Unity is an interesting thing. It’s powerful. It has a certain wholeness, completeness and closure to it, yet it embraces diversity. Diversity and unity are not in conflict. Unity, once tapped, can be the most powerful tool we have.
When artists create works of art, the more the work exhibits unity, the better the work seems to be. When working on a painting’s composition, or colour balance, or tonal structure, we strive for unity. We strive for unity when we record and mix an album of songs. Unity means simplicity, lucidity and strength. It means accessibility. It’s comprehensible.
Disunity, on the other hand, is exploitable. It’s vulnerable to attack. It permits the biggest bully to rule. Disunity is weakness.
During the past week, we have seen how unity has exerted its power. News International’s stock in trade was naked intimidation, via a policy of dividing and ruling those it intimidated. However, through a very subtle, simple network of people standing as one, in unity, the once powerful have now lost their power. Power has passed to others. The fear is gone, because of our unity. Those that were once afraid to speak out and take a stand now feel courage and strength. Unity is mutually supporting. Unity unleashes a tsunami of backlash, once disunity is defeated.
Now, those that once stood in uncomfortable league with the media bullies are scared of our unity. They’re on the wrong side. We’ve figured out that a small number of ruling elites cannot defend their positions against a united populace. It’s no wonder that socialism and communism became dirty words, through relentless propaganda, serving the interests of those that prey upon disunity. For all their many faults, at least these isms could boast the strength of unity at their cores. Rulers hate unity amongst the ruled.
Our politicians are now demonstrating the unedifying spectacle of realising where real power lies and are trying to pretend they were always in league with the people. It has been said that they are now backtracking so fast, they are moon walking. The corrupt officers and investigators that once turned blind eyes to the excesses of Murdoch’s henchmen now look over their shoulders at the growing strength of a united populace. They are now the ones under threat. Their positions are no longer secure.
Was unity hard to achieve? No. It emerged. It is an emergent property of crowds and populations. It gathered its own momentum and grew, organically. But it can evaporate just as quickly. If it did, that would be a sad loss. With unity, we can change the world. We can change the monetary system and break the stranglehold of a few bankers over all our lives. We can end poverty. We can abolish debt and wage slavery. We can restore the world to a situation where value creators and creative souls are appropriately valued and appreciated. Unity can bring justice, fraternity, equality, egalitarianism, hope.
Unity is an aesthetic concept. Unity is something artists instinctively create and operate with. It is their medium.
Unity is beautiful.