is the opposite means of attaining Godhood from theological materialism, which brings life back to religion, and does not do so grudgingly, as St. Paul did, saying to a follower, in effect, "well, if you must get married than I suppose that is better than rejecting religion entirely."
The "essence" in theological materialism is called the Spirit-Will---although it is a material drive within material life---and it activates the desires of material life to evolve toward the highest success in survival and reproduction, defined as Godhood, working within whatever the natural environment may be, at any given time in the cosmos.
Unlike the views of the religious founders, and unlike Schopenhauer and Kant, the blocking of the will and the secession of all desires---and thereby the sucession, at least temporarily, of both desire and suffering---can only be seen as a symbolic glimpse of what it is like to fulfill sacred desires. But then, there appears to be no end to evolving life, no end to higher evolution, and so there are always gods arising and evolving in the cosmos, which has no end, and probably no beginning.
This is a worthy positive view of reality, fit for man and gods.
Saturday, April 01, 2017
Nature can be ignored by the ruling liberal establishment, and nature can be ignored by the right---although many of the traditions of conservatism are in harmony with real nature and real human nature---but nature cannot be denied. The central mission of the liberals and cultural Marxists who now rule has been to try to free man from nature. How else can this be defined other than as a delusional or even psychotic culture?
One example: recently a girl wrestler was given testosterone treatments because she thinks she is a boy, and she then went on to win the state girls wrestling tournament (as reported by Aaron Wolf in Chronicles.) And this was sanctioned by the schools, state and federal government, the Media, and both political parties.
The universalist Marxist utopia of equality is as non-materially grounded as the universal heaven of traditional religion. Even the right, the bourgeois right, dare not speak of real human nature, which remains 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, followed by individual selection. This points toward an ethnopluralism of ethnostates and not toward universal empires of jammed-together multiculturalism.
But the "Alt-Right" will speak of real human nature, which is also reflected in the growing populist movement, and this is why they have been advancing. This is also why President Trump was elected, which seems to be a fading purpose.
Friday, March 31, 2017
We think in language, but then we literally make a God out of language.
Augustine said the changeless Forms were in the mind of God, but those Forms are language definitions, abstractions, which do not define material or supermaterial real objects, since God and the Forms are defined by Augustine as non-material and spiritual.
Naturalism, materialism, science are religiously thought of as leading to dead ends by traditional religion who see God as transcending nature and human beings.
But when Godhood is seen as material, or more precisely as supermaterial, then the Forms take on a different perspective.
The “ego” is not Being or God either, as Nietzsche and his postmodern followers tend to think. And the Inward God or the Father Within is also not God, it is the symbolic experience of God, experienced when all the material desires are blocked or unattached from.
Real Godhood is reached at the zenith of material/supermaterial evolution, which is also the zenith of success in survival and reproduction. Godhood is what we evolve to, we evolve from the Primal Material.
We need to bring our language and Forms and Gods back (if they ever were here) to real objects evolved in the world from the material to the supermaterial. This is the sacred goal to ground our groundless modern world. We can, and should, with the Twofold Path, retain the old Gods, which were mainly the symbolic Inward God, and our first glimpse or impression of real supermaterial Godhood reached by evolution.
It was not "creative destruction" it was just destruction of one very old social force by a newer force. A relativity of values replaced morality---largely Christian morality. Even science continued to try to be value-free and refused to look seriously at the natural morality affirmed by evolutionary sciences such as sociobiology.
Who benefited from this revolution, who benefited from this destruction of morality? The vulgar materialism of globalism and the propaganda of cultural Marxism benefited, and the people who pushed these things benefited. At least in the short term.
Is any optimism possible?
If we don't blow ourselves up, biological selection will continue---it remains deeply within nature and within human nature and will always be renewed. But the identities of those who replace the relativity of values is not yet clear.
You know who I want to be a contender: I want to see the forces of decentralization create an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, in line with real human nature. This can even be done conservatively, at least in the U. S., by affirming the constitutional separation of powers and states, possibly with a few amendments, and protected by federalism.
And more deeply I want to see the philosophy of theological materialism affirm the long-term material evolution of life toward supermaterial Godhood.
For me this is where optimism exists. Is it realistic? It probably requires various kinds of heroes to get it functioning---but it has reality on its side.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
To me the following points are barely even debatable, although they could be nuanced a bit. For example, when it is said that as the people change the culture changes that is obvious reality, although it could be nuanced by saying it does not mean that culture doesn't also change people.
The workings of democracy depend on who the people are who vote, which explains why democracy doesn't work the same in all parts of the world. North America was founded mainly by Northern European people and the Founders virtually took that for granted---a rather big mistake. Later the people of America changed due to immigration and the culture accordingly changed. For example, in California the old majority of Northern Europeans has become a minority, and the culture has changed from traditional conservatism to a sort of hedonistic version of cultural Marxism.
Gradually across America the founding culture is becoming a minority culture do to immigration and low birth rates. Social disorder is increasing. The central government has grown huge and has become that hedonistic version of cultural Marxism. We often look like we are headed for civil war between distinctly different ethnic groups who naturally want different kinds of cultures and governments.
As said here often, human nature remains 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, followed by individual selection.
Given human nature, the only way I can see to keep America one great country and to bring long-term social harmony to our increasingly disorderly multiculturalism, is to affirm and deepen the constitutional separation of powers and states set down by our Founders, and make our regions and states an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, protected by federalism. This is the conservative way to save America as the people change. To me this is barely even debatable, although it is called the ethnopluralism hypothesis. But even paleoconservatives, the real conservatives, won't even mention this deep-conservatism.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The spiritual has been debunked at least since the Enlightenment, but religion should not have been debunked. Religion and philosophy have hated and mistaken the material world for too long. I think reviving religion depends on seeing or understanding that what was formerly known as spiritual is material---and that includes Godhood.
God has been misrepresented as a spiritual "I" within with no real material connections to the material body. God has been thought of/experienced as an inward, non-material, spiritual consciousness by the esoteric gurus, and more as a non-material outward God by exoteric followers. But materiality is the foundation of real godliness.
Here is the contrary religious/philosophical position: The material activation of life from within seeks material/supermaterial Godhood and works along with whatever outside environment life finds itself living within---this is natural selection, and yes, with a teleological goal.
All knowledge, perception, and reasoning stem from this material, physical, biological, evolutionary functioning. All idealism is grounded in the material or supermaterial, or it is illusion. Religion and morality are also grounded in this material, evolutionary reality---as is Godhood.
Religion and science could join in this worldview if they wanted to, and both could help each other in developing a long-term sacred civilization that seeks real Godhood by way of material/supermaterial evolution. Then we would really be sparkling, whether we are alone in the cosmos or not...I suppose there could be various levels of materially evolved Gods out there.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
I sympathize with outsiders for obvious reasons. Outsiders never know if their work will be buried with them or not. Outsiders often create their own reality which they usually believe comes closer to reality than traditional thinking. Yet because they move alone outside of the world, the outsider has moments when they wonder if they are a fool, a genius, or just antisocial. They have high moments of happiness, or at least moments of satisfaction in their work. But in the end it is the evolutionary truth that matters more than happiness. History will be the judge.
It might be helpful if future outsiders could ask themselves if they could live without respect in the academic world? Can they write to illuminate rather than impress? Can they live with the consequences of appearing less comprehensive regarding the past, present and future, which makes philosophy so dull? Can they write knowing that even ancient grammar obfuscates the truth?
That being said, with empathy for outsiders, the bottom line for me regarding outsiders, fools and geniuses was examined by the courageous psychologist Raymond Cattell, who believed that the key was for society to have a way to understand the difference between the social and anti-social outsider, because outsiders can be virtually criminals in rejecting laws. This harmonizes well with the understanding that group-selection is the primary unit of selection and individual selection only follows after. Cattell's field was in comprehensive psychometric testing (he invented many of the tests) and the tests work quite well in telling much about people, as long as there is room for outsiders to fall through the cracks, which being outsiders they often do.
The bottom line is, let outsiders freely create with no strings attached, philosophers, artists, engineers, or whoever, but in the end the judgment on the work of outsiders has to come down to choosing socially responsible work and not antisocial work, and based also on sound sociobiologically knowledge of the biological origin of much of social behavior. Outsiders, and insiders, need to live with that judgment.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Mind, intellect, soul are all material and were developed within material evolution to serve or subserve the "will." Here with theological materialism the will is called the activating Spirit-Will-To-Godhood, the sacred goal of life. Mind, intellect, soul were developed within material life as an aid in the evolution of material life to supermaterial Godhood. Using the term spirit for something that is material or supermaterial may be confusing but we need to make the connection to past religious definitions of God, soul, and spirit to harmonize with the conservative nature of change in human nature, as religion is transformed.
Godhood is the zenith of the material evolution of life. But as far as we know, evolution never stops and never starts. It was all too human of us to narrowly think that since we and the life around us start and stop, God and the cosmos must not start or stop but go on forever, as we wish we could.
Nietzsche and his postmodern followers saw this disconnect with the real material world and chose to kill God, which was too extreme, using the hammer when the scalpel was required. (Incidentally, Schopenhauer's view of art and aesthetics required this same blocking of the will, and Freud followed him down that same rabbit hole.)
This was a tragic mistake in metaphysics, because it has slowed down or stopped our evolution to real Godhood. The ascetic way of traditional religion blocks the activating material spirit-will, and attempts to block time, place, cause, and effect in order to see or experience only the symbolic inward God, mistaken as non-material. Stopping all desires (no easy task) to see the inward God can bring hedonistic bliss, but it is not Godhood.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
I prefer to think of the official American hierarchy as a pyramid with the federal government on the bottom and the local states on the top, which seems to be what the Founders had in mind. Then the state hierarchies would have the state government on the bottom and the local towns and cities on the top. That is a federalism and subsidiarity that can work well with real human nature which remains primarily kin and group-centered. From there I see, perhaps with a few amendments, the gradual move toward making the states ethnostates, which many of them are, more or less, which again harmonizes with real human nature. The whole can be protected strongly, while not being isolated and trading with the world, and also protected with economic nationalism.
This is not "evil racism" it is recognizing the flat reality of human nature, which remains as it has always been, 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, followed by individual selection. This worldview has the benefit of fitting in with traditional and renewed conservatism, and avoiding unworkable radicalism. What is evil are those who block this reality for selfish purposes.
Most importantly, this worldview also offers a good chance of real material evolution toward real Godhood, with real variety (see theological materialism). The old religion is included but transformed as the spiritual God is now seen as a super-material Godhood evolved to in the material and super-material world.
Friday, March 24, 2017
Donald Trump winning the presidency showed the loss of power of the Big Media to manipulate popular sentiment in favor of cultural Marxism, and showed the new media of the internet, Twitter, ect, gaining power in support of populist nationalism (and perhaps Fox News, although it is also infected with neoconservative globalism). So now the Big Media is trying to gain control of the internet so it can again manipulate in favor of cultural Marxism against populist nationalism.
Popular sentiment and populist nationalism often reflect real human nature, which remains 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, followed by individual selection. But modern intellectuals do not like these ideas and prefer the ideas of cultural Marxism, which only slightly reflect human nature and popular sentiments.
So in addition to trashing and libeling populist nationalism in any way they can, modern liberals and the Big Media look for any popular sentiments within cultural Marxism which they can exploit, such as universal equality, or fomenting battles between the gender differences of nurturing femininity and territorial masculinity, because they know and fear the power of populist nationalism (they see Hitler, who was very popular with his people, behind every populist corner).
This is what democracy has become, it's all manipulation of popular sentiment by the Big Media. The power of the modern media is now as strong or stronger than government. This is why populist nationalism needs to not only greatly increase its media power but needs to take some of the power away from the culturally Marxist Big Media monopolies---President Trump and his team at least for a time seemed to be doing that.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
An ethnopluralism of ethnostates developed within America, in accord with the constitution (with perhaps a few amendments) is the sane, humane and courageous way to save America and the West
From pre-K to college our children are taught the left-wing "social justice" of cultural Marxism, along with learning how to read and write, at a cost of $80 billion per year! How the hell did this happen?
It was the result of a very cunning "march through the institutions," rather than a military coup, by a small minority of cultural Marxists, who gained control of the Media and the academic world in America (read the facts in William Lind's excellent essay on political correctness ).
So what can be done about the virtual destruction of conservative American culture? For a time it looked like our new president Trump would do something about this great decay, but now...who knows? Conservative reform seems to depend on white folks who are dying faster than being born.
Some people will therefore be seduced by the "totalitarian temptation" of left or right fascism, the short-term brutal way, the hammer rather than the scalpel, taking away our freedom in the process.
But longer term conservative reform will need to do more than call for a return to the traditions of the Republican party. Even the wiser paleoconservatism of Russel Kirk and Pat Buchanan is not enough to save America and the West, the demographics have changed too much.
I believe we will need to upgrade the fulfillment of the constitutional separation of powers and states to include an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, protected in their virtual independence by federalism and subsidiarity. Only this, which harmonizes with the real ethnocentric human nature, has a chance of calming the battling between different ethnic groups in America, which is tearing us apart. (see the great scientist E.O.Wilson on group-selection in human nature).
We want no Lenin or Hitler, and no amoral libertarianism which in reality leads to social and moral chaos. An ethnopluralism of ethnostates developed within America, in accord with the constitution (with perhaps a few amendments) is the sane, humane and courageous way to save America and the West.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Our senses were not designed to find the truth, they were designed to select perceptions that help us survive and prosper, which is how the senses became what they are. We became conscious because it was useful to our success in survival, and super-consciousness will develop for the same purpose.
Nietzsche pointed out that we perceive images first, then words applied to the images, and then concepts. But I add that what came first was the object of the images. Why should concepts be put first as they often are in metaphysics, religion, philosophy and even science? We need to put the object first, that is where the truth exists in this dynamic.
The activating Super-Id or Spirit-Will within life seems to see everything as adapting to its desire to activate life to evolve to Godhood, while being shaped by outside evolution and selection. This creates/evolves both a course and refined view of things. Where is the truth in this process? The truth is in the object which the activating Spirit-Will and evolution have evolved.
Ideas, definitions even reason are effects of the object, not the cause. Even Godhood is a supremely evolved object, and ideas and conceptions of God are the effects of the object God, not the cause, as so much of metaphysics tells us leaving out the whole material world and real life in the process.
We aren't “biased” because we are designed to define truth as what is useful to the survival of the object, the object of survival is the truth. Godhood becomes the highest truth because Godhood is the highest evolved material/supermaterial object, or objects, and not because Godhood fits with a abstract version of metaphysics which is merely definition.
"Culture" does not give rise to man's conception of himself, mans conceptions of himself, which varies with distinctly different people, gives rise to culture. Inferiority or superiority does not enter into this definition. The honest fact is the American melting pot didn't melt much beyond Northern Europeans, and so the definition was changed to multiculturalism.
It is out of this reality that the hypothesis of an ethnopluralism of ethnostates is presented. This sociobiological structure harmonizes with the group-selection and basic ethnocentrism of real human nature. The racial and ethnic divisions which is in the process of tearing us apart can bring us back together again with in ethnopluralism of ethnostates, which can even be accommodated by our already existing constitutional separation of powers and states.
That is how we can rationally and emotionally actually fix immigration and post-traditional culture, even though it is considered politically incorrect to mention it.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
It would take a grand political master---like a grand chess master---to figure out what is going on between what looks like a war between intelligence agencies. If President Trump isn't completely brought down, he may be weakened to the point that he won't threaten anybody for four years. This would block the populist-nationalist agenda, which could be the point of it all. But it really is difficult to see what is going on.
If President Trump has knowledge of being "wiretapped" from some other intelligence source, which the F.B.I. and the NSA doesn't know about, then they would be inept in their fields, or they would be lying. And in this underground battle there are other intelligence agencies from other countries, like Russia and Israel---whose side are they on? Why wouldn't Trump reveal his sources, if he has them, to save himself and his administration? If Trump thinks he would lose his personal wealth and power if he revealed his sources, and if he would rather sink the country than lose his wealth---then he would be some sort of megalomaniacal egoist. Or is President Trump really a populist-nationalist simply being destroyed by the global elite---whoever they are---whose power he very much threatens? And how about a war between various global elites, with Trump in the middle? Can any power block the power of the global elite?
In any case, the Big Media, the Democrats, the F.B.I., etc etc, seem to be in the process of bringing President Trump down... Is any side, including the President, on the side of populist-nationalism and America?
Monday, March 20, 2017
Contrary to Schopenhauer and any like-minded aesthetes and ascetics who went before him, religion and art need to celebrate the will, not block it.
I don't think Schopenhauer's "freedom" from the will is healthy (and likewise not Buddha long before him)---it is not really even possible in aesthetics or ascetics. That so-called freedom from the will is not objective either, it is more an illusion or delusion. It is more like murder.
The activating will or material Spirit-Will within life is not the enemy of art and religion, it is what leads toward the zenith of time, place, cause and effect, and leads toward the zenith of art and religion, which is material or supermaterial Godhood.
This is a Godhood that is not only not free from the material and material evolution but is the zenith of material evolution and the purpose and goal of the will or Spirit-Will-To-Godhood.
Was Nietzsche pointing toward this material understanding of the will, or was his will to power only another illusory spiritual power like his mentor Schopenhauer?
In any case religion need not be rejected as Nietzsche rejected it, but reformed...the spiritual God needs to be seen and understood as the material goal of material evolution.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Separating the spiritual from the material was the tragic error of religion and philosophy affecting many areas of human life. The most essential error was the great spiritual blockade which blocked the evolutionary material path to actually Godhood---material evolution is the very vehicle needed to evolve to supermaterial Godhood.
From this metaphysical error came the error of defining racial and ethnic differences between humans as "accidental" and not "essential," an error which both Socrates and Thomas Aquinas made. Those differences evolved for positive evolutionary and human reasons, to aid in successful survival and reproduction while living in different climates of the world which required different survival traits.
To try to jam distinctly different people together in one space and then tell them, religiously or politically, that there differences are only accidental is not only impractical but is immoral.
These differences are at least half biologically and genetically derived, and therefore essential parts of being human, and not much changed by cultural conditioning. When this is seen and understood it can lead to more humane ways to deal with ethnic differences, which are tearing us apart.
These racial differences should not be defined as accidental but as essential. For example, being a civilized human is affected by intelligence, which is simply not the same in all people or all ethnic groups---think of the low IQ's of many criminals, which is at least half derived from unchangeable genetics and helps to cause inhuman and even animalistic behavior.
Developing an ethnopluralism of ethnostates as a consequence of the essential differences between races and ethnic groups is the most humane and practical way to deal with those differences---which in spite of religion and politics have been tearing us apart. This is also the more important religious and moral path, since material evolution, which evolved human differences on the evolutionary path to Godhood, is the very vehicle needed to evolve to supermaterial Godhood, as described in theological materialism.
This is why separating the spiritual from the material was the tragic error of religion and philosophy affecting many areas of human life. Real humanness would set up international research centers to aid all nations, all ethnostates, in evolving toward Godhood in their own ways, and in accord with real human nature. That is our best chance of attaining long-term peace, and religious and political harmony.
(A response to "Race Against Reason" by Joseph Pearce, Chronicles, March 20127)
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Yes, it is men who choose ideas, and it is men who do more to ideas than ideas do to men, as historian John Lukacs has said, but beneath ideas and beneath the religions and politics of men are the far stronger and often hidden biological ambitions of survival and reproductive success.
Individual success is not the central unit of successful selection, group-selection or ethnocentrism is, and so all people and all nations tend think of themselves as chosen people and choose ideas according to that value system.
Big problems come internally and externally when one people define themselves as the only chosen in the face of all people thinking of themselves that way. So we must find a way to harmonize naturally all these people thinking of themselves as chosen.
The idea of "divinity" is real but not the one you may think of as divinity: divinity is the sacred material activation within all life to evolve in the material world toward material (or supermaterial) Godhood.
The almost obvious answer to the hidden biological ambitions in religion and politics is an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, where there can be no good reason to hide behind hypothetical or false ideas, and where forms of federalism and subsidiarity can protect their independence.
Friday, March 17, 2017
I believe weight control, calorie control, is the foundation of good health and not doing so is the cause of most modern health problems: High blood pressure, Cholesterol problems, Heart trouble, Cancer, even Arthritis.
Any diet that controls weight and keeps it off is good, but some food is better than others, and so it is better to eat the better food.
I believe the best food is basically Meat, Fish, Vegetables, Nuts and Fruit---eating this ancient Paleo food prevents all kinds of health problems, BUT ONLY IF CALORIE RESTRICTIONS ARE IN PLACE.
If eating good food doesn't work to control weight with calorie restrictions, and eating less good food does better to help control weight, than it is better to eat less good food and control ones weight.
Any kind of food that can help control weight is healthier than being overweight. But in any diet, good or bad, some kind of self-discipline may not be avoided, such as not eating after dinner, or whatever.
"If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand" (Mark 5:25).
And the United States is increasingly divided against itself.
In the past it was suggested by a few courageous, and martyred, future-thinking historians and psychologists (eg. Wilmot Robertson, Raymond Cattell) that the very thing tearing us apart could put us back together. That is, rather than continuing the hopeless task of trying to jam distinctly different people together in one multicultural place and then telling them to all get along, those natural differences could be championed in an ethnopluralism of ethnostates within the United States.
The constitutional separation of powers and states is already legally established and could gradually accommodate regions and states set aside for distinct ethnic groups and ethnostates, and protected by federalism.
This would mean going against the prevailing cultural Marxism and amoral globalism now in place in America, and there would be more courageous martyrs, but I see no better long-term way to unite our divided nation.
The populism now in vogue at least hints at this direction.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Western people and Western ethic groups created Western civilization, and renewing only individualism (libertarianism) or nuclear families will not alone renew the West. Empires become too big and lose the group and the bonded-culture that formed them, and this then has much to do with why empires always fall and return to an ethnopluralism of ethnostates. It's stunning to see that this common sense statement is now considered politically incorrect---although populist-nationalist trends in the world seem to be changing this.
We have to applaud Allan Carlson for his work on reviving the family---which he calls familism---but I think he and other conservatives need to go deeper into human nature than individualism or familism to affirm the central unit of group-selection and ethnocentrism as having been the central unit of successful selection for human survival. The work of the great scientist E. O. Wilson has been more or less affirming this.
In the West not only the values of families have been destroyed but all other conservative values and morals have been destroyed. We now have federal decrees mandating the radical wing of the sexual revolution, with such things as transgenderism, and we have even worse decay than the decay that destroyed Greece and Rome.
Ethnic groups really are extended families, which then leads us see that states and regions were originally formed out of ethnic, altruistic, sociobiological imperatives. This is why it makes sense to affirm small virtually independent states as mainly ethnostates, protected in their variety by some kind of federalism---the federalism of the United States could even accommodate this. This way we work in harmony with real human nature, rather than trying to set up social structures---like violent, borderless Marxism, or the more deceitful cultural Marxism of people like Hillary Clinton---which fight against basic human nature and human history.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Nietzsche tried to show how metaphysics and logic were in service to survival, and that “truth” was not the first need in this. Logic equalized things that were not equal for its own requirements. Consciousness itself grew in relation to what was needed for security. Powerful people, lawmakers, made these things into law, and philosophers and artists created the various abstract categories---what they created was needed for their own survival even though they claimed it was for other things, usually without knowing the real source. The science of sociobiology couldn’t have said it better.
But then Nietzsche replaced the old metaphysics with a will-to-power which had no goal and no morality and no truth other than power, even immorality was accepted as a power source. But this was not a natural metaphysics, as Nietzsche thought it was, because nature has a goal, and that is to evolve life to the zenith of success in survival and reproduction, which is another clearer version of religious Godhood. This is where natural morality, or natural metaphysics needs to come from. Real “truth” this way can be harmonized with survival in a real way, which includes morality and religion. Abstractions and categories are put in their place as related or unrelated to real life, evolution, and the goals of real material evolution.
There is a kind of “faith” in the truth and in end-goals involved here, but it is a faith backed by truth more as applied in Michael Polanyi's terms, that is, something is true if it reveals deeper meaning, if it has potential for future discoveries or manifestations---and I would add if it has real long-term survival and reproductive value---and not merely because something could be true because it could be proven exactly with scientific methodology, or a logic redesigned by the biases of man, which are too limiting to be fully true. Truth has to get back to real objects and not mere definitions and abstractions. Godhood is more than the metaphysical, non-material, abstract definition of God, Godhood is a real supermaterial object, or objects, which we can evolve to become in the material world, if we follow nature's evolutionary course.
We now have two separate worlds in America, the Trump populist-nationalists, and the Obama global liberal-socialists. Now what? Civil war?
I agree with those who have said that culture trumps politics. Andrew Breitbart, a populist-nationalist, said, "Politics is downstream from culture...The left wins because it controls the narrative. The narrative is controlled by the media." (Outside in) And Breitbart was at war to gain control of the America narrative.......The academic world is the other very nasty cultural control center which needs to be countered if we are ever to save America.
The small media, the world-wide internet, cell phones, etc. had much to do with the Trump narrative reaching the people and winning the presidency, and that needs to continue and grow. But we are seeing the bad guys gaining control of the internet.
Of course it won't be easy. The Big Media and the globalists have been tearing apart president Trump, or almost magically changing him into a neoconservative (the really bad guys). And they are doing it by controlling the media narrative...
Any real savior of the West needs to have brains and not just chutzpah. We better hope that our little old democratic republic is up to the task. And it will need a media and an academic world that is with them, not against them, for any long-term success.
Monday, March 13, 2017
I don't have a problem with women who are actually strong---most of them are skeptical of feminism and tend to be conservative, and vote conservative. But I see a feminine tendency among liberal males to try to nurture problems away, thinking that all problems and differences will go way if only we nurture them enough with nurturing social programs.
The Marxist base of most feminism plays into this gender perversity in believing that gender differences, such as female nurturing and male protectiveness/territoriality, are caused only by cultural conditioning.
Modern technology has also made it easier for women to live without male protectiveness/territoriality, although this has not changed the human nature which has existed for tens of thousands of years.
Social battles over social programs between liberals and conservatives often come down to these differences in gender values. The same thing can happen in marriages, where the best marriages find a way to harmonize these differences with a division of labor.
But feminism has balked at any division of labor, causing problems in marriages and social programs. And the relativity of values taught in the postmodern academic world has favored the Marxist/feminist approach.
Can anything be done about this? I suppose as the West continues to fall there will come a time when male protectiveness and territoriality will reappear. The Islamic terrorists, who do not allow women to vote (and who our male special forces now fight), never abandoned medieval gender differences.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
I am glad to be an American who affirms the bourgeois values that made America and the Western world strong, and in saying that I am not saying that the religious values of theological materialism are not deeper and higher goals. I am also not saying that hierarchy's are wrong and should not exist---the bourgeoisie never said it either.
Totalitarian Marxism and totalitarian Big Government still promoted in the academic world and in the Big Media actually objects to prosperity among the masses and the freedom and dignity of the middle class brought on mainly by bourgeois economics.
It is good to hear of Deirdre McCloskey's positive thesis on this great prosperity which began in the 18th century in northwestern Europe due to the advance of the ideas and actions of "Bourgeois Equality" (Modern Age, Winter 2017). Living standards improved for ordinary citizens one hundred percent from pre-industrial society.
Bourgeois economics need not rule all values, the real bourgeois never said it should. The negative "democracy of thieves" (Helen Pinkerton) or the Marxist and Big Government totalitarian approach (right or left) still promoted in the academic world and in the Big Media have proven to be useless in raising the standard of living or in raising cultural standards for the masses.