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—“Ever worry that the drive to establish the “Law” makes you into the abrahamic deity you claim to despise?”—Noel Fritsch
Well, you know,
(a) Odin was, it appears, a real person, as was aristotle. Over the centuries, we seem to have made odin into a ‘god’ in the traditional (ancestor spirit) sense, if not the abrahamic (abstract deity) sense. We have made aristotle into a hero bordering on a demigod in the traditional if not abrahamic sense. All civilizations have law-givers. The question between them is only the GRAMMAR of the law, the contents of that law, and the consequence of that law.
As far as I know, I set out to write, and have written, the Law of European Peoples: The Natural Law, as a continuous, consistent, coherent extension of the Laws of Nature. In some sense, I suppose this would make me a law-giver if by some chance I am successful in influencing in the present or future such law as a reformation of the Anglo Common Law, Anglo Saxon Law, Germanic Law, Proto-germanic Law, and West Aryan Law. But that law is via negativa: like evolution – fully adaptive. Not a reflection of time and circumstance, but as eternal as the natural sciences and logics.
We have incrementally prohibited parasitism and predation and now in the present, we are capable, with the knowledge we have today, of incrementally prohibiting those predations, parasitisms and harms caused by falsehood, deceits, and lies. What one does positively with the truth is a market question not a truth question.
So I don’t worry about being cast as a Proxy Ancestor for Liars. And If I was lucky enough to be remembered as a Law Giver, then I can think of no greater honor that history could grant. Although I kind of doubt such a thing will or can happen, and it wouldn’t be an ambition.
(b) I despise abrahamism: false promise, straw manning, undue praise, pilpul, critique and the Three Great Fictionalisms to enforce conformity by submission. In other words, the Great Lies. I do not see how ending the abrahamic dark age of lies is the same as creating a new dark age of lies.
(c) deities don’t exist as other than literary and mythological characters in our narratives. It’s not that they aren’t useful to some degree. But they are clearly more useful as law givers, generals, scientists, engineers, poets and artists than deities in an era where those of us with any literacy are aware that these deities are but fictional characters for simple illiterate ignorant minds.
(FWIW: I have a god by the way. I don’t know his name. But I talk to him every day. Often. He is, as I undrestand it, the god of my people, or a ‘face of’, or instance of, that god that I can comprehend. But my understanding of his existence is purely scientific: as information. That does not limit his utility, any more than imagining whether my grandmother would approve of my behavior at the dinner table. )
(d) Taking the place of the gods? The same was said about every one of the scientists and sciences and look how positive was that outcome. We are now the gods we sought to please. As were the gods of yesteryear the kings they sought to please.
(e) The entire world converges (thanks to anglos largely) on the universal language of truth telling (science) which evolved (thanks to anglos largely) out of anglo law of tort, and the empirical tests and testimony under that law. So I see my work as completing the european project of converting all disciplines as subdisciplines of truthful testimony under the law.
I mean, you have to find a way for justifying falsehoods, deceits, and lies, that does not at the same time say that those who require them are insufficiently human, because they are insufficiently possessed of agency, to as a consequence possess sovereignty, in display word and deed.
I am perfectly ok with a multi class society where we reverse democratic and christian universalism, and return to the traditional hierarchy of Aristocracy, Nobility, Citizenry, Freemen, Serfs, Slaves, Domesticated animals, and undomesticated animals with demonstrated agency providing the privileges of rank – because this appears to be the truth. However I am equally ok with high investment education in fitness, intuition, reason, knowledge, and occupation (skill), such that these ranks are fluid under rule of law and markets. Both of these are forms of ‘truth’ expression.