preposterous. i was going to write a long response to this but i’ll just hit a few.
- the “kids” are not socialist. there’s a loud minority, but most are fighting to get into the best schools so they can make a lot of money.
- capitalism is not in a state of collapse. Venezuela, a socialist country is. Cuba was, before it opened up and is now moving towards a market economy. the world’s poor are still DYING to get into capitalist countries.
- species going extinct has NOTHING to do with capitalism. animal rights, the green movement, the preservation of endangered species — all of these things were born in capitalist countries, and continue to thrive. none of these were on the radar of any past socialist or communist regime. the Chinese and the Russians had HORRIBLE environmental records. caring about endangered animals has nothing to do with an economic system — it has to do with people simply caring. the Maori indians of New Zealand hunted the moa bird to extinction — BEFORE capitalism. BEFORE even the industrial revolution.
- capitalism doesn’t ‘want’ anything. it lets people choose their own life paths. you say 40% of food goes to waste? well, eat what you buy. capitalist countries have been feeding the world for decades.
the ironic thing is that the author of this piece would hate a true socialist society. would she like to live in a state owned apartment? listen to state owned news? have her favorite little independent bookstore run by the state? have all education controlled by the state? no room for abuse there.