130 Environmental Groups Call For An End To Capitalism
Environmentalists have declared that global warming can’t be stopped without ending the “hegemonic capitalist system,” saying that cap-and-trade systems and conservation efforts are “false solutions.”Of course, global warming is regarded as an absolute certainty (the science *is* settled, after all) and that the ONLY reason that it's happening is that those darn first world countries are just too darn successful. If only they'd stop putting out cheap, plentiful power. If only we'd stop having jobs, and houses, and food and extraneous stuff like that.
“The structural causes of climate change are linked to the current capitalist hegemonic system,” reads the final draft of the Margarita Declaration, presented at a conference including about 130 environmental groups.
You know, it takes a pretty fair amount of hubris to say "you need to force your country to be less successful"...
What's really interesting is watching domestic environmental groups go batshit crazy over this. They've made a tidy living selling "carbon credits" and hiring themselves out as "consultants" to those eeeeeeevil corporations figuring out how to save the planet. If these anti-capitalist groups start gaining momentum, the money train ends for the other groups. No one's going to send Al Gore millions for carbon credits if we're about to be forced back to an agrarian society.
You want to start a shooting war? End capitalism. Newflash, greenies. The Soviet Union fell because capitalism works too well. Faced with western ways, seeing freedom in its many forms - including the freedom to fail - gave the comblock countries the push needed to end their failed experiment. You think that's all going to change because of your alleged global warming?
Good luck with that.
That is all.