Humanity doesn’t understand what is happening to itself today, the flow it is in, and where it is heading. People in power also don’t understand what they are doing. Therefore, the wisdom of Kabbalah draws closer to people in order to explain the purpose and the program of our lives.
In fact, Karl Marx wrote about it 150 years ago. Baal HaSulam, in his article “Criticism of Marxism,” agrees with Marx on almost everything. Marx looks at the processes taking place at the level of human society, while Baal HaSulam, a Kabbalist, sees what is happening at a higher level. However, the level that Marx analyzes is included in the higher level, and at that level, the theory of Marxism has almost no mistakes.
Question: How can we dispute the main argument against Marx’s theory, which consists of the fact that its practical implementation ended in failure?
Answer: It is because the implementation of Marx’s theory was incorrect. We cannot draw conclusions based on Russia’s or other socialist countries’ experiences. Marx’s theory was never implemented. They just used his name as a cover, but it was very far from Marxism.
Baal HaSulam writes:
“I have to admit that the socialist idea, which consists of equal and fair distribution, seems to me the most proper. After all, our planet is rich enough to feed us all.
“So, why do we need this tragic war for survival that complicates our lives from generation to generation? Let’s distribute the work and its fruits equally and end all the troubles!”
There are several conditions that must be met here, and then perhaps it will be possible to move to a new principle of distribution. We see that the world slowly is shifting in this direction. The elite, gaining ever more wealth and power, are completely breaking away from the people. The middle class is breaking away from the elite, falling lower and lower, and getting poorer and poorer due to growing unemployment.
The causes are the development of new robotic technologies and the transfer of factories to countries with cheap labor. Apart from that, the desire to enjoy is developing in a person and demands other fulfillments above the simple, material level: food, sex, family, money, honor and knowledge.
Therefore, humanity is being drawn into depression and is searching for meaning in life. Human society is beginning to crumble, sprawling on all levels from the family to the entire country.
The process is continuing, and we don’t know if we have time to wait another 150 years, as in the time of Marx, or 100 years, as in the time of Baal HaSulam. Considering especially that there are problems in many previously developed countries of America and Europe, there is no time to wait! The so-called working class is left without jobs and no hope for the future, living only on the pittance that the elite feeds them in trying to calm them down. Indeed, nowadays, it costs nothing, and it is possible to supply billions of people with clothing and food with almost no effort.
Yet, no one knows what to do with this population that previously represented the middle class and now has dropped to the very bottom. These are millions and even billions of people. According to forecasts, 80% of all workers will lose their jobs in the next few years.
At the same time, restaurants and small businesses will close down because there will be no one to use them. People will care only about necessities, and therefore businesses will slow down and go bankrupt one after another.
This trend is already evident today according to statistics. Therefore, we need to describe the situation we’re in. After all, this no longer is happening in a single country as it did in the past, but the same process is happening worldwide.
Families and entire lives are falling apart, and problems on a national scale are brewing in every country, including problems with Muslim refugees. An entanglement of problems is tightening so much that the situation is becoming insecure and threatening.
From KabTV’s “A Talk About the Current Situation In The World” 12/2/16