These attitudes spread across the planet:
Ok, having sex is quite nice, even a change is emnticing;
but most important for my happiness
is a community of people
I can trust.
I just want to enjoy life, I don’t want to be rich.
If necessary I am a casusal labourer;
but I always wear casuals.
People want to slow down.
People don’t like the US way of life.
Forward to socialism: There is one tendency increasing in capitalism: Humans no longer let themselves play off against each other. In the WTO, the 90- and the 20-group unite. In the EU, the newcomers offer some sacrifice, Germany offers some sacrifice for the sake of unity. Latin America unites. Africa unites. China, Japan, Southeast, and India unite. Wherever people are no longer scared of their neighbours, capitalism suffers a defeat.
Kanjana Malaihom (Slumdwellers Network, Thailand): “We usually stereotype people by nation, but when we meet face to face it breaks down the borders between us, and generates collective strength to make change.”
As long as I live,
I am of no age.
When I am dead,
I am very old.
Steve Richards: If ministers don’t want the blame for every fault, they need to revive local responsibility.
Africa: Botswana and Mauritius rejected international credits of WTO and IMF because they wanted to rely on their own resources which they mainly channelled into the education of their young people. As Nina Simone was singing: “Young, gifted, and black …” So they succeeded in democracy and production.
Hermann Scheer: The shift to renewable energy resources is a shift from monopolists to many small tenderers and self-providers, self-sufficient communities.