Another excerpt form my paper titled
"THE INEVITABLE DEMISE OF DEMOCRACY AND THE ULTIMATE FORM OF GOVERNMENT"
In this excerpt, I try to arrive at the ultimate form of government by developing a 'theory of forced associations'.
Many people have confused ultimate alternative as the best alternative possible in the current scenario, but that's not what I meant when I used the term. Ultimate here means the form of government for man in his final stage of evolution whenever that happens, and that need not necessarily happen millions of years henceforth; in small closets and isolated occasions, it has existed right since our evolution, just that the effect seems to be snowballing in recent times.
Why search for the ideal solution now? My belief - only when I know the ideal solution will I realise at which level of approximation I currently stand and thus choose logically from among the various roads available.
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------------------------------------THE ULTIMATE ALTERNATIVE
Just because a system has been doing reasonably well for sometime, does not mean that credible alternatives do not exist. If the ultimate goal is understood or at least logically proved, it can always help select the correct alternative with proper perspective.
Humans are a constantly evolving species. Humans have been evolving both physically and mentally over time. A form of organization that was good for primal humans might not work today, similarly today’s form might be inadequate tomorrow as humans continue to evolve.Instinct and Association
One relationship common to all evolved species is the mother-child relationship. Especially, the mother to child affection represents an ideal bond - the absence of any competition, recognition coupled with unconditional love, and absence of any deceit. Such a relationship does not require an arbiter, since one individual respects and recognizes the other. Also, the more evolved the species the more evolved is the mother-child relationship.
The mother to child bonding has been a defining feature of the Homo sapiens ever since it evolved as a distinct species. This love and affection can be attributed to two causes, the first is ‘instinct and hormone’ and the second is ‘forced association’.
Probably during child bearing and later, certain special hormones in mothers create that unconditional love and affection for the child, in common parlance, the maternal instinct.
But there is another reason for this maternal instinct, one that is more relevant to the development of the current hypothesis. A mother is forced to bear her child for nine months; she is forced to take care of her toddler for the first few years of its life till it can stand on its own. During this period of close association, the mother recognizes the qualities and frailties in her child and this develops her love for her child. If an opportunity beckons, she knows when the child must be encouraged and when it must be shielded. On the other hand, in many cases the child does not develop the same kind of affection for the mother since, during the period of forced association, it is not mature enough to recognize her qualities.
Whether such a close association in turn causes the secretion of certain special hormones has to be further researched and is open to debate. Whatever the cause, in most cases, a close association leads to recognition and a perfect relationship, making any authority or external arbitrator redundant.Theory of Associations
As man has evolved over thousands of years, the number of possible close associations he has/can have over his lifetime has increased steadily and continues to do so. While in primordial man this opportunity was confined to mates or mother-child, the creation of clans and tribes led to a wider circle. Establishment of communities, settlements, city states, kingdoms and nations are all leading to multiple associations among people, inconceivable in an earlier era.
Assuming the mother to child relationship as perfect, these associations are all approximations of that perfect relationship. And the perfect relationship is characterized by the redundancy of any external control or guidance. Even if it is assumed that close association leads to a certain special physical condition (for e.g. secretion of special hormones etc) then such a condition which was true for only mother-child or mates in primal humans is true for a much wider group associated with an individual today.
Our trajectory of evolution and growth has ensured the proliferation of forced close associations. And even assuming a low rate of success, this process is slowly but surely leading to more and more perfect relationships where authority or government is redundant.A logical extrapolation makes it clear that for humans in their final stage of evolution, this circle of close association will extend to the entire mankind, and any form of government will be redundant and unnecessary. The ultimate form of is no government at all.
Many characterize this possibility, of the absence of a government, as either a fantasy or a dangerous precedent that will destroy organized society. While this is very true of mankind in its current stage of evolution, the proposition is not outrageous for a fully evolved mankind. We are constantly evolving and the number of forced closed associations of an individual during his lifetime is increasing steadily with generations. When all relationships shall approximate perfection, and when the entire mankind is involved in the relationship, any form of government is bound to be redundant.
While increasing associations seems to be Nature’s own way of gently prodding us to the goal, if we could somehow create the effect without the cause, i.e. a perfect relationship from every individual to every other individual on this planet today, all authority and government would instantly become superfluous.
After thousands of years of evolution we see a visible increase in the number of these associations and relationships. Ideal families are institutions, where many individuals exist in harmony. Joint families, as prevalent in Eastern nations have generations of people living in perfect harmony. And many businesses too promote such organization where authority or government is redundant. The information age with its tools like the Internet augur a quantum jump in possible associations.
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....But what one must not lose sight of, are the two inevitabilities; that democracy is very gradually but surely self- destructing itself and the society around, and that we are very gradually but surely, being pushed towards a society where any government will be redundant and superfluous. Any attempt to create a bridge between these two states, saving mankind the aeons that Nature has ordained for this evolution through the piecemeal process of forced associations, shall be a welcome development.
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