Socialism, Communism — as we know them — cannot solve our human condition

Question from the Internet:

“Is it possible that life would be unequal even in a socialist society because some individuals would learn how to manage the shared resources better than others?”

History has already answered this question. So far each socialist, communist experiment turned into disasters, oppressive murderous regimes as a small minority became “just a little” more equal and deserving than others.

It does not matter what ideology, the social, economic, or governing system we try or use, as long as we remain under the total control of our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egocentric, and individualistic egos. The moment one gains control, power over others that “power corrupts” one until that person becomes a tyrant, dictator in an open or concealed way.

Driven by our egos we distort, corrupt everything even liberal democracy and the free-market economy as we have just observed.

We need to learn how to overcome our egos and start acting above them, against them, then we will be able to also learn from Nature how to build a sustain a just, safe, peaceful, and prosperous human society based on nature’s blueprint, integral template.

Without changing, upgrading ourselves we will,l continue our helplessly desperate swings from right to left, from left to right with our recurring vicious historic cycles until we fully self-destruct.

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Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.