One thing that I’ve seen, as I’ve begun to more in-depth study the Swedish democratic system is that it’s based solely upon control. This control is then held up through laws that promise punishment in various ways.
The entire law book – or most of it, is a collection of statements intricately interwoven as to create the control that people want to have in society. The reason that this control is thought to be needed – is because – money must be protected and people can’t be trusted. These are the two themes that run through all the laws.
See – in Sweden, a government, parliament and a court govern us. The parliament makes the laws, the government enforces the law and the courts uphold the law.
We have the government (which serve the law) on the top as the directive (executive power), decision maker – under the government comes the public institutions, which people are working in. It’s these public institutions that are the actual backbone of the democratic society, as they serve the law that is written and decided upon by the parliament.
Thus – what is fascinating is how extremely limited the public institutions are in terms of – what they are allowed to do and what they are not allowed to do. Everything must be written in law if you are to do it. Thus – the machinery of the governmental power is an extremely beurocratic and complex monster – in which human traits such as: creativity, playfulness and self-trust has disappear.
The governmental machine is like a dead person attempting to live – but, he has made up all of these millions of rules as to how he should live. Thus – he now tries to follow all of these millions of rules when he is living which makes it so that he doesn’t ever live; he only always follows all of the rules which he has created for himself to follow.
And why did he create all of these rules? To protect himself, to protect himself from falling apart, to protect himself from loosing money, to protect himself from the abuse and attacks of others – from others greed and desire for power.
Thus – society, as the mass of laws that stand as the backbone of human, social interaction is based upon fear – as the fear of being abused. It’s based upon desire – as the desire to have control and power. It’s based upon greed – as the desire to have money and to have control over others. It’s quite a fuck-up; our entire lives are directed by these detailed laws – all upholding a function which you can trace back to a cause, of either – protecting money – or, protecting another from another – or, giving another power and control over another, within the idea and belief that he/she knows more and is more able to take correct decisions than another.
Thus – what has been missed? Why are living in this dead person? Filled with laws – using each moment to assess whether his living expression stands in alignment with all of these laws, rules and detailed paradigms as to what is right and wrong? The reason is simple; we’ve missed equality.
See – the reason we need leaders, the reason we need laws – is because we’ve not educated people effectively to take care of themselves and to live their own lives effectively, within the consideration of what is best for them and best for everyone else.
Would we need laws that decide how property is to be split in a conflict – if we would hold to no greed, no desire; but instead we had a well-developed self-honest, objective starting point through which we decided what to do.
Do you want this toy? Yes? I also want this toy – maybe we can share? You can have it first and then I can have it? Yes – cool!
LOL – common sense is real intelligence – the common sense to see what is best for all and act, practically, physically, mathematically – as what is best for all. Within such a starting point of living – there is absolutely no need for laws.
Thus – laws that enforce control are only needed because we’ve not allowed ourselves to life self-control, as in pushing ourselves to stand by the principle of oneness and equality as what is best for all. Where in there is no authority needed, as we are self-authority – where-in we hold ourselves accountable and responsible as to what we do and what don’t do. We live not according to rules and pre-determined paradigms, but we trust ourselves to in each moment take all that is here into consideration and from such a starting point, take a decision that supports ourselves and everyone else as ourselves. It’s simple, simplicity – called common sense.
So – let’s stop the complicated beurocratic way of life and instead develop self-trust, so we can actually embody the values of equality, justice and human rights as a living expression – instead of following laws separate from ourselves, only due to the promise of a punishment. We don’t need laws – we are capable of assessing and making effective decisions in this moment without any prior knowledge or preparation.
So – all hail human potential, as the potential to live as what is best for all. Research equal money and you’ll see what I mean.