by Eric Schechter aka LeftyMathProf
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Eric’s Rants and Videos blog
August 1, 2020
[Note replaced video Oct. 10, 2020]
leftymathprof on Aug 21, 2020
Global warming is about to speed up abruptly, killing us all. Addressing it will require huge changes that the plutocrats are not making, so we must overthrow them.
Wake 2021 or Burn
Revised Oct. 6, 2020
The climate clock has run out; we’re in the endgame now; no time remains for incremental reforms or building a third party. Global warming is about to speed up abruptly, due to feedback loops and tipping points that most climate activists overlook or understate. On our present course, I expect a point of no return around 2025, for famine by 2030, barbarism by 2035, and extinction by 2040. (Extinction sooner if nuclear war.)
We might still avert the apocalypse if we throw at it everything we’ve got. The discovery we need may be just around the corner. But our rulers do nothing, as they can’t see past the short-term profits keeping them in power. And we can’t vote them out – our so-called “democracy” is really a plutocracy, as Gilens and Page proved.
Externalities are ecocidal. And capitalism causes lesser woes too. It perpetuates war and poverty, to make the rich richer. It increases inequality, by favoring the trader in the stronger bargaining position. And competition kills empathy, leaving hate, fear, greed, lies, and random shootings.
Only a global ecosocialist awakening offers us a hope of safety. We need a culture of caring and sharing that leaves no one behind, so no one wants to hurt us. The first step is to get more people talking about it. Join the conversation.
From the archives:
Chris Hedges and Roger Hallam: Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown and Social Collapse
The Democrats’ Disastrous, Militarist Climate Plan, by David Swanson
There Will Be No Social Or Racial Justice Worth Having On A Dead Planet, by Paul Street
Chris Hedges: The Prospect and Need For Ecosocialism
The Start Of The Great Meltdown For Industrial Civilization, by Rainer Shea
The Twisted Climate Equation of the Ruling Class by Rainer Shea
The Climate Apocalypse Is Accelerating–If We’re Going To Dodge Extinction, We’d Better Hurry by Eric Schechter
If You’re Not Busy Plotting Nonviolent Revolution for Peace and Climate, You’re Busy Dying by David Swanson
The Corporation (2003) (must-see)
To Survive: We Need A Global Awakening Much Bigger Than A “Revolution,” Much Deeper Than Just Ending Capitalism by Eric Schechter
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