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I love America!

Analysis and thoughts Posted on Wed, November 05, 2008 13:12:59

Jag erkänner att jag kände tveksamhet över Amerikas storhet när finanskrisen orsakade ödesdigra svallvågor från Wall Street ut över hela världen.

Den unipolära värld vi levt i under många år, och känt en viss trygghet i, kändes plötsligt som ett tomt skal och förändring blev oundvikligt.

Den råa kapitalismen som vägvisande lykta släcktes i och med Wall Streets sammanbrott. Statligt ingripande för att rädda stora banker på bekostnad av skattemedel som behövts till social uppbyggnad och välfärdsåtgärder visade att systemet inte är det mest optimala. Något förändrades i människors uppfattning om vår högkonsumerande banklånsbaserade livsstil och om världen vi lever i.

Idag vaknade jag till en ny värld.

Amerika är fortfarande det stora landet med alla möjligheter. America can change. The american people can change America. YES WE CAN! Ropar stora folkmassor.

Even though history has made a deep a crack in the Liberty Bell, it has now rung loudly once again.

Blog ImageThe bell, which rang for American freedom from powers without, later became symbolic for freedom and justice within.

Blog ImageVisiting the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, USA.

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Independence Hall, Philadelphia. Veronica and I are standing in front of the tables where the actual Declaration of Independence was signed on 4th of July 1776.

Black Bailout Monday

Analysis and thoughts Posted on Mon, September 29, 2008 21:45:54

I share with you the words of Jan Öberg, PhD, Peace researcher, on the topic of the economic crisis:

“The hypothesis I (Jan Öberg that is) advance here is that ‘bailout’ is a catchword for a systemic breakdown, a cover-up for deep anxiety about its consequences and a quick-fix of the sort Einstein warned us against, namely that “the significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.”

In short, I don’t think it is an economic-only problem so economists have neither monopoly nor the broader wisdom to guide us.

Secondly, it is not a passing crisis, it’s a step – one more – towards global system breakdown. The other elements contributing to such global breakdown are things like wars and militarism, global warming, food crisis, the failure to meet the Millennium Goals, the energy crisis, the emptiness that accompanies global materialism, the vulnerability of each actor in the globalization process, the war on terror and the attack on democracy in the direction of disciplining us and make us passive by instilling fear for the future – fearology, as I call it.” 


“Empires going down are dangerous. That of the U.S. could end up – in contrast to the British and Soviet empires – with the combination of economic melt down and nuclear war.

Therefore, we desperately need a completely different global dialogue on the meaning of economic life. We need to help each other move out of the cul-de-sac of the authoritarian economic policies that cost about 100 000 people their lives (September 11 x 30 per day), threaten to make life impossible on earth for our grandchildren and future generations and is imposed on us every day as the only economy thinkable. 

We are living in dark times. In darkness it is, by definition, difficult to see. There must be some who can light some candles? For the big deception remains that this globalized, raw capitalism is the only and the best humankind can come up with. Well, let’s hope the ‘crisis’ leads to new thinking outside the box.

Blind following leaders into the darkness means doomed to domino down the drain.” 

What Jan Öberg points out here corresponds well with my views concerning the current economic crisis and the world system we live in. For further reading visit: