Rats abandoning a sinking ship used to be an apt metaphor to envisage situations such as these, but our once-respected banking industry had raised it a notch further.
Most human relationships are, in essence, moral relationships. And if they’re not moral or ethical at some ground level, they’re not relationships to speak of but mere transactions masquerading as the real.
We need a brand-new concept of political obligation, a more or less stand-alone concept, unencumbered by old associations and relics from the past if we are to move beyond the liberal state and the typically contractual basis of its operations.
There may be times when wars of liberation from the corrupt influence of the decadent West and its imperialistic outreach may have to precede revolutionary putsch on behalf of a classless society.
I should think that almost anything would be preferable to a colonized mindset, even the orthodox socialist mindset. However, it remains to be seen whether the South American experiment with decolonization is the real McCoy when it comes to procuring an actual revolutionary change or whether it’s just another version of capitalism dressed up in socialist garb.