“Keep your friends close, and your enemies even much closer”.. A wise old say which brought Capitalism and Socialism, not only closer; but it held them tight together in the grasp of a “Till death brings us apart” type of “Holy Matrimony”! The sacred bound of a sound marriage institution by which both spouses, in complete possession of their faculties, have willingly and consciously sacrificed a good part of their fundamental principles.
On one hand ‘Capitalism’ which handed over its guidance to Speculative Economy, abandoning forever the Productive Economy that originally have founded the solid bases upon which rested for long its concept of Rational use of Resources, and not revolving around an uncontrollable practice of Frenetic abuse of Finances.
And on the other hand, ‘Socialism’ which threw overboard the anchors, along with their chains, which for very long have secured its ideal values: Social Justice, Equal Opportunities, Just Distribution of National Wealth, and ensuring Work Dignity.
As the first foresaw its eminent implosion, the latter floated off adrift without compass, rudder or engine; so they jointly and consciously agreed to entwine their destinies and hand them to the ruthless custody of Austerity Measures, Work Flexibility, Precarious Labour, Privatisation of Public Services, Industrial Delocalisation of Investments, Unemployment, and the weighing burdens of Inflation and Loans with loads of huge interests easily transferable into permanently overdue Debts by increasingly swelling installments.
However it is obvious that the rule is not valid for those standing before the happy couple orchestrating the wedding rituals and celebrating the ceremony.
And that what Globalisation is all about.
Pass On The Word.*In my understanding the term I chose for the title, and which combines ‘friends’ with ‘enemies’, was never used before; therefore I humbly claim the related copyright honours.