SIMONE WEIL AND THE ABOLITION OF ALL POLITICAL PARTIES. This question appears certainly to a great number of people when observing our tormented world. Corruption, impunity, wars, terrorism, exponentially increased poverty and, to culminate, the promise of a more complex and dangerous world, with an uncertain end for humanity. But citizens, in general, are confused with the idea of Democracy, truly believing that this political regime is the best among the worst. However, what we observe worldwide, from Venezuela to modern and rich “democracies”, like the US, and Europe, is the danger of renewed wars and a general incompetence in ruling an unbalanced world, with an increased gap between the poor and the 1% of inconceivably rich. Simone Weil (3 February 1909 – 24 August 1943) was a French philosopher, mystic, and political activist. She engaged in the political activities, concerned about the working classes. Weil was among the very few that discussed face-to-face with the Red Army founder, Léon Trotsky, arguing against Trotsky, by writings, and in person, that the élite communist bureaucrats could be just as oppressive as the worst capitalists. As we know it, she was right… Reading her book entitled “On the abolition of all political parties” is presently obligatory since the humans face an unprecedented risk of financial, social, and cultural collapse. I quote: «There are three of these: 1. A political party is a machine to generate collective passions. 2. A political party is an organization designed to exert collective pressure upon the minds of all its individual members. 3. The first objective and also the ultimate goal of any political party is its own growth, without limit. Because of these three characteristics, every party is totalitarian – potentially, and by aspiration. If one party is not actually totalitarian, it is simply because those parties that surround it are no less so. These three characteristics are factual truths – evident to anyone who has ever had anything to do with the every-day activities of political parties. As to the third: it is a particular instance of the phenomenon which always occurs whenever thinking individuals are dominated by a collective structure – a reversal of the relationship between ends and means.»

REF: http://www.spaziofilosofico.it/en/numero-09/4243/note-sulla-soppressione-dei-partititi-politici-simone-weil-beppe-grillo-e-alfred-n-whitehead/Weil

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