The Current World and the Decline of Capitalist Civilization

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”

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“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”

By Carl Sagan.

The acceleration of the crisis of decadence of the bourgeois civilization is evident, the deepening and extension of the multi-crisis of the world capitalist system and especially of the Western imperialism hegemonized by the USA; economic, social crisis. political-institutional, environmental, moral, military, urban …

It is an incontrovertible fact of reality the continuous recurrence and the progressive rise of the various dramatic expressions of that crisis both in the center and in the periphery of the world system, in addition to the potentiation of the parasitic and destructive tendency of imperialist capitalism in senile phase .

It alarms the rise of imperialist militarism and the persistent exercise in its charge of “global war” and state terrorism with hackneyed anti-terrorist pretexts, real reasons for geo-strategic control and overflowing desires for conquests and reconquests of territories rich in ” strategic natural resources vital for the prolongation of its wasteful model.

The aggressions against Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Ukraine, Colombia … and the threats against Iran, Venezuela, the Amazon … are manifestations of that unacceptable mark.

So much has been the social and military cruelty of that imperialism, that now WESTERN EUROPE is under the shocking impact of a migratory crisis exacerbated by the irrepressible and justifiable human avalanche coming from Africa and the Middle East, generated by the intensification of looting and wars as well as frightened by the constant action of extremely aggressive cells.

In this same period, the rotting of the states eaten away by corruption in capitalist countries of various levels of growth has rebounded greatly, with periodic and intense outbreaks of instability and paralysis.

In a context in which brutal inequalities flow, devastating wars and the impoverishment of peoples and territories rises, indignation grows as a counterpart and popular resistances and mobilizations against the heartrending effects of neoliberal and neo-conservative prescriptions are multiplied; periodic waves of victorious rebellions are recorded with alternative babblings that break the traditional partisanship in important countries of so-called “first world” and especially in its dependent periphery whipped to a greater degree by impressive social inequalities, state corruption and misery generating models.

The division and segmentation of the globalization of capital and its state headquarters takes place, starting from the evident decline of the tendency towards geopolitical unipolarity in favor of the US (registered after the collapse of the USSR) and despite the subordination of the European Union to American military designs

In this respect, the centrifugal tendencies in EUROPE, the inter-power struggles, the English separatism of the EU and the tendency towards a crisis of integration at the service of the big monopolies with German pre-eminence are palpable.

In Europe and on a world scale, the traditional hegemony and tranquility of Western Imperialism greatly disturbs the evident recomposition of the Russian Federation as a military superpower, with its current imperialist imprint.

This phenomenon takes place in the context of the global war unleashed with a huge display of arrogance by the US in the company of its European allies of NATO, which has been seriously blocked by the intense competition exercised by Russia in its own areas of influence and in others in dispute; Putin’s Russia exhibits military capabilities to deliver strong setbacks or contain the Euro-American offensive in Iran, Syria, and Ukraine, and at the same time deploy its high-tech forces on all continents, including the so-called “backyard” of the US.

Recently there have been advances of Russia against the US in Syria, Turkey and in some Arab Emirates, weakening their traditional influence in very strategic areas. This, of course, does not rule out specific agreements between both military superpowers when the interests of both coincide against third parties outside their control, as happened in the battle for control of Aleppo.

New and serious difficulties are also generated by the US and NATO military reconquest plans for the recent realization of the strategic alliance of RUSSIA with CHINA POPULAR and the important contribution of both powers to the formation of new blocks outside US control and the EU, like the BRICs.

This, moreover, occurs within the framework of the emergence of China with a tendency to become the world’s leading economic power, not without strong conditions determined by the growing interdependence within the transnationalized big capital. To this is added a significant strengthening of its military might.

At present, the social and political fractures within the world capitalist-imperialist system and within each of its central powers are more complex, intense and dangerous.

They reappear, in addition, with international and local gravitation, fascistoid currents with high doses of ultra-right chauvinism, racism, xenophobia and pretensions of white supremacy; with high possibilities of being a government in several powers and in many peripheral countries. Something very typical of the serious decomposition that affects capitalism and its models of domination seven decades after the defeat of Nazi-fascism and proclaimed the love of “adult” capitalism for bourgeois liberal democracy.

This phenomenon corresponds to separatism in the United Kingdom, the rise of Len Pen in France, the victory of TRUMP in the US and the resurgence of the anti-globalization right of an ultra-nationalist, racist and anti-migrant regime; as well as the advances of a group of ultra-right and ultra-neoliberal forces operating in our America with sponsorship of powerful enclaves of US power.

The Trump avalanche has temporarily surpassed the “traditional establishment” Republican and Democrat. It deserves special attention as it is staged at the center of the Western imperial system and represents an aberrant fracture within the US ruling class, which will disturb and / or dislocate that society and the world on a larger scale, and generate more massive outrages, such as already can be observed.

In the course of their decadence civilizations generate engenders that weaken them and it was the turn of bourgeois civilization.

And it is the transnationalization of the great American capital, the impact of globalization on business expansion beyond its borders and its impoverishing effects on the salaried working class, the precarization even of the living conditions of the white working class, the intensification of the The migratory flow of the third world to the US, the perverse effects of usurious parasitism against the industrial productive tradition and the contradictions in the military sphere, have re-engendered that and other currents that now, with features typical of the time, become government; opting for a model of internal re-accumulation that fractures the ruling class and generates more tensions in view of the current hegemony of speculation and parasitism detached from productive processes on a global scale.

On the other hand, the difficulties and setbacks suffered by the US at an extra-continental level have reinforced its tendency to retreat and intensify the violent counter-attack in our America against all the processes that it does not control and against class rebellions and the longings of sovereignty and social change present in our societies; generating new confrontations, given that the ultra-rightist turns that it imposes become ungovernable and generate new indignations and more radical mass rebellions.

In essence, the clash between an aggressive imperialism by senile and decadent, and the need for the managerial revolution of a new civilization could tend to be dominant in the medium term.

The barbarism and the chaos will have to be confronted by a transforming project of socialization of the economy and power in all its meanings, of the relations between the human beings, of the rights and liberties, way to a solidary world.