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Society dislocated and widespread above ground

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In a period of infobesity, everything is on the same level: news overwrites previous information in a few minutes. Lhe scrolling of the data is part of the permanent zapping. One craze follows another like so many straw fires, without necessarily many lasting commitments. This agitation contributes to the dislocation of the institutions that until now have held the social together. From religare religious to the political one of democracy. What has led to this widespread off-grounding?
 

Tohu-bohu in the "orders" that structure human societies

In all societies and civilizations, "social classes" were organized by orders that held society together. First there were the priests and priestesses who took care of the spiritual order (before feeding the religious), directly related to what we will call today the source, they brought the guidance of meaning, transcendence and ethics. This inspired the temporal order, held by kings and emperors in charge of the orientation of the kingdom. Today, we translate it into politics and remember the principles of Ancient Greece, it was the management of the City. Then came the merchant order to bring wealth to the country and the order of warriors ensuring the security of the kingdom / state. And finally, the order of craftsmen then peasants, feeding all the others.
 
In a country like France, emancipation from the Church (Descartes in particular establishing doubt as a condition of thought and existence) was gradual and this individuation (in the sense of Jung) was desirable. Acquiring autonomy of judgement, discernment in relation to the dogma of the Church has developed since the Renaissance with the Enlightenment. The human being had just acquired his autonomy with regard to God. Following Nietzsche, we could then understand that "God was dead".
 
If this emancipation was desirable, as a condition of our freedom, it was done, just like the 1905 law - by throwing two babies out with the bath water (as Patrick Viveret would say). Firstly, by separating ourselves from nature (the Enlightenment insisted on the necessary mastery of nature), and secondly, by cutting ourselves off from this filiation of orders that ensured a coherence to society and a "religare" to the population.
The company was on its feet. The emancipation of the human being resulted in several cuts with a natural order that now makes us physically and symbolically out of the ground.
So when the religious/spiritual order becomes corrupt, it is no longer possible to guarantee spiritual guidance to the political, which in turn becomes corrupt, favouring its personal interests to the detriment of those of the collective. It is then the law of the market that prevails as societal structuring. And what connects them are the "communal" sales to buy all together and at the same time products that are often useless. We commune in football, the equivalent of contemporary stadium games, in order to feel the intensity of the fusional vibration, we commune in the rave party and in the marches for causes to be defended (which, in turn, rekindle meaning).
 
This law of the market no longer has any limits, which is precisely what the two previous orders brought: moral and ethical, held by the religious/spiritual order, declined by political laws, the legal in the service of ethics. So, decisions are made in the short term, favouring the interests of a few, setting this handful of self-proclaimed financial elite against all - the rest, the people. Downgrading de facto the middle classes, the risk is to lead to war of all against all. This is where the order of warriors comes into play, today held by the army and the police, whose function is to obey the political order, as long as the latter plays its part. The risk is then to push this order of an obedient nature, because it is subordinated to the authority of the State, to a coup d'état to overthrow a political power that pushes the warrior order into its entrenchments, forcing it into conflicts of values: maintaining order and confronting the civilians they are supposed to defend.
When this step is taken, it is then necessary to rebuild step by step a democracy that can regain the freedoms that are generally diminished with an authoritarian regime, which is the case when Generals take power.
 

Rethinking the horizontality of human relations

Moreover, we have moved from a time in our human history when the social structure was pyramidal and hierarchical (which is still the case) to one of horizontal exchanges. This conditions a particular form of organization of human relations and the structuring of social relationships.
Today, with the horizontalization of relationships, everything is put on the same level, diluting expertise and placing the beginner at the same level as someone with 30 or 40 years of experience. This also creates confusion and human relationships need to be reinvented. A religare that is not based solely on new forms of elective affinity. Closed and corporatist networks are being replaced by open social networks that are just as selective and whose criteria are no longer SPCs but "digital" generations..... Generational sclerosis follows those based on a diploma or a bank account.
We are going to have to coinvent a maturity of human relationships and ways of connecting and weaving new fraternities with these modified forms of reliance. Internet and social networks have to create their ethics of new relational modes other than those proposed by the Gafams.
 

A path for the future

Thus, let us become aware of what we have allowed to fall apart before the overall structure of society "collapses" and then leaves room for conservative proposals: political regime and religion, which will bring stricter rules to hold society together.
We can decide to set all the "orders" that structure our society straight by bringing them up to date with our civilizational evolution. A mature spirituality, freed from obsolete dogmas and represented by coherent officials who embody their path. Then, let us reinvent an updated politics, with participative and cooperative democracy whose various forms will be able to render the richness of the local expression of citizens. Obviously, an economy that returns to its etymology (house management) and allows for the balance and restoration of circuits that create value and that is regenerative for the environment and citizens. An economy that values jobs, instead of destroying work and activities. An economy that values the different corporatism. And then, the police and the army fulfill their role as guardians of civil peace.
Let us dare to put everyone in their place, invested with their full potential to assume their roles and responsibilities and energy will circulate better in society.
 
 

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With your article, I discovered and opened myself an account at UP', let's go no further. Yes exploring the concept of "above ground" which leads us to the cultures of the same metal to astronautics via air transport. Landing on Mars in the next decade or continuing hydroponic crops, are they the path to the apotheosis of human development? Or on the contrary, following the rural exodus that began in the 17th-18th century and the urban hypertrophy, is the future not today concretely the Urban Exodus? Wasn't the first reflex at the beginning of the confinement to find food (and… Read more "

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