Question from the Internet:
“Is the economy a glass half empty or half full?”
No, the present economy is a “broken glass” that cannot be repaired.
Our old and present socio-economic system is built on unnatural foundations. Human relationships and the economic systems that express Human relations are built by our inherent self-serving, exploitative, excessively consuming nature, program.
As a result, all Human civilizations so far have been driven by ruthless competitions, succeeding, surviving at the expense of others, the “strong feasting of the weak” regardless of the superficial governing, economic or social arrangements.
This egocentric, excessively consuming Huma bubble in Nature’s otherwise balanced, fully integrated system has been in crisis for decades. Though we kept going against Nature’s laws sustaining balance and homeostasis — life depends on — until the virus has arrived we somehow managed to mask, ignore the crisis.
But the virus finally pulled the plug from the false “life-support machine”, and our bailout, stimulus packages of trillions of dollars won’t be able to revive the dying system any longer.
In short, we have no right to exist in Nature’s vast, fully integrated, and interdependent system unless we become similar to it, integrate into it through similarity. It does not matter what we want, what else we will stubbornly try, we will never be able to return to the system we lived, worked in before.
The Covid-19 pandemic is not a “simple virus infection”. It is a milestone, a “messenger from Nature’s system”, showing us in a remorseless way that we will continue sinking into crisis, march towards self-destruction unless we finally accept that Humanity is an integral part of Nature’s system and as such we have to live by Nature’s laws of integration.
Neither the pandemic nor the socio-economic crisis will pass until we rebuild Human society on Nature-like mutual integration and an economic model that stays within the optimal parameters of natural necessities and available resources!