MY SILVER LINING

In this dark age of capitalist financialisation (also known as neoliberalism) which according to Kevin Phillips is “a process whereby financial services, broadly construed, take over the dominant economic, cultural, and political role in a national economy”, fear and despair have taken hold of the heart and mind of most of us. Yet there is hope: DiEM25 and Progressive International. The words of Yanis Varoufakis, Bernie Sanders, Noam Chomsky and Naomi Klein are my silver lining. They reveal a new strategy to face the dictatorship of money, the material and spiritual impoverishment of humanity and the destruction of the planet.
Globally speaking, Mauritians have a lot to learn from them but we must not forget our own specificity. While harnessing our strength to combat local and world financialisation, we must at the same time develop a national supraethnic identity and not allow ethnic and caste reflexes to divide us and neutralise our efforts.
DEV VIRAHSAWMY

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