Economic imperialism and the imperialism of economics which characterise
ultramodernity in its current phase, are destroying the planet.
This can be observed by looking at everyday life, providing that one
does not suffer from the short sightedness of the ultra-liberal “Stalinists”
from the Bretton-Woods institutions, who are playing at being
sorcerer’s apprentices … Economising has reduced culture to folklore
and relegated it to museums. By liquidating different cultures, globalisation
gives birth to “tribes”, withdrawal, and ethnicity, rather than
co-existence and dialogue. The rise of mimetic violence, with its backdrop
of the victimising of the scapegoats, is the corollary to homogeneity
and false hybridisation. These phenomena have been amplified
by the media and have provoked such repugnance, undoubtedly legitimate,
that we have reached the stage of exalting unconditional, selfsatisfied
universalism, which is exclusively western in essence, along
with the repeated chanting of meaningless slogans.