On the Need for society and a Social Interest
The politics of humanity have always been about power. To disregard that fact is to disregard history. To eradicate power is to eradicate the need for a body politik.
This fact underpins social discourse and can not be expunged. An ideology based on reducing the importance of power will inherently reduce the importance of the society, leading to its own destruction.
What is needed is a framework to build on the empowerment of the self. To reestablish or foster belief in self-governance. To impress the importance of cooperation. To ingrain the need for a collective process.
What is needed is a collective interest in society. A social interest. An interest beyond the self that encompasses the totality of the human experience. That understands the intrinsic value of the social contract. That comprehends the permeation of a thousand separate actions that flow together to one goal of progress.
This social interest is a goal that must be seen to each and every day.
For to let it slide is to allow us to fall back into the problems that have plagued the prior century and continue to provide despair and destitution of our selves as well as social structure.
A social interest is understanding the inherent value of a social order, of the rule of law. Of a society that protects its vulnerable and fosters its strengths. A society that betters itself each and every day. That deals with its weaknesses and improves upon them.
Such a society can only be possible when the full weight of governance falls upon each individual citizen, Both the governance of the society and the governance of the self.
The only actions we can control are our own. It must be through a collective belief in the fundamental good of supporting one another that we move forward. Lest we isolate ourselves and plunge ever deeper into a disconnected society riddled with despair and intolerance.