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#HOLOS OPERATING SYSTEM DESIGN: Ervin Laszlo "#HOLISM IN NATION-STATE POLITICS" White Paper for the Symposium on New Paradigm

#HOLOS OPERATING SYSTEM DESIGN: Ervin Laszlo "#HOLISM IN NATION-STATE POLITICS" [-10 days to start #Synchronism] [8-432 Hz] #rigeneproject #PlanetaryOctet #DigitalDNA #blockchain #QUANTUMCOMPUTING #ARTIFICIALINTELLIGENCE

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#HOLOS OPERATING SYSTEM DESIGN: Ervin Laszlo "#HOLISM IN NATION-STATE POLITICS"
White Paper for the Symposium on New Paradigm in Politics

The current and now standard philosophy of contemporary politics and politicians is seriously
outdated. It is based on an obsolete concept of the human being and human society. Seldom
overtly acknowledged, it is this obsolete concept that underlies contemporary nation-state
politics. Its operative assumption is that the universe is a chance-created mechanism, and life
a random accident. The specific features of living species result from a succession of
accidental events in the history of physico-chemical and biological evolution on this planet,
and the features of human beings are due to the resulting fortuitous combination of their
genes. The human mind is dominated by reproduction-oriented drives for sexual, selfpreserving, and related forms of gratification. There is no higher order or guiding principle
either in the natural or in the human world: force prevails, and is employed by those who
possess it first of all to create wealth and power for themselves.

This is a mistaken and now seriously counterproductive concept of nature, life and society.
The widely discussed ideas of Newton, Darwin, and Freud are held to be the basic sources of
a scientific view, but this view has been overtaken by new theories, findings, and approaches
in the sciences. The truly scientific view of the universe is not that of a lifeless, soulless
aggregate of inert chunks of matter. As cosmologist James Jeans said over a hundred years
ago, in the scientific perspective the universe is more like a great thought than like a great
rock. Life is not a random accident, and the basic drives of the human psyche include far more
than drives for survival, sex, and other elemental gratifications.
The influential and until recently seldom seriously challenged pseudo-scientific view has
seriously negative consequences. It creates separation and self-centeredness, encourages allout competition, and warrants the pursuit of individual, corporate and national interests
without concern for the consequences for others. The pernicious effect of acting in light of the
dominant view is particularly evident in the field of nation-state politics. Persisting with the
dominant philosophy creates an international system replete with conflict, separation, all-out
competition, and violence. Contemporary nation-state politics needs a new basic philosophy:
a new paradigm.

The operative principle of the new paradigm can be derived as the practical, humanistic
implication of the current findings of the natural sciences, in particular of quantum cosmology,
quantum biology, and quantum consciousness research. We can resume it in a single
sentence: what is good for the whole, is good for the part. Applied to politics, this means what
is good for society as a whole, is good for every person and every structure and organization
in society. If a politician is to represent the interests of the individual and his or her
community, he or she needs to be concerned with the interests of the system in which that
individual is embedded. The embedding system comprises human individuals, their
organizations and institutions, as well as nature.
The still dominant but now outdated political philosophy differs from this conception. In its
humanistic expression, it maintains that the good of the individual coincides with the good of
society. This is the philosophy of a liberal ethics where the individual is free to pursue his/her
own interests without concern for the rest—as long as he or she acts within the formal or
informal morality espoused in society. The updated science-based philosophy leaves the
above coincidence open as a possibility, but does not affirm it as an invariant rule. The
invariant rule is the converse: the good of the whole is always and necessarily the good of the
individual part. This is the principle of holism applied to society: the core of what needs to be
developed as a new paradigm for politics.
Traditional cultures have been mainly holistic: they they respected the good of the whole. In
the context of society, their whole comprised individual human beings as well as their kinship
and socio-economic communities and structures. It also included nature: the life-supporting
environment. Traditional people recognized that what is good for their tribe or community in
the embrace of nature is good for all members of their tribe or community. Modern nationstate politics disregards this principle. It extols the individual and his or her interests, and is
not primarily concerned with the system in which that individual pursues its aspirations.

The operative principle of contemporary politics is the contrary of the principle of holism.
It is based on the following “unholy” assumption: thatwhat is good for the individual (or the
individual business, community, state, or nation), is good for the system in which that
individual (or business, community, state or nation) is situated. Humanistic politicians
consider that if something is good for the people it is also good for their country—and very
likely for other countries as well. Authoritarian politicians see no need to spell out why this
should be so, but if pressed they may cite Adam Smith’s doctrine of the indivisible hand. This
is the hand of the market, it harmonizes the interests of the individual with the interests of
society.

However, the equitable working of the market presupposes a level playing field where all
competitors have equal chances and opportunities. Such a playing field is not given in today’s
world, and in consequence the invisible hand often turns into an invisible foot that kicks the
poor and powerless but spares the rich and powerful. Resources—whether money, influence,
or arms—tend to accumulate to the rich and powerful and create inequality and injustice.
Contemporary nation-state politics “sub-optimizes” the world economic and political system,
breaking apart the coherence of the system. It creates separation, conflict, and unbridled
competition.

The dominant principle underlying contemporary nation-state politics is has been clearly
enunciated in a U.S. congressional hearing by Charlie Wilson, then president of General
Motors. Wilson famously told the Senators, “what is good for General Motors is good for the
country.” Thus GM can pursue its own interests without concern for other people and other
companies. Its good is the good of the U.S., and in the final count the good of the U.S. is the
good of all the countries of the world.

The above unholy principle was adopted by Nazi Germany. It was expressed in the
slogan, Deutschland ueber Alles (Germany above all). German politics was uniquely
concerned with the good of the German nation, and not concerned whether this is the good
also of other nations. In a less agressive but equally potent form the same principle was
expressed by Donald Trump when he declared, “America first.” Acting on it has lead the Trump
administration to wirthdraw the U.S. from the Paris Accord on Climate Change, reject widebased multilateral cooperation with other states in the Western Hemisphere, engage in
trade-wars with China, and reduce and even stop support for international organizations such
as UNESCO and the World Health Organization.

Sooner or later, the pursuit of the unholy principle produces a backlash. At the end of WWII it
created disastrous conditions for Germany, and if pursued (which at this time seems unlikely),
it would produce disastrous consequences for America as well. A new paradigm is needed in
nation-state politics; one that respects the interest of the whole system of societies, and
recognizes that doing so is in the best interest of every society in the system.

Adopting the paradigm based on the philosophy of holism in politics is a daring move, but if
major breakdowns are to be averted, it needs to be contemplated. It is in our most
enligthened shared interest to realize that when it comes to nation-state politics, it is not
America, not Germany, and not Britain (as the pro-Brexit advocates are beginning to realize)
that comes first. The whole system of human societies on the planet together with the natural
ecology in which it is embedded is what comes first.

Prof #ErvinLaszlo
Founder and Director
The Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research
[https://thelaszloinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Ervin-Laszlo-White-Paper-Holism-In-Nation-State-Politics.pdf]
https://thelaszloinstitute.com/2021/07/01/symposium-the-new-paradigm-in-politics/ 
https://www.villaggioglobale.eu/clubdibudapest/l-enciclopedia-olistica.html 
https://www.villaggioglobale.eu/clubdibudapest/olos-l-anima-della-terra.html 
https://www.villaggioglobale.eu/enciclopediaolistica/enciclopedia/holos/index.htm 
https://www.villaggioglobale.eu/enciclopediaolistica/enciclopedia/home.htm 
https://www.villaggioglobale.eu/enciclopediaolistica/enciclopedia/testoopera.htm 
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The "synchronism phase" is an initiative launched within the social project "Rigene Project" (www.rigeneproject.org), through
the petition sent to the European Parliament n ° 1112/2021 entitled: "The survival of the European Union depends on the World Union", with the aim of activating the process of
synchronization of the digital society, consisting of actions aimed at accelerating the digital-ecological-quantum-biological transition process
initiated by all the Governments of the world, through the synchronic union and collaboration of all the people of the world, to safeguard the well-being of all people and of the Planet Earth through
the realization of the "planetary octet path" as a solution to the current systemic health, economic, social, environmental and climatic crises emerging all over the world.
(Petition Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FladNV17NnkJuTHi2rgO-JlW80Szc6gOKJTKFTM7zPs/edit?usp=sharing )

(Find out more about all the aspects of the "cognitive phase" preparatory to the "synchronism phase" on: https://www.rigeneproject.org/cognitive-phase )

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