Washington is causing the European policy to shift to the right, Polish political writer Janusz Niedzwiecki said on November 5th at the “Sofia” Club Open Meeting in Moscow on left alternatives for Europe, Rossa Primavera News Agency reports.
The expert believes, that there is a fight between neoconservatives and neoliberals in the USA. And they are trying to deliver the same policy to other countries. But there is another pole of power and it is the growing China, which is definitely the left-wing, though with its own specific features differing it from the European social democracy, the expert said.
Commenting the modern challenges for Europe and Russia, he said that the main task for the Russian and European left forces is to get prepared for the geopolitical landscape changes, the shift from Euro-Atlantic to Eurasian views. The main problem of the Eurasian integration is internal conflicts between different states. Poland does not like Russia, Russia does not always trust China, China does not like Japan, and so on. That is where the Leftists must return the idea of internationalism. Should we be able to build it and create social trust between peoples, we can unite Eurasia.
We have a vision of humans of the past, but we do not always have a vision of humans of the future. Slavoj Žižek was saying that socialism is the Soviet power combined with the Internet. But this formula is absolutely insufficient, it is too technically-savvy and primitive. Technical progress is moving much faster than the left ideas of the vision of humans of the future are developing. To address this anthropologic gap we have to predict future a hundred years ahead, not a year or a decade, Janusz Niedzwiecki said.
Janusz Niedzwiecki is a Polish political writer, public activist, and a left-wing patriot. He participated in the Sofia Club Open Meeting on left alternatives for Europe.
The Sofia Club was established in 2013 at the initiative of the members of the European Parliament Tatjana Ždanoka (Latvia) and Giulietto Chiesa (Italy), as well as the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan and the president of the Slavic Foundation Zakhari Zakhariev (Bulgaria). The representatives from Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine participate in this discussion.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency