Free market, life difficulties, economic inequalities and civilization | By Nneka Okumazie
Assuming capitalism didn’t sound the most important, the most important language, and the most important place, how much easier would life have been?
If people weren’t directly or very directly under the domination of capitalism, in how many other ways could life be more difficult?
It is possible not to believe in creationism, but a kind of pre-Apostolic life seems to be what many continue to desire, far from the contractions of capitalism.
The COVID situation of staying at home in many countries has made some people see the weight that the routine of capitalism places on them differently.
It is possible that the burden of capitalism after the fall of Eden took on a lasting form of destruction.
Even if this is not taken into account by some, there have been many civilizations in the past whose fall was linked to factors of capitalism – although other direct events may have been held responsible.
Capitalism wins for the winners – but the victory is not often permanent.
Capitalism is too restless, too unstable, too irrational and too unfair to have a society totally based on it.
Sometimes it’s like a problem that shouldn’t start, that if it did, it’s already over even if it’s managed.
Or sometimes like a game where everyone loses, even if some seem to win.
There are non-medical issues that are worse in life, but if capitalism is good, they are ignored. Sometimes life is said to be hard, things are hard, or go through a lot, it’s true, but it can also be statements of suffocation of capitalism.
There are still places in the world where many of their inhabitants are trying to have a certain level of integrity, trust, courage – defying bound capitalism. There are other places in the world where nothing is useful if capitalism doesn’t win.
Already, across the world, there are millions of pages of knowledge books, but most knowledge is becoming useless because there is no immediate benefit to capitalism.
Some of the mistakes that have proven to be harmful – continue to be made, by many, because acquiring the knowledge doesn’t seem important or going all the way, if that doesn’t help capitalism.
With the world totally sucked into capitalism, it may take a few centuries to collectively slow down, although it is unlikely to be eradicated.
Even if some places choose to try something else in small forms in some places, it may take collective, unforced compliance to function semi-reliably, as the forces of capitalism would continue to attract everything.
Some countries of the last century attempted an incomplete escape from capitalism, with force for immediacy and a lot of cruelty, it collapsed because the original – although problematic – went faster.
[Job 27:20, Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.]
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