June 12, 2009 There will be no strawberries anymore and a lot of blood will be shed.
Billions of Euros or Dollars are invested into the worldwide economic crisis.
Are we going to harvest sugar-sweet fruit or never ending streams of blood?
June is the month of the gorgeous red thick strawberries, already since the 7th century before Christ, and the Roman poet Ovid describes the golden age in association with this fruit, no laws, no punishment. Absolute peace among the people, insouciance and innocence, eternal spring and life in the open.
How far are we from that? Well, the strawberry exists, but real socialism is finished and even real capitalism has run down. What next?
If now unemployment erodes the societies, if people cannot even afford a single strawberry anymore, who can still believe in the continuance of our societies. The crisis is a worldwide volcano, the political eruptions which are to be expected exceed the global economic crisis of the thirties. We will long for strawberries then.
September 15, 2008, when the Lehmann bank broke down, has changed history more than September 11, 2001, when terrorists broke into the towers of the World Trade Center with airplanes like into a bowl full of beautifully soft strawberries.
Even if this is not yet Day of Judgment (perhaps it is not so far anymore), parts of the world are going to perish. But not only by ecological catastrophes. We humans have an unbelievably short memory. And we are able to learn nothing from history.
The theologians of the market with their same old psalms and childish promises believe that things will adjust themselves anyhow. You just have to believe and hope. And hope dies last. Forget about strawberries! They are blinded and ignorant.
40 % of the world population never see a single strawberry, they must live on a single dollar a day. Now we have, says the Times, a crisis, which is far more dramatic than the one of the great depression which could only be settled by the first world war. Does this mean that for us the solution is another world war? The truth is that none of the governments knows what to do. Others speak of social revolutions which will extinguish even democracies.
Historical experience shows that we are moving towards a tragedy.
We will not harvest strawberries anymore, but blood will be shed, a lot of blood. Sorrow of people will be immeasurable. We can already read all that in the Apocalypse. And there will be a world war between China and the USA.
In the 20th century more people than ever before were murdered in wars or by mad dictators. Torture has been practiced more than ever before, in the Romanian prisons until today.
Capitalism is based on avarice. Market economy is not moral. Everyone takes advantage, if not, he is lost. Socialism is based on contempt for mankind. Those who do not deliver their identity to the collective are excluded, eliminated.
What is to be done for survival of mankind? What is to be done against the dark?
Nobody knows it, because the global crisis never has happened like this. In any case we need a radical change of consciousness. Man has both a good and a bad predisposition.
First of all I dart at a big bowl of thick red sweet strawberries now and dream of a golden age. Yes of course, dream together with me.
Father Don Demidoff ICCC
In Romania called Don Bosco