30 years ago it was already clear that there were two Europes. That the noble idea of a united Europe had been turned into big business vs the small farmers and shopkeepers who gave Europe its QUALITY of goods services and oranization. That system also gave it two World Wars.
But the sacrifice demanded of small independent people was very great. And the losses to world culture were also great.
Just one more failure of big institutions to create a valuable society, instead of a hectic mess.
So now we bring in the Technocrats and the power of the banks. It’s not only not democratic but it may not even work. More suffering by people who are not tied in their souls to big organization culture. And a test, perhaps, of how well large institutions and their rules are going to be able to interact constructively with the thousands of non-bureaucratic cultures of the world.
They already destroy traditional people at a rate probably faster that we are destroying other species.
Everybody has to do better. But they may not. And it may be easier to kill and starve millions and millions of people or wreck their lives than to make a humane society for humans.
As Randy Newman said decades ago – “We’ll set everybody free” (George Bush’s motto which the Free Iraqui’s may treasure in their own fashion.)