A difficult challenge - although necessary - for the battle against neo-Feudal tyranny
by system failure
A year has passed since the first time that SYRIZA managed to win the elections in Greece. It was the first time in the history of the modern Greek state that a Leftist party have won the national elections. Many dramatic events occurred during that year. SYRIZA split under the pressure of its creditors, retreated under the ruthless regime of the European Financial Dictatorship (EFD), and finally, transformed into a systemic Social-Democratic party, according to the plans of the Brussels-Berlin axis.
However, the EFD paid a big price for this victory. As already mentioned in previous article “Tsipras managed to expose completely the real face of this 'remarkable' union. The response of people in social media was characteristic, speaking even about a coup against Greece. The turn of the public opinion, taking now the side of Greece, is obvious, as Europeans can see clearly their dark future inside EFD. This open blackmail by the bureaufascists against Greece with the help of the ECB makes people in potential future eurozone members to think twice their entrance in this financial dictatorship. Double damage for plutocrats' plans.”
One of the reasons that the Brussels bureaufascists and the Berlin directorate wanted to crush Tsipras, was to block the Leftist momentum across Europe. Their efforts had not been very successful, as the Leftist parties managed to maintain some of their power, breaking the bi-partisan systemic establishment in Portugal and Spain, after the recent national elections there. Furthermore, Corbyn's rise in the leadership of the Labour Party in the UK, has brought an additional "headache" to the neoliberal establishment in Europe.
Yet, what we observe now in the European scene, is that the Left still appears weak and unable to gain more power. The most significant waves of turbulence to the neoliberal establishment in Europe come from the far-Right in many countries. The nationalists exploit also the refugee problem to increase their influence and power in each European country. As far-Right extremism and xenophobia grows, the forces of the Left face the danger of saturation. There is a good reason for this and it's not only because the Left has been unable to re-shape its own truly independent framework of values that could seriously overcome the obsolete capitalistic terms.
What makes the European Leftist movement weak against the neoliberal establishment and the far-Right, is that its main components are still dedicated to a progressive internationalism through the illusion that this can be achieved inside today's European structures. This is an illusion which also splits the Left not only in Greece, but the European Left as a whole too. Which means double damage for the progressive forces who become an easy victim for the monstrous mechanisms of the EFD.
The moderate Leftists, like Tsipras and those who remained in SYRIZA, fear that they may lose their ideological orientation by retreating from their basic principles which include a Humanistic internationalism. Yet, there is a huge contradiction here, as Tsipras administration already retreated (very quickly), on some fundamental Leftist principles by signing a third catastrophic memorandum with Greece's creditors. Furthermore, Tsipras himself exhibits a Machiavellian behavior concerning inner-party members who strongly oppose the policies imposed by the creditors, or, external alliances with countries of authoritarian regimes (e.g. Egypt, Israel). Therefore, current Greek government follows a Kissinger-type Realpolitik strategy, rather than a policy based on pure Leftist ideological principles.
The moderate Left across the Europe needs to understand that the support of the nation-state structure at this crucial moment, is absolutely necessary for the resistance against the devastating neoliberal internationalism, which is based on the free market cannibalism. The Left must fight for the survival of the nation-state, not in nationalistic terms of course, but in terms of guaranteeing the most fundamental rights of the citizens.
The return to the nation-state structure is not a barrier to the global cooperation and alignment of the progressive forces. On the contrary, it could function as a protection shield to the onslaught of neoliberalism and the neo-Feudal tyranny that follows.
The huge advantage of the forces of neo-Feudalism is that they are much more flexible and powerful, having surpassed all the democratic institutions in the West. Megabanks and multinational corporations have occupied all the key government positions through former executives. Lobbyists determine all the agreements according to their interests. The TTIP-type deals is the best proof for this fact and, unfortunately, they will be proved a crucial element for the definite establishment of the neo-Feudalism globally.
Consequently, the Dystopian nightmare of the global neo-Feudalism can be stopped only by a global alliance of the progressive forces, which must surpass regional and ideological limitations, to form a united front through strong cooperation between nation-states.
A significant disadvantage against such a perspective is not only the split of the Left, mostly in Europe, but also the lack of synchronization in global scale. The Leftist - or closer to the Left - governments in Venezuela and Argentina, for example, have been replaced by right-Wing neoliberal ones.
However, still there is a unique opportunity in the Western world with the surprisingly strong momentum of Bernie Sanders prior to this year's US elections. Bernie has a long way to go until the US presidency, but the American people seem to realize their power on overthrowing the regime of the establishment.
Despite all the problems, it is certain that the European Left watches the political developments on the other side of the Atlantic, with growing attention. In case that the crazy dream become true with Bernie as the next US president, the perspective of joint progressive forces against the neo-Feudal tyranny, could become much more probable.