Thursday, 10 November 2016

Models of political change towards spiritual awakening

If a reversal of generations of secular Leftism is required - what are the possible models for positive change and what is the prospect of each being able to generate the desired spiritual awakening?

1. Established routes of change: Political parties, old and new; Voting, Organization, Lobbying...
*Possibility of positive change - Zero. The System is the problem, not the solution.

2. Corruption: bribery, intimidation, trading favours, cheating...
*Possibility of positive change - Zero.  This model is only for the rich and powerful: again the problem not the solution.

3. Direct action: strikes, riots, civil disobedience...
*Possibility of positive change - Zero. These methods only work when the Establishment is covertly on the side of change and therefore fight with one hand only (e.g. the British in India, the US government versus Civil Rights movement or 1960s student revolutionaries). The full force of State repression will rapidly and very-completely snuff-out such movements if/ when the State wishes.

4. Supersensible influence: a change in the Spirit of the Age (Zeitgeist); external influences of an undetectable kind - such as putative frequencies or vibrations that affect the human mind; intervention of divine or divinely-inspired personages such as gods, angels, prophets, spiritual leaders; the one-ness of all things, such that everything is linked, such that all positive change anywhere has effects everywhere - leading to incalculable and non-linear beneficial effects.
*Possibility of positive change - Our Best and Only Hope (assuming that such factors are regarded as real).