|march 22, 2007 (0056us)
the world's thinking upside down
can I tell about news that are just uncertainties? To me everything on
earth looks unfinished or vacillating, pending conclusions or firm
directions. I'd like to comment on men or situations really unlikely to
change once again this afternoon. Unfortunately I can't.
economic rise has definitely halted, its economy might even have begun
declining. The future economic power has appeared easy to read on the
labels and tags tied to anything I buy: Made in China, made in Taiwan,
made in India, made in Indonesia, made in Viet-Nam, made in Japan,
until I can before long read made in Russia, made in Ukrainia, made in
Bielorussia, made in Algeria, etc. Whatever was made here is now made
there. In 1995, on the presidential election day, I voted for obscure
Chaminade, because he had said the only important thing: "In France the
industry is collapsing to the advantage of Asia's industry, that is
rapidly developping. This is where the problem lies." Yesterday I heard
an engineer with Airbus say, " By contract I have to train Chinese
engineers for the Airbus technology... Let's bet that China will make
its own A380 in a few years." At the same time nothing is certain; the
relocation of the big activities of man to the other side of the earth
may well not have the large size and scope that we are scared about.
Meanwhile, the relocation is on its way, however. The thinking head,
that has been in the West so far, is passing to the East or Far East.
I can't help but feel the world think upside down.
Speaking of presidential election, I've been for days listening to
people running for office, who each seem to be doing a headstand, their
brains stuck in the past, but their feet fidgetting in the air. So much
willing to be elected they are so that they keep well alive people's
illusion that France has had only one misfortune until now: It has been
misgoverned, but (if you vote correctly) it's going to live a life of
wealth and happiness "by three years... maybe four." The very platforms
and words I've heard about uninterruptedly ever since my boyhood. Just
parish or municipality platforms. Where is the expansive replanning,
strong and spiritual, that our country has been in great need for a
good while? In the USA, George W. Bush is also thinking upside down,
holding against a whole people who have eventually started realizing
that a war is going on in Iraq, a war that will end up resultless, and
that has been devastating the whole poor nation with hardships much
more painful than those which Saddam Hussein imposed on it. Here I stop
listing all the things that are going along upside down and the wrong
way; I could fill a hundred pages with them.
Yes, the world is going on its hands, but, just as Gribouille sought to
escape a torrential rain by plunging into a creek and in a way escaped
it, it may be that the mighty of the world like the pythia
will sever they own heads in order to escape the worm
(Rev of Arès XXXVIII/1) of the new hardships they are introducing
into this big apple of a world currently.
And the next thing is I turn out amusing! At least, I've had this left.
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