—“My impression is that Curt is rather fond of the power disparity that separated the noble aristocracy from the other people, and that he would rather restore that so that aristocrats would have the time to run the world instead of having to bother defending themselves. One reason he likes ancestor worship is because it delineates who is in and out without a fight, in theory.”—Giego Caleiro
Some element of truth in there somewhere. But it’s more along the lines of I would prefer I was governed by my betters – successful intergenerational families – than those who are not, because I don’t want to govern all these barbarians and someone has to at last defend decent people from them. 😉
But the more precise explanation is that the purpose of rule of law, monarchy and militia is to deny ANYONE power, and the purpose of nobility (successful intergenerational families) is to suppress the fashions and passions of the mob that is not successful at the production of intergenerational families, so that we can all keep power distance local and low over our lives, and find meaning in the civil society instead of political warfare..
The reason I prefer ancestor worship is to maintain intergenerational debt (transfer), nationalism, the willingness of the underclass not to reproduce, and the willingness of the productive classes to redistribute, and preservation of the traditions of western civilization and it’s novel organization that has and will continue to transcend man – rather than tolerate another invasion by the newest sophistm, pseudoscience and lie.