Our present civilization is immersed in a culture proclaiming "freedom", falling into an inebriating hole of "unlimited" choice that is allowing all kinds of moral diversity and material waste, while under the illusion that it is marching into a so-called "marvelous consumer society". Under this pervading atmosphere most people are reluctant to give up any options, thus promoting an unhealthy permissiveness.
The industrial age set in motion a system of production that constantly created new consumer goods, manufacturing methods, markets and technologies, giving way to a wasteful psychology of obsolescence. The famed Economist Joseph Schumpeter calls it a "process of Creative Destruction" and reveals how it "incessantly revolutionizes the economic structure from within, incessantly destroying the old one, incessantly creating a new one".
While globalism was a beautiful dream of a wide and harmonious World, it has been tampered with by the ominous manipulation of a runaway consumerism conducted by international industrial powerhouses. Such huge enterprises are taking charge through a stealth strategy aiming at breaking down local and national trade, political and economic barriers, while creating ever bigger global networks and supranational structures defying regulations in order to impose themselves upon the nations, as can be seen in many global trade rules, monetary unions, or United Nations' protocols and treaties.
These strategies serve to sweep aside those remaining national democratic institutions that could serve with the people's participation to temper frenetic intemperance. While national barriers –still under the control of its citizens– are torn down, they erode the human element that Russell Kirk* referred to as those norms of courage, duty, honor, courtesy, justice, and charity that owe their existence to our judeochristian ethical structures.Add a comment Leer más...