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The Liberal Climate Change Game

Confronting Climate Change: Insights from the Nuclear Disarmament Movement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gN1jsTAjSg&index=1&list=PLEEDF068B6959FF33

Having attended this talk, authentic and concrete as it was, I can tell you that it personifies, painfully, the liberal delusion that industrial capitalism can somehow be scaled back to a well-regulated, sustainable version of same and still call itself 'capitalism,' all that via the extant political parties, process and private industries, and within the 20-50 years before climate change starts to get ugly. 

It is perhaps a moot argument whether radically transforming or otherwise overthrowing capitalism, the _de facto_ driver of climate change, is any less delusional, given a similar set of highly improbable factors. And, it is worth noting that the me-too industrial consumption in any so-called 'socialist' regimes has always been dwarfed by consumption in real existing capitalist cultures. At least the anti-capitalist viewpoint is honestly confronting the real driver, not hiding the perpetual growth mantra of capitalism per se behind the blanket of global craving for industrialization as progress.

It is also worth noting that during the Q&A as Ms. Oreskes articulated her supercilious pro-capitalist liberal stance, many in the audience saw fit to get up and leave.

We should perhaps be discussing which perspective is the more dignified way for us individually and as a species, and for industrial civilization as we know it, to end. The fantasy of the market or that of political revolution?

_anonym

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Noam Chomsky: On Power and Ideology

 

Noam Chomsky discusses the persistent and largely invariant features of U.S. foreign policy — in the words of U.S. planners, "the overall framework of order” — and its intimate relationship with U.S. domestic policy.

The U.S. foreign policy issues raised in his speech are explored thematically in book two of the Nine Inch Bride series, Suited For War.

 

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