NO. LAW – A VIA NEGATIVA – IS NOT ENOUGH. BUT WHAT RELIGIOUS STRATEGY, NARRATIVE, GRAMMAR, AND DEBT ARE ENOUGH?
Of the spectrum of Grammars I know of, including but not limited to: Supernatural, Mythical, Literary, Ideal, Magical, Pseudoscientific, Fictional, Ordinary Language, Written Language, Testimonial Language, Legal, Economic, Mathematic, Economic (Models), Algorithms, Engineering, Medical Protocols, Accounting, Finance, Logic, Mathematics and Arithmetic:
a) Both Law and Morality evidentially reflexive and coevolutionary not hierarchical.
Commodity Money (Proper) and Fiat Money,Credit Money, Money Substitutes
-vs- Law(proper), and Command, Legislation, Regulation, Arbitrary Ruling
-vs- Morality (Proper), and Institutionalized Morality, Normative Morality, Individual Morality.
…. and by disambiguation, question just which ‘law’ or ‘morality’ or ‘money’ one is talking about when one makes an argument about the SERIES’ of law, morality, or money. empirically speaking international law is reciprocity, including oath, truth, duty to perform. Because there are no other requirements between those who are neutral or enemies. While within a polity we are cooperating to produce a portfolio of rights(income, credit) and obligations(expense, debt) the disambiguation of which is beyond the abilities of ordinary people other than a vague sense of ‘proportionality’.
c) People require a group strategy, and a means of reinforcing it a binding narrative for cognitive decidability (altruistic punishment, non conflict, cooperation, signaling). This binding narrative radically decreases the burden of intuitionistic calculation of trust and standardizes ethical(interpersonal) and moral (extrapersonal) permissible and impermissible display word and deed. Without these SYSTEMS OF MEASUREMENT they will continually conflict (as we see with ‘multiculturalism’ as a means of undermining government, culture, tradition, and civilization) and fracture into races, cults, tribes, and clans decreasing group competitive ability (survivability).
d) As far as I know, Organized religion vs Traditional Religion, evolved to SEPARATE macro (Politically Organized) groups, so that they could separate and compete (Iranic vs Indo Iranic). In other words, just as warfare has moved from military to economic to religious to propaganda in the modern world, warfare moved from military to economic to religious in the age of Transformation.
e) As far as I know Political Law versus Customary Law evolved in response to governance of heterogeneous people (Middle east), beginning with normalizing punishments to prevent retaliation cycles between clans and tribes with different traditional standards of punishment. In other words, we are more sensitive to differences in punishment (altruistic punishment, especially) than we are to the content of proscribed norms themselves.
f) As far as I know Historical Mythology serves as mythos (binding narrative) for successful peoples Ancient Europeans and all East asians (and arguably egyptians). Given our new understanding of the origin of middle eastern religion as an evolution of the burial, and it’s nexus as a trade route between the continents, it is easier to understand how pilgrimage, heavens, supernaturalism and authoritarianism evolved in that region amid the continuous wars between so many non-kin. Both christianity and buddhism were forcibly imposed by the governments after multiple failures in order to create a docile populace. In other words, those who need false gods are those who have no worthy ancestors, and have not obtained sufficient control of territory via organization, economics, culture, tradition, and warfare to create an historical mythos and their binding narrative institutions, while those of us who have need no fictitious myths and their binding narrative institutions.
g) So the question is that given the spectrum of inherited debt-respect from 1- nature, ancestor, hero, founder, nation, in a binding narrative, producing knowledge wisdom and correspondence to reality to 2- Idealism, Literary characters in Character and Role Archetypes and Anthropomorphic Archetypes, to 3- Fantastical, supernatural, non-rational, authoritarian, ignorance-inducing non-correspondence with and active denial of reality.
h) And so Territorial, Political, Economic, Demographic, Genetic Differences all generate Demand for a Binding Literature of the WEAK, the Powerless, the ABLE, and the POWERFUL – but in no case does this appear to be other than a portfolio of literatures except islam and judaism. In western civilization we have, as most have, relied upon Our ancient Heathen myths (childhood, family), Traditional Myths, Political Religions (formal Myths), Law (social and economic rules), Literary (temporary myths), and Fashions (ever expiring myths). And in western civilization and to a lesser degree in eastern civilization we have done so. The major difference being that the southeast and east were not conquered by Semitic Heterogeneous Political Religions, and preserved their natural religion (and justifiably consider us foolish for ours).
i) And I cannot tell the difference between the addiction response by a herd of people practicing ritualizing a falsehood despite reality, and a tribe of people and their addiction response TO ONE ANOTHER AND THEIR HISTORY. Other than … that drugs sedate us, and drugs that escape from reality are desirable even if destructive.
j) As such I will continue my efforts to create the optimum Science, Law, Tradition, Religion for my people and mankind that are the least infected by falsehood and the production of submission, ignorance, vulnerability, and dysgenia. 😉
Do you see that it’s disambiguation and testimony I practice, and that the outcome of doing so is Natural Law – but what trades and portfolios we construct within that Natural Law’s requirement for reciprocity within the limits of proportionality are infinitely malleable.
In response to:
Culture Precedes Law by Troy Camplin