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What Comes After Capitalism?

Originally Posted at PopularResistance.org

What comes after Capitalism? Identifying the correct answer to that question, one I do not pretend to know, in addition to facing the fact that the question is a life or death one- on a global scale, is a basic requirement for the life, liberty, and happiness of the human race.

The financial system is nearing another crash, like the sub-prime mortgage crash of 2007 and 2008, writes Steve Rushton at Occupy.com in his report summarizing a recently published European Green Party paper, The Price of Doing Too Little Too Late.

Rushton outlines how investors, pension funds and banks are so heavily invested in companies that earn money by destroying the planet that when the actual wake-up call comes, when the alarm clock goes off and the climate change deniers and their corporate blood sucking psychopaths who pay for the propaganda that enables climate change deniers to pretend that there is still a debate to be had over the Apocalyptic course that human induced climate change has us on– when those people and those beliefs that together want to extract fossil fuel reserves when we KNOW that if the human race is to survive we must leave at least half of current fossil fuel reserves in the ground if not three quarters- when, all the Sean Hannity’s, and Sarah Palin’s and Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma – he who, parenthetically it should be noted, likes to quote quotes Genesis 8:22 (While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease”)  and added, “God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we human beings would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous” – when Tomorrow or tomorrow or tomorrow all these aiding and abetting murders meet the fate of all our yesterdays that have lighted fools the way to dusty death and we wake collectively from our slumber brought on by the gears and the levers that operate the odious machine and we become so sick that we can not take part, even passively take part, and we come together like old flattop grooving up slowly to indicate to the people who own this capitalist machine that unless we are free, this machine will be prevented from working at all and we transition on a massive global shift towards more sustainable energy practices occurs, that funds with heavy carbon exposure- and that number is 95% of all global investment according to the study- will face a shock, that in fact, the carbon bubble will burst and bring own the global financial system.

Ok, that may have been a run on sentence.

To sum up: The economy will crash again, according to Rushton, because we are so addicted to constant growth, and quarterly capitalism that the global financial elite will march us to the edge of the 2 degree climate cliff just to squeeze some more profit from the products and systems that are killing us.

So add one more obstacle to slow the glacial pace (and I mean that in the pre-climate change era of the word) of a coordinated global effort to get the human race untied from the train tracks before the locomotive that is a 2 degree rise in global temperature: our inability to ditch the written and unwritten rules of capitalism.

Put that in your feedback loop and smoke it.

4 Responses to “What Comes After Capitalism?”

  1. hyperscopicneuclei

    Unfortunately its already happening here in canada. Its called faschism.first the poor and infirm then anybody who opposes totalitarian zero tolerance law. You really should talk to me. I have a unique perspective and alarming information.

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  2. http://www.amendmentgazette.com/

    Pure socialism and pure capitalism are failures, but we need something beyond the status quo of “mixed economies.” We have a totalitarian scrutiny of all Americans in a neo-feudal order with finance capitalists at the top of the hierarchy. Old fashioned progressivism should address “too big to fail” for financial institutions, but that’s not enough. We need a greater blend of public and private lending institutions, again, a mixed economic idea; but that’s not enough.

    We need political reform which could stem from a populist, broad-based movement.

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  3. Bruce

    NO $moking; Compound the Environmental Interests , instead (e.g., solar-electric generation and electric rail and auto transportation; nationalized economy, natural food for all and reinforced caring for one another, such as PROMISED Single-Payer).

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  4. Pete F

    What comes after capitalism? How about the Economics of Needs and Limits—human well-being within nature’s ecological boundaries. ENL provides comprehensive guidance for reversing overshoot and steering a post-capitalist economy to sustainability and economic justice.

    Free book download here (pdf): http://contractionism.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/The-Economics-of-Needs-and-Limits-2nd-Edition.pdf

    The author’s website: http://contractionism.org

    Watch a video summary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxuNUen-G8U

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