Why
isn't it working?

Well
it would work *if*…
So indeed if the including space of the exponential system and the
possibilities of this space were *infinite*.
So indeed if the exponential system could function ad infinitum,
without never meeting a limit. Such is not the case.

Inside our cave, the ideologies
of 'progress' did not cease blinding the spirits to the point they
never wondered: *quid*
of the *outside*
of our system? It is not from *inside*
that the exponential system of our euphorias is threatened. It is
from *outside*.
Because this system is irremediably wedged in the house sheltering
it, in the 'oikos' including it, in its 'oikos-system'. Already In
its *material
ecosystem*,
but more essentially in
its *spiritual
ecosystem*.

*
The exponential system*
is wedged within the limits of its including ecosystem. How could it
go differently with our system of progress?

The exponentially functioning system calls, in entry, more and more
energy, materials and information and delivers, at exit, more and
more waste and entropy. However we know today - and if we want to be
unaware of it, the facts recall it cruelly - that the possibilities
of entry and exit of the exponential tool system are not infinite but
finite. They are unrelentingly limited. Limited by a more including
system which is itself refractory to exponential growth, the
ecosystem. There is an Insurmountable contradiction between the
exponential growth of the *included*
tool system and the homeostasis of the *including*
ecosystem!

We are more and more experiencing impossibility. Not for ideological
reasons. Not for epistemological reasons. But *FOR
PHYSICAL REASONS! The physical*
experiment, therefore, of something impossible. Our euphorias of
'progress' are trapped. *Physically*!
As are trapped their common basic reasons. The
exponential tool system is *wedged*
in the incompressible finiteness of the ecosystem.

Since
the Neolithic revolution our tool system functioned, in a simplified
way, in balance of homeostasis. Slowly it became more and more
complex. In fact the industrial revolutions deliver it to a galloping
exponential growth. The growth of the system is imperative. Its stop
would not mean balance but disorganization and dead. As long as the
*opening*
of the system remained occulted, the progressive ideology could be
based on an autonomous operation of the system turning by itself and
for itself, in self-sufficiency, in the euphoria of its autonomous
infinite exponential growth. A producing system of abundance ad
infinitum fit for the capabilities of the promethean man. This
anthropocentric illusion, founder of progressivism in general and of
Marxism in particular, starts to be dissipated. A systemic-dynamic
approach, itself caused by facts, reveals the opening of the system.
And thus the possible dead ends of its exponential illusion.

The
system which functions exponentially calls, in entry, more and more
of energy, materials and information and delivers, at exit, more and
more of waste and entropy. However we know today - and if we want to
be unaware of it the facts us recall it cruelly - that the
possibilities of *entry*
and *exit*
of the system of exponential utility are infinite but not finished.
They *are
unrelentingly limited*.
Limited by a system more including system which is itself
refractory to exponential growth.
Namely the *ecosystem*.
The
exponential tool system functions only *within
the limits*
of the ecosystem of 'our' earth. However, as exponential it is also
of an exponential voracity.

Let us say *energy*.
It is its fall between a *hot
source*
and a *cold
well*
which produces work and makes the machine turn. But this fall
represents at the same time its irreversible degradation. The good
news is that the sun constitutes a practically unlimited source of
energy. The bad news is that this energy is not immediately
available. There are limits to its sensors. There are also, with
regard to its fossilized storage, limits to its reserves. As for
nuclear energy, theoretically unlimited, nobody can still say if its
control and its exploitation will be able to grow without
catastrophic side effects at the rate of the exponential request. As
for *exploitable
materials*,
their limit is obvious. The quantity of chemical elements, of
finished number, run up against the limit of their availability.
Their recycling runs up against the limits of the cycles. There remain the
exploitation of the richness of other worlds and the massive orbiting
of waste in stratosphere… Who does not see their limits?

This
*open*
system survives only by *exchange*
with a more including system than itself. It receives from outside
and rejects towards outside. It functions only *between*
a potential difference. Between a 'hot source' and a 'cold well'. The
hot source of information, of energy and of matter. The cold well of
entropy and waste. As exponential it is increasingly greedy at the
entry and increasingly prolix at the exit! However the possibilities
at the entry and at the exit are not infinite. They are unrelentingly
limited. Limited by a *more
including*
system which
is itself refractory to exponential, that is the *ecosystem*.
A very terrible contradiction between the exponential dimension of
the *tool
system*
and *homeostasis*
of the including *ecosystem*.

There
is still another approach of an *included*
system and an *including*
system. *Including*
of the exponential tool there is the vast geo-*economic*
and *geopolitical
system*
of the whole world of men. A vast including system with its
resources, its natural wealth, its working capacities, its
possibilities of consumption. It includes and contains our total tool
system which can function only with full tanks, with important flows,
with an increasing consumption and, therefore, with many outlets.

The
system of exponential growth exists only moving and continuously
growing. It is a process of *enrichment*
which wants to be without end and which functions primarily for*
the profit of the holders*
of the system. At the same time this system is only exponential at
the condition that it remains open on both sides of its entries and
of its exits. But itself, on the other hand, must remain 'regional'.
Because it functions only on a potential difference. It needs a hot
source and a cold well. This one is constituted by the vast world of
mainly not holders of the system, namely the Third world.

The system forger of progressive euphoria is basically open. It gets
closed only while being cut of basic essentials coming only from
OUTSIDE. Schizoid narrowness will never finish measuring its
enclosure.

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