Michael Laitman, On Quora: “Does globalization promote democracy or consolidate dictatorship?“
Globalization shows us the extent to which we are interconnected and interdependent when humanity becomes a single whole. It demonstrates that we belong to a single organism or body. It does not lead to greater democracy, a dictatorship nor greater development, but to a key dilemma that we will increasingly face in our era: On one hand, we find ourselves in globalization, becoming increasingly interconnected and interdependent, and on the other hand, we see the extent to which we become increasingly detached and divided from each other.
In other words, globalization reveals an imbalanced and unreliable world that needs to completely change its self-organization, as well as a need for a major change in perception. We need to reject our egoistic attitudes to each other and to nature and apply a new mutually altruistic approach. The interdependence unraveling today shows us that we need to do just the opposite of our egoistic makeup: like cells of a single body, we need to depend on each other and unite with each other as a single system. As such, globalization, which develops and today becomes revealed to everyone, can bring humanity to the realization of evil—that we run on an egoistic operating system, one where each person prioritizes self-benefit over benefiting others and nature—as well as to the realization of good, which we will find in a shift to altruism, where we will each prioritize benefiting others and nature over self-benefit.
Based on a Q&A with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman on September 9, 2006. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.