America Material

It is as close to the situation where the old European conqueror, who was behind the gold or diamond America in Africa, not just brute force needed to achieve the object of his desire but also the ideological force to impose on the rest of the world recognition of the value of those minerals first and the recognition of their abstract representations in the form of paper money, interest and unpayable debts later. But both money and debt are worthless if the debtor and creditor between half an implicit and explicit on that. This relationship joins injured benefited by mutual agreement, usually given implicitly and unquestionable, but ultimately the relationship is guaranteed by the State not only legalizes the relationship but has the power to validate the benefit in cases the injured question the symbolic recognition of this relationship. In the current crisis that "implied agreement" between the material and the symbolic is maintained despite a break between classes, between abstract and concrete, between the symbolic and material. Without giving news of the break, both sides are desperately seeking their self-regeneration by the laws and formulas above. It is what is called "botton up", or bouncing the graphs of the Dow Jones, for example. When this happens, it means that investors have come to trust in the material world and capital (the agent of the symbolic world) will again flow into these financial temples. Some months later the workers into new jobs, not obeying the laws of the material world but to the laws of the abstract world, symbolic, that capitalism has broken in a desperate company to generate material values.

And we all strive to learn the new laws of the game in the fight for not only fall out of the system without alternatives to the view within the culture in which we were born, including the countries that call themselves socialists, who are not a world apart but variation within the capitalist world-financial. As outlined in an earlier trial, today's world can hardly be understood in the classical Marxist model where the infrastructure (the material world) determines or conditions radically superstructure (the symbolic) but increasingly is the symbolic world through an ideological tyranny based on real financial power centers, the sphere it orbit the material world according to their interests and needs. A systematic tyranny, ideological and monetary policy. Or is tyranny suffered by workers of the world absolutely at the mercy of the mood of investors, ie, the revered masters of the world? There is a tyranny with a personal face, bitter and dark. It is a tyranny that is expressed with smiles in the media of communication. An ideological tyranny that demands recognition that the world works and there thanks to her. A tyranny of the symbolic world torn the material world and the human world. A tyranny of consumerism and psychological instability. A sweet tyranny, sometimes orgasmic, but tyranny nonetheless. Jorge Majfud Lincoln University, March 2009.

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