Thursday, April 27, 2017
The good part of the fall of our empire
Like all empires the American empire has grown too big and diverse to function at all. So now we slowly sink, like a big ship with unfixable leaks. The fall can be prolonged by people like Donald Trump, or worse, who demagogue their way to power and make a few cosmetic fixes, but then end up corrupt or corrupted, and the empire remains too big and too diverse to save. There could also be invasions from other nations who kick down an already rotten door, which happened with the Romans.
But we could fall or break down in a healthy way if we would embrace the natural political configuration of an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, which could even be conservatively done by adapting the constitutional separation of powers and states. Ethnostates are naturally homogeneous and therefore are more orderly social structures, because real human nature remains kin-centered, ethnocentric and primarily group-selecting. That would be the sane and rational way to deal with the fall of our empire. But the Soviet Empire, for a recent example, broke into ethnostates without planning to, and we may also be too diverse, too big, and too corrupt to do it the rational way.
Nevertheless true leadership would provide reassurances during the fall that things will be better as we work toward an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, which could be planned out and ready to go, protected by a federalism and subsidiarity that could work even in democratic republics.