In his book "The Corrosion of Character" R. Sennett senses that the possibility of human construction material and spiritual and strong social ties were weakened by "replacement" of the Fordist / Taylorist production [long-term] for immediacy [Just time] and "dispassion" general Toyotist production and variants. The same sentiment felt "Henfil in China- Before Coca-Cola" in 1977, but ecstatic to be in the military dictatorship and go visit the "Purple Communists" failed to apprehend or focus on what the "bother" the visit to factories farmland, kindergartens and schools in Beijing Shanghai and Guangzhou. Some impressions of Henfil about China and the Chinese:
"The mass participates actively in the massification. (...) So, it is double edged sword, as an active participant, the mass can resolve massify your way or, even more crazy, the mass can take command of the massification. I hope you understand why I can not repeat it again ever." Writes in his "logbook" Henfil. Visiting Beijing feels that "There is something wrong here" and gets confused with all the fantasy instilled in your head about the fantastic life in "communism" and suspected of himself: "I'm going crazy; It was the first sign. "
The articulated explanation for his brain that insists praise "communism" is phenomenal, "Would my bourgeois antibodies, held in check to react? Or my humanists antibodies inflaming the reaction; They want to show that produce all the capitalists produce, but in a different system. But it will be the product of equality does not change the system? All this was not moved the capital was moved to ideology. "
Wars, political strife, hunger, Mao and the Long March, Gang of Four, X Maoists revisionists, extreme poverty of the people and especially the geographical dispersion of production to China [Western industries were producing there] facilitated and strengthened the implementation of a system hybrid communist / capitalist, ie, capitalist production under the "voluntarism" ideological authoritarian, authoritative (re-education) and cruel totally geared for export and "occupation" of the world market China preparing to take on the economic power station in the twenty-first century!
The restructuring process, the geographical relocation of production with corrosion, corruption and faithful marriage of capitalism / communism systems besides exorbitant profits, concentration of wealth, increased structural unemployment, poverty, misery will found a poor sociability materially and spiritually mainly! Corruption of politicians, desempoderamentodos citizens, apathy and low confidence in politics / politicians, colonization National States by companies and financial speculators, xenophobia, etc. will generate a process of "dehumanization" creating, to paraphrase Karl Marx, individuals eating potatoes, and worse, eaters of rotten potatoes; also known today as luxury fatigue and democratization of generic life, falsetto, poor!
* Life Style $ 1,99- expression created by me, Marina da Silva, to denominate and try to learn and understand a little of the phenomenon of accelerated depletion of human, material and spiritual impoverishment and apathy and subsumption of first-world people front the life style $ 1.99 before characteristics of underdeveloped countries.
** "class living labor" concept used by Ricardo Antunes replacing the proletariat class in the work The senses of Labor.
***Henfil in China before Coca Cola: book authored by Henfil 1977.