Michael Laitman, On Quora: “Is there a modern form of colonialism?“
Yes, there is. Governments of various developed countries have forcefully imposed their civilizations into other countries. They have disturbed the culture and the foundations of life of these countries and nations, overturning them and bringing about the calamities that we see today in the third world.
These same governments should try to revive these nations’ previous states as much as possible, and let them develop independently. Each one of these nations can develop optimally in its natural form. We will see no positive life in the countries of South America, Africa and Asia otherwise.
These colonies are built on people’s desires to impose their own culture, education, governance and philosophy of understanding the world on others, and such an approach is mistaken and detrimental to the world.
We thus need to help each other develop naturally. Helping each other develop naturally means that we each help each other obtain what is good for everyone according to their nature, and leave our own opinions and forceful approaches out of the equation, which would force others to develop differently to their natural form.
European culture brought this debacle to the world, and this is why European civilization—North America and Europe—with all the power it has accumulated, needs to lead a recoiling process in order to let all countries develop naturally. By doing so, positive outcomes would ensue for all civilizations and cultures.
Based on a Q&A with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman on September 9, 2006. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.