(Now I’d like to try a little series of articles about politics… within the grander perspective of our multidimensional nature… as timeless, brilliant spiritual beings engrossed in fleeting, somewhat rowdy material lives here on Earth. How does that all boil over into our political systems? We’ll see how this series evolves as I try to stay anchored objectively, leaving my left-leaning political views out of the picture… … MM)
You reap what you sow.
Noble rewards. When you foster love, trust, generosity, and good will in your thoughts, your words, and your actions… as a way of life… perpetually… then living becomes an experience of peace and order. The world seems like a nice place.
Savage rewards. When you fester hate, fear, selfishness, and ill will in your thoughts, words, and actions… as a way of life… perpetually… then living becomes an experience of conflict and chaos. The world seems like a hostile place.
Noble rewards. When your business… or your organization… or your religion… or your government… or your political party… or your society… fosters love, trust and good will… in its charter and its constitution and its creeds and its campaigns and its policies and its legislation and its judgments and its media… then you experience decades of peace and order. The world becomes a nice place.
Savage rewards. When your business… or your organization… or your religion… or your government… or your political party… or your society… festers hate, fear, meanness, and ill will… in its charter and its constitution and its creeds and its campaigns and its policies and its legislation and its judgments and its media… then you experience decades of conflict and chaos. The world becomes a hostile place.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re Christian or Muslim or Hindu or Buddhist… whether you’re religious or secular… whether you’re spiritual or materialistic… whether you’re capitalist or communist… whether you’re democratic or autocratic… whether you’re Caucasian or Asian or Negroid… whether you’re liberal or conservative… whether you’re a talk show host or a politician or a factory worker or a businessman or a doctor or a software engineer. Regardless of your race, religion, occupation, or politics, you’ll eventually, inevitably reap what you sow in life.
Reflect on your lifetime with a discerning eye, and you’ll find this to be generally true for you.
Take a close look at your political party, your religion, and your leaders, and you’ll find this to be generally true for your society.
Go through the history books with a discerning eye, and you’ll find this to be generally true for the world through the ages.
Our Noble-Savage Nature
If you’ve read some of my stuff lately, you probably know I’m a firm believer that humans were genetically shaped long, long ago with a dual nature.
Our noble side is guided by imperishable spiritual forces deep within us to shape the Earth someday into a paradise world through the spread of love, trust, and good will.
Our savage side, driven by fear, suspicion, and doubt, helps us to survive (and perhaps even to enjoy at a visceral level!) the dramas that unfold in a ruthless material world in which life preys upon life.
Our noble side is fueled by timeless ethereal forces deep within us, and our savage side is fueled largely by the hormones and egos that have been hard-wired into our physical bodies and brains.
Government and political systems are like the brain and mind of society. They play a huge role in determining to what degree society enjoys peace and prosperity on one hand… or crime, war, and civil unrest on the other.
With the next article in this series we’ll take a look at privatization and the public good.
Politics and the Human Spirit series:
1 Introduction 2 Privatization and the public good 3 Military 4 Information 5 Spirit of Society 6 Education 7 Regulation 8 Economics 9 Managing the World in the 21st Century – 10 The carnal line between noble and savage – 11 Embrace the divine; it’s where we shine – 12 Who decides what? – 13 Finally… good politics
Best and worst countries to be born – Election fraud 2012 – Best and worst US presidents – Humor in politics - Human spirituality and politics - Biggest political news - End of the American dream – Blown to bits in the computer age - Standards, the key to peace – What Obama and Stalin really have in common – Bad counsel and a short leash – Capital punishment & the human spirit