Franz J.T. Lee, January, 2011
Venezuela: Would we wake up one morning and find the USA gone?
Globally, Venezuela is not an island; as such not even Cuba exists in isolation. Hence what is happening elsewhere urgently concerns us. International events, especially occurrences in North America, directly affect Venezuela, they could invigorate our hopes or cause the wildest nightmares.
The USA is an imperialist country in the epoch of globalization, it is an arch-capitalist State. Our problems related to the USA and Canada have very little to do with the 'Empire' of Alexander the Great or with the imperial crown of Queen Elizabeth II. South America is threatened by global corporate imperialism, the highest stage of capitalism. Hence, to fight for socialism, Venezuela cannot be anti-imperialist and pro-capitalist at the same time. This would be the classical case of wanting to eat and to have your cake at the same time.
Let us briefly comment on some aspects of the current capitalist economic collapse of imperialism in North America and its global consequences, also for Venezuela.
As we ought to know, at this very moment, desperately all global ruling classes and their corresponding loyal Quislings are trying to halt the collapse of world capitalism, of the cosmic flow of modern history. With all terrorist means that justify their ends, by hook and by crook, they are truncating the straight forward proletarian transcendental crossing of the Rubicon which separates workers' emancipation from corporate barbarism. Surely, faced by a total, systemic collapse, with all their military and economic might, the ruling metropolitan powers and their upcoming competitors for world hegemony, are currently accelerating their diabolical machinery of global exploitation and are increasing their machinations of world domination, of 'one world government,' of body, thought and mind control, of overt individual political vigilance and of covert social surveillance. From all over the USA are threatening Venezuela.
In the relentless, global class struggle, in the current world wars, these military 'humanist' attacks are taking their proletarian toll. However, they also indicate for what and whom the 'transhistorical' bells really are tolling!
Marx once stated that the 'barbarian and semi-barbarian' countries could see their future mirrored in the development of the industrial countries. Nowadays, in the epoch of globalization, which he himself predicted in 1848, dialectically he should conclude that the great world power, the United States of America, should see its future, its collapse, reflected in the current African, Asian and South American miserable global conditions. The chickens come home to roost.
As bankruptcy, corruption and economic default of the USA are advancing, as the geometric explosion of pauperization is shaking the very foundations of imperialist corporatism, and as corporations sink into bottomless quagmires of concentration and monopolization, similarly the whole globe would become a nightmare of chaotic migrations, of desperately searching for food and water; like currently in North Africa, in many countries social unrest would break out; tent cities and ghost towns would spring up like mushrooms overnight across the whole globe, especially in Europe and North America. In the latter, already the military is on alert for internal unrest.
Does this sound too utopian, too far fetched?
Just imagine the following possible scenario.
Gone are the good old days of the Big Three, of the mega-profits of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. After the latest big crash only a sputtering automobile industry is surviving. Like so many other shanty towns and ghettos in this capitalist world, Detroit may sink into geographic oblivion.
For example, Detroit, or parts of the city, could become a typical 'Wild West' ghost town. Without business, investment, infrastructures and employment, Detroit would perish. Nobody would buy any houses, any shops there anymore. The upper and middle classes would flee, and like in the movie 'After People,' soon Mother Nature would take over again; rattle snakes, wild animals and 'chemtrails' would replace all industries. Grass would be growing on the four lanes of the highway, on which once upon a time in luxurious limousines the opulent tycoons and chief executive officers were transported to Wall Street or Atlantic City. In such a scenario, it could occur that the poorest of the poor would not even buy 'real estate' in such abandoned ghost towns in the USA, not even for the price of 100 dollars.
Millions would prefer to vegetate under bridges and in shacks; in cold winters they choose to suffer illness and pain as the result of horrendous blizzards. At least, before 'poverty reduction' would reach them too, for the time being they are still living near to regions where some menial job still could be found to survive for another few days.
Of course, the above is just 'science fiction,' 'wishful thinking' or 'virtual reality.' The international mass media, the Murdoch empire, tell another story; a 'one world government,' Big Brother will solve all our problems and we would live happily ever after. In such a case, Venezuela and its natural resources, would become part of the World State and Chavez would become one of the many mayors. In reality world fascism is being planned at top speed.
A big question arises: like the Big Three, like Big Brother, is 'Detroit' really dying and therewith also American capitalism?
Like in the case of the Soviet Union and the Twin Towers, would we wake up one morning and notice that the USA are no more?
Meanwhile, the United States middle class is fading away. Tent cities could soon be replacing the skyscrapers of New York ... probably, in the Wild West and elsewhere the millions of slaughtered 'Red Indians' would turn in their graves, would welcome the last 'White Mohicans' to smoke an eternal communal peace pipe with them.
The power elites of the United States and of the European Union, of the NATO and all its 'coms,' the South Com and Africom, the FBI and the CIA, the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund, and their respective counterparts everywhere, all of them cannot surpass the creative speed of natural scalar waves, cannot stop the coming of galactic Spring.
In other writings, long ago we warned that in spite of the trillions of dollars scuffed into the pockets of corrupt bankers, the USA, in fact, the whole capitalist system will be collapsing soon. Economically the USA are practically in default already. They cannot pay their international and national debts. The relation between their exports and imports is in a total mess. The very Federal Reserve Bank is on the brink of collapse. It probably cannot even buy the official paper on which to print the devalued dollars. For Venezuela and Latin America, as backyard of the USA, all this could have catastrophic consequences.
We are on the slippery edge of a collapsing world capitalist system.
Finally, Venezuela, our problem is not the 'Empire,' it is imperialist capitalism, Globalization.