Colin Laney said...You see, the Anglo-Saxon empiricist tradition that produced Charles Darwin keeps us muddleheaded and confused about race, while if we would only embrace the platonism of someone like Leo Strauss, or perhaps continental philosophy in general, all would be made clear and conservatism would reign.
In philosophy, "realism" just means you are arguing that something is real.
In philosophy, "realism" argues for the reality of groups, categories , Forms, categories, and archetypes. It is diametrically, and sometimes militarily, opposed to "nominalism", basically the position that the above named entities are so "in name only". Nominal from the Latin nomine, name.
Everyone in the HBD sphere, and many other right-allied areas of the web, is arguing realism v. nominalism literally every day, making hash of it, and usually crippling themselves in debates because Anglo-American thought - not just philosophy but the every day thinking of ordinary people - is almost wholly empirical/nominalistic, a part of the cultural fallout of the English Civil War. Nothing is untouched by it.
That race and nation cannot exist except "in name only" is a perfect example. There is no France, it has no real or causal existance and is composed only of fungible human beings - this is perfect nominalism. Nothing but empirical, individual things exist. All "abstraction" - Frenchmen, Europeans, even mathematical entities are unreal to the Nominalist.
Most rightists, unknowingly are Realists, but in Anglo-American circles are twice crippled. Firstly, by not understanding this line of analysis and secondly, by being consequently unaware that English and American culture are almost psychopathically Nominalistic (every nonempirical and nonphysical existent is a heuristic abstraction at best and nonsense at worst) in every department of thought - and even in character! From the shrieking nation-wrecker/ immigration advocate angrily denouncing "stupid lines on a map" to the hippie couple saying that marriage is "just a piece of paper", rightists are always on the defensive because at the philosophical level, the rightness of our enemies' complaints have been broadly affirmed at the highest theological levels and disseminated to the culture at large.
The reason that the defense of every cause or idea dear to us is like walking uphill both ways to school is because almost all of them are against our religion. I know, I know - all of you think that you're atheists or Catholics or whatever, but that's not true. We're all Anglo-Saxon Low Church under the skin, and if our minds are sopisticated enough to recognize the reality of the universal "race", our Taliban hearts know that to acknowledge one Universal is, in principle, to. restore Popery in all its Satanic glory, and behind the Satanic majesty of the Church, the demonic teachings of Plato and others of the pagan brood. And the thing is, our inner Low Church Protestant is perfectly correct.
Hilarious satire of Colin Laney / wintermute
Very funny take-off of CL/WM's tendency to come up with convoluted arguments in support of his view that Anglo-Saxon=bad and continental European=good.