The bill of Quebec Charter of Values is creating divisions while it was proposed as a “neutral” leveling agent of the population. Politicians take for themselves the right to influence what is not of the domain of politics while parliament asks of the governor general of Canada (and the Queen) to remain outside of anything political. In fact, anything regarding the population can be translated to push political agendas. Already, this problem has to be addressed. The Parti Quebecois is asking to people who established their identity on their religious beliefs and community to get rid of “ostentatious” symbols, or to quit their jobs. It also suddenly limits the possibility of applying for a job they, mostly women, have studied for. What light can the LIFE biosystem shed on this?
It is obvious that humanity in general is going through an identity crisis. Depression which starts to occur now at 14 years old is only one of the symptoms linked to this. What difference is there between animals and humans? Identity. Young chimps don’t do role playing, children do. This search for identity is at the core of humanity. Anything touching it therefore is of primordial importance. Before, geography, religion, language, family history even race allowed children to find and build a certain personal identity. These are almost nonexistent. Is it a good or bad thing? For the most it is definitely a good thing. No frontiers, no race, no religions. This is a Beatle song come true. But there is one caveat to this progress: how do we define ourselves now? Is consumerism the answer? Carl Gustav Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist, founder of analytical psychology, and often considered the first modern psychologist to do so, stated that the human psyche is “by nature religious,” and observed humans through the lenses of two polarities, feminine and masculine, which he labeled as anima and animus. Spirituality is associated to the feminine polarity which is totally deficient in our society.Jung also said that our personal definition of God is what defines us. We always create a God to the highest image our personality can reach. This personal definition has a deep influence on all of our personal LIFE biosystem, thus on how we mold our brain, therefore on our biology. Most importantly, the brain aspects associated with identity are those that have the ability to turn genes on and off.
If we have no religious notions, no spiritual questions, our identity will be built on what is secular and thus limited to the physical world. This has great disadvantages at all levels as I explained in Isis Code.
The search for what we named God is in fact the search for our own individuality. Why let people from a political party, who might be deficient at that level, dictate what we can use to find and build our identity? That people have to show their face is normal and can be understood but where is the harm in wearing a veil (much cleaner in hospital settings), or a kippah? I suggest proceeding cautiously and progressively –after all, to religious people, secularism is a statement and ostentatious too. What has been in the collective unconscious cannot be suddenly wiped off the slate of humanity’s psyche without engendering profound disturbances. If you want to take away something so fundamental, then it has to be replaced with something of a higher value and it takes time. Secularism cannot do this. Secularism is not neutral. Identity can be present or absent but not neutral. Religions must be maintained; on the wings of revolution even Napoleon Bonaparte saw this as a necessity to maintain human sanity – communism came later only to confirm this. The way to go about it is to show the common source of all religions so that symbolism can be widened and identity can be shaped on a higher, common model. This is not of the domain of political parties. The sole use of the word ostentatious was a warning flag of a possible hidden agenda. We should be aware and vigilant. We might be doing for human diversity what we have done to our food supply. Seventy-five percent of food diversity is now gone. This is a loss. Why do we want to do this with humanity? People visit far away lands specifically because differences are necessary to build a strong identity. Our brain builds itself by interacting with other brains. Differences are enriching. Humanity is a marvelous garden. Diversity is beautiful; it is a sign of nature which creates the unique, always.