Friday, September 25, 2015

Family vs Nation

We can see now a sort of pernicious, exploitative aspect of governmental and corporate activities such that they tend to lure men and women away from creating families and towards various hobbies, entertainment, etc...
I think this exploitation began with nationalism. Seems rather transparent that nationalists began a program of militarization and war, and sacrificed the people to it.

What is needed is for the family to once again become more important than the bureaucrat. This is true even for the supposed nationalist wishing for a strong nation, because a strong nation is a byproduct of strong families, and not the by-product of, say, Bismarck. The nationalist project led rather directly to war, and war is dysgenic, especially in our era of modern weapons. Additionally, subsequent levels of entitlements and/or government programs are dysgenic as well.

So, if you can somehow return some of these functions that the government has appropriated back to families and extended families, the people will begin to make better choices.

At the very basic family unit level, this would mean more families and less otaku.

At an abstract, societal level, this would mean the eventual adoption of a currency that held value and/or appreciated in value. It is the bureaucrat's incentive to use as much as he can now, while he has some access to funds, but it is to the families' incentive to save and improve what the family has.

This is why there is a fundamental, though often overlooked, difference between the facist mode of government and the monarchist one. Admittedly, those who dabbled in absolutist philosophies did come nearer the fascist mark, and set up the conditions for the rise of bureaucracy, but for most of history monarchy can be viewed as a family business, with the family claiming some sort of property right over a particular realm.

Tradition is helpful, but I cannot advocate for any sort of direct approach 'back' because I know it wouldn't work. Often people think they are reaching for tradition, but they are instead reaching for last year's 'progress'. Additionally, current generations are hopelessly mired in misinformation. They often think what is bad for them is good for them and vice versa.

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