On Modernity, Apoliticism, and Inequality: How We Should Promote Companionship Rather than Competition

Moments of popular upheaval, resistance, and revolution have a common underlying cause: they arise from popular dissatisfaction with economic and political systems. Protesters, proletarians, common people are dissatisfied with a political process that does not hear their voices, does not guarantee them their needs and rights, and sees them only by their industrial capacity, as instruments. Meanwhile the debate between politicians and the political class on various issues continues without real representation for those whom the policies would be imposed on, whose lives would be destroyed without adequate protection. Modernity…