It’s interesting how absolutely timid all so-called progressives have become. Karl Marx talked about overthrowing the capitalist system. So did folks like Rosa Luxemburg and Eugene Debs. Then the world wasn’t ready for the message.
Today, though, it’s increasingly clear that capitalism is destroying the planet and reducing our society back to neo-feudal relations with a few super-wealthy overlords and the peon masses. The fossil fuel capitalists continue to successfully obstruct measures that are absolutely necessary to avoid climate disaster. The military industrial complex continues successfully to undermine any attempt at world peace. The economic system, far from distributing its bounty in a fair manner is making the rich richer at the expense of everyone and everything else.
Perhaps capitalism can’t be irradicated, but at least it’s got to be bottled and throttled to the point where us humans are in control rather than soulless corporations.
With the knowledge and technology we have, we could make this world a paradise. Or we could continue on the course of sending future generations to capitalist hell.