Foundations of statehood

“If you want to see a valley, you have to go to the mountains; if you want to see mountains, you have to rise above the clouds; but if you want to see everything... close your eyes and just imagine”.
(Kahlil Gibran)

The need for change is obvious to every indifferent inhabitant of the country. Global, complex changes.

What approaches should the reforms be based on? What basic principles should be considered by the architects of reforms?

Let’s understand the essence of things.

We want to build a society that ideally takes into account interests of everybody – that is the state.

What is the state in this meaning? This is an institution that protects the interests of its citizens.

What is the basis of the interests of citizens, united in the state? At the root of interests, we still have to meet satisfaction of basic human needs.

What is the determinant in the initial effort of people to unite in the state?

Let’s see from the part of the evolution of life on Earth, one of the main differences between man and animal is in his relationship with nature. If an animal is an element of nature and builds its relations with it from the position of adaptation to the conditions of the surrounded world, a man does not simply adapt to the environment, but strives to subdue it to some extent by creating the tools for it.

With the creation of tools a person’s lifestyle changes. The ability to create tools for converting environment indicates the ability to work consciously. Labor is specific, uniquely human activity, consisting in the implementation of impacts on nature to provide the conditions of their existence.

The main feature of labor is that work activity, as a rule, is carried out together with other people.

Conscious labor presupposes intelligence.

Intelligence is the quality of the psyche, which consists of the ability to adapt to new situations, the ability to learn from the experience, understanding and application of abstract concepts and use of the knowledge for managing the environment [Encyclopaedia Britannica]. General ability to learn and overcome difficulties that unites all human cognitive abilities: sensation, perception, memory, representation, thinking, imagination [G. Azimov, A.I. Shchukin. Glossary of methodical terms, 2002].

But on the other hand: labor creates welfare, the excess of which, appropriated by anybody, becomes the property.

Welfare (economics) is something that is able to meet the needs of people’s everyday life, to bring people good, give pleasure.

The interests of the citizens in the state is the state’s ability to efficiently store, distribute, concentrate and protect welfare, becoming property at the time of above-listed manipulations and acquiring the distinctive features and quality of the latter.

Thus, it will be logical to say that property cannot be regarded as the primary cause of human existence, but only its derivative.

The very ideological basis of human existence can be represented as a “matrix” – the Matrix of Human Existence (hereinafter – MHE) – picture 1.

Picture 1 – Interaction scheme of the junction of matrix of human existence in the information-energy space – time

In fact, a person cannot create anything new, not inherent in information- energy space – time; he may only reveal this from the available information variants, energy, space and time, changing the entropy of the last ones within the scope of their living space. Under the entropy we’ll understand the measure of structure disorder of interrelated objects.

That is, considering the matrix of human existence (MHE), with related components, relatively taking the components of “Welfare” close to zero, it becomes obvious that quantitative characteristic of the “Intelligence” reduces significantly and, accordingly, the quantitative characteristic of “Labor” also.

On the example of a new-born person in the first moments of life:

The first drops of breast milk gives vitality and the first experience that is different from the instinctive; telling that the more efforts you pursue on the mother’s breast, the more benefits you get.

We get the launch of interrelated phenomena that differ from the initial state of Information-Energy Space – Time (IEST) by the change in the entropy of each component as well as components of the matrix as a whole, and IEST elements revealed by it.

Thus, the qualitative-quantitative indicators MHE in the junctions of the matrix are changing due to redistribution (due to the change in entropy) of quantitative and qualitative information field indicators, energetic and spatial components involved in human life, considered in time, and it accordingly causes a change in entropy of associated components: tools of understanding; tools of pressure; interaction, quality skill, experience; non-material motivation; material motivation.

In summary, we can conclude that both for a single individual or a society of individuals and the state or humanity as a whole, the main interest should be represented by the optimal ratio of MHE components in terms of decrease of entropy in relation to the timely previous state, eliminating the dissipative extremes and catastrophic resonances of the system.

Ideally, there is a possibility of mathematical description generally corresponding to the harmonious development of the system (proportional decrease in entropy of state of all MHE components).

The above described new MHE paradigm gives great opportunities to analyze individuals, societies, certain countries and the development of humanity as a whole.

Author: Sergey Stepanovich Lebedenko

Date: 10 March 2015