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(en) Anarkizmo.net: The new consensus of the financial right by Bruno Lima Rocha - FAG (it, pt) [machine translation]

Date Sun, 10 Jun 2012 17:59:08 +0300


To the world press, the so-called crisis is a result of public spending on social rights and guarantees. The Economist tachou dangerous for the candidacy of socialist Francois Hollande. The president-elect now represented, until then, the confrontation between populism and austerity. ---- In September 2008 the world informed catatonic watching the phenomenon that, in the streets of Madrid, earned the nickname "farce with the name of crisis." Then, over the previous twelve months, which was more a product of "risk" of agents of financial casino, had become the "mother of all bubbles." The idea paraphrased a slogan and bravado of Saddam Hussein, when he told former President George HWBush and a dozen years later, repeated it to his son, claiming to have the power to tackle the "mother of all battles."

There is a similarity in the two recent historical times. In foreign policy, Bush Jr. and his cabinet of hawks tied to the oil industry (as Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice), widened the concept of the War on Terror. With the military offensive on a global scale, came the maximum of "irrational exuberance" of the financial gamblers. He gave in to this path and Barack Obama won the election in November 2008.

These are two consensus forged on the basis of consent and through the forging of half-truths. The first and has been studied quite the coup for Bush Jr. Handling media panic the U.S. post-September 11, obtained the authorization for the war running over parliamentary rites (fast track), approving the Patriot Act (Patriot Act) and creating the Ministry of Interior (DHS, Department of Homeland Security). The list of absurdities earned pearls of cinema, like Fahrenheit 9/11 (Michael Moore, 2004, USA) and a now classic book in Portuguese, The Disintegration American (Record, 2006), the Nobel Prize in Economics Paul Krugman, himself being a columnist The New York Times and almost repented of globalization at all costs. After eight years of Bush Jr. Empire was one in three brigades operating abroad, an unprecedented crisis and the sharp reflexes of productive infrastructure parasitic based on fictitious capital.

This account would be paid to the "mother of all bubbles." To overcome this dilemma, the U.S. was drinking in his multiracial democracy (melting pot), giving birth to a Kennedy version of african descent. Barack Hussein Obama campaigned sentimental, organized a transition and the first six months of governments based on the textbook post-New Deal (2nd Bill of Rights, 2nd Bill of Rights, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, never executed) and had been gradually compromising with moneylenders and gamblers of the financial casino. This covenant is exemplarily shown in the film Inside Job (Inside Job, Charles Ferguson, 2010, USA), giving flesh to the concept of theory of revolving doors, proving how big sharks of Wall Street continued to occupy key positions. An example is the presence in his government's professor of economics at Harvard, Larry Summers, strong man of deregulation promoted by Ronald Reagan. Little by little the profit levels of the big financial traders were being resumed, and the big bill was paid in the scroll of astronomical national debt of the Empire, and the snowball contaminant of European banks.

Four years later, the consensus of the financial right is forged across the Atlantic. Led by The Economist, replicated by dozens of mass media and multimedia platforms (such as Bloomberg, CNN and the Spanish Grupo Prisa), the version valid at the idea as thinkable explains Noam Chomsky is remodeled. In the last quarter of 2008 it seemed that the more raw side of capitalism would be exposed. No, because by means of agreements between the media, financial operators and decision makers, the bill came to be paid by the model within this framework more sane civilization for profit and social differentiation. The State of Social Welfare (or what was left of it) becomes the target. The argument is simple. The bill of rights and social guarantees for a population that produces little and get on well, does not close. Europe is not competitive with the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, China and India) it takes a supranational pact, drawn by the triumvirate of the European Economic Commission, the European Central Bank and the IMF, imposed the European Parliament in Brussels.

A good example is France. On May 6 this year the "socialist" Francois Hollande wins on the ballot to President Nicolas Sarkozy's center-right UMP party, post-Gaullist. Before Hollande to officiate as a candidate of the French socialists, the then favorite was the former director of the IMF Dominique Strauss Kahn (DSK). That is, if the president-elect succeeds the controversial French DSK, a systemic danger was in sight. Right? Not for The Economist magazine, which had a alardeio considering a "risk" the fact that the new chief executive of the second Euro Zone (France, behind leaders Germany) would be more susceptible to the pressures "populist" coming from the streets and the trade unions. The French election and the parliamentary spray Greek (whose election was also the same date) represented according to the story of the magazine, respectively, breaking the "austerity" guarded by Angela Merkel (German Chancellor) and ungovernability in the periphery of the European Community.

Pure inversion of the facts and responsibilities. After four years, "with fake name crisis" would cause the alleged increased government spending and debt. The problem is that they grow as the state allocation of collective resources to rescue banks and hedge funds. For anyone living wage, the "austerity" means earning less public, not later retirement and to live without hope. Here is the new consensus on the right financial media and their ideologues.
Bruno Lima Rocha

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