Sunday, December 31, 2017

Cook, Zuckerberg, Globalism, and the limits of altruism


The globalism and universalism promoted by the techie-turned-billionaires Tim Cook of Apple and Zuckerberg of Facebook, who are the new effete version of robber barons, is based on a fusion of libertarianism and cultural Marxism, which means their globalism is based on a faulty view of human nature.

Altruism, supposedly the selfless concern for the well-being of others, is in reality based on a hierarchical genetic scale of caring for others, beginning strongest with kin, and moving out to ethnic group, region, state, nation, and at the weakest end of altruism: globalism. That is why the various attempts at empire building and universalism don't last long and do not bring harmony or peace---even universal religions couldn't bring harmony or peace for the same reason.

Global harmony and peace will not come from Cook/Apple/Zuckerberg/Facebook because their bonding "goals" are at the weakest and virtually unworkable end of the hierarchy of altruism. Cook and Zuckerberg push the global "human rights" of libertarian/cultural Marxism because they benefit most from them, which is why they promote their faulty altruism, although the dissolute Cook at least seems naively unconscious of this.

What will bring the best chance for peace and harmony in the world is a political/cultural solution based in a realistic understanding of altruism and the hierarchy of altruism, and its limits. That is, large empires, large nations, and now global corporations eventually devolve back to localism and an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, in line with real human nature.  That is the direction we need to go in.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

The placement of money, sex, and power?


Nietzsche made power the end-goal, Marx (communist) and Mises (libertarian) made money the end-goal, Freud made sex the end-goal, with other thinkers making "happiness" their end-goal, etc..

There is nothing wrong with money, sex, and power, but there is something wrong with making them the end-goal of life.

Religion rightly made God the end-goal, but their God was non-material and spiritual rather than supermaterial, and that end-goal was experienced as an inward state of bliss, or Father-Within, reached by blocking or detaching themselves from power, sex or money, at least by serious ascetics---small bliss replaced by large bliss but on the same hedonistic continuum.

The end-goal of theological materialism is to evolve in the material world to supermaterial Godhood, where money, sex or power, and culture in general, are subordinate yet important aids in attaining that sacred end-goal.

Human nature harmoniously corresponds to this hierarchy of values and morals, with life materially activated from within to evolve toward the zenith of successful survival, which is supermaterial Godhood, while interacting with outside changes from natural selection and ongoing evolution.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Is there a religious way out of the hedonism of most ascetics?


When God was defined as not material, spiritual, and not of this world, that led to the idea that life is only meant not to suffer, and not-suffering is attained by way of detachment from the material world because desires bring suffering. That is the hedonistic position held by most ascetics, although they don't put it quite that way.

The Vedas, Buddha and Christ defined satisfaction as basically the ascetic cessation of suffering caused by the material world of material desires seeking satisfaction.  Their God was a blissfully inward God reached only by way of the cessation of desires.

"A thousand pleasures do not compensate for one pain," said a hedonistic Petrarch, which could have been the theme song of traditional religious gurus.

But when you define Godhood as in and of the material world and reached only through material and supermaterial evolution, then life and the world are seen as more than suffering.

That is the difference between traditional theology and theological materialism. The first is thoroughly pessimistic the second is thoroughly optimistic.

Life has no purpose if life is seen only as suffering needed to be blocked or detached from.

Godhood can be attained by the pains and pleasures of rising material evolution, which brings purpose back to life, and not merely death.

Even so, we can conservatively retain those first attempts at defining Godhood as we transform them, which is the Twofold Path.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Can we recover?


I could probably now make the broad statement that since the 1960's most college educated Americans have been destroyed by the brainwashing of cultural Marxism, and what college didn't destroy the Big Media did, which means these people are virtually useless for saving the nation.

So now we have soccer moms and dads feminizing there sons and masculating (?) their daughters even though the genders are in fact quite different and largely genetically determined. Nerds can fight wars behind computer terminals, although any serious threats still require the super-masculine special forces.

"Bullying" has become the trendy social cause for soccer moms. As far as I remember there was always a playground code of never allowing someone to pick on someone smaller, although weak effort was called out in no uncertain terms. Busing ghetto kids to the suburb or vice versa is probably the main bullying problem, but it is politically incorrect to say so.

So here we sit. There was still enough votes from the unindoctrinated folks to elect Donald Trump, who promised economic nationalism and other conservative things, but the demographics of the open-border degenerates could soon stop that movement.

Can we recover? Perhaps we will only be able to pick up the pieces of real conservative behavior left over after the fall. But that could be good, especially if the next time we create the deep conservatism of an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, which the constitutional separation of powers and states could legally accommodate.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

For the new year and beyond: finding the new everything


In this blog the new Darwinism is scientific selection added to natural selection. The new mysticism is to be conscious of the identity of the material activation within life to evolve in the material world to supermaterial Godhood. The new religious philosophy is theological materialism. The new conservatism which retains past traditions even as they are transformed is deep conservatism. The new political philosophy is ethnopluralism. The new art philosophy is evolutionary realism. And the projected new church which affirms the new everything is the Theoevolutionary Church...That's probably enough for any megalomaniac to work with for the new year and beyond.  A little help might not hurt the cause.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

If liberals want peace and harmony they are going to have to learn tolerance of ethnic or group-selection


Even as imperialism, colonialism, and racial supremacy are disfavored, an ethnopluralism of ethnostates requires a more natural and realistic kind of tolerance and respect for other groups and other ethnic cultures, which is so necessary in our crowded competitive world.

It is like courageously looking into a political abyss and seeing the lighted way out. Modern liberal tolerance needs to include affirming ethnic and group selection, which is not the same as the unworkable "egalitarian" multiculturalism. Given real human nature, which remains kin and ethnic-selecting, liberal tolerance can then define an ethnopluralism of ethnostates as the most natural and most equitable social structure for humans beings to live within.

Such things as imperialism, colonialism, and racial supremacy are not best countered by cultural Marxism, fascism, or world theocracies, which create intolerant totalitarian regimes, and do not correspond to real human nature. Such supremacist racial schemes as Aryan nobleness or Jewish chosenness were developed by geniuses at exploiting one people advancing at the cost of another, which greatly damaged the tolerance and respect needed for the natural behavior of group and ethnic selection.

Basic group-selecting human nature and behavior has been transmitted genetically and socially since hunter gatherer times. As E.O. Wilson put it, "Within groups, selfish individuals beat altruistic individuals, but groups of altruists beat groups of selfish individuals." Liberals need to realize that those successful groups are mainly genetically related, which is at the origin of altruism.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Purpose or purposelessness?


The ultimate "goal" of religion, postmodernism, and science is in reality purposelessness, but they do have secondary goals.

Religions seeks heaven as a goal, which is attained by a few serious ascetics in renouncing life and the drives and desires of life, which is really to make life purposeless, other than to attain the hedonistic bliss of ending suffering by renouncing life and the desires of life.

Science will tell us how something works but admits no sacred goal or direction to the evolution of life, seeing only randomness, which in effect makes life purposeless.

Postmodernism sees only a goalless amoral power drive and therefore claims that all values are relative, which is another form of purposelessness.

The activation of life does not come from a state of total contentment. Life strives because it lacks something that it desires. Activation is relative to the deficiency which the activation seeks to remove.

This activation of life is related to metabolism and reproduction and can be defined in its deepest essential striving as the activation to evolve in the material world all the way to supermaterial Godhood, the ultimate success in survival.

Theological materialism sees a sacred goal and purpose to the activation of life which is to evolve in the material world to supermaterial Godhood, endlessly. Of course this evolution includes working alongside outside natural selection, with starts and stops along the way.

Purpose or purposelessness? The natural state of the body is the affirmation of life to evolve in the material world to the ultimate purpose and success of Godhood.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

The "real self" is the activation to life from within


The "real self" is the activation to life from within, here called Tirips. All the traditional religions, in there most serious modes, have asked us to deny that activation to life and have declared that the way to salvation is to renounce the desires of the flesh. And they furthermore say that desirelessness is "pure knowing." Knowing what, we may ask? Knowing non-existence, knowing the opposite of life. That is a macabre knowledge to claim. It is life turned on its head.

Even so, we human beings began the search for God that way and that Inward Path can be conservatively retained as having been the first attempt to find real Godhood, which is reached in the Outward Path by way of the very material evolution hedonistically renounced by the early gurus. This is the Twofold Path of theological materialism.

The canon of the traditional (Catholic) Mass, according to Coomaraswamy and many others, consists of parts instituted by Christ Himself, with a few sacred prayers added by the Apostles. The Inward God is reached in this Mass. But in reaching real Godhood tradition and material evolution flow together. We evolve in the material world to supermaterial Godhood.  A new or combined Mass of Joy for the Evolutionary Outward Path to Godhood is needed.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Religion can be more hopeful than blocking the desires of life


Buddha and Christ (and Schopenhauer) seem to have viewed life as constant suffering relieved only when the desires of the flesh could be successfully blocked. God or Godhood, Nirvana and Heaven were defined as outside of time and change in a non-material spiritual world. No wonder religion has gradually declined---but it need not have.

I find no real distinction between the thing-in-itself and material phenomenon. There is nothing outside of material time and change, not even Godhood. Godhood is the zenith of material and supermaterial evolution. This offers more hope to man than the complete extinction of all that we define as life.

Bergson said, "The universe is a machine for making gods." Theological materialism would agree with that as being life-affirming and far more hopeful for the modern world and future worlds. It is also real.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Not the first and not the last things


The beginning of things and the ending of things are not anthropomorphic, as the birth and death of humans. The great dynamic flow of evolution goes on endlessly, sometimes seen as moving in cycles by humans, and sometimes not.

Humans are not pawns of evolution and history, but the free choices we can make are made within a general determinism. Human social behavior is mainly biologically derived. Both freedom and determinism are part of human history. Evolution makes both might and right.

My own part in this dynamic of ongoing evolution has been to develop theological materialism, influenced by the Vedas, the Bible, Darwin, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, E.O.Wilson, Russell Kirk, Raymond Cattell, and many others.

In the long term religion, philosophy, culture, and politics are one. The beginning of first things and the ending of last things are not really first or last things, they are part of the ongoing evolution of material life toward supermaterial Godhood.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

How the "ghost in the machine" is not a ghost


Activation does not come from a state of total contentment. Life strives because it lacks something that it desires. Activation is relative to the deficiency which the activation seeks to remove.

I think this activation of life, which is related to metabolism and reproduction, can be defined in its deepest essential striving as the activation to evolve in the material world all the way to supermaterial Godhood, the ultimate success in survival. Of course this evolution includes outside natural selection.

Evolving to Godhood redeems the endless activation and striving. But like all life, Godhood may become metabolistically and reproductively unsatisfied or "bored" and therefore is activated from within to evolve on to the next level of Godhood, endlessly.

"Every satisfied desire gives birth to a new one" Schopenhauer as pessimistic Buddhist said, but I think the activation to evolve in the material world all the way to supermaterial Godhood is a healthier way to justify religion than to hedonistically advocate blocking desires so as to end the striving that causes the suffering.

Otherwise there may not be "life."

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The metaphysical error of pessimism


To traditional religionists and philosophers like Schopenhauer ( although who is like Schopenhauer other than Vedic and Buddhist religionists?) life is suffering and is not preferable to non-existence. Think of the psychology of thinking that!

I think metaphysical error comes from seeing no Godhood end to material evolution and from affirming only the blocking of material life and material desires, and then trying to live in the bliss that having no desire brings.

Nietzsche seems to have tried to escape that pessimism of the religionists and Schopenhauer, but he could only affirm an amoral will to power and the men who gain power, cultural and militarily, along with the courageous acceptance of Fate, as the Greeks did. That wasn't enough to overcome the metaphysical error of pessimism.

Yes, life is an endless series of desires and trying to fulfill them, but when desires are seen in their essence as part of the activating of life to evolve in the material world to supermaterial Godhood (which is also the highest success in survival) then pessimism fades away---metaphysically or otherwise---and life can be renewed and religion can be transformed, not destroyed.

Monday, December 18, 2017

You want compassion and altruism, here is the way you get it


It seems to me that religion and philosophy were fundamentally based in the mistaken notion that man is egoistic, selfish, and a material object, and so therefore compassion and altruism must be spiritual, abstract, and non-material.

Neo-Darwinism eventually explained compassion and altruism---even Darwin had problems understanding them, as did philosophers of egoism like Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. So compassion and altruism were relegated by these thinkers to non-material, abstract, spiritual realms, where I suppose priests and philosophers could better control them, or get rid of them in Nietzsche's case.

As quoted the other day, sociobiologist E. O. Wilson showed that within groups selfish individuals beat altruistic individuals, but groups of altruists beat groups of selfish individuals. So compassion and altruism are very much materially-grounded, genetically-determined, objects.

Compassion and altruism don't need mistaken abstract notions to explain themselves, they need kin and group-selection to explain and perpetuate themselves. Human beings are kin-centered and ethnocentric and over time that became a basic part of human nature because it helped humans survive and reproduce successfully.

That also explains why universal religions and ideologies don't work very well pushing a universal compassion and altruism that is naturally constrained to kin and ethnic groups and not much beyond that, other than in rare emergency survival conditions.

Rather than trying to hang on to compassion and altruism by inventing abstract-spiritual-universal forms, human beings must soon be ready to admit that what they need to do is organize themselves into an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, where real compassion and altruism have a chance of existing.

Religion and philosophy can then rise to affirming the evolution of material life toward supermaterial Godhood, beginning within thousands of ethnostates... You want compassion and altruism, that is the way you get it.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Nerd communication skills


As my readers know I have an almost nerdish obsession in my writing with being very succinct and trying to make complicated things simple, which seems to be the opposite of the miscommunications of the nerds, who have been enjoying an almost chic acceptance since the dawn of the computer age. This may be one of the reason why I have about lost patience with nerd communication skills. I think the best advice a writer (or any kind of communicator) can get is that writing should illuminate, not obfuscate, which I think came from one of the early modernist poets, of all people.

If the nerd is actually unable to be understood due to obsessions caused by, say, the Asperger syndrome, that could be given consideration. Even so, a natural selection process should be taking place where the nerds who do learn to communicate are chosen and those who cannot are allowed to remain in there cubicles.

This is one more example of why traditional conservatism is better than libertarianism. Laissez faire can be inspiring but there comes a time when it becomes negatively indulgent. I think the general libertarianism in the U.S.A. has allowed the nerds to expect or even demand that others to do the work they should be doing themselves to be understood, which is just plain selfish behavior...The truly great minds were great largely because they made formerly complicated things simple.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Transnationalism and multiculturalism do not follow naturally from any kind of politics


Transnationalism and multiculturalism do not follow naturally from any kind of politics. Whites were certainly not alone in having an ethno-racial will to power behind their political advances, as the postmodern left believe. It is very naive or just plain devious to believe that the increasing divisions in America will melt away as we become one beige people. That may happen around the fringes but human nature doesn't work that way. Kin and ethnic preferences are a deep and enduring part of human nature and this is naturally reflected in the cultures we create.

The postmodernists were right in seeing the will to power of ethno-racial groups behind class struggles, but being Marxist they were wrong to side only with the minorities in blaming the whites for everything. Ethno-racial causes have always been disguised behind cultural creations because that is how human nature works---even the Bolshevik communist leadership who radically took over Russia were largely Jewish.

National Anthems, the Flag, the Pledge of Allegiance, and Creeds are very important but they will not alone make peace and order among naturally competing ethno-racial groups. Human nature doesn't work that way. Transnationalism, multiculturalism, and open borders are bringing the hispanicization of America and the Islamization of Europe. Any real order and peace possible will come when we develop an ethnopluralism of ethnostates. The constitutional separation of powers and states could accommodate this one day in the U.S. A.  That should not be considered a politically incorrect idea, it could give all groups hope.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Three fundamental ethical incentives


They are: altruism, egoism, and the deepest incentive is the material activation of life (Tirips) to evolve toward supermaterial Godhood. This sacred goal unites material evolution and religion: the highest success in survival and reproduction in the cosmos can also be defined as Godhood.

We are either conscious or unconscious of these incentives, which are materially and biologically originated. As E. O. Wilson succinctly put it: Within groups selfish individuals beat altruistic individuals, but groups of altruists beat groups of selfish individuals.

Like a good scientific naturalist Wilson doesn't mention a sacred activation within life as being a material activation toward Godhood, but in any case the great Wilson accomplished enough toward realistically defining ethics.

Culture and politics follow from these fundamental ethical incentives, which offer a good defense of traditional conservative behavior. But in America the traditional constitutional separation of powers and states will need to accommodate an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, which is suggested by kin-centered and ethnocentric real human nature.

I do feel that this theological materialism brings optimism, even as we watch the West falling. 

(Inspired by Schopenhauer's opposite incentives)

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The cultural zoo


It seems to me that the cultural zoo we have today is mainly the result of the attempt to abandon the biological origin of gender differences, heterosexual marriage, and the reproduction and survival of children in families. Those biologically evolved things largely explain the evolution of gender differences and the success of protector males and nurturing females in the survival and raising of children in traditional families. Human traditions were evolved around those traits.

The cultural zoo we now live in has tried to change those biologically and psychologically grounded traits, but they cannot really be blocked because they are deeply biologically derived. I am not against birth control, and not even against genetically engineering healthier children, but the fact is that such things as birth control pills, radical feminism, transgenderism, and all the nonsense of postmodernism have promoted the blocking or irrelevance of gender differences, heterosexual marriages, and the reproduction and survival of children in families.

Since the corrupt Big Media was totally on the side of the cultural zoo (or even the originators of it) the zoo has been quite successful in turning traditional culture into the mess we have today. The rotting doors of our culture have now been swung open, but ironically it will probably be some form of biologically-grounded traditional culture, fundamentalist religion, or fascism on the left or right, etc., which will enter and clean out the stables, making room for the new postmodern inmates.

That seems to be the reality of human history.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

"The Crown" as disguised hatred


I tell you, Peter Morgan, the creator and screenwriter of the Netflix series, "The Crown," hates the English monarchy and aristocracy, but his hatred is hidden beneath sarcasm, irony, and beautiful old buildings---and we Americans are so besotted by the English aristocracy that we give him Emmy Awards for his attack.

Morgan doesn't really understand, or hates, the character, tone, and guiding beliefs of the monarchy and its Christian ethos, although I suppose it's only natural if he prefers the eye for an eye perspective of his own Jewish heritage (see his skewing of hillbilly American evangelist Billy Graham and the idea of Christian forgiveness.)

Morgan's favorite character is obviously the lost and decadent Princess Margaret, but, for example, even with her we are shown what looks like horse shit on the ground as she moves toward her limousine wearing her white wedding dress.

And this series will go on and on....

This is how the West falls admiring the work of those who destroy it.

Freedom of the press in the West, from books and movies to politics, really has become a cloak for those who rise to power by way of the destruction of Western culture. Defense of the West is called hate speech! Will the small set of narrow exceptions to free speech protection have to be expanded if the West wants to survive?

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

What is the deepest basis of morality?


What is the deepest basis of morality? Help the evolution of material life toward supermaterial Godhood. This leads to beauty, truth and goodness, helped by courage, intelligence and love.

Theological materialism is a deterministic world view, but life has many free choices within determinism, which makes it an art as well as a science.

Since all life is to be encouraged to evolve toward Godhood even the lowest are helped. But it also follows that some are better than others, which is why hierarchies naturally develop in human nature.

But the inward material activation of life by Tirips, or the spirit-will, does not give precise ethical or moral prescriptions, it flows with life toward Godhood, which almost requires more of an art than science---Tirips activates whether it is called rational or not.

Our material evolution toward supermaterial Godhood can be developed from all the fields in a great synthesis. The Inward Path of spiritualism is retained but superseded by the Outward Path of material evolution to real Godhood.

Science, art and politics will be applied in out evolution toward Godhood, which traditional religion frowned upon, in spite of the efforts of brilliant thinkers like Aquinas to bring religion out of the monastery.

Monday, December 11, 2017

The new deep conservatism now dawning across the West


Cultural Marxism has taken over our schools since the 1960's and promoted multiculturalism and universalism, which are an abstract intellectual view of life that have nothing to do with real human nature.

The push for multiculturalism and universalism are usually a disguise (at least among the leaders) for the will to power of one culture or ethnic group over another. Humans can be as devious as they are a wise species.

Even so, it is natural behavior and a basic part of human nature to prefer ones own kind, so why is that now called bigoted and defined as politically incorrect? Conservatives don't like to talk about it, which is probably why the Alt-right has risen.

Cultural Marxism, egalitarian multiculturalism, and universalism have caused destabilization and disorder in our societies, which can only be fixed when we return to conservative localism and regionalism, where natural kin and group preferences allow a more natural social order.

Our Constitution wisely calls for the separation of powers and states, which has been abused by the will to power of people seeking dominance over all other groups, disguised as egalitarian multiculturalism.

An ethnopluralism of ethnostates or regions, in harmony with real human nature, needs to be established legally in the United States, where natural kin and ethnic group preferences can allow a more natural social order. This can work well with our constitutional separation of powers and states, even if it requires a few constitutional amendments to give more power to the states and regions.

This is the new deep conservatism now dawning across the West.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Swamp or Nothing?


Business schools and political science departments are really teaching (brainwashing) their students to do anything to attain wealth and fame, which they disguise as postmodernism and libertarian philosophy.

A recent notorious example of this sort of thing was the choice actresses had to make of sexually appeasing demonic Hollywood producers, or returning to the impoverished small towns many of them came from.

Super-individualism and hedonism proceed from postmodernism and libertarianism, which is dressed up to look like egalitarian modern liberalism, where everyone has the equal right to do or be anything they want to be, since there is no human nature, there is only infinitely malleable human behavior.

This cultural sickness has got to change if we want to save the West. Real human nature has almost nothing to do with what business schools, political science departments, postmodernism, and libertarianism are teaching. Real human nature remains gender defined, heterosexual, ethnocentric, even xenophobic, among other traditional things, with group-selection as the primary unit of successful selection and survival---super-individualism and hedonism do not much apply.

It is a conservative and bio-political transformation---not revolution---that is coming, eventually, a legal return to real human nature, which can bring about an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, where different ethnic groups can politically and culturally conduct themselves according to who they actually are, in their own states within our Democratic Republics, perhaps with only a few amendments to our constitutional separation of powers and states.

Mocked and dwindling traditionalism and conservatism still cling to at least some of these human traits, but so does the brilliant science of sociobiology, and it is from here that the real saving of the West will come.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Media Power


John Lukacs writes of the history and power of books but not so much about the control of publishing and the media, which began at least with the printing press 500 years ago and soon had the power to bring down the aristocracy and usher in democracy.

Not much has changed. Those who control movies and television are being superseded by those who control the internet, but the new guys have the same power to bring down what's left of traditional life even though the internet at first looked like it would be very independent from the old media power.

The age of books, television and movies may be changing but the cultural-social-political power that comes from controlling the media is the same. The old wise men didn't warn us about this---powerful new technology is hard to predict.

Personally I am a patriotic American who defends my country. I believe that my religious philosophy, theological materialism, along with political speculations on ethnopluralism, are in harmony with my patriotism. I think the constitutional separation of powers and states in the U. S. can legally and conservatively lend itself to an ethnopluralism of ethnostates without radical revolution. I believe the West needs to revive along these lines in a rebirth so that we can get on with the sacred task of evolving to Godhood---and the rest of the world can join us if they agree.

But media power is needed.

Friday, December 08, 2017

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