I feel my sufi work has helped me see what I am convinced is the truth about these things, and given me strength to pursue it. To “keep out of politics” is not my view of what a sufi should do. Politics is the application of sufism to earth life. Without it, we have got nothing. To refuse to act politically is to starve your children, destroy civilisation.
Government as such is not a plot but any organization possesses possibilities of being ugly plots — private businesses, cartels, federal state and county governments, civil service. The point is turning these organizations to beneficial servants rather than monsters.
We have so much to do just to make a viable society that all hands would be busy for at least 100 years. Few understand this today, specially in academia. Simple people often understand it.
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