An article in The Jerusalem Post today:
Israel's Achilles' heel - opinion
As the war in Israel continues, will the country be able to achieve its two goals of defeating Hamas and releasing all…
Thank you for this very important article!
Indeed, “mutual guarantee” is a law that is actually based on the most fundamental laws of nature.
Without “mutual guarantee” between elements of integrated and living systems — like a human society — sustainable life and development is impossible.
This is why the original Nation of Israel was built on mutual guarantee — above and against the inherently selfish, egocentric, and individualistic human nature — as Israel is supposed to become a positive example and working template for humanity to build sustainable, safe, and relatively equal societies — above and against our inherent human nature.
Our Achilles heel is that we forgot what mutual guarantee actually is.
We reverted to the “method” and life system of other nations, where the individual is more important than the whole, as everything is defined and governed by the inherently self-serving, self-justifying, individualistic, and exploitative ego.
This is why we endanger the many for a few and enable our enemies to happily exploit our misunderstanding of being “one man with one heart.”
Natural laws are not kind or forgiving; they are laws. We either keep them and succeed, or we fail.
An individual can never become more important than the whole, even if this is cruel from the viewpoint of the individual. At the same time, the individual cannot exist without the whole.
We can shield our “Achilles heel” and become invincible by relearning and reviving our original mutual guarantee.