𝘛𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺’𝘴 𝘴𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘺 𝘪𝘴 𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦. 𝘐𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘮, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘯𝘦𝘹𝘵 𝘥𝘰𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘩, 𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘳, 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘪𝘵 𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘰𝘶𝘣𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴, 𝘰𝘳 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘦?
The political protests in Russia and Belarus, the Covid-19 riots in Western Europe, the disputed presidential election in the US, and the coup in Myanmar mirror the crisis in governance that the entire world is experiencing. People have lost trust in their governments, so they take to the streets, take up arms, and try to force their opinion on their countries. But the days of forceful governance are coming to an end. If people have no trust in the government, the government will not be able to govern. We are on the doorstep to a new era, where connected societies will govern themselves. Not without administrators, of course, but society will call the shots and not elite groups of manipulators who preach one thing and do another.
Today’s society is divided because it is in the interest of politicians to divide. They sound divisive rhetoric into every microphone that gives them voice, and the hatred they spew sets people off against each other for no reason at all.
Think about this for a minute: If you never heard about racism, and you and your family lived next door to a family of a different faith, ethnicity or skin color, would it cross your mind to doubt their decency because of these differences, or would you relate to them according to the people they are? We are approaching a threshold beyond which the vitriol of hate-politics will stop working. People will gradually begin to see that hating other people for their ethnicity, faith, political view, color, or culture does not do them good. It hurts them and benefits the politicians who use this technique. When this happens, people will truly be willing to connect, and true popular leaders will rise.
They will not be politicians; they will be people who are true servants of the public, who make sure everything runs smoothly only so that people can engage in what really makes them happy: being together, socializing, forming bonds and uniting.
Connection is a power in and of itself. Connection is the engine of reality. Everything we see around us consists of countless parts and items intricately connected in perfect harmony that enables them to work flawlessly together. Every animal society also works this way, as do the animal societies within the overall ecosystem where they live. Only we, humans, through our hate-politics, strive to part what can’t be parted, break what can’t be broken, and we become frustrated when the work of our hands, the society we’ve built for ourselves, does not function and does not provide for our needs.
When we give up on the lunacies of hate-speech and cancel-culture, and embrace the different elements that make up who we are as a society, we will find that there is abundance for everyone, and for anyone who wants to join. The only criterion for good living is connection among the individuals that make up a society. Thanks to opportunist politicians who seek to profit from our division, we have now learned that hatred doesn’t pay. We have broken everything and we are not happy. Therefore, now we can begin to build. Now we can begin to establish a society that follows one and only principle: connection. Everything else will fall into place naturally. And that governance of connection will be the real governor of society.
[Myanmar protesters residing in Japan hold photos of Aung San Suu Kyi as they rally against Myanmar’s military after seizing power from a democratically elected civilian government and arresting its leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in Tokyo]