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Wild capitalism, characterized by private property
ownership, egocentric competition and utilitarism for own economic
gain, blind free market forces determining the prices of goods and
services, and minimal state intervention, is an engine of poverty and
May the Europe of
show solidarity with the Europe of those in need ...
Let banks go bankrupt, not peoples or nations !
"The Greeks have, without a doubt, made big
mistakes. Until 2009, the government in Athens forged its books. But
despite this, the younger generation of Greeks carries no more
responsibility for the mistakes of its elders than the younger
generation of Germans did in the 1950s and 1960s. We need to look
ahead. Europe was founded on debt forgiveness and investment in the
future. Not on the idea of endless penance. We need to remember
this." - Thomas Piketty (in Die Zeit, June 2015).
Modern capitalism, being a money & power-based expansion of instrumental
& strategic (not communicational) rationalism, brings liberty for the few, material well-being
for the few,
the disenchantment of the world, constant dissatisfaction & the iron
cage of alienation (Weber).
Operationally, capitalism is based on private ownership and the premise of
separating state and business (deregulation). Traditional capitalists believe markets to be
omni-efficient (the illusion of the Invisible Hand). They think markets function without interference. The role of
the state is thus to protect private ownership "de manu militari".
Neo-capitalism, in vain trying to cope with the social injustices and
the ecological disasters engendered by its coarser format, has
assimilate solidarity in its definition. This is construed as a major step forward !
It is understood that wild, "free" capitalism is only "profitable" in the
short term (take & run), with huge future costs. For in its wild
form it always causes the demise of
Nature and social
fragmentation. If survival on our planet is deemed profitable enough, eventually, a long time strategy
will be necessary ! However, the idea capitalism as a system is wrong has
not yet dawned, although recently, serious cracks have been identified
Today, we are beyond national and continental discourses. A global
political system, giving body to a just and efficient planetary
participationism, is the ideal, the "utopia", not some wild economic globalization and
system of short term cost-cut strategies. The monster of financial industry has
recently tried to put the clock back and reintroduced insane deregulation, fraud,
theft and social catastrophy. The academic study of economy has become
part of the problem (professors payed by those promoting the rule of the
wealthy at the expense of the poor). Promoting senseless theories on
deregulation & inventing the mathematics for the subprime trap, they
co-authored poverty worldwide. Their science is mainly there to increase greed.
Everybody knows that the gross differences between rich and poor need to be levelled,
but they are on the increase. In this, the role of the state remains
Too greedy individual actors need to be strongly restricted and if
necessary forced by law to contribute more money to a fair distribution
of goods and services in our towns, states, provinces, nations and
eventually in the whole world. Those wealthy who steal and commit fraud
should loose all their personal assets.
The first goal to achieve today, is the radical and irreversible
eradication of the horrible poverty striking a billion or more of our
fellow humans on this planet. To help to alleviate this, is a direct,
spiritual and moral choice touching every individual human being living
in the rich countries, in particular the captains of industry and the
Poverty can and must be
eliminated from the face of the Earth within a century. This can be done by
immediately and irreversibly investing 10% or more of the combined GNP of the G20
nations in an ongoing planetary participationistic initiative initiated
by the United Nations. But what happens ? The UN acts as a talking-box
deliberately given limited power to act ; a tool easily abused by
those holding the gun to start their oil-driven wars. And how many very
wealthy people invest in ending poverty ?
A humungous sum of money is to be immediately liberated to the effect of
a Global Help Project, not to assist the financial industry to continue
implementing their dehumanizing strategies. This would be a century-plan, desolving when the
various ecological, humanitarian, economical, social, political, intellectual and spiritual goals are achieved. As
their number, definition, function and solution are known, the
operational means can, must and will be forthcoming. Good will
achieves what is best for Nature and humanity.
As less than an hour of sunshine roughly corresponds with the global
energy needs of humanity for one year, one of the paths leading to the solution
of our major problem, energy, seem clear.
Our planetary society faces a terrible crisis. Time is out of joint.
Surely, a moral person seeks a global
paradise ? Less remains, especially in our times, mere babble.