We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
US Media’s Global Warming Denialism
This essay is an archetype of a liberal position on a major issue--climate destabilization. It implies that the problem is all Trump's fault; and if we had voted for Hillary Clinton, everything would be fine.
Liberal capitalists hidden in the deep state, which really is in control of our fates, much prefer the deceptions of a Democratic Party rather than an open and honest Republican administration that promotes expansive, fossil-fuel dependent capitalist enterprise. Capitalists are very much like drug addicts: they only care about getting their next fix of profits, and to do that they must exercise maximum control over the rest of humanity and the planet. To get their next fix of profits, they must use a cheap source of energy; and fossil fuels (although becoming more expensive to obtain) supply that source rather abundantly.
However, for decades scientists have been accumulating evidence that the fossil-fueled enterprises of capitalism are killing the biosphere on which human life (and many other creatures) depend. It is clear to most sophisticated capitalists as well as scientists that renewable energy sources cannot supply the amounts of cheap energy that capitalist enterprises need to supply them with their drugs of profits and power. Like any hardcore addict, most capitalists simply deny reality. Thus the human designed capitalist system is on a collision course with the needs of the planet, and unfortunately the drug addicted capitalists are in control of our future. Guess who will win and who will lose.
There is a growing awareness that liberal capitalists, and their propagandists like Jonathan Marshall, serve the preservation of the system just like conservative capitalists do, but they do it much more deceptively. Many capitalists in the deep state are worried that the Trump administration's clumsy efforts will give away the ruse that the ruling capitalist class care about the future of humanity (or the present condition of humans outside their own class).
It's sad to see that Robert Parry, as a truth-seeker, honest journalist, and editor of this website, is going along with this ruse by posting such an article. He, along with so many upper middle class people who serve, or have served, the ruling class and their capitalist system so effectively, are so well indoctrinated in the tenets of capitalism that they cannot imagine any other way to live.