There is a saying; “when you’ve got a hammer, everything looks like a nail”. To a capitalist, everything looks like an abuse of capitalism. And all these extra people, these discards of capitalism must be curtailed. Totally something a rich guy would think. Cause you know, we’re living beyond our means of course.
So when the rich capitalist looks around, and sees the damage capitalism is doing to the environment he doesn’t say, oh, bad capitalism, he says oh, bad people, doing too much capitalism, and points out overpopulation as the real problem. Typical of what I call Big Daddy Politics, where we conflate the government as “daddy” and the nation as one big happy family. But eugenics is the end goal and fascism or authoritarianism in some form or another is the only way to limit everyones baby making capacities, and war of course to reduce population. We could never actually do anything differently sustainably, that never even occurs to the capitalist at all. That it isn’t overpopulation but unsustainable behavior and too much garbage both intellectually, and physically being produced by everyone will never occur to the business man.
And so we’ll focus on overpopulation because what better way to exert even more control over each and every individual than to start talking about legislating the number of children we can have. The oligarch’s view from the tops of their ivory towers are such that they view actual democracy, where we each participate in the decisions that effect us all as “mobocracy” and
This is really a call to more war and killing, and eugenics and fascism as the only possible solution as nature visibly collapses around us because of war and corporatism and too much killing.
And this is why the capitalist would rather talk about overpopulation than sustainable living.READ MORE »