Unity — or burial place!

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readMay 11, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed everything. As we are observing it will forever change the economy, the financial institutions, the relationship between people, the way we travel, work, connect.

And this will also influence geopolitics.

The future — more precisely the present — of geopolitics is that we have evolved into a single, fully interconnected, global world, where each and everyone depends on everybody else, and we are all inevitably, totally responsible for one another.

In other words, we are locked onto the same, integral, global boat, which boat is now fast sinking, as we still did not reach full awareness of our situation and we still try drilling holes underneath one another, trying to succeed, survive at the expense of others.

We are still fools, not understanding that if the boat sinks, we will all sink and drown together.

When — in the story of Exodus — the escaping Hebrews out of Egypt reached Mount Sinai, still unable to unite, before receiving the Torah they were told, “Either you pledge to unity as one man with one heart and keep mutual responsibility, or this will be your burial place!”. They pledged to unity becoming the Nation of Israel, still surviving to this day based on that unity Jews can awaken at times of crisis.

But today the whole world stands at the foot of “Mount Sinai” (Sinai means Hate in Hebrew), unable to form the crucially necessary global unity, mutually responsible, mutually complementing connections, cooperation life depends on in Nature’s fully integrated, interdependent system we are also part of.

Can we learn together — based on the Jewish example — how to build unity, mutual guarantee above the inherent differences, despite the instinctive mutual distrust, the animosity which will never disappear?!

Our collective survival depends on the answer and the implementation.

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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.