in Search of Insights for Dealing with Global Economy
Establishment of Global Financial Power
Nature of Global Economy
Cannot Be Criterion of Reality
Cure lies in the Poison"
Consciousness Resonance in Post-Internet Era
of Global Financial Power
a publication in "Le Monde Diplomatique" , Marcos - the leader of
world-widely supported Zapatista movement in Mexico - was the first to
construct a theory linking economic globalization to the
of a great majority of the world population.
fall of the Berlin wall a new superpower appeared, stimulated by
policies. Although the big winner of the could war - which we could
the third world war - was the US, a new power began to emerge over and
above it, a financial superpower which began issuing global directives.
This produced what we refer to broadly as globalization. For
the ideal would be a world transformed into one big business, which an
executive board made up of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the
Bank (WB), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the president of the US. In that
situation, governments of other countries would function just as
of the executive board, local managers, if you like... At the world
the big battle now taking place - which we call the fourth world war -
has its own line-up forces. On one side, the supporters of the global
and, on the other, everyone who, in one way or another, is resisting
Anything that obstructs the onward march of globalization is now under
threat of destruction."
market rules everywhere" - continues Marcos. "It doesn't just govern
workings of governments, but also the media, education, even the
Individuals only have a place in this society if they can produce and
So market criteria eliminate a whole section of humanity that offers no
prospect of profits." Such is the situation of the indigenous and the
people whose number ever increase in to day's world; Marcos is
that the globalization requires their elimination as they pose a
problem through their potential for social rebellion.
Nature of Global
The wider the
process of economic globalization, the narrower the circle of those who
mostly benefit of it. The free global market started to appear less and
less free. Both the trade and the investment seem to be governed by
and more complicated laws and procedures in favor of monstrously rich
and financial corporations - the real beneficiaries of the free global
market. With every day, these unaccountable corporations with unlimited
life, size and power are taking ever-increasing control over the
economies - largely to the detriment of the individual consumer,
neighbor and citizen.
One can find
many evidences that corporate-led globalization negatively effects the
environment, financial stability, equity, security, food safety, health
and cultural diversity of millions of people; the number of the
classified as the most poor countries in the world has doubled in the
There is a
tendency for the governments in the Western 'free' democracy to act as
the armed militia for the large financial corporations and banks, and
of people live under constant stress when watching the value of their
erode and their stock markets go into a lunatic whirlwind of insane
It looks like a great, illegal and unlawful collusion is going at the
of the economic globalization, and there are many people finally
to understand that it is by virtue of this collusion that our
rights have become privileges and our money has become worthless: the
we work, the less we have.
As far as the
economic globalization is a process that involves complexly interwoven
social, political, psychological, anthropological, etc. dynamics, it is
difficult to grasp it holistically, let alone predict its unfolding.
to protest, foresee and preach catastrophes for the largest part of
does not help much.
study explores the role of fuzziology  in understanding economic
is a study of the fuzziness of human knowing - its sources, dynamics
ways of transcending of its limitations. Fuzziness is a constant
of human knowledge; it reflects complexity and unpredictability of the
life dynamics considered in their integrity and wholeness. The
of human knowing is not an obstacle on the way to understand ourselves
and the world in which we live; just the opposite is true: every time
we replace the fuzziness with 'precise' knowledge, we are certainly
wrong. This is because, the precise knowledge is possible only when
in partial studies, that is, when we study a phenomenon or process in
As far as there is no isolated phenomena and processes in life and
our knowledge about them is always fuzzy - always open for
evolution and growth.
Every act of
holistic understanding (and there is no other kind of understanding of
life and nature!) is inevitably fuzzy. The fuzziness and truth are not
mutually exclusive; on the contrary: they go hand by hand in the
journey of every individual.
one of the main theorems of fuzziology, it is possible to grasp as much
of the external world in which we live as we have developed and
within ourselves. The inner world is made of our senses,
feelings and thoughts shaped into images, ideas, narratives, emotions,
aspirations, expectations, hopes, dreams, spiritual beliefs and
The power of our will is also in the inner world, together with our
potential to create and realize ourselves in innumerable activities. We
never cease to modify the external world through actions emerging from
the inner world of each of us. The more our consciousness expands and
the stronger becomes the voice of our inner nature and the more clearly
we are able to sense the creative projections of this nature onto the
of our understanding and dealing with the economic problems that emerge
out of the process of globalization, as it unfolds and strengthens,
be resolved at the same level of consciousness that drove our action in
the pre-Internet era - consciousness that emanates a narrow-minded and
ego-centred thinking oriented primarily towards accumulation of power
fight for realizing it. It is this kind of consciousness, which is
for the most serious economical, social and ecological problems today.
One can see here a simple analogy with the Gödelian problems in
and other fields of the human inquiry - problems that cannot be
using the same assumptions under which they have appeared.
transition (either continual or punctuated) to a higher level of human
consciousness may result in emergence of a simple and comprehensive
of reality - a picture which appears complicated, fuzzy and
for any lower level of development of our consciousness. As far as
is a holistic characteristic of human nature and not only a
of mind, its growth and transformation are possible when the factors
for the integrity of the three vital and inseparably connected
of human individuality - body, mind and soul, become simultaneously
We referred to this simultaneous activation ('firing') as a consciousness
resonance . The fuzziness in human understanding can be
when the consciousness resonance occurs.
It is important
to emphasize that he consciousness resonance cannot occur when
the soul factors of human individuality. We can name some of
sensitivity and responsiveness, awareness and ability to stay awake,
desire to get out of the 'attractor' of egocentric thoughts and
empathy, sympathy and compassion to each other, willingness to explore
more subtle and spiritual dimensions of reality and mutually to share
knowledge and wisdom.
Cannot Be Criterion
follows an apparently simple logic: what is good for the banking and
big business is good for the mere mortals of the world. This 'simple'
yet perverted logic deliberately hides the issue of power. The majority
of "the mere mortals of the world" continue to immerse in debts that
spiraling out of control and their wealth continues to be sucked into
hands of faceless corporate institutions whose greed is insatiable.
pervading economic, political, social and cultural structures and
the corporate power and greed silently banish the critical voices
they come from.
Being a product
of mind, logic cannot be used as a holistic criterion of reality; the
we rationalize about the character and features of today's
the more paradoxical and incomprehensible it appears to our mind and
denser the fuzziness of what we seem to know about it. Rational
is of very limited help when trying to grasp the issue of economic
Any rigid (non fuzzy) reasoning in this case leads to what
Marcus suggests: confrontation, rebellion, fight and war. At the
of the third millennium, when the technology of killing and destroying
humans and nature is supper-developed, such a 'rational' conclusion is
As we pointed
in other publications , fuzzy logic is also a product of rational
and entirely subjected to its ëIF...THENí rules of
Although this kind of logic ësoftensí the problem of choice
by replacing ëeither...orí with ëas well así,
remains rigidly attached to already pre-determined sets of alternatives
(inputs, outputs, goals, criteria) and rules describing their mutual
With fuzzy logic we can never generate (discover, create) a new
fuzzy logic to globalization, the 'most probable' result 'might be' to
yield and confess that globalization is 'more or less' unavoidable and
irreversible, so 'almost' nothing can be done to stop its expansion.
a soft conclusion is exactly what the rigid corporate brain wants to
but for the greatest majority of people and their natural environment,
this conclusion is disastrous.
No one type
of logic rooted in human reasoning can transcend its own limits as a
of inference (based on certain premises) and thus, no one type of logic
can serve as a leverage to a higher level of consciousness. The mind
how to generate confrontation and make intellectual abysses; when the
and soul join the mind, only then, while acting at-one, they three are
able to transcend the confrontation and to bridge the abysses.
But how to
unite the tree 'fractals' of the wholeness of human complexity - the
fractal' expressed through technology- and economy-based actions in the
material world, the 'mind fractal' expressed through all kinds of
ideas in the world of science, philosophy and arts, and the 'soul
revealed through human spirituality?
lies in the
wisdom offers an answer of this question:
the cure lies in the poison.
The best cure for a deadly snakebite is a serum made using the same
venom. It is the toxic substance that is used to give us immunity from
its own effect. This is the way in which today's medicine prevents us
quite severe diseases.
contains in itself a possibility for transcending the fuzziness of our
understanding and dealing with the danger of its economic consequences.
This possibility is the Internet and the world-wide web. They are an
of the process of globalization; an all-embracing and ever-expanding
web globally connects millions of institutions and individuals and make
them able to communicate instantly with each other. The world-wide web
and Internet provide us with the integrity of an infinite virtual space
able to absorb the expressions of our intellectual discoveries, our
and spiritual endeavors and to map them into concrete material forms -
texts, pictures, voice and movie records instantly accessible at the
of the computers.
web represents a kind of realization of the prediction of the Russian
Vladimir Vernadsky (1863-1945) and the French paleontologist and
Pierre Teilhard (1881-1955) about the emergence of the noosphere.
Vernadsky imagined it as a "sphere of intelligence, wherein humanity
employ its evolutionary gifts as a creative collaborative agent of
- and where the widening conflict between technosphere and biosphere
be transformed into synergy" . For Teilhard, the noosphere is a
thinking network - an interlinked system of consciousness and
a global net of self-awareness, instantaneous feedback, and planetary
the creative capacity of each individual consciousness into a virtual
with unlimited creative potential, the Internet and the word-wide web
excellent conditions for the consciousness resonance to occur at the
scale of humanity.
in Post-Internet Era
resonance is like a spontaneous coherence occurring with a swarm of
(insects, birds, ants, neurones, thoughts, feelings, and people acting
under critical conditions) - all the apparent fuzziness of the swarming
behaviour suddenly disappears in a magic way: the 'agents' become able
to act in sync and harmony, as if they are at-one - one
entity, one multi-facet unity, one inseparable whole - a flash of
whose light is able to penetrate through any layer of fuzziness.
"We say that
we 'resonate' with an idea or another person when we share an unusually
rich set of perceptions that implies to us that we are 'on the same
- another form of the metaphoric link to physical models. It is a
experience that often is striking in the strength and complexity of
understanding, and it is associated with successful interactions in
and groups of people, and with universally recognized shared
Productivity and creativity are evidently enhanced, and cooperative
to emergencies and catastrophes seem to be facilitated" .
By making possible
instantaneous sharing of the fuzzy thoughts, feelings and actions of
the Internet and the word-wide web serve as a powerful catalyzer for
emergence of conscious resonance resulting in powerful insights for
and dealing with the global economy.
insights in understanding, the global consciousness resonance can
stimulate the emergence of efficient actions of solidarity between
to stop the corporate offensive. The classics of Marxism could only
about such an infinite potential for solidarity between those who are
of economic power! It was the resonance achieved through Internet
that played an important role in the organization of the massive
against FTAA in the City of Quebec, Canada, in April 2001. It is the
resonance evoked through the world-wide web, which is crucial for the
practical achievements of the Zapatistas movement in Mexico.
of the phenomena of the Internet-based global consciousness resonance
in stimulating people's creative experience - an experience which helps
us to transcend the rigid limitations of logical thinking. The global
economy is crucially dependent on the rigid logic of the computers; a
perturbation in the complex logical mechanism of the 'intelligent'
serving 'devotionally' the big financial corporations can make the
of these corporations to goes to zero. So the world bosses of the
economy are also vulnerable, and not only the people whom they
try to brainwash in order to suppress and exploit. This kind of
related to the ever-increasing dependence of the global economy on the
logic of computers and robots is a factor which can facilitate resonant
understanding of the agents in today's global economy.
resonance has also a significant role to play in changing the nature of
the national governments in the era of the global economy - from
serving corporations to governments serving people and communities, a
which is easier at a local level but vital at all levels of government.
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