Thursday, November 26, 2015

For Social Stewardship

The lofty goals, hopes and expectations of well-meaning humans will probably end up in frustration and failure. Hell on Earth will continue to escalate. As the world’s best and greatest thinkers convene in Paris to discuss yet again the solution to climate change they will reflect the same skewed economic and political priorities that has virtually brought the planet to its knees.

What nations have put on the table so far in terms of pledges for both emissions cuts and finance "is not enough" to protect poor people from climate change, said Oxfam executive director Winnie Byanyima. The world's 3.5 billion poorest people, who are already facing unpredictable floods, droughts, and hunger, have the most at stake in Paris, an Oxfam report states. And the World Bank warns that human-caused climate change could push more than 100 million people into extreme poverty within just 15 years.  

Capitalism offers no vision of hope or any tangible solution. Our problem is not the numbers of people but the capitalist system itself.

All over the world people are protesting but now they must not only oppose but propose. They must demand a rationally planned sane society called socialism. 

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