Cause And Effect

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: The island of Haiti very well demonstrates the irreversibility of laws of nature. For many years it had been a flourishing country with a wonderful climate and a relatively developed infrastructure. However, five years ago the earthquake hit, and the international community invested trillions of dollars in the island’s restoration.

The UN organized global help, and it seemed everything was going to be okay and life on the island would go back to normal. But it turned out that even tremendous resources that were pumped into it couldn’t prevent chaos and destruction.

This is a colorful example that once a certain point is passed, human nature becomes irreversible.

Answer: This once again confirms that first of all it is necessary to educate the population. And only then, depending on the extent of the education, direct the population further towards formation of the new social interaction. The Haiti Island’s problem cannot be solved merely by money injections. If those funds hadn’t been provided, the island’s inhabitants would have gotten out of the situation by themselves.

Comment: Not the whole island suffered damages from the earthquake. But those who still had homes and could feed themselves by fishing moved to UN tent cities where food was given out for free. Mafia-controlled clans put the entire island under its power. UN troops move only at daylight in tanks because gangsters are all around. And these gangsters annihilate the island’s every attempt to break away from the existing situation.

Answer: It’s what was once done to Africa.

I’m repeating again that education, a universal education system, must precede all transformations. If we do not want humanity to advance through crises and brutal world wars, we have to first of all organize an education system ourselves!

You say that the cause of everything is the crisis, and hence we must change the society and human nature, make them integral and interconnected. I think here our opinions differ on what is the cause and what is the effect.

From my point of view, the cause is the motion of the force of nature that is constantly pushing us toward the new evolutionary state. Since we already went through all our previous evolutionary stages, right now we are moving toward the next one. The next stage of humanity is integrality, globality. Nature is moving everything toward integration, toward equivalence with itself.

Just like everything in nature, for instance, pressure and temperature differentials, is moving toward coordination and entropy, the same process is happening to humanity. It has to move toward integration because nature is forcing us and thus causing in us the crisis that we have today.

It wasn’t us who caused it, but the contrast of our contemporary societal state with the state we must come to. This is what we feel as the crisis.
From a TV show “Experimental City: Exiting the Crisis” 02/03/2012

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