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The - unbelievably high - average income of my so called home country is 4.000 $. So, in Austrian standards, my Jakarta friend would be earning an incredible sum of 12.000 $ a year.
Unfortunately she hasn't been as lucky as I have in terms of where she was born. When we parted after a couple of days, I invited her to pay me a visit in Vienna and asked her, if she has any plans to come. She said that she would love to come, but a flight to Europe is virtually unaffordable for an Indonesian - how ever well they are paid in their country.
I paid 915 $ for my flight to Jakarta.
Some time later I've been to Istanbul. One of my friends there is a studied Anglicist who is now working as a English teacher in a private institute - she told me that she works about 55 hours a week and gets about 2.000 Turkish Lira per month for that. Due to the stone-age dinosaurs who run that country at the moment, the Lira has dropped a lot in value in the recent years. 2.000 Lira are about 900 $ today. Some other friends of mine told me, that they planed to travel to Germany in summer, but now, with the Lira only worth a third of a Euro (five years ago it was 1.5 to 1), they can't afford to come any longer.
It seems like Turkey has dropped to some lower zone in this free world.
Anyway, it claims to have studied the decline of every major civilisation in the last 5.000 years and has worked out that there are two factors which are to be found in the collapse of every one of them. The two factors are closely connected. The first one is unsustainable exploitation of natural resources. The second is unequal distribution of wealth.
Because we all one this planet today share one global civilisation and both of these factors are very high, the study doesn't see a chance for mankind.
In Gilles Deleuze's Le Pli from 1988, he analyses the metaphysical system of Leibniz and claims, that he, Leibniz, has found the prior non-existent metaphysics of the baroque period. He goes on to claim, that we are still Leibnizians - the basic assumptions are applicable to our post-modern world. But, of course, we also defer from it. Whereas the baroque period is enclosed by Monadology, we today pursue a Nomadology. In our Modern world the system of Monads can not enclose the world in one closed system - no, it "opens up on a trajectory or spiral, that is continuously moving away from its center." For that, it seems to be ever moving. From pre-stabilized harmonics of a perfect closed system, to the harmonics of constant movement wrapped in a semi-stabilized system, that might make it hard to see where it is actually going.
The question is - what is harming our civilisation - or world, environment - more? Monadology or Nomadology? Is it the nomad's movement or the monad's inertia?