In our days, society and power are completely separated from each other as between them lie the media that for huge sums of money turns the election process into a farce.
Modern means of communication do not fulfill their purpose. They need to connect people: parents with each other, parents with children, children with each other, men, women, men and women, people and the government, and so on. The media should provide all of these forms of communication between us.
Otherwise, what are they for? Where do they gather information? How do they process it? How do they present it? Where are the people who must stand guard over the common good? They are not there; entirely different interests drive the editorial offices.
We treat the media too lightly. On the one hand, we disrespect and ridicule it, and, on the other hand, despite all the scorn, cannot escape its influence. No matter how much we despise it, in the end, they laugh last, laugh in our faces and do whatever they want.
Money Decides Everything
Question: How could we allow them to do this? How did we provide such opportunities?
Answer: It is money. Once, the newspaper belonged to a man with a certain ideology, versed and educated, but then the situation changed. Now, if I have enough money, I publish a newspaper, buy a television channel, or a radio station, I have content managers, and, in the end, open a studio in Hollywood. In a word, I begin to stuff the world with what works for me. Moreover, I wrap my message in such a wrapper so that no one could even identify me.
This applies to politics. The media serves those who pay. It all depends on money without any connection with ideology. Of course, these sites—which are associated with, let’s say, the “left” views—cannot immediately jump to the other end of the spectrum, and that is why every leader who wants to influence public opinion chooses what fits him best. Moreover, it is not really a secret about which news channel serves whom.
Undoubtedly, leaders build everything on the principle of grand brainwashing of the masses. In fact, the media lives on this. Despite the rant about democracy, the people affect nothing. People vote for what they were persuaded to vote for.
Question: How do you turn the media from the factor that separates the government and people into the connecting factor?
Answer: The problem is that there is no one to connect. Everyone is ill: the people, leaders, and the media.
So, first, you need to run an education program for the media at all levels to teach people an objective approach and introduce them to the correct values, independent of affiliation with various parties and politicians.
We need higher values of unity, universal connection. When people understand that this is their salvation—that it should be the goal to which the leaders take them—then we can organize a discussion. Let all the key leaders sit down in front of us and talk about their platforms, and we will ask them clarifying questions and make our choice.
In fact, we do not need one person at the top of the power pyramid, but a “council of wise men” similar to the Sanhedrin, those who care about the people’s welfare and, above all, about unity, which requires appropriate education through which we will become the true people of Israel. After all, without unity, we are not the people.
Then, together, we will see that this unity is enough to correct all of our problems.
The Unity of the People and Authorities
Question: Why is it a council of wise men and not a wise king?
Answer: For us, a council is better because we will not find a person capable of taking this role. We need a group, a team, a meeting like the Sanhedrin, where, in contrast to the Kinesset, they do squabble among themselves, but come to an agreement.
If you act on the basis of the principles laid down in the foundation of the people of Israel, we would be able to revive true management. When everyone understands that the goal is to love others as oneself and that all steps should only lead to this, then there will be a unity of educated people and those wise men that they chose.
In other words, wise men must grow out of the people, not out of a corrupt political system. They must be connected with the people, go to the people. Their entire work, in essence, is an educational activity.
Question: How does the relationship between society and the authorities look?
Answer: They are a single entity, acting as the “head” and the “body.” The people are conscious that the leadership of the sages leads them in a correct good direction, takes care of them, trains them, and provides them with tools and principles that allow them to settle down in the family, with children, at work, and everywhere. People grow and rise from day to day in the understanding of values and their responsibilities, in good relationships. The people become united.
Question: Is this possible?
Answer: It is necessary. This is written in our primary sources. We see this in the studies of the laws of nature. So, we certainly can and must come to this.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 12/16/14