Restoring a Virtue-Based Ethics for the 21st Century: Part II

By darreact

The Revival of Teleology: Functions as Selected Effects

Virtue ethics went out of favor when modern philosophy eschewed the teleology upon which it rested (see my “Teleology and the Dark Enlightenment”). But teleology has undergone remarkable comeback in recent decades in philosophy, sparked by the publication of Millikan’s Language, Thought, continue…

Teleofunction, Not Tradition

By darreact

I am going to try to write a few shorter posts over the next couple of weeks instead of my usual long, multi-part epics. Today’s subject is traditionalism. The point of this post is merely tactical, a way to get around the negative connotations of the word “tradition.” As soon as someone says they are a traditionalist they open themselves up to some immediate objections. You can already hear howls that slavery was a tradition, or invocations of Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery. Either that or you will invoke images of silly harmless holidays like Groundhog’s Day. This is  continue…

The Dark Enlightenment for Newbies

By darreact

Soon after Nick Land coined the phrase “Dark Enlightenment” there was a flood of articles on the subject. However, most of the articles that actually tried to explain what it was were written by those hostile to the concept. Now that the furor has subsided it seems like a good time to try to explain to newcomers what the Dark Enlightenment actually is from a sympathetic angle. With so many different writers it can be intimidating for newcomers to tip their toes in the water without having to jump in to the ocean. So this will be a primer for  continue…

How a Lack of Teleological Thinking Lost the Marriage Debate

By darreact

This post is an addendum to my series on marriage. You should probably read at least part one of that series before this post in order to understand what I’m talking about.

The most common objections to a procreative understanding of marriage result from the failure to appreciate that institutions are teleofunctional in nature, and so possess the distinctive character of teleological kinds. Teleological kinds display the following features:

A) Human intentions do not determine an object’s function. One may intend to use a toaster as a door jam, or a space heater, or to illuminate a room by the  continue…

The Ultimate Guide To Cultural Marxist Genocide, part 7

By darreact Loyalty:

As discussed in previous posts, in order to prevent the extinction of a kind its members must either intentionally or unintentionally perform kind replication activities such as observing holidays, reproducing historical rememberences, as well as producing new members. Those kinds that can not inspire this will go extinct. In day to day living, this doesn’t require much sacrifice. But sometimes an individual’s affection for the kind may be so great, or the situation be so dire, that they willingly undertake deeds that are personally disadvantageous in order to see to the survival of the group. Volunteering to fight in a  continue…

The Ultimate Guide to Cultural Marxist Genocide, part 6

By darreact

Part 6: Genocide

Raphael Lemkin, the father of the notion of genocide, wrote:

“Generally speaking, genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation, except when accomplished by mass killings of all members of a nation. It is intended rather to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. The objectives of such a plan would be disintegration of the political and social institutions of culture, language, national feelings [emphasis mine], religion, and the economic existence of national groups and  continue…

The Ultimate Guide to Cultural Marxist Genocide, part 5

By darreact

Part 5: Love

And now gentlemen,
A word I give to remain in your memories and minds,
As base and finale too for all metaphysics.

(So to the students the old professor,
At the close of his crowded course.)

Having studied the new and antique, the Greek and Germanic systems,
Kant having studied and stated, Fichte and Schelling and Hegel,
Stated the lore of Plato, and Socrates greater than Plato,
And greater than Socrates sought and stated, Christ divine having
studied long,
I see reminiscent to-day those Greek and Germanic systems,
See the philosophies all, Christian churches and tenets see,
Yet underneath Socrates clearly see, and underneath Christ the divine I see,
The dear  continue…

The Ultimate Guide to Cultural Marxist Genocide, part 4

By darreact

Part 4: Territory

The third causal factor in the biological case discussed in part 1 was the environment which ensured harmful mutations would be weeded out of the gene pool. Because of this members of a kind would tend not to deviate from the well-established form. The environment plays a similar role in the case of social groups; cultures existing in the polar region, or on an isolated island, or a dessert, or a rain forest, or a city, or in proximity to other cultures will have persisting factors that will need to be dealt with by recurring behavioral and cultural  continue…

The Ultimate Guide to Cultural Marxist Genocide, part 3

By darreact

Part 3: Cooperative Conventions

In part 2 we discussed the role of copying or reproduction in the persistence of cultural and ethnic groups. The second force in the biological examples discussed in part 1 was the need for homeostatic compatibilities between the members. There is an analogous compatibility between members of an ethnic or cultural group. To see this we need to introduce Millikan’s notion of a cooperative or stabilizing function.

Imagine a case where two individuals have a common interest, the achievement of which has historically been achieved by each party reproducing their part in a pattern. The benefit of  continue…

The Ultimate Guide to Cultural Marxist Genocide, part 2

By darreact

Part 2: Ethnic Realism

As we saw in part 1, the members of an historical kind are alike because there have been natural forces at work producing similarities among the members. These forces are real, natural forces, and not socially constructed. Now, as applies to ethnic and cultural groups, Millikan writes: “Many kinds of interest to social scientists, such as ethnic, social, economic, and vocational groups are historical kinds” (On Clear and Confused Ideas, p 22). In saying that ethnic groups are historical kinds Millikan is pointing to forces similar to those in the biological example that are at work  continue…

The Ultimate Guide to Cultural Marxist Genocide, part 1

By darreact

This is the first post in a long series about the nature of genocide.

Everyone knows that races are real, that’s easy, but how is it that ethnic groups could be real and not socially constructed? After all, races have to do with genes and skin color, you know, biological stuff. But ethnicity has to do with food and folk dances,, you know, cultural stuff. If anything is socially constructed it must be ethnic and cultural groups, right? My goal in this series of posts is to show why ethnic groups are indeed real and not socially constructed, and then  continue…