Thursday, July 06, 2017
Populist/nationalists or expert/specialists?
What have the experts and specialists brought us politically? A world that is a dangerous mess. The populist/nationalists didn't create this mess, the "progressive" experts and specialists did, and the postmodern relativity of values did this to us.
Sports, etc, have become a virtual religion. Why? Postmodernism has taught us that all values are relative, football is as important as religion or philosophy, the only value is in becoming an expert in anything, as Chilton Williamson recently pointed out in Chronicles.
But we don't need to be an expert to harmonize with conservative tradition, we just need to harmonize with real human nature, and that human nature is certainly not solely created by social conditioning, as our postmodern experts and specialists have taught us, like their Marxist mentors.
And real human nature 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.
Yes, experts and specialists can be of service, but only after our final values are holistically determined.
I have no doubt that if we had listened to the populist/nationalists (say, Pat Buchanan, in spite of his faults) we would not be in the political mess we are today, which was advocated by experts and specialists, the same ones who now hate our president because he isn't an expert.