19 Apr '11, 8pm

Kate Sheppard's 10 reasons to still be pissed off about the BP disaster

‘Lower consumer prices’ are not a ‘benefit’ because they lead to more and more consumption, ie destruction. It is because we consume too much that we are killing the life-support systems of the planet. We must consume less, ie be less materialistic. As billions consume too little for a decent life, that means that the chronic over-consumers of the rich world, and the rich elites in the poor world, must consume considerably less, and most of the global hyper-rich parasite class’ ill-gotten wealth must be redistibuted to the poor. If you disapprove of this on the grounds that it it is ‘communism’ or some such, then gird your loins for trouble, because people will not sit idly by forever as their children starve, or drown or die of disease. In any case, those wretched ‘externalities’ that market capitalism choses to ignore, like rising temperatures, heavy deluges, melting gla...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/04/19/10-reasons-pissed-a...

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