To prevent a continuation of the present situation, we propose the following:
• That all business enterprises belong to those who work in them, forming therein businesses with common ownership.
• That each person in the enterprise earn according to the value of his work, not according to the capital he may invest in the business.
• That societies (trilogical societies) be organized which have the means to control exploitative individuals and groups
• That large private properties gradually be eliminated so that everyone can have a small holding as the only way to achieve peace among peoples and a life without anguish. The Earth is large enough for all mankind as long as some do not take possession of more than others.
There are a number of difficulties to be faced before the people can take up the reins of their destiny. One of these is that those who wield power will not be willing to relinquish it. Another difficulty is that all those who have ever tried to change the status quo have been killed (Christ, Socrates, Martin Luther King). Still another problem is that since society has been organized with laws that favor those who have economic-financial power, these laws must be changed. Lastly, I think that the greatest difficulty of all until now has been the inexistence of a science that explains this social phenomenon.
I believe that now we have that science, and that now it is only a question of putting it into practice. In general the human being has held to the idea that all he needs to do to make life better is to change a few things here and there. That is not the answer at all. We will have to change practically everything if we are to attain the well-being that we have a right to enjoy. The transformation must be basic; it must be total.
It seems that at the present time everything is wrong. Therefore, we need people of great courage and worth to confront the world until it is turned around and set straight. Although at first only a few will be capable of doing this, little by little their numbers will increase until we reach total realization; for whatever is right and good is a reflection of that which is eternal, like life.
Furthermore, our desire is to be free, just as the Creator is free. Our wish is to enjoy the skies and the seas, to be able to enjoy the world like a garden; but we cannot. Why? Because we have inherited a socio-economic structure that is our absolute enemy. Until this moment, this is what the situation has been. Yet we can do something about it. Would you like to change all this so that you can live a fulfilling life? Or would you rather continue under the old system of human exploitation?
I believe that no one of sound conscience can continue to live like this. Since the 1960s at least, a great many young people have withdrawn from this type of society. Isn’t it better to change society than to have them continue to withdraw from it? I would like everyone to know that we can make our lives a paradise because today we have the means to do it. We were not born for opprobrium, for sickness and distress; we were born for well-being and happiness.
The struggle for freedom reached its peak at the time of the French Revolution, the American Independence and the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America. At that time, Immanuel Kant wept tears of gratitude upon seeing the struggle of the French people. Indeed, everyone who witnesses such events or reads about them experiences a surge of enthusiasm. Nevertheless, what we are witnessing today is another form of slavery, in all certainty far worse, for it debases not only the body but the soul as well; it prevents the human being from developing his intelligence and feelings; and it forces him to spend his life in an animalistic manner. The slavery of economic power is by far the most subtle, for it has the power to corrupt the minds of scientists and to alienate human beings, the power to destroy civilization itself.
This is the precise moment to call the peoples of all nations to join together in preventing the total ruin of humankind, which is bound to occur if we continue on our present course. The most important step to be taken now is for us to recognize the fundamental cause of the problem so that we can take measures to resolve it. That is the aim of this book and my entire purpose in life.
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