62. Harmony Is Big Love
The current society of China is a completely human civilisation society with public ownership and state capitalism as the political and material guarantee and for the purpose of solving the deep-seated problem of the society and building harmonious society under the construction of powerful guarantee.
Harmonious society is to ensure the harmonious co-existence between man and man, man society, man and nature.
The purpose of harmony is to require the co-prosperity and co-existence between man and man, man and society, man and nature without essential contradiction to achieve a state of unity of nature and man.
What is essential contradiction? The contradiction between America and Bin Laden is essential contradiction. The absolute irreconcilableness between two is essential contradiction.
The conduct of Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in the past years was essential contradiction.
The root reason for essential contradiction between man and man is being unable to understand and communicate between man and man, causing mutual no recognition of the other’s interest, each restricting the other and the contradiction cannot be reconcilable. Essential contradiction is represented in the form of absolute irreconcilableness and that one side must die.
The way to avoid essential contradiction between man and man is mutual respect, understanding, and communication really.
To achieve ‘mutual respect, understanding communication really’, one must achieve ‘mutual unlimited respect, understanding, and communication’.
Unfortunately, this is just a theory. As an individual, man can only communicate with the surrounding person limitedly, but it is impossible to achieve unlimited communication.
Men are different; no one can really understand the other’s thought.
Having no alternative but to give up our preference can only achieve no conflict of fundamental interests between man and man, man and society, man and nature as far as possible.
As long as there is no conflict of fundamental interest, there will be no absolute irreconcilableness between man and man.
What is ‘mutual unlimited respect, understanding, and communication between man and man, man and society, man and nature’, it is love.
As man cannot communicate with others unlimitedly but limitedly and even is unable to communicate and understand, man always damages the fundamental interest of other persons and other groups inadvertently, intentionally, and unintentionally, or deliberately.
How to avoid this? We need that people of the whole society and even the world can adjust the political and economic relations between man and man, man and society, man and nature systematically, that is, to adjust the fundamental interest between man and man, man and society, man and nature systematically.
This can only be guaranteed in ‘a completely human civilisation society with public ownership and state capitalism as the political and material guarantee and for the purpose of solving the deep-seated problem of the society and building harmonious society under the construction of powerful guarantee’.
Only public ownership societies can the maximum equal and fair distribution of social resources and interests. Of course, such equality and fairness are not absolute; there should be a process.
State capitalism is the only correct material guarantee of public ownership. Without state capitalism, the state-owned enterprises and assets will be melted like ice cream in summer. The fact we see is that it is the state capitalism that saves the socialism of China and saves public ownership.
Because a harmonious society is for the purpose of solving the deep-seated problem of the society by adjusting the political and economic relations between man and man, man and society, man and nature.
So people living in the harmonious society and unnecessary to adjust their behaviours painstakingly, the system will adjust the fundamental interest between man and man, man and society, man and nature naturally. Men only need to live according to their own habit.
Whether you are poor or rich, illustrious or ordinary, the family harmony, social stability, and favourable weather are the basic demands for men.
Nobody wants to live in a horrific family or wants to be pursued and captured by the government, let alone to live in nuclear radiation.
Harmony is to love the surrounding persons, love society, and love nature. It is also to be loved by the surrounding persons, by society, and by nature.
Harmony is big love.
The current human beings are pursuing material civilisation extremely, but ignore spiritual civilisation completely.
Because private ownership and capitalist system are the jungle law of Darwin, where those fit survive, while those not fit are perished and the weak is the prey of the strong and interest of the weak has never been considered.
Do you want to be loved by the surrounding persons, by your country, and the whole earth? Only a harmonious society, public ownership, and state capitalism can achieve this—harmony is big love.
Why do human beings need a harmonious society now?
Because all our past cultures and civilisations and all rules of game were established under the premise of low productivity. People worked day and night, but could only afford the food and clothing for themselves or the surrounding persons. In this condition, the fighting of human beings was of small scale and partial and did not have a large influence on the natural environment. Even if hundreds and thousands of or missions of people died, it was just knife and axe chopping and the previous civilisation could be restored after several decades.
However, with the improving of human productivity, the destructive power of human beings has also rapidly improved. The nuclear weapons owned by human beings now can destroy the earth for many times. Much destruction is irrevocable, can only be restored after many years, and all the destructions are large scale and transient.
In this condition, the human beings must set up a new rule of the game. There must be a higher requirement for the spiritual civilisation of human beings, the spiritual civilisation of human beings must be improved. Just as a monkey cannot drive a car, not only the can the monkey not drive a car, people with weak intelligence, mental disorder, weak sight achromatopsia, and those not trained are also disqualified to drive a car.
God would not let a group of monkeys drive a car; if they insist on doing so without listening to the advice, God will make them all die, unless they become qualified men within the specified time.
I don’t want to see this day, but it will come irrevocably, because it has been the time to make a choice for the technical advancement of human beings, that is, harmonious or perishing.