disciple asked Osho, What is the best government? Osho
or Bhagwan Rajneesh replied, No government. The very idea of
somebody governing somebody else is inhuman. Government is a game, the ugliest
and the dirtiest game in the world. But there are people in the lowest state of
consciousness who enjoy it: these are the politicians. The only joy
of a politician is to govern, to be in power, to enslave people.|
The greatest desire of
all those who have reached the peak of consciousness has been the dream that
one day we can get rid of all governments. That day will be the greatest in the
whole history past, present, future of a human being, because
getting rid of all governments will mean destroying the ugliest game, the game
the politicians have been playing for centuries.
They have made a human
being just a chess piece, and they have created so much fear, fear that without
government there will be anarchy, disorder and chaos and that everything will
be destroyed. And the strangest thing is that we go on believing this nonsense.
Governments have not done anything for the people except exploit them, exploit
their fear, and set them against each other.
A continuity of war
somewhere or the other on earth is almost an absolute necessity for politicians
Adolf Hitler, in his
autobiography, has many insights; and he is a man worth understanding because
he is the purest politician I mean, the dirtiest. He said that war is an
absolute necessity if you want to remain in power. If you cannot create war
people start thinking of you as a nobody. Only in wartime are heroes
He was right. If you
think of all the heroes Alexander the Great, Napoleon
Bonaparte, Winston Churchill, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler
himself, they would have been diminutive figures without the wars
to prop them up. The bigger the war, the bigger the heroes it creates.
Hitler says that if you
cannot create war then at least continue to propagate the idea that war is
coming. Never leave people in peace, because when they are in peace, you are a
nobody. They do not need you; your very purpose is not there. They need you
when there is danger. Create danger. If there is no real danger, at least
create the climate of a false danger.
Osho says that every
country lives in the fear of every other country. And it is nothing but a game
of the politicians. People themselves are exactly the same all over the world
they do not want to be killed in wars and they do not want to kill
others in wars. But the politician cannot exist without wars. Hence I call it
the dirtiest game because it depends on human blood, the bloodshed of
millions of innocent people.
When I say no
government is the best government I know perfectly well that perhaps it will
not ever be possible. But it is better to have dreams that are impossible but
are of a higher consciousness, of beauty and love. Perhaps if the idea goes on
existing, some day we may come close to it. We may not be able to achieve it in
its totality hence I say, the closest to no government is one
government, which is not impossible. After achieving one government, the next
step which then becomes very possible is no government.
When there are so many
presidents in this world and prime ministers and kings and queens, and everyone
is trying to prove that he or she is the greatest, then it becomes a game.
However, when there is one government then it becomes functional; there is
nobody against it.
The whole joy of
politics is in the enemy. When there is no enemy, then
you are just working like the Red Cross Society or the organisation of post
offices or railways or aeroplanes. We do not know, for example, who runs the
railway trains in America as he is just a functional head.
And when there is one
government we can make it something like a Rotary Club. We will not need a
president for four or five years. A few weeks will be enough and then the post
can be rotated. So every part of the world is represented. One government means
that nations disappear and every unit becomes a direct democracy which is
functional, utilitarian and not based on a lust for a power. This was
Oshos message in his discourse, From darkness to light. He
wanted us to inhabit an enlightened world.
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