Capitalism vs. the Climate., Distribution of wealth, Earth, Environment, Equality of opportunity, Extinction, Global capitalism, Global warming, Inequility, Sovereign wealth fund, Sustainability, World Population
You hear these day cry’s from lots of different quarter for the need of an ideological change if we are to tackle the numerous problems the world currently faces.
In Naomi Klein new book titled – This Changes Everything; Capitalism vs. the Climate. She advocates exactly this. http://youtu.be/WPQI1Lui42c
While I admire her efforts with every thing these days we are bombarded with so much information that the hard facts disappear in a haze of communication resulting in a quagmire of confusion as to what is true or what is not true.
The bare fact is that if Humanity was faced with a Meteorite that was going to hit the earth and extinguish all known life we would not be able even if it wanted to change our ideology to save ourselves because of GREED.
There can be no Ideology change without equality of opportunity.
To create a world of equal opportunity for all requires unfortunately more than just aspirations.
It requires Money lots of money.
With the unbridled Privatization/ Consumerism of the world natural resources forging ahead unopposed for the sake of profit for profit sake by Sovereign Wealth Funds it’s no wonder that it is impossible to have any Ideology change that will make a difference.
The disillusion that we have some privileged position on earth are challenged every day.
ISIS is already in Europe, Alibaba is on the New York Stock Exchange, Climate change is already effecting world poverty, world economics, migration, and YOU.
” We can’t see the wood from the trees,” as the saying goes.
What we have done in the past gives has given rise to what is happening now.
There is only one solution: The people of the world must find a way of getting Greed to contribute to the planets survival without greed’s awareness. ( See previous posts)
The planet will have 11bn people by 2100 according to a new study.
Traditional methods for fighting for change have proved fruitless. We must put people before Capitalism and Politics.
In short, there are so many cars in the world today that the fuel burnt on the world’s roads by those many cars emits 1.73 billion metric tons (equivalent to 3.81 trillion pounds) of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year. As of 2012, there are 1.1 billion automobiles on the earth. The 1.1 billion automobiles in 2012 already average a set of new tires about every 2 years, or 2.2 billion tires annually, and those 2.2 billion tires consume over half of the earth’s rubber production, which of course burns even more fuel.
The fight of our time has begun. The Scramble for Sustainability is still possible. Our immune systems need re-education. We need to heed the Language of Money.
If we want it we must pay for it.
There is no point in saving a Tiger, a forest, a river, or anything for that matter,even a child if they or it have no where to a full and sustainable live.
We must make the things we value more valuable than the things we don’t value by paying for them with money.
I agree with Naomi that Capitalism is on the way out but life exists in individual moments and it is up to us to make sure those moments are vital. Sharing wealth is the Mechanism. Cap Greed.
(See previous posts; 01/9/2014,23/08/2014.16/08/2014,14/08/2014, 22/07/2014, 03/07/2014)
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