[DEBATE] : (Fwd) SA enviros v SA enviro minister on carbon criminality
dominic.tweedie at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 08:29:41 GMT 2009
Stopping climate change means controlling the temperature of the planet such
that it does not change for all subsequent time.
This is a gigantic equivalent to the game park idea, where animals are
transported, others bred in captivity, settlements and farms are demolished,
and an artificial and continuously managed, reserved and policed recreation
of an imaginary nature is put in place. Of course, it is only another farm.
Above all, it is property. In South Africa, game park formation is part,
together with the creation of golf estates and polo parks, of a large-scale
rural reactionary political aggression.
Humanism means among other things the progressive, but always relative,
human mastery of the objective material world. The first requirement is not
a programme, or a technology, and certainly not property, but the social
maturity of the human culture. Historically, at the present time, this means
the conscious and deliberate embracing of socialism led by the working
This so-called "superb surgical critique" is nothing of the sort. Like the
entire modern environmental movement and with no known public exceptions, it
rests upon the anti-human Rousseauvian prudish bourgeois evacuation and
evasion of the human subject.
This programme is a bourgeois programme. As such it is duplicitous. There is
absolutely no reason to expect that it will be executed, and every reason to
treat it as a decoy. Minister Van Schalkwyk will be delighted with it.
Any "environmental" preaching that proceeds from a null point, humanly
speaking, is reactionary in intention and in effect.
Domza "Demiurge" VC
2009/3/10 Patrick Bond <pbond at mail.ngo.za>
> (A superb surgical critique, below. The statement was delivered during the
> March 5 protest march to the SA Climate Summit at Gallagher Estate, Midrand,
> where the government's flawed Long Term Mitigation Strategy was debated)
> SECCP, groundWork, Earthlife Africa
> Memorandum to Minister Van Schalkwyk
> Date: 5th of March 2009
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