A DIVERSE NATION27/08/18
The social economy is not taking advantage of generous labour among volunteers and low wages or appropriating tax from voluntary resources including non-wages. In fact, an economy based on social organisation prioritises health and welfare while preserving the environment and our world. The social organisation is more accommodating of differences where everyone irrespective of culture, class or gender is included. It is where a community of participants are naturally responsible for their shared investment.
However, the current state of affairs is organised by cold relations of Secularism. The movement of material resources is concentrated on a hierarchical structure of power. Made up of opportunities and wealth; at the top are the few powerful who own a large share of wealth; at the flat base accumulates the disadvantaged among the social consequences.
While the hierarchical structure of society is based on the individual, social organisation is founded at the base. Typical to socialist systems, communities are established upon donations and by voluntary entities - so-called capital labour.
The ruling regime demonstrates a socialist bind by force of voluntary groups among religions to pay tax the same as those on top of the hierarchy. And this unethical expectation is also shared by students among the sick and unemployed.
The imposed inequality gives rise to a social spiral among low paid workers whose income is subsidised by MSD in an attempt to make ends meet. If those who are working are seeking help, imagine what social relations is endured by the sick and the unemployed!
So, dealing with ruthless social relations can be demeaning, some would opt to avoid asking for help for fear of such inhumanity.
It clearly confirms that society is established upon the individual where social relations is brutal. It follows 'when the going gets tough, the strong survives', in the last twenty five years or so, the weak has painted an abnormal trend among the social consequences.
The material economy determines daily choices prioritising the individual's needs and desires over the family, over the community and society. His/her desires are narrowed in on his/her instincts lacking rational consideration of social organisation.
Aspects of this instinctual behaviour is normal among tribal rule as we indulge daily from the USA, UK and Australia - the West. It is social disruption.
I am hopeful that New Zealand has bucked the socialist trend in recognition of the human toll of a linear material economy. The Labour government immediately put in place measures to deal with the urgent issues of homelessness, prison population and suicide. The Labour government has also introduced policies to attempt at bridging the gap between the narrow top and flat base of widening inequalities, climate change, clean energy, and refugee.
It took over a decade to disestablish the family and communities; it would take a while for transition to show stable developments. One positive change is KiwiBuild nearing affordable housing for first homeowners and for the homeless.
And this is the basis of social developments. Issues are not about the person or throwing money into temporary measures. Developments produce positive or negative effects that impact on peoples' lives.
Obviously, the ruthless relations of a linear material economy suits those who have less or no family and community ties. You can expect such behaviour as ambitious, narcissistic and self-serving.
So when the ruthless behaviour targets the family house a commodity, feelings associated with members of the family are thinned into material desires. Those who find the material going tough accumulate at the flat base among the homeless.
And what's worse, the loss of the house results with the isolation of individuals to fend for themselves. And soon enough at the top of the structure an individual who by means of skills and resources including ruthlessness is at the top of society.
However, this is not an admirable trait binding groups and communities. While skills may be learned from experience, the behaviour is more common with tribal rule.
No one gets rich by being nice and generous. So if there are no religions or voluntary organisations, then I guess we'd all be suffering from some kind of hardship illness if not all dead. And the survivors no doubt would be among the brutes. They wouldn't be mourning the current rate of suicide!
That is why we have to be civilised in order to participate equally in the organisation of our survival. The Labour government has already put in place related policies. I would like to add some suggestions at a younger age to develop their customs and skills for the better.
It is targeting community developments for young people to grow comfortable in participation on social activities away from individualism and prevent isolation. Targets for achievement for example are sports like rugby and soccer where individuals play as a team. The All Blacks has already mastered the art of diversity using players from all tribes and different cultures making up a world champion team.
It would be ideal to continue with tradition to be written into the curriculum and accessible to everyone irrespective of difference.
While diversity organises differences on equality, it also unites by shared values of responsibility. This is highlighting universal interests of Climate Change, Clean Energy, War and Climate Refugees and Equality. There is an initiative in this development for Freetrade Agreement among nations sharing universal interests.
And if you step aside for a bit, you'd see the whole picture of a social correlation stemming from the individual to the family, to the community, society, nation, international and the whole world.