It is a common pattern in Nature for like elements to coalesce, forming an ever larger group, and then divide from their opposites. We see this in the cellular growth of every living being.Â Cells multiply and then divide. With this process they build structures that we call bodies.
Nerve cells congregate together and separate from other cells and form the Nervous System. The cells that make up our arms and legs assemble and separate and form our appendages. This seems to be the prevalent pattern of living things and we can also find the same pattern in our social activities.
Karl Marx, a very intelligent English Jew, noticed that Rich People, whom he called Capitalists, congregated together and separated themselves from the Poor People, whom he called the Proletariat.
From the separation of these two groups, he concluded that a Capitalist Society, where the Proletariat worked for the Capitalists was harmful, and that a new state, which he called Communism, would be the best way for humans to live.Â Marx wanted to blend the workers and the capitalists together, with the idea that a blended group of people a more equitable society would result.
As we have seen with the Russian experiment of the USSR, blending workers and government together does not work. The people in government took advantage of their power and abused the workers. The entire system collapsed after about sixty years and disintegrated after 80 years.
SEPARATION OF FUNCTION
In all living bodies, separation of function is necessary. In societies, we are seeing separation of function as well. The World economy in 2010 is in a state of change.
The workers that produce goods are growing in ever increasing numbers Â in Asia. Â The Asian workers are industrious and non-complaining. They work hard for low wages. Â The products they produce are being sold across the world.
The workers in the West are leaving the factories and, also, the farms. The only work that attracts them is the Service Industry.Â These workers do not like physical work. They like work that involves talk and the written language.
There is a marked difference between the workers of the East and those of the West.
Unfortunately for Western workers, the need for service employees is limited. As a consequence, we see unemployment throughout the West. The workers of the East are producing enough material goods for the entire world. There is no possibility that Western workers, with their distaste of hard work and their desire for high pay, can compete with Eastern workers.
PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT
As cells divide in the body and assume their specialized functions, there is always a period of adjustment when excess cells disappear and needed cells reproduce to permit the functioning of the appendage.
In the world economy, we will see the workers of the West grow fewer in number and the entire population of Western countries grow smaller.
In Europe that process is very evident already, as many countries face a downward spiral in their population. In Asia the working population will grow in number until the world’s needs for material goods are met.
There will be many painful adjustments as this process proceeds, but if the evidence we find in the biological world is real, the process will not end.