Friday, November 18, 2005

Hand from the shadows?

I know it has been a while, but I have been a bit swamped with work and missing Deadlines.

Recently, in a discussion I was having with a friend ,I revealed that my enthusiasm for globalization has waned.

I at one point agreed that a single Global economy would make life better for every one.
But allas, what is the price we are willing to pay for this ‘possibility’ that we know will never be as good as it is on paper.
I have begun to ask myself; was I caught up in the glitter that surrounded this Great thing called Globalization? Is it really going to benefit the massive, Or are we headed to a future Written about By Asimove and other SciFi greats who talked about Big Co-orps running everything?

What really drove this home for me was the fact that workers in Australia were protesting the fact that the govt. wanted to strip some power from Workers Unions in an attempted to make their labor force more attractive to international investors.

Am I the only person who sees something wrong with this? :S

I am now scared. What direction are we headed in? I know economics are important measures and Benchmarks to use to View a society, but is it the right way?

To cater to Economics, and by extension Big Businesses, the state focuses its energies on profitability and returns. But is this what it should be? What ever happened to the welfare of the masses?

Australia is a strong Economy with a strong work force, but the Demand for ‘More’ is causing its leaders to take a course of action that will hurt its people. Worse yet, if a first world nation is doing this, what are ‘Developing’ nations to do?

Are they to just strip all rights from their workers just so as to attract inverters? How does that help the poor?

Answer? It doesn’t.

I now see globalization as a way to widen the gap between the rich and the poor. I had hoped that it would inspire the Growth of a middle class but it seems the Triangle is hard to escape. Now the world is now on a path to hand over its soul to ‘the hand from the shadows’ and as we draw nearer we begin to smell a stink.

Now I wait to see, will we awake in time to avert disaster, or will the future be a bleak future of pointless existence for the poor?


Bashmentbasses said...

Middle class?! A figment of our imagination. Artificial construct that we cling to because we fear that our efforts have not allowed us to escape the pits around. As crabs in the barrel, moving towards the top only gets us closer to the pot.

One slip economically and we are back in the lower class. Yet the reverse takes herculean efforts.

Globalisation = New world order = same old sh*t..... wearing perfume.

Rae said...

love the last line BB.

When I read this Seeker, I think of Communism. The actual on-paper idea behind communism isn't a bad one, but people are currupt and that's why it will never work. Same thing here.