Our current civilization is based on the dominancy of capitalist mode of production relations and other social relations in large portion is an outcome of or strongly determined by the principal relationships in this mode, including ‘foreign’ relations between human societies.
The rising people’s grassroots movement openly and clearly challenges and wants to change these relationships at a global scale.
This conscious ‘demand’ of the peoples is being unsuccessfully undermined by the mainstream media.
The existence of astonishing number of alternative visions for the aftermath of the approaching collapse is the proof of this: the gift economy, solidarity economy, participatory economy, resource based economy, commons based economy, and many more.
The material basis that gives way to such visions to be born is the actual changes have taken place in productive forces since the 70s.
The rapid change in communication and transportation technologies and, more importantly, the impact of these changes on social relations, culture, language, etc. have transformed the society itself: the primary productive force we have.
Since the invention of the internet and fast mass transportation we have observed the rise of peer to peer networks, in which individual nodes can link up each other freely, without necessity of hubs/gate keepers. And it is, in principle, possible within these networks to appropriate the necessary knowledge of the total system nodes are involved.
Since then ‘networks’ OCCUPY THE SPACE both in reality and in our daily languages. But distributed p2p networks have brought about a massive potential for a global change in group dynamics and so power relationships.
This process of networkisation of society has been linked tightly to the process of transnationalisation of the production, culture and social relations among people.
However, the developments in the productive forces did not coincide with the necessary changes in the production relations -production, ownership and distribution. In order to adjust this and prevent an exhoustion elite had to deliver necessary changes in the superstructure -governance. jurisdiction culture. This had to be done from above with the adaptation called ‘capitalist restructuring’ and ‘global good governance’. This become the period we know as Neoliberal Era: the creation of free world market, financialisation, flexibilisation, and global governance from above and massive exploitation and natural destruction. Continue reading