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At the same time, the tools of propaganda in the global media havebecome more pervasive. Unable to deal vvith these contradictions, the povversat the helm of the global economy, follovving the reigning ideology, claimthat the solution is more and deeper neoliberalism, vvhich can only furtherexacerbate the crises. Neoliberalism, as vve knovv, is not liberal and not nevv.It is statist, in the service
capital. its adherents recognize that democracyslovvs capital accumulation. It is class struggle from above against vvorkersand poor around the vvorld.Some indications of the unfolding global crisis of actually-existingcapitalism vvill be observed belovv, follovved by some observations about theprocess of class formation on a global scale. While the "essential product,"the vvorking class, is being formed on a global scale, the essential and unifiedclass struggle has yet to emerge. While nevv and creative forms of classstruggle are emerging, the theoretical historical process of transition tosocialism, some superior and more rational economic system, remainsuncertain. Clearly the seminal minds of socialist thought in the nineteenthcentury underestimated the diffıculties
this dialectical movement. Actuallyexisting capitalism, vvhile brutal, bleeding and vvounded, could not be broughtdovvn by the massive
to build alternative societies during the tvventiethcentury. While this is the challenge of contemporary history, during andbeyond the age
neoliberalism, and might prevent the onrushing demişe ofthe human species, through vveapons of mass annihilation, suchconsiderations have today largely been buried beneath the "end of historyideology of the neoliberal era. The global population, it seems, is beingherded, lemming-like, in an opposite direction, tovvard an unseen sharpprecipice.
Neoliberalizm, Global class, US, World economy."vvorthy employments," vvhereas earning an honest living is "unvvorthy.""Under this common-sense barbarian appreciation of vvorth or honor, thetaking
formidable competitors, vvhether brüte or human-is honorable to the highest degree. And this high offıce of slaughter, as anexpression of the slayer's prepotence, casts a glamour of vvorth över everyact of slaughter and över ali tools and accessories of the act." We can seefrom the modern age of vvarfare, since the book appeared in 1899, that thisbarbarian culture has indeed made admirable strides.
Nevv York: Dover Publications, 1994, p. 11.