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Old fear...

Posted by: Red Deathy ( Socialist Party, UK ) on July 07, 1999 at 13:18:10:

In Reply to: Capitalism's illusion of choice posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on July 07, 1999 at 10:10:11:

: Darwin thus theorized that the most successful species would be species that would be successful, but not too successful at survival at their niches. Call it "survival of the above-average fit" if you will.

This also has to be added in with Kroptkin and teh Russian evolutionists who emphasised co-operation and sty,mbiosis between species, undercertain conditions, also, we have to look to the exception of a species that can change its environment...

: Already we read of rumblings about overpopulation.

And they are, BOLLOCKS! We've been hearing them for two hundred years now 'Oh, theres too many poor, the poor have too many babies, thats why they're poor'- viz. Swifts 'A Modest Proposal' (Funiest thing I ever read, seek it out children...).

:And it bears exploration to understand what "eating out our place in the food chain" means for humanity under late capitalism.

1:Late capitalism is an arse theory, Leninist twaddle most of the time.
2:We could feed the world current p[opulation 7 *times* over using third world agricultural methods.

: So what remains of choice? When we vote Green, for instance, we choose more than a product, but in voting Green, we build upon the prior effort expended in creating a Green Party and supporting a Green candidate.

A candidacy, which in Europe, means effectively an acceptance of the market, and seems throroughly devoid of class content/analysis in its politics, and seems to attract more than a few Tory NIMBY's (Not In My Back Yard). Its a vote to continue capitalism, and to continue the inefficacy of the reforms platform in the face of the rule of the market. (We have a hostility clause you know...).

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