Friday, May 05, 2017
The next big synthesis
"I dream of a hard and brutal mysticism in which the naked self merges with a non-human world and yet somehow survives intact, undivided, separate..." (Edward Abbey, "Desert Solitaire," quoted by Chilton Williamson).
For me "the naked self" should have read individual groups. Libertarians just can't seem to admit the secondary nature of individualism. The bedrock of human social behavior remains group-selection in successful survival, individualism only follows.
I see the merging as the non-human material world evolving life to supermaterial Godhood. That is where the next mysticism will come from, or something resembling it, while merging with science.
Then the substance of group-selection in real human nature can mold into the form of an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, where all groups can more naturally evolve---and probably without the "brutality" of Abbey's mysticism because it harmonizes with real human nature.