Post by nemesis on Oct 20, 2019 5:30:46 GMT
Neither can I. The ideal solution would be a huge reduction in population globally but this is contrary to the requirements of a capitalist economic system and I can't exactly picture Extinction Rebellion supporters queueing up to be sterilised.
As things stand, Extinction Rebellion supporters are no different to anyone else. A significant amount of them will drive to work in their cars in order to save money to have holidays in foreign countries to which they will travel by aeroplane. They just think that nobody else should do this.
I'm sure you'll hate me for saying this, but de-population by global pandemic is a popular desire of the neo-right (no prizes for guessing who they imagine doing the dying). It is sort of ironic that you use the rhetoric of left-wing politics in the same sentence. Interestingly, the Black Death resulted in a re-organisation of social economics that favoured the majority, otherwise known as 'the poor'. But any such event in the modern world would most-likely be the catalyst for global war.
A massive reduction in the population is not contrary to capitalist economics, but very likely its inevitable final product, in much the same way boom-and-bust is a required function of the stock-market.
Here's theyoutube film where I transcribed the quote from. Please note it is has fuck-all to do with Extinction Rebellion.
Will anybody wishing to slag off Extinction Rebellion (and you are most welcome) please do so on the thread titled 'Extinction Rebellion'.