Saturday, July 29, 2017
Rethinking our positions on equality, universalism, and homogeneity
If when we are talking about how to create real social order we proceed from laws, to morality, to religion, without mentioning basic human homogeneity, we are building on a weak foundation which will not lead to long-term social order.
If universalism and equality are our religious and political goals---if we believe that social behavior is largely determined and molded by the environment and the culture---and if we neglect the biological origin of much of our social behavior, we are adding to the weak foundation for social order.
Human nature remains mainly kin-centered and ethnocentric, which creates the homogeneity necessary for long-term social order---which is difficult enough even with homogeneity. So the logical and instinctively right political structure for creating social order in our crowded world is an ethnopluralism of ethnostates.
Cultures don't create people, distinctive people create distinctive cultures. People, with their unique genetic traits, and unique places where they live, develop distinctive cultures which do not always work harmoniously with other people who have different genetic traits and different cultures. One is not superior or inferior to the other, they are just different.
Things get worse when rising ethnocentric groups deviously use universalism and equality to advance themselves in competition with more powerful ethnic groups, which also leads to social disorder.
Interesting that the ethnic homogeneity which is necessary to best maintain social order is now considered politically incorrect. Even conservatives rarely mention it. We need to rethink our positions on equality, universalism, and homogeneity. Will religions, political ideologies, and political correctness let us do it? It might require a bit more courage. We will have real social order to gain.