Saturday, May 27, 2017
Where Is Conservatism?
As several thinkers have pointed out (Charles Murray, Patrick Deneen), the heartland is no longer wholly the home of conservatism and traditionalism, the heartland now exists in blighted communities, broken families, destroyed by drugs, etc., while the liberal elites living on the two coasts, ironically, can better afford solid family life and live almost in conservative communities, even though the same pornography and the same decadent culture has gone mainstream for us all, thanks mainly to the Big Media and the corrupted academic world.
Where did conservatism go? First of all, way back around the 1950's, at the beginning of the modern conservative movement, the foundation of real conservatism was purged from "conservatism" by people like William Buckley. That is, the largely biological origin of much of human social behavior, from which real conservatism rises, was defined as politically incorrect, bigoted, and even evil. Modern conservatism began to die even as it was beginning. But the conservative biologically origin of human nature remains kin-centered, gender-defined, ethnocentric, group-selecting, and as nationalistic as it has always been. But the sociobiological way to save conservatism was not and is not mentioned by conservatives or by liberals, other than as something politically incorrect and even evil.
As I wrote here yesterday, the reality of real human nature points toward a deeply conservative political/cultural solution which will bring about an ethnopluralism of ethnostates within our democratic republic, perhaps with only a few amendments to the constitutional separation of powers and states. Different ethnic groups can then politically and culturally conduct themselves the way they want to in their own regions and ethnostates. We would retain federalism and subsidiarity to balance the states together, because we need the geopolitical heft of a large nation to defend ourselves in the big world. And economic nationalism could thrive.
That is where real conservatism is and where it will return to, if we want to conserve anything.