Neoliberalism is Not So Simple

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This is a conversational analysis on how neoliberalism and liberalism as a whole, are understood.

I agree on these:

  1. Liberalism had an imperial/colonial past, and it has that tendency
  2. It can swallow and regenerate its own formulations
  3. It can lead to degeneracy of cultures

However, just because neoliberalism is on decline, does not validate any community, or any civilisational pupil, to merely assume that criticism is everything.

Liberalism in practical terms, was also a force which held strong due to economic & utility reasons.

Asian cultures have had diversity in social stratifications and others for so long. Yet, they were not able to make cyclicality (as a kind of complex adaptivity) a common thread or ecosystem-based commonality alongside. India is no alien to this problem. China and Japan too never were.

So, when someone says: oh, agriculture was the best: reject tech — well then read the history of technology, beyond your confirmation biases. Technology is not just IT, or AI, or Web3. From Siberia to Maya civilisation to even what not, technology has material features.

Now, remove the colonial impact lens for a second.

We have to admit that in a POST-COLONIAL world we did contribute to the transformation of tech ecosystems. A lot people in my discourse do not even understand policy, economics, legal management and even tech. Do they need?

I would say yes, because all of these can be beautifully meshed in Bhartiya valuations and modulations, like in the best ways ever imagined. Detoxification of colonialism and its cultural assets, does not mean a new future or present is created at all. It is that simple to understand.

Also, a very important problem we face:

Cultural Degeneracy due to Industrialization

We however forget to read the economic and psychoanalytic reasons of how religions contribute to science. I sympathise with the argument of how the British industrialized in the 1750s, leading to destruction of nature. However, Environmental Impact Assessment is currently the best thing. If people read and test what Indian attributes can be thought of, better solutions can chime in. There is a larger problem of how futuristic thought matters. And yes, there is a future, in our lives, which is cyclic. But can we assure all of us are so capable to even develop time manipulation skills, like time dilation, etc? Not for now.

Cyclicality is achievable by sensing and working hard to see where it lies.

A linear reality is combatted by process of simultaneous regeneration/degeneration, which itself has to communicate by soulful or holistic realizations and experiences + traditions.

Liberalism is failing as a global alternative, because like constitutionalism, which too is failing now, had to. Linear ideas, can only be pushed further, from being neutralised or sabotaged, which is not blasphemous, but pretty natural.

Everyone therefore obsesses on whether liberalism should be defeated. Wow. Ok, but why then you do not embrace tiniest of efforts to start acting on anything? We see DEGENERACY of Indian cultural realities because of lack of coherence. Materialism + Consumerism does affect us. I never denied it. But what these 2 will never be able to do is to detach our individual and collective bonds, which can be hyphenated, deracinated and hid, but not removed. Consciousness triumphs at the footprints of identities.

Consciousness is the mother of cultural and strategic intelligence. Both Strategic Intelligence and Cultural Intelligence shape mobility. Lack of even consideration, mutually or severally, would invite act to mobilize or to “reform”. Even it depends which reform is what. I see some good pointed criticisms too which make sense to me, simply because they focus on the problem, and not using some sledgehammer to break anything “coming in the way”. Liberalism is just an ideology, a tool. It fades away or not, I cannot predict.

If there is a transitory loss of culture, then revival, derivation, discovery and even regeneration is possible. What if it turns out things we lost, aesthetically, psychologically and in other ways, we revive, in that “cyberascetic” way?

I do not rule out the fact that people feel anxious, or worried. I think we might need to. But sensibility comes, when something is done. This decade is a crucial one for India, for all causes. Geopolitics of China & US + Knowledge economy + Rule of law and order.

My end point is not to mock anyone. We were good in figuring out our problems. We should never stop that process anyways. We should keep doing that. But then, we also need to figure out how much decentralised this regeneration is, with some tweaks of centralisation, wherever needed.

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