Western-centric ontology of the left: Part 2. Social Constructions

Humans don’t exist. We know that evolutionary change does not happen categorically but gradually. The dog didn’t become a wolf in one day, but it took several generations, and the moment when the dog became something separable from the wolf was decided by humans. Meaning, what makes a dog a “dog” is not evident by itself but is decided by humans. This means that the categories “dog” and “wolf” do not actually exist. They are merely social constructs. If we apply the same logic to humans, who are also the result of evolution, it becomes evident that the category human doesn’t exist either.

It is important to remember that the human category existed before biologists. It’s not their creation. The human instead seem to have its origin in Christianity and western civilization. Compared to Hindu ontology who supposes there is a connection between all animals through reincarnation and there are different categories of Vishnas creations (humans). Christianity abolishes all these categories but says that we are all one and all the same and something separate from all other animals.

The western-Christian construction of the human is mostly put to critique because it constructs all humans as one category and rejects the existence of any races. This critique has been well-formulated and even the sloppiest arguments are most of the time correct due to the former’s rejection of evolution theory, making it impossible to look foolish in comparison. But what is rarely critiqued is the existence of categories itself.

Critique of different forms of categorization do exist. It is mostly done by academia (the left), who claim that they are“deconstructing” concepts such as race and gender. But these “deconstructions” are not philosophical attempts to disprove the ontologies of race and gender, but are instead studies on the origins of the categories themselves and their supposed political motives. The political motive, of course, always being something evil that can solely be solved by the bureaucratic class.

The left, however, never critiques the most fundamental construction of them all, the “human” category. Why would they stop at race and gender? Maybe it’s because they do not have the theoretical tools (evolutionary theory) to deconstruct anything. You can deconstruct the existence of race and sex with evolutionary theory too. But they don’t.

But let us suppose for a moment that they know of the implications of deconstructing the human, and therefore avoid it.

Through the human construction, there is an assumption of “sameness” between me and you. Since you and I are the same, we are put to the same expectations. These expectations are sometimes lighter or none when it comes to disabled people, animals and minorities. One of these expectations is that you and I should be governed by the same laws. If you kill someone, then you should go to jail, and you’d expect the same should happen to me. But suppose that I’m an alligator, a non-human, let loose and I kill someone. My punishment would however be different. I will probably be either executed or not punished at all. But I’m for some reason held to another standard. All this is due to the difference we make between humans and non-humans.

(Now that I think of it, disabled people and minorities are treated like our alligator. Either they are killed (treated harder) or treated more leniently).

But we know that the categories “alligator” and “human” are social constructs. Why can the alligator get off with a more lenient punishment or put to death and not in jail?

Let’s have another example. No one expects an alligator to work and pay taxes towards humans. Because they are not humans. Why should the alligator be exempt of paying taxes, while I as a human should, when these categories don’t exist at all?

The human construct is a tool for the communists and the bureaucrats to infringe upon my body and property. Since they and I are the same, I, for some reason, have a responsibility towards them. Meaning, being born a human is akin to being born into slavery.

The foremost defenders of above mentioned categorical slavery, are the communists and the bureaucrats. They are the most dear adherents of Western-Christian (WC) ontology. It is on the foundation of aforementioned that they are able to steal other individuals money and wealth.

Through rubbish pieces of propaganda, such as the deceleration of human rights, they propagate for unlimited stealth of private property and infringements on your right to your own body. But how can something that doesn’t exist have any rights? And why should I be forced to believe in your social constructs if you don’t believe in other’s (such as Allah or the prophetic nature of Mohammed)?

What we essentially come down to is that the current the current dominating ontology about the world, the WC social construct of the human, is nothing but a lie that is ferociously exploited by the left to violate your property and body. All this while they bemoan you as ethnocentric, eurocentric and an old white man, while they (who are mostly younger fellows) are the foremost defenders of ancient western-christian lies about the world!

Western-centric ontology of the left: Part 1. Racism

The left is diligent in accusing everyone of “eurocentrism” and “ethnocentrism”. When the right is usually faced with these accusations, the common tactic used is ridicule. One such common example is the case of “White privilege”. Everything else being equal, a white individual will receive certain benefits that non-whites won’t. And there are actually studies where the theory of white privilege is actually validated.

However, the left is horridly wrong when it comes to the estimating the effects of white privilege on differences in education or income. There is literally no proof in any part of the world, or in history, where discrimination leads to poverty.

The two important words here are “the world” and “history”. If the left would study societies outside of the West, one could very easily come to the conclusion that the effects of discrimination, long-standing poverty and slavery on group differences in income and education is null.

This lack of interest in history and the world, leads to many of their ideas that they push through universities being western-centric. It is an monstrous task to not cringe when they accuse others of ethno/eurocentrism.

One of the most obvious examples of their western centric worldview is observable in their insistence that racism is prejudice with power. Power + Prejudice = Racism. Anything else is not racism at all. Therefore, non-whites can not be racist against whites.

To counter this argument, one could bring up the clear racial discrimination employed by Harvard Medical School against White and Asian students through affirmative action. And Harvard having institutional power, this fulfills the definition of racism. However, our leftist could counter this argument by simply answering:

“Yes, there is racial discrimination against whites in this particular institution. But if you account for the discrimination that non-whites experience in the housing, mating and job market, the system as a whole is biased for white people”

And that sounds as rational as it can be. Right? It is. But the problem is that the definition suddenly becomes western-centric.

What they essentially do, is that they make racism a zero-sum game. That means that we sum up all the prejudices that each group experience in society and compare them. The one’s that are on the top, who are whites, do not experience racism, since the system is most lenient and supportive towards them. While everyone in the bottom are devoid of all the privileges of the one’s at the top.

But let us see how well our Power + Prejudice definition fares outside of the west. Think of a country with 10 institutions with equal amount of yield and 10 equally large ethnic groups. Suppose that discrimination is forbidden by law, but in spite of that, every single institution is dominated by one of the 10 ethnic groups. Each ethnic group “owns” one of these institutions and do everything in their power to keep the other groups out.

Well, since they all posses equal amounts of power, there is no racism in our made-up country! Our western leftists have successfully eliminated racism in most of the non-western world, especially Sub-Saharan Africa, whose countries rarely have a group that is in actual majority, but solely in plurality.

But our leftists don’t have to leave their western world. They could just open any history book and study Ashkenazim Jewish history. Why did the Holocaust happen? Why did the Europeans keep slaughtering, exiling and stealing the properties of the Ashkenazim? Perhaps the Ashkenazim were a lot more richer than their European counterparts, in spite of the Europeans controlling the military, church and the state?

How do we use their definition to understand a situation when a minority has more power in the economic sphere? You can’t. A holistic and zero-sum definition of racism is the peak of the western-centricity. What other part of the world can it explain? It works on only in the contemporary relatively homogeneous western world, nothing else.

And if asked why were the Jews exiled from “109 locations” the leftists have no answer. The answer is easy to find if one studies other groups who had similar positions as the Jews. Why were the Christians of the Ottoman empire “exiled”? Why were the Lebanese in west Africa exiled? Why were the Indians in Uganda exiled?

It’s because they all were better at creating wealth in their respective societies. The Muslims, Europeans and Africans didn’t understand the contributions that these respective groups made to their societies. Just as contemporary leftists don’t understand the contributions of the entrepreneur to his society.

Then race instead becomes a vehicle for one group to violate the private property and self-ownership rights of another group. A non-western centric definition of racism would be the violation someone’s property rights or self-ownership due to their race. Examples of that would the crimes of Israel against the Palestinians, the Arab countries’ crimes against Mizrahim, Trans-Atlantic slavery and most past genocides in history.

Escaping western-centric thought means escaping socialism itself. And there lies the real problem. They need “Power + Prejudice” to push through their socialist agenda. Understanding racism through a non-western centric worldview illuminates the evil of socialism. Socialism feeds on the exact same mistrust, prejudice and superstitions that lead to the genocide of the Jews and Ottoman Christians and the expulsions of the Lebanese and Indians.

Western-centricity is a bliss for them, but a curse for the free world.

Falsifying socialization through philosophy

Epistemology concerns itself with questions regarding the nature of knowledge. Is knowledge objective or subjective? How does one articulate knowledge? Is it possible to acquire knowledge? All these of these questions are concerns of epistemology.

Different fields have different epistemic foundations. Islamic theology assumes that everything said in the Qur’an is true, and therefore nothing contradicting it can be true. But the foundation on which Islamic theology articulates knowledge from, is extremely shaky, due to the nature of God being unfalsifiable. We can’t prove its existence. Therefore, trying to understand the world through the Qur’an would be stupid, since the odds of the Qur’an being true is extremely low. And the Qur’an isn’t the only source which rests its’ epistemic foundation on something unfalsifiable, making it only one source out of many.

The epistemic foundation of social psychology rests on the assumption that an individual human’s psychology can be affected by its environment. So far so good, but that assumption itself rests on the existence of the category “humans”. And that is exactly what makes the epistemic foundation of social psychology rubbish.

Evolutionary change happens gradually, not categorically. Therefore, categories does not exist in reality. The difference between a wolf and a dog is purely decided by humans. Even if we had all the data, it wouldn’t be evident which exact progeny of the wolf was the first dog. The criteria we use to differentiate a wolf from a dog is in the end purely subjective. This means that the “dog” does not exist independent of us humans, and therefore, not independent of evolutionary trajectory.

But does anything exist independent of the evolutionary trajectory? Yes. The fields of physics and chemistry can without a doubt be articulated by other organisms, because they are always the same. The same theories can, and most probably would, be constructed independent of evolutionary trajectory.

However, social psychology is weak. The category human is a social construct, not something that we can observe independent of us humans. And it is a good to remember that the category “human” precedes evolutionary theory itself. It wasn’t Darwin, Lamarck or Mendel who laid the ground for the category “Human”. Rather the “human” is a construct of Christian-western civilization.

Now, evolutionary psychology is a whole other story. You don’t need the existence of any category to articulate knowledge about a certain population. It works on dogs, humans and sharks equally. Evolutionary psychology, just like physics and chemistry, can exist independent of evolutionary trajectory. Even an alien can articulate evolutionary psychology and use it to understand its own kind without any trouble, while the same can not in any way be said of social psychology.

The funny thing is that, we can’t falsify God, but we can falsify the existence of the Human. This means that the epistemic foundation of social psychology is weaker than the Qur’an and the Bible. And what is funnier is that, the same side which accuses everyone of Ethnocentricity and whatever, are actually the ones defending the remnants of Christian lies in academia. A mad world indeed