I respect Warren for say’n she’s a capitalist to her bones (Intercept rundown on this). I’m not one all the way to my bones, but I think it’ll serve as a bridge to whatever. Neoliberalism’s an evil. Shock doctrine’s an evil. But Eisenhower capitalism…with racial/pluralistic justice…could be a bridge.
How it’s a bridge. Imagine for one moment that air travel is a justifiable thing. OK, you want new planes ever so often. Well, without Russia’s titanium it would be a heck of a lot harder to build’em. Course I know “trade makes for peace” is hackneyed, but it’s been true to an extent. Ebola vaccine…Johnson & Johnson. To get to socialism…capitalism will have to start qwacking fairer and more rational first. If it doesn’t, we’ll never get there. We’re not gonna jump on over into Utopia overnight. We should jump to GAI, though, forthwith. Otherwise, what are folks gonna do?
There are sites that decry the evils of capitalism, and push socialism. It’s right to do this, but to me the emphasis sometimes seems a little off. Nader “sort” of had an article about this the other day regarding the House Progressive Caucus of the Dems. The socialist in me would add something to Nader’s items he says the caucus is mum on. We need to start planning production for the far future. Green production, no redundancy. If it’s a machine, no disarticulated production…all the parts made here (cuts down on bunker fuel burned by freighters at sea). Doesn’t have to be a machine, though…Cuba in their “special period” (isolated tough period) did rum, cigars, and doctors. If China doesn’t end up the big hegemon, things’ll be multi-polar [like Alfred McCoy says, a real different world]. In that situation, where we won’t be IT, the markets and the Republicans’ll be like…it’s the wrath of God! OTOH, if the world adjusts, maybe it’ll mean less wrath from a big cheese hegemon.
“to my bones” comment https://theintercept.com/2018/08/21/elizabeth-warren-unveils-radical-anti-corruption-platform/
the Nader article https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/08/17/going-fundamental-eludes-congressional-progressives