Question: Without the scientific and technical revolution, people in the 19th century worked for 16 – 18 hours daily, just in order to feed themselves. If there were no technical revolution, where would the opportunity to work for 2 – 3 hours and have everything you need come from now?
Answer: I am not saying that I am against the development of technology and all the sciences. I am saying that what a person creates becomes what controls him. From an owner he becomes a slave.
Look at what have become of our banks and financial institutions. They have enslaved a person. One doesn’t have to work that much.
You bring me the nineteenth century as an example, and I will bring you the twenty-first century as an example. What has happened to a person today? Does one work fewer hours? No. Feel freer? No.
And what has happened to his performance? It is specially used to enslave man more and more, and to throw the products of his labor into the sea. Otherwise, if he wouldn’t work, what would he do?
He will have a lot of free time! It is dangerous. Freethinking will begin, all sorts of meetings that would be inappropriate or objectionable for the authorities would start, new trends will appear, and so on. We don’t need this!
Let people work 15 to 20 hours a day, or at least 10. But if a person works 10 hours, we will give them another two hours to get to work and two hours from work on top, and it will work out fine. He would come home, have dinner, watch half an hour of TV, and plop into bed. And this would happen all the time.
We’ll book him a holiday somewhere far away. So he will spin, and we will inundate him with advertising: You haven’t seen this yet, you haven’t bought that yet, etc. So he will work like this for the rest of his life. Man was a slave in the nineteenth century, and will be a slave in the twenty-first century.
But there is a problem here: This is what our owners would like, but nature does not agree with this. And so there are all sorts of coronaviruses and other things.
We have entered a state called the “last generation” when we must achieve an integral, correct, friendly dependence and mutual understanding among ourselves. If this does not happen, we will be punished not only with viruses, but with whatever else.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 4/12/20