Despite the title of this website, I’m not capable of speaking in French.
That doesn’t mean I can’t read a narrative in French, and understand most, if not almost all of what I read, but speaking and writing in French are more advanced skills I currently have not mastered yet. Perhaps one day I’ll be able to speak, even write in French, but for now I’m only semi-literate in the language, largely because of my advanced skills in both English and Italian.
Yet I have chosen to give this website a French title. Why?
If your need to speak about technology today, it is an unfortunate fact that only English is effective enough for communication across many countries.
If you want to sing a new opera, it is probably best to use Italian entirely, or at least some Italian.
But if you want to speak about philosophy, neither English, nor Italian is as effective as French, although German might still be useful for older philosophies.
Moreover, if you wanted to make an original statement about yourself in the time of René Descartes (1596 – 1650), you could have made that timeless statement in Latin, even if you were a Frenchman like Descartes, but today English is not suitable for that purpose; Italian will be understood in Italy, and a part of Switzerland at best; and German speakers are only now beginning to raise their voices in protest, to try to make a statement about what is typically German, and what is very alien to Germany.
I’m a pretty versatile fellow, and not just linguistically, but until the day of 4 February 2015, if I had to describe myself succinctly, I would have needed several different words. On that day, however, I realised that there was something wrong with the word society, and the way it is normally used. I also realised, however, that you can begin to solve societal problems only by bringing the meanings of the words environment and society more closer. If you understand what a natural environment is, you can also understand what a natural society is like. And this is very important if you want to solve many of the world’s problems. The natural environment can be polluted by the misuse of chemistry and biochemistry. The natural society, however, can also be polluted, and is predominantly polluted by the misuse of religion, business, and politics. I had been trying to solve the world’s problems for at least the past 17 years this way, but only on 4 February 2015 I realised that what I had been doing is also a new profession, and a new field of study.
In French, you can say that I have been a sociétaliste for the past 17 years, but while the word already exists in French as a neologism, and did not exist at all in either English, or Italian, the meaning that was given to the word was not helpful, and since the meaning was also political, it could not help either the French, or the Germans with their current problems.
A societalist is like an environmentalist. An environmentalist attempts to solve environmental problems by going to the root causes of the problems. A societalist attempts to solve problems in society also by going to the root causes of the problems.
The French were apparently able to understand the source of some of the problems with different societies, for these societal problems can also turn into environmental problems, but this is not the root cause of societal problems, but only one of the symptoms of a dysfunctional or sick society.
The French were apparently able to understand that some of the problems with different societies also turn into violations of human rights.
However, nobody in France apparently seems to understand that politics is the major source of problems in dysfunctional or sick societies, and so if politics is a major source of societal problems, it cannot be a solution to the same.
In fact, because of the excessive power of the State today, and the way politicians increase their nefarious effect on societies by using religious and business people for their own ends, the practising and effective societalist understands that it is important to advocate or work for the protection of individuals, families, small groups and communities, and other natural (i.e. grassroots) organisations. The societalist cannot even begin to resolve societal problems, unless he realises that he needs to protect natural (i.e. grassroots) societies from the nefarious and detrimental effects of big religion, big business, and big politics.
A societalist is thus not a socialist, because politics is not a solution to societal problems, but the principal source of societal problems. A societalist is not a capitalist, because free markets, and unfree people, are not a solution to societal problems, but only another source of societal problems. Moreover, a societalist is not necessarily agnostic, anti-clerical, or anti-religious, because he actually believes, as Jesus himself believed, that religion can also be a source of societal problems, especially when it seeks excessive power like multinational companies and tyrannical governments often do.
Actually, if there is a source of true Christianity in this world, it can only come from the practising societalist, especially in the small societies or micronations he creates and fosters, in an attempt to learn how to effectively solve today’s societal problems.
I hope this website can help French societalists begin to truly solve their problems, so they can also help the Germans find their own naturally-balanced, and not artificially-induced society, one that rewards everyone, not just the religious radicals, the super-rich business class, and the rulers who are far from genuinely democratic, that is, far from genuinely societalistic.