Dr. Janos DRABIK
Golden Mean in the Eco-Society
In the recent two decades the ecological and social crisis has continually worsened. In this century global warming is expected to grow, changing the Earth’s climate, causing rising sea levels, catastrophic weather extremes, some kind of epidemics of infectious diseases, decreasing the arable land and the cultural capacity. The extreme neo-liberal financial and economic system, which structured around the brutally competitive view of “grow or die”, is dominating now the world. In this extreme neo-liberal system the enterprises are driven by the endless seeking of profit for capital expansion at the expense of all other considerations. In this they have no real alternative of chasing the profit, otherwise their equally driven competitors will vanquish them. These state of affairs are standing radically at odds with the capacity of our planet to sustain the complexity of life. The ‘usury-civilization of this interest-capitalism’, which gives preference to commercial turnover, consumerism, speculation, and “shareholder value” to real-value-generating production, will plunder the planet, and it is to be imagined that the evolutionary clock will be turned back to a time when only simpler organism could exist.
For this reason we must strive to eliminate domination, be it in matters of race, gender, sexual identity and class exploitation. In our present world the immediate cause of the ecological disorder is the set of social relations, what we are defining as interest-driven chrematistic-capitalism. This system functioning on the collectivist principle, and an anonym group divides the property from the personal owner. In this sense, the state-property is an anonym one, without a responsible human being as an owner. And the interest-capitalist private-property is also an anonym one, where the natural human person is separated from the property. The power-elite rules in both kinds of collectivist system. In a socialist one, he is ruling by the help of the state ownership. In an interest-capitalist system – in the chrematistic – he rules by the help of the anonym corporation and bank ownership without social responsibility. In both collectivist systems – socialism and chrematistic – the power-elite maintain social control through monopoly of the use of state force or financial measures and instruments.