The left are searching for a new narrative. Perhaps they do this in the wrong direction. Perhaps the narrative goes the other way round.
° Not from above (e.g. Jesus Christ, Karl Marx), as subordinates are expecting, but from the inside of every individual, from the lower class.
° Not from the head, but from the hands: “What do I like? What do I need?” The economy is no longer about growth, competition, efficiency, consistency, but primarily about sufficiency. I don’t spend more money, just because I’ve got more money.
° Not from men, but from women.
° Not always being in the right, but admitting: All of us are insane somehow, for example when they maintain, people would work any longer if they get an Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) of 1500 Euros. Actually, they would be more productive and creative. The crucial question is: “Can I wriggle out of this quagmire, or do I need some professional support?”
These are natural points, but make them a natural course of action keeping in mind:
- Appreciate interim solutions (e.g. women’s suffrage, UBI).
- Respect elections (e.g. 1919 in Germany).
- Don’t rely on others (e.g. men, representatives), but take your life into your own hands.
- Think radically, act creatively.
- Don’t ask for your rights, but take them. Don’t merit your rights (e.g. women’s suffrage by supporting wars, right to live by waged labour), but take them.
- Have the whip hand. The change is not done quickly. But you have to be sane.
Crucially important are not books and intellectual borrowings, but you own sensual experience. By following your own narrative and not suppressing it by consumerism or waged labour, you get things straightened out with yourself and you can contribute to your community and to the existence of your species. There are different sorts of primates … The narrative doesn’t come from somebody above, but from the grassroots. It has been handed down in history: “We just want to have a good life. We don’t want to become rich. Drugs are not for a good life.” The impact of such a narrative comes from individuals talking to each other face to face, not from political parties and manifestos. Never forget the left course:
v no exchange, sharing instead of bargaining
v direct democracy (district council, city council, regional council)
v power to the women
v power to the children
v symptoms of insanity are: aspiring to power, the ideology of growth and competition, consumerism. People basically are not evil, but many have been made insane (by capitalism). This can be cured, however. But, please, don’t vote for insane people like Hitler or Trump!