Saturday, March 25, 2017
Defining real conservatism and ethnopluralism
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.
Posted by Kenneth Lloyd Anderson at Saturday, March 25, 2017
Labels: Deep-Conservatism, Negative and Positive Theology in the Twofold Path, Political Future, The Ethnopluralism Hypothesis