Abolitionism

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Abolitionism is a social philosophy which emerged in Flamaguay after the Great War that advocates a political and economic system geared towards the singular principle of eradicating society itself. The norms and conducts established between humans are considered to stand in a dichotomy with the self-realization of the individual, as they are perceived to inherently act as limiting factors on thought and action. Abolitionism advocates the abandonment of the past as well as the cessation of contemplation of the present, considering only future action embracing the singular aim of releasing humanity from any possible restraint. Abolitionism is currently the ideology that sustains the Structure, although there is considerable debate among contemporary political scientists as to whether the Structure's political leadership actually sustains the tenets of Abolitionism, or whether it de-facto behaves like any other centralised modern polity.

Overview

To Work, 1909. Abolitionist art emphasizes action.

Abolitionism considers that relations between humans, regardless of their actual social origin or purpose, are constructed, and thus are inherently reflective of a context of power relations that generate limits and prohibitions to the individual.

Abolitionists consider that humans have a necessity to form such relations as a way to exert power and influence over others. This necessity comes from the competition for limited resources, and as such, has been present through the entirety of human existence, humans transcending the limits of the animal world upon elaborating conscious organization. The realization of the elimination of the struggle for limited resources would allow humans to truly act freely, and to reach true self-potential.

Abolitionism contends that operating within power structures, and by consequence exerting influence over other individuals, is a requisite as long as such power structures are existent in any capacity. Thus, individuals who identify as Abolitionists have the obligation to undertake political acts that lead to the organization and coordination of their activity, with the express purpose of having their power structure displace all others. Once this precondition is established, the remaining Abolitionist power structure can be dismantled, leaving humanity with no actual political action between individuals. Violent action is permitted exclusively in fulfillment of this goal.

The dismantling of the Abolitionist structure, also referred to commonly as the "Temporal Structure", would be attained when resources are no longer limited by the physical constraints imposed upon humanity by nature. Abolitionist thought is by necessity future-oriented, and takes as a certainty that humanity will reach a level of technological attainment that enables either the creation of limitless energy (or of functionally limitless energy from the consideration of human needs). The threat to this development is humanity destroying itself, either through direct violent action or through the creation of a context of developmental retardation at a species-wide level (eg. collapse through severe climate change). There is debate within Abolitionist philosophy if the utter destruction of humanity is an acceptable alternative to full self-realization, as in either case power structures would be eliminated.

Structure of Abolition

The Structure of Abolition is the only Abolitionist polity in the world. It is nominally arranged along Abolitionist principles, although following the line of political and practical thought established by the Slow Clique, who stood in direct opposition to the vanguardist and aggressive Fast Clique. With a more cautious political leadership, the Structure has developed in what has been described by some Abolitionist thinkers as a more determined and secure manner, and been decried by others as an evident abandonment of what Abolitionism stood for.