A GIANT WITH FEET OF GLAY : this
describes the Western economy with 50 million poor people
- called in France the "new" poor people - and the 1 or 2
billion destitute populations, in countries said to bi
"developing", whose fate is determined by Western
economy. It is, every day, on the brink of disaster, on
the brink of financial crash, depending on the mood of
money gamblers in London, Hong-Kong, New-York or Zurich.
While science has allowed for considerable progress
because scientists have been constantly questioning the
basic postulates and changed them when needed, economists
have taken for granted David Ricardo's axiom stating that
industry production never could exceed the demand in
commodities. But actually, for a century, this axiom has
proved false : industry produces more commodities than
are needed and the fantastic riches turned out have lost
their market value to such a degree that they are
destroyed in order for the commodity, having become
scarce, to keep market value. Destruction is carried out
by means or wars, of crapping plants and factories, of
quotas limiting output, of leaving millions of acres of
land to lie fallow, when a vast number of poor people
hunger for the destroyed (or not developed) riches.
Thirty years ago, the French government invited a
priest, "Abbey Pierre" to take charge of charitable
alms-house. In 1984, the French government calls abbey
to take charge of charitable
alms-houses. In 30 years' time, the Western economic
system has not been improved and no rational utilization
of the riches devised.
But, there is another side to abbey Pierre's
personality : the mundialist.
In 1952, in London, he said to the Mundialist
Parliamentarian Group (107 British members of the house
of Lords and Commons) : "The issue is non between East
and West, but North and South". and it has to be solved
at world level, that is to say through world
supranational laws requiring each state to delegate a
quota of its sovereignty in a World Institution that
would allow the monetary system to be modified so as to
stabilize the rates of raw materials. Just the same it is
only through a similar World Institution that the issue
of mutual disarmament control can be solved.
But, when he is a mundialist, abbey Pierre is regarded
as an "utopian" ; he is only regarded as being
"realistic" when hi is called upon to exercise his
charitable help. If 30 years ago, the "utopian" had been
heeded, to day governments would not be compelled to call
upon the "realistic" man.