This space is dedicated to the proposition that we need to know the history of the struggles on the left and of earlier progressive movements here and world-wide. If we can learn from the mistakes made in the past (as well as what went right) we can move forward in the future to create a more just and equitable society. We will be reviewing books, CDs, and movies we believe everyone needs to read, hear and look at as well as making commentary from time to time. Greg Green, site manager
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
The Class Struggle Continues
Capitalist Economies in 7 steps:
1. Corporations take out loans from banks.
2. Corporations then extract materials from the earth, labor from people
and/or animals (killing many people, plants, trees and animals in the
3. Corporations pay some people some money for their labor.
4. Corporations make products with those materials.
5. Corporations sell those products to people who have money.
6. As this cycle is repeated, the extraction of materials from the earth
(and all its human and non-human inhabitants) leads to a BIGGER AND BIGGER HOLE
OF INDEBTEDNESS TO THE EARTH. One example of the hole of indebtedness: global
warming which is causing unpredictable, catastrophic climate change
7. Because human and all other species are dependent on earth's healthy
ecosystems for survival, and the earth's ecosystems are in increasing states of
degradation, the corporations' collective debt to the earth is leading to the
end of human life (and the lives of many other species) on this planet. (note:
climate change has already resulted in the deaths of thousands of people and
unlimited deaths of animals and plants and the extinction of thousands of
Summary statement: The dominant, global capitalist economic system
relies on destruction of our own home--the earth--in order to continue. If
we want to save our home, we must abandon this destructive economic system of
capitalism. We must replace it with sustainable modes of living which are
in harmony with the rhythms of our home: EARTH.
Please see my recent presentation: "Permaculture: A Viable Alternative
to Imperialism" to learn more about healthy ways of inhabiting our planet: