THE GREAT WESTERN LIE: THAT PEOPLE POSSESS RIGHTS AND NOBLE VIRTUES, RATHER THAN THEY ACQUIRE RIGHTS BY DEMONSTRATING NOBLE VIRTUES
The western aristocratic political model stopped improving the moment we started lying – that people possess rights and noble intent rather than that they can acquire rights by demonstrating virtues.
For women the problem is more significant: meritocracy conflicts with their reproductive interests. Half of their children are in the lower half.
They cannot earn the franchise by fighting and it is against the tribe’s interests if they do other than reproduce. Our only choice is to pay the best women to reproduce and punish the worst if they do. ( this idea has legs ).
The Chinese also converted from empirical management to moral management and stagnated. The Muslims and Mongols never developed an empirical order.
The truth is enough if we demand it by force.