Humanitarianism… the logical sequels (part 3 of 3)
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(Dream… olution, pre-requisite reading for this article)
“Tomorrow is a project to be fulfilled and not a fatality to be suffered.” – Albert Jacquard
Through the previous articles, we have come to understand that we are in a situation where our rights and freedoms are threatened by the authoritarianism of a private power that wants “our good” for their own interests(1). We have become aware that we have trusted in the “good faith” of politicians. We have come to the realization that it was a mistake to believe that the representatives of the people will act for our good by doing what they promised us. We also now understand that by agreeing to give them the power to control our “living-together”, we have lost our sense of responsibility. We can be outraged, but most of all we must recognize that we have been deceived and have been deceiving ourselves for ages. We are responsible for what happens to us.
“To be responsible for what happens to us, this is the key phrase for those who want to raise their consciousness… sometimes we are not directly responsible, because we are part of a human chain and pay for the mistakes of our ancestors.” – Raël(2)
It has become obsolete to depend on the actions of elected officials to change the world. They themselves are powerless: “You are waiting for me to push the boundaries… but you are not ready to change your behavior and your lifestyle(3).” – Nicolas Hulot, former French minister.
Or again, following catastrophic or chaotic events, it is even more archaic to let oneself be under the spell of someone who says he can save us: “I have the solution, vote for me.” These are dictators which people are willing to believe… Generally, it is a political scam… The right solution would be to prioritize togetherness…(4). – Boris Cyrulnik, French neuropsychiatrist.
We must come out of our ancestral abdication to act as a sovereign people. Let us affirm our firm intention to take part in the organization of “living-together” by taking steps towards “what should be”, i.e. Humanitarianism.
The implementation of this political ideology, which is Humanitarianism, is the endeavor of each one of us and quite a challenge since it calls for the logic of responsibility and not that of obedience.
The logic of obedience is motivated by the belief that it is the other who makes us behave in this way and not because we have made the decision, which falsely gives the impression that we are in no way responsible for our actions. The behavior of obeying is motivated by the fear of not being loved or disliked, in order to avoid guilt or anxiety.
The logic of accountability is based on the recognition that we are the actor of our actions and that we assume the consequences. Taking responsibility is motivated a) by self-love in becoming a better person; b) by the love of others in being of service to others. Behavior implies commitment, which is an effective voluntary act to actualize a reality that is as much individual as it is collective.
How can we move from the logic of obedience to the logic of accountability?
Individually, we have the task of voluntary deprograming and reprograming ourselves(5) to be coherent between what we want to become and what we do to actualize it. This deprogramming and reprogramming require us to be in a receptive learning mode in which reflection as a process will help us take some perspective from our experience:
· to question ourselves;
· to judge it: “Judgment consists in saying that it agrees or not with the vision I had of it.” – Robert Fritz;
· and make sense of it to guide our future behavior.
Taking responsibility for what we are experiencing, whether we like it or not, helps us to become what we want to be because we learn from experience. As a result, we improve our ability to response(6) (response-ability)(7). In this way we take responsibility for ourselves.
Collectively, we need to understand that the oligarchy is vulnerable because it is concerned with its own security threatened by what it has itself created and by its fear that money will become obsolete. “The best they can do to cling to the inevitable disaster is to use their technology and money to get away from the rest of us(8).” – Douglas Rushkoff
The obsolescence of capitalism and all the “isms”, which disregard human rights, creates the opportunity to promote humanitarianism as a political ideology whose foundation is “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights…”(9). A party could emerge and advocate Geniocracy(10) as a collegial system of government and Paradism(11 ) as a social organization.
Let’s be “… propagators of dreams while achieving concrete things…” – Raël(12)
Columnist for the Raelian Movement
1 Voir l’article L’Humanitarisme… les suites logiques, partie 1 de 3
2 Raël – Le Maitreya, Extraits de son enseignement, p. 80
3 Nicolas Hulot, lanceur d’alerte? Philosophie Magasine, mensuel no 123, octobre 2018, p.18
4 Boris Cyrulnik; L’après confinement selon Boris Cyrulnik, France Inter, 27 avril 2020
5 Raël. Méditation sensuelle; Déprogrammation volontaire ch. 4 pp 65 à 87 et Reprogrammation volontaire, ch. 5 p.89 à 95
6 Kourilsky F.; « À la racine du mot “responsabilité” se trouve le verbe répondre ». Citation libellée dans le livre Du désir au plaisir de changer, Édition Dunod, 2008, p.127
7 Durst M.; Cahier exercise, Management by responsibility, Training Systems, Inc., Evanston, Illinois, 1988, p.7
8 Rushkoff D., How to be “Team Human” in the digital future, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is1YUQVYkvY 1:40 à 1:45; 6:47 à 6:51
9 Déclaration universelle des droits de l’Homme.
10 La Géniocratie, le génie au pouvoir!
12 Raël, Paroles du Maitreya, A à Z, p. 90