The civil society is a citizenry of non-governmental citizens made up of the privet sector, the family, and of volunteers to create a better community
for one’s self and community. The civil societies foundation is built on the family unit, values, moral compass, and faith. This equates to a more
informed and higher educated society.
With these building blocks the civil society creates “social capital”, shared values, and trust. This “social capital” is then transferred in
the political arena creating “trustworthy” politicians and politicians that are held more accountable to their politically aware and better
educated constituents. These politically aware and better educated people tend to cast smarter votes for the improvement of their communities and
The collapse of the civil society, and I would argue in today’s day, is equal to the collapse of an economy and the nation. They both fall together.
You look back in history and its quite amazing how both the civil society and economy both collapse at once. The collapse of the the family unit,
values, moral compass, and faith directly result in, not in any order, lower productivity, higher dependency, a decrease in educated citizenry, and an
increase in corruption, creates the conditions of an economic collapse.
Once the Civil society is eroded, the state becomes father and mother of the people. As more and more civil communities collapse, the state grows
larger with more people dependent on it. The educated community becomes “dumbed down”, less informed and easily manipulated. They cast
ill-informed votes and vote in politicians that are not accountable. Corruption runs rampant as government grows by leaps and bounds until it becomes
so large and filled with corruption, the people no longer have a say.
A corrupt politician is easily bribed by large corporations with insider knowledge that will line the pockets of those politicians. The politicians
then cast votes for tax breaks, corporate welfare, and loopholes creating mega corporations that become “to big to fail”. Greed and hungry for
power, these too big to fail companies place bets on the market, lose big and foots the bill to the people with the help of the politicians. By this
point The people influenced by the state outnumber those of the civil society. Democracy dies and politicians become lifelong terms voted in by the
people of the state. The cycle feed on its self until one day it all collapse when there are no more productive people left to foot the bill too.
Once the fall is complete, society restarts and either falls into dictatorship
or civil society is reborn and the cycle starts all over.
It’s happened a dozen times in human history and it will happen again in the near future. I’m afraid it’s too late for us as a country.
edit on 21-3-2013 by camaro68ss because: (no reason given)