9 May 2009
The Pinky Show expounds on the transition from colonialism to globalisation and the role of the free market in this evolution. Both bring about the same results, using different methods. While colonialism was about control through force, globalisation has found an easier way to create an underclass that is easily exploited by redefining relationships and influencing how people think.
Bolstering the veneer of progress and civilization - media, technology, the law and education are used to dominate people's consciousness and get their buy in.
The free market, aid and development are presented as mutually beneficial and positive. The fundamental premises of capitalism are never questioned and all other alternatives are debased.
Globalisation is about building empires and subjugating poor people from half way around the world, and it doesn't come without risks, say the creators of this animation. But the rewards make it worthwhile for industrialized nations to promote a free market global economy. This allows them to flood new markets with their surpluses, exploit dirt cheap labour and resources, as well as benefit from unlimited infrastructure building contracts, leading to great profits.
The World Bank, IMF, WTO and puppet regimes are used as tools to exploit the vulnerable.
Globalisation has a more cooperative feel to it than colonialism. It’s easier to exploit people when you have their consent.