The principle of similar as it translates to English. A doctrine which finds common denominators and builds a philosophy for rules of governance based on shared traits.
For example, the most obvious common denominator among living things is the need to sleep. Rational and decent humans would understand their need to rest and restore their bodies doesn’t trump anyone else’s similar need. Apparently none of us are rational any longer.
Thomas Hobbes describes social contracts built between humans as an inevitable graduation out of the unsustainable “state of war”. Peaceful boundaries were agreed upon by humans to not attack one another because no one could sustain a state of war indefinitely.
As any methamphetamine addict soon realizes…eventually the body fails and the need to sleep overtakes the greatest of willpowers. When one sleeps, it opens oneself up to attack by others. Agreements not to attack each other while they slept elevated man out of the state of nature and into the state of contracts, which led inevitably to a state of governance.
However, despite this recognition that humans cannot maintain a state of war indefinitely, and that it was in each others best interest to allow one another a place to bed down and rest...the state of war evolved into a new form: Economic Hegemony.
Man continued his infatuation with nature by substituting daggers and spears with deeds and scrolls. The result was not as overtly bloody, but took its toll on the human system through indiscriminate manifestations: an eviction from one’s land led to sleeplessness, which led to declining health, which led to disease and poor decision making, which led to committal of action determined to be “criminal”, which led to arrest, prosecution and imprisonment, which led to execution.
In a transfused form, the state of war is played out and the original social contract which was agreed upon, was violated.
Reigning in this broken contract becomes the chore of our generation. We must recognize and acknowledge it. We must not play into it. We must stop it if we are causing it.
Our senses are the apparatuses in which to feel, smell, taste, hear, and see the world. Our sensory organs take in the stimulus of the external world and transmit it thru our nerve networks to our spinal cord and brain. Harmful external stimulus violates and harms our internal world, and deprivation of our bodies for peace and quiet, are attacks on our bodies’ need for sleep-hence a perpetuation of the state of war.
Any action, be it economic or environmental, which displaces a human from their rights to land, or which molests our senses in a way in which we cannot guard against (i.e. loud tailpipes blasting thru our walls) should be proscribed against by mutual agreement and renewed vigor amongst our populace.
Let us be as one, unified as we acknowledge our evolution out of the state of war, and into civility and peace. Play your games of survival all you want, but the most basic and elemental one---the agreement not to attack another while we sleep, should be upheld as the principium similis, and the maximus constitutum or highest law to uphold.
In short this translates to making sure every human has land from which they cannot be displaced. Land upon which they can erect sleeping structures to allow them the basic decency of restoring their cells. Land upon which they can grow and harvest food. I'm not saying much more other than land needs to be provided for, but I am saying that it is an indecent social contract which allows one set of humans the luxury and right to restore their cells, while the other faces constant threat of eviction and nomadicism.
Because your father and father's father accumulated wealth you are at luxury to never have to work a day in your life, while his father and his father's father never accumulated enough to stave off the bullies of eviction...so he must fight daily to keep a roof over his head, while you can sleep in for weeks on end and play in the rich's playgrounds of yachts and casinos. A few decimal places over separates his bank account from yours.
Shouldn't we realize this disparity, and correct it?
A wealthy man can empathize and is able to realize his advantaged position over that of the proletariat working poor. As he tucks in his little ones in the Cairenbrae Hills, or the Asbury, he understands some are only one check away from being turned into the street. Some are poor posing as rich, but some are truly rich, rich beyond all imagine. Rich to the point they can slow the economic wheel from spinning if they chose so.
Why is it continued when everyone intuitively knows of its inherent unfairness?
Please don't mention hard work either, because there aren't enough days of back breaking furniture moving or ditch digging one could do which would add up to the wealth some humans have inherited from relatives, or lucky circumstances such as having hot coffee spilled on them by fast food chains, or random balls floating thru a tube with their numbers printed on them.