Distributed & Centralized
Integralism is grounded in the concept of synarchy (literally “ruling together”) – a word used here to refer to the inherent organizational tendencies of Nature. Synarchic systems incorporate both heirarchical (vertical, or consolidated) and heterarchical (horizontal, or distributed) structures.
The Integralist model of society consists of a synarchic structure with inherent checks and balances at each level of complexity, combined with a mechanism for increased authority based upon merit.
Integralism aims to insure a high degree of cooperation and individual autonomy, while also maintaining a social order with nested levels of authority.
Administrative and logistical concerns are engaged at their local or systemic level, and are thus are considered to be distributed. Decision making and planning is increasingly concentrated towards the higher levels of the network, and thus is considered to be centralized.
An Eye Towards Nature
Integralism is simultaneously spiritual, social, and political, ideally without distinction.
Looking towards Nature as the primal expression of a higher power, Integralists seek to understand and mimic Natural processes in their socio-political efforts, employing Natural principles intentionally.
This exploration reveals several key points:
- A higher power exists. It is not important what we call this power.
- The means through which we initially become intimate with this power is through its ubiquitous expression: Nature.
- As beings who arise from and within the context of Nature, we are endowed with certain qualities and capacities.
- All living beings are NOT equal. Differences are natural.
- A Nation is its people and their culture, and is not necessarily tied to location.
- Nations are not mere social contracts, but instead consist of an organic synarchy of individuals with similar heritage and culture.
- A Nation requires both heirarchical and heterarcical components to function correctly and endure.
- Race, or racial differentiation, is a valid means of classification, as evinced by the clear preponderance of divergent sub-species of countless animals in Nature.
- True diversity means maintaining the distinctness of each racial group.
- Each racial group has a natural imperative to preserve and propagate its interests.
- Elements foreign to the integrated functioning of a particular Nation must be minimized or eliminated.
The Freedom to Disassociate
While Integralism supports mutual understanding and cooperation between all Peoples, and all Nations, it fundamentally rejects the extant globalist hypothesis of “one world without borders” as a anti-Natural fallacy. There are simply too many differences among the peoples of the world for an integralist society to emerge using that model.
The much-touted globalist principle of “diversity” is anything but. Without their own spaces, cultures, languages, and defining characteristics, all peoples will be absorbed into a grey mass of formless, purposeless, and mediocre “humanity.” True diversity is the preservation of unique peoples and cultures.
Integralists affirm the principle of free association through choice, as well as the freedom to disassociate. Any specific group (whether organized on the basis of beliefs, as a racial or ethnic group, or through other common interests) ought not be compelled to associate with another, and from this follows that it is an imperative to provide distinct ethnic groups with a space of their own.
The Integralist social model provides a means of internal organization; one that may also be employed externally as a means of connecting groups that lack Natural affinity, yet share the syntax of the Integralist method, in order to serve as a means of mediation, negotiation, cooperation, and exchange.