Essay about A New Humanity

1170 Words Oct 7th, 2016 5 Pages
Multitude is a philosophical work in which the democratic systems much of the world lives by nowadays are dissected and redefined with respect to their political, social, and economic characteristics and inequities. It snubs its nose at what it calls “the sovereign”, by which it means the unilateral leadership leading all sectors of modern society in the form of seemingly omnipotent politicians and capitalists, to name a few. This oppressive system, in their opinion, is enough to call for the “creation of a new humanity”, namely where love is conceived politically (356). The current status quo works only for those at the top, and movements such as Occupy Wall Street in the U.S. and Los Indignados in Spain, as well as organizations like the World Social Forum lend credence to the authors’ further claim that we are now “split between a present that is already dead and a future that is already living”; that fundamental change is upon us (358). Completely understanding Multitude is highly difficult and frankly not expected after reading it only once. However, it is most easily divided into a few sections. Firstly, it is imperative to look at the sociological standpoint of their argument for a more equitable democracy and the conditions necessary for that to even be fathomable. Providing widely different groups common ground and a common platform are essential. “We are witnessing a decline of the previously unbreachable divisions that separated agricultural from industrial…

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