“Reification” is a five-dollar philosophical word usually associated with Marxism, but it simply means thinking of a something as a thing that is not a thing.
This occurred to me with this Social Matter post. The author talks about the importance of white identity, ethnoculture and nationalism. Then he starts on the neoreactionary idea that nationalism is just socialism, and we can’t have any of that, can we!
He then starts on the idea that “Western civilization” has produced “science” and “capitalism”, “personal liberty”, “cooperation” and “philosophy”. He emits “art”, “engineering” and a few others, but you get the idea.
Why the quotes? Progressives and mainstream conservatives- who are really just another kind of progressive- love to use abstractions to communicate their idea of the good. Progressives are rather dishonest about it- their idea of the good is really just killing you and taking your stuff, but conservatives really mean it.
Conservatives and neoreactionaries really believe there is a thing called “science” that exists independently of human’s biological existence. But “science” is something that happens when white men think about how the world works. Having done this, other peoples and races can do this, but it proceeds only from white men. “Philosophy” is something that happens when white men think about the nature of knowledge. Having done that, other races can do it, a little, but it starts with white men.
Other races have art and literature, and some have craftsmanship, but again in the context of our civilization these proceed from the actual biology of white people. To have any of these things, you need white people.
What is good for white people is good for science, art, philosophy, and engineering. No abstract system produces these, and so no abstract system can take the precedence over the well-being of white people.