Capitalism has proven that it is not hospitable enough for the average person. It is great for the entrepreneur, it is godsend to the con man, and it is the engine of a developing society, as the rising tide lifts all boats, but eventually it finds itself in conflict with too many people, things and ideas.
Socialism is a failed idea because it too quickly runs out of other people’s money. The printing and digitizing of money only works until everyone has all of the paper or digital zeros that they can accumulate until it becomes worthless. The dirty little secret about socialism is that eventually you run out of the second class citizens labor and their willingness to show up every day and build the TVs, cars, refrigerators etc. . . . work morning noon and night serving hamburgers, cleaning toilets, or fighting fires etc. . . . and being at the beck and call of those who are deemed to be more equal or less equal and deserving of your money.
Centralized planning and any form of dictatorship fails because the world is way more complicated and much too big for any person or dictatorial group to control, manage, or plan everything. Eventually death changes the tune anyway.
So what is left?
Consecration has not honestly worked because people are inherently selfish and willing to justify their dishonesty. Integrity and virtue are required in a society where everyone is considered important and the work of life is not beneath them. So consecration has never been a popular mechanism of governance because it requires the individual to be selfless and accountable.
With the advent of the Global Mind accountability and dishonesty became a thing of the past. We could no longer lie, cheat, or steal with impunity or gamble on the remote chance of being found out, caught, or accused of a misbehavior or misdeed. The mentality of mankind was reoriented because our physiology exposed us, the technology recorded our thoughts and actions and the algorithms qualified our behavior. Instead of trying to see what we could get away with or give up trying and know that life was not fair we realized that life was not meant to be fair but it was meant to be lived as fully and richly as we could. The difference being selflessness and sacrifice not selfishness and greed.
With the advent of the Global Mind an individual’s creativity and effort become a means of advancing his or her community not enriching the individual. The willingness to work and sacrifice equals much more than the mere value of gold or whatever token of exchange the place used. The desire to serve in ways befitting our skills and valued by our community enabled the individual and is valued by the locale because it makes life better for all. In reality receiving the sustenance of life, the commodities of living, even the joys of recreation, leisure and service are consecrated mostly through the willingness but some time at the enlightened knowledge that someone needs to do it’ Instead of it being a chore it was a labor of love benefiting the neighborhood, enriching the community and transforming the world.
As in any society there are those who are too immature, too lazy, and too selfish to recognize, on their own, the value of work, service, and sacrifice. In the past immaturity, laziness, and selfishness would lead to misgivings, misunderstandings, and conflict. Because the objective of the community is harmony and individual well being the GM’s purpose is to the diminish the potential for misgivings by educating the individual and alerting his or her mentors, avoid misunderstanding by aggregating and analyzing the information and reporting the circumstances, conditions, and relationships to those in contact or immediate proximity. The global mind prevents conflict by facilitating an informed and participatory resolution to a problem early on when the issues are simpler and the costs smaller.
As in any conflict resolution scenario the solution can more easily be arrived at when the points of conflict are defined early and raised to the level of importance that disagreement is minimized. I may think my tasks are too hard or the expectations too great but when I am faced with performing a greater task or when I am required to define the expectation and defend it my perspective alters and my willingness to compromise or my unwillingness to not accept the judgment changes.
unlike socialism which debases the individual by relegating them to the least meaningful position as a means of deciding what the greater good was and who should be sacrificed Consecration empowers the individual by elevating the individual to the greatest position anyone can attain through personal choice, self sacrifice, and a willingness to obey the morals of the community.
The story line includes the two actors engaged in wanting to work and wanting to avoid work. Perhaps this is where they could meet in their opposing journeys.