Did you ever ask yourself the question why you pay your taxes on time; why you still cling to the grazy idea to lay your money down to save banks well knowing that the mess they got into is their fault !? Why do you build high fences around your house and install all kinds of security measures so that you see/ hear who's standing on your doorstep !? I hear you say that you do it because it is presupposed, after all solidarity is of all times ! Is it !? Bunkum !!
Or is it because otherwise the downfall will effect other parts of the financial markets and the trust dealers and shareholders still have in the product will eventually fade away !? Or do you still trust your government to such degree that by an eventually total failure it will act as it was a contingency fund !? You think so !? Think again !!
My reasoning is that the specific condition where you _ today as an individual are held in_ can be promoted as a significant beneficial survival value. In recent years globalisation, migration and individualism form the underlying level which has transformed our understanding of what (a) community is. Specifically, this leads me to believe that we're standing on a high potential crossroad in our social evolution. Where individualism was original part of the equation ( I approach this kind of individualism as the endresult of secularization) it is rather now a counter- offensive to the rapid changing social/ cultural conditions within Europe and the rest of the world. The first type favored ' community ' as the major mechanism to form our societies. That was in a sense necessary_ secularization took a hell of a time to get rooted, needed ' generations' to spread within populations/ groups. The latter I refer to as " Me- nity ", a particular ' community- system ' wherein our identity, our proper characteristics, peculiar tricks and traits, forced errors and stained choises form/ create virulent selective pressures.
In todays world we need to survive_ psysical literally_ swamping out any potential coming out from the us surrounding social network. That network is recognized as infiltrated/ corrupted; it doesn 't corresponds anymore with our culture/ tradition and with the language/ tongues we speak. Politics and our legal institutions loose grip and confine themselves to good governance_ trying to end all conflict. Using this kind of reflex as a moral justification is not alone wrong, but also terrifying, oppressive and dangerous. The individual ties the reduction/ the shift of favourable social/ cultural and political characteristics to a personal terrority- setting wherein we display ourself as the project- manager of our own life. Now individual choises will occur much faster. Ambitious like we are, we go further to even more extreme steps. Nothing is fixed, we jump into one relationship for another and we exchange jobs before they will get in our way. In the ol' days we adopted our identity by external (f)actors, while in the present we create profiles on line, stage avatars/ face to face speed- daten is the most logical way to get laid and we don 't discuss our ideas/ opinions/ tricks/ likes and fears anymore afrid as we are to be confronted with mixed emotions, contradictions and collisions. So we pull ourselves back to the latest neat thing we know best...ourselves!!
Tolerance and solidarity are appartenly a must, obligations_ it seems we are getting sucked into this discours without offerin' any proper resistance !! The compulsive nature keeps critique and scepsis on the one hand and the self- realization of the individual on the other hand away from the modern social/ cultural mainstream. Maybe it is time for intolerance, for forgetting our sense of community, for self- preservation, for fundamental critique, time for differences and for antagonism. The possibility for conflict, our lust for power and control has to present there for all times!!! Political/ cultural and social (f)actors reduce/ compromise/ restrain the total complete development of our identity_ there's always something that holds me back to be truly be myself !! And whatever communication consultants, publicity agencies and marketeers may say, logo's will never replace ideas; consensus and pseudo- harmonic tolerance and the so called ' endo- kolonisation ' can 't compete with the perfect image we have of ourselves. In the end it all boils down to the survival of memetic / genetic container. Cutting it up and theres is_ besides the bloody mess it leaves_ nothing common to be find within the human body. There is no indication to presuppose we're inner connected somehow, all you see and will get is individuality!!!!
We are sucked into an all- embracing pit of nothingness, equally strong as it is empty. Evereday we are coming closer to a stadium pf post- politics_ a political system without friction or conflict, where cultural and social self- determination of the individual is repressed for security reasons, where progressive decisions only look good from the outside. So long as we don 't leave enough room for what I call the biological (f)actor ( self- preservation, selforganisation, self- reinforcement), for dissensus and (f)actual social and cultural conflict, there will be no end to the problems we face today in our society. As long we don 't understand/ accept that the individual has more to say/ offer than any other ' community'; globalisation and migration will continue to undermine our social/ cultural and political platforms. As long as we think ' it is what works that counts '_ we' re in the wrong !! Extreme individualism works!