THE ACTUAL CRISES WILL NOT BE SOLVED "FROM ABOVE"

What we have seen in the last decades was not the "end of history" but an enormous rise of crises. To give only some examples:

  • international capitalism was confronted 2008/ 2009 with its biggest crisis since World War II
  • there were huge ecological catastrophes like Tschernobyl and Fukushima
  • we see the wars in Syria and Ukraine.

Were there any deepgoing positive reactions on these crises? I don´t think so:

  • When we look for example to Greece we see that the central mantra of neoliberalism "austerity" is still the guiding line of the leading economic and political forces. The blackmailing of the Tsipras-governemment through the troika/ quadriga is going on with all its horrible results: general unemployment rate more than 25%; youth unemployment nearly 60% - what means that a whole generation has no future; destruction of the public health and education sector; rise of the debts etc.
  • after Fukushima there was  a certain shock moment. But after some months the international nuclear power plant lobby was active as before the catastrophe. Even in China which claims to be a "socialist country" a lot of new nuclear power plants are foreseen in the adoptded "energy plan" of the country
  • There had been some "talks" about the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine (in Vienna; in Minsk;...) but de facto the war is going on or there is only a very fragile ceasefire.

The reason for this negative developments is NOT that the main actors "have not enough information" or "bad advisers". On the contrary: they know exactly what they do. They are following economically the logic of profit and (geo)politically they want to maintain their influence in their "claims".

The conclusion of all that is: there will be no real, longlasting solving of the present crises "from above", through the "big players". Hope is only "from below": from the activity, fight and concrete proposals of the broad range of movements (social, democratic, ecological, women, peace,....) and - undogmatic, critical- left initiatives, organisations and parties.

                                   Hermann Dworczak (0043 / 676 / 972 31 10)

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August 2017
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