At 04:18 PM 5/28/97 -0700, Gabor Fencsik posted a critique of the
activities of the Soros Foundation written by Geert Lovink.
Geert Lovink wrote:
> A fear is spreading throughout Europe: the creeping, existential angst
> of being possessed and ruled by new, unknown forces. For some, the
> dragon is called Brussels, for others it is neo-liberalism, the
> stockmarket, Asia, globalization, the year 2000, or Soros.
The scepter that is haunting Europe, America, and Asia is a known force.
It is called corporatism. And it is an insidious force. For Hungarians
and other East Europeans the 'enemy' used to be 'the party'. They figured
that once 'the party' was gone everyone would be on the shining path to
freedom and prosperity. However, once again, and as usual, freedom and
prosperity is only for a select few.
Like Greenpeace and other NGO's, the Soros Foundation is not immune from
the corporatist model. In fact, in our 'free' world , there are no other
models - at least none that are taken seriously.
Corporatism was tried in Italy and it was called fascism. Fascism offered
Italians the same 'benefits' that many people seem to want today -
security, increased productivity, and managerialism. Perhaps Scott Adams
in "The Dilbert future : thriving on stupidity in the twenty-first century"
(1997), is right after all.
When I was in Hungary in the mid-eighties, I saw graffiti that said
"Communism = Nazism". I wonder how long it will be before I see graffiti
that says "Capitalism = Fascism"?