New Life #331 – Ideological Revolutions
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
How are the revolutions of today different from the ones in the past, how do they influence us, and which revolution will bring us all a better life?
All revolutions arise from the development of human egoism on four levels: slavery, feudalism, capitalism, and the fourth stage—all humanity connected as one family.
There were changes stemming from a desire for economic gain or others wanting to impose their religion, then came the Industrial Revolution and we began to make a healthy calculations according to income. Karl Marx predicted the material stage of development would be followed by the stage of social development. That is, after the Industrial Revolution and the era of material abundance, there would be a social revolution. You now see that Marx was right. We are all slaves, in a constant race and under constant stress.
The social revolution is that everyone will live better, equally, will be connected and will learn to live in brotherly love. After Marx presented his vision, others came and spoiled it, when they tried to implement it before its time. Marx knew a social revolution would come only after capitalism had been completely exhausted.
The essence of the social revolution is upgrading human nature from egoism to altruism. Lenin and his party tried to start it in Russia but in an aggressive and distorted way. The social revolution cannot come through oppression and aggression. Understanding and acceptance are necessary, and education.
From KabTV’s “New Life #331 – Ideological Revolutions,” 3/30/14
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