The abstract domain of the 'political' or the 'State' makes for progressively greater control over and heteronomy of human life. The same can be said about the abstract domain of the 'economic'.
The 'political' and 'economic' are imperial-colonial domains that parasitize or prey on the real domain of 'social' -- i.e. of 'society' or 'community' -- where human life is autonomous and without the coercive controls and micro-management characterizing the former two domains.
(Autonomy means freedom from external control or influence. Heteronomy means subjection to an external law or power. Autonomy and heteronomy are thus opposite of each other.)
The autonomy of the 'social' domain or 'society' means it runs on its own; it does not need the so called 'government'.
Anyone who believes that it's the 'government' that runs a 'society' is deluded even though the processes of the 'State' do contribute to progressive undermining of the autonomy of human communities, strengthening the impression as if everything is being run by, or is determined by, the 'government'.
The very idea of 'government' is part myth and part pretense.
'Governments' don't run 'societies'.
(A 'government' is more like a parasite that lives in the organism called 'society' and draws its sustenance from it, harming it in the process. Parasites don't 'run' the organisms in which they live. Also bear in mind that all people who are seen as making up the 'government' are also members of the 'society' that they purport to 'govern'.)
'Societies' function on their own; they don't need 'governing'.
All functionality in evidence of a human society comes from 'social' processes, not 'political' and 'economic' management, which, if anything, seems to contribute more to 'social' dysfunction rather than 'social' functionality.
Whatever 'social' functionality 'experts' attribute to the 'government' actually comes from 'social' processes and not from what gets labelled as 'political' and 'economic' manoeuvring.
So if people are born, brought up, and are running their lives normally, that's evidence of a functioning 'society' -- even where processes of the 'State' have greatly degraded the 'social' domain, thus atomizing and heteronomizing 'society'.
There is actually no such thing as 'polity' or 'economy'; there is only 'society'.
All human relations are essentially 'social' in nature, including those that get labelled as 'political' and 'economic'.
As I have said repeatedly in my blog posts, 'political' and its kindred domain of 'economic' are pure abstractions in that they exist only in the minds of the 'educated'.
The 'political' and 'economic' domains emanate from 500 years of Western colonialism and imperialism; they are always top-down in nature, looking down upon societies, and are used to justify and carry out the imperial-colonial agenda.
Flowing as they are from imperialist ends, the 'political' and 'economic' domains also have motivations and 'morality' widely at variance with motivation and morality of human communities.
In fact, the 'political' and 'economic' domains are used to bend, pervert or invalidate the morality of human communities.
The 'social' domain is not an abstraction. 'Society' is where human life is conceived, birthed, nurtured, sustained, and blossoms in all its glorious interdependence with others.
'Society' (or 'community') is where human life can be seen in its unabstracted state -- in its wholeness. This unabstracted state and wholeness can also be denoted by the term 'culture'.
Each human person bears out the existence of 'society' or 'community'.
So even an individual's existence is an evidence of 'society' or 'community' considering that no person exists in isolation or in absence of relation to others.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
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