Comment: Humanity has always aspired to happiness and has wanted to build a just society. The famous Kabbalist, Baal HaSulam, in the article “The Last Generation” wrote that in the end we will achieve a society that will be communistic. The New Philosophical Dictionary gives a definition for communism and sees it as a human error. There it says that Marx didn’t foresee that they would try to realize the communist utopia in its most active form not in the most developed capitalist nations, but in the economically failed nations.
Answer: The idea is that the concept of communism is closer to the societies inhabited by a poor, needy, simple, population where everyone is equal in those aspects. Lack of a developed industry forces them to be engaged in agriculture and maintaining themselves. It is possible to call the most ancient societies on Earth, where everything was shared, communistic. The small ego forced people to work together, to think together, and to accept decisions together. But if there are no natural and external preconditions for such mutual relationships, it is impossible to build a commune.
In our day, humanity is beginning to reveal itself as a common general commune: Whether we like it or not, all of us depend upon each other. No person develops by himself; rather, nature develops us. We don’t even know what tomorrow will bring. Forces have been released in us and we act subconsciously, complying with instincts that are derived from within.
The question arises: Does nature want to bring us into a closed state like a bubble, where all of us will be dependent upon each other and we will become a reluctant commune?
Imagine how terrible it would be to find yourself in such a commune with your inflated ego! After all, when we inevitably move to a closed society in which all the people in the world feel themselves as one family, but one in which it is impossible to exist in peace, then we naturally try to tear all of the connections between us apart. Conditions like these are specifically the preconditions for wars, conflicts, and terrorism. Humanity is subconsciously doing everything in its power to refrain from that connection, which its evil inclination is not ready to endure.
So what can be done if we see that nature is moving us towards this anyway? We get divorced, we move away from each other, we consume drugs and antidepressants, only because instinctively we don’t want to be interconnected in the right way.
Every nation has its own faith. Suddenly in the beginning of the 21st century in Russia there was a surge of Orthodoxy. This was the policy of the government, and not something that was derived from the people. Wherever they turn them, that is where they go.
We see in what critical directions the Arab nations are developing. Everything rests on the fact that each nation retains its circle, preventing the flow from another stream. The same thing also happens with immigrants in various countries. They don’t dissolve into the culture of the nations that receive them; each remains in its sector.
Humanity acts unconsciously against a forced general approach. But there is no choice; we are getting closer to each other anyway because nature has inserted us into a state of complete dependence on each other. This is a law of development that cannot be opposed; it is above us.
To be continued…
From KabTV’s “About Our Life” 5/11/15