Does anyone remember “No Logo”, the book by Naomi Klein, who revealed to the world the reality of globalization now (but the book was published 12 years ago). Klein discovered and explored the “Special Economic Zones” in China, Indochina, the Philippines, the monster factories where slave workers produce for a few cents branded products for the Western market. Today the scandal is still around, as in the case of Foxconn iPhone.
Doomsayers and prophets of doom have long predicted a similar future for the Western countries, seeing a precise plan and in this regard the financial crisis somehow managed this purpose, both in the advent of the euro strangler. Nowadays: Germany asks Greece to become a Special Economic Zone within Europe to be colonized by northern industries and fully insulted to be used by directors and officers of the German workers.
According to Der Spiegel:
Interested parties will be favored Germans through the creation of special economic zones by the greek government, as long the German business world is asking. According to current plans, the companies receive tax breaks – where possible rise to a tax of 0% – will also be also provide grants. (…) Not only some areas of the Greek economy, but “the whole country should become a kind of special economic zone in the euro zone.” The management of the “Greek” Special Economic Zone should be done “with foreign staff of the EU“.
And the Greeks? But these questions are simply slave labor ones, the same as the Chinese. On the other hand, now that I’m starving, I welcome with joy the opportunity to work 12 hours a day for 3 or 400 euro per month.
Now, I do not know if this really happening in the end. It seems frankly impossible, like a nightmare in slow motion that moves towards a conclusion has always feared but never really believed. I have to think that Arbeit Macht Frei has never gone out of fashion, that the horror in black and white has only pretended to fade. Or, more simply, that there are countries with imperialism in the DNA, they cannot break the habit since it is stronger than them.