In 1965, after reading of the work of geochemist Vladimir Vernadsky and paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, I became aware of the existence of a ubiquitous, universal, nameless, and growing collection of people who share what de Chardin called the “noösphere,” “the mass self-consciousness of mankind”. (The prefix “noö” is derived from the Greek “noös”, or “nous”, meaning “of the mind”, or “intellect”.)
I dubbed the collection “The Universal Noöcracy,” as Plato might have called it, since he defined a noöcracy as an aristocracy of the wise. And I dubbed the members of The Universal Noöcracy “Noöcrats.”
Sharing the mass self-consciousness of mankind means being conscious that we all belong to the animal species homo sapiens and, to some extent, depend on one another to maximize our happy lifespans. In 1965, French physiologist Claude Bernard (1815–1878) announced his finding that every organism — single- or multi-celled — tends to maintain a stable state. That tendency was termed “homoeostasis” in 1926 by American physiologist Walter Cannon. I term that stable state a “happy” state. One’s “happy lifespan” is the total time that one lives “happily” in his or her lifetime.
The average happy lifespan expectancy of a human being was about 52 years in 1965. Early in 2017, it was about 71 years.
With its population of less than 9 million, Israel has contributed more than its share to that accomplishment. Its democratic government, treatment of its citizens regardless of their religions, and accomplishments in the world (e.g., its 12 Nobel laureates, more than its political enemies, with a population of over a billion, combined), set an example that is to be followed.
Israel has defended itself repeatedly against hate-filled neighbours and the United Nations.
And the reason for all the hatred of Israel?
Envy. That’s what.