Prairial 21, year 221
Monday 10 June 2013, by
Let’s face it: through more than 30 years, the neoliberal utopia promises the moon. And through those 30 years, everything is deteriorating.
All started with the Margaret Thatcher’s election...
Say it again ...
All began in Chile in 1973 with the coup of Augusto Pinochet, which later became a Thatcher’s very good friend. It continued with the Margaret Thatcher’s election in 1979 in England, and to complete the trick with the Ronald Reagan’s election in 1981 in the United States.
Before them we had some crisis, the oil crisis for instance in 1973, etc.. But since the takeovers of these three, things have only been getting worse.
At the moment, there are more super rich than ever in the history of mankind, but there are too more super poor than ever, all over the world, particularly in areas that felt protected, like Europe.
However, our great democratic leaders continue to prescribe the same neoliberal policies to get our countries out of crisis, like the medieval doctors who prescribed bleedings until the disease’s end, which meant most of times the death of their victim.
It seems that everyone has the right to make mistakes. Let’s take note of it. But anyone with some intellectual honesty, realizing his own mistakes, hurries to accept he’s wrong, to ask for forgiveness, and stops committing them to try something else.
Through more than thirty years, our leaders, coming from a pure neoliberal obedience or having a new allegiance to this thought system, as many of our pseudo-socialist leaders, commit economic mistake after social mistake. And they go on. The vehicle goes straight into the wall and they accelerate.
I see three explanations for this fact:
We won’t put everyone in the same bag. Some are naive, others are proud and others are real bastards. The day may come when we begin to give to the third category the name they deserve to wear: criminals against humanity.