Zeroth law: Politics is war by other means, typically necessitated by a centralized government’s monopoly on force. Because war is a group selection strategy in the Darwinian war of all-against-all for survival, resources, and reproductive success, all political advocacy will be characterized by struggle between 1) genotypal breeding populations under an imperial government and 2) differing phenotypal reproductive strategies within these breeding populations.
The dividing lines between breeding populations and the in-group defection rates (where individual success is preferred over group success) shift according to the environment’s carrying capacity (e.g. cold European climate), the reproductive Dawkins’ selfish gene theory (“I would gladly give up my life for two brothers or eight cousins.”), and so on. Asking how many races, nations, ethnicities, tribes, etc. is like asking how many hills there are in New Hampshire—the answer could be three or ten thousand, depending on how we’re quantifying the definition. Phenotypal reproductive strategies are not defined by differences in values, but rather by differences in the strength of those values as expressed in different environments. For example, political liberals in America typically have high in-group defection rates because they place higher salience on individual success over the success of the greater breeding population, and this difference in values is seen in their high disgust thresholds. This higher salience is colloquially referred to as an R-“type” strategy, and we see that it flips to K-type when the environment changes to favor group strategies. So, the liberal-conservative divide is not a Manichean struggle between polarized types so much as a spectrum of value preferences exacerbated by situational game theoretic considerations.
First law: Intra-population conflict stems from various phenotypes unconsciously trying to alter the environment to favor each of their respective reproductive strategies. Phenotypal identity classes often result in the formation of both intentional conspiracies (such as GamerGate’s infamous Journolist) as well as spontaneous coherent political activity (such as African American flash mobs and Jewish tribalism).
Second law: Each breeding population and phenotypal reproductive identity class will advocate to tear down group selection mechanisms by which their competitor groups disproportionately benefit. For example, white conservatives in America advocate against socialism because it disfavors their reproductive strategy and favors the reproductive strategy of blacks.
Corollary to the second law: A loss of faith in humanity is phenomenologically identical* to a resolution to tear down all moral restrictions on human behavior.