Saturday, March 14, 2020

Green Marxism

"Capitalist production collects the population together in great centres, and causes the urban population to achieve an ever-growing preponderance. This has two results. On the one hand it concentrates the historical motive force of society; on the other hand, it disturbs the metabolic interaction between man and the earth, i.e. it prevents the return to the soil of its constituent elements consumed by man in the form of food and clothing; hence it hinders the operation of the eternal natural condition for the lasting fertility of the soil...But by destroying the circumstances surrounding that compels its systematic restoration as a regulative law of social production, and in a form adequate to the full development of the human race...All progress in capitalist agriculture is a progress in the art, not only of robbing the worker, but of robbing the soil; all progress in increasing the fertility of the soil for a given time is a progress toward ruining the more long-lasting sources of that fertility...Capitalist production, therefore, only develops the techniques and the degree of combination of the social process of production by simultaneously undermining the original sources of all wealth — the soil and the worker." - Marx, Capital 
The planet and its peoples will not be saved without getting rid of capitalism. Capitalism’s need for accumulation and expansion makes it impossible to reconcile economic growth with ecological sustainability. 

Today’s economy has already created the basis for abundance where society can produce enough for all of us to live a decent comfortable and secure life.

People of the world must overthrow capitalism and establish world socialism where production is for human need instead of profit

Nothing short of a socialist revolution will save humanity and nature. As hard as it may be for Friday for Climate school-student protesters and XR activists to accept, pleading for reform, demanding governments bring in green regulations and legislations are futile calls, for the capitalists will turn a deaf ear to anything which will undermine their drive to make profits.

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