The Pathos of Politics (130) Polity


Genuine politics is simply a matter of serving those around us: serving the community and serving those who will come after us. ~ Czech political philosopher Vaclav Havel

The constitution of eusocialism has 2 mandates: socioeconomic equality and environmental respect. From these mandates all else flows.

Most critically, the market system is abandoned for a planned economy where all needs are met through sharing among a network of communities. Humanity must cooperatively commune to a degree it has barely imagined to date.

By abolishing private property one takes away the human love of aggression. ~ Sigmund Freud

The incentive for environmental destruction must be eradicated by abolishing profiteering. Takings from Nature must be efficiently optimized, and further environmental degradation minimized.

We have to look out for each other and lift each other up. ~ American politician Hillary Clinton

The social regime under eusocialism is caring for people throughout their lives, with education appropriate to aptitude, and work commensurate with ability and inclination. Life for everyone should be enjoyable. That said, community needs must be met, and sloth not tolerated.

From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs. ~ French socialist politician and historian Louis Blanc

As the engine of societal discord and environmental destruction, acquiescing to greed took humanity to the present precipice. That engine must be shut off.

The root of the world’s woes stem from materialism. That weed must be pulled and the soil of society replanted with esteem of community.

If we are to build a just society, we must reject the myth that we get paid according to our individual worth. ~ Ha-Joon Chang

The importance of equality cannot be understated. Equity for all must be assured, without exception.

Democracy is unstable as a political system as long as it remains a political system and nothing more, instead of being, as it should be, not only a form of government but a type of society, and a manner of life which is in harmony with that type. To make it a type of society requires an advance along 2 lines. It involves, in the 1st place, the resolute elimination of all forms of special privilege which favour some groups and depress other, whether their source be differences of environment, of education, or of pecuniary income. It involves, in the 2nd place, the conversion of economic power, now often an irresponsible tyrant, into a servant of society, working within clearly defined limits and accountable for its actions to a public authority. ~ Richard Tawney

A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers. ~ Friedrich Hayek

The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end. ~ Leon Trotsky

Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government. ~ Edmund Burke