Wednesday, January 15, 2020
What led to the mess we have made of America and how do clean it up?
Industrial forces, banking, manufacturing, the speculative spirit have always been a problem for farming and agricultural life, as Russell Kirk pointed out (“Randolph of Roanoke”).
Tocqueville thought that the abolition of entail (the inheritance of property over a number of generations within a family) and primogeniture (the right of succession belonging to the firstborn child ) played a part in the restlessness and greed for money or possessions of the American people.
The love of money may be the root of all evil, but then people with higher IQs make more money. So when we look at the mess that has been made of America we have to take that sort of meritocracy into account too.
I think the biggest problems in America came from losing the cultural and ethnic homogeneity of our nation. A shared traditional religion kept the greed for money or possessions in check, and the mostly Northern European ethnicity worked more smoothly with the interactions of the people, in harmony with basic human nature which has been mainly kin and ethnic centered since humans became human.
No amount of propaganda in the media or in the schools can force the liberal-left square in the conservative round hole of real human nature. Industrial forces, banking, manufacturing, the speculative spirit as well as farming and agricultural life simply work better in homogeneous ethnostates.
So when real kin and ethnic-centered human nature is allowed to be what it is, it naturally leads to regionalism, localism, ethnostates, and finally, if we are are wise, an ethnopluralism of ethnostates. In the U. S. this could be accomplished by adapting the U.S. constitutional separation of powers and states or regions to an ethnopluralism of ethnostates. No superiority/inferiority of ethnic groups need apply. All elements of the demographics in America could then be what they naturally are, protected from marauding imperialists, supremacists, and global money grubbers, by a light federalism.