Thursday, 5 January 2017

Rambles on Capitalism and Climate Change



Rambles on Capitalism and Climate Change


Leave fossil fuels in the ground , Its not just fossil fuels that need to be controlled and consumption reduced , Only by taxing all Natural Resources at source so this will ensure that any fossil fuels extracted would attract huge taxes and also for land use for building and agriculture would be taxed also according to the loss of the natural state. All money is a store of potential energy , and by spending it releases that energy in the form of conversion from raw materials to finished goods . By taxing at source of the emissions and eco-damage of ecosystems would if it replaced all existing taxes educate everyone through the purchases they make just by how damaging . The difference between extraction and climate change is that extraction and refining oil make big profits for the country and individuals, whilst climate change is a cost to governments and individuals so no action is really taken. Take money out of politics in elections, and lobbying, as this the biggest threat to democracy. Controls have been removed and let unbridled capitalism has been unleashed and true democracy been taken over by a fascism of the state as was crystallised by President Roosevelt in his speech to the nation in 1938 . http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=15637 . GDP is a record of money spent , it is a representation of all the Natural Resources spent to make goods and services, GDP should be seen as a failure not a success of sustainability , and negative GDP and SMART developments should be seen as success. Economic growth destroys humanity through greed and creating rich poor divide. Anyone can become a millionaire , only you have to be a bastard and walk over everyone and abuse all Natural Resources. We are on the treadmill of work is needed to provide goods that are not needed and we then need more and then have to work harder to provide more more. Now we have robots which provide even more and now beginning to provide less work, now we need more wellness and time to enjoy , perhaps Universal Basic Income is a part answer to encourage everyone to appreciate how to live and to use all goods and services with respect and longevity AS the Red Indians of the US appreciated the reverence of nature and not to use any more than was essential and try to encourage regeneration and reuse of the resources used. The education of nature in the way it can help us all in life is essential to our wellbeing and the foundation of all religions and encourages all to love and embrace for the common good and wellbeing . Promises of action and ever economic growth is causing society to be ever more divisive and fearful they can do little to change the status quo, A State of fear is being maintained by the ever increasing rich poor divide, and ineptitude by the public as they see politicians being further from them than ever and not listening as has been seen by the recent Trump campaign and Brexit and even further anger from the Arab Spring caused by the huge wealth divide in particular. Land reform is needed to combat the massive misuse of it and over valuation, land that is respected for what it is for the ecosystems and how we all can benefit from its sustainable use without it distorting the long term economic policies to provide housing, food , pleasure and without disrupting Nature and all its benefits to ecosystems, environment and climate. Land being a Natural Resource should be taxed in a similar way as Fossil energy and we have to learn to pay for the damage we cause in using it I believe it is all a matter of economics , man invented it and it controls everything we do, , so if we are to have any real change to prevent ecocide on all levels, then we have to learn to place the right price on all the damaging aspects of our life on earth, It is respect and reverence, dignity and love of all the natural world and if we learn to do this then Nature will look after us,

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