Capitalism’s object is to maximise profits. Mass species extinction and climate change are related to capitalism’s methods for manufacturing. The expansion of factory farm animals has resulted in the annihilation of insects through pesticide which has led in turn to the annihilation of the species that feed on them. Capitalist industries put greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Climate change harm is no longer a projection for the future. In Africa, starvation is already prevalent in many places where drought has killed as much as 90 percent of people’s livestock and in several countries already, half of their children are chronically malnourished. In Africa, millions of people were impacted by a devastating cyclone that the UN said could well be ranked as one of the worst weather-related disasters to ever strike the southern hemisphere. Cyclone Idai slammed into Mozambique, then Zimbabwe and Malawi, leaving nearly 3 million people in need of aid. In Italy, extreme weather events driven by climate disruption have caused a 57 percent drop in olive harvests, causing that country to be dependent upon imports in April to bridge the gap. The over-fishing and pollution of the oceans, de-forestation, the depletion of soil fertility, and the poisoning of Earth’s air and water, are all driving us to disaster.
On March 15, more than 1.4 million students around the world took part in school strikes aimed at spurring action on the environmental crises. School-student walked out in 2,233 cities across 128 countries, and further strikes are planned for April 12. If governments won’t listen, perhaps they will listen to the children.
From April 15th to April 22nd, Extinction Rebellion, another ecological movement begun in the U.K., is now calling for global solidarity and will take direct peaceful disobedience actions to demand climate justice and oppose the impending ecological collapse.
Regardless to how sympathetic we are to those energised movements, any hope that exists to create a stable world of the future based upon steady-state zero-growth economics rests with the construction of a socialist society.
For how much longer will men and women have to struggle to survive in a society of potential abundance? Why devote resources to the killing-machine and the waste of commerce when we have reached the point where life could be made happy for us all?
We do not want “decent” politicians, benevolent and forever smiling reformers, who are promising to remove the symptoms of the capitalist malady while leaving the disease intact. No longer should the majority be deceived by the capitalists’ conception of socialism. Their “socialism” is a variant of capitalism. Socialism is not a humane brand of capitalism; it cannot exist within the social confines of the present system. We shall have either capitalism or socialism. If we have socialism, then the entire structure of this system must go. What we want is a society of human equality. The capitalists must be dispossessed, stripped of their ownership and control.
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