Tuesday, April 24, 2012
PLEASE STOP THE POPULATION SCARE TACTICS: IT'S CAPITALISM, STUPID
I am posting an article below that I am absolutely sure will bother some SCISSION readers.
It has to do with population and the sustainability of the planet.
Let me begin by saying I do believe the Earth can only sustain a finite number of people. I do not think we are there yet.
I do not believe that population is THE problem. I think capitalism is the problem. I think that capitalism's incessant drive for accumulation of capital, and for profit is the problem. I think capitalism is destroying the environment and heating up the world.
Of course if there were only a couple of hundred people on the planet, I suppose the Earth could deal with capitalism for a long time. There aren't and the Earth can't deal with capitalism for a long time.
I don't think we all need to reproduce scads more of us all the time. I don't trust the State to have the power to decide what scads are and who gets to have how many children.
I do not believe that each person on the planet is equally destroying the planet.
I do think if we have to cut down on people, maybe we could start with those who are behind the drive to destroy the Earth and it's climate. You can guess who I think those people are. It ain't the poor. It ain't the working people. It ain't the multitude. It's you know who.
I do think something needs to be done real soon and I do mean real soon...or absolutely nothing will matter as far as animals and plants are concerned. I doubt, I really do doubt, that WE will get it done. I hope we do. I will keep trying, but honestly, I just don't see it.
In that sense you could say this article doesn't make any difference. In that sense you could say nothing makes any difference.
I just can't say that.
If there is a one in a million chance we can turn this thing around in time, then you have to give it a shot.
I'm giving it a shot.
Well, I got way far away from the post below...I do that, don't I.
The following is from Climate and Capitalism.