A terrifying fact.
That’s hard to believe, actually.
I do not write much about global warming because it is so damned depressing, and it seems like the morons who run the world (capitalists) are refusing to do anything about it. Honestly, the capitalist system, by its very nature, mandates that we must allow global warming to occur to the fullest extent possible. Why? Because putting a reign on global warming is bad for profits and bad for capitalism.
It is a law of capitalism that capitalists will oppose anything that gets in the way of their profits or reduces them. If they have to kill millions of people, start wars, or even ruin the environment of the planet, the capitalist will simply go right ahead and do it, come Hell or high water. He will deny and refuse the negative consequences of not dealing with the problem, because he must deny these things.
In this sense, capitalism is honestly unsustainable. It contains the seeds of its own destruction, as Marx said, and like an addicting drug or a personality disorder, blinds the affected entity to the fact that it is ill. The illness proceeds anyway, and tremendous damage is done to the entity, including, in many cases, death.
Therefore, capitalism, by its nature, is simply incapable of reform. All reform of capitalism in the name of human good comes from anti-capitalist forces. This is because all positive reform of capitalism comes from forces that impair capitalist profits. Everything that impairs capitalist profits is by its nature anti-capitalist.
There is the very real possibility that world capitalism may cause untold damage to the very environment of our planet in the coming decades. Fortunately, I will be dead before the worst of it happens.
This brings up an extremely important question. If capitalism is going to blow up the world environment and there is no way to stop it within the capitalist system, can we really afford capitalism? Even if socialism does not yet very well (This is a fact) is it still necessary since at least socialism is not mandated by economic laws to blow up the planet?
Think about it.
A terrifying fact.