Sir Thomas More's Utopia
By SARTRE with comments by Ron
Jun 28, 2019 - 6:24:19 PM
There is a tyranny in the womb of every Utopia
BERTRAND DE JOUVENEL, Sovereignty: An Inquiry Into the Political Good
Sir Thomas More's Utopia
In every era or among different factions in worldviews, the concept of Utopia varies. Thomas More is credited as one of the first person of letters to propose a complete account of his vision for society and government. He published his work of fiction and socio-political satire in 1516. Memorialized in film as A Man for All Seasons and canonized by the Catholic Church as a Saint, the popular legacy has Thomas More as a great Renaissance humanist.
Why Did Thomas More Write Utopia analysis in Write writing, states.
"In Utopia there are equal opportunities for men and women to get education, people did not own land as private property, religious tolerance is practiced but the atheists are not welcomed. It was believed that if a man does not fear a God and has no concept of an afterlife, he is not trustworthy because he would consider himself having absolute authority.
Thomas More was Christian Humanist and Utopia reflects Humanism with More's religious inclination added to it. He showed through the novel that humanity can bring greatness if it's according to God's instructions [Ron: ie energetic mechanisms that determine the way Creation is designed and operates.]. More hoped that the king he served could think like a humanist. Thomas More's Utopia awoke social consciousness in the writers and they started using their writings for spreading messages and portraying reality instead of pure entertainment."
From Bartleby Writings the importance of natural law is established by More, while his error upon relying on reason to achieve this understanding negates revelation based upon faith.
[Ron: It is not an error to rely on reason to understand natural law. The problem faced by humans on this planet has been that demonic entities and their Talmudic and other controlled agents have distorted and falsified the truth about life, the universe and everything including the natural law. Arguably reason cannot negate revelation since true revelation is truth and reason properly exercised will accept truth.].
Communism and liberalism does not accept natural law ordained by God.
[Ron: Communism and liberalism are collectivist political ideologies designed and disseminated by Talmudists to reflect their negative, ethno-centric, genocidal, anti-God and anti-HUman philosophy in order to confound, enslave and destroy the rest of humanity.].
"The detailed description of Utopia acts as More's mode of expressing his humanistic views, commenting on the fundamentals of human nature and the importance of reason and natural law while gracefully combining the two seemingly conflicting ideals of communism and liberalism."
[Ron: The seemingly conflicting ideals of communism and liberalism were created by Talmudists and reflect their demonic collectivist ideology. They were created as part of the Talmudists' Hegelian dialectic methodology whereunder opposing movements are created to cause societal conflict so that the Talmudic instigators of the conflict can provide their desired solution to it. The mechanism is designed to create chaos and destroy rational thought and hence genuine social relationships and community peace and unity.].
"Doing what nature intends, which is established through reason, is the true way of worshipping God, according to the Utopians. This is consistent with the humanist theory of a higher, absolute natural law created by God and thus must be followed by man. In order to discover this natural law, one must use reason."
Note the outlook expressed by More back in the 16th Century is quite different from the godless [Ron: Talmudic] culture that has engulfed the planet. In Utopia Book I the outline of the systemic problems are examined. However, in Book II the factors and answers to create More's Utopia are presented.
Review the Cliffs Notes version of the Book Summary.
- Geographical Features
- Country Life
- Community Life
- Treaties and Alliances
[Ron: I have not read and considered the book and my comments are therefore confined to a consideration of the statements about More's Utopia in this article. I will assume that More's Utopia equates to the situation of humans who have attained the 5d situation known as Light and Life.].
Most notable are the conditions under:
Officials, "The leaders or government officials, chosen from the citizens of superior intelligence and integrity."
[Ron: Ordinarily leaders and government officials will also have an adequate knowledge of life through experience.].
Community Life, "Menial tasks are performed by slaves."
[Ron: The Cosmos is created by Love energy. Accordingly, in "Utopia", the ideal spiritual community capable of experiencing Light and Life will emulate love energy and hence community members will seek to serve others more than self. This means that when and if needed, everyone will perform menial tasks within their capacity. However, as humanity evolves it is being gifted with ideas that create mechanised and electronic technologies culminating in artifical intelligence and these developments are rapidly eliminating the need for human beings to do most menial tasks. ALL that is required to ensure that future human communities live in increasingly utopian material and social conditions unburdened by menial tasks is that community members develop a sufficient degree of higher consciousness, ie greater spiritual maturity, so that communities agree to intelligently control the use of technology and properly and reasonably share its abundant benefits with everyone in society. Eventually this will require dispensing with the money meme and the various mechanisms currently associated with its use and abuse such as privately owned corporations.].
Economy, "There is no private property among the Utopians and they have no money."
[Ron: Once HUmans evolve spiritually to reach the Utopian level of Light and Life money will no longer be needed to grease the wheels of social interaction. At that point, communities will understand and agree that the Creator is the true owner of everything and that HUmans are stewards and guardians of the natural physical world in which they live. Individuals will become caretakers of the land and housing they occupy and have tenure as long as they need it, provided that they properly maintain and care for it. Occupiers would have quite possession of land, housing and any other property that they validly occupy and have guardianship of, provided that they properly maintain, use and adequately preserve the quality of such land, housing and/or property.
Similar attitudes and responsibilities will typify the control and use of all industrial and commercial premises and property. Local, district, regional and national governance organisations would be tasked with ensuring the proper and reasonable allocation, usage and stewardship of all such premises and property; and the proper and appropriatly equitable distribution of goods and services produced from enterprises using them. Relevant governance organisations would also oversight and control the use of all unoccupied lands.].
Philosophy, "The belief that a life pattern must accord with the dictates of nature; since nature prompts people to seek pleasure, pleasure is regarded as the goal of life."
[Ron: I agree that life patterns need to accord with the dictates of nature, ie energetic cosmic laws, but disagree with the proposition that 'pleasure is regarded as the goal of life.' Each individual HUman being is indwelt by a fragment of Creator consciousness and endowed by the Creator with a unique mind and personality. Arguably the ultimate goal of every created spirit and of everyone incarnating in this physical world is to grow in knowledge, wisdom and love and thus to become more like the Creator. That requires that HUmans must strive to grow their minds through rational thinking and action in accordance with that thinking.].
Laws, "They have no lawyers. Their body of laws is brief and readily understood by laymen."
[Ron: We have it on good authority that Humans incarnate to learn to love their neighbour (everyone and everything) AS themselves (ie we need to learn to accept and love ourselves) FOR the love of God, ie ALL. This requirement to learn to love everyone and everything unconditionally is a simple concept that doesn't require reams of man made laws and regulations. It requires good will and personal honesty and integrity. In a Utopian (Light and Life) situation everyone needs to accept responsibility for their actions, and failure to act when action is necessary. If that is done, there is no need for large legislatures, police, security forces and judiciaries.
A Utopian community will accept responsibility for ensuring that all responsible members have adequate housing, nutrition, health care and transport; and the ability to avail themselves of educational and recreational facilities commensurate with the community's capacity; and each individual's personal capacity to contribute to general community productivity and affairs.].
Religion, "There is uniformity in the belief in immortality, and, as a consequence of this, they have developed a cheerful attitude toward the approach of death. They regard atheists askance and refuse to let them hold office."
[Ron: Arguably it is a precondition for the existance of a genuine Utopia that its members uniformly believe that they are spirit beings and hence immortal. This requires that members understand that the Creator (God) has established reincarnation as the methodology whereby HUman beings can have myriad incarnations in order to learn about life the universe and everything and thus learn to love unconditionally and become ever more like the Creator. Current experience in our world adequately demonstrates that those who do not believe in God and Creation create dystopias not Utopias. Accordingly people with such beliefs cannot be allowed to have any power or control over any Utopian community.].
It is obvious that the Thomas More notion of Utopia would fall flat with today's secular humanists. Based upon this historic reaction, drawing the conclusion that any expectation on a Utopia is relative. Entrusting on reason when the intellectual standard varies with every generation and ideological outlook results in a constant redefinition and make-up of what constitutes Utopia.
[Ron: The utopian conditions needed for a community to experience Light and Life is not subjective or subject to redefinition.].
Yet the dream to secure an imaginary never-never land keeps recurring because the human condition is so dissatisfied with the state of affairs that offer continuous despair and disillusion. The political injustices are a direct result of the malevolent nature of evil which is the heart of human beings. It is absurd to speculate that mankind can attain paradise here on earth.
[Ron: I disagree. The idea of reaching Utopia (Light and Life) is NOT imaginary and delusional as this author implies. Current human conditions on this planet ARE perceived to be unsatisfactory because they ARE; and HUman being here sense that to be so. Careful analysis reveals that the malevolent and evil nature of life on this planet is due to demonic Talmudic influences that have controlled and subverted HUman consciousness over millenia causing many people to think and act in evil ways. BUT that does not mean that evil necessarily and irrecoverably resides in the heart of all or even any HUman beings. Humans have been endowed with free will and hence they can CHOOSE good or evil. Evil is an option but not innevitable for anyone.
Arguably the reason for the Creation and the creation of spirit beings and their ability to experience physicality via the incarnation process on this and other planets, is to grow in experience and knowledge and hence to learn to love unconditionally so that we become ever more like the Creator.
As demonic Talmudic influences have made life her a dystopia, Christ Michael Aton, the God of this planet, has returned to remove ALL evil individuals and energies from the planet so that the remaining inhabitants can learn to love unconditionally and evolve into Light and Life, ie into what this author calls Utopia. This process is called the Millenial Reign and it commenced on 5 February 2019. See eg: AND SO IT BEGINS - Tuesday February 5, 2019, Mark’s the first day of the Millennial Reign of Michael of Nebadon. - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Announcements_4/AND-SO-IT-BEGINS.shtml].
Since all Utopia ambitions are wishful desires it should not be surprising when they are never fulfilled.
[Ron: I disagree for the reasons mentioned above. The ambitions of those who wish to experience Light and Life will be fulfilled provided that they persevere in their efforts to reach that goal.].
Thomas More created a concept society that offered an alternative to the regimes of kings. Particularly provocative for his time was the focus toward his Tudor monarch. The danger of upsetting a ruling dynasty leads to changing accommodation at the Tower of London. Indeed, the final resolution was met upon Tower Hill with his beheading. So much for the prospects of a Utopia during his lifetime.
An important insight by Audrey Novak in the essay The Radical Christianity of Thomas More's "Utopia" clarifies the defective rational in Utopia, especially when reason is supposed to be the means upon which understanding is acquired.
"In Utopia, the freedom of the individual, the ability for each to choose how and where to live, is sacrificed for the maximization of the collective happiness of all citizens. This self-sacrifice comprises the base of Utopian society, and paradoxically serves to both enslave and liberate its citizens. Utopians forgo their individual freedom of will for the sake of nationwide material and spiritual contentment with the world.
[Ron: I disagree. This argument assumes its conclusion and smacks of Communist ideology. A real utopia can only exist where its members have and exercise free will. What constitutes a utopian situation is that community members CHOOSE to love one another as Jesus the Christ loves them. The loving members of truly loving families DO NOT cease to have free will because they CHOOSE to serve members of the family more than they serve themselves. Family welfare and spiritual contentment DO NOT eliminate the free will of parents and children, they enhance them.].
However, the laws and arrangement of society deliver to each individual freedom from the vices of greed and pride, which historically haunt mankind. [Ron: How?]. The possibility of sin eliminated, the Utopians are free to do whatever they wish in the direction of the only other path open to them: a life of "virtue."
[Ron: This is nonsense!].
As a result, the prevalent goodness, discipline, and sacrifice in Utopia, which at first appears such a marvelous achievement, is compromised; the instant free will is removed from the life of the mind, any claim of virtue rings hollow. No value exists in a "virtuous" life if that virtue is not won through internal struggle against a temptation. In Utopia, there is no struggle because all temptation has been systematically eliminated. The ultimate end of humanity on Utopia is thereby limited, and this grave flaw at the heart of Utopian philosophy is loudly reflected in the policies of the island on deliberate death, imperialism, war, and the dissolution of the family."
Upon this supposition one should conclude that Utopia, in reality is really Dystopia.
[Ron: I disagree, unless this author's definition of Utopia is consistent with his false premises. The idea that "sin", ie mistakes by HUman and Celestial beings, are somehow completely eliminated by the Utopian (Light and Life) concept is self fulfilling and automatically justifies his conclusion BUT that is not the way the Creation works. An obvious instance of enlightened individuals existing in "utopian" conditions using their free will to reject their "Utopian"situation is the Lucifer Rebellion in which Lucifer and about a third of his staff in the Satania Sector of the Nebadon Universe, deliberately refused to live in their angelic circumstances as Sector administrators. Indeed, their deliberate free will choice to reject their angelic situation has resulted in the severity of the demonic dystopia we suffer on this planet.].
SARTRE - June 18, 2019
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