As we technologically approach a very different economic era, one based on advanced individual talent rather than on access to mass capital – one of abundance in talent rather than scarcity in capital – do we certainly need to commence rethinking the state itself and its very purpose indeed.
The modern state emerged out of the European feudal economy. As Jews, Blacks and Women were emancipated did the principle of equality become at least nominally central to what became the modern state indeed central to its raison d’être, yet many others including legal minors, humans with non-normative functional limitations, many communities of sexual practice and of course non-human persons generally have unfortunately remained unemancipated.
In practice is the state a vehicle of systemic oppression whereby municipalities and government agencies alike engage in systematic harassment against their citizens. The state as it currently is – is certainly severely oppressive and so we need to start thinking about what is needed in its stead. There are several types of structural oppression including economic oppression, physical oppression, social oppression and state oppression. If however we are serious about opposing structural oppression must we surely oppose state structural oppression as well.
In the emerging era of virtual reality and what will no doubt be increasingly creatively advanced VR apps will most state functions become automatized and the need for permanent employees in the public sector (as in the private sector) increasingly become eliminated indeed. This means that we need to rethink the state itself and what purposes it should indeed serve. Today is the state still a vehicle for forcibly maintaining the respective cultural hegemonies of various prejudicial normativities of modernity, i.e. usually a combination of ethnocentrism and Eurocentrism. In short is the state certainly not progressive and liberating and indeed no less oppressive than the private sector, if not more.
If we instead democratically reinvent the state into a vehicle for individualization and helping persons realize ethical dreams and visions of theirs, then we would enter a very different social reality. If the system of education specifically and the state generally were refashioned into an individualized dream accelerator then surely we would have an extremely more dynamic economy and a freer and far more dynamic society indeed.
If democracy is no longer the tyranny of the majority over the minority, or even the tyranny of the minority over the individual, then the state can become a vehicle not only for collective emancipation but also for individual empowerment.
Of course this requires rethinking law, the legal system and the administrative system itself. What is needed thus is rethinking the intersection of ethics and law in abandoning paragraphic law in favor of axiomatic law. Administration will be managed by computers and courts will become functionally ultra-specialized and therefore ultra-rapid rather than geographically specialized and ultra-slow.
Deconstructing the state however means turning the state from oppression against the individual to empowerment of the individual. Every child should be empowered to become a leader, an innovator and an entrepreneur. And so streamlining the old tasks is only the beginning since new tasks are needed in the emerging economic era of talentism where the state needs to help make citizens feel so economically secure that they as already many wealthy people indeed will certainly not hesitate to start business ventures and will do so without fear or irrational hesitation.
State oppression is a scourge and must simply end. The state must be transformed from an enemy of the people to a friend and individual facilitator. Oppression and other forms of DOLP (discrimination, oppression, lies and prejudice) including physionomism can and need to be scientifically measured (including quantitatively so) as the suffering produced by oppression worldwide is extremely significant, indeed gargantuan. Turning the state from mass oppressor to individualized dream accelerator is thus the challenge that we face in this inevitable historical transition from one economic era to another.