Friday, June 02, 2017
There are mental, religious, philosophical, moral, scientific, and artistic patterns that point toward a redefining of conservatism, related to seeing and defining human nature as remaining 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 selection.
Conservatism in general needs to move toward deepening and channeling this instinctive and rational definition of human nature. Conservatism can affirm cultural patterns that support this more realistic and still very much conservative view of man. We have been going in the opposite direction. The Marxist utopia, which preaches materialism, is as spiritual and ideological as the religious end-goal of non-material spiritual Godhood. Godhood itself needs to be transformed and understood as being attained through the material evolution of life toward supermaterial Godhood.
This view of reality points toward a religious/cultural/political conservative transformation---not revolution---which can eventually bring a natural ethnopluralism of ethnostates, where different, now competing, ethnic groups can politically and culturally conduct themselves the way they want to in their own states or regions, even within our democratic republic, perhaps with only a few amendments to the constitutional separation of powers and states. We would need to retain federalism and subsidiarity because we need the geopolitical heft of a large nation to defend ourselves in the big world.
This redefines a deeper conservatism and the social structures most in harmony with real human nature. I believe this is the political future, whether we get here purposely or chaotically.