TALKININKAI / CONTRIBUTORS
|ASH AND CASH|
|Written by Bifo|
I' m stuck in Trondheim, a beautiful city of the Norwegian western coast. I was supposed to leave Thursday morning and fly back to Bologna for a meeting of Bologna citta libera. That morning I received a call from my friend Jean. She told me: something happens. All flights are cancelled, you have to leave tomorrow. Tomorrow I go to airport and they tell me you have to wait tomorrow. Then I started thinking. Ash is not going away. It will stay in the European atmosphere for days and weeks. Air companies are trying to figure out what the effect of this will be on their budget, already strained by the financial crisis. But the point is not there. The European leading class is stuck to ground. Managers and politicans, and all the cognitive workers who are daily busy in connecting the European brain are stuck to ground. They can't move. The fascist omophobic polish leadership has been annihilated by the impredictability of the sky. Now sky is just declaring that the end of this greedy Union is a matter of days.
Some days ago, speaking in a meeting in the city of Stavanger, Norway, I called Norwegian intellectuals to join the Union. They told me: why should we do that? Existing Europe is only able to exploit labor and to divert social energies and resources and turn them into bank profits. We, the Norwegians are using the wealth coming from oil for the common good. Actually Norwegian worker's wages are 50.000 euros per year, and social services are much better than everywhere in the neoliberal continent.
So why should they give up their oil in exchange for the European central Bank greedy rule?